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                Incredible Music with the City
of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Under the baton of its acclaimed Music Director Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and one of the world’s greatest orchestras.
Based in Symphony Hall, it gives over 150 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world – so whether you want the thrill of spectacular symphonies; to unwind with its classical collection; to celebrate with family and friends, or to discover your new favourite composer, the CBSO can promise the highest quality entertainment in one of the world’s most stunning concert halls.
The CBSO’s 2019-20 concert season is the first of two very special Centenary seasons, which will celebrate the orchestra’s 100th birthday by not only honouring its past, but creating the music of the future - with major premieres and special events, including a series of new commissions from some of the boldest composers in the world today.
Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla puts new spins on symphonic music by Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms and more, complete with world-class performers including the family of CBSO Choruses. In true celebratory style, Mirga also conducts
stunning symphonic music by Holst, Bruckner, and Varèse. The CBSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, Kazuki Yamada, returns, along with a stellar selection of soloists, both familiar friends and new. The Friday Night Classics concerts are bigger and better than ever with out-of-this-world movie music, silky-smooth classical favourites and all-singing, all-dancing celebrations of tunes from musical giants Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. And that’s not to mention the CBSO’s fabulously festive Christmas concerts, this year presented by audience and TV favourite Hugh Dennis.
In the countdown to the CBSO’s Centenary celebrations, its journey is set to become even more exciting – and with a thriving cultural and dining scene to explore in Birmingham’s vibrant city centre, there really is no better time to come along for a truly extraordinary experience.
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