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Britain Calling
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Britain Calling

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

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»This is London calling.« This was the legendary sentence once heard at the start of every radio programme broadcast by the BBC World Service; during the Second World War in particular it was a symbol of hope for millions in occupied territories and war zones around the world. Today, the big political drama is playing out on British soil. And looking at the chaotic run-up to Brexit so far, one cannot help be reminded of punk band The Clash, whose apocalyptic 1979 hit album »London Calling« is less a call than a call for help.

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Supported by the Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V.