THSH - Upcoming events http://www.thsh.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at THSH en-gb <![CDATA[Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience the visceral magic of Lord of the Dance in one of Europe's most magnificent halls, as Michael Flatley's spectacular new production storms the Symphony Hall stage.

Lord of the Dance.

Friday 22 May - Tuesday 26 May 2015

£33 - £43.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Fisk Jubilee Singers

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Please Note: This event coincides with Birmingham Pride celebrations, so do please allow more time than usual to travel into the Centre as there may be extra congestion and limited parking in public places. </p> <p>This isn’t the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ Birmingham debut – but given that they last appeared at Town Hall in March 1874, this is an overdue and very welcome return.</p> <p>Originally founded in Nashville, Tennessee, by George L White, Treasurer of the Fisk School, the Fisk Jubilee Singers are the heirs to two centuries of African-American Spiritual tradition, performing with a beauty and a power that has moved audiences on three continents.</p> ]]>
2015-05-23T19:30:00 2015-05-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fisk Jubilee Singers with Black Voices]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham’s own, internationally-acclaimed Black Voices join The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a legendary name in the world of African-American spirituals.

Fisk Jubilee Singers.

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Lara Melda. Photo: Benjamin Harte.

£9.50 – £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Lara Melda* piano

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | Sonata No 17 in D minor, Op 31 No 2 _The Tempest_ | %(duration)23’% | , ,|_. *Poulenc* | _Trois Novelettes_ | , ,|_. *Chopin* | Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 | %(duration)9’% | , ,<br> ,*INTERVAL* , ,|_.   | *Chopin* | Etude in C sharp minor, Op 25 No 7 | , ,|_.   | Mazurka in G sharp minor, Op 33 No 1 | , ,|_.   | Mazurka in D major, Op 33 No 2 | , ,|_.   | Mazurka in C major, Op 33 No 3 | , ,|_.   | Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4 | , ,|_.   | Nocturne in B major, Op 32 No 1 | , ,|_.   | Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2 | , ,|_.   | *Albéniz* | _El Puerto,_ _Triana_ from _Iberia_ |


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

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Engelbert Humperdink

£35 & £38

Suffix: With Support Act Sam Bailey

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>An exciting new group led by the talented Birmingham based saxophonist and composer <strong>Chris Young</strong>, who makes his foyer series debut as a bandleader.</p> <p>&#8216;Four Corners&#8217; is his exploration into the music of four very different but equally influential improvisers/composers : <strong>Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Lennie Tristano, Thelonious Monk</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-29T17:00:00 2015-05-29T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Supreme Fabulettes]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 London's acclaimed all-male female close harmony vocal group, Supreme Fabulettes come to Town Hall as part of their UK tour

Supreme Fabulettes

£19.50

Suffix: Viva La Divas

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


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

VEIN featuring Dave Liebman

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

The Notebenders

Saturday 30 May - Saturday 18 July

Free event.

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Ease into the weekend with this diverse and dynamic band, which brings together musicians from across the city, continuing the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton.</p> ]]>
2015-01-31T13:30:00 2015-07-18T13:30:00
<![CDATA[The Lamb of God]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear Rob Gardner's sacred musical work, Lamb of God, the first time it is performed in a European concert hall.

Lamb of God

£11 - £13

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £11 & £13 plus transaction fee* , ,Groups of 4+ receive £1 off per ticket , ,Tickets available for all aged 8+ , ,Tickets are also available from www.one-stage.com ,


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

Jimmy Carr

Saturday 30 May 2015, 8pm

£25

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Billy Ocean

£30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30 plus transaction fee*


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

Elvis Costello

£37.50 & £42.50

Prefix: Detour

Suffix: Support from Ronan MacManus

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

The West End Men

£25 & £45 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Please Note</strong>: We have been notified that this show has been cancelled. Customers who have purchased tickets will be contacted in due course (21/5/15)</p> ]]>
2015-06-01T19:30:00 2015-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rachmaninoff Vespers]]> On a summer evening at Southwell Minster Rachmaninoff's Vespers will speak with real eloquence.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£12 – £30 plus transaction fee*

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Southwell Minster

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

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


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

Thursday 4 June, 5pm

Free

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


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

Tallis Scholars. Photo: Eric Richmond

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Mnozil Brass. Photo: Carsten Bunnemann.

£25

Suffix: Brand New Show for 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Science of Sound

Friday 5 June, 10am

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

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


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

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


<p>Lunar Festival 5 &#8211; 7 June</p> ]]>
2015-06-05T10:00:00 2015-06-05T10:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Under the Sea at CBSO Centre]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bring the youngest members of the family to CBSO Centre for this special toddler-friendly mini-concert, for an under the sea musical adventure.

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 June 2015

£7.50

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

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


<p>Bring the youngest members of the family to <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre for this special toddler-friendly mini-concert. Dive into action for an under the sea musical adventure and let members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> string section transport you into an amazing underwater world (with just a little help from some of their percussion friends &#8211; they don’t like to stray too far from their tank!). </p> ]]>
2015-06-05T10:30:00 2015-06-06T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Holyhead & RSA Schools’ Jazz Bands]]> Symphony Hall Foyer Bars 0.00000000 0.00000000 This year Holyhead School Jazz Band have been working and collaborating with students from the RSA family of schools.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Joining us once again for their annual showcase, this year <strong>Holyhead School Jazz Band</strong> have been working and collaborating with students from the *RSA family of school*s.</p> The <span class="caps">RSA</span> are an organised charity who support creative opportunities for society regardless of background to enable ideas and achievement to develop. They have supported their family of schools by providing funding to allow the Holyhead Jazz Band to expand and inspire their partnership schools. Together with the support of the <span class="caps">RSA</span> and Holyhead School Jazz Band leaders they have rehearsed and developed a fantastic performance, created by the young people themselves&#8217;. ]]>
2015-06-05T17:00:00 2015-06-05T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Spend an evening in the company of Milton Jones, the bloke with the loud shirts & messed up hair as he brings his arsenal of jokes to Symphony Hall.

Milton Jones. Image: Steve Ullathorne.

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


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

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


<p>Lunar Festival 5 &#8211; 7 June</p> ]]>
2015-06-06T10:00:00 2015-06-06T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Chris Mapp]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bass player, educator, composer and THSH Jazzlines/Jerwood Fellow Chris Mapp returns after his wonderful Musical Picnic in 2013.

Chris Mapp

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free Event


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

Chanel–Lee Chanté Easy

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,*Under 16s, unwaged, 60plus* £10 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £10 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Family of 4* £40 plus transaction fee* ,


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

John Barrowman

£25 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>All-round entertainer <strong>John Barrowman</strong> returns to Symphony Hall in support of his new album, <em>You Raise Me Up</em>. </p> <p>This show is part of John’s first full UK tour in four years, and promises to be an entertainment experience not to be missed.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;I’m so excited to be touring again,&#8221;</em> says John, <em>&#8220;that I’m choreographing songs and arranging stories in my sleep.&#8221;</em></strong></p> <p>John’s fans funded the album through PledgeMusic&#8217;s Direct to Fan platform and features new arrangements of many of his favourite songs, including <em>Mandy, Bridge Over Troubled Water, A Thousand Years</em> and the title track, <em>You Raise Me Up.</em> </p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;This album has been a thrilling personal journey for me,&#8221;</em> added John. <em>&#8220;Each lyric, each melody means something special. I can’t wait to perform them live for all my fans who helped fund You Raise Me Up.&#8221;</em></strong></p> ]]>
2015-06-06T19:30:00 2015-06-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunar Festival 2015 - SUNDAY]]>

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


<p>Lunar Festival 5 &#8211; 7 June</p> ]]>
2015-06-07T10:00:00 2015-06-07T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunar Festival Weekend Ticket (with camping)]]>

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


<p>Lunar Festival 5 &#8211; 7 June</p> ]]>
2015-06-07T10:00:00 2015-06-07T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Heath Quartet ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Heath Quartet complete their survey of Janáček's string quartets with String Quartet No 2: music of unbounded passion and startling urgency.

Heath Quartet. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg.

£9.50 – £28

Suffix: Haydn, Janáček and Tchaikovsky

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Piano Guys

£29.50 - £42.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Beginning as an internet phenomenon, <strong>The Piano Guys</strong> are four Utah dads who created a series of strikingly original self-made music videos with a quirky-yet-virtuoso take on making classical music hip, with a rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll style.</p> <p>With over 600 million views, 3.8 million subscribers of their YouTube videos and four chart topping albums, their staggering online popularity has resulted in sold out concerts around the world.</p> ]]>
2015-06-09T19:30:00 2015-06-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert, Strauss and Dvořák ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts Dvořák’s most personal symphony – and joins CBSO principal horn Elspeth Dutch in Strauss’s bubbly concerto.

Elspeth Dutch

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Will Gregory

£15

Suffix: Part of Capsule's Supersonic Festival

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


<p>Calling all fans of contemporary music, electronic music, rock, and pop.</p> <p>As one half of the electronic music sensation <strong>Goldfrapp,</strong> <a href="http://www.willgregorymoogensemble.co.uk/">Will Gregory</a> is passionate about creating new sounds and reinventing old ones.</p> <p>Here a stellar line-up stretches the possibilities of the Moog synthesiser through newly composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film.</p> <p>Marvel at 10 musicians on stage, including Portishead’s <strong>Adrian Utley</strong> and composer <strong>Graham Fitkin,</strong> perform works by <strong>Bach, John Carpenter, Burt Bacharach</strong> and <strong>Oliver Messiaen</strong> on a fascinating array of vintage instruments.</p> <p>To mark the 10th anniversary of Robert Moog’s death, a new piece by Will Gregory features a clocking device specially built for the ensemble that enables all 10 synths to be synced, producing music previously impossible to perform live. The result will be the audio equivalent of a Bridget Riley painting; full of colour and interlocking complexity whilst driving and immediate.</p> <p>Part of <a href="http://www.supersonicfestival.com">Supersonic Festival 2015 &#8211; For curious audiences</a><br /> Thursday 11 &#8211; 14 June<br /> Since the inception of Supersonic Festival in 2003, the event has firmly established itself as the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festival. With a sense of spectacle at the very heart of it, it always aims to capture the imagination of the audience. This year’s line-up is no exception, including live performances, kids gigs, workshops, films, talks and much more.</p> <p>Produced by sounduk. Funded by Arts Council England.</p> ]]>
2015-06-11T20:00:00 2015-06-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: Groove Diggers & Jazzlines Trio]]> Symphony Hall Foyer Bars 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Groove Diggers are the senior jazz band of Winterfold House School in Worcestershire, and winners of 2014’s Music For Youth National Partnership Jazz Award

Groove Diggers & Jazzlines Trio

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>The <strong>Groove Diggers</strong> are the senior jazz band of <strong>Winterfold House School</strong> in Worcestershire, and winners of 2014’s Music For Youth National Partnership Jazz Award. Following an afternoon workshop with the Jazzlines Trio they will be performing together in this special foyer jazz showcase.</p> ]]>
2015-06-12T17:00:00 2015-06-12T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Supersonic Kids Gig - Led by Flamingods]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 A fantastic gig for kids and their families, which aims to introduce children to experimental music.

Supersonic Kids Gig led by Flamingods

Free event for children under 10 and their families

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

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


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

An Evening with The Overtones

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

£21.50 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Clark Tracey. Image: Garry Corbett

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


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

Zimbe!

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><em>Zimbe!</em> is a 40 minute choral piece by one of Britain&#8217;s most exciting composers, <strong>Alexander L&#8217;Estrange</strong>. It is an imaginative fusion of traditional African song and jazz in a format that draws together adult and children choirs; the music is accessible, instantly likable and foot tappingly unforgettable!</p> ]]>
2015-06-14T14:30:00 2015-06-14T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra - Russian Classics]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5, £12 & £15

Ticket Information: £5, £12 & £15 plus transaction fee*


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2015-06-14T15:00:00 2015-06-14T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Paul Jacobs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Paul Jacobs and hear him play one of the finest organs in Europe in one of its greatest concert halls.

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

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


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

Matosinhos String Quartet. Photo © João Vasco

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Hear the best emerging classical talent in <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars, a series of recitals showcasing outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The Matosinhos String Quartet was formed in 2007 to serve the city of Matosinhos in Portugal. They studied at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra (Lisbon) and collectively they perform with great sensitivity and mastery. </p> <p>The Matosinhos String Quartet was nominated for <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars by the Calouste Gulbenkina Foundation Lisbon and Casa da Música Porto.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100991309?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/100991309">Matosinhos String Quartet</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-06-15T18:00:00 2015-06-15T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Midweek Explorer ]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer Sara Colman, while exploring music and making new friends.

Sara Colman

Wednesday 13 May - Wednesday 16 December, 10.30am

Free Event

Free Event

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<p>Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer <strong>Sara Colman</strong>. *</p> <p>Take time out in a relaxing and friendly space with your little ones, while exploring music and making new friends. </p> <p>Recommended for ages 5 and under.</p> <p><strong>Please note our August picnic is hosted by Holly Thomas and Andy Bunting.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-13T10:30:00 2015-12-16T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Andris Nelsons’ Farewell Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons says farewell to Birmingham with Mahler’s momentous Third Symphony and a new choral work by fellow-Latvian Ēriks Ešenvalds.

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *CBSO Cellos*


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

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>All good things come to an end. And on what’s sure to be an emotional evening, <strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> has chosen to say farewell to Birmingham with Mahler’s huge, rapturous hymn to nature &#8211; both unchanging, and forever renewing. </p> <p>A beautiful new choral work by Andris’s fellow-Latvian <strong>Ēriks Ešenvalds</strong> brings the orchestra, choruses, audience and conductor together to celebrate seven inspirational years.</p> ]]>
2015-06-18T19:30:00 2015-06-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Town Hall Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Learn more about the Town Hall’s rich heritage, walking in the footsteps of renowned artists, and exploring backstage areas.

Town Hall interior. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

Friday 19 June, 10.30am

£8.50

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


<p>Learn more about the Town Hall’s rich heritage and the changes it’s seen since opening in 1834.</p> <p>Walk in the footsteps of Prime Ministers, musicians and authors. Hear about <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> and <strong>Charles Dickens</strong> who launched new works here.</p> <p>Enjoy exploring backstage areas and see original works of art including the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/news/news/historic-town-hall-painting-comes-home/">original watercolour painting</a> by <strong>W Harris</strong> (1831), on permanent loan from Assay Office Birmingham.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 90 minutes.</p> <p>Please note that Town Hall tour tickets must be booked in advance and are available until the day before the tour. Please come to Town Hall stage door on arrival.</p> ]]>
2015-06-19T10:30:00 2015-08-21T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Paul Jacobs in Recital ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Grammy Award-winner Paul Jacobs is one of his generation’s most passionate advocates of the great European tradition.

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15.00 (£12.00 for Under 16s, Over 60s. , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as part of our Access Scheme ,

Billing: *Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra* present _Petrushka_ ,Lionel Friend *conductor* ,*Liang Shan* piano

Programme: |_. *Stravinsky* | Petrushka | %(duration)1947 version’% | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | Piano Concerto No 3, Op.30 in D minor |


<p>Join us for an evening of vibrant colours and romantic pathos as the Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra take to the stage under the charismatic baton of <strong>Lionel Friend</strong>.</p> <p>Stravinsky&#8217;s Petrushka plunges us into a world of theatrical spectacle and vivid characterisation. Often described as an ‘Everest of a concerto’, Rachmaninov&#8217;s third is full of sweeping romanticism, vocal lyricism and dazzling displays of virtuosity. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of our fine postgraduate performers, <strong>Liang Shan</strong>, put the piano through its paces in this much loved, yet technically challenging work.</p> ]]>
2015-06-19T19:30:00 2015-06-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Cathedral Tercentenary: Festival of Voices]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come together in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Birmingham Cathedral with a special concert at Town Hall.

Birmingham Cathedral Tercentenary

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Arabella Steinbacher. Photo © Jiri Hronik

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Dresden Philharmonic* ,*Michael Sanderling* Principal Conductor ,*Bertrand de Billy* Principal Guest Conductor ,*Kurt Masur* Conductor Laureate ,*Frauke Roth* General Director ,*Arabella Steinbacher* violin ,

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


<p>Dresden is a hallowed name in the world of classical music, and its conductor Michael Sanderling, too, comes from a fabled musical family. Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon; masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms frame Arabella Steinbacher’s gloriously fresh take on Mendelssohn’s ever-popular Violin Concerto.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Arabella Steinbacher is one of the leading violinists of her generation, famed for her passionate performances of Classical and Romantic concertos. This programme promises to showcase that passion, as Arabella performs Mendelssohn’s brilliant and much-loved Violin Concerto, joined by the Dresden Philharmonic.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-21T15:00:00 2015-06-21T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Unlimited Voices present Big Band and Swing]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Listen to music which has spanned the decades. Enjoy a feel good concert which will get your toes tapping.

Unlimited Voices

£15, £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>200 local singers invite you along to a summer party where they will be performing music from some of the Big Band greats, including a tribute to some of the best vocalists ever. Listen to music which has spanned the decades and is instantly recognizable, as it is given the great wall of sound treatment&#8230; a feel good concert which will get your toes tapping.</p> ]]>
2015-06-21T19:30:00 2015-06-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gig: Three Step Manoeuvre]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 An organ trio of young musicians specialising in hard-grooving funk music.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Doesn't have transaction fee

Billing: *David Ferris* organ ,*Ben Lee* guitar ,*Oscar Reynolds* drums ,


<p><strong>Three Step Manoeuvre</strong> are an organ trio of young musicians specialising in hard-grooving funk music. They came together through a shared love of artists such as funk pioneers like <strong>James Brown</strong> and <strong>The Meters</strong>, jazz legends such as <strong>Jimmy Smith</strong> and <strong>John Scofield</strong>, and modern groups including <strong>Lettuce and Soulive</strong>. </p> <p>Shortly after launching in 2013 they began a monthly residency at the Yardbird, Birmingham, which ran until the venues closure at the end of 2014. Having released their debut EP in November 2014, recent performances have included Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the legendary jazz club Matt &amp; Phreds in Manchester . They are currently planning a full album (to be recorded soon) and playing gigs across the country.</p> <p>You can fnid out more about the group by watching them <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDDuHxdW-V23eDFs9SREQVA">here</a> or listening to them&#8221; here&#8221;:https://soundcloud.com/three-step-manoeuvre.</p> ]]>
2015-06-21T20:30:00 2015-06-21T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Suzanne Vega]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pioneering American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega returns to Town Hall, marking 30 years since the release of her eponymous debut album.

Suzanne Vega

£28.50 - £38.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Idina Menzel

£35 - £85

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<p>Armonico Consort are committed to bringing high-quality choral &amp; orchestral music, and opera to new audiences.</p> ]]>
2015-06-23T19:00:00 2015-06-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Symphony Hall Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall, seeing where the stars relax and finding out hidden secrets!

Symphony Hall. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

£8.50

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


<p>Explore one of the world’s finest concert halls visited by over 11 million people.</p> <p>See where the stars relax by visiting a dressing room. Learn about the world-famous acoustics and design. Find out some hidden secrets! </p> <p>Duration: approximately 90 minutes.</p> ]]>
2015-06-24T11:00:00 2015-08-14T11:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Summer Showcase]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conducting Fellow Alpesh Chauhan leads the CBSO in an orchestral tour de force, including works from Strauss, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky and Cage.

CBSO Summer Showcase. Photo: Neil Pugh

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

David Arnold

£24.50 - £42.50 & £75 VIP

Suffix: With David Arnold & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Last Night of the Summer Proms

£14.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Celebrate the height of Summer with an evening packed full of your favourite classics, crowned by a jubilant flag-waving Proms finale. </p> <p>Plus a free glass of Summer Pimm’s for everyone in the audience.</p> ]]>
2015-06-27T19:30:00 2015-06-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Duruflé Requiem from Birmingham Bach Choir]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 A fabulous programme featuring music by Duruflé, Kodály, Fauré & Langlais, conducted by Paul Spicer

£12.50 & £15*

Ticket Information: All tickets: £15 (£12.50) plus transaction fee* , ,Those entitled to the concessionary price include: Students, Disabled and Senior Citizens

Billing: Duruflé Requiem from Birmingham Bach Choir


<p>A fabulous programme featuring music by Duruflé, Kodály, Fauré &amp; Langlais, conducted by Paul Spicer, with soloists David Wynne &amp; Claire Barnett-Jones and organist Alex Mason</p> <p>St Paul&#8217;s Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1QZ</p> <p>For full details <a href="www.birmingham.bachchoir.com">click here</a></p> ]]>
2015-06-27T19:30:00 2015-06-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Arabesque School Of Dance proudly presents Disney Delights]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


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2015-06-28T17:00:00 2015-07-05T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Gladys Knight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Empress of Soul Gladys Knight for a special concert at Symphony Hall as part of her UK tour

Gladys Knight. Photo: Derek Blanks

£45 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Frank Sinatra Jr

£40 - £160

Suffix: Sinatra sings Sinatra

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Burt Bacharach

£40 - £70

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Michael Seal. Photo: Neil Pugh.

