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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.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Classical music show hits wrong note in 'extravagance' row

Is CBSO show in Sutton Park a £100,000 vanity project?

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

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in rehearsals

Free CBSO concert as part of Summer in Sutton event

A two-day event in Sutton park will feature music and food

Segundo de Chomón

The Grand Hotel becomes a cinema for Flatpack 2017

The Grosvenor Suite returns and other highlights of the 11th Flatpack Film Festival

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

Two Figures in a Room, 1959, by Francis Bacon goes on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Francis Bacon painting on show at Barber Institute

Gallery at the University of Birmingham is showcasing a Bacon work for the first time

Review: Angela Hewitt plays Bach at Birmingham Town Hall

Hewitt played the affable fifth suite in G major, the most popular of the set, last and with good reason.

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.

Review: The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome

Bourne is teaching a new generation of ballet-lovers to think more closely about the plot and its relevance to stage design, the choreography and  the music.

The cottage in Lower Broadheath, where Sir Edward Elgar was born

National Trust's grand plans for Elgar's humble birthplace

The museum dedicated to the great English composer was in danger of folding, until the conservation body stepped in. Now it is to be transformed.

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.

Ikon Gallery's canal boat The Aaron Manby

Ikon Gallery's boat to become floating arts centre

£120,000 grant will enable Brindleyplace gallery to take canal boat on a tour of Ladywood to promote arts and culture

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

LA club experience inspired composer's disco-style piece

Magazine editor, reviewer and composer Robert Matthew-Walker talks about the premiere of his latest ‘modern’ piece of work

CBSO classical music conductor Andris Nelsons in 2012.

Review: CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons returned to conduct the CBSO.

Like most conductors I'm a bit terrified of Beethoven’s Ninth - Peter Marks

Peter Marks, conductor of amateur orchestra Eroica Camerata, talks to Christopher Morley about its distinct style and sound as they prepare to perform in Kings Norton

Dragon dancing for Birmingham's Chinese New Year celebrations in 2012

Birmingham Chinese New Year celebrations in city store will reveal details of new direct flights to Beijing

Birmingham's Chinese community can find out about new service flying to Beijing four times a week