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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.

 

Sakari Oramo turns at his last concert with the CBSO in 2008

Sakari Oramo: The CBSO made me who I am today says conductor

Sakari Oramo returns to Symphony Hall tomorrow. He tells Christopher Morley about the pride he takes in the continuing success of his former Birmingham orchestra

Musician Ravi Shankar.

Review: Ravi Shankar's Sukanya at Symphony Hall

Musically, we heard generic moods – rapture, celebration – rather than the individual characters sketched by Amit Chaudhuri’s concise libretto.

Musician Ravi Shankar.

Sitar legend's princess story finally set for crowning glory

Eastern influences take centre stage as, with help from Ravi Shankar’s daughter, an ambitious unfinished opera is brought to life. Christopher Morley previews an exciting double-header

400 runners compete for PKF Cooper Business Challenge glory at 10K

30 business teams set to take on Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K on Sunday

CBSO conductor Louis Fremaux in action

War hero who turned the CBSO into a fighting force

A former conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra died last month aged 95. Christopher Morley recalls his achievements ahead of a concert in his memory

Thomas Trotter

Magical milestone's a key moment for city organist

As concert number 750 looms, city organist Thomas Trotter reveals how he keeps track of his plethora of programmes.

The retirement of Canon Marcus Huxley, Director of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

Canon Marcus Huxley to conduct his last major event at Birmingham Cathedral

Canon Marcus Huxley is set to retire later this year after 30 years service as Director of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

How Town Hall & Symphony Hall CEO has inspired staff to enter 10K

Cheif Executive Officer Nick Reed has high running hopes for his Great Birmingham 10K Business Challenge team

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Call Me God: A Dictator's Final Speech at Symphony Hall

Malkovich’s gift, paradoxically, is to make this whole compellingly horrible spectacle feel like a lot more than just a one-man show.

Amanda Murphy, HSBC UK

New commercial chief at HSBC UK

Amanda Murphy will lead commercial operations at bank's new headquarters in Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: When in Rome, CBSO, at Birmingham Symphony Hall

The solo writing in Wolf-Ferrari's substantial work is virtually ever-present, and cruelly demanding.

Paul Spicer

Piecing together of a long-lost Bach score

Paul Spicer, now in his 25th year as conductor of Birmingham Bach Choir, is looking forward to a special concert.

British composer Arthur Sullivan

The towering success of a 19th century double act

Christopher Morley looks at the enduring appeal of Gilbert & Sullivan ahead of a production of 'the best thing' they ever wrote at Symphony Hall in Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: British Classics, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Elgar's In the South is a tone-poem of Straussian stature and texture, and the performance it received from the CBSO under John Wilson was both full-blooded and insightful, generously phrased and perceptively fleet of detail.

Francesca Dego

Italian composer's concerto is a jewel yet to be admired

The CBSO give the UK premiere of a rarely-performed piece of work by Venetian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Christopher Morley talks to soloist Francesca Dego

Peruvian-born opera singer Juan Diego Florez performed with Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins in 2007

Opera star who still has pop and Peruvian folk in his blood

One of the world's greatest bel canto tenors, Juan Diego Florez, comes to Birmingham's Symphony Hall for the first time this month

Paraorchestra creates one body of talent with CBSO

Bringing a dizzying range of instruments, the world's first ensemble for disabled people is ready to show there's no barriers for talented players

Bulldozers can't destroy city's globetrotting spirit

After the loss of the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire has used the opportunity to take its world flavours across the city.

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

Review: CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla returned to a packed and adoring Symphony Hall to conduct her second subscription series concert with "her" CBSO.

Tim and Tom Redmond

Brother's bringing a sense of 'Adventure' to Symphony Hall

Brothers Tim and Tom Redmond let their imaginations run wild and let the music tell their stories at Symphony Hall children's concert

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