THSH - Upcoming events http://www.thsh.co.uk/events/rss/? Upcoming events at THSH en-gb <![CDATA[Borodin Quartet Shostakovich and Beethoven]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 On their 70th Anniversary World Tour the modern string quartet, Borodins are without equal as interpreters of Russian music.

Borodin Quartet. Photo: Keith Saunders

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): , ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Borodin Quartet* ,*Ruben Aharonian* violin ,*Sergei Lomovsky* violin ,*Igor Naidin* viola ,*Vladimir Balshin* cello

Programme: |_. *Shostakovich* | String Quartet No 11 | %(duration)17'% | ,|_.   | String Quartet No 9 | %(duration)26'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | String Quartet Op 59 No 2, _Razumovsky_ | %(duration)33'% |


<p>To describe the <strong>Borodin Quartet</strong> as one of the greatest names in the history of modern string quartet playing is simply to state a bare fact – and on their 70th Anniversary World Tour, the Borodins are without equal as interpreters of Russian music. Their <strong>Shostakovich</strong> is self-recommending; but their <strong>Beethoven</strong>, too, comes with unparalleled insight and authority.</p> ]]>
2015-04-21T19:30:00 2015-04-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Polar Bear]]> Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Polar Bear bring their fusion of jazz, rock, hip-hop and electronic music to the Hare and Hounds, with support Leafcutter John.

Polar Bear. Image by Craig Keenan.

£12

Suffix: Support Leafcutter John

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £9 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,Unreserved seating , , ,Tickets for this event can no longer be purchased the the THSH Box Office. Tickets will be available at the venue from approximately 1 prior to the start time.


<p><strong>Polar Bear</strong> transcend genre. </p> <p>Led by <strong>Seb Rochford</strong> on drums, their fifth album <em>In Each And Every One</em> was released in Spring 2014 and stands as their most innovative work to date, evoking a range of atmospheres: from post-industrial scrub and grimy metropolitan house parties to snowy wastelands and dark mountain gatherings.</p> <p>Saxophonists <strong>Pete Wareham</strong> and <strong>Mark Lockheart</strong> together possess a broad emotional vocabulary, and bassist <strong>Tom Herbert</strong> adds moments of rare power when he plays inside the groove.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss them as they bring their fusion of jazz, rock, hip-hop and electronic music to the Hare and Hounds, with the magic touch of electronic wizard <strong>Leafcutter John.</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most exciting bands in the world of jazz.</strong><br /> Jamie Cullum, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2</p> </blockquote> <p>Tickets for this event can no longer be purchased the the <span class="caps">THSH</span> Box Office. Tickets will be available at the venue from approximately 1 prior to the start time.</p> ]]>
2015-04-21T20:30:00 2015-04-21T20:30:00
<![CDATA[April Sings for Spring and Summer]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Soprano April Fredrick ushers in Spring and Summer in an all American programme.

April Fredrick

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6.50, £9.50, £13.50, £17.50, £21.50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £6.50, £8.50, £12.50, £16.50, £19.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949.

Billing: *Orchestra of the Swan* ,*David Curtis* conductor ,*April Fredrick* soprano

Programme: |_. *Barber* | Adagio for Strings | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Adams* | _Shaker Loops_ | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Barber* | _Knoxville: Summer of 1915_ | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Gershwin* | _Summertime_ | %(duration)3'% | ,|_. *Copland* | _Appalachian Spring_ | %(duration)24'% |


<p>Soprano April Fredrick ushers in Spring and Summer in an all American programme. From the moving contemplation of Barber’s Adagio for Strings to the final high spirits of Copland’s <em>Appalachian Spring,</em> this concert encompasses some of the greatest American music of the 20th century.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>April Fredrick is the excellent soloist, who combines an attractive flexible voice with a deep feeling for the texts.</strong> <br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-22T14:30:00 2015-04-22T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Tim Vine]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Punslinger Tim Vine heads to Symphony Hall for the first time with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Come along and enjoy the nonsense.

Tim Vine

£21

Suffix: Support John Archer

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


<p>Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You</p> <p>First stand-up tour in 4 years, the punslinger heads to Symphony Hall with lots of new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. It&#8217;s time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. </p> <p>Warning: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after you&#8217;ve been swimming. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>His timing is impeccable… skillful and funny.</strong><br /> Metro</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Vine is a supreme punmeister.</strong> <br /> Time Out</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Must-see manic hilarity.</strong> <br /> Edinburgh Reporter </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Offering line after line of glorious goofing.</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-22T20:00:00 2015-04-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Elgar’s Cello Concerto]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Elgar’s haunting Cello Concerto is one of Britain’s best-loved classics. Tonight, it’s the poetic heart of a stirring evening of British music.

Alban Gerhardt. Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor ,*Alban Gerhardt* cello ,

Programme: |_. *Elgar* | _Cockaigne_ | %(duration)15’% | ,|_.   | Cello Concerto | %(duration)26’% | ,|_. *Bridge* | _Lament for strings_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Tippett* | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)35’% | ,


<p><em>&#8216;Stout and steaky&#8217;</em> was how Elgar described his <em>Cockaigne</em> overture &#8211; and this uproarious portrait of Edwardian London is a far cry from the heartbreak and poetry of his famous Cello Concerto, written in the aftermath of the Great War. Edward Gardner joins Alban Gerhardt to dig deep into this very British masterpiece &#8211; and then offers a joyous cure for melancholy: the <em>&#8216;abounding, generous, exuberant beauty&#8217;</em> of Tippett’s vibrant Second Symphony.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Tippett&#8217;s Second: Anthony Burton shares his enthusiasm for this post-war British masterpiece.</p> ]]>
2015-04-23T19:30:00 2015-04-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Symphony Hall Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall, seeing where the stars relax and finding out hidden secrets!

Symphony Hall. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

£8.50

Ticket Information: £8.50 (£7.50 for concessions) plus transaction fee*


<p>Explore one of the world’s finest concert halls visited by over 11 million people.</p> <p>See where the stars relax by visiting a dressing room. Learn about the world-famous acoustics and design. Find out some hidden secrets! </p> <p>Duration: approximately 90 minutes.</p> ]]>
2015-04-24T10:00:00 2015-06-24T11:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ String Sextet in G]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ String Sextet in G

£10

Ticket Information: £10 all areas plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. *Brahms* | String Sextet in G Op 36 |


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-04-24T13:10:00 2015-04-24T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Alan Benzie Trio]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Alan Benzie Trio perform originals from their new album, Traveller's Tales, as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs

Alan Benzie Trio

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Launching his debut album <em>Traveller&#8217;s Tales</em> this April, <strong>Alan Benzie</strong> is an accomplished Scottish jazz pianist, who in 2010 won the Berklee Billboard Award winner while studying at the prestigious College of Music. The Trio will be performing originals from their new album with <strong>Andrew Robb</strong> on double bass, and <strong>Marton Juhasz</strong> on drums.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Gifted young post-bop and contemporary pianist Benzie is one of the most promising newcomers to have recently emerged from the fertile Scottish jazz scene.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <p>Jazzlines Free Gigs are designed to help you get that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians.</p> ]]>
2015-04-24T17:00:00 2015-04-24T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Czech Philharmonic perform Mahler]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Czech Philharmonic under director Jiří Bělohlávek are joined by Birmingham’s own, CBSO Chorus for Mahler’s epic Resurrection Symphony.

Czech Philharmonic.
Photo: Zdenek Chrapek.

£9.50 - £55

Segmentation Code: sc

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £32, £40, £47, £55 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £30.50, £38, £45, £52.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50* tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Czech Philharmonic* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*Jiří Bělohlávek* conductor ,*Sarah Fox* soprano ,*Jana Hrochová Wallingerová* mezzo soprano ,*Josef Špaček* violin

Programme: |_. *Bruch* | Violin Concerto No 1 | %(duration)24’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No 2, _Resurrection_ | %(duration)80’% | ,


<p><strong>Mahler’s</strong> epic <em>Resurrection</em> Symphony has a very special place in the hearts of Birmingham audiences, and the opportunity to hear it played by an orchestra steeped in Mahler’s native central European tradition makes this one of the undoubted highlights of our season. </p> <p>Birmingham’s own, world-renowned <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus joins the <strong>Czech Philharmonic’s</strong> veteran music director Jiří Bělohlávek.</p> <p>You can listen to a specially created playlist by <a href="https://open.spotify.com/album/7cErGib5476Zp0vKglVId8">clicking here</a> . </p> ]]>
2015-04-24T19:30:00 2015-04-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham St George's Day Annual Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the Birmingham St George’s Day Association at Symphony Hall for a celebration of England's patron saint.

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Karl Eyre-Smith* compere ,*Robyn Davies* MD ,*Don Maclean* ,*Malcolm Stent* ,*Lesley Delo* ,*Bewdley Concert Band* ,*Birmingham Icknield, Cradley, Solihull, Newport, Hadley and District*, and *Gentlemen Songster* Choirs ,*Black Country Ukulele Band* ,*Manor Singers* ,*Schools Showcase*


<p>Join the <strong>Birmingham St George’s Day Association</strong> for a celebration of England&#8217;s patron saint.</p> <p>Enjoy an evening full of music and merriment in aid of Macmillan Nurses, featuring talented performers and choirs from across the region.</p> ]]>
2015-04-25T18:00:00 2015-04-25T18:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - The Miracle of the Rose]]>
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2015-04-25T19:30:00 2015-04-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Noah Stewart]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See the captivating young tenor, Noah Stewart’s new show that includes some of opera's most-celebrated arias as well as West End and big screen favourites.

Noah Stewart.

£20 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 & £30 plus transaction fee* ,


<p><strong>Noah Stewart</strong>, the dashing young Harlem tenor, is one of international opera&#8217;s most talked about singers. </p> <p>Following his sell out 2012 tour, Noah returns to his &#8216;home from home&#8217; with a sensational new show that includes some of opera&#8217;s most-celebrated arias as well as hand picked West End and Big Screen favourites, sung in Noah&#8217;s incomparable style.</p> ]]>
2015-04-25T20:00:00 2015-04-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Family Concert: Bite-size Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Bring the whole family, as the CBSO Childrens’ Chorus celebrates its 20th birthday in a fun-filled afternoon of bite-sized classics!

Jamie Phillips. Photo: Russell Duncan.

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee* all areas. Group of 4: £32 plus transaction fee* , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*Jamie Phillips* conductor ,*Tom Redmond* presenter

Programme: |_. *John Williams* | _E.T. Flying Theme_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Elgar* | _Wand of Youth: Wild Bears_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Respighi* | _La Boutique fantasque – Tarantella_ | %(duration)3’% | ,|_. *Marsh* | _Once Upon a Time: I remember just being small, Sing us a Story, The Flames of Life_ | %(duration)8’% | ,|_. *Humperdinck* | _Hansel and Gretel: Overture_ | %(duration)8’% | ,|_. *Holst* | _St. Paul's Suite - Finale (The Daragason)_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Britten* | _Simple Symphony – Playful Pizzicato_ | %(duration)3’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | _Samba Alla Turca_ | %(duration)3’% | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Mother Goose - The Fairy Garden_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Marsh* | _Once Upon a Time: Monsters!, Maybe, The world of my tomorrow_ | %(duration)9’% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | _The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers_ % | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Britten* | _Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra – Fugue_ | %(duration)3’% |


<p>You don’t have to be old to make great music &#8211; in fact, you don’t even have to be grown up at all! </p> <p>As the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Children’s Chorus celebrates its 20th birthday, this fun family concert features music by and for children &#8211; from Britten and Elgar, to Mozart and Holst. Former Children’s Chorus member Jamie Phillips is back for the day to conduct, and whether you’re young or just young at heart, you’re invited to the party!</p> ]]>
2015-04-26T14:30:00 2015-04-26T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Walsall Jazz Orchestra]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Experience the Walsall Jazz Orchestra and its dynamic rhythm section as it visits the CBSO Centre in Birmignham.

Walsall Jazz Orchestra

£12

Suffix: 40th Anniversary Celebration with Julian Arguelles and Martin Shaw

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £6 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p>Having performed at venues throughout the UK and abroad, including the Montreux Jazz Festival and London&#8217;s Royal Festival Hall, <strong>Walsall Jazz Orchestra</strong> now visits the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre in Birmingham for its 40th Anniversary Celebration.</p> <p>With much of its music built around its dynamic rhythm section with drummer <strong>Carl Hemmingsley</strong> at its heart, the orchestra aims to play forward-looking music whilst still having respect for the past.</p> <p>This very special performance features two Walsall Jazz Orchestra alumni &#8211; saxophonist <strong>Julian Arguelles</strong> and trumpet player <strong>Martin Shaw</strong> &#8211; and repertoire includes new compositions by <strong>Tim Amann</strong> and trumpeter <strong>Nick Dewhurst</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-04-26T19:30:00 2015-04-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Tom Winpenny]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in Town Hall

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, full-time students, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* ,Unreserved seating

Programme: |_. *Walton* (arr. Tom Winpenny) | March: _A History of the English-Speaking Peoples_ | ,|_. *J S Bach* | Concerto in A minor BWV 593 | ,|_. *Wesley* | Larghetto in F sharp minor | ,|_. *Byrd* | _The Carman’s Whistle_ | ,|_. *Roger-Ducasse* | _Pastorale_ (1909) | ,|_. *Judith Bingham* | _Vol de nuit_ (arranged from _The Secret Garden,_ 2004) | ,|_. *Dupré* | Prelude & Fugue in B major, Op 7 no 1 |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with <strong>Tom Winpenny,</strong> Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-04-27T13:00:00 2015-04-27T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Mike + the Mechanics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Mike Rutherford and a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics as they head to Symphony Hall as part of the Birmingham leg of their hits tour.

Mike + The Mechanics

£32 - £36

Suffix: Support James Walsh

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £32, £36 plus transaction fee* , ,Official Meet and Greet VIP packages are available from "Ticketmaster":http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004CA1BD5CEFC9?brand=uk_vipnation


<p>Following on from their sold-out UK tour earlier this year, <strong>Mike &amp; The Mechanics</strong>, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide are on the the road once more with <em>The Hits Tour 2015</em>. </p> <p>Genesis founding member <strong>Mike Rutherford</strong> on guitar – joins forces with a new generation Mike + The Mechanics. The line up includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&amp;B singer, <strong>Andrew Roachford</strong>, whose previous hits include <em>Cuddly Tour</em> and <em>Family Man</em> and Canadian-born singer, <strong>Tim Howar</strong> who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini. </p> <p>Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound. </p> <p><em>The Hits Tour 2015</em> will include their globally successful 80s hit single <em>The Living Years</em>, along with their other classic hits including <em>Silent Running</em>, <em>All I Need Is A Miracle</em>, <em>Word Of Mouth</em>, <em>Another Cup of Coffee</em> and the unforgettable <em>Over My Shoulder</em> to name a few.</p> <p>Support will be provided by <strong>James Walsh,</strong> former frontman of multi-million selling band, Starsailor.</p> ]]>
2015-04-27T19:30:00 2015-04-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Midweek Explorer ]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer Sara Colman, while exploring music and making new friends.

Sara Colman

Wednesday 29 April - Wednesday 16 December, 10.30am

Free Event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer <strong>Sara Colman</strong>. *</p> <p>Take time out in a relaxing and friendly space with your little ones, while exploring music and making new friends. </p> <p>Recommended for ages 5 and under.</p> <p><strong>Please note our August picnic is hosted by Holly Thomas and Andy Bunting.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-18T10:30:00 2015-12-16T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Beyond Classical]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 29 April, 5:30pm

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Connect with Classical Music in a new way.</p> <p>Join us and groups from <strong>Birmingham Conservatoire</strong> for a free performance and a chat with the classical stars of the future in the informal setting of Symphony Hall Cafe Bar.</p> ]]>
2015-02-05T17:30:00 2015-04-29T17:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Symphonie Fantastique ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! Berlioz’s _Symphonie Fantastique_ is the ultimate orchestral roller-coaster ride. Nikola Znaider conducts.

Nikolai Znaider. Photo: George Lange

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html , , ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Nikolai Znaider* conductor ,*Jian Wang* cello ,

Programme: |_. *Dvořák* | Cello Concerto in B minor | %40’% | ,|_. *Berlioz* | _Symphonie Fantastique_ | %59’% | ,


<p>All you need is love! When Hector Berlioz couldn’t get the girl of his dreams, he wrote her a symphony: a huge, crazy, opium-fuelled riot of supernatural fantasies and star-crossed passion. It’s quite simply&#8230; well, fantastic! And Dvořák took a boyhood romance and a vision of Niagara Falls, and poured them into the most ardent cello concerto ever written. Jian Wang tells the story tonight.</p> ]]>
2015-04-29T19:30:00 2015-04-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Emilia Mårtensson]]> Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Emilia Mårtensson performs beautiful songs that draw on her Swedish heritage as well as jazz at the Hare and Hounds as part of Jazzlines

Emilia Mårtensson

£10

Ticket Information: Unreserved seating. , ,£10 plus transaction fee* , ,*SoundBite Members £7.50* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off performances as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p><strong>Emilia Mårtensson</strong> is a Swedish/Slovenian singer now based in London. She is one of the most exciting and original vocalists on the scene today performing beautiful songs that draw on her Swedish heritage as well as jazz, thereby creating a true mystique in concert. She has performed with the <strong>Kairos Quartet</strong>, but now focusses on her own group in which her musical partnership with pianist <strong>Barry Green</strong> is key. The group also features bass player <strong>Sam Lasserson</strong> and drummer/percussionist <strong>Adriano Adewale</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-04-29T20:30:00 2015-04-29T20:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Symphonie Fantastique]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is the ultimate orchestral roller-coaster ride. Nikolaj Znaider conducts.

Nikolai Znaider. Photo: George Lange.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16, £24, £29, £34, £41 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here ,for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Nikolaj Znaider* conductor ,*Jian Wang* cello ,

Programme: |_. Dvořák | Cello Concerto in B minor | %40’% | ,|_. Berlioz | _Symphonie Fantastique_ | %59’% | ,


<p>All you need is love! When <strong>Hector Berlioz</strong> couldn’t get the girl of his dreams, he wrote her a symphony: a huge,crazy, opium-fuelled riot of supernatural fantasies and star-crossed passion. It’s quite simply&#8230; well, fantastic! And <strong>Dvořák</strong> took a boyhood romance and a vision of Niagara Falls, and poured them into the most ardent cello concerto ever written. <strong>Jian Wang</strong> tells the story tonight.</p> ]]>
2015-04-30T14:15:00 2015-04-30T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Dylan Moran: Off the Hook]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary heads to Symphony Hall for the first time with his new stand up show.

Dylan Moran. Photo: Andy Hollingworth

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Tickets are £25 plus transaction fee* , ,£23 plus transaction fee* for 60+ , ,£23 for 16-25s and students - "Sign up to SoundBite for free":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/ to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees. ,


<p><strong>Dylan Moran,</strong> star of <em>Black Books</em>, <em>Shaun of the Dead</em> and <em>Calvary</em> heads to Symphony Hall for the first time with his new stand up show, <strong>Off the Hook.</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Jokes as sharp as barbed wire and a comedy brain quicker than a steel trap… Rarely have the rafters of the Playhouse shook so dangerously to the sound of laughter.</strong><br /> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A supremely confident performer, his timing for delivering punchlines is something special.</strong><br /> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>It didn’t falter for a moment. This is stand-up comedy of the first order&#8230; there’s scarcely a word wasted&#8230; seriously good fun.</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-30T20:00:00 2015-04-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Charlie Chaplin]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A big-screen showing of Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent comedy Modern Times – with a soundtrack performed live by the full CBSO!

Charlie Chaplin.

£10 - £32

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10, £16, £18, £22, £25, £29, £32 plus transaction fee*. Special seating plan applies. , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5* tickets available for young people 16-25 including "SoundBite members":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/ from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Carl Davis* conductor

Programme: |_. *Davis* | _Behind the Screen_ | %(duration)20’% | ,|_. *Chaplin* | _Modern Times_ | %(duration)80’% | ,


<p>Until you’ve heard a full symphony orchestra accompanying a film live, you’ve never experienced the ultimate in movie sound. </p> <p>Veteran movie maestro <strong>Carl (“Cranford”) Davis</strong> conducts the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> in a live soundtrack to one of Hollywood’s all-time comedy classics, <strong>Charlie Chaplin’s</strong> <em>Modern Times</em> &#8211; humour that never gets old, with music that sounds like new. </p> <p>You can’t hire this on Netflix!</p> ]]>
2015-05-01T19:30:00 2015-05-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Laura Carter]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Explore and discover new musical adventures with leading musical educator and folk musician Laura Carter.

Laura Carter

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free Event


<p>Explore and discover new musical adventures with leading musical educator and folk musician <strong>Laura Carter</strong>, alongside her worldly explorers &#8211; an exciting morning of singing, dancing, instruments and musical games, with the help of innovative Birmingham folk band <span class="caps">ESK</span>.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-05-02T10:30:00 2015-05-02T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Community Spirit]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Look forward to a night of reflection, unity, hope, friendship, joy and celebration as THSH and Black Voices bring community choirs together at Town Hall.

Community Spirit at Town Hall

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Community Spirit</strong> is a project run by <strong>Town Hall Symphony Hall</strong> in partnership with associate artist <strong>Black Voices</strong>. The project offers local community choirs in Birmingham the opportunity to share repertoire and perform as a collective in a large-scale concert at Town Hall.</p> <p>This unique project aims to build confidence, empower community choir leaders and encourage choir members to try new repertoire. This concert will celebrate the wealth of choral talent within the Birmingham area.</p> <p>Performing alongside <strong>Black Voices</strong> we welcome <strong>Lutley Community Voices, Brandhall Community Choir, Quinton Community Choir, Lichfield Gospel Choir, Bournville Young Singers</strong> and <strong>Town Hall Gospel Choir.</strong> </p> <p>Exploring the themes of war and peace, with styles ranging from gospel, folk, pop and classical, it promises to be a night of reflection, unity, hope and friendship, as well as joy and celebration.</p> ]]>
2015-05-02T18:00:00 2015-05-02T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Lee - A Room With A Stew]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart's next BBC2 series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Stewart Lee. Photo: Colin Hutton

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


<p>A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart&#8217;s next BBC2 series of <em>Stewart Lee&#8217;s Comedy Vehicle</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Remains one of the best stand-ups in the country.</strong><br /> Metro</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Best comedian in Britain.</strong><br /> Mirror</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>There&#8217;s a wealth of evidence to suggest that in the last few years, Lee has gone completely mad.</strong><br /> Guardian </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>If Lee had a shred of insight into the working lives of others, he’d realise that those who give up an evening to see him deserve his thanks, not his toxic scorn.</strong><br /> Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <p>14+ accompanied with an adult</p> ]]>
2015-05-02T20:00:00 2015-05-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Rachmaninoff Vespers]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 On an early summer evening in the warm acoustic of Town Hall, experience the unmistakable atmosphere of Rachmaninoff's Vespers.

Ex Cathedra.

