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2014-09-01T10:30:00 2014-09-04T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Tig Notaro plus special guests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Experience Grammy-nominated Tig Notaro's masterful comedy as she brings her critically acclaimed Boyish Girl Interrupted to one of the finest concert halls in Europe.

Tig Notaro

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Please note</strong> Due to unforeseen circumstances,this show has been cancelled. Customers will be contacted regarding in due course.</p> <p>In just four months in 2012, <strong>Tig Notaro</strong> experienced more career highs and more personal lows than many human beings would normally experience in a lifetime.</p> <p>Her blend of humour and nonchalance to the announcement that she had breast cancer left comedy fans riveted, many in both tears and laughter.</p> <p>With her sophomore comedy album <em><span class="caps">LIVE</span></em> selling over 100,000 units in just 6 weeks, and her weekly podcast <em>Professor Blastoff</em> consistently in the top 10 iTunes comedy podcast charts, Tig now embarks on her debut UK tour, <em>Boyish Girl Interrupted.</em></p> <p>After a critically acclaimed sell-out run at last year&#8217;s Edinburgh Festival, experience Grammy-nominated <a href="http://www.tignotaro.com">Tig Notaro&#8217;s</a> masterful comedy in one of the finest concert halls in Europe.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>…A gloriously down to earth enigma.</strong><br /> Telegraph ****
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2014-09-02T19:30:00 2014-09-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lisa Stansfield plus special guests]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Grammy nominated soul and R&B singer Lisa Stansfield kicks off her new tour in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, performing tracks from her brand new album Seven.

Lisa Stansfield

£27.50, £37.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Suffix: support Mamas Gun

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50, £37.50, VIP tickets at £99 plus transaction fee* , ,VIP tickets can only be purchased in person or by calling the Box office on 0121 345 0600 - limited tickets available.


<p>Britain’s iconic soul singer <strong>Lisa Stansfield</strong> kicks off a ten date UK tour at Symphony Hall, performing tracks from her brand new album <em>Seven</em> as well as classic hits from her 25 year career.</p> <p>Written and recorded with long-time songwriting partner <strong>Ian Devaney</strong>, whose credits include the <em>Indecent Proposal</em> and <em>The Bodyguard</em> soundtracks, <em>Seven</em> marks a return to the soul and R&amp;B that Lisa is known for. The songs are strong reminders of her ability to tell stories and create identifiable characters within her lyrics; she states, &#8220;I think we all suffer the same pain, all feel the same happiness, and we all have the same emotions within us.&#8221;</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Lisa still has the most distinctive and sensuous voice in soul pop.</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Languid and wonderful, this a quality return from a singer with nothing to prove but plenty still to give.</strong><br /> The Sun</p> </blockquote> <p><span class="caps">VIP</span> tickets available, including a meet and greet with Lisa, photo opportunity, signed tour merchandise, commemorative tour laminate and best seats.</p> ]]>
2014-09-05T20:00:00 2014-09-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The 162nd British Open Brass Band Championships]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The British Open is believed to be the oldest music competition in the world, celebrating its 162nd year in 2014.

£12 - £23

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £15, £18, £21, £23 plus transaction fee*

Programme: |. *Alexander Comitas* | _Vita Aeterna Variations_ (Test Piece) | , ,


<p>The British Open is believed to be the oldest music competition in the world, celebrating its 162nd year in 2014. </p> <p>The contest has consistently maintained its traditions of excellence in brass playing of the highest standards.</p> ]]>
2014-09-06T10:00:00 2014-09-06T10:00:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF Midlands Championship - Session 1]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,"Day ticket available for £20 plus transaction fee*":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-day-ticket/ for both sessions


<p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-session-2/">Information on Session 2</a></p> ]]>
2014-09-07T11:00:00 2014-09-07T11:00:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF Midlands Championship - Day ticket]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£20 day ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Day ticket £20 plus transaction fee* ,


<p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship2/">Information on Session 1</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship2/">Information on Session 2</a></p> ]]>
2014-09-07T11:00:00 2014-09-07T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Brass Band Gala Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The cream of the Brass Band World, Foden's Band, Black Dyke Band and Cory Band head to Symphony Hall with a programme perfectly showcasing their range.

Black Dyke Band

£10 - £21

Suffix: featuring Black Dyke Band, Cory Band and Foden's Band

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10, £13.50, £17.50, £21 plus transaction fee*

Programme: *The Black Dyke Band* ,|_. *Glinka (arr Barry Forgie)* | _Russlan and Ludmilla_ | ,|_. *Paul Sharman* | _Flourish_ | ,|_. *Seymour Irvine (arr Peter Graham)* | _Crimond_ | , ,*Black Dyke Big Band Set* ,|_. *Traditional (arr Sandy Smith)* | _Song of the Volga Boatmen_ | ,|_. *Thiele and Weiss (arr Alan Fernie)* | _Wonderful World_ | ,|_. *Prima (arr Dan Price)* | _Sing Sing Sing_ | ,|_. *Paul Lovatt-Cooper* | _Fire in the Blood_ | , ,*Foden's Band* ,|_. *Vaughan Williams* | _Henry V_ | ,|_.  John Williams (arr F Rydland, trombone soloist John Barber) | _Can You Read My Mind_ | ,|_. *Andy Scott* | _Paquito_ | ,|_. *Berlioz (arr Howard Snell)* | Hungarian March from _The Damnation of Faust_ | , ,*Cory Band* ,|_. *John Williams (arr Ray Farr)* | _Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom_ | ,|_. *Count Basie (arr Philip Sparke)* | _L'il Darlin'_ | ,|_. *Sherwin (arr Howard Snell)* | _A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square_ | ,|_. *Rachmaninov (arr Philip Harper)* | Finale from Piano Concerto No 3 | , ,*Cory Band and Fodens Band* ,|_. *Heaton* | _Le Tricot Rouge_ | ,|_. *John Williams (arr Philip Sparke)* | _Hymn to the Fallen_ | ,|_. *Mussorgsky (arr Elgar Howarth)* | _Baba Yaga_ and _The Great Gate of Kiev_ from _Pictures at an Exhibition_ |


<p>This year’s <strong>Brass Band Gala</strong> at Symphony Hall provides yet another stellar line-up to look forward to. Following <strong>Foden&#8217;s Band&#8217;s</strong> debut Gala Concert appearance last year, we are delighted to announce their return alongside <strong>Black Dyke Band</strong> and <strong>Cory Band</strong>. </p> <p>Witness the cream of the Brass Band World reunite under one roof, bringing no less than a world-class performance.</p> ]]>
2014-09-07T14:30:00 2014-09-07T14:30:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF Midlands Championship - Session 2]]>

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,"Day ticket available for £20 plus transaction fee*":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship-day-ticket/ for both sessions


<p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ukbff-midlands-championship2/">Information on Session 1</a></p> ]]>
2014-09-07T16:00:00 2014-09-07T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Lee Mack]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The critically acclaimed BAFTA-winning comedian returns to Symphony Hall, bringing his trademark brand of high energy banter, well crafted gags and sharp one-liners.

Lee Mack

Monday 8 - Wednesday 10, & Friday 12 September, 8pm

£27.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

Pre-sale Info: Tickets go on general sale *Friday 26 July*. Don't miss out - members receive priority booking and advance information on shows going on-sale. "*Join now!*":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/membership/

Ticket Information: £27.50 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>The multi-award winning star of <em>Not Going Out</em> and <em>Would I Lie To You?</em> is back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of high energy banter, well-crafted gags and sharp one-liners in one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year.</p> <blockquote> <p>“Gut-bustingly funny” The Sunday Times </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>“A master class in pure comedy” The List</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>“If it’s a barrel of belly-laughs and achy jaw muscles you’re after, Lee Mack cuts to the funny bone like a knife&#8221; Metro</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Please note that this show includes occasional strong language that some may find offensive</strong></p> ]]>
2014-09-08T20:00:00 2014-09-12T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Tony Bennett in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Tony Bennett as he performs six decades of his signature tunes that are the fabric of American music culture live on Symphony Hall stage.

Tony Bennett

£45 - £75

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £45, £55, £65, £75 plus transaction fee*


<p>With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, <strong>Tony Bennett</strong> is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. </p> <p>Join him as he performs six decades of his signature tunes that form the fabric of American music culture, including <em>Steppin’ Out With My Baby</em> and <em>I Left My Heart In San Francisco</em> .</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>…the epitome of what entertainers were put on earth for. Tony was born to take people’s troubles away, even if it’s only for an hour. He loves doing it; he’s a giver.</strong><br /> Judy Garland</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>We aren&#8217;t likely to see a recording career like this again.</strong> <br /> The New York Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-09-11T20:00:00 2014-09-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Steve Tromans' Axis Point]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham-based musician Steve Tromans mixes influences from rock, gospel, Indian classical, hip-hop, jazz and funk.

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

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Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Birmingham-based musician <strong>Steve Tromans</strong> mixes influences from rock, gospel, Indian classical, hip-hop, jazz and funk.</p> ]]>
2014-09-12T17:00:00 2014-09-12T17:00:00
<![CDATA[FUNKNIGHT featuring Incognito, James Taylor Quartet & Rotunda of Wonder]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 FUNKNIGHT returns to Town Hall with the finest in UK funk with live acts, Incognito, the James Taylor Quartet, Rotunda of Wonder

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: "Incognito":http://www.incognito.org.uk/ ,"James Taylor Quartet":http://www.jamestaylorquartet.co.uk/newsite/index.php ,"Rotunda of Wonder":http://www.rowmusic.co.uk/


<p><strong><span class="caps">FUNKNIGHT</span></strong> returns to Town Hall with the finest in UK funk.</p> <p>Celebrating their 35th anniversary with a new album, <em>Amplified Soul</em>, <strong>Incognito</strong> are still at the head of the acid jazz pack. Having formed in 1979 and releasing the now classic <em>Acid Jazz</em> album in 1981, Incognito have gone on to release a staggering 15 studio albums in addition to 6 remix albums. Hear one of the true pioneers of their generation play in Birmingham.</p> <p>For a quarter of a century, the <strong>James Taylor Quartet</strong> have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. Witness one of their legendary live gigs at at Town Hall and see why they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity.</p> <p>Hear <strong>Rotunda of Wonder</strong> perform tunes from one of the most amazing originators of funk <strong>Tower of Power</strong>. Their sensational 10 piece live show is made up of some of the greatest musicians in the UK and promises to be full of the energy and funkiness of the original band.</p> <p><strong>Please note: The Stalls are a standing only area.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-09-12T19:30:00 2014-09-12T19:30:00
<![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

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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> ]]>
2014-09-13T13:30:00 2014-11-29T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Bach Choir: Unfinished Remembering]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Birmingham Bach Choir reflect on the sacrifices of the First World War, marking the start of the region’s commemoration at Symphony Hall.

Unfinished Remembering

£12 - £25

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £18, £25 plus transaction fee* ,Concessions £10, £15, £22 plus transaction fee* ,Under 16s £5 plus transaction fee (any seat)

Billing: *Paul Spicer* conductor ,*Birmingham Bach Choir* ,*Orchestra of the Swan* ,*Johane Ansell* soprano ,*William Dazeley* baritone , ,*Midlands Military Community Choir* (_A Shared Singing_)

Programme: | *Paul Spicer,* librettist *Euan Tait* | _Unfinished Remembering_ || ,| *Ralph Vaughan Williams* | _Dona Nobis Pacem_ | ,| *Paul Spicer & Euan Tait* | _A Shared Singing_ |


<blockquote> <p><strong>In the deep of our beings God has set a pavilion for hope</strong> <br /> Unfinished Remembering, libretto by Euan Tait</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Unfinished Remembering</strong> marks the start of the Midlands&#8217; commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.</p> <p><strong>Paul Spicer&#8217;s</strong> new choral symphony <em>Unfinished Remembering</em> (librettist <strong>Euan Tait</strong>) reflects on the sacrifices of the First World War. Written especially for the <strong>Birmingham Bach Choir</strong> to perform with full orchestra, semi-chorus and soloists, it is dedicated to all those who suffered as a result of this war and of all conflicts over the past 100 years.</p> <p><strong>Vaughan Williams&#8217;s</strong> cantata <em>Dona Nobis Pacem</em> is a plea for peace, composed in 1936 during the growing fears of a new war.</p> <p><em>A Shared Singing</em> is a new National Song also composed by Paul Spicer (libretto by Euan Tait). It is a song of hope dedicated to the British Legion and its work with and for all those who have served with the British Armed Forces. Hear it sung by the choir and the newly formed <strong>Midlands Military Community Choir</strong>, based in Birmingham.</p> <p>Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm by <strong>Euan Tait</strong>.</p> ]]>
2014-09-13T19:30:00 2014-09-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Beethoven Week: The Eroica]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From the sound of a young genius to the mighty Eroica, the CBSO begins the 2014-15 season with Beethoven’s first three Symphonies.

Andris Nelsons.

£20 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £27.50, £35, £40, £45 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* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 1 |%(duration)25’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)34’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 3, _Eroica_ | %(duration)47’% | , ,


<p>The symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven are the greatest journey any conductor and orchestra can take together, and tonight, Andris Nelsons and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> begin that adventure once more.</p> <p>The first two symphonies are the sound of a young genius stretching his wings and then, with the two mighty chords that open the <em>Eroica</em>, changing music forever. They’ll knock you backwards.</p> ]]>
2014-09-16T19:30:00 2014-09-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ray Butcher Trio]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ray Butcher performs new standards and new originals alongside Steve Sherriff and Miles Levin at the Symphony Hall foyer.

Ray Butcher.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p><strong>Ray Butcher</strong> has performed at many events around the world and will now perform standards and new originals alongside <strong>Steve Sherriff</strong> on piano and <strong>Miles 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> ]]>
2014-09-16T20:30:00 2014-09-16T20:30:00
<![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

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> ]]>
2014-08-13T10:30:00 2014-12-17T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Sam Lee, Rachel and Becky Unthank, Adrian McNally and more]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Becky and Rachel Unthank & Sam Lee breathe fresh life into traditional folk music, featuring Adrian McNally and with video design by Matt Watkins.

Sam Lee, Rachel & Becky Unthank. Photo: Sarah Mason

£18.50

Prefix: A Time and Place

Suffix: Musical Meditations on the First World War

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>A Time and Place</strong> is an evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War created for audiences today.</p> <p>Known for their ability to take traditional repertoire and reinvent it for contemporary ears, <strong>Mercury Prize</strong> nominated folk artists <strong>Sam Lee, Rachel and Becky Unthank</strong> collaborate for the first time in this poignant project to mark the centenary of the First World War. </p> <p>As part of an 11 strong line-up they will perform original repertoire from the time alongside new material inspired by personal stories and arrangements to First World War poetry, all against the backdrop of <strong>Matthew J Watkins</strong> striking video design.</p> <p>Co-produced by Town Hall Symphony Hall, sounduk, Barbican and Opera North.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Haunting, original and magnificent</strong> The Guardian on The Unthanks</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Lee&#8217;s unique take on folk music needs to be heard.</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Just beautiful</strong> Lauren Laverne, <span class="caps">BBC</span> 6Music</p> </blockquote> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/101385456" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/101385456">A Time and Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/beat13">Beat13</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/92817304" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/92817304">Sam Lee &#8211; Forever England</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user12419968">sounduk</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2014-09-17T19:30:00 2014-09-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Igudesman & Joo: BIG Nightmare Music]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The masters of mash-ups, Igudesman & Joo perform with London Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring uproarious sketches and epic musical nightmares.

Igudesman & Joo

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>London Philharmonic Orchestra</strong><br /> <strong>Aleksey Igudesman</strong> violin<br /> <strong>Hyung-Ki Joo</strong> piano</p> <p><a href="http://www.igudesmanandjoo.com"><strong>Igudesman &amp; Joo</strong></a> have mastered the art of mashing up classical music masterpieces and famous folk and pop songs.</p> <p>On top of a few priceless adaptions from their duo-show A Little Nightmare Music, including <em>Mozart Bond</em>, <em>Alla Molto Turca</em> and <em>Practice Time</em>, <span class="caps">BIG</span> Nightmare Music boasts uproarious sketches tailor-made for a symphony orchestra, drawing everyone from the first violinist to the last percussionist into their act.</p> <p>Hear Igudesman &amp; Joo perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as the musical nightmares take on epic proportions.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Having had the great pleasure to have shared a stage with my friends Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, I can tell you that even from up-close they are the real thing. They are extremely funny, very original, and highly-skilled musicians to boot. Their mix of classical music and comedy is absolutely unique.</strong> John Malkovich</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Live and Local</strong> supported by <strong><span class="caps">JTI</span></strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MNtYYuWILNE?list=RDR1pHA06dnNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/APRyARrxAb0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2014-09-17T19:30:00 2014-09-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Beethoven Week: The Fifth Symphony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fate knocks on the door as the journey through Beethoven’s symphonies continues as CBSO perform the most famous symphony of all time.

Andris Nelsons

£16 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £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* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 4 | %(duration)32’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)36’% | ,


<p>&#8220;Thus Fate knocks at the door!&#8221; Everyone’s heard the first four notes of <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> Fifth Symphony, but if that’s all you&#8217;ve heard, you’re in for a thrilling surprise, as <strong>Andris Nelsons’</strong> Beethoven cycle arrives at the most famous symphony of all time. </p> <p>Prepare to be electrified – and to be delighted by the Fifth’s prettier, funnier little sister: the joyous Fourth Symphony.</p> <p>1pm, Beethoven Week: Opus 1 – Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3, free pre-concert performance by Trio Severn.</p> ]]>
2014-09-18T14:15:00 2014-09-18T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Juliet Kelly Spellbound Stories]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Spellbound Stories is a set of songs inspired by the favourite novels of Juliet Kelly.

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p><strong>Spellbound Stories</strong> is a set of songs inspired by the favourite novels of bandleader <strong>Juliet Kelly</strong>, including <strong>Alice Walker’s</strong> <em>The Colour Purple</em>, <strong>Paolo Coelho’s</strong> <em>Veronika Decides to Die</em> and <strong>Zadie Smith’s</strong> <em>White Teeth</em>.</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> ]]>
2014-09-19T17:00:00 2014-09-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Talon: The Best of Eagles ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join the No.1 Eagles tribute show as they relive all the hits from their timeless back catalogue.

Talon: The Best of Eagles

£22.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Group Discount* ,£20* per ticket for groups of 10+ ,


<p>Now in their seventeenth year together, <strong>Talon</strong> have been recognised at the <em>National Tribute Awards</em> as the ‘Official UK No. 1’ Eagles tribute show. Their current production features the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue including <em>Hotel California</em>, <em>Lyin’ Eyes</em>, <em>Take It Easy</em>, <em>Desperado</em>, <em>Take It To The Limit</em>, <em>Life In The Fast Lane</em>, <em>The Last Resort</em> and many more.</p> <p>Although the show now features a host of world class musicians it is the immensely powerful four part vocal harmony and exact musical production on which Talon have built their reputation. Their ability to evolve year on year is proven once again with what promises to be their most spectacular show to date.</p> ]]>
2014-09-19T20:00:00 2014-09-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Vo Fletcher and Ric Sanders]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect a set of rollicking good time blues, original songs and tunes from around the world for the whole family with Vo Fletcher and Ric Sanders.

Vo Fletcher and Ric Sanders

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free Event.


<p>Over the past 25 years, <strong>Vo Fletcher</strong> has worked with millions of children, parents and teachers, as well as a few famous ‘grown-ups’, including Nigel Kennedy, Rik Mayall and Fairport Convention. </p> <p>As fiddle player, <strong>Ric Sanders</strong> is known mostly for his work with Fairport Convention. However in this duo with longtime collaborator Vo you can expect a set of rollicking good time blues, original songs and tunes from around the world for the whole family.</p> ]]>
2014-09-20T10:30:00 2014-09-20T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Beethoven Week: The Pastoral]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons’s journey through Beethoven’s symphonies reaches the glorious Pastoral Symphony and his unstoppable Seventh.

Andris Nelsons

£20 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £27, £35, £40, £45 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* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 6, _Pastoral_ | %(duration)32’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 7 | %(duration)36’% | ,


<p>From spring-fresh opening to serene finish, there’s no experience in music more life affirming than Beethoven’s lovely <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony and there’s none more gloriously, exuberantly physical than his unstoppable Seventh &#8211; the piece that made even Richard Wagner get up and dance.</p> <p>Andris Nelsons&#8217;s journey through Beethoven’s symphonies reaches two of the most enduringly popular masterpieces in all music.</p> <p>5.45pm, Beethoven Week: The Ghost – Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1, free pre-concert performance by Trio Severn.</p> ]]>
2014-09-20T19:00:00 2014-09-20T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Beethoven Week: The Choral Symphony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Choral forms the pinnacle of the CBSO’s Beethoven journey, along with its smaller sibling the Eighth Symphony.

Annette Dasch. Photo: Manfred Baumann

£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* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Annette Dasch* soprano ,*Lioba Braun* mezzo soprano ,*Ben Johnson* tenor ,*Vuyani Mlinde* bass ,

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 8 | %(duration)27'% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 9, _Choral_ | %(duration)67'% | , ,


<p>Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the summit of any Beethoven cycle &#8211; and some might say, the whole of classical music. </p> <p>But there’s a lifetime of experience to live through before we get to that final, transcendent <em>Ode To Joy</em>, and Beethoven’s explosive little Eighth Symphony launches a concert that’s sure to be one of the most talked-about events in Birmingham this year. </p> <p>5.45pm Pre-concert talk, Beethoven Week: The Ninth – The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus&#8217;s Associate Conductor David Lawrence talks about Beethoven and the chorus in conversation with Stephen Maddock.</p> ]]>
2014-09-21T19:00:00 2014-09-21T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Showaddywaddy]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Having sold more than 20 million records and performed all over the world, rock’n’roll legends Showaddywaddy return to their Midlands roots to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Showaddywaddy

£22

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Having sold more than 20 million records and performed all over the world, rock ’n’ roll legends <strong>Showaddywaddy</strong> return to their Midlands roots to celebrate their 40th anniversary. </p> <p>This dynamic and uplifting live show features all of their biggest hits, including <em>Under The Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock &amp; Roll, When, Blue Moon, Pretty Little Angel Eyes</em> and many, many more.</p> <p>So come and join the <em>Dancing Party</em> … We’re sure <em>You’ve Got What It Takes</em>! </p> ]]>
2014-09-21T19:30:00 2014-09-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[University College Birmingham Awards Congregation 2014]]>
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2014-09-22T11:30:00 2014-09-22T18:00:00
<![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> ]]>
2014-09-24T11:00:00 2014-09-24T11:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Panufnik Centenary]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The CBSO and Peter Donohoe mark Panufnik's centenary year with Wagner, Beethoven and works by the great composer and conductor himself.

Andrzej Panufnik. Photo: Lady Camilla
Panufnik

£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* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Peter Donohoe* piano ,

Programme: |_. Stravinsky | Greeting Prelude | %(duration)1’% | ,|_. Beethoven | Leonore Overture No. 3 | %(duration)14’% | ,|_. Panufnik | Piano Concerto | %(duration)24’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No. 2 _Sinfonia Elegiaca_ | %(duration)24’% | ,|_. Wagner | Prelude and _Liebestod_ from _Tristan und Isolde_ | %(duration)18’% | ,


<p>When Andrzej Panufnik escaped from communist Poland, Britain offered him a home &#8211; and so it was that one of Europe’s greatest post-war composers became principal conductor of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>. </p> <p>Tonight, on what would have been his 100th birthday, we celebrate with some of the music Panufnik conducted in Birmingham, and two of his own finest works: as fresh and communicative today as when he conducted them here himself.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Panufnik Centenary: Composer Roxanna Panufnik talks about her father Andrzej, in conversation with Jessica Duchen. </p> ]]>
2014-09-24T19:30:00 2014-09-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lyndon Jenkins - Mainly For Pleasure]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A special concert to celebrate the life of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s Music Advisor Lyndon Jenkins in whose life music played such an important role.

Lyndon Jenkins

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Free event - all online and telephone bookings include a transaction fee*

Billing: *Alicja Smietana* violin ,*Di Xiao* piano ,*Jiaxin Lloyd Webber* cello ,*John Lill* piano ,*Mark Bebbington* piano ,*Rebeca Omordia* piano ,*Signe Asmussen* mezzo soprano ,*Tasmin Little* violin ,*John Lenehan* piano


<p>A special concert to celebrate the life of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s Music Advisor, <a href="/news/news/lyndon-jenkins/">Lyndon Jenkins</a>, in whose life music played such an important role. </p> <p>The occasion will illustrate some of the many facets of Lyndon’s career as a musicologist, broadcaster and writer, from supporting the careers of young musicians, to his love for English, Danish and light music. </p> <p>Hosted and introduced by <strong>Julian Lloyd Webber</strong>, there will be contributions from some of Lyndon’s many musical friends to whom we are sincerely grateful.</p> <p>A retiring collection will be taken in aid of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s work in supporting aspiring young musicians, something that Lyndon was always seeking to encourage.</p> <p>For more information about this concert <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/news/press-releases/lyndon-jenkins/">read the full press release.</a> </p> ]]>
2014-09-25T12:30:00 2014-09-25T12:30:00
<![CDATA[Pride of Birmingham Awards 2014]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Gaby Roslin & guests as they present the 1st Pride of Birmingham Awards celebrating the most courageous and inspiring people of our region.

