THSH - Upcoming events http://www.thsh.co.uk/events/rss/? Upcoming events at THSH en-gb <![CDATA[Spectacular Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.

Spectacular Classics

£16.50 - £42.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*City of Birmingham Choir* ,*Nicholas Lester* baritone

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


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

Jason Byrne

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Steve Coleman. Photo: Tracy Collins.

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , , ,Tickets for this performance will not be available through the THSH Box Office after 1pm on Saturday 22nd November 2014. Tickets will be available from the venue from 1 hour prior to the event start time (subject to availability).

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


<p><strong>Steve Coleman</strong> is a key figure in contemporary jazz, having been the pioneer of the music via his quartet <strong>Five Elements.</strong> </p> <p>Steve&#8217;s spontaneous and pre-conceived compositional techniques are largely influenced by the great African-American spontaneous composers. For Steve, music is not a separate discipline from any other activity created by humans &#8211; he believes that as a form of vibration and energy, music can be conceived as a holistic part of the entire vibratory spectrum.</p> <p>Witness music inspired by recent research on biological rhythms, tonalities and cycles as <strong>Steve Coleman and Five Elements</strong> perform in Birmingham for the first time in over ten years.</p> <p>Tickets for this performance will not be available through the <span class="caps">THSH</span> Box Office after 1pm on Saturday 22nd November 2014. Tickets will be available from the venue from 1 hour prior to the event start time (subject to availability)</p> ]]>
2014-11-22T20:00:00 2014-11-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis perform Schubert's Winterreise]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A lonely wanderer, a frozen landscape, and a broken heart - a lifetime's experience in 70 minutes.

Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

John Wilson

£25 - £46

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £30, £37.50, £41, £46 plus transaction fee* , ,*Choir seats now on sale* £25 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *The John Wilson Orchestra* ,*Anna-Jane Casey* ,*Matt Ford* ,*Richard Morrison* ,*Scarlett Strallen* , ,*Promoter reserves the right to change guest soloists*


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,60plus/unwaged/under 16s £5 plus transaction fee* ,SoundBite members 50% off , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts across our programme, as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/.

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


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

John Grant

£16.50 - £22.50

Suffix: no support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Former <strong>Czars</strong> frontman <strong>John Grant</strong> comes to Town Hall accompanied by the <strong>Royal Northern Sinfonia</strong> </p> <p>Grant&#8217;s celebrated catalogue will be reworked with a sumptuous orchestral setting, alongside the world premiere of songs written especially for this tour. </p> <p>His creativity, unique songwriting and wonderful vocals combined with 34 musicians promises a one-off musical experience. As the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia has built a reputation as both fresh-thinking and versatile and has in recent years collaborated with artists as diverse as <strong>Pet Shop Boys, Joanna Newsom, Efterklang</strong> and <strong>Spiritualized</strong>. </p> <p>The tour will be orchestrated by <strong>Fiona Brice</strong> who has provided arrangements for the the likes of <strong>Roy Harper, Vashti Bunyan, Anna Calvi, Midlake</strong> and <strong>Placebo</strong>, as well as John himself.</p> <p>Praise for Grant&#8217;s <em>Pale Green Ghosts</em>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>It&#8217;s hard to imagine a more enjoyable and rewarding hour of music being released this year than Pale Green Ghosts: self-obsessed but completely compelling, profoundly discomforting but beautiful, lost in its own fathomless personal misery, but warm, funny and wise.</strong> The Guardian </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A masterpiece.</strong> <span class="caps">UNCUT</span></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>As piano and strings crescendo, concluding Pale Green Ghosts&#8217; uncommon vistas of seriousness, levity and disco dancing, you can imagine the singer departing in triumph.</strong> Q </p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Please note there will be no support act for this concert.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-11-24T19:30:00 2014-11-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint)]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The comedy mind behind _Modern Life is Goodish_ is back with his brand new live show.

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee*


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

Celtic Woman

£23.50, £26.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Bristol European Jazz Ensemble featuring the trumpeter David Mowat.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Enjoy music that is <em>‘equally eclectic, ranging from light Latin breezes to intense improvisations and hard bop excursions’</em> (Tony Benjamin), from this lively quintet led by trumpeter <strong>David Mowat.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2014-11-28T17:00:00 2014-11-28T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Chas and Dave - On The Road]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following the release of their new album _That's What Happens_ and a headline slot at the 2013 Royal Variety Show, 'rockney' cult legends *Chas & Dave* celebrate their 50th anniversary with their On the Road tour.

Chas and Dave

£24.50, £26.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Suffix: no support

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following the release of their new album <em>That&#8217;s What Happens</em> and a headline slot at the 2013 Royal Variety Show, &#8216;rockney&#8217; cult legends <strong>Chas &amp; Dave</strong> celebrate their 50th anniversary with the On the Road tour. </p> <p>After so many years in the business, Chas &amp; Dave know how to wow a crowd &#8211; with a back catalogue including hits such as 1979&#8217;s <em>Gertcha</em>, the incredibly catchy <em>Rabbit</em> and No. 2 hit <em>Ain&#8217;t No Pleasing You</em> &#8211; so be transported back to the raucous atmosphere of a 1970s London pub in the glorious surroundings of Town Hall.</p> <p>Please note that there is no support act for this concert as the duo will be performing over two halves. </p> ]]>
2014-11-28T19:30:00 2014-11-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Symphonic Winds Young at Heart]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£5


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2014-11-29T11:00:00 2014-11-29T11:00:00
<![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 25 October & Saturday 29 November

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> ]]>
2014-09-13T14:00:00 2014-11-29T13:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Nelsons conducts Bruckner’s Seventh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 It doesn’t get much bigger than Bruckner or more sensitive than Schuman.

Stephen Hough by Sim Canetty-Clarke

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Imagine a symphony played by an angel. That’s how Anton Bruckner first dreamed of the blissful opening melody of his Seventh Symphony &#8211; and when you hear it, you’ll understand why: this is music that scales sublime heights and heartrending depths. </p> <p>For Andris Nelsons, it’s a labour of love; so he begins by teaming up with the incomparable Stephen Hough in Schumann’s ever-fresh love-poem of a Piano Concerto. </p> ]]>
2014-11-29T19:00:00 2014-11-29T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BSW The Autumn Collection]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£10 & £12*


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2014-11-29T19:30:00 2014-11-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Scott Matthews: Home]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See Ivor Novello award-winning singer/songwriter Scott Matthews perform his hauntingly beautiful new album Home Part 1, in a concert of two halves curated especially for Town Hall.

Scott Matthews

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *Scott Matthews* vocals ,*Danny Keane* cello & grand piano ,*Sam Martin* djembe & tabla ,*Matt Taylor* flute ,


<p>Ivor Novello award-winning singer/songwriter <strong>Scott Matthews</strong> returns to Town Hall to perform his hauntingly beautiful new album <em>Home Part 1</em>, as well as classics from his three previous albums, and piano songs never before played live.</p> <p>This concert is a unique opportunity to see Scott perform a show of two halves &#8211; experience him performing solo, followed by a set with a selection of special guests and ensembles, in this concert curated especially for Town Hall.</p> <p>Please note Scott&#8217;s performance will not be preceded by a support act.</p> <p>Watch the premiere of Scott Matthews&#8217;s <em>86 Floors From Heaven</em> <a href="http://www.clashmusic.com/videos/premiere-scott-matthews-86-floors-from-heaven">here</a>.</p> ]]>
2014-11-29T20:00:00 2014-11-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra: Eternal Light]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join The University of Birmingham Music Society for its annual city centre concert reflecting on the Great War.

University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee* , ,*60plus, unwaged, under 16s* £10 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and students* £5 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.

Billing: *Birmingham University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra* ,*Daniele Rosina* conductor ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Julian Wilkins* conductor ,

Programme: |_. *Elgar* | _With Proud Thanksgiving_ | ,|_.   | _Sospiri_ | ,|_.   | _Prelude and Angel’s Farewell_ | ,|_. *Howard Goodall* | _Eternal Light: A Requiem_ |


<p><strong>The University of Birmingham Music Society</strong> gives its annual city centre concert with a programme that reflects on the Great War. </p> <p>Works by the University’s first Professor of Music, <strong>Edward Elgar</strong> make up the first half before <strong>Howard Goodall’s</strong> 2008 requiem, <em>Eternal Light</em> brings the concert to a reflective close.</p> ]]>
2014-11-30T15:00:00 2014-11-30T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Brit Floyd: Discovery]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A spectacular new live production featuring music from all 14 Pink Floyd studio albums plus a dazzling new light and lazer show.

Brit Floyd

£29.50 - £39.50

Prefix: The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show

Suffix: World Tour 2014

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


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

Sixties Gold

£29.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Back by popular demand &#8211; the ultimate line-up for lovers of the swinging decade!</p> <p>Featuring Birmingham&#8217;s own <strong>Spencer Davis</strong>, who boasts a string of hits from 1964 to 1968 including the No 1s <em>Keep On Running</em> and <em>Somebody Help Me.</em> Also taking to the Symphony Hall stage are <strong>The Searchers</strong>, whose first single went to number one too and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts.</p> <p>The controversial <strong>P.J. Proby</strong>, whose trouser-splitting shocked the nation in 1965, appears as well as <strong>The Fortunes</strong>, who stormed the Top 10 with <em>You’ve Got Your Troubles, Here It Comes Again, Freedom Come Freedom Go</em> and <em>Storm in a Teacup</em>.</p> <p>And finally, <strong>Brian Poole and Chip Hawkes</strong>. On stage together, they bring you the very greatest hits of <strong>The Tremeloes</strong>.</p> <p>With all five appearing live in the glorious setting of Symphony Hall, this is an evening not to be missed!</p> <p><strong>We regret to inform everyone that owing to a serious medical condition, Gerry Marsden has been forced to withdraw from the Sixties Gold tour. We wish him well and look forward to him returning to Symphony Hall in the future. We are delighted to announce that Spencer Davis will replace Gerry.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-02T19:30:00 2014-12-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Symphony Hall Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Take a tour of the stunning auditorium and glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall.

Symphony Hall. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

£8

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


<p>Take a tour of the stunning auditorium and glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 1½ hours.</p> ]]>
2014-11-21T10:45:00 2014-12-03T11:00:00
<![CDATA[An Elizabethan Christmas]]> Southwell Minster Ex Cathedra's programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£12 - £30

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Southwell Minster

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

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


<p>Yuletide in the Elizabethan era was a time of profound spirituality as well as celebration – and composers such as Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis composed some of the most timeless sacred music ever created in these islands. Ex Cathedra&#8217;s programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.</p> <p>This concert will end at approximately 9.45pm.</p> ]]>
2014-12-03T19:30:00 2014-12-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Town Hall Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hear about performers past and present in a Town Hall tour.