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Please note this forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. , ,*CONCERT PACKAGE* ,Ex Cathedra’s concert package is the best way to make sure you secure the seats you would like, at a substantial saving. You can enjoy priority booking on all Birmingham concerts, can choose your preferred tickets, including additional tickets for your friends and family, and can combine different price bands at different concerts to suit your requirements. , ,Savings apply to full price tickets, but exclude £9.50 plus transaction fee* seats. ,3 concerts 15% discount ,4-5 concerts 20% discount ,6 concerts 25% discount , ,*FURTHER DISCOUNTS* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor


<p>Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Rachmaninoff loved his Vespers above all his other works. </p> <p>They gave their composer <em>&#8216;an hour of the most complete satisfaction&#8217;</em>, and every performance creates a quite unmistakable atmosphere. </p> <p>On an early summer evening in the warm acoustic of Town Hall, they will speak with real eloquence.</p> ]]>
2015-05-03T16:00:00 2015-05-03T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Worcestershire Youth Music Gala Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Enjoy an extravaganza of young musical talent from across the county, as Worcestershire Youth Music present a gala of jazz, classical and rock music.

Worcestershire Youth Music

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* ,*Under 16s, 60plus, unwaged* £10 plus transaction fee* ,*Family ticket* £40 plus transaction fee* (2 adult, 2 concession tickets)


<p><a href="http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/music">Worcestershire Youth Music</a> presents an extravaganza of young musical talent from across the county. With jazz, classical and rock music performances from some of the best young musicians in Worcestershire, this Gala has something for everyone.</p> ]]>
2015-05-03T18:00:00 2015-05-03T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Charley Pride]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hear the timeless everyman and country legend, Charley Pride, in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall

Charley Pride

£30 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30, £35, £40 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Charley Pride</strong> is a timeless everyman, revered by his musical peers and adored by countless millions of fans around the globe. His golden baritone voice has transcended race and spanned the generations.</p> <p>Between his first number one single <em>All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)</em> in 1969, and <em>Every Heart Should Have One</em> in 1984, Pride scored more than 36 number one country singles. Over the past thirty years, he has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all-time. His incredible legacy also includes an astonishing 70 million albums sold, 31 gold and four platinum albums &#8211; including one quadruple platinum. </p> <p>Pride continues his illustrious career with the release of <em>Comfort of Her Wings</em> and <em>Pride and Joy: A Gospel Music Collection</em>. These albums show that Pride has not slowed down and proves his voice is as good, if not better than ever. </p> <p>Still touring to sell out crowds, don&#8217;t miss the chance to see this country legend perform in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-05-04T19:30:00 2015-05-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Town Hall Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Learn more about the Town Hall’s rich heritage, walking in the footsteps of renowned artists, and exploring backstage areas.

Town Hall interior. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

£8.50

Ticket Information: £8.50 (£7.50 for concessions) plus transaction fee*


<p>Learn more about the Town Hall’s rich heritage and the changes it’s seen since opening in 1834.</p> <p>Walk in the footsteps of Prime Ministers, musicians and authors. Hear about <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> and <strong>Charles Dickens</strong> who launched new works here.</p> <p>Enjoy exploring backstage areas and see original works of art including the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/news/news/historic-town-hall-painting-comes-home/">original watercolour painting</a> by <strong>W Harris</strong> (1831), on permanent loan from Assay Office Birmingham.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 90 minutes.</p> <p>Please note that Town Hall tour tickets must be booked in advance and are available until the day before the tour. Please come to Town Hall stage door on arrival.</p> ]]>
2015-04-21T10:30:00 2015-06-19T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Barbara Hannigan sings Mozart and Stravinsky]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The great Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan performs a fascinating programme of Stravinsky, Haydn and Mozart alongside the Britten Sinfonia.

Barbara Hannigan. Photo: Elmer de Haas.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £27.50, £40 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £26.50, £38 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets plus transaction fee** ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Britten Sinfonia* ,*Barbara Hannigan* soprano/director

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | _La Clemenzo di Tito_ Overture | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Mozart | _Bella mia Fiamma_ | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 49, _La Passion_ | %(duration)25’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | _Idomeneo_ Overture | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _The Rake's Progress_ Act I Scene III | %(duration)9’% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Pulcinella Suite_ | %(duration)25’% | , , ,


<ol> <li><strong>Stravinsky’s</strong> very personal relationship with the genius of <strong>Mozart</strong> inspired some of his most original – and entertaining – works. The great Canadian soprano <strong>Barbara Hanningan</strong> has devised this fascinating programme, directing and singing with the <strong>Britten Sinfonia</strong> in the songs, dances and uncategorisable surprises that result when one genius locks horns with another.</li> </ol> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/104911499" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/104911499">2014-15 Britten Sinfonia season trailer</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3196675">Britten Sinfonia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-05-05T19:30:00 2015-05-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Haydn in London]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Haydn wrote 104 symphonies - practice makes perfect, and his final ones are exceptional. Baiba Skrida performs not one but two violin concertos.

Baiba Skride. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16, £24, £29, £34, £41 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949."Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Baiba Skride* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 103 _Drumroll_ |%(duration)29'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Violin Concerto No 4 | %(duration)24'% | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | Violin Concerto No 2 | %(duration)26'% | ,|_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 104 _London_ | %(duration)29'% | ,


<p>No two great composers were ever closer than Mozart and Haydn, and there’s a smile in every bar of this delightfully entertaining concert. </p> <p>Two of the wittiest and warmest symphonies ever written frame lively concertos by <strong>Haydn’s</strong> best friend, and his biggest 20th century fan. <strong>Andris Nelsons’s</strong> schoolfriend <strong>Baiba Skride</strong> is the soloist. This is going to be fun: come and join the party!</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, Haydn in London: Today&#8217;s programme is introduced by <strong>Dr Derek McCulloch</strong>, Director of Café Mozart.</p> ]]>
2015-05-06T14:15:00 2015-05-06T14:15:00
<![CDATA[project 'Postcard To Bill' - Bruno Heinen & Kristian Borring]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pianist Bruno Heinen and guitarist Kristian Borring perform original arrangements of compositions by the great pianist Bill Evans

Thursday 7th May, 5pm

Bramall Music Building Foyer

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free


<p>Pianist Bruno Heinen and guitarist Kristian Borring perform original arrangements of compositions by the great pianist Bill Evans. Recorded for release on Babel on 2015, this project takes inspiration from Evans’ famous duo recordings with guitarist Jim Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p>Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts&#8230; (Kristian Borring) has a hyper-cool and low-key approach to jazz guitar, but reprises it with warmth, confidence and a rhythmic hipness that&#8217;s thoroughly contemporary.<br /> John Fordham, The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-07T17:00:00 2015-05-07T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Haydn in London]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Haydn wrote 104 symphonies - practice makes perfect, and his final ones are exceptional. Baiba Skrida performs not one but two violin concertos.

Baiba Skride. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Baiba Skride* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 103 _Drumroll_ |%(duration)29'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Violin Concerto No 4 | %(duration)24'% | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | Violin Concerto No 2 | %(duration)26'% | ,|_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 104 _London_ | %(duration)29'% |


<p>No two great composers were ever closer than <strong>Mozart</strong> and <strong>Haydn</strong>, and there’s a smile in every bar of this delightfully entertaining concert. </p> <p>Two of the wittiest and warmest symphonies ever written frame lively concertos by Haydn’s best friend, and his biggest 20th century fan. <strong>Andris Nelsons’s</strong> schoolfriend <strong>Baiba Skride</strong> is the soloist. This is going to be fun: come and join the party!</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, Haydn in London: Today&#8217;s programme is introduced by <strong>Dr Derek McCulloch</strong>, Director of Café Mozart.<br /> c9.45pm Post-concert chat: Stay late for a post-concert conversation with Andris Nelsons and Stephen Maddock.</p> ]]>
2015-05-07T19:30:00 2015-05-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Full English ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Award-winning folk group The Full English perform colourful folk songs on the Town Hall stage, after success at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014.

The Full English

£21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Winners of Best Group and Album of the Year at the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, <strong>The Full English</strong> play from their acclaimed album of the same name.</p> <p>Assembled by folk singer and scholar <strong>Fay Hield</strong>, <strong>The Full English</strong> comprises of traditional singer and fiddle player <strong>Nancy Kerr</strong>, award-winning singer-songwriter <strong>Seth Lakeman</strong>, internationally renowned guitarist <strong>Martin Simpson</strong>, double bassist of choice, <strong>Ben Nicholls</strong> and two of the most dazzling, in-demand multi-instrumentalists playing today, <strong>Rob Harbron</strong> &amp; <strong>Sam Sweeney.</strong></p> <p>Witness this group of stellar musicians as they perform colourful folk songs including <em>Arthur O&#8217;Bradley</em> and <em>Man in the Moon</em> on the Town Hall stage.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.</strong><br /> The Telegraph ****</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-07T19:30:00 2015-05-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Baiba Skride in The Mendelssohn Octet ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Baiba Skride in The Mendelssohn Octet

£10

Ticket Information: £10 all areas plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html

Billing: *Baiba Skride* violin ,*CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | Octet |


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love.</p> ]]>
2015-05-08T13:10:00 2015-05-08T13:10:00
<![CDATA[ReedBass]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join ReedBass for an intoxicating blend of harmony, rhythm and melody as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs

ReedBass

Free

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free


<p><strong>ReedBass</strong> is an exciting contemporary jazz sextet, who have managed to fuse the old with the new, weaving an intoxicating blend of harmony, rhythm and melody to create an electrifying listening experience.</p> <p>With a wide range of influences, their music has been described as a fusion of the music they grew up listening to (funk, gospel, blues, reggae, soul) with a generous portion of current music genres (grime, hip hop, r&amp;b, dancehall, dubstep) alongside a jazz foundation.</p> <p>Jazzlines Free Gigs are designed to help you get that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians.</p> ]]>
2015-05-08T17:00:00 2015-05-08T17:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG Fantasmagoria]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14 plus transaction fee* , ,Concessions £10 plus transaction fee* , ,Free ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme, subject to availability ,


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2015-05-09T19:30:00 2015-05-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Thea Gilmore with Special Guests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Folk-rock singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore returns to Town Hall.

Thea Gilmore

£19.50 - £24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £22.50 & £24.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Folk-rock singer-songwriter <strong>Thea Gilmore</strong> comes to Town Hall performing tracks from her brand new album, following on from the massive success of her 2013 release <em>Regardless</em>.</p> <p>Her razor sharp lyrics, melodic flair and honey toned voice have been admired by wide ranging contemporaries from <strong>Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Richard Thompson, Neil Gaiman, David Baddeil</strong> and <strong>William Boyd</strong>.</p> <p>In 2012 <em>Don&#8217;t Stop Singing</em>, her new musical settings of the late <strong>Sandy Denny&#8217;s</strong> unfinished works received great acclaim, and included the single <em>London</em> which was used extensively in the <span class="caps">BBC</span> TV coverage of the Olympic Games.</p> <p>Support will be provided by <strong>Jo Rose</strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p>Gilmore is blazing her own path towards classic status as a songwriter.<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-09T20:00:00 2015-05-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Belle and Sebastian]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Belle and Sebastian bring their blend of electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks to Symphony Hall.

Belle and Sebastian

Sunday 10 May 2015, 7:45pm start time to be confirmed

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Belle and Sebastian</strong> are a group out to challenge the definition of pop music.</p> <p>With the release of their album <em>Girls in Peace time Want to Dance</em>, Belle and Sebastian bring their blend of electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks to Symphony Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p>The people&#8217;s republic of Belle and Sebastian is on the move again, taking its message of responsible pop music in a revolutionary age to lands far and near.<br /> Stuart Murdock.</p> </blockquote> <p>Support from Lower Dens</p> ]]>
2015-05-10T19:45:00 2015-05-10T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter: A Bach Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in Town Hall as part of the Lunchtime Organ Series

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, full-time students, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* ,Unreserved seating

Programme: |_. *Bach* | Concerto in C, BWV 595 | ,|_.   | Partita: O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767 | ,|_. &nbsp; | Trio Sonata no 6 BWV 530 | ,|_. &nbsp; | Chorale-prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662 | ,|_. &nbsp; | Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-05-11T13:00:00 2015-05-11T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Dvořák's Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan concludes its 2014/15 season with the welcome return of Raphael Wallfisch.

Raphael Wallfisch

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6.50, £9.50, £13.50, £17.50, £21.50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £6.50, £8.50, £12.50, £16.50, £19.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949.

Billing: *Orchestra of the Swan* ,*David Curtis* conductor ,*Raphael Wallfisch* cello

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | Symphony No 38, _Prague_ | %(duration)27'% | ,|_. *Dvořák* | Rondo for Cello and Orchestra | %(duration)6'% | ,|_.   | _Silent Woods_ | %(duration)5'% | ,|_.   | Cello Concerto arr. chamber orchestra | %(duration)41'% |


<p>Orchestra of the Swan concludes its 2014/15 season with the welcome return of Raphael Wallfisch, performing Dvořák&#8217;s Cello Concerto in an arrangement for chamber orchestra. </p> <p>As a bonus Raphael performs the Rondo and <em>Silent Woods</em> for cello and orchestra, and keeping the Czech connection, the concert opens with one of Mozart’s most ebullient symphonies, <em>Prague</em>. First performed in Prague on 19 January 1787, such was the success of its premiere that Mozart said &#8216;I count this day as one of the happiest of my life.&#8217;</p> ]]>
2015-05-13T14:30:00 2015-05-13T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: Mike Fletcher Trio ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear Mike Fletcher Trio's deeply thoughtful and crafted contemporary jazz music, as part of ECHO Rising Stars.

Mike Fletcher. Photo © John Watson

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All seats £10 plus transaction fee* ,60plus: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at "boxoffice@thsh.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get 50% off ECHO Rising Stars concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Additional child tickets £5 plus transaction fee*. Maximum group size of 6. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used. , ,Stalls only. Unreserved seating.

Billing: *Mike Fletcher Trio* ,*Mike Fletcher* saxes and flutes ,*Olie Brice* bass ,*Jeff Williams* drums


<p>Hear the best emerging classical talent in <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars, a series of recitals showcasing outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2005 Mike Fletcher has built a reputation as a highly creative and individual instrumentalist and composer. He has led a number of ensembles of varying sizes from trio to big band and has performed as a leader nationally and internationally with musicians such as Hans Koller, Mark Sanders and Dan Weiss.</p> <p>His music is deeply thoughtful and crafted and with Olie Brice on bass and Jeff Williams on drums, his trio features some of the stars of the British jazz scene. Mike Fletcher Trio is nominated by Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham and is part of the Jazzlines programme.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100991308?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/100991308">Mike fletcher</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-05-13T19:30:00 2015-05-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chris de Burgh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Be among the first to hear live renditions of Chris de Burgh's 20th studio album The Hands of Man that captures his quintessential lyrical style but with a nod to 21st century techniques.

Chris de Burgh

£40 - £60

Suffix: The Hands of Man Live 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £40, £50, £60 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Be among the first to hear live renditions of Chris de Burgh&#8217;s 20th studio album <em>The Hands of Man</em> that captures his quintessential lyrical style but with a nod to 21st century techniques.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The record is a cornucopia of music and emotion and I hope the fans out there will be very surprised not only by the strength of the songwriting, but also at the depth of the album, which you can go back to again and again.</strong><br /> Chris de Burgh</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-13T19:30:00 2015-05-13T19:30:00
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2015-05-13T19:30:00 2015-05-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Hélène Grimaud in Recital ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The brilliantly dynamic Hélène Grimaud takes us on a journey based around the themes of water and nature in this scintillating Town Hall programme.

Hélène Grimaud. Photo: Mat Hennek/ Deutsche Grammophon.

£9.50 - £35

Pick a Seat Available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets plus transaction fee** ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Hélène Grimaud* piano

Programme: |_. *Berio* | _Wasserklavier_ from _Encores_ | %(duration)1’% | ,|_. *Takemitsu* | _Rain Tree Sketch II_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Fauré* | Barcarolle No 5 | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Jeux d’eau_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Albéniz* | _Almeria_ from _Iberia 2_ | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Liszt* | _Les jeux d’eau à la villa d’Este_ from _Années de Pèlerinage, Third year_ | %(duration)7’% | ,|_. *Janácek* | _In the Mists_ 1 | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Debussy* | _La cathédrale engloutie_ from Préludes 1 | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Piano Sonata No 2 | %(duration)26’% |


<p><em>‘Grimaud doesn’t sound like most pianists’</em> says The New Yorker, <em>‘She is a rubato artist, a reinventor of phrasings, a taker of chances.’</em> Her programme tonight takes the themes of water and the inextinguishable power of nature as its starting point. As she travels from Liszt’s Italian fountains and Debussy’s Atlantic coast to Brahms&#8217; tempestuous and elemental Second Sonata, Grimaud’s <em>&#8216;scintillating intelligence’</em> (The Independent) will make everything she plays glow with living colour.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>This promises to be an evening of top notch piano playing. And who better to have at the helm than the brilliantly dynamic Hélène Grimaud? Prepare for a magnificent performance.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-14T19:30:00 2015-05-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ CBSO Centre Stage: Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge

£10

Ticket Information: £10 all areas plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html

Billing: *CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. Beethoven | String Quartet in B flat Op 130 |   | ,|_.   | Grosse Fuge Op 133 |


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-05-15T13:10:00 2015-05-15T13:10:00
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2015-05-15T19:30:00 2015-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tom Paxton - 50 Years On ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join folk music legend Tom Paxton in the stunning acoustics of Town Hall as part of his 50 Years On tour.

Tom Paxton. Photo: Michael G. Stewart

£26.50

Suffix: with special guest Robin Bullock

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £26.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>50 years on from his first UK tour in 1965, US folk music legend, <strong>Tom Paxton</strong> returns to Town Hall as part of his <em>50 Years On</em> tour.</p> <p>Celebrated amongst his peers and audiences alike, Paxton is one of the most highly regarded, loved, and best known folk singer/songwriters of his generation. His five decade career has included the recording of many enduring songs, such as <em>The Last Thing On My Mind, Bottle of Wine</em> and <em>Ramblin&#8217; Boy</em>, thousands of live performances around the world and a <strong>Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award</strong> in 2009.</p> <p>Paxton portrays his famously generous nature, a true desire for justice and a desire to bring people together through his music. Don&#8217;t miss the opportunity to see a revered figure in folk music and a voice of his generation perform in one of the finest music halls in the country.</p> ]]>
2015-05-15T19:30:00 2015-05-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Don McLean - The American Troubadour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Don’t miss your chance to see the man who brought us American Pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Crying and Castles In The Air.

Don McLean

£33.50 - £37.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £33.50 & £37.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>America’s legendary singer-songwriter <strong>Don McLean</strong> returns to Birmingham with his band as part of his UK tour in support of his new CD/DVD, <em>Live in Manchester</em>. </p> <p>Over the course of his extraordinary career, Don McLean has sold over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, appeared on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in 2011 and was awarded the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He has sold out arenas worldwide, performing 14 world tours and more than 4,000 concert appearances. </p> <p>Don’t miss your chance to see the man who brought us <em>American Pie</em>, <em>Vincent (Starry Starry Night)</em>, <em>Crying</em> and <em>Castles in the Air</em>. </p> ]]>
2015-05-16T19:30:00 2015-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Clare Teal sings the Doris Day Songbook]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra celebrate Doris Day with a spectacular tribute to the great star in the stunning surroundings of Town Hall.

Clare Teal

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Clare Teal* ,*Jason Rebello* musical director ,*Hollywood Orchestra*


<p><strong>Clare Teal</strong> and her <strong>Hollywood Orchestra</strong> celebrate <strong>Doris Day</strong> with a spectacular tribute to the great star in the stunning surroundings of Town Hall.</p> <p>Clare has created a show that celebrates all of Doris’ professional life. Starting from her early days with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, the show moves on to embrace her massive hit songs from the time when she was the Queen of Hollywood, and also includes later material when she was more influenced by the world of pop.</p> <p>The show is an entertaining, joyful journey through the musical life of one of the biggest legends of Hollywood. Songs include <em>Secret Love, Move Over Darling, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Deadwood Stage, It’s Magic, Ready Willing and Able, Everybody Loves A Lover, I’ll Never Stop Loving You</em> and <em>Que Sera Sera (What Will Be Will Be).</em></p> <p>Clare’s interpretations of these timeless classics demonstrate not only her own distinct, stunning vocal style, but also prove what a deep respect she has for their original singer. </p> ]]>
2015-05-16T19:30:00 2015-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Parsifal]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Wagner’s final opera directed by Andris Nelsons documents the search for the Holy Grail through some of the most sublime music ever written.

James Rutherford. Photo: Werner Kmetitsch

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £32.50, £40, £48, £55 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Choruses* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Burkhard Fritz* tenor (Parsifal) ,*Mihoko Fujimura* mezzo soprano (Kundry) ,*Georg Zeppenfeld* bass baritone (Gurnemanz) ,*James Rutherford* baritone (Amfortas) ,*David Wilson-Johnson* bass (Titurel)

Programme: |_. *Wagner* | _Parsifal_ |


<blockquote> <p><strong>In this realm, time becomes space</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Wagner’s <em>Parsifal</em> tells of the knights of the Holy Grail: a story of truth, suffering and redemption, set to music so beautiful that it pierces straight to your very soul. Andris Nelsons has been hailed around the world as one of the finest Wagner conductors of our time: this concert performance of Wagner’s final opera will be transcendent.</p> ]]>
2015-05-17T15:00:00 2015-05-17T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Grimethorpe Colliery Band]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 From the hit 1995 film Brassed Off! the Grimethorpe Colliery Band make their debut at Town Hall, Birmingham.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>From the hit 1995 film <em>Brassed Off!</em>, the <strong>Grimethorpe Colliery Band</strong> return to Town Hall, Birmingham. </p> <p>These musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation on both the concert and contest stage &#8211; the band recently completed tours of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, and have won numerous brass band accolades. With numerous television appearances and recordings to their credit, the band is justifiably proud of its history and achievements.</p> <p>Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing your favourite classics with passion and style. </p> <p><strong><em>A thoroughly entertaining show and a must for all music enthusiasts!</em></strong><br /> The Guardian</p> <p><strong><em>Sensational &#8211; performing your favourite classics in spectacular style!</em></strong><br /> The Times</p> ]]>
2015-05-17T15:00:00 2015-05-17T15:00:00
<![CDATA[David Reynolds: Churchill in 1945 - Triumph & Tragedy]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us at Town Hall for a special talk, Churchill in 1945: Triumph and Tragedy by David Reynolds, renowned writer and Professor of International History.

David Reynolds

£12.50

Segmentation Code: snc

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Professor <strong>David Reynolds</strong> looks at one of the most remarkable years in Churchill&#8217;s extraordinary life. We follow Britain&#8217;s greatest war leader through the last tumultuous months of World War Two, including the still controversial Yalta conference, to the triumph of Victory in Europe and the last Big Three summit at Potsdam. From this peak we descend to the nightmare of the 1945 election, when Churchill was unceremoniously dismissed from Number Ten. He felt this as a personal tragedy &#8211; almost the end. Yet the lecture also shows how Churchill recovered and rose to new heights as world statesman and as the most celebrated historian of the War.</p> <p>David Reynolds is Professor of International History at Cambridge and author of the prize-winning book <em>In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War</em>. He has also made a dozen historical documentaries for the <span class="caps">BBC</span>, including <em>Churchill&#8217;s Forgotten Years</em> and <em>The Long Shadow</em> which traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries.</p> ]]>
2015-05-17T19:30:00 2015-05-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Takács Quartet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Takács Quartet performs Beethoven’s mighty first Razumovsky Quartet, alongside music by Debussy and Haydn’s exuberant Emperor Quartet..

Takács Quartet. Photo: Ellen Appel.