Gaby Roslin.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, including a £2 donation to the Rare Disease Centre Appeal


<p>Join <strong>Gaby Roslin</strong> and a host of celebrities as they present the first ever <strong>Pride of Birmingham Awards</strong> organised by the Birmingham Mail in association with Virgin Trains. The evening celebrates the most courageous and inspiring people of our region and will also feature a diverse programme of entertainment of live music and comedy routines. </p> <p>Birmingham celebrities so far confirmed to present Pride of Birmingham awards on the evening include singers <strong>Laura Mvula</strong> and <strong>Ruby Turner</strong>, Black Sabbath’s <strong>Tony Iommi</strong>, <strong>Ali Campbell</strong> of UB40 and <strong>Roy Wood</strong>, co-founder of <span class="caps">ELO</span>; former Aston Villa players, <strong>Dion Dublin</strong> and <strong>Ian Taylor</strong> ; actors <strong>Oliver</strong> and <strong>James Phelps</strong> alias the Weasley twins from Harry Potter, and <strong>Ian Kelsey</strong> and <strong>Lorna Laidlaw</strong> from Doctors, the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Birmingham-made drama series.</p> <p>The star-studded event supports a £1 million charity appeal to set up Europe’s first Rare Disease Centre at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The initiative will combine the skills of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital to research and treat rare diseases under one roof, and to provide support for the families of patients.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>It’s a real honour to have been asked to present the very first Pride of Birmingham Awards along with some fabulous Birmingham celebrities. I hope that people will make sure that they nominate anyone out there who deserves to be in the limelight for the remarkable things they’ve done for others. We want to make it an occasion every Brummie will be proud of.</strong><br /> Gaby Roslin </p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Ticket price includes a donation to the Rare Disease Centre Appeal</strong></p> ]]>
2014-09-26T20:00:00 2014-09-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Thomas Trotter: Concert for OrganFest]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Adults £6 plus transaction fee* (unreserved seating) , ,60plus, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* , ,SoundBite members 50% off , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | Overture _A Midsummer Night’s Dream_ | ,|_. *Stimpson* | Andante in G major | ,|_. *Thalben-Ball* | Elegy | ,|_. *Jonathan Dove* | _The Dancing Pipes_ (new commission) | ,|_. *Elgar* | Sonata in G | , ,


<p>Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> <p>The first concert of the season, unusually on a Saturday, is part of <strong>OrganFest</strong>, a day of organ appreciation and celebration, and features an exciting new commission by Jonathan Dove.</p> ]]>
2014-09-27T13:00:00 2014-09-27T13:00:00
<![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.

£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> ]]>
2014-09-27T15:00:00 2014-09-27T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Michael Nesmith ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See the woollen hat-wearing Monkee perform songs from his country rock career.

Michael Nesmith

£27.50

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee* , ,


<p><strong><span class="caps">PLEASE</span> <span class="caps">NOTE</span> We have been advised by the promoters that due to a scheduling conflict, the tour has unfortunately had to be cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted in due course.</strong></p> <p>Following the success of his first UK shows in 30 years, in 2012, <strong>Michael Nesmith</strong>, the woollen hat-wearing <strong>Monkee</strong>, producer, multi-instrumentalist and country rock pioneer comes to Town Hall.</p> <p>Nesmith will be joined by a full band and will perform songs spanning his entire career, from his folk music beginnings through to the present day. This date is a rare opportunity to see him in intimate surroundings.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>This tour amplifies and expands the notion started a few tours ago of the &#8216;Movies of the Mind.&#8217; As an introduction the songs are placed in a setting for the audience, just a simple straight-ahead notion of where the song might live: a setting like the setting for a gemstone in a ring or a bracelet or on a necklace. The songs and performances and arrangements remain the centerpiece so it is an evening of music well played. But the &#8216;Movies of the Mind&#8217; idea has been so well received that I have refined it and brought a few more songs into the concept.</strong> Michael Nesmith</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-09-28T19:30:00 2014-09-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Daniil Trifonov plays Liszt and Beethoven]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the most talked-about pianists of our time demonstrates the depth of his insight with a programme of Bach, Beethoven and Liszt.

Daniil Trifonov. Photo: Dario Acosta

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Daniil Trifonov* piano

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, _Great_ (arr Liszt) | %(duration)8’% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111 | %(duration)26’% | ,|_. *Liszt* | 12 Études _d’exécution transcendante_ | %(duration)65’% |


<p>Daniil Trifonov is surely one of the most talked-about pianists of our time, and what more thrilling way to open the 2014/15 Birmingham International Concert Season than with his first ever solo recital in Birmingham? </p> <p>Bach and Beethoven demonstrate the depth of his insight; Liszt’s <em>Transcendental</em> Études reveal the full, dazzling extent of his virtuosity.</p> ]]>
2014-10-01T19:30:00 2014-10-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Brilliant Corners]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy music from some greats of the British jazz scene - Brilliant Corners includes Andy Panayi on saxophones, Hans Koller on trombone, Mark Hodgson on bass and Jim Bashford on drums.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Featuring some greats of the British jazz scene, <strong>Brilliant Corners</strong> includes <strong>Andy Panayi</strong> on saxophones, <strong>Hans Koller</strong> on trombone, <strong>Mark Hodgson</strong> on bass and <strong>Jim Bashford</strong> on drums.</p> <p>This project is a collaboration orchestrated by Hans Koller.</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> ]]>
2014-10-02T17:00:00 2014-10-02T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Romantic Journeys ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Two glorious seascapes frame composer, pianist and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth's Augenlieder and Mozart's delightful Piano Concerto.

Sarah Tynan. Photo: Chris Gloag

£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.htm ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Ryan Wigglesworth* conductor ,*Ryan Wigglesworth* piano ,*Sarah Tynan* soprano ,

Programme: |_. Sibelius | _The Oceantides_ | %10’% | ,|_. Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 | %31’% | ,|_. Wigglesworth | _Augenlieder_ | %16’% | ,|_. Debussy | _La mer_ | %23’% | , ,


<p>Mozart composed, directed and performed his own music. So does the remarkable young British musician Ryan Wigglesworth, and the 21-year old Mozart’s lively piano concerto is just one of the delightful waypoints on tonight’s musical voyage of discovery: a concert that begins on Sibelius’s sunlit Mediterranean and ends in Debussy’s storm-tossed English Channel &#8211; by way of Wigglesworth’s own, glittering homage to the Romantics.</p> ]]>
2014-10-02T19:30:00 2014-10-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Hansu-Tori]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Vibrant and dynamic band Hansu-Tori create a sound borrowing from rock, pop, hip-hop, film scores and modern classical music.

Hansu-Tori

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Vibrant and dynamic band <strong>Hansu-Tori</strong> create a sound borrowing from rock, pop, hip-hop, film scores and modern classical music, ahead of the September release of their new studio album An Improvised Escape.</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> ]]>
2014-10-03T17:00:00 2014-10-03T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Inala]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ladysmith Black Mambazo star in a unique artistic collaboration that unites Zulu traditions with world class ballet dancers, INALA live at Symphony Hall.

INALA

£19.50, £24

Prefix: Sisters Grimm presents

Suffix: A Zulu ballet featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £24 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Joseph Shabalala* composer ,*Ladysmith Black Mambazo* composer ,*Ella Spira* composer ,*Pietra Mello-Pitmann* producer ,*Ella Spira* producer ,*Mark Baldwin* choreographer ,

Composers / major pieces: Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Ella Spira

Dance company / producer: Featuring members of Royal Ballet & Rambert Dance Company

Choreographer: Mark Baldwin


<p>Celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa, <a href="http://www.inala.co.uk"><span class="caps">INALA</span></a> presents choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo, in a unique artistic collaboration with multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin. </p> <p>Created by a team that includes the talents of current and former members of the <strong>Royal Ballet</strong> and <strong>Rambert</strong>, this ambitious new production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures, live on stage.</p> <p>Winning their fourth Grammy Award this year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo first rose to worldwide prominence with <strong>Paul Simon’s Graceland</strong> album. Performing INALA’s original score by <strong>Joseph Shabalala</strong> and classical composer <strong>Ella Spira</strong>, Ladysmith Black Mambazo blend the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings. Mark Baldwin’s richly visceral choreography unites Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance, performed by an exceptional company of eighteen dancers and singers.</p> <p>Embracing South Africa’s past, its present and new hopes for the future, <span class="caps">INALA</span> delivers a spiritually uplifting and beautiful live story-telling experience, powered by a cultural explosion of music, song and dance. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>If the ecstatic first-night reception is anything to go by – I’ve a hunch it will be a massive hit.</strong> Mark Monahan, The Daily Telegraph at Edinburgh Festival 2014.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A warm-hearted and entertaining endeavour. And the singing is irresistible.</strong> Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard at Edinburgh Festival 2014.</p> </blockquote> <p>Read The Guardian&#8217;s preview of the show <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/aug/07/ladysmith-black-mambazo-dance-inala-royal-ballet-rambert-ella-spira">here.</a></p> ]]>
2014-10-03T19:30:00 2014-10-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Desert Island Discs - Classical Favourites]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join us on a journey of discovery through the most popular classical music performed live and featuring castaway clips from the BBC archive.

Desert Island Discs

£14.50 - £36.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £17.50, £23.50, £27.50 £32.50 £36.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Group discounts* , ,A 20% discount is available for groups of 10 or more subject to availability and across the top 3 ticket prices only. ,

Billing: *BBC Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*Anthony Inglis* conductor ,*Jennifer Pike* violin ,_BBC Young Musician of the Year (winner) 2002_ ,*Mark Simpson* clarinet ,_BBC Young Musician of the Year (winner) 2006_ ,*Gwilym Simcock* piano ,_Winner of BBC Jazz Award (Rising Star) 2005_ ,

Programme: |_. *Coates* | _By the Sleepy Lagoon_ |   | ,|_. *Holst* | _Jupiter_ from _The Planets_ |   | ,|_. *Pachelbel* | Canon |   | ,|_. *Strauss* | _Blue Danube_ Waltz |   | ,|_. *Mozart* | Clarinet Concertro (Adagio) |   | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 5 (First Movement) |   | ,|_. *Dvorak* | _Largo_ from the _New World Symphony_ |   | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Swan Lake_ Waltz |   | ,|_. *Elgar* | _Nimrod_ |   | ,|_. *Barber* | Adagio for Strings |   | ,|_. *Gershwin* | Rhapsody in Blue |   |


<p>Join us on a journey of discovery through the most popular classical music choices from the world famous <span class="caps">BBC</span> radio programme, performed live and featuring castaway clips from the archive.</p> <p><em>Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley.</em></p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tommy Tiernan]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Experience outspoken comedian Tommy Tiernan's hilarious story-telling and high energy stand-up as he takes risks others dare not.

Tommy Tiernan

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join <strong>Tommy Tiernan</strong>, the outspoken and fearless comedian, in this year’s Birmingham Comedy Festival. Having gained legendary status in Ireland and across the world, Tiernan’s mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not.</p> <p>You can be confident you’re in safe hands as Tommy challenges you with his hilarious story-telling and high energy, non-apologetic delivery.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly.</strong> The Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-04T20:00:00 2014-10-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Australian Chamber Orchestra and Steven Osborne]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Australian Chamber Orchestra is a byword for freshness and energy and this is a programme that plays to their strengths.

ACO Group. Photo: Pierre Toussaint.

£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: *Australian Chamber Orchestra* ,*Richard Tognetti* director/violin ,*Steven Osborne* piano

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Symphony No 83, _La Poule_| %(duration)24’% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Piano Concerto No 27 | %(duration)32’% | ,|_. *Jonny Greenwood* | _Water_ | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Souvenir de Florence_ | %(duration)35’% |


<p>The <strong>Australian Chamber Orchestra</strong> is a byword for freshness and energy, and from <strong>Haydn’s</strong> explosive Parisian Symphony to <strong>Tchaikovsky’s</strong> sun-drenched postcard from Italy, this is a programme that plays to their strengths. </p> <p>Richard Tognetti* directs a striking new work that <strong>Jonny Greenwood</strong> wrote especially for the <span class="caps">ACO</span>, and <strong>Steven Osborne</strong> finds new depths in <strong>Mozart’s</strong> Piano Concerto No 27.</p> ]]>
2014-10-05T15:00:00 2014-10-05T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Curtis Stigers]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join multi-platinum selling singer Curtis Stigers as he heads to Town Hall, Birmingham, performing tracks off his new album Hooray for Love.

Curtis Stigers

£25, £30 and £50 for VIP tickets

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £30 plus transaction fee* , ,VIP tickets are available at £50 plus transaction fee*, which includes a meet and greet & photo opportunity with Curtis Stigers, a signed copy of _Hooray For Love,_ as well as seats within the front two rows of the stalls.


<p>Multi-platinum selling singer, saxophonist, producer and songwriter, <strong>Curtis Stigers</strong> heads to Town Hall performing tracks off his brand new album <em>Hooray for Love</em>, which continues his pursuit within the jazz realm.</p> <p>Be among the first to hear live renditions of his material that comfortably straddles the boundaries between jazz, pop and Americana.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>An artist of genuine class and laconic charm.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Serious class act here, folks.</strong><br /> Rochester City Paper</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A Rockin’ Jazzman.</strong><br /> New York Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-06T19:30:00 2014-10-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Level 42, plus special guests]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Pop, rock and jazz-funk legends Level 42 head to Symphony Hall with their renowned back catalogue of instantly recognisable tunes.

Level 42

£27

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27 plus transaction fee*


<p>Pop, rock and jazz-funk legends <strong>Level 42</strong> head to Symphony Hall with their acclaimed back catalogue of instantly recognisable hits.</p> <p>Encounter founder member <strong>Mike Lindup’s</strong> trademark vocals and multi-layered synths, <strong>Mark King’s</strong> thundering bass lines, <strong>Pete-Ray Biggin’s</strong> jaw dropping drums, and remixes by the master <strong>John Morales</strong>. </p> <p>As well as performing their latest single <em>Sirens</em>, the set features the loping, down-home funk of <em>Too Much Time</em>, the floor-filling <em>Mind On You</em>, and <em>Build Myself A Rocket</em>, which introduces Mark’s daughter <strong>Marlee King</strong>, on vocals.</p> <p>Join this multi-faceted group for an evening of music that continues to delight audiences around the world.</p> ]]>
2014-10-07T19:30:00 2014-10-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Paco Peña ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the world’s greatest Flamenco artists, Paco Peña brings his astonishing flamenco company to Town Hall.

Paco Peña

£24.50 - £28.50

Suffix: Requiem for the Earth

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50, £26.50, £28.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>One of the world’s greatest Flamenco artists, <strong>Paco Peña</strong> brings his astonishing flamenco company to Town Hall for an internationally-acclaimed production.</p> <p>Paco Peña’s <em>Requiem for the Earth</em>, commissioned for the 2004 Salisbury Festival, is a powerful musical expression of the idea that our existence on this earth is ephemeral. In due time we all pass away, and most of us live in the expectation that a new generation will take over, and that life, as we know it, will continue as if for ever. But Paco’s flamenco requiem takes us beyond the traditional Catholic liturgy, with its Lux Aeterna, its Dies Irae, Libera Me and Agnus Dei, for whereas the Requiem Mass expresses the hope that contrite souls will find their place in heaven on the Day of Judgement, and hence a faith in life everlasting, Paco’s requiem is a requiem for life on this planet.</p> <p>How apt is Paco’s use of flamenco as a vehicle for a requiem for the earth: the Córdoban poet Ricardo Molina suggests that flamenco is rooted in the earth of Andalucía like a tree that draws its sustenance from the history of that soil. The flamenco singer’s voice tells us poignantly of the essential materials of life; and whereas other dance forms, including classical ballet, may take us into the ether, into a place above us, flamenco rises from the ground as an affirmation of our own origins from the Earth itself. There is passion, despair and joy in flamenco, but not spirituality or lofty purpose. Flamenco deals with the day to day, with survival in a harsh world. It speaks of our surroundings in a powerful, pragmatic language and an outburst of feeling. </p> <p>In <em>Misa Flamenca</em> (1988), the poignant lament of the flamenco singer rasps against the more rounded, less syncopated sound of the choir. The resulting tension lends authenticity to both elements, the flamenco and the liturgical. Paco’s <em>Requiem for the Earth</em> is no less dramatic and adds a powerful voice to the words, whether for the Christian or indeed for those concerned with the Earth. In it, we are faced with our collective responsibility for having damaged the fabric of life to the point where our actions may well prove cataclysmic to ourselves as well as to other forms of life. Paco’s requiem expresses his grave concerns for humankind; it also encourages us to invest some hope in the future, above all in telling us that we must act now to save our planet. </p> ]]>
2014-10-08T19:30:00 2014-10-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Bruch’s Violin Concerto ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Dvořák’s joyful Eighth Symphony and movements from Smetana’s Má vlast bookend Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto performed by Laurence Jackson.

Vassily Sinaisky. Photo: Jesper Lindgren

£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.htm

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Vassily Sinaisky* conductor ,*Laurence Jackson* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Smetana* | _Vltava_ from _Má vlast_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_.   | _Šárk_ from _Má vlast_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_. *Bruch* | Violin Concerto No 1 | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Dvořák* | Symphony No 8 | %(duration)38'% |


<p>Autumn sunshine: cellos and horns sing a quiet hymn, a bird sings cheerfully, and in a flurry of drums and trumpets, Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony is on its way. Symphonies simply don’t get much happier than this – and violin concertos don’t get much more popular than Bruch’s First, performed by the CBSO’s leader, Laurence Jackson. Smetana’s tuneful trip down the River Vltava starts our journey today. </p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[English String Orchestra - A String Pilgrimage]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000
<p>6:45pm pre-concert talk</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[CBSO Bruch’s Violin Concerto ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Dvořák’s joyful Eighth Symphony and movements from Smetana’s Má vlast bookend Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto performed by Laurence Jackson.

Vassily Sinaisky. Photo: Jesper Lindgren

£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. , ,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.htm

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Vassily Sinaisky* conductor ,*Laurence Jackson* violin

Programme: |_. *Smetana* | _Vltava_ from _Má vlast_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_.   | _Šárka_ from _Má vlast_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_. *Bruch* | Violin Concerto No 1 | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Dvořák* | Symphony No 8 | %(duration)38'% |


<p>Autumn sunshine: cellos and horns sing a quiet hymn, a bird sings cheerfully, and in a flurry of drums and trumpets, Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony is on its way. Symphonies simply don’t get much happier than this &#8211; and violin concertos don’t get much more popular than Bruch’s First, performed by the CBSO’s leader, Laurence Jackson. Smetana’s tuneful trip down the River Vltava starts our journey today.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Kerry Ellis]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The award-winning West End and Broadway star Kerry Ellis returns to Town Hall as part of her first solo tour.

Kerry Ellis

£19.50

Suffix: Live: Direct from the London Palladium

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The award-winning <strong>Kerry Ellis</strong> returns to Town Hall as part of her first solo tour. Performing hits from <em>Wicked</em>, <em>We Will Rock You</em>, <em>Oliver</em>, <em>My Fair Lady</em>, <em>Les Misérables</em>, and much more, don’t miss the chance to see this West End and Broadway star in Birmingham.</p> <p>Kerry originated the role of Meat in Queen’s <em>We Will Rock You</em>, and won a 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for her performance as the first British Elphaba in West End smash <em>Wicked</em>.</p> <p>She has also achieved chart-topping success with her debut album <em>Anthems</em>, and enjoyed sell out tours alongside Queen’s Brian May.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Comedy Night at the Bramall Music Building - Chris Turner, with Zoe Lyons and Jonny Awsum]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5

Ticket Information: £5 in advance and to NUS Holders plus transaction fee* ,£7.50 on the day plus transaction fee*

Billing: Compere - Chris Turner, with Zoe Lyons and Jonny Awsum ,


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<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Schubert’s Trout Quintet]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

£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: |_. *Schubert* | Quintet in A, _The Trout_ |


<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> ]]>
2014-10-10T13:10:00 2014-10-10T13:10:00
<![CDATA[James Allsopp Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Saxophonist James Allsopp leads a fantastic quartet of leading British jazz players.

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Saxophonist <strong>James Allsopp</strong> leads this fantastic quartet of leading British jazz players with <strong>Riaan Vosloo</strong> on bass, <strong>Kit Downes</strong> on piano and <strong>Tim Giles</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> ]]>
2014-10-10T17:00:00 2014-10-10T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Tony Hadley ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Tony Hadley returns to Symphony Hall performing hits of Spandau Ballet once again with a full orchestra.

Tony Hadley

£22.50 - £65

Segmentation Code: pop

Suffix: Plus special guests

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £32.50, £45, £65, VIP tickets at £129 plus transaction fee* , ,VIP tickets can only be purchased in person or by calling the Box office on 0121 780 4949.


<p>Following his incredible sold out show last autumn <strong>Tony Hadley</strong> returns to Symphony Hall performing hits of <strong>Spandau Ballet</strong> once again with a full orchestra. </p> <p>As pioneers of the &#8217;80s Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet had numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world. Frontman and one of pop music’s greatest vocalists, Tony performs their most memorable singles including <em>Gold</em>, <em>Only When You Leave</em>, <em>Lifeline</em>, the epic <em>Through the Barricades</em> and of course the international number one <em>True</em>. </p> <p><span class="caps">VIP</span> tickets available, including a meet and greet with Tony, signed photo, tour laminate and best seats.</p> <p><strong>Please note the start time is to be confirmed.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-10-10T19:30:00 2014-10-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Eddi Reader ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Eddi Reader brings her effortlessly thrilling brand of pop to Town Hall. Be among the first to hear live renditions of her 8th studio release Vagabond.

Eddi Reader

£22.50

Suffix: Plus support from Findlay Napier

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>From the traditional to the contemporary, singer-songwriter <strong>Eddi Reader</strong> brings her effortlessly thrilling brand of pop to Town Hall. </p> <p>Be among the first to hear live renditions of her eighth studio release <em>Vagabond</em>, along with favourites that span her 30 year career including a celebratory performance of <strong>Fairground Attraction’s</strong> big hit <em>Perfect</em>.</p> <p>Scottish singer-songwriter <strong>Findlay Napier</strong> appears as special guest </p> <p>Previously nominated for Composer of the Year at Scot’s Trad Music Awards, in 2013 Findlay Napier won the UK’s Burnsong Songwriting Competition before co-writing and recording his new album <em><span class="caps">VIP</span></em> with acclaimed songwriter/producer Boo Hewerdine (The Bible, Eddi Reader) at Kyoti Studios. </p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Doc Brown ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect sharp punchlines and musings on life, love and lyricism from Doc Brown as he takes to the Town Hall stage.

Doc Brown

£14

Suffix: The Weird Way Round

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14 plus transaction fee*


<p>Fresh from his sell-out UK tour <em>Of Mic And Men</em>, a starring role in the hit show <em>Law and Order,</em> as well as singing with Ricky Gervais on the youtube viral <em>Equality Street</em>, <a href="http://www.docbrown.co.uk">Doc Brown</a> storms the Town Hall stage with his unique take on life, love and lyricism. </p> <p>With other television appearances already under his belt including Russell Howard&#8217;s <em>Good News, The Inbetweeners, &amp; Rev and Derek,</em> Doc is a must see act.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A seamless mix of truly inspired hip-hop and stand-up. He&#8217;s a total star… an utter joy.</strong><br /> Time Out</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-11T20:00:00 2014-10-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Sun King at Versailles]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra perform sumptuous choral music from the French Baroque written for the court of Louis XIV.

The Sun King at Versailles

£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* , ,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":mailto: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 Choir & Baroque Orchestra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,

Programme: |_. *Lalande* | _Te Deum_ | %(duration)33'% | ,|_.   | _La grande pièce royale_ | %(duration)9'% | ,|_.   | _De profundis_ | %(duration)23'% | ,|_.   | _Cantate Domino_ | %(duration)24'% |


<p>The court of Louis <span class="caps">XIV</span> enjoyed music of unsurpassed richness and splendour, and the choral works of Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) have a majesty and expressive power that still astounds today. Past performances of this sumptuous music from the French Baroque have seen Ex Cathedra receive critical acclaim; <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine described their recording of Lalande’s <em>De profundis</em> as <em>‘overwhelming’.</em></p> <p>Ex Cathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2014-10-12T16:00:00 2014-10-12T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Adults £6 plus transaction fee* (unreserved seating) , ,60plus, full-time students, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* , ,SoundBite members 50% off , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Programme: |_. *Harris* | _Flourish for an occasion_ | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Nocturne & Scherzo from _A Midsummer Night’s Dream_ Sonata No 4 | ,|_. *William Bolcom* | Gospel Prelude No 11, _Sweet Hour of Prayer_ | ,|_.   | Gospel Prelude No 12, Free Fantasia on _O Zion, Haste_ and _How Firm a Foundation_ | ,|_. *Walton* | _Crown Imperial_ | ,


<p>Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-10-13T13:00:00 2014-10-13T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: Quatuor Ardeo]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a quartet known for their great character, integrity, and powerful musicianship, as part of ECHO Rising Stars.

Quatuor Ardeo. Photo © Franziska Strauss

£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: *Quatuor Ardeo* ,*Carole Petitdemange* violin ,*Mi-Sa Yang* violin ,*Noriko Inoue* viola ,*Joëlle Martinez* cello

Programme: |_. *Philippe Schoeller* | _Seven_ | %(duration)13'% | ,|_. *Mozart* |Mozart String Quartet No 15 in D minor KV 421 |%(duration)30'% | ,|_. *Webern* | _Langsamer Satz_ | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | String Quartet in E flat major, Op 12 | %(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>Quatuor Ardeo was formed in 2001 at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (<span class="caps">CNSM</span>), and today they have become one of the most highly praised and enthusiastically applauded French chamber music ensembles. </p> <p>Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a quartet known for their great character, integrity, and powerful musicianship, nominated by Bozar Brussels and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100989540?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/100989540">Quatuor Ardeo</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2014-10-13T18:00:00 2014-10-13T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Joan Rivers]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This international treasure returns for a rare performance promising to be the hottest ticket in town.

Joan Rivers

£30, £34.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30, £34.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Joan Rivers Returns!</strong></p> <p>We are delighted to announce that the international treasure that is Ms Rivers will return to the Symphony Hall in October 2014 for a rare performance promising to be the hottest ticket in town, so book in early to avoid disappointment.<br /> <br /> Her last UK tour in 2012 saw her appear to critical acclaim in no less than 11 Sold-Out shows. So she&#8217;s back to do it all over again!</p> ]]>
2014-10-14T19:30:00 2014-10-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Alison Balsom]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See Gramophone Artist of the Year, trumpeter Alison Balsom, at Symphony Hall.

