Civic launch for international season

Lord Mayor Cllr Chauhdry Rashid and Lady Mayoress Mrs Shafait Begum Rashid attended the opening night of the 2008/09 Birmingham International Concert Season on 7 October.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer, launched the new Season with a performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony. The Birmingham International Concert Season is the largest series of visiting orchestras and musicians of its kind outside London.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress are pictured above with Town Hall & Symphony Hall Chairman, Mr Roger Burman