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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.

Ben Harper

Sound of old slide guitar got me hooked on Blues

Blues musician Ben Harper talks to Michael Wood about songwriting, juggling touring with parenting and why he has recorded an album with his mother

Actress Janet Leigh in the famous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho

Review: Psycho Live! at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Maggie Cotton reviews Psycho Live! at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

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

Saxophonist Kenny G

Saxophonist Kenny G is still a smooth operator

Saxophonist Kenny G heads to Birmingham on his world tour. Michael Wood catches up with him

Bach

Discover the beauty of Bach this Easter

A celebration of Bach will take place in Birmingham over Easter, as Christopher Morley reports

New Adventure's Lord of the Flies

Bringing dance to Birmingham's streets and theatres

The world is hot-footing it to Birmingham for a major dance festival, discovers Roz Laws

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Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

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

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Lang Lang at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews Lang Lang at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Actress Janet Leigh in the famous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho

Live version of Hitchcock film Psycho should be a scream

The classic Hitchcock horror Psycho is to be screened in Birmingham with a live orchestra, writes Christopher Morley

British actress and performer Martine McCutcheon

Martine McCutcheon is finding her voice again after illness lasting years

After years of being laid low by a debilitating condition, Martine McCutcheon is back - belting out Bond numbers in a new show. She reveals to Alison Jones how she found the strength to perform again.

Colin Baines conducts the Birmingham Choral Union in the Mozart Requiem in the Elgar Concert Hall at the University of Birmingham's Bramall Music Building.

More Mozart magic is coming to Birmingham

A busy classical music week ahead is dominated by the great composer, writes Christopher Morley

Colmore Business District Charity Quiz, held at The Studios, Birmingham

Pictures: Colmore Business District quiz raises £2,460 for charities

Berrymans Lace Mawer take the winning prize

Cameron Carpenter

Review: Cameron Carpenter at Birmingham's Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews Cameron Carpenter at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

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Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

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

Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Review: San Francisco Symphony at Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews the San Francisco Symphony at Birmingham's Symphony Hall

Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Review: Rachmaninov's Second Symphony, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Christopher Morley reviews Rachmaninov's Second Symphony, CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor with the San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas Orchestra's daring spirit delights its conductor

American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas talks to Christopher Morley about staying power and relationships.

The Tord Gustavsen Quartet

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

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

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Review: Rodriguez, at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Jon Perks reviews Rodriguez, at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Review: CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Norman Stinchcombe reviews CBSO at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

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