Alison Balson

£22.50 - £32.50

Suffix: The Trumpet Sings

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: The programme includes: ,|_. *J S Bach* | Allegro, 3rd movement, BWV 972 | ,|_. *Debussy* | _Syrinx_ | ,|_. *Duke* | _April in Paris_ | ,|_. *Piazzolla* | _Oblivion_ | ,|_. *Brown* | _Joy Spring_ | ,|_. *Satie* | _Gymnopédie 3_ | ,|_. *Reinhardt* | _Nuages_ | ,|_. *Kosma/Kern* | _Autumn Leaves_ | ,|_. *Kosma/Kern* | _The Way You Look Tonight_ | ,|_. *Piazzolla* | _Libertango_ | ,|_. *Gershwin* | _Someone to Watch_ | , ,<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xpj9MRm7hsc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> , ,<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cQE4c3MjjRg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


<p>Further to a hugely successful 2013, during which <em>The Times</em> declared her as <em>&#8220;an astonishing virtuosa&#8221;,</em> multi-award-winning trumpet player Alison Balsom will be performing her first solo show at Town Hall. As <em>Gramophone Artist of the Year</em> and having picked up three <em>Classical <span class="caps">BRIT</span>s</em> (including Female of the Year twice) she is one of the most highly regarded trumpeters and exciting classical musicians of a generation. </p> <p>Inspired by Paris and the seasons, Alison is joined on stage by an ensemble of musicians that fuses the jazz and the classical spectrums together, bringing to life the many sound worlds that only the trumpet is capable of creating. Alison will take you on a spectacular and colourful musical journey starting with expressive Bach, Debussy &amp; Satie, and onto swinging Gershwin, Reinhardt and Clifford Brown. </p> <p>Along the way, you&#8217;ll see and hear a concert presented in a thrilling and theatrical way that will capture the enchantment of Paris in springtime with it&#8217;s luscious green and blue colours into the arrival in realtime into autumn &#8211; with its warm, golden glow. These seasons in Paris were the influence for the repertoire with Alison and her trumpet telling the story.</p> <p>Immerse yourself in your vision of Paris, it&#8217;s sights and seasons and let Alison bring it all to life, for you.</p> ]]>
2014-10-14T19:30:00 2014-10-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Neil Cowley Trio]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Brilliant composer and pianist is joined by Evan Jenkins and Rex Horan playing tunes from their new album, Touch and Flee.

Neil Cowley Trio. Photo: Tom Barnes

£15

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Neil Cowley Trio</strong> are masters of intoxicating and powerfully moving shows which have at their core Cowley’s distinct wit and remarkable rapport with his audience. </p> <p>Performing with long-time compatriots <strong>Evan Jenkins</strong> on drums and <strong>Rex Horan</strong> on bass, expect too a showing of Cowley classics and a set that demands attention, and as always, delivers the most blissful of rides. </p> <p>Tonight, Neil Cowley Trio present new material from their fifth studio album, <em>Touch and Flee</em> (Naim Jazz). Described by Cowley, as <em>“our concert hall record”</em>, expansive, elegant and exquisitely graceful movements meet with dark haunting passages and gentle surprise, casting a spotlight on the ever-increasing brilliance of Cowley as a composer.</p> <p>In 2006, Neil Cowley Trio burst onto the scene with a debut that turned the concept of piano trio on its head. Fizzing with energy, their rip-roaring riffs and hook laden tunes sat side by side with heart shattering musical whisperings. </p> ]]>
2014-10-14T20:00:00 2014-10-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Radiophonic Workshop]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 World famous sonic pioneers perform live at Town Hall.

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Wednesday 15 October, 7pm

£17.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note: the start time is to be confirmed.


<p><strong>Please note that this show has been rescheduled from Monday 24 March. Original tickets are still valid.</strong></p> <p>The world famous sonic pioneers perform at Town Hall as part of their Regeneration Tour.</p> <p>Showcasing some of their renowned soundtracks, including Delia Darbyshire’s iconic <em>Doctor Who Theme</em> and collaborations from their forthcoming album, see original Workshop members <strong>Peter Howell</strong>, <strong>Roger Limb</strong>, <strong>Dr Dick Mills</strong>, <strong>Paddy Kingsland</strong>, archivist <strong>Mark Ayres</strong> and ex-Prodigy sideman <strong>Kieron Pepper</strong> on drums as they join together for some of the first live performances of their groundbreaking work.</p> <p>Founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators. In a series of small studios within the labyrinthine corridors of the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Maida Vale complex, the Workshop explored new ways of using &#8211; and abusing &#8211; sound.</p> <p>Drawing on the principles of musique concréte, found sounds, early electronics, oscillators, handmade synths and tape loops the Workshop created the other-worldly soundtrack to some of <span class="caps">BBC</span> television and radio’s most iconic programs: including <em>The Body in Question, Horizon, Quatermass, Newsround, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</em> and <em>Chronicle</em>. </p> <p>Having influenced artists from The Beatles to Pink Floyd and through to many of today&#8217;s most successful electronic artists and DJs (who have ensured the <span class="caps">RWS</span> albums are amongst the world’s most sampled recorded works), the Workshop’s legacy continues to grow as new generations of musicians discover their rich catalogue of recorded works.</p> <p>The show will also feature classic footage from the archives along with tributes to legendary Workshop composers Delia Derbyshire and John Baker.</p> ]]>
2014-10-15T19:00:00 2014-10-15T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Beyond Classical: Bartók and Brahms]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grab a drink, take a seat, and enjoy the music with Beyond Classical - intimate gigs from the classics to the cutting edge.

Klee Quartet

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.

Billing: *Klee String Quartet* ,*Naoko Senda* violin ,*Emi Otagao* violn ,*Jun Ohta* viola ,*Ruri Kuroda* cello , ,*Rachel Crisp* soprano ,*Helen Cooper* mezzo soprano ,*Rob Tilson* tenor ,*Will Gee* baritone ,*Jonathan French* piano , ,

Programme: |_. *Bartók* | String Quartet no 2, op 17 | ,|_. *J Brahms* | _Liebeslieder Waltzes,_ op 52 | ,


<p>Enjoy material by Bartók performed by the <strong>Klee String Quartet,</strong> followed by a recital of Brahms’s <em>Liebeslieder Waltzes.</em></p> ]]>
2014-10-16T17:30:00 2014-10-16T17:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Bartók Uncovered]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Paul Rissmann uncovers the story and music of Bartók’s incredible Concerto for Orchestra and Edward Gardner conducts a full concert performance.

Paul Rissmann

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* 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. , ,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 ,*Paul Rissmann* presenter ,

Programme: |_.   | An Introduction to Bartók _Concerto for Orchestra_ | %(duration)45’% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Three Hungarian Dances | %(duration)12’% | ,|_. *Bartók* | _Concerto for Orchestra_ | %(duration)35’% | ,


<p>Exiled to America, Béla Bartók re-invented himself, and his <em>Concerto for Orchestra</em> is far more than just one of the most entertaining showpieces ever created for a great symphony orchestra. In this specially-devised concert, presenter Paul Rissmann uses illustrations, anecdotes and the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> to unlock the puzzles, secrets and not-so private jokes of this 20th century landmark &#8211; before Edward Gardner conducts a complete live performance.</p> ]]>
2014-10-16T19:30:00 2014-10-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Schubert’s Trout Quintet: Relaxed Performance]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

£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: |_. *Schubert* | Quintet in A, _The Trout_ |


<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>Relaxed performance: allowing individuals with a learning disability, Autism Spectrum Condition or sensory/communication disorders to access live music in a less formal concert setting.</p> ]]>
2014-10-17T13:10:00 2014-10-17T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Anthony Marsden Quartet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear Anthony Marsden's unique take on popular songs and new compositions in our café bar.

Anthony Marsden

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>One of the rising stars of this year’s <strong>Cheltenham Jazz Festival</strong>, jazz singer <strong>Anthony Marsden&#8217;s</strong> vocal style has been compared to that of <strong>Kurt Elling</strong> and <strong>Mark Murphy</strong>. Hear his unique take on popular songs and new compositions in our Café Bar.</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> ]]>
2014-10-17T17:00:00 2014-10-17T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Elaine Paige]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Elaine Paige as she celebrates her 50th Anniversary in show business, with her farewell tour.

Elaine Paige

£25 - £75

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £37.50, £55, £75 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join actress, recording artist and broadcaster Elaine Paige as she celebrates her 50th Anniversary in show business as part of her farewell tour <em>Page by Page by Paige</em>. </p> <p>The show is set to encompass Paige’s monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful back catalogue. </p> <blockquote> <p>I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be &#8216;As If We Never Said Goodbye!&#8217;<br /> <strong><em>Elaine Paige</em></strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-17T19:30:00 2014-10-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Seth Lakeman ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Folk singer, songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman heads to Town Hall performing songs from his brand new album.

Seth Lakeman. Photo: Tim Young

£19.50, £23.50

Segmentation Code: snc

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £23.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Mercury Prize nominee and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Award winner <strong>Seth Lakeman</strong> returns to Town Hall championing the release of his new album <em>Word of Mouth</em>, and also playing from his extensive back catalogue of live favourites.</p> <p>This record was written alongside producer Ian Grimble who has worked with Manic Street Preachers and Cat Stevens, and continues to experiment with folk tradition. Grimble has added drama and wings to songs where working lives, majestic landscapes, and the tragedy of war are brought to life.</p> <p>Make sure you catch Seth and his multi-instrumental band&#8217;s high energy performance this Autumn. </p> ]]>
2014-10-17T19:30:00 2014-10-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Percy Pursglove - Far Reaching Dreams of Mortal Souls]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Percy Pursglove as he premieres new work based on iconic historical figures, and featuring key players in the British jazz scene.

Percy Pursglove. Photo by Jo Hornsby.

£12

Suffix: Jazzlines Fellow Showcase

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* , ,50% off for SoundBite members, subject to availability.


<p>Following a year-long Fellowship with Jazzlines, supported by the <a href="http://jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/">Jerwood Charitable Foundation</a>, jazz musician and composer Percy Pursglove premieres new work composed for octet and eight voice choir.</p> <p>His music is based on speeches and associated works of iconic figures throughout history including Darwin, Nelson Mandela, Joan of Ark and Galileo. The music will feature key players in the British jazz scene including <strong>Julian Arguelles</strong>, <strong>Paul Clarvis</strong>, <strong>Hans Koller</strong>, <strong>Michael Janisch</strong> and <strong>Jim Rattigan</strong> and the choir will be led by soprano <strong>Nadine Mortimer Smith</strong>.</p> ]]>
2014-10-17T20:00:00 2014-10-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Nia Lynn]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Nia Lynn, one of the country's leading vocal educators, as she focuses on the theatrical process and its connection with the voice.

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Join one of the country’s leading vocal educators, <strong>Nia Lynn,</strong> as she focuses on her great interest in the theatrical process and its connection with the voice.</p> <p>Nia is also an Astanga Yoga Practitioner and has a holistic approach to working with the voice through the body. Nia teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music in London. She has performed at international music festivals, Ronnie Scots and the South Bank Centre to solo performances at the Albert Hall. She has also released several successful albums and has a flourishing song-writing career. </p> <p>Part of the Jazzlines Vocal Weekend.</p> ]]>
2014-10-18T10:30:00 2014-10-18T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra rounds off an evening of German and Hungarian treats, with Edward Gardner and pianist Louis Schwizgebel.

Edward Gardner. Photo: 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* ,*Edward Gardner* conductor ,*Louis Schwizgebel* piano

Programme: |_. *Brahms* | Three Hungarian Dances | %(duration)12’% | ,|_. *Bartók* | Dance Suite | %(duration)16’% | ,|_. *Liszt* | Piano Concerto No 1 | %(duration)21’% | ,|_. *Bartók* | Concerto for Orchestra | %(duration)35’% |


<p>Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra begins in darkness, and ends with a shout of joy. In between comes the ultimate work-out for orchestra: 40 minutes of zingy tunes, fabulous colours and raw feeling. It’s the ear-tingling climax to a concert filled with fireworks, whether Brahms’s playful dances, or a terrific young pianist dancing with the devil in Liszt’s white-hot First Concerto.</p> <p>1.45pm Pre-concert talk, Edward Gardener: The <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s principal guest conductor introduces the programme in conversation with Stephen Maddock. </p> ]]>
2014-10-18T15:00:00 2014-10-18T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Jimeoin - Yes, Yes, Whatever...?!]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Jimeoin returns to Town Hall, Birmingham with his ever-evolving live show.

Jimeoin

£17.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Hilarious world-class stand-up from one of live comedy&#8217;s internationally acclaimed masters! </p> <p>Jimeoin returns to Town Hall with his ever-evolving live show. A fluid mixture of his signature observations, with hawk eye dissection of the absurdities of life and how we live it.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Comedy of the highest order. Inspired.</strong><br /> The Independent</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>It gets no better than this. Brilliant.</strong><br /> Time Out</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-18T20:00:00 2014-10-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[London Vocal Project]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 The leading contemporary UK jazz-vocal ensemble, London Vocal Project, collaborate with Roger Treece and Sara Colman Quartet at CBSO Centre.

London Vocal Project

£15

Suffix: Plus Sara Colman Quartet

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p>Directed by composer, arranger and educator <strong>Pete Churchill</strong>, the <a href="http://londonvocalproject.com/">London Vocal Project</a> comprises 22 students and alumni from the various jazz courses at London&#8217;s conservatoires.</p> <p>From a solid foundation in Gospel and Groove music, the London Vocal Project has developed into an impressively versatile ensemble and has become the leading contemporary jazz-vocal ensemble in the UK.</p> <p>Enjoy a unique evening of vocal performance as the London Vocal Project collaborates with five-time Grammy nominee <a href="http://www.rogertreeceblog.com/news/">Roger Treece</a>, whose work encompasses classical, jazz, pop, stage and studio.</p> <p>This concert is part of a vocal series curated by <strong>Sara Colman</strong>. Sara will be performing with her quartet for the first set of the performance. <strong>London Vocal Project</strong> will follow for an extended set in the second half of the concert.</p> ]]>
2014-10-18T20:00:00 2014-10-18T20:00:00
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2014-10-19T15:00:00 2014-10-19T15:00:00
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2014-10-19T16:00:00 2014-10-19T16:00:00
<![CDATA[The RAF in Concert 2014]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From the Beatles to Bolero, Queen to Lloyd-Webber, big band to Puccini, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Royal Air Force Concert.

RAF in Concert

£17 - £23

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17, £20 & £23 plus transaction fee* ,10% discount for groups of 10+


<p>Join the <strong>Bands of the Royal Air Force</strong> as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest national icons &#8211; the Red Arrows. Expect a programme of music spanning the past five decades to match the colour, flamboyance and entertainment provided by <em>Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines</em>. From the Beatles to Bolero, Queen to Lloyd-Webber, big band to Puccini, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on the Royal Air Force in Concert Tour.</p> <p>Compered by <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2’s Ken Bruce</strong></p> ]]>
2014-10-19T19:30:00 2014-10-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Fisherman's Friends]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following a renaissance in English folk music, shanty singers The Fisherman's Friends bring their brawny chorale to the mighty acoustics of Town Hall.

The Fisherman's Friends

£21.50

Suffix: Special Guest Kernow King

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>The Fisherman’s Friends</strong>, shanty singers from the Cornish Port Isaac have delighted visitors and locals for more than 15 years, with almost 300 live performances under their belts. Hear their brawny chorale within the mighty acoustics of Town Hall.</p> <p>There’s no gang leader, no choirmaster and no holds barred as each member leads a song, from one end of the line and back again. This lends the troupe a huge variety of sound and song drawing from a repertoire reaching back 200 years, and embracing songs and shanties not only from Cornwall but Liverpool, Ireland, Africa, the West Indian, and America. </p> <p>Following a recent renaissance in English folk music, with Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends, the Shanty Man is back in business. </p> ]]>
2014-10-19T19:30:00 2014-10-19T19:30:00
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2014-10-19T19:30:00 2014-10-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Stand Up and Rock ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Do not miss Jasper Carrott and his timeless troupe of rockers as they bring a brand new show to Birmingham promising exactly what it says on the tin.

Stand up and Rock

£30

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30 plus transaction fee*


<p>Jasper is back to his very best with a mic in hand regaling the audience in his new side-splitting stand up routine along with his musical compatriots that have been rockin&#8217; audiences all over the world. </p> <p>Joining him to the stage will be Bev Bevan, Trevor Burton of The Move, Geoff Turton lead singer of the Rockin Berries as well as Joy Strachan-Brain the lead singer of one of the UK&#8217;s finest celtic rock bands, Quill.</p> <p>Do not miss this unique opportunity to see and hear great legendary artists belt out a night of fantastic songs putting Jasper firmly back to where he belongs.</p> ]]>
2014-10-21T19:30:00 2014-10-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dan Bayliss Quartet]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relax and unwind to jazz standards and contemporary songs from the jazz tradition alongside two of the most well-established jazz musicians in the UK.

Dan Bayliss Quartet.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Conservatoire graduates <strong>Dan Bayliss</strong> and <strong>Gareth Fowler</strong> play a mixture of jazz standards and contemporary songs from the jazz tradition alongside two of the most well established jazz musicians in the UK, <strong>Clark Tracey</strong> and <strong>Mark Hodgson.</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> ]]>
2014-10-21T20:30:00 2014-10-21T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Science of Sound 14/15]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Explore the World class acoustics of Symphony Hall

Science of Sound

£6

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* , ,1 free ticket for every 10 purchased


<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>If you are a <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/generation-ladywood/">Generation Ladywood</a> school please contact Emma Melvin to book: <a href="mailto:Emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk">Emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk</a> or 0121 644 5185 </p> <p><strong>Suitable for:</strong> Key Stage 2 (years 5 &amp; 6)</p> <p>If you have any access or special requirements please let us know at the time of booking. </p> <p>For further information please contact Emma Melvin Education &amp; Community Coordinator by phone: 0121 644 5185, or by email: <a href="mailto:Emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk">emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk</a></p> <p><strong>Teachers Comments</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>‘Definitely worth going – not to be missed! This could not be replicated in the classroom so visit was well worthwhile.’</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>‘Thoroughly informative and covered key aspects of science and sound curriculum. Very inspiring.’</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-22T10:00:00 2015-06-05T10:00:00
<![CDATA[The Lark Ascending with Tamsin Waley-Cohen]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan opens its 2014/15 season with a concert of English music.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

£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 ,*Tamsin Waley-Cohen* violin

Programme: |_. *Britten* | Simple Symphony | %(duration)16'% | ,|_. *Elgar* | Serenade for String | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Vaughan Williams* | _The Lark Ascending_ | %(duration)14'% | ,|_.   | Violin Concerto | %(duration)17'% | ,|_. *Elgar* | Introduction and Allegro for Strings | %(duration)15'% |


<p>Orchestra of the Swan opens its 2014/15 season with a concert of English music featuring one of the country&#8217;s most talented violinists, Tamsin Waley-Cohen.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>To the Concerto Academico Tamsin brought a commanding sense of line yet an ability to be sweet and flexible and in The Lark Ascending she drew us into the music’s amazing blend of lyricism and elegiacal stillness.</strong> <br /> 5* The Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-22T14:30:00 2014-10-22T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Mediterranean Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Enjoy a musical voyage to the sun-drenched Mediterranean as Alain Altinoglu leads the CBSO through luscious Rossini, Berlioz, Stravinsky and Ravel.

Alain Altinoglu. Photo: Fred Toulet

£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* ,*Alain Altinoglu* conductor ,*Renaud Capuçon* viola ,

Programme: |_. *Rossini* | _An Italian Girl in Algiers_ Overture | %(duration)8’% | ,|_. *Berlioz* | _Harold in Italy_ | %(duration)42’% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Apollo_ | %(duration)29’% | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Daphnis et Chloé_, Suite No 2 | %(duration)16’% |


<p>Pirates of the Mediterranean, hard-drinking bandits, and Greek gods who know how to party&#8230; just another night in with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>! </p> <p>The French conductor Alain Altinoglu caused quite a stir last season; tonight he’s devised a concert with a Mediterranean flavour, from Berlioz’s Byronic fantasy to the Olympian grace of Stravinsky’s art-deco ballet, and the sensuous, shiver-down-the-spine beauty of Ravel’s <em>Daphnis et Chloé</em>. Pure hedonism: go on, indulge! </p> <p>6.15pm, Conservatoire Showcase: Granville Bantock: Pagan Symphony: Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, performs a neglected work by one of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s founders.</p> ]]>
2014-10-22T19:30:00 2014-10-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Borodin and Beethoven String Quartets]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Borodin and Beethoven String Quartets

£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: |_. *Beethoven* | String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2 | ,|_. *Borodin* | String Quartet 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.</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> ]]>
2014-10-23T13:10:00 2014-10-23T13:10:00
<![CDATA[John Cooper Clarke ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Bard of Salford returns to Town Hall.

Dr John Cooper Clarke

£22.50 - £30

Suffix: plus special guests

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £27.50, £30 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Q Magazine&#8217;s Poet Laureate <strong>John Cooper Clarke</strong> is as vital now as he was when he first burst onto the scene in a blaze of vitriol in the 1970s. Forty years on and now armed with an honorary Doctorate of Arts, he comes to Town Hall with his treasure chest of punk poetry.</p> <p>Thanks to his biting, satirical, and overtly political verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, he became firmly entrenched in the punk movement and toured with the likes of <strong>The Sex Pistols</strong> and <strong>The Clash</strong>, while <strong>Joy Division</strong> and subsequently <strong>New Order</strong> supported him.</p> <p>Cooper Clarke comes back to Birmingham remaining a key orator for British society; his continuing influence needs only to be heard in the satirical social observations of the Arctic Monkeys, who closed their critically acclaimed album AM with a version of <br /> <em>I Wanna Be Yours</em>. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The late Factory Records boss Anthony H Wilson was fond of opining that Shaun Ryder was the literary equal of Keats. By this lofty criterion, Salford&#8217;s rival poet laureate, John Cooper Clarke, must be presumed to be operating at a rarefied altitude just above Shakespeare.</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-23T19:30:00 2014-10-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Partisans]]> The Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy the tightly knit themes and grooves of Partisans as they return to Birmingham

Partisans. Photo: Gee Vaucher

£12

Billing: *Phil Robson* guitars ,*Julian Siegel* tenor sax & bass clarinet ,*Thaddeus Kelly* bass ,*Gene Calderazzo* drums ,


<p>Partisans are a solid swinging band, with their tightly knit themes and groove-based sound bridging the gap between New York swing, European improv and UK jam band. </p> <p>Returning to Birmingham with a blistering set of new music and a new album, Partisans can be guaranteed to deliver the creative sparks that have kept them firing since 1996.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Simply magnificent</strong> Jazzmann</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Hearing Partisans perform rendered a longtime wish a reality</strong> Allaboutjazz </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Partisans always sounds like the regular confederacy it&#8217;s been since 1996 – the tricky zigzagging heads are played with flawless attack, and the quartet&#8217;s trademark quality of seamless idiom and time-shifting within each piece operates with a gleeful tautness.</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Partisans present some of the most refresh¬ing music I’ve heard in a long while, uncom-promising, very well written and very well played. It demands serious attention. I hear in these players a sense of common pur¬pose and resolve, and a strong command of a dialect uniquely suited to this music. It’s heartening to hear music that looks to find its own particular place.</strong> Steve Swallow</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-23T20:30:00 2014-10-23T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Tribute to Cannonball Adderley - Chris Gumbley Quintet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chris Gumbley leads his quintet featuring Neil Yates, Dan Nicholls, Tom Hill and Carl Hemmingsley.

Chris Gumbley Quintet

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Celebrating the music of <strong>Cannonball Adderley</strong> between 1955-67, fellow saxophonist <strong>Chris Gumbley</strong> leads his quintet featuring <strong>Neil Yates, Dan Nicholls, Tom Hill</strong> and <strong>Carl Hemmingsley</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> ]]>
2014-10-24T17:00:00 2014-10-24T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: TV and Advert Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Apprentice, Alton Towers, Audi – TV shows and adverts have used the most powerful classical music; enjoy channel-surfing with the CBSO.

Susana Gaspar

£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 Seal* conductor ,*Susana Gaspar* soprano ,*Kitty Whately* mezzo soprano ,

Programme: |_. *Prokofiev* | _Montagues and Capulets_ (The Apprentice) | ,|_. *Bach* | Orchestral Suite No 3, _Air_ (_Hamlet_) | ,|_. *Sibelius* | _Karelia_ Suite, _Intermezzo_ (This Week) | ,|_. *Bellini* | _Casta Diva_ (Jean-Paul Gaultier) | ,|_. *Grieg* | _In the Hall of the Mountain King_ (Alton Towers) | ,|_. *Kats-Chemin* | _Eliza Aria_ (Lloyds TSB) | ,|_. *Délibes* | _Lakmé_ - _Flower Duet_ (British Airways) | ,|_. *Coates* | _The Dam Busters_ (Carling Black Label) | ,|_. *Rossini* | _William Tell_ Overture (The Lone Ranger) | ,|_. *Wagner* | _Ride of the Valkyries_ (British Gas) | ,|_. *Bucalossi* | _Grasshopper’s Dance_ (Milk) | ,|_. *Khachaturian* | _Spartacus - Adagio_ (The Onedin Line) | ,|_. *Arnold* | _English Dance No 1_ (What the Papers Say) | ,|_. *Handel* | _Rinaldo - Lascia Ch’io Pianga_ (Harrods) | ,|_. *Offenbach* | _Barcarolle_ (Audi) | ,|_. *Verdi* | _The Force of Destiny Overture_ (Stella Artois) | ,|_. *Sousa* | _Liberty Bell_ (Monty Python) | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Boléro_ (Dancing on Ice) |


<p>Ever heard something good on the telly and wondered where it came from? The answer’s probably here as Michael Seal and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> present a whole evening of musical channel-surfing.</p> <p>And whether you know these tunes from Monty Python, The Apprentice or the <em>Hamlet</em> ad – or as classics by Bach, Prokofiev, Verdi and Ravel – we guarantee you one thing: they’ll sound even better in Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2014-10-24T19:30:00 2014-10-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Peter Andre Live 2014]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 See Peter Andre on his return to the stage, performing tracks from his new album Big Night along with hits including Mysterious Girl and Insania.

Peter Andre

£26.50 - £75

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £26.50, £28.50, £45, £55, £65, £75 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Peter Andre returns to Symphony Hall as part of his first UK tour for 2 years bringing his long sought after new album <em>Big Night</em>. Expect a contemporary and dynamic style from Peter as he combines elements of big band and soul to present a sound that have not yet heard from Peter.</p> <p>Along with his new album hear all of your favourite Peter Andre hits performed live with his band including <em>Mysterious Girl</em> and <em>Behind Closed Doors</em> plus songs from his previous studio albums <em>Revelation</em> and <em>Accelerate.</em> </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>You guys better get ready because this tour is going to be the best yet!</strong> Peter</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-25T19:30:00 2014-10-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Marc-André Hamelin in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 This programme is a searching musical journey into the very roots of Romanticism.

Marc-André Hamelin. Photo: Fran Kaufman

£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: *Marc-André Hamelin* piano

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Piano Sonata in B flat major, Hob.XVI:41 | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Field* | _Andante inédit_ in E flat major | %(duration)7’% | ,|_. *Debussy* | _Reflets dans l'eau, Hommage à Rameau and Mouvement_ from _Images 1_ | %(duration)18’% | ,|_. *Marc-André Hamelin* | Variations on a theme of Paganini (2011)| %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Liszt* | _Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude_ from _Harmonies poétiques et religieuses_ | %(duration)18’% | ,|_.   | _Gondoliera_, Canzone and Tarantella from _Venezia e Napoli_ | %(duration)18’% |


<p>Marc-André Hamelin is celebrated for his integrity, intellectual rigour and his stupendous technique. His Town Hall programme is a searching musical journey into the very roots of Romanticism. Poetic miniatures by Field and Liszt take their place alongside Haydn and Debussy, and Hamelin’s own phenomenal tribute to the virtuoso spirit: his Paganini Variations.</p> ]]>
2014-10-25T19:30:00 2014-10-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Family Concert: Cartoon Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Incredibles, Bugs Bunny, The Simpsons - CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson presents a concert of looney tunes from our animated amigos for the whole family.

