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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.

Sam Lee with Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Folk artists join forces for poignant centenary project at Birmingham Town Hall

Musical Meditations is an evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War created for audiences today.

Lyndon Jenkins

Birmingham Town Hall concert celebrates life of acclaimed music writer Lyndon Jenkins

Mr Jenkins died in April 2014 at St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham, aged 75

Roberto Ruisi, 18, with The Suaret, a £1m Stradivarius

Review: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Maggie Cotton reviews National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Joan Armatrading

Birmingham singer-songwriter embarks on last major tour

Birmingham singer Joan Armatrading is embarking on her last major tour. She tells Michael Wood why

Sakari Oramo

CBSO legend Sakari handed Proms baton

Former CBSO principal conductor Sakari Oramo will be taking to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall for the Proms, writes Christopher Morley

Roberto Ruisi, 18, with The Suaret, a £1m Stradivarius

£1m Stradivarius in safe hands of teenager

Roberto Ruisi plays a £1million-plus Stradivarius violin as he leads the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in a concert at the Symphony Hall.

Some of the cars on display at the Autosport International show at the NEC.

Sale of NEC 'complete by the end of the year'

Ents and exhibition space company also unveils small rise in turnover despite being hit by shortfall in live comedy

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

Saxophone

Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

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

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.

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