£9.50 - £35

Suffix: Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50* tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Takács Quartet* ,*Edward Dusinberre* violin ,*Károly Schranz* violin ,*Geraldine Walther* viola ,*András Fejér* cello ,

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | String Quartet Op 76 No 3, _Emperor_ | %(duration)24'% | ,|_. *Debussy* | String Quartet in G minor Op 10 | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | String Quartet Op 59 No 1, _Razumovsky_ | %(duration)38'% |


<p>When the <strong>Takács Quartet’s</strong> 2010 Beethoven Quartet Cycle won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, the prize panel described it as <em>“one of the greatest musical events of recent years”</em>. </p> <p><strong>Beethoven’s</strong> mighty first <em>Razumovsky</em> Quartet crowns tonight’s programme: a powerful contrast both to the subtleties of <strong>Claude Debussy</strong> and the sunlit exuberance of <strong>Haydn’s</strong> <em>Emperor</em> Quartet.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The Takács Quartet is a truly brilliant ensemble, whose knowledge and command of the string quartet repertoire is among the best in the world. Their performance of the Emperor Quartet, and one of the notoriously complex yet beautiful Razumovsky string quartets is a rare opportunity to hear true masters at work.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-19T19:30:00 2015-05-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lulu]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sixties pop icon Lulu visits Symphony Hall as part of her UK tour, performing all her hits alongside songs that have influenced her life.

Tuesday 19 May 2015, doors open at 7pm

£28.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Please note this concert goes on sale Friday 3 October at 10am.

Ticket Information: £28.50, £35, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Package* ,£89 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Sixties pop icon <strong>Lulu</strong> visits Symphony Hall as part of her first solo tour in over ten years, performing all her hits alongside the songs that have influenced her life.</p> <p>The Grammy-nominated songwriter is currently writing and recording her new album, which will showcase a return to her soulful roots. Soul music initially inspired her to perform and is her enduring passion.</p> <p>Lulu says <strong><em>&#8220;My family always said I came into this world singing, and I’d be happy to go out of this world singing – but I have a lot more to say before that happens!&#8221;</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Please note start time is to be confirmed.</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note there will be no support act at this concert.</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">VIP</span> packages available &#8211; see Ticket Info.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-19T19:30:00 2015-05-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chris Bowden's Tomorrow Band]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 From Soul Jazz to Ninja Tune to Rehab, Chris Bowden's Tomorrow Band play The Jam House as part of our Jazzlines programme

Chris Bowden's Tomorrow Band. Photo: Garry Corbett

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free


<p>Down the years this trio have set the standard with their incredible live performances.</p> <p>Intense, inventive and inspirational music embodies the heart and soul of this jazz trio. <strong>Chris Bowden</strong> (alto sax, piano), <strong>Neil Bullock</strong> (drums), <strong>Ben Markland</strong> (bass) are on top form, performing and recording newly written compositions with a rare intuition and understanding, breathing new life and roaring with beauty, energy and power.</p> <p>The journey continues: from Soul Jazz to Ninja Tune to Rehab, <strong>The Tomorrow Band</strong> play the Chris Bowden originals of today following their recording of a new album at the start of this year.</p> ]]>
2015-05-19T20:30:00 2015-05-19T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Bryan Ferry]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 British musical icon Bryan Ferry performs an incredible set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, plus songs from his forthcoming new album.

Bryan Ferry

£35 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Please note this concert will go on sale Friday 10 October, 10am.

Ticket Information: £35, £45, £55 & £65 plus transaction fee* , ,* VIP Up Close and Personal Package* £125 plus transaction fee* ,-Priority Entry ,-Signed programme ,-Seat within the front 4 rows ,-Exclusive tour VIP Laminate , ,*Please note VIP tickets are only available by phone or in person.*


<p>British musical icon <a href="http://www.bryanferry.com">Bryan Ferry</a> returns to Symphony Hall, performing an incredible set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, and songs from his forthcoming new album <em>Avonmore.</em></p> <p>Ferry’s recent shows around the world have attracted a new generation of fans and received unanimously rave reviews &#8211; don&#8217;t miss the chance to witness him perform in Birmingham.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Byronesque Ferry glories in nostalgia of the new, re-presenting his oeuvre in a new and thrilling way.</strong><br /> The Guardian *****</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Ferry cruises through 40 years &#8211; Deeply rooted in the past and yet daringly modern in its merging of genres. This was, indeed, the music of time.</strong><br /> The Daily Telegraph *****</p> </blockquote> <p><span class="caps">VIP</span> packages available &#8211; see &#8216;Ticket Info&#8217;.</p> ]]>
2015-05-20T19:30:00 2015-05-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Elkie Brooks in Concert ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect an electric evening with Elkie Brooks as she performs some of her classics hits, blues and jazz, at Town Hall.

Elkie Brooks

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Please note this concert was rescheduled from Saturday 21 February due to illness. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.</strong> (23/2/15)</p> <p><strong>Elkie Brooks</strong> is quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the fifth decade of her career, she is still one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of her generation. </p> <p>Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, this will be an electric evening with Elkie.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Still one of the great British voices</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-22T19:30:00 2015-05-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience the visceral magic of Lord of the Dance in one of Europe's most magnificent halls, as Michael Flatley's spectacular new production storms the Symphony Hall stage.

Lord of the Dance.

Friday 22 May - Tuesday 26 May 2015

£33 - £43.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: |_. Friday 22 May, 8pm | £37.50, £40 plus transaction fee*| ,|_. Saturday 23 May, 2.30pm | £37.50, £40 plus transaction fee* | ,|_. Saturday 23 May, 8pm | £40, £43.50 plus transaction fee* | ,|_. Sunday 24 May, 2.30pm | £37.50, £40 plus transaction fee* | ,|_. Sunday 24 May, 8pm | £37.50, £40 plus transaction fee* | ,|_. Monday 25 May, 8pm | £37.50, £40 plus transaction fee* | ,|_. Tuesday 26 May, 8pm | £33 plus transaction fee* |


<p>For more than a decade, <a href="http://www.michaelflatley.com">Michael Flatley’s</a> <a href="http://www.lordofthedance.com"><em>Lord of the Dance</em></a> has thrilled audiences around the world. Now is your chance to experience the magical adventure of sight and sound, as this spectacular new production storms the Symphony Hall stage.</p> <p><em>Lord of the Dance &#8211; Dangerous Games</em> is a transformation that boasts new staging, new costumes, new choreography, and new music by composer <strong>Gerard Fahy</strong> &#8211; and all without losing the visceral prevision and thrills of the original masterpiece.</p> <p>Directed by <strong>Michael Flatley</strong>, and starring 40 of the world&#8217;s most outstanding young performers, this latest iteration combines all-new features with the best of tradition.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I’m blown away by the remarkable talent and abilities of the great cast we’ve gathered.</strong> <br /> Michael Flatley </p> </blockquote> <p>Please note that although Michael Flatley and Nadine Coyle will perform on some tour dates, they will not be appearing in the performances at Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-05-22T20:00:00 2015-05-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Fisk Jubilee Singers]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Fisk Jubilee Singers, heirs to 2 centuries of African-American Spiritual tradition, return to Town Hall for the first time in 140 years.

Fisk Jubilee Singers

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £30 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £28.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used. , ,

Billing: *Fisk Jubilee Singers* ,*Paul T Kwami* musical director


<p>This isn’t the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ Birmingham debut – but given that they last appeared at Town Hall in March 1874, this is an overdue and very welcome return.</p> <p>Originally founded in Nashville, Tennessee, by George L White, Treasurer of the Fisk School, the Fisk Jubilee Singers are the heirs to two centuries of African-American Spiritual tradition, performing with a beauty and a power that has moved audiences on three continents.</p> ]]>
2015-05-23T19:30:00 2015-05-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fisk Jubilee Singers with Black Voices]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham’s own, internationally-acclaimed Black Voices join The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a legendary name in the world of African-American spirituals.

Fisk Jubilee Singers.

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £30 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £28.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50* tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Fisk Jubilee Singers* ,*Black Voices* ,


<p><strong>The Fisk Jubilee Singers</strong> are a legendary name in the world of African-American spirituals, and it seemed only natural to introduce them to Birmingham’s own, internationally-acclaimed <strong>Black Voices</strong>. </p> <p>Tonight’s concert brings two great choirs together in a joint celebration of a timeless and inspirational vocal tradition. </p> <p>Black Voices is a Town Hall Associate Artist</p> ]]>
2015-05-24T19:00:00 2015-05-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Lara Melda in Recital ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pianist Lara Melda performs Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata, Chopin’s First Ballade and the luminously coloured keyboard miniatures of Isaac Albéniz.

Lara Melda. Photo: Benjamin Harte.

£9.50 – £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £13, £16.50, £20 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £12.50, £16, £19 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50* tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Lara Melda* piano

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Piano Sonata No 17, Op 31 No 2 _The Tempest_ | %(duration)23’% | ,|_. *Poulenc* | _Trois Novelettes_ | ,|_. *Chopin* | Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 | %(duration)9’% | , ,INTERVAL , ,|_. *Chopin* | Etude in C sharp minor, Op 25 No 7 | ,|_.   | Mazurka in G sharp minor, Op 33 No 1 | ,|_.   | Mazurka in D major, Op 33 No 2 | ,|_.   | Mazurka in C major, Op 33 No 3 | ,|_.   | Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4 | ,|_. *Albéniz* | _El Puerto,_ _Fête-dieu à Seville_ & _Triana_ from _Iberia_ | %(duration)12’% |


<p><strong>Beethoven’s</strong> <em>Tempest</em> Sonata, <strong>Chopin’s</strong> First Ballade and the vibrant, luminously coloured keyboard miniatures of <strong>Isaac Albéniz</strong> all tell a compelling story through the medium of the piano. </p> <p>2010 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician winner <strong>Lara Melda</strong> has chosen a programme that plays to her very personal strengths: poetry, beauty of tone, and a lively desire to communicate.</p> ]]>
2015-05-26T14:30:00 2015-05-26T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Niall McCann - Red Tooth & Claw]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join explorer, adventurer and biologist, Niall McCann, as he recounts tales of his thrilling adventures as part of the Explorer Season at Town Hall.

Niall McCann

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows as ,part of the "Explorer Season":http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season before Friday 29 May.


<p>TV Presenter <strong>Niall McCann</strong> is an explorer, adventurer and biologist. Part of the boundary-pushing new breed, he has travelled the planet, turning his hand to a variety of expeditions; rowing the Atlantic, biking trips in the Himalayas, canoeing the Yukon River, big wall climbing, man-hauling across Greenland, mountaineering, ice-climbing and speed flying.</p> <p>Niall also possesses a thirst for bringing the world’s dangers, remote places and unusual species to a public audience. As a conservationist, Niall has worked on endangered species around the world, lobbied governments to protect National Parks on three continents and had dozens of brushes with death at the jaws and claws of the world&#8217;s most charismatic dangerous animals. Now he brings his new lecture show to the Town Hall stage to share in his thrilling adventures.</p> <p><em>Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</em> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May.<br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ben-fogle/">Ben Fogle Call of the Wild</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sir-ranulph-fiennes-a-life-at-the-limits/">Sir Ranulph Fiennes A Life at the Limits</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/doug-scott-everest-the-hard-way-40th-anniversary-lecture/">Doug Scott Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</a></p> ]]>
2015-05-26T19:30:00 2015-05-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Engelbert Humperdinck]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Engelbert Humperdinck, one of the strongest and most enduring voices in the business, performs at Symphony Hall.

Engelbert Humperdink

£35 & £38

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35 & £38 plus transaction fee*


<p>Celebrate 50 Years with Engelbert, as one of the strongest and most enduring voices in the business, <strong>Engelbert Humperdinck,</strong> performs at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The performance will feature renditions of all the Humperdinck classics including <em>Please Release Me [And Let Me Love Again], Quando-Quando-Quando, The Last Waltz, Am I That Easy To Forget, There Goes My Everything, Les Bicyclettes De Belsize</em> and <em>A Man Without Love</em>.</p> <p>Engelbert&#8217;s remarkable voice and extraordinary talent have endeared him to millions of fans around the globe and the <span class="caps">MTV</span> generation has just &#8220;discovered&#8221; this magnificent musician that the rest of the world has celebrated for decades.</p> <blockquote> <p>I perform all over the world but of course a tour in my home land is extra special, I cannot wait to get out on the road and reconnect with my incredible fans. It may have been 50 years but it seems like just a heartbeat to me.<br /> <strong>Engelbert Humperdink</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-28T19:30:00 2015-05-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Supreme Fabulettes]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 London's acclaimed all-male female close harmony vocal group, Supreme Fabulettes come to Town Hall as part of their UK tour

Supreme Fabulettes

£19.50

Suffix: Viva La Divas

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Orchestra: *William Baker* director ,*Steve Anderson, John Themis,Terry Ronald* musical directors ,*Stevie Stewart* costume designer ,*Ashley Wallen* choreographer ,

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The <strong>Supreme Fabulettes</strong>, London&#8217;s acclaimed all-male female close harmony vocal group come to Town Hall as part of their UK tour.</p> <p><strong>Miss Vicki Vivacious, Miss Portia De Fosse, Miss Silver Summers</strong> and <strong>Miss Vanilla Lush</strong> have been acclaimed for combining slick choreography, amazing vocal harmonies, stunning couture outfits and signature Glee-style song mashups that blend number one hits with current chart toppers including: <em>I’m Every Woman, Baby Love, Proud Mary, Rolling in the Deep, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Car Wash, Rehab, We Are Family, Born This Way, Survivor, Single Ladies, Signed Sealed Delivered, Diamonds, Crazy in Love, Man I Feel Like a Woman, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun</em> and many more.</p> <p>The party-packed score is performed by <strong><em>&#8220;one hell of an all-male girl group&#8221;</em></strong> &#8211; <strong>The Stage Newspaper</strong> &#8211; and sees the &#8216;girl&#8217; group&#8217;s razor-tongued manager navigate band splits and solo hits against a backdrop of backstabbing, love and tears, all played for laughs.</p> <p>The spectacular show charts the rise of an all-girl close harmony group from rags to queens of drag&#8230; with a difference.</p> ]]>
2015-05-29T20:00:00 2015-05-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[VEIN featuring Dave Liebman]]> Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire 0.00000000 0.00000000 Swiss piano trio VEIN join forces with saxophone great Dave Liebman for an evening of music at Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire.

VEIN featuring Dave Liebman

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,*SoundBite Members* £7.50 ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members receive waived transaction fees, a 10% discount at the bar, as well as other perks. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. ,


<p>Swiss piano trio <strong><span class="caps">VEIN</span></strong> join forces with saxophone great <strong>Dave Liebman</strong> for a rare UK appearance at Birmingham Conservatoire&#8217;s Recital Hall</p> <p>Formed of twins Michael and Florian Arbinez (piano and drums respectively) and bassist Thomas Lähn, <span class="caps">VEIN</span> are acclaimed for their stupendous musical togetherness and astonishing interplay, while David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years. Their new studio album <em>Jazz Talks</em> straddles the landscape from jazz standards to original compositions and pure improvisation.</p> <p>As Michael explains, the collaboration provides <em>&#8216;a balance between an intellectually satisfying music, virtuosity, but also poetry, feeling and energy&#8217;.</em> </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I have rarely heard jazz musicians of the younger generation play with such passion and drive!&#8230; very highly recommended!</strong><br /> Wolfgang Giese, <em>Rocktimes</em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The encounter between Dave Liebman and Vein must have been forged by a higher power under pressure by the sheer necessity of bringing to life their artistic existence.</strong><br /> Ulrich Olshausen, <em>Jazz &#8216;n&#8217; More</em></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-29T20:00:00 2015-05-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sax in the City with The Notebenders]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Diverse and dynamic musicians from across the city come together to continue the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton.

The Notebenders

Saturday 30 May - Saturday 20 June

Free event.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Ease into the weekend with this diverse and dynamic band, which brings together musicians from across the city, continuing the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton.</p> ]]>
2015-01-31T13:30:00 2015-06-20T13:30:00
<![CDATA[The Lamb of God]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear Rob Gardner's sacred musical work, Lamb of God, the first time it is performed in a European concert hall.

Lamb of God

£11 - £13

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £11 & £13 plus transaction fee* , ,Groups of 4+ receive £1 off per ticket , ,Tickets available for all aged 8+ ,


<p><strong>The British Saints Symphony Choir and Orchestra</strong> has the pleasure of performing a special musical production of <em>Lamb of God</em>, a sacred musical work for choir, orchestra and soloists by composer <strong>Rob Gardner</strong>. </p> <p>The music focuses on the last days, Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the perspective of those who knew Him best. </p> <p>Hear this music the first time it is performed in a European concert hall, by the 100-voice choir and fifty-piece orchestra <strong><span class="caps">BSSCO</span>,</strong> drawn from young adults and other guests from across the UK.</p> <p>Tickets available for all aged 8+</p> ]]>
2015-05-30T14:00:00 2015-05-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr - Funny Business]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.

Jimmy Carr

Saturday 30 May 2015, 8pm

£25

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>‘Funny Business’ is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.</p> <p>Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’&#8230; Really not that big a deal.</p> <p>What should you expect from Jimmy Carr’s ‘Funny Business’? Multiple choice.<br /> a) Packed with jokes<br /> b) Rude and offensive (1)<br /> c) A great night out<br /> d) A reasonably priced ticket (2)</p> <p>If you answered a) b) c) or d) you were right! <br /> ————————————————————————————————————————<br /> Terms and Conditions<br /> (1) If you are easily offended, don’t sulk about it. <br /> (2) The show is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket.</p> ]]>
2015-05-30T20:00:00 2015-05-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Billy Ocean ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grammy Award winning singer Billy Ocean returns to Birmingham as part of his 2015 UK Tour.

Billy Ocean

£30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30 plus transaction fee*


<p>Grammy Award winning artist <strong>Billy Ocean</strong> returns to Birmingham as part of his UK 2015 tour. </p> <p>The much-loved singer has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime and has collected numerous gold and platinum records across the globe, with hit number one singles and albums in the UK, <span class="caps">USA</span>, Australia, Germany and Holland.</p> <p>Ocean is an all-round entertainer, and his reggae infused soulful voice is as strong and distinctive as ever. His timeless pop classics and infectious dance moves never lose their appeal &#8211; don&#8217;t miss the opportunity to see this R&amp;B legend perform in one of the country&#8217;s best concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-05-31T19:30:00 2015-05-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Elvis Costello ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Following the success of his solo shows earlier this year, Elvis Costello brings his new tour to Symphony Hall

Elvis Costello

£37.50 & £42.50

Prefix: Detour

Suffix: Support from Ronan MacManus

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £37.50 & £42.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Following the success of his 2014 solo shows, <strong>Elvis Costello</strong> announces his 21-date UK tour named <em>Detour</em>.</p> <p>Costello’s solo shows have been some of the most adventurous of his illustrious career. <strong>The New York Times</strong> said of his solo Carnegie Hall debut in June 2014:</p> <blockquote> <p>Costello offered something else: a continuing, challenging, intimate engagement with his songs, old and new.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>He remains a giddy and exuberant force in live music<br /> <strong>The Herald</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Support will be provided by Ronan MacManus.</p> ]]>
2015-05-31T20:00:00 2015-05-31T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter and Simon Gledhill]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and Simon Gledhill and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, full-time students, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* ,Unreserved seating


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with organ duets from our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and <strong>Simon Gledhill</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-06-01T13:00:00 2015-06-01T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The West End Men]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An evening that celebrates the leading men of the West End, some of the finest performers of this generation will showcase the big numbers and classic rock & pop hits.

The West End Men

£25 & £45 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £45 VIP plus transaction fee* , ,- VIP Package Includes: Goodie Bag of Signed items, Programme, Interval drink and post-show Meet & Greet , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers


<p>Direct from a West End run and a sell-out tour of Asia, the <strong>West End Men</strong> return to the UK with a brand new show celebrating the leading men of the West End. </p> <p>Performing songs from the biggest shows in the world as well as a selection of some of the best rock and pop classics, the <strong>West End Men</strong> showcases the talent and prowess of some of the finest performers of this generation. </p> <p>This new show, which features <em>X-Factor</em> finalist <strong>Marcus Collins</strong>, <strong>Glenn Carter</strong>, <strong>Alexis Gerred</strong> and <strong>James Bisp</strong> promises to take you on a journey to the very heart of the West End and its leading men. </p> ]]>
2015-06-01T19:30:00 2015-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rachmaninoff Vespers]]> On a summer evening at Southwell Minster Rachmaninoff's Vespers will speak with real eloquence.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£12 – £30 plus transaction fee*

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Southwell Minster

Ticket Information: £12 – £30 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor


<p>Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Rachmaninoff loved his Vespers above all his other works. They gave their composer “an hour of the most complete satisfaction”, and every performance creates a quite unmistakable atmosphere. On a summer evening at Southwell Minster they will speak with real eloquence.</p> ]]>
2015-06-03T19:30:00 2015-06-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nia Lynn - The Bannau Trio]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the UK’s most creative vocalists and emotive songwriters.

Thursday 4th June, 5pm

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Nia Lynn</strong> is one of the UK’s most creative vocalists and emotive songwriters, with the ability to sing deeply personal self-penned compositions to counterpointing lines alongside some of the most advanced instrumentalists on the scene. A true ‘musician’s vocalist’.</p> <p>Along with renowned musicians, <strong>Gareth Lockrane</strong> (flautist) and <strong>Ross Stanley</strong> (pianist), <strong>The Bannau Trio</strong>, has been quietly ploughing it’s own path in the contemporary chamber jazz world since 2005. Bannau takes its name from the Welsh for Brecon Beacons &#8211; Bannau Brycheiniog. Their latest album <strong>‘Points of View</strong> is a program of beautiful music to soothe the soul while at the same time pleasing the mind.</p> ]]>
2015-06-04T17:00:00 2015-06-04T17:00:00
<![CDATA[The Tallis Scholars perform Tallis, Allegri and Arvo Pärt]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Tallis Scholars perform Renaissance classics by Tallis and Allegri with the searching, profoundly beautiful new visions of Arvo Pärt.

Tallis Scholars. Photo: Eric Richmond

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £19, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50* tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *The Tallis Scholars* ,*Peter Phillips* conductor

Programme: |_. *Tallis* | _Loquebantur variis linguis_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Taverner* | _Leroy Kyrie_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Mouton* | _Nesciens mater_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Pärt* | _The Woman in the Alabaster Box_ | %(duration)6’% | ,|_.   | _Tribute to Caesar_ | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Tallis* | _Sanctus deus_ | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Sheppard* | _Libera nos, salva nos 1 and 2_ | %(duration)3’% | ,|_. *Allegri* | _Miserere_ | %(duration)12’% | ,|_. *Tallis* | _Miserere_ | %(duration)3’% | ,|_. *Pärt* | _Triodion_ | %(duration)15’% | ,|_.   | _Which was the Son of..._ | %(duration)8’% |


<p>For 42 years, <strong>The Tallis Scholars</strong> have been the world’s pre-eminent performers of early vocal music. But they’ve long since turned their intense commitment and ravishing purity of sound on vocal music from later centuries and our own. </p> <p>This concert under their founder-director <strong>Peter Phillips</strong> counterpoints renaissance classics by <strong>Tallis</strong> and <strong>Allegri</strong> with the searching, profoundly beautiful new visions of <strong>Arvo Pärt.</strong></p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The Tallis Scholars combine great works, not least Tallis’s and Allegri’s sublime but achingly plangent Miserere settings, with the music of Arvo Pärt, a contemporary choral great.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Peter Phillips.</p> ]]>
2015-06-04T19:30:00 2015-06-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mnozil Brass]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mnozil Brass demonstrate their unbroken optimism for brass with their new show YES, YES, YES. Slapstick meets black humour as lips vibrate for the cause.