Naomi Wilkinson.

£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.html

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Naomi Wilkinson* presenter


<p>What’s up, doc? You might not realise it &#8211; but if you’re a fan of The Simpsons, The Incredibles or Bugs Bunny, you’ve probably heard enough classical music to fill a concert!</p> <p>And this is that concert: one hour full of looney tunes, silly symphonies and merry melodies for the whole family. Well-known classics including <em>The Sorcerer’s Apprentice</em>, <em>William Tell Overture</em>, <em>Ride of the Valkyries</em>, <em>Blue Danube Waltz</em> and many more are brought to life by Naomi Wilkinson of Channel 5’s Milkshake and <span class="caps">CBBC</span> fame and the 80 distinctly animated musicians of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>.</p> ]]>
2014-10-26T14:30:00 2014-10-26T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter: Chapter and Verse]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.

Thomas Trotter. Photo by Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Adults £6 plus transaction fee* (unreserved seating) , ,60plus, under 16s, unwaged £5 plus transaction fee* , ,SoundBite members 50% off , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Programme: |_. *Peter Hurford* | _Laudate Dominum_ | ,|_. *Lionel Rogg* | Six verses on Psalm 92 | ,|_. *Whitlock* | _Exultemus_ (from _Seven Sketches_) | ,|_. *Reubke* | Sonata on the 94th Psalm | ,


<p>A programme of music inspired by verses from the Psalms.</p> <p>Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-10-27T13:00:00 2014-10-27T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Heather Peace]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rich vocals, hook-filled piano melodies, euphoric drum beats and '60s soul – Heather Peace visits Town Hall as part of The Thin Line tour.

Heather Peace

£22

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Heather Peace</strong> visits Town Hall with a full band as part of her UK tour, <em>The Thin Line</em>.</p> <p>Following a successful debut album, <em>Fairytales</em>, four sell-out UK tours and two sell-out tours of Australia, Heather has decided to take a hiatus from her role in <span class="caps">BBC</span> drama Waterloo Road and concentrate on her music.</p> <p>Performing in support of her second album, expect rich vocals over hook-filled piano melodies, euphoric drum beats and soaring strings drenched in &#8217;60s soul.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I&#8217;ve been two-jobs-Peace for almost 20 years and it felt like time to put my music first. I’m really proud of this album, it’s exactly how I wanted it to sound – it sounds really live and summery, it’s got lots of doo wops and a bit of sing-along balladry.</strong> Heather Peace</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.heatherpeace.com">Heather&#8217;s website</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/heatherpeace">Twitter profile</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/heatherpeaceofficial">Facebook page</a> </p> ]]>
2014-10-28T19:30:00 2014-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Nelsons conducts Strauss and Brahms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Don Quixote loses his mind in Strauss’s comic masterpiece before Andris Nelsons pours his soul into Brahms’s mighty First Symphony.

Eduardo Vassalo. 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* 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 ,*Eduardo Vassallo* cello ,*Christopher Yates* viola ,

Programme: |_. *Strauss* | _Don Quixote_ | %(duration)40’% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Symphony No. 1 | %(duration)45’% | , ,


<p>Battling windmills, flying horses and a very angry herd of sheep&#8230; <strong>Richard Strauss’s</strong> warm-hearted take on the tale of <em>Don Quixote</em> is one of music’s all-time comic masterpieces. </p> <p>Brahms’s First Symphony is made of sterner stuff &#8211; but it still tells an epic story of tragedy and hope, crowned by one of the noblest tunes ever written. <strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> will give it his all.</p> <p>1pm, Don Quixote: Broadcaster and author Stephen Johnson introduces Strauss&#8217;s symphonic poem in this free pre-concert performance.</p> ]]>
2014-10-29T14:15:00 2014-10-29T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines - Takuya Kuroda]]> The Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear Blue Note artist, trumpet player and composer Takuya Kuroda as he performs from his debut album.

Takuya Kuroda. Photo by Hiroyuki Seo.

£12

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee*

Programme: *Takuya Kuroda* trumpet ,*Corey King* trombone/vocals ,*Rashaan Carter* bass ,*Adam Jackson* drums ,


<p>Hear Blue Note artist, trumpet player and composer <strong>Takuya Kuroda</strong>, primed to become a major voice on the 21st century modern soul-jazz scene with debut album <em>Rising Son</em>.</p> <p>A graduate of both Berklee and the New School, Kuroda’s music features Afrobeat rhythms alongside funk and soul with significant influences of Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>No one sounds like Takuya .His writing is soulful, modern, and effortlessly bridges the gap between jazz and soul, and between history and tomorrow.</strong> Jose James</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-29T20:30:00 2014-10-29T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Beyond Classical: Brahms's Sonata in D minor]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grab a drink, take a seat, and enjoy the music with Beyond Classical - intimate gigs from the classics to the cutting edge.

Marketa Vornikova

Free event

Free Event

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Ticket Information: Free event.

Billing: *Marketa Vornikova* violin ,*Charles Matthews* piano

Programme: |_. *J Brahms* | Sonata in D minor, op 108 for Violin and Piano | ,


<p>Grab a drink, take a seat, and enjoy the music with Beyond Classical &#8211; intimate gigs from the classics to the cutting edge.</p> ]]>
2014-10-30T17:30:00 2014-10-30T17:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Nelsons conducts Strauss and Brahms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Don Quixote loses his mind in Strauss’s comic masterpiece before Andris Nelsons pours his soul into Brahms’s mighty First Symphony.

Eduardo Vassallo. Photo: Neil Pugh

£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* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Eduardo Vassallo* cello ,*Christopher Yates* viola ,

Programme: |_. *Strauss* | _Don Quixote_ | %(duration)40’% | ,|_. *Brahms* | Symphony No. 1 | %(duration)45’% | ,


<p>Battling windmills, flying horses and a very angry herd of sheep&#8230; Richard Strauss’s warm-hearted take on the tale of <em>Don Quixote</em> is one of music’s all-time comic masterpieces. </p> <p>Brahms’s First Symphony is made of sterner stuff &#8211; but it still tells an epic story of tragedy and hope, crowned by one of the noblest tunes ever written. Andris Nelsons will give it his all.</p> ]]>
2014-10-30T19:30:00 2014-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Ensemble Big Fun Special]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear the young musicians of the Jazzlines Ensemble perform repertoire learnt by ear at monthly workshops with Percy Pursglove and Sara Colman.

Jazzlines Ensemble. Photo by John Watson www.jazzcamera.co.uk.

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Hear the young musicians of the <strong>Jazzlines Ensemble</strong> perform repertoire learnt by ear at monthly workshops with <strong>Percy Pursglove</strong> and <strong>Sara Colman</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> ]]>
2014-10-31T17:00:00 2014-10-31T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Tchaikovsky from the St Petersburg Philharmonic]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 St Petersburg Philharmonic and their artistic director Yuri Temirkanov join forces with the stunning young Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno.

Yuri Temirkanov. Photo: Vladimir Postnov

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. 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: *St Petersburg Philharmonic* ,*Yuri Temirkanov* conductor ,*Leticia Moreno* violin

Programme: |_. *Liadov* | _Kikimora_ | %(duration)7’% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | Violin Concerto in D | %(duration)33’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 6, _Pathétique_ | %(duration)46’% | , ,


<p>The <strong>St Petersburg Philharmonic</strong> premiered <strong>Tchaikovsky’s</strong> <em>Pathétique</em> Symphony in 1893 and their performances still burn with an unforgettable emotional intensity. First, though, is Tchaikovsky in an altogether sunnier mood – as the Philharmonic and their artistic director <strong>Yuri Temirkanov</strong> join forces with the stunning young Spanish violinist <strong>Leticia Moreno</strong>, whose Birmingham debut caused such a stir in January 2014.</p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Any visit by Russia’s oldest and finest symphony orchestra is to be welcomed, particularly when chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov takes the helm. Expect Leticia Moreno to shine before the Pathétique Symphony takes us through the extraordinarily dramatic emotional journey of a composer looking firmly into the abyss.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Leticia Moreno.</p> ]]>
2014-10-31T19:30:00 2014-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Halloween Silent Movie: The Cat and the Canary (1927)]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An old, dark house, a surprise death, disappearing corpses and a lunatic on the loose, plus uproarious comedy, touching love scenes and improvised organ accompaniment.

Cat and the Canary. Photo: Vincze Miklós.

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Nigel Ogden* organ

Programme: |_. _The Cat And The Canary_ (1927) | %(duration)84’% |


<p>An old, dark house, a surprise death, disappearing corpses, a lunatic on the loose, a house full of people who don’t trust each other, an unsolved mystery and a fortune people will do anything to get their hands on &#8211; this film has it all.</p> <p>When Cyrus West’s disparate family hear he’s dying, they descend upon his mansion ‘like cats round a canary’. </p> <p>Infuriated and driven insane by their haranguing, he insists that his last will and testament be read out exactly 20 years after his death. When the time finally comes, the inheritor is named, but only if they can prove they are sane. Amidst a series of mysterious and terrifying events, can the ‘lucky’ heir even survive the night let alone prove their sanity?</p> <p>Enjoy all the hallmarks of a great horror film, plus uproarious comedy and touching love scenes, as <em>The Cat and the Canary</em> is brought chillingly to life through <strong>Nigel Ogden’s</strong> improvised organ accompaniment.</p> <p><strong>Fancy dress competition</strong><br /> Win £50 in <span class="caps">THSH</span> gift vouchers and a bottle of champagne.<br /> Come dressed in ghoulish, ghostly or grisly costume for a chance of winning the prize.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 12+</p> ]]>
2014-10-31T19:30:00 2014-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Karl Jenkins as he celebrates turning 70 by conducting his most popular works at Symphony Hall with sublime excerpts from The Armed Man.

£14.50 - £39.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £17.50, £23.50, £28.50, £34.50, £39.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Karl Jenkins celebrates turning 70 conducting the very best of his most popular works including Benedictus, Agnus Dei and Sanctus from <em>The Armed Man</em> along with sublime excerpts from <em>Adiemus</em>, Requiem, <em>Stabat Mater</em>, <em>The Peacemakers</em> and Euphonium Concerto.</p> <p><strong>Karl Jenkins</strong> conductor<br /> <strong>Kathryn Rudge</strong> soprano<br /> <strong>David Childs</strong> euphonium<br /> <strong>City of Birmingham Choir</strong><br /> <strong>Manchester Concert Orchestra</strong> </p> ]]>
2014-11-01T19:30:00 2014-11-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rhydian]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear X-Factor graduate, Rhydian's soaring vocals live at Town Hall as he performs a variety of songs from his new album One Day Like This.

Rhydian

£25 - £45

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TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £35, £45 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Double platinum selling Classical Brit nominee <strong>Rhydian Roberts</strong> brings his brand new tour to Birmingham. </p> <p>Hear the X-Factor graduate’s soaring vocals on a variety of songs from his new album <em>One Day Like This</em>. He&#8217;ll also be performing tracks from his highly acclaimed top 5 albums <em>Rhydian</em> and <em>O Fortuna</em> with some new interpretations along the way.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Great to be back on tour again! I live to perform live. And this time it will be more special than ever showcasing my new album <em>One Day Like This</em> in some of Britain&#8217;s finest concert halls. Roll on the autumn! I can&#8217;t wait to entertain you.</strong><br /> Rhydian Roberts</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-01T19:30:00 2014-11-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[War Requiem - Benjamin Britten]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£12 - £28

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £16, £22, £28 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, Under16s, Students £10, £14, £20, £26 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *English Concert Orchestra* ,*English Concert Chorus/Singers* ,*Roy Wales* conductor ,*Stephen Ellery* conductor ,*Helena Dix* soprano ,*Daniel Norman* tenor ,*Andrew Greenan* bass-baritone ,

Programme: | | *Britten* | War Requiem |


<p><strong>Please note</strong> On the advice of medical professionals, the organisers of the concert have taken the decision not to proceed with this year’s performance. We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.</p> ]]>
2014-11-02T16:00:00 2014-11-02T16:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra: The Planets]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Youth Orchestra celebrate their tenth anniversary with Turnage’s Passchendale and Holst’s spectacular The Planets.

Ben Gernon. Photo: Hannah Taylor.

£20 all areas

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* 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: *CBSO Youth Orchestra* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Ben Gernon* conductor ,*John-Mark Ainsley* tenor ,

Programme: |_. *Turnage* | _Passchendaele_ (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere) | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Vaughan Williams* | _On Wenlock Edge_ | %(duration)23’% | ,|_. *Holst* | _The Planets Suite_ (including Colin Matthews' _Pluto_) | %(duration)54’% | , ,


<p>Since 2004, the CBSO’s world-class Youth Orchestra has been pushing back the frontiers of what young musicians can achieve. </p> <p>Tonight, in a special 10th anniversary celebration, our superb young players head for the stars with Holst’s spectacular <em>The Planets</em> and unwrap a unique birthday present: a powerful new work, inspired by the year 1914, from one of Britain’s greatest living composers.</p> <p>5.45pm Pre-concert talk, Stephen Maddock insterviews Mark Anthony Turnage about <em>Passchendaele</em>, his new work for the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra. </p> ]]>
2014-11-02T19:00:00 2014-11-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Neil Sedaka ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rediscover Sedaka’s extensive contribution to Rock N’ Roll this autumn, as he performs hits that span his 50 year career at Symphony Hall.

Neil Sedaka

£45, £50

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TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £45, £50 plus transaction fee*


<p>One of Rock &#8216;n&#8217; Roll&#8217;s most prolific songwriters, <strong>Neil Sedaka</strong> plays at Symphony Hall this November, performing a mix of old favourites and new hits from his catalogue of over 1,000 compositions.</p> <p>With an impressive 50 years of songwriting to his name, the history of Rock &#8216;n’ Roll would be incomplete without his immeasurable contributions. Expect to hear <em>Oh Carol</em>, <em>Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen</em>, <em>Solitaire</em>, <em>Calendar Girl</em>, <em>Little Devil</em> and <em>Next Door To An Angel</em> &#8211; songs that shape up his work and continue to stand the test of time today. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>It&#8217;s always a joy to come back to the UK, where it all turned around for me in the 70s. My most loyal fan base is here and they have always been the most supportive of my work. Can&#8217;t wait to sing the classics, as well as some new ones!</strong><br /> Neil Sedaka</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-03T19:30:00 2014-11-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Hackett]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Steve Hackett brings the final version of his Genesis show to Symphony Hall, including a selection of classics not yet performed.

Steve Hacket. Credit: Lee Millward

£27.50, £29.50

Segmentation Code: pop

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


<p>Steve Hackett is bringing the final version of his Genesis show to Symphony Hall and much to the delight of UK fans, will include a selection of classics not yet performed as part of this sell out touring series. With a career and repertoire spanning decades between Genesis and his outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set from the seminal prog band’s catalogue. </p> <p>An enthusiastic Steve Hackett explains: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, in 2014 we&#8217;re extending both the dates and the concept. We&#8217;ll launch into a full Genesis set with favourites from this year such as <em>The Musical Box</em>, <em>Dancing with the Moonlit Knight</em> and <em>Supper&#8217;s Ready</em> along with the addition of other Genesis classics which are often requested and the audiences deserve to hear&#8230; I&#8217;m really excited about this!</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Taking the stage again with Steve Hackett is an exceptional team of top class musicians, including Roger King (Gary Moore, Snoop Doggie Dog, Jamelia) on keyboards, Gary O’Toole (Kylie Minogue, Chrissie Hynde) on drums, percussions and vocals, Rob Townsend (Eddie Henderson, Bill Bruford, Django Bates) on sax, flute and percussion, Nick Beggs (Kim Wilde, Steven Wilson) on bass and Nad Sylvan (Abbas’s Michael B Tretow) on vocals.</p> ]]>
2014-11-04T19:30:00 2014-11-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Spyro Gyra - 40th Anniversary Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrate 35 years of Spyro Gyra's breakthrough platinum album Morning Dance at Town Hall.

Spyro Gyra.

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>It is with much disappointment that UK Events have to inform you that the Spyro Gyra concert is now no longer taking place. We hope to be able to reschedule the concert soon for June 2015.</strong></p> <p>Celebrate 35 years of <strong>Spyro Gyra&#8217;s</strong> breakthrough platinum album <em>Morning Dance</em> at Town Hall.</p> <p>2014 also marks Spyro Gyra&#8217;s fortieth year as a band and to observe these dual anniversaries, the band performs <em>Morning Dance</em> in sequence for the first time ever.</p> <p>This group first gathered in a club in Buffalo, New York to found what was to be known for a while as &#8216;Tuesday Night – Jazz Jam&#8217;, and went on to release thirty albums of new material with sales of over 10 million copies while having played over five thousand shows in a remarkable career.</p> ]]>
2014-11-04T19:30:00 2014-11-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Levi French Trio]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect high-energy original compositions, delicate ballads, standards from the cool jazz period of the late 50s and Latin grooves from Levi French Trio.

Levi French Trio

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Expect high-energy original compositions, delicate ballads, standards from the cool jazz period of the late 50s and Latin grooves from <strong>Levi French, Simon Smith and Carl Hemmingsley.</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> ]]>
2014-11-04T20:30:00 2014-11-04T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Gospel Goes Charity 2014]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join gifted singer-songwriter Maxine Brooks and The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir for their annual performance on Bonfire Night at Town Hall.

Birmingham Community Gospel Choir. Photo by Cliff Astles.

£15, £17.50

Segmentation Code: non

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15, £17.50 plus transaction fee* ,Groups of 5+ £10 per ticket plus transaction fee*


<p>Join gifted singer-songwriter and director <strong>Maxine Brooks</strong> and <strong>The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir</strong> on Bonfire Night for their annual performance at Town Hall, which aims to raise funds for three local charities, and awareness for ongoing support.</p> <p>This year&#8217;s charities are <a href="http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org">The Brain Tumour Charity</a>, <a href="http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk">Lullaby Trust</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/">Little Princess Trust</a>. Please visit their websites to learn more about their causes.</p> <p>The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir has an 8 year history of successful performances including Birmingham Arts Fest, Sing For All Community Spirit, Rottingdean Arts Festival, Dion Dublin Ball Of Sound, Princes Trust events, and a recent performance at Symphony Hall for Susan Boyle&#8217;s concert.</p> <p>TV appearances include BBC’s Songs of Praise Gospel Choir Of The Year Competition 2013 and Radio performances on the Ed Doolan, Jeremy Vine, Tony Livesey and Free Radio shows.</p> <p>Enjoy an evening of inspirational and uplifting gospel music performed by one of Birmingham’s most popular and dedicated gospel choirs.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Gospel is all about spreading the good news and that is what we love to do.</strong> Maxine Brooks</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-05T19:30:00 2014-11-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[John Mayall 80th Anniversary Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Blues legend John Mayall heads to Symphony Hall for his 80th anniversary tour with special guests King King in this explosive blues bill.

John Mayall

£28.50 - £32.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50, £30.50, £32.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>John Mayall</strong> returns for his 80th anniversary tour with special guests <strong>King King</strong> in this explosive blues bill.</p> <p>Sporting the formidable title ‘Godfather of British Blues’ and an <span class="caps">OBE</span>, Mayall is regarded by many as blues’ most influential artist. His pioneering band <strong>The Bluesbreakers</strong> launched the careers of band members Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Up and coming King King boast a string of awards including number 3 in the of 2013 <em>Blues Rock Review</em> top 20 albums worldwide.</p> <p>With one of history’s meteoric blues artists alongside today’s innovative pacesetter, these two juggernauts of the blues world are not to be missed.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>From the moment I heard King King’s Heart Without A Soul in July 2009 I was excited about them – and still am. Four musicians, each individually top-drawer talents, welded together to make an indefatigable music machine, both powerful and sensitive.</strong><br /> Paul Jones, The Manfreds.</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-05T20:00:00 2014-11-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Matt Ridley Quartet featuring Jason Yarde]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 The award-winning pianist John Turville, the virtuosic George Hart, and composer Jason Yarde perform original compositions, led by Matt Ridley on bass.

Matt Ridley Quartet

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>The award-winning pianist <strong>John Turville</strong>, the fiercely virtuosic <strong>George Hart</strong>, and the globally recognised composer <strong>Jason Yarde</strong> perform original compositions, led by <strong>Matt Ridley</strong> on bass.</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> ]]>
2014-11-06T17:00:00 2014-11-06T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Beyond Classical: Beethoven, Prokofiev and Scottish Folk]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grab a drink, take a seat, and enjoy the music with Beyond Classical - intimate gigs from the classics to the cutting edge.

Free event

Free Event

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Ticket Information: Free event.

Billing: *Johanna Niederbacher* cello ,*Arthur Bocaneanu* piano , ,*Shi Ling Chin* violin ,*Jonathan French* piano , ,*Tai Yu Ma* tenor ,*Jonathan French* piano

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Sonata for Piano and Cello, op 69 in A Major | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | 5 Melodies for Violin and Piano, op 35 | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Song Cycle, _An die ferne Geliebte_ |


<p>Witness a programme of <strong>Beethoven, Prokofiev,</strong> and Scottish folk songs from students of <strong>Birmingham Conservatoire.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-11-06T17:30:00 2014-11-06T17:30:00
<![CDATA[Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The triple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Show of Hands return to Town Hall alongside double bassist/vocalist Miranda Sykes

£19.50

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Suffix: plus support

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Celebrating a remarkable 22 year partnership, the triple <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Award winners <strong>Show of Hands</strong> return to Town Hall alongside double bassist/vocalist <strong>Miranda Sykes</strong>.</p> <p>Made up of singer songwriter <strong>Steve Knightley</strong> and multi-instrumentalist <strong>Phil Beer</strong>, they have become one of the acoustic roots scene’s major players, widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport. </p> <p>Following a 9-month break working on solo projects the act bring their genre-defying brand of music and instrumental virtuosity to Town Hall on this special tour, a first chance to see them in action in 2014.</p> <p>Follow the band on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/showofhandsmusic">Facebook</a> , <a href="https://www.twitter.com/showofhandsnews">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://soundcloud.com/showofhandsmusic">Soundcloud</a> for exclusive content, or check out their Youtube playlist to the right of this page.</p> ]]>
2014-11-06T19:30:00 2014-11-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO War and Peace ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 War rages in Prokofiev’s overture and Fifth Symphony - Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto providing a moment of reflective tranquility.

Lahav Shani. Photo: Yossi Zwecker

£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* ,*Lahav Shani* conductor ,*Francesco Piemontesi* piano

Programme: |_. *Prokofiev* | Overture to _War and Peace_ | %(duration)6'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Concerto No 4 | %(duration)34'% | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)46'% | ,


<p>Composed in wartime Russia and premiered to the sound of gunfire, Prokofiev’s Fifth was considered by the composer to be a <em>&#8216;symphony of the greatness of the human spirit&#8217;</em>.</p> <p>But, like his opera <em>War and Peace</em>, it’s also a stirring chronicle of a nation’s final push to victory. They’ll make a powerful Birmingham debut for the award-winning young conductor Lahav Shani; between them, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto will be an oasis of calm. </p> ]]>
2014-11-06T19:30:00 2014-11-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Night at the Bramall Music Building - Kate Smurthwaite, with Stephen Grant and Gary Delaney]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5

Ticket Information: £5 in advance and to NUS Holders plus transaction fee* ,£7.50 on the day plus transaction fee*

Billing: Compere - Kate Smurthwaite, with Stephen Grant and Gary Delaney ,


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2014-11-06T20:00:00 2014-11-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[ CBSO Centre Stage: Music for Oboe and Strings ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Music for Oboe and Strings

£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: *Rainer Gibbons* oboe ,*CBSO Players* ,

Programme: |_. *Crusell* | Divertimento in C, Op 9 | ,|_. *Finzi* | Interlude for oboe and strings, Op 21 | ,|_. *Bax* | Oboe Quintet |


<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> ]]>
2014-11-07T13:10:00 2014-11-07T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Steve Clayton and The 44's]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 The ever popular Boogie Woogie pianist Steve Clayton returns to this session with his band featuring Howard Gregory, Bob Boucher and Howard Smith.

Steve Clayton

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>The ever popular Boogie Woogie pianist <strong>Steve Clayton</strong> returns to this session with his band featuring <strong>Howard Gregory, Bob Boucher</strong> and <strong>Howard Smith.</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> ]]>
2014-11-07T17:00:00 2014-11-07T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A once-in-a-lifetime evening of string playing without compare in the intimate surroundings of Town Hall.

Valery Gergiev. Photo: Decca/Marco Borggreve.

£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: *Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble* ,*Valery Gergiev* conductor

Programme: |_. Tchaikovsky | Serenade for Strings | %(duration)28'% | ,|_. Elgar | Introduction and Allegro | %(duration)14'% | ,|_. R Strauss | _Metamorphosen,_ Study for 23 solo strings | %(duration)26'% | ,


<p>The <strong>Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble</strong> really is what it says it is – the cream of the Mariinsky’s string players performing on a magnificent collection of historic instruments by <strong>Amati, Guarneri</strong> and, of course, <strong>Stradivari</strong> himself.</p> <p>With <strong>Valery Gergiev</strong> conducting in the intimate surroundings of Town Hall, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime evening of string playing without compare.</p> <p>Presented in association with Mariinsky Theatre Trust.</p> ]]>
2014-11-07T19:30:00 2014-11-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Louis Robinson’s Damba la Bamba]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Violinist Louis Robinson brings his inimitable organised chaos back to the musical picnic. Come along with the kids to unlock your inner musician.

Louis Robinson

Free Event

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Ticket Information: Free Event.


<p>A familiar and popular musical figure around the city, violinist Louis Robinson brings his inimitable organised chaos back to the musical picnic. </p> <p>Come along to unlock your inner musician, make mesmerising melodies and crazy rhythms. </p> <p>Only suitable for those currently living in the Milky Way.</p> ]]>
2014-11-08T10:30:00 2014-11-08T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Mariinsky Chorus sing Rachmaninov's Vespers]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Andrei Petrenko explores the foundations of the Russian vocal tradition with a programme of Russian Orthodox sacred music.

