THSH - Upcoming events http://www.thsh.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at THSH en-gb <![CDATA[Dinosaur Zoo Meet the T-REX!]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come and see the best LIVE dinosaurs in town as DINOSAUR ZOO brings its cast of awesome prehistoric creatures

Saturday 13 February - Sunday 14 February various times

£12.50 - £15

Segmentation Code: fam

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £15 – Danger Zone!! ,Groups of 10+ £9.50 (valid on tickets priced at £12.50 only) ,All bookings are subject to a transaction fee* ,


<p>Calling all dino lovers too young to watch the PG rated ‘Jurassic World’. Come and see the best <span class="caps">LIVE</span> dinosaurs in town as <span class="caps">DINOSAUR</span> <span class="caps">ZOO</span> brings its cast of awesome prehistoric creatures to life as you’ve never seen them before – up close and personal! Now introducing the Tyrannosaurus Rex on stage.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_jaS5Qy-sFI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-02-13T13:00:00 2016-02-14T14:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Benevolent Fund Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Valeriy Sokolov performs Bruch's enduringly popular Violin Concerto in this concert in aid of the CBSO Benevolent Fund

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,• 20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070 ,• £5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070 ,• £5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert. ,• £5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. ,• The THSH 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 , ,Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts – visit cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save for details ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* , ,*John Wilson* Conductor ,*Valeriy Sokolov* Violin ,

Programme: Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor – Overture 8'′ ,Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 25'′ ,Elgar Enigma Variations 31'′ ,


<p>Elgar dedicated his Enigma Variations to &#8220;My Friends Pictured Within&#8221; &#8211; and this concert is dedicated to our friends in need within Birmingham&#8217;s musical community, in support of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Benevolent Fund. It&#8217;s a truly worthy cause, for which the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, Andris Nelsons and Sir Simon Rattle have all given their services for free in previous years. This year, Valeriy Sokolov brings us Bruch&#8217;s enduringly popular first violin concerto. We hope you will join us too, for a glorious celebration of music.</p> <p>Special discounts policy applies, please check when booking.<br /> <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Benevolent Fund is a registered friendly society, no. 735F, supporting <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players and staff.</p> ]]>
2016-02-14T15:00:00 2016-02-14T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Tim Amann and the X-Tet]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pianist Tim Amann leads and writes melodic and soulful contemporary jazz tunes for this well-established group.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Pianist <strong>Tim Amann</strong> leads and writes melodic and soulful contemporary jazz tunes for this well-established group.</p> ]]>
2016-02-16T20:00:00 2016-02-16T20:00:00
<![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 13 January, 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>*17th February will be hosted by Vo Fletcher</p> ]]>
2016-01-13T10:30:00 2016-04-06T10:30:00
<![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.

17 February - 4 May, 10.30am

£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> ]]>
2015-08-14T11:00:00 2016-05-04T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Orchestra of the Swan 2015/16 Emma Johnson & Mozart's Clarinet Concerto]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

Photo:  © John Batten

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *SUBSCRIBER REWARDS*: ,Save 30%with a subscription for all 6 concerts. ,Save 20% with a subscription for 3 or more concerts. , , ,Tickets: £8.50 - £23.50 plus transaction fee* ,£23.50 conc £22.50; £21.50 conc £20.50; £18.50 conc £17.50; £17.50 conc £16.50; £14.50 conc £13.50; ,Choir £8.50 *A £3.00 transaction fee, plus £1(optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except purchases ,made in person at Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box Office. Concessions for patrons aged 60 and above.

Billing: *Orchestra of the Swan* ,*Emma Johnson* clarinet ,*David Curtis* conductor

Programme: *Gluck* Dance of the Blessed Spirits ,*Fauré* Nocturne from Shylock ,*Haydn* Concerto for 2 flutes ,*Mozart* Clarinet Concerto ,*Mozart* Symphony no33


<p><strong>Emma Johnson</strong> is perhaps the most successful clarinettist in the country and the combination of her artistry with Mozart’s genius makes for a very special performance, complemented by a performance of the Haydn concerto for 2 flutes </p> ]]>
2016-02-17T14:30:00 2016-02-17T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Tchaikovsky’s Sixth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From first bar to last, Tchaikovsky’s epic Sixth Symphony brims with anguish, longing and unforgettable Tchaikovsky tunes.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Rafael Payare ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alisa Weilerstein </strong></th><td>Cello</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Berlioz</strong></th><td>Roman Carnival Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Prokofiev</strong></th><td>Sinfonia concertante</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Pathétique” means “full of emotion”: simple as that. And from first bar to last, Tchaikovsky’s epic Sixth Symphony brims with anguish, longing and unforgettable Tchaikovsky tunes. The charismatic young Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare won’t stint on the passion; nor will his wife Alisa Weilerstein – soloist in Prokofiev’s huge, brooding “symphony concerto”. Hector Berlioz lights the fuse amidst a riot of Italian sunshine.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm <em>Conservatoire Showcase </em>A solo piano recital performed by rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire.</p> ]]>
2016-02-17T19:30:00 2016-02-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[LIVE AT THE TOWN HALL]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Please Note: This show has been cancelled. Customers will be contacted in due course. THSH 22.1.16

£20

Suffix: featuring Paul Foot, The Boy with Tape on His Face and more

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


<p>Please Note: This show has been cancelled. Customers will be contacted in due course. <span class="caps">THSH</span> 22.1.16</p> ]]>
2016-02-17T20:00:00 2016-02-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Runrig - The Story]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 After a touring absence of 18 months, RUNRIG are ready to take to the road again to celebrate the release of their 14th studio album, The Story.

£28.00

Suffix: + support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.00 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>After a touring absence of 18 months, <strong>Runrig</strong> are ready to take to the road again to celebrate the release of their 14th studio album, <em>The Story</em>.</p> <p>The first raft of live touring dates have now been confirmed, starting on home ground in Scotland in early February 2016, moving on to England and then to continental Europe. Both indoor and outdoor shows will feature during the year and onward into 2017. Many of these will be in familiar venues and others in the <strong>Runrig</strong> tradition of seeking out new scenic locations in which to set up and deliver the type of events that have long been the hallmark of the band.</p> <blockquote> <p>After two years of writing and recording the new album, we can’t wait to get out in front of live audiences once again and share what for us has been a truly special project. This album reflects on the band’s cultural and musical journey and is particularly poignant following our 40th Anniversary celebrations.<br /> <strong>Brian Hurren</strong>.</p> </blockquote> <p>Let The Story begin.</p> ]]>
2016-02-18T19:30:00 2016-02-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bramall Comedy Night]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

<p>We welcome back the outstanding comedian <strong>Zoe Lyons</strong> to the Bramall Comedy Night. A regular panellist on Mock The Week and The Wright Stuff Zoe has also featured on Michael McIntryre’s Comedy Roadshow.</p> <p>Also joining the line up is Canada’s funnyman, <strong>Bobby Mair</strong>. Bobby has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats.</p> <p>Compere for the evening is <strong>Bethany Black</strong> who has featured on Channel 4’s Cucumber and Banana and also recently made an appearance on Doctor Who.</p> ]]>
2016-02-18T20:00:00 2016-02-18T20:00:00
<![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.

Friday 19 February - Wednesday 18 May 10.30am

£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> ]]>
2015-06-12T10:30:00 2016-05-20T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: The Mitch Perrins Atlantic Quintet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event


<p><strong>Mitch Perrins</strong> is a drummer and composer and after a ten year residency in New York City has returned to the UK to tour his new ‘Survival Suite’. </p> <p>Mitch has played at many top venues notably Smalls <span class="caps">NYC</span>, Iridium <span class="caps">NYC</span> and the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Boise Idaho.</p> <p>The Survival Suite is inspired by Mitch’s experiences both in New York and also the return to his homelands.</p> <p>The new Atlantic Quintet personnel comprises some of the most promising talent in the UK and their individual styles compliment the strong melodic drive and intense energy of the music.</p> ]]>
2016-02-19T17:00:00 2016-02-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Friday Night Classics: Rodgers & Hammerstein]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate Friday night with the original masters of the Broadway musical.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Martin Yates</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>University of Birmingham Voices</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Oklahoma! </strong></th><td>Oh! What A Beautiful Morning • ,People Will Say We’re In Love</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Carousel ,</strong></th><td>June Is Bustin’ Out All Over • ,You’ll Never Walk Alone</td></tr><tr><th><strong>South Pacific </strong></th><td>Some Enchanted Evening • ,A Wonderful Guy • There Is Nothing Like A Dame</td></tr><tr><th><strong>The King and I ,</strong></th><td>Shall We Dance? • Getting To ,Know You • Something Wonderful</td></tr><tr><th><strong>The Sound Of Music </strong></th><td>My Favourite Things • ,Sixteen Going On Seventeen • Edelweiss • Climb Every Mountain</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>February is bustin’ out all over: so celebrate Friday night with the original masters of the Broadway musical. Everyone knows the sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music, and all your favourite songs are here – hits from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and The Sound of Music, performed by a team of West End stars. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will send you home whistling a merry tune!</p><p>Produced in association with West End International Ltd.<br /> </p> ]]>
2016-02-19T19:30:00 2016-02-19T19:30:00
<![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[Paul Carrack - Live in Concert 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his ban

£28.50, £38.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of <strong>Ace</strong>, <strong>Squeeze</strong> and <strong>Mike &amp; The Mechanics</strong> returns to the road with his band in early 2016 for a 34-date UK tour visiting all of his favourite venues.</p> <p>With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including <em>How Long</em>, <em>Tempted</em> and <em>The Living Years</em>, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world. His amazing songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including <strong>The Eagles</strong>,* Diana Ross* and <strong>Tom Jones</strong> and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with <strong>Elton John</strong>, <strong>Van Morrison</strong>,* Roger Waters* and <strong>BB King</strong>, and most recently on *Eric Clapton*’s world tour.</p> <p>Dubbed by the <span class="caps">BBC</span> as &#8216;The Man with the Golden Voice&#8217;, Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history, an all-rounded musical talent. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special.</p> <p>Paul says<br /> bq. I can’t wait to get back out on the road again in 2016. I love touring in the UK and I’ve chosen some of my favourite venues to perform in.</p> ]]>
2016-02-20T19:30:00 2016-02-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Boy Who Bit Picasso]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

<p>Untied Artists present <strong>The Boy Who Bit Picasso</strong>.</p> <p>When Picasso comes to stay anything can happen!</p> <p>Come and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso. We’ll have loads of fun, make crazy pictures and we’ll tell the true story of how a young boy because friends with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.</p> <p>Originally co-produced with Oxford Playhouse, The Boy Who Bit Picasso is an interactive theatre show for everyone aged four and upwards. With storytelling, music and lots of chances to make your own art, this hands-on and hilarious family show introduced one of the 20th Century most influential artists through the eyes of a young boy.</p> ]]>
2016-02-21T11:00:00 2016-02-21T14:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra: Rachmaninov's Second]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect absolute commitment, glorious playing and pure, unbuttoned emotion when the CBSO's fabulous young players tackle the ultimate Russian romantic symphony

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£20+ transaction fee</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Jac van Steen</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Prokofiev ,</strong></th><td>Scythian Suite </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rachmaninov </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 2</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Conductor Jac van Steen has a special rapport with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra – and if you’ve heard them play Rachmaninov before, you’ll know to expect absolute commitment, glorious playing and pure, unbuttoned emotion when the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s fabulous young players tackle the ultimate Russian romantic symphony. Though after van Steen has unleashed them on the pagan frenzy of Prokofiev’s electrifying Scythian Suite, pulses should already be racing!</p> ]]>
2016-02-21T19:00:00 2016-02-21T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Unlimited Voices present The Great Songs of Musical Theatre]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join 200 local amateur singers as they celebrate the world of musical theatre from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim and Schwartz.

£17.50, £15.00

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 and £15.00 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join 200 local amateur singers as they celebrate the world of musical theatre from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim and Schwartz. With smash hit numbers from shows such as Matilda, Thriller and We Will Rock You. Brand new arrangements especially written for this concert such as <em>If I Loved You</em> (Carousel), <em>Stranger in Paradise</em> (Kismet), <em>Send in the Clowns</em> (A Little Night Music), <em>The Ascot Gavotte</em> (My Fair Lady), and <em>Something’s Coming</em> (West Side Story). </p> <p>Slap on the greasepaint, and step into the limelight for this whirlwind journey through 70 years of the best of the West End and Broadway!</p> ]]>
2016-02-21T19:30:00 2016-02-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Programme: *Schumann* - Fugues 1 & 2 on B.A.C.H. ,*J.S. Bach* - Four Orgelbuchlein Preludes (BWV 616, 617, 635, 636) ,*Schumann* - Fugues 3 & 4 on B.A.C.H. ,*J. S. Bach*- Four Orgelbuchlein Preludes (BWV 640, 641, 643, 644) ,*Schumann* - Fugues 5 & 6 on B.A.C.H.


<p>“The thoughtful combinations, the poetry and humour of modern music originate chiefly in Bach,” Robert Schumann wrote in a letter in 1840 “I myself make daily confession of my sins to that mighty one, and endeavor to purify and strengthen myself through him.” This endeavour found a musical expression in his six fugues based on a four-note motif that, in German nomenclature, spells out B (B flat). A. C. H (B natural).</p> ]]>
2016-02-22T13:00:00 2016-02-22T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Quatuor Zaide]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Quatuor Zaïde perform as part of Rising Stars

Quatuor Zaide photo by Neda Navaee

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All tickets £10 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: *Quatuor Zaïde*

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Quartet Op 50 No 5 | %(duration)16'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Quartet No 7 | %(duration)13'% | ,|_. *Francesca Verunelli* | _Secondo Quartetto_ | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* |Quartet No 6 in F minor Op 80 | %(duration)28'% |


<p><strong>Quatuor Zaïde</strong> perform as part of Rising Stars; a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future.</p> <p>Package discounts and other benefits are not available.</p> <p>Rising Stars is presented in association with the European Concert Hall Organisation. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.</p> <p>Nominated by Phiharmonie de Pris</p> ]]>
2016-02-22T18:00:00 2016-02-22T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Sandi Toksvig Live!]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, university chancellor, (inter)national treasure and MC!

£22.50

Suffix: Politically Incorrect

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Sandi Toksvig</strong> &#8211; comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, university chancellor, and (inter)national treasure, MC. She now finds herself in the startling position of having co-founded the UK’s fastest growing political party, the Women’s Equality Party. </p> <p>Sandi is celebrating the launch of the party with a fundraising tour of a uniquely witty evening of her stand-up, stories and fascinating facts. </p> <p>Whether you’re a Sandi fan, a supporter of gender equality or you just want to have a great night out then this could be just the ticket. </p> <p>Let’s get this Party started! </p> <blockquote> <p>Wonderfully sharp<br /> <strong>Time Out</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Laden with laughs<br /> <strong>Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Captivating &#8230; excellent<br /> <strong>Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-23T19:30:00 2016-02-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Benjamin Grosvenor: Grieg]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the CBSO, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p> £12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=http://www.cbso.co.uk/ways-to-save">cbso.co.uk/ways-to-save</a> for details"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Jac van Steen</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Benjamin Grosvenor</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Elgar ,</strong></th><td>Falstaff </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Grieg ,</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 3</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound. You’ve probably heard Grieg’s Piano Concerto before – but never quite like this! It’s the glowing heart of a concert that begins with Elgar’s colourful portrait of Shakespeare’s fat knight and ends in the romantic sunset of Brahms’s ardent Third Symphony.</p> ]]>
2016-02-24T14:15:00 2016-02-24T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Reis Taylor Dixon: Words Unspoken]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Self-taught classical pianist and composer from the heart of Birmingham, Reis Taylor Dixon, announces the launch of his debut album Words Unspoken.

FREE

Suffix: The Debut Album Launch

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: FREE


<h2>Reis Taylor Dixon: &#8216;Words Unspoken&#8217; – The Debut Album Launch</h2> <h3>Self-taught classical pianist and composer from the heart of Birmingham, <strong>Reis Taylor Dixon</strong>, announces the launch of his debut album <em>Words Unspoken</em>.</h3> <p>Featuring 60 minutes of original music <em>Words Unspoken</em> is an album that plays out on a spectrum of vast emotion and colour. Drawing inspiration from the iconic sound of Ludovico Einaudi and influenced by the greats such as Chopin, Debussy and Satie. Reis created his own unique voice portraying thoughts and feelings played over a grand scale of black and white keys. The intent of the album is to share a journey that will captivate the listener&#8217;s thoughts and mind. It’s time to let the world know, Reis Taylor Dixon is ready to share his story.</p> <p>From shadows dancing behind ignited flames to abandoned umbrellas lying unconscious in the aftermath of a ferocious storm to love that is eternally lost in time and dream walks all inspired by hope.</p> <p>Born May 1991, Reis began playing the piano at the age of 16 while attending Ninestiles Academy in Birmingham. He went on to graduate from Coventry University with an Honours Degree in Music Performance. Since graduating Reis bravely redirected his attention, focusing solely on composing music. He had a vision, now came the time to act.</p> <blockquote> <p>Spellbinding<br /> <strong>Rob &amp; Katy – Capital FM</strong></p> </blockquote> <h4>CD’s available and digital downloads available from 24/02/2016</h4> ]]>
2016-02-24T19:30:00 2016-02-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage:Trio Severn]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 A gloriously entertaining programme from Trio Severn, one of the CBSO’s most admired chamber ensembles

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£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.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>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.</p>

Billing: *Trio Severn* ,*Zoë Beyers* violin ,*David Powell* cello ,*Robert Markham* piano ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Piano Trio in B flat Major "Gassenhauer" Op.11</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 70 No. 2</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>When Beethoven wanted to relax, he listened to pop songs! And then he turned them into something altogether more extraordinary. That’s exactly what he does in his delightful “Gassenhauer” trio: the lighter half of this gloriously entertaining programme from Trio Severn, one of the CBSO’s most admired chamber ensembles. Expect wit, romance, and that unmistakable Beethoven sense of drama.</p> ]]>
2016-02-25T13:10:00 2016-02-25T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Benjamin Grosvenor: Grieg]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the CBSO, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p> £12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Jac van Steen</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Benjamin Grosvenor</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Elgar ,</strong></th><td>Falstaff </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Grieg ,</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 3</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound. You’ve probably heard Grieg’s Piano Concerto before – but never quite like this! It’s the glowing heart of a concert that begins with Elgar’s colourful portrait of Shakespeare’s fat knight and ends in the romantic sunset of Brahms’s ardent Third Symphony.</p> ]]>
2016-02-25T19:30:00 2016-02-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Vula Viel]]> Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Based around the Gyil (the Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood) Vula Viel brings the powerful ancient Dagaare music into the 21st century and the resulting music will engage, entrance and excite your soul.

£10

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee*


<p>Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived, farmed and studied for three years. Now it is the name of her group featuring the best of London’s young music talent: Dan Nicholls (bass synth/keys), George Crowley (sax) and two drummers Simon Roth and Dave De Rose. Their intensely rhythmic music is an engaging mix of African, electronica and minimalist influences. </p> <p>Based around the Gyil (the Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood) Vula Viel create something new and vital. This music will engage, entrance and excite your soul. Good is Good is their debut album and they sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/42WaeO4USwg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Vula Viel is part of an intriguing trend to re-investigate and re-introduce African elements afresh…. fascinating, sometimes entrancing, and entirely danceable.</strong> Jazzwise</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-25T20:30:00 2016-02-25T20:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: I Got Rhythm!]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 This toddler-friendly mini-concert features the CBSO percussion section: there’ll be bite-sized music, lively presentation, lots to see, and plenty of chances for fidgety feet to get up

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£8 plus transaction fee*<br>Group of 4: £27 plus transaction fee*</p>

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre welcomes all ages – and we know that when it comes to hitting things, shaking things and generally making themselves heard, toddlers are already star performers! This toddler-friendly mini-concert features the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> percussion section: there’ll be bite-sized music, lively presentation, lots to see, and plenty of chances for fidgety feet to get up, move around, and make some serious noise!</p><p><strong><span class="caps">FREE</span> </strong>craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2016-02-26T10:30:00 2016-02-27T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Ricky Cool and the In Crowd]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Suffix: Please note this event is on Friday 26 February.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Ricky Cool and the In Crowd</strong> bring an explosive mix of original and classic rhythm and blues grooves from the 1950s and 60s New Orleans, Texas, Chicago and Jamaican sounds, which is guaranteed to have your feet itching to dance.</p> <p>Ricky Cool first burst onto the scene in the 1970s and soon got a reputation for delivering great, danceable music in a highly entertaining style. He has gone on to front and perform with a number of bands and is now regarded one of the most entertaining front men in the business.</p> <p><strong>Ricky Cool</strong> Lead Vocals, Harmonica and Saxophone<br /> <strong>John Spinetto</strong> Drums <br /> <strong>John Potter</strong> Double Bass and vocals <br /> <strong>David Parry</strong> Guitar and vocals<br /> <strong>Nigel Darvill</strong> Keyboards <br /> <strong>Ted Bunting</strong> Saxophones and vocals</p> ]]>
2016-02-26T17:00:00 2016-02-26T17:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Harry Bicket and The English Concert perform Handel’s Orlando]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Handel’s 1733 opera Orlando is a true extravaganza, performed by Harry Bicket & The English Concert plus Carolyn Sampson, and Iestyn Davies.

Harry Bicket by Marco Borgrevve

£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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *The English Concert* ,*Harry Bicket* conductor ,*Iestyn Davies* Orlando ,*Erin Morley* Angelica ,*Carolyn Sampson* Dorinda ,*Sasha Cooke* Medoro ,*Kyle Ketelsen* Zoroastro

Programme: |_. *Handel* | _Orlando_ | %(duration)155'% |


<p><strong>Please note: the date of this event has now changed</strong><br /> This concert will now take place on Friday 26 February 2016. Existing bookers will be contacted in due course with new details and tickets, should they not be able to attend the new date they will be entitled to a refund. &gt; Posted 17/6/15</p> <p>Torn between love and glory, the knight Orlando gives way to madness – and rampages through a world of lovers, sorcerers and all-powerful spirits.<strong>Handel’s</strong> 1733 opera <strong>Orlando</strong> is a true extravaganza, performed tonight by <strong>Harry Bicket</strong> and <strong>The English Concert</strong> – plus <strong>Carolyn Sampson</strong>, and <strong>Iestyn Davies</strong> in the title role.</p> ]]>
2016-02-26T18:30:00 2016-02-26T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Star Wars & Beyond - A Space Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond.

£16.50 - £44.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Prefix: SOLD OUT - Extra performance - 2nd July 2016

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £44.50, £39.50, £32.50, £24.50, £19.50 and £16.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Anthony Inglis* - Conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra*


<h2><span class="caps">SOLD</span> <span class="caps">OUT</span> &#8211; Extra performance added on 2nd July 2016</h2> <p>For details <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/star-wars-and-beyond-a-space-spectacular1/">click here</a></p> <p><span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">WARS</span> &amp; <span class="caps">BEYOND</span><br /> A Space Spectacular<br /> <span class="caps">MUSIC</span> *LIGHTS * <span class="caps">LASERS</span> * <span class="caps">FIREWORKS</span><br /> A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond.</p> <p>John Williams<br /> <span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">WARS</span> * <span class="caps">SUPERMAN</span> * <span class="caps">CLOSE</span> <span class="caps">ENCOUNTERS</span> OF <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">THIRD</span> <span class="caps">KIND</span> * E.T.</p> <p>Holst<br /> <span class="caps">MARS</span> &amp; <span class="caps">JUPITER</span> <span class="caps">FROM</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PLANETS</span></p> <p>Strauss<br /> <span class="caps">ALSO</span> <span class="caps">SPRACH</span> <span class="caps">ZARATHUSTRA</span> * <span class="caps">BLUE</span> <span class="caps">DANUBE</span> <span class="caps">WALTZ</span></p> <p>plus<br /> <span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">TREK</span> * <span class="caps">BATTLESTAR</span> <span class="caps">GALACTICA</span> * <span class="caps">THUNDERBIRDS</span></p> ]]>
2016-02-26T19:30:00 2016-02-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tongue Fu and Animal]]>

<p><em>If you had a power animal what would it be?</em> <br /> <em>Can we choose or do we just get what we’re given?</em> <br /> <em>Why does life seem intent on derailing the versions of ourselves we want the world to see?</em></p> <p>Animal is a new spoken-word musical comedy exploring these questions and more.</p> <blockquote> <p>Poetry, but not as you know it…amazing! &#8211; The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <p>Special Guest Artists: Saxophonist <strong>Soweto Kinch</strong> and Spoken Word by <strong>Vanessa Kisuule</strong>.</p> ]]>
2016-02-26T19:30:00 2016-02-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sax In The City: The Notebenders]]> Symphony Hall Foyer Bars 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Notebenders Big Band returns for another Sax in the City performance, breaking down barriers with their fun and uplifting sound

The Notebenders credit Raymond Polack

Free

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free Event


<p>The Notebenders Big Band returns for another Sax in the City performance, breaking down barriers with their fun and uplifting sound. </p> <p>This diverse and dynamic band brings together musicians from communities across Birmingham, continuing the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton. <br /> Hear them perform a selection of new and recognisable works that will ease you into the weekend.</p> ]]>
2016-02-27T13:30:00 2016-02-27T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Symphonic Rock ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rock out with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall.

Symphonic Rock

£12.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50 & £39.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The <strong>Royal Philharmonic Orchestra</strong> presents the most rocking show in town, featuring all your favourite rock and pop hits, each accompanied by a spectacular light show. Listen to your icons become reborn for one epic night in this must-see show.</p> <p>Enjoy classic hits given a symphonic twist, including music by: <strong>U2, The Verve, Eric Clapton, Coldplay, Adele, Elbow, Procol Harum, Survivor, Bon Jovi, Queen, Led Zeppelin</strong> and more!</p> <p>New for 2015! A special tribute to *The Beatles*’ no.1 hits, including: <em>All You Need Is Love, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Let It Be, Eleanor Rigby</em> and more.</p> ]]>
2016-02-27T19:30:00 2016-02-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[British Sea Power - Sea of Brass]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 In a pioneering and innovative initiative, British Sea Power will be undertaking a UK tour with all dates featuring a leading championship brass band.

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>In a pioneering and innovative initiative, British Sea Power will be undertaking a UK tour with all dates featuring a leading championship brass band.</h2> <p>British Sea Power are a six-piece group variously originating from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Shropshire and Ealing who have released seven albums since 2003 and are currently find themselves the longest-serving band/artist signed to Rough Trade Records. Their track Remember Me was voted number 9 in the most important hundred tracks of BBC6 Music’s lifetime by the station’s listeners and they have enjoyed an array of musical endorsements from the likes of David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Radiohead and Flaming Lips amongst many others.</p> ]]>
2016-02-27T20:00:00 2016-02-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Leona Lewis]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Following the release of her new studio album ‘I Am’, Leona Lewis comes to Symphony Hall as part of her first UK tour in three years.

£29.50 – VIP £99.00

Prefix: Start time TBC

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50, £39.50, £55.00 - VIP £99.00 plus transaction fee* , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com.


<p>Following the release of her new studio album <em>‘I Am’</em>,* Leona Lewis* comes to Symphony Hall as part of her first UK tour in three years. Since her a meteoric rise to global fame, Leona&#8217;s incredible voice has captivated millions of people across the world. She&#8217;s broken countless sales records and smashed chart records universally. Her 2010 Labyrinth Tour won her critical acclaim as well as reinforcing her position as one of the most successful British female artists to date. Leona will be performing tracks taken from her brand new album as well as some of her biggest hits including; ‘Bleeding Love’, ‘Run’, ‘Better In Time’ and ‘Happy’.</p> <blockquote> <p>I cannot wait to get out and perform all the new songs for you and some old favourites too! <br /> Leona Lewis</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-28T19:00:00 2016-02-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Shrewsbury School presents Verdi's Requiem]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Shrewsbury School’s Symphony Orchestra and the massed voices of the School’s Choral Society and Community Choir perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: Guest soloists: , ,*Claire Morris* ,*Rebecca Afonwy-Jones* ,*Gareth Dafydd Morris* ,*Jonathan May*


<p><strong>Shrewsbury School’s Symphony Orchestra</strong> and the massed voices of the School’s Choral Society and Community Choir perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’, one of the undoubted masterpieces of the choral repertoire, in the splendid setting of Birmingham’s Town Hall. </p> ]]>
2016-02-28T19:30:00 2016-02-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[GILBERT O'SULLIVAN IN CONCERT]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A global superstar who topped the UK and US Gilbert O’Sullivan is an artist who has never rested on his laurels

£27.50 - £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>A global superstar who topped the UK and US charts with the likes of &#8216;Alone Again (Naturally)&#8217; and &#8216;Get Down&#8217;, <strong>Gilbert O’Sullivan</strong> is an artist who has never rested on his laurels. His lasting influence can be heard in the music of Ben Folds and Ron Sexsmith – while his songs have been covered by Neil Diamond, Rumer and Sarah Vaughan amongst others. Performing with a ten piece band and with his New album Latin Ala G exploring a Latin influence, don&#8217;t miss this acclaimed live show.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X2HpgIWOPNg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-02-29T19:30:00 2016-02-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 3]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Everyone loves Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, but his Third is every bit as inspired.