Mnozil Brass. Photo: Carsten Bunnemann.

£25

Suffix: Brand New Show for 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee* , ,£16 plus transaction fee* for under 16s ,£12.50 for 16-25s and students - "Sign up to SoundBite for free":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/ to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees. ,


<p>Even after 22 years of service to brass music as we love it (and they live it), <strong>Mnozil Brass</strong> demonstrate with their brand new show <span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span> an unbroken optimism. Experience their journey as they unerringly and effortlessly, blow their way through paradise.</p> <p>Mixing musical virtuosity with a unique style of comedy, Mnozil Brass are best described as the ‘Monty Python of the music world’. Slapstick meets black humour as lips vibrate for the cause. ..brrrrr!</p> <p><span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span>!<br /> Because one Yes is not enough!</p> ]]>
2015-06-04T19:30:00 2015-06-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Science of Sound 14/15]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Explore the World class acoustics of Symphony Hall.

Science of Sound

Friday 5 June

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event. , ,Please contact our Box Office’s group bookings team to book your seats. You can do this over the phone on 0800 358 7070 or by email at GroupBookings@thsh.co.uk. We will need your contact details, the full address of your school, your telephone number and your e-mail address, plus the total amount of seats you’d like to book for staff and pupils.


<p>The acoustics of Symphony Hall are believed by many to be the best in the world, so what better place to explore the Science of Sound. </p> <p>We invite you to join our team of musicians, technicians and a science specialist from Science Made Simple as we transform Symphony Hall into an interactive sound laboratory. Through fun and interactive demonstrations and practical examples, we explore how sound is made, travels and how we hear. </p> <p>Alongside the science, we celebrate the world famous concert hall, hear the 6,000 pipe organ and watch our Children’s <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> nominated organ film &#8211; The Musical Mechanical Marvel.</p> <p><strong>Suitable for:</strong> Key Stage 2 (years 5 &amp; 6)</p> <p>This is a <strong><span class="caps">FREE</span></strong> event.</p> <p>If you have any access or special requirements please let us know at the time of booking. </p> <p>Please contact our Box Office’s group bookings team to book your seats. You can do this over the phone on 0800 358 7070 or by email at GroupBookings@thsh.co.uk. We will need your contact details, the full address of your school, your telephone number and your e-mail address, plus the total amount of seats you’d like to book for staff and pupils. </p> <p>For further information please contact Emma Nenadic by phone: 0121 644 6051, or by email: <a href="mailto:Emma.nenadic@thsh.co.uk">emma.nenadic@thsh.co.uk</a></p> <p><strong>Teachers Comments</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Definitely worth going – not to be missed! This could not be replicated in the classroom so visit was well worthwhile.</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Thoroughly informative and covered key aspects of science and sound curriculum. Very inspiring.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-22T10:00:00 2015-06-05T10:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Under the Sea at CBSO Centre]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring the youngest members of the family to CBSO Centre for this special toddler-friendly mini-concert, for an under the sea musical adventure.

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 June 2015

£7.50

Ticket Information: Notelets £7.50 plus transaction fee* ,Group of 4 £25 plus transaction fee* ,Book 3 Notelets concerts and save 20%.

Billing: *CBSO String Ensemble* ,*Catherine Arlidge* presenter


<p>Bring the youngest members of the family to <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre for this special toddler-friendly mini-concert. Dive into action for an under the sea musical adventure and let members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> string section transport you into an amazing underwater world (with just a little help from some of their percussion friends &#8211; they don’t like to stray too far from their tank!). </p> ]]>
2015-06-05T10:30:00 2015-06-06T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Spend an evening in the company of Milton Jones, the bloke with the loud shirts & messed up hair as he brings his arsenal of jokes to Symphony Hall.

Milton Jones. Image: Steve Ullathorne.

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


<p>Spend an evening in the company of that bloke with the loud shirts and messed up hair from <em>Mock the Week</em>, <em>Live at the Apollo</em> and <em>Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow</em> otherwise known as <strong>Milton Jones</strong>. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you&#8217;ll be cross.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Absurdist one-line masterpieces.</strong><br /> The Times </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>He&#8217;s fast, absurd and very funny.</strong><br /> Radio Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The best one-liner merchant in British comedy.</strong><br /> Chortle</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Beautiful one-liners, so skilfully sculpted you don&#8217;t know whether to laugh or put them on your mantlepiece.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-05T20:00:00 2015-06-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Chris Mapp]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bass player, educator, composer and THSH Jazzlines/Jerwood Fellow Chris Mapp returns after his wonderful Musical Picnic in 2013.

Chris Mapp

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free Event


<p>Bass player, educator, composer and <span class="caps">THSH</span> Jazzlines/Jerwood Fellow <strong>Chris Mapp</strong> returns after his wonderful Musical Picnic in 2013. Accompanied by his exciting young band, Chris presents a morning of songs, musical games and a fun mix of music, from jazz to funk to contemporary grooves!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-06-06T10:30:00 2015-06-06T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Chanel-Lee Easy Memorial Concert ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 All are invited to enjoy, share and celebrate wonderful memories of Chanel-Lee's life, with celebrity artists and talented local people.

Chanel–Lee Chanté Easy

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee* , ,*Under 16s, unwaged, 60plus* £20 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £20 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Family of 4* £80 plus transaction fee* ,


<p><strong>Chanel–Lee Chanté Easy</strong> sadly passed away on 2 October 2011. She enjoyed singing, playing various musical instruments and dancing, and would often organise mini performances at family gatherings that would bring joy and laughter.</p> <p>All are invited to enjoy, share and celebrate wonderful memories of Chanel-Lee&#8217;s life in this special memorial concert, with speeches and performances from celebrity artists and talented local people.</p> <p>The night is hosted by the award-winning comedian <strong>Geoff Schumann</strong>, and will feature <strong>Hannah Barrett</strong> from the 2012 X Factor.</p> <p>The concert embraces Birmingham’s local talent, with performances from singer <strong>Denise Bryan</strong>, <strong>Eloquent Praise Dance Academy</strong>, the <strong>Matthews sisters</strong>, <strong>Jonty G</strong>, <strong>Garry Parkes</strong>, rap artist <strong>Jevoughn</strong>, and <strong>Highclare School Choir</strong>. </p> <p>All proceeds raised will be donated to the <strong>C-R-Y</strong> (Cardiac Risk in the young), <strong>British Heart Foundation</strong> and <strong>Highclare School Chanel–Lee Chanté Easy Achievement Award</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-06-06T19:00:00 2015-06-06T19:00:00
<![CDATA[John Barrowman]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 All-round entertainer John Barrowman returns to Symphony Hall in support of his new album, You Raise Me Up.

John Barrowman

£25 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £35 & £45 plus transaction fee* , ,£75 plus transaction fee* Up Close & Personal VIP Fan Package , ,Includes: ,Seat in the front 8 rows/First row of Circle ,Priority Entry ,Signed Photo ,Up Close & Personal VIP Laminate , ,VIP tickets cannot be purchased online, please call Box office on 0121 345 0600.


<p>All-round entertainer <strong>John Barrowman</strong> returns to Symphony Hall in support of his new album, <em>You Raise Me Up</em>. </p> <p>This show is part of John’s first full UK tour in four years, and promises to be an entertainment experience not to be missed.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;I’m so excited to be touring again,&#8221;</em> says John, <em>&#8220;that I’m choreographing songs and arranging stories in my sleep.&#8221;</em></strong></p> <p>John’s fans funded the album through PledgeMusic&#8217;s Direct to Fan platform and features new arrangements of many of his favourite songs, including <em>Mandy, Bridge Over Troubled Water, A Thousand Years</em> and the title track, <em>You Raise Me Up.</em> </p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;This album has been a thrilling personal journey for me,&#8221;</em> added John. <em>&#8220;Each lyric, each melody means something special. I can’t wait to perform them live for all my fans who helped fund You Raise Me Up.&#8221;</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-06T19:30:00 2015-06-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Heath Quartet ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Heath Quartet complete their survey of Janáček's string quartets with String Quartet No 2: music of unbounded passion and startling urgency.

Heath Quartet. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg.

£9.50 – £28

Suffix: Haydn, Janáček and Tchaikovsky

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £21, £28 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £20, £27 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50* tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Heath Quartet* ,*Oliver Heath* violin ,*Cerys Jones* violin ,*Gary Pomeroy* viola ,*Christopher Murray* cello

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | String Quartet in G major, Op 76 No 1 | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Janáček* | String Quartet No 2, _Intimate Letters_ | %(duration)23'% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11 | %(duration)30'% | ,


<p>In their second recital of the season, the Heath Quartet complete their survey of Janáček&#8217;s string quartets with String Quartet No 2: music of unbounded passion and startling urgency.</p> <p>Between the surging invention of Haydn’s Op 76 No 1 and Tchaikovsky’s folk music-inspired First Quartet, it’s the centrepiece of a powerful showcase for this superb young British quartet.</p> ]]>
2015-06-09T19:30:00 2015-06-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Piano Guys]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Internet phenomenon The Piano Guys bring their quirky-yet-virtuoso take on making classical music hip to Symphony Hall.

The Piano Guys

£29.50 - £42.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50, £34.50, £42.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP tickets* £75 plus transaction fee*, includes: ,* top price ticket ,* show laminate ,* post-show meet and greet photo backstage


<p>Beginning as an internet phenomenon, <strong>The Piano Guys</strong> are four Utah dads who created a series of strikingly original self-made music videos with a quirky-yet-virtuoso take on making classical music hip, with a rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll style.</p> <p>With over 500 million views and 3.2 million subscribers of their YouTube videos, and three chart topping albums, their staggering online popularity has resulted in sold out concerts around the world.</p> ]]>
2015-06-09T19:30:00 2015-06-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert, Strauss and Dvořák ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts Dvořák’s most personal symphony – and joins CBSO principal horn Elspeth Dutch in Strauss’s bubbly concerto.

Elspeth Dutch

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html) ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Elspeth Dutch* horn

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | Symphony No 8, _Unfinished_ | %(duration)22’% | ,|_. *R Strauss* | Horn Concerto No 2 | %(duration)20% | ,|_. *Dvořák* | Symphony No 7 | %(duration)38% |


<p>If you enjoy <strong>Dvořák’s</strong> <em>New World</em> Symphony, just imagine the music he wrote when he was happily at home! Dvořák’s Seventh is stormy, passionate and filled with the kind of tunes you just can’t stop humming.</p> <p><strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> loves it, and tonight he serves it up with <strong>Strauss’s</strong> bubbly second horn concerto &#8211; a glorious showcase for the CBSO’s popular principal horn, <strong>Elspeth Dutch.</strong></p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Dvořák&#8217;s Seventh: <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory offers a performer&#8217;s angle on this great romantic symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-06-11T19:30:00 2015-06-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Marvel at 10 musicians creating new sounds and reinventing old ones, as part of Capsule's Supersonic Festival.

Will Gregory

£15

Suffix: Part of Capsule's Supersonic Festival

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p>Calling all fans of contemporary music, electronic music, rock, and pop.</p> <p>As one half of the electronic music sensation <strong>Goldfrapp,</strong> <a href="http://www.willgregorymoogensemble.co.uk/">Will Gregory</a> is passionate about creating new sounds and reinventing old ones.</p> <p>Here a stellar line-up stretches the possibilities of the Moog synthesiser through newly composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film.</p> <p>Marvel at 10 musicians on stage, including Portishead’s <strong>Adrian Utley</strong> and composer <strong>Graham Fitkin,</strong> perform works by <strong>Bach, John Carpenter, Burt Bacharach</strong> and <strong>Oliver Messiaen</strong> on a fascinating array of vintage instruments.</p> <p>To mark the 10th anniversary of Robert Moog’s death, a new piece by Will Gregory features a clocking device specially built for the ensemble that enables all 10 synths to be synced, producing music previously impossible to perform live. The result will be the audio equivalent of a Bridget Riley painting; full of colour and interlocking complexity whilst driving and immediate.</p> <p>Part of <a href="http://www.supersonicfestival.com">Supersonic Festival 2015 &#8211; For curious audiences</a><br /> Thursday 11 &#8211; 14 June<br /> Since the inception of Supersonic Festival in 2003, the event has firmly established itself as the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festival. With a sense of spectacle at the very heart of it, it always aims to capture the imagination of the audience. This year’s line-up is no exception, including live performances, kids gigs, workshops, films, talks and much more.</p> <p>Produced by sounduk. Funded by Arts Council England.</p> ]]>
2015-06-11T20:00:00 2015-06-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Supersonic Kids Gig - Led by Flamingods]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 A fantastic gig for kids and their families, which aims to introduce children to experimental music.

Supersonic Kids Gig led by Flamingods

Free event for children under 10 and their families

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event for children under 10 and their families


<p>A fantastic gig for kids and their families, which aims to introduce children to experimental music. Led by <strong>Flamingods</strong>, who take African rhythms and grooves to bring a welcome, vibrant splash of day-glo to any proceedings. </p> <p>This <a href="http://www.supersonicfestival.com/">Supersonic Kids Gigs</a> is presented in partnership with Anorak Magazine &#8211; <em>“The happy mag for kids”</em></p> ]]>
2015-06-13T11:00:00 2015-06-13T11:00:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with The Overtones]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Overtones come to Symphony Hall as part of their UK and Ireland tour.

An Evening with The Overtones

Saturday 13 June 2015, 7.30pm start time to be confirmed

£21.50 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On general sale Friday 5 December, 10am

Ticket Information: £21.50, £28.50, £38.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Experience* ,£99 plus transaction fee* ,Seats in the first eight rows ,Meet with the band ,Exclusive Sound check performance ,Exclusive tour laminate to be collected at the show ,A gift from the boys ,20% discount voucher for 1 time purchase at The Overtones on-line store ,


<p><strong>The Overtones</strong> come to Symphony Hall as part of their UK and Ireland tour.</p> <p>After three consecutive Top 5 albums, 750,000 sales and three sold-out headline tours, The Overtones continue to reboot classic sounds for contemporary audiences. February sees the release of their fourth collection <em>Sweet Soul Music</em>.</p> <p>Aside from working on their new album, recent months have seen the boys join forces with the legendary Michael Ball on <em>Let It Be Me,</em> and lead singer <strong>Timmy Matley</strong> also triumphed as the winner of <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Children in Need’s Great British Sewing Bee.</strong></p> <p>A consistently popular attraction at major events including the <strong>Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert</strong>, the <strong>Festival of Remembrance</strong>,<strong>BT London Live</strong> and <strong>British Summer Time</strong>, The Overtones’ three previous headline tours have all sold out, the most recent of which sold the entire total of over 35,000 tickets in advance. Don&#8217;t miss the opportunity to hear their soulful music in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-06-13T19:30:00 2015-06-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Clark Tracey Quintet]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Clark Tracey returns to Birmingham with his new quintet of young musicians.

Clark Tracey. Image: Garry Corbett

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Clark Tracey</strong> returns to Birmingham after a long gap with a new quintet of young musicians. As a talent spotter in the UK Clark is unparalleled, and his quintet plays a role in UK jazz similar to that of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers through which many of the great US players passed. The new lineup includes two graduates from the Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Course where Clark is a drum tutor: <strong>Chris Maddock</strong> on saxophone and <strong>Daniel Casimir</strong> on double bass, with trumpeter <strong>Henry Armburg Jennings</strong> and <strong>Chris Eldred</strong> on piano completing the quintet.</p> ]]>
2015-06-13T20:00:00 2015-06-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[City of Birmingham Choir - Zimbe!]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 City of Birmingham Choir bring Zimbe! an imaginative fusion of traditional African song and jazz to the Town Hall stage.

Zimbe!

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* ,*Under 16s* £7.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Adrian Lucas* conductor ,*Joanna L’Estrange* soloist ,*World Music Youth Choir* ,*Bournville Young Singers* ,*The Coppice Primary School* ,*Gilbertstone Primary School* ,*West House School* ,

Programme: |_. *Alexander L'Estrange* | _Zimbe!_ | ,|_. *George Shearing* | Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare |


<p><em>Zimbe!</em> is a 40 minute choral piece by one of Britain&#8217;s most exciting composers, <strong>Alexander L&#8217;Estrange</strong>. It is an imaginative fusion of traditional African song and jazz in a format that draws together adult and children choirs; the music is accessible, instantly likable and foot tappingly unforgettable!</p> ]]>
2015-06-14T14:30:00 2015-06-14T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Paul Jacobs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Paul Jacobs and hear him play one of the finest organs in Europe in one of its greatest concert halls.

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus, full-time students, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Unreserved seating

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

Programme: Programme includes: ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Sonata No 1 in F Minor, Op. 65 | %(duration)16’% | ,|_. *Stanley* | Voluntary in D Minor | %(duration)8’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Andante in F, K. 616 | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Alexandre Guilmant* |Organ Sonata No 1 in D Minor | %(duration)25’% | ,


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with <strong>Paul Jacobs</strong> and hear him play one of the finest organs in Europe in one of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-06-15T13:00:00 2015-06-15T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: Matosinhos String Quartet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Matosinhos String Quartet play pieces by Mozart, Ravel and more with great sensitivity and mastery, as part of ECHO Rising Stars.

Matosinhos String Quartet. Photo © João Vasco

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All seats £10 plus transaction fee* ,60plus: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at "boxoffice@thsh.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get 50% off ECHO Rising Stars concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Additional child tickets £5 plus transaction fee*. Maximum group size of 6. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used. , ,Stalls only. Unreserved seating.

Billing: *Matosinhos String Quartet* ,*Vitor Vieira* violin ,*Juan Carlos Maggiorani* violin ,*Jorge Alves* viola ,*Marco Pereira* violoncello

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | String Quartet in E flat | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | String Quartet No 8 | %(duration)20'% | ,|_. *Vianna de Motta* | _Cenas nas Montanhas_ | %(duration)5'% | ,|_. *Ravel* | String Quartet in F | %(duration)26'% |


<p>Hear the best emerging classical talent in <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars, a series of recitals showcasing outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The Matosinhos String Quartet was formed in 2007 to serve the city of Matosinhos in Portugal. They studied at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra (Lisbon) and collectively they perform with great sensitivity and mastery. </p> <p>The Matosinhos String Quartet was nominated for <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars by the Calouste Gulbenkina Foundation Lisbon and Casa da Música Porto.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100991309?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/100991309">Matosinhos String Quartet</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-06-15T18:00:00 2015-06-15T18:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Andris Nelsons’ Farewell Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons says farewell to Birmingham with Mahler’s momentous Third Symphony and a new choral work by fellow-Latvian Ēriks Ešenvalds.

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £32.50, £40, £48, £55 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Michaela Schuster* mezzo soprano ,

Programme: |_. *Ešenvalds* | _Lakes Awake at Dawn_ 13 (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere) | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No. 3 | %(duration)92’% | ,


<p>All good things come to an end. And on what’s sure to be an emotional evening, <strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> has chosen to say farewell to Birmingham with Mahler’s huge, rapturous hymn to nature &#8211; both unchanging, and forever renewing. </p> <p>A beautiful new choral work by Andris’s fellow-Latvian <strong>Ēriks Ešenvalds</strong> brings the orchestra, choruses, audience and conductor together to celebrate seven inspirational years.</p> ]]>
2015-06-17T19:30:00 2015-06-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: CBSO Cellos – Spanish Surprises ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Spanish surprises from the eight cellos of the CBSO - including music by Falla, Albéniz and Pau Casals.

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5* tickets available for young people under 26, including "SoundBite members (young people aged 16-25)":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/ from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *CBSO Cellos*


<p><strong>This concert has been re-schedulded from 20th June 2014 to the 18th of June 2015.</strong></p> <p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love.</p> <p>Hear Spanish surprises from the eight cellos of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> &#8211; including music by Falla, Albéniz and Pau Casals.</p> ]]>
2015-06-18T13:10:00 2015-06-18T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Andris Nelsons’ Farewell Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons says farewell to Birmingham with Mahler’s momentous Third Symphony and a new choral work by fellow-Latvian Ēriks Ešenvalds.

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £32, £40, £48, £55 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Michaela Schuster* mezzo soprano ,

Programme: |_. *Ešenvalds* | _Lakes Awake at Dawn_ 13 (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere) | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No. 3 | %(duration)92’% |


<p>All good things come to an end. And on what’s sure to be an emotional evening, <strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> has chosen to say farewell to Birmingham with Mahler’s huge, rapturous hymn to nature &#8211; both unchanging, and forever renewing. </p> <p>A beautiful new choral work by Andris’s fellow-Latvian <strong>Ēriks Ešenvalds</strong> brings the orchestra, choruses, audience and conductor together to celebrate seven inspirational years.</p> ]]>
2015-06-18T19:30:00 2015-06-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Paul Jacobs in Recital ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Grammy Award-winner Paul Jacobs is one of his generation’s most passionate advocates of the great European tradition.

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £12.50, £20 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £12, £19 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":"Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. “To sign up for free click here”:http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

Programme: Programme includes: ,|_. *J S Bach* | Sinfonia to Cantata No 29 | %(duration)4’% | ,|_.   | Trio Sonata in C Major, BWV 529 | %(duration)14’% | ,|_.   | Chorale-Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Max Reger* | Fantasy and Fugue on BACH, Op. 46 | %(duration)18’% | , ,INTERVAL , ,|_. *Max Reger* | Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 73 | %(duration)30’% | ,


<p>Grammy Award-winner <strong>Paul Jacobs</strong> is one of the USA’s most respected young organists – and one of his generation’s most passionate advocates of the great European tradition. He’s built this recital around two massive pillars of that tradition: <strong>Bach</strong> and <strong>Reger’s</strong> solo organ works, music that will speak with unparalleled clarity and power in the near-perfect Symphony Hall acoustic.</p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Symphony Hall’s magnificent Klais organ is set to be put through its paces by one of the greatest musical talents on the stage today. Paul Jacobs, who can play the complete works of Bach and Messiaen by memory, possesses a fearsome organ technique, matched only by his artistry and showmanship. His programme, perfectly suited to the instrument, will be a thrill.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Paul Jacobs.</p> ]]>
2015-06-19T19:30:00 2015-06-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Cathedral Tercentenary: Festival of Voices]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come together in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Birmingham Cathedral with a special concert at Town Hall.

Birmingham Cathedral Tercentenary

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,*Unwaged & 60plus* £12 plus transaction fee* ,*Under 16s* £6 plus transaction fee* ,*16-25s and full-time students* £7.50 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,


<p>The year 2015 is the tercentenary of <strong>Birmingham Cathedral</strong>. </p> <p>Celebrate 300 years at the heart of the city with this special concert of music and drama, as the <strong>Cathedral Choir</strong>, compered by <strong>Dr Chris Upton</strong>, highlight the richness of Birmingham&#8217;s heritage from 1815-1915.</p> <p>In partnership with Lloyds Bank, the concert will bring the story of <em>&#8220;From Church to Cathedral&#8221;</em> and <em>&#8220;Birmingham: From Town to City&#8221;</em> to life &#8211; all in the stunning surroundings of Town Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-06-20T17:00:00 2015-06-20T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Dresden Philharmonic perform Mendelssohn and Brahms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon.

