The Birmingham Post, in association with the CBSO and BBC Midlands Today, is launching The Midlands' Favourite Classics, to find the region's favourite pieces of classical music.
What?s your favourite piece of classical music? Is it Nimrod from local hero Edward Elgar?s Enigma Variations, Vivaldi?s Four Seasons or Dvorak ?s New World Symphony, otherwise known as the theme from the Hovis ad?
Whatever it is, we want you to tell us. We have joined forces with BBC Midlands Today and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to identify the Midlands? top classical favourites.
A selection of the chart-topping works will be included in a concert given in aid of the CBSO Benevolent Fund on September 16 at Symphony Hall. The Orchestra will be conducted by its Music Director Sakari Oramo and joined by world-renowned pianist Nikolai Lugansky.
Will Rachmaninov?s Second Piano Concerto, made famous by David Lean?s classic weepie Brief Encounter, claim its place in the region?s favourite top five? Or perhaps that catchy tune from the British Airways commercials is more the face of 21st century classical pops?
Don?t worry if you?re not a classical aficionado and don?t know the exact title of your favourite. As long as you can give us a reasonable description and source for your nomination, our team of classical buffs will ensure that your vote goes to the right piece.
Then, when all the nominations are collated, we will ask you to vote on a shortlist of ten. A selection of the winners, including the Midlands? very favourite piece, will then be played at the spectacular concert on September 16 this year.
All that needs to be done is that you send in your nominations for The Midlands? Favourite Classics.
To submit your nomination you can fill on the form at the bottom of this article, or:
* Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure you have given a reason as to why you have chosen your piece of music)
* Fill in your details in the coupon below and send it through to Midlands? Favourite Classics, Marketing, Birmingham Post & Mail, Freepost 258, Birmingham, B4 6BR