CBSO Opens New Season – Support your orchestra

“CBSO opens new season amid £1m fundraising plea

Symphony orchestra in battle to raise huge amount of money after facing budget cuts of 24 per cent since 2010

The CBSO will open its new season tonight with a plea to concert goers to help it raise £1 million to support the company after it was hit by budget cuts.

The orchestra, which will be performing the complete Beethoven symphonies over six days at Symphony Hall from tonight, has seen its funding cut by 24 per cent since 2010.

It says it needs the extra cash to support its work delivering key concerts, providing musical opportunities for youngsters and to continue with its four-year major community project in Perry Barr to commemorate the First World War.

The orchestra, which is planning its centenary in 2020, says it is looking to raise £1 million to support its work this year, around 80 per cent of which has already been committed.

Players from the orchestra are writing personally to thousands of regular concert goers with an appeal to raise £50,000 after an anonymous supporter pledged to match fund every £1 up to £50,000.

The CBSO has won international acclaim for its concerts and performs for more than 200,000 people each year”     …
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CBSO 2013/14 Season

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“New! CBSO 2013 / 14 Season : An Enticing Prospect” Article by John Quinn, SeenandHeard:- Click here

Andris Nelsons extends contract with CBSO

@TheCBSO : “We are delighted that #Andris Nelsons is extending his contract with @TheCBSO, moving to an annual rolling renewal from 2014/15 onwards.”

@TheCBSO : “Lovely piece about #Andris on @BBCMTD tonight (click here for video) thanks to @Ben_Sidwell

CBSO: We are delighted to announce that music director Andris Nelsons, one of the world’s most sought after conductors, has signed an extension to his contract with the CBSO into 2015 and beyond.” More details here

Norman Lebrecht interviews Andris Nelsons – podcast available to download here

Gramophone article – click here

Norman Lebrecht blogs – click  here

Classic FM – click here article – click here

Birmingham Post article – click here