Nicholls Brimble Bhol are delighted to announce their new partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). The local law firm continues to extend its support to the charitable sector and the firm’s recent partnership with CBSO recognises the importance of this world-renowned orchestra to the City of Birmingham and its people.
Under the baton of its Music Director, the young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the CBSO is the flagship of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and one of the world’s great orchestras.
Based in Symphony Hall, it gives over 150 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world, playing music that ranges from classics to contemporary, film music and even symphonic disco. With a far-reaching community programme and a family of choruses and ensembles, it’s involved in every aspect of music-making in the Midlands. But at its centre is a team of 75 superb professional musicians, and a 98-year tradition of making the world’s greatest music, right here in the heart of Birmingham.
That local tradition started with the Orchestra’s very first symphonic concert in 1920 – conducted by Sir Edward Elgar. Ever since then, through war, recessions, social change and civic renewal, the CBSO has been proud to be Birmingham’s orchestra. Under principal conductors including Adrian Boult, George Weldon, Andrzej Panufnik and Louis Frémaux, the CBSO won an artistic reputation that spread far beyond the Midlands. But it was when it discovered the young British conductor Simon Rattle in 1980 that the CBSO became internationally famous – and showed how the arts can help give a new sense of direction to a whole city.
Commenting on the partnership, CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock OBE said ‘We are delighted to welcome Nicholls Brimble Bhol Solicitors as sponsors in 2019. It is an important year for the orchestra as we launch our centenary celebrations with so many exciting concerts and activities planned. We are looking forward to sharing this special season with them, and working together to celebrate their investment in the city and the orchestra at such an important time’.
Rob Bhol, Managing Partner, Nicholls Brimble Bhol added ‘We are delighted to be joining hands and becoming sponsors of the CBSO. The orchestra plays an integral part within the community in Birmingham and beyond. As well as the sheer joy they bring to audiences throughout the World, it is truly heart-warming to learn about their range of educational programmes that touches tens of thousands of lives each year by supporting and developing the musical education of children and young people. We look forward to working closely with CBSO for many years to come and supporting them in creating opportunities for children and young people at all stages of their education’.
Paul Nicholls, Senior Partner, Nicholls Brimble Bhol “The partnership with CBSO is another step towards achieving the firm’s objective of working closely with the charitable sector and building a stronger local community. We are not a big firm, but hope to punch above our weight, by being a business that seeks to support and give back to good causes that lead back to the heart of the community of the city of Birmingham and Beyond”
Nicholls Brimble Bhol are very proud to be supporting, The Princes Trust, Martineau Gardens, Bournville Rugby Club and now The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.