The air shimmers, a horn calls, and like a window opening onto an endless vista, Anton Bruckner begins his “Romantic” Symphony. It’s one of the loveliest journeys in all music, and we’re lucky to have a real rising star conducting; plus another one on the violin, as Simone Lamsma performs the world’s best-loved violin concerto. Wagner’s prelude to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is a majestic way to start. 

CBSO+ 6pm: Join the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra for a special showcase before tonight's concert. 

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 6pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously advertised, due to the Making an Entrance redevelopments. You will be asked to show your ticket for access into the pre-concert talk, and then invited to take your seat for the concert immediately after the talk concludes. Times of talks will be listed on the concert pages of the CBSO and THSH’s websites in advance, please check before making travel plans.