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Birmingham Symphony Hall

Birmingham Symphony Hall was opened by the Queen in 1991 and is considered the UK’s finest concert hall and also one of the best in the world. The 2,262-seat concert venue in Broad Street, Birmingham, cost £30 million to build and is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The hall hosts around 270 events a year, including concerts, community performances and conferences. It is known for its specialist features that provide the best possible acoustics and eliminate outside noise.

CBSO Youth orchestra

Youth comes to fore in summer concerts

Young musicians will be taking over Birmingham's most prestigious venues in the next few weeks. Christopher Morley reports

CBSO, at Symphony Hall

Review: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews Duke Bluebeard's Castle by CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Sir Antonio Pappano

Symphony Hall's a treat for conductor

World renowned conductor Sir Antonio Pappano comes to Birmingham with his Royal Opera House company this weekend. He chats to Christopher Morley

John Mayall

Exploring the music is how Mayall keeps on delivering

Blues legend John Mayall tells Graham Young why he has no intention of slowing down.

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: CBSO/Mozart's Mass in C Minor at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews CBSO/Mozart's Mass in C Minor at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Russell Watson

City schoolchildren to sing with tenor Watson

Russell Watson is working with Midland charity Armonico Consort to provide music education for up to 500,000 children in the next five years.

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Strauss and Shakespeare, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews Strauss and Shakespear by CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Gotterdammerung by Opera North at Symphony Hall

Christopher Morley reviews Gotterdammerung by Opera North at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Christopher Morley reviews Beethoven's Emperor Concerto by CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Symphony Hall, The ICC, Birmingham, under construction in March 1990

How city bluffed Europe to build Symphony Hall

New book lifts lid on the methods used to finance construction of great concert venue

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Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Singer David Gray

Success and fame is a hall of mirrors

The pressures of writing and touring all became too much for singer David Gray. But refreshed after a four year break, he is back on the road. He talks Sarah Probert

The People's Orchestra at their second birthday concert at West Bromwich Town Hall

Orchestra's going strong thanks to people power

An orchestra with a difference celebrates its second anniversary with a major cash injection. Roz Laws reports.

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Thomas Ades: Contemporary Horizons, CBSO, at Symphony Hall

Christopher Morley reviews Thomas Ades: Contemporary Horizons, CBSO, at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

CBSO, at Symphony Hall

Review: Summer Serenade, CBSO, at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Christopher Morley reviews Summer Serenade, CBSO, at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Pianist Nicolas Hodges

Pianist relishes the modern approach

Pianist Nicolas Hodges talks to Christopher Morley about performing two new piano concertos at Symphony Hall next week.

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

Andris Nelsons was on superlative form, making his looming departure even more poignant.

Review: Andris and Hakan in concert with the CBSO, at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Hakan Hardenberger was totally immersed in the music even when not playing, his colourings via an array of mutes vivid and atmospheric and his agility in all Dean's demands consummate.

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