Mariinsky Chorus. Photo: Valentin Baranovsky

£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: *Mariinsky Chorus* ,*Andrei Petrenko* conductor

Programme: Programme includes: ,|_. Rachmaninov | Vespers | %(duration)59'% |


<p>Like every part of the Mariinsky company, the <strong>Mariinsky Chorus</strong> is a superb ensemble in its own right. </p> <p>Tonight, chorus director <strong>Andrei Petrenko</strong> explores the foundations of the Russian vocal tradition with a programme of <strong>Russian Orthodox</strong> sacred music that includes Rachmaninov’s haunting <strong>Vespers</strong>.</p> <p>Presented in association with <strong>Mariinsky Theatre Trust</strong>.</p> ]]>
2014-11-08T19:30:00 2014-11-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Troyk-Estra]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Strap yourself in for some exhilarating jazz.

Troykestra

£15

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Chris Montague* guitar ,*Kit Downes* organ, keyboards ,*Josh Blackmore* drums , ,With: , ,*Nick Smart* conductor ,*Reuben Fowler* trumpet ,*Alex Bonney* trumpet ,*Noel Langley* trumpet ,*Imogen Hancock* trumpet ,*Kieran Stickle McLeod* trombone ,*Patrick Hayes* trombone ,*Tom Green* trombone ,*Courtney Brown* bass trombone ,*Mike Chillingworth* alto saxophone ,*Nadim Teimoori* alto saxophone ,*Sam Miles* tenor taxophone ,*James Allsop* tenor saxophone ,*Sam Rapley* bass clarinet, baritone saxophone ,*Louis Van Der Westhuizen* bass ,*Ralph Hero Wyld* vibes ,


<p>Strap yourselves in as UK jazz powerhouse <strong>Troyka</strong> combine with an incredible big band under the direction of Royal Academy of Music’s Head of Jazz, <strong>Nick Smart</strong> to form <strong>Troyk-Estra</strong>. </p> <p>Expect textural guitar loops, abstract electronica, dance derived beats, and big band brass. </p> <p>The band originally formed as part of a commission from <a href="http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/">Jazzwise magazine</a> to perform for their Birthday Gig at Ronnie Scott’s in London (the ‘Power of 15’ festival). They then went on to perform at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013, where their extraordinary live album was recorded. </p> <p>This project continues Troyka’s celebrated unpredictable rhythms and sudden outbursts of volume, whilst also further developing other facets of their music. Featuring improvisation with thrilling and articulate solos from members of the wider ensemble, the big band also introduces thicker textures, dramatic horn stabs and expanded harmony, creating a poised and successful balance between organised arrangement and spontaneous freedom.</p> ]]>
2014-11-08T20:00:00 2014-11-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain marks 100 years since the ‘war to end all wars’ with a newly commissioned show exploring popular music from the time.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

£19.50

Suffix: When this Lousy War is Over

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>When this Lousy War is Over</strong></p> <p>The <strong>Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain</strong> marks 100 years since the ‘war to end all wars’ with a newly commissioned show exploring popular music from the time. </p> <p>How do we reminisce and connect through music? Music conjuring ordinary life can be a very welcome comfort when you are scared and a long way from home, but can also be used to make bold statements, stir controversy and send a message.</p> <p>When war makes life so unutterably hard sometimes all you can do is laugh, and sing&#8230;and play the ukulele. Hear songs and music from around the world rub shoulders with pacifist, political songs and ‘old time’ tunes in this entertaining and thought-provoking show.</p> <p>See here for details on the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britain1/">7pm performance.</a></p> ]]>
2014-11-09T15:00:00 2014-11-09T15:00:00
<![CDATA[The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain marks 100 years since the ‘war to end all wars’ with a newly commissioned show exploring popular music from the time.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

£19.50

Suffix: When this Lousy War is Over

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>When this Lousy War is Over</strong></p> <p>The <strong>Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain</strong> marks 100 years since the ‘war to end all wars’ with a newly commissioned show exploring popular music from the time. </p> <p>How do we reminisce and connect through music? Music conjuring ordinary life can be a very welcome comfort when you are scared and a long way from home, but can also be used to make bold statements, stir controversy and send a message.</p> <p>When war makes life so unutterably hard sometimes all you can do is laugh, and sing&#8230;and play the ukulele. Hear songs and music from around the world rub shoulders with pacifist, political songs and ‘old time’ tunes in this entertaining and thought-provoking show.</p> <p>See here for details on the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britain/">3pm performance.</a></p> ]]>
2014-11-09T19:00:00 2014-11-09T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Bellowhead ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 After a sell-out spectacular last year, the five-time winners of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Best Live Band’ Bellowhead return to Symphony Hall, celebrating their 10th anniversary.

Bellowhead

£18.50, £24.50

Segmentation Code: snc

Suffix: plus special guests

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50, £24.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>After a sell-out spectacular last year, the five-time winners of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2’s ‘Best Live Band’ <strong>Bellowhead</strong> return to Symphony Hall, celebrating their 10th anniversary.</p> <p>Since their formation in 2004 the group have occupied a unique place in Britain’s musical landscape. A blistering 11-piece band fusing folk, funk, rock, world, jazz, music hall and classical music, they have placed themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while harnessing all the power and mystery of English and European musical traditions. </p> <p>Enjoy songs from their <a href="http://www.bellowhead.co.uk/home/item/112-new-album-revival-23614.html">new album <em>Revival</em>,</a> out now on Island Records and features Bellowhead’s powerful and eclectic take on traditional English folksong. </p> <p>Their explosive, spectacular and theatrical live shows have won critical acclaim and transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory, spearheading the new folk boom. So don’t miss the chance to catch <em>“the greatest live act in Britain”</em> (Simon Mayo, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2) live in Birmingham.</p> ]]>
2014-11-09T19:30:00 2014-11-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, unwaged, under 16s £5 plus transaction fee* ,SoundBite members 50% off , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Fantasia & Fugue in C minor BWV 537 | ,|_. *Stanley* | Voluntary Op 7 No 6 | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Prelude & Fugue in G major | ,|_. *Mulet* | _Vitrail – Tu es petra_ | ,|_. *Thalben-Ball* | _Edwardia_ | ,|_. *Duruflé* | Prelude & Fugue on the name of ALAIN |


<p>Enjoy a programme of music from <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> in the splendour of Town Hall.</p> <p>Part of the <strong>Lunchtime Organ Series</strong> &#8211; Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-11-10T13:00:00 2014-11-10T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: Aaron Pilsan ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear the young pianist, who has attracted international awards and impressive reviews in his native Austria, as part of ECHO Rising Stars.

Aaron Pilsan. Photo © Hans-Dieter Göhre

£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: *Aaron Pilsan* piano

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Partita No 5 in G | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* |Variations and fugue in E-flat major, _Eroica_ |%(duration)24'% | ,|_. Szymanowski | _Métopes_ | %(duration)16'% | ,|_. *Chopin* |Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante Op 22 | %(duration)15'% |


<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>Aaron Pilsan studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the College of Music, Theatre and Media in Hanover, attending masterclasses with Alfred Brendel and Andras Schiff.</p> <p>He has already won a number of awards, including 2nd prize at the Jeunesse Competition in Bucharest and a special prize for the best Liszt interpretation at the Ton und Erklärung music contest in Munich. He was nominated for <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars by Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100986965?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/100986965">Aaron Pilsan</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2014-11-10T18:00:00 2014-11-10T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Paloma Faith ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Multi-platinum star *Paloma Faith* brings her eccentric blend of pop to Birmingham as part of new UK tour.

Paloma Faith

£27.50, £35

Suffix: Support Brett Dennen

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50, £35 plus transaction fee*


<p>Multi-platinum star <strong>Paloma Faith</strong> brings her eccentric blend of pop to Symphony Hall as part of new UK tour. </p> <p>She will be performing tracks from her new album <em>A Perfect Contradition</em>, which shot straight to number two in March, and hasn’t shown any sign of moving from the top ten since.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>…Her punchy, uplifting set of pastiche sixties and seventies soul, r’n’b and disco is perfectly pitched.</strong><br /> Daily Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>More fun than anything she’s done before.</strong><br /> Evening Standard</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-10T19:30:00 2014-11-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Laura Jurd Quartet]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 Trumpet player, composer and improviser Laura Jurd draws on classical, jazz and folk influences alongside her quartet in this free Jazzlines gig.

Laura Jurd Quartet

Free Event

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

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Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Trumpet player, composer and improviser <strong>Laura Jurd</strong> draws on classical, jazz and folk influences in her music and her quartet features 2014 Yamaha Jazz Scholar Award winner <strong>Elliot Galvin</strong> on piano, <strong>Corrie Dick</strong> on drums and a guest bass player for this date.</p> ]]>
2014-11-11T17:00:00 2014-11-11T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook present their The At Odds Couple tour, performing greatest hits from their time together in Squeeze & as solo artists.

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook

£25, £37.50

Suffix: In conversation and playing songs from their 40 year career

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £37.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>For the first time in almost 20 years, <strong>Squeeze’s Chris Difford</strong> and <strong>Glenn Tilbrook</strong> join forces for a unique 2 man show, presenting their songs and discussing their story as part of The At Odds Couple tour.</p> <p>From the ever-changing musical landscape to an acrimonious break-up, Glenn and Chris’s partnership has endured many turbulent times. Enjoy an insight into what makes them tick as a duo as they reflect on their careers, as part of Squeeze, and also as solo artists.</p> <p>In addition to performing hits such as <em>Up The Junction</em> and <em>Cool For Cats</em>, the talented twosome dust down songs written in the band’s infancy that were never recorded.</p> <p>Difford’s ying to Tilbrook’s yang, Glenn’s chalk to Chris’s cheese, ‘The At Odds Couple’ will be in the spotlight and under the microscope like never before.</p> ]]>
2014-11-11T19:30:00 2014-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gregory Porter]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 After his sold out show at Town Hall Gregory Porter returns to Birmingham.

Gregory Porter.

£25 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £30, £35 plus transaction fee*


<p>After his sold out show at Town Hall one of the most captivating voices in contemporary jazz, <strong>Gregory Porter</strong> performs at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>With roots in blues and gospel, the Brooklyn based songwriter brings a rich, blistering baritone soul to his music.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The ’70s soul is still quite apparent in his voice, with shades of Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers, but he’s also the vocal heir to Nat King Cole…a major talent, not just as a singer but also as a composer, with a unique, elliptical style, both for melodies and lyrics…</strong> <span class="caps">ALLMUSIC</span>.COM</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The Brooklyn-based singer with the rich baritone and the ever-present Kangol hat is on a mission to revive old-school musical values… Possessed of massive vocal power offset by a rich tone and delicate control, his interpretations flit between jazz and soul, with the finesse of the former and strength of the latter in equal measure.</strong> <span class="caps">MOJO</span></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The next great male jazz singer</strong> <span class="caps">NPR</span> Music</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Relax in our café with pre and post show foyer performances by Sara Colman.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-11-11T19:30:00 2014-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Russian Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Gustavo Gimeno makes his CBSO debut with an all-Russian programme, joined by Simon Trpčeski for Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto.

Gustavo Gimeno. 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* ,*Gustavo Gimeno* conductor ,*Simon Trpčeski* piano

Programme: |_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Romeo and Juliet_ Overture | %(duration)21’% | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | Piano Concerto No 3 | %(duration)28’% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | Symphony No 2, _Little Russian_ | %(duration)33’% |


<p>No composer puts on a show quite like Tchaikovsky &#8211; whether it’s the world’s most famous love theme in his <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> Overture, or the high-kicking, vodka-fueled festivities that close his shamelessly tuneful <em>Little Russian</em> Symphony. </p> <p>In his <span class="caps">CBSO</span> debut, the energetic young Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno should get the pulse racing &#8211; and joins Birmingham favourite Simon Trpčeski in Prokofiev’s best-loved piano concerto.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert performance, Conservatoire Showcase: A free 30 minute piano recital, performed by rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire.</p> ]]>
2014-11-12T19:30:00 2014-11-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Russian Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Gustavo Gimeno makes his CBSO debut with an all-Russian programme, joined by Simon Trpčeski for Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto.

Gustavo Gimeno. 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 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* ,*Gustavo Gimeno* conductor ,*Simon Trpčeski* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Romeo and Juliet_ Overture | %(duration)21’% | ,|_. *Prokofiev* | Piano Concerto No 3 | %(duration)28’% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | Symphony No 2, _Little Russian_ | %(duration)33’% |


<p>No composer puts on a show quite like Tchaikovsky &#8211; whether it’s the world’s most famous love theme in his <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> Overture, or the high-kicking, vodka-fueled festivities that close his shamelessly tuneful <em>Little Russian</em> Symphony. </p> <p>In his <span class="caps">CBSO</span> debut, the energetic young Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno should get the pulse racing &#8211; and joins Birmingham favourite Simon Trpčeski in Prokofiev’s best-loved piano concerto.</p> ]]>
2014-11-13T14:15:00 2014-11-13T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Henning Wehn ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The self-appointed German Comedy Ambassador comes to Town Hall.

Henning Wehn

£14.50

Suffix: Eins, Zwei, DIY

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns&#8230; though he still couldn&#8217;t eat a whole one. </p> <p>As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn&#8217;t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society. </p> <p>Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class. </p> <p>Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar! </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A diplomatic master class</strong> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brought the audience to its knees</strong> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Marvellous</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-13T20:00:00 2014-11-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Tom Dunnett Quintet]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Conservatoire graduate Tom Dunnett performs with his band featuring Chris Young, Tobie Carpenter, James Bannerand Ric Yarborough.

Tom Dunnett

Free event

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Conservatoire graduate <strong>Tom Dunnett</strong> performs with his band featuring <strong>Chris Young</strong> on saxophone, <strong>Tobie Carpenter</strong> on guitar, <strong>James Banner</strong> on bass and <strong>Ric Yarborough</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> ]]>
2014-11-14T17:00:00 2014-11-14T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Alan Davies]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Resident dunderhead of QI returns with his highly anticipated show, Little Victories

Alan Davies

£25

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Following the sell-out success of his long-awaited come back to stand up, Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories.</p> <p>Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies&#8217; virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make this a show not to be missed.</p> <blockquote> <p>Had the audience in stitches…hilarious.<br /> <strong><em>The Age</em></strong> </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Alan Davies has lost none of his appeal… heart-tugging and deeply funny.<br /> <strong><em>Big Issue</em></strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>One of the best Stand-up comics out there…. packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation.<br /> <strong><em>The Guardian</em></strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Members get priority booking for this show, so <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/membership/">click here to become a Member today!</a></p> ]]>
2014-11-14T20:00:00 2014-11-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Maximum Rhythm and Blues with The Manfreds]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chart-topping band The Manfreds return to Town Hall, Birmingham to perform a series of hits and solo tracks that span their lengthy career.

The Manfreds in Concert

£28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Chart-topping band <strong>The Manfreds</strong> return to Town Hall to perform a series of hits and solo tracks that has helped define both British popular and R&amp;B music.</p> <p>After a successful reunion in 1991, The Manfreds have toured extensively and received standing ovations nationwide. Now they are back in Birmingham to inject all of their enthusiasm into their timeless anthems with celebratory performances of <em>Do Wah Diddy Diddy</em>, <em>5-4-3-2-1</em>, <em>Mighty Quin</em>, <em>Pretty Flamingo</em> and many more!</p> ]]>
2014-11-14T20:00:00 2014-11-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Joanne Shaw Taylor, plus special guest Bernie Marsden]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham-born blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to Town Hall, playing tunes from her new album, The Dirty Truth.

Joanne Shaw Taylor. Photo: Al Stuart.

£17.50, £50 (VIP)

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee* , ,VIP ticket £50 plus transaction fee* , ,*VIP Ticket includes*: , ,Entry to sound check and show ,Meet and greet with signing and photo opportunity ,Signed tour artwork ,Exclusive VIP lanyard and laminate ,


<p>Birmingham-born blues rock guitarist <strong>Joanne Shaw Taylor</strong> returns to Town Hall, playing tunes from her new album, <em>The Dirty Truth</em>.</p> <p>Released on Joanne’s boutique label <strong>Axehouse Records</strong> the record sees her reunited with <strong>Jim Gaines</strong> who produced her 2008 debut album <em>White Sugar</em>.</p> <p><em>&#8216;I wanted to go back into the studio in Memphis with Jim to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album,&#8217;</em> says Joanne. <em>&#8216;The new album is a combination of rock and blues, and I think it’s going to be an exciting collaboration, and hopefully, my fans will love the rockier edge.&#8217;</em></p> <p>The show also features former <strong>Whitesnake</strong> guitarist <strong>Bernie Marsden</strong> as special guest.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A Brummie blues singer? Yes, really, Joanne Shaw Taylor has enough soul to compete with the best the Mississippi Delta has to offer.</strong> <br /> The Sunday Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-15T19:30:00 2014-11-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO The Final: Dudley Yamaha International Piano Competition ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Three superb pianists go head to head in the concerto final of Dudley International Piano Competition, one of the UK’s leading piano competitions.

Yamaha Piano

£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* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Dudley Yamaha International Piano Competition Finalists* , ,2014 Jury: ,John Humphreys ,Mark Bebbington ,Peter Donohoe ,Mikhail Kazakevich ,Paul Lewis ,Noriko Ogawa ,Siva Oke ,Lucy Parham ,Martin Roscoe ,Andrew Wilde ,


<p>For nearly 50 years, the Dudley International Piano Competition has been one of the UK’s leading piano competitions &#8211; and with past competitors including Paul Lewis, Peter Donohoe and Joanna MacGregor, it has a real knack for discovering the keyboard stars of tomorrow. </p> <p>Today’s concerto final pits three superb young pianists against each other in three full-scale concertos; whoever wins, this should be an afternoon of really electrifying music-making. Come and share the thrills.</p> ]]>
2014-11-16T15:00:00 2014-11-16T15:00:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Jackson Browne]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join singer-songwriter Jackson Browne at Symphony Hall for the opening night of his autumn tour supporting his new studio album, Standing In The Breach.

Jackson Browne

£37.50 - £43.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £37.50, £43.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join singer-songwriter <strong>Jackson Browne</strong> for the opening night of his autumn tour supporting his new studio album, <em>Standing In The Breach</em>. </p> <p>This, Jackson&#8217;s fourteenth studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life. </p> <p>Accompanying Jackson on the road this autumn are longtime band mates <strong>Val McCallum</strong> (guitar), <strong>Mauricio Lewak</strong> (Drums), <strong>Jeff Young</strong> (keyboards) and <strong>Bob Glaub</strong> (bass), with the addition of acclaimed multi-instrumentalist <strong>Greg Leisz</strong> (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel). </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>This is my ideal band, with some of my favorite players, all of whom appear on the new CD, and whose combined gifts provide the musical foundation and emotional underpinnings of my new songs. The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz on this album &#8211; the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap. I feel fortunate to have them out on the road for this tour.</strong><br /> Jackson Browne</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-17T19:30:00 2014-11-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines - Kris Bowers]]> The Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape.

Kris Bowers. Photo: Janette Beckman.

£12

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee*


<p>Hear pianist <strong>Kris Bowers</strong>, one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. </p> <p>Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s and inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers’ sound – though rooted in traditional styles – is open to numerous influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant. </p> <p>Bowers has worked with Marcus Miller and Aretha Franklin and his rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of <em>Heroes + Misfits</em>, his debut recording on Concord Jazz</p> ]]>
2014-11-17T20:30:00 2014-11-17T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Peter Donohoe plays Mozart]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Peter Donohoe has chosen one of Mozart’s greatest concertos for his opening concert as Orchestra of the Swan Associate Artist.

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 6, _Le Matin_ | %(duration)21'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Piano Concerto No 24 | %(duration)32'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 4 | %(duration)32'% |


<p>Peter Donohoe has chosen one of Mozart’s greatest concertos for his opening concert as Orchestra of the Swan Associate Artist. Piano Concerto No 24 is one of Mozart’s most profound, with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No 4 providing a cathartic finale to the afternoon.</p> <blockquote> <p>Donohoe is very special. He&#8217;s a lion of the keyboard, but he&#8217;s also a poet. From Donohoe you will experience thunder and steel; but you will also experience exquisite lyricism and sensitivity. <br /> Glasgow Herald</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-18T14:30:00 2014-11-18T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Spirit of 1945 ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 In 1945 the world reeled – Britten looked to the sea, Shostakovich looked to humour and Strauss grieved.

Nicholas Collon. Photo: 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* ,*Nicholas Collon* conductor ,*François Leleux* oboe ,

Programme: |_. *Britten* | Four Sea Interludes from _Peter Grimes_ | %(duration)16'% | ,|_. *Copland* |_Appalachian Spring_ | %(duration)24'% | ,|_. *R Strauss* | Oboe Concerto | %(duration)26'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Symphony No 9 | %(duration)27'% |


<p>1945: year zero. In the <span class="caps">USSR</span>, Shostakovich blew a raspberry at Uncle Joe Stalin. In America, Copland conjured a magical picture of lost innocence. In Germany, Richard Strauss was also retreating from the horrors of wartime <br /> into an idealised classical past. And in Wolverhampton, Benjamin Britten rehearsed an opera that would change the face of British music. A musical portrait of an extraordinary time &#8211; conducted by one of the most dynamic young conductors of our own day. </p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk by Nicholas Collon: the young British conductor Nicholas Collon talks to Stephen Maddock.</p> ]]>
2014-11-19T19:30:00 2014-11-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[John Shuttleworth - A Wee Ken to Remember]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 In this brand new show, John Shuttleworth performs classic tunes such Two Margarines and Disaffected Youth live at Town Hall, Birmingham.

John Shuttleworth

£16

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16 plus transaction fee*


<p>Versatile singer/organist, <strong>John Shuttleworth</strong> wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster (&#8220;weekend&#8221; has become &#8220;wee Ken&#8221;) means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent &#8211; the diminutive Ken Worthington. With any luck, John will end up doing both.</p> <p>In this brand new show, Shuttleworth (<strong>&#8220;Sheffield&#8217;s funniest man&#8221;</strong> The Times) performs classic tunes such as <i>Two Margarines</i>, <em>Disaffected Youth</em> and <em>I Cant Go Back To Savoury Now</em> as well as newer ditties like <em>Whatever Happened to Vince Hill?</em>, <em>Midweek</em>, and <em>Relatives In Rotherham</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable, and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The king of retro and old-school England.</strong><br /> This Is Cornwall</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Punch the air to character comedy in a class of its own.</strong><br /> The Sunday Times </p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-19T20:00:00 2014-11-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mozart and the Czech Connection - Orchestra of the Swan]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

<p>Marek Stilec, the outstanding young Czech conductor returns for a special concert in the superb new Bramall Music building at the University of Birmingham. He is joined by pianist Kasumi Barouch who performs Mozart&#8217;s great Concerto no 27 in Bb major, his final essay in the genre.</p> <p>Slylvia Bodorova is one of the Czech Republic’s most important composers and the concert opens with her <em>Avanti</em> Overture.</p> ]]>
2014-11-20T19:30:00 2014-11-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[21 Today - Justice 4 The 21]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A memorial concert to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings led by the campaign group, Justice 4 The 21 at Town Hall.

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee*


<p>A memorial concert to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings a day before the official anniversary. This concert has been curated by the charity and campaign group, <a href="http://www.justice4the21.co.uk/">Justice 4 The 21</a>. </p> ]]>
2014-11-20T19:30:00 2014-11-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Noel Fielding ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Noel Fielding, star of the Mighty Boosh & Never Mind the Buzzcocks, comes to Birmingham as part of his much anticipated 1st stand-up tour in 5 years.

Noel Fielding

£25

Suffix: no support

Pick a Seat Available

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Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Noel Fielding,</strong> star of the late lamented <em>The Mighty Boosh,</em> <em>Never Mind The Buzzcocks</em> and <em>Luxury Comedy,</em> comes to Symphony Hall as part of his first live tour in five years: An Evening With Noel Fielding.</p> <p>Fielding&#8217;s career has seen him perform in venues all over the world, including The Sydney Opera House and Radio City Music Hall, and he counts the Perrier Best Newcomer among his numerous awards.</p> <p>Enjoy a magical mix of Noel&#8217;s unique brand of stand up comedy, live animation, music and some of his best known TV characters, as he is ably supported by the loose stylings of <strong>Mike Fielding</strong> (Naboo/ Smooth) and the physical lunacy of <strong>Tom Meeten</strong> (The Mighty Boosh/ Oram &amp; Meeten).</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A Gothic George Best.</strong> Phil Jupitus </p> </blockquote> <p>Recommended for ages 12+</p> <p>Nans are welcome, fancy dress is optional.</p> ]]>
2014-11-20T20:00:00 2014-11-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Strobes]]> The Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 A collaborative project with the visual artist Stephen Byram with guitarist Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers) and drummer Dave Smith (Robert Plant, Juju, Fofoulah).

Strobes.

£10

Ticket Information: £10 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Dan Nicholls* keyboards/electronics ,*Matt Calvert* guitar/electronics/keyboards ,*Dave Smith* drums/electronics ,


<p><a href="http://www.loopcollective.org/projects/Strobes">Strobes</a> is collaborative project with the visual artist <strong>Stephen Byram</strong> with guitarist <strong>Matt Calvert</strong> (Three Trapped Tigers), drummer <strong>Dave Smith</strong> (Robert Plant, Juju, Fofoulah) and keyboardist/composer <strong>Dan Nicholls</strong>.</p> <p>Conjuring big beats and a vast array of sonic possibilities, Strobes unites the creative minds of these three prodigious talents of the London music scene – flickering effortlessly between electro-improv, Afrocentric grooves and distinctively original hooks. </p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/133343786&color=ff5500"></iframe></p> <p>Strobes + ByramArt is an ongoing collaboration with the New York-based visual artist Stephen Byram. The live shows feature highly integrated visuals produced by Byram and Nicholls, triggered by the performers during the set. </p> ]]>
2014-11-20T20:30:00 2014-11-20T20:30:00
<![CDATA[ CBSO Centre Stage: Mozart and Panufnik String Quartets]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Mozart and Panufnik String 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* 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. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html

Billing: *CBSO Players*

Programme: |_. *Panufnik* | String Quartet No 3, _Wycinanki_ | ,|_. *Mozart* | String Quartet in D, K575 |


<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> ]]>
2014-11-21T13:10:00 2014-11-21T13:10:00
<![CDATA[LUPA]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect psychedelic-tinged originals and tributes as Lupa returns to Symphony Hall for a musical journey crossing language and genre.