Arabella Steinbacher. Photo © Jiri Hronik

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £27.50, £33.50, £38.50, £45 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £26.50, £32, £36.50, £43 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":"Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Dresden Philharmonic* ,*Michael Sanderling* conductor ,*Arabella Steinbacher* violin

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | _Egmont_ Overture | %(duration)9’% | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Violin Concerto | %(duration)23’% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Symphony No 4 | %(duration)39’% |


<p>Dresden is a hallowed name in the world of classical music, and its conductor Michael Sanderling, too, comes from a fabled musical family. Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon; masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms frame Arabella Steinbacher’s gloriously fresh take on Mendelssohn’s ever-popular Violin Concerto.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Arabella Steinbacher is one of the leading violinists of her generation, famed for her passionate performances of Classical and Romantic concertos. This programme promises to showcase that passion, as Arabella performs Mendelssohn’s brilliant and much-loved Violin Concerto, joined by the Dresden Philharmonic.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-21T15:00:00 2015-06-21T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Suzanne Vega]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pioneering American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega returns to Town Hall, marking 30 years since the release of her eponymous debut album.

Suzanne Vega

£28.50 - £38.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 and £38.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Pioneering American singer/songwriter <strong>Suzanne Vega</strong> returns to Town Hall this Summer as part of her highly anticipated UK tour, marking 30 years since the release of her eponymous debut album <em>Suzanne Vega</em>, and following last year&#8217;s critically acclaimed eighth studio album release <em>Tales From the Queen of Pentacles</em>.</p> <p>Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega&#8217;s profound insight on the human experience has earned her followers of all ages and walks of life over a 30 year career, with hit songs like <em>Luka</em>, <em>Tom’s Diner</em> and <em>Marlene On The Wall</em> amongst many others.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss a fantastic concert from an artist whose music has inspired a generation of female singer/songwriters including <strong>KT Tunstall</strong>, <strong>Tracey Chapman</strong> and <strong>Alanis Morrisette</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-06-22T19:30:00 2015-06-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Idina Menzel]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel for the opening night of her UK tour at Symphony Hall.

Idina Menzel

£35 - £85

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On general sale Friday 5 December, 9am online & 10am over the phone/counter sales.

Ticket Information: £35, £45, £65, £85 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Join Tony Award-winning singer/actor <strong>Idina Menzel</strong> for the opening night of her UK tour at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Menzel’s career has traversed stage, film, television, and music. She was most recently heard as Elsa in <strong>Disney’s</strong> global box office smash <em>Frozen</em>, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song <em>Let It Go</em>. After Menzel’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.</p> <p>Menzel earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize- winning musical <em>Rent</em>, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in <em>Wicked.</em> Other notable roles include Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show <em>Glee</em> as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney’s <em>Enchanted</em>. Menzel starred in her own <span class="caps">PBS</span> special, <em>Barefoot at the Symphony</em>, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful international concert tour included a sold-out performance at Royal Albert Hall. In addition to cast albums, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums <em>I Stand, Here</em> and <em>Still I Can’t Be Still.</em></p> <p>Menzel can currently be seen on Broadway as Elizabeth in the original production <em>If/Then,</em> for which she earned critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination. She performed <em>Always Starting Over</em> from the musical at the 2014 Tony Awards.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss what will be an enchanting evening as part of Menzel&#8217;s biggest UK and Ireland tour to date.</p> ]]>
2015-06-22T20:00:00 2015-06-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Summer Showcase]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conducting Fellow Alpesh Chauhan leads the CBSO in an orchestral tour de force, including works from Strauss, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky and Cage.

CBSO Summer Showcase. Photo: Neil Pugh

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16, £24, £29, £34, £41 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html) ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Alpesh Chauhan* conductor

Programme: |_. *R Strauss* | Suite in B flat major for 13 winds |%(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Chamber Symphony in C minor | %(duration)20'% | ,|_. *Reich* | _Music for Pieces of Wood_ | %(duration)8'% | ,|_. *Cage* | _First Construction in Metal_ | %(duration)9'% | ,|_. *Mussorgsky* | _Pictures at an Exhibition_ | %(duration)30'% |


<p>The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> is made up of 83 extraordinary artists, and today they step into the limelight. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> woodwinds share Strauss’s delightful Suite, and the strings play their hearts out in Shostakovich’s white-hot Chamber Symphony. </p> <p>Then the percussion section sets up a rhythm in two stunning contemporary classics &#8211; and a spectacular, all-brass version of Mussorgsky’s <em>Pictures at an Exhibition</em> proves that a great orchestra is the sum of some seriously impressive parts.</p> ]]>
2015-06-25T14:15:00 2015-06-25T14:15:00
<![CDATA[A Night at the Movies]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Bond film composer and songwriter, David Arnold shares anecdotes and performs songs from his illustrious career in his much-anticipated Symphony Hall concert debut.

David Arnold

£24.50 - £42.50 & £75 VIP

Suffix: With David Arnold & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50, £29.50, £37.50 & £42.50 plus transaction fee* ,*VIP package* £75 plus transaction fee*


<p>From <em>James Bond</em> to <em>Sherlock, Independence Day</em> to <em>Godzilla</em>, re-live some of the most iconic film and TV music moments of all time with the man behind the music.</p> <p><strong>David Arnold</strong> is one of the most influential and successful British composers of the last two decades. He is joined by <strong>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</strong> to perform some of his most memorable scores and themes from film and television including <em>Independence Day</em>, <em>Stargate</em>, The James Bond films (<em>Casino Royale</em>, <em>The World Is Not Enough</em>, <em>Tomorrow Never Dies</em> and others), <em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em>, <em>Godzilla</em>, <em>Hot Fuzz</em>, The London 2012 Olympic Games, <em>Made in Dagenham</em>, the hit TV show <em>Sherlock</em> and more.</p> <p>David will also share an insight into the world of a Bond film composer and songwriter, telling anecdotes from his illustrious career, in his much-anticipated Symphony Hall concert debut.</p> ]]>
2015-06-26T19:30:00 2015-06-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Last Night of the Summer Proms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the height of Summer with an evening packed full of your favourite classics, crowned by a jubilant flag-waving Proms finale.

Last Night of the Summer Proms

£14.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £17.50, £23.50, £27.50, £32.50, £37.50, plus transaction fee*

Billing: *London Concert Orchestra* ,*Hilary Davan Wetton* conductor ,*Catrin Aur* soprano ,*Anthony Flaum* tenor ,*Charlie Siem* violin

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | _Hebrides_ Overture |   | ,|_. *Sousa* | _The Stars and Stripes Forever_ March |   | ,|_. *Greig* | _Morning_ and _In the Hall of the Mountain King_ |   | ,|_. *Vaughan Williams* | _The Lark Ascending_ |   | ,|_. *Puccini* | _O Soave Fanciulla_ from _La bohéme_ |   | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Brindisi_ from _La Traviata_ |   | ,|_. *Rossini* | _Thieving Magpie_ Overture |   | ,|_. *Monti* | _Csardas_|   | ,|_. *Vivaldi* | _Summer_ from the _Four Seasons_ | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Sempre Libera_ from _La Traviata_ |   | ,|_. *Denza* | _Funiculi, Funicula_ |   | , ,And all your flag-waving Proms favourites, including *Hornpipe, Rule, Britannia!, Nessun Dorma* and *Land of Hope and Glory*


<p>Celebrate the height of Summer with an evening packed full of your favourite classics, crowned by a jubilant flag-waving Proms finale. </p> <p>Plus a free glass of Summer Pimm’s for everyone in the audience.</p> ]]>
2015-06-27T19:30:00 2015-06-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gladys Knight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Empress of Soul Gladys Knight for a special concert at Symphony Hall as part of her UK tour

Gladys Knight. Photo: Derek Blanks

£45 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £45, £55, £65 plus transaction fee*


<p>Empress of Soul and seven time Grammy winner, <strong>Gladys Knight</strong> embarks on her first UK tour in six years. </p> <p>Knight will be performing all her classic hits – <em>Midnight Train To Georgia</em> (which was voted one of the most famous Motown records to date and was honoured one of <strong><em>The Greatest Songs Of All Time</em></strong> by <em>Rolling Stone</em>); <em>Help Me Make It Through The Night</em>; <em>Licence To Kill</em> (the official theme song to the James Bond film); <em>The Way We Were</em>; <em>Baby Don&#8217;t Change Your Mind</em> and <em>You’re The Best Thing (That Ever Happened to Me)</em> – plus tracks from her latest album <em>Where My Heart Belongs</em>.</p> <p>The award-winning singer, author, restaurateur and spokeswoman has recorded more than 40 albums and enjoyed No 1 hits on the Pop, Gospel, R&amp;B and Contemporary charts. Knight has been honoured with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and has dozens of TV, film and theatre credits. </p> <p>Join her at Symphony Hall for a summer evening to remember.</p> ]]>
2015-06-28T19:30:00 2015-06-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter: Summer Requests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus, full-time students, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Unreserved seating


<p>This is your chance to request favourite pieces you have enjoyed Thomas playing this season. Please send your selections to Organ Requests, Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA by Sunday 24 May 2015.</p> <p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-06-29T13:00:00 2015-06-29T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Sir Ranulph Fiennes: A Life at the Limits]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes discusses his life of record breaking expeditions and discoveries at Town Hall.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee* , ,Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows as part of the "Explorer Season":http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season before Friday 29 May.


<p>Long-time friend and expedition partner <strong>Anton Bowring</strong> leads <strong>Sir Ranulph Fiennes</strong> on a personal journey as they discuss his life, from his ancestral heritage to the present day.</p> <p>From light-hearted to strikingly poignant, <strong>A Life at the Limits</strong> covers Sir Ranulph’s childhood, misdemeanours at school, army life and early expeditions, right through to the Transglobe Expedition and the recent Coldest Journey. Hear about all of the record breaking and immensely challenging projects which saw Sir Ranulph receive the Guinness Book of Records accolade as ‘Greatest Living Adventurer’, while suffering frostbite and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.</p> <p><em>Call of the Wild</em> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May. <br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/niall-mccann-red-tooth-and-claw/">Niall McCann Adventure: Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ben-fogle/">Ben Fogle Call of the Wild</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/doug-scott-everest-the-hard-way-40th-anniversary-lecture/">Doug Scott Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</a></p> ]]>
2015-06-29T19:30:00 2015-06-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Frank Sinatra Jr. and Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Frank Sinatra Jr. performs a special concert at Symphony Hall commemorating the music of one of the most significant artists of all time - Frank Sinatra.

Frank Sinatra Jr

£40 - £160

Suffix: Sinatra sings Sinatra

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £40, £45, and £60 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Package* £160 plus transaction fee* - limited number of tickets available ,Package includes: ,Meet & Greet with Frank Sinatra Jnr ,Signed CD ,Ticket in the first 3 rows ,


<p>2015 marks a very special year, as one of the most loved entertainers of all time, <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong>, will be celebrated around the world with a series of commemorative centennial events. </p> <p>As a part of the celebrations, <strong>Frank Sinatra Jr.</strong> will perform a special multimedia concert at Symphony Hall to pay homage to his father &#8211; the singer, the man, and the music that defines the Sinatra legend.</p> <p>Through stories, photos, videos and songs, <strong>Frank Sinatra Jr.</strong> will deliver first hand recollections of life on and off stage with his famous father, as he performs the music alongside the orchestra. Expect songs such as <em>Strangers in the Night, Foggy Day in London Town, I’ve Got You Under My Skin</em> and <em>New York New York</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The music and the memories have touched so many people around the world; to be able to bring these songs back to the stage, share my personal stories of my father, alongside archive footage and pictures is a real honor.</strong><br /> Frank Sinatra Jr.</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-30T20:00:00 2015-06-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Burt Bacharach Live in Concert with Full Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 See cult hero Burt Bacharach at Symphony Hall in a very special show, backed by a full orchestra and singers.

Burt Bacharach

£40 - £70

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £40, £50 & £70 plus transaction fee*


<p>6 Decades<br /> 8 Grammy Awards<br /> 9 Number One songs<br /> 48 Top 10 Hits<br /> More than 500 Compositions</p> <p>After his hugely successful sell out shows last year, <strong>Burt Bacharach</strong> returns to Symphony Hall in this prestigious concert. </p> <p>In a landmark 50+ year run on the charts, Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards. Bacharach’s global audiences span several generations, and he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously. To this day he is still writing and creating timeless music. </p> <p>Hear his most loved songs like you&#8217;ve never heard them before, with a rich and lush orchestra, including: <em>I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, This Guys in Love With You</em> and many many more!</p> ]]>
2015-07-01T20:00:00 2015-07-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schools Concert: Bite-size Classics ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This lively concert especially for Key Stage Two children features music by and for children – from Britten and Elgar, to Mozart and Holst.

Michael Seal. Photo: Neil Pugh.

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee* per ticket for children, teachers, and home-schooling children and parents. , ,To book please call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070. ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Rachel Leach* presenter ,


<p>You don’t have to be old to make great music – in fact, you don’t even have to be grown up at all!</p> <p>This lively concert for Key Stage Two is entirely made up of music by and for children – from <strong>Britten</strong> and <strong>Elgar</strong>, to <strong>Mozart</strong> and <strong>Holst.</strong></p> <p><strong>Michael Seal</strong> waves the stick, and presenter <strong>Rachel Leach</strong> proves that when it comes to classical musical, you’re never too young!</p> ]]>
2015-07-02T11:30:00 2015-07-02T13:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. Style, panache and toe-tapping ear worms we all know and love.

Claire Martin. Photo by John Haxby

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Laurence Cottle* conductor ,*Claire Martin* vocalist

Programme: |_. *Lerner & Loewe* | _Almost Like Being In Love_ | ,|_. *Rodgers & Hart* | _The Lady is a Tramp_ | ,|_.   | _Manhattan_ | ,|_.   | _With A Song In My Heart_ | ,|_. *Arlen* | _This Time the Dream's On Me_ | ,|_.   | _That Old Black Magic_ | ,|_. *Gershwin* | _Ambulatory Suite_ (3 Pieces) | ,|_.   | _Three Preludes_ | ,|_.   | _S'Wonderful_ | ,|_.   | _But Not For Me_ | ,|_.   | _Who Cares?_ | ,|_. *Berlin* | _Cheek to Cheek_| ,|_.   | _Blue Skies_ | ,|_. *Lane* | _Too Late Now_| ,|_. *Kern* | _I Won't Dance_ | ,|_.   | _Pick Yourself Up_ | ,|_. *Duke Ellington* | _All Too Soon_ | ,|_. *Swan* | _When Your Lover Has Gone_ | ,|_. *Cole Porter* | _Too Darn Hot_ | ,|_.   | _Every Time We Say Goodbye_| ,


<p>They called her the First Lady of Song, and no-one’s ever sung the Great American Songbook with more style – and joy – than Ella Fitzgerald. </p> <p>Tonight’s show brings together one of the most glorious voices on the international jazz scene with the swinging orchestral arrangements from Ella’s own albums, for a deluxe tribute to Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Rodgers &amp; Hart: a golden age of popular song.</p> ]]>
2015-07-03T19:30:00 2015-07-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Carducci Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment for all the family. Watch, listen and join in with fun performances and activities every month.

Carducci Quartet

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Enjoy a dynamic show with one of the UK’s most successful string quartets, exploring both popular and contemporary classical music. </p> <p>The Anglo-Irish <strong>Carducci Quartet</strong> were nominated for a 2011 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their family and education programme, and aim to perform live to over 5000 school children each year in workshops and family concerts!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-07-04T10:30:00 2015-07-04T10:30:00
<![CDATA[2015 Brant International Piano Competition, Birmingham: The Final]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham’s prestigious Brant International Piano Competition provides young pianists with the chance to perform in world class venues.

2014 Brant International Piano Competition Finalists - Samson Tsoy, Oliver She & Dominic Degavino.  Photo Alan Wood

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £13, £16.50, £20 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £12.50, £16, £19 plus transaction fee* , ,Free to concert package bookers. , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":"Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.


<p>Birmingham’s prestigious Brant International Piano Competition provides young pianists with the chance to further their careers and perform in world class venues. </p> <p>A maximum of three outstanding young pianists (aged 18-28) will make it to the final, having proved their mettle in challenging earlier rounds. Join us for some talent-spotting and hear tomorrow’s young lions of the keyboard vie with one another for this coveted prize.</p> ]]>
2015-07-04T15:00:00 2015-07-04T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr: Funny Business]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 We have added an extra date of Jimmy Carr's tour, Funny Business. Come for the witty musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>By popular demand we have added an extra date of <strong>Jimmy Carr&#8217;s</strong> brand new tour, <em>Funny Business.</em> Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.</p> <p>Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’&#8230; Really not that big a deal.</p> <p>What should you expect from Jimmy Carr’s ‘Funny Business’? Multiple choice.<br /> a) Packed with jokes<br /> b) Rude and offensive (1)<br /> c) A great night out<br /> d) A reasonably priced ticket (2)</p> <p>If you answered a) b) c) or d) you were right! <br /> ———————————————————————————————————————<br /> Terms and Conditions<br /> (1) If you are easily offended, don’t sulk about it. <br /> (2) The show is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket.</p> ]]>
2015-07-04T20:00:00 2015-07-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Wagner's The Flying Dutchman]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A phantom ship, a satanic curse, and a love more powerful than death itself: The Flying Dutchman might just be the ultimate Romantic opera.

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":"Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Maximum group size of 6. ,£9.50 Tickets plus transaction fee* , ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): , ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North* ,*Richard Farnes* conductor ,*Peter Mumford* concert staging & lighting ,*Béla Perencz* The Dutchman ,*Alwyn Mellor* Senta ,*Mats Almgren* Daland ,*Mati Turi* Erik ,*Ceri Williams* Mary ,*Mark Le Brocq* Steersman

Programme: |_. *Wagner* | _The Flying Dutchman_ | %(duration)150’% | , ,There is no interval in this concert.


<p>A phantom ship, a satanic curse, and a love more powerful than death itself: Richard Wagner’s <em>The Flying Dutchman</em> might just be the ultimate Romantic opera. </p> <p>For Wagner novices, it’s an ideal place to start; for those who’ve followed Opera North’s triumphant concert <em>Ring</em> Cycle, this concert staging under Richard Farnes – with visuals by Peter Mumford – is an unmissable encore.</p> <p>Concert performance sung in German with English surtitles. Please note surtitles may not be visible from every seat. Please check when booking.</p> <p>There is no interval in this concert.</p> ]]>
2015-07-05T16:00:00 2015-07-05T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2015]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2015 - Moseley Park

Rachael Cohen (image by Stephen Jay)

£19 - £89

Ticket Information: Day Tickets - £19 (12-15 year olds) & £39 (adult) ,Weekend tickets - £43 (12-15 year olds) & £89 (adults) ,2 day tickets (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday) - £35 (12-15 year olds) ,Under 12s free with a paying adult , ,Festival opens at 1pm on friday and 11am on Sat/Sun ,Please don't bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) under 16's must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund. , ,


<p>Jazzlines are delighted to once again curate a stage at Mostly Jazz Funk &amp; Soul Festival on Sunday 12th July in Moseley Park. The Sunday line up has a strong jazz focus and the Jazzlines stage showcases a vibrant range of jazz music coming out of Birmingham.</p> <p><strong>Mostly Jazz Funk &amp; Soul Festival 2015 Line Up:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday &#8211; 10th July 2015</strong></p> <p>Sugarhill gang // Furious Five feat Melle Mel &amp; Scorpio // Soil &amp; Pimp Sessions //The Mouse Outfit feat. Dr Syntax &amp; Sparkz // The Milk // Namiwa Jazz // Free School // Boom Operators // Kioko // Amy Fitz Doyley</p> <p><strong>Saturday &#8211; 11th July 2015</strong></p> <p>Roy Ayers // Craig Charles // Cymande // Hackney Colliery Band // The Gene Dudley Group // Ephemerals // Filthy Six // New Street Adventure // The Atlantic Players</p> <p><strong>Sunday &#8211; 12th July 2015</strong></p> <p>Gregory Porter // The James Hunter Six // Tenors of Kalma feat. Jimi Tenor // Johnny Hoo // Hansu-tori // ∆utumn // Rachel Cohen quartet // Urban Soul Family // Steve Tromans axis Band // Jazzlines Ensemble</p> <p><a href="http://mostlyjazz.co.uk/">mostlyjazz.co.uk</a></p> ]]>
2015-07-10T13:00:00 2015-07-12T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Brolly & Friends 2015 Irish Charity Night ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Bob Brolly and his Irish friends for a spectacular fundraising concert at Symphony Hall.

Bob Brolly

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Bob Brolly</strong> returns to Symphony Hall for his ever-popular fundraising concert. Join Brolly and a host of Irish stars as they perform all your favourite Irish and country songs.</p> <p>Brolly was awarded an <strong><span class="caps">MBE</span></strong> in 2003 for his services to Broadcasting as well as all his wonderful work for charity. Although he loves being a radio broadcaster with the <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span></strong>, Brolly has often said that the thrill of walking on stage, singing a few old songs and making people happy still gives him the greatest satisfaction to which many, many people would certainly not disagree.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A great evenings’ entertainment with one of Ireland’s top personalities.</strong><br /> <strong>Irish Post</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-07-12T19:00:00 2015-07-12T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Mary Chapin Carpenter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Five-times Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Town Hall for an intimate sharing of timeless hits and deep album cuts.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Five-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum selling singer <strong>Mary Chapin Carpenter</strong> performs with a trio in an intimate acoustic concert at Town Hall.</p> <p>Carpenter has performed alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release of her debut orchestral album, <em>Songs From the Movie</em> (Zoë /Rounder). Recorded with a 63 piece orchestra and 15 voice choir, <em>Songs From The Movie</em> reprises ten of Carpenter&#8217;s songs in distinctly beautiful and cinematic arrangements. From <em>Come On Come On</em> to <em>I Am a Town</em> and <em>Goodnight America</em>, the record breaks new ground for the singer who has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.</p> <p>Experience Mary Chapin Carpenter&#8217;s excitement and fearless creativity as she performs both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog, with longtime friends <strong>Jon Carroll</strong> (piano) and <strong>Austin Nevins</strong> (guitars).</p> ]]>
2015-07-15T19:30:00 2015-07-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Summer Concert ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Enjoy perfect music for a summer evening - Tchaikovsky’s tuneful ballet, Barber’s nostalgic memory, and Beethoven’s most energized symphony.

Mirga Gražinté-Tyla. Image: LA Phil Vern Evans 4

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39 & £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. ,To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415booking.html ,

Billing: *Mirga Gražinté-Tyla* conductor

Programme: |_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Sleeping Beauty_ (highlights) | %(duration)30’% | ,|_. *Barber* | _Knoxville: Summer of 1915_ | %(duration)14’% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 7 | %(duration)36’% | ,


<p><strong>Tchaikovsky’s</strong> tuneful ballet, <strong>Barber’s</strong> nostalgic memory of another summer’s day 100 years ago, and <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> most energized symphony: perfect music for a summer evening. </p> <p>Tonight the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span></strong> is joined by an outstanding young conductor, fresh from her recent appointment as Assistant Conductor at the LA Philharmonic, for a programme sure to warm you up whatever the weather!</p> ]]>
2015-07-23T19:30:00 2015-07-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a joyride through four centuries of orchestral favourites, as the CBSO Youth Orchestra perform at Symphony Hall.

CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: General sale for this concert is Thursday 15 January at 10am.

