DLA Piper’s Birmingham office has entered into a partnership with the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). 

The partnership includes financial support towards the Orchestra’s Sound of the Future campaign which gives exclusive association with several flagship CBSO concerts. The partnership will also encompass people development and wellness opportunities, including workshops and insight sessions exploring themes such as leadership, collaboration and creativity with key CBSO musicians. 


Noel Haywood, Managing Partner of DLA Piper’s Birmingham office, said:

“We are delighted to have entered a  global partnership with the CBSO. The CBSO as well as being at the heart of musical life in Birmingham and the greater West Midlands, is also one of the world’s greatest orchestras. We look forward to utilising DLA Piper’s global platform and profile to further promote and support CBSO’s fantastic work. We also look forward to experiencing CBSO’s many outstanding live events and to collaborate and draw inspiration from the CBSO’s exceptional team of musicians”.

The CBSO’s Sound of the Future campaign aims to raise £12.5 million over five years, culminating in 2025. The campaign has enabled the CBSO to continue enriching people’s lives with music despite the challenging circumstances, and weather the pandemic in the best possible artistic and financial shape. The CBSO is about to launch the ‘transformational’ stage of the campaign, which will reinvigorate the way it works so that it can make an even bigger contribution to West Midlands cultural life in its second century.


Chief Executive of the CBSO, Emma Stenning, adds:

“It is wonderful to announce this new partnership between the CBSO and DLA Piper. The CBSO’s Birmingham roots, international influence and impact reflect DLA Piper’s local and global profile and reach. By working together, we hope to combine the dynamism and creativity of our organisations to produce maximum value for both partners. We look forward to welcoming DLA Piper to Symphony Hall, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall to experience exceptional live orchestral events, professional networking and development opportunities.”