City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Article image
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra names Kazuki Yamada as new chief conductor
Japanese musician, currently the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s principal guest conductor, will succeed Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla in April 2023

Imogen Tilden

14, Sep, 2021 @10:58 AM

Article image
CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – Adès’ ghostly Buñuel showpiece sees the light
A centenary celebration – coming to the Proms tonight – included an Ades premiere and, 75 years after its composition, Ruth Gipps’s second symphony

Andrew Clements

05, Aug, 2021 @2:48 PM

Article image
CBSO/Gardner review – heft, glitter and fizz as Birmingham orchestra return to the stage
Stephen Hough dazzled as the soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Fourth Piano Concerto in a programme that also included Debussy and Missy Mazzoli

Andrew Clements

20, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

Article image
From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

Article image
CBSO 100th Birthday Celebration review – Simon Rattle makes sparks fly as orchestra reunites
The Birmingham orchestra’s first post-lockdown concert was a rich mix that took in Elgar, Stravinsky and Slumdog Millionaire

Tim Ashley

06, Sep, 2020 @3:12 PM

Article image
Birmingham arts venues announce major job losses
Symphony Hall and Town Hall will lose around half of their 65 permanent staff

Steven Morris

13, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

Article image
The future of the arts: ‘The classical music world has been transfigured’
Our critic mainlines Tudor polyphony and talks to performers, conductors and composers longing for the return of communal music-making

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jun, 2020 @11:00 AM

Article image
CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – Unsuk Chin's showpiece Spira is full of flair
Two new works (Unsuk Chin and Taylor-West) had fluency and flair, and two Beethoven symphonies were both light and lucid under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Andrew Clements

31, Jan, 2020 @2:41 PM

Article image
CBSO/Gražinytė-Tyla review – massed forces rise to a monumental Mahler
Mid-way through a Mahler symphony cycle, the conductor brought tremendous energy to his Eighth, with the female soloists, particularly, glorious

Andrew Clements

20, Jan, 2020 @2:15 PM

Article image
Post-Brexit Britten? The CBSO's guide to touring by Stephen Maddock
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has just returned from touring an all-British programme in Germany - possibly its last tour as a member of the EU. From new repertoire to cold beer, its chief executive offers his 10 post-Brexit touring tips

Stephen Maddock

21, Oct, 2019 @11:35 AM

Article image
Cheltenham music festival review – rousing premieres by female composers
The festival honoured a pledge for gender parity with striking new work by Judith Weir, Dani Howard and Thea Musgrave

Rian Evans

08, Jul, 2019 @3:16 PM

Article image
The joys of being a female conductor | Brief letters
Brief letters: Greek saying | Boris Johnson and Tennyson | Tom Stoppard portrait | Female conductors | Royal expenses | Favourite headlines

Letters

26, Jun, 2019 @5:05 PM

1 / 23 pages