Birmingham Classical Series 202223

Birmingham Classical Series 202223


Posted 2022-09-24 by Tony Collinsfollow

Thu 06 Oct 2022 - Sun 14 May 2023

Birmingham Classical Series 2022/23

A feast of classical music is coming to Birmingham as B:Music announces its 2022/23 Birmingham Classical Series at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall - its first full classical season in more than two years. The new season will explore important themes and celebrate new commissions, as well as attracting a host of world class soloists, orchestras and conductors to the city. Among the many highlights on offer over the coming months is a Symphony Hall debut for the Sinfonia of London as it embarks on its first UK tour, with a glittering programme of orchestral showpieces. Some of Europe's finest orchestras will also be appearing at Symphony Hall for the first time, including the Belgian National Orchestra and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. All told, the season will feature major soloists and conductors such as Paul Lewis, Dennis Russell Davies, Roberto González-Monjas, Eva Olikainen, Martin James Bartlett, John Wilson, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Jess Gillam, Sir Stephen Hough and Sir Willard White.

Nick Reed, B:Music chief executive, said, "After two challenging years, we're delighted to present a full season of great orchestras, acclaimed soloists and exciting rising stars. As you'd expect, there are thrilling musical experiences on a grand scale – and they don't get much bigger than Richard Strauss's epic Alpine Symphony – but there are also more intimate and informal performances to enjoy. We hope this will be a comeback season to remember. Whether at Symphony Hall, Town Hall or in the new Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space, the B:Music team looks forward to welcoming our classical music audiences back."

The Sinfonia of London will be performing on November 26 featuring pianist Martin James Bartlett and conductor John Wilson on a programme which includes Walton, Ravel, Gershwin and Debussy. A wide array of leading soloists will be appearing in the new season including acclaimed pianist Paul Lewis who will be performing all of Franz Schubert's piano sonatas in Town Hall over the next two years, starting on October 6. Saxophonist Jess Gillam MBE returns to Symphony Hall on November 27 to play in the new Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space in the first of four ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation) Rising Stars concerts. The four Sunday morning recitals will next year feature Vanessa Porter and Jessica Porter, James Newby and Joseph Middleton, and Diana Tishchenko and José Gallardo in the same venue.

The Belgian National Orchestra make a welcome first visit to Symphony Hall on November 8 with a programme including Mozart's masterpiece Piano Concerto No 25 and Saint-Saëns' thunderous Symphony No 3 'Organ'. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Symphony Hall with guest conductor and world-renowned virtuoso violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider next February, while the world-renowned vocal ensemble The King's Singers will perform at Town Hall on January 27. And there will be An Unforgettable Evening with Sir Willard White and Brodsky Quartet at Town Hall next May. Jamaican-born bass Sir Willard is one of the great all-round musical entertainers of the era.

Tickets for concerts in the Birmingham Classical Series are priced from £13 and are available from

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