An Extra Concert

On Saturday 11 June at 19:30, in one of a series of concerts to mark the closure of the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, the BPO will be joined by pianist Di Xiao for Mozart’s D Minor Concerto and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. They will also be joined by …

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BPO Concerto Prize Final

Congratulations to all participants in the BPO Concerto Prize final on Sunday 24 April, and especially to the eventual winner, Michael Webb for his performance of Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto. More photographs on our Facebook pages. (from left to right) Paul Dilkes (BPO violin and Treasurer of the competition prize fund), …

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Classic and Romantic

Yesterday’s final concert of our first series for this season, in our regular home base at Birmingham University’s Elgar Concert Hall after excursions to Sudbury and Cleobury Mortimer, drew a large crowd to hear a programme of classic and romantic works from Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss. Writing on the …

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Principal Guest Conductor

The orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Laing as Principal Guest Conductor.  Richard has enjoyed a close relationship with the orchestra for several years, conducting concerts in Birmingham Town Hall, Adrian Boult Hall and Leominster Priory as well as in Sutton Coldfield and Warwick, and leading the memorable …

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The Gadget Show

Members of the BPO were invited to take part in Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, testing new and strange musical devices. The programme was broadcast on Monday 8 November 2010 at 20.00. In the photo are Gillian Whiting and Julien Guillamat (cello), Julie Nash (violin) and Geoff Cutler (viola). Photo …

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Peter Donohoe OBE

Special congratulations to our Patron, the pianist Peter Donohoe who was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List 2010. Peter discussed his recent performances of Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand with the BPO in a recent article in the Birmingham Post -“I don’t regard the main issue …

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