Town Hall interior. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

Monday 27 October, Saturday 8 November & Thursday 4 December

£8

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


<p>Take a walk through the history and renovation of Town Hall and hear about performers past and present.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 1 hour.</p> <p>Please note that Town Hall tour tickets must be booked in advance and are available until the day before the tour. Please come to Town Hall stage door on arrival.</p> ]]>
2014-09-27T15:00:00 2014-12-04T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Trio Severn plays Schubert and Arensky]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Trio Severn plays Schubert and Arensky

£10

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

Billing: *Trio Severn* ,*Colin Twigg* violin ,*David Powell* cello ,*Robert Markham* piano ,

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2014-12-04T13:10:00 2014-12-04T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Raymond Froggatt in Concert]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Song-writer for Sir Cliff Richards for ten years, Raymond Froggatt returns to Town Hall as the pinnacle of a UK tour in support of his latest album.

Raymond Froggatt

£19.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


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

James MacMillan by Hans van der Woerd

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*James MacMillan* conductor ,*Toby Spence* tenor ,*Richard Watkins* horn

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


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

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 December

£7.50

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

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


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

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>This session showcases the young musicians who are participating in our new <strong>Women In Jazz</strong> programme which is led by vocalist <strong>Sara Colman</strong> and aims to profile and support emerging female jazz talent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall gratefully acknowledges support from <span class="caps">PRS</span> for Music Foundation.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-05T17:00:00 2014-12-05T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Igor Levit plays Beethoven]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following his electrifying Birmingham debut in April 2013, Levit returns to Town Hall.

Igor Levit. Photo: 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. Plus a 50% discount for additional tickets for children aged 16 and under. , ,*£9.50 Tickets plus transaction fee** ,A maximum of four £9.50* tickets per concert per booker are available from Friday 9 May 2014 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a concert package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 tickets from Friday 23 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

Billing: *Igor Levit* piano

Programme: |_. J S Bach | Partita No 2 in C minor | %(duration)18'% | ,|_. Beethoven | Piano Sonata No 22 in F | %(duration)11'% | ,|_. Ronald Stevenson | Fantasy on _Peter Grimes_ | %(duration)7'% | ,|_. Beethoven | Piano Sonata No 29, _Hammerklavier_ | %(duration)38'% | ,


<p><em>‘This young man doesn’t just have the potential to become one of this century’s great pianists’</em> declared one German critic of <strong>Igor Levit</strong>. <em>‘He already is one!’</em></p> <p>Following his electrifying Birmingham debut in April 2013, Levit returns to Town Hall with a programme that combines the subtleties of <strong>Beethoven</strong> and <strong>Bach</strong> with the virtuoso challenges of <strong>Ronald Stevenson</strong>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong><em>Here was playing of technical brilliance, tonal allure, intellectual drive, and an elusive quality that the Germans indicate with the word Innigkeit, or inwardness.</em></strong> New Yorker, April 2014</p> </blockquote> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Don’t miss this chance to hear the stunningly gifted Igor Levit, who won Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Awards. The Russian- German pianist made his mark last year with his superb debut disc of late Beethoven piano sonatas.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Igor Levit.</p> <p><strong>Please note change of programme:</strong> Igor Levit will be performing Beethoven&#8217;s Piano Sonata No 29, <em>Hammerklavier</em>, in place of the previously advertised Rachmaninov <em>Études Tableaux</em>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-05T19:30:00 2014-12-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rodrigo y Gabriela]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Fresh from playing the main stage at Glastonbury, Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their powerful playing to Symphony Hall.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Photo: Tina Korhonen.

£20 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Fresh from playing the main stage at Glastonbury, Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their incredibly powerful playing to Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The six-string sorcerers recently played two sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall wowing crowds with a set based on their new long player <em>9 Dead Alive</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>It’s astonishing how lyrical just two guitars can be.</strong> Mojo</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Twenty fingers, 12 strings, two players, one ton of fun.</strong> Q magazine</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Want excitement, passion and expression in guitar playing? This is it.</strong> Acoustic magazine</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-05T19:30:00 2014-12-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bobby Avey]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£9 & £13*


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2014-12-05T20:00:00 2014-12-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The British Police Symphony Orchestra - Proms Night Spectacular!]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the British Police Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of music making - visit Symphony Hall for a spectacular evening of music, fun and fireworks.

British Police Symphony Orchestra

£12 - £22

Suffix: feat. Holst's The Planets

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £17, £22 plus transaction fee* , ,25% discount for under 16s, 60plus, and unwaged , ,25% discount for 16-25s and students - sign up to "SoundBite":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/sign-up/ for free to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees. , , ,

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


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

Handel Messiah

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £14.50, £19, £24, £28.50, £33.50, £38 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note this forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. , ,*CONCERT PACKAGE* ,Ex Cathedra’s concert package is the best way to make sure you secure the seats you would like, at a substantial saving. You can enjoy priority booking on all Birmingham concerts, can choose your preferred tickets, including additional tickets for your friends and family, and can combine different price bands at different concerts to suit your requirements. , ,Savings apply to full price tickets, but exclude £9.50 plus transaction fee* seats. ,3 concerts 15% discount ,4-5 concerts 20% discount ,6 concerts 25% discount , ,*FURTHER DISCOUNTS* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at "boxoffice@thsh.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used. ,

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

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


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

Roddy Frame

£25

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join Scottish singer-songwriter and former <strong>Aztec Camera</strong> frontman, <strong>Roddy Frame</strong> for the closing night of his forthcoming winter tour. The shows follow three sold-out dates last December at which he performed Aztec Camera’s debut album, <em>High Land, Hard Rain</em> in its entirety.</p> <p>Be among the first to hear live renditions of his brand new album, <em>Seven Dials</em> along with favourites that span across his 30 year career.</p> ]]>
2014-12-07T19:30:00 2014-12-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Metropolitan College HE Awards Ceremony]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930
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2014-12-08T15:30:00 2014-12-08T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Only Men Aloud]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Only Men Aloud, the 8-piece Welsh choral phenomenon, sing songs from movies and musicals as part of your Christmas calendar.

Only Men Aloud

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*

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


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

Winchester Cathedral Choir.

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Advance booking is recommended. ,Reserved seating. , ,Special prices apply. ,£10 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, under 16s, unwaged £8.50 plus transaction fee* , ,SoundBite members 50% off, subject to availability. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts across our programme, as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/.

Billing: *Choir of Winchester Cathedral* ,*Andrew Lumsden* conductor ,*Thomas Trotter* organ , ,This concert is supported by the DMC McDonald Foundation, and is dedicated to the memory of Josef Blöchlinger.


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

Midlands Hospitals' Choir

£10 - £17.50

Suffix: 150 voices raising funds for children with cancer

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *James Llewelyn Jones* conductor ,*Gemini Brass* ensemble ,*Julian Wilkins* organist ,


<p>The <a href="http://www.midlandshospitalschoir.org.uk">Midlands Hospitals’ Choir</a> presents its annual concert, in support of <span class="caps">CLIC</span> Sargent, and this year the choir has a new Musical Director – <strong>James Llewelyn Jones</strong> of Canoldir fame.</p> <p>Join the choir for an afternoon or evening, as singers spread some Christmas cheer with popular music and carols old and new.</p> <p>The 3pm performance will feature a young group of Suzuki violinists led by <strong>Lucy Akehurst</strong>, and in the evening, the choir will be joined by singers from the <strong>Bournville Junior School Choir,</strong> led by <strong>Claire Vaughan</strong>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-09T15:00:00 2014-12-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Roy Wood Christmas Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Accompanied by world renowned keyboard player Rick Wakeman and exclusive special guests, Roy Wood promises another great show with plenty of surprises.

Roy Wood & Rick Wakeman

£27.50

Suffix: with very special guest Rick Wakeman & Friends

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Roy Wood</strong> is back at Symphony Hall following his 40th Anniversary Christmas Special last festive season.</p> <p>The first section of the show will be performed by <strong>Andy Fairweather Low</strong> and <strong>The Low Riders.</strong> Formerly of hit band <strong>Amen Corner,</strong> Andy went on to join Eric Clapton&#8217;s band in 2009. He has toured with Roger Waters and Bill Wyman&#8217;s Rhythm Kings, and has appeared on recordings with the likes of The Who, Joe Satriani, Steve Gadd and many others. You will enjoy Andy&#8217;s laid back approach with the Low Riders, which includes ex-Wizzard saxophonist <strong>Nick Pentelow.</strong></p> <p>Accompanied by world renowned keyboard player <strong>Rick Wakeman</strong> and exclusive special guests to be announced, Roy Wood promises <em>&#8220;another great show&#8221;</em> with plenty of surprises.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brummie rock legend Roy Wood’s 40th anniversary celebration of his festive hit was a <span class="caps">CRACKER</span>.</strong><br /> Birmingham Mail on the 2013 concert at Symphony Hall</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-09T20:00:00 2014-12-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Elgar’s Enigma Variations]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An evening of English music, including Elgar’s stirring Enigma Variations.

James Ehnes. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Ex Cathedra. Image by Adrian Burrows.

£10 - £30 plus transaction fee*

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

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

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


<p>Yuletide in the Elizabethan era was a time of profound spirituality as well as celebration – and composers such as Byrd, Gibbons and Tallis composed some of the most timeless sacred music ever created in these islands. Ex Cathedra&#8217;s programme explores the grandeur, the emotion and the deep beauty that lay at the heart of Christmas festivities at the court of Elizabeth I.</p> <p>This concert will end at approximately 9.45pm.</p> ]]>
2014-12-10T19:30:00 2014-12-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Laura Jurd Quartet]]> Bramall Music Building Foyer 0.00000000 0.00000000 Trumpet player, composer and improviser Laura Jurd draws on classical, jazz and folk influences alongside her quartet in this free Jazzlines gig.

Laura Jurd Quartet

Free Event

Prefix: Jazzlines Around the City

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Trumpet player, composer and improviser <strong>Laura Jurd</strong> draws on classical, jazz and folk influences in her music and her quartet features 2014 Yamaha Jazz Scholar Award winner <strong>Elliot Galvin</strong> on piano, <strong>Corrie Dick</strong> on drums and a guest bass player for this date.</p> ]]>
2014-12-11T17:00:00 2014-12-11T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Kate Rusby ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join Kate Rusby for a rousing Christmas celebration as she showcases the carols and songs learnt through her childhood in her native South Yorkshire.