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Claire Martin. Photo by John Haxby

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Carducci Quartet

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


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

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

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>A phantom ship, a satanic curse, and a love more powerful than death itself: Richard Wagner’s <em>The Flying Dutchman</em> might just be the ultimate Romantic opera. </p> <p>For Wagner novices, it’s an ideal place to start; for those who’ve followed Opera North’s triumphant concert <em>Ring</em> Cycle, this concert staging under Richard Farnes – with visuals by Peter Mumford – is an unmissable encore.</p> <p>Concert performance sung in German with English surtitles. Please note surtitles may not be visible from every seat. Please check when booking.</p> <p>There is no interval in this concert.</p> ]]>
2015-07-05T16:00:00 2015-07-05T16:00:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Tuesday 7 July 2015]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues - there's something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.

MFY National Festival 2015

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult)


<p>The Music for Youth National Festival returns to Birmingham and features performances from more than 8,000 of the UK&#8217;s most talented musicians, all aged 21 and under.</p> <p>From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues &#8211; there&#8217;s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget the <span class="caps">FREE</span> Festival Fringe taking place all week! Includes performances from guest artists, live music &#8216;satellite&#8217; stages dotted around the city and taster sessions in the Interactive Zone, Symphony Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mfy.org.uk/national">Click here for the full festival programme</a></p> <p>Under 5s go free (accompanied by a paying adult)</p> <p>Day ticket holders get access to:<br /> Infant and Junior groups at Symphony Hall Choirs at Town Hall</p> ]]>
2015-07-07T10:15:00 2015-07-07T10:15:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Wednesday 8 July 2015]]> From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues - there's something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.

MFY National Festival 2015

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult)


<p>The Music for Youth National Festival returns to Birmingham and features performances from more than 8,000 of the UK&#8217;s most talented musicians, all aged 21 and under.</p> <p>From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues &#8211; there&#8217;s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget the <span class="caps">FREE</span> Festival Fringe taking place all week! Includes performances from guest artists, live music &#8216;satellite&#8217; stages dotted around the city and taster sessions in the Interactive Zone, Symphony Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mfy.org.uk/national">Click here for the full festival programme</a></p> <p>Under 5s go free (accompanied by a paying adult)</p> <p>Day ticket holders get access to:<br /> Choirs at Symphony Hall<br /> Mixed ensemble and chamber groups in Adrian Boult Hall at the Birmingham Conservatoire</p> ]]>
2015-07-08T10:30:00 2015-07-08T10:30:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Thursday 9 July 2015]]> From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues - there's something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.

MFY National Festival 2015

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult)


<p>The Music for Youth National Festival returns to Birmingham and features performances from more than 8,000 of the UK&#8217;s most talented musicians, all aged 21 and under.</p> <p>From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues &#8211; there&#8217;s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget the <span class="caps">FREE</span> Festival Fringe taking place all week! Includes performances from guest artists, live music &#8216;satellite&#8217; stages dotted around the city and taster sessions in the Interactive Zone, Symphony Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mfy.org.uk/national">Click here for the full festival programme</a></p> <p>Under 5s go free (accompanied by a paying adult)</p> <p>Day ticket holders get access to:<br /> Brass and Wind Bands at Symphony Hall<br /> World, folk and roots groups in Adrian Boult Hall at the Birmingham Conservatoire</p> ]]>
2015-07-09T10:15:00 2015-07-09T10:15:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Friday 10 July 2015]]> From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues - there's something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.

MFY National Festival 2015

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult)


<p>The Music for Youth National Festival returns to Birmingham and features performances from more than 8,000 of the UK&#8217;s most talented musicians, all aged 21 and under.</p> <p>From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues &#8211; there&#8217;s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget the <span class="caps">FREE</span> Festival Fringe taking place all week! Includes performances from guest artists, live music &#8216;satellite&#8217; stages dotted around the city and taster sessions in the Interactive Zone, Symphony Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mfy.org.uk/national">Click here for the full festival programme</a></p> <p>Under 5s go free (accompanied by a paying adult)</p> <p>Day ticket holders get access to:<br /> From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues &#8211; there&#8217;s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.</p> ]]>
2015-07-10T10:30:00 2015-07-10T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2015]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2015 - Moseley Park

Rachael Cohen (image by Stephen Jay)

£19 - £89

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


<p>Jazzlines are delighted to once again curate a stage at Mostly Jazz Funk &amp; Soul Festival on Sunday 12th July in Moseley Park. The Sunday line up has a strong jazz focus and the Jazzlines stage showcases a vibrant range of jazz music coming out of Birmingham.</p> <p><strong>Mostly Jazz Funk &amp; Soul Festival 2015 Line Up:</strong></p> <p><strong>Friday &#8211; 10th July 2015</strong></p> <p>Sugarhill gang // Furious Five feat Melle Mel &amp; Scorpio // Soil &amp; Pimp Sessions //The Mouse Outfit feat. Dr Syntax &amp; Sparkz // The Milk // Namiwa Jazz // Free School // Boom Operators // Kioko // Amy Fitz Doyley</p> <p><strong>Saturday &#8211; 11th July 2015</strong></p> <p>Roy Ayers // Craig Charles // Cymande // Hackney Colliery Band // The Gene Dudley Group // Ephemerals // Filthy Six // New Street Adventure // The Atlantic Players</p> <p><strong>Sunday &#8211; 12th July 2015</strong></p> <p>Gregory Porter // The James Hunter Six // Tenors of Kalma feat. Jimi Tenor // Johnny Hoo // Hansu-tori // ∆utumn // Rachel Cohen quartet // Urban Soul Family // Steve Tromans axis Band // Jazzlines Ensemble</p> <p><a href="http://mostlyjazz.co.uk/">mostlyjazz.co.uk</a></p> ]]>
2015-07-10T13:00:00 2015-07-12T11:00:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Friday 10 July 2015 - Evening Jazz at Town Hall]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear a slick selection of Jazz and Blues performances from the UK's most exciting young musicians. Featuring dixie, swing, and big band amongst others.

MFY National Festival 2015

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £3 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult) ,


<p>Hear a slick selection of Jazz and Blues performances from the UK&#8217;s most exciting young musicians. Featuring dixie, swing, and big band amongst others.</p> <p>Unearth the future stars of the jazz world in this special evening gig &#8211; part of the Music for Youth National Festival. 2015.</p> <p>Day ticket holders can access this event using their pass.</p> ]]>
2015-07-10T19:30:00 2015-07-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Saturday 11 July 2015]]> From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues - there's something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.

Ticket Information: £8 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult)


<p>The Music for Youth National Festival returns to Birmingham and features performances from more than 8,000 of the UK&#8217;s most talented musicians, all aged 21 and under.</p> <p>From folk, world and roots to western classical; from rock, pop and urban to jazz and blues &#8211; there&#8217;s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget the <span class="caps">FREE</span> Festival Fringe taking place all week! Includes performances from guest artists, live music &#8216;satellite&#8217; stages dotted around the city and taster sessions in the Interactive Zone, Symphony Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mfy.org.uk/national">Click here for the full festival programme</a></p> <p>Under 5s go free (accompanied by a paying adult)</p> <p>Day ticket holders get access to:<br /> Orchestras at Symphony Hall<br /> Rock, pop and urban acts at Town Hall<br /> New Music Stage in Adrian Boult Hall at the Birmingham Conservatoire</p> ]]>
2015-07-11T10:30:00 2015-07-11T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2015 - SATURDAY]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund.


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2015-07-11T11:00:00 2015-07-11T11:00:00
<![CDATA[MFY National Festival - Frequencies]]> Discover new talent. Frequencies features the UK's up and coming talent in popular music. Enjoy a great mix of rock, indie, and urban tunes from some of the most exciting talent, all aged 21 and under.

Frequencies

Suffix: Part of the MFY National Festival

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged 5-21 £3 plus transaction fee* , ,Children aged under 5 FREE (1 free ticket per paying adult) ,


<p>Discover new talent. Frequencies features the UK&#8217;s up and coming talent in popular music. Enjoy a great mix of rock, indie, and urban tunes from some of the most exciting talent, all aged 21 and under.</p> <p>Part of the <a href="http://www.mfy.org.uk/national"><span class="caps">MFY</span> National Festival</a> (7-11 July)</p> <p>Under 5s go free (accompanied by a paying adult)</p> <p>Day ticket holders get access to:<br /> Orchestras at Symphony Hall<br /> Rock, pop and urban acts at Town Hall<br /> New Music Stage in Adrian Boult Hall at the Birmingham Conservatoire</p> ]]>
2015-07-11T19:00:00 2015-07-11T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul - WEEKEND TICKET]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund.


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2015-07-12T11:00:00 2015-07-12T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2015 - SUNDAY]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Billing: Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund.


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2015-07-12T11:00:00 2015-07-12T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Brolly & Friends 2015 Irish Charity Night ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Bob Brolly and his Irish friends for a spectacular fundraising concert at Symphony Hall.

Bob Brolly

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


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

Mary Chapin Carpenter

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*


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

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

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Mirga Gražinté-Tyla* conductor

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


<p><strong>Tchaikovsky’s</strong> tuneful ballet, <strong>Barber’s</strong> nostalgic memory of another summer’s day 100 years ago, and <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> most energized symphony: perfect music for a summer evening. </p> <p>Tonight the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span></strong> is joined by an outstanding young conductor, fresh from her recent appointment as Assistant Conductor at the LA Philharmonic, for a programme sure to warm you up whatever the weather!</p> ]]>
2015-07-23T19:30:00 2015-07-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Badly Drawn Boy]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Badly Drawn Boy brings his The Hour of Bewilderbeast’s 15th Anniversary Tour to Town Hall.

Badly Drawn Boy

Saturday 25 July, doors at 7pm, start time TBC

£18.50 - £22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50, £20, £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of <em>The Hour of Bewilderbeast</em> album, <strong>Badly Drawn Boy</strong> has announced <em>The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’s UK tour</em> &#8211; with one night at Birmingham&#8217;s Town Hall! </p> <p>Badly Drawn Boy, aka <strong>Damon Gough</strong>, and his band will be performing the Mercury Prize winning album in its entirety &#8211; including the much loved singles <em>Once Around The Block, Pissing In The Wind</em> and <em>Disillusion.</em> There will also feature another set of other Badly Drawn Boy classics and old favourites.</p> <p>The album was originally released on BDB’s own label <em>Twisted Nerve</em> through XL Recordings on June 26th 2000. XL will be releasing a remastered, expanded version of the album featuring unheard tracks later in the Autumn.</p> ]]>
2015-07-25T19:00:00 2015-07-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a joyride through four centuries of orchestral favourites, as the CBSO Youth Orchestra perform at Symphony Hall.

CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Billing: *Michael Seal* conductor

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


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

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Tuesday 28 July - Sunday 2 August

£12 - £14

Prefix: Stiles and Drewe's

Suffix: A very curly musical tale

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Gareth Gates* ,*Simon Webbe* ,*Leanne Jones* ,*Taofique Folarin*


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

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Photo © Jason Alden

£9.50 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Andy Isherwood

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>The London-based saxophonist <strong>Andy Isherwood</strong> returns to Birmingham after touring with bands as varied as <strong>The Drifters</strong> and the <strong>Strictly Come Dancing</strong> band! Recently working with the <span class="caps">RSC</span> and our own brassy <strong>Young Pilgrims</strong>, Andy is also a brilliant and in-demand teacher, so expect to hear him on saxes, flute or clarinet, along with his exciting surprise band, with musical games his speciality!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-08-15T10:30:00 2015-08-15T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Moseley Folk Festival 2015 - FRIDAY]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: Day Tickets - £19 (12-15 year olds) & £39 (adult) ,Weekend tickets - £43 (12-15 year olds) & £89 (adults) ,2 day tickets (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday) - £35 (12-15 year olds) & £69 (adults) ,Under 12s free with a paying adult , , ,Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund. ,


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2015-09-04T13:00:00 2015-09-04T13:00:00
<![CDATA[163rd British Open Brass Band Championship ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 eighteen of the finest brass bands from around the globe face the challenging prospect of performing a brand new composition by Stephen Roberts.

British Open Brass Band Championship

£12 - £23

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £15, £18, £21, £23


<p>Symphony Hall will once again host the British Open Brass Band Championship on Saturday 5th September 10.00am.</p> <p>The British Open is the world&#8217;s oldest music competition dating back to 1853 and this year, eighteen of the finest brass bands from around the globe face the challenging prospect of performing a brand new composition by the renowned composer and French horn player, Stephen Roberts.</p> <p>&#8216;Reflections on Swan Lake&#8217; is Stephen&#8217;s homage to the great Russian composer, Tchaikovsky and what is arguably the most famous and identifiable ballet music of all time.</p> <p>This is the third time that Stephen Roberts has received a commission from the British Open and once again, he has devised a piece of music that promises to be not just a stern test for the musicians, but a great day&#8217;s listening for the audience.</p> <p>The competition will see the defending champion, Black Dyke taking to the stage in a bid to retain the title along with the other seventeen invited bands which includes for the first time, Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern, the 2014 European champion, will be in attendance from Switzerland.</p> <p>The audience will witness immense performances from the world’s finest brass bands throughout a day of exhilarating musical achievement. </p> ]]>
2015-09-05T10:00:00 2015-09-05T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Moseley Folk Festival 2015 - SATURDAY]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: Day Tickets - £19 (12-15 year olds) & £39 (adult) ,Weekend tickets - £43 (12-15 year olds) & £89 (adults) ,2 day tickets (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday) - £35 (12-15 year olds) & £69 (adults) ,Under 12s free with a paying adult , , ,Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund. ,


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2015-09-05T11:00:00 2015-09-05T11:00:00
<![CDATA[V E Day 70th and Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Concert & Dance]]> Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum Explore the stunning museum venue and take the unique opportunity to dance underneath a Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, accompanied by the sounds of Glenn Miller, the songs of Frank Sinatra and classic war movie themes.

V E Day

£12.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following last year’s sell out concert to commemorate 100 years of World War One and the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, <strong>The Don Mather Big Band</strong> and vocalist &amp; compere <br /> <strong>Gary Lewis</strong> return for the 70th Anniversary of V E Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Thinktank Science Museum.</p> <p>Explore the stunning museum venue and take the unique opportunity to dance underneath a Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, accompanied by the sound of <strong>Glenn Miller</strong>, the songs of <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong> and classic war movie themes. </p> <p>Celebrate 100 years since the birth of <em>Ol&#8217; Blue Eyes</em> and remember <strong>Winston Churchill</strong> 50 years on after his death with guest singers <strong>Megan Daniels, Mark Carter, Victoria Trigger</strong> and <strong>Colin Jordan</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-09-05T19:30:00 2015-09-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Moseley Folk Festival 2015 - SUNDAY]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: Day Tickets - £19 (12-15 year olds) & £39 (adult) ,Weekend tickets - £43 (12-15 year olds) & £89 (adults) ,2 day tickets (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday) - £35 (12-15 year olds) & £69 (adults) ,Under 12s free with a paying adult , , ,Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund. ,


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2015-09-06T11:00:00 2015-09-06T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Moseley Folk Festival 2015 - WEEKEND (with camping)]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: Day Tickets - £19 (12-15 year olds) & £39 (adult) ,Weekend tickets - £43 (12-15 year olds) & £89 (adults) ,2 day tickets (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday) - £35 (12-15 year olds) & £69 (adults) ,Under 12s free with a paying adult , , ,Please don’t bring alcohol or glassware to the festival ,Last admission is 9:00pm // sorry no dogs allowed (except for guide dogs) ,Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult ,On arrival you can exchange your ticket for a wristband. Please do not remove your wristband for the duration of your ticket. Once removed wristbands are void and cannot be replaced. ,The festival reserves the right to withdraw or substitute artists, and to vary the advertised programme and timings with no liability to refund. ,


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2015-09-06T11:00:00 2015-09-06T11:00:00
<![CDATA[DICK vs DOM]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 IT'S FIGHT TIME as Dick and Dom go head to head in the ring

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<p>IT&#8217;S <span class="caps">FIGHT</span> <span class="caps">TIME</span> as <strong>Dick and Dom</strong> go head to head in the ring. The audience compete against each other in a succession of mad cap games. Expect full on entertainment for kids and parents from the 4 time <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> winning legends on their first and explosive live tour.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gaoy2rENE0k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-09-06T11:00:00 2015-09-06T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Brass Band Gala Concert featuring Black Dyke Band, Cory Band and Fodens Band]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join us for a special event: Brass Band Gala Concert featuring Black Dyke Band, Cory Band and Fodens Band

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


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2015-09-06T14:30:00 2015-09-06T14:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Sir Simon Rattle conducts The Dream of Gerontius]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sir Simon Rattle returns to the hall he was so instrumental in the creation of, with one of the world’s greatest orchestras, to perform one of Elgar’s supreme choral masterpieces.

Sir Simon Rattle. Photo: Stephan Rabold

£9.50 - £90

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £29, £38, £50, £62.50, £75, £90 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £27.50, £36, £47.50, £60, £70, £85 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*Sir Simon Rattle* conductor ,*Magdalena Kožená* mezzo-soprano ,*Toby Spence* tenor ,*Roderick Williams* baritone ,*BBC Proms Youth Choir*

Programme: |_. *Elgar* | _The Dream of Gerontius_ | %(duration)100'% |


<p><strong>Sir Simon Rattle</strong> returns to the hall he was so instrumental in the creation of, with one of the world’s greatest orchestras, three world-class soloists, and a massed choir drawn from the entire UK. </p> <p>The work? Elgar’s supreme choral masterpiece, <em>The Dream of Gerontius.</em> It’s been performed many times in Birmingham since its premiere here in 1900 – but never quite like this. </p> <p>Self-recommending.</p> <blockquote> <p>At the bottom of his completed Gerontius manuscript, Elgar scribbled a few lines of Ruskin, including the words, ‘this is the best of me.’ Few would argue with him – this extraordinary oratorio, first premiered in Birmingham in 1900, is arguably Elgar’s finest work, and with former <span class="caps">CBSO</span> conductor Sir Simon Rattle at the helm, his great masterpiece really is ‘coming home.’</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>Choir, Choir boxes and Stalls front four rows not available.<br /> We are very grateful to Mrs Julian Blackwell for her generous support of this concert.</p> ]]>
2015-09-08T19:30:00 2015-09-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jethro Tull The Rock Opera performed by Ian Anderson]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The concert tells the story of the original Jethro Tull's life, illustrated with Anderson's best-known songs from the rock band Jethro Tull repertoire. Featuring video and virtual guests.

Jethro Tull performed by Ian Anderson

£28 - £32

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Martin Maudsley

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Look forward to a new and spellbinding live performance of <strong>Prokofiev’s</strong> well-loved family classic, sparkling with vibrant storytelling and musical delights! </p> <p>Featuring acclaimed storyteller <strong>Martin Maudsley</strong>, alongside violin, accordion and bassoon, the <strong>Little Wolf Gang</strong> present a thrilling theatrical interaction between classical music and dynamic storytelling.</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-09-12T10:30:00 2015-09-12T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Richard Thompson - Electric Trio Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Richard Thompson, one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters visits Symphony Hall.

Richard Thompson

£25, £28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £28.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Named by <strong>Rolling Stone Magazine</strong> as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, <strong>Richard Thompson</strong> is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received <strong>Lifetime Achievement Awards</strong> for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic &#8211; from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s <span class="caps">BBC</span> Awards and the prestigious <strong>Ivor Novello</strong>. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the <span class="caps">OBE</span> (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors &amp; Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year”</p> <p>Thompson’s genre defying mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar along with dizzying energy and onstage wit continue to earn Richard Thompson massive new fans and a place as one of the most distinctive virtuosos in folk rock history.</p> ]]>
2015-09-13T19:30:00 2015-09-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with King Crimson]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 King Crimson arrive at Symphony Hall for their first UK tour outside of London since 1982.