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html. ,

Billing: *Michael Seal* conductor

Programme: |_. *Magnus Lindberg* | _Aventures_ (UK premiere) | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Strauss* | _Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme_ - suite | %(duration)36'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Symphony No 4 | %(duration)40'% |


<p>&#8220;Astonishing&#8221; was one critic&#8217;s verdict on the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra&#8217;s</strong> recent 10th anniversary concert.</p> <p>Now the superb young players bring the birthday celebrations to a close with a concert that looks both forwards and back. Brahms&#8217;s mighty Fourth Symphony draws its strength from Bach, while Richard Strauss&#8217;s delicious <em>Le Bourgeois gentilhomme</em> brings the baroque spirit dancing into the 20th century.</p> <p>First, though, take a joyride through four centuries of orchestral favourites with one of our most brilliant living composers.</p> ]]>
2015-07-26T19:00:00 2015-07-26T19:00:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Boycott & Aggers - The Second Innings!]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fresh from their commentaries and by popular demand, Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew return to Symphony Hall for their Second Innings Tour.

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Geoffrey Boycott</strong> and <strong>Jonathan Agnew</strong> return to Symphony Hall with their <em>Second Innings</em> tour, ready to amaze and enthral both devotees of the game and non-cricket lovers with their stories, passion and quick-fire wit.</p> <p>Geoffrey Boycott, England’s brilliant opening batsman and outspoken critic of the game is a controversial character who divides the cricket world, while <span class="caps">BBC</span> cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew learnt his craft under the tutelage of <strong>Brian Johnston</strong>. He has emerged from the notoriety of the gloriously funny “leg over” incident to become one of the country’s finest commentators and interviewers. </p> <p>Jonathan and Geoffrey have a unique on-air relationship which led to them being christened <strong><em>“the Lennon and McCartney of cricket broadcasting”</em></strong> when they were voted Britain’s most popular cricket commentators. “Sir” Geoffrey talks frankly with Jonathan about his career in the middle and at the centre of controversy. The pair debate hot topics from the Ashes series, Boycs’ views on modern cricketers and about cricket in general. There will be an opportunity for the audience to tweet their own questions and the show will be fun, fiery and full of surprises.</p> <blockquote> <p>If you take all the people I have worked with, Boycott is a mile ahead of any of them, he really is. His content is flawless. </p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Jack Bannister, ex-cricketer and <span class="caps">TMS</span> commentator</strong></p> <p>This event is run in association with the <em>Professional Cricketers Association</em>. A £1 donation off each ticket sold will go to the organisation’s Benevolent Fund.</p> ]]>
2015-07-27T19:30:00 2015-07-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Three Little Pigs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this endearing musical full of catchy songs, jokes and japes?

The Three Little Pigs. Illustrations © Charles Riffenburgh.

Tuesday 28 July - Sunday 2 August

£12 - £14

Prefix: Stiles and Drewe's

Suffix: A very curly musical tale

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Public: £12 plus transaction fee* or premium £14 plus transaction fee* (premium ticket includes free postergramme** and seats close to the action) ,£9.50 for groups of 8 plus transaction fee* (standard priced tickets only) , ,**Show poster with programme information.


<p>He can huff and puff until the cows comes home, but will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this brand new retelling of the classic story?</p> <p>Prior to a West End season, from the award-winning writers of the international smash hits <strong>Mary Poppins</strong> and <strong><span class="caps">HONK</span>!</strong> comes a &#8220;great big little West End show&#8221; for audiences of three years and up.</p> <p>Full of catchy songs, jokes and japes for little ones and parents alike, this endearing musical will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter.</p> <p>For ages 3+. May not be suitable for vegetarians.</p> <p>Running time: Approx. 50 minutes.</p> ]]>
2015-07-28T15:30:00 2015-08-02T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Sir Mark Elder and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Mahler’s Ninth Symphony performed by 170 exceptional performers, under the inspirational direction of Sir Mark Elder.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Photo © Jason Alden

£9.50 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £12.50, £15, £17.50, £20, £22.50, £25 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £12, £14.50, £17, £19, £21.50, £24 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":"Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased. Maximum group size of 6. ,£9.50 Tickets plus transaction fee* , ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): , ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain* ,*Sir Mark Elder* conductor

Programme: Programme includes: ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No 9 | %(duration)81'% |


<p>The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain isn’t just the largest symphony orchestra in the UK; it’s one of the most virtuosic, and every one of its concerts is a gala occasion, supercharged with energy and emotion. So imagine the sensation of hearing Mahler’s Ninth Symphony performed by these 170 exceptional performers, under the inspirational direction of Sir Mark Elder.</p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The award-winning National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and brilliant conductor Sir Mark Elder make a formidable team.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-08-07T19:30:00 2015-08-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Andy Isherwood]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment for all the family. Watch, listen and join in with fun performances and activities every month.

Andy Isherwood

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>The London-based saxophonist <strong>Andy Isherwood</strong> returns to Birmingham after touring with bands as varied as <strong>The Drifters</strong> and the <strong>Strictly Come Dancing</strong> band! Recently working with the <span class="caps">RSC</span> and our own brassy <strong>Young Pilgrims</strong>, Andy is also a brilliant and in-demand teacher, so expect to hear him on saxes, flute or clarinet, along with his exciting surprise band, with musical games his speciality!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-08-15T10:30:00 2015-08-15T10:30:00
<![CDATA[V E Day 70th and Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Concert & Dance]]> Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum Explore the stunning museum venue and take the unique opportunity to dance underneath a Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, accompanied by the sounds of Glenn Miller, the songs of Frank Sinatra and classic war movie themes.

£12.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 transaction fee* ,60plus & Under16s £10 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note the seating is unreserved.


<p>Following last year’s sell out concert to commemorate 100 years of World War One and the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, <strong>The Don Mather Big Band</strong> and vocalist &amp; compere <br /> <strong>Gary Lewis</strong> return for the 70th Anniversary of V E Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Thinktank Science Museum.</p> <p>Explore the stunning museum venue and take the unique opportunity to dance underneath a Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, accompanied by the sound of <strong>Glenn Miller</strong>, the songs of <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong> and classic war movie themes. </p> <p>Celebrate 100 years since the birth of <em>Ol&#8217; Blue Eyes</em> and remember <strong>Winston Churchill</strong> 50 years on after his death with guest singers <strong>Megan Daniels, Mark Carter, Victoria Trigger</strong> and <strong>Colin Jordan</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-09-05T19:30:00 2015-09-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jethro Tull The Rock Opera performed by Ian Anderson]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The concert tells the story of the original Jethro Tull's life, illustrated with Anderson's best-known songs from the rock band Jethro Tull repertoire. Featuring video and virtual guests.

Jethro Tull performed by Ian Anderson

£28 - £32

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On sale to members Friday 6 March, 10am. On general sale Monday 9 March, 10am.

Ticket Information: £28, £32 Plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Ian Anderson* ,*David Goodier* bass ,*John O'Hara* keyboards ,*Florian Opahle* guitar ,*Scott Hammond* drums


<p><strong>Ian Anderson</strong> celebrates the life and times of the English Agricultural inventor, <strong>Jethro Tull</strong>. The concert tells the story of the original Jethro Tull&#8217;s life, reimagined as if in the near future and illustrated with Anderson&#8217;s best-known songs from the rock band Jethro Tull repertoire.</p> <p>The performance is in a quasi-operatic structure with surprise virtual guests on video and some additional newly-written songs to round off the elements of the story. </p> <p><em>Heavy Horses, Farm On The Freeway</em> and <em>Songs From The Wood</em> sit alongside <em>Aqualung, Living In The Past, Wind-Up, A New Day Yesterday, The Witch&#8217;s Promise, Locomotive Breath</em> and other favourites – often with slightly re-written lyrics to better tell the tale.</p> ]]>
2015-09-11T19:30:00 2015-09-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Little Wolf Gang]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment for all the family. Watch, listen and join in with fun performances and activities every month.

Martin Maudsley

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Look forward to a new and spellbinding live performance of <strong>Prokofiev’s</strong> well-loved family classic, sparkling with vibrant storytelling and musical delights! </p> <p>Featuring acclaimed storyteller <strong>Martin Maudsley</strong>, alongside violin, accordion and bassoon, the <strong>Little Wolf Gang</strong> present a thrilling theatrical interaction between classical music and dynamic storytelling.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-09-12T10:30:00 2015-09-12T10:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with King Crimson]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 King Crimson arrive at Symphony Hall for their first UK tour outside of London since 1982.

King Crimson

£39.50 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Tuesday concert on sale Friday 20 March 2015, 9am online, 10am via phone & counter.

Ticket Information: £39.50, £50 & £65 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Gavin Harrison* drums ,*Bill Rieflin* drums ,*Pat Mastelotto* drums ,*Tony Levin* bass and vocals ,*Mel Collins* sax, flute ,*Jakko Jakszyk* guitar, vocals ,*Robert Fripp* guitar


<p><strong>King Crimson</strong> brings their unique brand of prog rock to Symphony Hall for their first UK tour outside of London since 1982.</p> <p>With seven players and three drummers, the newest incarnation of the group is described as the <em>&#8216;most expansive and possibly its best yet&#8217;</em> (Hollywood Reporter).</p> <p><strong>Robert Fripp</strong> (guitar) explains, <em>&#8216;At 18.55 King Crimson <span class="caps">VIII</span> moved to its next stage of actualization. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers&#8230;The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode.&#8217;</em></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>As cerebral as King Crimson’s music is, with its mandatory virtuosity and its mathematical systems within systems, what comes across first and last is fury.</strong><br /> New York Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-14T19:30:00 2015-09-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Crosby, Stills & Nash as they perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material at Symphony Hall.

Crosby, Stills & Nash. Credit Eleanor Stills

£46 & £56

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £46 & £56 plus transaction fee* (includes £1 Artist Charity contribution)

Billing: *Shane Fontayne* guitar ,*Russ Kunkel* drums ,*Kevin McCormick* bass ,*James Raymond* keyboards ,*Todd Caldwell* organ


<p>Join <strong>Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash</strong> as they perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. </p> <p>More than four decades since <span class="caps">CSN</span> first harmonised, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. <strong>David Crosby, Stephen Stills</strong>, and <strong>Graham Nash</strong> have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice &#8211; with Crosby, Stills &amp; Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, honored both for <span class="caps">CSN</span> as a group, and as individual solo artists.</p> ]]>
2015-09-18T20:00:00 2015-09-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Tubular Bells for Two ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 One album, two men, too many instruments. The multi-award winning hit show returns!

Tubular Bells for Two

£17.50 - £19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50, £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>One album, two men, too many instruments. The multi-award winning hit show returns!</p> <p>In a tense and thrilling ride, two crazy Aussies perform <strong>Mike Oldfield&#8217;s</strong> masterpiece, <em>Tubular Bells</em>, with a twist. They are run off their feet as they tackle over 20 instruments to accomplish a feat that usually requires an entire entourage of musicians.</p> <p>Be taken on an epic journey, from the eerie theme from <em>The Exorcist</em>, to the raucous sound of <em>The Caveman</em>. This physically demanding performance has mesmerised sellout audiences worldwide.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ Musical equivalent of the triathlon, with bells on</strong> <br /> (Scotsman)</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ A tour de force in every sense of the phrase</strong><br /> (Edinburgh Evening News)</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-18T20:00:00 2015-09-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF Midlands Championship 2015 - Session 1: 11am-3pm]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15 per session, £20 day ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 Day Ticket (for both sessions), £15 per session ticket , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme , ,Unreserved seating ,


<p><span class="caps">UKBFF</span> Midlands Championship 2015 &#8211; Session 1: 11am-3pm</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-2015-day-ticket/">Day Ticket</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-2015-session-2-4pm-finish/">Session 2</a></p> ]]>
2015-09-20T11:00:00 2015-09-20T11:00:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation) Midlands Championship 2015 - DAY TICKET]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 UKBFF Midlands Championship 2015 - DAY TICKET

UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation) Midlands Championship 2015

Sunday 20 September, All Day Ticket

£20 Day Ticket

Segmentation Code: non

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 Day Ticket (for both sessions), £15 per session ticket , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme , ,Unreserved seating


<p><span class="caps">UKBFF</span> (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation) Midlands Championship 2015</p> <p><a href="http://cms.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-2015-session-1-11am-3pm/">Session 1</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-2015-session-2-4pm-finish/">Session2</a></p> ]]>
2015-09-20T11:00:00 2015-09-20T11:00:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF Midlands Championship 2015 - Session 2: 4pm - finish]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15, 20 Day Ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 Day Ticket (for both sessions), £15 per session ticket , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme , ,Unreserved seating


<p><span class="caps">UKBFF</span> (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation) Midlands Championship 2015</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-2015-day-ticket/">Day Ticket</a></p> <p><a href="http://cms.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-2015-session-1-11am-3pm/">Session 1</a></p> ]]>
2015-09-20T16:00:00 2015-09-20T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Got 2 Sing - Best of British ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Following the hugely successful sell-out concert in 2013, Got 2 Sing are returning to Symphony Hall to perform the 'Best of British' popular music.

Got 2 Sing Choir

£16 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* ,Under 16s £16 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following the hugely successful sell-out concert in 2013 <strong>Got 2 Sing Contemporary Choirs</strong> are returning to Symphony Hall to perform the &#8216;Best of British&#8217; popular music. Expect to hear songs from Adele, Take That, Elton John, The Beatles, Elbow and Queen.</p> <p>Got 2 Sing is not a traditional ‘stand behind the music’ type of choir and with no requirement to read music or audition the choirs have grown in popularity. The feel-good factor and health benefits associated with singing are well documented, and Got 2 Sing brings to life music from all genres with uplifting harmonies and simple movement.</p> ]]>
2015-09-20T18:00:00 2015-09-20T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Peter & Dan Snow: The Battle of Waterloo Experience]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Peter and Dan Snow give a fascinating talk on the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years on.

Peter and Dan Snow

£15 & £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 & £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>This June marks 200 years since the <strong>Battle of Waterloo</strong>, one of the world&#8217;s most famous and important battles. To mark this significant anniversary <strong>Peter</strong> and <strong>Dan Snow</strong> will give a fascinating talk, illustrating the climactic showdown between the military giants of the age: Napoleon and Wellington. </p> <p>On the morning of Sunday 18 June 1815 these figures faced each other for the first and only time across the sodden rolling Belgian farmland south of Brussels. More than 150,000 French, British, Dutch and Prussian soldiers fought in this epic, bloody and decisive encounter that ended the Napoleonic Wars and led to decades of international peace in Europe.</p> ]]>
2015-09-21T19:30:00 2015-09-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The BIG Chris Barber Band ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Europe's most successful jazz band, The BIG Chris Barber Band, promises an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues at Town Hall, Birmingham

The BIG Chris Barber Band

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Chris Barber</strong> <span class="caps">OBE</span> is an icon of traditional jazz in Europe. His Jazz Band is one of Europe&#8217;s most successful traditional jazz bands, and over the years has evolved into a richly textured eight-piece group, blending brass, reeds, and electric guitar into a unique and unmistakable mix of blues and jazz.</p> <p><strong>The <span class="caps">BIG</span> Chris Barber Band</strong> features everything from New Orleans to blues to late Ellington, played with extraordinary panache and skill. Hits include <em>Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Ice Cream</em> and <em>When the Saints Go Marching In</em>. </p> <p>Barber promises an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues, appealing in equal measure to the aficionado and the newcomer.</p> ]]>
2015-09-25T19:30:00 2015-09-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nicola Benedetti ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti performs a specially curated programme of Italian favourites at Symphony Hall

Nicola Benedetti

£20 - £32.50

Suffix: Italy and The Four Seasons

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £26, £28.50 & £32.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p><strong>Nicola Benedetti</strong>, one of the world&#8217;s most beloved classical violinists, returns to Symphony Hall with a dynamic programme of music inspired by the spirit of Italy. </p> <p>Performing with a first class ensemble of musicians, this concert includes two seminal and cherished works from the classical repertoire &#8211; <strong>Vivaldi&#8217;s</strong> <em>Four Seasons</em> and <strong>Tchaikovsky&#8217;s</strong> <em>Souvenir de Florence</em>. These two works have enjoyed unparalleled popularity with the public as well as profound reverence amongst musicians and connoisseurs for centuries. </p> <p>Described by <strong>The Times</strong> as a <strong><em>&#8220;risk-taking performer&#8221;</em></strong>, Nicola has established herself as one of classical music’s most prominent violinists, collaborating with major orchestras all over the world. She is credited with broadening the appeal of classical music to young and new audiences through her extensive education work and appearances at events such the <em>Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony</em> and <em>iTunes Festival</em>.</p> <p>A multiple award winner, Nicola&#8217;s latest album <em>Homecoming</em> entered the top 20 pop charts, an unprecedented achievement for a classical violinist. </p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this opportunity to share in this specially curated programme, inspired by Nicola’s own Italian heritage and influences.</p> ]]>
2015-09-26T19:30:00 2015-09-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Diana Krall - Wallflower World Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Diana Krall brings her Wallflower tour to Symphony Hall.

Diana Krall

£40 - £60

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £40, £50 & £60 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Diana Krall</strong>, five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and vocalist brings her <em>Wallflower World Tour</em> to Symphony Hall. </p> <p>Acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today, Krall&#8217;s career thus far has included producing an album for <strong>Barbra Streisand</strong>, serving as musical director and arranger for <strong>Paul McCartney</strong> and hitting the road for a good cause with <strong>Neil Young</strong>.</p> <p>Her album <em>Wallflower</em> takes in popular classics from <strong>The Mamas and the Papas&#8217;</strong> <em>California Dreaming</em> to more recent gems such as <strong>Crowded House’s</strong> <em>Don’t Dream It’s Over</em>.</p> <p>Musically speaking, Diana Krall is no wallflower. Don&#8217;t miss the chance to see her perform in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-09-28T19:30:00 2015-09-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Cliff Richard]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the ultimate pop star to celebrate his 75th birthday, as Sir Cliff Richard performs at Symphony Hall for the opening night of his tour.

Cliff Richard. Photo: Michelle Kloboucnik.

£65 - £75

Suffix: The 75th Birthday Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: This concert goes on sale Saturday 1 November at 9am. ,There is a fanclub presale on Thursday 30 October at 9am, where tickets can only be purchased by phone. Presale tickets are limited to 2 front row tickets per household or 6 tickets per household (including 2 front row tickets).

Ticket Information: £65, £75 plus transaction fee* , ,Tickets are limited to 12 per person.


<p>Join <strong>Sir Cliff Richard</strong> for the opening night of his 75th Birthday Tour at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Celebrating his 56th anniversary in the music business this year, Cliff is the ultimate pop star and indisputably Britain&#8217;s all-time greatest hit-maker. His remarkable career has included many successful films, musicals, concert tours and television shows, all contributing to the Cliff Richard legend. </p> <p>Cliff released his debut album in 1959, and has since released 46 studio albums, seven soundtracks, 11 live albums, and 35 compilations. He released his 100th album <em>The Fabulous Rock &#8216;n&#8217; Roll Songbook</em> in November last year, and it is Cliff&#8217;s tribute to the greats of rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll who inspired and influenced him, such as <strong>Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry,</strong> and <strong>Buddy Holly.</strong></p> <p>Enjoy a truly special evening with Cliff to celebrate his landmark birthday. </p> ]]>
2015-09-29T19:45:00 2015-09-29T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Squeeze with Dr John Cooper Clarke]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The enduring British pop act visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour as a band for three years, performing classic hits plus songs from From The Cradle To The Grave.

Saturday 3 October, doors at 7pm

£32.50 - £47.50

Suffix: From The Cradle To The Grave

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On sale to members Thursday 26 March, 10am. General sale Friday 27 March, 10am.

Ticket Information: £32.50 & £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Under 14s accompanied by an adult


<p><strong>Squeeze,</strong> the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour as a band for three years. </p> <p>Expect hits such as <em>Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted,</em> plus songs from forthcoming album <em>From The Cradle To The Grave</em>, which marks their first collection of new tracks since 1998.</p> <p>Chris says of their fresh songs: <em>“We’ve grown up a lot in the last few years, musically. For the first five years back together, we were saying ‘this is where we came from’. Now, this is where we are. We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow.”</em></p> <p>Many of the new songs will feature in a forthcoming TV comedy series <em>Cradle To Grave</em> based on the life of their old friend Danny Baker, the writer and broadcaster, starring Peter Kay as Danny’s father Fred.</p> <p>The support is from poet and punk godfather <strong>Dr John Cooper Clarke,</strong> the bard of Salford, known for his quickfire delivery of dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse. The creator of <em>(I Married A) Monster From Outer Space, Evidently Chickentown</em> and <em>Beasley Street</em> has collaborated with Arctic Monkeys and recently recorded a new version of 1960s hit MacArthur Park with Hugh Cornwell and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.</p> ]]>
2015-10-03T19:00:00 2015-10-03T19:00:00
<![CDATA[DMS Anniversary Concert - A Fusion of Music and Dance]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Over 300 musicians will perform live on stage in this spectacular show, co-hosted by rock legend, Birmingham's own Bev Bevan.

DMS ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

£6 - £18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6, £12.50, £15.50, £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wStA6Vum6vo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Over 300 musicians will perform live on stage in this spectacular show, co-hosted by rock legend, Birmingham&#8217;s own <strong>Bev Bevan</strong> and featuring music to suit all tastes. From classical to rock, The Eagles to Queen with songs from the musicals <em>Phantom Of The Opera, Chess, Miss Saigon, The Rat Pack</em> and <em>The Lion King</em>, plus tracks from Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Muse plus a grand finale! </p> <p>Special celebrity guest performers include Bev Bevan, of <span class="caps">ELO</span>, The Move and Black Sabbath , <strong>James Renford,</strong> internationally acclaimed saxophonist and <strong>Angelo Starr</strong> (brother of the late, great Edwin Starr). As well as the amazing sound that is Birmingham&#8217;s <strong>Town Hall Gospel Choir.</strong> Plus we are delighted to announce that <strong>The Rat Pack Tribute</strong> is performing , Britain&#8217;s original from the West End starring <strong>David Alacey</strong> as Sinatra , <strong>Des Coleman</strong> ( from <em>Eastenders</em> and <em>The One Show</em>) as Sammy and <strong>Paul Drakeley</strong> as Dean Martin. Also performing will be the very best of midlands dance schools and choirs incorporating ballet, modern and street dance.</p> <p>This is the perfect night out for the whole family as <strong><span class="caps">DMS</span> &#8211; Heart Of England Music Academy</strong> presents its celebration concert at Symphony Hall for the sixth time. Supporting <strong>The Birmingham Dogs Home, Delete Blood Cancer</strong> in memory of Riya Dandekar, a much loved pupil at <span class="caps">DMS</span>, and <strong>Kissing It Better.</strong><br /> Further celebrity guests to be announced.</p> <p>&#8220;Be A Part Of It!&#8221; Join the Celebration</p> ]]>
2015-10-04T19:00:00 2015-10-04T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Belinda Carlisle]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Lead singer of the Go-Gos and solo pop icon Belinda Carlisle returns to Birmingham with her instantly identifiable vocals.

