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City of Sounds is in full swing

Redditch Editorial 27th May, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

CELEBRATIONS are in full swing for the City of Sounds Festival with just over a month to go before Birmingham Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall hosts its grand finale – Requiem for a Concert Hall – on June 26.

The festival celebrates the central role the hall has played in Birmingham’s rich music scene prior to its demolition this summer. It also looks forward to the Conservatoire’s exciting future as it moves to its new £56m state-of-the-art venue in 2017.

Still to come in the City of Sounds Festival are the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with principal cellist Eduardo Vassallo as soloist in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in a concert co-conducted by Conservatoire Principal, Julian Lloyd Webber (June 4).

In addition Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir will perform pieces by the city’s pre-eminent composer John Joubert, directed by Paul Spicer (June 17), and pianist Di Xiao (a former Conservatoire graduate and now tutor) joins Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening based on the BBC’s 10 Pieces for young people (June 11).

The grand finale is reached on Sunday (June 26) with Requiem for a Concert Hall, after which the Adrian Boult Hall closes for good.

Verdi’s Requiem will be performed by the critically-acclaimed Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong and the concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

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