Kate Rusby

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£5

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

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


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2014-12-11T20:00:00 2014-12-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Our Life on Ice: In Conversation with Torvill and Dean]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *We have been advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, Torvill and Dean have had to cancel their tour that was due to take place this Autumn. A full refund will be offered from the point of contact, and customers who have booked will be notified in due course. 7/11/14*


<p><strong>We have been advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, Torvill and Dean have had to cancel their tour that was due to take place this Autumn. A full refund will be offered from the point of contact, and customers who have booked will be notified in due course. 7/11/14</strong></p> <p>For the first time ever, legendary ice skating duo <strong>Jayne Torvill</strong> and <strong>Christopher Dean</strong> embark on a UK theatre tour, following the publication of their much-anticipated autobiography <em>Torvill &amp; Dean: Our Life On Ice.</em></p> <p>While 24 million British viewers watched them take to the ice at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, much of their story remains untold. Now, the iconic Olympic champions finally open up about the challenges they have faced and the pressures of life in the public eye.</p> <p>As the pair approach their 40th Anniversary of working together, don&#8217;t miss the opportunity to hear about their fascinating career live and in person, in the intimate surroundings of Town Hall.</p> <p><strong>Ticket includes limited edition copy of the autobiography.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-11T20:00:00 2014-12-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ed Doolan Christmas Show]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Come and celebrate Christmas in style with BBC West Midlands at the Ed Doolan Christmas Show 2014

Ed Doolan

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee*


<p>Come and celebrate Christmas in style with <span class="caps">BBC</span> West Midlands at the <strong>Ed Doolan Christmas Show 2014</strong>. </p> <p>This year the line-up is led by the winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2014 <strong>Collabro</strong>, who will be gracing the stage alongside the legend <strong>Jasper Carrott</strong>, and Black Country comedian <strong>Doug Parker</strong>.</p> <p>There are more acts to be added to what promises to be a fantastic event.</p> ]]>
2014-12-12T11:30:00 2014-12-12T11:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Andrew Litton and CBSO Players]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber group and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Andrew Litton and CBSO Players.

£10

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

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

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2014-12-12T13:10:00 2014-12-12T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Dan Messore - Indigo Kid]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy contemporary jazz compositions in support of Indigo Kid's new album, as part of Jazzlines Free Gigs.

Dan Messore

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Harnessing the talented lyricism of virtuoso <strong>Gareth Lockrane,</strong> the power of <strong>Gethin Jones</strong> and <strong>Calum Gourlay,</strong> and <strong>Messore’s</strong> inexhaustible technique and spontaneous imagination, <strong>Indigo Kid</strong> explores contemporary jazz compositions in support of the band’s new album.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-12T17:00:00 2014-12-12T17:00:00
<![CDATA[City of Birmingham Choir - Handel Messiah]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A sparkling performance of Handel’s greatest choral masterpiece Messiah from City of Birmingham Choir.

City of Birmingham Choir.

£11 - £37

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £11, £16, £22, £27, £32, £37 plus transaction fee* , ,*25s and under save 50% tickets* ,50% off for young people (up to and including 25) who book in advance, or £5 plus transaction fee* standby tickets (best remaining seat in the house) from 1 hour before performance starts. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts across our programme as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Groups discount* ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, plus 1 free ticket for the group organiser. Please call group bookings on 0800 358 7070. , ,

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

Programme: |_. *Handel* | _Messiah_ |


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

James Ehnes. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

That'll Be The Day

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Get ready for a party as the UK’s most flamboyant rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll variety show, the legendary <strong>That’ll Be The Day</strong>, returns with its brand new 2014 Christmas show.</p> <p>Founding member Trevor Payne and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics plus more hilarious comedy routines.</p> <p>Join in the festive fun this Christmas!!</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>What a great value for money show That&#8217;ll Be the Day is. Not to be missed!</strong><br /> The Daily Mail</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-13T19:30:00 2014-12-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas with the Salvation Army ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join The Salvation Army for a glittering celebration of The Christmas Journey, and sing some much-loved Christmas Carols.

The Salvation Army at Symphony Hall

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10, £12 plus transaction fee* , ,*Under 16s* £5 plus transaction fee* , ,*16-25s and Students* £5 with SoundBite ,*SoundBite* is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite.


<p><strong>The Salvation Army</strong> presents a glittering celebration of <strong>The Christmas Journey</strong> at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.</p> <p>Through song, dance and music, this year&#8217;s concerts will transport you through the Christmas story, expolring the events that are so familiar. And there will, of course, be a chance for you to join in too, by singing some much-loved Christmas carols. </p> <p><strong>The Salvation Army Brass Band,</strong> Choir, young people from Birmingham and choirs from Sandwell and Dudley will take to the stage for a performance guaranteed to put you well and truly in the festive mood.</p> ]]>
2014-12-14T14:30:00 2014-12-14T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra - First and Last]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000
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2014-12-14T15:00:00 2014-12-14T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Carols and Capers]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band for a Christmas party to remember at Town Hall.

Maddy Prior

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Metropolitan Bass

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Advance booking is recommended for this very popular concert. , ,Reserved seating. , ,Special prices apply. ,£10 plus transaction fee* ,60plus, under 16s, unwaged £8.50 plus transaction fee* ,SoundBite members 50% off, subject to availability. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off concerts across our programme, as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/.

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


<p>Get into the festive mood and sing your heart out to favourite carols with <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong>, and enjoy a sprinkling of Christmas cheer from presenter <strong>Jeremy Nicholas</strong>.</p> <p>Part of the <strong>Lunchtime Organ Series</strong> &#8211; Featuring two of the UK’s finest instruments in two of its greatest concert halls, the lunchtime organ series provides a mix of much-loved and less familiar pieces to entertain you.</p> ]]>
2014-12-15T13:00:00 2014-12-15T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Christmas with the Town Hall Gospel Choir]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Get into the gospel spirit this Christmas as the Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year 2013 returns to its home stage.

Town Hall Gospel Choir

£15

Suffix: Plus support from Gospel Central

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Get into the gospel spirit this Christmas as the Town Hall’s very own Gospel choir returns to its home stage, with support by local gospel outfit <strong>Gospel Central</strong> and a show hosted by <span class="caps">BBC</span> WM presenter <strong>Nikki Tapper</strong>.</p> <p>Following a whirlwind year as the <strong>Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of The Year 2013</strong>, with a sell-out Christmas concert at the Drum in 2013 and a capacity crowd at The Adrian Boult Theatre in July, <strong>Town Hall Gospel Choir</strong> promises a spectacular celebration for the festive season.</p> <p>This Christmas, the popular and energetic group brings the people&#8217;s favourite hymns and songs with its famous “gospel twist”! Enjoy the TV award-winning <em>Jesus Paid It All</em> with its vocal-gymnastic canon ending, the intense fast-paced <em>Deliver Daniel</em> along with Christmas classics such as <em>Carol of the Bells</em>, <em>Mary Had A Little Baby</em> and <em>Rejoice Greatly</em>. New seasonal songs will include <em>The First Noel</em> and <em>It Came Upon A Midnight Clear</em> – all delivered with the choir’s Gospel harmonies, flavours and licks!</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Smashing! A spine-tingling finale to the industry&#8217;s weekend.</strong><br /> Juliet Fletcher, <span class="caps">CEO</span> of the Gospel Music Industry Alliance</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-15T19:30:00 2014-12-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Bootleg Beatles in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The world’s most acclaimed Beatles tribute act, The Bootleg Beatles, play Symphony Hall this Christmas.

The Bootleg Beatles

£28.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus transaction fee* ,


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

Deacon Blue. Photo: Paul Cox

£29.50, £39.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>One of the most respected and critically received bands of their generation, <strong>Deacon Blue</strong> return to Symphony Hall performing tracks from their highly anticipated album <br /> <em>A New House</em>.</p> <p>Known as passionate and crowd-pleasing live performers, Glasgow&#8217;s finest will not be neglecting any of their old classics from their set &#8211; expect to hear <em>Dignity</em>, <em>Real Gone Kid</em> and <em>Fergus Sings The Blues</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>I am more excited about this new album than any record we&#8217;ve made up until now. It&#8217;s going to be great to perform live. As well as that, we have a huge catalogue of songs from our other records we will want to play…don&#8217;t expect to go home too early!</strong> <br /> Ricky Ross </p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-12-16T19:30:00 2014-12-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The BBC Big Band presents A Swinging Christmas]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Britain’s finest big band makes a welcome return to Town Hall with a swinging celebration of Christmas guaranteed to delight.

BBC Big Band

£17.50, £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50, £21.50 plus transaction fee*

Billing: *The BBC Big Band* ,*Jiggs Whigham* conductor ,*Clare Teal* vocalist ,*Matthew Ford* vocalist ,*Joanne Shaw Taylor* guitar, vocalist ,*Mica Paris* vocalist


<p>Britain’s finest big band makes a welcome return to Town Hall with a swinging celebration of Christmas guaranteed to delight. </p> <p><em>Boogie Woogie Santa Claus</em> becomes <em>The Man With The Bag</em> as the <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Big Band</strong> with guest singers <strong>Clare Teal</strong> and <strong>Matthew Ford</strong> embark on a <em>Sleighride</em> to <em>A Winter Wonderland</em> at this, <em>The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.</em> </p> <p>The concert also features two special guests making their first appearance with the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Big Band, funk and soul singer <strong>Mica Paris</strong> and rising blues star <strong>Joanne Shaw Taylor.</strong> Mica brings alive the soulful side of Christmas with the music of Chris Brown and Luther Vandross whilst Joanne explores the rockabilly sounds of the Brian Setzer Orchestra as she and the band <em>Dig That Crazy Santa Claus.</em></p> <p>This concert is being recorded for transmission on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2.</p> ]]>
2014-12-16T19:30:00 2014-12-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Midweek Explorer ]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer Sara Colman, while exploring music and making new friends.

Sara Colman

Free Event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer <strong>Sara Colman</strong>.</p> <p>Take time out in a relaxing and friendly space with your little ones, while exploring music and making new friends. </p> <p>Recommended for ages 5 and under.</p> ]]>
2014-11-19T10:30:00 2014-12-17T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Jools Holland brings the greatest boogie-woogie party to Symphony Hall along with his much-loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Jools Holland

£36

Segmentation Code: pop

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

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £36 plus transaction fee* ,


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

£15 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>After the great success of last year&#8217;s concert, <strong>Canoldir Male Choir</strong> retursn to Town Hall.</p> <p>With 140 children&#8217;s voices and <strong>The Birmingham Schools Brass Band</strong>, together with soprano <strong>Louise Lloyd,</strong> Christmas with <strong>Birmingham Canoldir Male Choir</strong> with Musical Director <strong>James Lewellyn Jones</strong> will be a joyous musical evening for all ages not to be missed. </p> ]]>
2014-12-18T19:00:00 2014-12-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Notebenders]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for a joyful Christmas celebration as the much loved community big band The Notebenders play in the Symphony Hall foyer.

