Wagner, Bruckner and Wagner Tubas

The BPO will be performing some rarely played music and will feature some rarely heard instruments in two concerts in June 2017. Wagner’s tender and peaceful symphonic poem, Siegfried Idyll, has only been performed by the BPO on one previous occasion, 60 years ago in 1957. Our performance of Bruckner’s …

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An Award for the BPO

The BPO is delighted to be named as the runner-up in the Best Classical Orchestra/Choir category of the Birmingham What’s On Readers’ Awards 2017.  Congratulations to the fantastic CBSO who were named as the group winners.   Our Music Director, Michael Lloyd, was keen to pass on his congratulations to …

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Mahler 4 – the completion of the cycle

The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and Mahler go together extremely well; since the beginning of 2000, the BPO has performed more symphonies by Mahler than any other composer.  Our performances of Mahler’s 4th Symphony in March 2017 represents the completion of a cycle which started in 1990; our Music Director, Michael …

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