THSH - Upcoming events http://www.thsh.co.uk/events/rss/? Upcoming events at THSH en-gb <![CDATA[Birmingham City University Awards Ceremony January 2015]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

Monday 26 January - Tuesday 27 January


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2015-01-15T10:30:00 2015-01-27T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Midweek Explorer ]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer Sara Colman, while exploring music and making new friends.

Sara Colman

Wednesday 28 January - Wednesday 29 April, 10.30am

Free Event

Free Event

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<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> ]]>
2014-11-19T10:30:00 2015-04-29T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO American Classics with Freddy Kempf]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From exile in America Korngold composed a symphony as deep as the ocean that he crossed. A New World away from Bernstein and Gershwin’s witty works.

Freddy Kempf. Photo: Neda Navaee

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Freddy Kempf* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Bernstein* | _Divertimento_ for Orchestra | %(duration)14’% | ,|_. *Gershwin* | Piano Concerto | %(duration)29'% | ,|_. *Korngold* | Symphony in F Sharp | %(duration)53’% | , ,


<p>A symphony from the New World&#8230; with a difference. Mahler declared Erich Korngold a genius, but Hitler had other ideas &#8211; and from exile in California, Korngold poured out all his hopes and sorrows in 53 minutes of grand, heartbroken passion.</p> <p>It’s a wonderful counterpart to Bernstein’s hilarious <em>Divertimento</em> and the irresistible jazz-age melodies of Gershwin’s &#8216;skyscraper concerto&#8217;, played by one of Britain’s favourite pianists.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Korngold&#8217;s Symphony: Novelist, blogger and Korngold biographer Jessica Duchen introduces Korngold&#8217;s only Symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-01-28T19:30:00 2015-01-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Academy of Ancient Music plays Mozart]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 There are Mozart concerts, and then there are Mozart concerts with Robert Levin, the inspirational scholar-pianist.

Academy of Ancient Music. Photo: Patrick Harrison

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Academy of Ancient Music* ,*Robert Levin* piano

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | _The Marriage of Figaro_ Overture | %(duration)4'% | ,|_. *Robert Levin* | Improvised prelude | ,|_. *Mozart* | Piano Concerto No 24 | %(duration)31'% | ,|_.   | Piano Concerto No 25 | %(duration)30'% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 35, _Haffner_ | %(duration)18'% | , , , , , , ,


<p>There are <strong>Mozart</strong> concerts: and then there are Mozart concerts with <strong>Robert Levin</strong>, the inspirational scholar-pianist who, like Mozart himself, improvises, decorates and brings this transcendent music back to sparkling, startling life. </p> <p>Hear two great concertos as they haven’t been heard since Mozart’s time, and join the <strong>Academy of Ancient Music</strong> in the sunlit celebration of Mozart’s exuberant <em>Haffner</em> Symphony.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The Academy of Ancient Music have been described as transmitting the ‘kick of an energy drink’, and their performance of this Mozart programme is sure to do just that. With the spectacular Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, two brilliant piano concertos and a rendition of Mozart’s Symphony No 35 to top it all off, this performance is not to be missed.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation</p> ]]>
2015-01-29T19:30:00 2015-01-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fred T Baker Trio]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join virtuosic bass player Fred T Baker and his trio for an evening of electric bass pieces as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs at Symphony Hall Cafe Bar

Fred T Baker

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Virtuosic bass player <strong>Fred T Baker</strong> will be playing material from his new album which will consist of solo electric bass pieces with live looping as well as his trio featuring <strong>Matt Ratcliffe</strong> on piano and <strong>Mile Levin</strong> on drums.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-01-30T17:00:00 2015-01-30T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Best of the West End]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, – stunning vocalists and full symphony orchestra celebrate the Best of the West End.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael England* conductor ,West End star vocalists including *Gina Beck,* *Michael Xaiver,* *Jacqui Scott* and *Mark O’Malley* ,


<p>Want to take in a show? Tonight the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> brings the West End’s biggest hits – and biggest stars – right here to Birmingham. With songs from <em>The Phantom of the Opera</em>, <em>Les Misérables</em>, <em>Chicago</em>, <em>Mamma Mia!</em>, <em>Wicked</em> and <em>The Lion King</em>, in the stunning sound of Symphony Hall, Birmingham, there’s no need to go to London &#8211; because we’ve already reserved the best seats for you.</p> ]]>
2015-01-30T19:30:00 2015-01-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jeff Williams Sextet + Mike Fletcher Trio]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 See first-rate jazz drummer Jeff Williams perform as part of two exceptional ensembles - the lyrical Mike Fletcher Trio, and his own group, the Jeff Williams Sextet.

Jeff Williams

£15

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Mike Fletcher Trio:* ,*Mike Fletcher* saxes and flutes ,*Olie Brice* bass ,*Jeff Williams* drums , ,*Jeff Williams Quintet:* ,*Josh Arcoleo* saxophone ,*Phil Robson* guitar ,*Kit Downes* piano ,*Sam Lasserson* bass ,*Jeff Williams* drums ,


<p>Over his forty-year career as a first-rate jazz drummer, <strong>Jeff Williams</strong> has accompanied the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler and Mike Gibbs, to name a few. Tonight, see him perform as part of two exceptional ensembles.</p> <p>The evening kicks off with a opening set from the <strong>Mike Fletcher Trio</strong>. After being nominated by <span class="caps">THSH</span> to take part in the <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars programme 2014/15, Mike has the opportunity to tour with this trio in concert halls across the continent. Enjoy music characterised by its lyricism, subtle simplicity and exploratory interplay.</p> <p>This set is followed by a extended performance from the <strong>Jeff Williams Sextet</strong>, who have played at the London Jazz Festival for the last three years and recorded their new CD, <em>Concert In The Amazon</em>, live in the magnificent Manaus Opera House.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Music that seethes with intelligence, creativity and zest.</strong> Jazzviews on the Jeff Williams Sextet</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall gratefully acknowledges support from <span class="caps">PRS</span> for Music Foundation.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-01-30T20:00:00 2015-01-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Straight No Chaser]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Male a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser visit Town Hall for an exceptional evening of entertainment, as part of their Happy Hour Tour.

Straight No Chaser

£19.50 - £29.50

Suffix: Happy Hour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs… think again.</p> <p><strong>Straight No Chaser</strong> are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape. It&#8217;s the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people… and with a sense of humour.</p> <p>With their fourth album <em>Under The Influence</em> featuring contributions from superstars including Jason Mraz, Phil Collins and Dolly Parton, <strong>Straight No Chaser</strong> have taken the US by storm, and now they bring their outstanding interpretations of contemporary repertoire to the UK.</p> <p>Join this dynamic group at Town Hall for an exceptional evening of contemporary a cappella entertainment.</p> ]]>
2015-01-30T20:00:00 2015-01-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sax in the City with The Notebenders]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Diverse and dynamic musicians from across the city come together to continue the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton.

The Notebenders

Free event.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Ease into the weekend with this diverse and dynamic band, which brings together musicians from across the city, continuing the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton.</p> ]]>
2015-01-31T13:30:00 2015-06-20T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra: New Jerusalem]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra perform an inspired programme of choral works by Parry, MacMillan and Panufnik.

Jeffrey Skidmore. Photo: www.operaomnia.co.uk

£9.50 - £35

Suffix: Parry, MacMillan, Panufnik

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Choir and Ensemble* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor

Programme: |_. *Parry* | _Jerusalem_ | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Roxanna Panufnik* | _Since we Parted_ (world premiere) | %(duration)8’% | ,|_. *Parry* | _Songs of Farewell_ | %(duration)31’% | ,|_. *James MacMillan* | _Seven Angels_ (world premiere) | %(duration)40’% | ,


<p>Nostalgia has always been a potent force in British music but the emotions it provokes can look forward as well as back.</p> <p>In this inspired programme, James MacMillan takes up where Elgar left off with a superb new choral work based on <em>The Last Judgment</em>, while a new work by Roxanna Panufnik, two much-loved favourites by Parry, evoke a century of great music.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/town-hall/associate-artists/ex-cathedra/">Ex Cathedra</a> is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2015-01-31T19:30:00 2015-01-31T19:30:00
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2015-01-31T19:30:00 2015-01-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening of Music and Dance with Birmingham Royal Ballet]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The celebrated Royal Ballet Sinfonia returns for its spectacular annual performance at Symphony Hall - expect excerpts from Swan Lake and Bintley's Cinderella and Sylvia.

Birmingham Royal Ballet

£10 - £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10, £14.50, £18.50, £22.50, £26 & £29.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*60plus* 10% discount , ,*16-25s and students* 10% discount with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.

Billing: *Birmingham Royal Ballet* ,*Royal Ballet Sinfonia* ,*Koen Kessels* conductor ,*David Bintley* compere ,

Programme: | *Chabrier* | _Espana_ | ,| *Tchaikovsky / Robinson* | _Concerto Classique_ finale danced by students of Elmhurst School for Dance | ,| *Shostakovich / Brill* | _Matryoshka_ The world premiere of a new ballet by Company Artist Ruth Brill | ,| *Mascagni* | _Cavaleria Rusticana_ Intermezzo | ,| *Prokofiev / Bintley* | _Cinderella_ Act II _pas de deux_ | ,| *Delibes / Petipa* | _Coppélia_ Magic Scene | ,| *Delius* | _The Walk to the Paradise Garden_ | ,| *Prokofiev / Bintley* | _Cinderella Four Seasons_ and coda from Act I | ,| *Ravel* | _La Valse_ | ,| *Tchaikovsky / Petipa* | _Swan Lake_ Black Swan _pas de deux_ |


<p>The celebrated <strong>Royal Ballet Sinfonia</strong>, under the baton of Music Director <strong>Koen Kessels</strong>, returns for its spectacular annual performance at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Compered by Birmingham Royal Ballet Director, <strong>David Bintley</strong>, the company dance excerpts from the much-loved <em>Swan Lake</em>, as well as Bintley’s own <em>Cinderella and Sylvia</em> which will complement the orchestral showcase.</p> ]]>
2015-01-31T19:30:00 2015-01-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Family Concert: Around the World in 80 Minutes]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Be whisked off on a whistle-stop musical world tour, in a lively afternoon concert for all ages, presented by Alasdair Malloy.

Alasdair Malloy

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Julian Wilkins* conductor ,*Alasdair Malloy* presenter ,


<p>Birmingham has been called &#8216;the world in one city&#8217; &#8211; and here’s the music to prove it! Presenter Alasdair Malloy, maestro Julian Wilkins, the incredible <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus and the full City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra whisk you off on a whistle-stop musical world tour, in this lively afternoon concert for all ages.</p> ]]>
2015-02-01T14:30:00 2015-02-01T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Unlimited Voices: The Number 1 Concert - Hits from the last 50 years]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A brand new show for Unlimited Voices covering some of the best known number 1 hits from the last 50 years.

Unlimited Voices performing in Town Hall, Birmingham

£15 - £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15, 17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>A brand new show for <strong>Unlimited Voices</strong> covering some of the best known number 1 hits from the last 50 years. Prepared to be blown away by the wall of sound created by 200 singers from the Birmingham area. A fun evening to bring back wonderful memories.</p> ]]>
2015-02-01T19:30:00 2015-02-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter Birmingham Conservatoire Choir]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Birmingham Conservatoire Choir* ,*Paul Spicer* conductor ,*Thomas Trotter* organ

Programme: |_. *Howells* | _Hymn to St Cecilia_ | ,|_. *Holst* | _Sing me the men_ | ,|_. *Vaughan Williams* | Mass in G minor | ,|_. *Kodaly* | Laudes Organi |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-02-02T13:00:00 2015-02-02T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Sam Bailey - The Power of Love]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sam Bailey, the X Factor winner who stole the hearts of a nation heads to Symphony Hall, performing tracks from her brand new album The Power of Love.

Sam Bailey

£27.50, £29.50

Suffix: plus support Daughters of Davis

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Sam Bailey</strong> heads to Symphony Hall as part of her first headline tour, <em>The Power of Love,</em> championing the triumphant soundtrack of a woman who dares to keep on dreaming.</p> <p>The former prison officer stole the hearts of a nation on X Factor and since winning her feet have barely touched the ground. Sam has achieved an incredible No. 1 with her single <em>Skyscraper</em>, supported Beyoncé on her current tour, and performed with her idol Michael Bolton at the National Television Awards, and now she embarks on her own headline tour. She will be reissuing her number one debut album <em>The Power Of Love</em> on 1st December 2014 with 5 newly recorded tracks.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I’ve been performing since I was 15 but I never got to where I wanted to be. Then real life, needing to pay bills, marriage and children happened and you just put everything on hold. X Factor gave a woman like me a chance. It gave me my confidence back, it gave me music back, and this is for all those people out there who believed in me!</strong><br /> Sam Bailey</p> </blockquote> <p>Sam Bailey is supported by sibling duo <strong>Daughters of Davis</strong> who play music with an acoustic soul and folk vibe.</p> ]]>
2015-02-03T19:30:00 2015-02-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Transatlantic Sessions]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fiddle maestro Aly Bain and dobro legend Jerry Douglas return with the ultimate house band accompanying some very special guests.

Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas. Photo: John MacKinnon.

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>From the award-winning Pelicula/BBC TV series, the <strong>Transatlantic Sessions</strong> continue to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians.</p> <p>Fresh from the triumph of last year’s sold out tour, musical directors fiddle maestro <strong>Aly Bain</strong> and dobro legend <strong>Jerry Douglas</strong> helm the ultimate house band of <strong>Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, Danny Thompson, John Doyle, James Mackintosh</strong> and <strong>Donald Shaw,</strong> who accompany some very special guests.</p> <p>After the success of his gutsy yet eloquent solo release <em>Tarpaper Sky,</em> <strong>Rodney Crowell</strong> makes his first appearance among the US contingent, plus fellow Grammy-winner <strong>Patty Griffin,</strong> who has long been acclaimed as one of contemporary Americana’s most distinctively poetic voices. </p> <p>Also new to the show is Devon-born guitarist and singer <strong>John Smith</strong> with his stunning steel-strung guitar work and earthily compelling songs, while ex-Nickel Creek singer and fiddler <strong>Sara Watkins</strong> and all-round US roots maestro <strong>Dirk Powell</strong> are both welcome return visitors. </p> <p><strong>Kathleen MacInnes</strong> brings sublime vocals from Scotland, alongside other familiar faces including <strong>Tim O’Brien</strong> and guitar hero <strong>Russ Barenberg</strong>. </p> ]]>
2015-02-04T19:30:00 2015-02-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Haydn and Schubert Quartets ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Haydn and Schubert Quartets

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Quartet in G, Op 54 No 1 | ,|_. *Schubert* | Quartet in A minor, Op 29, _Rosamunde_ | , , , ,


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-02-05T13:10:00 2015-02-05T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Beyond Classical]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Connect with Classical Music in a new way.</p> <p>Join us and groups from <strong>Birmingham Conservatoire</strong> for a free performance and a chat with the classical stars of the future in the informal setting of Symphony Hall Cafe Bar.</p> ]]>
2015-02-05T17:30:00 2015-04-29T17:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO From the Danube to the Rhine]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Step into Symphony Hall and onto the banks of the Rhine in Schumann's dazzling Rhenish symphony after Mozart's jewel-box of a flute concerto.

Kazushi Ono. Photo by Stofleth

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Kazushi Ono* conductor ,*Marie-Christine Zupancic* flute ,

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)26’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Flute Concerto in D major | %(duration)20’% | ,|_. *Schumann* | Symphony No 3 _Rhenish_ | %(duration)31’% | ,


<p>Schumann’s <em>Rhenish</em> Symphony opens in a blaze of glory… and ends at a beer festival. There’s never been a more enjoyable way to experience the Rhineland, and you don’t even have to leave your seat in Symphony Hall. First, though, Franz Schubert raises the curtain with a gentle smile &#8211; and the CBSO’s own Marie-Christine Zupancic brings out the light and shade of Mozart’s jewel-like concerto.</p> ]]>
2015-02-05T19:30:00 2015-02-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lydia Glanville Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join folk/jazz group Lydia Glanville Quartet in the Symphony Hall Cafe Bar as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs

Lydia Glanville

Free

Free Event

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<p>The <strong>Lydia Glanville Quartet</strong> have been playing together in various formations for five years. Although the band are placed firmly within the jazz idiom they also take influence from various folk traditions from all over the world. The group repertoire consists of Lydia&#8217;s own compositions, Jazz and Latin Standards and pieces by jazz legends such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and John Taylor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-06T17:00:00 2015-02-06T17:00:00
<![CDATA[The Classic Rock Show]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 After its sell out 2014 tour, The Classic Rock Show returns to Town Hall in 2015 to perform the Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time.

Classic Rock Show.

£22.50 - £32.50

Suffix: Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time - Live!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £32.50 (gold circle) plus transaction fees*


<p>After its sell out 2014 tour, <strong>The Classic Rock Show</strong> returns to Town Hall in 2015 to perform the <strong>Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time</strong>. This critically acclaimed show celebrates its fifth birthday in 2015, and will toast the occasion in the best possible fashion, with some of the greatest moments in rock guitar history. </p> <p>This year the show will focus on songs best known for their irresistible guitar hooks, from the extraordinary opening sounds of <strong>Led Zeppelin&#8217;s</strong> <em>Whole Lotta Love</em>, to <strong>Queen&#8217;s</strong> powerhouse anthem <em>We Will Rock You</em>, via <strong>AC/DC&#8217;s</strong> <em>Back in Black</em>, and everything in between &#8211; instantly recognisable songs that have earned a golden status in the history of popular music.</p> <p>A virtuoso band of the finest musicians on the planet will take you on a two and a half hour foot-stomping ride, featuring the music of <strong>The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Queen, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac</strong> and much, much more.</p> <p>This show will rock you to your core&#8230; exhilarating and entrancing in equal measure, with a climax to the show that is not to be missed &#8211; a gem of a rock show.</p> ]]>
2015-02-06T19:30:00 2015-02-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Inclement Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Journey from South Africa to Swaziland, Birmingham and beyond, as Inclement Quartet explore instruments, music and songs from around the world.

Inclement Quartet

Free event.

Free Event

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Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Explore a fascinating range of unusual instruments, music and songs from around the world with <strong>Inclement Quartet.</strong></p> <p>Introduce the little ones to a range of instruments, including piano, viola, voices, Southern African mouth-resonated bows, the Ugandan budongo kalimba, vintage fan organ, drums, percussion, and bass guitar.</p> <p>Prepare for an exciting collection of eclectic sounds, as we journey from South Africa to Swaziland, Birmingham and beyond.</p> ]]>
2015-02-07T10:30:00 2015-02-07T10:30:00
<![CDATA[2015 BANFF Mountain Film Festival ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The world's most prestigious mountain film festival is on tour again. Join us at Town Hall for a breath-taking selection of their short films.

Louise Falls. Photo: Kennan Harvey.

£14.50

Suffix: World Film Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50 plus transaction fee* , ,10% off if you book tickets to both showings - quote MULTIBUY upon checkout , ,Groups of 8+ £12.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Half price tickets for 16-25s and students subject to availability - "Sign up to SoundBite for free":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/ to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees.


<p>The world&#8217;s most prestigious mountain film festival is on tour again. Join us at Town Hall for two breath-taking selections of short films.</p> <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 as you absorb all the action from the <span class="caps">RED</span> and <span class="caps">BLUE</span> film Programmes .</p> <p>The <span class="caps">BLUE</span> Film Programme (2.30pm) provides the opportunity to witness the priceless antics of downhill mountain bike specialist and professional stuntman Rob Jarman as he sets his sights on a new record. Check out the gripping antics of two of the world&#8217;s best kayakers as they hurtle down 500 vertical feet of a concrete drainage ditch in Canada. Cold water surfers also feature at this year&#8217;s Festival along with 88 year old skier Eddie Hunter who has to be seen to be believed. Speedriding by aerial athletes in Alaska, free-climbing in California and slack-lining are all set to make this Festival a unique and unforgettable experience for attenders.</p> <p>As a viewer of the <span class="caps">RED</span> Film Programme (7.30pm) you can expect to witness big mountain skiiing, death defying mountain bike rides, epic bike journeys through Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona plus epic adventures through the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. There&#8217;s also fly fishing in France or a unique paragliding adventure over visually spectacular areas of Europe.</p> <p>For more detailed programme information <a href="http://www.banff-uk.com/FILM-PROGRAMME%282525164%29.htm">click here</a> </p> <p>This is an inspiring day of exhilarating film with lots of free prize giveaways. Visit <a href="http://www.banff-uk.com">www.banff-uk.com</a> for more details.</p> <p>For double the adventure come along to both the matinee and evening show and experience two entirely different programmes of Banff festival films. What&#8217;s more, if you book tickets for both shows you&#8217;ll receive <strong>10% off your booking when quoting &#8216;<span class="caps">MULTIBUY</span>&#8217; at checkout.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-07T14:30:00 2015-02-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO From the Danube to the Rhine]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Step into Symphony Hall and onto the banks of the Rhine in Schumann's dazzling Rhenish symphony after Mozart's jewel-box of a flute concerto.