LUPA

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p><strong>Lupa</strong> returns to Symphony Hall for a musical journey crossing language and genre.</p> <p>Rooted in the torch song tradition with strong jazz leanings, Lupa performs melodic psychedelic-tinged originals and tributes to her favourite artist/composers.</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> ]]>
2014-11-21T17:00:00 2014-11-21T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Songs from the Sixties]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An incredible West End line-up sings songs from the 60s that defined a generation.

Songs from the Sixties

£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 Balcombe* conductor ,*Mary Carewe* vocalist ,*Abbie Osmon* vocalist ,*Alison Jiear* vocalist ,*Graham Bickley* vocalist ,


<p>Wouldn’t you like to ride in our beautiful balloon? There’s never been a decade quite like the 60s &#8211; and tonight, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> and an all-star West End cast get down and groovy with the songs that defined a generation.</p> <p>Songs include:</p> <p><em>Up, Up and Away,</em> <em>Monday Monday/California Dreamin’,</em> <em>Music to Watch the Girls Go By,</em> <em>At Last,</em> <em>Downtown,</em> <em>You’re My World,</em> <em>I Only Want To Be With You,</em> <em>MacArthur Park,</em> <em>Everlasting Love,</em> <em>Something Stupid,</em> <em>Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,</em> <em>Alfie,</em> <em>The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,</em> <em>What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?</em> <em>Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps,</em> and <em>I Close My Eyes.</em></p> <p>Featuring music from 60s TV Themes <em>Thunderbirds,</em> <em>Avengers,</em> <em>Mission Impossible,</em> <em>Star Trek,</em> and <em>Aqua Marina.</em></p> ]]>
2014-11-21T19:30:00 2014-11-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Spectacular Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.

Spectacular Classics

£16.50 - £42.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50, £18.50, £24.50, £31.50, £38.50, £42.50 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*City of Birmingham Choir* ,

Programme: Programme includes: , ,| *Ravel* | _Bolero_ | ,| *Prokofiev* | Dance of Nights | ,| *Orff* | _O Fortuna Carmina Burana_ | ,| *Delibes* | Prelude | ,| *Delibes* | _Mazurka Coppélia_ | ,| *Verdi* | Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves | ,| *Verdi* | _Force of Destiny_ Overture | ,| *Williams* | The Lark Ascending | ,| *Bizet* | Duet from _The Pearl Fishers_ | ,| *Elgar* | _Nimrod_ from _Enigma_ Variations | ,| *Rossini* | _Largo al Factotum_ | ,| *Handel* | _Zadok the Priest_ | ,| *Tchaikovsky* | Finale, _Swan Lake_ | ,


<p>An evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects, including a stunning 1812 Overture finale complete with cannon effects and indoor fireworks.</p> ]]>
2014-11-22T14:30:00 2014-11-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jason Byrne in You Name The Show]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join the quick-witted, high-spirited Jason Byrne for his spontaneous and riotous show, and have the chance of winning £500 by helping him name it.

Jason Byrne

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Jason Byrne needs a show title. And he wants you to name it.</p> <blockquote> <p>It&#8217;s January and I’m asked as I’m asked each year, &#8216;what’s the name of your show Jason?&#8217; I ask, &#8216;do you mean the one that will be on in November and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times?&#8217; &#8216;Yes,&#8217; they say. So I’ve asked the audiences to name the show, and that’s exactly what they’ll do over the course of the year. The best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night, and by the end of the tour my show will have a name, thanks to you lot.</p> </blockquote> <p>So get creative and join the quick-witted, high-spirited comedian in this spontaneous and riotous show.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The outright king of live comedy.</strong> The Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-22T20:00:00 2014-11-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Steve Coleman & Five Elements]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Witness jazz pioneer Steve Coleman and Five Elements' personalised form of spontaneous musical expression at CBSO Centre.

Steve Coleman. Photo: Tracy Collins.

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Steve Coleman* alto sax ,*Jonathan Finlayson* trumpet ,*Anthony Tidd* bass ,*Sean Rickman* drums


<p><strong>Steve Coleman</strong> is a key figure in contemporary jazz, having been the pioneer of the music via his quartet <strong>Five Elements.</strong> </p> <p>Steve&#8217;s spontaneous and pre-conceived compositional techniques are largely influenced by the great African-American spontaneous composers. For Steve, music is not a separate discipline from any other activity created by humans &#8211; he believes that as a form of vibration and energy, music can be conceived as a holistic part of the entire vibratory spectrum.</p> <p>Witness music inspired by recent research on biological rhythms, tonalities and cycles as <strong>Steve Coleman and Five Elements</strong> perform in Birmingham for the first time in over ten years.</p> ]]>
2014-11-22T20:00:00 2014-11-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis perform Schubert's Winterreise]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A lonely wanderer, a frozen landscape, and a broken heart - a lifetime's experience in 70 minutes.

Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

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

Programme: |_. Schubert | _Winterreise_ | %(duration)73'% | ,


<p>A lonely wanderer, a frozen landscape, and a broken heart. <strong>Schubert’s</strong> greatest song cycle puts a lifetime’s experience into 70 minutes of song; and for tenor <strong>Mark Padmore</strong> <em>Winterreise</em> is a work of limitless beauties – and possibilities.</p> <p>In partnership with another supreme interpreter of Schubert – <strong>Paul Lewis</strong> – this will be a winter journey to remember.</p> <p>There is no interval in this concert.</p> ]]>
2014-11-23T15:00:00 2014-11-23T15:00:00
<![CDATA[John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The much-loved John Wilson Orchestra returns celebrating the works of Cole Porter with show-stopping arrangements from Hollywood’s golden era.

John Wilson

£25 - £46

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>The John Wilson Orchestra</strong> returns to Symphony Hall after a series of sell-out shows, with a brand new concert celebrating the works of the American songwriter Cole Porter. </p> <p><em>Cole Porter in Hollywood</em> features songs including <em>I’ve Got You Under My Skin</em>, <em>Night &amp; Day</em> and <em>Let’s Do It</em> in the show-stopping arrangements originally written for Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee, as well as numbers from movies including <em>Anything Goes</em>, <em>High Society</em> and <em>Can-Can</em>. </p> <p>This stunning new show, featuring the renowned orchestra and a host of special guests, is not to be missed!</p> ]]>
2014-11-23T19:30:00 2014-11-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter: Wake Up Call! ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,60plus/unwaged/under 16s £5 plus transaction fee* ,SoundBite members 50% off , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Programme: |_. *J S Bach/Vivaldi* | Concerto in A minor BWV 593 | ,|_. *J S Bach* | Chorale Prelude, _Wachet auf_ BWV 645 | ,|_. *Piet Kee* | Fantasia, _Wachet auf_ | ,|_. *Reger* | Chorale Fantasia on _Wachet auf_ | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* | Overture to _St Paul_ |


<p>Enjoy a programme featuring works based on the Advent chorale <em>Sleepers Wake</em>.</p> <p>Part of the <strong>Lunchtime Organ Series</strong> &#8211; Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-11-24T13:00:00 2014-11-24T13:00:00
<![CDATA[John Grant with the Royal Northern Sinfonia]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grant's celebrated catalogue is reworked with a sumptuous orchestral setting plus new especially written songs.

John Grant

£16.50 - £22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50, £20, £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Former <strong>Czars</strong> frontman <strong>John Grant</strong> comes to Town Hall accompanied by the <strong>Royal Northern Sinfonia</strong> </p> <p>Grant&#8217;s celebrated catalogue will be reworked with a sumptuous orchestral setting, alongside the world premiere of songs written especially for this tour. </p> <p>His creativity, unique songwriting and wonderful vocals combined with 34 musicians promises a one-off musical experience. As the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia has built a reputation as both fresh-thinking and versatile and has in recent years collaborated with artists as diverse as <strong>Pet Shop Boys, Joanna Newsom, Efterklang</strong> and <strong>Spiritualized</strong>. </p> <p>The tour will be orchestrated by <strong>Fiona Brice</strong> who has provided arrangements for the the likes of <strong>Roy Harper, Vashti Bunyan, Anna Calvi, Midlake</strong> and <strong>Placebo</strong>, as well as John himself.</p> <p>Praise for Grant&#8217;s <em>Pale Green Ghosts</em>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>It&#8217;s hard to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding hour of music being released this year than Pale Green Ghosts: self-obsessed but completely compelling, profoundly discomforting but beautiful, lost in its own fathomless personal misery, but warm, funny and wise.</strong> The Guardian </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A masterpiece.</strong> <span class="caps">UNCUT</span></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>As piano and strings crescendo, concluding Pale Green Ghosts&#8217; uncommon vistas of seriousness, levity and disco dancing, you can imagine the singer departing in triumph.</strong> Q </p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-11-24T19:30:00 2014-11-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint)]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The comedy mind behind _Modern Life is Goodish_ is back with his brand new live show.

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: Tickets on sale to THSH Members Thursday 26 September at 10am. Tickets on general sale Friday 27 September at 10am. ,

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


<p>The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind <em>Modern Life Is Goodish _(Dave TV), _Are You Dave Gorman?</em> and <em>Googlewhack Adventure</em> is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as <strong>Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point</strong>&#8230; (<strong>The PowerPoint).</strong></p> Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, <em>Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation</em>, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London’s Southbank Centre, we think you’re in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later. <p><strong>‘…has transformed the seemingly mundane into hours of unabashed hysteria.’</strong> Metro </p> ]]>
2014-11-24T20:00:00 2014-11-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Celtic Woman]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Irish music sensation Celtic Woman present their stunning new show Emerald live at Symphony Hall complete with bagpipers, dancers, a full band & choir.

Celtic Woman

£23.50, £26.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50, £26.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Irish music sensation, <strong>Celtic Woman</strong>, present a stunning new show <strong>Emerald</strong>, live at Symphony Hall this Autumn. </p> <p>This brand new stage production celebrates the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding Celtic heritage through an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, <strong>David Downes</strong>. The Emerald Tour showcases performances of favourites from the group’s treasure chest of songs including <em>Mo Ghile Mear</em>, <em>Dulaman</em>, <em>Nil Se’n La</em>, <em>Danny Boy</em>, <em>The Call</em>, <em>Amazing Grace</em> and <em>You Raise Me Up</em>. </p> <p>Don’t miss the inspiring performances of timeless music complete with bagpipers, dancers, a full band and choir in an exceptional production with the angelic voices of Celtic Woman.</p> ]]>
2014-11-25T19:30:00 2014-11-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Drums Around the World featuring Pete Lockett]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2014-11-26T19:30:00 2014-11-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Nelsons conducts Bruckner’s Seventh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 It doesn’t get much bigger than Bruckner or more sensitive than Schuman.

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Canetty-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.html , , ,

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

Programme: |_. *Schumann* | Piano Concerto |%(duration)31'% | ,|_. *Bruckner* | Symphony No 7 | %(duration)64'% |


<p>Imagine a symphony played by an angel. That’s how Anton Bruckner first dreamed of the blissful opening melody of his Seventh Symphony &#8211; and when you hear it, you’ll understand why: this is music that scales sublime heights and heartrending depths. </p> <p>For Andris Nelsons, it’s a labour of love; so he begins by teaming up with the incomparable Stephen Hough in Schumann’s ever-fresh love-poem of a Piano Concerto. </p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, Bruckner&#8217;s Seventh: Critic and broadcaster David Nice explores Bruckner&#8217;s best-loved symphony.</p> ]]>
2014-11-27T14:15:00 2014-11-27T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Bristol European Jazz Ensemble]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join trumpeter David Mowat and his lively quintet for an eclectic collection of jazz, straddling Fusion to Free Form, Township to Turkish, Monk to Soul.

Bristol European Jazz Ensemble featuring the trumpeter David Mowat.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Enjoy music that is <em>‘equally eclectic, ranging from light Latin breezes to intense improvisations and hard bop excursions’</em> (Tony Benjamin), from this lively quintet led by trumpeter <strong>David Mowat.</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> ]]>
2014-11-28T17:00:00 2014-11-28T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Chas and Dave - On The Road]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following the release of their new album _That's What Happens_ and a headline slot at the 2013 Royal Variety Show, 'rockney' cult legends *Chas & Dave* celebrate their 50th anniversary with their On the Road tour.

Chas and Dave

£24.50, £26.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Suffix: no support

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50, £26.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following the release of their new album <em>That&#8217;s What Happens</em> and a headline slot at the 2013 Royal Variety Show, &#8216;rockney&#8217; cult legends <strong>Chas &amp; Dave</strong> celebrate their 50th anniversary with the On the Road tour. </p> <p>After so many years in the business, Chas &amp; Dave know how to wow a crowd &#8211; with a back catalogue including hits such as 1979&#8217;s <em>Gertcha</em>, the incredibly catchy <em>Rabbit</em> and No. 2 hit <em>Ain&#8217;t No Pleasing You</em> &#8211; so be transported back to the raucous atmosphere of a 1970s London pub in the glorious surroundings of Town Hall.</p> <p>Please note that there is no support act for this concert as the duo will be performing over two halves. </p> ]]>
2014-11-28T19:30:00 2014-11-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Nelsons conducts Bruckner’s Seventh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 It doesn’t get much bigger than Bruckner or more sensitive than Schuman.

Stephen Hough 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, 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* ,*Andris Nelsons* conductor ,*Stephen Hough* piano

Programme: |_. *Schumann* | Piano Concerto |%(duration)31'% | ,|_. *Bruckner* | Symphony No 7 | %(duration)64'% |


<p>Imagine a symphony played by an angel. That’s how Anton Bruckner first dreamed of the blissful opening melody of his Seventh Symphony &#8211; and when you hear it, you’ll understand why: this is music that scales sublime heights and heartrending depths. </p> <p>For Andris Nelsons, it’s a labour of love; so he begins by teaming up with the incomparable Stephen Hough in Schumann’s ever-fresh love-poem of a Piano Concerto. </p> ]]>
2014-11-29T19:00:00 2014-11-29T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Scott Matthews: Home]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See Ivor Novello award-winning singer/songwriter Scott Matthews perform his hauntingly beautiful new album Home Part 1, in a concert of two halves curated especially for Town Hall.

Scott Matthews

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Ivor Novello award-winning singer/songwriter <strong>Scott Matthews</strong> returns to Town Hall to perform his hauntingly beautiful new album <em>Home Part 1</em>, as well as classics from his three previous albums, and piano songs never before played live.</p> <p>This concert is a unique opportunity to see Scott perform a show of two halves &#8211; experience him performing solo, followed by a set with a selection of special guests and ensembles, in this concert curated especially for Town Hall.</p> <p>Please note Scott&#8217;s performance will not be preceded by a support act.</p> ]]>
2014-11-29T20:00:00 2014-11-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Brit Floyd: Discovery]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A spectacular new live production featuring music from all 14 Pink Floyd studio albums plus a dazzling new light and lazer show.

Brit Floyd

£29.50 - £39.50

Prefix: The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show

Suffix: World Tour 2014

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<p>Having performed to over one million fans around the world since it&#8217;s first show in January 2011, <strong>Brit Floyd</strong> return to Symphony Hall. </p> <p><strong>Discovery</strong> is a stunning three hour chronological musical journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 &#8211; 1994. Named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, Discovery features music from the <strong>Syd Barrett</strong>-led &#8217;60s psychedelic pop of <em>The Piper at the Gates of Dawn</em>, through to <em>The Division Bell</em> in the nineties, and everything in between. </p> <p>This brand new show captures all your favourite moments in note-for-note detail as well as a few lesser known gems, from one of the most outstanding and enduring back catalogues in the history of recorded music. </p> <p>Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyd’s musical performance will also be accompanied by video and brand new animation, inspired by the timelessly brilliant artwork designs of long-time Pink Floyd collaborator <strong>Storm Thorgerson</strong>. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The total and perfect illusion</strong> Québec Journal</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-01T20:00:00 2014-12-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sixties Gold]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The ultimate line-up of sixties' favourites, including Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers and P.J. Proby, back in Birmingham by popular demand!

£29.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Back by popular demand &#8211; the ultimate line-up for lovers of the swinging decade!</p> <p>Featuring record-breaking Merseybeat band <strong>Gerry &amp; The Pacemakers</strong>, the first act to reach number one with their first three singles. Also from Liverpool and taking to the Symphony Hall stage are <strong>The Searchers</strong>, whose first single went to number one too and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts.</p> <p>The controversial <strong>P.J. Proby</strong>, whose trouser-splitting shocked the nation in 1965, appears as well as <strong>The Fortunes</strong>, who stormed the Top 10 with <em>You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go</em> and <em>Storm in a Teacup</em>.</p> <p>And finally, <strong>Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes</strong>. On stage together, they bring you the very greatest hits of <strong>The Tremeloes</strong>.</p> <p>With all five appearing live in the glorious setting of Symphony Hall, this is an evening not to be missed!</p> ]]>
2014-12-02T19:30:00 2014-12-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Elizabethan Christmas]]> Ex Cathedra's programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£12 - £30

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Southwell Minster

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Consort* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Steven Devine* organ


<p>Yuletide in the Elizabethan era was a time of profound spirituality as well as celebration – and composers such as Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis composed some of the most timeless sacred music ever created in these islands. Ex Cathedra&#8217;s programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.</p> <p>This concert will end at approximately 9.45pm.</p> ]]>
2014-12-03T19:30:00 2014-12-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Trio Severn plays Schubert and Arensky]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Trio Severn plays Schubert and Arensky

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

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | _Nocturne_ | ,|_. *Arensky* | Piano Trio in D minor, Op 32 | ,


<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> ]]>
2014-12-04T13:10:00 2014-12-04T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Raymond Froggatt in Concert]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Song-writer for Sir Cliff Richards for ten years, Raymond Froggatt returns to Town Hall as the pinnacle of a UK tour in support of his latest album.

Raymond Froggatt

£19.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Accompanied by his frog-clutching and scarf-waving fans, <strong>Raymond Froggatt</strong> returns to Town Hall as the pinnacle of a UK tour in support of his latest material.</p> <p>Childhood friends of Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi, &#8216;Froggie&#8217; has been a stalwart of the British music industry for the last fifty years, having written for the likes of Sirs Elton John and Cliff Richard.</p> <p>Live, he mesmerises the audience, and will make you laugh with one of his many stories or cry with a song that touches the heart like no other. An evening with Raymond Froggatt and his band is magical, truly an evening not to be missed!</p> ]]>
2014-12-04T19:30:00 2014-12-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO MacMillan’s St Luke Passion]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 James MacMillian conducts the UK premiere of his own St Luke Passion.

James MacMillan by Hans van der Woerd

£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* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*James MacMillan* conductor ,*Toby Spence* tenor ,*Richard Watkins* horn

Programme: |_. Britten | Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings | %(duration)26’% | ,|_. Macmillan | St Luke Passion (CBSO co-commission UK Premiere) | %(duration)60’% | ,


<p>James MacMillan has been called the greatest British composer since Britten, and his music is urgent, melodious, and burning to communicate. The UK premiere of his St Luke Passion – co-commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus – is a major event, and with the composer himself conducting our famous choruses, this is a chance to experience musical history in the making.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk: James MacMillan introduces the UK premiere of his <em>St Luke Passion,</em> in conversation with Stephen Maddock.</p> ]]>
2014-12-04T19:30:00 2014-12-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Christmas Crackers ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 A festive treat for fidgety feet! The CBSO Brass Section rustle up toddler-friendly concerts to get little ones dancing at this magical time of year.

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 December

£7.50

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

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


<p>What better Christmas gift for the youngest members of the family than this special toddler-friendly Christmas concert at <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre? Join members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> brass section for some festive musical treats bringing seasonal fun to this magical time of year. Each concert lasts 45 minutes and there will be lively presentation, lots to see, and plenty of chances for fidgety feet to dance their way through the concert. </p> ]]>
2014-12-05T10:30:00 2014-12-06T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Women in Jazz Showcase]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a session showcasing music from the young musicians participating in our new Women in Jazz programme, led by vocalist Sara Colman.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>This session showcases the young musicians who are participating in our new <strong>Women In Jazz</strong> programme which is led by vocalist <strong>Sara Colman</strong> and aims to profile and support emerging female jazz talent.</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> ]]>
2014-12-05T17:00:00 2014-12-05T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Igor Levit plays Rachmaninov]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following his electrifying Birmingham debut in April 2013, Levit returns to Town Hall.

Igor Levit. Photo: Felix Bröde.

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Igor Levit* piano

Programme: |_. J S Bach | Partita No 2 in C minor | %(duration)18'% | ,|_. Beethoven | Piano Sonata No 22 in F | %(duration)11'% | ,|_. Ronald Stevenson | Fantasy on _Peter Grimes_ | %(duration)7'% | ,|_. Rachmaninov | _Études Tableaux_ | %(duration)38'% | ,


<p><em>‘This young man doesn’t just have the potential to become one of this century’s great pianists’</em> declared one German critic of <strong>Igor Levit</strong>. <em>‘He already is one!’</em></p> <p>Following his electrifying Birmingham debut in April 2013, Levit returns to Town Hall with a programme that combines the subtleties of <strong>Beethoven</strong> and <strong>Bach</strong> with the towering virtuoso challenges of <strong>Rachmaninov</strong> and <strong>Ronald Stevenson</strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong><em>Here was playing of technical brilliance, tonal allure, intellectual drive, and an elusive quality that the Germans indicate with the word Innigkeit, or inwardness.</em></strong> New Yorker, April 2014</p> </blockquote> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Don’t miss this chance to hear the stunningly gifted Igor Levit, who won Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Awards. The Russian- German pianist made his mark last year with his superb debut disc of late Beethoven piano sonatas.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Igor Levit.</p> ]]>
2014-12-05T19:30:00 2014-12-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rodrigo y Gabriela]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fresh from playing the main stage at Glastonbury, Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their powerful playing to Symphony Hall.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Photo: Tina Korhonen.

£20 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20, £25 & £35 plus transaction fee*


<p>Fresh from playing the main stage at Glastonbury, Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their incredibly powerful playing to Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The six-string sorcerers recently played two sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall wowing crowds with a set based on their new long player <em>9 Dead Alive</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>It’s astonishing how lyrical just two guitars can be.</strong> Mojo</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Twenty fingers, 12 strings, two players, one ton of fun.</strong> Q magazine</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Want excitement, passion and expression in guitar playing? This is it.</strong> Acoustic magazine</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-05T19:30:00 2014-12-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The British Police Symphony Orchestra - Proms Night Spectacular!]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the British Police Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of music making - visit Symphony Hall for a spectacular evening of music, fun and fireworks.

£12, £17, £22

Suffix: feat. Holst's The Planets

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £17, £22 plus transaction fee* , ,25% discount for under 16s, 60plus, and unwaged , ,25% discount for 16-25s and students - 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. , , ,

Programme: |_. *Copland* | _Fanfare for the Common Man_ | ,|_. *Holst* | _The Planets_ Suite | ,|_. *John Williams* | _E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial)_ theme | ,|_.   | _Star Wars_ theme |


<p>The <strong>British Police Symphony Orchestra</strong> returns to Symphony Hall once more this December for a night of music, fun and fireworks.</p> <p>Celebrating its 25th anniversary of music making, the orchestra of UK police force members hopes to raise the roof with this year&#8217;s Proms Night Spectacular.</p> <p>The thunderous <em>Fanfare for the Common Man</em> opens the concert, followed by Holst&#8217;s <em>The Planets,</em> a huge musical work for all to enjoy. Complete with firework display and songs including <em>Jerusalem, Sea Songs, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope &amp; Glory</em>, the evening is set to finish with singing and celebration.</p> ]]>
2014-12-06T19:30:00 2014-12-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Handel Messiah]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ex Cathedra perform Handel’s Messiah, a landmark of the choral repertoire and a Christmas institution.

Handel Messiah

£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* , ,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":mailto: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 Choir & Baroque Orchestra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*María Cristina Kiehr, Elizabeth Drury* soprano ,*Martha McLorinan, Matthew Venner* alto ,*Rodrigo del Pozo* tenor ,*Edward Grint, Greg Skidmore* bass ,

Programme: |_. *Handel* | _Messiah_ | %(duration)180'% | ,


<p>Handel’s <em>Messiah</em> is a landmark of the choral repertoire – and it’s practically a Christmas institution in the UK. This is Ex Cathedra’s first performance for over six years, so join them for a very special festive celebration of this glorious music; in a slimmed-down, energetic and historically-informed reading that will bring you closer than ever to the soul of Handel’s timeless inspiration.</p> <p>There will be two intervals.</p> <p>Ex Cathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2014-12-07T16:00:00 2014-12-07T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Roddy Frame]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Former Aztec Camera frontman, Roddy Frame performs the closing night of his winter tour at Town Hall, where he performs tracks from his brand new album.

Roddy Frame

£25

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join Scottish singer-songwriter and former <strong>Aztec Camera</strong> frontman, <strong>Roddy Frame</strong> for the closing night of his forthcoming winter tour. The shows follow three sold-out dates last December at which he performed Aztec Camera’s debut album, <em>High Land, Hard Rain</em> in its entirety.</p> <p>Be among the first to hear live renditions of his brand new album, <em>Seven Dials</em> along with favourites that span across his 30 year career.</p> ]]>
2014-12-07T19:30:00 2014-12-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Only Men Aloud]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Only Men Aloud, the 8-piece Welsh choral phenomenon, sing songs from movies and musicals as part of your Christmas calendar.

Only Men Aloud

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Tim Rhys-Evans* conductor ,*Wyn Davies* ,*David Fortey* ,*Ben Smith* ,*David Mahoney* ,*Craig Yates* ,*Niall Allen* ,*Stephen Hamnett* ,*Huw Euron*


<p>Since winning <span class="caps">BBC</span>&#8217;s <em>Last Choir Standing</em> in 2008, the Welsh choral phenomenon has gone from strength to strength.</p> <p>With hundreds of thousands of album sales, 9 UK tours, a Classical Brit Award for Album of the Year, countless TV appearances and a standout performance in the live opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, <a href="http://www.onlymenaloud.com">Only Men Aloud</a> now embark on a Christmas UK Tour.</p> <p>Add some sparkle to your Christmas calendar as the honed and toned 8-piece ensemble present their own take on music from movies and musicals.</p> ]]>
2014-12-08T19:30:00 2014-12-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Christmas Music with the choir of Winchester Cathedral]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience Christmas music and carols from Thomas Trotter, and one of England’s greatest cathedral choirs in the splendour of Symphony Hall.

Winchester Cathedral Choir.

