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Sir Simon Rattle and London Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham is the city that discovered Sir Simon Rattle, and 40 years on from his debut as principal conductor of the CBSO, it’s always a red letter day when he returns to the hall that he had built, in the city that’s still his true musical home. Today – thrillingly – he pairs Beethoven’s most explosive symphony with the lush, emotionally-supercharged music of Alban Berg. It’ll never sound better than it does here in Symphony Hall.