Belinda Carlisle

£32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £32.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note that the Stalls for this concert is standing only, and the Circle is for reserved seats. Standing tickets cannot be duplicated, so we would recommend Recorded Delivery or Special Delivery if you would like your standing tickets posted. , ,Suitable for 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)


<p>Lead singer of the <strong>Go-Gos</strong> and solo pop icon <strong>Belinda Carlisle</strong> returns to Birmingham with her instantly identifiable vocals.</p> <p>With hit singles including <em>Heaven is a Place On Earth, We Got The Beat</em> and <em>Our Lips Are Sealed,</em> she helped break down the door for many female guitar bands that followed.</p> <p>See one of pop’s true survivors as her voice blends with the fantastic acoustics of Town Hall.</p> <p>Suitable for 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)</p> ]]>
2015-10-04T20:00:00 2015-10-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Henning Wehn ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following his sold out date at Town Hall last year German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn returns to Town Hall

Henning Wehn

£15.50

Suffix: Eins, Zwei, DIY

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns… though he still couldn’t eat a whole one.</p> <p>As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn’t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.</p> <p>Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class.</p> <p>Following his sold out date at Town Hall last year <strong>Henning Wehn</strong> returns to deliver his evening-long crash course in Anglo-German relations, as well as having a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A diplomatic masterclass</strong> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brought the audience to its knees</strong> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Marvellous</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-07T20:00:00 2015-10-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Fisherman's Friends bring the shanty sound of the North Cornwall Coast to Town Hall.

The Fisherman's Friends

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Down on the harbour front of the tiny fishing village of Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast, the authentic sound of the shanty can be heard loud and clear via the mighty chorale of <strong>The Fisherman’s Friends</strong>.</p> <p>There’s no gang leader, no choirmaster and no holds barred in the singing of The Fisherman’s Friends. This nine-man group draw on a vocal repertoire reaching back 200 years, embracing songs and shanties not only from Cornwall but Liverpool, Ireland, Africa, the West Indies, and America. </p> <p>Be prepared to have your ears blown clean off…</p> ]]>
2015-10-10T19:30:00 2015-10-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Trevor Noah - Lost in Translation]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Trevor Noah returns to Symphony Hall with his sharp wit, intelligent commentary and charm in brand new show, Lost in Translation.

Trevor Noah

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On Sale Friday 5 December, 10am

Ticket Information: £18 plus transaction fee* , ,*Recommended for ages 16+*


<p>Following his sell-out debut tour of the UK with the critically acclaimed show <em>The Racist</em>, <strong>Trevor Noah</strong> is back with his brand new show <em>Lost in Translation.</em></p> <p>Trevor’s rise to the top of the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking in TV, radio and his first love, stand-up comedy. He is also becoming increasingly established as an international star; in the US he is a regular correspondent on the award-winning <em>The Daily Show</em>, while in the UK he has notched up appearances on <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>QI</em> and <em>8 Out of 10 Cats</em>.</p> <p>His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost young comedians of his generation.</p> <p><strong>Recommended for ages 16+</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Noah is an immensely likable performer &#8211; warm, upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people&#8217;s prejudices.<br /> <strong>Observer</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-10T20:00:00 2015-10-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ben Fogle - Call of the Wild]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ben Fogle recounts his adventures, harsh challenges, and toughest trials in Call of the Wild as part of our Explorer Season at Town Hall

Ben Fogle

£22

Prefix: Explorer Season

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22 plus transaction fee* , ,*Unwaged, 60plus, under 16s* £18 plus transaction fee* , ,Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows as part of the "Explorer Season":http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season before Friday 29 May. (not applicable in conjunction with SoundBite discount) , ,*SoundBite Members* £18 ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members receive waived transaction fees, a 10% discount at the bar, as well as other perks. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p><strong>Ben Fogle</strong> has rowed the Atlantic Ocean, crossed Antarctica on foot, run across the Sahara and crossed the Empty Quarter on camel. He has presented numerous hit programmes on the <span class="caps">BBC</span>, <span class="caps">ITV</span> and Channel 5 including, <em>New Lives in the Wild, Extreme Dreams</em> and <em>Through Hell and High Water.</em> He has written six Sunday Times bestseller books and is an ambassador for <span class="caps">WWF</span>, Medecins Sans Frontier, Tusk, Centrepoint and the Princes Trust, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and patron of The Royal Parks Foundation. </p> <p>In <em>Call of the Wild,</em> Ben will recount how the self-confessed urbanite became drawn to, and so enamoured with, adventure, travel and the harsh challenges associated with a life in the wilderness. The show will include tales from his first adventures travelling across South America as a younger man, to some of the toughest trials known to man. <em>Call of the Wild</em> will be an audio/visual supported show.</p> <p><em>Call of the Wild</em> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May. <br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/niall-mccann-red-tooth-and-claw/">Niall McCann Adventure: Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sir-ranulph-fiennes-a-life-at-the-limits/">Sir Ranulph Fiennes A Life at the Limits</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/doug-scott-everest-the-hard-way-40th-anniversary-lecture/">Doug Scott Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</a></p> ]]>
2015-10-12T19:30:00 2015-10-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Robert Cray Band plus special guest Shawn Jones]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The genre-defining guitar musician and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to Symphony Hall, showcasing his dazzling voice and talent.

Robert Cray

£29.50 & £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 & £39.50


<p>Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, <strong>Robert Cray</strong> has written or performed with everyone from <strong>Eric Clapton</strong> and <strong>Stevie Ray Vaughan</strong>, to <strong>John Lee Hooker</strong>.</p> <p>Over four decades Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues, and has been known as one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music. His soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in the genre.</p> <p>Now the 5 times <strong>Grammy</strong> award winner and multi-platinum selling artist returns to Symphony Hall to showcase his powerful talent.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>For 30 years now, you&#8217;ve made us feel like we&#8217;re always coming home. Thank you for that!</strong><br /> Robert Cray</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-16T19:30:00 2015-10-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sons of Kemet]]> Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Four fiercely creative musicians. Kinetic, earth-shaking sound. Electrifying live performances. Sons of Kemet play at the Hare and Hounds.

Sons of Kemet

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* , ,*SoundBite Members* £9 ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members receive waived transaction fees, a 10% discount at the bar, as well as other perks. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.

Billing: *Shabaka Hutchings* saxophone, clarinet, composer ,*Oren Marshall* tuba ,*Seb Rochford* drums ,*Tom Skinner* drums


<p>Four fiercely creative musicians. Kinetic, earth-shaking sound. Electrifying live performances.</p> <p>Expect nothing less from the 2013 <span class="caps">MOBO</span> award-winners <a href="http://www.sonsofkemet.com">Sons of Kemet,</a> as four of the UK jazz scene&#8217;s brightest stars play at the Hare and Hounds.</p> <p>Culminating in a revolutionary mix of music that spans jazz, rock, dub, Caribbean folk and traditional African diasporan history, <strong>Sons of Kemet</strong> are a band that really must be experienced live.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most original ensembles in recent British Jazz</strong><br /> Jazzwise</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The most fun you can have with a saxophone, a tuba and two drum kits… a swirling brew of rhythm</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Rasta rhythms, Middle-East and West-African melodies and straight-up rock Energy to ignite a dance floor</strong><br /> The Quietus</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-22T20:30:00 2015-10-22T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Aliens Love Underpants ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A fantastically fresh and funny production that will delight the whole family.

Aliens Love Underpants

£12.50

Prefix: Based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

Suffix: Adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 plus transaction fee* ,£9.50 plus transaction fee* for groups of 8 or more ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme ,


<p>This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music (and lots of aliens of course!) this fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>an excellent show for the entire family</strong><br /> Primary Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>a close encounter of the most entertaining kind!</strong> <br /> <span class="caps">METRO</span></p> </blockquote> <p>Aliens Love Underpants © Claire Freedman and Ben Cort 2007</p> ]]>
2015-10-25T13:00:00 2015-10-26T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Dan & Phil present The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect hilarious anecdotes, sketches, internet, some surprises and lots of audience interaction that they will probably regret.

Dan & Phil

£25 & £75 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Meet and Greet package* £75 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.14 – 15 year olds can attend unaccompanied under parental discretion. Please note that THSH cannot be held responsible for your children when unaccompanied by an adult.


<p><strong>Dan &amp; Phil</strong> actually leave their house to bring you <em>The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire!</em> Travelling across the UK to see you <span class="caps">IRL</span>. </p> <p>You&#8217;re in for a crazy evening of entertainment combining all the best features of Dan &amp; Phil&#8217;s book, YouTube channels, radio shows and countless infamous videos online! </p> <p>Expect hilarious anecdotes, sketches, some surprises and lots of audience interaction that they will probably regret.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/danisnotonfire">Dan Is Not On Fire YouTube channel</a> <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingPhil">Amazing Phil YouTube channel</a></p> <p>Please note under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.14 – 15 year olds can attend unaccompanied under parental discretion. Please note that <span class="caps">THSH</span> cannot be held responsible for your children when unaccompanied by an adult.</p> ]]>
2015-10-25T14:00:00 2015-10-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Heineken's Best of the Blues]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrate the best players in Birmingham City Football Club’s history at Town Hall, with Gary Newbon, Tom Ross and Trevor Francis.

Bob Latchford, Steve Phillips and Trevor Francis © Birmingham Mail

£17

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Please note this event has been rescheduled to Monday 26 October 2015 due to scheduling difficulties. Ticket bookers will be contacted as soon as possible.</strong> (25/2/15)</p> <p>Celebrate the best players in <strong>Birmingham City Football Club’s</strong> history, as voted for by readers of Birmingham Mail and listeners of Free Radio.</p> <p>Starting out in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, the 140 year old club play at home ground St Andrew’s, and are well known for their long-standing rivalry with Aston Villa. The team have had many notable achievements, beating the Villa to the League Cup in 1963, being crowned Second Division Champions of the 1994-95 season and most recently defeating Arsenal in the 2011 Carling Cup final at Wembley.</p> <p>Enjoy photo opportunities with sporting stars and revel in the highlights of your heroes, as <strong>Gary Newbon</strong> and Free Radio’s <strong>Tom Ross</strong> relive the club’s history, with special guests including Blues legend and football’s first million pound player <strong>Trevor Francis</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-10-26T19:30:00 2015-10-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Hackett: Acolyte to Wolflight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Steve Hackett brings the latest chapter of his career to the Symphony Hall stage in his new tour - Acolyte to Wolflight with a sprinkling of Genesis.

Steve Hackett

£27.50 & £29.50

Suffix: with Genesis Revisited - The Total Experience

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 & £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Legendary guitarist <strong>Steve Hackett</strong> brings the latest chapter of his career to Symphony Hall while re-living his musical evolution, in <em>Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited &#8211; The Total Experience</em>. </p> <p>The set list will cover a vast part of his discography, from early albums including <em>Spectral Mornings</em> and <em>Voyage of the Acolyte,</em> right up to his new studio album <em>Wolflight,</em> with additional songs from Steve&#8217;s time with <strong>Genesis</strong>. </p> <p><em>Wolfllight</em> takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The tour will satisfy old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to <em>Wolflight</em>. </p> <blockquote> <p> I&#8217;m hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into next year&#8217;s tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary, with several surprises!<br /> <strong>Steve Hackett</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T19:30:00 2015-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fright Night Classics with the CBSO]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience the chills and thrills of spine-tingling classics on the spookiest day of the year, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Fright Night Classics image

£14.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £19.50, £24.50, £29.50, £34.50, £39.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*City of Birmingham Choir* ,*John Pryce-Jones* conductor

Programme: |_. *Orff* | _O Fortuna!_ from _Carmina Burana_ | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Dies Irae_ from Requiem | ,|_. *Dukas* | _Sorcerer’s Apprentice_ | ,|_. *Berlioz* | _March to the Scaffold_ from _Symphonie Fantastique_ | ,|_. *Wagner* | _Ride of the Valkyries_ | ,|_. *Gounod* | _Funeral March for a Marionette_ | ,|_. *Saint-Saens* | _Danse Macabre_ | ,|_. *Puccini* | _The Witches' Dance_ from _Le Villi_ | ,|_. *Herrmann* | Suite from _Psycho_ | ,|_. *Goldsmith* | Suite from _The Omen_ | ,|_. *Williams* | _Hedwig’s Theme_ from _Harry Potter_ |


<p>Experience the chills and thrills of spine-tingling classics on the spookiest day of the year.</p> ]]>
2015-10-31T19:30:00 2015-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Backshall's Wild World]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall at Town Hall as he takes us on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels The Falcon Chronicles.

Steve Backshall

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18 plus transaction fee* , ,U16s, 60plus, unwaged, SoundBite, £16 plus transaction fee* , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts across our programme as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p>Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer <strong>Steve Backshall</strong> at Town Hall as he takes you on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels <em>The Falcon Chronicles</em>. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from his expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the sea.</p> <p>This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty. There will also be extended Q and As at the end of the show.</p> <p>Parents are advised that the content might be challenging for very young children.</p> ]]>
2015-11-01T11:30:00 2015-11-01T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Josh Widdicombe - What Do I Do Now]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour.

Josh Widdicombe

£16.50

Suffix: plus support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 plus transaction fee* , ,14+ (Parental Guidance) Show may contain swearing and adult content.


<p><strong>Josh Widdicombe</strong>, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. Since he&#8217;s been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things but don&#8217;t worry &#8211; in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). </p> <p>Since he was last on tour Josh&#8217;s Channel 4 show <em>The Last Leg</em> has gone from strength to strength and been nominated for various awards including a British Comedy Award and a Broadcast Award, while finally winning one at the Royal Television Society Awards. He has also been seen on BBC2&#8217;s <em>Mock the Week</em> and <em>QI</em>, BBC1&#8217;s <em>Live at the Apollo</em> and <em>Have I Got News for You</em> and ITV1&#8217;s <em>The Jonathan Ross Show</em>, amongst other stuff. If it is only his voice you like then he is now the host of BBC5 Live&#8217;s legendary Saturday morning sport show <em>Fighting Talk</em> and <em>The Josh Widdicombe</em> Show on Xfm.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>This Devonian observationalist has embedded himself among the comedy elite</strong> <br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Nicely crafted observational comedy</strong> <br /> The Independent</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>14+ (Parental Guidance) Show may contain swearing and adult content.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-01T20:00:00 2015-11-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Joe Satriani The Shockwave Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time and the six-string king amid the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.

Joe Satriani. Photo: Jon Luini.

£34.50 - £170

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £34.50, £38 plus transaction fee* , ,*Hot Seat Package* £100 plus transaction fee* ,• Ticket in the first five rows ,• Photo of Joe Satriani ,• Exclusive tour merchandise item ,• Exclusive VIP laminate , ,*Ultimate Meet & Greet Package* £170 plus transaction fee* ,• Meet and Greet with Joe Satriani ,• A ticket in the first two rows ,• Photo opportunity with Joe Satriani ,• Fan items signed (Maximum 2) ,• Exclusive tour merchandise item ,• Two fans randomly chosen to watch the show encore from the stage ,• Exclusive VIP laminate ,


<p>The biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, <strong>Joe Satriani</strong> is capable of taking you to a land of warm breezes and radiant sunshine, somersaulting you into extended free-falls, or all-out instrumental freak-outs.</p> <p>Satriani has been spreading his virtuosic craftmanship for a quarter of a century. In addition to <em>Surfing With The Alien</em> and <em>Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards</em>, he has released such classics as <em>The Extremist</em> (1992), <em>Crystal Planet</em> (1998) and <em>Super Colossal</em> (2006), and has sold 10 million albums and counting.</p> <p>See the six-string king amid the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Music engages my whole being. It’s physical, it’s the heart, the brain, the spirit and the emotions; everything’s firing and you’re lost in the moment; you sweat, you hyperventilate – everything goes into it, and you wind up exhausted at the end.</strong><br /> Joe Satriani</p> </blockquote> <p>Joe Satriani’s special guest on all UK dates is the Award-winning South African guitarist and singer-songwriter <strong>Dan Patlansky.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-02T19:30:00 2015-11-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gospel Goes Charity 2015 - 10th Anniversary Celebration]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The choir will be lighting up the audience’s evening again at this year’s annual bonfire night event. Join them in celebrating and fundraising for worthy causes.

Birmingham Community Gospel Choir

£15 - £17.50

Segmentation Code: non

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15, £17.50 plus transaction fee.* ,Groups of 5 or more - £10 plus transaction fee*


<p>2015 is <strong>Maxine Brooks</strong> and <strong>Birmingham Community Gospel Choir&#8217;s</strong> 10th year and <em>Gospel Goes Charity</em> is in its 5th year. This wonderful choir are looking forward to &#8216;lighting up&#8217; their audience&#8217;s evening again at this year&#8217;s annual bonfire night event.</p> <p>They are joined by the famous, award winning, <a href="http://www.crystallewis.com/">Crystal Lewis</a>, from the <span class="caps">USA</span>, to celebrate and raise funds for <strong>Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity, The Multiple Sclerosis Society</strong> and <strong>Glaucoma Research.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-05T19:30:00 2015-11-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr - Funny Business]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 We have added another extra date of Jimmy Carr's tour, Funny Business. Come for the witty musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>By popular demand we have added another extra date of <strong>Jimmy Carr&#8217;s</strong> brand new tour, <em>Funny Business.</em> Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.</p> <p>Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’&#8230; Really not that big a deal.</p> <p>What should you expect from Jimmy Carr’s ‘Funny Business’? Multiple choice.<br /> a) Packed with jokes<br /> b) Rude and offensive (1)<br /> c) A great night out<br /> d) A reasonably priced ticket (2)</p> <p>If you answered a) b) c) or d) you were right! <br /> ———————————————————————————————————————<br /> Terms and Conditions<br /> (1) If you are easily offended, don’t sulk about it. <br /> (2) The show is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket.</p> ]]>
2015-11-06T20:00:00 2015-11-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[ABC]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ABC play their greatest hits before performing ‘The Lexicon of Love’ in its entirety at Symphony Hall.

ABC

£35 - £129 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Tickets go on general sale Friday 27 February, 9am online & 10am via phone and counter

Ticket Information: £35, £45, £55 & £65 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Package* - £129 plus transaction fee* ,- Meeting and photo opportunity with ABC ,- best seats in the front 4 rows ,- exclusive signed photo ,- souvenir VIP tour laminate


<p><strong><span class="caps">ABC</span></strong> returns to Symphony Hall with the <strong>Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra</strong> and conductor <strong>Anne Dudley</strong> for a very special show performing the classic debut album <em>The Lexicon of Love</em>. </p> <p>Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude, <em>The Lexicon of Love</em> spawned timeless tracks such as <em>Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, Tears Are Not Enough</em>, and <em>All Of My Heart</em>. The album saw <span class="caps">ABC</span> enchant the world with their own unique brand of pop and remains one of the best albums of all time. </p> <p><strong>Martin Fry’s</strong> combination of sly northern wit and subversive intelligence, pop flamboyance and rock swagger make this album still as contemporary as it was in the beginning.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The material has aged spectacularly well, as timeless art does</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Hands down, the gig of year so far</strong><br /> The Daily Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-09T19:00:00 2015-11-09T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Doug Scott - Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Doug Scott for his lecture marking the 40th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest's south west face.

Doug Scott on the summit of Everest. Photo: Dougal Haston

£17.50

Prefix: Explorer Season

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows as part of the "Explorer Season":http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season before Friday 29 May. (not applicable in conjunction with SoundBite discount) , , ,*SoundBite Members* £8.75 ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members receive waived transaction fees, a 10% discount at the bar, as well as other perks. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p>Autumn 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the first ascent of <em>Everest: The Hard Way</em>, when the late <strong>Dougal Haston</strong> and <strong>Doug Scott</strong> made the first ascent of the mountain’s massive South West Face. In this special lecture, Doug will tell of the epic expedition and climb, how his life led up to this defining moment and where it took him upon his return from the summit.</p> <p>This is a brand new lecture for the anniversary, lavishly illustrated with Doug’s celebrated mountain photography, and will provide a very personal account of this legendary first ascent.</p> <p><strong>Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</strong> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May. <br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/niall-mccann-red-tooth-and-claw/">Niall McCann Adventure: Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sir-ranulph-fiennes-a-life-at-the-limits/">Sir Ranulph Fiennes A Life at the Limits</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ben-fogle/">Ben Fogle Call of the Wild</a></p> ]]>
2015-11-09T19:30:00 2015-11-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nina Conti - In Your Face]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 This year, Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face.

Nina Conti. Image: Matt Crockett

£18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>She’s won a British Comedy Award, stormed <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em>, <em>Sunday Night at the Palladium</em>, and made a <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> nominated film &#8211; all without moving her lips.</p> <p>This year, <strong>Nina Conti</strong> will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>★★★★ Uproariously hilarious</strong> <br /> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius</strong><br /> Mirror</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p> <strong>A gem… funny, poignant, novel</strong><br /> Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-11T20:00:00 2015-11-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the genius of George Gershwin as John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra perform his greatest hits in the wonderful acoustics of Symphony Hall.

John Wilson. Image: Chris Christodoulou.

£25 - £46

Suffix: Gershwin in Hollywood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £30, £37.50, £41, £46 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra</strong> plus special guests return with a sensational new show.</p> <p>Celebrating the genius of George Gershwin, the orchestra perform favourites such as <em>I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, Somebody Loves Me, Fascinatin&#8217; Rhythm</em> and <em>Strike Up The Band.</em></p> <p>Enjoy Gershwin&#8217;s greatest hits in their sumptuous original film orchestrations amid the wonderful acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-11-12T19:30:00 2015-11-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Spectacular Classics ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.

Spectacular Classics

£16.50 - £44.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50, £19.50, £26.50, £34.50, £39.50 & £44.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *City of Birmingham Choir* ,*City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Sky Ingram* soprano ,*Mario Sofroniou* tenor ,*Anthony Inglis*  conductor

Programme: |_. *Verdi* | _Grand March from Aida_ | ,|_. *Rossini* | _Galop from William Tell Overture_ | ,|_. *Jenkins* | _Benedictus_ | ,|_. *Strauss* | _Blue Danube Waltz_ | ,|_. *Elgar* | _Nimrod from Enigma Variations_ | ,|_. *Puccini* | _O Soave fanciulla from La Boheme_ | ,|_. *Handel* | _Hallelujah Chorus_ | ,|_. *Borodin* | _Polovtsian Dances_ | ,|_. *Suppe* | _Light Cavalry Overture_ | ,|_. *Mascagni* | _Intermezzo and Easter Hymn from Cavalleria rusticanas_ | , ,Not forgetting: _Nessun Dorma,  Rule Britannia_ and _Land of Hope and Glory_. , ,*Plus an explosive _1812 Overture_ complete with cannon effects and indoor fireworks!*


<p>Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.</p> ]]>
2015-11-14T14:30:00 2015-11-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The RAF in Concert 2015]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The bands of the Royal Air Force present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment at Symphony Hall to commemorate 75 years since the historic Battle of Britain.

The RAF in Concert

£19 - £25

Suffix: Battle of Britain 75th

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19, £22 & £25 plus transaction fee* ,10% off for groups of 10+


<p>The bands of the <strong>Royal Air Force</strong> present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment to commemorate 75 years since the historic Battle of Britain. </p> <p>This concert will capture the essence of 1940s Britain and tell the story of how the spirit and capability of those who took part endures in the professionalism of the people who make up today’s <span class="caps">RAF</span>.</p> ]]>
2015-11-15T19:30:00 2015-11-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Queen Extravaganza - 40th Anniversary of 'A Night at the Opera']]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Roger Taylor's Queen Extravaganza comes to Town Hall for one special night celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic rock album, A Night At The Opera

The Queen Extravaganza

£24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><a href="http://www.queenextravaganza.com">Queen Extravaganza</a>: A rock celebration in the Royal tradition.</p> <p>Created and produced by <strong>Queen’s Roger Taylor</strong>, the <strong>Queen Extravaganza</strong> plays one special night at Town Hall to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s iconic album, <em>A Night At The Opera</em> &#8211; long viewed as one of the greatest rock albums of all time &#8211; which produced such classic tracks as, <em>You’re My Best Friend, Love of My Life</em>, Taylor’s own <em>I’m In Love With My Car</em>, as well as the band’s legendary <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>.</p> <p>The Queen Extravaganza is specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen and has already played phenomenally successful dates across the world.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>These guys are incredible gifted musicians in their own right and certainly aren’t just dressing up in costumes and pretending to be Queen. They actually play the music better than we ever did. Or, maybe ‘better’ isn’t the right word. But they play a more perfect version, with a more polished sound, whereas we always used to go off and play around with the music when we were in concert. We like to think of it as a rock celebration in the Royal tradition. I’m incredibly proud of these guys and it’s going to be a nostalgic and stunning night out for anyone who goes.</strong><br /> Roger Taylor</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-16T20:00:00 2015-11-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel return to Symphony Hall, performing tracks that haven't been played live since 1975.

