The Sinfonia of Birmingham is one of the leading chamber orchestras in the West Midlands and, having been based at the CBSO Centre, performs around the region, as well as accompanying local choral societies.
Working with professional conductors, leaders and soloists from the Birmingham area, the Sinfonia of Birmingham aims to provide high quality music for the community - from the community.
The Sinfonia of Birmingham's principal conductor is Michael Seal - see more on the About page.
Join the Sinfonia of Birmingham at its next performance:
On Saturday 12th November 2016 at Shirley Methodist Church
This concert includes Luciano Berio's arrangements of folk music and other songs, being "a tribute to the extraordinary artistry" of the American singer Cathy Berberian, to whom he was married.
The concert continues with Mahler's 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen' (Songs of a Wayfarer), a song cycle on his own texts, influenced by Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of German folk poetry. It is one of Mahler's best-known compositions, and has strong links to his first symphony.
The concert will finish with Nielsen's Symphony No. 3 - the 'Sinfonia Expansiva'. This cheerful and light-hearted work includes two vocal parts in the second, tranquil movement. The wordless solos are for soprano and baritone.