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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Kazuki Yamada as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce that Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada has been appointed as its Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor with effect from 1 April 2023 for an initial four and a half-year period.  Yamada made his debut with the CBSO in 2012 and has been the Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor since …

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CBSO announces September 2021 – January 2022 season

From full-scale symphonic blockbusters in Symphony Hall to connecting with communities across Birmingham and beyond Highlights: The full 90-strong CBSO back on stage at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue  Premieres of three CBSO Centenary Commissions: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Go For It, Debbie Wiseman’s Carnival of the Endangered Animals and Jonathan Dove’s In Exile  A new series of informal gig …

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Nicholas Collon launches first season at the helm of the FRSO

The British conductor begins his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in September becoming the first non-Finn to lead the orchestra  Guest appearances throughout the 2021/22 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra alongside return performances with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, …

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces autumn events season

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is pleased to welcome in-person audiences back to events this autumn with concerts, plays, opera, jazz and ResearchWorks on offer for the public to enjoy. Some events will be recorded for online broadcast via the School’s website. Highlights: American jazz drummer Peter Erskine in a week-long residency  This year’s …

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The Grange Festival’s 2021 season (24 June – 24 July)

Summer 2021 sees new productions of La Cenerentola and Manon Lescaut as well as a remake of Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream   The season also includes three staged concert performances of My Fair Lady and spoken theatre for the first time with a new production of Shakespeare’s King Lear  “The entire event was a credit to Chance for opting for …

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Southbank Centre will reopen to audiences in May and present an ambitious summer of artistic activity

The Hayward Gallery will reopen on 19 May and the Royal Festival Hall (including the National Poetry Library), will reopen on 21 May with live events from 28 May. Reunion – Summer at the Southbank will see the UK’s largest multi-arts centre come back to life with outdoor events and world-class music-making across its iconic …

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The Royal Opera House reveals highlights of its first full Season since 2019

The Royal Opera House is excited to share early plans for its 2021/22 Season, the first full Royal Opera House Season since 2019.    Today we reveal highlights including five world premieres from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera as well as a wealth of British and international talent taking to our stages in the …

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