Adrian Boult fades to blackmain
The name of a fine conductor, founder of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, will disappear from the landscape when the Birmingham Conservatory building gets knocked down this summer.
Shame. You’d have thought the BBC might name something after him.
Press release below.
photo (c) Geoffrey Macdominic/LebrechtMA
After 30 years of offering live classical, jazz and experimental music performances, Birmingham Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall will hear its last note on Sunday 26 June – but not before it is celebrated in style as part of a two-month long music festival.
Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, has today (Friday 1 April) announced ‘City of Sounds – Saying Goodbye to Birmingham Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall’, in conjunction with Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. The festival will mark the Hall’s closure, but also look ahead to its new £56 million home in the Eastside region of the City, currently under construction and due to open in 2017.