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Advance booking is recommended. ,Reserved seating. , ,Special prices apply. ,£10 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, under 16s, unwaged £8.50 plus transaction fee* , ,SoundBite members 50% off, subject to availability. , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Billing: *Choir of Winchester Cathedral* ,*Andrew Lumsden* conductor ,*Thomas Trotter* organ


<p>Experience Christmas music and carols from Thomas Trotter, and one of England’s greatest cathedral choirs in the splendour of Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Part of the <strong>Lunchtime Organ Series</strong> &#8211; Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-12-09T13:00:00 2014-12-09T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Midlands Hospitals' Choir - Carols that Count]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join the Midlands Hospitals' Choir for a miscellany of carols and popular works old and new, at their annual concert in support of CLIC Sargent.

Midlands Hospitals' Choir

£10 - £17.50

Suffix: 150 voices raising funds for children with cancer

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10, £14.50, £17.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Group offer available - buy 10 tickets and get 11th ticket free.

Billing: *David Lawrence* conductor ,*Gemini Brass* ensemble ,*Julian Wilkins* organist ,


<p>The <a href="http://www.midlandshospitalschoir.org.uk">Midlands Hospitals’ Choir</a> present their annual concert, in support of <span class="caps">CLIC</span> Sargent and conducted by David Lawrence.</p> <p>Join the choir for an afternoon or evening, as singers spread some Christmas cheer with popular music and carols old and new, accompanied by Gemini Brass and Julian Wilkins.</p> ]]>
2014-12-09T15:00:00 2014-12-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Elgar’s Enigma Variations]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An evening of English music, including Elgar’s stirring Enigma Variations.

James Ehnes. 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.html , ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Andrew Litton* conductor ,*James Ehnes* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Britten* | _Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge_ | %(duration)27’% | ,|_. *Walton* | Violin Concerto | %(duration)28’% | ,|_. *Elgar* | _Enigma Variations_ | %(duration)31’% |


<p>Elgar dedicated his <em>Enigma Variations</em> to “my friends pictured within”, and if all you know of them is <em>Nimrod</em>, you’re about to meet some of the most engaging characters in British music. </p> <p>Guest conductor Andrew Litton begins with Britten’s playful salute to a well-loved teacher, and James Ehnes scales the gleaming heights of Walton’s dazzling Art Deco violin concerto.</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk: Andrew Litton and Stephen Maddock discuss today&#8217;s all-British programme.</p> ]]>
2014-12-10T14:15:00 2014-12-10T14:15:00
<![CDATA[An Elizabethan Christmas]]> Ex Cathedra's programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I at Hereford Cathedral

Ex Cathedra. Image by Adrian Burrows.

£10 - £30 plus transaction fee*

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Hereford Cathedral

Ticket Information: £10 - £30 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Consort* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Steven Devine* organ


<p>Yuletide in the Elizabethan era was a time of profound spirituality as well as celebration – and composers such as Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis composed some of the most timeless sacred music ever created in these islands. Ex Cathedra&#8217;s programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.</p> <p>This concert will end at approximately 9.45pm.</p> ]]>
2014-12-10T19:30:00 2014-12-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kate Rusby ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Kate Rusby for a rousing Christmas celebration as she showcases the carols and songs learnt through her childhood in her native South Yorkshire.

Kate Rusby

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, under 16s £15 plus transaction fee* , ,


<p>Join <strong>Kate Rusby</strong> for a rousing Christmas celebration as she showcases the carols and songs learnt through her childhood in her native South Yorkshire. </p> <p>Hear new variations of familiar carols mostly unheard outside the area together with a selection of old favourites.</p> <p>Tonight will feature songs from Kate’s two Christmas albums of Yorkshire-inspired songs and carols together with one or two songs from her new album <em>Ghost</em>. As ever, Kate is touring this festive season with her hugely talented and intuitive band, complete with the enchanting sound of the brass quintet who join her each Christmas tour.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Her show sparkles with magic and an achingly bittersweet sense of Christmasses past</strong> <br /> Yorkshire Post</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>…exquisite interpretations of traditional material from the pocket sized folk singer with the heart-breakingly tremulous voice and bawdy Yorkshire wit.</strong> <br /> Daily Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-11T19:30:00 2014-12-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Night at the Bramall Music Building - Suzi Ruffell, with Paul Sinha and John Robins]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5

Ticket Information: £5 in advance and to NUS Holders plus transaction fee* ,£7.50 on the day plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: Compere - Suzi Ruffell, with Paul Sinha and John Robins ,


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2014-12-11T20:00:00 2014-12-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Andrew Litton and CBSO Players]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber group and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Andrew Litton and CBSO Players.

£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: *Andrew Litton* piano ,*CBSO Players*

Programme: Programme includes: ,|_. Brahms | Horn Trio, Op 40 |


<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> ]]>
2014-12-12T13:10:00 2014-12-12T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Dan Messore - Indigo Kid]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy contemporary jazz compositions in support of Indigo Kid's new album, as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs.

Dan Messore

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Harnessing the talented lyricism of virtuoso <strong>Gareth Lockrane,</strong> the power of <strong>Gethin Jones</strong> and <strong>Calum Gourlay,</strong> and <strong>Messore’s</strong> inexhaustible technique and spontaneous imagination, <strong>Indigo Kid</strong> explores contemporary jazz compositions in support of the band’s new album.</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> ]]>
2014-12-12T17:00:00 2014-12-12T17:00:00
<![CDATA[City of Birmingham Choir - Handel Messiah]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A sparkling performance of Handel’s greatest choral masterpiece Messiah from City of Birmingham Choir.

City of Birmingham Choir.

£11 - £37

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £11, £16, £22, £27, £32, £37 plus transaction fee* , ,*25s and under save 50% tickets* ,50% off for young people (up to and including 25) who book in advance, or £5 plus transaction fee* standby tickets (best remaining seat in the house) from 1 hour before performance starts. , ,*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. , ,*Groups discount* ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, plus 1 free ticket for the group organiser. Please call group bookings on 0800 358 7070. , ,

Billing: *City of Birmingham Choir* ,*City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Adrian Lucas* conductor ,*Rhian Lois* soprano ,*Anna Huntley* alto ,*James Oxley* tenor ,*George Humphreys* bass ,*Thomas Trotter* harpsichord ,*Alexander Mason* chamber organ

Programme: |_. *Handel* | _Messiah_ |


<p>Celebrate the start of the Christmas season with <strong>City of Birmingham Choir</strong> as they continue the tradition of their annual <em>Messiah</em> concert. Enjoy a sparkling performance of Handel’s greatest choral masterpiece.</p> ]]>
2014-12-12T19:00:00 2014-12-12T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Elgar’s Enigma Variations]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An evening of English music, including Elgar’s stirring Enigma Variations.

James Ehnes. Photo: 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 Litton* conductor ,*James Ehnes* violin ,

Programme: |_. *Britten* | _Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge_ | %(duration)27’% | ,|_. *Walton* | Violin Concerto | %(duration)28’% | ,|_. *Elgar* | _Enigma Variations_ | %(duration)31’% | , ,


<p>Elgar dedicated his <em>Enigma Variations</em> to “my friends pictured within”, and if all you know of them is <em>Nimrod</em>, you’re about to meet some of the most engaging characters in British music. </p> <p>Guest conductor Andrew Litton begins with Britten’s playful salute to a well-loved teacher, and James Ehnes scales the gleaming heights of Walton’s dazzling Art Deco violin concerto.</p> ]]>
2014-12-13T19:00:00 2014-12-13T19:00:00
<![CDATA[That'll Be The Day Christmas Show]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Get ready for a party as the UK’s most flamboyant rock 'n' roll variety show That’ll Be The Day returns with its brand new 2014 Christmas show.

That'll Be The Day

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Get ready for a party as the UK’s most flamboyant rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll variety show, the legendary <strong>That’ll Be The Day</strong>, returns with its brand new 2014 Christmas show.</p> <p>Founding member Trevor Payne and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics plus more hilarious comedy routines.</p> <p>Join in the festive fun this Christmas!!</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>What a great value for money show That&#8217;ll Be the Day is. Not to be missed!</strong><br /> The Daily Mail</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-13T19:30:00 2014-12-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Carols and Capers]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band for a Christmas party to remember at Town Hall.

Maddy Prior

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Following the hugely popular 2012 Christmas tour, renowned folk singer <strong>Maddy Prior</strong> joins up once again with the <strong>Carnival Band</strong> at Town Hall for their unique celebratory show <em>Carols &amp; Capers</em>. </p> <p>Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour, putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This is guaranteed to be a Christmas party to remember.</p> <h4>Join the choir onstage!</h4> <p>If you would like to join a choir to take part in the concert visit <a href="http://www.carnivalband.com">www.carnivalband.com</a> A workshop will be held in advance of the performance on Saturday 1 November.</p> <p>For any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Andy Watts directly on: <a href="mailto:andyandruthwatts@btinternet.com">andyandruthwatts@btinternet.com</a> </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Maddy’s voice is clear as a bell. It actually sounds as if there’s a celebration going on.</strong> <br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>If you haven’t seen them before you’re in for a treat.</strong> <br /> Oxford Mail</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Maddy Prior is in enchanting form. The Carnival Band is an accomplished bunch whose engaging use of classical, folk and other influences defies shorthand definition.</strong> <br /> Sunday Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-14T19:30:00 2014-12-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sing Carols with the City Organist, with presenter Jeremy Nicholas]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Get into the festive mood & sing your heart out to favourite carols with Thomas Trotter, & enjoy a sprinkling of Christmas cheer from Jeremy Nicholas.

Metropolitan Bass

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Advance booking is recommended for this very popular concert. , ,Reserved seating. , ,Special prices apply. ,£10 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, under 16s, unwaged £8.50 plus transaction fee* ,SoundBite members 50% off, subject to availability. , ,*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/support-us/soundbite/.

Billing: *Metropolitan Brass* ,*Thomas Trotter* organ ,*Jeremy Nicholas* presenter


<p>Get into the festive mood and sing your heart out to favourite carols with <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong>, and enjoy a sprinkling of Christmas cheer from presenter <strong>Jeremy Nicholas</strong>.</p> <p>Part of the <strong>Lunchtime Organ Series</strong> &#8211; Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-12-15T13:00:00 2014-12-15T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The Bootleg Beatles in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The world’s most acclaimed Beatles tribute act, The Bootleg Beatles, play Symphony Hall this Christmas.

The Bootleg Beatles

£28.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>The world’s most acclaimed Beatles tribute act, <strong>The Bootleg Beatles</strong>, play the <strong>Symphony Hall</strong> this Christmas. </p> <p>Six appearances at Glastonbury Festival, several world tours, numerous radio &amp; TV appearances and many sell-out shows are testament to the band’s incredible re-creation of the greatest songbook of all time. They have won over the most-hardened sceptics and drawn critical acclaim across the globe. </p> <p>And, with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, they even manage to reproduce songs The Fab Four never actually performed themselves. Every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Scouse’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Off-the-scale fabulous.</strong> <br /> Chris Evans </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Absolutely authentic.</strong> <br /> Daily Mail</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>They’re so popular, they should have their own tribute.</strong><br /> Jonathan Ross</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-15T20:00:00 2014-12-15T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Deacon Blue]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 One of the most respected bands of their generation, Deacon Blue returns to Symphony Hall performing tracks from their highly anticipated album A New House.

Deacon Blue

£29.50, £39.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50, £39.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>One of the most respected and critically received bands of their generation, <strong>Deacon Blue</strong> return to Symphony Hall performing tracks from their highly anticipated album <br /> <em>A New House</em>.</p> <p>Known as passionate and crowd-pleasing live performers, Glasgow&#8217;s finest will not be neglecting any of their old classics from their set &#8211; expect to hear <em>Dignity</em>, <em>Real Gone Kid</em> and <em>Fergus Sings The Blues</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I am more excited about this new album than any record we&#8217;ve made up until now. It&#8217;s going to be great to perform live. As well as that, we have a huge catalogue of songs from our other records we will want to play…don&#8217;t expect to go home too early!</strong> <br /> Ricky Ross </p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-16T19:30:00 2014-12-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Jools Holland brings the greatest boogie-woogie party to Symphony Hall along with his much-loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Jools Holland

£36

Segmentation Code: pop

Suffix: featuring Gilson Lavis, Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Marc Almond and Rumer

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £36 plus transaction fee* ,


<p><strong>Jools Holland</strong> and his much-loved Rhythm &amp; Blues Orchestra bring the greatest boogie-woogie party to Symphony Hall once again for two nights this Christmas. </p> <p>With the vocal power of <strong>Ruby Turner</strong>, the soulful tones of <strong>Louise Marshall</strong>, and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member <strong>Gilson Lavis</strong>, along with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm &amp; Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland performs tracks spanning his entire solo career.</p> <p>British icon <strong>Marc Almond</strong> and <strong>Rumer</strong>, singer/songwriter and vocalist extraordinaire, will also be stepping on the boogie-woogie stage with the piano master. With numerous hits including <em>Tainted Love</em>, Marc has made an unprecedented contribution to British Popular music, and has sold over 30 million records world-wide.</p> <p>Jools is also supported by Anglo-Pakistani singer/songwriter Rumer, whose debut album, <em>Seasons Of My Soul</em> sold over a million copies worldwide, and has seen her nominated for 2 <span class="caps">BRIT</span> Awards. Following the release of her #3 single <em>Boys Don’t Cry</em>, she also secured the much-coveted Mojo Award for Breakthrough Act.</p> ]]>
2014-12-17T19:30:00 2014-12-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas with Canoldir]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15, £20 & £25 plus transaction fee* , ,Group of 15+ - 10% discount


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2014-12-18T19:00:00 2014-12-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Notebenders]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for a joyful Christmas celebration as the much loved community big band The Notebenders play in the Symphony Hall foyer.

The Notebenders.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p><strong>The Notebenders</strong> is a 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> <p>Join us for a joyful Christmas celebration with this much loved community big band.</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> ]]>
2014-12-19T17:00:00 2014-12-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Festive Favourites with Hugh Dennis]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hugh Dennis, star of Outnumbered, hosts this great annual Birmingham Christmas as the CBSO’s famous Choruses fill Symphony Hall with festive cheer.

Hugh Dennis

£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* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter


<p>Christmas is a time for the family, and as we bring together a family of musicians for favourite tunes and carols, humorous readings, and a chance to join in and sing along, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start. </p> <p><strong>Hugh Dennis</strong>, star of <em>Outnumbered</em>, hosts this great Birmingham Christmas tradition, but the CBSO’s famous choruses are the real stars of the show. </p> ]]>
2014-12-19T19:30:00 2014-12-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£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* , ,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":mailto: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 ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,*Lynda Sayce* guitar


<p>In the deep, still darkness of St Paul’s Church, only candles pierce the night. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music both old and new, and readings to make you smile – and reflect – Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.</p> <p>Early booking is recommended. This concert will end at approximately 10pm.</p> <p>Ex Cathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2014-12-19T19:30:00 2014-12-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Enjoy a splendid collection of seasonal classics and carols with festive readings by special guest Brian Blessed

Christmas Classics with readings from Brian Blessed.

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £33.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee*

Programme: |_. *Darke* | _In the Bleak Midwinter_ | ,|_. *Cullen* | _Of the Father's Heart Begotten_ | ,|_. *Handel* | _Let the Bright Seraphim_ | ,|_. *Humperdinck* | _Hansel & Gretel Overture_ | ,|_. *Mozart* | _Alleluia_ from _Exsultate Jubilate_ | , ,<br> ,*Brian Blessed* reader ,*Elizabeth Atherton* soprano ,*Adrian Lucas* conductor ,*City of Birmingham Choir* ,*London Concert Orchestra*


<p>Enjoy a splendid collection of seasonal classics and carols with festive readings by special guest <strong>Brian Blessed</strong>.</p> <p>With carols for all including; <em>Good King Wenceslas, O Come, All Ye faithful, Once in Royal David’s City,The First Nowell</em> and <em>O Little Town of Bethlehem</em>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-20T14:30:00 2014-12-20T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Angels, Stars & Kings]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 A magical candlelit Christmas concert at St Paul's Church: a seasonal tradition with a special selection of readings and choral music.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50

Suffix: Family Christmas Music by Candlelight

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,Recommended for children aged 6 and above. , ,*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: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,*Lynda Sayce* guitar


<p>The magical Ex Cathedra candlelit Christmas concerts at St Paul&#8217;s Church are one of Birmingham&#8217;s loveliest seasonal traditions. </p> <p>This relaxed family concert offers an hour-long taste of these popular concerts; with a special selection of seasonal readings and ravishing choral music allowing the whole family to share in that same beauty, mystery and enchantment. </p> <p>Come dressed as an angel, star or king.</p> <p>Recommended for children aged 6 and above.</p> ]]>
2014-12-20T16:00:00 2014-12-20T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,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 ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,*Lynda Sayce* guitar ,


<p>In the deep, still darkness of St Paul’s Church, only candles pierce the night. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music both old and new, and readings to make you smile – and reflect – Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.</p> <p>Early booking is recommended. This concert will end at approximately 10pm.</p> <p>Ex Cathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2014-12-20T19:30:00 2014-12-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Carols by Candlelight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate in the most elegant style with this exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume.

Carols by Candlelight

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £33.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Mozart Festival Orchestra* ,*Canzonetta* ,*Rachel Nicholls* soprano ,*Michael Bawtree* conductor

Programme: |_. *Handel* | _Zadok the Priest_, Christmas sequence from _Messiah_ | ,|_. *Corelli* | Allegro and Pastorale from _Christmas_ Concerto | ,|_. *Bach* | Air on the G String, _Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring_ | ,|_. *Mozart* | _Laudate Dominum_ | ,|_. *Vivaldi* | Gloria (first movement) |


<p>Celebrate in the most elegant style with this exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.</p> <p>With carols for all including <em>The First Nowell, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Good King Wenceslas, While Shepherds Watched, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,</em> and <em>Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.</em> </p> ]]>
2014-12-20T19:30:00 2014-12-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Festive Favourites with Hugh Dennis ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hugh Dennis, star of Outnumbered, hosts this great annual Birmingham Christmas as the CBSO’s famous Choruses fill Symphony Hall with festive cheer.

Hugh Dennis

£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* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Young Voices* ,*CBSO SO Vocal* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter


<p>Christmas is a time for the family, and as we bring together a family of musicians for favourite tunes and carols, humorous readings, and a chance to join in and sing along, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start. </p> <p><strong>Hugh Dennis</strong>, star of <em>Outnumbered</em>, hosts this great Birmingham Christmas tradition, but the CBSO’s famous choruses are the real stars of the show. </p> ]]>
2014-12-21T15:00:00 2014-12-21T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Festive Favourites with Hugh Dennis]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hugh Dennis, star of Outnumbered, hosts this great annual Birmingham Christmas as the CBSO’s famous Choruses fill Symphony Hall with festive cheer.

Hugh Dennis

£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* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter


<p>Christmas is a time for the family, and as we bring together our family of musicians for favourite tunes and carols, humorous readings, and a chance to join in and sing along, we’ll get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start. </p> <p>Hugh Dennis, star of <em>Outnumbered</em>, hosts this great Birmingham Christmas tradition, but the CBSO’s famous choruses are the real stars of the show. </p> ]]>
2014-12-21T19:30:00 2014-12-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See Dickens's most famous characters brought to life as Clive Francis recreates A Christmas Carol on the Town Hall stage.

Clive Francis as Scrooge

£16.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 plus transaction fee* ,Under 16s £10 plus transaction fee* , ,16-25 and students £8.25 - 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>In December 1853 Dickens chose <em>A Christmas Carol</em> for his first ever public reading in Town Hall, where ‘notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, nearly 2,000 persons had assembled.’</p> <p>Over 160 years later, <a href="http://www.clivefrancisachristmascarol.com/">Clive Francis</a> recreates the occasion, bringing to life his most famous characters. The first half features a delightful introduction by Francis who will explain more about that first reading at Town Hall and Dickens’ exploits in Birmingham.</p> <blockquote> <p>Clive Francis as Scrooge is spellbinding” <strong>Sunday Times</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Clive Francis&#8217; storytelling is a fresh, ingenious and enthralling as if it had only this minute sprung to life&#8221; <strong>The Irish Times</strong> </p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-21T19:30:00 2014-12-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: A Palm Court Christmas Party!]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

Centre Stage: A Palm Court Christmas Party!

£16

Ticket Information: £16 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. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *Berkley Salon Ensemble* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,


<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> ]]>
2014-12-22T13:10:00 2014-12-22T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Carol Singalong]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Clap your hands and sing along as Jonathan Cohen hosts a fun-filled jamboree of his favourite carols and all-time Christmas hits.

Christmas Carol Singalong

£12.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16.50, £22.50, £26.50, £30, £34.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *London Concert Chorus* ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,*Special guest Alison Jiear*


<p>Clap your hands and stamp your feet as irrepressible showman <strong>Jonathan Cohen</strong> leads you through another fun-filled jamboree of his favourite carols and all-time Christmas hits.</p> <p>Join us in raising the roof of Symphony Hall this Christmas, singing along to <em>Let it Snow, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Mary’s Boy Child, Sleigh Ride, Merry Christmas Everyone, Frosty the Snowman, I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Once in Royal David’s City</em> and <em>Merry Christmas Everybody.</em></p> ]]>
2014-12-22T14:30:00 2014-12-22T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Festive Favourites with Hugh Dennis]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hugh Dennis, star of Outnumbered, hosts this great annual Birmingham Christmas as the CBSO’s famous Choruses fill Symphony Hall with festive cheer.

Hugh Dennis

£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* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter , ,


<p>Christmas is a time for the family, and as we bring together our family of musicians for favourite tunes and carols, humorous readings, and a chance to join in and sing along, we’ll get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start. </p> <p><strong>Hugh Dennis</strong>, star of <em>Outnumbered</em>, hosts this great Birmingham Christmas tradition, but the CBSO’s famous choruses are the real stars of the show. </p> <p>The <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus</strong> and <strong>Children’s Chorus</strong> sing with the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus</strong> in this seasonal concert.</p> ]]>
2014-12-22T19:30:00 2014-12-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,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":mailto: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 ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,*Lynda Sayce* guitar


<p>In the deep, still darkness of St Paul’s Church, only candles pierce the night. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music both old and new, and readings to make you smile – and reflect – Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.</p> <p>Early booking is recommended. This concert will end at approximately 10pm.</p> <p>Ex Cathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2014-12-22T19:30:00 2014-12-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Tiger Who Came to Tea]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The tea-guzzling tiger is back at Town Hall in this show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Photo: Robert Workman

Tuesday 23 December 2014 - Wednesday 14 January 2015

£12 - £14

Segmentation Code: fam

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £14 premium plus transaction fee* ,£9.50 for groups of 8 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!</p> <p>Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back at Town Hall in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem, expect to be surprised!</p> <h4>Relaxed Performance, Sunday 11 January 2015, 3pm</h4> <p>Click here <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tigerrelaxed">for information about our relaxed performance</a> of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, designed specifically for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.</p> <p>Based on the picture book written and illustrated by <strong>Judith Kerr</strong>. Adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by <strong>David Wood <span class="caps">OBE</span></strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>This Tiger is the cat’s meow ★★★★</strong> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A rare and grrreat achievement ★★★★</strong> Mail on Sunday</p> </blockquote> <p>Recommended for children aged three and above.</p> <p><strong>Babes In Arms</strong><br /> Any child that is aged 18 months + needs a ticket. It is fine for older children to sit on the lap of an adult however if they are over 18 months old you must still purchase a ticket for them.</p> <p>Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).</p> ]]>
2014-12-23T11:00:00 2015-01-14T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,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":mailto: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 ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,*Lynda Sayce* guitar


<p>In the deep, still darkness of St Paul’s Church, only candles pierce the night. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in quiet harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music both old and new, and readings to make you smile – and reflect – Ex Cathedra’s popular Christmas concerts are a Birmingham tradition, and a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.</p> <p>Early booking is recommended. This concert will end at approximately 10pm.</p> <p>Ex Cathedra is a Town Hall Associate Artist.</p> ]]>
2014-12-23T19:30:00 2014-12-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Glory Of Christmas]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Embrace the true spirit of Christmas with this concert of joyous seasonal and traditional music, plus carols for all.

Glory of Christmas

£12.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16.50, £22.50, £26.50, £30, £34.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Crispian Steele–Perkins* trumpet ,*Ed Lyon* tenor ,*Nigel Kerry* organ ,*John Pryce-Jones* conductor ,*Birmingham Choral Union* ,*Staffordshire Children’s Choir* ,*London Concert Orchestra*

Programme: |_. *Widor* | _Toccata_ | ,|_. *Rutter* | _Shepherd’s Pipe Carol_ | ,|_. *Adams* | _The Holy City_ | ,|_. *Haydn* | Trumpet Concerto (Last Movement) | ,|_. *Adam* | _O Holy Night_ | ,|_. *Franck* | _Panis Angelicus_ | ,|_. *Schubert* | _Ave Maria_ | ,|_. *Bach* | _Sheep may Safely Graze_ | ,|_. *Handel* | _Hallelujah Chorus_ |


<p>This concert of joyous seasonal and traditional music perfectly captures the true spirit of Christmas, with carols for all including <em>The First Nowell, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Once in Royal David’s City, Good King Wenceslas, The Holly and the Ivy,</em> and <em>Silent Night</em>. </p> ]]>
2014-12-24T14:30:00 2014-12-24T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Glenn Miller Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s arrangements of favourite wartime chart-toppers & hits from the 40s.

Glenn Miller Orchestra.

£16.50 - £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50, £19.50, £26.50, £29.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own original arrangements of favourite wartime chart-toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary bandleader <strong>Ray McVay</strong>. </p> <p>Includes performances of <em>Moonlight Serenade</em>, <em>Little Brown Jug</em>, <em>String of Pearls</em>, <em>Tuxedo Junction</em>, <em>American Patrol</em>, <em>Chattanooga Choo Choo</em>, <em>Strike Up the Band</em>, <em>Rhapsody in Blue</em>.</p> <p>Plus a special Frank Sinatra anniversary celebration of <em>I&#8217;ve Got You Under My Skin</em>, <em>Strangers in the Night</em>, <em>Birth of the Blues</em> and <em>New York New York</em>.</p> <p>We also welcome guest troupe, London&#8217;s <strong>Jiving Lindy Hoppers</strong> with their renditions of <em>Jumpin&#8217; at the Woodside</em>, <em>Jersey Bounce</em> and <em>Running Wild</em>.</p> <p>The orchestra will perform the second half of the concert in the World War II uniforms of the US Army Air Force.</p> ]]>
2014-12-27T14:30:00 2014-12-27T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Last Night of the Christmas Proms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An exciting concert of rousing classics with a grand flag waving British finale!

Last Night Of The Christmas Proms.