King Crimson

£39.50 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><strong>King Crimson</strong> brings their unique brand of prog rock to Symphony Hall for their first UK tour outside of London since 1982.</p> <p>With seven players and three drummers, the newest incarnation of the group is described as the <em>&#8216;most expansive and possibly its best yet&#8217;</em> (Hollywood Reporter).</p> <p><strong>Robert Fripp</strong> (guitar) explains, <em>&#8216;At 18.55 King Crimson <span class="caps">VIII</span> moved to its next stage of actualization. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers&#8230;The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode.&#8217;</em></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>As cerebral as King Crimson’s music is, with its mandatory virtuosity and its mathematical systems within systems, what comes across first and last is fury.</strong><br /> New York Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-14T19:30:00 2015-09-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Royal Danish Orchestra perform Nielsen]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Royal Danish Orchestra perform Nielsen in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.

Royal Danish Orchestra. Photo: Natascha Thiara Rydvald

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £27.50, £33.50, £38.50, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £26.50, £32, £36.50, £43 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Royal Danish Orchestra* ,*Michael Boder* conductor ,*Petra Lang* soprano ,

Programme: |_. *Per Nørgård* | _Iris_ | %(duration)12'% | ,|_. *Schönberg* | _Erwartung_ Op 17 | %(duration)30'% | ,|_. *Nielsen* | Symphony No 5 Op 50 | %(duration)34'% |


<p><strong>Carl Nielsen</strong> actually played in the <strong>Royal Danish Orchestra</strong> – so there’s no orchestra in the world with a longer tradition of performing his music. </p> <p>In this anniversary year, <span class="caps">RDO</span> principal conductor <strong>Michael Boder</strong> brings arguably Nielsen’s finest symphony to Birmingham, showcases the great Wagnerian soprano <strong>Petra Lang</strong> and opens with the ravishing <em>Iris</em> by Denmark’s pre-eminent living composer.</p> <p>Choir seats not available.</p> ]]>
2015-09-16T19:30:00 2015-09-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Crosby, Stills & Nash as they perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material at Symphony Hall.

Crosby, Stills & Nash. Credit Eleanor Stills

£46 & £56

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Tubular Bells for Two

£17.50 - £19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>One album, two men, too many instruments. The multi-award winning hit show returns!</p> <p>In a tense and thrilling ride, two crazy Aussies perform <strong>Mike Oldfield&#8217;s</strong> masterpiece, <em>Tubular Bells</em>, with a twist. They are run off their feet as they tackle over 20 instruments to accomplish a feat that usually requires an entire entourage of musicians.</p> <p>Be taken on an epic journey, from the eerie theme from <em>The Exorcist</em>, to the raucous sound of <em>The Caveman</em>. This physically demanding performance has mesmerised sellout audiences worldwide.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ Musical equivalent of the triathlon, with bells on</strong> <br /> (Scotsman)</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ A tour de force in every sense of the phrase</strong><br /> (Edinburgh Evening News)</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-18T20:00:00 2015-09-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 A-Z of the CBSO]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Michael Seal and the full CBSO walk you through an A to Z of the orchestra: with music ranging from Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine to Hans Zimmer's Pirates of the Caribbean!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>All areas one price: £10+ transaction fee</p><ul><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</li></ul>

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Includes</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>Adams</strong></th><td>Short Ride in a Fast Machine</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar</strong></th><td>Nimrod</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mozart</strong></th><td>Jupiter Symphony Finale</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Prokoviev</strong></th><td>Romeo & Juliet</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Vivaldi</strong></th><td>Four Seasons (excerpt)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Zimmer</strong></th><td>Pirates of the Carribean</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Put 90 top-flight musicians on one stage, and there’s no limit to what they can do. Three centuries in the making, the symphony orchestra is still the ultimate piece of music technology: at home in the concert hall or the movie studio, and capable of summoning up over 300 years of music in breathtaking live sound. Tonight, Michael Seal and the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> walk you through an A to Z of the orchestra: with music ranging from Adams&#8217; <em>Short Ride in a Fast Machine</em> to Hans Zimmer&#8217;s <em>Pirates of the Caribbean!</em></p><p>If you&#8217;re not sure where to begin with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, come along for just a tenner to find out more. And if you&#8217;re a regular &#8211; why not bring a friend to introduce them?</p> ]]>
2015-09-19T19:00:00 2015-09-19T19:00:00
<![CDATA[UKBFF Midlands Championship 2015 - Session 1: 11am-3pm]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15 per session, £20 day ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation) Midlands Championship 2015

Sunday 20 September, All Day Ticket

£20 Day Ticket

Segmentation Code: non

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£15, 20 Day Ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Got 2 Sing Choir

£16 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Peter and Dan Snow

£15 & £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>This June marks 200 years since the <strong>Battle of Waterloo</strong>, one of the world&#8217;s most famous and important battles. To mark this significant anniversary <strong>Peter</strong> and <strong>Dan Snow</strong> will give a fascinating talk, illustrating the climactic showdown between the military giants of the age: Napoleon and Wellington. </p> <p>On the morning of Sunday 18 June 1815 these figures faced each other for the first and only time across the sodden rolling Belgian farmland south of Brussels. More than 150,000 French, British, Dutch and Prussian soldiers fought in this epic, bloody and decisive encounter that ended the Napoleonic Wars and led to decades of international peace in Europe.</p> ]]>
2015-09-21T19:30:00 2015-09-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Birmingham audiences need no introduction to the fabulous Simon Trpčeski, in the grandest of romantic piano concertos

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p> £12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Sibelius</strong></th><td>Finlandia</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rachmaninov</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 3</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Nielsen</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4 (Inextinguishable)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable.” And from volcanic opening to final life-and-death battle, Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony is one of those pieces that you just have to hear live. Birmingham audiences need no introduction to the fabulous Simon Trpčeski, in the grandest of romantic piano concertos, but this should be a powerful debut for conductor Cristian Măcelaru.</p> ]]>
2015-09-23T19:30:00 2015-09-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Birmingham audiences need no introduction to the fabulous Simon Trpčeski, in the grandest of romantic piano concertos

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p> £12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Sibelius</strong></th><td>Finlandia</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rachmaninov</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 3</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Nielsen</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4 (Inextinguishable)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable.” And from volcanic opening to final life-and-death battle, Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony is one of those pieces that you just have to hear live. Birmingham audiences need no introduction to the fabulous Simon Trpčeski, in the grandest of romantic piano concertos, but this should be a powerful debut for conductor Cristian Măcelaru.</p> ]]>
2015-09-24T14:15:00 2015-09-24T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Debussy Sonatas]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 In the darkest days on the First World War, Claude Debussy turned back to the baroque – and discovered a lost domain of enchantment and beauty

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *Catherine Ardagh-Walter* cello ,*Caroline Simon* violin ,*John Thwaites* piano ,*Christopher Yates* viola ,*Marie-Christine Zupancic* flute ,*Céline Saout* harp ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Debussy</strong></th><td>Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L.410</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Debussy</strong></th><td>Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, L.135</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Debussy</strong></th><td>Sonata for flute, viola and harp, L.137</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>In the darkest days on the First World War, Claude Debussy turned back to the baroque – and discovered a lost domain of enchantment and beauty. The playful Cello Sonata, the poetic Violin Sonata and the shimmering Sonata for Flute Viola and Harp were created together, and when they’re played together, the effect is unforgettable. Spoil yourself this lunchtime.</p><p><em>Remembering the First World War</em></p> ]]>
2015-09-25T13:10:00 2015-09-25T13:10:00
<![CDATA[The BIG Chris Barber Band ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Europe's most successful jazz band, The BIG Chris Barber Band, promises an exciting evening of high quality jazz and blues at Town Hall, Birmingham

The BIG Chris Barber Band

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


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

Nicola Benedetti

£20 - £32.50

Suffix: Italy and The Four Seasons

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Diana Krall

£40 - £60

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Cliff Richard. Photo: Michelle Kloboucnik.

£65 - £75

Suffix: The 75th Birthday Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Join <strong>Sir Cliff Richard</strong> for the opening night of his 75th Birthday Tour at Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Celebrating his 56th anniversary in the music business this year, Cliff is the ultimate pop star and indisputably Britain&#8217;s all-time greatest hit-maker. His remarkable career has included many successful films, musicals, concert tours and television shows, all contributing to the Cliff Richard legend. </p> <p>Cliff released his debut album in 1959, and has since released 46 studio albums, seven soundtracks, 11 live albums, and 35 compilations. He released his 100th album <em>The Fabulous Rock &#8216;n&#8217; Roll Songbook</em> in November last year, and it is Cliff&#8217;s tribute to the greats of rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll who inspired and influenced him, such as <strong>Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry,</strong> and <strong>Buddy Holly.</strong></p> <p>Enjoy a truly special evening with Cliff to celebrate his landmark birthday. </p> ]]>
2015-09-29T19:45:00 2015-09-29T19:45:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Sibelius' Fifth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony begins with a glowing sunrise and ends with a vision of a flight of swans – and one of the simplest but noblest melodies ever written

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mendelssohn ,</strong></th><td>Overture, The Hebrides</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mozart ,</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 9, K.271 </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sibelius</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony begins with a glowing sunrise and ends with a vision of a flight of swans – and one of the simplest but noblest melodies ever written. A real <span class="caps">CBSO</span> speciality, there’s no finer way to salute Sibelius in his anniversary year; first, though, Edward Gardner takes us to sea with Felix Mendelssohn, and joins the masterly Lars Vogt in Mozart’s little jewel of a piano concerto.</p><p><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 30 Sept, 1pm: Edward Gardner in conversation with <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist Catherine Arlidge.<br /> 1 Oct, 6.15pm: An introduction to Sibelius by acclaimed author and journalist Jessica Duchen.</p> ]]>
2015-09-30T14:15:00 2015-09-30T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: CBSO Wind Ensemble & Lars Vogt]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​When a great soloist joins us for chamber music, it’s always a special occasion – so we’re thrilled to welcome back the incomparable Lars Vogt.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *Lars Vogt* piano ,*Rainer Gibbons* oboe ,*Elspeth Dutch* horn ,*Oliver Janes* clarinet ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Debussy</strong></th><td>Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L.410</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Debussy</strong></th><td>Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, L.135</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Debussy</strong></th><td>Sonata for flute, viola and harp, L.137</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>When a great soloist joins us for chamber music, it’s always a special occasion – so we’re thrilled to welcome back the incomparable Lars Vogt. And we’re even more thrilled that he’s chosen to play the two finest works ever composed for piano and wind instruments. Five superb players and some of the greatest chamber music ever written: this should be quite something.</p> ]]>
2015-10-01T13:10:00 2015-10-01T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Sibelius' Fifth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony begins with a glowing sunrise and ends with a vision of a flight of swans – and one of the simplest but noblest melodies ever written

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mendelssohn ,</strong></th><td>Overture, The Hebrides</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mozart ,</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 9, K.271 </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sibelius</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony begins with a glowing sunrise and ends with a vision of a flight of swans – and one of the simplest but noblest melodies ever written. A real <span class="caps">CBSO</span> speciality, there’s no finer way to salute Sibelius in his anniversary year; first, though, Edward Gardner takes us to sea with Felix Mendelssohn, and joins the masterly Lars Vogt in Mozart’s little jewel of a piano concerto.</p><p><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 30 Sept, 1pm: Edward Gardner in conversation with <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist Catherine Arlidge.<br /> 1 Oct, 6.15pm: An introduction to Sibelius by acclaimed author and journalist Jessica Duchen.</p> ]]>
2015-10-01T19:30:00 2015-10-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Strauss' Salome]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hear every last shiver and sigh of Strauss’s extraordinary Salome, as Kirill Karabits brings the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to Birmingham.

Lise Lindstrom. Image: Lisa Marie Mazzucco

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £27.50, £33.50, £38.50, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £26.50, £32, £36.50, £43 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra* ,*Kiril Karabits* conductor ,*Lise Lindstrom* Salome ,*James Rutherford* Jochanaan ,*Kim Begley* Herodes ,*Birgit Remmert* Herodias ,*Andrew Staples* Narraboth ,*David Soar* 1st Nazarene ,*Anna Burford* Herodias’ Page ,

Programme: |_. *Strauss* | _Salome_ Op 54 | %(duration)109'% |


<p>From shimmering, silken opening to shockingly decadent denouement, <strong>Richard Strauss’s</strong> <em>Salome</em> is quite simply one of the most overwhelming experiences in all opera. And in Symphony Hall you’ll hear every last shiver and sigh of Strauss’s extraordinary score, as <strong>Kirill Karabits</strong> brings the <strong>Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra</strong> and an all-star cast to Birmingham for one unforgettable night.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Kirill Karabits.</p> <p>Choir and stalls front four rows not available.</p> <p>Please note there is no interval in this concert.</p> ]]>
2015-10-02T19:30:00 2015-10-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Squeeze with Dr John Cooper Clarke]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The enduring British pop act visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour as a band for three years, performing classic hits plus songs from From The Cradle To The Grave.

Saturday 3 October, doors at 7pm

£32.50 - £47.50

Suffix: From The Cradle To The Grave

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p><strong>Squeeze,</strong> the enduring British pop act whose songs have tenderly and wittily chronicled life and love stretching across four decades, visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour as a band for three years. </p> <p>Expect hits such as <em>Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted,</em> plus songs from forthcoming album <em>From The Cradle To The Grave</em>, which marks their first collection of new tracks since 1998.</p> <p>Chris says of their fresh songs: <em>“We’ve grown up a lot in the last few years, musically. For the first five years back together, we were saying ‘this is where we came from’. Now, this is where we are. We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow.”</em></p> <p>Many of the new songs will feature in a forthcoming TV comedy series <em>Cradle To Grave</em> based on the life of their old friend Danny Baker, the writer and broadcaster, starring Peter Kay as Danny’s father Fred.</p> <p>The support is from poet and punk godfather <strong>Dr John Cooper Clarke,</strong> the bard of Salford, known for his quickfire delivery of dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse. The creator of <em>(I Married A) Monster From Outer Space, Evidently Chickentown</em> and <em>Beasley Street</em> has collaborated with Arctic Monkeys and recently recorded a new version of 1960s hit MacArthur Park with Hugh Cornwell and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.</p> ]]>
2015-10-03T19:00:00 2015-10-03T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Byrne brings his brand of verbose, organised chaos and near legendary stock-in-trade audience participation to Town Hall!

Jason Byrne

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Pre-sale Info: THSH Member’s pre-sale: *Thursday 30th April 2015 | 10am* ,General on sale date: *Friday 1st May 2015 | 10am* ,


<p>Byrne’s very own brand of verbose, organised chaos and near legendary stock-in-trade audience participation has seen him coined <em>&#8216;the outright king of live comedy&#8217;</em> <strong>by *The Times</strong>. So it is no surprise that he is the biggest selling comedian at the <strong>Edinburgh Fringe Festival</strong>, and that in 2015 he will be celebrating his 20th year of solo shows!</p> <p>It’s been a busy few years for Byrne. In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his* Radio 2* show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious <strong>Sony Radio Gold Award.</strong> As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne&#8217;s Snaptastic Show for TV3 in Ireland, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme <strong>Wild Things on Sky1.</strong></p> <p>Also seen on* Live at the Apollo (<span class="caps">BBC</span> One), The Royal Variety Show (<span class="caps">ITV</span>), John Bishop’s Christmas Show (BBC1*), and <strong>Father Figure (<span class="caps">BBC</span> One</strong>) of which he is creator and star. </p> <blockquote> <p>Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a bottle – Jason Byrne could do no wrong’ <em>Edinburgh Evening News</em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Unmissable_ (Evening Standard)_</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-03T20:00:00 2015-10-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[DMS Anniversary Concert - A Fusion of Music and Dance]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Over 300 musicians will perform live on stage in this spectacular show, co-hosted by rock legend, Birmingham's own Bev Bevan.

DMS ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

£6 - £18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Belinda Carlisle

£32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Lead singer of the <strong>Go-Gos</strong> and solo pop icon <strong>Belinda Carlisle</strong> returns to Birmingham with her instantly identifiable vocals.</p> <p>With hit singles including <em>Heaven is a Place On Earth, We Got The Beat</em> and <em>Our Lips Are Sealed,</em> she helped break down the door for many female guitar bands that followed.</p> <p>See one of pop’s true survivors as her voice blends with the fantastic acoustics of Town Hall.</p> <p>Suitable for 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)</p> ]]>
2015-10-04T20:00:00 2015-10-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Elgar's First]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 One of the most stirring experiences in British music, beginning and ending with what might be the best tune even Elgar ever composed.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Wigglesworth</strong></th><td>Études-Tableaux</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Britten </strong></th><td>Our Hunting Fathers</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 1</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>When Elgar’s First Symphony was premiered in 1908, the audience simply stood up and cheered. A century on, it’s still one of the most stirring experiences in British music, beginning and ending with what might be the best tune even Elgar ever composed. For Ryan Wigglesworth – a composer himself – it’s an inspiration. His colourful Études- Tableaux complements Britten’s extraordinary zoological song-cycle, sung by a truly great British tenor.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>6.15pm Professor Rachel Cowgill, Head of Music &amp; Drama from the University of Huddersfield, presents a student-friendly analysis of Elgar’s First Symphony (<span class="caps">GCSE</span> &amp; A-Level set work).</p> ]]>
2015-10-07T19:30:00 2015-10-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Henning Wehn ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following his sold out date at Town Hall last year German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn returns to Town Hall

Henning Wehn

£15.50

Suffix: Eins, Zwei, DIY

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns… though he still couldn’t eat a whole one.</p> <p>As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn’t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.</p> <p>Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class.</p> <p>Following his sold out date at Town Hall last year <strong>Henning Wehn</strong> returns to deliver his evening-long crash course in Anglo-German relations, as well as having a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A diplomatic masterclass</strong> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brought the audience to its knees</strong> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Marvellous</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-07T20:00:00 2015-10-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Kaleidoscope Ensemble]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Edward Elgar himself knew there was something unique about his Piano Quintet - a haunted, impassioned masterpiece written in the dying days of the First World War.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *Kaleidoscope Ensemble* ,*Jane Wright* violin ,*Elizabeth Golding* violin ,*Michael Jenkinson* viola ,*Helen Edgar* cello ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Stravinsky</strong></th><td>The Soldier's Tale: Suite for Violin, Clarinet ' Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“It’s ghostly stuff.” Even Edward Elgar himself knew there was something unique about his Piano Quintet &#8211; a haunted, impassioned masterpiece written in the dying days of the First World War. This is an Elgar the public rarely saw, and it’s the perfect complement to a real rarity: a reconstructed suite for string quartet by George Butterworth, who died in the mud of the Somme.</p> ]]>
2015-10-08T13:10:00 2015-10-08T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Fisherman's Friends bring the shanty sound of the North Cornwall Coast to Town Hall.