The Notebenders.

Free event.

Prefix: Jazzlines Free Gigs

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p><strong>The Notebenders</strong> is a diverse and dynamic band which brings together musicians from across the city, continuing the legacy of their founder, the legendary jazz musician Andy Hamilton.</p> <p>Join us for a joyful Christmas celebration with this much loved community big band.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/jazzlines-free-gigs">Jazzlines Free Gigs</a> are designed to give you that Friday feeling. Unwind in the bar after a long week to the sensational sounds of talented jazz musicians. <br /> <strong><em>“It’s free and it really is the place to be”</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall gratefully acknowledges support from <span class="caps">PRS</span> for Music Foundation.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-12-19T17:00:00 2014-12-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Festive Favourites with Hugh Dennis]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hugh Dennis, star of Outnumbered, hosts this great annual Birmingham Christmas as the CBSO’s famous Choruses fill Symphony Hall with festive cheer.

Hugh Dennis

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter


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

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note this forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. , ,*CONCERT PACKAGE* ,Ex Cathedra’s concert package is the best way to make sure you secure the seats you would like, at a substantial saving. You can enjoy priority booking on all Birmingham concerts, can choose your preferred tickets, including additional tickets for your friends and family, and can combine different price bands at different concerts to suit your requirements. , ,Savings apply to full price tickets, but exclude £9.50 plus transaction fee* seats. ,3 concerts 15% discount ,4-5 concerts 20% discount ,6 concerts 25% discount , ,*FURTHER DISCOUNTS* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at "boxoffice@thsh.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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


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

Christmas Classics with readings from Brian Blessed.

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Angels, Stars & Kings

£9.50

Suffix: Family Christmas Music by Candlelight

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,Recommended for children aged 6 and above. , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949.

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


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

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note this forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. , ,*CONCERT PACKAGE* ,Ex Cathedra’s concert package is the best way to make sure you secure the seats you would like, at a substantial saving. You can enjoy priority booking on all Birmingham concerts, can choose your preferred tickets, including additional tickets for your friends and family, and can combine different price bands at different concerts to suit your requirements. , ,Savings apply to full price tickets, but exclude £9.50 plus transaction fee* seats. ,3 concerts 15% discount ,4-5 concerts 20% discount ,6 concerts 25% discount , ,*FURTHER DISCOUNTS* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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


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

Carols by Candlelight

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Mozart Festival Orchestra* ,*Canzonetta* ,*Caroline MacPhie* soprano ,*Michael Bawtree* conductor ,

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


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

Hugh Dennis

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Young Voices* ,*CBSO SO Vocal* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter


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

Hugh Dennis

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter


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

Clive Francis as Scrooge

£16.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 plus transaction fee* ,Under 16s £10 plus transaction fee* , ,16-25 and students £8.25 - sign up to "SoundBite":http://www.thsh.co.uk/support-us/soundbite/sign-up/ for free to receive this discount and a range of other benefits, including 10% off at THSH bars and waived transaction fees.


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

Centre Stage: A Palm Court Christmas Party!

£16

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

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2014-12-22T13:10:00 2014-12-22T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Carol Singalong]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Clap your hands and sing along as Jonathan Cohen hosts a fun-filled jamboree of his favourite carols and all-time Christmas hits.

Christmas Carol Singalong

£12.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Hugh Dennis

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*CBSO Children’s Chorus* ,*CBSO Youth Chorus* ,*Simon Halsey* conductor ,*Hugh Dennis* presenter , ,


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

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note this forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. , ,*CONCERT PACKAGE* ,Ex Cathedra’s concert package is the best way to make sure you secure the seats you would like, at a substantial saving. You can enjoy priority booking on all Birmingham concerts, can choose your preferred tickets, including additional tickets for your friends and family, and can combine different price bands at different concerts to suit your requirements. , ,Savings apply to full price tickets, but exclude £9.50 plus transaction fee* seats. ,3 concerts 15% discount ,4-5 concerts 20% discount ,6 concerts 25% discount , ,*FURTHER DISCOUNTS* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at "boxoffice@thsh.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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


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

The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Photo: Robert Workman

Tuesday 23 December 2014 - Wednesday 14 January 2015

£12 - £14

Segmentation Code: fam

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Neil Pugh

£9.50 - £35

Ticket Information: £9.50, £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee* ,60plus £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note this forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. , ,*CONCERT PACKAGE* ,Ex Cathedra’s concert package is the best way to make sure you secure the seats you would like, at a substantial saving. You can enjoy priority booking on all Birmingham concerts, can choose your preferred tickets, including additional tickets for your friends and family, and can combine different price bands at different concerts to suit your requirements. , ,Savings apply to full price tickets, but exclude £9.50 plus transaction fee* seats. ,3 concerts 15% discount ,4-5 concerts 20% discount ,6 concerts 25% discount , ,*FURTHER DISCOUNTS* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at "boxoffice@thsh.co.uk":mailto:boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* , ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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


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

Glory of Christmas

£12.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Glenn Miller Orchestra.

£16.50 - £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Last Night Of The Christmas Proms.

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>An exciting concert of rousing classics with a grand flag waving British finale. </p> ]]>
2014-12-27T19:30:00 2014-12-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sutton Coldfield Christmas Observation Walk]]> Sutton Coldfield Train Station Join us for an afternoon walk around Sutton Coldfield to reveal the many layers that make up an urban environment as part of Arts Champions

Vesey House

Sunday 28 December, 12pm

Free

Prefix: Arts Champions

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p><strong>Sutton Coldfield Christmas Observation Walk with Ben Waddington</strong><br /> Sunday 28 December 12 &#8211; 2pm</p> <p>Meet at <strong>Sutton Coldfield train station entrance</strong>.</p> <p>Ben Waddington leads this 100 minute walk round Sutton Coldfield, revealing the many layers that make up an urban environment. The walk offers a chance to explore a seemingly familiar environment, meet some local walkers and get some post-Christmas fresh air and exercise.</p> <p>Ben is the director of the <strong>Still Walking</strong> festival, whose programme of guided walks focus on one aspect of the city and invite the city’s residents to respond to the guide’s outlook. The walks don’t necessarily focus on heritage and the guides are not required to act as city ambassadors. This usually results in new discoveries, observations, memories and stories being exchanged. The walk will include diverse aspects of the town, including architecture, art and design, planning as well as local history (no ghosts!).</p> <p>The walk will last approximately 100 minutes and cover around two miles. Meet outside Sutton Coldfield station for a prompt noon departure. Walkers will be invited for rest and refreshments at a suitable location at the end of the walk.</p> <p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sutton-coldfield-christmas-observation-ben-waddington-tickets-13958310683">Places are <strong><span class="caps">FREE</span></strong> but must be booked in advance</a>.</p> <p><strong>Please note this event is only open to Sutton Coldfield residents.</strong></p> <p>Please dress according to the weather. In the event of snow or very low temperatures the length of the walk may be reduced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sutton-coldfield-christmas-observation-ben-waddington-tickets-13958310683?ref=ebtnebtckt" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/custombutton?eid=13958310683" alt="Eventbrite - Sutton Coldfield Christmas Observation // Ben Waddington" /></a></p> <p><span class="caps">THSH</span> are working in partnership with Highbury Theatre Centre to support community arts in the Sutton Coldfield District for the next three years. <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/arts-champions/">Find out more about <span class="caps">THSH</span> Arts Champions</a>.</p> ]]>
2014-12-28T12:00:00 2014-12-28T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Glorious Handel by Candlelight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A sublime programme of Handel’s masterpieces performed in full period costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

Glorious Handel by Candlelight

£12.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

The Very Best of John Williams.

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

The Sound of Musicals

£12.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Beethoven's Ninth

£14.50 - £42

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

New Year's Eve Gala.

£18.50 - £48.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Johann Strauss Gala.

£13.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Kate Royal. Photo: Esther Haase.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Duncan Ward* conductor ,*Kate Royal* soprano ,

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


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

Nikolai Lugansky. Photo: Marco Borggreve/Naïve-Ambroisie

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Alexander Vedernikov* conductor ,*Nikolai Lugansky* piano ,

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Nikolai Lugansky & CBSO Players

£10

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

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

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-01-09T13:10:00 2015-01-09T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines - Mike Williams - SAMA]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enter a contemplative realm as Mike Williams draws upon influences from the 'Elders' of the Musical and 'Sufi' lineages.

Mike Williams.

£15

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


<p><strong>Mike Wiliams</strong> has been a major figure on the teaching team on the Conservatoire Jazz course and this special project will feature fellow tutors and musicians that Mike has worked with since the start of the course in 1999. An accomplished saxophonist , Mike is a musician who has an underground status amongst the jazz community as a joyous performer who produces beautifully crafted music, and he is held in high regard across the UK.</p> <p>Drawing upon, and reconciling influences from the &#8216;Elders&#8217; of the Musical and &#8216;Sufi&#8217; lineages that are integral to him, this set of Jazzlines commissioned pieces for octet represents a celebration of living and working in Birmingham. </p> <p>The music invites you to travel within a strong jazz aesthetic into the realm of the contemplative, &#8216;a place to engage and receive&#8217;.</p> <p><strong>Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall gratefully acknowledges support from <span class="caps">PRS</span> for Music Foundation.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-01-09T20:00:00 2015-01-09T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The hardest piano concerto ever written? Nikolai Lugansky is more than a match for Rachmaninov’s masterpiece.