Philharmonia Orchestra

£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":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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Philharmonia Orchestra* ,*Vladimir Ashkenazy* conductor ,*Vikingur Olafsson* piano

Programme: |_. *Rachmaninov* | _The Rock_ | %(duration)18'% | ,|_. *Liszt* | Piano Concerto No 2 | %(duration)21'% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | Symphony No 3 | %(duration)39'% |


<p><strong>Philharmonia Orchestra</strong><br /> <strong>Vladimir Ashkenazy</strong> conductor<br /> <strong>Vikingur Ólafsson</strong> piano</p> <p>A song of exile; bittersweet, jazzy and heartbreakingly lyrical. <strong>Vladimir Ashkenazy</strong> adores it, and few living conductors match his understanding and empathy for this music.If you don’t already know Rachmaninov’s Third,this performance with the <strong>Philharmonia</strong> might just make you fall in love.</p> ]]>
2016-03-01T19:30:00 2016-03-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - The Firebird]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hamlet and The Firebird both unleash music of sweeping passion and dazzling colour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Nicholas Collon ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Leonard Elschenbroich </strong></th><td>Cello</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky ,</strong></th><td>Hamlet </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Saint-Saëns ,</strong></th><td>Cello Concerto No. 1 </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Berlioz ,</strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet – Love Scene </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Stravinsky </strong></th><td>The Firebird – Suite (1945)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>A dark kingdom, a troubled prince, and a spine chilling mystery… OK, so Hamlet and The Firebird don’t exactly tell the same story! But they both unleash music of sweeping passion and dazzling colour, just as Romeo and Juliet gave Berlioz a chance to pour out his romantic soul. Nicholas Collon leads a colourful toast to Shakespeare, and partners the award-winning Leonard Elschenbroich in Saint-Saëns’ warm and witty First Cello Concerto.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 1pm Hugh Macdonald, formerly Professor of Music at Glasgow University, evaluates the debt owed by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky to Shakespeare&#8217;s plays.</p> ]]>
2016-03-03T14:15:00 2016-03-03T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Shakespeare ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 A unique programme celebrating the Bard’s birthday

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£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.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>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.</p>

Billing: *Jane Wright* violin ,*Charlotte Skinner* violin ,*Catherine Bower* viola ,*Catherine Ardagh-Walter* cello ,

Programme: <table><tbody></tbody></table>


<p><p>Music oft hath such charm To make bad goodand good provoke to harm&#8221; (William Shakespeare- Measure for Measure)</p><p>A unique programme celebrating the Bard’s birthday: Shakespeare&#8217;s words &amp; stories illustrated with theatrical chamber music</p>&#8220;</p> ]]>
2016-03-04T13:10:00 2016-03-04T13:10:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Miloš Karadaglić in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An all-British programme to include works by Britten, Dowland and newly commissioned arrangements of songs by The Beatles.

 Milos Karadaglic by Lars Borges/Mercury Classics

£9.50 – £28

Segmentation Code: sc

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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Miloš Karadaglic* Guitar

Programme: *Sor* Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op 9 ,*Giulio Regondi* Rêverie Op 19 ,*Granados* Danzas españolas, Op.37 No. 5 – Andaluza ,*J.S.Bach* Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor BWV 1004 , ,*De Falla* Danza del Molinero (from El Sombrero de Tres Picos) ,*Cardoso* Milonga from 24 Piezas sudamericanas ,*Sávio* Batucuda from Cenas brasileiras ,*Beatles* (_arr. Sérgio Assad_) ,Blackbird ,Yesterday ,While my guitar gently weeps ,*Domeniconi* Koyunbaba


<p>Please note: programme amended 24.06.15. Customers will be contacted in due course. </p> <p>Each generation produces at least one exceptional classical guitarist; but not many can match <strong>Miloš Karadaglic´</strong> for charisma. This recital combines original solo guitar works with inventive, virtuosic transcriptions of classics from three centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>You can see why Miloš can manage to keep both the masses and the cognoscenti happy &#8211; but he’s also a<br /> musician of great subtlety.<br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Miloš Karadaglic´. Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-03-04T19:30:00 2016-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

Photo by Soren Rickards

£12.50 - £14.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Prefix: BLUE FILM PROGRAM

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 - £14.50 plus transaction fee* , ,£12.50 for groups of 8 or more, 10% off if both performances are booked at the same time


<h2>Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world&#8217;s most prestigious mountain film festival. </h2> <p>Follow the expeditions of some of today&#8217;s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.<br /> This year there are two film programmes that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along to the matinee and evening shows for two entirely different film programmes. What&#8217;s more, if you book tickets for both shows you&#8217;ll receive <strong>10% off your booking</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4XGi18ql93Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>For more information on the other performance <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour1/">click here</a></p> <p><span class="caps">FILM</span> <span class="caps">PROGRAM</span> (<span class="caps">BLUE</span>):<br /> <strong>55 Hours in Mexico | 9 minutes</strong><br /> Fly to Veracruz, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to work Monday — all over the course of a weekend. How hard could it be? 55 Hours in Mexico explores the limits of the weekend warrior and dives deep into type 2 fun with four friends who take off to Mexico for an outlandish adventure on the continent’s highest volcano, Orizaba.</p> <p><strong>Builder | 9 minutes</strong><br /> Some people grow up and leave childish things behind. Others just take their childhood dreams and turn the dial up to 11 as they age. Building trails and tricks for your mountain bike never gets old, no matter what your age.<br /> Builder tells the story of building and enjoying those trails through the eyes of some of the sports best riders and builders.</p> <p><strong>Chasing Niagara | Banff Award: Best Film – Mountain Sports | 30 minutes</strong><br /> Pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz has made the daring and potentially deadly decision to paddle over the 167-foot Niagara Falls. His decision sets in motion a series of events leading his team on a remarkable two-year journey from Mexican rainforest rivers to the waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest. Their journey concludes in Canada where the team plays a cat-and-mouse game with local police before Rafa’s mission comes to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic Falls.</p> <p>Eclipse | Banff Award: Best Film – Snow Sports | 31 minutes<br /> The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture an impossible photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard, Norway. Up in the high arctic though, the weather is bad and the pressure is massive. To add to the difficulty of the project, the guide is sketchy, there’s an active polar bear out there somewhere and the group of skiers that accompany him just want to ski.</p> <p><strong>Operation Moffat | Banff Award: Special Jury Mention | 20 minutes</strong><br /> Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colorful climbing life of Britain’s first female mountain guide Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen’s landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security and wilderness over tick lists.</p> <p><strong>Showdown at Horseshoe Hell | Banff Award: Radical Reels People’s Choice | 20 minutes</strong><br /> 24 hours of Horseshoe Hell is the wildest event in the climbing world; a mash-up of ultramarathon and Burning Man where elite climbers and novices alike go for broke in a sun up-to-sun up orgy of lactic acid and beer.<br /> But all fun aside, the competition is real: can the team of Nic Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?</p> <p><strong>The Important Places | Banff Award: Best Short Mountain Film | 9 minutes</strong><br /> Filmmaker Forest Woodward takes his 77 year old father, Doug on a Grand Canyon River trip to recapture the past.<br /> The trip will be Doug’s first visit back to the Grand Canyon since he paddled it in a homemade kayak 43 years ago. Forest, hoping the trail will help him learn what his father was like as a young man, discovers different answers about his family, getting older, and the landscapes and “important places” that form our memories.</p> <p><strong>Age guidance: 12A (<span class="caps">TBC</span>) &#8211; people under 12 can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.</strong></p> ]]>
2016-03-05T14:30:00 2016-03-05T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Poulenc’s Gloria]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nicholas Collon leads a gloriously colourful toast to Shakespeare: and lifts the roof with the CBSO Chorus in Poulenc’s jubilant Gloria.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Nicholas Collon</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sophie Bevan</strong></th><td>Soprano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky ,</strong></th><td>Hamlet </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Poulenc , ,</strong></th><td>Gloria </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Berlioz </strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet – Love Scene </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Stravinsky </strong></th><td>The Firebird – Suite (1945) </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>A dark kingdom, a troubled prince, and a spine chilling mystery… OK, so Hamlet and The Firebird don’t exactly tell the same story! But they both unleash music of sweeping passion and dazzling colour, just as Romeo and Juliet gave Berlioz a chance to pour out his romantic soul. Nicholas Collon leads a gloriously colourful toast to Shakespeare: and lifts the roof with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in Poulenc’s jubilant Gloria.</p> ]]>
2016-03-05T19:00:00 2016-03-05T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

Photo by Soren Rickards

£12.50 - £14.50

Prefix: RED FILM PROGRAM

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 - £14.50 plus transaction fee* , ,£12.50 for groups of 8 or more, 10% off if both performances are booked at the same time


<h2>Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world&#8217;s most prestigious mountain film festival. </h2> <p>Follow the expeditions of some of today&#8217;s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.<br /> This year there are two film programmes that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along to the matinee and evening shows for two entirely different film programmes. What&#8217;s more, if you book tickets for both shows you&#8217;ll receive <strong>10% off your booking</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4XGi18ql93Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>for more information on the other performance <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour/">click here</a>.</p> <p><span class="caps">FILM</span> <span class="caps">PROGRAM</span> (<span class="caps">RED</span>):</p> <p><strong>A Line Across the Sky | Banff Award: Best Film – Climbing |40 minutes</strong><br /> The Fitz Roy traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism. Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fuelled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push. A quest that earned them the prestigious Piolet d’Or award.</p> <p><strong>Curiosity | 13 minutes</strong><br /> Chasing curiosity can lead us down a dangerous, challenging, and frightening path. It can also lead us to have the greatest experiences of our lives. “Curiosity” follows the stories of ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s toughest and most prestigious ultra marathons, in their pursuit of that little something extra.</p> <p><strong>Denali | 8 minutes</strong><br /> There’s no easy way to say goodbye to your best friend. Especially if that best friend stuck by your side during the darkest time in your life — licking your feet, shadowing your footsteps and going insane with joy every time he saw you. Denali celebrates the bond between humans and dogs and highlights the incredible strength our friends can provide.</p> <p><strong>Pretty Faces | 11 minutes</strong><br /> Celebrate women who thrive in the snow with this all female ski film. Featuring larger than life big mountain skier Rachel Burks, watch in awe as she chases her dream of skiing in Alaska for the first time, lighting the way for the next generation of female skiers.</p> <p><strong>Unbranded | Banff Award: People’s Choice Award | 43 minutes</strong><br /> Four young Texas horseman hatch an outrageous plan to adopt, train and ride a string of wild horses 3,000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada through some of the American West’s wildest terrain. Their aim is to prove the worth of wild horses and raise awareness about their plight.What ensues is an epic journey of self-discovery, danger, friendship and big landscapes that entails runaway horses, perilous mountain passes, debilitating injuries, and one sassy donkey.</p> <p><strong>unReal | 12 minutes</strong><br /> Imagine a world where you ride the perfect trail perfectly, and sometime snow isn’t the only stuff that falls from the sky. When you spend all of your time at work dreaming about mountain biking, which life is real?<br /> This film is dedicated to you: the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secrets, the ones who know the way into the unReal world.</p> <p><strong>Age guidance: 12A (<span class="caps">TBC</span>) &#8211; people under 12 can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.</strong></p> ]]>
2016-03-05T19:30:00 2016-03-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Bach Choir performs JS Bach's St John Passion]]> Great Malvern Priory Birmingham Bach Choir performs JS Bach's St John Passion

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: PLEASE NOTE: For wheelchair spaces for this show, please email tickets@birmingham.bachchoir.com , ,Tickets £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus transaction fee*


<p>Birmingham Bach Choir performs JS Bach&#8217;s St John Passion</p> <p>Paul Spicer conducts JS Bach&#8217;s St John Passion</p> <p>A full cast of soloists will join the Musical and Amicable Society chamber orchestra and Birmingham Bach Choir.<br /> Tickets £20.00 (£18.00 concessions)</p> ]]>
2016-03-05T19:30:00 2016-03-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Shen Yun ]]> ICC Hall 1 0.00000000 0.00000000 Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of a lost civilisation to life on stage with unrivalled artistic mastery.

£50 - £100

Suffix: Suitable for ages 4+

Ticket Information: £100, £90, £80, £70, £60, £50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: Show running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission


<h2>Enter a Divine Land</h2> <p>There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendour, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. This was a land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals. Known today as China, this place was once called &#8220;the Middle Kingdom&#8221; and &#8220;the Land of the Divine.&#8221;</p> <p>What if you could journey back and visit this lost world…?</p> <p>Now you can. <strong>Shen Yun</strong> invites you to experience this divine culture of the Middle Kingdom. Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilisation to life on stage with unrivalled artistic mastery. Every dance movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else.<br /> See for yourself why this performance is leaving millions around the world in awe.</p> <p>For video previews and more information please visit <a href="http://www.shenyun.com/">Shen Yun</a></p> ]]>
2016-03-05T19:30:00 2016-03-06T14:30:00
<![CDATA[BPO @ 75 - Symphony of a Thousand]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The BPO performed Mahler’s epic eighth symphony in the Royal Albert Hall in 1981 under Kenneth Page. Now we bring it to Symphony Hall to celebrate our major anniversary with our friends.

£15 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £15 , ,*Discounts and Offers ,Unwaged/60+: £16, £12 ,U16s: £8, £5 ,SoundBite: £8, £5* , ,Family Tickets (2 adults and up to 2 children) ,£15 price band - £32 family ticket ,£20 price band - £42 family ticket , , *all prices are plus transaction fee**

Billing: Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra ,*Michael Lloyd* - Conductor ,*Elisabeth Meister, Stephanie Corley, Alison Roddy* - Soprano ,*Sarah Castle, Hannah Pedley* - Mezzo-soprano ,*Jeff Lloyd Roberts - Tenor; Morgan Pearse - Baritone; Jeremy White* - Bass , ,City of Birmingham Choir, University of Birmingham Chorus, Boys and Girls Choirs of St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton and Choir of Coppice Performing Arts School, Wolverhampton ,

Programme: *Mahler Symphony No 8 in E flat major*


<p>The <span class="caps">BPO</span> performed Mahler’s epic eighth symphony in the Royal Albert Hall in 1984 under Kenneth Page. Now we bring it to Symphony Hall to celebrate our major anniversary with our friends.</p> ]]>
2016-03-06T15:00:00 2016-03-06T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Fairport Convention UK Wintour 2016]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

£24.00

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.00 plus transcation fee*


<p><strong>Fairport Convention</strong> has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating the British folk-rock genre, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.</p> <p>This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album ‘Myths And Heroes’ which was released in 2015. The concerts will also feature an opening performance by Brighouse-based singer-songwriter Roger Davies whose quirky and entertaining songs reflect his love of Yorkshire and its people.</p> <p>Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted <span class="caps">BBC</span> Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege &amp; Lief &#8216;The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time&#8217;; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Four television.</p> <p>Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.</p> <p>Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.</p> <blockquote> <p>Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue&#8230; (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-03-06T19:30:00 2016-03-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Festival of Contemporary Music for All Concert ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Festival of Contemporary Music for All concludes in Birmingham with a concert featuring all of the weekend’s participating musicians.

£5

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Free ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers (limited availability)

Billing: *BCMG musicians,* conducted by *Michael Finnissy* ,*Via Nova,* conducted by *Daniel Galbreath* ,*CoMA East Midlands,* conducted by *Kieran O'Riordan* ,*CoMA West Midlands,* conducted by *Edward Caine*

Programme: |_. *Michael Finnissey* | _Plain Harmony_ | ,|_. *Tansy Davies* | _The Second Key_ | ,|_. *Howard Skemton* | _The Flight of Song_ | ,|_. *Percy Pursglove* | New vocal work (World premiere) | ,|_. *Patrick Brennan* | New work for a family (World premiere) |


<p><strong>The Festival of Contemporary Music for All</strong> concludes in Birmingham with a concert featuring all of the weekend’s participating musicians.</p> <p>In addition to performances of <strong>Michael Finnissy’s</strong> <em>Plain Harmony</em> and <strong>Tansy Davies’</strong> <em>The Second Key</em>, the concert will see the world premiere of a new vocal work by <strong>Percy Pursglove</strong>. <strong>CoMA East Midlands</strong> will perform pieces written earlier in the day by <span class="caps">BCMG</span> Music Maze participants (ages 8-11), and one lucky family group will premiere <span class="caps">BCMG</span>/Sound &amp; Music Apprentice Composer-in-Residence <strong>Patrick Brennan’s</strong> new open score work.</p> ]]>
2016-03-06T19:30:00 2016-03-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

Monday 7th March 2016 1:00pm

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Programme: *G. F. Handel* - Organ Concerto in D minor Op 7 No 4 ,*J. Hook* - Two Voluntaries ,*M. Reger* - Chorale Fantas: _Straf mich nicht in deinem zorn_ ,*A. Hollins* - Spring Song ,*Prokofiev* - Toccata for piano ,(arr. J. Guillou) ,


<p>Yorkshireman Alfred Hollins is perhaps best known in the organ world for two facts – firstly that he was blind, and secondly that we wrote pieces about the dappled English landscape. Spring Song is a good example of such a piece. Also featured is a work by Max Reger marking 100 years since the composer’s death.</p> ]]>
2016-03-07T13:00:00 2016-03-07T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Musica Callada/ Music of Silence]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The magical music of the Spanish composer Federico Mompou forms the basis of a musical journey and search for silence.

Remy Van Kesteren by Linelle Deunk

Prefix: Rising Stars

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All tickets £10 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: *Musica Callada/Music of Silence* , ,*Remy Van Kesteren* harp ,*Eric Vloeimans* trumpet


<p><strong>Musica Callada/Music of Silence</strong></p> <p>The magical music of the Spanish composer <strong>Federico Mompou</strong> forms the basis of a musical journey and search for silence. Classical, jazz and improvisation in a continuous program full of surprises, including a commission, <em>Duality</em> by Dutch composer <strong>Oene van Geel.</strong></p> <p>Nominated by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and <span class="caps">BOZAR</span> Brussels.</p> ]]>
2016-03-07T18:00:00 2016-03-07T18:00:00
<![CDATA[OsoSic - Orchestra of Solihull Schools in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 We want to provide a free opportunity for young instrumentalists to perform as part of a mass orchestra in Symphony Hall.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9 adult , £6 U16/unwaged/60+ plus transaction fee*


<p>The rationale behind this exciting project is nationally, orchestras and classical music are in decline. We want to provide a free opportunity for young instrumentalists to perform as part of a mass orchestra (300 players) in Symphony Hall with a professional soloist. The <span class="caps">BBC</span> Ten Pieces would provide a vehicle to consolidate musical links between primary, secondary, instrumental teachers and Solihull Music Service. This would be the first time that this type of event has taken place in Solihull, and we hope would raise the profile of music in our schools and strengthen partnerships between schools and Solihull Music Service, and inspire pupils to continue with their music making.</p> <p>Our aims will be to:<br /> • Improve retention of instrumental players from Primary to secondary schools.<br /> • Raise aspirations of our most talented players by performing at an international venue and working with professional musicians.<br /> • Raise the profile of instrumental playing in schools.<br /> • Illustrate to pupils and parents the accessibility of live music in Birmingham.<br /> • We have also formed a partnership with the Birmingham Conservatoire to work alongside Solihull Schools for this project</p> ]]>
2016-03-07T19:00:00 2016-03-07T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Brentano Quartet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Arguably the finest American string quartet of its generation.

 Brentano Quartet - Photo by Christian Steiner

£9.50 – £28

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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Brentano Quartet*

Programme: |_. *Bach* |Fugues (selection) | ,|_. *Shostakovic* |String Quartet No 14 in F- Sharp major| %(duration)27'% | ,|_. *Bach* |Fugues (selection) | ,|_. *Dvorak* |String Quartet in C major, Op 61 | %(duration)40'% |


<p>Arguably the finest American string quartet of its generation, the <strong>Brentano Quartet</strong> defines itself by its interest in the frontiers of the chamber repertoire – particularly music that predates the quartet medium. This pairing of Shostakovich’s powerful late quartet and Dvoˇrák’s exuberant folk-flavoured Op 61 with quartet transcriptions of fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach should be revelatory.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available</p> ]]>
2016-03-08T19:30:00 2016-03-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Orchestra of the Swan 2015/16 Peter Donohoe plays Shostakovich]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *SUBSCRIBER REWARDS*: ,Save 30%with a subscription for all 6 concerts. ,Save 20% with a subscription for 3 or more concerts. , , ,Tickets: £8.50 - £23.50 plus transaction fee* ,£23.50 conc £22.50; £21.50 conc £20.50; £18.50 conc £17.50; £17.50 conc £16.50; £14.50 conc £13.50; ,Choir £8.50 *A £3.00 transaction fee, plus £1(optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except purchases ,made in person at Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box Office. Concessions for patrons aged 60 and above.

Billing: *Orchestra of the Swan* ,*Peter Donohoe* piano ,*David Curtis* conductor

Programme: *Mozart* Symphony no29 ,*Shostakovich* Piano Concerto no1 ,*Tchaikovsky* Andante Cantabile ,*Mozart* Piano Concerto K414


<p>Following last season’s astonishing performance of the Shostakovich piano concerto no 2 we welcome back Peter to perform the first concerto, complemented by one of Mozart’s earlier piano concertos. Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile adds a gentler Russian flavour…</p> ]]>
2016-03-09T14:30:00 2016-03-09T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Shostakovich’s Fifteenth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The young Birmingham conductor Alpesh Chauhan has a flair for fantasy, and this concert is drenched in it.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Alpesh Chauhan ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Eduardo Vassallo </strong></th><td>Cello</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Borodin ,</strong></th><td>Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Osvaldo Golijov ,</strong></th><td>Azul (UK premiere) </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Shostakovich </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 15</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>An opera that launched a pop song, a symphony out of time, and a new rhapsody in blue… The young Birmingham conductor Alpesh Chauhan has a flair for fantasy, and this concert is drenched in it, from Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances (think Stranger in Paradise) to the mysterious clocks that tick through the dying bars of Shostakovich’s last symphony. The CBSO’s own Eduardo Vassallo gives the UK premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s lush, baroque-inspired Azul.</p> ]]>
2016-03-09T19:30:00 2016-03-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Mozart, Schumann and Bruch]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring together a clarinet, a viola and a piano, and you open the doors to a whole world of romance.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£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.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>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.</p>

Billing: *Oliver Janes* clarinet ,*Adam Romer* viola ,*Robert Markham* piano ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mozart</strong></th><td>Piano Trio in E flat Major K498</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Schumann</strong></th><td>Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales),Op. 132</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bruch</strong></th><td>Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Bring together a clarinet, a viola and a piano, and you open the doors to a whole world of romance. Their dusky sounds inspired Schumann to some of his most fantastic flights of the imagination; Mozart, meanwhile, is said to have penned his “Kegelstatt” trio between rounds of skittles! Add Max Bruch’s lovely trio, and you’ve got a really magical lunchtime showcase for three exceptional players.</p> ]]>
2016-03-10T13:10:00 2016-03-10T13:10:00
<![CDATA[James Martin - Plates, Mates and Automobiles]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Marking 20 years since James Martin first graced our TV screens, the show will be an interactive and high tech extravaganza.

£30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30.00 plus transcation fee*


<p>Join celebrated chef and TV personality <strong>James Martin</strong> for his very first UK tour! Marking 20 years since James first graced our TV screens, winning the hearts of the nation, the show will be a fast-paced, interactive and high tech extravaganza. Packed with James’ signature cooking demonstrations, full of surprises and not to mention some very special guests, audiences across the country will be thrilled as this multi media production is brought live to the big stage. </p> <p>James says</p> <blockquote> <p>I’ve been cooking live on TV for 20 years now and I felt it was time to do something I’ve never done before that was truly special. I’m so excited to be heading out on my first ever tour, doing what I do best but on the big stage. I can’t wait to get out there and visit so many great parts of the UK, this show is going to be super cool. I’m pulling out my favourite recipes and mixing in plenty of surprises and special guests in what I hope is going to be feast of a live show. Hope to see you there!</p> </blockquote> <p>James Martin begun catering college at 16 and went on to open his first restaurant at the extraordinary age of just 22 years old. His television career started in 1996 and he’s rarely been off the screen since. James has become a true household favourite, presenting and taking part in some of the nations most loved programmes. His Saturday morning TV show currently attracts viewers in excess of 3.5 million every week. </p> ]]>
2016-03-10T19:30:00 2016-03-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Sam Watts Octet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Sam Watts’</strong> music draws on a diverse range of musical styles and influences, from jazz to tango, Brazilian music, classical music and ragtime, with a big cinematic influence as well. He currently runs his own group “the Sam Watts Band” which plays all his own compositions as well as other projects with saxophonist <strong>Mike Fletcher</strong> and vocalist <strong>Mila Dores</strong>, and occasional solo piano performances.</p> ]]>
2016-03-11T17:00:00 2016-03-11T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Rumours of Fleetwood Mac]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 With over 600 major concert events behind them to date the British Rock Anthology TRIBUTE Concert Rumours of Fleetwood Mac come to Birmingham!

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac by Oolay

11 March 2016, 7.30pm

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>With over 600 major concert events behind them to date the British Rock Anthology <span class="caps">TRIBUTE</span> Concert <strong>Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac</strong> has now performed to over 700,000 <span class="caps">MAC</span> fans Worldwide. This show has now established itself across the world as the &#8216;Ultimate Celebration Concert&#8217; to <strong>Fleetwood Mac</strong> and tours with Mick Fleetwood’s golden seal of approval. </p> <p><strong>Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac</strong> with their meticulously crafted instrumentals and tight harmonies, bring back to the masses the classic hits of the legendary Fleetwood Mac. With an array of styles and a mixture of musical genres, they have perfected the legacy of blues, rock and pop classics that made <strong>Fleetwood Mac</strong> the icons of the music industry they are today.</p> ]]>
2016-03-11T19:30:00 2016-03-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Friday Night Classics: Symphonic Disco Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​It’s Friday night on Broad Street, and that spells D.I.S.C.O!

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Stephen Bell ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Annie Skates ,</strong></th><td>Vocalist</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Hazel Fernandes ,</strong></th><td>Vocalist</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lance Ellington ,</strong></th><td>Vocalist</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Andrew Playfoot </strong></th><td>Vocalist</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td>Discoture • Disco Inferno • Kool and the Gang ,Medley • Young Hearts Run Free • Sister Sledge ,Medley • More More More • Earth Wind and Fire ,Medley • Don’t Take Away the Music • Bee Gees ,Medley • Boogie Nights • Three Times a Lady • ,Donna Summer Medley • Blame it on the Boogie ,• I Will Survive</td></tr><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>It’s Friday night on Broad Street, and that spells D.I.S.C.O! I Will Survive, Blame it on the Boogie, Stayin’ Alive… you think they sound good on the dancefloor? Just wait till you hear these – and a galaxy of 70s disco classics – performed by full orchestra and top vocalists in this sensational Symphonic Disco Spectacular. Dig out those flares, slip on some shades and get ready to party like it’s 1979!</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm <em>Flagship <span class="caps">CBSO</span> education programme</em> Project Remix concludes with a performance by young musicians from across the West Midlands.</p> ]]>
2016-03-11T19:30:00 2016-03-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tord Gustavsen: Hymns and Visions with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy new compositions by Tord based on English translations of Sufi poetry as well as instrumental music.

£15

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p>We are delighted to welcome Norwegian jazz pioneer <strong>Tord Gustavsen</strong> with an exciting new project Hymns &amp; Visions which features Tord (piano, electronics), <strong>Simin Tander</strong> (vocals), <strong>Jarle Vespestad</strong> (drums) and <strong>Daniel Wold</strong> (sound design).</p> <p>For his upcoming album on <span class="caps">ECM</span> Records, Tord Gustavsen turns his attention to interpretations of ancient Norwegian hymns. These tunes are, for him, his original and deepest ‘standards’ as a jazz musician, and the process was initiated by the inclusion of the hauntingly powerful version of Eg veit i himmerik ei borg (A Castle in Heaven) on his latest quartet release Extended Circle.</p> <p>Tord met Afghan-German vocalist Simin Tander – a rising star on the European jazz and world music scenes – in 2014, and their collaboration has developed since then. Together with Afghan poet B Hamsaaya, they translated and re-worked the lyrics of a selection of Norwegian traditional hymns into Pashto, the mother-tongue of Simin’s late father.</p> <p>The ensemble will also play new compositions by Tord based on English translations of Sufi poetry as well as instrumental music. For the first time on stage, Tord will use subtle live electronics to add depth and new layers to the sensual minimalist of his work alongside Simin’s warm and vibrant vocal art.</p> ]]>
2016-03-11T20:00:00 2016-03-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: David Gibb Duo]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment with the family.


<p>Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment with the family.</p> <p>Watch and join in with performers as they introduce children to a world of music, song, storytelling and dance.</p> <p>In association with Mubu Music</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7.</p> ]]>
2016-03-12T10:30:00 2016-03-12T10:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Mahler’s Symphony No 5]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Scandinavia’s finest orchestra the Oslo Philharmonic has a fresh energy

Vasily Petrenko by Mark McNulty

£9.50 – £50

Segmentation Code: sc

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":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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*Vasily Petrenko* conductor ,*Simon Trpc˘ eski* piano

Programme: 6:15pm Pre-concert conversation with Vasily Petrenko. , ,|_. *Grieg* | Lyric Suite Op 54 | %(duration)17'% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* |Piano Concerto No 2 | %(duration)33'% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)72'% |


<p>Long acclaimed as Scandinavia’s finest orchestra, the <strong>Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra</strong> has found a fresh energy under its dynamic new music director <strong>Vasily Petrenko</strong>. In Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Petrenko and the Oslo Phil will make a compelling pairing; in Rachmaninov, meanwhile, Petrenko and pianist Simon Trpc˘ eski have already been hailed by critics as a ‘dream team’!</p> <p>6:15pm Pre-concert conversation with Vasily Petrenko.</p> ]]>
2016-03-12T19:30:00 2016-03-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[RAY MEARS - Tales of Endurance - Stories to Inspire ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 be prepared to be shocked, amazed and inspired to succeed by the stories of our fellow human beings and the incredible circumstances they have overcome.