The Fisherman's Friends

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Trevor Noah

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Following his sell-out debut tour of the UK with the critically acclaimed show <em>The Racist</em>, <strong>Trevor Noah</strong> is back with his brand new show <em>Lost in Translation.</em></p> <p>Trevor’s rise to the top of the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking in TV, radio and his first love, stand-up comedy. He is also becoming increasingly established as an international star; in the US he is a regular correspondent on the award-winning <em>The Daily Show</em>, while in the UK he has notched up appearances on <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>QI</em> and <em>8 Out of 10 Cats</em>.</p> <p>His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost young comedians of his generation.</p> <p><strong>Recommended for ages 16+</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Noah is an immensely likable performer &#8211; warm, upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people&#8217;s prejudices.<br /> <strong>Observer</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-10T20:00:00 2015-10-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 The Grand Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Discover afresh the inspirational music of Handel, Lalande, Vivaldi and Allegri with Ex Cathedra.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £40 / £35 / £30 / £25 / £20 / £15 / £9.50 plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,

Programme: *Handel* Zadok the Priest ,*Mondonville* Venite adoremus ,*Lalande* La grande pièce royale ,*Gabrieli* In ecclesiis ,*Allegri* Miserere mei ,*Handel* Dixit Dominus


<p>Discover afresh the inspirational music of <strong>Handel, Lalande, Vivaldi</strong> and <strong>Allegri</strong>. The Grand Tour starts in London with the majesty of Zadok the Priest – sung at every British coronation since 1727 – departs for the magnificence of Paris and the Most Serene Republic of Venice, and arrives at the Eternal City for one of the glories of Rome, Allegri’s Miserere, famous for its soaring top ‘c’s.</p> <blockquote> <p>Thrillingly good<br /> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-11T16:00:00 2015-10-11T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Ben Fogle - Call of the Wild]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ben Fogle recounts his adventures, harsh challenges, and toughest trials in Call of the Wild as part of our Explorer Season at Town Hall

Ben Fogle

£22

Prefix: Explorer Season

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Ben Fogle</strong> has rowed the Atlantic Ocean, crossed Antarctica on foot, run across the Sahara and crossed the Empty Quarter on camel. He has presented numerous hit programmes on the <span class="caps">BBC</span>, <span class="caps">ITV</span> and Channel 5 including, <em>New Lives in the Wild, Extreme Dreams</em> and <em>Through Hell and High Water.</em> He has written six Sunday Times bestseller books and is an ambassador for <span class="caps">WWF</span>, Medecins Sans Frontier, Tusk, Centrepoint and the Princes Trust, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and patron of The Royal Parks Foundation. </p> <p>In <em>Call of the Wild,</em> Ben will recount how the self-confessed urbanite became drawn to, and so enamoured with, adventure, travel and the harsh challenges associated with a life in the wilderness. The show will include tales from his first adventures travelling across South America as a younger man, to some of the toughest trials known to man. <em>Call of the Wild</em> will be an audio/visual supported show.</p> <p><em>Call of the Wild</em> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May. <br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/niall-mccann-red-tooth-and-claw/">Niall McCann Adventure: Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sir-ranulph-fiennes-a-life-at-the-limits/">Sir Ranulph Fiennes A Life at the Limits</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/doug-scott-everest-the-hard-way-40th-anniversary-lecture/">Doug Scott Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</a></p> ]]>
2015-10-12T19:30:00 2015-10-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Dvořák’s Sixth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​Love Dvořák’s symphony from the New World? Now discover his symphony from the old one!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li><span></span>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li><span></span>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li><span></span>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mozart</strong></th><td>Idomeneo - Ballet Music</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Nielsen </strong></th><td>Violin Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Dvořák </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 6</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Love Dvořák’s symphony from the New World? Now discover his symphony from the old one! Dvořák’s Sixth is musical sunshine: from pastoral opening to jubilant finish, it’s 45 joyous minutes of folkdances, lullabies and autumn sunsets – perfect for the youthful energy of conductor Nicholas Collon, just as Nielsen’s tuneful Violin Concerto could have been written for our soloist Pekka Kuusisto. Mozart’s Idomeneo ballet launches the evening in majestic </p><p><br /> <span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 1pm The young British conductor Nicholas Collon talks to <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chief Executive Stephen Maddock.</p> ]]>
2015-10-14T14:15:00 2015-10-14T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: The Soldier's Tale]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​A weary soldier, a sinister stranger, and a deal that seems too good to be true.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *Oliver Janes* clarinet ,*Charlotte Skinner* violin ,*James Keefe* piano ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Stravinsky</strong></th><td>The Soldier's Tale: Suite for Violin, Clarinet ' Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>A weary soldier, a sinister stranger, and a deal that seems too good to be true. At the end of the Great War, Igor Stravinsky created a miniature musical drama with a deadly sting in its tail. Three <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players re-tell the tale this lunchtime – so join us, and find out if the Devil really does have all the best tunes…</p><p><em>Remembering the First World War</em></p> ]]>
2015-10-15T13:10:00 2015-10-15T13:10:00
<![CDATA[The Robert Cray Band plus special guest Shawn Jones]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The genre-defining guitar musician and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to Symphony Hall, showcasing his dazzling voice and talent.

Robert Cray

£29.50 & £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 & £39.50


<p>Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, <strong>Robert Cray</strong> has written or performed with everyone from <strong>Eric Clapton</strong> and <strong>Stevie Ray Vaughan</strong>, to <strong>John Lee Hooker</strong>.</p> <p>Over four decades Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues, and has been known as one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music. His soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in the genre.</p> <p>Now the 5 times <strong>Grammy</strong> award winner and multi-platinum selling artist returns to Symphony Hall to showcase his powerful talent.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>For 30 years now, you&#8217;ve made us feel like we&#8217;re always coming home. Thank you for that!</strong><br /> Robert Cray</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-16T19:30:00 2015-10-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Friday Night Classics: Star Wars]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 As the world awaits the launch of Episode VII, the CBSO present John Williams’ music from all six Star Wars films.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Michael Seal</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Marc Silk</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Music from the six Star Wars films</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><p>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away&#8230; John Williams lifted his baton and cued one of the greatest scores in movie history. As the world awaits the launch of Episode <span class="caps">VII</span>, conductor Michael Seal, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> and voice actor Marc Silk, who can be heard in the Phantom Menace film, present John Williams’ music from all six Star Wars films, from A New Hope to Revenge of the Sith. The Force is strong with this one!</p> <span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 6.15pm Producer, presenter and film music expert Tim Burden and Star Wars voice actor and concert host Marc Silk talk about the world-famous Star Wars score.</p> ]]>
2015-10-16T19:30:00 2015-10-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Gewandhausorchester Leipzig perform Strauss]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig celebrate a rare visit to Birmingham with Richard Strauss at his most extrovert.

Riccardo Chailly

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Gewandhausorchester Leipzig* ,*Riccardo Chailly* conductor ,*Maria João Pires* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Richard Strauss* | _Don Juan_ | %(duration)17'% | ,|_. *Mozart* | Piano Concerto No 21 in C | %(duration)29'% | ,|_. *Richard Strauss* | _Ein Heldenleben_ | %(duration)45'% |


<p>Few orchestral showpieces open as thrillingly as <strong>Strauss’s</strong> <em>Don Juan</em> – and fewer still match the vaulting ambition of <em>Ein Heldenleben</em>. <strong>Riccardo Chailly</strong> and the <strong>Gewandhausorchester Leipzig</strong> celebrate a rare visit to Birmingham with <strong>Richard Strauss</strong> at his most extrovert. </p> <p>As the soloist in <strong>Mozart’s</strong> 21st Piano Concerto, meanwhile, <strong>Maria João Pires</strong> offers poetry amidst Strauss’s soaring orchestral peaks.</p> ]]>
2015-10-19T19:30:00 2015-10-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chico & the Gypsies]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chico and the Gypsies, legends in their native France and multi-platinum recording artists around the world, come to Town Hall as part of their 2015 UK tour.

Chico and the Gypsies

£27.50 - £30

Segmentation Code: snc

Suffix: support TBC

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following the success of the band’s sold-out show at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane in November 2014 Chico Bouchikhi – co-founder of <strong>The Gipsy Kings</strong> and co-writer of their biggest hits (<strong>Djobi Djoba, Bamboléo*and *Soy</strong>) – and his band will be touring to support the release of their new album; <em><span class="caps">FIESTA</span></em> has already sold 100,000 copies in France where the
single, a joyful revival of <strong>El Porompompero</strong>, the signature song of Spanish singer Manolo Escobar, 
topped the airplay charts. </p> <p>Chico has built up a phenomenal worldwide audience of millions of music fans from his native France to Japan via Dubaï; the band’s infectious brand of rumba, flamenco and Latin pop and rock tunes is joyful, flamboyant and hugely entertaining. </p> <p>The architect of the <strong>Gipsy Kings</strong> success, Chico saw them become the first French group to be awarded a platinum disc in the US and go on to sell an estimated 20 million albums, making them the biggest world music crossover act. </p> ]]>
2015-10-20T19:30:00 2015-10-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Brahms' German Requiem]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 As Brahms grappled with personal tragedy he created a Requiem intended to comfort those left behind.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Andrew Manze</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Francesco Piemontesi</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Susan Gritton</strong></th><td>Soprano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mark Stone</strong></th><td>Baritone</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mozart</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 25, K.503</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms</strong></th><td>A German Requiem</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Brahms didn’t believe in God, but he did believe in love, and as he grappled with personal tragedy he created a Requiem intended to comfort those left behind. Andrew Manze conducts the acclaimed <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in this most tender of all great choral works, while Francesco Piemontesi rejoices in the sunlight of one of Mozart’s noblest concertos.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>24 Oct, 1.15pm:<em> In Conversation </em>Members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus talk about preparing and performing this cornerstone of the choral repertoire.</p> ]]>
2015-10-22T19:30:00 2015-10-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sons of Kemet]]> Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Four fiercely creative musicians. Kinetic, earth-shaking sound. Electrifying live performances. Sons of Kemet play at the Hare and Hounds.

Sons of Kemet

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Four fiercely creative musicians. Kinetic, earth-shaking sound. Electrifying live performances.</p> <p>Expect nothing less from the 2013 <span class="caps">MOBO</span> award-winners <a href="http://www.sonsofkemet.com">Sons of Kemet,</a> as four of the UK jazz scene&#8217;s brightest stars play at the Hare and Hounds.</p> <p>Culminating in a revolutionary mix of music that spans jazz, rock, dub, Caribbean folk and traditional African diasporan history, <strong>Sons of Kemet</strong> are a band that really must be experienced live.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most original ensembles in recent British Jazz</strong><br /> Jazzwise</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The most fun you can have with a saxophone, a tuba and two drum kits… a swirling brew of rhythm</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Rasta rhythms, Middle-East and West-African melodies and straight-up rock Energy to ignite a dance floor</strong><br /> The Quietus</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-22T20:30:00 2015-10-22T20:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Brahms' German Requiem]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 As Brahms grappled with personal tragedy he created a Requiem intended to comfort those left behind.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Andrew Manze</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Francesco Piemontesi</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Susan Gritton</strong></th><td>Soprano</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mark Stone</strong></th><td>Baritone</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mozart</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 25, K.503</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms</strong></th><td>A German Requiem</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Brahms didn’t believe in God, but he did believe in love, and as he grappled with personal tragedy he created a Requiem intended to comfort those left behind. Andrew Manze conducts the acclaimed <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in this most tender of all great choral works, while Francesco Piemontesi rejoices in the sunlight of one of Mozart’s noblest concertos.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>24 Oct, 1.15pm:<em> In Conversation </em>Members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus talk about preparing and performing this cornerstone of the choral repertoire.</p> ]]>
2015-10-24T15:00:00 2015-10-24T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Aliens Love Underpants ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A fantastically fresh and funny production that will delight the whole family.

Aliens Love Underpants

£12.50

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

Suffix: Adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Dan & Phil

£25 & £75 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Bob Latchford, Steve Phillips and Trevor Francis © Birmingham Mail

£17

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Please note this event has been rescheduled to Monday 26 October 2015 due to scheduling difficulties. Ticket bookers will be contacted as soon as possible.</strong> (25/2/15)</p> <p>Celebrate the best players in <strong>Birmingham City Football Club’s</strong> history, as voted for by readers of Birmingham Mail and listeners of Free Radio.</p> <p>Starting out in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, the 140 year old club play at home ground St Andrew’s, and are well known for their long-standing rivalry with Aston Villa. The team have had many notable achievements, beating the Villa to the League Cup in 1963, being crowned Second Division Champions of the 1994-95 season and most recently defeating Arsenal in the 2011 Carling Cup final at Wembley.</p> <p>Enjoy photo opportunities with sporting stars and revel in the highlights of your heroes, as <strong>Gary Newbon</strong> and Free Radio’s <strong>Tom Ross</strong> relive the club’s history, with special guests including Blues legend and football’s first million pound player <strong>Trevor Francis</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-10-26T19:30:00 2015-10-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Stephen Hough in Recital ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A pianist of astonishing technical skill, Stephen Hough finds profundity in even the flashiest of keyboard fireworks. See him perform at Symphony Hall.

Stephen Hough. Image: Andrew Crowley

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £12.50, £17.50, £22.50, £35 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £12, £17, £21.50, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Stephen Hough* piano

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | Sonata in A minor D784 | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Franck* | Prelude, Aria and Finale | %(duration)22'% | ,|_. *Debussy* | _Estampes_ | %(duration)13'% | ,|_. *Liszt* | Valse Oubliées Nos 1 and 2 | %(duration)3’ & 6'% | ,|_.   | Transcendental Etude No 11 (harmonies du soir) | %(duration)10'% | ,|_.   | Transcendental Etude No 10 | %(duration)5'% | ,


<p><strong>Stephen Hough</strong> is a phenomenon: a pianist of astonishing technical skill with the ability to find profundity in even the flashiest of keyboard fireworks. Tonight he traces the darkness-to-light journeys of three great pianist-composers, and gives a recital that explores every side of his artistic personality: thinker, creator and consummate virtuoso.</p> <p>Grand Tier not available.</p> ]]>
2015-10-26T19:30:00 2015-10-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Valery Gergiev conducts the Winners of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 In Tchaikovsky’s anniversary year, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra visit Symphony Hall with fantastic competition winners.

Valery Gergiev. Image: Decca, Marco Borggreve

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £27.50, £33.50, £38.50, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £26.50, £32, £36.50, £43 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Mariinsky Orchestra* ,*Valery Gergiev* conductor ,

Programme: Programme to be announced


<p><strong>Valery Gergiev</strong> and the <strong>Mariinsky Orchestra</strong> are bywords for energy, passion and the kind of red-blooded, life-or-death commitment that only Russian artists can deliver. And in Tchaikovsky’s anniversary year, the Competition named after him is still probably the world’s most prestigious music contest. So although we can’t yet say what will be played tonight, we can guarantee that it’ll knock you backwards.</p> <p><strong>XV International Tchaikovsky Competition winners</strong><br /> The winners will be announced in July 2015 from the following categories: piano, violin, cello, male voice, female voice.</p> <p>Mariinsky UK tour is supported by BP</p> ]]>
2015-10-28T19:30:00 2015-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Marcus Miller plus support]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Multi Grammy-winner, composer and one of the world’s most innovative and eclectic bassists presents his highly anticipated new album

Marcus Miller

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Best known for his work with jazz legend* Miles Davis*, <strong>Marcus Miller</strong>&#8216;s resume is brimming with over 500 recording credits on albums across the entire musical spectrum including work with artists such as* Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, Billy Idol, Jay-Z* and <strong>Snoop Dogg</strong>. </p> <p>A true pioneer, he will be performing material from this his debut Blue Note album, <strong>Afrodeezia</strong>, the making of which saw him collaborate with musicians from West Africa, South America and the Caribbean. The recording has a list of guest artists stretching from* Lalah Hathaway* to* Chuck D*, with <strong>Robert Glasper</strong> and Snarky Puppy’s <strong>Cory Henry</strong> also making appearances. His live bands feature a signature mix of infectious funk, jazz and soul that’s guaranteed to rock the house.</p> <p>“This one gets the balance between rich content and easy accessibility just perfect. I read somewhere that Miller is the most successful living jazz musician. On the evidence of Afrodeezia that comes as no surprise.’ (The Jazz Breakfast)</p> <p>Advance booking strongly recommended for one of the biggest concerts of the year.</p> ]]>
2015-10-28T19:30:00 2015-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Pictures at an Exhibition]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Goblins, witches, talking skulls and dancing chickens: music doesn’t get any more fantastic than Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Dvořák</strong></th><td>Carnival Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms</strong></th><td>Violin Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel)</strong></th><td>Pictures at an Exhibition</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Goblins, witches, talking skulls and dancing chickens: music doesn’t get any more fantastic than Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and when Ravel drenches them in all the colours of the orchestral rainbow, the results are simply eartingling. The young Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni brings real operatic flair, while one of the world’s finest living violinists finds both dazzling beauty and deep calm in Brahms’s radiant Violin Concerto.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> post-concert performance 6.15pm: <em>Our Partners: Conservatoire Showcase </em>Return to Symphony Hall for a post-concert performance with the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Seal performing Vaughan Williams <em>The Wasps</em>, Elgar <em>The </em><em>Wand of Youth</em> – Suite No. 1 &amp; Britten <em>Peter Grimes </em><em>– Four Sea Interludes.</em></p><p><br /> </p> ]]>
2015-10-29T14:15:00 2015-10-29T14:15:00
<![CDATA[The Amazing Bubble Man]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The world's leading ‘Bubbleologist’ is back by popular demand.

The Amazing Bubble Man

£12 adults £10 Under 16s

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12 (adults), £10 (under 16s) & £8.50 (groups of 10+ ) Plus transaction fee* , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme ,


<p><strong>Louis Pearl</strong>, the <strong>Amazing Bubble Man</strong>, embarks on a tour of the UK with his unique show that has been delighting audiences of all ages around the world for thirty years.</p> <p>The world&#8217;s leading ‘Bubbleologist’ is back by popular demand having sold out at the Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe for the past eight years. Pearl has been thrilling schools and family audiences around the world with the art, magic, science and fun of bubble since 1983.</p> <p>He explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.</p> <p><strong>Recommended for All Ages, from 3 to Adult</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Just brilliant<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Makes the audience squeal with delight<br /> <strong>San Francisco Chronicle</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T11:00:00 2015-10-30T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Steve Hackett: Acolyte to Wolflight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Steve Hackett brings the latest chapter of his career to the Symphony Hall stage in his new tour - Acolyte to Wolflight with a sprinkling of Genesis.

Steve Hackett

£27.50 & £29.50

Suffix: with Genesis Revisited - The Total Experience

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Legendary guitarist <strong>Steve Hackett</strong> brings the latest chapter of his career to Symphony Hall while re-living his musical evolution, in <em>Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited &#8211; The Total Experience</em>. </p> <p>The set list will cover a vast part of his discography, from early albums including <em>Spectral Mornings</em> and <em>Voyage of the Acolyte,</em> right up to his new studio album <em>Wolflight,</em> with additional songs from Steve&#8217;s time with <strong>Genesis</strong>. </p> <p><em>Wolfllight</em> takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The tour will satisfy old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to <em>Wolflight</em>. </p> <blockquote> <p> I&#8217;m hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into next year&#8217;s tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary, with several surprises!<br /> <strong>Steve Hackett</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T19:30:00 2015-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Go West and Nik Kershaw Together in Concert with Special Guest T'pau]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The 80s are back as three critically acclaimed legends of the era join forces in this major new UK tour.

Go West and Nik Kershaw Together in Concert with Special Guest T'pau

£34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers are available, as part of our Access Scheme ,


<p>The 80s are back as three critically acclaimed legends of the era join forces in this major new UK tour. Celebrating their 30th anniversary,* Go West* together in concert with <strong>Nik Kershaw</strong> and very special guest <strong>Carol Decker from T’Pau</strong> are united for one night only in Town Hall!</p> <p>With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as <em>We Close Our Eyes</em>, <em>Call Me</em>, <em>King Of Wishful Thinking</em>, <em>Wouldn’t It Be Good</em>, <em>The Riddle</em>, <em>I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me</em>, <em>Heart and Soul</em> and the classic <em>China in Your Hand</em>, this authentic eighties triple header is not to be missed.</p> ]]>
2015-10-30T20:00:00 2015-10-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Fright Night Classics with the CBSO]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience the chills and thrills of spine-tingling classics on the spookiest day of the year, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Fright Night Classics image

£14.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Steve Backshall

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer <strong>Steve Backshall</strong> at Town Hall as he takes you on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels <em>The Falcon Chronicles</em>. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from his expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the sea.</p> <p>This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty. There will also be extended Q and As at the end of the show.</p> <p>Parents are advised that the content might be challenging for very young children.</p> ]]>
2015-11-01T11:30:00 2015-11-01T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra: An Alpine Symphony ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Michael Seal and 120 world-class young musicians storm the heights of Strauss’s colossal Alpine Symphony.

Ticket Information: <p>£20+ transaction fee</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li></ul>

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Nielsen </strong></th><td>Helios Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lindberg </strong></th><td>Clarinet Concerto </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss </strong></th><td>An Alpine Symphony</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“What a hope for the future!” declared one critic after hearing the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra – but tonight the future is here, as Michael Seal and 120 world-class young musicians storm the heights of Strauss’s colossal Alpine Symphony. Nielsen’s solar-powered overture and a true contemporary classic – played by another young star – launch them on their way. Glaciers? Waterfalls? Alpine storms? In the phenomenal acoustic of Symphony Hall, hearing is believing.</p> ]]>
2015-11-01T19:00:00 2015-11-01T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Josh Widdicombe - What Do I Do Now]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour.

Josh Widdicombe

Sunday 1 November, 8pm

£16.50

Suffix: plus support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Joe Satriani. Photo: Jon Luini.

£34.50 - £170

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>The biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, <strong>Joe Satriani</strong> is capable of taking you to a land of warm breezes and radiant sunshine, somersaulting you into extended free-falls, or all-out instrumental freak-outs.</p> <p>Satriani has been spreading his virtuosic craftmanship for a quarter of a century. In addition to <em>Surfing With The Alien</em> and <em>Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards</em>, he has released such classics as <em>The Extremist</em> (1992), <em>Crystal Planet</em> (1998) and <em>Super Colossal</em> (2006), and has sold 10 million albums and counting.</p> <p>See the six-string king amid the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Music engages my whole being. It’s physical, it’s the heart, the brain, the spirit and the emotions; everything’s firing and you’re lost in the moment; you sweat, you hyperventilate – everything goes into it, and you wind up exhausted at the end.</strong><br /> Joe Satriani</p> </blockquote> <p>Joe Satriani’s special guest on all UK dates is the Award-winning South African guitarist and singer-songwriter <strong>Dan Patlansky.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-02T19:30:00 2015-11-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect a near-definitive performance of Rachmaninov’s most romantic symphony, and the finest possible introduction to the winner of this year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.