Kazushi Ono. Photo by Stofleth

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Kazushi Ono* conductor ,*Marie-Christine Zupancic* flute ,

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | Symphony No. 5 | %(duration)26’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Flute Concerto in D major | %(duration)20’% | ,|_. *Schumann* | Symphony No. 3 _Rhenish_ | %(duration)31’% | ,


<p>Schumann’s <em>Rhenish</em> Symphony opens in a blaze of glory… and ends at a beer festival. There’s never been a more enjoyable way to experience the Rhineland, and you don’t even have to leave your seat in Symphony Hall. First, though, Franz Schubert raises the curtain with a gentle smile &#8211; and the CBSO’s own Marie-Christine Zupancic brings out the light and shade of Mozart’s jewel-like concerto.</p> ]]>
2015-02-07T15:00:00 2015-02-07T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Black Dyke Band]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 British Open and Brass Band Champions of Great Britain, the Black Dyke Band return to Symphony Hall for another enthralling concert.

Black Dyke Band at British Open 2014

£14.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Nicholas J Childs* director ,*Richard Marshall* cornet ,*Zoe Hancock* flugel ,*Jonathan Bates* tenor horn ,*Chris Binns* trombone ,*Gary Curtin* euphonium ,


<p><strong>Black Dyke Band</strong> and their world class soloists return to Symphony Hall for another entertaining and enthralling performance.</p> <p>The band&#8217;s concerts are always well attended, and this year they perform as the reigning <strong>British Open</strong> and <strong>National Brass Band Champions of Great Britain</strong>, so this concert promises to be extra special.</p> <p>Programme includes: <em>Suite from the Armed Man</em> by <strong>Karl Jenkins,</strong> <strong>Edward Elgar&#8217;s</strong> <em>Nimrod,</em> and works by <strong>Tchaikovsky, Irving Berlin,</strong> and <strong>Edward Gregson,</strong> plus the world premiere of <strong>Paul Lovatt-Cooper&#8217;s</strong> <em>By Trevone Bay.</em></p> ]]>
2015-02-08T14:30:00 2015-02-08T14:30:00
<![CDATA[The Kenny Garrett Quintet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and his quintet for a evening of distinctive vigorous, yet melodic, sound.

Kenny Garrett. Photo: Keith Major

£20

Suffix: Support The Jazzlines Trio

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Orchestra: *Kenny Garrett* alto & soprano saxophones ,*Corcoran Holt* acoustic bass ,*Vernell Brown* acoustic piano ,*McClenty Hunter* drums ,*Rudy Bird* percussion

Pre-sale Info: This concert goes on sale Friday 14 November, 10am. ,It goes on sale to THSH members Thursday 13 November, 10am.

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* , ,


<p>Over the course of a career that has spanned more than 30 years, <strong>Kenny Garrett</strong> has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive sound to each of his musical collaborations. </p> <p>Garrett&#8217;s latest album, <em>Pushing The World Away</em> was Grammy nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and captures the artist at the peak of his creative abilities, both as a saxophonist and as a composer who is committed to clearing the path so that he can delve deeply into his indelible art. </p> <p>In support, playing a 30 minute set will be <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/jazzlines-talent-development-programme/jazzlines-trio/">The Jazzlines Trio</a> featuring <strong>David Ferris</strong> on piano, <strong>James Banner</strong> on bass and <strong>Ric Yarborough</strong> on drums.</p> ]]>
2015-02-10T20:00:00 2015-02-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Symphony Hall Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Take a tour of the stunning auditorium and glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall.

Symphony Hall. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

£8

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


<p>Take a tour of the stunning auditorium and glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 1½ hours.</p> <p>Our festive neighbours – <strong>Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Market</strong> – take place this year from 13 November to 22 December, 10am – 9pm each day. The Markets are busy, particularly at weekends, and we advise you allow additional time for your journeys to Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-01-22T10:30:00 2015-02-11T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Peter Donohoe and Beethoven's C Minor Concerto]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 is modeled closely on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24, while Haydn’s Symphony No 101 showcases the genial composer at the very height of his powers.

Peter Donohoe

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 7, _Le Midi_ | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Concerto No 3 | %(duration)37'% | ,|_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 101, _The Clock_ | %(duration)27'% |


<p>Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 is heavily influenced by Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24, while Haydn’s Symphony No 101 showcases the genial composer at the very height of his powers. </p> ]]>
2015-02-11T14:30:00 2015-02-11T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Shostakovich Uncovered]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Paul Rissmann uncovers the epic tale and music of Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony before Andris Nelsons conducts a full performance.

Dmitri Shostakovich

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 all areas plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html) ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Paul Rissmann* presenter ,

Programme: |_. An introduction to Shostakovich Symphony No 11| %(duration)40’% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Symphony No 11, _The Year 1905_ | %(duration)60’% | , ,


<p>Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony is an epic musical tale of tyranny and revolution &#8211; or is it? In this special Uncovered concert, presenter Paul Rissmann uses illustrations, anecdotes and the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> to explain Shostakovich’s hidden agenda &#8211; and unlock the story behind the music. Then Andris Nelsons conducts a full performance of this most gripping of 20th Century symphonies.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert performance, Conservatoire Showcase: Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op 54. Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, performs Scriabin&#8217;s spectacular fourth symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-02-11T19:30:00 2015-02-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Emily Saunders - ESB Outsiders Insiders]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Emily Saunders and her quintet for an evening of acoustics and electronics at Bramall Music Building

Emily Saunders

Free

Free Event

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<p>Vocalist <strong>Emily Saunders</strong> is widely considered one of the most distinctive and refreshing voices today. Performing with her quintet, they mix acoustics and electronics (voice, horns, rhythm) with her original music, Brazilian influences, poetic lyrics and innovative production.</p> ]]>
2015-02-12T17:00:00 2015-02-12T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Hagley School - The Music of Elton John]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy an uplifting concert of famous Elton John songs performed in a variety of styles, plus plenty of joyous hymns to get you singing along.

Hagley Catholic High Pyramid of Schools

£8

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,This event is unreserved – however, in order to book a ticket, please select the number of seats you require from the seating plan


<p>This uplifting concert features over 300 young performers from the nine Hagley Pyramid Schools. With a selection of famous Elton John songs performed in a variety of styles, plus plenty of joyous hymns, this musical celebration is sure to get you singing along.</p> <p><strong>Please note that even though you are selecting a seat this concert will be unreserved seating so if you have a specific seating requirement please arrive early. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before the start time.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-12T19:00:00 2015-02-12T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Collabro with special guest Lucy Kay]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Britain's Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro and runner up Lucy Kay reenact momentous performances on the Symphony Hall stage.

Collabro

£19.50 - £38.50, VIP £99

Suffix: support Philippa Hanna

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £27.50, £38.50 plus transaction fee* ,VIP package £99 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Join Britain&#8217;s Got Talent 2014 winners <strong>Collabro</strong>, the English musical theatre boy band as they head out on their first nationwide tour, joined by very special guest and runner up opera singer <strong>Lucy Kay,</strong> with support from <strong>Philippa Hanna</strong>. </p> <p><strong>Michael Auger</strong>, <strong>Richard Hadfield</strong>, <strong>Jamie Lambert</strong>, <strong>Thomas Leak</strong> and <strong>Matthew Pagan</strong> took the judge&#8217;s and viewer&#8217;s breath away with their renditions of classic tracks including their unforgettable performance of <em>Stars</em> from <em>Les Misérables</em>. See them reenact these momentous performances along with tracks off their hotly anticipated debut album live on the Symphony Hall stage.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>We are so excited to be going on tour and to be joined by Lucy Kay too &#8211; what a treat! We can&#8217;t wait to sing live to our fans and show the UK what we have to offer!</strong><br /> Collabro</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>I feel so very honoured and excited to be joining Collabro on their UK tour, I&#8217;m living out one of my dreams and I&#8217;ve got a feeling it&#8217;s going to be a fun one!</strong><br /> Lucy Kay</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-12T19:30:00 2015-02-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Night at the Bramall Music Building starring Romesh Ranganathan and Ben Norris]]>
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2015-02-12T20:00:00 2015-02-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mike Adlington Quintet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Mike Adlington and his Quintet for an evening of Jazz as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs at Symphony Hall Cafe Bar

Mike Adlington. Image: Iza Korsak

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Birmingham Conservatoire Alumni</strong> feature in this all-star band with trumpet player <strong>Mike Adlington</strong> leading the Quintet through his own compositions and standards. Featuring <strong>Richard Foote</strong> on Trombone, <strong>Andy Bunting</strong> on piano, Jazzlines 14/15 Fellow <strong>Chris Mapp</strong> on bass and <strong>Jonathan Silk</strong> on drums.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-13T17:00:00 2015-02-13T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The award-winning British/Iranian stand-up comedian Omid Djalili brings his brand new tour, Iranalamadingdong, to Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Omid Djalili

£23

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23 plus transaction fee*


<p>Renowned for his expertly crafted cultural observations and boundless energy, The Time Out Award-winning Omid Djalili is back on tour with a new show. Don&#8217;t miss the British/Iranian stand-up comedian at Symphony Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around.</strong> <br /> Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person&#8217;s Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both.</strong><br /> Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-13T20:00:00 2015-02-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Macy Gray]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Macy Gray returns to Birmingham as part of a select number of UK tour dates this February.

Macy Gray

£28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Stalls standing.


<p><strong>Macy Gray</strong> returns to Birmingham as part of a select number of UK tour dates this February.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this chance to hear the gifted songwriter, dazzling singer and Grammy Award winning artist who has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since her debut 2000 album, <em>On How Life Is.</em> Both the album and classic single <em>I Try</em> were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes multiple Grammys and <span class="caps">MTV</span> awards, over 25 million units sold, and a thriving acting career. </p> ]]>
2015-02-13T20:00:00 2015-02-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Border Patrol: A Hike Along the Sutton New Hall Boundary]]> Anvil Inn Explore the notion of borders, changing landscapes, identity and territories with Still Walking as part of Arts Champions

Border Patrol: A Hike Along the Sutton New Hall Boundary

Free

Prefix: Arts Champions

Free Event


<h3>Border Patrol: A Hike Along the Sutton New Hall Ward Boundary</h3> <p>Saturday 14 February, 12pm &#8211; 2pm</p> <p>Approx 3.5 miles<br /> Meet outside the <strong>Anvil Inn</strong> on the corner of <strong>Reddicap Heath Road</strong> and <strong>Springfield Road, B75 7ET</strong>. The walk ends at <strong>Verdo Lounge &#8211; 430-432 Birmingham Road, B72 1YJ</strong></p> <p><strong>Border Patrol</strong> traces a 3.5 mile section along the periphery of <strong>Sutton New Hall Ward</strong>, where it meets the New Trinity and Vesey wards. By following this seemingly arbitrary (and invisible) course, this bracing late-Winter walk moves from open countryside through residential zones, high streets and country parks. The walk’s themes explore the notion of borders, changing landscapes, local identity and home territories, as expressed in architecture, planning, house and street names and by exploring and encountering lost village greens, renamed rivers, parkland, c.17th traces, optical illusions, alleys, razor wire, herons and shortcuts.</p> <p>The walk has been devised by <strong>Ben Waddington</strong>, director of <a href="http://www.stillwalking.org">Still Walking</a> festival, whose guided walks focus on a variety of city aspects. The walks don’t necessarily focus on heritage and the festival’s guides are not required to be city ambassadors. This usually results in new discoveries, observations, memories and stories being exchanged.</p> <p>This walk will include rests and comments on route and will take approximately two hours to complete. The walk occasionally leaves the footpath and walkers should be comfortable with a variety of terrains and conditions. There are some relatively steep hills through residential areas and some areas may be muddy.</p> <p>The organisers invite all walkers for rest, refreshments and conversation after the walk at Verdo Lounge on Birmingham Road.</p> <p>Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the conditions.</p> <p>Children accompanied by an adult are welcome but should be used to walking relatively long distances. </p> <p><strong>Please note this event is only open to Sutton Coldfield residents. Booking ahead is essential and places are limited to two per booking. Please let the organisers know if you are unable to attend as there is often a high demand for the walks.</strong></p> <h3>Travel</h3> <p>The walk is not central or circular, and as such some advance planning will be required for you to arrive at the starting point and to return home from the end point. Please contact the organisers if you have any questions about getting to the meeting place, or any other questions about the event.</p> <p>The starting point is served by the 115 and 912 buses leaving from City Centre and Sutton Coldfield. There is a bus stop near the Anvil on Springfield Road.</p> <p>The end point is served by the 905 bus which returns to Sutton Coldfield, or back to Birmingham. The 115 service will return to the start point if you have parked near there. Full return-route bus info and bus stop location maps will be provided on the day (or by request in advance) by the organisers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/border-patrol-a-hike-along-the-sutton-new-hall-boundary-tickets-15422704725?ref=ebtnebtckt" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/custombutton?eid=15422704725" alt="Eventbrite - Border Patrol - A hike along the Sutton New Hall boundary" /></a></p> <p><span class="caps">THSH</span> are working in partnership with Highbury Theatre Centre to support community arts in the Sutton Coldfield District for the next three years. <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/arts-champions/">Find out more about <span class="caps">THSH</span> Arts Champions</a>.</p> ]]>
2015-02-14T12:00:00 2015-02-14T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Anton & Erin ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A dazzling new production for 2015 featuring sensational choreography, sassy tunes and sparkling costumes in a wonderful show of music, song and dance.

Anton & Erin

£19.50 - £43.50

Suffix: That's Entertainment

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50, £39.50 & £43.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Anton du Beke & Erin Boag* ,*Richard Balcombe* conductor ,*Lance Ellington* star vocalist ,*Six world class Ensemble Dancers* ,plus the full 25-piece *London Concert Orchestra* live on stage


<p>A dazzling new production for 2015 featuring sensational choreography, sassy tunes and sparkling costumes in a wonderful show of music, song and dance.</p> <p>Join the UK’s favourite dance couple as they combine the sophisticated elegance of their quick step, foxtrot, tango and waltz with the showbiz razzmatazz of hits and steps from stage and screen.</p> <p>Featuring classic hits; <em>That&#8217;s Entertainment, True Love, Make &#8216;Em Laugh, Steppin&#8217; Out With My Baby and There&#8217;s No Business Like Show Business</em>.</p> ]]>
2015-02-14T14:30:00 2015-02-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fascinating Aïda: Charm Offensive]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect topical new songs hot off the press and some outrageous old favourites as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully!

Fascinating Aïda

£17.50, £19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following a sold-out 2013 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for <em>Cheap Flights</em> (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), <strong>Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman</strong> continue to celebrate over 30 years of <strong>Fascinating Aïda</strong> with their terrific new show <em>Charm Offensive.</em></p> <p>Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully! </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The glamour is magnetic, the satire razor-sharp, the lyrics brilliant.</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone.</strong> ★★★★★ The Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-14T15:00:00 2015-02-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO War and Revolution]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Elgar and Shostakovich both responded to the war very differently. From song to symphony, peaceful reflection to orchestral outpouring.

Eleanor Dennis. Photo: Christina Raphaelle

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,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. , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Eleanor Dennis* soprano ,

Programme: |_. *Elgar* | _Polonia,_ Op 76 | %(duration)13'% | ,|_.   || _Sospiri,_ Op 70 | %(duration)5'% | ,|_.   | _Une Voix dans le Désert,_ Op. 77: for Speaker, Soprano and Orchestra | %(duration)11'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Symphony No 11, _The Year 1905_ | %(duration)64'% | ,


<p>War, protest, and a great nation on the brink of revolution: officially, Shostakovich based his mighty Eleventh Symphony on the events of 1905 &#8211; but this roof-raising blockbuster of a symphony is still thrillingly relevant today. Back in England, Elgar did current affairs a little differently. Andris Nelsons explores some of the deeply moving music that Britain’s greatest composer wrote in response to the First World War. </p> ]]>
2015-02-15T15:00:00 2015-02-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[The Dublin Legends formerly of The Dubliners]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join The Dublin Legends as they perform classic songs and ballads known over the world, in their return to Birmingham and to Town Hall.

The Dublin Legends

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>The Dublin Legends</strong> make a welcome return to Town Hall, performing classic songs and ballads known over the world.</p> <p>The band continues the legacy started by the legendary Irish folk group <strong>The Dubliners</strong>, formed by <strong>Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna</strong> and <strong>John Sheahan</strong> back in 1962.</p> <p><strong>Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor</strong> and <strong>Paul Watchorn</strong> are looking forward to performing songs including <em>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</em> and many more.</p> ]]>
2015-02-15T19:30:00 2015-02-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Simon Johnson: War and Peace]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Simon Johnson, organist at St Paul's Cathedral, London, as he performs on one of the finest organs in Europe.

Simon Johnson

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: |_. *Holst* (trans. *Peter Sykes*) | _Mars, the Bringer of War_ and _Venus, the Bringer of Peace_ from _The Planets_ | ,|_. *Eben* | _Moto Ostinato_ from _Sunday Music_ | ,|_. *Langlais* | _Chant de Paix_ from _Neuf Pièces_ | ,|_. *Reubke* | Sonata on the 94th Psalm |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with <strong>Simon Johnson</strong>, organist at St Paul&#8217;s Cathedral, London, as he performs on one of the finest organs in Europe.</p> ]]>
2015-02-16T13:00:00 2015-02-16T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet have performed at concert halls and festivals across Europe, gaining a high reputation for their dynamic performance style.

SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet. Photo © Nadine Targiel

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet* ,*Blaž Kemperle* soprano saxophone ,*Erik Nestler* alto saxophone ,*Alan Lužar* tenor saxophone ,*David Brand* baritone saxophone

Programme: |_. *Sibelius (arr SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet)* | _Andante Festivo_ | %(duration)4'% | ,|_. *Glasunov* | Saxophone Quartet in B flat major |%(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Ligeti (arr Fabian Oehrli)* | _Six Bagatelles_ | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Barber (arr Johan van den Linden)* | Adagio for Strings, Op 11 | %(duration)8'% | ,|_. *Gershwin (arr Sylvain Dedenon)* | Suite after themes of _Porgy and Bess_ | %(duration)25'% |


<p>Hear the best emerging classical talent in <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars, a series of recitals showcasing outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Since they formed in Cologne in 2006, <span class="caps">SIGNUM</span> Saxophone Quartet have performed at concert halls and festivals across Europe, including Konzerthaus Berlin, Munich Philharmonie and New York Carnegie Hall, gaining a high reputation for their dynamic performance style. </p> <p>Their eclectic programmes range from classical saxophone quartet repertoire to new works written especially for them.</p> <p>They were nominated for <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars by Kölner Philharmonie, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Laeiszhalle Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/101503046?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/101503046"><span class="caps">SIGNUM</span> quartet</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-02-16T18:00:00 2015-02-16T18:00:00
<![CDATA[10cc In Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 One of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc visit Symphony Hall, performing favourites from their back-catalogue.

10cc

£28.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50, £31.50 & £34.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Graham Gouldman* bass, guitars, vocals ,*Rick Fenn* lead guitar, vocals, bass ,*Paul Burgess* drums, percussion ,*Mick Wilson* vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards ,*Mike Stevens* keyboards, guitar, bass, sax, vocals ,


<p>One of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music visits Symphony Hall performing favourites from their back-catalogue.</p> <p>With eleven Top 10 hits, including three No 1s – <em>Rubber Bullets,</em> <em>Dreadlock Holiday,</em> and <em>I’m Not In Love,</em> which has been played over five million times on US radio, it’s no surprise the band has sold 15 million albums in the UK alone.</p> <p>Boasting fans including fellow artists <strong>Robert Plant, Chrissie Hynde and Sophie Ellis Bextor</strong>, <strong>10cc</strong> are sure to present a fantastic evening of entertainment.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;The current band is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc&#8221;</em></strong> says Gouldman. <strong><em>“Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.&#8221;</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-16T19:30:00 2015-02-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Heath Quartet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The award-winning and dynamic Heath Quartet demonstrate their artistry in quartets by Haydn, Dvořák and Janáček.

Heath Quartet. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg.