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21.00 plus transaction fee* ,£15.00 plus transaction fee* for children under 16 and ,£18.50 plus transaction fee* for Unwaged and over 60s. , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme ,


<p>Have you ever wondered how you might cope faced by seemingly impossible odds? In this heart stirring presentation be prepared to be shocked, amazed and inspired to succeed by the stories of our fellow human beings and the incredible circumstances they have overcome.</p> <p>Through carefully selected stories Ray explores what makes a survivor.<br /> In an uncertain world this could be the most important evening of your life.</p> ]]>
2016-03-12T19:30:00 2016-03-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Hans Koller Quartet with BCMG]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee*


<p>Pianist and composer <strong>Hans Koller</strong> draws together the worlds of contemporary classical and jazz for the premiere of his new Jazzlines commission, Twelve Re-inventions for George Russell, written for an ensemble combining his stunning jazz quartet with six virtuosic players from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Following this premiere Hans will perform a set with his quartet.</p> <p>Twelve Re-inventions for George Russell combines two theories from two different traditions, realising Koller’s developments in the use of George Russel’s Lydian Chromatic Theory supported by an approach developed by saxophonist John O’Gallagher, for the use of Twelve-tone theory and the music of Webern in improvisational music.</p> <blockquote> <p>I couldn’t believe how his music could be so intensely chromatic, and at the same time so groovy &#8230; Russell has a great way of making a whole bunch of wrong notes sound wonderful … only when I viewed Russell’s concept through the lens of a non-jazz theory [Webern] … that things fell into place. Nothing really ever happens in isolation. <br /> <strong>Hans Koller</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>There will be a free pre-concert talk from 7-7.30pm with Hans Koller and John O’Gallagher. <br /> Open to all ticket holders. Please stay after the concert for a post-event Album release party until 11pm in the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre foyer.</p> <p>Presented as part of Frontiers Festival.</p> ]]>
2016-03-12T20:00:00 2016-03-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Grand Organ Gala ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrating 25 Years at Symphony Hall!

£39.50, £34.50, £29.50, £24.50, £19.50, £14.50

Suffix: Celebrating 25 years of Symphony Hall

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Stephen Bell* conductor ,*Darius Battiwalla* organ


<p>Experience the power and majesty of the great Symphony Hall organ in this wonderful afternoon of popular music including Saint-Saëns’ magnificent Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’.</p> <p>Parry I was glad<br /> Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream<br /> Handel Zadok the Priest<br /> Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavelleria rusticana<br /> Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’<br /> Strauss Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra<br /> Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor<br /> Pachelbel Canon<br /> Mussorgsky The Great Gate of Kiev<br /> Handel Hallelujah Chorus<br /> Widor Toccata<br /> Parry Jerusalem<br /> Elgar Pomp &amp; Circumstance March No. 1 </p> <p>Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Corps of Signals <br /> Birmingham Choral Union<br /> London Concert Orchestra</p> ]]>
2016-03-13T15:00:00 2016-03-13T15:00:00
<![CDATA[NATHAN CARTER and his band - plus support]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Irish music sensation Nathan Carter visits Town Hall as part of his highly anticipated UK Tour.

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme


<p>Irish music sensation Nathan Carter visits Town Hall as part of his highly anticipated UK Tour.</p> <p>Nathan has become a huge attraction on the Irish music scene, bringing a whole new generation of fans of all ages to country music in Ireland. Since 2009 he has captivated audiences all over Ireland, the UK and beyond, performing with his band to over 400,000 people in the past year alone.</p> <p>Nathan has recorded five albums – Starting Out, The Way You Love Me, Time Of My Life, Wagon Wheel, and his latest release Where I Wanna Be, which reached the highly coveted No 1 position in the Irish Album Charts. In doing so, Nathan became the first country act to reach number one in over six years.</p> <p>Featuring a superb six piece band, stage set and light show, this promises to be a spectacular show.</p> ]]>
2016-03-13T19:30:00 2016-03-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[James Morrison]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 See James performing tracks taken from his new album as well some of his biggest hits including ‘Broken Strings’, ‘You Give Me Something’ and ‘Wonderful World’.

£29.50, £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Doors 7pm, start time TBC

Ticket Information: £29.50, £21.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>When James Morrison broke onto the scene as a soulful singer-songwriter in 2006, even he couldn’t have predicted that he would become the template that allowed a wave of likeminded musicians to enter the field. </h2> <p>He was also famously told by the veteran soul producer Jerry Wexler that his raspy, gravelly voice, the product of a childhood illness, had its &#8220;own thumbprint&#8221; and was so distinctive that “once heard, never forgotten”. Now, almost a decade on, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and James Bay are all ruling the charts following the same format; one guy with just a guitar and an incredible voice.</p> <p>James went on to sell over 4.5 million copies of his first three albums, performed four world tours including sold-out shows to thousands at London’s Hyde Park, supporting both Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder and appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning album ‘The Imagination Project’.</p> <p>James was recently given an amazing welcome back when he played his first live shows since 2011 &#8211; two nights at Wilton’s Music Hall and one night at the Tabernacle in London &#8211; all of which sold out in a matter of seconds. This tour next spring will see James performing tracks taken from his new album as well some of his biggest hits including ‘Broken Strings’, ‘You Give Me Something’ and ‘Wonderful World’.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EJp89mT0fGc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-03-14T19:00:00 2016-03-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Francesco Piemontesi in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi in a beautiful recital at Town Hall

Francesco Piemontesi by Julien Mignot

£9.50 – £28

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: *Francesco Piemontesi* Piano

Programme: |_. *Mozart* |Rondo in A Minor | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Mozart* |Piano Sonata No 11 in A major | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Schumann* |_Kreisleriana_ | %(duration)31'% | ,|_. *Busoni* | Toccata BV 287 | %(duration)9'% |


<p>The Swiss pianist <strong>Francesco Piemontesi</strong> has chosen to make a name for himself with one of the greatest yet most challenging composers in the entire piano repertoire: Mozart. The results have been breathtaking, but judge for yourself in this beautifully-devised Town Hall recital.</p> <blockquote> <p>Piemontesi’s interpretation of Mozart balances ear-catching spontaneity with sublime sophistication<br /> The Daily Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <p>Choir benches not available</p> ]]>
2016-03-16T19:30:00 2016-03-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Elgar’s Second]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Is this the greatest symphony ever composed by an Englishman? Edward Gardner and the CBSO will make a passionate case – after beginning the evening with Walton’s jazz-age concerto, and another stirring cinematic salute to Shakespeare.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Edward Gardner</strong></th><td>Conductor </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lawrence Power</strong></th><td>Viola</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Walton ,</strong></th><td>Richard III Prelude </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Walton ,</strong></th><td>Viola Concerto </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 2</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Rarely, rarely, comest thou, Spirit of Delight!” Edward Elgar headed his Second Symphony with a line from Shelley, and then launched it in a huge, surging wave of golden sound. Is this the greatest symphony ever composed by an Englishman? Edward Gardner and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will make a passionate case – after beginning the evening with Walton’s jazz-age concerto, and another stirring cinematic salute to Shakespeare.</p> ]]>
2016-03-17T19:30:00 2016-03-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[80's Invasion Tour ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The 80’s are back! Bringing together four of the decade’s most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever!

£34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £34.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>The 80’s are back!</strong> Bringing together four of the decade’s most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever. The 80’s Invasion tour features the cream of music from some of the most popular artists &#8211; <strong>Big Country</strong>, <strong>Midge Ure</strong>, <strong>Nick Heyward</strong> &amp; <strong>Curiosity Killed The Cat</strong>, and will be touring throughout March 2016. </p> <p>The acts will perform their biggest hits – all killers and no fillers &#8211; with record sales of over 20 million, 200 gold, platinum &amp; silver discs and numerous awards between them this is <span class="caps">THE</span> 80’s show not to be missed! </p> ]]>
2016-03-18T19:30:00 2016-03-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits.

Jason Donovan

£28.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50, £32.50 Plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Jason Donovan</strong> is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album <em>Ten Good Reasons</em> and <em>Greatest Hits</em>. </p> <p><em>Ten Good Reasons</em> became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favourite with two solo No.1 singles <em>Too Many Broken Hearts</em> and <em>Sealed with a Kiss.</em> It also featured the famous duet with <strong>Kylie Minogue</strong>, <em>Especially for You</em>, which reached No.1.</p> <p>The tour marks a huge step for the 80s heart throb: this is the first time he toured as a solo artist for six years and the first time he has ever toured the ‘Ten Good Reasons’ album . </p> ]]>
2016-03-18T20:00:00 2016-05-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Gwyneth Herbert]]> The Glee Club 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 18 March, doors open 8pm

£10


<p><strong>Gwyneth Herbert</strong> is a strikingly original performer, award-winning composer and lyricist and versatile musical adventurer who continues to redefine and challenge expectations. </p> <p>She has seen her musical, co-written with celebrated playwright Diane Samuels, open at the Southwark Playhouse, recorded a new run of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s Playlist Series and recently spent a month in Kenya collecting lullabies, sharing songs in slum schools and staging multi-tribe storytelling happenings under the Mombasa stars. </p> <p>She performs on ukulele, melodica and cheese-grater alongside boy-wunderkind pianist Ned Cartwright&#8230; Expect tales of jaded seaside hotels, East End vagrants, loves and losses and drips and drips and the occasional Swahili nursery rhyme</p> <blockquote> <p>5 stars “If Hanns Eisler had been a woman and written with Ray Davies, he might have come up with something like this” <br /> <strong>Independent on Sunday</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>5 stars “Brilliantly original &#8211; full of space and isolated detail” <br /> <strong><span class="caps">MOJO</span></strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-03-18T20:30:00 2016-03-18T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Sax In The City: The Notebenders]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Notebenders Big Band returns for another Sax in the City performance, breaking down barriers with their fun and uplifting sound

The Notebenders credit Raymond Polack

Free

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free


<p>The Notebenders Big Band returns for another Sax in the City performance, breaking down barriers with their fun and uplifting sound. </p> <p>This diverse and dynamic band brings together musicians from communities across Birmingham, continuing the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton. <br /> Hear them perform a selection of new and recognisable works that will ease you into the weekend.</p> ]]>
2016-03-19T13:30:00 2016-03-19T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Bach St John Passion]]> St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bach’s Passions are amongst the most profound of all sacred works

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £35 / £25 / £17.50 / £9.50 , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. ,Call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Priority booking opens at 10am on Monday 4 May for anyone booking 3 or more concerts, and for Ex Cathedra’s Host of Angels (Angels can book single tickets by telephone or by returning the 2015-16 brochure booking form). , ,Tickets go on general sale on Monday 25 May. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra Grand discounts, including multiple concert packages. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Orchestra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Jeremy Budd* Evangelist ,*James Geidt* Jesus ,*Greg Skidmore* Pilate & bass ,*Elizabeth Drury* soprano ,*Martha McLorinan* alto ,


<p>Bach’s Passions are amongst the most profound of all sacred works: they convey a heartfelt emotional drama, and a timeless musical exploration of hope, suffering, and everything that makes us human.</p> <p>This season Ex Cathedra offer a unique opportunity to hear them perform both of Bach’s sublime Passion settings within a week, with two very different approaches.</p> <p>In this concert, Ex Cathedra’s Consort perform an intimate version of the dramatic St John Passion with a small period-instrument orchestra in the Baroque splendour of Birmingham Cathedral.</p> <blockquote> <p>What a concert, and what quality! … world class … Lucky Birmingham<br /> <strong>Church Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-03-19T17:00:00 2016-03-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Peter Andre]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Peter Andre is backed by a live band that can effortlessly mash-up swing with fresh versions of his older hits and other pop classic.

£27.50 - £80

Suffix: Come Swing With Me Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 and £32.50 (VIP/Premium: £80.00, £60.00) plus transaction fee* ,


<p>As the release of his new studio album <em>Come Fly With Me</em> approaches, global superstar <strong>Peter Andre</strong> can now announce details of a major UK arena and theatre tour that includes a mammoth show at The O2 in London. The news of the <em>Come Swing With Me</em> tour also coincides with Peter’s participation on the current celeb-packed series of <strong>Strictly Come Dancing</strong>. The tour will see Peter Andre backed by his live band that can effortlessly mash-up swing with fresh versions of his older hits and other pop classic. It’s a show that promises to bring the authentic swingin’ sounds of the Rat Pack classics that feature on <em>Come Fly With Me</em> to life, from the rhythmic diction of Peter’s vocals through to live percussion and a full brass section.</p> <p>Inspired in part by the 100th anniversary of <strong>Frank Sinatra’s</strong> birth, <em>Come Fly With Me</em> is full of Peter’s takes on RatPack standards including the album title track, <em>Mac The Knife</em> and <em>Ain’t That A Kick In The Head</em>. </p> <p>Peter says:<br /> <strong>Performing live on stage is what I love doing best. Hopefully if you come to see my show you&#8217;ll be impressed. I have put so much effort into production and choreography, we have a great team working with us. Please come and enjoy a wonderful evening with me. See you soon!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xRi6S4mTsTo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-03-19T19:00:00 2016-03-19T19:00:00
<![CDATA[An Audience with Tony Iommi]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An Audience With Tony Iommi promises to give everyone a unique insight into one of rock’s most compelling and influential performers and one of Birmingham’s most famous sons.

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Widely renowned as one of the world&#8217;s finest guitarists, Tony Iommi is one of the founder members of the iconic Black Sabbath.</h2> <p>Birmingham rock legend Tony Iommi will take to the stage at Town Hall, Birmingham on March 19 for a unique event that will see him reviewing his life and career at the forefront of one of the biggest bands in rock music history.<br /> Widely renowned as one of the world’s finest guitarists, Iommi, one of the founding members of the iconic Black Sabbath, will be in conversation with his friend, and well known TV sports presenter, <strong>Gary Newbon</strong>. </p> <p>Sabbath appeared at The Town Hall on a number of occasions in the early 70s and Tony Iommi was last on stage here in 2015 for the Pride of Birmingham Awards. An Audience With Tony Iommi promises to give everyone a unique insight into one of rock’s most compelling and influential performers and one of Birmingham’s most famous sons. </p> ]]>
2016-03-19T19:30:00 2016-03-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Seven Last Words from the Cross]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Passionate personal music – simply burning to communicate.

Britten Sinfonia Image by Harry Rankin

£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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Britten Sinfonia* ,*Britten Sinfonia* chorus ,*Eamonn Dougan* conductor

Programme: 1.45pm Pre Concert conversation with Eamonn Dougan , ,|_. *Byrd* | _Miserere mei_ | %(duration)4'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich arr. Barshai* | Chamber Symphony Op 110a | %(duration)23'% | ,|_. *Bach* | Cantata _O Jesu Christ,mein’s Lebens Licht_ BWV 118 | %(duration)5'% | ,|_. *James MacMillan* | _Seven Last Words From the Cross_| %(duration)45'% |


<p><strong>James MacMillan</strong> may well be the finest British composer since Britten, and his music – driven by passionate personal beliefs – simply burns to communicate. His Seven Last Words are already a modern classic; here they’re the climax of a powerfully-conceived Palm Sunday sequence from some of our foremost champions of contemporary music, the <strong>Britten Sinfonia</strong> and Chorus.</p> <blockquote> <p>The Britten Sinfonia have a reputation for fascinating, captivating programmes, and for this concert have selected a powerful musical backdrop for the start of Holy Week – alongside Bach, Byrd and MacMillan at their most heart-rending, this brilliant ensemble are including Rudolf Barshai’s orchestral arrangement of Shostakovich’s breathtaking, agonising String Quartet No. 8, dedicated to the ‘to the victims of fascism and war.’</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>Please note, at 1.45pm there will be a Pre Concert conversation with <strong>Eamonn Dougan</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RHRctNh7bxw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Choir Benches not available. </p> ]]>
2016-03-20T15:00:00 2016-03-20T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Brendan Cole - A Night to Remember]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 In this Big Band and Dance Extravaganza, Brendan and his cast of 14 musicians and 8 professional dancers are Raising the roof all night.

£19.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £27.50 and £35.50, £39.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Brendan Cole&#8217;s</strong> brand new theatre show has just finished its first of two tours of the UK and Ireland.</p> <p>Following on from his previous sell out theatre shows <em>Live &amp; Unjudged</em> and <em>Licence To Thrill</em>, his new show is bigger and better than ever with an extended cast in this exciting new production. With both <em>Live &amp; Unjudged</em> , <em>Licence To Thrill</em> and now <em>A Night To Remember</em> receiving rave reviews from the fans and critics, this new show is a must see in 2016.</p> <p>In this Big Band and Dance Extravaganza, Brendan and his cast of 14 musicians and 8 professional dancers are Raising the roof all night, every night with all of your favourite Strictly Dances, music from across the eras and much, much more. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9YftlYhV_88" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-03-20T19:30:00 2016-03-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter & Michael Broadway]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

Monday 21st March 2016 1:00pm

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Thomas Trotter* Organ , ,*Michael Broadway* Pianola ,


<p>Opportunities to hear pianolas (or ‘player pianos’) are few and far between, but this concert features the UK’s leader in pianola performance, Michael Broadway, performing with Birmingham’s City Organist. Not to be missed!</p> <p>Duet arrangements and solos for Organ and Pianola by Wagner, Elgar, Grainger and Mayerl</p> ]]>
2016-03-21T13:00:00 2016-03-21T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Aston University Awards Ceremony ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2016-03-22T10:30:00 2016-03-22T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Straight No Chaser]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Male a cappella group Straight No Chaser are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

£19.50, £29.50

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again.</h2> <p><strong>Straight No Chaser</strong> (<span class="caps">SNC</span>) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape. Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon &#8211; with a massive fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous national TV appearances.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2DCTFrIzzr0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-03-23T19:00:00 2016-03-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Uneasy Listening: An Evening With Clint Mansell plus special guests]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A performance of film music from the acclaimed composer of Reqiuem For A Dream, The Fountain, Moon and more.

£22.50 & £27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 & £27.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Uneasy Listening: An Evening with Clint Mansell promises to be a breath-taking performance of film music from the acclaimed British composer – the man behind some of the most celebrated soundtracks of the past two decades.</p> <p>Returning to the UK to play live, Clint makes his homecoming debut at Symphony Hall, where he will perform works from his scores, with his band (Mike Fonte, Clint Walsh and Eric Gardner), alongside pianist Carly Paradis and Sonus Quartet (Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Kathleen Sloan, Jennifer Takamatsu &amp; Rob Brophy).</p> ]]>
2016-03-23T19:30:00 2016-03-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Good Friday St Matthew Passion]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Bach’s St Matthew Passion is more than one of the mightiest of all sacred works

Ex Cathedra

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Please note that this concert also forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. Other discounts may vary. , ,£9.50, £17.50, £27.50, £40 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £26.40, £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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Choir* ,*City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Andrew Tortise* Evangelist ,*James Rutherford* Jesus

Programme: |_. *Bach* | St Matthew Passion (in German) | %(duration)180'% | , ,


<p>Bach’s St Matthew Passion is more than one of the mightiest of all sacred works; it’s a profound human drama, and a shattering musical exploration of timeless hopes and sorrows. This Good Friday performance, accompanied by the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span></strong> and using soloists drawn from within the musical community of <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong>, will have a special intimacy, immediacy and power.</p> <p>There will an extended interval for tea and the performance will end at approximately 6pm.</p> <p><em>Ex Cathedra is an Associate Artist at Town Hall</em><br /> <em>The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> is the resident orchestra of Symphony Hall</em></p> ]]>
2016-03-25T14:00:00 2016-03-25T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Shane Filan]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Shane Filan has announced a major indoor UK Tour taking in some of the UK’s best loved venues - coming to Birmingham Symphony Hall on Saturday 26 March 2016.

£35.00, £50.00

Suffix: Right Here Tour 2016

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35.00, £50.00 plus transaction fee*


<p>In the wake of releasing his hit album <em>Right Here</em> in October 2015, <strong>Shane Filan</strong> has announced a major indoor UK Tour taking in some of the UK’s best loved venues &#8211; coming to Birmingham Symphony Hall on Saturday 26 March 2016.</p> <p>Shane says,</p> <blockquote> <p>I am thrilled to be getting out on the road in March 2016. This is going to be quite a tour. I am really proud of ‘Right Here’ and now can’t wait to perform the new songs live, alongside some old favourites. I am very much looking forward to coming to Birmingham. It’s exciting to be performing across the UK &amp; Ireland early next year!</p> </blockquote> <p>The release of ‘Right Here’ has cemented Shanes position as one of the UK’s most popular male solo artists, following his amazing success with Westlife, one of the world’s most successful bands of the last few decades and this tour promises to show just why Shane is so well loved in his own right. Shane added: “For me, there is nothing quite like the moment I see the audience singing along to the songs I wrote, and I hope the Right Here Tour will be just as memorable, just as special. I cannot wait to see all the fans again.”</p> <p>‘Right Here’ was mainly recorded in London and Denmark, with Shane working on the music with Cutfather (The Saturdays, <span class="caps">JLS</span>), Jez Ashurst (Will Young, Gabrielle Aplin), Jon Maguire (Union J) and Tre Jean-Marie (<span class="caps">MNEK</span>, Jason Derulo). It was released in October 2015 and reached #1 on the Irish Album Charts and the UK Top 20 in its first week.</p> <p>Westlife had fourteen chart topping singles and forty-four million sales. Their career, Shane says, “fulfilled all of our dreams 1000 times over.” It’s been a remarkable journey for a singer songwriter who grew up inspired by an admiration of Backstreet Boys and Michael Jackson.</p> ]]>
2016-03-26T19:30:00 2016-03-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[COLLABRO 'Act Two' Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Less than a year after winning Britain’s Got Talent, Collabro have announced their second nationwide tour. The announcement of their 2016 ‘Act Two’ tour tops off an astounding year for the band which has seen them go truly global.

Collabro

£19.50 - £99 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £29.50, £39.50, VIP - £99 , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme , ,VIP package includes: ,Collabro - Up close and say hello ,Top priced seat in the first 4 rows ,Meeting and photo opportunity with Collabro ,Signed photo of Collabro to take home ,An exclusive gift from Collabro ,Souvenir tour laminate ,Priority early entry to the venue , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com.


<p>Less than a year after winning <em>Britain’s Got Talent</em>, <strong>Collabro</strong> have announced their second nationwide tour. The announcement of their 2016 <em>Act Two</em> tour tops off an astounding year for the band which has seen them go truly global. </p> <p><strong>Michael Auger</strong>, <strong>Richard Hadfield</strong>, <strong>Jamie Lambert</strong>, <strong>Matt Pagan</strong> and <strong>Thomas Redgrave</strong> only became Collabro at the start of 2014 and it’s been a steady stream of incredible moments since then. Following their runaway Britain’s Got Talent victory last summer, Collabro have already released a No.1 Gold certified album and special edition follow up, performed at the_ Royal Variety Show_ for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and written and released <em>Our Story</em>, their first band memoir</p> <p><em>Act Two</em> sees the band expand their musical horizons, recording some of the greatest songs that have influenced them as a band. The record includes some surprising re-interpretations of recent pop music’s finest moments such as <strong>Kodaline’s</strong> smash <em>All I Want</em>, <strong>Christina Perri’s</strong> <em>A Thousand Years</em> and <em>I Won’t Give Up</em> by <strong>Jason Mraz</strong>. There’s also a touching rendition of *The Rembrandts*’ world-famous <em>I’ll Be There For You</em>, which was debuted on the boys’ tour at the start of this year.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ye31-TWiq_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-03-29T19:00:00 2016-03-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Stella Roberts ]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>A young piano player based in Birmingham, <strong>Stella Roberts</strong> has played at festivals around England such as Mostly and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals. Influenced by the Bill Evans Trio, Wynton Kelly and Oscar Peterson she is joined by her trio to play a repertoire of original compositions, including some inspired by her portraits of inspirational public figures, and arrangements from bolero to Bjork!</p> ]]>
2016-03-31T17:30:00 2016-03-31T17:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Mahler's Tenth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nicholas Collon uncovers the secrets of Mahler's Tenth, and sets it alongside miniatures from Brahms and Webern – each one a tiny, concentrated world of poetry and emotion.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Nicholas Collon</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Youth Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Webern , ,</strong></th><td>Six Pieces Op. 6 (chamber version)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms </strong></th><td>Four Songs for Women’s Voices, ,Op. 17 </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mahler </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 10 ,(completed by Deryck Cooke)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Mahler never quite finished his Tenth Symphony, but when musicologist Deryck Cooke finally pieced together the sketches, he uncovered a lost masterpiece – in which cries of love and cries of pain finally resolve in music of shattering honesty and piercing beauty. Nicholas Collon uncovers its secrets tonight, and sets it alongside miniatures from Brahms and Webern – each one a tiny, concentrated world of poetry and emotion.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Writer and Austrophile Gavin Plumley introduces Mahler Symphony No. 10.</p> ]]>
2016-03-31T19:30:00 2016-03-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bramall Comedy Night]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

<p><strong>Nathan Caton</strong> is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio.</p> <p>Joining Nathan is London-based, Danish comedian <strong>Sofie Hagen</strong>, who recently won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for best newcomer in 2015 for her debut show Bubblewrap. Sophie is ‘Destined to make a name for herself’ (Chortle.co.uk) and was named Time Out&#8217;s One to Watch.</p> <p>Compere for the evening is <strong>Craig Murray</strong>, who has cut his comedy teeth as resident compere at award-winning London club &#8216;The Funny Side&#8230;of Covent Garden&#8217;. Having honed his talents as an MC introducing others, he&#8217;s now bringing his impressive stage presence and flair for audience banter to his very own stand-up set.</p> ]]>
2016-03-31T20:00:00 2016-03-31T20:00:00
<![CDATA[How the Lion became King of Tinga Tinga Land]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 How Lion Became King Of Tinga Tinga Land, is a fun-packed performance that will transport children and their families to a high-octane adventure on the African Plain.

Friday 1st April 2016: 2pm, Saturday 2nd April 2016 11am, Saturday 2nd April 2016 (relaxed performance): 3pm

£12.50

Segmentation Code: fam

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Groups of 10+ tickets reduced to £8.50 each plus transaction fee*


<p>How Lion Became King Of Tinga Tinga Land, is a fun-packed performance that will transport children and their families to a high-octane adventure on the African Plain. </p> <p>A new children’s stage show from the creator of Tweenies, How Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land follows the adventure of the Wise Old Bird ‘Banjoko’ who decides that the land of Tinga Tinga should have a King, and how she sets about finding the suitable Animal worthy to wear the crown of Tinga Tinga land. On her journey ‘Banjoko’ meets the Cheeky Monkey ‘Maliki’, a Kind but Goofy Giraffe named ‘Gowon’, a Groovy Zebra called ‘Zalika’ and a very Proud Lion called ‘Lutalo’. Each animal in the show brings a unique character to the stage and a special story and song which the audience is invited to sing.</p> <blockquote> <p>This show is a perfect example of how an idea can be brilliantly produced to make an authentic and enjoyable children’s show.<br /> <strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">STAGE</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RpZ1i3DBegA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Mixing classic nursery rhymes with traditional East African folktales from the animals of the African plains, five performers lead audiences through a lively journey filled with music, puppetry, dancing, and plenty of interaction.<br /> Kids will be encouraged to turn up in costume as their favourite animal, and masks etc will be available for sale on the day.</p> <p>Suitable for ages 3+</p> ]]>
2016-04-01T14:00:00 2016-04-02T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: John Law's New Congregation ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Latest project from one of the UK's most versatile painist, John Law

Free Event

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<p>The latest project from <strong>John Law</strong> sees him expanding his trio to a quartet which includes three young outstanding jazz musicians: saxophonist <strong>Sam Crockatt</strong>, <strong>Ashley John Longon</strong> on the bass and drummer <strong>Lloyd Haines</strong>. <br /> Promoting his new Double album, <em>These Skies in Which We Rust</em>, expect hard-hitting, simple melodies as well as elements of electronic, classical and rock music. This album along with his new line up is one of the musical discoveries of 2016.</p> <blockquote> <p>One of the UK’s most versatile and imaginative jazz pianist/composers.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>International Piano Magazine</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>A brilliant new group&#8230;aband heading for great things!</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>John Fordham, The Guardian</strong></p> ]]>
2016-04-01T17:00:00 2016-04-01T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Relaxed Performance: How the Lion became King of Tinga Tinga Land]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 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, How The Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land

Saturday 2nd April 2016: 3pm

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Groups of 4+ tickets reduced to £8.50 each plus transaction fee* ,


<p>How Lion Became King Of Tinga Tinga Land, is a fun-packed performance that will transport children and their families to a high-octane adventure on the African Plain. </p> <blockquote> <p>This show is a perfect example of how an idea can be brilliantly produced to make an authentic and enjoyable children’s show.<br /> <strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">STAGE</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/how-the-lion-became-king-of-tinga-tinga-land/">Click for 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 family show, <strong>How The Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land</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. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Kpy_ZjIU88" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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> <p>This relaxed performance is very kindly supported by The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust.</p> ]]>
2016-04-02T15:00:00 2016-04-02T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Sartaaj Live ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From performing at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall to crowds of over 50,000 people in India this amazing talent is set to grace the majestic stage and host an intimate Mehfil in the stunning backdrop of Symphony Hall.