Nikolai Lugansky. Photo: Marco Borggreve/Naïve-Ambroisie

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Alexander Vedernikov* conductor ,*Nikolai Lugansky* piano ,

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


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

The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Photo: Alastair Muir

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!</p> <p>Click for <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea/">further details on the performance</a></p> <p>We want to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to experience our performances. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a relaxed performance of our winter show, The Tiger Who Came To Tea.</p> <p><strong>What is a relaxed performance?</strong><br /> Relaxed performances are open to everyone but are specifically for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. It’s a great way for individuals, families, groups and schools to experience live performances together in an adapted environment. For example, small changes are made to the lighting and sound levels, while the attitude to noise and movement in the audience is more relaxed.</p> <p><strong>How is the show adapted?</strong><br /> A relaxed performance is designed to be less formal and embrace different types of audience reactions &#8211; an easy way to think of them is ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’. </p> <p>We’ve also added wheelchair spaces in addition to our standard seating plan, a chill-out zone away from the auditorium and we will keep some of the doors open in case you need to come and go during the performance. </p> <p>In planning for the relaxed performance, we have consulted with individuals knowledgeable in the areas of autism and learning disabilities, and will provide specialist training for our front of house staff, and a briefing to cast members. </p> <p>It’s an important step in making our performances more accessible to everyone. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team on 0121 345 0493. </p> <p><strong>Resources</strong><br /> Watch a short film designed to give you a preview of the historic concert hall, explore the facilities and help you to prepare for a visit. Just click on the video section on the right hand side of this page.</p> <p>A visitor’s guide to Town Hall will soon be made available online to download and by mail or email upon request. To accompany the guide, we will also be hosting a free familiarisation tour of Town Hall closer to the show –_ exact date tbc_ to help get to know our venue, facilities and staff ahead of the performance. </p> <p>In addition, a visual story of the performance will be soon made available online to download and by mail or email upon request. The storyboard aims to help you prepare for the performance before and during your visit. </p> <p>If there are any other resources that may assist you with your experience and visit to Town Hall, please feel free to ask our Customer Service team on 0121 345 0493. </p> <p><strong>To Book</strong> </p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea/">here to book online</a>, selecting the <strong>3pm performance on Sunday 11 January</strong>.</p> <p>Bookings are available by phone and in person. For further information, any specific questions regarding your needs or to book tickets, please contact Box office on 0121 345 0600. </p> <p>When speaking with one of our Box office staff, please let us know of any specific requirements and if you would like to us to send you a visitor’s guide and visual story in the mail or by email</p> <p><strong>Accessibility</strong><br /> Click for more information on <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/visit-town-hall/accesibility-at-town-hall/">access to our venue</a><br /> Click to view a <a href="http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/town-hall-6/birmingham-city-council">visual access guide of Town Hall</a></p> <p>This relaxed performance is very kindly supported by the Edward and Dorothy Cadbury Trust, The Eveson Charitable Trust, The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust, and The Saintbury Trust.</p> ]]>
2015-01-11T15:00:00 2015-01-11T15:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert's Great]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Schubert’s towering Ninth Symphony forms the centrepiece of an all-German evening with the CBSO, under the baton of David Afkham.

David Afkham. Photo: Felix Broede.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*David Afkham* conductor ,*Brett Polegato* baritone ,

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


<p>There’s nothing in all music to compare with Schubert’s monumental Ninth Symphony. Some hear it as a challenge to Beethoven, others hear it as a summer journey through a sunlit world of melody. Either way, it’s a wonderful Birmingham debut for the charismatic young German conductor David Afkham and a magical complement to Mahler’s ever-fresh <em>Songs of a Wayfarer</em>.</p> <p>1pm Pre-concert talk, The Great C Major: <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory &#8211; plus the complete <span class="caps">CBSO</span> trombone section &#8211; explain the inner workings of Schubert&#8217;s Ninth.</p> ]]>
2015-01-14T14:15:00 2015-01-14T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham City University Awards Ceremony January 2015]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930
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2015-01-15T10:30:00 2015-01-27T10:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Strauss and Korngold Sextets]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists at CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Strauss and Korngold Sextets

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players* ,

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love.</p> ]]>
2015-01-15T13:10:00 2015-01-15T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Tommy Emmanuel]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Witness Tommy Emmanuel's dazzling guitar skills, voluminous repertoire and unforgettable showmanship as he performs on the Symphony Hall stage.

Tommy Emmanuel

£22.50

Suffix: plus support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


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

£5

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

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


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

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega.

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Birmingham audiences already know and admire the young German pianist <strong>Martin Helmchen</strong>; tonight he makes his first appearance in partnership with his equally-acclaimed wife, cellist <strong>Marie-Elisabeth Hecker</strong>. </p> <p><strong>Bach</strong> and <strong>Stravinsky</strong> provide wit and wisdom, but in the beautiful surroundings of Town Hall, the sheer passion of <strong>Rachmaninov&#8217;s</strong> Cello Sonata will really take flight.</p> ]]>
2015-01-16T19:30:00 2015-01-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[First Aid Kit ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Country folk duo First Aid Kit bring their stunning harmonies to the crystal clear acoustics of Symphony Hall.

First Aid Kit

£20 - £25

Suffix: plus special guests

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Country folk duo <strong>First Aid Kit</strong> bring their stunning harmonies and &#8216;beguiling original songs&#8217; (Clash) to Birmingham, following the release of their Columbia Records-released album <em>Stay Gold</em> and entirely sold-out 2014 UK tour.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>First Aid Kit’s songs are as ancient as music itself, but as new as a freshly broken heart. Extraordinary.</strong><br /> Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The duo’s excellent third album has the sweetness of a babbling creek and the toughness of a sun-bleached prairie.</strong> <br /> Esquire</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-01-16T19:30:00 2015-01-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert's Great]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Schubert’s towering Ninth Symphony forms the centrepiece of an all-German evening with the CBSO, under the baton of David Afkham.

David Afkham. Photo: Felix Broede.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*David Afkham* conductor ,*Brett Polegato* baritone ,

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


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

Omo Bello

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Pergolesi* | _Se tu m'ami_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _La promessa_ from _Les soirées musicales_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _La pastorella dell'Alpi_ from _Les soirées musicales_ | | ,|_. *Catalani* | _In sogno_ | | ,|_. *Bellini* | _Vanne, o rosa fortunata_ from _Sei ariette da camera_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _Ma rendi pur contento_ from _Sei ariette da camera_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _La ricordanza_ | | ,|_. *Donizetti* | _Eterno amore e fè_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _Il barcaiolo_ | | ,|_. *Verdi* | _Stornello_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _In solitaria stanza_ from Six Romances | | ,|_. *Castelnuovo-Tedesco* | _Il raggio verde_ | | ,|_. *Tosti* | _Lasciami! Lascia ch'io respiri_ from _Quatro canzoni d'Amaranta_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra_ from _Quatro canzoni d'Amaranta_ | | ,|_. &nbsp; | _A vucchella_ | | ,|_. *Puccini* | _Ch' il bel sogno di Doretta_ from _La rondine_ | |


<p>Hear the best emerging classical talent in <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars, a series of recitals showcasing outstanding young artists, hand-picked by the directors of Europe’s leading concert halls, including Town Hall and Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Since graduating from the Paris Conservatoire, soprano Omo Bello has won a string of prizes, including first prize in the 2014 Paris International Opera Competition, and has built a high reputation for her operatic performances, including roles in <em>Don Giovanni</em>, <em>La Traviata</em> and <em>L&#8217;italiana in Algeri</em>. She was nominated for <span class="caps">ECHO</span> Rising Stars by Cité de la Musique, Paris.</p> <p><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100986962?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/100986962">Omo Bello</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/wash">washmedia</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> ]]>
2015-01-18T15:00:00 2015-01-18T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Programme: |_. *J S Bach* | Prelude & Fugue in A BWV 536 | ,|_. *Anonymous 16th century Pieces* | _La Shy Myze,_ _Belle et jeune ,fleur de quinze ans,_ _Upon La Mi Re,_ and _Saltarelle_ | ,|_. *Francis Grier* | Deo gratias | ,|_. *Dukas* (arr. Trotter) | _The Sorcerer’s Apprentice_ | ,|_. *Ponchielli* | _Dance of the Hours_ |


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-01-19T13:00:00 2015-01-19T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Nils Lofgren]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Legendary American songwriter Nils Lofgren brings his virtuoso musicianship to Town Hall performing hits from his vast back-catalogue.

£28.50 & £38.50

Suffix: with very special guest Greg Varlotta

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Alasdair Malloy.

Tuesday 20 January - Friday 23 January 2015

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael Seal* conductor ,*Alasdair Malloy* presenter ,

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


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

Benjamin Grosvenor. Photo: operaomnia.co.uk

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Benjamin Grosvenor* piano

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


<p><em>&#8216;A skill and talent not heard since Kissin’s teenage Russian debut’</em> was how Gramophone described <strong>Benjamin Grosvenor</strong>. Since winning <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician</strong>, this 22-year old virtuoso has emerged as an artist of profound maturity and intelligence. Both qualities will be on display in this recital, which sets personal passions by <strong>Rameau, Granados</strong> and <strong>Franck</strong> alongside established classics of the Romantic keyboard repertoire. </p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most sought after pianists in the world, Benjamin Grosvenor has been described as a ‘Golden Age’ pianist with an incredibly distinctive and beautiful sound. It is hard to imagine anyone better to perform such a brilliant programme of works.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-01-21T19:30:00 2015-01-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

£10

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

Billing: *Kaleidoscope Ensemble*

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street.</p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-01-22T13:10:00 2015-01-22T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Spanish Night]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ravel’s timeless Boléro and Falla’s fiercely poetic scores are a breath of fresh Spanish air.

Maria Toledo

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Josep Pons* conductor ,*Maria Toledo* singer ,*Javier Perianes* piano ,

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


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

Paul Carrack

£28.50 - £38.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Singalong with the CBSO: Mozart's Requiem

£20 - £27

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *Singer* £20 plus transaction fee* ,*Singer with score hire* £27 plus transaction fee* , ,Audience tickets can be purchased "here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-audience , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50 plus transaction fee* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

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

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


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

Singalong with the CBSO: Mozart's Requiem

£13

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: *Audience* £13 plus transaction fee* , ,Singer tickets can be purchased "here.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-singer/ , ,Discounts available for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070. , ,Save 5-30% when buying as part of a CBSO Concert Package. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for children under 16, some £5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for schools and Youth Music groups**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available for anyone in full-time education and young people aged 25 and under. One discounted ticket per ID used, available from one month in advance of the concert**. , ,£5 plus transaction fee* tickets available to Benefit Recipients from one month in advance of the concert. , ,Our Access Scheme provides a number of services to disabled patrons, such as a free ticket for those who need the assistance of a companion. To find out more or to join, call 0121 780 4949. "Click here for accessibility and information for disabled visitors at Town Hall and Symphony Hall.":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/ , ,There are limited numbers of Budget seats at £12.50* available on some CBSO concerts in less favourable areas of the hall, such as restricted view**. , ,**Conditions apply to all discounts. "Click here for more details.":http://www.cbso.co.uk/?page=concerts/1415season.html ,

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

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


<p>Enjoy a one-off live performance from scratch of Mozart’s Requiem by the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span>, joined by a chorus ranging from choral society veterans to those who have only ever sung in the shower.</p> <p>See the culmination of a day&#8217;s intensive rehearsal, under the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey.</p> <p><strong>Singer</strong> tickets can be purchased <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/singalong-with-the-cbso-mozarts-requiem-singer/">here.</a></p> ]]>
2015-01-25T19:00:00 2015-01-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO American Classics with Freddy Kempf]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 From exile in America Korngold composed a symphony as deep as the ocean that he crossed. A New World away from Bernstein and Gershwin’s witty works.