£9.50 - £28

Suffix: Haydn, Janáček and Dvořák

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 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee*tickets from Friday 23 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, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | String Quartet in E flat major, Op 76 No 6 | %(duration)25’% | ,|_. *Janáček* | String Quartet No 1, _The Kreutzer Sonata_ | %(duration)19’% | ,|_. *Dvořák* | String Quartet No 13 in G, Op 106 | %(duration)39’% | , ,


<p>The dynamic young Heath Quartet has quickly built an international reputation, with their <em>‘simply dazzling’</em> playing (The Daily Telegraph) being awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Young Artists Award in 2013. In the first of two Town Hall recitals they demonstrate their artistry in quartets by Haydn, Dvořák and Janáček – three of the works that define any great quartet, music of fiery intensity and sublime heights.</p> <p>6:15pm Pre-concert conversation with members of the Heath Quartet.</p> ]]>
2015-02-17T19:30:00 2015-02-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ben Markland's Ortet]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy South American rhythms and thoughtful lines from ORTET, an electric trio that takes inspiration from the likes of Julian Lage, John Scofield and Bill Frizell.

Ben Markland's Ortet

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong><span class="caps">ORTET</span></strong> is an electric trio that has emerged from a recent writing project with saxophonist and composer <strong>Lluis Mather</strong>, and features bassist <strong>Ben Markland,</strong> alongside talented recent graduates of the Conservatoire jazz course, <strong>Gareth Fowler</strong> (guitar) and <strong>John Hirst</strong> (drums). </p> <p>South American rhythms and thoughtful lines are the starting points for new works, offering opportunities to test the players’ melodic and rhythmic imaginations. The group takes other inspiration from the likes of Julian Lage, John Scofield and Bill Frizell.</p> <p>Unwind to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians.</p> <p><strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-17T20:30:00 2015-02-17T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Town Hall Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear about performers past and present in a Town Hall tour.

Town Hall interior. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

Thursday 19 February, 10.30am

£8

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


<p>Take a walk through the history and renovation of Town Hall and hear about performers past and present.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 1 hour.</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> <p>Our festive neighbours – <strong>Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Market</strong> – take place this year from 13 November to 22 December, 10am – 9pm each day. The Markets are busy, particularly at weekends, and we advise you allow additional time for your journeys to Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-01-16T10:30:00 2015-02-19T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert, Strauss & Dvořák ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts Dvořák’s most personal symphony – and joins CBSO principal horn Elspeth Dutch in Strauss’s bubbly second concerto.

Elspeth Dutch.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16, £24, £29, £34, £41 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,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. , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

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

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


<p>If you enjoy <strong>Dvořák’s</strong> <em>New World Symphony</em>, just imagine the music he wrote when he was happily at home! Dvořák’s Seventh is stormy, passionate and filled with the kind of tunes you just can’t stop humming.</p> <p><strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> serves it up with <strong>Strauss’s</strong> bubbly second horn concerto (starring the CBSO’s own <strong>Elspeth Dutch</strong>), and <strong>Schubert’s</strong> Eighth: a symphony that couldn’t be more perfect even if he’d finished it.</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, Dvořák’s Seventh: <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory offers a performer&#8217;s angle on this great romantic symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-02-19T14:15:00 2015-02-19T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Europa Galante performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Europa Galante come to Town Hall to perform a programme of best-loved baroque concertos by the great Vivaldi.

Europa Galante. Photo: Ana de Labra.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Europa Galante* ,*Fabio Biondi* violin/director ,*Vivica Genaux* mezzo soprano

Programme: |_. *Vivaldi* | Sinfonia from _Ercole sul Termodonte_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_.   | _Alma opressa_ from _La fida ninfa_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_.   | _Agitata da due venti_ from _l’Adelaide_ | %(duration)6’% | ,|_.   | _Stabat Mater_ | %(duration)20’% | ,|_.   | _Four Seasons_ | %(duration)43’% | ,


<p><strong>Vivaldi’s</strong> <em>Four Seasons</em> need no introduction; but however well you know these best-loved of baroque concertos, nothing quite prepares you for the <em>‘wonderful esprit, bravura and finesse’</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine) that <strong>Fabio Biondi</strong> and <strong>Europa Galante</strong> bring to the music of their great compatriot. To hear the incomparable <strong>Vivica Genaux</strong> in Vivaldi’s haunting <em>Stabat Mater</em> is a glorious bonus.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Truly one of the great Baroque composers, Vivaldi produced an enormous body of work, some of which has become the most famous in classical music history. I urge you to watch this performance of some of the prolific composer’s most important works, performed by an expert band.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-19T19:30:00 2015-02-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Martin Trotman's Just Groove]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Martin Trotman and the Just Groove Band for an electric mix of jazz, R&B and soul as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs

Martin Trotman

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Martin Trotman</strong> is a smooth, soulful and skilled pianist and vocalist, whose eclectic mix of sounds ranges from harmonious jazz to R&amp;B and soul. He returns to the Symphony Hall Friday session with the <strong>Just Groove Band</strong> and is sure to bring a vibrant atmosphere to this session.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-20T17:00:00 2015-02-20T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Opera Gala]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A whole evening of hit operatic arias and choruses from Mozart to Puccini, with the full CBSO and an all-star line-up of operatic talent.

Natalya Romaniw by Opera Omnia

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,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. , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details" http://www.cbso.co.uk/page=concerts/1415season.html) ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Stephen Bell* conductor ,*Natalya Romaniw* soprano ,*Peter Wedd* tenor ,*Simon Thorpe* baritone ,*University of Birmingham Voices* ,

Programme: |_. *Wagner* | Prelude to Act 3 and _In Fernem Land_ from _Lohengrin_ | ,|_. *Dvořák* | _Song to the Moon_ from _Rusalka_ | ,|_. *Rossini* | _Largo Al Factotum_ from _The Barber of Seville_ | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Va Pensiero_ from _Nabucco_ | ,|_. *Mozart* | _La Ci Darem La Mano_ from _Don Giovanni_ | ,|_.   | _The Marriage of Figaro_ Overture| ,|_. *Puccini* | _One Fine Day_ and _The Humming Chorus_ from _Madam Butterfly_| ,|_. *Verdi* | _Anvil Chorus_ from _Il Trovatore_ | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Polonaise_ from _Eugene Onegin_ | ,|_. *Gounod* | _Jewel Song_ from _Faust_ | ,|_. *Puccini* | Intemezzo from _Manon Lescaut_ | ,|_. *Bizet* | _Flower Song_ and other extracts from _Carmen_ | ,|_.   | _The Pearl Fishers_ Duet | ,|_. *Leoncavallo* | _Si Puo, So Puo?_ from _I Pagliacci_ , | ,|_. *Borodin* | _Prince Igor_ from _Polovtsian Dances_ |


<p>Pop songs didn’t begin with the charts &#8211; operatic composers have been writing them for centuries. Maestro Stephen Bell joins an all-star operatic cast for a whole evening of arias and choruses from Mozart to Puccini. Great tunes, great voices, and pure emotion: don’t forget to bring a hanky!</p> ]]>
2015-02-20T19:30:00 2015-02-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Simon Amstell]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See British Comedy Award winner Simon Amstell bring his new stand up tour – ‘to be free’ - to Town Hall, equipped with his unique blend of social ridicule.

Simon Amstell

£21

Suffix: to be free

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee* , ,Student £18 - sign up to "SoundBite":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/sign-up/ for free to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees. , ,60plus, unwaged £18 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following sold out residencies in New York and London, British Comedy Award winner <strong>Simon Amstell</strong> embarks on his fourth international stand up tour &#8211; <em>to be free</em>.</p> <p>With intense vulnerability and troubling honesty, Amstell explores freedom, joy, love, death, adventure, art, peace, sex, regret, success, eating, suffering, dreaming, healing, forgiving and other areas.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous. Highly literate&#8230; an endearing mixture of offhanded candour and sharp wit. Such ease and understatement makes him very good company.</strong><br /> 
The New York Times</p> </blockquote> <p>Support will be provided by <strong>Daniel Simonsen</strong></p> <p>Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide<br /> Recommended 15+</p> ]]>
2015-02-20T20:00:00 2015-02-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Elkie Brooks in Concert ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, this will be an an electric evening with Elkie.

Elkie Brooks

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Elkie Brooks</strong> is quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the fifth decade of her career, she is still one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of her generation. </p> <p>Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, this will be an electric evening with Elkie.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Still one of the great British voices</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-21T19:30:00 2015-02-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ocean Colour Scene]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Steve, Simon, and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene head to Symphony Hall for a special homecoming performance.

Ocean Colour Scene. Photo: Joe Dilworth

Saturday 21 February & Tuesday 24 February

£27.50 - £30

Suffix: The 25th Anniversary Acoustic Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50, £30 plus transaction fee*


<p>Having sold millions of records and headlined arenas around the world, local lads <strong>Steve Cradock</strong>, <strong>Simon Fowler</strong> and <strong>Oscar Harrison</strong> from <strong>Ocean Colour Scene</strong> have reached their landmark 25th anniversary. To celebrate, the three of them will play a very special homecoming gig at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The show marks the latest chapter in a remarkable career that has seen <span class="caps">OCS</span> rise from Breton shirt-wearing Stone Roses disciples to one of Britpop’s biggest bands. With the style to match the swagger and lyrics to match the melodies hear your favourite tracks from across their five Top 10 albums in what promises to be an unforgettable experience. </p> ]]>
2015-02-21T19:30:00 2015-02-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mahler’s First Symphony: CBSO Youth Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Edward Gardner conducts CBSO’s superb Youth Orchestra in music by Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, and Mahler’s roof-raising First Symphony.

Denis Kozhukhin. Photo: Paul Marc Mitchell.

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20* all areas. , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , , ,£5* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,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. , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html , ,

Billing: *CBSO Youth Orchestra* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor ,*Denis Kozhukhin* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Lutoslawski* | Symphony No 4 | %(duration)20’% | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | Piano Concerto No 1 | %(duration)16’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No 1 | %(duration)56’% | ,


<p><strong>Mahler’s</strong> First Symphony begins by creating the world – and ends by storming Heaven itself. Well, the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra</strong> likes a challenge, and if you’ve heard our inspirational young players before, you’ll know that under the baton of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> principal guest conductor <strong>Edward Gardner</strong> we’re in for something very special indeed. Twentieth century classics by <strong>Lutoslawski</strong> and <strong>Prokofiev</strong> raise the curtain with an explosion of colour. </p> ]]>
2015-02-22T19:00:00 2015-02-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Spring Festival Celebration 2015 - CONCERT ONLY]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A black tie gala concert to mark the Spring Festival Celebration in the stunning setting of Town Hall.

Sunday 22 February, 7pm (doors open from 6.15pm)

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *Concert only* £25 plus transaction fee* ,"Concert, Reception & Dinner":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/spring-festival-celebration-20151/ £115 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note there is unreserved seating for this concert.

Billing: *Camerata of London* ,*Juan Rezzuto* conductor/piano ,*Iria Perestrelo* soprano ,*Michael Georgiou* tenor

Programme: | *Mozart* | Piano Concerto No 9 | ,| *Juan Rezzuto* | Symphony No 1, _Classic_ | ,| *J Strauss II* | Frühlingsstimmen Walzer | ,| *Handel* | _Piangerò la sorte mia, Venere Bella_ and _Se pietà di me non senti_ from _Giulio Cesare_ | ,| *Schubert* | _Ave Maria_ | ,| *Traditional* | _Amazing Grace_ | ,|*Handel* | _Semplicetto a donna credi_ from _Alcina_ ,_Ombra mai fu_ from _Serse_ | ,|*Verdi* | _Brindisi_ from _La Traviata_ |


<p>A black tie gala concert to mark the <strong>Spring Festival Celebration</strong> &#8211; also called <strong>Lunar New Year</strong> &#8211; one of the grandest and most important festivals in oriental culture. </p> <p>Celebrate the advent of spring and blossoming flowers with the talented <strong>Juan Rezzuto, Iria Perestrelo, Michael Georgiou</strong> and the <strong>Camerata of London</strong> in the historic Town Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://cms.thsh.co.uk/event/spring-festival-celebration-20151/">To purchase tickets for the concert with Reception &amp; Dinner click here</a>.</p> ]]>
2015-02-22T19:00:00 2015-02-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Spring Festival Celebration 2015]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A black tie gala dinner and concert to mark the Spring Festival Celebration in the stunning setting of Town Hall.

Spring Festival Celebration Black Tie Gala

Sunday 22 February, 7pm (doors open from 6.15pm)

£25 - £115

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: "Concert only":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/spring-festival-celebration-2015-concert-only/ £25 plus transaction fee* ,*Concert, Reception & Dinner* £115 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note dinner tickets are only available until Friday 13 February. , ,Please note there is unreserved seating for this concert.

Billing: *Camerata of London* ,*Juan Rezzuto* conductor/piano ,*Iria Perestrelo* soprano ,*Michael Georgiou* tenor

Programme: | *Mozart* | Piano Concerto No 9 | ,| *Juan Rezzuto* | Symphony No 1, _Classic_ | ,| *J Strauss II* | Frühlingsstimmen Walzer | ,| *Handel* | _Piangerò la sorte mia, Venere Bella_ and _Se pietà di me non senti_ from _Giulio Cesare_ | ,| *Schubert* | _Ave Maria_ | ,| *Traditional* | _Amazing Grace_ | ,|*Handel* | _Semplicetto a donna credi_ from _Alcina_ ,_Ombra mai fu_ from _Serse_ | ,|*Verdi* | _Brindisi_ from _La Traviata_ |


<p>A black tie gala dinner and concert to mark the <strong>Spring Festival Celebration</strong> &#8211; also called <strong>Lunar New Year</strong> &#8211; one of the grandest and most important festivals in oriental culture. Celebrate the advent of spring and blossoming flowers with the talented <strong>Juan Rezzuto, Iria Perestrelo, Michael Georgiou</strong> and the <strong>Camerata of London</strong> in the historic Town Hall.</p> <p>When purchasing tickets you will be asked to fill in a dietary requirements form; this must be completed in order to confirm your booking. If you have any specific dietary requirements or would like to pre-order wine for your booking, please contact catering@thsh.co.uk.</p> <p>Dinner is served at <strong>cabaret style dinner tables</strong> in groups of 10 per table.</p> <p><strong>Book early</strong><br /> Please note dinner tickets are only available until Friday 13 February.</p> <p><a href="http://cms.thsh.co.uk/event/spring-festival-celebration-2015-concert-only/">To book tickets for the concert only, click here.</a></p> ]]>
2015-02-22T19:00:00 2015-02-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Alexander Panfilov in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Alexander Panfilov, winner of Birmingham’s 2013 Brant International Piano Competition, performs mighty twentieth century piano music.

Alexander Panfilov. Photo © Alan Wood

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All seats £15 plus transaction fee* , ,Free to Birmingham International Concert Season 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.

Billing: *Alexander Panfilov* piano

Programme: |_. *Debussy* | _Estampes_ | %(duration)13'% | ,|_. *Schumann* | Symphonic Études Op 13 | %(duration)30'% | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Gaspard de la Nuit_ | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Petrushka_ | %(duration)16'% | , ,


<p>Alexander Panfilov was a commanding winner in Birmingham’s 2013 Brant International Piano Competition, and this charismatic 25 year old Russian is already building an impressive international career. His Town Hall recital includes some of the mightiest challenges in twentieth century piano music, including Stravinsky’s colourful transcription of his own <em>Petrushka</em>.</p> ]]>
2015-02-25T19:30:00 2015-02-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Mendelssohn and Shostakovich Piano Trios]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. *Shostakovich* | Piano Trio No 1 | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Piano Trio No 1 in D minor | ,


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-02-26T13:10:00 2015-02-26T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Mahler’s Sixth Symphony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Two epic masterpieces from fin-de-siecle Vienna: Andris Nelsons conducts the CBSO in Berg’s Three Pieces and Mahler’s tragic Sixth Symphony.

Andris Nelsons. Photo: Marco Borggreve

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £19, £25, £34, £39, £44 plus transaction fee* , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,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. , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html) ,

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

Programme: |_. *Berg* | _Three Pieces_ for Orchestra | %(duration)20’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No 6 | %(duration)85’% | ,


<p>Mahler’s Sixth Symphony portrays an artist crushed by three <em>“hammer blows of fate”</em> &#8211; and soon afterwards, three devastating blows reduced Mahler’s own life to ruins. Coincidence? What’s certain is that this is one of the most powerful, and personal, symphonies ever written. Andris Nelsons brings every bar urgently to life &#8211; and explores the atmospheric <em>Three Pieces</em> that Mahler’s friend Berg wrote in the second year of the Great War.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Berg and Mahler:Two great Viennese masterpieces, introduced by writer and Austrophile Gavin Plumley.</p> ]]>
2015-02-26T19:30:00 2015-02-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mike Collins Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Lyrical pianist Mike Collins leads a quartet playing his distinctive, evocative and melodic European-tinged jazz as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs

Mike Collins

Free

Free Event

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<p>Lyrical pianist <strong>Mike Collins</strong> leads a quartet playing his distinctive, evocative and melodic European-tinged jazz with originals, less played compositions, plus an occasional standard. Featuring Saxophonist <strong>Lee Goodall</strong>, bass player <strong>Ashley John Long</strong> and drummer <strong>Greg White</strong>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-27T17:00:00 2015-02-27T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Maria Schneider and her orchestra perform an evocative and majestic programme in their long-awaited Birmingham debut.

Maria Schneider. Photo: Jimmy and Dena Katz

£9.50 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £20, £25 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £19, £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. "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: *Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra* ,*Maria Schneider* composer/conductor ,*Steve Wilson* reeds ,*Dave Pietro* reeds ,*Rich Perry* reeds ,*Donny McCaslin* reeds ,*Scott Robinson* reeds ,*Greg Gisbert* trumpet ,*August Haas* trumpet ,*Garrett Schmidt* trumpet ,*Mike Rodriguez* trumpet ,*Keith O'Quinn* trombone ,*Ryan Keberle* trombone ,*Marshall Gilkes* trombone ,*George Flynn* trombone ,*Gary Versace* accordion ,*Lage Lund* guitar ,*Frank Kimbrough* piano ,*Jay Anderson* bass ,*Clarence Penn* drums


<p><strong>We’re sorry to announce that the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra concert at Symphony Hall on 27 February 2015 has been postponed. The event is likely moving to Autumn 2015 and we hope to announce the new date soon. We’re really looking forward to welcoming Maria and her fellow musicians to Birmingham.</strong></p> <p>Refunds for the postponed date can be obtained from our Box office; existing tickets will be honoured for the new performance. We’ll contact all ticket bookers once the new date is announced.</p> <p>See the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/jazzlines">Jazzlines</a> and <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/bics-2014-15/">Birmingham International Concert Season 2014/15</a> programmes for details of more exciting international artists heading to Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall soon.</p> <p>Jazz aficionados won’t need telling that the <strong>Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra</strong> is one of the most exciting large groups working in jazz today; a big band that combines the best of tradition with a contemporary openness and drive built around the excellence of the band members, who are the top players on the New York scene.</p> <p>Expect music that’s evocative, majestic and heart-stoppingly gorgeous in their long-awaited Birmingham debut, their first visit to the UK since 2008.</p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine explains his recommendation:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Those that know conductor and composer Maria Schneider’s wonderful work for jazz orchestra will be flocking to buy tickets – her music, a beautiful fusion of classical and jazz, is melodically inspired and exquisitely orchestrated. This is set to be a very special evening.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall gratefully acknowledges support from <span class="caps">PRS</span> for Music Foundation.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-27T19:30:00 2015-02-27T19:30:00
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2015-02-27T19:30:00 2015-02-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fairport Convention]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Tickets are £24 plus transaction fee* , ,Limited 50% off tickets as part of SoundBite, Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. "Sign up for free here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/.


<p>Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, <strong>Fairport Convention</strong> remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.</p> <p>This concert will feature a mix of material from their recent albums as well as classics from the band’s earlier repertoire.</p> ]]>
2015-02-27T19:30:00 2015-02-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Mahler’s Sixth Symphony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts the CBSO in Mahler’s huge, tragic Sixth Symphony – arguably his most personal work.

Andris Nelsons. Photo: Marco Borggreve

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Mahler* | Symphony No 6 | %(duration)85’% |


<p>Careful what you wish for. Mahler’s Sixth Symphony portrays an artist destroyed by three mighty <em>“hammer blows of fate”</em> &#8211; and soon afterwards, three devastating blows reduced Mahler’s own life to ruins. Well, that’s the legend, anyway; what’s beyond dispute is that Mahler&#8217;s Sixth is one of the most powerful, and personal, symphonies ever written. Andris Nelsons will bring every bar urgently to life.</p> ]]>
2015-02-28T19:00:00 2015-02-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Handel's Hercules]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hercules is an opera designed for the concert hall and one of Handel’s most inspired and intensely human music-dramas.