£22.50, £29.50, £39.50, £49.50, £74.50, £100

Prefix: Star Plus presents

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £29.50, £39.50, £49.50, £74.50, £100, £150 (front row VIP) plus transaction fee*


<h2>We are pleased to welcome the poet and singer Satinder Sartaaj with his Live 2016 UK tour to Symphony Hall!</h2> <p>Satinder Sartaaj is an outstanding poet and singer from India, He has mesmerised audiences across the world with sell out tours. From performing at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall to crowds of over 50,000 people in India this amazing talent is set to grace the majestic stage and host an intimate Mehfil in the stunning backdrop of Symphony Hall. </p> <p>Tickets are expected to sell out fast – buy early !</p> <p>In association with Skystar media , <span class="caps">BBC</span> Asian Network and Raaj FM</p> ]]>
2016-04-02T19:30:00 2016-04-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis perform Schubert's Schwanengesang]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Two of the finest British artists of their generation performing some of the most heartfelt music ever written for piano and voice:

Padmore and Lewis Photo by Marco Borggreve

£9.50 - £35

Segmentation Code: sc

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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Mark Padmore* tenor ,*Paul Lewis* piano

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | _Mailied_, Op 52 No 4 | ,|_.   | _Neue Liebe, neues Leben,_ Op 75 No 2 | %(duration)3’% | ,|_.   | _Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel_ | ,|_.   | _Adelaide_, Op 46 | %(duration)6'% | ,|_.   | _An die ferne Geliebte_ Op 98 | %(duration)14'% | ,|_. *Schubert* | _Schwanengesang_ | %(duration)48'% | ,


<p>Hear two of the finest British artists of their generation performing some of the most heartfelt music ever written for piano and voice: as <strong>Mark Padmore</strong> and <strong>Paul Lewis</strong> pair Beethoven’s only song cycle with Schubert’s last. </p> <blockquote> <p>He may utter the words in a way that appears spontaneous but the psychological insight is piercing.<br /> <strong>The Guardian of Padmore’s Schubert</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis have become something of a dream team in this repertoire – there’s something about the piercing fragility of Padmore’s English tenor that cuts right to the core, and that’s a quality that suits this collection of songs, published posthumously and symbolic of a composer who lived his all-too brief life in spiritual torment. This should be a very special, intimate concert.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-04-03T15:00:00 2016-04-03T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Konstantin Volostnov]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

Monday 4th April 2016 1:00pm

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *Konstantin Volostnov* (from Moscow, Russia)

Programme: *J.S. Bach* Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 ,*A.G. Ritter* Sonata IV in A major, Op.31: ,_Ruhig Und Heiter_ – _Frisch Und Kräftig_ – Fuge TBC ,*P. Tchaikovsky* _Andante Cantabile_ from Symphony No. 5 (arr. E. Lemare) ,*A. Glazunov* Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 98 ,*L. Vierne* _Scherzo and Aria_ from Symphony No. 6, Op 59 ,*D. Dianov* Perpetuum mobile , ,


<p>For this lunchtime concert, we’re excited to be welcoming a special guest to perform. Moscow organist Konstantin Volostnov gives recitals throughout Russia and Europe, and has made a number of recordings. He performs works by compatriots Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and the less-performed, early 20th Century composer Anton Dianov.</p> ]]>
2016-04-04T13:00:00 2016-04-04T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The Necks and James McVinnie: The Secret Life of Organs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Organist James McVinnie is internationally renowned both as soloist and collaborator in new music. His boundless approach to music has lead him to collaborations with some of the world’s leading composers and performers.

£16.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Music by Tom Jenkinson, Philip Glass and The Necks performed on Birmingham Town Hall&#8217;s magnificent organ.</p> <p>The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia. Part of their 30th anniversary season, this concert brings pianist Chris Abrahams out from behind the piano as the trio explore the powerful, intricate and varied sonorities of the Town Hall’s splendid organ. </p> <p>Previously Assistant Organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, James McVinnie is fast becoming the country’s leading performer of new organ music. As a member of the Bedroom Community label collective, his boundless approach has led him to collaborate with some of the world’s leading artists including Nico Muhly, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Bryce Dessner (The National).</p> <p>He will play a specially commissioned score by electronic artist Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher/Warp Records) which echoes the fast, cut-up beats and synth lines for which he is so well known, interlaced with expansive classical influences. The programme will also include two of Philip Glass’s most emblematic organ pieces which are rarely heard live on instruments of this scale.</p> <p>Produced by No-Nation</p> ]]>
2016-04-05T19:30:00 2016-04-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ RICK ASTLEY]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rick Astley is a talent whose career has spanned over 28 years. Join him for a show at Symphony Hall as part of his first headline tour in 4 years.

£19.50, £29.50

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Start time TBC

Ticket Information: £19.50, £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Rick Astley is a talent whose career has spanned over 28 years, selling in excess of 19 million records and with a string of 8 consecutive top 10s under-his-belt. </h2> <p>His amazing career began in 1987. Aged just 21, people were shocked by the powerful, mature soulful tone to his voice and the UK sent his debut single <em>Never Gonna Give You Up</em> to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of its release. The rest of the world soon followed suit with the track reaching Number 1 in 16 other countries including most of Europe, Japan, United States and Australia. The following 2 years saw Rick continue to dominate the charts around the globe. In the UK, Rick was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career. It was Britain&#8217;s largest selling single of that year. </p> <p>The album &#8220;Whenever You Need Somebody&#8221; entered the UK album charts at Number 1 and sold over 15.2 million copies worldwide, making him the top selling British act of the year. It was a similar success story in the <span class="caps">USA</span>, as Rick became one of the few British artists to crack their market. Rick&#8217;s American success was reinforced with a second Number 1 single, &#8220;Together Forever&#8221;. &#8220;It Would Take a Strong Strong Man&#8221; became another Top 10 single and the album also reached a position within the Top 10, selling close to 2 million copies. </p> <p>Shortly after this, Rick decided to leave the music business….only to surprise his British fans 13 years later, with an 8-date tour in 2004. He performed &#8216;classic&#8217; songs from past decades, including Sinatra, Bacharach and The Carpenters, as well as a few from his own musical resume. More dates soon followed. </p> <p>Since then, Rick has re-discovered his love for playing live, gradually increasing his international gigs and he continues to tour all over the world. As well as a sell-out UK tour in 2012, Rick opened up for Peter Kay’s record breaking ‘The Tour That Does Tour –Tour’ and has performed at numerous large outdoor events and festivals every summer. </p> <p>This will be Rick’s first major UK headline tour in four years.</p> ]]>
2016-04-06T19:00:00 2016-04-06T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Dame Mitsuko Uchida in Recital ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Dame Mitsuko’s long-awaited return to Birmingham is simply unmissable.

Dame Mitsuko Uchida. Image: Decca/Justin Pumfrey

£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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Dame Mitsuko Uchida* piano

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | Four Impromptus Book I, D899 | %(duration)28'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | 33 Variations of a Waltz by Diabelli | %(duration)50'% |


<p><strong>Dame Mitsuko Uchida</strong> needs no introduction to Birmingham audiences, and her life-enhancing yet deeply insightful approach to the classical repertoire makes her interpretation of <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> Diabelli Variations – a masterpiece that started as a private joke – a magnificent prospect. Add <strong>Schubert’s</strong> Four Impromptus and Dame Mitsuko’s long-awaited return to Birmingham becomes unmissable: simple as that.</p> <blockquote> <p>The prospect of performing Beethoven’s answer to Bach’s Goldberg Variations usually has pianists quaking in their boots – the Diabellis are devilishly tricky to pull off. But surely not for the redoubtable Uchida, who’ll bring her inimitable stylishness and masterful control to bear on this helter-skelter work. Expect playing of grace, humour and thrilling unpredictability!</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-04-07T19:30:00 2016-04-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Zoë Gilby Quartet ]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Zoë Gilby is a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Zoë Gilby</strong> is a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz scene today. A repertoire starting with her compelling original compositions written with double bassist husband Andy Champion and performed by her highly accomplished band, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush. Also included are some superb interpretations of “The Great American Songbook” Her influences include Carmen McRae, Sheila Jordan, Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell.</p> ]]>
2016-04-08T17:00:00 2016-04-08T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Michael Bolton ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Following a sold out tour last year, Grammy Award winning Michael Bolton is back to perform his greatest hits and for the very first time a selection of songs from his new album

£25.00, £39.50, £59.00 (VIP Packages available)

Suffix: Support: Gabrielle

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25.00, £39.50, £59.00, plus transaction fee* , ,VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE VIA PHONE/IN PERSON BOOKING ONLY: ,*Magical Moment VIP Package* ,Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice ,Chance to speak to Michael ,Have your photo taken with Michael ,Your seat will be in the first 4 rows ,Michael has chosen an exclusive gift for you ,Commemorative laminate ,VIP host in attendance ,Package Price is £225 plus transaction fee* , , ,*Up Close VIP Package* ,Be Closer to Michael with a seat in the first 8 rows ,Exclusive gift from Michael ,Commemorative laminate ,VIP host in attendance ,Price £99 plus transaction fee* , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com. , ,


<p>Following a sold out tour last year, Grammy Award winning <strong>Michael Bolton</strong> will return to the UK in April 2016 to perform his greatest hits and for the very first time a selection of songs from his new album celebrating music from the movies. </p> <p>Apart from nine No.1 singles, selling more than 60 million records worldwide and receiving countless other honours, Michael has written songs with musicians from Bob Dylan to Lady Gaga and penned hits recorded by stars such as Barbra Streisand, Cher, Kiss and Kanye West/Jay-Z. Michael was recently featured in the Emmy nominated Saturday Night Live video ‘Jack Sparrow’ that went on to become a viral sensation racking up over 140 million views to date and currently has a TV series in development with <span class="caps">ABC</span> for a scripted comedy in which he would star. </p> <p>Michael recently released his memoir, <em>The Soul of It All</em>: <em>My Music My Life</em> in which he offers a backstage pass into a fascinating life journey from anonymity to a world-renowned music career. He remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities as well as other social and political organisations. </p> <p>Michael’s brand new tour follows the concept of music &amp; movies. As well as performing his greatest hits, he will be performing beloved songs from the soundtracks of iconic films such as The BodyGuard, Casablanca, Stand by Me, Risky Business, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Michael has just launched a brand new album campaign on PledgeMusic.com, so watch this space for more news to come. </p> <p>Michael said:</p> <blockquote> <p>I&#8217;m thrilled to be coming back to the UK in April. My fans have been so supportive and it&#8217;s one of my favorite places to tour. I&#8217;m also looking forward to working with <span class="caps">SJM</span> again, who did an amazing job promoting last year&#8217;s sold out tour. We have a few surprises this time around, with some music from the new album and special guests that I&#8217;m excited to share with everyone.</p> </blockquote> <p>One of the UK’s most loved singer-songwriters <strong>Gabrielle</strong> will be joining Michael as special guest on the nationwide tour. As well as selling 10 million records Gabrielle has received a number of awards during her glittering 20 year career. She has won two Brit Awards for Best Newcomer in 94 and Best Female in 97. She was also awarded an Ivor Novello in 2008 for Outstanding Song Collection which include her #1 single <em>Rise</em> to <em>Dreams</em>, <em>Out Of Reach</em>, <em>Sunshine</em> and <em>If You Ever</em>. </p> ]]>
2016-04-08T19:30:00 2016-04-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment with the family.


<p>Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment with the family.</p> <p>Watch and join in with performers as they introduce children to a world of music, song, storytelling and dance.</p> <p>In association with Mubu Music</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7.</p> ]]>
2016-04-09T10:30:00 2016-04-09T10:30:00
<![CDATA[The Next Step]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour brings never-before-seen dances to the stage, comprised of entirely original choreography and music from the hit series.

Saturday 9 April 2016 1pm & 6.30pm

£24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Limited Family ticket offer – Family of 4 for £86 plus transaction fee* - must include at least 1 child aged under 12 ,

Programme: Show Timings: ,Matinee: ,11:30am Doors ,12:45pm Special guests ,1:00pm Show ,3:00pm Show end , ,EVENING ,5:00pm Doors ,6:15pm Special Guests ,6:30pm The Next Step ,8:30pm Show end , ,All timings are approximate


<p>The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour brings never-before-seen dances to the stage, comprised of entirely original choreography and music from the hit series. From alluring duets and solo performances that shine a light on the superior skill level of the dancers to explosive routines that feature the full cast, the interactive show will capture the attention of the entire family. </p> <p>Cast members performing on The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour include: <strong>Victoria Baldesarra</strong> (Michelle); <strong>Trevor Tordjman</strong> (James); <strong>Jordan Clark</strong> (Giselle); <strong>Taveeta Szymanowicz</strong> (Thalia); <strong>Isaac Lupien</strong> (Eldon); <strong>Myles Erlick</strong> (Noah); <strong>Briar Nolet</strong> (Richelle) and newcomer <strong>Isaiah Peck</strong>, who will star as Henry in season four. </p> <p>To immerse themselves in the world of The Next Step, UK fans of the hit tween drama can catch new episodes of the series on <span class="caps">CBBC</span>. The A-Troupe dancers are currently on a quest to be named International champions, but must overcome unexpected challenges as they approach the competition. </p> ]]>
2016-04-09T13:00:00 2016-04-09T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Last Night of the Rotary Proms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 See the CBSO conducted by Anthony Inglis/ Morriston Orpheus Choir in the fantastic acoustics of Symphony Hall.

£12.50 - £37.50

Segmentation Code: sc

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: *General On Sale date is 1 December 2015.*

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16.50, £23.50, £28.50, £32.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Enjoy a great evening of classical favourites from the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span></strong> conducted by <strong>Anthony Inglis, and the Morriston Orpheus Choir</strong> conducted by <strong>Amman Davies</strong> in the fantastic acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The night culminates in a spectacular finale &#8211; Tchaikovsky&#8217;s <em>1812 Overture</em> with cannon and indoor fireworks.</p> <p>The orchestra will perform: <table> <tr> <th>Verdi </th> <td> <em>Force of Destiny</em> Overture </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Walton </th> <td> <em>Spitfire</em> Prelude </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Chabrier </th> <td> <em>Espana</em> </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Wagner </th> <td> <em>Tannhauser</em> Overture </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Gounod </th> <td> <em>Faust Ballet Music</em> </td> </tr> <tr> <th>Wood </th> <td> <em>Sea Songs</em> </td> </tr> </table></p> <p>and the choir will perform:</p> <p><em>Men of Harlech, Myfanwy, The Impossible Dream, American Trilogy, World in Union,</em> and a great deal more.</p> <p>plus all the prom&#8217;s favourites: <em>Jerusalem, Rule Britannia</em> and <em>Land of Hope and Glory.</em></p> ]]>
2016-04-09T19:30:00 2016-04-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[THE RELAXED CONCERT featuring James Rowney, Little Jim & Orchestra of the Swan]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join ventriloquist James and his friend Little Jim as they return for another wonderful show, accompanying the amazing Orchestra of the Swan

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee* ,Groups of 4 or more - £8.50 plus transaction fee* , Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme ,


<h2>Join ventriloquist James and his friend Little Jim, who take us on a musical adventure with Orchestra of the Swan, performed live in the magnificent Town Hall.</h2> <p>We’ve created a unique concert in a relaxed setting to introduce you to the music you might know and love, as voted for by the families in the Autism West Midlands network. But we’ve thrown the rule book out of the window, so we don’t mind if you clap or cheer, talk or laugh, or even dance if you want to!</p> <p>Bring the whole family along to hear the music of wizards, time lords and William Tell, all in an everyone-friendly, family-friendly, Autism-friendly atmosphere<br /> This performance is very kindly supported by The Saintbury Trust.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XI2UULzIYbg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h3>Relaxed concerts and performances</h3> <p>Relaxed performances are open to everyone but are specifically welcoming to people with an Autistic Spectrum condition, a learning disability or a sensory and communication disorder. It’s a great way for individuals, families, groups and schools to experience live performances together in an adapted environment. A relaxed concert or performance is designed to be less formal and embrace different types of audience reactions – an easy way to think of them is ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’.</p> <p>For the Relaxed Concert we will make a few changes: <ul> <li>The lighting levels for the show are kept constant so there are no extreme changes. The house lights remain on.</li> <li>The sound volume levels for the concert are kept as low as possible.</li> <li>There are extra wheelchair spaces available in the stalls area and a central aisle is created in the middle of the stalls seating.</li> <li>The hall doors are kept open so you can come and go as you at any time during the show.</li> <li>We will create a chill out area with beanbags, toys and other activities relating to the show which can be used at any time during your visit.</li> <li>We will produce a visual story guide and accompanying video for both carers and children which tells you more information about the hall before your visit.</li> <li>Our front of house staff have specialist Autism Awareness training to ensure we can deal with any questions you may have.</li> <li>There will be a post-show question and answer session so that any questions you may have about the performance or anything at all &#8211; can be answered.</li> </ul></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6Kpy_ZjIU88" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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 780 3333</p> ]]>
2016-04-10T15:00:00 2016-04-10T15:00:00
<![CDATA[G4 Back for Good UK Tour 2016]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Due to the overwhelming demand for G4, they are delighted to return to the stage in 2016 with their new and exciting 'Back For Good' tour.

Monday 11 April 2016, 7.30pm

£22.50 - £75

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £27.50, £32.50 and £75 (VIP) plus transaction fee* , ,VIP tickets available which include a pre-show Meet and Greet with G4 at 6pm on the day of the show, where you'll be served a glass of wine and have the chance to meet the guys and take photos and autographs.


<p>Having recently reunited after seven years apart undertaking individual projects, G4 have just announced a new tour for 2016 &#8211; &#8216;Back For Good&#8217;</p> <p>After the phenomenal reaction to their Reunion Tour to packed houses across the UK, G4 transported their loyal following right back to the moment they first fell in love with G4&#8217;s trademark harmonies. Having recreated their unique take of songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Circle of Life and Nessun Dorma, they also proved they can tackle the latest chart-toppers including Let It Go, Happy and Uptown Funk in their own inimitable style.</p> <p>Due to the overwhelming demand for G4, they are delighted to return to the stage in 2016 with their new and exciting &#8216;Back For Good&#8217; tour, which is set to further showcase their flawless vocals in even more towns and cities nationwide.</p> ]]>
2016-04-11T19:30:00 2016-04-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No 7]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 PLEASE NOTE: This concert has now been cancelled. Customers will be contacted in due course. THSH 150116

Jaap van Zweden. Image: Bert Hulselmans

£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":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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.


<p><strong><span class="caps">PLEASE</span> <span class="caps">NOTE</span>: This concert has now been cancelled. Customers will be contacted in due course. <span class="caps">THSH</span> 150116</strong></p> ]]>
2016-04-12T19:30:00 2016-04-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Paul Zerdin ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Paul Zerdin returns to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with an all new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets.

£17.50

Prefix: This show is suitable for ages 14+

Suffix: Spongefinger

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: 8:00pm prompt start ,£17.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Paul Zerdin returns to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with an all new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. </h2> <p>Join Paul, cheeky pre-adolescent Sam, belligerent <span class="caps">OAP</span> Albert and the precocious Baby for an evening of hilarious ventriloquism and hi-jinks. Most recently seen on <strong>Michael McIntyre’s</strong> <em>Big Christmas</em> show (BBC1), Paul has also been invited to perform at <em>The Royal Variety</em> performance a record three times as well as racking up millions of views on YouTube.</p> <blockquote> <p>Paul Zerdin is in a league of his own. Pure audience gratifying magic<br /> <strong>Time Out</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>A ventriloquist for the South Park generation<br /> <strong>The Stage</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>This show is suitable for ages 14+</strong></p> ]]>
2016-04-12T20:00:00 2016-04-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Orchestra of the Swan 2015/16 Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays Tchaikovsky]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

Photo: Patrick Allen

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *SUBSCRIBER REWARDS*: ,Save 30%with a subscription for all 6 concerts. ,Save 20% with a subscription for 3 or more concerts. , , ,Tickets: £8.50 - £23.50 plus transaction fee* ,£23.50 conc £22.50; £21.50 conc £20.50; £18.50 conc £17.50; £17.50 conc £16.50; £14.50 conc £13.50; ,Choir £8.50 *A £3.00 transaction fee, plus £1(optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except purchases ,made in person at Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box Office. Concessions for patrons aged 60 and above.

Billing: *Orchestra of the Swan* ,*Tamsin Waley-Cohen* violin ,*David Curtis* conductor

Programme: *Mozart* Symphony no25 in G minor ,*Shostakovich* Hamlet Suite ,*Tchaikovsky* Violin Concerto


<p>Tamsin has chosen the fiery, virtuoso show-piece, the Tchaikovsky Violin concerto for this concert, considered unplayable at its time of composition this work is the perfect display vehicle for Tamsin’s extraordinary technical skill. Shostakovich’s Hamlet Suite continues our Shakespearian connection</p> ]]>
2016-04-13T14:30:00 2016-04-13T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Bruckner’s Ninth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Bruckner’s Ninth has been called a “cathedral in sound” – one man’s final struggle to find peace, told in music of shattering power and beauty.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>James Feddeck ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Michael Collins</strong></th><td>Clarinet</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mozart ,</strong></th><td>Clarinet Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bruckner </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 9</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Bruckner’s Ninth has been called a “cathedral in sound” – and no question, it’s got majesty to spare. But that’s just the surface: this is nothing less than one man’s final struggle to find peace, told in music of shattering power and beauty. There’s more to Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto than just gorgeous melodies, too – and if any soloist can get to its heart, it’s Michael Collins. Soul music, Austrian-style.</p> ]]>
2016-04-13T19:30:00 2016-04-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The All Star Stand Up Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Presenting four heavyweight comics in the biggest comedy tour of the year.

£20

Suffix: featuring Jarred Christmas, Gary Delaney, Sean Hughes and Pete Firman

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20.00 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Presenting four heavyweight comics in the biggest comedy tour of the year. Featuring double Sony Award winner and star of ‘Mock The Week’ <strong>Gary Delaney</strong>, top comedy trickster and star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> 1’s ‘The Magicians’ <strong>Pete Firman</strong>, Kiwi compere <strong>Jarred Christmas</strong> and unbeaten legend, Never Mind The Buzzcocks team captain and one of Channel 4’s ‘100 Greatest Stand-Ups in the World’ <strong>Sean Hughes</strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p>One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone <br /> <strong>Time Out</strong> on Jarred Christmas</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns from this master of the one-liner<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong> on Gary Delaney</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Master of satire and invention <strong>The Standard</strong> on Sean Hughes</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day <br /> <strong>Time Out</strong> on Pete Firman</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>The following video contains adult content that some viewers may find offensive</strong> <br /> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y32sBQndtUQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-04-13T20:00:00 2016-04-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Bellowhead]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 It's been an incredible journey for Bellowhead and at the end of an 11 year career, they're going out with a bang.

£24.50 & £19.50

Suffix: That's All Folks!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Doors 7pm, start time tbc ,U14s must be accompanied by an adult

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


<h2>It&#8217;s been an incredible journey for Bellowhead and at the end of an 11 year career, they&#8217;re going out with a bang.</h2> <blockquote> <p>We will be performing a two-part farewell tour to give Bellowhead the send off it deserves. We are all looking forward to the remaining gigs and intend to make them our best shows yet, so we hope you can come along for the party. We hope you will not be too upset with us for calling time on the band. Of course Bellowhead would have been nothing without the support of our amazing fans over the last decade. We are all incredibly grateful to you for coming with us on this journey and want to thank you all for being part of the Bellowhead story!</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Bellowhead</strong></p> ]]>
2016-04-14T19:00:00 2016-04-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Disney Frozen in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fresh from the world premiere in London, Frozen in Concert sees the full CBSO accompany this iconic Disney film live on stage.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £49.50, £41.50, £33.50, £25 plus transaction fee* , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Schem , ,Groups of 11+ 10% off ,

Billing: *Simon Lee* conductor ,*City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,


<p>Fresh from the World Premiere in London, <strong>Disney</strong> <em>Frozen in Concert</em> sees the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> accompany this iconic Disney phenomenon live on stage. For two performances only, Frozen fans can experience the multi-award winning film, complete with Birmingham’s own world-class orchestra and chorus bringing to life the incredible score all under the roof of the UK’s finest concert hall – for the first time in forever.</p> <p>Frozen performances are a special collaboration between <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, <span class="caps">THSH</span> and Disney, and are therefore not available to book as part of a Concert Package. Special discounts policy applies, please check when booking.</p> ]]>
2016-04-16T14:00:00 2016-04-16T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra]]> Adrian Boult Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Multi -instrumentalist and composer Mike Fletcher leads his 12 piece Jazz Orchestra in a performance featuring the premiere of a new work written by the acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith.

£12.50


<h2>Multi -instrumentalist and composer Mike Fletcher leads his 12 piece Jazz Orchestra in a performance featuring the premiere of a new work written by the acclaimed Scottish composer Anna Meredith.</h2> <p>Alongside this new work the orchestra will perform music written by their leader whose primary interest is in balancing composition with improvisation, creating music that has a ‘free-wheeling, experimental atmosphere and the real vibrancy that music being created in the moment can have.’</p> <p>As a nominee for the <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars 2014/2015 programme Mike Fletcher has recently appeared at the Barbican Centre as part of the London Jazz Festival, Hamburg’s Laiezhalle and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre in Birmingham.</p> <p>Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic, whose sound is frequently described as maximalist and uncategorisable. Her music has been performed everywhere from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body-percussion performances in the M6 Services, <span class="caps">PRADA</span> fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 &amp; 6.</p> <h5>Performances Birmingham Limited gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Hinrichsen Foundation, John Feeney Charitable Trust, and <span class="caps">PRS</span> for Music Foundation</h5> ]]>
2016-04-16T20:00:00 2016-04-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Alcester Male Voice Choir presents A Gala Concert ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An exciting varied evening of music with special guests!

£20.00, £22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20.00, £22.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Do come and enjoy another concert at Town Hall with the very respected much loved Alcester Male Voice Choir conducted by their Founder- Director of Music Judith Land <span class="caps">BEM</span>, <span class="caps">FRSA</span>. </p> <p>Supporting guests will the Elliott Rooney Quartet (piano, sax, guitar and drum kit) and 13 year old talented singer Billy Vale.</p> <p>We also welcome involving and supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (Fisher House) </p> <p>Songs include:<br /> Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon<br /> The Prayer Richard Wagner<br /> The Peacemakers Eric Jones <br /> Rule the World Take That<br /> Sine Nomine Ralph Vaughan Williams <br /> Love Changes Everything Andrew Lloyd Webber <br /> The Lord’s Prayer Edward Rhys Harry</p> ]]>
2016-04-17T18:00:00 2016-04-17T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter & Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

Monday 18th April 2016 1:00pm

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Programme: Programme (excluding first two works) is part of new recording (June 2016) of works by Joubert (B’ham composer) , ,*Joubert* O praise God in his Holiness, 2.00 (org) ,*Joubert* O Lorde, the maker of all thing, 3.30 (org) ,*Howells* Te Deum (Collegium Regale), 9.00 (org) ,*Howells* Psalm Prelude Set No 1, Psalm No 1, 6.00 (org) ,*Joubert* Sonnet, 7.00 (unacc) ,*Howells* Master Tallis’ Testament , 6.30 (org) ,*Joubert* Three Portraits, 7.00 (unacc) ,*Parry* Blest pair of sirens, 10.00 (org) ,


<p>Bach’s Partita on “O Gott, du frommer Gott” presents the chorale with a following set of variations (in this case, eight). Somewhat in the form of a dance suite, we have a colourful display of the different registrations of the Town Hall organ, as well as a mixture of musical styles. With it we have a second helping this season of Hollins: his most-performed work, A Song of Sunshine. </p> ]]>
2016-04-18T13:00:00 2016-04-18T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Benjamin Appl]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rising Stars is a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future.

Benjamin Appl. Image: Falk Kastell

£10

Prefix: Rising Stars

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All tickets £10 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: *Benjamin Appl* baritone ,*Gary Matthewman* piano , ,

Programme: |_. *Reynaldo Hahn* | _Si mes a Chloris_ (Viau) | %(duration)3'% | ,|_.   | _Si mes vers avaient des ailes_ (Hugo) | %(duration)3'% | ,|_.   | _Quand je fus pris au pavillon (Orléans)_ | %(duration)1'% | ,|_.   | _L’Énamourée_ (Banville) | %(duration)4'% | ,|_. *Robert Schumann* | _Dichterliebe_ (Heine) Op 48 | %(duration)28'% | ,|_. *Nico Muhly* | _The Last Letter_ | ,|_. *Franz Schubert* | _Seligkeit_ (Hölty) D 433 | %(duration)2'% | ,|_.   | _Die Gebüsche_ (Schlegel) D646 | %(duration)3'% | ,|_.   | _Der Musensohn_ (Goethe) D 764 | %(duration)2'% | ,|_.   | _Der Wanderer an den Mond_ (Seidl) D 870 | %(duration)2'% | ,|_.   | _Abendstern_ (Mayrhofer) D 806 | %(duration)4'% | ,|_.   | _Der Wanderer_ (Schmidt Von Lübeck) D 489 | %(duration)5'% | ,|_.   | _Nachtstück (Mayrhofer) D 672_ | %(duration)6'% |


<p><strong>Benjamin Appl</strong> performs as part of Rising Stars; a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future.</p> <p>Nominated by Barbican Centre London.</p> ]]>
2016-04-18T18:00:00 2016-04-18T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: ZZ Bop]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


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2016-04-19T20:00:00 2016-04-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Science of Sound 2015/16]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Explore the World class acoustics of Symphony Hall.

Science of Sound

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>2015-16 Dates:<br /> Wednesday 11 November 2015<br /> Wednesday 20 April 2016<br /> Monday 23rd May 2016</p> <p><strong>Suitable for:</strong> Key Stage 2 (years 3, 4, 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 <strong>0800 358 7070</strong> or by email at <a href="groupbookings@thsh.co.uk">GroupBookings@thsh.co.uk</a>. 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 The Education and Community team by email: education@thsh.co.uk</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> ]]>
2016-04-20T10:00:00 2016-05-23T10:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Romeo and Juliet]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Whether we’re talking Montagues and Capulets or Nureyev and Fonteyn, medieval Verona or New York gangland, one thing’s for sure: Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have inspired some truly glorious music.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Lahav Shani</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky ,</strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bernstein ,</strong></th><td>West Side Story – ,Symphonic Dances </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Prokofiev </strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet – highlights </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” But whether we’re talking Montagues and Capulets or Nureyev and Fonteyn, medieval Verona or New York gangland, one thing’s for sure: Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have inspired some truly glorious music. Tchaikovsky’s impassioned overture, Bernstein’s explosive dances and Prokofiev’s bittersweet ballet: guest conductor Lahav Shani will commit to each of them, body and soul.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 23 Apr, 5.45pm Novelist, critic and blogger Jessica Duchen examines how different composers respond to the same story.</p> ]]>
2016-04-20T19:30:00 2016-04-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: CBSO Cellos The Americas!]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Back by popular demand, the CBSO Cellos play the great songs of the Americas, from Piazzolla to West Side Story – and give a rare performance of Villa-Lobos’ sumptuous Bachianas Brasileiras No.1.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£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.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>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.</p>

Billing: *CBSO Cellos*

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Villa-Lobos </strong></th><td>Bachianas Brasileiras No.1</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Plus Piazzolla, Gershwin and selections from ,Bernstein’s West Side Story.</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>One cello sounds gorgeous. So a whole ensemble of cellos, playing in close harmony…well, it’s the sonic equivalent of drowning in dark chocolate. Back by popular demand, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Cellos play the great songs of the Americas, from Piazzolla to West Side Story – and give a rare performance of Villa-Lobos’ sumptuous Bachianas Brasileiras No.1. Sit back, relax, and let that glorious sound just sweep you away!</p> ]]>
2016-04-21T13:10:00 2016-04-21T13:10:00
<![CDATA[The Speakmans]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the worlds' leading, inspiring, life change therapists, Nik and Eva Speakman, as they share their techniques to allow you to make positive changes in your life.