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £33.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee*

Programme: |_. *Strauss* | _Die Fledermaus_ Overture | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | _Waltz of the Flowers_ from _The Nutcracker_ | ,|_. *Puccini* | _O Soave fanciulla_ from _La bohème_ | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Brindisi_ | ,|_. *Mussorgsky* | _Great Gate at Kiev_ | ,|_. *Dukas* | _The Sorcerer's Apprentice_ | ,|_. *Elgar* | _Nimrod_ | ,|_. *Mascagni* | _Intermezzo_ from _Cavalleria rusticana_ | , ,<br> ,Plus all your Proms favourites; _Hornpipe, Rule, Britannia!, Nessun Dorma and Land of Hope and Glory_. , ,<br> ,*Catrin Aur* soprano ,*Nicky Spence* tenor ,*John Rigby* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra*


<p>An exciting concert of rousing classics with a grand flag waving British finale. </p> ]]>
2014-12-27T19:30:00 2014-12-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Glorious Handel by Candlelight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A sublime programme of Handel’s masterpieces performed in full period costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

Glorious Handel by Candlelight

£12.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16.50, £22.50, £26.50, £30, £34.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Mozart Festival Chorus* ,*Mozart Festival Orchestra* in full 18th century costume ,*Steven Devine* director/harpsichord ,*Emily-Jane Thomas* soprano ,*Crispian Steele-Perkins* trumpet ,


<p>A sublime programme of Handel’s masterpieces performed in full period costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. </p> <p>Programme includes: <em>Zadok the Priest, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Let the Bright Seraphim, Sarabande, The King Shall Rejoice, Trumpet Suite, Lascia Ch’io Pianga Rinaldo, Selection from the Water Music Suites 1 &amp; 2, Rejoice Greatly, Hallelujah Chorus</em>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-28T14:30:00 2014-12-28T14:30:00
<![CDATA[The Very Best of John Williams]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Enjoy epic themes from some of the most famous and iconic film scores of all time.

The Very Best of John Williams.

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £33.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *Anthony Inglis* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>Enjoy epic themes from some of the most famous and iconic film scores of all time including;</p> <p><em>E.T., J.F.K, Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Schindler&#8217;s List, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Superman, Close Encounters</em> and <em>Memoirs of a Geisha</em>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-28T19:30:00 2014-12-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Sound of Musicals]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Wicked, Matilda, Singin' in the Rain, Kiss Me Kate - take your pick. Enjoy a programme of show-stopping hits from musicals old and new in the splendour of Symphony Hall.

The Sound of Musicals

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £33.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Summer Strallen* ,*Kerry Ellis* ,*Graham Bickley* ,*Tim Howard* ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,*Richard Balcombe* conductor


<p>Enjoy a new programme of show–stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals, performed by an all star line up from London&#8217;s glittering West End.</p> <p>Featuring songs from musicals old and new, including <em>Kiss Me Kate, Singin&#8217; in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Oliver!, The Phantom of the Opera, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables, Oklahoma!, Wicked, Matilda,</em> and <em>Chicago,</em> this show brings together the best bits of your favourite shows in the magnificent surroundings of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2014-12-29T19:30:00 2014-12-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Beethoven’s Ninth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs an unmissable all Beethoven programme in the grand setting of Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Beethoven's Ninth

£14.50 - £42

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £14.50, £19.50, £24.50, £29.50, £37.50, £42 plus transaction fee*

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 9, _Choral_ | ,|_.   | Symphony No 5, _Emperor_ | , ,<br> ,*Cordelia Willams* piano ,*Susana Gaspar* soprano ,*Rosie Aldridge* mezzo soprano ,*Christopher Warren-Green* conductor ,*Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* ,members of *City of Birmingham Choir* ,and *Birmingham Choral Union*


<p>The acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs an unmissable all Beethoven programme featuring the monumental <em>Choral</em> symphony with its climactic <em>Ode to Joy</em>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-30T19:30:00 2014-12-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Gala ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join us for our annual Symphony Hall tradition of great classics and fun to see in the New Year with performances from the London Concert Orchestra.

New Year's Eve Gala.

£18.50 - £48.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50, £27.50, £33.50, £37.50, £43.50, £48.50 plus transaction fee*

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn*| _Hebrides_ Overture | ,|_. *Sousa* | _Liberty Bell March_ | ,|_. *Grieg* | _Morning and in the Hall of Mountain King_ | ,|_. *Mascagni* | Intermezzo from _Cavalleria rusticana_ | ,|_. *Sibelius* | _Finlandia_ | ,|_. *Ravel*| _Bolero_ | ,|_. *Elgar*| _Nimrod_ | ,|_. *Rossini*| _Largo al factotum_ | ,|_. *Verdi*| _La donna è mobile_ | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky*| Finale from _Swan Lake_ | , ,<br> ,And all your New Year's Eve favourites including _Hornpipe, Rule Britannia, Nessun Dorma_ and of course, _Land of Hope and Glory._ , ,<br> ,*John Pierce* tenor ,*Grant Doyle* baritone ,*Anthony Inglis* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra*


<p>A Symphony Hall tradition of great classics and fun to see in the New Year.</p> ]]>
2014-12-31T21:30:00 2014-12-31T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Johann Strauss Gala]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Johann Strauss Gala at Symphony Hall to see your favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family.

Johann Strauss Gala.

£13.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £13.50, £18.50, £22.50, £26.50, £32.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *Rainer Hersch* presenter ,*Johann Strauss Orchestra* ,*Johann Strauss Dancers*


<p>Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Johann Strauss Gala.</p> <p>Performances to look forward to include:</p> <p><em>The Blue Danube Waltz</em>, <em>Radetzky March</em>, <em>Emperor Waltz</em>, <em>Thunder and Lightning Polka</em>, <em>The Laughing Song</em>, and <em>Roses from the South Waltz</em>, plus many more of your favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.</p> ]]>
2015-01-01T14:30:00 2015-01-01T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO The Magic of Vienna]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sit back as the elegance of Vienna soars through Symphony Hall.

Kate Royal. Photo: Esther Haase.

£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* ,*Duncan Ward* conductor ,*Kate Royal* soprano ,

Programme: |_. *Strauss* | _The Gypsy Baron_ Overture | ,|_.   | _Music of the Spheres Waltz_| ,|_.   | _Helenen-Quadrille_| ,|_. *Délibes* | _Sylvia_ - Pizzicati | ,|_. *Mozart* | Arias from _Così fan tutte_ and _The Marriage of Figaro_ | ,|_. *Strauss* | _Éljen a Magyar! Polka_ | ,|_.   | _Artist's Life_ | ,|_.   | _Die Fledermaus_ - Overture | ,|_. *R.Strauss* | _Capriccio - Moonlight Music_ | ,|_. *Strauss* | _Emperor Waltz_ | ,|_.   | _Bahn Frei! Polka_ | ,|_.   | _Tritsch-Tratsch Polka_ | ,|_.   | _Blue Danube Waltz_ | , , , , , ,


<p>There’s no need to go to Vienna to toast the New Year &#8211; raise a musical glass of bubbly with us right here in Birmingham.</p> <p>There’ll be waltzes as sweet as cream cakes, polkas that sparkle like champagne, and all the tunes you love.</p> <p>Sit back and let us do the dancing for you.</p> ]]>
2015-01-04T15:00:00 2015-01-04T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The hardest piano concerto ever written? Nikolai Lugansky is more than a match for Rachmaninov’s masterpiece.

Nikolai Lugansky. Photo: Marco Borggreve/Naïve-Ambroisie

£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* ,*Alexander Vedernikov* conductor ,*Nikolai Lugansky* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Rachmaninov* | _Vocalise_| %(duration)6’% | ,|_.   | Piano Concerto No 3 | %(duration)44’% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | Suite No 3 | %(duration)41’% | ,


<p>It’s been called the <em>&#8216;Everest of piano concertos&#8217;</em>, and it’s true &#8211; for difficulty, grandeur and pure heart-on-sleeve romance, Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto is hard to top. </p> <p>Nikolai Lugansky, an old friend here in Birmingham, takes on that challenge today, and former Bolshoi music director Alexander Vedernikov brings all his theatrical flair to Tchaikovsky’s delightful Third Suite &#8211; half ballet, half symphony: all Tchaikovsky.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Tchaikovsky&#8217;s Suite No 3: Writer and critic David Fanning and musicologist Michelle Assay tell the story behind this underrated masterpiece.</p> ]]>
2015-01-08T19:30:00 2015-01-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Nikolai Lugansky & CBSO Players]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Nikolai Lugansky & CBSO Players

£10

Ticket Information: £10 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. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *Nikolai Lugansky* piano ,*CBSO Players* ,

Programme: Programme to include: ,|_. Brahms | Piano Trio No 2 in C Op 87 | , , ,


<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> ]]>
2015-01-09T13:10:00 2015-01-09T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The hardest piano concerto ever written? Nikolai Lugansky is more than a match for Rachmaninov’s masterpiece.

Nikolai Lugansky. Photo: Marco Borggreve/Naïve-Ambroisie

£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* ,*Alexander Vedernikov* conductor ,*Nikolai Lugansky* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Rachmaninov* | _Vocalise_ | %(duration)6’% | ,|_.   | Piano Concerto No 3 | %(duration)44’% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* | Suite No 3 | %(duration)41'% |


<p>It’s been called the <em>&#8216;Everest of piano concertos&#8217;</em>, and it’s true &#8211; for difficulty, grandeur and pure heart-on-sleeve romance, Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto is hard to top. </p> <p>Nikolai Lugansky, an old friend here in Birmingham, takes on that challenge today, and former Bolshoi music director Alexander Vedernikov brings all his theatrical flair to Tchaikovsky’s delightful Third Suite &#8211; half ballet, half symphony: all Tchaikovsky.</p> ]]>
2015-01-10T15:00:00 2015-01-10T15:00:00
<![CDATA[The Tiger Who Came To Tea: Relaxed Performance ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The tea-guzzling tiger is back at Town Hall in this show packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Photo: Alastair Muir

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £9.50 for groups of 4 plus transaction fee*


<p>The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!</p> <p>Click for <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea/">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 show, The Tiger Who Came To Tea.</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 will soon be made available online to download and by mail or email upon request. To accompany the guide, we will also be hosting a free familiarisation tour of Town Hall closer to the show –_ exact date tbc_ to help get to know our venue, facilities and staff ahead of the performance. </p> <p>In addition, a visual story of the performance will be soon made available 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><strong>To Book</strong> </p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea/">here to book online</a>, selecting the <strong>3pm performance on Sunday 11 January</strong>.</p> <p>Bookings are available by phone and in person. For further information, any specific questions regarding your needs or to book tickets, please contact Box office on 0121 345 0600. </p> <p>When speaking with one of our Box office staff, please let us know of any specific requirements and if you would like to us to send you a visitor’s guide and visual story in the mail or by email</p> <p><strong>Accessibility</strong><br /> Click for more information on <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/visit-town-hall/accesibility-at-town-hall/">access to our venue</a><br /> Click to view a <a href="http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/town-hall-6/birmingham-city-council">visual access guide of Town Hall</a></p> <p>This relaxed performance is very kindly supported by the Edward and Dorothy Cadbury Trust, The Eveson Charitable Trust, The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust, and The Saintbury Trust.</p> ]]>
2015-01-11T15:00:00 2015-01-11T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert's Great]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Schubert’s towering Ninth Symphony forms the centrepiece of an all-German evening with the CBSO, under the baton of David Afkham.

David Afkham. Photo: Felix Broede.

£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* ,*David Afkham* conductor ,*Brett Polegato* baritone ,

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | _Coriolan_ Overture | %(duration)8'% | ,|_. *Mahler* | _Songs of a Wayfarer_ | %(duration)14’% | ,|_. *Schubert* | Symphony No 9, _The Great_ | %(duration)57’% | , ,


<p>There’s nothing in all music to compare with Schubert’s monumental Ninth Symphony. Some hear it as a challenge to Beethoven, others hear it as a summer journey through a sunlit world of melody. Either way, it’s a wonderful Birmingham debut for the charismatic young German conductor David Afkham and a magical complement to Mahler’s ever-fresh <em>Songs of a Wayfarer</em>.</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, The Great C Major: <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory &#8211; plus the complete <span class="caps">CBSO</span> trombone section &#8211; explain the inner workings of Schubert&#8217;s Ninth.</p> ]]>
2015-01-14T14:15:00 2015-01-14T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Strauss and Korngold Sextets]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Strauss and Korngold Sextets

£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 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. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

Billing: *CBSO Players* ,

Programme: |_. *R Strauss* | _Capriccio_, Prelude | ,|_. *Korngold* | String Sextet |


<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> ]]>
2015-01-15T13:10:00 2015-01-15T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Tommy Emmanuel]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Witness Tommy Emmanuel's dazzling guitar skills, voluminous repertoire and unforgettable showmanship as he performs on the Symphony Hall stage.

Tommy Emmanuel

£22.50

Suffix: plus support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Two-time Grammy nominee <strong>Tommy Emmanuel&#8217;s</strong> professional career spans over four decades, and he continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. </p> <p>Tommy&#8217;s unique style &#8211; he calls it simply &#8220;finger style&#8221; &#8211; is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers.</p> <p>Witness Tommy&#8217;s dazzling guitar skills, voluminous repertoire and unforgettable showmanship as he performs on the Town Hall stage.</p> ]]>
2015-01-15T19:30:00 2015-01-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Night at the Bramall Music Building - Ivo Graham, with Nathan Caton and Holly Walsh]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5

Ticket Information: £5 in advance and to NUS Holders plus transaction fee* ,£7.50 on the day plus transaction fee*

Billing: Compere - Ivo Graham, with Nathan Caton and Holly Walsh ,


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2015-01-15T20:00:00 2015-01-15T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Martin Helmchen]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tonight Martin Helmchen makes his first appearance in partnership with his equally-acclaimed wife, cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker.

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega.

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Marie-Elisabeth Hecker* cello ,*Martin Helmchen* piano

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Sonata No 3 | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Suite Italienne_ | %(duration)18'% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | Cello Sonata | %(duration)34'% | , , , ,


<p>Birmingham audiences already know and admire the young German pianist <strong>Martin Helmchen</strong>; tonight he makes his first appearance in partnership with his equally-acclaimed wife, cellist <strong>Marie-Elisabeth Hecker</strong>. </p> <p><strong>Bach</strong> and <strong>Stravinsky</strong> provide wit and wisdom, but in the beautiful surroundings of Town Hall, the sheer passion of <strong>Rachmaninov&#8217;s</strong> Cello Sonata will really take flight.</p> ]]>
2015-01-16T19:30:00 2015-01-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert's Great]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Schubert’s towering Ninth Symphony forms the centrepiece of an all-German evening with the CBSO, under the baton of David Afkham.

David Afkham. Photo: Felix Broede.

£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* ,*David Afkham* conductor ,*Brett Polegato* baritone ,

Programme: |_. *Webern* | _Passacaglia_ Op 1 | %(duration)11’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | _Songs of a Wayfarer_ | %(duration)14’% | ,|_. *Schubert* | Symphony No 9, _The Great_ | %(duration)57'% | ,


<p>There’s nothing in all music to compare with Schubert’s monumental Ninth Symphony. Some hear it as a challenge to Beethoven, others hear it as a summer journey through a sunlit world of melody. Either way, it’s a wonderful Birmingham debut for the charismatic young German conductor David Afkham, and a magical complement to Mahler’s ever-fresh <em>Songs of a Wayfarer</em>.</p> ]]>
2015-01-17T19:00:00 2015-01-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars: Omo Bello]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See soprano Omo Bello, who has won a string of prizes and has built a high reputation for her operatic performances, as part of ECHO Rising Stars.

Omo Bello

£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: *Omo Bello* soprano ,*Clément Mao-Takacs* piano

Programme: |_. *Bellini* | _Sei Ariette per Marianna Pollini_ (extracts) | %(duration)8'% | ,|_.   | _La ricordanza_ |%(duration)6'% | ,|_.   | _O quante volte_ from ,_I Capuletti ed I Montecchi_ | %(duration)4'% | ,|_. *Rossini* | _Soirées Musicales_ (extracts) | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Art songs_ | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Respighi*| _Quattro Rispetti Toscani_ | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Tosti* | _Quattro canzoni d‘Amaranta_ (extracts) | %(duration)10'% |


<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 the Paris Conservatoire, soprano Omo Bello has won a string of prizes, including first prize in the 2014 Paris International Opera Competition, and has built a high reputation for her operatic performances, including roles in <em>Don Giovanni</em>, <em>La Traviata</em> and <em>L&#8217;italiana in Algeri</em>. She was nominated for <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars by Cité de la Musique, Paris.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100986962?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/100986962">Omo Bello</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-01-18T15:00:00 2015-01-18T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Nils Lofgren]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Legendary American songwriter Nils Lofgren brings his virtuoso musicianship to Town Hall performing hits from his vast back-catalogue.

£28.50 & £38.50

Suffix: with very special guest Greg Varlotta

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>After touring with Bruce Springsteen legendary American songwriter <strong>Nils Lofgren</strong> brings his virtuoso musicianship to Town Hall.</p> <p>Known for his world-class guitar playing, and his on-stage acrobatics, Lofgren is a true rock legend in his own right. A superb front-man, both with <strong>Grin</strong> and under his own name. Expect classic Lofgren favorites like <em>Shine Silently</em>, <em>I Came to Dance</em>, <em>Keith Don&#8217;t Go</em> and many others from his vast back-catalogue. </p> <p>Also lookout for an acoustic set by multi-instrumentalist <strong>Greg Varlotta</strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Nils&#8217; singing and guitar playing voice remains as distinctive today as it&#8217;s ever been.</strong><br /> Bruce Springsteen</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Nils Lofgren is genuinely one of my favourite musicians.</strong><br /> Sting</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Listening to Nils play and sing has been an inspiration to me for many years.</strong><br /> Neil Young</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-01-19T20:00:00 2015-01-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schools Concert: The CBSO’s Guide to the Orchestra ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From Beethoven to modern-day chart toppers, Alasdair Malloy and Michael Seal present a fantastical journey into music especially for KS3 students.

Alasdair Malloy.

Tuesday 20 January - Friday 23 January 2015

£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 ,*Alasdair Malloy* presenter ,

Programme: |_. *Prokofiev* | _Montagues and Capulets_ | %(duration)2'% | ,|_. *Vivaldi* | _The Four Seasons - Spring_ | %(duration)3'% | ,|_. *John Williams* | _Harry Potter: Nimbus 2000_ | %(duration)2'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Symphony No 41 _Jupiter_ excerpt | %(duration)4'% | ,|_. *Copland* | _Fanfare for the Common Man_ | %(duration)3'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Symphony No 5 excerpt | %(duration)5'% | ,|_. *Stravinsky* | _Infernal Dance_ from _Firebird_ Suite | %(duration)4'% | , , ,Plus a chart topper and music from a computer game.


<p>What sound does a piccolo make? Why is a double bass so huge? And do they really need quite so many violins?</p> <p>Join presenter <strong>Alasdair Malloy</strong> as he explores music from <strong>Mozart</strong> to <strong>Harry Potter</strong>, in a concert specially devised for Key Stage 3 students.</p> <p>With the help of conductor <strong>Michael Seal</strong> and the full <strong>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</strong>, he’ll explain how it all works.</p> ]]>
2015-01-20T11:30:00 2015-01-23T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Benjamin Grosvenor in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Benjamin Grosvenor performs personal passions by Rameau, Granados and Franck alongside established classics of the Romantic keyboard repertoire.

Benjamin Grosvenor. Photo: operaomnia.co.uk

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Benjamin Grosvenor* piano

Programme: |_. *Rameau* | Gavotte and Variations in A minor | %(duration)7'% | ,|_. *J S Bach (arr Busoni)*| Chaconne in D minor | %(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Franck* | Prelude, Chorale and Fugue | %(duration)18'% | ,|_. *Chopin* | Bacarolle | %(duration)9'% | ,|_.  | Mazurka No 2 | %(duration)3'% | ,|_.   | Ballade No 3 | %(duration)7'% | ,|_. *Granados* |Three pieces from _Goyescas_ | %(duration)22'% | , ,


<p><em>&#8216;A skill and talent not heard since Kissin’s teenage Russian debut’</em> was how Gramophone described <strong>Benjamin Grosvenor</strong>. Since winning <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician</strong>, this 22-year old virtuoso has emerged as an artist of profound maturity and intelligence. Both qualities will be on display in this recital, which sets personal passions by <strong>Rameau, Granados</strong> and <strong>Franck</strong> alongside established classics of the Romantic keyboard repertoire. </p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most sought after pianists in the world, Benjamin Grosvenor has been described as a ‘Golden Age’ pianist with an incredibly distinctive and beautiful sound. It is hard to imagine anyone better to perform such a brilliant programme of works.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-01-21T19:30:00 2015-01-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet]]> 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: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

£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 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. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html , ,

Billing: *Kaleidoscope Ensemble*

Programme: |_. *Brahms* | Clarinet Quintet | ,


<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> ]]>
2015-01-22T13:10:00 2015-01-22T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Spanish Night]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ravel’s timeless Boléro and Falla’s fiercely poetic scores are a breath of fresh Spanish air.

Maria Toledo

£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* ,*Josep Pons* conductor ,*Maria Toledo* singer ,*Javier Perianes* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Ravel* | _Rapsodie espagnole_ |%(duration)15'% | ,|_. *Falla* | _El amor brujo_ | %(duration)40'% | ,|_.   | _Nights in the Gardens of Spain_ |%(duration)24'% | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Boléro_ | %(duration)15'% | , , , ,


<p><em>&#8216;Something more than festivals and dances has inspired these evocations in sound,&#8217;</em> said Manuel de Falla, <em>&#8216;for melancholy and mystery also have their part&#8217;.</em> In the latest installment of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>:2020 project, two fiercely poetic scores from 1915 reveal the Spain that musical tourists never see &#8211; though in the hands of the great Spanish conductor Josep Pons, Ravel’s <em>Boléro</em> will never have sounded more authentic!</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert performance, Conservatoire Showcase: A free 30 minute piano recital, performed by rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire.</p> ]]>
2015-01-22T19:30:00 2015-01-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Paul Carrack - Rain or Shine]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Legendary Frontman of Mike & The Mechanics, Paul Carrack returns to Symphony Hall performing tracks off his acclaimed new album Rain or Shine.

Paul Carrack

£28.50 - £38.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of <strong>Ace</strong>, <strong>Squeeze</strong> and <strong>Mike &amp; The Mechanics</strong>, Paul Carrack returns to the road following his widely acclaimed recent album release <em>Rain or Shine</em>, a mix of new original songs and classic tracks. </p> <p>With a back catalogue of hits to his name including <em>How Long</em>, <em>Tempted</em> and <em>The Living Years</em>, Paul’s soulful voice is known to millions around the world. His songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with Elton John, Eric Clapton and BB King. </p> <p>Recently dubbed by the <span class="caps">BBC</span> as &#8216;The Man with the Golden Voice&#8217;, Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is always something very special. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>After our most successful album and tour ever last year, we&#8217;re really looking forward to getting back out on the road again</strong><br /> Paul Carrack</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-01-24T19:30:00 2015-01-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Singalong with the CBSO: Mozart’s Requiem Singer]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Your chance to sing Mozart’s Requiem with the CBSO after a whole day of coaching from the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey.

Singalong with the CBSO: Mozart's Requiem

£20 - £27

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *Singer* £20 plus transaction fee* ,*Singer with score hire* £27 plus transaction fee* , ,Audience tickets can be purchased "here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-audience , ,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* 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* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | Requiem | %(duration)60’% |


<p>Ever wondered what it’s like to sing live at Symphony Hall with the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span>? Now’s your chance to find out, in this one-off performance from scratch of Mozart’s Requiem. And whether you’re a choral society veteran or have only ever sung in the shower, you’re welcome to rehearse and perform it today, under the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey. </p> <p><strong>Audience only</strong> tickets can be purchased <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-audience">here.</a></p> ]]>
2015-01-25T13:30:00 2015-01-25T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Singalong with the CBSO: Mozart’s Requiem Audience ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Enjoy a one-off live performance from scratch of Mozart’s Requiem, under the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey.

Singalong with the CBSO: Mozart's Requiem

£13

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *Audience* £13 plus transaction fee* , ,Singer tickets can be purchased "here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-singer/ , ,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* 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 Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,

Programme: |_. *Mozart* | Requiem | %(duration)60’% |


<p>Enjoy a one-off live performance from scratch of Mozart’s Requiem by the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, joined by a chorus ranging from choral society veterans to those who have only ever sung in the shower.</p> <p>See the culmination of a day&#8217;s intensive rehearsal, under the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey.</p> <p><strong>Singer</strong> tickets can be purchased <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-singer/">here.</a></p> ]]>
2015-01-25T19:00:00 2015-01-25T19:00:00
<![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* ,*Christopher Hogwood* director ,*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[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 *Jacqui Scott* and *Scott Davies* ,


<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*


<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> ]]>
2015-01-30T20:00:00 2015-01-30T20:00:00
<![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[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[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

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Sam Bailey 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.</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> ]]>
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 success of last year’s sold out tour, musical directors fiddle maestro <strong>Aly Bain</strong> and dobro legend <strong>Jerry Douglas</strong> play Symphony Hall, with the ultimate house band accompanying some very special guests.</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[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[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.</p> <p>This is an inspiring day of exhilarating film with lots of free prize giveaways. Visit <a href="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[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[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

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>. </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[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>Time Out award-winning Omid Djalili is back on tour with a new show. See the British/Iranian stand-up comedian dissect the contentious issue that is Iranalamadingdong.</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[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[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[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[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[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[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 ,*Birmingham University Singers* ,

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>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[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[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[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>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> ]]>
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[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[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</strong> brings a sensational show to Town Hall, performing her classic hits including <em>Caravans</em>, <em>Another Suitcase in Another Hall</em>, <em>Answer Me</em> and her chart-topping duet with <strong>Elaine Paige</strong>, <em>I Know Him So Well</em>.</p> <p>For over four decades, Barbara has delivered songs to the public in her own incomparable fashion. As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier award-winning acting career, Barbara Dickson <span class="caps">OBE</span> has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular entertainers in Britain today.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The chance to hear her sing a personal choice of favourites should not be missed.</strong> <br /> The Times </p> </blockquote> <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[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* ,*Andris Nelsons* 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[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[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 ,

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[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[BCMG - Pathways & Places]]>
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2015-03-08T11:30:00 2015-03-08T14:00:00
<![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[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[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[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[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>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[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[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 - £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. </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[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]]>