The English Concert. Photo: Richard Haughton.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *The English Concert* ,*Harry Bicket* conductor ,*Elizabeth Watts* Iole ,*Alice Coote* Dejanira ,*Matthew Rose* Hercules ,*James Gilchrist* Hyllus ,*Rupert Enticknap* Lichas

Programme: |_. *Handel* | _Hercules_ | %(duration)195’% |


<p><em>Hercules</em> is an opera designed for the concert hall, and one of Handel’s most inspired, and intensely human, music-dramas. </p> <p>It demands a bravura performance, and with Harry Bicket and Alice Coote having performed <em>Hercules</em> in the theatre, this will be a uniquely dramatic way to discover a neglected masterpiece.</p> ]]>
2015-03-01T18:30:00 2015-03-01T18:30:00
<![CDATA[The Mavericks]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Grammy award-winning Mavericks return to Symphony Hall with their trademark blend of post-modern country-fused rock and roll.

The Mavericks

£35

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35 plus transaction fee*


<p>The Grammy award-winning <strong>Mavericks</strong> return to Symphony Hall with their trademark blend of post-modern country-fused rock and roll.</p> <p>Best known for their international smash hit <em>Dance the Night Away</em>, don&#8217;t miss their genre-defying infectious energy in what is sure to be a feel good show.</p> ]]>
2015-03-01T19:30:00 2015-03-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: |_. *Stanford* | Fantasia & Toccata | ,|_. *Stanley* | Voluntary in F Op 7 no 6 | ,|_. *Hindemith* | Sonata no 3 | ,|_. *Kulkova* | Stalactites | ,|_. *Saint-Saens* | _The Swan_ (arr. Guilmant) | ,|_.   | Fantaisie in E flat |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-03-02T13:00:00 2015-03-02T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Hong Kong Philharmonic play Beethoven and Dvořák]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 One of China’s most established orchestras, The Hong Kong Philharmonic have been called ‘the Berlin Philharmonic of Asia’.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden. Photo: Cheung Chi-Wai/Hong Kong Philharmonic 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. 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: *Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*Jaap van Zweden* conductor ,*Ning Feng* violin

Programme: |_. *Fung Lam* | _Quintessence_ | %(duration)11’% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Violin Concerto | %(duration)42’% | ,|_. *Dvořák* | Symphony No 9, _From the New World_ | %(duration)40’% |


<p><strong>The Hong Kong Philharmonic</strong> is one of China’s most established orchestras, and under music director <strong>Jaap van Zweden</strong> it’s been called <em>‘the Berlin Philharmonic of Asia’</em>. </p> <p><strong>Dvořák’s</strong> much loved <em>New World</em> Symphony and <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> Violin Concerto (with the award-winning <strong>Ning Feng</strong>) provide a wonderfully enjoyable showcase. Plus, there&#8217;s the chance to hear <em>Quintessence</em>, the new piece by orchestra&#8217;s 35-year-old resident composer <strong>Fung Lam</strong>, which received its World Premiere in London in June 2014 (read a Financial Times review of the concert <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/52d3def8-f536-11e3-afd3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz35eGaG3wr">here</a>).</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Now celebrating their 41st professional season, this is a fantastic opportunity to hear the esteemed Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra play one of the most popular symphonies of all time, Dvořák’s <em>New World</em> Symphony, along with the only concerto ever written for violin by one of the defining figures in the history of Western music: Ludwig van Beethoven.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-03T19:30:00 2015-03-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Barbara Dickson ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Barbara Dickson brings her sensational show to Town Hall providing audiences with a musical treat; as she performs her globally known classic hits.

Barbara Dickson

£25 - £27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Barbara Dickson, <span class="caps">OBE</span>,</strong> emerged from the Scottish Folk Revival of the 1960s and has become the biggest selling Scottish female album artiste of all time.</p> <p>Known to a wider audience in the 1970s and 1980s with hits including <em>Answer Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, The Caravan Song and I Know Him So Well,</em> she enjoyed ten years of chart success as a pop star.</p> <p>As an actress, she has appeared in the award winning theatre productions, <em>John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert, Blood Brothers and Spend, Spend, Spend.</em> She was the original Mrs Johnstone and Willy Russell’s muse.</p> <p>Barbara has returned to her roots once again, after a musical odyssey of 40 years creating music, playing guitar and piano, acting and songwriting, and tonight is a culmination of her journey thus far. </p> <p>Asked what the highlight of her career has been, she says, <em>‘I don’t know. It hasn’t happened yet!’</em></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson shows what true class is all about.</strong> <br /> The Stage</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-04T19:30:00 2015-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Peter Edwards Trio]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join MOBO Best Jazz Act nominee Peter Edwards and his trio for an evening of jazz in the Bramall Music Building

Peter Edwards

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Peter Edwards</strong> is a pianist, composer and bandleader who leads his trio featuring <strong>Rob Ansty</strong> on bass and <strong>Moses Boyd</strong> on drums. </p> <p>He is a 2014 <strong><span class="caps">MOBO</span> Best Jazz Act</strong> nominee and his debut album <em>Safe and Sound</em> is among <strong><span class="caps">MOJO</span>&#8217;s</strong> top 10 jazz albums of 2014. </p> <p><strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-05T17:00:00 2015-03-05T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Flamboyant orchestral showpieces by Berlioz raise the curtain on Janáček’s extraordinary nature-inspired Glagolitic Mass.

Sarah Connolly. Photo: Peter Warren

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor ,*Luba Orgonášová* soprano ,*Sarah Connolly* mezzo-Soprano ,*John Daszak* tenor ,*Clive Bayley* bass ,*Thomas Trotter* organ ,*CBSO Chorus* ,

Programme: |_. *Berlioz* | _Roman Carnival Overture_ | %(duration)9’% | ,|_.   | _Les Troyens: Royal Hunt and Storm_ | %(duration)10’% | ,|_.   | _La Mort de Cléopâtre_ | %(duration)21’% | ,|_. *Janáček* | _Glagolitic Mass_ | %(duration)45’% | ,


<p>&#8216;The fragrance of the trees was like incense,&#8217; declared Leoš Janáček. &#8216;I felt a cathedral grow from a great forest.&#8217; And with its jubilant trumpets, thundering organ and raw, unbuttoned lust for life, there’s nothing quite like the <em>Glagolitic Mass</em>. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus loves to sing it, and Edward Gardner gets the pulse racing straight away, with three barnstorming showpieces by Hector Berlioz. Hold tight!</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, The Death of Cleopatra: French music expert Roger Nichols tells the remarkable story of Berlioz&#8217;s rarely-heard cantata.</p> ]]>
2015-03-05T19:30:00 2015-03-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Night at the Bramall Music Building starring Ivan Brackenbury and Ian D. Montfort]]>
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2015-03-05T20:00:00 2015-03-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Move and Groove ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Move and groove! An orchestral concert in miniature, specially devised for the under 5s – perfect for music-loving toddlers and families.

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 6 - Saturday 7 March 2015

£7.50

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

Billing: *CBSO 10-piece ‘mini orchestra’* ,*Catherine Arlidge* presenter ,


<p>You’re never too young to discover the joy of live music, with this specially-devised toddler-friendly mini-concert. A 10-piece mini orchestra will help parents and children alike onto their feet with music to make you move and groove your way through the concert. </p> <p>Each concert lasts 45 minutes and <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> ]]>
2015-03-06T10:30:00 2015-03-07T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Bryan Corbett Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join local trumpet and flugal player Bryan Corbett with his quartet as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs at Symphony Hall Cafe Bar

Bryan Corbett

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Enjoy the lyrical tone and powerful stage presence of fantastic local trumpet and flugal player <strong>Bryan Corbett</strong>, as he returns to this session with his quartet featuring <strong>Al Gurr</strong> – on piano, <strong>Ben Markland</strong> on bass, and <strong>Neil Bullock</strong> on drums. </p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-06T17:00:00 2015-03-06T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: 21st Century Blockbusters]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The best-loved themes from the 21st century’s greatest movies – Avatar, The Hobbit, Gladiator, Harry Potter, War Horse, and many more!

21st Century Blockbusters

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Tommy Pearson* presenter ,*Roopa Panesar* sitar

Programme: |_. *Williams* | _Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone_ | ,|_.   | _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban_ | ,|_. *Shore* | _The Hobbit_ | ,|_. *Zimmer* | _Gladiator_ | ,|_. *Greenwood* | _There Will Be Blood_ | ,|_. *Horner* | _Avatar_ | ,|_. *Williams* | _Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith_ | ,|_. *Rahman* | _Slumdog Millionaire_ | ,|_. *Zimmer* | _Pirates of the Caribbean_ | ,|_. *Giacchino* | _Star Trek Into Darkness_ | ,|_. *Arnold/Price* | _Sherlock_ | ,|_. *Powell* | _The Bourne Ultimatum_ | ,|_. *Williams* | _War Horse_ | ,|_. *Armstrong* | _Love, Actually_ | ,|_. *Powell* | _How To Train Your Dragon_ | ,


<p>A film doesn’t have to be old to be a classic. Think of the magic of <em>Harry Potter</em>, the sheer spectacle of <em>Avatar</em> and <em>The Hobbit</em>, the swashbuckling fun of <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em> and the heartbreak of <em>War Horse</em>. And admit it&#8230; you’re already humming the tunes! Great music from great modern movies, delivered with flair by conductor Michael Seal and the full 80-piece City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.</p> ]]>
2015-03-06T19:30:00 2015-03-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Richard & Adam At the Movies In Concert plus special guests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sensational Welsh singing brothers Richard and Adam are back live at Town Hall in this much-anticipated follow-up, Richard & Adam at the Movies.

Richard & Adam

£17.50 - £28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 - £28.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Following a sell-out tour and wowing the nation with their extraordinary harmonies on Britain’s Got Talent, sensational Welsh singing brothers <strong>Richard &amp; Adam</strong> are back. </p> <p>On their second UK tour, <strong>Richard &amp; Adam at the Movies</strong>, escape into your favourite silver screen classics with memorable numbers such as <em>Can You Feel the Love Tonight</em>, <em>Goldfinger</em> and <em>Moon River</em>, performed by the duo with flawless technique and robust clarity. </p> ]]>
2015-03-06T20:00:00 2015-03-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Get set for a new and spellbinding live performance of Prokofiev's well-loved family classic, sparkling with vibrant storytelling and musical delights.

Martin Maudsley

Free event.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Get set for a new and spellbinding live performance of <strong>Prokofiev&#8217;s</strong> well-loved family classic, sparkling with vibrant storytelling and musical delights!</p> <p>Featuring acclaimed storyteller <strong>Martin Maudsley,</strong> alongside violin, accordion and bassoon, the <strong>Little Wolf Gang</strong> present a thrilling theatrical interaction between classical music and dynamic storytelling, for you and your family.</p> ]]>
2015-03-07T10:30:00 2015-03-07T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Rumours of Fleetwood Mac]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to Birmingham with a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

£22.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Rumours of Fleetwood Mac</strong> return to Birmingham to present a spectacular new stage show celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.</p> <p>Witness as they showcase in meticulous note-for-note detail, all the classic hits from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music, and a legacy of blues, rock &amp; pop classics that made Fleetwood Mac the icons of the music industry they are today.</p> <p>Recognised internationally as the leading tribute to Fleetwood Mac in their various incarnations, and with founding member Mick Fleetwood&#8217;s golden seal of approval, this stunning show reflects on an epic journey of lasting relationships through changing eras and musical styles, from the exciting hub of the sixties London blues scene to staggering commercial success in the seventies and eighties, and beyond. </p> <p>Replicating the power and subtlety of Fleetwood Mac at their best, let timeless classics such as <em>Black Magic Woman</em>, <em>Albatross</em>, <em>Go Your Own Way</em>, <em>Dreams</em>, <em>Gypsy</em>, <em>Say You Love Me</em>, <em>Sara</em>, <em>Oh Diane</em>, <em>Little Lies</em>, <em>Everywhere</em> and many more, take you on a nostalgic evening of breathtakingly outstanding musicianship; and all performed in the context where the songs work best – a live stage.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>An extraordinary emotive performance of Fleetwood Mac.</strong><br /> Mick Fleetwood</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A stunning and emotive snapshot of the World’s first Super Group.</strong> <br /> Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>They do Fleetwood Mac better than Fleetwood Mac.</strong><br /> Mail on Sunday</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-07T19:30:00 2015-03-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Katherine Jenkins ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Katherine Jenkins returns to Symphony Hall to perform tracks off her new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.

Katherine Jenkins

£29.50 - £135

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50, £39.50 & £55 plus transaction fee* , ,*Exclusive Katherine Jenkins Package* - £135 plus transaction fee* , ,Meeting and photo opportunity with Katherine Jenkins ,Welcome glass of sparkling wine or orange juice ,Signed photo ,Commemorative laminate ,Seat within the first four rows to watch the show , ,*Up Close & Personal* - £85 plus transaction fee* , ,Signed photo ,Commemorative laminate ,Seat within the first ten rows to watch the show , ,*If you are interested in purchasing any of these packages, please call the Box office* ,


<p><a href="http://katherinejenkins.co.uk/">Katherine Jenkins</a>, <span class="caps">OBE</span>, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist. She is the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano ever and this year sees the release of her tenth studio album <em>Home Sweet Home</em>.</p> <p>Katherine returns to Symphony Hall to perform tracks off the new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Performing live for my fans is what I love most about being an artist. I’m so thrilled to be going on tour next year, getting to see you all and performing my new album. I can’t wait.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/katherine-jenkins-2nd-date/">Click here to book for Katherine Jenkins on Sunday 8 March.</a></p> ]]>
2015-03-07T19:30:00 2015-03-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Pathways & Places]]>
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2015-03-08T11:30:00 2015-03-08T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Katherine Jenkins]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Katherine Jenkins returns to Symphony Hall to perform tracks off her new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.

Katherine Jenkins

£29.50 - £135

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50, £39.50 & £55 plus transaction fee* , ,*Exclusive Katherine Jenkins Package* - £135 plus transaction fee* , ,Meeting and photo opportunity with Katherine Jenkins ,Welcome glass of sparkling wine or orange juice ,Signed photo ,Commemorative laminate ,Seat within the first four rows to watch the show , ,*Up Close & Personal* - £85 plus transaction fee* , ,Signed photo ,Commemorative laminate ,Seat within the first ten rows to watch the show , ,*If you are interested in purchasing any of these packages, please call the Box office*


<p><a href="www.katherinejenkins.co.uk">Katherine Jenkins</a>, <span class="caps">OBE</span>, is the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist. She is the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano ever and this year sees the release of her tenth studio album <em>Home Sweet Home</em>.</p> <p>Katherine returns to Symphony Hall to perform tracks off the new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Performing live for my fans is what I love most about being an artist. I’m so thrilled to be going on tour next year, getting to see you all and performing my new album. I can’t wait.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/katherine-jenkins/">Click here to book for Katherine Jenkins on Saturday 7 March.</a></p> ]]>
2015-03-08T19:30:00 2015-03-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Irving Berlin - Rags to Ritzes]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An evening spent in the company of some of Irving Berlin's greatest songs at Town Hall, Birmingham.

Irving Berlin

£26.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £26.50, £32.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Mary Carewe* ,*Sophie Evans* ,*Matthew Ford* ,*Michael Xavier* ,*Julie Maguire*


<p>A night of music from the American composer, <strong>Irving Berlin</strong>. Spectacular songs, accompanied by the very best musicians, dancers and singers, all woven together by <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 presenter <strong>Leo Green</strong> who will share not just the story of how the songs came to be, but also the story of how a small child arrived in America from Russia in 1893 and went on to become one of the true fathers of the American Popular Songbook.</p> <p>The concert will feature classic Berlin material: <em>Always, Blue Skies, Cheek To Cheek, Isn’t This A Lovely Day, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Let’s Face The Music And Dance, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Steppin Out With My Baby, Top Hat White Tie &amp; Tails, You’re Just In Love, Change Partners</em> and many others.</p> ]]>
2015-03-09T19:30:00 2015-03-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Science of Sound 14/15]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Explore the World class acoustics of Symphony Hall.

Science of Sound

Wednesday 11 March - Friday 5 June

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

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


<p>The acoustics of Symphony Hall are believed by many to be the best in the world, so what better place to explore the Science of Sound. </p> <p>We invite you to join our team of musicians, technicians and a science specialist from Science Made Simple as we transform Symphony Hall into an interactive sound laboratory. Through fun and interactive demonstrations and practical examples, we explore how sound is made, travels and how we hear. </p> <p>Alongside the science, we celebrate the world famous concert hall, hear the 6,000 pipe organ and watch our Children’s <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> nominated organ film &#8211; The Musical Mechanical Marvel.</p> <p><strong>Suitable for:</strong> Key Stage 2 (years 5 &amp; 6)</p> <p>This is a <strong><span class="caps">FREE</span></strong> event.</p> <p>If you have any access or special requirements please let us know at the time of booking. </p> <p>Please contact our Box Office’s group bookings team to book your seats. You can do this over the phone on 0800 358 7070 or by email at GroupBookings@thsh.co.uk. We will need your contact details, the full address of your school, your telephone number and your e-mail address, plus the total amount of seats you’d like to book for staff and pupils. </p> <p>For further information please contact Emma Nenadic by phone: 0121 644 6051, or by email: <a href="mailto:Emma.nenadic@thsh.co.uk">emma.nenadic@thsh.co.uk</a></p> <p><strong>Teachers Comments</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Definitely worth going – not to be missed! This could not be replicated in the classroom so visit was well worthwhile.</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Thoroughly informative and covered key aspects of science and sound curriculum. Very inspiring.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-22T10:00:00 2015-06-05T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Shostakovich with Peter Donohoe]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 For Peter Donohoe's ’s final concert with Orchestra of the Swan this season he has chosen a 20th Century masterpiece; Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2.

Peter Donohoe

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 8, _Le Soir_ | %(duration)21'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Piano Concerto No 2 | %(duration)20'% | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Symphony No 4, _Italian_ | %(duration)28'% |


<p>For Peter Donohoe&#8217;s final concert with Orchestra of the Swan this season he has chosen a 20th Century masterpiece; Shostakovich&#8217;s Piano Concerto No 2. Composed in 1957 for his son’s 19th birthday it is an uncharacteristically cheerful piece, with a tender and subdued slow movement. Mendelssohn’s sunlit <em>Italian</em> Symphony ensures a rousing finale to the afternoon.</p> ]]>
2015-03-11T14:30:00 2015-03-11T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Bach and Bruckner]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ilan Volkov conducts Bruckner’s majestic Fifth Symphony, and joins violinist Ilya Gringolts in Bach’s serene Violin Concerto in A minor.

Ilan Volkov

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Ilan Volkov* conductor ,*Ilya Gringolts* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Bach* | Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor | %(duration)16’% | ,|_. *Bruckner* | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)79'% | ,


<p>Soul music, Austrian style. Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony has been described as a cathedral in sound, but Bruckner also drew his inspiration from the music of J S Bach and the majestic scenery of the Austrian Alps. So the timeless beauty of Bach’s A Minor Violin Concerto – played today by the superb Ilya Gringolts – will make the perfect upbeat.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Bruckner&#8217;s Fifth: Broadcaster and author of <em>Bruckner Remembered,</em> Stephen Johnson, introduces tonight&#8217;s performance.</p> ]]>
2015-03-11T19:30:00 2015-03-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[One Man Breaking Bad - The Unauthorised Parody]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us on a rip-roaring ride as LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of all the iconic characters of hit television show Breaking Bad.

One Man Breaking Bad - The Unauthorised Parody

£18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Sixty Awesome Episodes. One Awesome Show. Yo! </p> <p>Join us on a rip roaring ride through the greatest television show ever made.</p> <p>LA actor <strong>Miles Allen</strong> smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring.</p> <p>With over a million hits on YouTube, and sell-out runs at comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Allen’s incredible impersonations break all six seasons down into one, exhilarating, uproarious tour-de-force parody performance. </p> <p>See our video gallery for an idea of what is in store. Please note the video contains some moderate language.</p> <blockquote> <p> <strong>Miles Allen is a supreme entertainer &#8230; he nails impressions of pretty much every character in the series &#8230; a high-tempo, laugh out loud, beautifully executed homage to one of the best TV shows of our generation.</strong><br /> ★★★★★ What&#8217;s on Stage</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Miles Allen’s high-energy, warp-speed romp through all five seasons is bringing the house down every night.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-11T20:00:00 2015-03-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ Piano Quartet No 3 ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. *Brahms* | Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor |


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street.</p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-03-12T13:10:00 2015-03-12T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Camerata Salzburg and Nicola Benedetti play Mozart]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Shropshire-born conductor Ben Gernon brings Camerata Salzburg with the hugely popular Nicola Benedetti to perform sunny Mozart masterpieces.