Vladimir Ashkenazy. Image: Ben Ealovega and Decca

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Philharmonia Orchestra* ,*Vladimir Ashkenazy* conductor ,*International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition winner* piano ,

Programme: |_. *Sibelius* | _Valse Triste_ | %(duration)6'% | ,|_. *Chopin* | Piano Concerto |   | ,|_. *Rachmaninov* | Symphony No 2 | %(duration)60'% |


<p><strong>Ashkenazy</strong> and <strong>Rachmaninov</strong> – need we say more? Few conductors know how to make Rachmaninov’s melodies sing like Ashkenazy does, or have a more intimate understanding of what makes a top pianist tick.</p> <p>Expect a near-definitive performance of <strong>Rachmaninov’s</strong> most romantic symphony, and the finest possible introduction to the winner of this year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.</p> <p>We’ll find out which Chopin piano concerto will be performed after the competition finals in October 2015.</p> ]]>
2015-11-03T19:30:00 2015-11-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gospel Goes Charity 2015 - 10th Anniversary Celebration]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The choir will be lighting up the audience’s evening again at this year’s annual bonfire night event. Join them in celebrating and fundraising for worthy causes.

Birmingham Community Gospel Choir

£15 - £17.50

Segmentation Code: non

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>2015 is <strong>Maxine Brooks</strong> and <strong>Birmingham Community Gospel Choir&#8217;s</strong> 10th year and <em>Gospel Goes Charity</em> is in its 5th year. This wonderful choir are looking forward to &#8216;lighting up&#8217; their audience&#8217;s evening again at this year&#8217;s annual bonfire night event.</p> <p>They are joined by the famous, award winning, <a href="http://www.crystallewis.com/">Crystal Lewis</a>, from the <span class="caps">USA</span>, to celebrate and raise funds for <strong>Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity, The Multiple Sclerosis Society</strong> and <strong>Glaucoma Research.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-05T19:30:00 2015-11-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Baiba Skride: Schumann]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 CBSO artist in residence Baiba Skride shares the dark poetry of Schumann’s only Violin Concerto.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Omer Meir Wellber</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Baiba Skride</strong></th><td>Violin</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Wagner </strong></th><td>Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Schumann </strong></th><td>Violin Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 1</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Brahms’s first symphony begins with the pounding of a broken heart, and ends with the kind of melody that comes once in a lifetime. It’s a gripping way for rising star Omer Meir Wellber to make his Birmingham debut. First though, he raises the curtain with Wagner’s magical, mystical Prelude to Lohengrin, and introduces <span class="caps">CBSO</span> artist in residence Baiba Skride in the dark poetry of Schumann’s only Violin Concerto.<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Writer and broadcaster Jan Smaczny explores tonight’s programme.</p> ]]>
2015-11-05T19:30:00 2015-11-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Baiba Skride with CBSO Musicians]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

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


<p>Baibe Skride Violin and Artist in Residence. Programme to include Mozart Quintets</p> ]]>
2015-11-06T13:10:00 2015-11-06T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Jimmy Carr - Funny Business]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 We have added another extra date of Jimmy Carr's tour, Funny Business. Come for the witty musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>By popular demand we have added another extra date of <strong>Jimmy Carr&#8217;s</strong> brand new tour, <em>Funny Business.</em> Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.</p> <p>Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’&#8230; Really not that big a deal.</p> <p>What should you expect from Jimmy Carr’s ‘Funny Business’? Multiple choice.<br /> a) Packed with jokes<br /> b) Rude and offensive (1)<br /> c) A great night out<br /> d) A reasonably priced ticket (2)</p> <p>If you answered a) b) c) or d) you were right! <br /> ———————————————————————————————————————<br /> Terms and Conditions<br /> (1) If you are easily offended, don’t sulk about it. <br /> (2) The show is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket.</p> ]]>
2015-11-06T20:00:00 2015-11-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​In this entertaining concert for the whole family, the CBSO will show you exactly how the orchestra works, with a bit of help from Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*<br>Group of 4: £32 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li></ul>

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Britten</strong></th><td>Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>So, OK then – what exactly IS an orchestra? Why is the piccolo so small? Why are the double basses so big? And what on earth does a xylophone sound like? In this entertaining concert for the whole family, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will show you exactly how it all works, with a bit of help from Benjamin Britten&#8217;s Young Person&#8217;s Guide to the Orchestra – and there’ll be a chance to meet the orchestra afterwards too!</p><p><br /> 1 hour, no interval.</p> ]]>
2015-11-08T14:30:00 2015-11-08T14:30:00
<![CDATA[ABC]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ABC play their greatest hits before performing ‘The Lexicon of Love’ in its entirety at Symphony Hall.

ABC

£35 - £129 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

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

£17.50

Prefix: Explorer Season

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Autumn 2015 will mark the 40th anniversary of the first ascent of <em>Everest: The Hard Way</em>, when the late <strong>Dougal Haston</strong> and <strong>Doug Scott</strong> made the first ascent of the mountain’s massive South West Face. In this special lecture, Doug will tell of the epic expedition and climb, how his life led up to this defining moment and where it took him upon his return from the summit.</p> <p>This is a brand new lecture for the anniversary, lavishly illustrated with Doug’s celebrated mountain photography, and will provide a very personal account of this legendary first ascent.</p> <p><strong>Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</strong> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May. <br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/niall-mccann-red-tooth-and-claw/">Niall McCann Adventure: Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sir-ranulph-fiennes-a-life-at-the-limits/">Sir Ranulph Fiennes A Life at the Limits</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ben-fogle/">Ben Fogle Call of the Wild</a></p> ]]>
2015-11-09T19:30:00 2015-11-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Winter Dreams]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony sparkles with all the crispness of a winter morning.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50 - £45 plus transaction fee* ,</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: *Ben Gorman* conductor ,*Anna Vinnitskaya* piano

Programme: |_. *Ravel* |Le Tombeau de Couperin | %(duration)17'% | ,|_. *Shostakovich* | Piano Concerto No. 2 | %(duration)18'% | ,|_. *Tchaikovsky* |Symphony No.1 (Winter Dreams) | %(duration)45'% |


<p>Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony sparkles with all the crispness of a winter morning. Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin evokes a lost generation. And Shostakovich wrote his Second Piano Concerto as a birthday present for his son – but ended up with a smash hit. Youthful music deserves young performers; and if you heard Ben Gernon conducting The Planets last season you’ll know why this Shropshire lad is quickly winning a global reputation.<br /> <br /> Recommended by Classic FM<br /> </p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>6.15pm<br /> </p><p>Award-winning <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra alumnus Ben Gernon will be in conversation with <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chief Executive Stephen Maddock</p> ]]>
2015-11-11T19:30:00 2015-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nina Conti - In Your Face]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 This year, Nina will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face.

Nina Conti. Image: Matt Crockett

£18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>She’s won a British Comedy Award, stormed <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em>, <em>Sunday Night at the Palladium</em>, and made a <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> nominated film &#8211; all without moving her lips.</p> <p>This year, <strong>Nina Conti</strong> will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face. With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>★★★★ Uproariously hilarious</strong> <br /> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius</strong><br /> Mirror</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p> <strong>A gem… funny, poignant, novel</strong><br /> Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-11T20:00:00 2015-11-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Tunes from the Trenches]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​The Stringcredibles’ Tunes from the Trenches is a different kind of commemoration of the Great War

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *The Stringcredibles* ,*Catherine Arlidge* violin ,*Bryony Morrison* violin ,*Amy Fawcett* viola ,*Helen Edgar* cello ,

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


<p>The Stringcredibles’ Tunes from the Trenches is a different kind of commemoration of the Great War: a musical journey from 1914 to 1918, using visuals from the Imperial War Museum, music by Elgar, Shostakovich and Bridge, and excerpts from the books Archie’s War by Marcia Williams and WarHorse by Michael Morpurgo to tell a story that that resonates with audiences of all ages.</p><p><em>Remembering the First World War</em></p> ]]>
2015-11-12T13:10:00 2015-11-12T13:10:00
<![CDATA[John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the genius of George Gershwin as John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra perform his greatest hits in the wonderful acoustics of Symphony Hall.

John Wilson. Image: Chris Christodoulou.

£25 - £46

Suffix: Gershwin in Hollywood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>John Wilson and The John Wilson Orchestra</strong> plus special guests return with a sensational new show.</p> <p>Celebrating the genius of George Gershwin, the orchestra perform favourites such as <em>I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, Somebody Loves Me, Fascinatin&#8217; Rhythm</em> and <em>Strike Up The Band.</em></p> <p>Enjoy Gershwin&#8217;s greatest hits in their sumptuous original film orchestrations amid the wonderful acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-11-12T19:30:00 2015-11-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Friday Night Classics: La vie en rose]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>“I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall…” and on a November night, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will whisk you to a world of pavement cafés, strolls by the Seine and stolen kisses in the lanes of Montmartre. There’ll be tributes to Edith Piaf in her centenary year and Jacques Brel, songs from Gigi and Les Misérables, and sexy little numbers from smoky-voiced chanteuses. Treat yourself to a little bit of la vie en rose, right here in the heart of Brum!</p> ]]>
2015-11-13T19:30:00 2015-11-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Spectacular Classics ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.

Spectacular Classics

£16.50 - £44.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The RAF in Concert

£19 - £25

Suffix: Battle of Britain 75th

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

The Queen Extravaganza

£24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Best Years of our Lives album cover

£31 - £36

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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Steve Harley</strong> is bringing a 7-piece <strong>Cockney Rebel</strong> to perform <em>The 40th Anniversary of The Best Years Of Our Lives</em> album. The legendary album, featuring the world-wide hit <em>Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)</em>, will run in sequence, in full, plus B-sides of the period and, before that, a set of fans&#8217; selections tracks. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Many of these tracks haven&#8217;t been played live since 1975, and I can hardly wait to deliver them.</strong><br /> Steve Harley</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-17T19:30:00 2015-11-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Tchaikovsky’s Fourth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 For Tchaikovsky, music was a matter of life and death – and when he wrote his Fourth Symphony, he didn’t hold back.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Schubert </strong></th><td>Rosamunde – Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven </strong></th><td>Violin Concerto </td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky</strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4 </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><p>For Tchaikovsky, music was a matter of life and death – and when he wrote his Fourth Symphony, he didn’t hold back. This is a no-holds-barred emotional autobiography, told in music of uncompromising rawness and passion. Vassily Sinaisky has this music in his blood; it’s hard to imagine a more dramatic contrast to Beethoven’s serene Violin Concerto – played by the stunning Alina Ibragimova – or Schubert’s Viennese bon-bon of an overture.<br /> </p> ]]>
2015-11-18T14:15:00 2015-11-18T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Steeleye Span]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span bring their new live show to Town Hall, as Maddy Prior leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.

Steeleye Span

Thursday 19 November, 7:30pm

£19.50 - £22.50

Suffix: no support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Reeves and Mortimer. Image: Gary Moyes

£29.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Celtic Woman. Credit: David Conger

£27.50 - £33.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Celtic Woman</strong> return to Symphony Hall after an outstanding show in December 2014. Their 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to life. The ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer <strong>David Downes</strong>.Together, they combine Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production to create their trade mark fresh fusion sound.</p> <p>Celtic Woman&#8217;s uplifting music has touched the hearts of a devoted audience that has embraced the group’s massively popular public television specials and made the group’s CDs and <span class="caps">DVD</span>s into multi-platinum best-sellers. </p> <p>The show will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, contemporary standards and classical favorites alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known. </p> ]]>
2015-11-21T19:30:00 2015-11-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they're off the chart.

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

£15

Prefix: Only suitable for ages 14+. .

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus & unwaged £13 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £13 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, are available for this event as part of our Access Scheme

Billing:


<p>The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they&#8217;re off the chart. Join acclaimed stand-up mathematician <strong>Matt Parker</strong>, experiments maestro* Steve ‘Danger’ Mould* and geek songstress <strong>Helen Arney</strong> for graph-a-minute fun on an unprecedented linear scale.</p> <p>The Nerds have appeared across TV and Radio, at the <strong>Hammersmith Apollo</strong> and in their own peer-reviewed <span class="caps">DVD</span> &#8211; recorded at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. </p> <p>Watch the <em>&#8216;resplendently geeky trio&#8217;</em> (The Times) as they Excel themselves in a new show packed with explosive live experiments and statistically significant laughter. Will they stay on-trend, or lose the plot completely?</p> <p>Warning: Contains graph-ic material *only suitable for ages 14+. *</p> <blockquote> <p>Great, funny, clever… even the heckles at this terrific show are smart. 5 Stars! <br /> <em>The Scotsman on Full Frontal Nerdity</em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Charm and perky curiosity is in its <span class="caps">DNA</span><br /> <em>The Guardian</em></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-21T20:00:00 2015-11-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Brit Floyd Space & Time - World Tour ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An amazing journey through five decades of Pink Floyd

Brit Floyd Space & Time - World Tour

Prefix: SPACE & TIME WORLD TOUR 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<p><strong>Brit Floyd</strong> &#8211; The World&#8217;s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to Europe in 2015 to present its Space &amp; Time World Tour, its most ambitious show to date; with a spectacular new light show, and an even bigger stage production.</p> <p>Celebrating five decades of <strong>Pink Floyd</strong>; from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, &#8216;The Endless River’; this amazing new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd&#8217;s biggest selling albums, including <em>The Dark Side of the Moon</em>, <em>Wish You Were Here</em>, <em>Animals</em>, <em>The Wall</em> and <em>The Division Bell</em> plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.</p> <blockquote> <p>The perfect rock show<br /> <br /> <strong>LA Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-22T19:30:00 2015-11-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ricky Ross]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Presenting his most intimate UK tour and performing songs from his extensive song-writing catalogue.

Ricky Ross

£24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 Plus transaction fee*


<p>Presenting his most intimate UK tour yet performing songs from his extensive song-writing catalogue, <strong>Ricky Ross</strong> brings 30 years of songs, from <strong>Deacon Blue</strong> and beyond to <span class="caps">THSH</span>. </p> <p>Ricky Ross has enjoyed the successful release of five albums as a solo act as well as 27 years of hits, including 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums, with Deacon Blue since they released their debut album, Raintown in 1987. Not to be missed! </p> ]]>
2015-11-22T20:00:00 2015-11-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Harriet Krijgh]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 ECHO Rising Stars Series 20th Season.

Harriet Krijgh. Image by Nancy Horowitz

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All seats *£10 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk 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. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Harriet Krijgh* cello ,*Magda Amara* piano

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* |Sonata No 2 in D Op 58 Op 75 No 2 | %(duration)26’% | ,|_. *Messiaen* | _Eulogy to the Eternity of Jesus_ | %(duration)10'% | ,|_. *Johanna Doderer* | Break On Through_ for cello and piano, DWV 95 (UK premiere) | %(duration)5-8'% | ,|_. *Franck* | Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in A major | %(duration)7'% | ,


<p>Rising Stars is a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future. Please note these concerts are not available as part of a concert season package but can be booked in addition to a package. Package discounts and other benefits are not available.</p> <p>Rising Stars is presented in association with the European Concert Hall Organisation. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.</p> <p>Stalls only. Unreserved seating. Discounts available, please check when booking.</p> ]]>
2015-11-23T18:00:00 2015-11-23T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint)]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Dave Gorman is back at Symphony Hall with a show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as he Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint)

Dave Gorman

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Dave Gorman</strong> is back with a show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as he <em>Gets Straight To The Point*&#8230; (*The PowerPoint).</em></p> <p>Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.</p> <blockquote> <p>A winning mix of inventiveness, charm and jokes&#8230;&#8230; there is no need to draw a graph to calculate that this is an extremely entertaining evening.<br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-26T20:00:00 2015-11-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Friday Night Classics: James Bond]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 To mark the launch of Spectre, the CBSO pours itself a celebratory Martini with some of the sassiest signature tunes in cinematic history

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>The name’s Bond – James Bond. To mark the launch of Spectre, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> pours itself a celebratory Martini with some of the sassiest signature tunes in cinematic history: six decades of girls, gadgets, super-villains and knockout songs. Well, you know what they say: Diamonds are Forever. These tunes are every bit as enduring – and as brilliant. Guaranteed to leave you shaken… and stirred!</p> ]]>
2015-11-27T19:30:00 2015-11-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Mahler’s First]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Ives </strong></th><td>The Unanswered Question</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Bernstein</strong></th><td> Chichester Psalms</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mahler </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 1 </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><p>“The symphony should be like the world,” said Gustav Mahler. “It should embrace everything.” And from its breathless opening to the roof-raising triumph of its final bars, his blockbuster First Symphony does exactly that. It’s a thrilling showcase for guest conductor Lahav Shani; first, though, the superb <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus shouts for joy in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Charles Ives sets one of music’s most intriguing puzzles.</p> <span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 5.45pm <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory offers a performer&#8217;s angle on this most thrilling of Mahler&#8217;s symphonies.</p> ]]>
2015-11-28T19:00:00 2015-11-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Josh Groban - Stages Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban returns to Symphony Hall.

Josh Groban

£40 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Josh Groban</strong> is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognisable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and <span class="caps">DVD</span>s (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on <strong>Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers</strong> of the last 10 years.</p> <p>On April 28th, Groban will release his seventh studio album, <em>Stages</em> — a collection of some of the greatest musical theatre songs of all time.</p> <p>In addition to his numerous musical achievements, Groban has enjoyed a second career as an actor, having appeared in <strong>Glee, The Simpsons, The Office</strong> and <strong>Muppets Most Wanted.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-29T20:00:00 2015-11-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Waterboys]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Waterboys crash back into the present, bringing their Modern Blues tour to Symphony Hall.

The Waterboys

£28.50 & £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>The music of <strong>The Waterboys</strong> encompasses Celtic folk and freewheeling rock and roll, giving it a southern soul edge in eleventh album <em>Modern Blues</em>, due to be released in 2015.</p> <p>Their new line-up includes <strong>Mike Scott</strong>, Muscle Shoals legend <strong>David Hood</strong> on bass, Austin guitar-slinger <strong>Zach Ernst</strong>, and Memphis keyboard wizard <strong>Brother Paul</strong>. They join Irish electric fiddle great <strong>Steve Wickham</strong> and ace drummer <strong>Ralph Salmins</strong> at a time when the relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. </p> <p>With the <em>Modern Blues</em> album and tour The Waterboys crash thrillingly back into the present with a new sound, a new line-up and, as always, the promise of the unexpected.</p> ]]>
2015-11-30T19:30:00 2015-11-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Oliver She in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear the virtuoso brilliance of Brahms’s Seven Fantasies, and a rarely-heard modern masterwork from pianist Oliver She’s native Australia.

Oliver She

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £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. , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Oliver She* piano

Programme: |_. *Carl Vine* | Sonata No 1 | %(duration)17'% | ,|_. *Brahms* | _Seven Fantasies_ Op 116 | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Mussorgsky* | _Pictures at an Exhibition_ | %(duration)36'% | ,


<p><strong>Mussorgsky’s</strong> colourful musical picture gallery is one of the best-loved of orchestral works – but it’s even more gripping heard the way Mussorgsky originally intended: for solo piano.</p> <p>In this Town Hall recital the award-winning <strong>Oliver She</strong> sets it alongside the virtuoso brilliance of <strong>Brahms’s</strong> <em>Seven Fantasies</em>, and a rarely-heard modern masterwork from She’s native Australia.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2015-11-30T19:30:00 2015-11-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Beethoven’s Eroica]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 There’s still nothing in all of music to match the drama of Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica symphony, and CBSO associate conductor Michael Seal conducts it with absolute commitment and unstoppable energy.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Rimsky-Korsakov </strong></th><td>Capriccio espagnol</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Scriabin </strong></th><td>Piano Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>With two mighty chords, Ludwig van Beethoven launched a musical insurrection. There’s still nothing in all of music to match the drama of Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica symphony, and <span class="caps">CBSO</span> associate conductor Michael Seal conducts it with absolute commitment and unstoppable energy. Expect some serious voltage; an explosive contrast to Scriabin’s deliriously romantic early masterpiece – the greatest concerto Rachmaninov never wrote? – and Rimsky Korsakov’s all-glittering, all-dancing Capriccio espagnol.</p><p><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 2 Dec, 6.15pm A piano recital performed by the rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire. <br /> 3 Dec, 1pm Conductor Michael Seal introduces today&#8217;s programme in conversation with <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Director of Concerts Zoe Poyser</p> ]]>
2015-12-02T19:30:00 2015-12-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Gaudete! St Peter's Wolverhampton]]> St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton A selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.

