The Dunlop British Junior Open returns to Birmingham in 2020 with a record number of nations competing.The prestigious junior event spans over four venues in five days including an all glass showcourt at the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness running from 2nd to 6th January 2020.
Kimichi Symphony Orchestra presents another evening of excellence with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Stravinsky’s Firebird. Following their 5* production of Rite of Spring “In nearly fifty years of reviewing I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed an experience quite like this event....truly remarkable....precision, colour and visceral excitement” Christopher Morley, and their 5* performance of Verdi’s Requiem, KSO are back with an exciting programme to whet all appetites.
Scheherazade is to be followed by Stravinsky’s Firebird, semi-staged with dancers providing yet more colour and excitement. With Keith Slade conducting and Charlotte Moseley leading, you can be guaranteed an evening of superb music making and wonderful story telling through dance.
VIP tickets available with Prosecco reception and Conductor’s talk.
The Birmingham Lions compete in the Premier Squash League, which is the the top professional league organised by England Squash. The team is made up of top ranked male and female players as well as up and coming students from University of Birmingham.
All of Birmingham Lions home matches will take place on the glass back courts at Sport & Fitness, which has in-built spectator seating. A courtside bar serving drinks and snacks will be available.
Mein Freund ist Mein: Cantatas by the Bach family
Mark Chambers director
Rachel Podger violin
Join the dynamic Belfast based choral ensemble alongside some of the finest early music instrumentalists from Ireland and the UK in works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his relatives. Expect sonorous tones of guest violinist Rachel Podger, and unique concert staging by Thomas Guthrie, in an evocative journey that explores themes of life and death in a performance of breath-taking power and humanity. J S Bach’s Easter cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden (Christ lay in death’s bonds) features alongside uncle Johann Christoph’s large scale wedding cantata Meine Freundin du bist schön, and a rarely heard setting of the iconic Sarabande and Chaconne in D Minor.