Nicola Benedetti. Photo: Simon Fowler/Decca

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Camerata Salzburg* ,*Ben Gernon* conductor ,*Nicola Benedetti* violin

Programme: |_. *Schönberg* | Waltzes for string orchestra | %(duration)16’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Violin Concerto No 5, _Turkish_ | %(duration)31’% | ,|_. *Bruckner* | Adagio from String Quintet in F major, arr for strings | %(duration)13’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Symphony No 29 | %(duration)28’% |


<p>Following his triumph in the 2013 Salzburg Festival conducting competition, Shropshire-born conductor Ben Gernon brings Camerata Salzburg, one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras, to Birmingham. </p> <p>Two of Mozart’s sunniest masterpieces are at the heart of this concert and with the hugely popular Nicola Benedetti as soloist, this promises to be a joyful evening of music.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Ben Gernon.</p> ]]>
2015-03-12T19:30:00 2015-03-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tom Green Septet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join young trombonists and composer Tom Green and his septet for an evening of striking melodies, colourful harmony and propulsive grooves as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs

Tom Green

Free

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Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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Billing: *Tom Green* trombone/compositions ,*Sam Miles* tenor saxophone ,*James Davison* trumpet/flugelhorn ,*Tommy Andrews* alto/soprano saxophones ,*Sam James* piano ,*Misha Mullov-Abbado* double bass ,*JJ Wheeler* drums


<p>Winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and mentioned three times as <em>Jazzwise</em> magazine’s <em>“One to Watch 2014”</em>, <strong>Tom Green</strong> is one of the most exciting young trombonists and composers currently active in the UK. </p> <p>His Septet weaves together influences as diverse as flamenco, traditional folk and New Orleans second line, to form tunes with striking melodies, colourful harmony and propulsive grooves. </p> <p>Bringing together some of the most talented young musicians in the London jazz scene, the group creates a melodic, warm and distinct sound world using the full range of textures available in the seven piece ensemble.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-13T17:00:00 2015-03-13T17:00:00
<![CDATA[SOL3 MIO]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 SOL3 MIO combine their irrepressible Samoan humour and powerful operatic voices for a night of stunning music at Town Hall

Pene and Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay, SOL3 MIO

£19.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £25 & £35 plus transaction fee* , ,


<p><strong>SOL3 <span class="caps">MIO</span></strong> is made up of two tenor brothers, <strong>Pene</strong> and <strong>Amitai Pati</strong> and their baritone cousin <strong>Moses Mackay</strong>. Together they combine three powerful and moving operatic voices with a more than a dash of uncontainable Samoan humour.</p> <p>Their onstage brotherly bonhomie, off the cuff banter and impeccable comedic timing is no act, simply an extension of their natural selves, and the culmination of a lifetime’s worth of singing, performing and entertaining.</p> <p>SOL3 <span class="caps">MIO</span> bring a realness to opera, breaking down the perceived barriers and stereotypes of the music, as well as breathing new life into time honoured classics.</p> ]]>
2015-03-13T19:30:00 2015-03-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Bach and Bruckner]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? Andris Nelsons conducts and Stephen Hough is the soloist in Dvorak’s concerto.

Ilan Volkov

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Ilan Volkov* conductor ,*Ilya Gringolts* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Bach* | Violin concerto No 1 in A minor | %(duration)16'% | ,|_. *Bruckner* | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)79'% |


<p>Soul music, Austrian style. Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony has been described as a cathedral in sound, but Bruckner also drew his inspiration from the music of J. S. Bach and the majestic scenery of the Austrian Alps. So the timeless beauty of Bach’s A minor violin concerto – played today by the superb Ilya Gringolts – will make the perfect upbeat.</p> ]]>
2015-03-14T19:00:00 2015-03-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[NFWI - Singing for Joy Final]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Singing for Joy sees six choirs from across the country compete to be crowned WI Choir of the Century, as part of the WI centenary celebrations.

National Federation of Women's Institutes

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>The WI</strong> has a proud history of communal singing and <strong>Singing for Joy</strong> is at the heart of its centenary celebrations in 2015. </p> <p>Six choirs from across the country will compete to be crowned <strong>WI Choir of the Century</strong>. The winning choir will also perform at the Royal Albert Hall, at the National Federation of Women&#8217;s Institutes&#8217; centenary annual meeting on Thursday 4 June.</p> ]]>
2015-03-14T19:00:00 2015-03-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Last Night of the Spring Proms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the Last night of the Spring Proms at Symphony Hall - a night of rousing classics crowned with a jubilant Proms finale!

Last Night of the Spring Proms

£14.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £17.50, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Each ticket purchased includes a free cup of tea and slice of cake.

Billing: *London Concert Orchestra* ,*Stephen Gadd* baritone ,*John Hudson* tenor ,*Anthony Inglis* conductor

Programme: |_. *Rossini* | _William Tell Overture_ | ,|_. *Sousa* | _Liberty Bell March_ | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Sleeping Beauty Waltz_ | ,|_. *Bizet* | Duet from _The Pearl Fishers_ | ,|_. *Verdi* | _La Donna e Mobile_ from _Rigoletto_ | ,|_. *Mascagni* | _Intermezzo_ from _Cavelleria Rusticana_ | ,|_. *Mussorgsky* | _Great Gate of Kiev_ | ,|_. *Rossini* | _Largo al Factotum_ | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Bolero_ | , ,Plus all your flag-waving Proms favourites: _Hornpipe, Land of Hope and Glory, Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia!_ and _Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines_ , ,


<p>Celebrate spring with a wonderful selection of classics crowned with a jubilant Proms finale. A complimentary cup of tea and slice of cake with every ticket purchased!</p> ]]>
2015-03-15T15:00:00 2015-03-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst's Planets]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2015-03-15T15:00:00 2015-03-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Nathan Carter and his Band]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Irish music sensation Nathan Carter visits Town Hall with his band as part of his highly anticipated UK tour.

Nathan Carter

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Irish music sensation <strong>Nathan Carter</strong> 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 &#8211; <em>Starting Out, The Way You Love Me, Time Of My Life, Wagon Wheel,</em> and his latest release <em>Where I Wanna Be</em>, 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> <p>Support will be provide by <strong>The Haley Sisters</strong> who have appeared at country and folk festivals across the UK and supported names such as Daniel O&#8217;Donnell and Raymond Froggatt.</p> ]]>
2015-03-15T19:30:00 2015-03-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Prelude & Fugue in G BWV 541 | ,|_. *Ireland* | Miniature Suite | ,|_. *James MacMillan* | _Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault_ | ,|_. *Hollins* | _Spring Song_ | ,|_. *Torch* | _On a Spring Note_ | ,|_. *Litaize* | Prélude et Danse Fuguée |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-03-16T13:00:00 2015-03-16T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Palmer Hill Band]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect a mix of funky and jazzy originals and jazz standards by Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Coltrane and more.

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

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Billing: *Tom Hill* bass ,*Ian Palmer* drums ,*Chris Bowden* sax ,*Lee Jones* guitar


<p>Expect a mix of funky and jazzy originals and jazz standards by Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Coltrane and more…</p> <p>Unwind to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians.</p> <p><strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-17T20:30:00 2015-03-17T20:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Beethoven and Penderecki String Trios]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Moritz Pfister* violin ,*Catherine Bower* viola ,*Eduardo Vassallo* cello

Programme: |_. *Penderecki* | String Trio | ,|_. *Beethoven* | String Trio in D, Op 9 No 2 | ,


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-03-18T13:10:00 2015-03-18T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts vast, stormswept vistas and rapturous love-song in Rachmaninov’s Second, plus Dvořák’s spirited Piano Concerto.

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Cannetty-Clarke

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Stephen Hough* piano

Programme: |_. *Dvořák* | Piano Concerto | %(duration)36’% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)55’% |


<p>Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its vast, stormswept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous love-song of a slow movement, it’s certainly a contender, and Andris Nelsons conducts it with unbridled motion. First, though, he rediscovers the spirited Piano Concerto by Antonín Dvořák &#8211; with one of the world’s finest living pianists as his partner. </p> ]]>
2015-03-18T19:30:00 2015-03-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts vast, stormswept vistas and rapturous love-song in Rachmaninov's Second, plus Dvořák's spirited Piano Concerto.

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Cannetty-Clarke

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Stephen Hough* piano

Programme: |_. *Dvořák* | Piano Concerto | %(duration)36'% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)55'% |


<p>Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its vast, stormswept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous love-song of a slow movement, it’s certainly a contender, and Andris Nelsons conducts it with unbridled emotion. First, though, he rediscovers the spirited Piano Concerto by Antonín Dvořák &#8211; with one of the world’s finest living pianists as his partner. </p> ]]>
2015-03-19T14:15:00 2015-03-19T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Poll Winners Gig]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-20T17:00:00 2015-03-20T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Fanfare Ciocărlia]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect infectious, lightning-fast melodies, thunderous drums, unbridled brass and a mischievous, captivating stage presence from the titans of the Balkan music world, Fanfare Ciocărlia.

Fanfare Ciocărlia

£18.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Expect infectious, lightning-fast melodies, thunderous drums, unbridled brass and a mischievous, captivating stage presence from the titans of the Balkan music world, Fanfare Ciocărlia.</p> <p>From their humble beginnings playing weddings and funerals in their hometown of Zece Prăjini, the Romanian orchestra have taken their eerie Balkan groove into venues, festivals and dance clubs across the planet. Appealing to punks and headbangers, jazz and funk fans, world music aficionados and those who simply love music that sounds absolutely unique, they effortlessly &#8220;Gypsify&#8221; any music they get their horns on. </p> <p>Expect a new live repertoire including live performance premieres of songs from their latest album <em>Devil’s Tale</em> and unreleased songs never played live before.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this rare opportunity to experience the phenomenal, authentic Gypsy brass band in the intimacy of Town Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Fanfare Ciocărlia are the best exponents of the wild, turbo charged oompham-oompah rhythm.</strong><br /> Songlines</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A timeless yet wholly contemporary treasure.</strong><br /> The Independent</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-20T20:00:00 2015-03-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Drop Of Life ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hosted by passionate pop vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, the nation's favourite workplace choirs make music to raise money for WaterAid in this special celebratory concert.

Drop of Life

£11.50

Suffix: A Concert for WaterAid

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £11.50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus, under 16s & unwaged £9.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £9.50 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p><strong>Drop of Life – A Concert for WaterAid</strong> is a celebratory concert of choir music featuring the nation’s favourite workplace choirs as seen on TV.</p> <p>Having shared similar musical journeys, the choirs of <strong>Severn Trent, Birmingham City Council, Lewisham and Greenwich <span class="caps">NHS</span>, Manchester Airport, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, P&amp;O Ferries</strong> and <strong>Citi</strong> come together for an evening of fantastic music-making to raise money for WaterAid.</p> <p>Hosted by passionate pop vocal coaches <strong>Carrie</strong> and <strong>David Grant,</strong> the concert features songs from a variety of genres which will make for a fantastic evening’s entertainment for the whole family.</p> ]]>
2015-03-21T19:00:00 2015-03-21T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Gretchen Peters ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters comes to Town Hall with a show of two halves.

Gretchen Peters

£21.50, £26.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21.50, £26.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter and writer of <span class="caps">CMA</span> Song of the Year <em>Independence Day</em> Gretchen Peters comes to Town Hall.</p> <p>Since 2012 she’s appeared at the Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Cambridge Folk Festivals; and in addition to headlining her own sold-out tours, she’s supported country and folk legends <strong>Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie</strong> and <strong>John Prine</strong> as well as releasing he the acclaimed <em>Hello Cruel World</em> album.</p> <p>The latest accolade for the Nashville-based singer-songwriter will be her induction into the <strong>Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame</strong> in October 2014. There she’ll join the list of 192 existing inductees which includes <strong>Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Don &amp; Phil Everly, Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Webb</strong> and <strong>Hank Williams</strong>.</p> <p>Peters has risen to the top of her craft by writing and recording songs that explore the deep corners of life with empathy and integrity. She has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as <strong>Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams</strong> and <strong>Faith Hill</strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>This is not jukebox music &#8211; the stuff that exists to fill in the pauses in conversation. This IS the conversation.</strong> Associated Press</p> </blockquote> <p>Her much-anticipated new album, <em>Blackbirds</em>, is due in early 2015.</p> ]]>
2015-03-21T20:00:00 2015-03-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Relaxed Concert featuring James Rowney and Orchestra of the Swan ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring the whole family along to hear the music of wizards, time lords and William Tell, all in an autism-friendly, family-friendly, everyone-friendly atmosphere.

James Rowney

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* ,Groups of 4+ £9.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join ventriloquist <strong>James</strong> and his friend <strong>Little Jim</strong> as they attend their first ever concert. <strong>The Orchestra of the Swan</strong> takes us on a musical adventure through time and space all the way to the last night of the proms, performed live in the magnificent Town Hall.</p> <p>We’ve created a special one-off concert in a relaxed setting to introduce you to the orchestra, and 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 autism-friendly, family-friendly, everyone-friendly atmosphere.</p> <p><strong>Relaxed concerts and performances</strong><br /> 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><strong>Resources</strong><br /> Watch a short film designed to give you a preview of the historic concert hall, explore the facilities and help you to prepare for a visit. Just click on the video section on the right hand side of this page.</p> <p>A visitor’s guide to Town Hall is available online to download on the right hand side of this page, and by mail or email upon request.</p> <p>In addition, a visual story of the performance will be made available closer to the date of the performance online to download and by post 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 post 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>We are extremely grateful for the very kind support of the following Trusts &amp; Foundations: <br /> Birmingham Bodenham Trust, Boshier-Hinton Foundation, Edward &amp; Dorothy Cadbury Trust, Eric W Vincent Trust Fund, Eveson Charitable Trust, George Fentham Birmingham Charity, Grantham Yorke Trust, Henry James Sayer Charity, Lord Austin Trust, Mrs Wingfield&#8217;s Charitable Trust, Saintbury Trust, and W. E. D. Charitable Trust.</p> ]]>
2015-03-22T15:00:00 2015-03-22T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Laura Wright ]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000 The nation’s favourite sporting soprano Laura Wright makes her debut headline appearance at the Bramall Music Building Auditorium.

Laura Wright

£20

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* , ,


<p>The nation’s favourite sporting soprano <strong>Laura Wright</strong> makes her debut headline appearance at the Bramall Music Building Auditorium. </p> <p>She’ll be performing some favourites from her past albums, as well as songs from her recently released album <em>Sound of Strength</em> which shows off Laura’s classical singing prowess fused together with more popular, mainstream works. Expect to hear <em>Jerusalem</em>, <em>World In Union</em>, <em>Nessun Dorma</em>, as well as <em>Invincible</em>, which stole the show at the Opening Ceremony of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games. A firm fixture at sporting events, Laura sings regularly at the International rugby matches, the Six Nations at Twickenham and is the England Rugby team’s first-ever official anthem singer.</p> ]]>
2015-03-24T19:30:00 2015-03-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Brahms and Beethoven]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Brahms in a holiday mood: Andrew Manze conducts his lyrical Second Symphony plus music by Vaughan Williams and Beethoven with pianist Steven Osborne.

Steven Osborne. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andrew Manze* conductor ,*Steven Osborne* piano

Programme: |_. *Vaughan Williams* | _Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus_ | %(duration)13'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Concerto No 2 | %(duration)28'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)45'% | , , ,


<p>When Brahms went on holiday, all his troubles fell way &#8211; and that’s exactly the effect of his lovely Second Symphony, 45 minutes of glowing landscapes, jubilant trumpets and tunes that never seem to end. </p> <p>The very English serenity of Ralph Vaughan Williams is a gentle prelude to Beethoven’s most brilliant piano concerto, played today by one of Britain’s brightest keyboard stars.</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, Brahms&#8217;s Second: Violinist David Gregory and two <span class="caps">CBSO</span> colleagues explain the inside story of Brahms&#8217;s popular symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-03-25T14:15:00 2015-03-25T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Joan Armatrading]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Joan Armatrading on the Birmingham leg of her first solo world tour, where she performs all of her magical old favourites live at Town Hall.

Joan Armatrading

£29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transcation fee*


<p>Over her 42 years of touring, three times Grammy nominated and Ivor Novella winner producer, singer, songwriter and guitarist <strong>Joan Armatrading</strong> has never done a solo world tour- until now. </p> <p>As with every tour from this unique performer, you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with. Joan is as happy to play <em>Love and Affection</em>, <em>Willow</em>, <em>Drop The Pilot</em> and <em>Me, Myself I</em>, as the audience is to hear them.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.</strong><br /> Joan Armatrading</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-25T19:30:00 2015-03-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Video Games Live - Bonus Round]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience an audio-visual extravaganza in the superb acoustics of Symphony Hall, as Video Games Live takes the gaming experience light years beyond.

Video Games Live

Thursday 26 March 2015, doors open at 7pm

£35 - £48.50

Suffix: A video game multimedia symphonic concert experience.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £35, £40, £48.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Video Games Live Exclusive Ultimate Gamer VIP Experience (Limited)* , ,£129 plus transaction fee* , ,Are you the ultimate gamer and want special backstage access to the most popular video game concert in the world? How about a tour of what goes on behind the scenes by VGL Creator/Executive Producer/Host and video game legend *Tommy Tallarico*? Are you interested in the very best seats in the house and a VIP package of exclusive goodies? Then here's your chance! The Video Games Live Ultimate Gamer V.I.P. Backstage Experience includes the following... ,• One VIP ticket considered the "best seats in the house" to view the show. ,• Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass. ,• Pre-show production tour, Q&A and special personal meet & greet with VGL creator and game music superstar Tommy Tallarico. ,• Free download card for the special extended Video Games Live: Level 2 album. ,• Official vintage Video Games Live poster. ,• Video Games Live Temporary Tattoos. ,• Special front of line access to the Video Games Live post-show meet & greet. ,• Signed 1st page conductor sheet music from the performance. , ,*Please note the VIP Experience is not available online and must be booked via 0121 345 0600 or in person at the THSH Box office.* , , ,*Video Games Live Ultimate Gamer Backstage Experience (Limited)* , ,This VIP bundle entitles you to all benefits of the VIP Experience apart from the best seats in the house. *Please note this does not include a ticket to the show and therefore you must purchase a ticket to the show to attend the V.I.P. Experience.* , ,£50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Please note the VIP Backstage Experience bundles are available to purchase online at the checkout stage.* ,

Billing: *The Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra* ,*Austin Wintory* ,*Richard Jacques* ,*Rebecca Jane*


<p>Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a live symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.videogameslive.com">Video Games Live</a> (<span class="caps">VGL</span>) takes the gaming experience light years beyond with a <em>&#8216;captivating, proudly bombastic show&#8217;</em> (The New York Times). Created by industry legend, composer <strong>Tommy Tallarico</strong> in 2002, it is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed over 250 shows in 25 countries on 5 continents. </p> <p>The new <em>Bonus Round</em> show includes a whole new arrangement of visuals and music from one of the most respected and acknowledged Hungarian ensembles, <strong>The Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra,</strong> and Grammy nominated video game composer <strong>Austin Wintory</strong> guest conducts music from Sony’s fastest-selling PlayStation title <em>Journey</em>. </p> <p>The tour also features British composer <strong>Richard Jacques</strong> with an exclusive world premiere of his award-winning music from the <strong>James Bond 007: Blood Stone</strong> video game, and British songstress <strong>Rebecca Jane</strong>, who has performed prolific shows in prestigious concert halls around the world.</p> <p>All ticketholders are welcome to a pre-show festival, including a guitar hero competition, <span class="caps">VGL</span> costume contest, prize giveaways, plus a post-show meet and greet with top game composers and designers.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this audio-visual extravaganza in the superb acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brilliant! Infectious! An eclectic mix of the fun, the classical and the grand.</strong><br /> Daily Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Please note start time is to be confirmed.</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">VIP</span> packages available &#8211; see &#8216;Ticket Info&#8217;.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-26T19:30:00 2015-03-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jamboree]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Jambore is a collection of some of the UK's freshest jazz talent. Experience an evening of original compositions, collective improvisations and deconstructions of jazz repertoire as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs.

Jamboree. Image: Iza Korsak

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Jamboree</strong> is a collection of some of the UK&#8217;s freshest jazz talent. Together they explore various musical frameworks, including original compositions, collective improvisations and deconstructions of the traditional jazz standard repertoire. </p> <p>This performance will feature original music written by <strong>James Banner</strong>, and has influences ranging from Kenny Wheeler, Refuge Trio and Paul Motian, right through to Messiaen, Debussy and Stravinsky. This music was originally performed in April 2014 at the <span class="caps">BMI</span>, and this concert will feature those works alongside new pieces composed especially for this occasion. </p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-27T17:00:00 2015-03-27T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Queen - Rock and Symphonic Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 It‘s a kind of magic… From Radio Ga Ga to Bohemian Rhapsody, prepare to rock as the CBSO presents a symphonic tribute to the music of Queen.