Freddy Kempf. Photo: Neda Navaee

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Academy of Ancient Music. Photo: Patrick Harrison

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>There are <strong>Mozart</strong> concerts: and then there are Mozart concerts with <strong>Robert Levin</strong>, the inspirational scholar-pianist who, like Mozart himself, improvises, decorates and brings this transcendent music back to sparkling, startling life. </p> <p>Hear two great concertos as they haven’t been heard since Mozart’s time, and join the <strong>Academy of Ancient Music</strong> in the sunlit celebration of Mozart’s exuberant <em>Haffner</em> Symphony.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says: </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The Academy of Ancient Music have been described as transmitting the ‘kick of an energy drink’, and their performance of this Mozart programme is sure to do just that. With the spectacular Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, two brilliant piano concertos and a rendition of Mozart’s Symphony No 35 to top it all off, this performance is not to be missed.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation</p> ]]>
2015-01-29T19:30:00 2015-01-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Best of the West End]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, – stunning vocalists and full symphony orchestra celebrate the Best of the West End.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* ,*Michael England* conductor ,West End star vocalists including *Jacqui Scott* and *Scott Davies* ,


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

Jeff Williams

£15

Ticket Information: £15 plus transaction fee*


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

Straight No Chaser

£19.50 - £29.50

Suffix: Happy Hour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs… think again.</p> <p><strong>Straight No Chaser</strong> are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape. It&#8217;s the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that moves people… and with a sense of humor.</p> <p>With their fourth album <em>Under The Influence</em> featuring contributions from superstars including Jason Mraz, Phil Collins and Dolly Parton, <strong>Straight No Chaser</strong> have taken the US by storm, and now they bring their outstanding interpretations of contemporary repertoire to the UK.</p> <p>Join this dynamic group at Town Hall for an exceptional evening of contemporary a cappella entertainment.</p> ]]>
2015-01-30T20:00:00 2015-01-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra: New Jerusalem]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ex Cathedra perform an inspired programme of choral works by Parry, MacMillan and Panufnik.

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

£9.50 - £35

Suffix: Parry, MacMillan, Panufnik

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Birmingham Royal Ballet

£10 - £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Alasdair Malloy

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Unlimited Voices performing in Town Hall, Birmingham

£15 - £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15, 17.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Sam Bailey

£27.50, £29.50

Suffix: plus support Daughters of Davis

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas. Photo: John MacKinnon.

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee*


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Haydn and Schubert Quartets

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-02-05T13:10:00 2015-02-05T13:10:00
<![CDATA[CBSO From the Danube to the Rhine]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Step into Symphony Hall and onto the banks of the Rhine in Schumann's dazzling Rhenish symphony after Mozart's jewel-box of a flute concerto.

Kazushi Ono. Photo by Stofleth

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Schumann’s <em>Rhenish</em> Symphony opens in a blaze of glory… and ends at a beer festival. There’s never been a more enjoyable way to experience the Rhineland, and you don’t even have to leave your seat in Symphony Hall. First, though, Franz Schubert raises the curtain with a gentle smile &#8211; and the CBSO’s own Marie-Christine Zupancic brings out the light and shade of Mozart’s jewel-like concerto.</p> ]]>
2015-02-05T19:30:00 2015-02-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Classic Rock Show]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 After its sell out 2014 tour, The Classic Rock Show returns to Town Hall in 2015 to perform the Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs Of All Time.

Classic Rock Show.

£22.50 - £32.50

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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Louise Falls. Photo: Kennan Harvey.

£14.50

Suffix: World Film Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>The world&#8217;s most prestigious mountain film festival is on tour again. Join us at Town Hall for two breath-taking selections of short films.</p> <p>Follow the expeditions of some of today&#8217;s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline-packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.</p> <p>This is an inspiring day of exhilarating film with lots of free prize giveaways. Visit <a href="www.banff-uk.com">www.banff-uk.com</a> for more details.</p> <p>For double the adventure come along to both the matinee and evening show and experience two entirely different programmes of Banff festival films. What&#8217;s more, if you book tickets for both shows you&#8217;ll receive <strong>10% off your booking when quoting &#8216;<span class="caps">MULTIBUY</span>&#8217; at checkout.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-02-07T14:30:00 2015-02-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO From the Danube to the Rhine]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Step into Symphony Hall and onto the banks of the Rhine in Schumann's dazzling Rhenish symphony after Mozart's jewel-box of a flute concerto.

Kazushi Ono. Photo by Stofleth

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Schumann’s <em>Rhenish</em> Symphony opens in a blaze of glory… and ends at a beer festival. There’s never been a more enjoyable way to experience the Rhineland, and you don’t even have to leave your seat in Symphony Hall. First, though, Franz Schubert raises the curtain with a gentle smile &#8211; and the CBSO’s own Marie-Christine Zupancic brings out the light and shade of Mozart’s jewel-like concerto.</p> ]]>
2015-02-07T15:00:00 2015-02-07T15:00:00
<![CDATA[The Kenny Garrett Quintet]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett and his quintet for a evening of distinctive vigorous, yet melodic, sound.

Kenny Garrett. Photo: Keith Major

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* , ,


<p>Over the course of a career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist <strong>Kenny Garrett</strong> has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each of his musical collaborations. </p> <p>Garrett&#8217;s latest album, <em>Pushing The World Away</em> was Grammy nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and captures the artist at the peak of his creative abilities, both as a saxophonist and as a composer who is committed to clearing the path so that he can delve deeply into his indelible art. </p> ]]>
2015-02-10T20:00:00 2015-02-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Peter Donohoe and Beethoven's C Minor Concerto]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 is modeled closely on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24, while Haydn’s Symphony No 101 showcases the genial composer at the very height of his powers.

Peter Donohoe

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Dmitri Shostakovich

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony is an epic musical tale of tyranny and revolution &#8211; or is it? In this special Uncovered concert, presenter Paul Rissmann uses illustrations, anecdotes and the full <span class="caps">CBSO</span> to explain Shostakovich’s hidden agenda &#8211; and unlock the story behind the music. Then Andris Nelsons conducts a full performance of this most gripping of 20th Century symphonies.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert performance, Conservatoire Showcase: Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op 54. Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal, performs Scriabin&#8217;s spectacular fourth symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-02-11T19:30:00 2015-02-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Hagley School - The Music of Elton John]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy an uplifting concert of famous Elton John songs performed in a variety of styles, plus plenty of joyous hymns to get you singing along.

Hagley Catholic High Pyramid of Schools

£8

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Collabro

£19.50 - £38.50, VIP £99

Suffix: support Philippa Hanna

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Join Britain&#8217;s Got Talent 2014 winners <strong>Collabro</strong>, the English musical theatre boy band as they head out on their first nationwide tour, joined by very special guest and runner up opera singer <strong>Lucy Kay,</strong> with support from <strong>Philippa Hanna</strong>. </p> <p><strong>Michael Auger</strong>, <strong>Richard Hadfield</strong>, <strong>Jamie Lambert</strong>, <strong>Thomas Leak</strong> and <strong>Matthew Pagan</strong> took the judge&#8217;s and viewer&#8217;s breath away with their renditions of classic tracks including their unforgettable performance of <em>Stars</em> from <em>Les Misérables</em>. See them reenact these momentous performances along with tracks off their hotly anticipated debut album live on the Symphony Hall stage.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>We are so excited to be going on tour and to be joined by Lucy Kay too &#8211; what a treat! We can&#8217;t wait to sing live to our fans and show the UK what we have to offer!</strong><br /> Collabro</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>I feel so very honoured and excited to be joining Collabro on their UK tour, I&#8217;m living out one of my dreams and I&#8217;ve got a feeling it&#8217;s going to be a fun one!</strong><br /> Lucy Kay</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-12T19:30:00 2015-02-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Omid Djalili - Iranalamadingdong]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The award-winning British/Iranian stand-up comedian Omid Djalili brings his brand new tour, Iranalamadingdong, to Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Omid Djalili

£23

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23 plus transaction fee*


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

Macy Gray

£28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Macy Gray</strong> returns to Birmingham as part of a select number of UK tour dates this February.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this chance to hear the gifted songwriter, dazzling singer and Grammy Award winning artist who has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since her debut 2000 album, <em>On How Life Is.</em> Both the album and classic single <em>I Try</em> were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes multiple Grammys and <span class="caps">MTV</span> awards, over 25 million units sold, and a thriving acting career. </p> ]]>
2015-02-13T20:00:00 2015-02-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Anton & Erin ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A dazzling new production for 2015 featuring sensational choreography, sassy tunes and sparkling costumes in a wonderful show of music, song and dance.

Anton & Erin

£19.50 - £43.50

Suffix: That's Entertainment

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Fascinating Aïda

£17.50, £19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Eleanor Dennis. Photo: Christina Raphaelle

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Dublin Legends

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Simon Johnson

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet. Photo © Nadine Targiel

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

10cc

£28.50 - £34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Heath Quartet. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg.

£9.50 - £28

Suffix: Haydn, Janáček and Dvořák

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>The dynamic young Heath Quartet has quickly built an international reputation, with their <em>‘simply dazzling’</em> playing (The Daily Telegraph) being awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Young Artists Award in 2013. In the first of two Town Hall recitals they demonstrate their artistry in quartets by Haydn, Dvořák and Janáček – three of the works that define any great quartet, music of fiery intensity and sublime heights.</p> <p>6:15pm Pre-concert conversation with members of the Heath Quartet.</p> ]]>
2015-02-17T19:30:00 2015-02-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Schubert, Strauss & Dvořák ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Andris Nelsons conducts Dvořák’s most personal symphony – and joins CBSO principal horn Elspeth Dutch in Strauss’s bubbly second concerto.

Elspeth Dutch.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Europa Galante. Photo: Ana de Labra.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><strong>Vivaldi’s</strong> <em>Four Seasons</em> need no introduction; but however well you know these best-loved of baroque concertos, nothing quite prepares you for the <em>‘wonderful esprit, bravura and finesse’</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine) that <strong>Fabio Biondi</strong> and <strong>Europa Galante</strong> bring to the music of their great compatriot. To hear the incomparable <strong>Vivica Genaux</strong> in Vivaldi’s haunting <em>Stabat Mater</em> is a glorious bonus.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Truly one of the great Baroque composers, Vivaldi produced an enormous body of work, some of which has become the most famous in classical music history. I urge you to watch this performance of some of the prolific composer’s most important works, performed by an expert band.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-02-19T19:30:00 2015-02-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Opera Gala]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 A whole evening of hit operatic arias and choruses from Mozart to Puccini, with the full CBSO and an all-star line-up of operatic talent.