£20, £27.50, £45 (Gold Circle)

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £27.50, £45 (Gold Circle) plus transaction fee* , ,A limited number of £45 Gold Circle ticket holders will be able to upgrade for an additional £44 to VIP packages which will include: , ,- Early access to venue ,- Gold Circle seats ,- Meet and greet with Nik and Eva Speakman in a room where a pre show drink is provided and a managed Official Photo opportunity. , ,Please contact our Box Office for options around purchasing. , ,


<h2>Everyone Deserves To Be Happy…. </h2> <p>Join the worlds&#8217; leading, inspiring, life change therapists, Nik and Eva Speakman, as they share their techniques to allow you to make positive changes in your life.</p> <p>For the first time in a live theatre environment, The Speakmans will simply explain the causes of negative thinking, internal conflicts and address a series of life’s challenges live on stage. Topics covered will range from how to overcome anxiety, phobias, confidence and generally being happy. The Speakmans want to revolutionise the way you think and show you how to change your life for the better. </p> <p>Your time to change starts here. </p> ]]>
2016-04-21T20:00:00 2016-04-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Friday Night Classics Shakespeare in Film]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Since the dawn of cinema, Shakespeare’s been one of film’s biggest stars, and from Walton’s gripping action sequences in Henry V to the good old-fashioned romance of Shakespeare in Love, tonight we celebrate the sound of Shakespeare on film

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=http://www.cbso.co.uk/ways-to-save">cbso.co.uk/ways-to-save</a> for details"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Robert Ziegler</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Shostakovich ,</strong></th><td>Hamlet Ball at the Palace • ,Duel and Death of Hamlet</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Walton </strong></th><td>Richard III Prelude ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Warbeck ,</strong></th><td>Shakespeare in Love – Suite</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Doyle </strong></th><td>Henry V – St Crispin's Day ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rota </strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet – A Time for Us ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rozsa </strong></th><td>Julius Caesar – Now Be Still</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Great drama makes for great movies – and that demands great music! Since the dawn of cinema, Shakespeare’s been one of film’s biggest stars, and from Walton’s gripping action sequences in Henry V to the good old-fashioned romance of Shakespeare in Love, tonight we celebrate the sound of Shakespeare on film, with music by Walton, Shostakovich, Nino Rota… and a few who might surprise you!</p> ]]>
2016-04-22T19:30:00 2016-04-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Shakespeare Odes - Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon]]> Holy Trinity Church, S To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Ex Cathedra will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode.

£10 - £30

Ticket Information: £30 / £20 / £10 plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music* ,*The City Musick* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor

Programme: *Arne* The Garrick Ode (reconstruction) ,*Beamish* A New Ode by Carol Ann Duffy (world première)


<p>In 1769, the actor and impresario David Garrick organised a Shakespeare Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon. It began with a cannon firing at dawn. Young men sang under the windows of their sweethearts. There were country dances and horse-races. But the highlight was Garrick’s own specially written Shakespeare Ode with music by Thomas Arne (<em>Rule Britannia</em>).</p> <p>To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong> – in partnership with the* Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Shakespeare Institute* and in association with the <strong>Royal Shakespeare Company</strong> – will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the <em>Garrick Ode</em>.</p> <p>And there will be a new Ode written by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and composed by Sally Beamish for Ex Cathedra, children’s choir and a ‘broken consort’ of instruments that Shakespeare would recognise.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘I doubt this performance could ever be bettered’ <br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-04-22T19:30:00 2016-04-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[THE SOLID SILVER 60's SHOW]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bringing together unforgettable talent from the 60's in the stunning Town Hall.

£24.50 & £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 & £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated history’s most successful decade of music.</p> <p>2016 is no different with the unforgettable talents of <strong>Peter Noone, Dave Berry</strong> and very special guest from <span class="caps">USA</span>, <strong>Brian Hyland</strong> as well as Solid Silver 60s favourites <strong>New Amen Corner</strong> and special guests <strong>The Merseybeats</strong>.</p> ]]>
2016-04-22T20:00:00 2016-04-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Alice Zawadzki's Songs to the Moon]]> The Glee Club 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sitting somewhere between the pith and pathos of folkloric music, classical lyricism and spacious jazz.

£10

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee* ,Part of Soundbite


<p>Sitting somewhere between the pith and pathos of folkloric music, classical lyricism and spacious jazz, the latest project from celebrated vocalist-violinist Alice Zawadzki presents luminous settings of songs inspired by mankind’s age-old fascination with the moon.</p> ]]>
2016-04-22T20:30:00 2016-04-22T20:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Romeo and Juliet]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Whether we’re talking Montagues and Capulets or Nureyev and Fonteyn, medieval Verona or New York gangland, one thing’s for sure: Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have inspired some truly glorious music.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Lahav Shani</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky ,</strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bernstein ,</strong></th><td>West Side Story – ,Symphonic Dances </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Prokofiev </strong></th><td>Romeo and Juliet – highlights </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene…” But whether we’re talking Montagues and Capulets or Nureyev and Fonteyn, medieval Verona or New York gangland, one thing’s for sure: Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have inspired some truly glorious music. Tchaikovsky’s impassioned overture, Bernstein’s explosive dances and Prokofiev’s bittersweet ballet: guest conductor Lahav Shani will commit to each of them, body and soul.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 23 Apr, 5.45pm Novelist, critic and blogger Jessica Duchen examines how different composers respond to the same story.</p> ]]>
2016-04-23T19:00:00 2016-04-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Shakespeare Odes - Town Hall]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Ex Cathedra will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode.

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: ,

Ticket Information: £35 / £25 / £17.50 / £9.50 plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Arne* The Garrick Ode (reconstruction) ,*Beamish* A New Ode by Carol Ann Duffy (world première) ,

Programme: *Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music* ,*The City Musick* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,


<p>In 1769, the actor and impresario David Garrick organised a Shakespeare Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon. It began with a cannon firing at dawn. Young men sang under the windows of their sweethearts. There were country dances and horse-races. But the highlight was Garrick’s own specially written Shakespeare Ode with music by Thomas Arne (<em>Rule Britannia</em>).</p> <p>To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong> – in partnership with the* Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Shakespeare Institute* and in association with the <strong>Royal Shakespeare Company</strong> – will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the <em>Garrick Ode</em>.</p> <p>And there will be a new Ode written by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and composed by Sally Beamish for Ex Cathedra, children’s choir and a ‘broken consort’ of instruments that Shakespeare would recognise.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘I doubt this performance could ever be bettered’ <br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-04-24T16:00:00 2016-04-24T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Gregory Porter]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Gregory Porter returns to Symphony Hall

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30, £37.50 and £42.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<blockquote> <p>The Brooklyn-based singer with the rich baritone and the ever-present Kangol hat is on a mission to revive old-school musical values… Possessed of massive vocal power offset by a rich tone and delicate control, his interpretations flit between jazz and soul, with the finesse of the former and strength of the latter in equal measure.<br /> <strong><span class="caps">MOJO</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singing sensation <strong>Gregory Porter</strong> &#8211; is proud to announce a 16 date tour around the UK. concluding on April 24 at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Gregory Porter, continues to perform to sell out audiences across the world and has achieved international recognition and acclaim with his Grammy winning selling album <em>Liquid Spirit.</em> In the UK alone, the album is certified gold and has had staying power in the Official Album Charts &#8211; for 80 weeks since release. </p> <p>On the back of a steaming set at Glastonbury and other recent shows &#8211; critics comment on Porter as a new ’king of jazz’ and a ‘leader of the pack’ – a performer of extraordinary prescence who has compared with the greatest of the greats, such as <strong>Joe Williams</strong>, <strong>Nat Cole</strong>, <strong>Donny Hathway</strong> and <strong>Marvin Gaye</strong>.</p> ]]>
2016-04-24T19:30:00 2016-04-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Psychic Sally ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 World-renowned psychic and star of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road, Sally Morgan returns with her sensational live show.

£25

Suffix: Call Me Psychic

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<h2>The nations favourite psychic, <strong>Sally Morgan</strong> is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet &#8211; <em>Call Me Psychic</em>.</h2> <p>Funny, entertaining, sometimes heart breaking, often controversial; the show celebrates her 8th year on the road. Sally say’s “Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with”.</p> <p>This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action! </p> <p>*The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.</p> ]]>
2016-04-25T19:30:00 2016-04-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Mahler’s Fourth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Mahler never wrote anything happier than his Fourth Symphony

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Ilan Volkov ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alexandre Tharaud ,</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sarah Tynan </strong></th><td>Soprano</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Debussy (orch. Abrahamsen) , , , </strong></th><td>Children's Corner</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Haydn </strong></th><td>Piano Concerto in D major </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mahler</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Mahler doesn’t have to mean massive, and he never wrote anything happier than his Fourth Symphony. Jangling sleighbells, Mozart-like melodies, and a child’s vision of heaven… if it almost sounds too sweet, trust Ilan Volkov to find the black comedy beneath the playful surface. First, though, enjoy an enchanting new version of Debussy’s Children’s Corner – and pianist Alexandre Tharaud revels in the wit of Haydn’s playful concerto.</p> ]]>
2016-04-27T14:15:00 2016-04-27T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Abrahamsen & Mahler]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The first UK performance of a new piano concerto, specially written for tonight’s soloist by the Danish sonic magician Hans Abrahamsen.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Ilan Volkov ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alexandre Tharaud ,</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sarah Tynan</strong></th><td>Soprano</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Debussy (orch. Abrahamsen) , ,</strong></th><td>Children's Corner </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Hans Abrahamsen ,</strong></th><td>Concerto for the Left Hand ,(CBSO co-commission, UK premiere) </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mahler </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Gustav Mahler never wrote anything happier than his Fourth Symphony. Jangling sleighbells, Mozart-like melodies, and a child’s vision of heaven… if it almost sounds too sweet, trust Ilan Volkov to find the black comedy beneath the playful surface. First, though, we’ve a charming new version of Debussy’s Children’s Corner – and the first UK performance of a new piano concerto, specially written for tonight’s soloist by the Danish sonic magician Hans Abrahamsen.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Hans Abrahamsen will be interviewed before his UK premiere by <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chief Executive Stephen Maddock.</p> ]]>
2016-04-28T19:30:00 2016-04-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Centre Stage: CBSO Brass]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Shakespeare and brass music simply belong together, and today the CBSO brass section sounds a rousing all-British fanfare to the Bard.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£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.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>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.</p>

Billing: *10-piece CBSO Brass ensemble with Percussion students from Birmingham Conservatoire*

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Britten ,</strong></th><td>Fanfare for St Edmundsbury</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Arnold ,</strong></th><td> Fantasy for Horn</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bliss ,</strong></th><td>Fanfare Homage to Shakespeare </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Howells , ,</strong></th><td>Paean </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Walton </strong></th><td>3 Movements from Henry V Suite</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Walton </strong></th><td>Movements from Facade </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Then let the trumpets sound / The tucket sonance and the note to mount”. Shakespeare and brass music simply belong together, and today the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> brass section sounds a rousing all-British fanfare to the Bard. There’s Britten, Bliss, Herbert Howells, and – of course &#8211; excerpts from William Walton’s score for Henry V: music to stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood!</p> ]]>
2016-04-29T13:10:00 2016-04-29T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Liza Pulman sings Hollywood]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Liza Pulman (of Fascinating Aida) brings you an evening of some of the greatest songs from the silver screen. Her glorious voice, charming personality and quirky comedic skills make her a unique entertainer.

£25, £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>A <span class="caps">JOURNEY</span> <span class="caps">THROUGH</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">WORLD</span> OF <span class="caps">MOVIES</span> IN A <span class="caps">CAVALCADE</span> OF <span class="caps">ALL</span> <span class="caps">TIME</span> <span class="caps">CLASSIC</span> <span class="caps">HOLLYWOOD</span> <span class="caps">SONGS</span></h2> <p>Liza Pulman (of Fascinating Aida) brings you an evening of some of the greatest songs from the silver screen. Her glorious voice, charming personality and quirky comedic skills make her a unique entertainer. The evening will take you on a musical journey celebrating the golden age of Hollywood and beyond. From <em>As Time Goes By</em> to <em>Moon River</em>, through Hitchcock, the romantic comedy and even the American western, these are the songs of our Saturday nights and our Sunday afternoons. Accompanied by Joseph Atkins and the Stardust Orchestra, this is a joyous evening not to be missed.</p> <p><em>As Time Goes By</em> <br /> <em>Moon River</em><br /> <em>Alfie</em><br /> <em>Que Sera Sera</em><br /> <em>The Road to Morocco</em><br /> <em>Shenandoah</em><br /> <em>Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head</em><br /> <em>Just The Way You Look Tonight</em><br /> <em>Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend</em><br /> and many more…</p> ]]>
2016-04-29T19:30:00 2016-04-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[KFA presents: ELEMENTS OF DANCE]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Talented students and class members from all over the UK from the KFAMoves take to the stage!

Saturday 30th April 2016, 2pm

£25 - £36

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £30 & £36 plus transaction fee*


<p>Talented students and class members from all over the UK from the <span class="caps">KFAM</span>oves fitness, exercise, movement and dance organisation, take to the stage in a blaze of style, energy and colour.</p> ]]>
2016-04-30T14:00:00 2016-04-30T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Russell Kane Right Man, Wrong Age]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.  

£16

Suffix: suitable for ages 15+

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.00 plus transaction fee*


<p>Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age &#8211; it&#8217;s is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.</p> <p>In this brand new show, <strong>Russell Kane</strong> unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.   </p> <p>Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Now! </p> <p>Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. His award-winning show Smokescreens &amp; Castles was recorded in front of his home crowd in Westcliff-on-Sea’s at the Palace Theatre and released by Universal Pictures in 2011. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe and now he is back with this brand new show!</p> ]]>
2016-04-30T20:00:00 2016-04-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Families@4]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 BCMG presents two hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family exploring some of the music from our evening concerts in a relaxed and informal way.

£5

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee* ,No charge for children under 3 years of age. ,Buy three tickets and the fourth family member gets in for free! , ,On the door tickets can be purchased at CBSO Centre on concert nights subject to availability. All seating is unreserved unless otherwise stated. , ,Concession tickets are available to over 65s, passport to leisure holders, wheelchair users and disabled patrons, and recipients of the following benefits: Income Support. Pensions ,Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. Disabled patrons can bring one companion to BCMG concerts free of charge. , ,A free concert programme is included in the ticket price for every BCMG concert at CBSO Centre. ,


<p><span class="caps">BCMG</span> presents two hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family exploring some of the music from our evening concerts in a relaxed and informal way.</p> <p>In May, the Families@4 programme will include the spectacular concerto Nodding Trilliums &amp;<br /> Curved-Lined Angles for four solo percussionists and ensemble by composer Benedict Mason. Be amazed by the extraordinary range of unusual percussion instruments on show!</p> ]]>
2016-05-01T16:00:00 2016-05-01T16:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Benedict Mason Portrait]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 We cannot predict what Benedict Mason’s new work for BCMG will be, which is the best possible endorsement we could give it!

£1 - £15

Ticket Information: £15 (£Standard), £12 (concessions), £5 students & £1 (under 16s) plus transaction fee* , ,On the door tickets can be purchased at CBSO Centre on concert nights subject to availability. All seating is unreserved unless otherwise stated. , ,Concession tickets are available to over 65s, passport to leisure holders, wheelchair users and disabled patrons, and recipients of the following benefits: Income Support. Pensions ,Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. Disabled patrons can bring one companion to BCMG concerts free of charge. , ,A free concert programme is included in the ticket price for every BCMG concert at CBSO Centre. ,

Billing: *Ilan Volkov* conductor

Programme: *Benedict Mason* Nodding Trilliums & Curve-Lined Angles (BCMG Commission 1990) ,*Charles Ives* Piano Trio ,*Benedict Mason* new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission) ,


<p>In 1990 <span class="caps">BCMG</span> premiered the exotically-named and exotic-sounding Nodding Trilliums and Curve-Lined Angles by Benedict Mason – a joyous, extravagant quadruple percussion concerto. In 2006 we gave performances of Mason’s ! with conductor Franck Ollu, another virtuosic roller-coaster that had our musicians playing all manner of unusual instruments alongside their own and leaving the stage whirling what can best be described as ‘air-rattles’.</p> <p>The late great Hungarian György Ligeti had the highest regard for Benedict Mason’s exciting, thought-provoking and colourful music and their work shares something of the same aesthetic. The premiere of Mason’s Meld by the chamber choir Chantage and Aurora Orchestra, proved to be one the absolute highlights of 2014 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms – with ripples of pizzicato orbiting the hall like musical Mexican waves, cellos populating the grand tier boxes, and fierce clusters from the organ cutting across everything else.</p> <p>We cannot predict what Benedict Mason’s new work for <span class="caps">BCMG</span> will be, which is the best possible endorsement we could give it!</p> ]]>
2016-05-01T19:30:00 2016-05-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chris Cornell: Higher Truth Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell comes to Symphony Hall!

Monday 2 May 2016, 7pm

Max 4 tickets per person. £25 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £25 and £45 plus transaction fee* , ,*Please note* Max 4 tickets per person


<p>Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter <strong>Chris Cornell</strong> comes to Symphony Hall!</p> <p>Following the huge success of his recent U.S. tour, Cornell will bring his <em>Higher Truth</em> tour to Europe starting on 23rd March in Reykjavik, Iceland, before crossing the continent. Each headline show venue on the tour has been selected to host Cornell’s widely acclaimed and intimate acoustic live performance, which has generated standing ovations every single night on his U.S. tour, and will give fans the chance to see him play his one-man show which has been received with critical acclaim, Jim Farber of the <strong>New York Daily News</strong> observed of his recent solo tour, “sometimes you don&#8217;t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.” </p> <p>Cornell will perform a career-spanning set, including tracks from his new album <em>Higher Truth</em> which was described by <strong>Metro</strong> as “heartbreakingly effective”, with <strong>Kerrang! Magazine</strong> proclaiming it as ‘one of the best records Chris has made in the last 15 years.” </p> ]]>
2016-05-02T19:00:00 2016-05-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Anastacia]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Pop legend Anastacia - the mega voice behind massive hits including ‘I’m Outta Love’ and ‘Left Outside Alone’ comes to Symphony Hall.

Tuesday 3 May 2016, 7pm

£45.00, £37.00

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: U14s must be accompanied by an adult , ,£45.00, £37.00 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Pop legend Anastacia &#8211; the mega voice behind massive hits including ‘I’m Outta Love’ and ‘Left Outside Alone’ comes to Symphony Hall. </h2> <p>With over 30 million records sold worldwide, <strong>Anastacia</strong> is one of the most recognisable voices of our time and will celebrate her career with the new release. The record follows her last studio album <em>Resurrection</em> that reached the UK Top 10 – the fifth in her career &#8211; cementing Anastacia’s timeless status, with a voice that will continue to reach many for years to come. The Ultimate Collection sees the superstar return to her native label home of Sony Music, the label that were instrumental in catapulting Anastacia to global stardom, where she debuted and released her breakout smash hits starting with <em>I’m Outta Love</em> in 2000. 2015 has been a huge year for Anastacia so far; she is currently performing on her 80-date ‘Resurrection’ World Tour.</p> <p>“I feel so blessed and humbled to be experiencing this exciting next chapter of my life. The idea for my &#8216;Ultimate Collection&#8217; is to include something for everyone. I&#8217;m eternally grateful to be reunited with Sony, the record label that made all of this possible from day one. 15 years later I&#8217;m back, I&#8217;m home and I couldn&#8217;t be happier”. </p> ]]>
2016-05-03T19:00:00 2016-05-03T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Thomas Trotter in Recital]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is the epitome of organ-playing in Birmingham.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£9.50 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £18, £25 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17.50, £23.50 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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Thomas Trotter* organ

Programme: |_. *Bach* | Toccata in F BWV 540 | %(duration)9'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Adagio and Allegro K 594 | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Widor* | Allegro (1st movement) from Symphony No 5 | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Dove* | _The Dancing Pipes_ | %(duration)9'% | ,|_. *MacMillan* | _Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault_ | %(duration)14'% | ,|_. *Dukas arr. Trotter* | _The Sorcerer’s Apprentice_ | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Liszt* | Fantasia & Fugue on B.A.C.H. | %(duration)11'% |


<p><strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he <em>is</em> organ-playing in Birmingham. There’s no-one better-equipped to put Symphony Hall’s mighty Klais organ through its paces, and this spectacular journey through four centuries of organ music, from <strong>J.S. Bach</strong> to <strong>Jonathan Dove</strong>, will do exactly that. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.</p> <p>Choir, Grand Tier and Upper Circle not available.</p> ]]>
2016-05-04T19:30:00 2016-05-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Vaughan Williams’ Fifth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Forget everything you thought you knew about British music, and surrender to the emotion

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>John Wilson</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alice Coote</strong></th><td>Mezzo soprano</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Bax ,</strong></th><td>The Garden of Fand ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar</strong></th><td>Sea Pictures </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Vaughan </strong></th><td>Williams Symphony No. 5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>A vision of peace in the depths of war, a pagan orgy beneath the waves of the Atlantic, or Edward Elgar revealing his deepest, darkest feelings? Forget everything you thought you knew about British music, and surrender to the emotion, as John Wilson joins Alice Coote to bring all his signature insight to three glorious masterpieces by three very different British masters.</p> ]]>
2016-05-05T19:30:00 2016-05-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[On Safari]]> The CBSO's popular Notelets concerts at CBSO Centre are specially devised for toddlers, so there’ll be plenty of chances for audience members to move around, dance along … and ROAR!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£8 plus transaction fee*<br>Group of 4: £27 plus transaction fee*</p>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Waggly tails, waving trunks, colourful feathers and long furry manes: it’s all about animals, as a mini version of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> takes the youngest members of the family on a magical musical safari. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s popular Notelets concerts at <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre are specially devised for toddlers, so there’ll be plenty of chances for audience members to move around, dance along … and <span class="caps">ROAR</span>!</p><p><span class="caps">FREE</span> craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2016-05-06T13:10:00 2016-05-06T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Shakespeare Odes - Hereford Cathedral]]> Hereford Cathedral To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Ex Cathedra will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode.

£10 - £30

Ticket Information: £30 / £20 / £10 plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music* ,*The City Musick* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,

Programme: *Arne* The Garrick Ode (reconstruction) ,*Beamish* A New Ode by Carol Ann Duffy (world première)


<p>In 1769, the actor and impresario David Garrick organised a Shakespeare Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon. It began with a cannon firing at dawn. Young men sang under the windows of their sweethearts. There were country dances and horse-races. But the highlight was Garrick’s own specially written Shakespeare Ode with music by Thomas Arne (<em>Rule Britannia</em>).</p> <p>To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong> – in partnership with the* Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Shakespeare Institute* and in association with the <strong>Royal Shakespeare Company</strong> – will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the <em>Garrick Ode</em>.</p> <p>And there will be a new Ode written by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and composed by Sally Beamish for Ex Cathedra, children’s choir and a ‘broken consort’ of instruments that Shakespeare would recognise.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘I doubt this performance could ever be bettered’ <br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-06T19:30:00 2016-05-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Yes ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Grammy award-winning rock giants, YES perform two of their iconic albums in their entirety

£39

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £39 plus transaction fee*

Programme: *Please note:* _For technical reasons beyond both parties’ control, Moon Safari will not be able to join Yes as opening act on the European tour. The band will however remain on the bill for one night only to make a special guest appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on May 10, taking the stage at 7.30pm._


<p>Grammy award-winning rock giants, <strong><span class="caps">YES</span></strong> will perform two of its iconic albums, <em>Fragile</em> and, for the first time ever, <em>Drama</em>, in their entirety, in addition to classic <span class="caps">YES</span> tracks in the stunning setting of Birmingham&#8217;s Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Fans will hear long-time favorites, including <em>Roundabout, Long Distance Runaround, Heart of the Sunrise, Machine Messiah, Into the Lens, Tempus Fugit,</em> and more. In addition, <span class="caps">YES</span> will perform all tracks in the order they appear on their corresponding studio album.</p> <p><span class="caps">YES</span> drummer, Alan White, says</p> <blockquote> <p>Drama’s a great album, and we decided it’s long past due to bring its life and energy back to the forefront. We think the fans will love hearing Fragile and Drama in their entirety, and we certainly look forward to performing them.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Fragile (1971)</strong><br /> 1. Roundabout<br /> 2. Cans and Brahms<br /> 3. We Have Heaven<br /> 4. Southside of the Sky<br /> 5. Five Percent for Nothing<br /> 6. Long Distance Runaround<br /> 7. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)<br /> 8. Mood for a Day<br /> 9. Heart of the Sunrise</p> <p><strong>Drama (1980)</strong><br /> 1. Machine Messiah<br /> 2. White Car<br /> 3. Does It Really Happen?<br /> 4. Into the Lens<br /> 5. Run Through the Light<br /> 6. Tempus Fugit</p> ]]>
2016-05-06T19:30:00 2016-05-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with The Dublin Legends (formerly of The Dubliners)]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 THE DUBLIN LEGENDS will continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna & John Sheahan back in 1962.

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25.00 plus transaction fee*


<h2><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">DUBLIN</span> <span class="caps">LEGENDS</span> will continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna &amp; John Sheahan back in 1962. As Barney himself said &#8216;It’s Too Late To Stop Now&#8217;.</h2> <p>&#8216;The Lads&#8217; are looking forward to entertaining &amp; meeting all their old friends &amp; fans in the UK &amp; Europe in 2016 and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Monto, Hand Me Down Me Bible, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band &amp; many more.</p> <blockquote> <p>Catch The Dublin Legends if they are appearing anywhere near you. You will not be disappointed! <br /> <strong>Joe Giltrap. The Irish Post, London</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>As the band took a well-deserved standing ovation I surveyed the endless smiling faces around me and witnessed a party atmosphere that confirmed that the spirit and music of Dublin is alive and well in The Dublin Legends.<br /> <strong>Jamie Arrowsmith. The Midlands Observer</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-06T19:30:00 2016-05-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CANOLDIR 50 Glorius Years]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Imagine the spectacular sound of 350 men in harmony,singing well-known , spine-tingling choruses - this is a concert you should not miss!

£30, £25 & £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30, £25 & £20 plus transaction fee* ,50% off for under 16s & Soundbite ,10% discount for groups of 15+ ,


<p>Canoldir, in celebrating 50 glorious years of music-making,will be joined by four of Wales&#8217; best Male Choirs; Bridgend,Cardiff Arms Park, Dunvant and Pontarddulais. Imagine the spectacular sound of 350 men in harmony,singing well-known , spine-tingling choruses &#8211; this is a concert you should not miss!</p> ]]>
2016-05-07T18:00:00 2016-05-07T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Shakespeare Odes - St Peter's Wolverhampton]]> St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Ex Cathedra will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode.

Ticket Information: A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music* ,*The City Musick* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,

Programme: *Arne* The Garrick Ode (reconstruction) ,*Beamish* A New Ode by Carol Ann Duffy (world première)


<p>In 1769, the actor and impresario David Garrick organised a Shakespeare Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon. It began with a cannon firing at dawn. Young men sang under the windows of their sweethearts. There were country dances and horse-races. But the highlight was Garrick’s own specially written Shakespeare Ode with music by Thomas Arne (<em>Rule Britannia</em>).</p> <p>To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong> – in partnership with the* Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Shakespeare Institute* and in association with the <strong>Royal Shakespeare Company</strong> – will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the <em>Garrick Ode</em>.</p> <p>And there will be a new Ode written by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and composed by Sally Beamish for Ex Cathedra, children’s choir and a ‘broken consort’ of instruments that Shakespeare would recognise.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘I doubt this performance could ever be bettered’ <br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-07T19:30:00 2016-05-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Karl Jenkins Requiem]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

£14.50 - £39.50

Segmentation Code: sc

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Karl Jenkins* conductor ,*Lucy Knight* soprano ,*Håkan Vramsmo* baritone ,*Clive Bell* shakuhachi ,*Zands Duggan* percussion ,


<p>Karl Jenkins conducts his highly acclaimed and popular Requiem plus:<br /> <strong><span class="caps">PALLADIO</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">HEALER</span></strong></p> ]]>
2016-05-07T19:30:00 2016-05-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Symphonic Floyd featuring the En Suite Electric Band]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 For the very first time Symphonic Pink Floyd will be performing the iconic album ‘Wish You Were Here’ plus greatest hits live with a 55 piece Orchestra and The En-Suite Electric band.

8 May 2016, 8pm

£27.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50, £25 & £45 plus transaction fee*


<h2>For the very first time Symphonic Pink Floyd will be performing the iconic album ‘Wish You Were Here’ plus greatest hits live with a 55 piece Orchestra and The En-Suite Electric band.</h2> <p>These live shows in London and Birmingham in February will also be performed to Fritz Lang&#8217;s original ‘Metropolis’. Featuring conductor Peter Scholes and special guests Steve McElroy &amp; Dave Fowler (The Australian Pink Floyd) this is set to be an exceptional instrumental take on Pink Floyd.</p> ]]>
2016-05-08T20:00:00 2016-05-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

Monday 9th May 2016 1:00pm

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Programme: *Mendelssohn* - Hebrides Overture (arr. Lemare) ,*J. S. Bach* Two chorale-preludes on: ,_Christ unser Herr zum Jordam kam_ (BWV 684 & 685) ,*P. Grainger* _Molly on the Shore_ ,(arr. Trotter) ,*N. Lemmens* _The Storm_ ,*E. MacDowell* _A. D. 1620 & Song_ from ‘Sea Pieces’ ,*P. Whitlock* _Chanty, Salix & Toccata_ from ‘Plymouth Suite’ ,


<p>Cap’n Thomas Trotter hoists the main and takes to the high seas with this nautical programme. The title ‘Molly on the Shore’ comes from an Irish reel the composer discovered, which actually weaves together two reels ingeniously. A seascape backdrop is provided in the music of Mendelssohn, Whitlock and the Belgian composer Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens.</p> ]]>
2016-05-09T13:00:00 2016-05-09T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Trio Catch ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Catch the audience - that’s what Trio Catch aim to do with their music.