Queen - Rock and Symphonic Spectacular

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Richard Sidwell* conductor ,*Jenna Lee James* vocalist ,*Ricardo Afonso* vocalist ,*Rachael Wooding* vocalist ,*Peter Eldridge* vocalist ,*Andrew Wyke* executive producer ,

Programme: |_. _Bohemian Rhapsody_, _I Want To Break Free_ | ,|_. _Play The Game_, _Under Pressure_ | ,|_. _These Are The Days Of Our Lives_ | ,|_. _Love Of My Life_, _Bicycle Race_ | ,|_. _Killer QUEEN_, _Radio Ga Ga_, _I Want It All_ | ,|_. _Who Wants To Live Forever_, _Hammer To Fall_ | ,|_. _A Kind Of Magic_, _The Show Must Go On_ | ,|_. _Crazy Little Thing Called Love_ | ,|_. _Fat Bottomed Girls_, _Don’t Stop Me Now_ | ,|_. _Another One Bites The Dust_, _One Vision_ | ,|_. _Somebody To Love_, _We Will Rock You_ | ,


<p>It’s a kind of magic &#8211; big, brash, and fabulously larger than life, the music of Queen was simply made for a symphony orchestra. This sensational full orchestral spectacular unleashes Queen’s greatest hits like you’ve never heard them before. <em>We Will Rock You?</em> With guest vocalists from the hit musical, you’d better believe it!</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert performance: Project Remix! Young musicians from across the West Midlands give a free pre-concert performance inspired by the music of Queen.</p> ]]>
2015-03-27T19:30:00 2015-03-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Cara Dillon ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The enchanting Northern Irish singer Cara Dillon performs from her fifth solo album in the magnificent acoustics of Town Hall.

Cara Dillon

£21

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee* , ,16-25s and students £10.50 - sign up to "SoundBite":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/sign-up/ for free to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees.


<p>If you don’t know the voice of <strong>Cara Dillon,</strong> you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store.</p> <p><em>A Thousand Hearts,</em> Cara Dillon’s fifth solo album, is a masterpiece of song and emotion; ethereal, radiant and beautifully honed.</p> <p>The enchanting Northern Irish singer makes music that transcends genres, crosses barriers and captivates audiences, and in the magnificent acoustics of Town Hall, Cara&#8217;s voice is free to soar.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Quite possibly the world&#8217;s most beautiful female voice.</strong><br /> Q Magazine</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-27T19:30:00 2015-03-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Holst, Haydn & Bach]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£9

Suffix: The Charlemont Chamber Orchestra


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2015-03-27T19:30:00 2015-03-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Brahms and Beethoven]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Brahms in a holiday mood: Andrew Manze conducts his lyrical Second Symphony plus music by Vaughan Williams and Beethoven with pianist Steven Osborne.

Steven Osborne by Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andrew Manze* conductor ,*Steven Osborne* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Vaughan Williams* | _Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus_ | %(duration)13'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Concerto No 2 | %(duration)28'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)45'% | ,


<p>When Brahms went on holiday, all his troubles fell way &#8211; and that’s exactly the effect of his lovely Second Symphony, 45 minutes of glowing landscapes, jubilant trumpets and tunes that never seem to end. The very English serenity of Ralph Vaughan Williams is a gentle prelude to Beethoven’s most brilliant piano concerto, played today by one of Britain’s brightest keyboard stars.</p> ]]>
2015-03-28T19:00:00 2015-03-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Shen Yun]]> ICC Hall 1 0.00000000 0.00000000

£50-£100


<p>For video previews and more information please visit <a href="http://www.shenyun.com">Shen Yun</a></p> <p><span class="caps">TAKING</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">WORLD</span> BY <span class="caps">STORM</span></p> <p>“5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night…” The New York Times</p> <p>Millions of people have seen Shen Yun. Standing ovations at the world’s top venues, royalty attending in Europe, sold-out shows throughout North America, and packed houses across Asia have made Shen Yun an international phenomenon. Experience a performance that can truly touch your soul.</p> <p>“Demonstrating the highest realm in arts, Shen Yun inspires the performing arts world.” Chi Cao, lead actor in Mao’s Last Dancer, 
principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet</p> <p>“An extraordinary experience&#8230;
exquisitely beautiful!” Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress</p> <p>“I am completely enchanted. This was a marvellous evening.” Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent</p> <p><span class="caps">TAKE</span> AN <span class="caps">EXTRAORDINARY</span> <span class="caps">JOURNEY</span> – 5,000 <span class="caps">YEARS</span> OF <span class="caps">DIVINE</span> <span class="caps">CULTURE</span></p> <p>The show moves quickly through dynasties and regions. Ancient myths and legends come alive and heroes of literary classics spring to life. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with colour and energy. Watch brave generals, heavenly maidens, mischievous monks, and, yes, even a flying pig! </p> <p>See classical Chinese dance, hundreds of gorgeous costumes and listen to the full orchestra that includes ancient Chinese and classical Western instruments in a refreshingly new musical experience. The leaps and flips of Shen Yun’s aerial masters, thunderous battle drums, and singers’ soaring voices are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world. It is a performance that not only entertains, but also educates and inspires.</p> <p>“So inspiring! I may have found some ideas for the next Avatar movie.” Robert Stromberg, Academy Award-winning production designer for Avatar</p> <p>“A mesmerising performance… ” Donna Karan, Creator of <span class="caps">DKNY</span></p> <p>&#8220;Brilliant choreography! Extravagantly beautiful.&#8221; Broadway World</p> <p>“The finest event I’ve ever been to in my life! The human spirit, the dignity, the power, the love coming out of those people was astounding. There is nothing beyond this, nothing!” Jim Crill, producer</p> <p>“If heaven is the way we saw it tonight, count me in!” Nathaniel Khan, Academy-nominated filmmaker</p> <p><span class="caps">NOT</span> <span class="caps">MADE</span> IN <span class="caps">CHINA</span>: Shen Yun cannot be seen in today’s China, where traditional Chinese culture has been mostly destroyed under communist rule. Based in New York, Shen Yun is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to reviving authentic Chinese culture.</p> <p>Presented by Falun Dafa Association UK</p> ]]>
2015-03-28T19:30:00 2015-03-29T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Choral Union perform Dankworth and Horovitz]]> The Elgar Concert Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2015-03-28T19:30:00 2015-03-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Bach Choir: Magnificat!]]> St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2015-03-28T19:30:00 2015-03-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Robin Trower plus special guests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See legendary guitarist Robin Trower live on the Town Hall stage as he relives his most celebrated British Blues hits from his solo work to Procol Harlem.

Robin Trower

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee* , ,16-25s and students £11.25 - sign up to "SoundBite":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/sign-up/ for free to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees.


<p>See legendary British Blues guitarist <strong>Robin Trower</strong> live on the Town Hall stage as he graces audiences with his incendiary back-catalogue that saw the British music scene shift from a pop to rock prevalence. </p> <p>Heralded as one of the most influential guitar players, hear the signature sound and style of the man who was tagged by the press with the nickname of &#8216;The White Hendrix&#8217; back in the 70&#8217;s.</p> <p>Expect a mix of Trower&#8217;s solo work as well as celebratory performances of certain <strong>Procol Harlem</strong> tracks. This is a night in the rock calendar not to be missed. </p> <p>Special guests will include Black Country born blues rock guitarist <strong>Joanne Shaw Taylor</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-03-28T20:00:00 2015-03-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Gordon Campbell Big Band]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Gordon Campbell and his big band are back with a brand new show in 2015.

Gordon Campbell

£12.50 - £17.50

Prefix: Tommy Dorsey - A tribute

Suffix: Guest vocalist Matthew Ford

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £15, £17.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Gordon Campbell Big Band* ,*Matthew Ford* guest vocalist


<p><strong>Tommy Dorsey &#8211; A tribute</strong><br /> A Sunday afternoon concert featuring the best of Tommy Dorsey&#8217;s music with the <strong>Gordon Campbell Big Band</strong> and <strong>Matthew Ford.</strong></p> <p><strong>Frank Sinatra</strong> and <strong>Tommy Dorsey</strong> recorded lots of beautiful songs in the early years.</p> <p>In the centenary year of Sinatra&#8217;s birth, join Matthew Ford as he leads celebrations with a selection of titles including: <em>I’ll Be Seeing You, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Imagination, I’ll Never Smile Again, Stardust, Oh Look At Me Now</em> and <em>Without a Song.</em></p> <p><strong>Gordon Campbell’s</strong> varied career encompasses jazz, classical, musical theatre, film and pop and he has worked with many of the greats including <strong>Ella Fitzgerald</strong>, <strong>Barbra Streisand</strong> and <strong>Tony Bennett</strong>. </p> ]]>
2015-03-29T15:00:00 2015-03-29T15:00:00
<![CDATA[English Symphony Orchestra - Mozart to Mendelssohn]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2015-03-29T15:30:00 2015-03-29T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Brendan Cole - A Night to Remember]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole for A Night to Remember, a spectacular journey of ballroom magic, Latin excitement and theatrical entertainment.

£19.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £23.50, £32, £34, £36, £39.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following his sell out tour <em>Licence to Thrill,</em> <strong>Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole</strong> is once again set to dazzle as he brings his brand new show <em>A Night to Remember</em> to one of the finest halls in Europe. </p> <p>Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host throughout as he leads his cast on a journey of music and dance in a spectacular night of theatrical entertainment. </p> <p>Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin excitement, Brendan’s newest live music and dance extravaganza will be 2015’s must see show.</p> ]]>
2015-03-29T19:30:00 2015-03-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: |_. *Dupre* | Symphonie Passion | ,|_. *J S Bach* | Trio Sonata no 1 | ,|_. *Anderson* | Jazz Legato – Jazz Pizzicato | ,|_. *Flagler* | Variations on an American Air |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-03-30T13:00:00 2015-03-30T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Good Friday Bach St Matthew Passion]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This Good Friday performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the greatest of all sacred works, using soloists drawn from Ex Cathedra’s musical community.

Ex Cathedra.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Choir, Baroque Orchestra and Academy of Vocal Music* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Jeremy Budd* Evangelist ,*Greg Skidmore* Jesus ,*James Geidt* Pilate

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | St Matthew Passion | %(duration)180’% | , , , , ,Sung in English. , ,There will be an extended interval for tea and the performance will end at approximately 6pm. "For catering options, please click here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/visit-symphony-hall/eating-and-drinking/ , ,"Ex Cathedra":/whats-on/?tag=ExCathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.


<p>Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the greatest of all sacred works; it’s a profound human drama, and a heartbreaking musical exploration of timeless hopes and sorrows. This Good Friday performance, using soloists drawn from Ex Cathedra’s musical community, will have a special intimacy, immediacy and power.</p> ]]>
2015-04-03T14:00:00 2015-04-03T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Holly Thomas and Friends]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Holly Thomas for a morning of merriment, as you learn about different instruments, sing nursery rhymes and dance to jazz.

Free event.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Join the exciting young vocalist and educator <strong>Holly Thomas</strong> along with her band for a morning of singing, dancing and merriment.</p> <p>You and your family will learn about different instruments, sing nursery rhymes, dance to jazz and join in with some new and popular songs!</p> ]]>
2015-04-04T10:30:00 2015-04-04T10:30:00
<![CDATA[The Solid Silver 60s Show 30th Anniversary Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Relive the 1960s at Symphony Hall as the classic hits are performed by the original hitmakers, including Billy J Kramer and Mike Pender.

Solid Silver Sixties

£24.50, £27.50 & £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50, £27.50 & £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Celebrating 30 tremendous years of the UK’s original and premier sixties show, <strong>Solid Silver 60s</strong> brings you its most sensational line-up yet.</p> <p>Headlining, and back in the UK for the first time since 1999, is the original cool cat <strong>Billy J Kramer,</strong> performing alongside the original voice of the <strong>Searchers, Mike Pender</strong> &#8211; still going strong since his first number one hit in 1963. </p> <p><strong>Chris Farlowe</strong> of <em>Handbags &amp; Gladrags</em> fame and a Solid Silver firm favourite take to the Symphony Hall Stage. And finally on this anniversary bill is UK soul pioneer <strong>PP Arnold</strong> &#8211; one of the original members of <strong>The Ikettes,</strong> the must-see staples of every Ike and Tina Turner performance. </p> <p>All of these legends are backed by <strong>The New Amen Corner.</strong> Plus, the bill’s not complete without very special guests, the wildly successful <strong>Merseybeats</strong> &#8211; back to round off this 30th birthday bash.</p> <p>Relive the 1960s at Symphony Hall as the classic hits are performed by the original hitmakers!</p> ]]>
2015-04-04T19:30:00 2015-04-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[G4 The Reunion Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 2004 X Factor finalists G4 come together at Town Hall for their 10th Anniversary Reunion Tour.

G4

£22.50, £27.50, £32.50 & £75 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £27.50, £32.50 plus transaction fee* ,*VIP Package* (includes pre-show Meet and Greet) £75 plus transaction fee*


<p>2004 X Factor finalists <strong>G4</strong> perform at Town Hall as part of their 10th anniversary, <strong>The Reunion Tour</strong>, following the overwhelming response to their reunion concert at London’s Barbican Centre.</p> <p>G4 brought classical music to British reality TV in 2004 with their performance of <em>Nessun Dorma</em>. However, it was their cover of <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em> that became their signature tune, storming the charts in 2005. Their eponymous debut album went straight to No 1, selling more than 245,000 in the first week, making it the fastest-selling album of the year.</p> <p>In 2007, after three albums, over two million album sales and five sell-out tours with performances in many of the UK&#8217;s iconic venues, the band decided to disband to follow individual interests. See them sing in Birmingham in their first tour together since 2007.</p> <blockquote> <p>It’s incredibly exciting to be going back on the road with the boys for the first time in a number of years. You can expect the classic G4 treatment: lots of classic songs given the traditional G4 twist<br /> Frontman, <strong>Jonathan Ansell</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-05T19:30:00 2015-04-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bramall Comedy Night - Adam Kay, James Dowdeswell and David Morgan]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5 - £7.50

Ticket Information: £5 in advance, £7.50 on the door. , ,Please note there is unreserved seating.


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2015-04-09T20:00:00 2015-04-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Dance Music of the English Baroque]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Dance Music of the English Baroque

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Baroque Ensemble*


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> <p>Hear music by Purcell, Locke and Matteis.</p> ]]>
2015-04-10T13:10:00 2015-04-10T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Ensemble]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-04-10T17:00:00 2015-04-10T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines - Marius Neset]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Saxophonist Marius Neset comes to Birmingham to dazzle audiences with exemplary technique, energetic creativity and imagination.

Marius Neset. Photo by Roar Vestad.

£15

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

Billing: *Marius Neset* saxophone ,*Magnus Hjorth* piano ,*Petter Eldh* bass ,*Jim Hart* vibes ,*Josh Blackmore* drums


<p>In April 2011, Norwegian-born/Copenhagen-based saxophonist <strong>Marius Neset</strong> released his debut album <em>Golden Xplosion</em> which led to the saxophonist and composer becoming one of the most talked about newcomers on the European jazz scene. </p> <p>Described by Terje Mosnes (Dagbladet) as <em>&#8216;the most talented Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek,&#8217;</em> he has continued to dazzle audiences across Europe with his exemplary technique, energetic creativity, imagination and virtuosity on tenor and soprano saxophones, as well as his brilliance as a composer of intricate, compelling music.</p> <p>With three years of heavy touring behind him, the release of <em>Birds</em> (2013), and a large-ensemble project with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra entitled <em>Lion</em> (2014), Marius now prepares to release his most anticipated album to date in early 2015.</p> <p>The group will be featuring music from Marius’s newest album, taking the listener on a journey and bringing together his world of influences with remarkable energy, creativity and most of all, his highly original sound.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Marius Neset is a marvel. He makes his instrument dance like a gazelle and soar like an eagle.</strong><br /> Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-10T20:00:00 2015-04-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Michael Ball]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star and double Olivier Award winner, comes to Symphony Hall as part of his If Everyone Was Listening tour

Michael Ball

£45

Suffix: If Everyone Was Listening Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £45 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Michael Ball</strong>, Britain’s leading musical theatre star and double Olivier Award winner, comes to Symphony Hall as part of his <em>If Everyone Was Listening</em> tour.</p> <p>For more than 25 years Michael has been at the top of his game, starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway as well as having a hugely successful radio and television career.</p> ]]>
2015-04-12T19:30:00 2015-04-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter: Bells and Whistles]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in Town Hall as part of the Lunchtime Organ Series

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Prelude & Fuge in C BWV 547 | ,|_. *Byrd* | _The Carman's Whistle_ | ,|_. *Coates* | _Westminster & Knightsbridge_ from _London Suite_ | ,|_. *Vierne* | _Carillon de Westminster_ | ,|_. *Ketelbey* | _Bells across the meadows_ | ,|_. *Bonnal* | _The Shepherd of Ahusquy Bells in the Sky_ |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-04-13T13:00:00 2015-04-13T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: Michael Petrov & Ashley Fripp]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear two young stars of the international classical music scene join forces, as part of ECHO Rising Stars.

Ashley Fripp. Photo © Dennis Steinhoff

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Michael Petrov* cello ,*Ashley Fripp* piano

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | Cello Sonata, _Arpeggione_ | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Four Pieces for Piano, Op 119 | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Dutilleux* | _Three Verses on the name Sacher_ | %(duration)9'% | ,|_. *Franck* | Violin Sonata in A | %(duration)27'% |


<p>Hear the best emerging classical talent in <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars, a series of recitals showcasing outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Cellist Michael Petrov studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Guildhall School of Music &amp; Drama and since then has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Kronberg and Los Angeles Cello Festivals. As a soloist he has performed Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante at the Barbican, Saint-Saëns’s Concerto No 1 at St. John’s Smith Square and Haydn’s Concerto in D with the London Mozart Players and Munich Chamber Orchestra. </p> <p>Ashley Fripp studied piano at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music and has already won a number of awards, including Birmingham’s 2012 Brant International Piano Competition. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Ashley Fripp is a genuine virtuoso, an astoundingly brilliant and masterly pianist, and his total grasp of the music is a joy to hear</strong> Thomas Adès, composer, pianist and conductor</p> </blockquote> <p>Hear two young stars of the international classical music scene join forces in this <span class="caps">ECHO</span> recital, as nominated by Barbican Centre London.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100991310?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/100991310">Michael Petrov</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-04-13T18:00:00 2015-04-13T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos bid ‘Adios’ in this farewell performance.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

£37.50

Prefix: The Adios Tour

Suffix: Featuring Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £37.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Omara Portuondo* ,*Guajiro Mirabal* ,*Barbarito Torres* ,*Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos* ,*Papi Oviedo* ,*Rolando Luna* ,*Pedro Pablo* ,*Andres Coayo* ,*Filiberto Sánchez* ,*Alberto 'La Noche'* ,*Luis Allemany* ,*Carlos Calunga* ,*Idania Valdéz*.


<p>After 16 years thrilling audiences around the world, the <strong>Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club</strong> bids &#8216;Adios&#8217; with a farewell world tour, including a performance at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>See the enigmatic group, who grew out of the release of the Grammy Award-winning best-selling album <strong>Buena Vista Social Club™</strong>, which includes a number of the original artists featured on the landmark recording and film of the same name.</p> <p>Musical director, band leader and trombonist <strong>Jesus &#8220;Aguaje&#8221; Ramos</strong>, is joined by the incomparable veteran diva <strong>Omara Portuondo</strong>, trumpeter <strong>Guajiro Mirabal</strong> and laúd virtuoso <strong>Barbarito Torres</strong>. </p> <p>They will also be accompanied by some of those who have joined the journey along the way, including dynamic tres player <strong>Papi Oviedo</strong>; Havana&#8217;s young star pianist <strong>Rolando Luna</strong>; a superb rhythm section comprising double bassist <strong>Pedro Pablo</strong> and percussionists <strong>Andres Coayo, Filiberto Sánchez</strong> and <strong>Alberto &#8216;La Noche&#8217;</strong>; a three-man trumpet section led by high note specialist <strong>Luis Allemany</strong> and celebrated singers <strong>Carlos Calunga</strong> and <strong>Idania Valdéz</strong>.</p> <p>The Adios Tour represents the distillation of more than a thousand shows over 16 years involving more than forty musicians. During that time the group has evolved into a customised, dynamic, multi-generational big band in which veterans and younger performers have combined to celebrate Cuban musical tradition with flair and élan.</p> ]]>
2015-04-13T19:30:00 2015-04-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Yundi plays Chopin]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A sensation in his native China, Yundi is a pianist with the fanbase of a rock star. Yet this lovely programme will disclose the artistry behind the glamour.