Natalya Romaniw by Opera Omnia

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Simon Amstell

£21

Suffix: to be free

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Elkie Brooks

£23.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £23.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Ocean Colour Scene. Photo: Joe Dilworth

£27.50 - £30

Suffix: The 25th Anniversary Acoustic Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Denis Kozhukhin. Photo: Paul Marc Mitchell.

£20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><strong>Mahler’s</strong> First Symphony begins by creating the world – and ends by storming Heaven itself. Well, the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Orchestra</strong> likes a challenge, and if you’ve heard our inspirational young players before, you’ll know that under the baton of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> principal guest conductor <strong>Edward Gardner</strong> we’re in for something very special indeed. Twentieth century classics by <strong>Lutoslawski</strong> and <strong>Prokofiev</strong> raise the curtain with an explosion of colour. </p> ]]>
2015-02-22T19:00:00 2015-02-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Alexander Panfilov in Recital]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Alexander Panfilov, winner of Birmingham’s 2013 Brant International Piano Competition, performs mighty twentieth century piano music.

Alexander Panfilov. Photo © Alan Wood

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All seats £15 plus transaction fee* , ,Free to Birmingham International Concert Season concert package bookers. , ,Tickets can be booked in addition to a concert package and do not count as part of a concert package. Discounts and other package benefits are not available. Two free tickets are available per package booker.

Billing: *Alexander Panfilov* piano

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


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

Andris Nelsons. Photo: Marco Borggreve

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Mahler’s Sixth Symphony portrays an artist crushed by three <em>“hammer blows of fate”</em> &#8211; and soon afterwards, three devastating blows reduced Mahler’s own life to ruins. Coincidence? What’s certain is that this is one of the most powerful, and personal, symphonies ever written. Andris Nelsons brings every bar urgently to life &#8211; and explores the atmospheric <em>Three Pieces</em> that Mahler’s friend Berg wrote in the second year of the Great War.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Berg and Mahler:Two great Viennese masterpieces, introduced by writer and Austrophile Gavin Plumley.</p> ]]>
2015-02-26T19:30:00 2015-02-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Maria Schneider and her orchestra perform an evocative and majestic programme in their long-awaited Birmingham debut.

Maria Schneider. Photo: Jimmy and Dena Katz

£9.50 - £25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra* ,*Maria Schneider* composer/conductor ,*Steve Wilson* reeds ,*Dave Pietro* reeds ,*Rich Perry* reeds ,*Donny McCaslin* reeds ,*Scott Robinson* reeds ,*Greg Gisbert* trumpet ,*August Haas* trumpet ,*Garrett Schmidt* trumpet ,*Mike Rodriguez* trumpet ,*Keith O'Quinn* trombone ,*Ryan Keberle* trombone ,*Marshall Gilkes* trombone ,*George Flynn* trombone ,*Gary Versace* accordion ,*Lage Lund* guitar ,*Frank Kimbrough* piano ,*Jay Anderson* bass ,*Clarence Penn* drums


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

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Andris Nelsons. Photo: Marco Borggreve

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The English Concert. Photo: Richard Haughton.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Mavericks

£35

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35 plus transaction fee*


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden. Photo: Cheung Chi-Wai/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra* ,*Jaap van Zweden* conductor ,*Ning Feng* violin

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


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

Barbara Dickson

£25 - £27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Barbara Dickson, <span class="caps">OBE</span>,</strong> emerged from the Scottish Folk Revival of the 1960s and has become the biggest selling Scottish female album artiste of all time.</p> <p>Known to a wider audience in the 1970s and 1980s with hits including <em>Answer Me, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, The Caravan Song and I Know Him So Well,</em> she enjoyed ten years of chart success as a pop star.</p> <p>As an actress, she has appeared in the award winning theatre productions, <em>John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert, Blood Brothers and Spend, Spend, Spend.</em> She was the original Mrs Johnstone and Willy Russell’s muse.</p> <p>Barbara has returned to her roots once again, after a musical odyssey of 40 years creating music, playing guitar and piano, acting and songwriting, and tonight is a culmination of her journey thus far. </p> <p>Asked what the highlight of her career has been, she says, <em>‘I don’t know. It hasn’t happened yet!’</em></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Barbara Dickson shows what true class is all about.</strong> <br /> The Stage</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-04T19:30:00 2015-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Flamboyant orchestral showpieces by Berlioz raise the curtain on Janáček’s extraordinary nature-inspired Glagolitic Mass.

Sarah Connolly. Photo: Peter Warren

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 6 - Saturday 7 March 2015

£7.50

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

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


<p>You’re never too young to discover the joy of live music, with this specially-devised toddler-friendly mini-concert. A 10-piece mini orchestra will help parents and children alike onto their feet with music to make you move and groove your way through the concert. </p> <p>Each concert lasts 45 minutes and <span class="caps">FREE</span> craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2015-03-06T10:30:00 2015-03-07T15:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: 21st Century Blockbusters]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The best-loved themes from the 21st century’s greatest movies – Avatar, The Hobbit, Gladiator, Harry Potter, War Horse, and many more!

21st Century Blockbusters

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Richard & Adam

£17.50 - £28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following a sell-out tour and wowing the nation with their extraordinary harmonies on Britain’s Got Talent, sensational Welsh singing brothers <strong>Richard &amp; Adam</strong> are back. </p> <p>On their second UK tour, <strong>Richard &amp; Adam at the Movies</strong>, escape into your favourite silver screen classics with memorable numbers such as <em>Can You Feel the Love Tonight</em>, <em>Goldfinger</em> and <em>Moon River</em>, performed by the duo with flawless technique and robust clarity. </p> ]]>
2015-03-06T20:00:00 2015-03-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Rumours of Fleetwood Mac]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to Birmingham with a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

£22.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Katherine Jenkins

£29.50 - £135

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Katherine Jenkins

£29.50 - £135

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Irving Berlin

£26.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Science of Sound

Thursday 11 March - Friday 5 June 2015

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event. , ,Please purchase tickets over the phone on 0800 358 7070.


<p>The acoustics of Symphony Hall are believed by many to be the best in the world, so what better place to explore the Science of Sound. </p> <p>We invite you to join our team of musicians, technicians and a science specialist from Science Made Simple as we transform Symphony Hall into an interactive sound laboratory. Through fun and interactive demonstrations and practical examples, we explore how sound is made, travels and how we hear. </p> <p>Alongside the science, we celebrate the world famous concert hall, hear the 6,000 pipe organ and watch our Children’s <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> nominated organ film &#8211; The Musical Mechanical Marvel.</p> <p>If you are a <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/generation-ladywood/">Generation Ladywood</a> school please contact Emma Melvin to book: <a href="mailto:Emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk">Emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk</a> or 0121 644 5185 </p> <p><strong>Suitable for:</strong> Key Stage 2 (years 5 &amp; 6)</p> <p>If you have any access or special requirements please let us know at the time of booking. </p> <p>For further information please contact Emma Melvin Education &amp; Community Coordinator by phone: 0121 644 5185, or by email: <a href="mailto:Emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk">emma.melvin@thsh.co.uk</a></p> <p><strong>Teachers Comments</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Definitely worth going – not to be missed! This could not be replicated in the classroom so visit was well worthwhile.</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Thoroughly informative and covered key aspects of science and sound curriculum. Very inspiring.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2014-10-22T10:00:00 2015-06-05T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Shostakovich with Peter Donohoe]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 For Peter Donohoe's ’s final concert with Orchestra of the Swan this season he has chosen a 20th Century masterpiece; Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2.

Peter Donohoe

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Ilan Volkov

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

One Man Breaking Bad

£18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


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

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


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

Nicola Benedetti. Photo: Simon Fowler/Decca

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Following his triumph in the 2013 Salzburg Festival conducting competition, Shropshire-born conductor Ben Gernon brings Camerata Salzburg, one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras, to Birmingham. </p> <p>Two of Mozart’s sunniest masterpieces are at the heart of this concert and with the hugely popular Nicola Benedetti as soloist, this promises to be a joyful evening of music.</p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Ben Gernon.</p> ]]>
2015-03-12T19:30:00 2015-03-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Bach and Bruckner]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? Andris Nelsons conducts and Stephen Hough is the soloist in Dvorak’s concerto.

Ilan Volkov

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Soul music, Austrian style. Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony has been described as a cathedral in sound, but Bruckner also drew his inspiration from the music of J. S. Bach and the majestic scenery of the Austrian Alps. So the timeless beauty of Bach’s A minor violin concerto – played today by the superb Ilya Gringolts – will make the perfect upbeat.</p> ]]>
2015-03-14T19:00:00 2015-03-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Last Night of the Spring Proms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the Last night of the Spring Proms at Symphony Hall - a night of rousing classics crowned with a jubilant Proms finale!

Last Night of the Spring Proms

£14.50 - £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Nathan Carter

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Irish music sensation <strong>Nathan Carter</strong> visits Town Hall as part of his highly anticipated UK Tour. </p> <p>Nathan has become a huge attraction on the Irish music scene, bringing a whole new generation of fans of all ages to country music in Ireland. Since 2009 he has captivated audiences all over Ireland, the UK and beyond, performing with his band to over 400,000 people in the past year alone.</p> <p>Nathan has recorded five albums &#8211; <em>Starting Out, The Way You Love Me, Time Of My Life, Wagon Wheel,</em> and his latest release <em>Where I Wanna Be</em>, which reached the highly coveted No 1 position in the Irish Album Charts. In doing so, Nathan became the first country act to reach number one in over six years. </p> <p>Featuring a superb six piece band, stage set and light show, this promises to be a spectacular show.</p> <p>Support will be provide by <strong>The Haley Sisters</strong> who have appeared at country and folk festivals across the UK and supported names such as Daniel O&#8217;Donnell and Raymond Froggatt.</p> ]]>
2015-03-15T19:30:00 2015-03-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/organ-concerts">Lunchtime Organ Series</a> – Take a midday break with our Associate Artist <strong>Thomas Trotter</strong> and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.</p> ]]>
2015-03-16T13:00:00 2015-03-16T13:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Beethoven and Penderecki String Trios]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Relaxing lunchtime concerts with CBSO chamber groups and guest artists sharing the music they love in the informal surroundings of CBSO Centre.

CBSO Centre Stage

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Cannetty-Clarke

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Stephen Hough. Photo: Sim Cannetty-Clarke

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its vast, stormswept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous love-song of a slow movement, it’s certainly a contender, and Andris Nelsons conducts it with unbridled emotion. First, though, he rediscovers the spirited Piano Concerto by Antonín Dvořák &#8211; with one of the world’s finest living pianists as his partner. </p> ]]>
2015-03-19T14:15:00 2015-03-19T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Fanfare Ciocărlia]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Expect infectious, lightning-fast melodies, thunderous drums, unbridled brass and a mischievous, captivating stage presence from the titans of the Balkan music world, Fanfare Ciocărlia.