Trio Catch. Photo by Rebecca Hoppé

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All tickets £10 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: *Boglárka Pecze* clarinet ,*Eva Boesch* cello ,*Sun-Young Nam* piano

Programme: |_. *Beat Furrer* | _AER_ | %(duration)8'% | ,|_. *Max Bruch* | Selection from eight pieces Op 83 | %(duration)5'% | ,|_. *Johannes Maria Staud* | Wasserzeichen (Auf die Stimme der weißen Kreide II) UK Premiere | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Max Bruch* | Selection from eight pieces Op 83 | %(duration)7'% | ,|_. *Toshio Hosokawa* | _Vertical Time Study I_ | %(duration)8'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Trio in A minor Op 114 | %(duration)26'% |


<p>Catch the audience &#8211; that’s what <strong>Trio Catch</strong> aim to do with their music.</p> <p>What makes this Hamburg based trio so unique is the virtuosic dialogue between the very different timbres of the three instruments &#8211; clarinet, cello, and piano. Plus their passion for making music together and their search for a shared sound.</p> <p>Nominated by Kölner Philharmonie and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Elbphilharmonie &amp; Laeiszhalle Hamburg.</p> ]]>
2016-05-09T18:00:00 2016-05-09T18:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 The People United Will Never Be Defeated]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A revolutionary anthem, a homage to Bach and a pianist who yells, whistles and slams the lid… this is Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated.

Igor Levit. Photo © Felix Broede

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Igor Levit* piano

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Sonata No 17 Op 31 No 2 | %(duration)23'% | ,|_. *Frederic Rzewski* | _The People United Will Never Be Defeated_ | %(duration)70'% |


<p>A revolutionary anthem, a homage to <strong>Bach</strong> and a pianist who yells, whistles and slams the lid… this is <strong>Rzewski’s</strong> <em>The People United Will Never Be Defeated</em> and if you&#8217;ve never heard it, you’re about to discover an experience unparalleled in 20th century music! It demands a truly exceptional pianist: with the phenomenal <strong>Igor Levit</strong> giving it his all, this isn&#8217;t just a concert: it’s a must-see event.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Igor Levit. </p> <p>Presented in the round. Stalls only. Unreserved seating. Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-05-10T19:30:00 2016-05-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Orchestra of the Swan 2015/16 A Scandinavian Serenade]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *SUBSCRIBER REWARDS*: ,Save 30%with a subscription for all 6 concerts. ,Save 20% with a subscription for 3 or more concerts. , , ,Tickets: £8.50 - £23.50 plus transaction fee* ,£23.50 conc £22.50; £21.50 conc £20.50; £18.50 conc £17.50; £17.50 conc £16.50; £14.50 conc £13.50; ,Choir £8.50 *A £3.00 transaction fee, plus £1(optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except purchases ,made in person at Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box Office. Concessions for patrons aged 60 and above.

Billing: *Orchestra of the Swan* ,*David Le Page* violin ,*David Curtis* conductor

Programme: *Grieg* Holberg Suite ,*Sibelius* Suite for Violin and String Orchestra in D minor ,*Grieg* Watchman's Song from _Macbeth_ ,*Grieg* Two Elegiac Melodies ,*Dvořák* Serenade for Strings


<p>David Le Page – Orchestra of the Swan virtuoso leader – features as soloist in Sibelius‘s beautiful and haunting Suite for Violin and Orchestra. Keeping to our Shakespearian 400 theme Grieg’s much loved Holberg Suite is complemented by his less well-known Watchman’s Song from Macbeth and we end with Dvořák’s sublime Serenade, the perfect ending to an summer’s afternoon.</p> <p>Pre-concert &#8211; What&#8217;s the Score?<br /> An informal discussion with Christopher Morley, Chief Music Critic,<br /> Birmingham Post and David Curtis, Artistic Director : 1.30pm, Town Hall, <span class="caps">FREE</span></p> ]]>
2016-05-11T14:30:00 2016-05-11T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This very special evening, originally commissioned by THSH in 2009, returns to Birmingham for a one off performance to help mark 25 years of Symphony Hall.

£28.50

Prefix: Part of Imagined Isle

Suffix: An Original THSH Commission produced by Joe Boyd

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Undoubtedly one of the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, Nick Drake found little mainstream success during his lifetime. </h2> <p>However, since his untimely death at the age of 26, his fragile acoustic, autumnal music has touched the hearts of millions of people.</p> <p>Curated by Drake&#8217;s producer Joe Boyd (also MC on the night), and featuring original orchestrations by the late Robert Kirby. This very special evening, originally commissioned by <span class="caps">THSH</span> in 2009, returns to Birmingham for a one off performance to help mark 25 years of Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Also featured is Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on many of Drake&#8217;s recordings, who anchors the house band along with special guest artists including Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside and 5 other singers to be confirmed, who will celebrate the music through modern reinterpretations of his timeless songs.</p> <p>Part of <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/imagined-isle-2016/">Imagined Isle</a></p> ]]>
2016-05-12T19:30:00 2016-05-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Ben-Hur]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 You don’t know the meaning of “blockbuster” until you’ve seen this spectacular 1925 silent movie performed with the ultimate in special effects: the full CBSO

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10, £16, £18, £22, £25, £29, £32 plus transaction fee*. Special seating plan applies</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>There are epic movies – and there’s Ben-Hur. Sea battles, chariot races, a cast of thousands… you don’t know the meaning of “blockbuster” until you’ve seen this spectacular 1925 silent movie performed with the ultimate in special effects: the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, and Carl Davis’s sensational live score. Prepare to be astounded, as Maestro Davis himself unleashes the raw power of an orchestra going for broke under the silver screen.</p><p><em>The Live Cinema presentation of Ben-Hur by arrangement with Photoplay Productions and Warner Bros. The Live Cinema presentation of Ben-Hur was originally produced by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow</em></p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Director of Photoplay Patrick Stanbury is a driving force in the revival of interest in the lost world of silent cinema.</p> ]]>
2016-05-13T19:30:00 2016-05-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Emily Portman & The Coracle Band, plus The Furrow Collective, Rachel Newton & Alasdair Roberts Plus Support, Katherine Priddy]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A stellar cast of musicians now bought together to recreate studio album Coracle in an ambitious live show.

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50


<p><strong>Emily Portman</strong> is the 2013 holder of the <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Two</strong> Folk Award for Best Original Song; an accolade which reflects her power to conjure darkly surreal netherworlds where folklore and myth collide with urban landscapes.</p> <p>In May she&#8217;ll will be touring with <strong>The Corale Band</strong>, a stellar cast of musicians who featured on the studio album now bought together to recreate Coracle in an ambitious live show. Joining Emily&#8217;s celebrated and longstanding collaborators are <strong>Lucy Farrell</strong> (viola,saw vocals) and <strong>Rachel Newton</strong> (harp, vocals). The Coracle live band also features virtuosic string player Sam Sweeney (<strong>Bellowhead</strong> and <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Folk Musician of the Year 2015</strong>) guitarist <strong>M G Boulter</strong> (<strong>Lucky Strokes</strong>) and classical percussionist <strong>Toby Kearney</strong> (2006 <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician of the Year</strong>). </p> ]]>
2016-05-13T19:30:00 2016-05-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Snowpoet]]> The Glee Club 0.00000000 0.00000000 Snowpoet’s eponymous debut album is an ethereal, psychedelic, and magical combination of lyrical, nature inspired poetry.


<p>Snowpoet’s eponymous debut album is an ethereal, psychedelic, and magical combination of lyrical, nature inspired poetry and modern innovative folk music that incorporates a shimmering acoustic instrumentation, and near-classical/post-rock inspirations.</p> ]]>
2016-05-13T20:30:00 2016-05-13T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Kate Rusby plus support Boat to Row]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee* , ,£15 tickets concessionary rate for 60+/under 16s/unwaged


<h2>Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.</h2> <p>A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination. It’s a precious gift attained not by resource to decibel blasting or histrionics but through simplicity, understatement and faith in the narrative drive of the songs she chooses to sing.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tORuEdknbWI?list=PL0snuBhsw0p9lGtADeqnzCCm_aCf1PVta" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-05-14T19:30:00 2016-05-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Moscow State Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nothing compares to Russian music played by Russian performers, and for Kogan and his orchestra, it’s in the blood.

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

£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":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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Moscow State Symphony Orchestra* ,*Pavel Kogan* conductor ,*John Lill* piano

Programme: |_. *Stephen Johnson* | _Behemoth Dances_ | %(duration)7'% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | _Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini_ | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)44'% | ,


<p><strong>Rachmaninov’s</strong> <em>Paganini Rhapsody</em> is more than just that rapturous 18th variation; and <strong>Shostakovich’s</strong> Fifth Symphony is more than just one of the great symphonic blockbusters. And <strong>Pavel Kogan, John Lill</strong> and the <strong>Moscow State Symphony Orchestra</strong> will show you why. Nothing compares to Russian music played by Russian performers, and for Kogan and his orchestra, it’s in the blood.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Stephen Johnson.</p> ]]>
2016-05-14T19:30:00 2016-05-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - A Great British Summer Holiday]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! What – in central Birmingham? That’s the magic of music, as presenter Tom Redmond and conductor Julian Wilkins whirl you off on a musical trip to the beach.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*<br>Group of 4: £32 plus transaction fee*</p>

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Julian Wilkins ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tom Redmond ,</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Children's Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! What – in central Birmingham? That’s the magic of music, as presenter Tom Redmond and conductor Julian Wilkins whirl you off on a musical trip to the beach. Taste the ice-cream, listen to our Children&#8217;s Chorus, and feel the sand between your toes, as music by Arnold, Britten, Jonathan Dove and Elgar, together with a grand singalong, books the whole family onto a great British summer holiday!</p><p><span class="caps">FREE</span> craft activities in the foyer from 1pm</p> ]]>
2016-05-15T14:30:00 2016-05-15T14:30:00
<![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. Image: Kiril Semkow

£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[FUTURE FOLK featuring False Lights, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker and Luke Jackson ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A stellar mix of musicians from all around the isle!

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

£15.00

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15.00 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>False Lights</strong><br /> It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both <span class="caps">BBC</span> Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. </p> <p>False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre’s late-‘60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim’s far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. </p> <p><strong>Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Award Winners 2015: Best Duo</strong><br /> To win the Best Duo category at the 2015 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Folk Awards is quite an achievement at any stage of an artists’ career. But just two years prior to this accolade Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were virtually unknown on the folk scene (or any other, for that matter). So their success is quite remarkable.</p> <p>Josienne and Ben had been performing to one woman and a disinterested dog at London acoustic nights since 2009. Following the release of their first two albums One Light Is Gone and The Seas Are Deep, interest began to grow in discerning pockets of the blogging community. But it was musician and producer Jim Moray who persuaded them of a far bigger audience who’d appreciate their classically instilled traditional songs and self-penned lovelorn ballads. Although Josienne was initially sceptical that the folk and roots scene would welcome outsiders, the reviews, end-of-year polls and nominations that greeted their 2013 album Fire &amp; Fortune would prove her gratifyingly wrong.</p> <p><strong>Luke Jackson</strong></p> <p>Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014”</p> <blockquote> <p> Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision <br /> <strong>fRoots Magazine</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>It comes as no surprise that Luke Jackson is continually feted as one of the British folk scene’s bright young things<br /> <strong>R2 Magazine</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-15T20:00:00 2016-05-15T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Eric Bibb ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Progressive preservationist, a fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, enjoyable and accessible, his blues are honest and powerful.

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>A career spanning five decades, 36 albums, countless radio &amp; television shows and non-stop touring has made Eric Bibb one of the leading bluesmen of his generation.</h2> A Progressive preservationist, a fiery singer with true soul, gospel and folk roots, enjoyable and accessible,Eric Bibb wil be performing hishonest and powerful blues with his band. Yana Bibb is returning to the UK as the opening performance and promoting her latest release, “Afternoon in Paris” &#8211; through DixieFrog Records. <blockquote> <p>I’m really looking forward to playing again in the UK and Ireland and we’ll be playing a lot of new and old favourites too!<br /> <strong>Eric Bibb</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-16T19:30:00 2016-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 World tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honour of its 50th anniversary, including a date at Symphony Hall.

£60, £55, £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Please note: Tickets go on sale to THSH Members Thursday 28 January, 10am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 29 January, 10am.

Ticket Information: £60, £55, £45 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Music legend Brian Wilson has announced a 2016 World tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honour of its 50th anniversary, including a date at Symphony Hall.</h2> <p>Originally released on May 16, 1966, <em>Pet Sounds</em> is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. With more than 70 dates confirmed, Wilson and his band will be joined by former bandmates <strong>Al Jardine</strong> and <strong>Blondie Chaplin</strong> when they kick off the tour this Spring. Fans can expect a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favourites spanning his 54-year career with <strong>The Beach Boys</strong> and as a solo artist.</p> <p>Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others. </p> ]]>
2016-05-17T20:00:00 2016-05-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Daniel Hope celebrates Yehudi Menuhin's centenary]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Daniel Hope leads performances of music intimately connected with Yehudi Menuhin, from Bach to Bechara El-Khoury.

Daniel Hope

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £27.50, £40 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £260.50, £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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*.

Billing: *Orchestra l’arte del Mondo* ,*Daniel Hope* violin/director

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | _Divertimento_ KV 136 | | ,|_. *Vivaldi* | Concerto for 2 violins | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | _Divertimento_ KV 138 | | ,|_. *Pärt* | _Darf Ich_ (version without bells) | %(duration)3'% | ,|_. *El-Khoury* | _Unfinished Journey_ | | ,|_. *Bach* | Concerto for 2 violins | %(duration)17'% | , ,


<p><strong>Please note the Kammerorchester Basel will no longer be playing in this concert, and Orchestra l’arte del Mondo will be performing with Daniel Hope. Please also note some changes to the programme. Customers will be contacted in January. Updated 18/12/15.</strong></p> <p>British violinist <strong>Daniel Hope</strong> isn’t one to hold back. In the year that Yehudi Menuhin would have turned 100, Hope leads performances of music intimately connected with his great teacher, from <strong>Bach</strong> to <strong>Bechara El-Khoury</strong>. Keep an open mind, and you’ll hear wonders.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Daniel Hope.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-05-18T19:30:00 2016-05-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Become Ocean]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 John Luther Adams’ haunting, Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean is fast becoming one of this decade’s most talked-about pieces of new classical music

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Ludovic Morlot ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Steven Osborne</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Sibelius , , ,</strong></th><td>The Tempest – Prelude </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Ravel</strong></th><td> Piano Concerto in G major </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sibelius </strong></th><td>The Oceanides, Op. 73 </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Ravel ,</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto for the left hand </td></tr><tr><th><strong>John Luther Adams </strong></th><td>Become Ocean (UK premiere)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>It’s been called “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history” and John Luther Adams’ haunting, Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean is fast becoming one of this decade’s most talked-about pieces of new classical music. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> is thrilled to be giving the first UK performance, with the conductor who gave its world premiere. Be there as the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> makes history, in a concert that also features master-pianist Steven Osborne in both of Ravel’s magical concertos.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Composer John Luther Adams and <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chief Executive Stephen Maddock talk about his dramatic panoramic piece.</p> ]]>
2016-05-19T19:30:00 2016-05-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage - Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *Steven Osborne* piano ,*Zoe Beyers* violin ,*Jane Wright* violin ,*Adam Romer* viola ,*Richard Jenkinson* cello ,

Programme: *Shostakovich* Piano Quintet


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2016-05-20T13:10:00 2016-05-20T13:10:00
<![CDATA[GRAND OPERA GALA Celebrating 25 Years of Symphony Hall]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate Symphony Hall’s 25th anniversary in style with a wonderful selection of music from the world’s most popular operas, sung by a superb quartet of international soloists.

£14.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50, £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50, £39.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Andrew Greenwood* conductor ,*Claire Rutter* soprano ,*Justine Gringyte* mezzo-soprano ,*Peter Auty* tenor ,*Ashley Holland* baritone ,London Concert Orchestra ,

Programme: *Rossini* The Barber of Seville: Overture ,*Verdi* La Traviata: Di Provenza il mar ,*Verdi* Rigoletto: La donna e mobile ,*Verdi* Aïda: Ritorna Vincitor ,*Bizet* Carmen: Intermezzo ,*Bizet* Carmen: Sequidilla & Habanera ,*Bizet* Carmen: Toreador Song ,*Puccini* La boheme: Act I Finale ,*Wagner* The Mastersingers: Overture ,*Wagner* Tannhäuser: O Star of Eve ,*Saint-Saëns* Samson & Delilah: Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix ,*Puccini* Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo ,*Delibes* Lakme: Flower Duet ,*Bizet* The Pearl Fishers: Duet ,*Puccini* Turandot: Nessun Dorma ,*Verdi* Rigoleeto: Quartet ,


<p>Celebrate Symphony Hall’s 25th anniversary in style with a wonderful selection of music from the world’s most popular operas, sung by a superb quartet of international soloists.</p> <p><span class="caps">PLUS</span> a free glass of Prosecco for all!</p> ]]>
2016-05-20T19:30:00 2016-05-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Katherine Ryan]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Razor sharp star of Live At The Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, Katherine Ryan visits Town Hall.

Katherine Ryan. Image: Idil Sukan

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Free ticket for Disabled Visitors' Carers (limited availability)


<p>Star of <em>Live At The Apollo, QI</em> and <em>The Jonathan Ross Show</em>, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns with a highly anticipated new show.</p> <p>Hot on the heels of a complete sell-out UK and Australian tour, <a href="http://www.katherineryan.co.uk">Katherine</a> hits the road again. Put this at the top of your ‘must see’ list for this year’s comedy diary.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Young, smart and acridly funny.</strong><br /> Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough</strong><br /> The Times </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Warped wit… striking presence… killer lines… calm confidence</strong><br /> Scotsman</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-20T20:00:00 2016-05-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[JOSH GROBAN - Stages Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognisable!

£40 - £50

Prefix: ADDITIONAL DATE

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £40, £50 plus transaction fee* , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme


<p><strong><span class="caps">SECOND</span> <span class="caps">DATE</span> <span class="caps">ADDED</span> <span class="caps">DUE</span> TO <span class="caps">POPULAR</span> <span class="caps">DEMAND</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Josh Groban</strong> is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognisable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and <span class="caps">DVD</span>s (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on <strong>Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers</strong> of the last 10 years.</p> <p>On April 28th, Groban will release his seventh studio album, <em>Stages</em> — a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time.</p> <p>In addition to his numerous musical achievements, Groban has enjoyed a second career as an actor, having appeared in <strong>Glee, The Simpsons, The Office</strong> and <strong>Muppets Most Wanted.</strong></p> ]]>
2016-05-21T20:00:00 2016-05-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[King King]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards,there’s no smoke and mirrors behind their five-year rise: just killer songs, performed with true passion, by a fist-tight lineup.

£20

Suffix: plus support Dan Patlansky

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


<h2>King King are on a roll.</h2> Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards, it’s hard to believe that <strong>Alan Nimmo</strong> (vocals/guitar),<strong>Lindsay Coulson</strong> (bass), <strong>Wayne Proctor</strong> (drums) and <strong>Bob Fridzema</strong> (keys) have come so far, so fast. As Henry Yates of Classic Rock Blues notes, “King King are the hottest draw in British blues-rock”. Yet there’s no smoke and mirrors behind their five-year rise: just killer songs, performed with true passion, by a fist-tight lineup. <p><br /> </p> <p><strong>Winners &#8216;Best Band&#8217; &#8211; The British Blues Awards 2012, 2013 &amp; 2014</strong><br /> <strong>Best Album &#8216;Take My Hand&#8217; 2014</strong><br /> <strong>Best Album &#8216;Standing In Shadows&#8217; 2014</strong><br /> <strong>Nominated for &#8220;Best New Band&#8221; in the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards 2015</strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H9YmNnNsHsI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Dan Patlansky</strong></p> <p>The word “legend” is loaded with meaning – especially when one thinks of Blues-legends. It conjures up images of seasoned older players that have been touched with a rare gift, and whose talent has been salted through the onslaught of years in the music business.</p> <p>To achieve legend-status as a Blues-musician at the age of 30 is almost unheard of. Enter Dan Patlansky – an artist who shares the muse that touched Hendrix, Zeppelin and Stevie Ray Vaughan. What Dan Patlansky can do with a six-string Fender Stratocaster at the age of 30, most critically acclaimed guitarists will never quite achieve in a lifetime.</p> ]]>
2016-05-21T20:00:00 2016-05-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Community Spirit 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee*


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2016-05-22T18:00:00 2016-05-22T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Thomas Strønen - Time Is a Blind Guide ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 All-acoustic Anglo-Norwegian group play what they call 'melodic music with a twist', focusing on the theme of time.

Image: Knut Bry

£15

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Thomas Strønen* drums and percussion ,*Kit Downes* piano ,*Lucy Railton* cello ,*Håkon Aase* violin ,*Ole Morten Vågan* bass


<p>Combining <strong>Thomas Strønen’s</strong> skills as a composer and percussionist, <strong>Time Is a Blind Guide</strong> perform music from their recent self-titled debut release on <span class="caps">ECM</span>. An all-acoustic Anglo-Norwegian group, they play what Strønen describes as <em>&#8216;melodic music with a twist&#8217;</em> where <em>&#8216;the notion of ‘time’ is a key theme.&#8217;</em></p> <p>The group were originally commissioned as part of the Conexions series by Radio 3 presenter Fiona Talkington, who has long been a supporter of both Strønen’s work and also the wider Norwegian music scene.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A fascinating jazz crossover</strong><br /> John Fordham &#8211; The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-22T19:30:00 2016-05-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Graham Nash]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Graham Nash performs at Town Hall in support of his new studio album This Path Tonight, along with guitarist and producer Shane Fontayne.

Graham Nash

£35 (VIP £70)

Suffix: This Path Tonight Tour 2016

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP* £70 plus transaction fee* , ,For more information on VIP ticket packages, "click here":https://www.theticketfactory.com/bookingsdirect/online/tickets/concerts/graham-nash/vip/


<p>Legendary singer-songwriter <strong>Graham Nash</strong> visits Town Hall in support of his new studio album, <em>This Path Tonight,</em> along with guitarist and producer <strong>Shane Fontayne</strong>. </p> <p><em>This Path Tonight</em> is Nash&#8217;s first solo record of new music in fourteen years, which he describes as a journey of <em>&#8216;self-discovery, of intense creation, of absolute passion&#8217;</em>. The album is one of reflection and transition of a singer-songwriter whose career (the <strong>Hollies, <span class="caps">CSN</span>, <span class="caps">CSNY</span></strong>) has spanned more than five decades and counting.</p> ]]>
2016-05-22T20:00:00 2016-05-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

Monday 23rd May 2016 1:00pm

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Programme: *W. Harris* - _Flourish for an Occasion_ ,*J. S. Bach* Partita: _O Gott, du frommer Gott_ ,*Messiaen* _Communion & Sortie_ from ‘Pentecost Mass’ ,*A. Hollins* - _A Song of Sunshine_ ,*J. Ireland* - _Miniature Suite & Capriccio_


<p>Bach’s Partita on “O Gott, du frommer Gott” presents the chorale with a following set of variations (in this case, eight). Somewhat in the form of a dance suite, we have a colourful display of the different registrations of the Town Hall organ, as well as a mixture of musical styles. With it we have a second helping this season of Hollins: his most-performed work, A Song of Sunshine. </p> ]]>
2016-05-23T13:00:00 2016-05-23T13:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Sir Andras Schiff with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The prospect of hearing Sir András Schiff play and direct both of Mendelssohn’s sparkling piano concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is positively mouth-watering.

Sir András Schiff. Image: Nadia F. Romanini

£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":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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*.

Billing: *Chamber Orchestra of Europe* ,*Sir András Schiff* conductor/pianist

Programme: |_.   | Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor | %(duration)23'% | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | _Hebrides_ Overture | %(duration)10'% | ,|_.   | Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor | %(duration)20'% | , ,_Interval_ , ,|_.   | Symphony No 3, _Scottish_ | %(duration)40'% |


<p><strong>Felix Mendelssohn</strong> loved Birmingham, and <strong>Sir András Schiff</strong> is always a popular visitor to Symphony Hall. So the prospect of hearing him play and direct both of Mendelssohn’s sparkling piano concertos with the <strong>Chamber Orchestra of Europe</strong> is positively mouth-watering – especially with three other much-loved Mendelssohn favourites also on the menu.</p> <blockquote> <p>No one seems to dispute the fact that Mozart was a genius, but one could say that Felix Mendelssohn was even more gifted – after all, the Birmingham-loving German composer penned the overture to his Midsummer Night’s Dream incidental music at just 17 and his First Piano Concerto at 21. The Mendelssohn works on show here possess extraordinary freshness and jollity, with plenty of sophistication to boot; András Schiff will be a perfect guide.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Sir András Schiff.</p> ]]>
2016-05-23T19:30:00 2016-05-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Simon Yates - My Mountain Life]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range of mountains that Simon Yates hasn't visited.

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<h2>On a remote mountain in Peru in June 1985 mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in an unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner – Joe Simpson &#8211; dangling on the rope far below.</h2> His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed. With the publication of the book <em>Touching the Void</em> and later film of the same name both climbers became household names. <p>It was an experience that would have put many off the sport of mountaineering, but remarkably thirty years later Simon is still at it. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range of mountains that he has not visited and what’s more he’s brought back the stories and pictures so you don’t have to! </p> <p>Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight, alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs, Simon both entertains and inspires.</p> ]]>
2016-05-23T19:30:00 2016-05-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jack Pack plus special guests]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Whether it’s with deluxe revamps of timeless jazz standards or sentimental storytelling through original music, Jack Pack are sure to impress!

Tuesday 24 May 2016, 7pm

VIP £99, £45, £32.50, £22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: VIP £99, £45, £32.50, £22.50 plus transaction fee* , ,VIP ticket includes: Say Hello Jack Pack VIP Package £99 plus transaction fee* ,Have your photo taken with Jack Pack ,Best seat in the first 4 rows so you’re close ,Jack Pack signed photo ,Commemorative laminate ,VIP host in attendance , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com. , ,U14 must be accompanied by an adult


<h2>Britain’s new swing kings Jack Pack are showing no sign of slowing down. </h2> <p>Fresh from scoring a Top 10 hit album with their self-titled debut and supporting pop megastar Katy Perry at an exclusive Dubai show, the suave quartet have now announced their new tour for 2016!</p> <p>The vocal harmonies, the charm and natural chemistry between Alfie, Andrew, Martin and Sean is undeniable. Whether it’s with deluxe revamps of timeless jazz standards or sentimental storytelling through original music, Jack Pack bring the elegance and swagger of swing music in a bigger and bolder fashion that will speak to listeners across every generation.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1SO1Kil46Hs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-05-24T19:00:00 2016-05-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Alexander Vedernikov ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tasmin Little </strong></th><td>Violin</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky </strong></th><td>The Tempest </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Glazunov </strong></th><td>Violin Concerto ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Something incredible happens when a Russian maestro conducts Russian music; and former Bolshoi music director Alexander Vedernikov has Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in his blood. Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody in a concert that features a rare performance of the luscious violin concerto by the “Russian Mendelssohn” Alexander Glazunov – plus Tchaikovsky’s gloriously uninhibited take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.</p> ]]>
2016-05-25T19:30:00 2016-05-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Alexander Vedernikov ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tasmin Little </strong></th><td>Violin</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky </strong></th><td>The Tempest </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Glazunov </strong></th><td>Violin Concerto ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Something incredible happens when a Russian maestro conducts Russian music; and former Bolshoi music director Alexander Vedernikov has Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in his blood. Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody in a concert that features a rare performance of the luscious violin concerto by the “Russian Mendelssohn” Alexander Glazunov – plus Tchaikovsky’s gloriously uninhibited take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.</p> ]]>
2016-05-26T14:15:00 2016-05-26T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: On Safari]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 The CBSO's popular Notelets concerts at CBSO Centre are specially devised for toddlers, so there’ll be plenty of chances for audience members to move around, dance along … and ROAR!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£8 plus transaction fee*<br>Group of 4: £27 plus transaction fee*</p>

Billing: *CBSO 10-piece 'mini orchestra'* ,Catherine Arlidge *Presenter* ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Waggly tails, waving trunks, colourful feathers and long furry manes: it’s all about animals, as a mini version of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> takes the youngest members of the family on a magical musical safari. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s popular Notelets concerts at <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre are specially devised for toddlers, so there’ll be plenty of chances for audience members to move around, dance along … and <span class="caps">ROAR</span>!</p><p><span class="caps">FREE</span> craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2016-05-27T10:30:00 2016-05-28T15:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats

£42.50 - £47.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £42.50, £47.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it&#8217;s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician <strong>Gordon Lightfoot</strong> resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalogue is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as <em>Early Morning Rain</em>, <em>If You Could Read My Mind</em>, <em>Carefree Highway</em>, <em>Sundown</em>, <em>(That&#8217;s What You Get) For Lovin Me</em>, <em>The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald</em>, <em>Cold On The Shoulder</em>, <em>Canadian Railroad Trilogy</em>, <em>Ribbon Of Darkness</em>, <em>Beautiful</em>, <em>Song For A Winter&#8217;s Night</em>, <em>Shadows</em>, <em>Rainy Day People</em>, <em>Did She Mention My Name</em> and <em>Summertime Dream</em> to name a few.</p> <p>The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot&#8217;s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person. </p> ]]>
2016-05-27T20:00:00 2016-05-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Shakespeare Odes - Southwell Minster]]> Southwell Minster To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, Ex Cathedra will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the Garrick Ode.

£10 - £30

Pre-sale Info: Tickets go on general sale Monday 25 May, 10am.