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

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

Programme: |_. *Padilla* | Missa ego flos campi | ,|_. *Victoria* | O magnum mysterium | ,|_. *Fernandes* | Xicochi | ,|_. *English 16th century* | Coventry Carol | ,|_. *Bach* | In dulci jubilo | ,


<p>The glorious polyphony and rhythmic verve of Padilla’s Missa ego flos campi is complemented by stunning, seasonal music from Renaissance Spain and Latin America in the first half of this intimate concert. We return to our roots in the second half with a selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>well nigh flawless, both in its programming and the superlative artistry of the ten singers <br /> (Birmingham Post)</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-02T19:30:00 2015-12-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Beethoven’s Eroica]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 There’s still nothing in all of music to match the drama of Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica symphony, and CBSO associate conductor Michael Seal conducts it with absolute commitment and unstoppable energy.

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Rimsky-Korsakov </strong></th><td>Capriccio espagnol</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Scriabin </strong></th><td>Piano Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>With two mighty chords, Ludwig van Beethoven launched a musical insurrection. There’s still nothing in all of music to match the drama of Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica symphony, and <span class="caps">CBSO</span> associate conductor Michael Seal conducts it with absolute commitment and unstoppable energy. Expect some serious voltage; an explosive contrast to Scriabin’s deliriously romantic early masterpiece – the greatest concerto Rachmaninov never wrote? – and Rimsky Korsakov’s all-glittering, all-dancing Capriccio espagnol.</p><p><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 2 Dec, 6.15pm A piano recital performed by the rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire. <br /> 3 Dec, 1pm Conductor Michael Seal introduces today&#8217;s programme in conversation with <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Director of Concerts Zoe Poyser</p> ]]>
2015-12-03T14:15:00 2015-12-03T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', brings his brand new stand up tour to Symphony Hall.

Stewart Francis

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The star of <em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>Michael McIntyre&#8217;s Roadshow</em> and <em>Live At The Apollo</em>, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!</p> <blockquote> <p>A brilliant comic brain&#8230; this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I&#8217;ve ever heard<br /> <strong>Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Perfectly crafted gags <br /> <strong>Sunday Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-03T20:00:00 2015-12-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Christmas Crackers]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bite-size festive tunes, lively presentation, and plenty of chances to march around and burn off all that seasonal excitement.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> believe music is for everyone – and if you like to move around, dance or join in, this special toddler-friendly Christmas concert at <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre is for you! Performed by members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> wind section, each concert lasts 45 minutes, with bite-size festive tunes, lively presentation, and plenty of chances to march around and burn off all that seasonal excitement.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">FREE</span></strong> craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2015-12-04T10:30:00 2015-12-05T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Bach Christmas Oratorio]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a wonderfully uplifting start to the Christmas season with Ex Cathedra.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra Choir & Baroque Orchestra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Katie Trethewey, Amy Wood* soprano ,*Harriet Hougham Slade, Martha McLorinan* alto ,*Jeremy Budd* Evangelist & tenor ,*Greg Skidmore* bass ,


<p>Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is perhaps the most confident and optimistic statement of Christian belief in the choral repertoire. It is richly scored for a large Baroque orchestra. The exuberance and joy of the opening chorus – ‘Jauchzet, frohlocket’ – sets the tone – a wonderfully uplifting start to the Christmas season.</p> <p>The concert comprises cantatas I, II, <span class="caps">III</span> &amp; VI.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘exhilarating’ <br /> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-12-06T16:00:00 2015-12-06T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Gareth Malone]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Get ready to sing from your seat with BBC's Gareth Malone at Symphony Hall.

Gareth Malone

£25 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Caro Emarald 2015

Monday 7 December, 7:30pm start time TBC

£22.50, £32.50, £45, £125 (VIP)

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

Ticket Information: £22.50, £32.50, £45* , ,*Up Close & Exclusive, a pre-show soiree with Caro*: £125 ,Early entry into the venue ,A choice of a glass of Prosecco or Fruit juice ,Pre-show meeting with chance to get photo w/ Caro ,Caro to sing private song for VIP holders pre-show. ,VIP laminate ,Exclusive/VIP gift Item ,Best Seats in front 6 rows ,Please note: VIP tickets can only be purchased over the phone or in person.


<p>Caro Emerald is set to dazzle Symphony Hall with her polished fusion of pop, jazz and swing. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>She came armed with a series of irresistible melodies that burrowed into your consciousness and refused to leave.</strong> Evening Standard</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Emerald’s carefree sense of fun is, ultimately, disarming.</strong> The Independent</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-07T19:00:00 2015-12-07T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Caro Emerald]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Second date added due to popular demand!

Caro Emerald

Tuesday 8 December, start time TBC

£22.50, £32.50, £45, £125 (VIP)

Prefix: NEW DATE ADDED!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £32.50, £45* , ,*Up Close & Exclusive, a pre-show soiree with Caro*: £125 ,Early entry into the venue ,A choice of a glass of Prosecco or Fruit juice ,Pre-show meeting with chance to get photo w/ Caro ,Caro to sing private song for VIP holders pre-show. ,VIP laminate ,Exclusive/VIP gift Item ,Best Seats in front 6 rows ,Please note: VIP tickets can only be purchased over the phone or in person.


<p>Caro Emerald is set to dazzle Symphony Hall with her polished fusion of pop, jazz and swing. </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>She came armed with a series of irresistible melodies that burrowed into your consciousness and refused to leave.</strong> Evening Standard</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Emerald’s carefree sense of fun is, ultimately, disarming.</strong> The Independent</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-08T19:00:00 2015-12-08T19:00:00
<![CDATA[FISH]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Scottish singer, songwriter and ex-Marillion frontman FISH performs the band's 1985 chart-topping album Misplaced Childhood in full for the very last time.

FISH

£25

Suffix: Farewell to Childhood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Scottish singer, songwriter and ex- <strong>Marillion</strong> frontman <strong><span class="caps">FISH</span></strong> performs the band&#8217;s 1985 chart-topping album <em>Misplaced Childhood</em> in full for the very last time in his <em>Farewell to Childhood</em> tour.</p> <p>The tour marks the 30th anniversary of Marillion’s career-defining, multi-platinum selling third album, which spawned the hit singles <em>Kayleigh, Lavender</em> and <em>Heart Of Lothian</em>, and follows the release of <span class="caps">FISH</span>&#8217;s most recent solo album <em>A Feast Of Consequences.</em></p> <p>Reflecting on <em>Misplaced Childhood</em> <span class="caps">FISH</span> says, <em>&#8220;The lyrics on that album hold a very special meaning to me as they were written by a young man on the cusp of fame and dealt with a lot of personal issues. It was not only a breakthrough album for the band but also for me as an artist because I was finally discovering my own individual style as a lyricist and singer. To be performing it on its 30th anniversary has a lovely resonance.”</em></p> <p>With a musical history that spans over 30 years, and a live show that is hugely acclaimed and respected by critics, this tour will be one of the most unmissable episodes of FISH’s long and remarkable career. Catch <span class="caps">FISH</span> in Birmingham in the wonderful acoustics of Town Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-12-09T19:30:00 2015-12-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra perform Sibelius]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 As the Sibelius anniversary year draws to a close, you won’t hear more authentic or insightful performances than these from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

John Storgårds. Image: Marco Borggreve

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £27.50, £33.50, £38.50, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £26.50, £32, £36.50, £43 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*John Storgårds* conductor ,*2015 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition Winner* violin

Programme: |_. *Sibelius* | _En Saga_ Op 9 | %(duration)20’% | ,|_.   | Violin Concerto Op 47 in D major | %(duration)31’% | ,|_.   | Karelia Suite Op 11 | %(duration)14’% | ,|_.   | Symphony No 7 Op 105 in C major | %(duration)21’% |


<p><em>‘Simmering intensity’</em> is how Gramophone described the way the <strong>Helsinki Philharmonic</strong> plays <strong>Sibelius</strong> under its chief conductor <strong>John Storgårds</strong>. And as the Sibelius anniversary year draws to a close, you won’t hear more authentic or insightful performances than these: in a concert that spans Sibelius’s whole life, from the early <em>En Saga</em> to the monumental Seventh Symphony.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with John Storgårds.</p> ]]>
2015-12-10T19:30:00 2015-12-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Gaudete! Southwell Minster]]> Southwell Minster A selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.

Ex Cathedra

£10 - £30

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

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

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

Programme: |_. *Padilla* | Missa ego flos campi | ,|_. *Victoria* | O magnum mysterium | ,|_. *Fernandes* | Xicochi | ,|_. *English 16th century* | Coventry Carol | ,|_. *Bach* | In dulci jubilo | ,


<p>The glorious polyphony and rhythmic verve of Padilla’s Missa ego flos campi is complemented by stunning, seasonal music from Renaissance Spain and Latin America in the first half of this intimate concert. We return to our roots in the second half with a selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>well nigh flawless, both in its programming and the superlative artistry of the ten singers <br /> (Birmingham Post)</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-10T19:30:00 2015-12-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Andy Parsons Live and Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 With four sell out national tours, three DVD releases and a special for Comedy Central already under his belt, Andy Parsons, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to THSH!

Andy Parsons

£16.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 Plus transaction fee*


<p>With four sell out national tours, three <span class="caps">DVD</span> releases and a special for <strong>Comedy Central</strong> already under his belt, <strong>Andy Parsons</strong>, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to <span class="caps">THSH</span>! </p> <p>Andy’s fifth show <em>Live And Unleashed &#8211; But Naturally Cautious</em> will see the star of BBC2’s Mock The Week and Live At At The Apollo hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.</p> <p>Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage. As well as a series regular on the award-winning Mock The Week (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 2) and numerous spots on Live At The Apollo (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 1), Andy has also appeared on QI (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2), Saturday Live (<span class="caps">ITV</span>) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2, Andy was also lead writer on ITV’s hugely influential Spitting Image.</p> <blockquote> <p>His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British political and public life <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Hysterical live show. Andy Parsons is on fire <br /> <strong>The Mirror</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-10T20:00:00 2015-12-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Only Men Aloud UK Christmas Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join one of the UK's foremost vocal ensembles, hot from the release of their latest album.

Only Men Aloud. Image: Gareth Bull

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>The annual <strong>Only Men Aloud</strong> UK Christmas Tour is now a much anticipated date in the festive calendar. Join one of the UK&#8217;s foremost vocal ensembles, hot from the release of their latest album &#8216;<em>On The Road</em>&#8216; when they&#8217;ll perform a whole selection box of music ranging from traditional Christmas favourites to rock and pop classics. Delivered with their trademark whit, exquisite voices and musical panache, let <span class="caps">OMA</span> add some sparkle to your festive season</p> ]]>
2015-12-14T19:30:00 2015-12-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Bootleg Beatles]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Bootleg Beetles return to Symphony Hall to recreate the greatest songbook of all time.

The Bootleg Beetles

£29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band,<strong>The Bootleg Beetles</strong>, returns to Symphony Hall to recreate the greatest songbook of all time.</p> <p>Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every detail is meticulously covered, from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty &#8216;Scouse&#8217; banter to their &#8216;inflection perfect&#8217; vocal mimicry. Complete with video imagery to compliment each song and a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-to-be-missed spectacular for ‘Beatlemaniacs&#8217; of all ages.</p> <blockquote> <p>Flawless! <br /> <strong>Mojo</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Off-the-scale fabulous <br /> <strong>Chris Evans</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Mind-boggling accuracy <br /> <strong>The Mail on Sunday</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-15T19:30:00 2015-12-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Baiba Skride: Tchaikovsky ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Baibe Skride's performance of Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Violin Concerto will make a gloriously sunny upbeat to Sibelius’s powerful First Symphony.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Rimsky-Korsakov</strong></th><td>The Snow Maiden – Suite</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky </strong></th><td>Violin Concerto</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Sibelius </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 1 </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><span class="caps">CBSO</span> artist in residence Baiba Skride has been compared to the legendary violinists of the past, and critics reach for words like “transcendent”, “mesmerising” and “unparalleled” to describe her playing. But here in Birmingham, we’ve long since taken this schoolfriend of Andris Nelsons to our hearts. In partnership with Andrew Litton, her performance of Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Violin Concerto will make a gloriously sunny upbeat to Sibelius’s powerful First Symphony.<br /> </p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm 15-16 Artist in Residence Baiba Skride talks to <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chief Executive Stephen Maddock.<br /> </p> ]]>
2015-12-16T19:30:00 2015-12-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Gaudete! Hereford Cathedral]]> Hereford Cathedral a selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.

Ex Cathedra

£10 - £30

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

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

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

Programme: |_. *Padilla* | Missa ego flos campi | ,|_. *Victoria* | O magnum mysterium | ,|_. *Fernandes* | Xicochi | ,|_. *English 16th century* | Coventry Carol | ,|_. *Bach* | In dulci jubilo | ,


<p>The glorious polyphony and rhythmic verve of Padilla’s Missa ego flos campi is complemented by stunning, seasonal music from Renaissance Spain and Latin America in the first half of this intimate concert. We return to our roots in the second half with a selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>well nigh flawless, both in its programming and the superlative artistry of the ten singers <br /> (Birmingham Post)</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-16T19:30:00 2015-12-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum recording artist Jools Holland returns to Symphony Hall joined by KT Tunstall.

Jools Holland

£36

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £36 plus transaction fee*


<p>Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum recording artist <strong>Jools Holland</strong> returns to Symphony Hall for an intimate show accompanied by special guests.</p> <p>Joined by Ivor Novello and <span class="caps">BRIT</span>-award winning <strong>KT Tunstall</strong>, Jools will perform tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his new duets album <em>Sirens Of Song.</em></p> <p>Featuring the astounding vocal power of <strong>Ruby Turner</strong>, the soulful tones of <strong>Louise Marshall</strong>, stunning sounds of <strong>Mabel Ray</strong> and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member <strong>Gilson Lavis</strong>, along with the inimitable musicianship of the <strong>Rhythm &amp; Blues Orchestra</strong>, Jools promises the greatest boogie-woogie party in town.</p> ]]>
2015-12-17T19:30:00 2015-12-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Festive Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the CBSO, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Simon Halsey</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alan Titchmarsh</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Youth Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Children’s Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Young Voices ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO SO Vocal</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

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


<p>The CBSO’s annual Festive Favourites are like the German Market and the panto: a real Birmingham Christmas tradition! Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along! The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus and Children&#8217;s Chorus sing with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in the evenings, whilst the acclaimed community choirs <span class="caps">CBSO</span> SO Vocal and Young Voices team up with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus on Sunday afternoon. Join the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, and get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start</p> ]]>
2015-12-18T19:30:00 2015-12-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Smile and reflect as Ex Cathedra bring their atmospheric concerts back to Birmingham this Christmas.

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,


<p>These atmospheric concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas and have become a very popular tradition in Birmingham and London. A sequence of music flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to old and new, interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect.</p> <p>You are invited to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies for the interval.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Atmosphere, imagination, anticipation, soft candlelight plus inspired music… the true magic of Christmas</strong><br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> <p>These concerts will end at approximately 10pm. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</p> ]]>
2015-12-18T19:30:00 2015-12-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Angels Stars & Kings]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 A special selection of seasonal readings and ravishing choral music for the whole family to share.

Pre-sale Info: Tickets go on sale on Monday 25 May.

Ticket Information: £15 (adults) / £5 (under 16s) plus transaction fee* , ,A £3 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all bookings except those made in person at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Office. Call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. ,

Billing: *Ex Cathedra & Academy of Vocal Music* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Alexander Mason* organ


<p>A special selection of seasonal readings and ravishing choral music, this concert is for the whole family to share the beauty, mystery and enchantment of our popular Christmas Music by Candlelight concerts.</p> <p><strong>Come dressed as an Angel, star or king for this hour-long, relaxed concert.</strong></p> <p>Particularly recommended for children aged 6 and above.</p> ]]>
2015-12-19T16:00:00 2015-12-19T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Alexander O'Neal - 30 Years of Soul]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See one of RnB’s most iconic names, soul man Alexander O'Neal, bring the Town Hall stage to life, as part of his UK tour.

Alexander O'Neal

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

£27.50 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Soul man <strong>Alexander O&#8217;Neal</strong> has a cult appreciation across the globe. With his heart firmly in the music industry and a loyalty to the thousands that buy his records, O&#8217;Neal&#8217;s passion to keep his sound alive is ever present.</p> <p>His back-catalogue transcends generations, with a triple platinum selling album and ever expanding discography. </p> <p>See one of RnB’s most iconic names bring the Town Hall stage to life.</p> ]]>
2015-12-19T19:00:00 2015-12-19T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Smile and reflect as Ex Cathedra bring their atmospheric concerts back to Birmingham this Christmas.

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,


<p>These atmospheric concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas and have become a very popular tradition in Birmingham and London. A sequence of music flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to old and new, interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect.</p> <p>You are invited to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies for the interval.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Atmosphere, imagination, anticipation, soft candlelight plus inspired music… the true magic of Christmas</strong><br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> <p>These concerts will end at approximately 10pm. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</p> ]]>
2015-12-19T19:30:00 2015-12-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Festive Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the CBSO, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Simon Halsey</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alan Titchmarsh</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Youth Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Children’s Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Young Voices ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO SO Vocal</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

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


<p>The CBSO’s annual Festive Favourites are like the German Market and the panto: a real Birmingham Christmas tradition! Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along! The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus and Children&#8217;s Chorus sing with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in the evenings, whilst the acclaimed community choirs <span class="caps">CBSO</span> SO Vocal and Young Voices team up with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus on Sunday afternoon. Join the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, and get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start</p> ]]>
2015-12-20T15:00:00 2015-12-20T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Festive Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the CBSO, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Simon Halsey</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alan Titchmarsh</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Youth Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Children’s Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Young Voices ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO SO Vocal</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

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


<p>The CBSO’s annual Festive Favourites are like the German Market and the panto: a real Birmingham Christmas tradition! Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along! The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus and Children&#8217;s Chorus sing with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in the evenings, whilst the acclaimed community choirs <span class="caps">CBSO</span> SO Vocal and Young Voices team up with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus on Sunday afternoon. Join the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, and get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start</p> ]]>
2015-12-20T19:30:00 2015-12-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Centre Stage: A Palm Court Christmas Party!]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy seasonal melodies from the CBSO Youth Chorus, sing along with your favourite tunes – and get ready to party like it’s 1929!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£16 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

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


<p>It’s Birmingham’s best kept musical secret – the musical time machine that, once a year, whirls you back to an age of flapper dresses, quick-steps and those irresistible Light Programme melodies. Yes, it’s the Berkley Salon Ensemble’s Palm Court Christmas Party. Enjoy seasonal melodies from the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus, sing along with your favourite tunes – and get ready to party like it’s 1929!</p> ]]>
2015-12-21T13:10:00 2015-12-21T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Festive Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the CBSO, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Simon Halsey</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Alan Titchmarsh</strong></th><td>Presenter</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Youth Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Children’s Chorus ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Young Voices ,</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO SO Vocal</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

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


<p>The CBSO’s annual Festive Favourites are like the German Market and the panto: a real Birmingham Christmas tradition! Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along! The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus and Children&#8217;s Chorus sing with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in the evenings, whilst the acclaimed community choirs <span class="caps">CBSO</span> SO Vocal and Young Voices team up with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus on Sunday afternoon. Join the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, and get your festive season off to a really heart-warming start</p> ]]>
2015-12-21T19:30:00 2015-12-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Smile and reflect as Ex Cathedra bring their atmospheric concerts back to Birmingham this Christmas.

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

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

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,


<p>These atmospheric concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas and have become a very popular tradition in Birmingham and London. A sequence of music flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to old and new, interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect.</p> <p>You are invited to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies for the interval.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Atmosphere, imagination, anticipation, soft candlelight plus inspired music… the true magic of Christmas</strong><br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> <p>These concerts will end at approximately 10pm. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</p> ]]>
2015-12-21T19:30:00 2015-12-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[We're Going on a Bear Hunt ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud, on our quest to find a bear!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Tuesday 22 December 2015 - Wednesday 13 January 2016

£12 - £14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!</p> <p>Direct from a smash-hit West End and international tour, <strong>Michael Rosen’s</strong> award-winning book <em>We’re Going On A Bear Hunt</em> (illustrated by <strong>Helen Oxenbury</strong>) is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director <strong>Sally Cookson’s</strong> fun-filled adaptation, set to <strong>Benji Bower’s</strong> versatile and lively score.</p> <p>Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!</p> <p>WE&#8217;RE <span class="caps">GOING</span> TO <span class="caps">TOWN</span> <span class="caps">HALL</span>, <span class="caps">BIRMINGHAM</span><br /> WE&#8217;RE <span class="caps">GOING</span> TO <span class="caps">SEE</span> A <span class="caps">BEAR</span> <span class="caps">HUNT</span><br /> <span class="caps">WHAT</span> A <span class="caps">BEAUTIFUL</span> <span class="caps">PLAY</span>!<br /> WE&#8217;RE <span class="caps">NOT</span> <span class="caps">SCARED</span>!</p> <h4>Relaxed Performance, Saturday 10 January 2016, 3pm</h4> <p>Click here <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt-relaxed-performance/">for information about our relaxed performance</a> of We&#8217;re Going on a Bear Hunt, designed specifically for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.</p> <p><strong>Earlybird Discount</strong><br /> Be ahead of the pack &#8211; receive 10% off your booking if you pay before Saturday 28 February 2015.</p> ]]>
2015-12-22T11:00:00 2016-01-13T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Christmas Music by Candlelight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Smile and reflect as Ex Cathedra bring their atmospheric concerts back to Birmingham this Christmas.

