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From celebrating home grown talent to opera favourites, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Town Hall – both B:Music venues – will play host to some of the world’s leading classical musicians and singers throughout 2022.

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BEYOND THE BRICKS OF BRUM – SYMPHONY HALL, JUNE 17

The highlight of the coming months, featuring more than 100 musicians to showcase Birmingham’s music and spoken word scene. Some of the most exciting talent from across the city – including Black Voices, Casey Bailey and Sanity – will partner with BBC Symphony Orchestra for this special celebration. Under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska, and featuring arrangements and orchestrations by Jules Buckley, this one-off performance will shine a light on the region’s musical place in the Commonwealth. For ticket information click HERE

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STYLE HIGHTLIGHTS

CBSO Opera’s Greatest Hits – Symphony Hall, April 29

Artist Nadine Benjamin, Heather Lowe, Thomas Atkins and Nicholas Lester join Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren and the CBSO Chorus for a night of much-loved arias and pure opera magic. The evening will include pieces from Bizet’s Carmen and The Pearl Fishers, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Nabucco and Puccini’s La Bohème and Turandot. For ticket information click HERE

Opera’s Greatest Hits – Symphony Hall, April 29

CBSO Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert – Symphony Hall, June 2

As Her Majesty The Queen marks 70 years of service, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of works from throughout her reign. It promises to be an evening worthy of such a momentous occasion. For ticket information click HERE

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert – Symphony Hall, June 2

Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason – Symphony Hall, July 10

Dubbed “Britain’s most musical family” by The Times, few instrumentalists have built such a formidable reputation more quickly than the Kanneh-Masons. Sheku shot to fame as the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, and will be joined by award-winning sister Isata, both classical chart-toppers in their own right. For ticket information click HERE

Agnes Obel – Symphony Hall, September 12

The critically acclaimed composer, singer and pianist will be performing a collection of brand new songs, alongside a set list comprised of songs from her award-winning and platinum-selling album Philharmonics, Aventine, and Citizen of Glass. For ticket information click HERE

Space Spectacular – Symphony Hall, September 25

London Concert Orchestra and conductor Anthony Inglis will host a thrilling concert of music, lights and lasers from deep space and beyond. From Star Wars, Superman and Close Encounters to ET and Aliens, the night finishes with a spectacular Star Wars finale. For booking information click HERE

Space Spectacular – Symphony Hall, September 25

Sir Bryn Terfel: Songs and Arias – Symphony Hall, October 9

The world renowned Welsh bass-baritone brings together a selection of his signature roles from opera as well as famous music from theatre classics. Led by his long-time collaborator, conductor Gareth Jones, and accompanied by Sinfonia Cymru, his personal playlist include everything from Mozart to Wagner, with some sublime native Welsh songs. For ticket information click HERE

Sir Bryn Terfel: Songs and Arias – Symphony Hall, October 9

Tubular Bells with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Symphony Hall, November 3

One of the most ground-breaking albums of all time will be played in full. Brian Blessed OBE will act as compere and perform the iconic parts of the Master of Ceremonies and The Caveman. Renowned as one of the best voices in film and TV, the booming actor says: “It is a great honour to be part of such an iconic work of art. I first became aware of the legendary album in 1973 when I was appearing in I Claudius. I must confess I was mesmerised by Mike Oldfield’s creation and I am thrilled to bits to be given the opportunity to bring this wonderful music to life”. For ticket information click HERE

B:Music is a Birmingham-based charity with a mission to inspire a love of live music, through performance, participation and learning. As well as being responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, the charity supports local artists, commissions and collaborates with up and coming musicians, and works across Birmingham and Europe. To find out more about B:Music and discover what’s on click HERE.

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