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The CBSO China Tour 2016/17 Concert Dates

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will perform five concerts during their debut tour to mainland China at the end of 2016. 

Starting on Friday 30 December, the orchestra will spend just under one week in China performing in four different venues across the country.


The first two concerts will take place at the Guangzhou Opera House on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 December. The CBSO will then visit Changsha Concert Hall on Sunday 1 January, followed by the Shanghai Grand Theatre on Tuesday 3 January and concluding the tour with a final concert at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Thursday 5 January.


Friday 30 December 2016, 8.00pm

Guangzhou Opera House


Saturday 31 December 2016, 8.00pm

Guangzhou Opera House


Sunday 1 January 2017, 8.00pm

Changsha Concert Hall


Tuesday 3 January 2017, 7.30pm

Shanghai Grand Theatre


Thursday 5 January 2017, 7.30pm

NCPA, Beijing

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China Tour 2016/17

For the first time in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 96-year history, the orchestra will embark on a tour to mainland China across the New Year period in December 2016 and January 2017.

The conductor

Vassily Sinaisky

The Soloist

James Ehnes