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

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

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Alexander Mason* organ ,


<p>These atmospheric concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas and have become a very popular tradition in Birmingham and London. A sequence of music flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to old and new, interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect.</p> <p>You are invited to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies for the interval.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Atmosphere, imagination, anticipation, soft candlelight plus inspired music… the true magic of Christmas</strong><br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> <p>These concerts will end at approximately 10pm. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</p> ]]>
2015-12-22T19:30:00 2015-12-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - The Magic of Vienna]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​You haven’t seen in the New Year until you’ve raised a glass of champagne to Vienna, where the songs are sweeter than sachertorte and every waltz awakes a thousand tender memories.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>Christmas prices apply: £12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Stephen Bell</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Gardar Thor Cortes</strong></th><td>Tenor</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Suppé ,</strong></th><td>Overture, Light Cavalry</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss ,</strong></th><td>Ohne Sorgen Polka</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lehár ,</strong></th><td>The Land of Smiles – You are my ,heart's delight</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss ,</strong></th><td>Mit Dampf Polka</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss ,</strong></th><td>Anvil Polka</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lehár ,</strong></th><td>Gold and Silver Waltz</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss ,</strong></th><td>Thunder and Lightning Polka</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss ,</strong></th><td>The Gypsy Baron – Entrance March</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Lehár ,</strong></th><td>Girls were made to love and kiss</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Strauss </strong></th><td>Blue Danube Waltz</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>You haven’t seen in the New Year until you’ve raised a glass of champagne to Vienna, where the songs are sweeter than sachertorte and every waltz awakes a thousand tender memories. The CBSO’s annual Viennese evening has all the tunes you love: Anvil Polka and of course The Blue Danube, with the sensational Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes singing some of Viennese operetta’s most mouth-watering numbers: Prosit!</p> ]]>
2016-01-03T15:00:00 2016-01-03T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Henry V]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Edward Gardner launches the CBSO's year of Shakespeare celebrations with passionate Shakespearean masterpieces by Verdi and Richard Strauss.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Strauss </strong></th><td>Macbeth</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Vaughan Williams </strong></th><td>Three Shakespeare Songs</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Verdi </strong></th><td>Macbeth – ballet music</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Walton </strong></th><td>Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario ,(arr. Christopher Palmer)</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><p>“O for a Muse of fire…” Shakespeare’s Henry V crammed the Battle of Agincourt into a tiny wooden theatre. Four centuries later, William Walton matched that vision with music that redefined British cinema, and this lavish concert version weaves all the play&#8217;s greatest speeches and Walton&#8217;s score into a compelling musical drama. Edward Gardner launches the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s year of Shakespeare celebrations with passionate Shakespearean masterpieces by Verdi and Richard Strauss.</p><br /> </p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong>6.15pm: Bruce O�Neil, Head of Music at the Royal Shakespeare Company, draws comparisonsbetween how Shakespeare�s plays inspire music for different genres.</p> ]]>
2016-01-07T19:30:00 2016-01-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the original virtuoso chamber orchestra, with two of the world’s most respected soloists – Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis - at Symphony Hall.

Steven Isserlis. Image: Satoshi Aoyagi

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £22.50, £27.50, £33.50, £38.50, £45 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £21.50, £26.50, £32, £36.50, £43 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Academy of St Martin in the Fields* ,*Joshua Bell* violin/direction ,*Steven Isserlis* cello

Programme: |_. Dvořák | _Silent Woods_ from Bohemian Fotrest Op 68 | %(duration)7’% | ,|_. Beethoven | Symphony No 5 | %(duration)31’% | ,|_. Schumann, arr. Britten | _Elegie_ | ,|_. Brahms | Double Concerto | %(duration)34’% |


<p>The original virtuoso chamber orchestra, with two of the world’s most respected soloists – when <strong>Joshua Bell</strong> and <strong>Steven Isserlis</strong> join the <strong>Academy of St Martin and the Fields</strong>, you’d expect some seriously stylish playing. But from the grandeur of <strong>Brahms</strong> to <strong>Beethoven’s</strong> most famous symphony, there’ll be drama too. A stirring programme from some truly exceptional performers.</p> ]]>
2016-01-09T19:30:00 2016-01-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Relaxed Performance]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud!</p> <p>Click for <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt1">further details on the performance</a></p> <p>We want to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to experience our performances. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a relaxed performance of our winter family show, <strong>We&#8217;re Going on a Bear Hunt</strong>.</p> <p><strong>What is a relaxed performance?</strong><br /> Relaxed performances are open to everyone but are specifically for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. It’s a great way for individuals, families, groups and schools to experience live performances together in an adapted environment. For example, small changes are made to the lighting and sound levels, while the attitude to noise and movement in the audience is more relaxed.</p> <p><strong>How is the show adapted?</strong><br /> A relaxed performance is designed to be less formal and embrace different types of audience reactions &#8211; an easy way to think of them is ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’. </p> <p>We’ve also added wheelchair spaces in addition to our standard seating plan, a chill-out zone away from the auditorium and we will keep some of the doors open in case you need to come and go during the performance. </p> <p>In planning for the relaxed performance, we have consulted with individuals knowledgeable in the areas of autism and learning disabilities, and will provide specialist training for our front of house staff, and a briefing to cast members. </p> <p>It’s an important step in making our performances more accessible to everyone. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 0121 345 0493. </p> <p><strong>Resources</strong><br /> Watch a short film designed to give you a preview of the historic concert hall, explore the facilities and help you to prepare for a visit. Just click on the video section on the right hand side of this page.</p> <p>A visitor’s guide to Town Hall is available online to download on the right hand side of this page, and by mail or email upon request.</p> <p>In addition, a visual story of the performance will be made available closer to the date of the performance online to download and by mail or email upon request. The storyboard aims to help you prepare for the performance before and during your visit.</p> <p>If there are any other resources that may assist you with your experience and visit to Town Hall, please feel free to ask our Customer Service team on 0121 345 0493. </p> <p>When speaking with one of our Box office staff, please let us know of any specific requirements and if you would like to us to send you a visitor’s guide and visual story in the mail or by email.</p> <p><strong>Accessibility</strong><br /> Click for more information on <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/visit-town-hall/accesibility-at-town-hall/">access to our venue</a><br /> Click to view a <a href="http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/town-hall-6/birmingham-city-council">visual access guide of Town Hall</a></p> ]]>
2016-01-10T15:00:00 2016-01-10T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Scheherazade ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is like opening a wonderful book of musical stories, all told in music of glittering splendour and gorgeous colour.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Ravel </strong></th><td>Mother Goose Suite</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rachmaninov</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 4</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rimsky-Korsakov </strong></th><td>Scheherazade</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess, a cruel king… and a Russian composer. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is like opening a wonderful book of musical stories: there’s adventure, magic and – of course – love, all told in music of glittering splendour and gorgeous colour. Guest conductor Andrew Gourlay retells the tale today, along with Ravel’s own little book of musical fairytales, and Rachmaninov’s jazziest concerto. So, if you’re sitting comfortably…</p> ]]>
2016-01-14T14:15:00 2016-01-14T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Verdi and Puccini]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​Imagine the passion of La Traviata, the melodies of Rigoletto and the wit of Falstaff all distilled to an intoxicating essence

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.<br><br>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.<br></p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.<br><br>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.<br><br>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *Zoë Beyers* violin ,*Amanda Lake* violin ,*Michael Jenkinson* viola ,*Kate Setterfield* cello ,

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Verdi </strong></th><td>String Quartet in E minor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Puccini</strong></th><td>Chrysanthemums</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Imagine the passion of La Traviata, the melodies of Rigoletto and the wit of Falstaff all distilled to an intoxicating essence, and you’ll get some idea of Verdi’s one and only string quartet. Or better still, just come and hear it played by four <span class="caps">CBSO</span> musicians who simply love it to bits. Puccini’s haunting Chrysanthemums raises the curtain in suitably operatic style.</p> ]]>
2016-01-15T13:10:00 2016-01-15T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Henry Rollins: Charmingly Obstinate European Tour 2016]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Henry Rollins visits Town Hall as part of his first UK tour of 'talking shows' since 2012.

Henry Rollins

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><span></span><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Ravel </strong></th><td>Mother Goose Suite</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rachmaninov</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 4</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Rimsky-Korsakov </strong></th><td>Scheherazade</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess, a cruel king… and a Russian composer. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is like opening a wonderful book of musical stories: there’s adventure, magic and – of course – love, all told in music of glittering splendour and gorgeous colour. Guest conductor Andrew Gourlay retells the tale today, along with Ravel’s own little book of musical fairytales, and Rachmaninov’s jazziest concerto. So, if you’re sitting comfortably…</p> ]]>
2016-01-16T15:00:00 2016-01-16T15:00:00
<![CDATA[KS3 Schools' Concerts ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the CBSO present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the BBC Ten Pieces.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* – Conductor ,*Rachel Leach* – Presenter ,

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


<p>If you’ve only heard the BBC’s Ten Pieces in the classroom, you haven’t heard the half of it! Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Ten Pieces. Aimed at Key Stage Three, these schools concerts take place in the spectacular surroundings of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2016-01-19T11:30:00 2016-01-19T11:30:00
<![CDATA[KS3 Schools' Concerts ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the CBSO present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the BBC Ten Pieces.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* – Conductor ,*Rachel Leach* – Presenter

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


<p>If you’ve only heard the BBC’s Ten Pieces in the classroom, you haven’t heard the half of it! Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Ten Pieces. Aimed at Key Stage Three, these schools concerts take place in the spectacular surroundings of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2016-01-19T13:30:00 2016-01-19T13:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Serenade to Music ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 16 brilliant young soloists, a spirited showcase for the CBSO’s world-beating young choruses and a “Gum-Suckers’ March”, and…well, what can we say? You’ve simply got to hear it!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Michael Seal</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Simon Halsey</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Youth Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>CBSO Children's Chorus</strong></th><td></td></tr><tr><th><strong>16 Soloists from UK Conservatoires</strong></th><td></td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Grainger </strong></th><td>In a Nutshell</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Vaughan Williams </strong></th><td>Serenade to Music</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Judith Weir</strong></th><td>Storm</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Grainger </strong></th><td>The Warriors </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Imagine warriors of all times and all lands, gathering in one place to drink and dance; imagine jazz breaks, three pianos, and a super-sized orchestra… and you’re starting to get some idea of Percy Grainger’s jaw-dropping The Warriors. Add Vaughan Williams’ ravishing, Shakespeare-inspired Serenade, 16 brilliant young soloists, a spirited showcase for the CBSO’s world-beating young choruses and a “Gum-Suckers’ March”, and…well, what can we say? You’ve simply got to hear it!</p> ]]>
2016-01-21T19:30:00 2016-01-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[KS3 Schools' Concerts ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the CBSO present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the BBC Ten Pieces.

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

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


<p>If you’ve only heard the BBC’s Ten Pieces in the classroom, you haven’t heard the half of it! Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Ten Pieces. Aimed at Key Stage Three, these schools concerts take place in the spectacular surroundings of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2016-01-22T11:00:00 2016-01-22T11:00:00
<![CDATA[KS3 Schools' Concerts ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the CBSO present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the BBC Ten Pieces.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* – Conductor ,*Rachel Leach* – Presenter ,

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


<p>If you’ve only heard the BBC’s Ten Pieces in the classroom, you haven’t heard the half of it! Conductor Michael Seal, presenter Rachel Leach and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> present a lively hour-long guide to the orchestra, from the classical era to the sounds of today – with music drawn from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Ten Pieces. Aimed at Key Stage Three, these schools concerts take place in the spectacular surroundings of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2016-01-22T13:00:00 2016-01-22T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rebecca Ferguson - Lady Sings The Blues Tour 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rebecca Ferguson returns to Symphony Hall to showcase her new album Lady Sings the Blues.

Rebecca Ferguson

£22.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Rebecca Ferguson</strong> returns to Symphony Hall to showcase her stunning new album <em>Lady Sings the Blues</em>.</p> <p><em>Lady Sings the Blues</em> is a clever reinterpretation of the best of <strong>Billie Holiday&#8217;s</strong> classic songs, showcasing Rebecca&#8217;s versatile style and smoky vocals. The album was recorded at the world famous Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, where the legendary blues singer herself recorded. Ferguson now brings her own experience, story and remarkable vocal prowess to these classic songs for a new generation.</p> <p>Suitable for all ages (Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult).</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>She&#8217;s lovely. Her talent is undeniable.</strong><br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>It was simply sensational &#8230; Her phrasing, energy and raw talent were fantastic.</strong><br /> The Sun</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-01-23T19:30:00 2016-01-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Singalong with the CBSO: Haydn’s The Creation - Singer Ticket]]> ​Ever dreamed of singing live at Symphony Hall with the CBSO? Now’s your chance to experience it for real, in this one-off performance from scratch of all the best bits of Haydn’s The Creation.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>Audience: £13.50 plus transaction fee*<br>Singer: £20 plus transaction fee*<br>Singer & Score Hire £27.50 plus transaction fee* </p><p>If you're singing please book in advance to specify your voice type.</p>

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Haydn </strong></th><td>The Creation – highlights ,(sung in English) </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Ever dreamed of singing live at Symphony Hall with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>? Now’s your chance to experience it for real, in this one-off performance from scratch of all the best bits of Haydn’s The Creation. So whether you’re a choral society veteran or have only ever sung in the shower, you’re welcome to join in and sing, under the baton of the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey.</p><p><em>Singer information: rehearsals start at 1.30pm; details will be sent with singer tickets. Scores: we will be using the Edition Peters (Urtext/Temperley edition – catalogue number EP7333) score. To hire a score with Simon Halsey’s rehearsal markings, purchase the Singer &amp; Score Hire ticket when booking. NB if you’re not bringing your own score, pre-booking score hire is essential. Collect your pre-booked score on the day</em></p> ]]>
2016-01-24T13:30:00 2016-01-24T13:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Singalong with the CBSO: Haydn’s The Creation - Audience Ticket]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​Ever dreamed of singing live at Symphony Hall with the CBSO? Now’s your chance to experience it for real, in this one-off performance from scratch of all the best bits of Haydn’s The Creation.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>Audience: £13.50 plus transaction fee*<br>Singer: £20 plus transaction fee*<br>Singer & Score Hire £27.50 plus transaction fee* </p><p>If you're singing please book in advance to specify your voice type.</p>

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Haydn </strong></th><td>The Creation – highlights ,(sung in English) </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Ever dreamed of singing live at Symphony Hall with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>? Now’s your chance to experience it for real, in this one-off performance from scratch of all the best bits of Haydn’s The Creation. So whether you’re a choral society veteran or have only ever sung in the shower, you’re welcome to join in and sing, under the baton of the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey.</p><p><em>Singer information: rehearsals start at 1.30pm; details will be sent with singer tickets. Scores: we will be using the Edition Peters (Urtext/Temperley edition – catalogue number EP7333) score. To hire a score with Simon Halsey’s rehearsal markings, purchase the Singer &amp; Score Hire ticket when booking. NB if you’re not bringing your own score, pre-booking score hire is essential. Collect your pre-booked score on the day</em></p> ]]>
2016-01-24T19:00:00 2016-01-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Nicola Benedetti: Szymanowski ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nicola Benedetti begins the CBSO's mini-cycle of Szymanowski violin concertos with the ravishing, fantastical Second.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>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</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Haydn </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 92 (Oxford)</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Szymanowski</strong></th><td>Violin Concerto No. 2</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Brahms </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 4</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Brahms said that he wanted his Fifth Symphony to sound like Haydn. He never got that far – because his magnificent Fourth Symphony said all he wanted to say! Lahav Shani brings out all its tragedy and triumph, but only after he’s shown you exactly what Brahms was talking about, in Haydn’s joyous “Oxford” Symphony. Nicola Benedetti, meanwhile, begins the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s mini-cycle of Szymanowski violin concertos with the ravishing, fantastical Second.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>6.15pm<br /> Music writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley explores what happens when sensual Szymanowski meets luminous Brahms.</p> ]]>
2016-01-27T19:30:00 2016-01-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Smooth Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A whole evening of some of the smoothest and most serene music ever written – tunes you love, from The Lark Ascending to Pachelbel’s Canon.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

Billing: <table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Michael Seal ,</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Laurence Jackson </strong></th><td>Violin</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Oliver Janes</strong></th><td>Clarinet</td></tr></tbody></table>

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Barber ,</strong></th><td>Adagio</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Vaughan Williams ,</strong></th><td>The Lark Ascending</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Pachelbel ,</strong></th><td>Canon in D</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Mozart </strong></th><td>Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 – Adagio</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Albinoni ,</strong></th><td>Adagio</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Elgar ,</strong></th><td>Nimrod</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Tchaikovsky ,</strong></th><td>The Nutcracker – Pas de deux</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Dvořák </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 9 (New World) – Largo</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p><p>Winter dragging on? Had one of those weeks? Or just want to drift off into a warm bath of soothing melody? Then this is the concert for you: a whole evening of some of the smoothest and most serene music ever written – tunes you love, from The Lark Ascending to Pachelbel’s Canon. Symphony Hall is designed for comfort, so just sit back, stretch out, and relax…<br /> </p> ]]>
2016-01-29T19:30:00 2016-01-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Classic Rock Show - Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time - LIVE! Part 2]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A rare opportunity to hear timeless classics played to perfection and in all their glory!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<blockquote> <p>The classic rock fan’s ultimate live juke box!</p> </blockquote> <p>For 2016 <strong>Classic Rock Show</strong> will focus on a new batch of rock gems best known for their irresistible hooks, instantly recognisable songs that have earned a golden status in the history of classic rock music.</p> <p>Celebrating their sixth year, this critically acclaimed show will toast the occasion in the best possible fashion, with some of the greatest moments in rock guitar history.</p> <p>Following the immense success of their 2015 UK tour, and as a testimony to the worldwide popularity of classic rock music, The Classic Rock Show will be back in 2016, bigger, fresher, and even better, to perform &#8216;Part 2&#8217; of the greatest guitar riffs of all time!</p> <p>From the extraordinary opening sounds of <strong>Led Zeppelin</strong>&#8216;s &#8216;Whole Lotta Love&#8217; to <strong>Queen</strong>&#8216;s powerhouse anthem &#8216;I Want It All&#8217; via <strong>AC/DC</strong>&#8216;s &#8216;Highway To Hell&#8217; and everything in between, this show will rock you to your core&#8230;Classic Rock doesn’t get any better than this!</p> <p>Often imitated but never equalled, The Classic Rock Show offers the rare opportunity to hear these timeless classics played to perfection and in all their glory!</p> <p>A virtuoso band of the finest musicians on the planet will take you on a two and a half hour foot-stomping ride featuring the music of <strong>The Who, Led Zeppelin, <span class="caps">ELO</span>, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Van Halen, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Queen</strong>, &amp; much, much more!</p> <p>Exhilarating and entrancing in equal measure, with a climax to the show that is not to be missed…a gem of a rock show.</p> ]]>
2016-01-30T19:30:00 2016-01-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Baiba Skride: Szymanowski ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The CBSO's artist in residence, Baiba Skride, plays Szymanowski’s gorgeous, shimmering First Violin Concerto.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Mendelssohn </strong></th><td>A Midsummer Night’s Dream ,– Overture</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Szymanowski </strong></th><td>Szymanowski Violin Concerto No.1</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Shostakovich </strong></th><td>Symphony No. 10 </td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>The Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony an “optimistic tragedy”. But we can hear it as one of the mightiest symphonies of the 20th century: huge, dark, and driven by blazing emotion. It’s all a long way from the moonlit enchantment of Mendelssohn’s Shakespearean overture – or Szymanowski’s gorgeous, shimmering First Violin Concerto, played tonight by the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s artist in residence, the wonderful Baiba Skride.</p><p><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 6.15pm Conservatoire Showcase Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, performs Respighi’s majestic Pines of Rome.</p> ]]>
2016-02-04T19:30:00 2016-02-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Haydn and Bartók]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​​String quartets may look small – but they can pack a serious punch

