Lloyd-Webber champions BPO

In an exciting move for music in the West Midlands the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) have welcomed world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd-Webber OBE as a patron. A former principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Lloyd Webber has again showed his passion for the music community of the Birmingham area stating, …


New Season Brochure

The brochure for the new season 2021-22 is now available to download. We’re almost back to normal now, with a full progamme of concerts in Birmingham and further afield. There’s a Christmas feel to our 19 December concert with conductor Keith Slade –  snow maidens, Finnish woods and Tchaikovsky. In …


Opportunities for Percussionists!

BPO is offering interested percussionists the chance to audition for parts in the orchestra’s 2021/22 season. This is an amazing opportunity to play with the Midlands’ leading non-professional orchestra in some incredible orchestral repertoire. Successful applicants will be offered a percussion part or parts during BPO’s 2021/22 season. You will …


Sally Alexander MBE

Sally Alexander, BPO Principal Cellist and Head of Kimichi School, Birmingham has been awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List, June 2021. Sally writes :- “For three weeks I’ve not been allowed to say anything (mostly because I thought it was a terribly well-executed prank) but I have been …


BPO Concert Venues Map

A map has been set up which indicates the locations, numbers of concerts, dates of first concert and dates of most recent concert of our performances since 1941 to the present day.  The map can be accessed by following the link below: Link to BPO concert venues map

Farewell John

On Sunday 9th February 2020, John Franklin played his final concert as a member of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra’s flute section. John’s record with the orchestra is amazing. He has been a member for 52 years and Principal Flute for 44 of those. Hardly missing a rehearsal or concert during …