Best Years of our Lives album cover

£31 - £36

Suffix: The Best Years of our Lives 40th Anniversary Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £31 & £36 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Steve Harley</strong> is bringing a 7-piece <strong>Cockney Rebel</strong> to perform <em>The 40th Anniversary of The Best Years Of Our Lives</em> album. The legendary album, featuring the world-wide hit <em>Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)</em>, will run in sequence, in full, plus B-sides of the period and, before that, a set of fans&#8217; selections tracks. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Many of these tracks haven&#8217;t been played live since 1975, and I can hardly wait to deliver them.</strong><br /> Steve Harley</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-17T19:30:00 2015-11-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steeleye Span]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span bring their new live show to Town Hall, as Maddy Prior leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.

Steeleye Span

£19.50 - £22.50

Suffix: no support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Folk rock pioneers <strong>Steeleye Span</strong> bring their new live show to Town Hall, with <strong>Maddy Prior</strong> &#8211; the voice of the band &#8211; leading a line-up featuring faces old and new.</p> <p>2014 saw Steeleye Span emerging on a new exciting chapter. With the departure of fiddle player and long-standing member Peter Knight the band introduced the young and vibrant talent, <strong>Jessie May Smart</strong></p> <p>2014 also saw the release of a deluxe version of their album <em>Wintersmith in collaboration with Sir Terry Pratchett</em> with an extra CD including 4 new studio tracks. A record that delighted long time fans, introduced them to a new audience and broke new creative ground, Steeleye look forward to continuing this story into 2015 as they perform new gems alongside the classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Maddy Prior…Still has the power to stir the hairs on the back of your neck</strong><br /> The Press</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-19T19:30:00 2015-11-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[25 Years Of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour since 1995!

Reeves and Mortimer. Image: Gary Moyes

£29.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On sale to members Thursday 5 March, 10am. General sale Friday 6 March, 9am online & 10am via phone and counter.

Ticket Information: £29.50 & £35 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Vic Reeves</strong> and <strong>Bob Mortimer</strong> visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour since 1995! The tour, <em>25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Years</em> will be a celebration of the first 25 years of their professional collaboration, promising a nostalgic moment in the annals of comedy history.</p> <p>Glimpse your favourite characters including, Man With the Stick, The Stotts, Mulligan and O’Hare, amongst others in this hotly anticipated show.</p> <p>As always with Vic and Bob there will be some uplifting moments, some musical moments, maybe some magic, several dancing styles, some show of physical strength but always some poignant moments.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Destiny has led us to this point in time. Now, finally the diversion of Reeves &amp; Mortimer can be revealed in full extent through a cornucopia of preposterous doggerel etc.</strong><br /> Vic Reeves</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Playing in front of a living audience is where it all began for us. Some people feel most alive when they are e.g. on fire or in Turkey, but for us the stage is where we thrive. I will ensure that Vic arrives at all dates smartly dressed and unarmed. I promise not to mention football, <span class="caps">JLS</span> or apricots during the performances. Should you choose to attend, be warned, I will not be wearing a toupé</strong>.<br /> Bob Mortimer</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-20T19:30:00 2015-11-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 International music sensation Celtic Woman return to Symphony Hall with their breathtaking new tour.

Celtic Woman. Credit: David Conger

£27.50 - £33.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 & £33.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Celtic Woman</strong> return to Symphony Hall after an outstanding show in December 2014. Their 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life. The ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer <strong>David Downes</strong>.Together, they combine Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production to create their trade mark fresh fusion sound.</p> <p>Celtic Woman&#8217;s uplifting music has touched the hearts of a devoted audience that has embraced the group’s massively popular public television specials and made the group’s CDs and <span class="caps">DVD</span>s into multi-platinum best-sellers. </p> <p>The show will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, contemporary standards and classical favorites alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known. </p> ]]>
2015-11-21T19:30:00 2015-11-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint)]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Dave Gorman is back at Symphony Hall with a show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as he Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint)

Dave Gorman

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Dave Gorman</strong> is back with a show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as he <em>Gets Straight To The Point*&#8230; (*The PowerPoint).</em></p> <p>Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.</p> <blockquote> <p>A winning mix of inventiveness, charm and jokes&#8230;&#8230; there is no need to draw a graph to calculate that this is an extremely entertaining evening.<br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-26T20:00:00 2015-11-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Waterboys]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Waterboys crash back into the present, bringing their Modern Blues tour to Symphony Hall.

The Waterboys

£28.50 & £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 & £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The music of <strong>The Waterboys</strong> encompasses Celtic folk and freewheeling rock and roll, giving it a southern soul edge in eleventh album <em>Modern Blues</em>, due to be released in 2015.</p> <p>Their new line-up includes <strong>Mike Scott</strong>, Muscle Shoals legend <strong>David Hood</strong> on bass, Austin guitar-slinger <strong>Zach Ernst</strong>, and Memphis keyboard wizard <strong>Brother Paul</strong>. They join Irish electric fiddle great <strong>Steve Wickham</strong> and ace drummer <strong>Ralph Salmins</strong> at a time when the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. </p> <p>With the <em>Modern Blues</em> album and tour The Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.</p> ]]>
2015-11-30T19:30:00 2015-11-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', brings his brand new stand up tour to Symphony Hall.

Stewart Francis

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The star of <em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>Michael McIntyre&#8217;s Roadshow</em> and <em>Live At The Apollo</em>, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!</p> <blockquote> <p>A brilliant comic brain&#8230; this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I&#8217;ve ever heard<br /> <strong>Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Perfectly crafted gags <br /> <strong>Sunday Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-03T20:00:00 2015-12-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Gareth Malone]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Get ready to sing from your seat with BBC's Gareth Malone at Symphony Hall.

Gareth Malone

£25 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: This concert goes on sale to THSH members Wednesday 17 December, 10am. ,General sale Thursday 18 December, 10am.

Ticket Information: £25 & £37.50 & plus transaction fee* , ,*Up Close and Personal VIP* ,£45 plus transaction fee* ,Includes: ,Premium seat in the front 10 rows ,Signed photo from Gareth Malone ,Special VIP tour souvenir pass , ,*Exclusive VIP* ,£99 plus transaction fee* ,Includes: ,Pre-show meet and greet with Gareth Malone ,Top price premium seats in the first 10 rows watch the show ,Exclusive piece of tour merchandise ,Special VIP tour souvenir pass , ,(VIP tickets can not be purchased online and can only be purchased over the phone or in person) , ,


<p>Join the nation&#8217;s favourite choirmaster and his choir <strong>Voices</strong> for an all new show at Symphony Hall.</p> <p><strong>Gareth Malone</strong> is best known for <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> and <span class="caps">RTS</span> award-winning <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span></strong> documentary series <em>The Choir,</em> which brings to light the talents of ordinary people who might never have given singing a chance.</p> <p>Gareth&#8217;s most emotional challenge to date saw him give a voice to the wives and girlfriends left behind at the Chivenor and Plymouth barracks when troops were deployed to Afghanistan. <strong>The Military Wives Choir</strong> have since become a resounding success, grabbing the Christmas Number 1 spot in 2011, and having since released two albums.</p> <p>This year Gareth and his All Star Choir released the official <strong>Children in Need</strong> single <em>Wake Me Up</em> which has been documented in a two part series on BBC1.</p> <p>Get ready to sing from your seat with <strong>Gareth Malone</strong> and <strong>Voices</strong>!</p> <blockquote> <p>Before you know it you&#8217;re singing along. <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong> ****</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>A good time had by all. <br /> <strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-06T19:30:00 2015-12-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Caro Emerald]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Caro Emerald is set to dazzle Symphony Hall

Caro Emarald 2015

Monday 7th December, 7:30pm TBC

£22.50, £32.50, £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

Ticket Information: £22.50, £32.50, £45*


<p>Caro Emerald is set to dazzle Symphony Hall with her polished fusion of pop, jazz and swing. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>She came armed with a series of irresistible melodies that burrowed into your consciousness and refused to leave.</strong> Evening Standard</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Emerald’s carefree sense of fun is, ultimately, disarming.</strong> The Independent</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-07T19:00:00 2015-12-07T19:00:00
<![CDATA[FISH]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Scottish singer, songwriter and ex-Marillion frontman FISH performs the band's 1985 chart-topping album Misplaced Childhood in full for the very last time.

FISH

£25

Suffix: Farewell to Childhood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Scottish singer, songwriter and ex- <strong>Marillion</strong> frontman <strong><span class="caps">FISH</span></strong> performs the band&#8217;s 1985 chart-topping album <em>Misplaced Childhood</em> in full for the very last time in his <em>Farewell to Childhood</em> tour.</p> <p>The tour marks the 30th anniversary of Marillion’s career-defining, multi-platinum selling third album, which spawned the hit singles <em>Kayleigh, Lavender</em> and <em>Heart Of Lothian</em>, and follows the release of <span class="caps">FISH</span>&#8217;s most recent solo album <em>A Feast Of Consequences.</em></p> <p>Reflecting on <em>Misplaced Childhood</em> <span class="caps">FISH</span> says, <em>&#8220;The lyrics on that album hold a very special meaning to me as they were written by a young man on the cusp of fame and dealt with a lot of personal issues. It was not only a breakthrough album for the band but also for me as an artist because I was finally discovering my own individual style as a lyricist and singer. To be performing it on its 30th anniversary has a lovely resonance.”</em></p> <p>With a musical history that spans over 30 years, and a live show that is hugely acclaimed and respected by critics, this tour will be one of the most unmissable episodes of FISH’s long and remarkable career. Catch <span class="caps">FISH</span> in Birmingham in the wonderful acoustics of Town Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-12-09T19:30:00 2015-12-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Bootleg Beatles]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Bootleg Beetles return to Symphony Hall to recreate the greatest songbook of all time.

The Bootleg Beetles

£29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On General Sale Monday 2 February, 10am

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band,<strong>The Bootleg Beetles</strong>, returns to Symphony Hall to recreate the greatest songbook of all time.</p> <p>Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every detail is meticulously covered, from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty &#8216;Scouse&#8217; banter to their &#8216;inflection perfect&#8217; vocal mimicry. Complete with video imagery to compliment each song and a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-to-be-missed spectacular for ‘Beatlemaniacs&#8217; of all ages.</p> <blockquote> <p>Flawless! <br /> <strong>Mojo</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Off-the-scale fabulous <br /> <strong>Chris Evans</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Mind-boggling accuracy <br /> <strong>The Mail on Sunday</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-15T19:30:00 2015-12-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum recording artist Jools Holland returns to Symphony Hall joined by KT Tunstall.

Jools Holland

£36

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £36 plus transaction fee*


<p>Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum recording artist <strong>Jools Holland</strong> returns to Symphony Hall for an intimate show accompanied by special guests.</p> <p>Joined by Ivor Novello and <span class="caps">BRIT</span>-award winning <strong>KT Tunstall</strong>, Jools will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his new duets album <em>Sirens Of Song.</em></p> <p>Featuring the astounding vocal power of <strong>Ruby Turner</strong>, the soulful tones of <strong>Louise Marshall</strong>, stunning sounds of <strong>Mabel Ray</strong> and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member <strong>Gilson Lavis</strong>, along with the inimitable musicianship of the <strong>Rhythm &amp; Blues Orchestra</strong>, Jools promises the greatest boogie-woogie party in town.</p> ]]>
2015-12-17T19:30:00 2015-12-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Alexander O'Neal - 30 Years of Soul]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See one of RnB’s most iconic names, soul man Alexander O'Neal, bring the Town Hall stage to life, as part of his UK tour.

Alexander O'Neal

Saturday 19 December, doors at 7pm, start time to be confirmed

£27.50 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 & £35 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Package* £99 plus transaction fee* ,- Meeting and photo opportunity with Alexander O’Neal ,- Limited souvenir tour laminate ,- Signed photo ,- Great seat in the front 2 rows ,


<p>Soul man <strong>Alexander O&#8217;Neal</strong> has a cult appreciation across the globe. With his heart firmly in the music industry and a loyalty to the thousands that buy his records, O&#8217;Neal&#8217;s passion to keep his sound alive is ever present.</p> <p>His back-catalogue transcends generations, with a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography. </p> <p>See one of RnB’s most iconic names bring the Town Hall stage to life.</p> ]]>
2015-12-19T19:00:00 2015-12-19T19:00:00
<![CDATA[We're Going on a Bear Hunt ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud, on our quest to find a bear!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Tuesday 22 December 2015 - Wednesday 13 January 2016

£12 - £14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Public: £12 plus transaction fee* or premium £14 plus transaction fee* (premium ticket includes free postergramme** and seats close to the action) ,£9.50 for groups of 8 plus transaction fee* (standard priced tickets only) , ,**Show poster with programme information. , ,Schools: £12 plus transaction fee* ,£9.50 for groups of 10 plus transaction fee* ,Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free – Schools only. ,To purchase Schools tickets please phone our group bookings line on 0800 358 7070 or email groupbookings@thsh.co.uk ,


<p>Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!</p> <p>Direct from a smash-hit West End and international tour, <strong>Michael Rosen’s</strong> award-winning book <em>We’re Going On A Bear Hunt</em> (illustrated by <strong>Helen Oxenbury</strong>) is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director <strong>Sally Cookson’s</strong> fun-filled adaptation, set to <strong>Benji Bower’s</strong> versatile and lively score.</p> <p>Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!</p> <p>WE&#8217;RE <span class="caps">GOING</span> TO <span class="caps">TOWN</span> <span class="caps">HALL</span>, <span class="caps">BIRMINGHAM</span><br /> WE&#8217;RE <span class="caps">GOING</span> TO <span class="caps">SEE</span> A <span class="caps">BEAR</span> <span class="caps">HUNT</span><br /> <span class="caps">WHAT</span> A <span class="caps">BEAUTIFUL</span> <span class="caps">PLAY</span>!<br /> WE&#8217;RE <span class="caps">NOT</span> <span class="caps">SCARED</span>!</p> <h4>Relaxed Performance, Saturday 10 January 2016, 3pm</h4> <p>Click here <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt-relaxed-performance/">for information about our relaxed performance</a> of We&#8217;re Going on a Bear Hunt, designed specifically for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.</p> <p><strong>Earlybird Discount</strong><br /> Be ahead of the pack &#8211; receive 10% off your booking if you pay before Saturday 28 February 2015.</p> ]]>
2015-12-22T11:00:00 2016-01-13T13:00:00
<![CDATA[We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Relaxed Performance]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £9.50 for groups of 4+ plus transaction fee* (standard priced tickets only) ,


<p>Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!</p> <p>Click for <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt1">further details on the performance</a></p> <p>We want to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to experience our performances. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a relaxed performance of our winter family show, <strong>We&#8217;re Going on a Bear Hunt</strong>.</p> <p><strong>What is a relaxed performance?</strong><br /> Relaxed performances are open to everyone but are specifically for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. It’s a great way for individuals, families, groups and schools to experience live performances together in an adapted environment. For example, small changes are made to the lighting and sound levels, while the attitude to noise and movement in the audience is more relaxed.</p> <p><strong>How is the show adapted?</strong><br /> A relaxed performance is designed to be less formal and embrace different types of audience reactions &#8211; an easy way to think of them is ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’. </p> <p>We’ve also added wheelchair spaces in addition to our standard seating plan, a chill-out zone away from the auditorium and we will keep some of the doors open in case you need to come and go during the performance. </p> <p>In planning for the relaxed performance, we have consulted with individuals knowledgeable in the areas of autism and learning disabilities, and will provide specialist training for our front of house staff, and a briefing to cast members. </p> <p>It’s an important step in making our performances more accessible to everyone. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 0121 345 0493. </p> <p><strong>Resources</strong><br /> Watch a short film designed to give you a preview of the historic concert hall, explore the facilities and help you to prepare for a visit. Just click on the video section on the right hand side of this page.</p> <p>A visitor’s guide to Town Hall is available online to download on the right hand side of this page, and by mail or email upon request.</p> <p>In addition, a visual story of the performance will be made available closer to the date of the performance online to download and by mail or email upon request. The storyboard aims to help you prepare for the performance before and during your visit.</p> <p>If there are any other resources that may assist you with your experience and visit to Town Hall, please feel free to ask our Customer Service team on 0121 345 0493. </p> <p>When speaking with one of our Box office staff, please let us know of any specific requirements and if you would like to us to send you a visitor’s guide and visual story in the mail or by email.</p> <p><strong>Accessibility</strong><br /> Click for more information on <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/visit-town-hall/accesibility-at-town-hall/">access to our venue</a><br /> Click to view a <a href="http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/town-hall-6/birmingham-city-council">visual access guide of Town Hall</a></p> ]]>
2016-01-10T15:00:00 2016-01-10T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Henry Rollins: Charmingly Obstinate European Tour 2016]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Henry Rollins visits Town Hall as part of his first UK tour of 'talking shows' since 2012.

Henry Rollins

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: On sale to members Thursday 12 March, 10am. ,On general sale Friday 13 March, 10am

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Henry Rollins</strong> has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both <strong>Rollins Band</strong> and <strong>Black Flag</strong> and as a solitary traveller with insatiable curiosity.</p> <p>In 2014, he received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries.</p> <p>Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on LA’s renowned <span class="caps">NPR</span> affiliate <span class="caps">KCRW</span>, in addition to writing weekly columns for the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. Now he embarks on his first UK tour of &#8216;talking shows&#8217; since his memorable <em>Long March</em> tour of 2012.</p> <p>Henry Rollins visits Town Hall, boasting an eclectic list of credits, intense punk rock roots and an uncompromising attitude towards spoken word performances and journalism.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humourist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.</strong><br /> Washington Post</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?</strong><br /> Entertainment Weekly</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-01-15T19:30:00 2016-01-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rebecca Ferguson - Lady Sings The Blues Tour 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rebecca Ferguson returns to Symphony Hall to showcase her new album Lady Sings the Blues.

Rebecca Ferguson

£22.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £28.50 & £35 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Rebecca Ferguson</strong> returns to Symphony Hall to showcase her stunning new album <em>Lady Sings the Blues</em>.</p> <p><em>Lady Sings the Blues</em> is a clever reinterpretation of the best of <strong>Billie Holiday&#8217;s</strong> classic songs, showcasing Rebecca&#8217;s versatile style and smoky vocals. The album was recorded at the world famous Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where the legendary blues singer herself recorded. Ferguson now brings her own experience, story and remarkable vocal prowess to these classic songs for a new generation.</p> <p>Suitable for all ages (Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult).</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>She&#8217;s lovely. Her talent is undeniable.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>It was simply sensational &#8230; Her phrasing, energy and raw talent were fantastic.</strong><br /> The Sun</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-01-23T19:30:00 2016-01-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jack Jones: The Coming Home Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Don't miss Grammy winning legend Jack Jones as he returns to Town Hall as part of his The Coming Home Tour

Jack Jones

£29.50

Suffix: Support MACIO

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>This event has been rescheduled from Sunday 26 April 2015 and is now taking place on Friday 5 February 2016. Customers will be contacted shortly with full details, but if you have already purchased tickets for the original date, these tickets are still valid. (2/4/15)</strong></p> <p>Double Grammy-winning, easy listening giant, <strong>Jack Jones</strong>, returns to Town Hall as part of his <em>The Coming Home Tour</em> this April. </p> <p>His consistently sold-out world tours and fifty recorded albums are a testimony to the breadth and quality of his remarkable talent. This fabulous show will feature all the big hits including <em>Wives and Lovers, Love Boat, Impossible Dream</em> and <em>The Race Is On</em> to name only a few. There will also be a special video presentation of his latest video featuring the songs <em>Imagine</em> and <em>From A Distance</em>.</p> <p>Jack&#8217;s swinging renditions of contemporary pop and rock, as well as classic standards, have packed out UK tour dates time and time again &#8211; Don&#8217;t miss the chance to hear this iconic singer in one of the best concert halls in the country.</p> <p>Jack will be joined on the tour by the hilarious <strong><span class="caps">MACIO</span></strong>, one of America’s funniest comedians and comedy writers.</p> <blockquote> <p>Jack is one of the major singers of our time<br /> <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world<br /> <strong>Mel Torme</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Jones is a bona fide legend<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-05T19:30:00 2016-02-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ed Byrne returns to Town Hall for an evening of superior stand up with his show Outside, Looking In

Ed Byrne

£19

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19 plus transaction fee*


<p>That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!</p> <p><strong>Suitable for ages 12+</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ A masterful display of the comic&#8217;s art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler</strong><br /> The Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should <span class="caps">DEFINITELY</span> see</strong><br /> Edinburgh Festival Magazine</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ A show full of top –class observational humour….A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want</strong><br /> Edinburgh Evening News</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ Superior stand up from the nerd next door</strong><br /> The Herald</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-19T20:00:00 2016-02-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Explores the Cecil Sharp Songbook]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain explore the Cecil Sharp Songbook in the outstanding acoustics of Town Hall

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Please note that this concert has been postponed from Sunday 10 May 2015 to Sunday 15 May 2016. We have received the following explanation from George Hinchliffe, Director of the Orchestra: <em>&#8220;The Cecil Sharp show with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has regrettably had to be postponed. We take our commitments and our audience seriously; in thirty years of Ukulele Orchestra action this is the first time that this has happened. The good news is that we have been able to secure a replacement date of Sunday 15 May 2016, for which we thank Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The show (Waly Waly on the Ukulele) will now take place at Town Hall on this new date.&#8221;</em> We apologise for any inconvenience, and customers will be contacted shortly.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain</strong> combines popular musical traditions of England and America, travelling the world with their ultra-portable ukuleles. In this show, they remember <strong>Cecil Sharp</strong>, the collector who travelled extensively in England and America finding songs during the early 20th century. With his material they bring key ingredients of folk and pop music into focus, and tradition up to date.</p> <p>The ‘folk’ songs Sharp found and popularised however have gone on to be huge hits in pop music and in film. Without Sharp, would we have had <em>Scarborough Fair, The House of the Rising Sun,</em> or even the soundtracks of <em>The Wicker Man</em> and <em>Remember the Titans</em>?</p> <p>In this show you’ll encounter stomping tracks and tear jerking ballads &#8211; the origins of today’s popular music, from English dance music to dust kicking Americana &#8211; all explored with the customary light hearted showmanship of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.</p> ]]>
2016-05-15T15:00:00 2016-05-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Sarah Millican: Outsider]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie. The comedy queen returns to Symphony Hall in 2016.

Sarah Millican

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transation fee* ,(Maximum of 8 per transaction) , ,Suitable for ages 16plus.


<p>In the past when you put <strong>Sarah Millican</strong> outside, she asked things like: <em>&#8220;Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?&#8221;</em> and said things like: <em>&#8220;There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’&#8221;</em></p> <p>But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her husband’s asthma.</p> <p>Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off</strong> <br /> The Independent</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-07-16T20:00:00 2016-07-17T20:00:00