Over 150,000 views for our digital centenary concert


What a joy it was to be reunited once again to perform for audiences on our 100th birthday! 

On Saturday 5 September, the CBSO came together with former Music Director Sir Simon Rattle taking the baton, alongside soloists Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Roopa Panesar to present our special birthday concert. Birmingham-born actor Adrian Lester presented this special evening, and we're thrilled that so many people across the world joined us in our celebrations - so far, we've had an amazing 150,000 views and some great feedback. Take a look at how the evening went, and don't forget, there's still time to watch the concert! 

CBSO's 100th Birthday Celebration is available to stream till 30 September.


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The Sound of the Future

On Saturday night we also launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the orchestra’s history - The Sound of the Future.

The Sound of the Future campaign is structured around four key priorities. In a nutshell, they are:

  • Offering life-enriching artistic experiences – by investing in the most ambitious artistic projects performed by the very best musicians
  • Enriching more lives in schools and communities – by bringing inspirational musical experiences to even more people
  • Nurturing talent – by giving budding and brilliant musicians unrivalled opportunities to realise their potential
  • Welcoming the next generation of concertgoers – by re-imagining concert presentation and diversifying audiences

CBSO's 100th Birthday Celebration is available to stream till 30 September

Cbso 2009 100Th Birthday Celebration Cr Andrew Fox 5. Credit: Andrew Fox.
Credit: Andrew Fox.
Cbso 2009 100Th Birthday Celebration Cr Andrew Fox 9. Credit: Andrew Fox.
Credit: Andrew Fox.