Yundi. Photo by Chen Man.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Yundi* piano

Programme: |_. Chopin | Ballade No 1 in G minor | %(duration)10’% | ,|_.   | Ballade No 2 in F | %(duration)7’% | ,|_.   | Ballade No 3 in A flat | %(duration)7'% | ,|_.   | Ballade No 4 in F minor | %(duration)12’% | ,|_.   | Twenty-four Preludes | %(duration)37'% | , ,


<p>Yundi is a sensation in his native China – a pianist with the fanbase of a rock star. But that’s just the packaging: around the world, he’s quickly building a reputation as one of his generation’s most poetic and assured interpreters of Chopin, having become the youngest pianist to win the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in 2000, at the age of 18. </p> <p>This lovely programme – including Chopin’s complete cycle of Twenty-four Preludes – will disclose the artistry behind the glamour.</p> ]]>
2015-04-15T19:30:00 2015-04-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Renowned pianist Cédric Tiberghien joins Edward Gardner and the CBSO for a delightful celebration of some of Felix Mendelssohn’s best-loved works.

Cédric Tiberghien by Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor ,*Cédric Tiberghien* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | _The Fair Melusina_ Overture | %(duration)10'% | ,|_.   | _Serenade and Allegro Giojoso_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_.   | Piano Concerto No 1 | %(duration)20'% | ,|_.   | Incidental Music to _A Midsummer Night's Dream_ | %(duration)40'% |


<p>Edward Gardner’s Mendelssohn symphony cycle was one of the real delights of last season in Birmingham. Now he teams up again with our famous Youth Chorus in Mendelssohn’s magical homage to Shakespeare: fairies, donkeys and that <em>Wedding March</em>! And we’re delighted to welcome the award-winning Cédric Tiberghien to sprinkle a different kind of magic over Mendelssohn’s sparkling First Piano Concerto.</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, A Midsummer Night&#8217;s Dream: Mendelssohn&#8217;s delightful score, explained from the inside by violinist David Gregory and <span class="caps">CBSO</span> colleagues.</p> ]]>
2015-04-16T14:15:00 2015-04-16T14:15:00
<![CDATA[The Hollies in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join The Hollies as they gather to perform their classic back catalogue in an unforgettable and celebratory two hour gig at Symphony Hall.

The Hollies

£19.50 - £28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £25.50, 28.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Join <strong>The Hollies</strong> as they gather to perform their classic back catalogue including <em>The Air That I Breathe</em>, <em>Carrie Anne</em>, <em>Bus Stop</em>, <em>Just One Look</em>, <em>Stop Stop Stop</em>, <em>On a Carousel</em>, <em>Long Cool Woman</em>, <em>In a Black Dress</em>, <em>He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother</em>, and many more in an unforgettable and celebratory two hour gig. </p> ]]>
2015-04-17T19:30:00 2015-04-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Marc Almond]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join iconic singer and performer Marc Almond for a mixture of old and new material in the superb acoustics of Town Hall.

Marc Almond

Friday 17 April 2015, 7:30pm start time to be confirmed

£19.50, £27.50 & £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: This gig will go on general sale Friday 14 November at 10am. ,It will go on sale to THSH members Thursday 13 November at 10am. "Join our membership scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/membership/ for priority booking.

Ticket Information: £19.50, £27.50 & £37.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Iconic singer and performer <strong>Marc Almond</strong> visits Birmingham, following a tour with Jools Holland, and the release of his much-awaited new album <em>The Velvet Trail.</em></p> <p>Fresh from the 2013 triumph of his award-winning <em>Ten Plagues</em> song cycle performances, Marc Almond released a 4 track EP featuring collaborations including Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things).</p> <p>Join the eclectic artist, last year’s recipient of the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, as he performs a mixture of old and new material in the superb acoustics of Town Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-04-17T19:30:00 2015-04-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Renowned pianist Cédric Tiberghien joins Edward Gardner and the CBSO for a delightful celebration of some of Felix Mendelssohn’s best-loved works.

Cédric Tiberghien by Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor ,*Cédric Tiberghien* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | _The Fair Melusina_ Overture | %(duration)10'% | ,|_.   | _Serenade and Allegro Giojoso_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_.   | Piano Concerto No 1 | %(duration)20'% | ,|_.   | Incidental Music to _A Midsummer Night's Dream_ | %(duration)40'% | ,


<p>Edward Gardner’s Mendelssohn symphony cycle was one of the real delights of last season in Birmingham. Now he teams up again with our famous Youth Chorus in Mendelssohn’s magical homage to Shakespeare: fairies, donkeys and that <em>Wedding March</em>! And we’re delighted to welcome the award-winning Cédric Tiberghien to sprinkle a different kind of magic over Mendelssohn’s sparkling First Piano Concerto.</p> <p>5.45pm Pre-concert talk, A Midsummer Night&#8217;s Dream: Mendelssohn&#8217;s delightful score, explained from the inside by violinist David Gregory and <span class="caps">CBSO</span> colleagues.</p> ]]>
2015-04-18T19:00:00 2015-04-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Canoldir 49th Annual Concert ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Canoldir, the award-winning male choir, returns to Birmingham with their 49th Annual Concert.

Town Hall. Photo: Mike Gutteridge

£15 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15, £20 & £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Don&#8217;t miss a joyous musical evening for all ages as <strong>Canoldir Male Choir</strong> returns to Town Hall for their 49th Annual Concert. The Male Voice Choir are regular performers at <em>The National Eisteddfod of Wales</em>, and are proud of their joint roots in Wales and Birmingham.</p> <p>Candolir celebrates this year with a show packed full of much-loved vocal music &#8211; an event to remember for both loyal followers and new fans.</p> ]]>
2015-04-18T19:00:00 2015-04-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Texas]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 To mark their 25th anniversary, Texas embark on a new tour, performing tracks from their 1st studio release in eight years The Conversation.

Texas

£28.50 - £48.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50, £37, £48.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>To mark their 25th anniversary, <strong>Texas</strong> are embarking on a brand new tour, performing tracks from their first studio release in eight years <em>The Conversation</em>.</p> <p>This overdue return clearly redefines and confidently re-introduces the band afresh with tracks written and produced by singer/guitarist <strong>Sharleen Spiteri</strong> and bassist <strong>Johnny McElhone</strong> and featuring collaborations with singer-songwriter <strong>Richard Hawley</strong> and <strong>Bernard Butler</strong>.</p> <p>From the new tracks expect Hawley’s 50s rock’n’roll frills intertwined with the timeless Texas magnetism to cast-iron melodies.</p> ]]>
2015-04-19T19:30:00 2015-04-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Borodin Quartet Shostakovich and Beethoven]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 On their 70th Anniversary World Tour the modern string quartet, Borodins are without equal as interpreters of Russian music.

Borodin Quartet. Photo: Keith Saunders

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Borodin Quartet* ,*Ruben Aharonian* violin ,*Andrei Abramenkov* violin ,*Igor Naidin* viola ,*Vladimir Balshin* cello

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


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

Polar Bear. Image by Craig Keenan.

£12

Suffix: Support Leafcutter John

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £9 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,Unreserved seating ,


<p><strong>Polar Bear</strong> transcend genre. </p> <p>Led by <strong>Seb Rochford</strong> on drums, their fifth album <em>In Each And Every One</em> was released in Spring 2014 and stands as their most innovative work to date, evoking a range of atmospheres: from post-industrial scrub and grimy metropolitan house parties to snowy wastelands and dark mountain gatherings.</p> <p>Saxophonists <strong>Pete Wareham</strong> and <strong>Mark Lockheart</strong> together possess a broad emotional vocabulary, and bassist <strong>Tom Herbert</strong> adds moments of rare power when he plays inside the groove.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss them as they bring their fusion of jazz, rock, hip-hop and electronic music to the Hare and Hounds, with the magic touch of electronic wizard <strong>Leafcutter John.</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most exciting bands in the world of jazz.</strong><br /> Jamie Cullum, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-21T20:30:00 2015-04-21T20:30:00
<![CDATA[April Sings for Spring and Summer]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Soprano April Fredrick ushers in Spring and Summer in an all American programme.

April Fredrick

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Tim Vine

£21

Suffix: Support John Archer

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


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

Alban Gerhardt. Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><em>&#8216;Stout and steaky&#8217;</em> was how Elgar described his <em>Cockaigne</em> overture &#8211; and this uproarious portrait of Edwardian London is a far cry from the heartbreak and poetry of his famous Cello Concerto, written in the aftermath of the Great War. Edward Gardner joins Alban Gerhardt to dig deep into this very British masterpiece &#8211; and then offers a joyous cure for melancholy: the <em>&#8216;abounding, generous, exuberant beauty&#8217;</em> of Tippett’s vibrant Second Symphony.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Tippett&#8217;s Second: Anthony Burton shares his enthusiasm for this post-war British masterpiece.</p> ]]>
2015-04-23T19:30:00 2015-04-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ String Sextet in G]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ String Sextet in G

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-04-24T13:10:00 2015-04-24T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Czech Philharmonic perform Mahler]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Czech Philharmonic under director Jiří Bělohlávek are joined by Birmingham’s own, CBSO Chorus for Mahler’s epic Resurrection Symphony.

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Photo: Zdenek Chrapek.

£9.50 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Czech Philharmonic* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*Jiří Bělohlávek* conductor ,*Jana Hrochova Wallingerova* soprano ,*Louise Winter* mezzo soprano ,*Josef Špaček* violin

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


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

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

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


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

Noah Stewart.

£30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30 plus transaction fee* ,


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

Jamie Phillips. Photo: Russell Duncan.

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Walsall Jazz Orchestra

£12

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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Having performed at venues throughout the UK and abroad, including the Montreux Jazz Festival and London&#8217;s Royal Festival Hall, <strong>Walsall Jazz Orchestra</strong> now visits the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre in Birmingham for its 40th Anniversary Celebration.</p> <p>With much of its music built around its dynamic rhythm section with drummer <strong>Carl Hemmingsley</strong> at its heart, the orchestra aims to play forward-looking music whilst still having respect for the past.</p> <p>This very special performance features two Walsall Jazz Orchestra alumni &#8211; saxophonist <strong>Julian Arguelles</strong> and trumpet player <strong>Martin Shaw</strong> &#8211; and repertoire includes new compositions by <strong>Tim Amann</strong> and trumpeter <strong>Nick Dewhurst</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-04-26T19:30:00 2015-04-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jack Jones]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Don't miss Grammy winning legend Jack Jones as he returns to Town Hall as part of his The Coming Home Tour

Jack Jones

£29.50

Suffix: The Coming Home Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Double Grammy-winning, easy listening giant, <strong>Jack Jones</strong>, returns to Town Hall as part of his <em>The Coming Home Tour</em> this April. </p> <p>His consistently sold-out world tours and fifty recorded albums are a testimony to the breadth and quality of his remarkable talent. This fabulous show will feature all the big hits including <em>Wives and Lovers, Love Boat, Impossible Dream</em> and <em>The Race Is On</em> to name only a few. There will also be a special video presentation of his latest video featuring the songs <em>Imagine</em> and <em>From A Distance</em>.</p> <p>Jack&#8217;s swinging renditions of contemporary pop and rock, as well as classic standards, have packed out UK tour dates time and time again &#8211; Don&#8217;t miss the chance to hear this iconic singer in one of the best concert halls in the country.</p> <blockquote> <p>Jack is one of the major singers of our time<br /> <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world<br /> <strong>Mel Torme</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Jones is a bona fide legend<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-04-26T19:30:00 2015-04-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Tom Winpenny]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Tom Winpenny, Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in Town Hall

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with <strong>Tom Winpenny,</strong> Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> <table> <tr> <th><strong>Walton</strong> (arr. Tom Winpenny) </th> <td> March: <em>A History of the English-Speaking Peoples</em> </td> </tr> <tr> <th><strong>J S Bach</strong> </th> <td> Concerto in A minor <span class="caps"><span class="caps">BWV</span></span> 593 </td> </tr> <tr> <th><strong>Wesley</strong> </th> <td> Larghetto in F sharp minor </td> </tr> <tr> <th><strong>Byrd</strong> </th> <td> <em>The Carman’s Whistle</em> </td> </tr> <tr> <th><strong>Roger-Ducasse</strong> </th> <td> <em>Pastorale</em> (1909) </td> </tr> <tr> <th><strong>Judith Bingham</strong> </th> <td> <em>Vol de nuit</em> (arranged from <em>The Secret Garden,</em> 2004) </td> </tr> <tr> <th><strong>Dupré</strong> </th> <td> Prelude &amp; Fugue in B major, Op 7 no 1 </td> </tr> </table> ]]>
2015-04-27T13:00:00 2015-04-27T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Mike + the Mechanics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Mike Rutherford and a new generation of Mike + The Mechanics as they head to Symphony Hall as part of the Birmingham leg of their hits tour.

Mike + The Mechanics

£32 - £36

Suffix: Support James Walsh

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following on from their sold-out UK tour earlier this year, <strong>Mike &amp; The Mechanics</strong>, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide are on the the road once more with <em>The Hits Tour 2015</em>. </p> <p>Genesis founding member <strong>Mike Rutherford</strong> on guitar – joins forces with a new generation Mike + The Mechanics. The line up includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&amp;B singer, <strong>Andrew Roachford</strong>, whose previous hits include <em>Cuddly Tour</em> and <em>Family Man</em> and Canadian-born singer, <strong>Tim Howar</strong> who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini. </p> <p>Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound. </p> <p><em>The Hits Tour 2015</em> will include their globally successful 80s hit single <em>The Living Years</em>, along with their other classic hits including <em>Silent Running</em>, <em>All I Need Is A Miracle</em>, <em>Word Of Mouth</em>, <em>Another Cup of Coffee</em> and the unforgettable <em>Over My Shoulder</em> to name a few.</p> <p>Support will be provided by <strong>James Walsh,</strong> former frontman of multi-million selling band, Starsailor.</p> ]]>
2015-04-27T19:30:00 2015-04-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Symphonie Fantastique ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! Berlioz’s _Symphonie Fantastique_ is the ultimate orchestral roller-coaster ride. Nikola Znaider conducts.

Nikolai Znaider. Photo: George Lange

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>All you need is love! When Hector Berlioz couldn’t get the girl of his dreams, he wrote her a symphony: a huge, crazy, opium-fuelled riot of supernatural fantasies and star-crossed passion. It’s quite simply&#8230; well, fantastic! And Dvořák took a boyhood romance and a vision of Niagara Falls, and poured them into the most ardent cello concerto ever written. Jian Wang tells the story tonight.</p> ]]>
2015-04-29T19:30:00 2015-04-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Symphonie Fantastique]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature! Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is the ultimate orchestral roller-coaster ride. Nikolai Znaider conducts.

Nikolai Znaider. Photo: George Lange.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Dylan Moran. Photo: Andy Hollingworth

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Charlie Chaplin.

£10 - £32

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Until you’ve heard a full symphony orchestra accompanying a film live, you’ve never experienced the ultimate in movie sound. </p> <p>Veteran movie maestro <strong>Carl (“Cranford”) Davis</strong> conducts the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> in a live soundtrack to one of Hollywood’s all-time comedy classics, <strong>Charlie Chaplin’s</strong> <em>Modern Times</em> &#8211; humour that never gets old, with music that sounds like new. </p> <p>You can’t hire this on Netflix!</p> ]]>
2015-05-01T19:30:00 2015-05-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Lee - A Room With A Stew]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A brand new live show with fresh material in preparation for Stewart's next BBC2 series of Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Stewart Lee. Photo: Colin Hutton

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


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

Ex Cathedra.

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Rachmaninoff loved his Vespers above all his other works. </p> <p>They gave their composer <em>&#8216;an hour of the most complete satisfaction&#8217;</em>, and every performance creates a quite unmistakable atmosphere. </p> <p>On an early summer evening in the warm acoustic of Town Hall, they will speak with real eloquence.</p> ]]>
2015-05-03T16:00:00 2015-05-03T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Charley Pride]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hear the timeless everyman and country legend, Charley Pride, in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall

Charley Pride

£30 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Barbara Hannigan. Photo: Elmer de Haas.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | _La Clemenzo di Tito_ Overture | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Souvenirs de mon enfance_ | %(duration)3’% | ,|_.   | _Pastorale_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 49, _La Passion_ | %(duration)24’% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _The Rake's Progress_ Act I Scene III | %(duration)9’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | _Idomeneo_ Overture | %(duration)5’% | ,|_.   | _Bella mia fiamma addio_ | %(duration)9’% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Pulcinella Suite_ | %(duration)24’% | , , ,


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

Baiba Skride. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>No two great composers were ever closer than Mozart and Haydn, and there’s a smile in every bar of this delightfully entertaining concert. </p> <p>Two of the wittiest and warmest symphonies ever written frame lively concertos by <strong>Haydn’s</strong> best friend, and his biggest 20th century fan. <strong>Andris Nelsons’s</strong> schoolfriend <strong>Baiba Skride</strong> is the soloist. This is going to be fun: come and join the party!</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, Haydn in London: Today&#8217;s programme is introduced by <strong>Dr Derek McCulloch</strong>, Director of Café Mozart.</p> ]]>
2015-05-06T14:15:00 2015-05-06T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Haydn in London]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Haydn wrote 104 symphonies - practice makes perfect, and his final ones are exceptional. Baiba Skrida performs not one but two violin concertos.

Baiba Skride. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Full English

£21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21.50 plus transaction fee*


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Baiba Skride in The Mendelssohn Octet

£10

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

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

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | Octet |


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

£14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Thea Gilmore

£19.50 - £24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Folk-rock singer-songwriter <strong>Thea Gilmore</strong> comes to Town Hall performing tracks from her brand new album, following on from the massive success of her 2012 release <em>Regardless</em>.</p> <p>Her razor sharp lyrics, melodic flair and honey toned voice have been admired by wide ranging contemporaries from <strong>Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Richard Thompson, Neil Gaiman, David Baddeil</strong> and <strong>William Boyd</strong>.</p> <p>In 2012 <em>Don&#8217;t Stop Singing</em>, her new musical settings of the late <strong>Sandy Denny&#8217;s</strong> unfinished works received great acclaim, and included the single <em>London</em> which was used extensively in the <span class="caps">BBC</span> TV coverage of the Olympic Games.</p> <blockquote> <p>Gilmore is blazing her own path towards classic status as a songwriter.<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-09T20:00:00 2015-05-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Explores the Cecil Sharp Songbook]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain explore the Cecil Sharp Songbook in the outstanding acoustics of Town Hall

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>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> ]]>
2015-05-10T15:00:00 2015-05-10T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Belle and Sebastian]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Belle and Sebastian bring their blend of electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks to Symphony Hall.

Belle and Sebastian

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

£25

Suffix: Plus support The Dum Dum Girls

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Raphael Wallfisch

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Mike Fletcher. Photo © John Watson

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Chris de Burgh

£40 - £60

Suffix: The Hands of Man Live 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Hélène Grimaud. Photo: Mat Hennek/ Deutsche Grammophon.

£9.50 - £35

Pick a Seat Available

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

Billing: *Hélène Grimaud* piano

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


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

Tom Paxton. Photo: Michael G. Stewart

£26.50

Suffix: with special guest Robin Bullock

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £26.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Don McLean

£33.50 - £37.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>America’s legendary singer-songwriter <strong>Don McLean</strong> returns to Birmingham with his band as part of his UK tour in support of his new CD/DVD, <em>Live in Manchester</em>. </p> <p>Over the course of his extraordinary career, Don McLean has sold over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, appeared on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in 2011 and was awarded the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He has sold out arenas worldwide, performing 14 world tours and more than 4,000 concert appearances. </p> <p>Don’t miss your chance to see the man who brought us <em>American Pie</em>, <em>Vincent (Starry Starry Night)</em>, <em>Crying</em> and <em>Castles in the Air</em>. </p> ]]>
2015-05-16T19:30:00 2015-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Parsifal]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Wagner’s final opera directed by Andris Nelsons documents the search for the Holy Grail through some of the most sublime music ever written.