Ticket Information: £30 / £20 / £10 plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music* ,*The City Musick* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,

Programme: *Arne* The Garrick Ode (reconstruction) ,*Beamish* A New Ode by Carol Ann Duffy (world première) ,


<p>In 1769, the actor and impresario David Garrick organised a Shakespeare Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon. It began with a cannon firing at dawn. Young men sang under the windows of their sweethearts. There were country dances and horse-races. But the highlight was Garrick’s own specially written Shakespeare Ode with music by Thomas Arne (<em>Rule Britannia</em>).</p> <p>To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in April 2016, <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong> – in partnership with the* Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the Shakespeare Institute* and in association with the <strong>Royal Shakespeare Company</strong> – will tour a staged, period-instrument performance of the <em>Garrick Ode</em>.</p> <p>And there will be a new Ode written by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and composed by Sally Beamish for Ex Cathedra, children’s choir and a ‘broken consort’ of instruments that Shakespeare would recognise.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘I doubt this performance could ever be bettered’ <br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-05-28T19:30:00 2016-05-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bonnie Raitt ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Following the highly-anticipated release of her twentieth album, Dig In Deep, Bonnie Raitt has announced her Dig in Deep Tour!

£33.50 - £38.50

Suffix: Dig In Deep Tour 2016

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £33.50 - £38.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following the highly-anticipated release of her twentieth album, <em>Dig In Deep</em>, <strong>Bonnie Raitt</strong> has announced her <em>Dig in Deep Tour</em>! </p> <p>This will feature her longtime touring band, which backs her on the forthcoming album, including James &#8220;Hutch&#8221; Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards), who joined the line-up for the triumphant 2012-2013 Slipstream tour.</p> <blockquote> <p>So much of the album is focused on what I want to do live&#8230;I write and pick these songs so we can nail them on stage!<br /> <strong>Bonnie Raitt</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Since the release of 2012&#8217;s <span class="caps">GRAMMY</span> Award-winning album <em>Slipstream</em>, Bonnie has performed over 200 shows in the U.S. and abroad, including a sold-out concert at Boston&#8217;s Fenway Park with James Taylor this past summer. Her powerful chemistry with this band creates a magic that has been described as &#8220;exquisite&#8221; (Chicago Tribune) and &#8220;perfect&#8221; (Boston Globe). </p> ]]>
2016-05-30T19:30:00 2016-05-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 The Seven Ages of Shakespeare]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Four centuries of musical tributes to Shakespeare: from Cole Porter to Purcell’s all-singing, all-dancing take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Fairy-Queen

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Nicholas McGegan ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Nicolai </strong></th><td>The Merry Wives of Windsor – Overture ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Arne ,</strong></th><td>Songs</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sullivan ,</strong></th><td>The Merchant of Venice – Masquerade Suite</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Vaughan Williams ,</strong></th><td>In Windsor Forest </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Porter ,</strong></th><td>Kiss Me, Kate – highlights </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Berlioz </strong></th><td>Béatrice et Bénédict – duet </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Purcell </strong></th><td>The Fairy-Queen – highlights </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Sounds and sweet airs, that delight and hurt not…” No-one serves up musical entertainment with a sunnier smile than Nicholas McGegan. And there’s laughter in the air tonight, as he introduces four centuries of musical tributes to Shakespeare: from Cole Porter to Purcell’s all-singing, all-dancing take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Fairy-Queen. In between, there’s Berlioz, Arne… and you’ve heard of Gilbert and Sullivan? Now discover Sullivan and Shakespeare.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Will Parry, Treasurer of the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society, focuses on Shakespeare as a vital thread running through Sullivan’s career.</p> ]]>
2016-06-01T19:30:00 2016-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Nicholas McGegan with the CBSO Baroque Ensemble]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​​Nicholas McGegan is more than just one of the world’s leading interpreters of baroque music – he’s an old friend of the CBSO too.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.<br></p><p>£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.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>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.</p>

Billing: *Nicolas McGegan * harpsichord ,*Natalie CliftonGriffiths* soprano ,*Julia Åberg* violin ,*Kelly McCuscker* violin ,*Myriam Guillaume *viola ,*Jackie Tyler* cello ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Songs and music inspired by William Shakepeare, including Purcell, Locke, Arne and others</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Nicholas McGegan is more than just one of the world’s leading interpreters of baroque music – he’s an old friend of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> too. And when he joins <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players for chamber music, wonderful surprises are guaranteed. There’s no more enthusiastic guide to the music that Shakespeare inspired, from Locke’s The Tempest to Purcell’s The Fairy Queen &#8211; all performed with a twinkle in the eye. “Give me excess of it…”</p> ]]>
2016-06-02T13:10:00 2016-06-02T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Beverley Knight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Beverley Knight, the _Queen of UK Soul_ and now doyenne of the West End, is back with a brand new album and UK tour for 2016.

£19.50 - £85

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £27.50, £35.00, £85.00 (VIP) plus transaction fee* ,U14s must be accompanied by an adult , ,Beverley Knight VIP Package - only available in person/via phone ,Good seat in the first 4 rows ,Be in on the Sound check ,You and Beverley have your photo taken together ,Exclusive VIP gift chosen by Beverley ,Commemorative laminate ,Signed photo of Beverley ,VIP Host in attendance , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com.


<h2>Beverley Knight, the <em>Queen of UK Soul</em> and now doyenne of the West End, is back with a brand new album and UK tour for 2016. </h2> <p>2015 sees Beverley celebrating 20 years since the release of her debut album the B- Funk and the new tour, her first in 4 years, will feature many of her hits from down the years, as well as songs she has performed in her critically acclaimed West End shows and material from the forthcoming album, more details of which will be announced shortly. </p> <p>The 13 date tour takes in many major UK cities and, in a nod to her recent voyage into musical theatre, a London show at the world famous London Palladium, where she is currently starring in an 11 week run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic Cats. </p> <p>Beverley has been one of the UK&#8217;s most consistent artists for two decades, scoring several Top 10 albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight. She has sold over a million albums in the UK along the way, including four gold certified albums. Accolades include an <span class="caps">MBE</span> awarded by the Queen in 2007 for her services to music and charity, three <span class="caps">MOBO</span> Awards, several Brit Awards nominations and an outstanding achievement award at The Urban Music Awards.</p> <p>Wolverhampton born Knight has recently forged a formidable parallel career in London’s West End, starting with her highly acclaimed debut starring role as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard in 2013. In 2014 she took on the role role of club singer Felicia Farrell in the hit show Memphis The Musical, for which she received widespread praise from critics and an Olivier Award Nomination as Best Actress in a Musical. The production won Best New Musical at the 2015 What’s On Stage Awards and received more Olivier Award nominations than any other West End show in 2015.</p> <p>Her outstanding live performances as a touring artist have gained her a legion of famous fans over the years, from David Bowie to Prince, Stevie Wonder to Quincy Jones. She has collaborated on stage and on record with the likes of Prince, Jamiroquai, Bryan Adams, Ronnie Wood, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, Take That and Chaka Kahn. See below for full list of 2016 tour dates:</p> ]]>
2016-06-02T19:00:00 2016-06-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Friday Night Classics Songs from the Movies]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The CBSO lift the classic songs of the silver screen up where they belong, with top West End vocalists and sumptuous full orchestral backing

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>John Altman , </strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lance Ellington</strong></th><td>Vocalist</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Moon River ,</strong></th><td>from Breakfast at Tiffany’s</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Windmills of Your Mind ,</strong></th><td>from The Thomas ,Crown Affair (1968)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>I’ve had the Time of My Life ,</strong></th><td>from Dirty Dancing</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Unchained Melody </strong></th><td>from Ghost ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>My Heart Will Go On ,</strong></th><td>from Titanic</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Let it Go ,</strong></th><td>from Frozen</td></tr><tr><th><strong>When She Loved Me</strong></th><td>from Toy Story 2 ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Happy </strong></th><td>from Despicable Me 2 ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>The Way You Look Tonight </strong></th><td>from Swing Time ,</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Up Where We Belong </strong></th><td>from An Officer and a ,Gentleman</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><p>Great movie songs are the theme tunes to all our lives. Tonight, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> lift the classic songs of the silver screen up where they belong, with top West End vocalists and sumptuous full orchestral backing, in the stunning surroundings of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. You’ll have the time of your life!<br /> </p> ]]>
2016-06-03T19:30:00 2016-06-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Salvation Army presents Symphony Sounds 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Salvation Army return to Symphony Hall with an annual showcase for the best of their instrumental and vocal music.

£15 & £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 & £20 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>The Salvation Army</strong> return to Symphony Hall with an annual showcase for the best of their instrumental and vocal music.</p> ]]>
2016-06-04T18:30:00 2016-06-04T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter & Catrin Finch]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *Thomas Trotter* - Organ ,*Catrin Finch* - Harp


<p>Works for harp and organ by Franck, Handel and Grandjany</p> <p>For this concert we welcome the Welsh harpist <strong>Catrin Finch</strong>, one of the most celebrated harpists in the land with several recordings and prizes to her name: from 2001-4 she held the post of Royal Harpist to <span class="caps">HRH</span>, the Prince of Wales, last held in 1873. The concert features Handel’s Harp Concerto (from the ode Alexander’s Feast), and music by the American harpist and composer Marcel Grandjany, now a central figure in harp repertoire.</p> ]]>
2016-06-06T13:00:00 2016-06-06T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Adam Ant]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Performing the iconic album Kings Of The Wild Frontier, live and in sequence for the very first time, with many of the album tracks never having been performed live.

£28.00 - £32.50

Suffix: + support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.00, £32.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p><strong>Adam Ant</strong> is to embark on a 14 date UK tour in May 2016 performing the iconic album <em>Kings Of The Wild Frontier</em>, live and in sequence for the very first time, with many of the album tracks never having been performed live. </p> <p>This follows last years phenomenal success of his debut, <em>Dirk Wears White Sox</em> album tour. The 3 x platinum Kings Of <em>The Wild Frontier</em> album, which sold over 8 million copies was originally released in 1980 and dominated the UK charts, spending more time in the top slot than any other album at the time and went on to achieve world wide recognition and subsequent success. </p> <p>This will be a chance to hear the anthemic <em>Ant Music</em>, the breakthrough tribal <em>Dog Eat Dog</em> and riotous title track <em>Kings Of The Wild Frontier</em>, alongside the hit songs and selections from Adams considerable back catalogue. <br /> Adam has been working with Sony Records, personally remastering a Deluxe <em>Kings</em> box set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this legendary album</p> ]]>
2016-06-07T19:30:00 2016-06-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Italian Symphony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This is music bursting at the seams with passion: join us as Laurence Jackson and the CBSO bring it to life.

Image by Neil Pugh

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: *TBC* conductor ,*Laurence Jackson* violin ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Dvořák ,</strong></th><td>Othello</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bruch ,</strong></th><td>Scottish Fantasy </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Dvořák ,</strong></th><td>Romance </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mendelssohn </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4 (Italian)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>The tumult of Dvorak’s Othello Overture, the enchanting colours of his Romance, a treasure-trove of delightful folk melodies in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and, of course, Mendelssohn’s sparkling Italian Symphony. This is music bursting at the seams with passion: join us as <strong>Laurence Jackson</strong> and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> bring it to life.</p> <p><strong>This concert is dedicated to the memory of Walter Weller, who was due to conduct but sadly passed away in June 2015. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will announce a conductor for this concert at a later date</strong>.</p> ]]>
2016-06-08T14:15:00 2016-06-08T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 KS2 Schools’ Concerts]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This hour-long schools concert aimed at Key Stage 2 explores how composers down the centuries have let Shakespeare’s poetry ignite their imagination.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</p>

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Alasdair Malloy</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Everyone’s talking about Shakespeare this year. But you don’t have to know all the words to enjoy the Bard, and this hour-long schools concert aimed at Key Stage 2 uses the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> and music by Mendelssohn, Britten, Walton and Prokofiev to explore how composers down the centuries have let Shakespeare’s poetry ignite their imagination.</p> ]]>
2016-06-09T11:30:00 2016-06-09T11:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 KS2 Schools’ Concerts]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This hour-long schools concert aimed at Key Stage 2 explores how composers down the centuries have let Shakespeare’s poetry ignite their imagination.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</p>

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Alasdair Malloy</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong></strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Everyone’s talking about Shakespeare this year. But you don’t have to know all the words to enjoy the Bard, and this hour-long schools concert aimed at Key Stage 2 uses the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> and music by Mendelssohn, Britten, Walton and Prokofiev to explore how composers down the centuries have let Shakespeare’s poetry ignite their imagination.</p> ]]>
2016-06-09T13:30:00 2016-06-09T13:30:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Remembering the Future]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 BCMG has increasingly explored the contemporary chamber repertoire in recent seasons, and we extend that journey with no less than four new works from composers with strong BCMG connections.

£1 - £15

Ticket Information: £15 (£Standard), £12 (concessions), £5 students & £1 (under 16s) plus transaction fee* , ,On the door tickets can be purchased at CBSO Centre on concert nights subject to availability. All seating is unreserved unless otherwise stated. , ,Concession tickets are available to over 65s, passport to leisure holders, wheelchair users and disabled patrons, and recipients of the following benefits: Income Support. Pensions ,Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. Disabled patrons can bring one companion to BCMG concerts free of charge. , ,A free concert programme is included in the ticket price for every BCMG concert at CBSO Centre. ,

Programme: *Judith Weir* Blue-Green Hill ,*Luke Bedford* new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission) ,*Richard Baker* new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission) ,*Zoë Martlew* new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission) ,*Howard Skempton* Field Notes (BCMG, Craftspace and Arts Alive co-commission 2014) ,*John Woolrich* new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission) ,


<p><span class="caps">BCMG</span> has increasingly explored the contemporary chamber repertoire in recent seasons, and we extend that journey with no less than four new works from composers with strong <span class="caps">BCMG</span> connections. Our Artist-in-Association <strong>John Woolrich</strong> suggested that I commission new smaller-scale pieces ages ago, and as a composer of such deft chamber works as In the Mirrors of Asleep, which we have performed many times, asking John to write one of these was an obvious choice (BCMG’s not his!).</p> <p><strong>Zoë Martlew</strong> is primarily known as a performer, playing cello with <span class="caps">BCMG</span> on a number of occasions. She is also a talented emerging composer, and this felt the ideal time for her first <span class="caps">BCMG</span> commission.<br /> <strong>Luke Bedford</strong> returned to the UK last year from a period in Berlin – an experience that influenced his music in subtly interesting ways – this new chamber piece contrasts in scale with his previous <span class="caps">BCMG</span> commission, the opera Seven Angels.</p> <p><strong>Richard Baker’s</strong> output includes a string of miniature works, finely crafted and always a delight for the ear. His new commission will be a more extended chamber piece featuring oboist Melinda Maxwell. Completing the programme are Weir’s <strong>Blue-Green Hill</strong>, an elaboration of a folk-inspired miniature first written for our tour of India in 2002, and a revival of Skempton’s Field Notes, a hit of our 2014/15 season.</p> <p>There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Stephen Newbould, Richard Baker, Zoë Martlew, Luke Bedford and John Woolrich. Open to all ticket holders.</p> ]]>
2016-06-12T19:30:00 2016-06-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dancing in the Street - Motown's Greatest Hits!]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join the original and the best celebration of Motown’s Greatest Hits with the spectacular, critically acclaimed Dancing in the Streets.

£29.50 & £27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<h2>All killer, no filler!</h2> <p>Join the original and the best celebration of Motown’s Greatest Hits with the spectacular, critically acclaimed Dancing in the Streets. Experience the energy and electricity of the motor city in a stunning production packed with hit after hit, all killer, no filler!</p> ]]>
2016-06-12T19:30:00 2016-06-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BEN FOLDS & yMusic]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed Ben Folds Five.

£35, £25

Suffix: plus support Lera Lynn

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35, £25 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed Ben Folds Five.</h2> He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner. <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0O21ei0f8CQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>In 2013, he composed &#8220;Concerto for Piano and Orchestra&#8221; to critical acclaim. Since then, Ben has continued his global symphony performance quest, recently recording a new album that features the concerto along with a host of new songs that overlap pop and classical worlds with a fresh, exciting sound he has dubbed &#8220;chamber rock.&#8221;</p> <blockquote> <p>It&#8217;s hard to remember why music didn&#8217;t always sound like this.<br /> <strong><span class="caps">DROWNED</span> IN <span class="caps">SOUND</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <p>The opening act for this show will be <strong>Lera Lynn</strong>.</p> <p>Lera Lynn is best known for writing and recording music for the <span class="caps">HBO</span> True Detective series – she often sings in The Black Rose bar in the series, and they’re her songs – and she’s just sold out a string of shows in London and at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.</p> ]]>
2016-06-13T19:30:00 2016-06-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Katherine Jenkins ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Katherine Jenkins as she performs her very own tribute celebrating Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday with a sensational programme of glorious music in the sublime setting of the Symphony Hall.

£29.50, £42.50, £57.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50, £42.50, £57.50 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *LONDON CONCERT ORCHESTRA* ,*Anthony Inglis* conductor ,*Katherine Jenkins* soprano ,


<p>Join <strong>Katherine Jenkins</strong> as she performs her very own tribute celebrating Her Majesty the Queen&#8217;s 90th Birthday with a sensational programme of glorious music in the sublime setting of the Symphony Hall.</p> <p><span class="caps">AMAZING</span> <span class="caps">GRACE</span> <span class="caps">CROWN</span> <span class="caps">IMPERIAL</span><br /> <span class="caps">WORLD</span> IN <span class="caps">UNION</span> WE’LL <span class="caps">MEET</span> <span class="caps">AGAIN</span><br /> <span class="caps">MUSIC</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">ROYAL</span> <span class="caps">FIREWORKS</span> <span class="caps">NIMROD</span><br /> <span class="caps">CORONATION</span> <span class="caps">SCOT</span> <span class="caps">HOW</span> <span class="caps">GREAT</span> <span class="caps">THOU</span> <span class="caps">ART</span><br /> I <span class="caps">COULD</span> <span class="caps">HAVE</span> <span class="caps">DANCED</span> <span class="caps">ALL</span> <span class="caps">NIGHT</span><br /> <span class="caps">HORNPIPE</span> <span class="caps">COCKAIGNE</span> <span class="caps">OVERTURE</span><br /> <span class="caps">RULE</span>, <span class="caps">BRITANNIA</span>! <span class="caps">JERUSALEM</span><br /> <span class="caps">LAND</span> OF <span class="caps">HOPE</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">GLORY</span></p> ]]>
2016-06-15T19:30:00 2016-06-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Sibelius’ Second]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Kazuki Yamada conducts the CBSO in Sibelius’s sweeping symphonic portrait of a nation awakening to freedom

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Kazuki Yamada ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Pieter Wispelwey</strong></th><td>Cello</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Beethoven ,</strong></th><td>Egmont Overture </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar ,</strong></th><td>Cello Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sibelius </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 2</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>A cello cries out in sorrow, the woodwinds sigh, and, like mist on an autumn river, a quiet melody drifts into the evening sky. Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of those pieces that touches everyone’s soul, and the wonderful Pieter Wispelwey will wring out every drop of poetry, in a concert that begins with Beethoven’s heroic Egmont overture and ends with Sibelius’s sweeping symphonic portrait of a nation awakening to freedom.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 1pm <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory and two other <span class="caps">CBSO</span> musicians (oboe &amp; bassoon) explore Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2</p> ]]>
2016-06-16T14:15:00 2016-06-16T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Dr John Cooper Clarke ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke

£25 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 - £30 plus transaction fee*


<blockquote> <p>…One of Britain’s outstanding poets<br /> <strong>Sir Paul McCartney</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, <strong>Dr John Cooper Clarke</strong>, also known as the Bard of Salford, shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original people’s poet, and emerged as one of the leading voices of youth culture. Thanks to his biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, he became a seminal influence on the punk movement. His impact far-transcended that cultural moment though, and John became the world’s leading alternative literary figure, whose work is loved and recognised on a global scale. </p> <p>Today,he is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on pop culture. With TV appearances on <em>Have I Got News For You</em>, <em>Never Mind The Buzzcocks</em> and <em>Would I Lie To You</em>, his influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as <strong>Plan B</strong> and the <strong>Arctic Monkeys</strong>. <strong>Alex Turner</strong>, frontman of the Artic Monkeys cites him as a huge inspiration and this was highlighted by the band’s cover of JCC’s I Wanna Be Yours on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘AM’. In addition UK rapper Plan B featured John’s performance poetry in his directorial film debut ‘Ill Manors’, their duet Pity The Plight appears in the movie and on the films hit soundtrack. </p> <p>These collaborations mean that John has been involved in 2 global number 1 albums in the last 2 years.</p> <p>Dr John Cooper Clarke has recently announced the first anthology of his work, a unique 3CD/DVD bookset collection of his work ‘Anthologia’. Released through Sony on 16 October 2015 this includes an expansive archive of poems from Evidently Chickentown, I Wanna Be Yours and live performances from the Manchester Ritz and Hulme Playhouse. The one-off collection truly encompasses Cooper Clarke’s wicked humour, originality and his mastery of the spoken word in a career spanning five decades. </p> <p>Cooper Clarke has also collaborated with The National Trust creating a coastal poem to celebrate the nation’s enduring love affair with our beautiful coastline. The poem Nation’s Ode to the Coast, also marks 50 years of their successful Neptune Coastline Campaign. Watch the video <span class="caps">HERE</span></p> <p>Currently on tour with Squeeze supporting as a very special guest, Dr John Cooper Clarke remains one of the most iconic voices and greatest performers of our time. </p> ]]>
2016-06-17T19:00:00 2016-06-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Murray Perahia in Recital ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Murray Perahia tackles the mightiest of all piano sonatas, Beethoven’s Hammerklavier, alongside music by Brahms, Mozart and Haydn.

 Murray Perahia. Image: Felix Broede

£9.50 - £35

Segmentation Code: sc

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £12.50, £17.50, £22.50, £35 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £12, £17, £21.50, £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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*.

Billing: *Murray Perahia* piano

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Variations in F minor | ,|_. *Mozart* | Sonata in A minor | %(duration)19'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | _4 Klavierstücke Op 119_ | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Sonata No 29 in B flat, _Hammerklavier_ Op 106 | %(duration)45'% |


<p><strong>Murray Perahia</strong> tackles the mightiest of all piano sonatas, <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> <em>Hammerklavier</em>, alongside music by <strong>Brahms, Mozart</strong> and <strong>Haydn</strong>. Perahia has devoted a lifetime’s study to music of this stature, and his approach to the <em>Hammerklavier</em> is typically thoughtful. Brahms’s haunting late miniatures, Haydn’s Variations and a poignant Mozart sonata create an illuminating context for this Everest of classical sonatas.</p> <p>Grand Tier not available.</p> ]]>
2016-06-17T19:30:00 2016-06-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Beethoven's Seventh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ludwig van Beethoven wasn’t known for his modesty – but until you’ve heard his Seventh Symphony in full, heart-pounding flight, you’ve never known just how intoxicating music can be

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Kazuki Yamada ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Pieter Wispelwey</strong></th><td>Cello</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Weber ,</strong></th><td>Overture to Oberon </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar ,</strong></th><td>Cello Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 7</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“I am the new Bacchus, pressing out glorious wine for the human spirit!” Ludwig van Beethoven wasn’t known for his modesty – but until you’ve heard his Seventh Symphony in full, heart-pounding flight, you’ve never known just how intoxicating music can be. Kazuki Yamada will go all-out: a high-octane contrast to Elgar’s hugely popular Cello Concerto, performed with poetry by the wonderful Dutch cellist Peter Wispelwey.</p> ]]>
2016-06-18T19:00:00 2016-06-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Dream of Gerontius]]> The Elgar Concert Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Elgar’s magnificent work is regarded as a pinnacle of the choral repertoire, and this performance at the splendid Elgar Hall promises to be a truly memorable event.

£18

Ticket Information: Standard - £18 ,Aged 60+ - £15 ,Students - £9 ,


<p>Elgar’s magnificent work is regarded as a pinnacle of the choral repertoire, and this performance at the splendid Elgar Hall promises to be a truly memorable event. Two long established local choirs, Birmingham Choral Union and The Chandos Choir (Solihull) will provide over 120 singers, and there will be a full professional orchestra. Three international solo artists will also be taking part &#8211; Gaynor Keeble (mezzo), Richard Lloyd Owen (tenor), and Terence Ayebare (bass), and the performance will be conducted by the assistant MD of Birmingham City Choir, Colin Baines. A rare opportunity to hear this great masterpiece by a former professor of the University!</p> ]]>
2016-06-18T19:30:00 2016-06-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 or £5 concessions plus transaction fee*

Programme: *Summer Requests*


<p>Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham. Expect grandeur, brilliance, and sounds to dazzle the ear.</p> ]]>
2016-06-20T13:00:00 2016-06-20T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Cathy Krier]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Cathy Krier performs as part of Rising Stars; a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls

Cathy Krier © Delphine Jouandeau

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All tickets £10 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: *Cathy Krier* piano

Programme: |_. *Berg* | Sonata for Piano Op 1, _Mäßig bewegt_ | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Denis Schuler* | L’autre rivage | %(duration)5'% | ,|_. *Janácˇek* | _On an overgrown path_ | %(duration)29'% | ,|_. *Rihm* | new work | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Schubert* | Fantasy _Wanderer_ in C major Op 15 | %(duration)25'% | , ,


<p><strong>Cathy Krier</strong> performs as part of Rising Stars; a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future.</p> <p>Nominated by Philharmonie Luxembourg.</p> ]]>
2016-06-20T18:00:00 2016-06-20T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Lee Jones Quintet]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


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2016-06-21T20:00:00 2016-06-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Summer Music by Candlelight]]> St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham 0.00000000 0.00000000 A magical midsummer night’s concert, performed by candlelight

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £35 / £25 / £17.50 / £9.50 plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Programme: *13th century English Summer* is icumen in ,*Matthews Dawn* Chorus ,*Morley* Now is the month of Maying ,*Vaughan Williams* Three Shakespeare Songs ,*Gershwin* Summertime Parry Sunset and evening star


<p>In a magical midsummer night’s concert, performed by candlelight as dusk falls, Ex Cathedra will transport you from Birmingham Cathedral into an enchanted world. A stream of music moves seamlessly from seasonal favourites to rare, rediscovered, contemporary and lighter repertoire, sprinkled with readings from across the ages.</p> <blockquote> <p>Virtuosity, vibrant colour and dynamic energy<br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-06-21T20:00:00 2016-06-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Planets - An HD Odyssey]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Watch in awe as Holst's beautiful and mystifying suite The Planets is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

£25 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £32.50, £40 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*Robert Ziegler* Conductor

Programme: STRAUSS _Sprach Zarathustra_: Opening ,STRAUSS _II Blue Danube Waltz_ ,BACH arr. STOKOWSKI _Prelude and Fugue in D minor_ ,BEETHOVEN _Symphony No.7: Allegretto_ ,WILLIAMS _Star Wars: Main Theme_ ,HOLST _The Planets_ , , , ,


<p>Watch in awe as Holst&#8217;s beautiful and mystifying suite The Planets is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra while a film created in collaboration with <span class="caps">NASA</span> and award-winning producer/director Duncan Copp is shown on a 24-foot screen above the stage.</p> <p>The multimedia event features the latest high-definition planetary images of NASA’s exploration of the solar system, brought to life in vivid form with the orchestra’s performance of Holst’s The Planets.</p> <p>This exciting multi-sensory event is preceded by outstanding pieces of classical music that are synonymous with outer space, such as Strauss II’s Blue Danube Waltz (featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Williams&#8217; iconic Star Wars theme.</p> ]]>
2016-06-25T19:30:00 2016-06-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Sons of Pitches]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Winners of The Naked Choir, The Sons of Pitches bring their soaring solos, impeccable harmonies and sensational beatboxing to Town Hall.

Sons of Pitches

£20, £24.50

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £24.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>If you&#8217;re looking for soaring solos, impeccable harmonies and sensational beatboxing, don&#8217;t miss <em>The Naked Choir</em> winners, <strong>The Sons of Pitches</strong>.</p> <p>With nearly two million YouTube hits and a growing international reputation, the multi-award winning British vocal group have <em>&#8216;given a cappella a kick up the backside&#8217;</em> (ThreeWeeks).</p> <p>Since 2013, <em>The Sons</em> have captivated audiences with highly creative vocal gymnastics and a programme of inventive pop covers, original numbers and entertaining improvised songs.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zQhW93kmcaU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-06-26T19:30:00 2016-06-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[George Benson in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Legendary ten-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master - George Benson, whose career spans five decades - comes to Symphony Hall

Monday 27 June 2016, 7:30pm

£65, £55 & £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £65, £55 & £45 plus transaction fee* , ,VIP PACKAGE: , ,AVAILABLE OVER COUNTER AND IN PERSON ONLY , ,Meet n greet with George Benson (after the show) ,Top price ticket in the first 4 rows centre block ,Glass of Champagne , ,VIP ticket price: £165 plus transaction fee* ,


<h2>Legendary ten-time Grammy winner and <span class="caps">NEA</span> Jazz Master &#8211; George Benson, whose career spans five decades &#8211; comes to Symphony Hall.</h2> <p>The live show will feature <strong>George Benson’s</strong> masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue &#8211; which includes such classics as: <em>Give Me The Night</em>, <em>Lady Love Me</em> (<em>One More Time</em>), <em>Turn Your Love Around</em>, <em>Love X Love</em>, <em>Never Give Up On A Good Thing</em> and <em>In Your Eyes</em>.</p> ]]>
2016-06-27T19:30:00 2016-06-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Kenny G]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Kenny G is the only saxophonist to have sold 75 million albums, singles and videos, as well as winning awards including Grammy, American Music, Soul Train, World Music and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

£42.50, £47.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £42.50, £47.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Kenny G is the only saxophonist to have sold 75 million albums as well as winning awards including Grammy, American Music, Soul Train, World Music and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. </h2> <p>With a recording career that now spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G is has grafted elements of R&amp;B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. </p> <p>Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.</p> <p>Most recently, Kenny G released his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights via Concord Records. The ten-song set, Kenny’s tribute to the ‘masters’ of Bossa Nova, is a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals. </p> ]]>
2016-06-28T19:30:00 2016-06-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[SEAL]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 After an amazing reception that welcomed his current studio album ‘7’ and last year’s successful arena tour as special guest to Duran Duran, Seal can now confirm details of his first UK headline tour since 2012!

