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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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BirminghamStanford's Requiem

Stanford: Requiem
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins; Carolyn Sampson; Marta Fontanals-Simmons; James Way; Ross Ramgobin

BirminghamProms at Birmingham

BBC Proms
Horovitz, Smyth, Clarke, Vaughan Williams, Wallen
Claire Barnett-Jones; Simon Lepper

BirminghamDvořák Piano Quintet

Britten, Dvořák
Philip Brett; Kirsty Lovie; Amy Thomas; Arthur Boutillier

BirminghamA New World: Kazuki Yamada and Nicola Benedetti

Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Grigorjeva
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Kazuki Yamada; Nicola Benedetti; CBSO Chorus

BirminghamWind and Strings

Nielsen, Halvorsen, Yun, Strauss R.
Jonathan Martindale; Oliver Janes; Nikolaj Henriques; Elspeth Dutch

BirminghamHuman Nature: The Rite of SpringWorld premiere

Dean, Stravinsky
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Nicholas Collon; Jennifer France; Patrick Terry; CBSO Chorus; Hallé Choir
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Thrilling Mahler 2 from Markus Stenz and the CBSO to close the season

Mahler's Resurrection Symphony is something of a calling card for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, here originally billed as Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s final concert as musical director. 
****1
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Formality, intimacy, ferocity: Ludovic Morlot and the CBSO

Ludovic Morlot helms an exhilarating, literally stunning, evening of music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Britten and Shostakovich.
****1
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Gabriela Montero captivates with her unique Tchaikovsky

With two very well-known pieces, could Gabriela Montero, Gražintyė-Tyla and the CBSO find ways of keeping them interesting? The answer was a resounding ‘Yes’. 

*****
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Kopatchinskaja and Gražinytė-Tyla bring life to Russian music

The Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violinist brings boundless energy to Stravinsky, while the CBSO excels in the slower passages of Tchaikovsky.
****1
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Acosta brings Latin flair to reawaken an old Russian warhorse

Carlos Acosta restages his Royal Ballet Don Q in a refreshing revamp for Birmingham Royal Ballet.
****1
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Kazuki Yamada states his intentions with the CBSO and Mahler

With the help of soprano Fatma Said and a compelling programme, the incoming City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra chief conductor made good on his promise and past performances.
*****
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