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

Billing: *Amanda Lake* violin ,*Bryony Morrison* violin ,*Amy Fawcett* viola ,*Helen Edgar* cello ,

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


<p>String quartets may look small – but they can pack a serious punch. Fires blaze below the elegant surface of Haydn’s revolutionary Quartet Op.20 No.5. And two centuries later, Béla Bartók poured all the anguish of a broken heart into a quartet that all but bursts with the sheer power of his emotion. This is music without inhibitions: strong stuff, played with passion.</p> ]]>
2016-02-05T13:10:00 2016-02-05T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Jack Jones: The Coming Home Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Don't miss Grammy winning legend Jack Jones as he returns to Town Hall as part of his The Coming Home Tour

Jack Jones

£29.50

Suffix: Support MACIO

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>This event has been rescheduled from Sunday 26 April 2015 and is now taking place on Friday 5 February 2016. Customers will be contacted shortly with full details, but if you have already purchased tickets for the original date, these tickets are still valid. (2/4/15)</strong></p> <p>Double Grammy-winning, easy listening giant, <strong>Jack Jones</strong>, returns to Town Hall as part of his <em>The Coming Home Tour</em> this April. </p> <p>His consistently sold-out world tours and fifty recorded albums are a testimony to the breadth and quality of his remarkable talent. This fabulous show will feature all the big hits including <em>Wives and Lovers, Love Boat, Impossible Dream</em> and <em>The Race Is On</em> to name only a few. There will also be a special video presentation of his latest video featuring the songs <em>Imagine</em> and <em>From A Distance</em>.</p> <p>Jack&#8217;s swinging renditions of contemporary pop and rock, as well as classic standards, have packed out UK tour dates time and time again &#8211; Don&#8217;t miss the chance to hear this iconic singer in one of the best concert halls in the country.</p> <p>Jack will be joined on the tour by the hilarious <strong><span class="caps">MACIO</span></strong>, one of America’s funniest comedians and comedy writers.</p> <blockquote> <p>Jack is one of the major singers of our time<br /> <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world<br /> <strong>Mel Torme</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Jones is a bona fide legend<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-05T19:30:00 2016-02-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Family Film Favourites ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Presenter Alasdair Malloy turns off the pictures, turns up the soundtrack and takes a musical journey through all your film favourites

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>Group of 4: £32 plus transaction fee*</li><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li></ul>

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

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


<p>Everyone loves a great family movie – and great movies need great music! Presenter Alasdair Malloy turns off the pictures, turns up the soundtrack and takes a musical journey through all your favourites: Star Wars, Toy Story, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Shrek, Despicable Me, Frozen, The Lego Movie and many, many more. You’ve all seen them – now get ready to hear them like never before, in fabulous 3D symphonic sound!</p><p><span class="caps">FREE</span> craft workshops in the foyer from 1pm</p> ]]>
2016-02-07T14:30:00 2016-02-07T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 I was glad]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 . A concert of magnificent 20th-century music for choir and organ.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Billing: *Ex Cathedra* ,*Jeffrey Skidmore* conductor ,*Henry Fairs* organ ,*Nicholas Wearne* organ ,*Lucy Wakefield* harp ,

Programme: *Britten* Rejoice in the Lamb ,*Janácek* Otce nás (The Lord’s Prayer) ,*Leighton* Crucifixus pro nobis ,*Parry* I was glad ,*Walton* The Twelve ,


<p>During a prolific period in the mid-1940s <strong>Britten</strong> encountered the extraordinary, newly-rediscovered poetry of Christopher Smart and composed one of his finest choral works, Rejoice in the Lamb. A concert of magnificent 20th-century music for choir and organ, there are masterpieces by Leighton, Walton, Janácek and Parry, whose glorious anthem was written for the coronation of King Edward <span class="caps">VII</span>.</p> <blockquote> <p>‘the fantastic Ex Cathedra’ <br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-07T16:00:00 2016-02-07T16:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Beethoven Piano Concertos 2, 3 and 4]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Rudolf Buchbinder brings a lifetime’s insight to bear on some of the greatest music ever written for piano and orchestra.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Beethoven </strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 2</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 4</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 3</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>Beethoven wrote his five piano concertos to perform himself – conducting the orchestra from the keyboard. So the great Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder does exactly the same. For more than five decades, Buchbinder has put Beethoven at the very heart of his musical life; now, over two concerts with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, he brings a lifetime’s insight to bear on some of the greatest music ever written for piano and orchestra.<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 1pm <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist Catherine Arlidge and two other <span class="caps">CBSO</span> musicians explore aspects of ensemble playing, the challenges of blending with a solo instrument and when a soloist play/directs</p> ]]>
2016-02-10T14:15:00 2016-02-10T14:15:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Maria Joao Pires in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following her appearance with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the legendary Portuguese pianist *Maria João Pires* returns to Birmingham.

Maria João Pires. Photo © Felix Broede / Deutsche Grammophon

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

Billing: *Maria João Pires* piano

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Sonata in F major Hob XVI:23 | %(duration)20’% | ,|_. *Schubert* | Piano Sonata No 21 in B flat major | %(duration)38’% |


<p>Following her appearance with the <strong>Gewandhausorchester Leipzig</strong> in October, the legendary Portuguese pianist <strong>Maria João Pires</strong> returns to Birmingham for a very special evening of music-making at Town Hall. <strong>Schubert’s</strong> sublime final piano sonata is the focus of this unique recital; a single, carefully-chosen <strong>Haydn</strong> sonata is all that’s needed to complement Schubert’s ‘heavenly length’.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Maria João Pires.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-02-11T19:30:00 2016-02-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Maria Joao Pires and Milos Popovic in Recital ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Something magical happens when two great pianists come together: as part of her short Birmingham residency Maria João Pires shares that joy with rising star Miloš Popovic´.

Maria Joao Pires Image by Felix Broede

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £21, £28 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £20, £27 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Maria João Pires* piano ,*Miloš Popovi ´ c* piano

Programme: |_. *Schubert* | _Allegro in A Minor, _Lebenssturme_ for four hands_ | %(duration)11'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor Op111 | %(duration)30'% | ,|_. *Beethoven* | Piano Sonata No 21 in C major, _Waldstein_ | %(duration)25'% | ,|_. *Schubert* | Deutscher with two trios and two Landlers | %(duration)6'% |


<p>Something magical happens when two great pianists sit down together: and in this second concert of her short Birmingham residency <strong>Maria João Pires</strong> shares that joy with rising star <strong>Miloš Popovic´</strong>. Duets by Schubert frame performances of two of Beethoven’s most glorious keyboard works: the sunlit Waldstein sonata and the profound and poetic late Sonata in C minor, Op 111.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available</p> ]]>
2016-02-12T13:00:00 2016-02-12T13:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 and 5]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Conductor/pianist Rudolf Buchbinder tackles the mighty “Emperor” concerto itself: music without limits, performed with supreme understanding by a living legend amongst pianists.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>Evening prices apply: £12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

Programme: <table><tbody><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 1</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Beethoven</strong></th><td>Piano Concerto No. 5</td></tr></tbody></table>


<p>“If I had to take one Beethoven concerto cycle to a desert island,” wrote one critic of Rudolf Buchbinder’s recordings of Beethoven’s piano concertos, “it might just be this.” In this second instalment of his Birmingham Beethoven cycle, conductor/pianist Rudolf Buchbinder tackles the mighty “Emperor” concerto itself: music without limits, performed with supreme understanding by a living legend amongst pianists.<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>1.15pm Broadcaster and author Stephen Johnson shares his enthusiasm for Beethoven.</p> ]]>
2016-02-13T15:00:00 2016-02-13T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Tchaikovsky’s Sixth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From first bar to last, Tchaikovsky’s epic Sixth Symphony brims with anguish, longing and unforgettable Tchaikovsky tunes.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>“Pathétique” means “full of emotion”: simple as that. And from first bar to last, Tchaikovsky’s epic Sixth Symphony brims with anguish, longing and unforgettable Tchaikovsky tunes. The charismatic young Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare won’t stint on the passion; nor will his wife Alisa Weilerstein – soloist in Prokofiev’s huge, brooding “symphony concerto”. Hector Berlioz lights the fuse amidst a riot of Italian sunshine.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm <em>Conservatoire Showcase </em>A solo piano recital performed by rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire.</p> ]]>
2016-02-17T19:30:00 2016-02-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Friday Night Classics: Rodgers & Hammerstein]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate Friday night with the original masters of the Broadway musical.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>February is bustin’ out all over: so celebrate Friday night with the original masters of the Broadway musical. Everyone knows the sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music, and all your favourite songs are here – hits from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel and The Sound of Music, performed by a team of West End stars. The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will send you home whistling a merry tune!</p><p>Produced in association with West End International Ltd.<br /> </p> ]]>
2016-02-19T19:30:00 2016-02-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ed Byrne returns to Town Hall for an evening of superior stand up with his show Outside, Looking In

Ed Byrne

£19

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19 plus transaction fee*


<p>That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!</p> <p><strong>Suitable for ages 12+</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ A masterful display of the comic&#8217;s art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler</strong><br /> The Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should <span class="caps">DEFINITELY</span> see</strong><br /> Edinburgh Festival Magazine</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ A show full of top –class observational humour….A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want</strong><br /> Edinburgh Evening News</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ Superior stand up from the nerd next door</strong><br /> The Herald</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-19T20:00:00 2016-02-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra: Rachmaninov's Second]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect absolute commitment, glorious playing and pure, unbuttoned emotion when the CBSO's fabulous young players tackle the ultimate Russian romantic symphony

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£20+ transaction fee</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>Conductor Jac van Steen has a special rapport with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra – and if you’ve heard them play Rachmaninov before, you’ll know to expect absolute commitment, glorious playing and pure, unbuttoned emotion when the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>&#8217;s fabulous young players tackle the ultimate Russian romantic symphony. Though after van Steen has unleashed them on the pagan frenzy of Prokofiev’s electrifying Scythian Suite, pulses should already be racing!</p> ]]>
2016-02-21T19:00:00 2016-02-21T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Quatuor Zaide]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Quatuor Zaïde*

Programme: |_. *Haydn* | Quartet Op 50 No 5 | %(duration)16'% | ,|_. *Francesca Verunelli* | new work (UK premiere) | ,|_. *Mendelssohn* |Quartet No 6 in F minor Op 80 | %(duration)28'% |


<p><strong>Quatuor Zaïde</strong> perform as part of Rising Stars; a series of recitals showcasing the talents of outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stars of the future.</p> <p>Package discounts and other benefits are not available.</p> <p>Rising Stars is presented in association with the European Concert Hall Organisation. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.</p> <p>Nominated by Phiharmonie de Pris</p> ]]>
2016-02-22T18:00:00 2016-02-22T18:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Benjamin Grosvenor: Grieg]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the CBSO, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p> £12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=http://www.cbso.co.uk/ways-to-save">cbso.co.uk/ways-to-save</a> for details"

Billing: # Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"<table><tbody><tr><th colspan='2'><strong><a href='https://cbso.co.uk/'>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra</a></strong></th></tr><tr><th><strong>Jac van Steen</strong></th><td>Conductor</td></tr><tr><th><strong>Benjamin Grosvenor</strong></th><td>Piano</td></tr></tbody></table>

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


<p>Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound. You’ve probably heard Grieg’s Piano Concerto before – but never quite like this! It’s the glowing heart of a concert that begins with Elgar’s colourful portrait of Shakespeare’s fat knight and ends in the romantic sunset of Brahms’s ardent Third Symphony.</p> ]]>
2016-02-24T14:15:00 2016-02-24T14:15:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage:Trio Severn]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 A gloriously entertaining programme from Trio Severn, one of the CBSO’s most admired chamber ensembles

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p> £12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing has been called “a kind of miracle”, and last time he performed with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, this 23-year old British pianist held Symphony Hall spellbound. You’ve probably heard Grieg’s Piano Concerto before – but never quite like this! It’s the glowing heart of a concert that begins with Elgar’s colourful portrait of Shakespeare’s fat knight and ends in the romantic sunset of Brahms’s ardent Third Symphony.</p> ]]>
2016-02-25T19:30:00 2016-02-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: I Got Rhythm!]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 This toddler-friendly mini-concert features the CBSO percussion section: there’ll be bite-sized music, lively presentation, lots to see, and plenty of chances for fidgety feet to get up

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre welcomes all ages – and we know that when it comes to hitting things, shaking things and generally making themselves heard, toddlers are already star performers! This toddler-friendly mini-concert features the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> percussion section: there’ll be bite-sized music, lively presentation, lots to see, and plenty of chances for fidgety feet to get up, move around, and make some serious noise!</p><p><strong><span class="caps">FREE</span> </strong>craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2016-02-26T10:30:00 2016-02-27T15:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Harry Bicket and The English Concert perform Handel’s Orlando]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Handel’s 1733 opera Orlando is a true extravaganza, performed by Harry Bicket & The English Concert plus Carolyn Sampson, and Iestyn Davies.

Harry Bicket by Marco Borgrevve

£9.50 – £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £27.50, £40 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17,£26.50, £38 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

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

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


<p>Torn between love and glory, the knight Orlando gives way to madness – and rampages through a world of lovers, sorcerers and all-powerful spirits.<strong>Handel’s</strong> 1733 opera <strong>Orlando</strong> is a true extravaganza, performed tonight by <strong>Harry Bicket</strong> and <strong>The English Concert</strong> – plus <strong>Carolyn Sampson</strong>, and <strong>Iestyn Davies</strong> in the title role.</p> ]]>
2016-02-27T18:30:00 2016-02-27T18:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 3]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Everyone loves Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, but his Third is every bit as inspired.

Philharmonia Orchestra

£9.50 – £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £17, £25.50, £31, £36, £43 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul><p>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

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

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


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

 Milos Karadaglic by Lars Borges/Mercury Classics

£9.50 – £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £21, £28 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £20, £27 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Miloš Karadaglic* Guitar


<p>Each generation produces at least one exceptional classical guitarist; but not many can match <strong>Miloš Karadaglic´</strong> for charisma. This recital combines original solo guitar works with inventive, virtuosic transcriptions of classics from three centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>You can see why Miloš can manage to keep both the masses and the cognoscenti happy &#8211; but he’s also a<br /> musician of great subtlety.<br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Miloš Karadaglic´. Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-03-04T19:30:00 2016-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Poulenc’s Gloria]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nicholas Collon leads a gloriously colourful toast to Shakespeare: and lifts the roof with the CBSO Chorus in Poulenc’s jubilant Gloria.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>A dark kingdom, a troubled prince, and a spine chilling mystery… OK, so Hamlet and The Firebird don’t exactly tell the same story! But they both unleash music of sweeping passion and dazzling colour, just as Romeo and Juliet gave Berlioz a chance to pour out his romantic soul. Nicholas Collon leads a gloriously colourful toast to Shakespeare: and lifts the roof with the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in Poulenc’s jubilant Gloria.</p> ]]>
2016-03-05T19:00:00 2016-03-05T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Musica Callada/ Music of Silence]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The magical music of the Spanish composer Federico Mompou forms the basis of a musical journey and search for silence.

Remy Van Kesteren by Linelle Deunk

Prefix: Rising Stars

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Musica Callada/Music of Silence* , ,*Remy Van Kesteren* harp ,*Eric Vloeimans* trumpet


<p><strong>Musica Callada/Music of Silence</strong></p> <p>The magical music of the Spanish composer <strong>Federico Mompou</strong> forms the basis of a musical journey and search for silence. Classical, jazz and improvisation in a continuous program full of surprises, including a commission by Dutch composer <strong>Oene van Geel.</strong></p> <p>Nominated by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and <span class="caps">BOZAR</span> Brussels.</p> ]]>
2016-03-07T18:00:00 2016-03-07T18:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Brentano Quartet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Arguably the finest American string quartet of its generation.

 Brentano Quartet - Photo by Christian Steiner

£9.50 – £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £21, £28 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £20, £27 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

Billing: *Brentano Quartet*

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


<p>Arguably the finest American string quartet of its generation, the <strong>Brentano Quartet</strong> defines itself by its interest in the frontiers of the chamber repertoire – particularly music that predates the quartet medium. This pairing of Shostakovich’s powerful late quartet and Dvoˇrák’s exuberant folk-flavoured Op 61 with quartet transcriptions of fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach should be revelatory.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available</p> ]]>
2016-03-08T19:30:00 2016-03-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Shostakovich’s Fifteenth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The young Birmingham conductor Alpesh Chauhan has a flair for fantasy, and this concert is drenched in it.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£10 plus transaction fee*</p><p>Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</p><p>Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949.</p>

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

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


<p>Bring together a clarinet, a viola and a piano, and you open the doors to a whole world of romance. Their dusky sounds inspired Schumann to some of his most fantastic flights of the imagination; Mozart, meanwhile, is said to have penned his “Kegelstatt” trio between rounds of skittles! Add Max Bruch’s lovely trio, and you’ve got a really magical lunchtime showcase for three exceptional players.</p> ]]>
2016-03-10T13:10:00 2016-03-10T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Friday Night Classics: Symphonic Disco Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​It’s Friday night on Broad Street, and that spells D.I.S.C.O!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £20, £27, £36.50, £42, £47 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>It’s Friday night on Broad Street, and that spells D.I.S.C.O! I Will Survive, Blame it on the Boogie, Stayin’ Alive… you think they sound good on the dancefloor? Just wait till you hear these – and a galaxy of 70s disco classics – performed by full orchestra and top vocalists in this sensational Symphonic Disco Spectacular. Dig out those flares, slip on some shades and get ready to party like it’s 1979!</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm <em>Flagship <span class="caps">CBSO</span> education programme</em> Project Remix concludes with a performance by young musicians from across the West Midlands.</p> ]]>
2016-03-11T19:30:00 2016-03-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Oslo Philharmonic Perform Mahler’s Symphony No 5]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Scandinavia’s finest orchestra the Oslo Philharmonic has a fresh energy

Vasily Petrenko by Mark McNulty

£9.50 – £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £30, £35, £40, £50 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38, £47.50 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

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

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


<p>Long acclaimed as Scandinavia’s finest orchestra, the <strong>Oslo Philharmonic</strong> has found a fresh energy under its dynamic new music director <strong>Vasily Petrenko</strong>. In Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Petrenko and the Oslo Phil will make a compelling pairing; in Rachmaninov, meanwhile, Petrenko and pianist Simon Trpc˘ eski have already been hailed by critics as a ‘dream team’!</p> <p>6:15pm Pre-concert conversation with Vasily Petrenko.</p> ]]>
2016-03-12T19:30:00 2016-03-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Francesco Piemontesi in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi in a beautiful recital at Town Hall

Francesco Piemontesi by Julien Mignot

£9.50 – £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Francesco Piemontesi* Piano

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: <p>£12.50, £19.50, £25.50, £34.50, £40, £45 plus transaction fee*</p><ul><li>20% discount available for groups of 11+. Call 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available for children under 16, and schools and Youth Music groups. 2 free tickets for groups of 20+. To book call Group Bookings on 0800 358 7070</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) for anyone in full time education, and young people aged 25 and under, available from one month before the concert.</li><li>£5 tickets (plus transaction fee) available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert.</li><li>The THSH Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949</li><li>Restricted view seats are available for selected concerts for £12.50 plus transaction fee* These seats are at the back of the Grand Tier and Upper Circle, in the Stalls Terrace and at the very front of the Stalls when a stage extension is not in use.</li></ul>Terms & Conditions apply to all discounts - visit <a href=https://cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save/>cbso.co.uk/tickets/ways-to-save</a> for details</p>"

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

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


<p>“Rarely, rarely, comest thou, Spirit of Delight!” Edward Elgar headed his Second Symphony with a line from Shelley, and then launched it in a huge, surging wave of golden sound. Is this the greatest symphony ever composed by an Englishman? Edward Gardner and the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will make a passionate case – after beginning the evening with Walton’s jazz-age concerto, and another stirring cinematic salute to Shakespeare.</p> ]]>
2016-03-17T19:30:00 2016-03-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits.

Jason Donovan

£28.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Jason Donovan</strong> is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album <em>Ten Good Reasons</em> and <em>Greatest Hits</em>. </p> <p><em>Ten Good Reasons</em> became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favourite with two solo No.1 singles <em>Too Many Broken Hearts</em> and <em>Sealed with a Kiss.</em> It also featured the famous duet with <strong>Kylie Minogue</strong>, <em>Especially for You</em>, which reached No.1.</p> <p>The to