James Rutherford. Photo: Werner Kmetitsch

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Wagner* | _Parsifal_ |


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

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>From the hit 1995 film <em>Brassed Off!</em>, the <strong>Grimethorpe Colliery Band</strong> return to Town Hall, Birmingham. </p> <p>These musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation on both the concert and contest stage &#8211; the band recently completed tours of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, and have won numerous brass band accolades. With numerous television appearances and recordings to their credit, the band is justifiably proud of its history and achievements.</p> <p>Enjoy the fabulous sound of this world famous brass band, performing your favourite classics with passion and style. </p> <p><strong><em>A thoroughly entertaining show and a must for all music enthusiasts!</em></strong><br /> The Guardian</p> <p><strong><em>Sensational &#8211; performing your favourite classics in spectacular style!</em></strong><br /> The Times</p> ]]>
2015-05-17T15:00:00 2015-05-17T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Takács Quartet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Takács Quartet performs Beethoven’s mighty first Razumovsky Quartet, alongside music by Debussy and Haydn’s exuberant Emperor Quartet..

Takács Quartet. Photo: Ellen Appel.

£9.50 - £35

Suffix: Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Lulu

Tuesday 19 May 2015, doors open at 7pm

£28.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Sixties pop icon <strong>Lulu</strong> visits Symphony Hall as part of her first solo tour in over ten years, performing all her hits alongside the songs that have influenced her life.</p> <p>The Grammy-nominated songwriter is currently writing and recording her new album, which will showcase a return to her soulful roots. Soul music initially inspired her to perform and is her enduring passion.</p> <p>Lulu says <strong><em>&#8220;My family always said I came into this world singing, and I’d be happy to go out of this world singing – but I have a lot more to say before that happens!&#8221;</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Please note start time is to be confirmed.</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note there will be no support act at this concert.</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">VIP</span> packages available &#8211; see Ticket Info.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-19T19:30:00 2015-05-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bryan Ferry]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 British musical icon Bryan Ferry performs an incredible set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, plus songs from his forthcoming new album.

Bryan Ferry

£35 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>British musical icon <a href="http://www.bryanferry.com">Bryan Ferry</a> returns to Symphony Hall, performing an incredible set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, and songs from his forthcoming new album <em>Avonmore.</em></p> <p>Ferry’s recent shows around the world have attracted a new generation of fans and received unanimously rave reviews &#8211; don&#8217;t miss the chance to witness him perform in Birmingham.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Byronesque Ferry glories in nostalgia of the new, re-presenting his oeuvre in a new and thrilling way.</strong><br /> The Guardian *****</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Ferry cruises through 40 years &#8211; Deeply rooted in the past and yet daringly modern in its merging of genres. This was, indeed, the music of time.</strong><br /> The Daily Telegraph *****</p> </blockquote> <p><span class="caps">VIP</span> packages available &#8211; see &#8216;Ticket Info&#8217;.</p> <p>Video of Bryan Ferry performing Roxy Music classic Virginia Plain on Later&#8230; with Jools Holland:<br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b1xgd">http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02b1xgd</a></p> ]]>
2015-05-20T19:30:00 2015-05-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience the visceral magic of Lord of the Dance in one of Europe's most magnificent halls, as Michael Flatley's spectacular new production storms the Symphony Hall stage.

Lord of the Dance.

Friday 22 May - Tuesday 26 May 2015

£33 - £43.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Fisk Jubilee Singers

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Fisk Jubilee Singers.

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Lara Melda. Photo: Benjamin Harte.

£9.50 – £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Lara Melda* piano

Programme: Programme includes: ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Sonata No 17, _The Tempest_ | %(duration)23’% | ,|_. *Chopin* | Ballade No 1 | %(duration)9’% | ,|_. *Albéniz* | _El Puerto_ and _Fête-dieu à Seville_ from _Iberia 1_ | %(duration)12’% | ,|_.   | _Triana_ from _Iberia 2_ | %(duration)5’% |


<p><strong>Beethoven’s</strong> <em>Tempest</em> Sonata, <strong>Chopin’s</strong> First Ballade and the vibrant, luminously coloured keyboard miniatures of <strong>Isaac Albéniz</strong> all tell a compelling story through the medium of the piano. </p> <p>2010 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician winner <strong>Lara Melda</strong> has chosen a programme that plays to her very personal strengths: poetry, beauty of tone, and a lively desire to communicate.</p> ]]>
2015-05-26T14:30:00 2015-05-26T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Supreme Fabulettes]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 London's acclaimed all-male female close harmony vocal group, Supreme Fabulettes come to Town Hall as part of their UK tour

Supreme Fabulettes

£19.50

Suffix: Viva La Divas

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The <strong>Supreme Fabulettes</strong>, London&#8217;s acclaimed all-male female close harmony vocal group come to Town Hall as part of their UK tour.</p> <p><strong>Miss Vicki Vivacious, Miss Portia De Fosse, Miss Silver Summers</strong> and <strong>Miss Vanilla Lush</strong> have been acclaimed for combining slick choreography, amazing vocal harmonies, stunning couture outfits and signature Glee-style song mashups that blend number one hits with current chart toppers including: <em>I’m Every Woman, Baby Love, Proud Mary, Rolling in the Deep, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Car Wash, Rehab, We Are Family, Born This Way, Survivor, Single Ladies, Signed Sealed Delivered, Diamonds, Crazy in Love, Man I Feel Like a Woman, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun</em> and many more.</p> <p>The party-packed score is performed by <strong><em>&#8220;one hell of an all-male girl group&#8221;</em></strong> &#8211; <strong>The Stage Newspaper</strong> &#8211; and sees the &#8216;girl&#8217; group&#8217;s razor-tongued manager naivgate band splits and solo hits against a backdrop of backstabbing, love and tears, all played for laughs.</p> <p>The spectacular show charts the rise of an all-girl close harmony group from rags to queens of drag&#8230; with a difference.</p> ]]>
2015-05-29T20:00:00 2015-05-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr - Funny Business]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.

Jimmy Carr

Saturday 30 May 2015, 8pm

£25

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Billy Ocean

£30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30 plus transaction fee*


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

Elvis Costello

£37.50 & £42.50

Suffix: Detour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following the success of his 2014 solo shows, <strong>Elvis Costello</strong> announces his 21-date UK tour named <em>Detour</em>.</p> <p>Costello’s solo shows have been some of the most adventurous of his illustrious career. <strong>The New York Times</strong> said of his solo Carnegie Hall debut in June 2014:</p> <blockquote> <p>Costello offered something else: a continuing, challenging, intimate engagement with his songs, old and new.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>He remains a giddy and exuberant force in live music<br /> <strong>The Herald</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-05-31T20:00:00 2015-05-31T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter and Simon Gledhill]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and Simon Gledhill and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and <strong>Simon Gledhill</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-06-01T13:00:00 2015-06-01T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rachmaninoff Vespers]]> On a summer evening at Southwell Minster Rachmaninoff's Vespers will speak with real eloquence.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£12 – £30 plus transaction fee*

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Southwell Minster

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

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


<p>Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Rachmaninoff loved his Vespers above all his other works. They gave their composer “an hour of the most complete satisfaction”, and every performance creates a quite unmistakable atmosphere. On a summer evening at Southwell Minster they will speak with real eloquence.</p> ]]>
2015-06-03T19:30:00 2015-06-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Tallis Scholars perform Tallis, Allegri and Arvo Pärt]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Tallis Scholars perform Renaissance classics by Tallis and Allegri with the searching, profoundly beautiful new visions of Arvo Pärt.

Tallis Scholars. Photo: Eric Richmond

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Mnozil Brass. Photo: Carston Bunnemann.

£25

Suffix: Brand New Show for 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Even after 22 years of service to brass music as we love it (and they live it), <strong>Mnozil Brass</strong> demonstrate with their brand new show <span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span> an unbroken optimism. Experience their journey as they unerringly and effortlessly, blow their way through paradise.</p> <p>Mixing musical virtuosity with a unique style of comedy, Mnozil Brass are best described as the ‘Monty Python of the music world’. Slapstick meets black humour as lips vibrate for the cause. ..brrrrr!</p> <p><span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span>, <span class="caps">YES</span>!<br /> Because one Yes is not enough!</p> ]]>
2015-06-04T19:30:00 2015-06-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Under the Sea at CBSO Centre]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring the youngest members of the family to CBSO Centre for this special toddler-friendly mini-concert, for an under the sea musical adventure.

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 June 2015

£7.50

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

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


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

Milton Jones

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


<p>Spend an evening in the company of that bloke with the loud shirts and messed up hair from <em>Mock the Week</em>, <em>Live at the Apollo</em> and <em>Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow</em> otherwise known as <strong>Milton Jones</strong>. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you&#8217;ll be cross.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Absurdist one-line masterpieces.</strong><br /> The Times </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>He&#8217;s fast, absurd and very funny.</strong><br /> Radio Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The best one-liner merchant in British comedy.</strong><br /> Chortle</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-05T20:00:00 2015-06-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[John Barrowman]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 All-round entertainer John Barrowman returns to Symphony Hall in support of his new album, You Raise Me Up.

John Barrowman

£25 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Heath Quartet. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg.

£9.50 – £28

Suffix: Haydn, Janáček and Tchaikovsky

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Piano Guys

£29.50 - £42.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Elspeth Dutch

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>If you enjoy <strong>Dvořák’s</strong> <em>New World</em> Symphony, just imagine the music he wrote when he was happily at home! Dvořák’s Seventh is stormy, passionate and filled with the kind of tunes you just can’t stop humming.</p> <p><strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> loves it, and tonight he serves it up with <strong>Strauss’s</strong> bubbly second horn concerto &#8211; a glorious showcase for the CBSO’s popular principal horn, <strong>Elspeth Dutch.</strong></p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Dvořák&#8217;s Seventh: <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory offers a performer&#8217;s angle on this great romantic symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-06-11T19:30:00 2015-06-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with The Overtones]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Overtones come to Symphony Hall as part of their UK and Ireland tour.

An Evening with The Overtones

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

£21.50 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

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


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

Matosinhos String Quartet. Photo © João Vasco

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *CBSO Cellos*


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

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

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


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

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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2015-06-20T17:00:00 2015-06-20T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Dresden Philharmonic perform Mendelssohn and Brahms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon.

Arabella Steinbacher. Photo © Jiri Hronik

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Dresden is a hallowed name in the world of classical music, and its conductor Michael Sanderling, too, comes from a fabled musical family. Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon; masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms frame Arabella Steinbacher’s gloriously fresh take on Mendelssohn’s ever-popular Violin Concerto.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Arabella Steinbacher is one of the leading violinists of her generation, famed for her passionate performances of Classical and Romantic concertos. This programme promises to showcase that passion, as Arabella performs Mendelssohn’s brilliant and much-loved Violin Concerto, joined by the Dresden Philharmonic.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-21T15:00:00 2015-06-21T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Idina Menzel]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel for the opening night of her UK tour at Symphony Hall.

Idina Menzel

£35 - £85

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

CBSO Summer Showcase. Photo: Neil Pugh

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

David Arnold

£24.50, £29.50, £37.50, £42.50 & £75 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Grammy, Emmy, <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> and Ivor Novello winner <strong>David Arnold</strong> is one of the most influential and successful British composers of the last two decades.</p> <p>Accompanied by the 65 piece <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, David will sing and play keyboard and guitar, performing songs, scores and themes from his broad and varied career. Expect music from <em>Independence Day</em>, <em>Stargate</em>, The James Bond films (<em>Casino Royale</em>, <em>The World Is Not Enough</em>, <em>Tomorrow Never Dies</em> and others), <em>The Chronicles of Narnia</em>, <em>Godzilla</em>, <em>Hot Fuzz</em>, The London 2012 Olympic Games, <em>Made in Dagenham</em>, the hit TV show <em>Sherlock</em> and more.</p> <p>Share an insight into the world of a Bond film composer and songwriter and hear anecdotes about his illustrious career, as David Arnold makes his much-anticipated Symphony Hall concert debut.</p> ]]>
2015-06-26T19:30:00 2015-06-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gladys Knight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Empress of Soul Gladys Knight for a special concert at Symphony Hall as part of her UK tour

Gladys Knight. Photo: Derek Blanks

£45 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-06-29T13:00:00 2015-06-29T13:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schools Concert: Bite-size Classics ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This lively concert especially for Key Stage Two children features music by and for children – from Britten and Elgar, to Mozart and Holst.

Michael Seal. Photo: Neil Pugh.

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Claire Martin. Photo by John Haxby

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>They called her the First Lady of Song, and no-one’s ever sung the Great American Songbook with more style – and joy – than Ella Fitzgerald. </p> <p>Tonight’s show brings together one of the most glorious voices on the international jazz scene with the swinging orchestral arrangements from Ella’s own albums, for a deluxe tribute to Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Rodgers &amp; Hart: a golden age of popular song.</p> ]]>
2015-07-03T19:30:00 2015-07-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[2015 Brant International Piano Competition, Birmingham: The Final]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham’s prestigious Brant International Piano Competition provides young pianists with the chance to perform in world class venues.

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

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>A phantom ship, a satanic curse, and a love more powerful than death itself: Richard Wagner’s <em>The Flying Dutchman</em> might just be the ultimate Romantic opera. </p> <p>For Wagner novices, it’s an ideal place to start; for those who’ve followed Opera North’s triumphant concert <em>Ring</em> Cycle, this concert staging under Richard Farnes – with visuals by Peter Mumford – is an unmissable encore.</p> <p>Concert performance sung in German with English surtitles. Please note surtitles may not be visible from every seat. Please check when booking.</p> <p>There is no interval in this concert.</p> ]]>
2015-07-05T16:00:00 2015-07-05T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Brolly & Friends 2015 Irish Charity Night ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Bob Brolly and his Irish friends for a spectacular fundraising concert at Symphony Hall.

Bob Brolly

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


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

CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Billing: *Michael Seal* conductor

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


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

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


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

The Three Little Pigs. Illustrations © Charles Riffenburgh.

Tuesday 28 July - Sunday 2 August

£12 - £14

Prefix: Stiles and Drewe's

Suffix: A very curly musical tale

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Public: £12 plus transaction fee* or premium £14 plus transaction fee* (premium ticket includes free postergramme** and seats close to the action) ,£9.50 for groups of 8 plus transaction fee* , ,**Show poster with programme information. , ,*Earlybird Discount* ,Be ahead of the Big Bad Wolf - receive 10% off your booking if you pay before Saturday 28 February 2015.


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

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Photo © Jason Alden

£9.50 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain isn’t just the largest symphony orchestra in the UK; it’s one of the most virtuosic, and every one of its concerts is a gala occasion, supercharged with energy and emotion. So imagine the sensation of hearing Mahler’s Ninth Symphony performed by these 170 exceptional performers, under the inspirational direction of Sir Mark Elder.</p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The award-winning National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and brilliant conductor Sir Mark Elder make a formidable team.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-08-07T19:30:00 2015-08-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nicola Benedetti ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti performs a specially curated programme of Italian favourites at Symphony Hall

Nicola Benedetti

£20 - £32.50

Suffix: Italy and The Four Seasons

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Diana Krall

£40 - £60

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Cliff Richard. Photo: Michelle Kloboucnik.

£65 - £75

Suffix: The 75th Birthday Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Join <strong>Sir Cliff Richard</strong> for the opening night of his 75th Birthday Tour at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Celebrating his 56th anniversary in the music business this year, Cliff is the ultimate pop star and indisputably Britain&#8217;s all-time greatest hit-maker. His remarkable career has included many successful films, musicals, concert tours and television shows, all contributing to the Cliff Richard legend. </p> <p>Cliff released his debut album in 1959, and has since released 46 studio albums, seven soundtracks, 11 live albums, and 35 compilations. He released his 100th album <em>The Fabulous Rock &#8216;n&#8217; Roll Songbook</em> in November last year, and it is Cliff&#8217;s tribute to the greats of rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll who inspired and influenced him, such as <strong>Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry,</strong> and <strong>Buddy Holly.</strong></p> <p>Enjoy a truly special evening with Cliff to celebrate his landmark birthday. </p> ]]>
2015-09-29T19:45:00 2015-09-29T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Fisherman's Friends bring the shanty sound of the North Cornwall Coast to Town Hall.

The Fisherman's Friends

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Trevor Noah

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £18 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following his sell-out debut tour of the UK with the critically acclaimed show <em>The Racist</em>, <strong>Trevor Noah</strong> is back with his brand new show <em>Lost in Translation.</em></p> <p>Trevor’s rise to the top of the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking in TV, radio and his first love, stand-up comedy. He is also becoming increasingly established as an international star; in the US he is a regular correspondent on the award-winning <em>The Daily Show</em>, while in the UK he has notched up appearances on <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>QI</em> and <em>8 Out of 10 Cats</em>.</p> <p>His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost young comedians of his generation.</p> <blockquote> <p>Noah is an immensely likable performer &#8211; warm, upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people&#8217;s prejudices.<br /> <strong>Observer</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-10T20:00:00 2015-10-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Steve Hackett: Acolyte to Wolflight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Steve Hackett brings the latest chapter of his career to the Symphony Hall stage in his new tour - Acolyte to Wolflight with a sprinkling of Genesis.

Steve Hackett

£27.50 & £29.50

Suffix: with Genesis Revisited - The Total Experience

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Legendary guitarist <strong>Steve Hackett</strong> brings the latest chapter of his career to Symphony Hall while re-living his musical evolution, in <em>Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited &#8211; The Total Experience</em>. </p> <p>The set list will cover a vast part of his discography, from early albums including <em>Spectral Mornings</em> and <em>Voyage of the Acolyte,</em> right up to his new studio album <em>Wolflight,</em> with additional songs from Steve&#8217;s time with <strong>Genesis</strong>. </p> <p><em>Wolfllight</em> takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The tour will satisfy old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to <em>Wolflight</em>. </p> <blockquote> <p> I&#8217;m hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into next year&#8217;s tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary, with several surprises!<br /> <strong>Steve Hackett</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T19:30:00 2015-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Backshall's Wild World]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall at Town Hall as he takes us on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels The Falcon Chronicles

Steve Backshall

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer <strong>Steve Backshall</strong> at Town Hall as he takes you on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels <em>The Falcon Chronicles</em>. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from his expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the sea. </p> <p>This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty. There will be extended Q and As, and book signing. Parents are advised that the content might be challenging for very young children.</p> ]]>
2015-11-01T11:30:00 2015-11-01T11:30:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr - Funny Business]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 We have added another extra date of Jimmy Carr's tour, Funny Business. Come for the witty musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

John Wilson. Image: Chris Christodoulou.

£25 - £46

Suffix: Gershwin in Hollywood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Spectacular Classics

£16.50 - £44.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.</p> ]]>
2015-11-14T14:30:00 2015-11-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 International music sensation Celtic Woman return to Symphony Hall with their breathtaking new tour.

Celtic Woman. Credit: David Conger

£27.50 - £33.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Dave Gorman

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


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

The Waterboys

£28.50 & £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Stewart Francis

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Gareth Malone

£25 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Join the nation&#8217;s favourite choirmaster and his choir <strong>Voices</strong> for an all new show at Symphony Hall.</p> <p><strong>Gareth Malone</strong> is best known for <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> and <span class="caps">RTS</span> award-winning <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span></strong> documentary series <em>The Choir,</em> which brings to light the talents of ordinary people who might never have given singing a chance.</p> <p>Gareth&#8217;s most emotional challenge to date saw him give a voice to the wives and girlfriends left behind at the Chivenor and Plymouth barracks when troops were deployed to Afghanistan. <strong>The Military Wives Choir</strong> have since become a resounding success, grabbing the Christmas Number 1 spot in 2011, and having since released two albums.</p> <p>This year Gareth and his All Star Choir released the official <strong>Children in Need</strong> single <em>Wake Me Up</em> which has been documented in a two part series on BBC1.</p> <p>Get ready to sing from your seat with <strong>Gareth Malone</strong> and <strong>Voices</strong>!</p> <blockquote> <p>Before you know it you&#8217;re singing along. <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong> ****</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>A good time had by all. <br /> <strong>The Daily Telegraph</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-06T19:30:00 2015-12-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[We're Going on a Bear Hunt ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud, on our quest to find a bear!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Tuesday 22 December 2015 - Wednesday 13 January 2016

£12 - £14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Public: £12 plus transaction fee* or premium £14 plus transaction fee* (premium ticket includes free postergramme** and seats close to the action) ,£9.50 for groups of 8 plus transaction fee* , ,**Show poster with programme information. , ,Schools: £12 plus transaction fee* ,£9.50 for groups of 10 plus transaction fee* ,Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free – Schools only. ,To purchase Schools tickets please phone our group bookings line on 0800 358 7070 or email groupbookings@thsh.co.uk , , ,*Earlybird Discount* ,Be ahead of the pack - receive 10% off your booking if you pay before Saturday 28 February 2015.


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

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £9.50 for groups of 4+ plus transaction fee* , ,*Earlybird Discount* ,Be ahead of the pack - receive 10% off your booking if you pay before Saturday 28 February 2015.


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