The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to play with The Enid on 15th October 2011.
In 2020 the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its centenary. Since the inaugural concert, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar in November 1920, the CBSO has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation. If you would like to discover more about the history of the CBSO please visit our CBSO Biography and History pages.
As the resident orchestra of Birmingham's Symphony Hall, the CBSO performs over 80 concerts each year and is in constant demand to appear at venues around the world. Ignite, the CBSO’s programme to engage audiences and the community, includes a world-famous family of five choruses, chamber groups, a youth orchestra and an education programme that in total reaches upwards of 50,000 people each year.
The CBSO has a sizable discography, with many recordings having won international prizes. Under Andris Nelsons the CBSO has released critically acclaimed discs with Orfeofeaturing music by Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss and Stravinsky.
For reference and to view highlights of the year read:
CBSO Reports & Accounts 2009-10
The CBSO aims to offer the very best in musical performance and education - flying the flag for the people of Birmingham and the UK.