£125 – VIP, £55, £45, £32.50

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £125 – VIP, £55, £45, £32.50 plus transaction fee* , , _I’m with you_ VIP Package : , Best seat in the first 4 rows , Have your photo taken with Seal , Personally signed photo , Commemorative laminate , VIP host in attendance , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com.


<h2>After an amazing reception that welcomed his current studio album ‘7’ and last year’s successful arena tour as special guest to Duran Duran, Seal can now confirm details of his first UK headline tour since 2012!</h2> <p>‘7’ adds a fresh new chapter to a phenomenal career that already achieved 30 million album sales, four Grammys and three <span class="caps">BRIT</span> Awards. Hits such as <em>Crazy</em> and <em>Kiss From a Rose</em> have turned him into a superstar, where he has won three Grammy Awards in the categories of Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.</p> <p>Throughout ‘7’, Seal explores love and all of its implications, idiosyncrasies, and intricacies, prepare yourself for a night to remember!</p> <p>★★★★ &#8211; Evening Standard</p> <blockquote> <p>Gleaming soundscapes, flowing melodies and philosophical lyrics.<br /> <strong>Daily Telegraph</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-06-30T19:00:00 2016-06-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Buddy Guy]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 One of the most exhilarating guitarists in the world, and still in powerful voice, Buddy is supporting his Grammy nominated release Born To Play Guitar.

£55 & £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £55 & £50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>One of the most exhilarating guitarists in the world, and still in powerful voice, Buddy is supporting his Grammy nominated release Born To Play Guitar, his latest studio album. </h2> <p>Guy dominates every song, from the upbeat Thick Like Mississippi Mud to the thoughtful lament, Come Back Muddy. Guy once explained that Muddy Waters’ final request to him was “keep the damn blues alive”. He’s still doing just that.</p> ]]>
2016-07-01T19:30:00 2016-07-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 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. Image: 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. , ,Tickets can be booked in addition to a concert package and do not count as part of a concert package. Discounts and other package benefits are not available. Two free tickets are available per package booker. , ,*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. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.


<p>Birmingham’s prestigious <strong>Brant International Piano Competition</strong> 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> <p>The first rounds take place at the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre, Berkley Street and more info can be found by <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/town-hall/brant-international-piano-competition/">clicking here</a>:</p> <p>Choir benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-07-02T15:00:00 2016-07-02T15:00:00
<![CDATA[STAR WARS & BEYOND: A SPACE SPECTACULAR]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Due to very popular demand the sell-out show Star Wars & Beyond will return!

Prefix: EXTRA SHOW ADDED!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Due to very popular demand the sell-out show Star Wars & Beyond will return!

Billing: *Pete Harrison* Conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra*


<p>Due to very popular demand the sell-out show Star Wars &amp; Beyond will return for an extra date in July! </p> <p>If you are an avid Star Wars fan or love all things space, it would be a mistake to miss out on this amazing show. Buckle up tight and prepare yourself for an unforgettable ride as you travel through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond! </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">MUSIC</span> *LIGHTS * <span class="caps">LASERS</span> * <span class="caps">FIREWORKS</span></strong></p> <p>John Williams<br /> <span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">WARS</span> <br /> <span class="caps">SUPERMAN</span> <br /> <span class="caps">CLOSE</span> <span class="caps">ENCOUNTERS</span> OF <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">THIRD</span> <span class="caps">KIND</span> <br /> E.T.</p> <p>Holst<br /> <span class="caps">MARS</span> &amp; <span class="caps">JUPITER</span> <span class="caps">FROM</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PLANETS</span></p> <p>Strauss<br /> <span class="caps">SPRACH</span> <span class="caps">ZARATHUSTRA</span><br /> <span class="caps">BLUE</span> <span class="caps">DANUBE</span> <span class="caps">WALTZ</span></p> <p>plus<br /> <span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">TREK</span> <br /> <span class="caps">BATTLESTAR</span> <span class="caps">GALACTICA</span> <br /> <span class="caps">THUNDERBIRDS</span></p> ]]>
2016-07-02T19:30:00 2016-07-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Heart In Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when Heart stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” and so many more.

£37, £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £37, £40 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when Heart stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” and so many more.</h2> <p>Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like <em>These Dreams</em>, <em>Alone</em>, <em>What About Love</em>, <em>If Looks Could Kill</em>, <em>Never</em>, and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians, singers and songwriters.</p> <p>As individuals, the sisters have also achieved significant success. Ann sang on songs that were both chart successes and motion picture themes, like <em>Almost Paradise</em> from <strong>Footloose</strong>, <em>Best Man in the World</em> from <strong>The Golden Child</strong>, and <em>Surrender to Me</em> from <strong>Tequila Sunrise</strong>, while Nancy composed and performed the scores to a half dozen motion pictures including the award winning <strong>Jerry Maguire</strong> and <strong>Almost Famous</strong>.</p> ]]>
2016-07-03T19:30:00 2016-07-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Falstaff]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 What better way to celebrate the Bard than with this uproarious operatic re-imagining of The Merry Wives of Windsor?

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£21, £29, £37, £42, £48 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH 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</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Edward Gardner ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Ambrogio Maestri</strong></th><td>Baritone (Sir John Falstaff)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Nicholas Pallesen ,</strong></th><td>Baritone (Ford)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Corinne Winters ,</strong></th><td>Soprano (Alice Ford)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sofia Fomina ,</strong></th><td>Soprano (Nannetta)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Justina Gringyte ,</strong></th><td>Mezzo-Soprano (Meg Page)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Jane Henschel ,</strong></th><td>Contralto (Mistress Quickly)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Allan Clayton ,</strong></th><td>Tenor (Fenton)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Graham Clark ,</strong></th><td>Tenor (Dr Caius)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Adrian Thompson ,</strong></th><td>Tenor (Bardolfo)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lukas Jakobski ,</strong></th><td>Bass (Pistola)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Verdi </strong></th><td>Falstaff</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Tutto nel mondo è burla: “All the world’s a joke”. The final words of Verdi’s Falstaff bring down the curtain on one of the warmest and wisest comedies in all music. What better way to celebrate the Bard than with this uproarious operatic re-imagining of The Merry Wives of Windsor? A world-class cast joins Edward Gardner to end the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s season in a burst of laughter and joy.</p><p>There will be a 20-minute interval after Act 2.</p> ]]>
2016-07-13T19:00:00 2016-07-13T19:00:00
<![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 2016-08-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Pop Chorus Annual Show 2016]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Created in 2013, by choir director Anya Small, Solihull Pop Chorus brings together amateur singers ranging from age six to 70-years young, many of whom had never sung in public before and the result is magical.

£14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14 plus transaction fee*


<p>From <span class="caps">ELO</span> to Olly Murs, the Beatles to Boyzone and Madonna to Manilow, the 190 adults and children of Solihull Pop Chorus are set to raise the Town Hall roof with their infectious, uplifting versions of some of the best-loved pop classics in their 2016 annual show. </p> <p>Created in 2013, by choir director Anya Small, Solihull Pop Chorus brings together amateur singers ranging from age six to 70-years young, many of whom had never sung in public before and the result is magical. </p> <p>The choir is now in high demand &#8211; in 2015 they were requested to perform for the Lord Mayor of London at a banquet in Mansion House and they are regulars at events and festivals in the region. </p> ]]>
2016-07-17T19:00:00 2016-07-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy]]> Ruddock Performing Arts Centre What better way to start the summer holiday than with this most relaxing of all Beethoven’s symphonies, and the inimitable freshness and verve of the CBSO's brilliant Youth Orchestra?

CBSO Youth Orchestra. Image: Neil Pugh

£20

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* , ,-20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070 ,-£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070 ,-£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from 24 June. ,-£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from 24 June. ,-The THSH 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. , ,Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts – visit cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save for details , ,-Part of CBSO 15-16 Flexible Packages. ,-This concert is not part of a Fixed Package, but Package discounts still apply. ,-Part of accumulate discounts.

Programme: |_. *Britten* | _Suite on English Folk Tunes - A Time There Was_ | ,|_. *Bridge* | _Summer_ | ,|_. *Maxwell Davies* | _A Spell for Green Corn: The MacDonald Dances_ | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 6 |


<p>Beethoven said that his Pastoral symphony describes the <em>&#8216;awakening of happy feelings on arriving in the countryside&#8217;</em>. </p> <p>So what better way to start the summer holiday than with this most relaxing of all Beethoven’s symphonies, and the inimitable freshness and verve of the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s</strong> brilliant <strong>Youth Orchestra</strong>? Three masterpieces from the British countryside set the mood: sunshine and shadows from Benjamin Britten and Frank Bridge, plus an exuberant Orkney ceilidh with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies!</p> ]]>
2016-07-24T19:30:00 2016-07-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Edward Gardner conducts National Youth Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The National Youth Orchestra has to be heard to be believed. Hear them play ear-ringing, spine-tingling orchestral showpieces at Symphony Hall.

National Youth Orchestra. Image: Jaden Alden

£9.50 - £25

Ticket Information: £9.50, £12.50, £15, £17.50, £20, £22.50, £25 plus transaction fee* , ,60 plus £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":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. For this concert, SoundBite tickets are £5. "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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 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 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. 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. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor

Programme: |_. *Strauss* | _Also Sprach Zarathustra_ | %(duration)33'% | ,|_. *Holst* | _The Planets_ | %(duration)49'% |


<p>The <strong>National Youth Orchestra</strong> has to be heard to be believed – and there’s no better venue in which to experience its full virtuosity and power than Symphony Hall. Ahead of its appearance at the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms, this is a chance to hear Britain’s largest orchestra in two of the ultimate orchestral showpieces: music to leave ears ringing and spines tingling!</p> <blockquote> <p>&#8230;throughout the duration of the First World War, Holst’s Planets Suite was the work that cemented the composer’s reputation as one of the most inventive voices of his age – from the ‘col legno’ use of the violin bows in Mars to the distant choirs that fade away at the end of Neptune, Holst created a soundworld that had never before been heard. But before the Holst, prepare to be catapulted into space by Strauss’s Also Sprach, and hear Symphony Hall’s organ at full blast!</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>Front four rows of stalls not available.</p> ]]>
2016-08-05T19:30:00 2016-08-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Daniel O'Donnell]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Having performed to thousands of loyal fans on sell out concert tours and after more than 30 years in the spotlight, Daniel O'Donnell comes to Symphony Hall!

£42.50, £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Tickets go on sale on Saturday 14 November at 9:30am over the counter and 10am online and via phone.

Ticket Information: £42.50, £39.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>It’s no surprise that <strong>Daniel O’Donnell</strong> is one of the best loved artistes of our time, both at home and abroad. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year for the last 28 years! This includes his latest album release ‘The Hank Williams Songbook’ which entered the charts at number 5.</p> <p>Having performed to thousands of loyal fans on sell out concert tours and after more than 30 years in the spotlight, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over.</p> ]]>
2016-09-20T19:30:00 2016-09-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Gloaming]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Even before The Gloaming released their debut album in 2014, the Irish Times hailed them as "one of the great forces in Irish music."

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>This special event coincides with the release of their second album, on Real World Records (Brassland for North America). Full details on the forthcoming LP to follow.</p> <p>Even before The Gloaming released their debut album in 2014, the Irish Times hailed them as &#8220;one of the great forces in Irish music.&#8221; The group has quickly become one of the world&#8217;s most renown live acts, performing to packed houses at the Barbican in London, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Mexico City&#8217;s Teatro de al Ciudad, New York&#8217;s Lincoln Center, and <span class="caps">WOMAD</span> festivals worldwide, as well as selling out multiple concerts at home from Dublin&#8217;s National Concert Hall to the Cork Opera House. </p> <p>Their live activity climaxed with the historic Ceiliúradh concert at London&#8217;s Royal Albert Hall, during which they performed for an audience including Irish President Michael D Higgins to commemorate the Republic of Ireland&#8217;s first state visit to Britain. </p> <p>The self-titled recording was similarly acclaimed, winning Ireland&#8217;s Choice Music Prize for Album of The Year, Britain&#8217;s <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Award and making year-end best-of lists in America (<span class="caps">NPR</span> Music) and the UK (Mojo Magazine), as well as an &#8220;Album of the Year&#8221; title from The Irish Times.</p> ]]>
2016-09-25T19:30:00 2016-09-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ronan Keating ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Twenty two years of making music have resulted in an impressive tally of achievements, including 40 million album sales for Ronan Keating

£35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35 plus transaction fee*


<h2>2016 will see Ronan take to the road, touring his tenth studio album, aptly entitled Time Of My Life, which will be release on February 12th. </h2> <p>Right now, Keating is all about this album… the album of his life. A record on which he’s dug deep, pushed hard and been unafraid of wearing his heart (and his tunes) on his sleeve. The album is the first fruits of not only a rejuvenating relationship with his new record label Decca, but also a genuinely content place in life and love. These are instantly affecting songs of celebration and emotion, of love and loss and more importantly… honesty. </p> <blockquote> <p>This is the music I’ve always wanted to make. This is who I am and it feels absolutely right. To go out with all this new material, and playing guitar, will be so exciting. These songs were written for live performance.<br /> <strong>Ronan Keating</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Twenty two years of making music have resulted in an impressive tally of achievements, including 40 million album sales with Boyzone, 22 million copies sold of nine solo albums, 14 solo Number One singles, an Ivor Novello Award for Picture Of You (1997). But they are not something Keating is dwelling on, right now. He is all about pushing on with a bold new chapter.</p> ]]>
2016-09-26T19:30:00 2016-09-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Joan Collins]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring her all-new show for 2016, providing fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening in the company of a true Hollywood legend.

£39.50 & £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £39.50 & £29.50 plus transaction fee* ,VIP package available through ticketmaster


<h2>Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring her all-new show for 2016, providing fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening in the company of a true Hollywood legend.</h2> <p>Actress, philanthropist and best-selling author, <strong>Dame Joan</strong> will share stories and secrets from her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing actresses.</p> <blockquote> <p>I so enjoyed my 10 years performing “One Night with Joan&#8221; all over the world that I am delighted to be doing an entirely new show. Each performance will be different so if you liked me in Salford come see me in Edinburgh…and if you don&#8217;t then stay at home and watch Corrie.<br /> Dame Joan</p> </blockquote> <p>The show will see audiences enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career and also includes a question and answer session with the chance to ask questions about her life and career.</p> ]]>
2016-09-26T19:30:00 2016-09-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Romesh Ranganathan]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview.

£18.50

Prefix: EXTRA DATE ADDED

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Please note: Tickets go on sale to THSH Members Thursday 28 January, 10am. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 29 January, 10am.

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. ‘Irrational’ will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explain why everybody else is wrong about them.</h2> <p><span class="caps">EXTRA</span> <span class="caps">DATE</span> <span class="caps">ADDED</span></p> <blockquote> <p>Ranganathan&#8217;s punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers.<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>The last two years have been incredible for <strong>Romesh Ranganathan</strong> with his two critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival shows, <em>Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day</em> and <em>Rom Com</em> being nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Festival Awards for Best Show 2014 and Best Newcomer in 2013. This new show promises to be as much of a hit!</p> <p>★★★★ Sunday Times</p> <p>Romesh has come a long way since quitting his career as a maths teacher making a real name for himself most recently with his critically acclaimed BBC3 series <em>Asian Provocateur</em>. Romesh is quickly becoming a household name with his appearances on BBC1’s <em>Live At The Apollo</em>, <em>Jack Dee’s HelpDesk</em>, <em>Have I Got News For You</em>, BBC2’s <em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>The Apprentice: You’re Fired</em>, ITV1’s <em>Play To The Whistle</em>, <em>The Royal Variety Performance</em>, <em>The Jonathan Ross Show</em>, Channel 4’s <em>Alan Carr Chatty Man</em>, Sky1’s <em>A League Of Their Own</em> and Dave’s <em>Taskmaster</em>.</p> ]]>
2016-10-09T20:00:00 2016-10-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Level 42 ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Eighties pop legends Level 42 will visit Symphony Hall in 2016 as part of a massive UK tour!

£28

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Eighties pop legends Level 42 will visit Symphony Hall in 2016 as part of a massive UK tour!</h2> <p>The jaunt will be supporting the release of their new Sirens II EP, and they will play a selection of their greatest hits as well as their new material. The band gained fame for their high-calibre musicianship—in particular that of Mark King, whose percussive slap-bass guitar technique provided the driving groove of many of the band&#8217;s hits.</p> <p>The band have released 27 albums, had 18 top 40 singles, sold out Wembley Arena for 21 nights and sold over 30 million albums worldwide.</p> ]]>
2016-10-11T19:30:00 2016-10-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tony Hadley]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Tony Hadley, legendary solo singer and Spandau Ballet front man brings an orchestra to Symphony Hall in October 2016.

£48.50, £35.00, £25.00

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £48.50, £35.00, £25.00 (VIP £125.00) plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP PACKAGE* ,You and the Tony have your photo taken together ,Best seat in the first X rows ,Exclusive gift chosen by Tony ,Personally signed photo ,Commemorative Laminate ,VIP host in attendance ,Package price £125 plus transaction fee* , ,Further information on VIP timings will be available at www.sjm-vip.com at least 2 weeks prior to the concert. For any queries please contact the VIP team at vipsales@sjmconcerts.com.


<h2>Tony Hadley, legendary solo singer and Spandau Ballet front man brings an orchestra to Symphony Hall in October 2016. </h2> <p>Apart from the live dates <strong>Tony Hadley</strong> has also announced his first ever Christmas album. Produced in Italy the album features two brand new songs together with some of his favourite Christmas classics. <em>The Christmas Album</em> will be available worldwide on November 27th physically, digitally and through all streaming partners. The first single from the new album, <em>Shake Up Christmas</em> will be serviced to radio stations in November together with a video for the track.</p> <p>As lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley has, over the years, earned the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. As a solo artist in his own right who has spent the past twenty years entertaining audiences all over the world with his stunning rich voice that has lost none of its power. </p> <p>Pioneers of the 80s Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet formed in 1978 and had numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world, some of the most memorable being the singles <em>Gold</em>, <em>Only When You Leave</em>, <em>Lifeline</em>, the epic <em>Through the Barricades</em> and of course the international number one <em>True</em>. </p> <p>Tony Hadley is currently appearing in ITV’s <em>I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here</em> and is the bookmakers’ current favourite to win. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uHN0Qi1b9Hw?list=PLkcr_-stZ8feKN6gRN_POOnFWv3O_Qlu8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-10-15T19:00:00 2016-10-15T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Brian Cox]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all.

£40 & £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: *THSH Membership pre-sale* Saturday 28th November 2015 at 10am ,*General on sale date*:Monday 30th November 2015 at 10am ,


<h2>Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all. </h2> <p>Coming to Symphony Hall in 2016 is the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed <strong>Professor Brian Cox</strong>, <strong><span class="caps">OBE</span></strong>. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Always captivating, continually surprising and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in this new stage show, plus get up close and personal with the man himself with an interview hosted by his <em>The Infinite Monkey Cage</em> co-host <strong>Robin Ince</strong>.</p> <p>Brian Cox is perhaps the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility. </p> <p>Brian Cox <span class="caps">OBE</span> is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research fellow. He works on the <span class="caps">ATLAS</span> experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at <span class="caps">CERN</span>, Switzerland and is a Professor at the University of Manchester. He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the <span class="caps">BBC</span>, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics. </p> ]]>
2016-10-20T19:30:00 2016-10-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sixties Gold:- Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, P.J. Proby & Gary Puckett]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up.

£32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>For lovers of Sixties music, this is the ultimate, and probably never to be repeated, line-up. </h2> <p>Featuring record breaking Merseybeat band <strong>Gerry &amp; The Pacemakers</strong> the first act ever to top the charts with their first three singles. Also from Liverpool and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, <strong>The Searchers</strong> first single also went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts. <strong>Brian Poole &amp; The Tremeloes</strong>, the band that broke the Liverpool stranglehold and went on to have 21 hits that spent over 220 weeks in the UK charts.</p> <p>Controversial, ponytailed <strong>P.J. Proby</strong>, whose trouser splitting shocked the nation, was a Melody Maker teen idol award winner in 1964 and spent 91 weeks in the charts. Special Guest, direct from America, <strong>Gary Puckett &amp; Union Gap</strong> who’s first single “Young Girl” was also a UK No. 1. </p> ]]>
2016-10-23T19:30:00 2016-10-23T19:30:00
<![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>Singing superstar <strong>Rebecca Ferguson</strong> brings her new tour, <em>Lady Sings the Blues</em> to Symphony Hall. </p> <p>Following in the footsteps of Billie Holiday and Diana Ross, Rebecca&#8217;s third album showcases her smoky vocals in a stunning reinterpretation, including the best of Billie Holiday&#8217;s classic songs, some of which featured on her iconic record of the same name.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Her husky, resilient vocals ease effortlessly into these classic tracks</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Sensational … Fantastic … Wonderful</strong><br /> Terry Wogan, Radio 2</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">PLEASE</span> <span class="caps">NOTE</span></strong> This show was postponed from January to November 2016. Customers will be contacted in due course. Updated 05/01/16</p> ]]>
2016-11-02T19:30:00 2016-11-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Anoushka Shankar - Land of Gold]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Trailblazing, as her legendary father Ravi Shankar did, Anoushka Shankar continues to push the limits of her instrument, not only in the traditional Indian Classical form, but also by breaking boundaries.

£25/£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25/£17.50 plus transcation fee*


<p>The Shankar name is synonymous with Indian Classical Music and with the sitar. </p> <p>Trailblazing, as her legendary father <strong>Ravi Shankar</strong> did, <strong>Anoushka Shankar</strong> continues to push the limits of her instrument, not only in the traditional Indian Classical form, but also by breaking boundaries and working with new sounds and art forms. This has earned Anoushka no fewer than four Grammy® nominations. Following the success of her 2013 album, <em>Traces of You</em>, Anoushka Shankar returns with an innovative, cutting-edge programme addressing themes of movement, asylum, refugees; a topic that deeply inspired the creative process whilst composing the music for <em>Land of Gold</em>.</p> ]]>
2016-11-10T20:00:00 2016-11-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Beth Hart]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 No one knows how to rock the house better than Beth Hart. When she sings clocks stop, hearts dance and neck-hair tingles...it's that compelling!

£27.50, £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50, £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Grammy Award-nominated sing/songwriter Beth Hart has been recognized across the world as one of the great live vocalists of our time. </h2> <p>Four of the greatest lead guitar legends in the business have asked her to perform with them: in concert with Jeff Beck, in concert and on two spellbinding albums (Don&#8217;t Explain and Seesaw) with Joe Bonamassa, on two powerhouse records with Slash, and on a very special blues album, Rhythm and Blues, with Buddy Guy. It&#8217;s no wonder she&#8217;s been nominated for two Blues Music Awards!</p> <p>Every live performance gets a standing ovation, because no one knows how to rock the house better than Beth Hart. When she sings clocks stop, hearts dance and neck-hair tingles&#8230;it&#8217;s that compelling!</p> ]]>
2016-11-11T19:30:00 2016-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance; for most, it's a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list, a chance to see Australia's most unique international comedy legend.

£29.50

Suffix: Second of the Final Farewell Tours...perhaps

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance; for most, it&#8217;s a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list, a chance to see Australia&#8217;s most unique international comedy legend. </h2> <p>In the more than 30 years since his first album (<em>Hey Santa Claus</em>, <em>Living Next Door to Alan</em>) Kev&#8217;s concerts continues to sellout around the globe. Selling upward of 4 million units and being nominated for Australian of the Year have helped cement his place as, in the words of <strong>Billy Connolly</strong>, &#8216;The world&#8217;s funniest Australian&#8217;.</p> ]]>
2016-11-11T19:30:00 2016-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Spectacular Classics 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.

£46.00, £41.50, £36.00, £26.50, £19.50, £16.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £46.00, £41.50, £36.00, £26.50, £19.50, £16.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.</p> ]]>
2016-11-12T14:30:00 2016-11-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Hollies in Concert ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Since their inception, The Hollies have toured each and every year for over 50 years and continue to perform to sell-out concerts around the world to this day.

£19.50, £26.50, £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £26.50, £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Since their inception, The Hollies have toured each and every year for over 50 years and continue to perform to sell-out concerts around the world to this day.</h2> <p>As major players in the magnificent 1960’s British Pop Revolution &#8211; a time when British bands first conquered the world, <strong>The Hollies</strong> hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 Years of continuous touring, performing and recording. From 1963 through to the mid-70’s, the Hollies had more hits than even the Beatles &#8211; In that period alone they had 18 Top ten hits. <em>Long Cool Woman</em> (<em>In A Black Dress</em>) &#8211; No1 in the US charts in 1972. <em>The Air That I Breathe</em> topped the UK charts in 1974 and <em>He Ain&#8217;t Heavy</em> hit the top spot in 1988.</p> <p>At the heart of The Hollies, one of Britain’s best loved groups, are the integral, original members – powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott and singer, songwriter and lead guitarist, Tony Hicks. Their soaring, distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs, and cultivated musicianship, coupled with The Hollies extensive back catalogue of memorable tunes, have ensured the longevity of one of our greatest Pop/Rock bands whose music remains fresh, dynamic and timeless.</p> <p>With Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Music’ to their name andinduction into the prestigious American Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame – ‘For their Impact on theEvolution, Development, and Perpetuation of Rock n’ Roll’. There is no doubt The Hollies helped shape the Pop and Rock industry as we know it and continue to perform with pride and passion around the world.</p> ]]>
2016-11-17T19:30:00 2016-11-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Deacon Blue]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Deacon Blue make their return to the live stage in 2016 with some of the biggest shows of their continued resurgence!

£42.50, £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £42.50, £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2>Deacon Blue make their return to the live stage in 2016 with some of the biggest shows of their continued resurgence!</h2> <p>Following their triumphant comeback four years ago, Deacon Blue have gone from strength to strength, with sold out tours in 2012, 2013 and 2014.</p> <p>Alongside over six million album sales, twelve UK Top 40 singles and two UK Number One albums, Deacon Blue are also one of the most passionate live bands around.</p> <p>The tour announcement coincides with the 25th Anniversary of their platinum selling 1991 album ‘Fellow Hoodlums’ which includes Top 10 hit and live favourite ‘Twist &amp; Shout’ and the beautiful ‘Your Swaying Arms’.</p> ]]>
2016-11-25T19:30:00 2016-11-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Bootleg Beatles]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles Tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe.

£32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<h2> Justifiably recognised as the world’s premier Beatles Tribute show, The Bootleg Beatles continue to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. </h2> <p>‘The act you’ve known for all these years’ …</p> <p>Charting the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from their costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty &#8216;Scouse&#8217; banter to their uncanny ‘inflection perfect’ vocal impersonation. </p> <p>Complete with video imagery to compliment each song, and with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a genuine not-to-be-missed spectacular for Beatle fans of all ages. No, it’s not The Beatles….but you simply won’t believe it!</p> <blockquote> <p>Mind-boggling accuracy<br /> <strong>The Mail on Sunday</strong> </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Off-the-scale fabulous<br /> <strong>Chris Evans – Radio 2</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-12-08T19:30:00 2016-12-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return to Symphony Hall by popular demand!

£37

Ticket Information: £37 & £29.50 (Restricted view seats) plus transaction fee*

Programme: Timings: ,19:30 - 19:55 Support ,19:55 - 20:15 Interval ,20:15 - 22:15 Jools Holland


<h2>Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm &amp; Blues Orchestra return to Symphony Hall by popular demand!</h2> Renowned as one of the UK’s most popular tours, now in it’s 21st year, these shows are not to be missed and will this year feature special guests The Selecter’s Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. <p>Fans will be thrilled to hear that the shows will once again feature the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall along with a new addition, the rich soulful tones of Beth Rowley. Beth is known for her love of Blues and Gospel and her top ten debut album ‘Little Dreamer’ which was nominated for a <span class="caps">BRIT</span> Award, she is currently working on her second album. Together with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm &amp; Blues Orchestra which features the drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his latest album Jools &amp; Ruby, released in December 2015. With a catalogue that reaches through decades, a night with Jools Holland will bring you the greatest boogie-woogie party in town!</p> ]]>
2016-12-14T19:30:00 2016-12-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley’s UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance.

Prefix: EARLYBIRD OFFER!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Earlybird/Presale period: ,Friday 11 December 2015 - Sunday 14 February 2016 , ,General on sale: ,Thursday 17th March 2016

Ticket Information: Wed 19 Apr 2017 8pm £25 (earlybird) then £35 after general ,Thu 20 Apr 2017 8pm £40, £37.50 ,Fri 21 Apr 2017 8pm £43.50, £40 ,Sat 22 Apr 2017 2:30pm £40, £37.50 ,Sat 22 Apr 2017 8pm £43.50, £40 ,Sun 23 Apr 2017 7:30pm £40, £37.50


<h2>Following the phenomenal success of the 2015 UK tour, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is excited to announce a return to the UK in 2017 for a 23 city Nationwide tour.</h2> Fresh from hugely successful runs in the West End, Broadway, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere,<strong>Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games</strong> continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast. <blockquote> <p>I’m blown away by the remarkable talent and abilities of the great cast we’ve gathered and delighted to return to the UK where we started out 20 years ago<br /> <strong>Michael Flatley</strong> </p> </blockquote> <p>Celebrating 20 years since he debuted Lord of the Dance, Flatley’s UK tour will star his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Mathew Smith in the role of the Lord of the Dance. The show is produced, choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley. </p> <p>With all the precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features new staging, cutting edge technology, new costumes and choreography, world champion acrobats and 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers all directed by Michael Flatley. With new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.</p> ]]>
2017-04-19T20:00:00 2017-04-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Jimmy Carr is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Saturday 10 June 2017, 8pm

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Jimmy Carr</strong> is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.</p> <p>A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, his new tour will distill everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment.</p> <p>Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award.</p> <p>Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.</p> ]]>
2017-06-10T20:00:00 2017-06-10T20:00:00