Fanfare Ciocărlia

£18.50

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Expect infectious, lightning-fast melodies, thunderous drums, unbridled brass and a mischievous, captivating stage presence from the titans of the Balkan music world, Fanfare Ciocărlia.</p> <p>From their humble beginnings playing weddings and funerals in their hometown of Zece Prăjini, the Romanian orchestra have taken their eerie Balkan groove into venues, festivals and dance clubs across the planet. Appealing to punks and headbangers, jazz and funk fans, world music aficionados and those who simply love music that sounds absolutely unique, they effortlessly &#8220;Gypsify&#8221; any music they get their horns on. </p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this rare opportunity to experience the phenomenal, authentic Gypsy brass band in the intimacy of Town Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Fanfare Ciocărlia are the best exponents of the wild, turbo charged oompham-oompah rhythm.</strong><br /> Songlines</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>A timeless yet wholly contemporary treasure.</strong><br /> The Independent</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-03-20T20:00:00 2015-03-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Drop Of Life ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Hosted by passionate pop vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, the nation's favourite workplace choirs make music to raise money for WaterAid in this special celebratory concert.

Drop of Life

£11.50

Suffix: A Concert for WaterAid

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Gretchen Peters

£21.50, £26.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Laura Wright

£20

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 plus transaction fee* , ,


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

Steven Osborne. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Joan Armatrading

£29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transcation fee*


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

Video Games Live

Thursday 26 March 2015, doors open at 7pm

£35 - £48.50

Suffix: A video game multimedia symphonic concert experience.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a live symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.videogameslive.com">Video Games Live</a> (<span class="caps">VGL</span>) takes the gaming experience light years beyond with a <em>&#8216;captivating, proudly bombastic show&#8217;</em> (The New York Times). Created by industry legend, composer <strong>Tommy Tallarico</strong> in 2002, it is the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world having performed over 250 shows in 25 countries on 5 continents. </p> <p>The new <em>Bonus Round</em> show includes a whole new arrangement of visuals and music from one of the most respected and acknowledged Hungarian ensembles, <strong>The Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra,</strong> and Grammy nominated video game composer <strong>Austin Wintory</strong> guest conducts music from Sony’s fastest-selling PlayStation title <em>Journey</em>. </p> <p>The tour also features British composer <strong>Richard Jacques</strong> with an exclusive world premiere of his award-winning music from the <strong>James Bond 007: Blood Stone</strong> video game, and British songstress <strong>Rebecca Jane</strong>, who has performed prolific shows in prestigious concert halls around the world.</p> <p>All ticketholders are welcome to a pre-show festival, including a guitar hero competition, <span class="caps">VGL</span> costume contest, prize giveaways, plus a post-show meet and greet with top game composers and designers.</p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this audio-visual extravaganza in the superb acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brilliant! Infectious! An eclectic mix of the fun, the classical and the grand.</strong><br /> Daily Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Please note start time is to be confirmed.</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">VIP</span> packages available &#8211; see &#8216;Ticket Info&#8217;.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-03-26T19:30:00 2015-03-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Friday Night Classics: Queen - Rock and Symphonic Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 It‘s a kind of magic… From Radio Ga Ga to Bohemian Rhapsody, prepare to rock as the CBSO presents a symphonic tribute to the music of Queen.

Queen - Rock and Symphonic Spectacular

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Cara Dillon

£21

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


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

£9

Suffix: The Charlemont Chamber Orchestra


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

Steven Osborne by Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

£50-£100


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2015-03-28T19:30:00 2015-03-29T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Robin Trower plus special guests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See legendary guitarist Robin Trower live on the Town Hall stage as he relives his most celebrated British Blues hits from his solo work to Procol Harlem.

Robin Trower

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Gordon Campbell

£12.50 - £17.50

Prefix: Tommy Dorsey - A tribute

Suffix: Guest vocalist Matthew Ford

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

£19.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Ex Cathedra.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the greatest of all sacred works; it’s a profound human drama, and a heartbreaking musical exploration of timeless hopes and sorrows. This Good Friday performance, using soloists drawn from Ex Cathedra’s musical community, will have a special intimacy, immediacy and power.</p> ]]>
2015-04-03T14:00:00 2015-04-03T14:00:00
<![CDATA[The Solid Silver 60s Show 30th Anniversary Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Relive the 1960s at Symphony Hall as the classic hits are performed by the original hitmakers, including Billy J Kramer and Mike Pender.

Solid Silver Sixties

£24.50, £27.50 & £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Dance Music of the English Baroque

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Baroque Ensemble*


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

Marius Neset. Photo by Roar Vestad.

£15

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

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


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

Michael Ball

£45

Suffix: If Everyone Was Listening Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £45 plus transaction fee*


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Ashley Fripp. Photo © Dennis Steinhoff

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

£37.50

Prefix: The Adios Tour

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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £37.50 plus transaction fee*

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


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

Yundi

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Yundi* piano

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


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

Cédric Tiberghien by Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Hollies

£19.50 - £28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Marc Almond

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

£19.50, £27.50 & £37.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Cédric Tiberghien by Benjamin Ealovega

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Edward Gardner’s Mendelssohn symphony cycle was one of the real delights of last season in Birmingham. Now he teams up again with our famous Youth Chorus in Mendelssohn’s magical homage to Shakespeare: fairies, donkeys and that <em>Wedding March</em>! And we’re delighted to welcome the award-winning Cédric Tiberghien to sprinkle a different kind of magic over Mendelssohn’s sparkling First Piano Concerto.</p> <p>5.45pm Pre-concert talk, A Midsummer Night&#8217;s Dream: Mendelssohn&#8217;s delightful score, explained from the inside by violinist David Gregory and <span class="caps">CBSO</span> colleagues.</p> ]]>
2015-04-18T19:00:00 2015-04-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Texas]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 To mark their 25th anniversary, Texas embark on a new tour, performing tracks from their 1st studio release in eight years The Conversation.

Texas

£28.50 - £48.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Borodin Quartet. Photo: Keith Saunders

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>To describe the <strong>Borodin Quartet</strong> as one of the greatest names in the history of modern string quartet playing is simply to state a bare fact – and on their 70th Anniversary World Tour, the Borodins are without equal as interpreters of Russian music. Their <strong>Shostakovich</strong> is self-recommending; but their <strong>Beethoven</strong>, too, comes with unparalleled insight and authority.</p> ]]>
2015-04-21T19:30:00 2015-04-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[April Sings for Spring and Summer]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Soprano April Fredrick ushers in Spring and Summer in an all American programme.

April Fredrick

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Tim Vine

£21

Suffix: Support John Archer

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


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

Alban Gerhardt. Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Brahms’ String Sextet in G

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


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

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Photo: Zdenek Chrapek.

£9.50 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Czech Philharmonic* ,*CBSO Chorus* ,*Jiří Bělohlávek* conductor ,*Sarah Fox* soprano ,*Louise Winter* mezzo soprano ,*Josef Špaček* violin

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


<p><strong>Mahler’s</strong> epic <em>Resurrection</em> Symphony has a very special place in the hearts of Birmingham audiences, and the opportunity to hear it played by an orchestra steeped in Mahler’s native central European tradition makes this one of the undoubted highlights of our season. </p> <p>Birmingham’s own, world-renowned <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus</strong> joins the <strong>Czech Philharmonic’s</strong> veteran music director <strong>Jiří Bělohlávek</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-04-24T19:30:00 2015-04-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - The Miracle of the Rose]]>
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2015-04-25T19:30:00 2015-04-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Noah Stewart]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 See the captivating young tenor, Noah Stewart’s new show that includes some of opera's most-celebrated arias as well as West End and big screen favourites.

Noah Stewart.

£30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30 plus transaction fee* ,


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

Jamie Phillips. Photo: Russell Duncan.

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Walsall Jazz Orchestra

£12

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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Mike + The Mechanics

£32 - £36

Suffix: Support James Walsh

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Nikolai Znaider. Photo: George Lange

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Nikolai Znaider. Photo: George Lange.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Dylan Moran. Photo: Andy Hollingworth

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Charlie Chaplin.

£10 - £32

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Stewart Lee. Photo: Colin Hutton

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


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

Ex Cathedra.

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Rachmaninoff loved his Vespers above all his other works. </p> <p>They gave their composer <em>&#8216;an hour of the most complete satisfaction&#8217;</em>, and every performance creates a quite unmistakable atmosphere. </p> <p>On an early summer evening in the warm acoustic of Town Hall, they will speak with real eloquence.</p> ]]>
2015-05-03T16:00:00 2015-05-03T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Barbara Hannigan sings Mozart and Stravinsky]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The great Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan performs a fascinating programme of Stravinsky, Haydn and Mozart alongside the Britten Sinfonia.

Barbara Hannigan. Photo: Elmer de Haas.

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Baiba Skride. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£12.50 - £41

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Baiba Skride. Photo: Marco Borggreve.

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Full English

£21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21.50 plus transaction fee*


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Baiba Skride in The Mendelssohn Octet

£10

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

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

Programme: |_. *Mendelssohn* | Octet |


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love.</p> ]]>
2015-05-08T13:10:00 2015-05-08T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Belle and Sebastian]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Belle and Sebastian bring their blend of electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks to Symphony Hall.

Belle and Sebastian

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

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Raphael Wallfisch

£6.50 - £21.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Mike Fletcher. Photo © John Watson

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Chris de Burgh

£40 - £60

Suffix: The Hands of Man Live 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Hélène Grimaud. Photo: Mat Hennek/ Deutsche Grammophon.

£9.50 - £35

Pick a Seat Available

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

Billing: *Hélène Grimaud* piano

Programme: |_. *Berio* | _Wasserklavier_ from _Encores_ | %(duration)1’% | ,|_. *Liszt* | _St François de Paule marchant sur les flots_ from _Deux legends_ | %(duration)8’% | ,|_.   | _Les jeux d’eau à la villa d’Este_ from _Années de Pèlerinage, Third year_ | %(duration)7’% | ,|_. *Schubert/Lizst* | _Auf dem Wasser zu singen_ | %(duration)4’% | ,|_. *Ravel* | _Jeux d’eau_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_.   | _Ondine_ from _Gaspard de la nuit_ | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Albéniz* | _Almeria_ from _Iberia 2_ | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Takemitsu* | _Rain Tree Sketch II_ | %(duration)5’% | ,|_. *Janácek* | _In the Mists_ 1 and 4 | %(duration)11’% | ,|_. *Fauré* | Barcarolle No 5 | %(duration)6’% | ,|_. *Debussy* | _La cathédrale engloutie_ from Préludes 1 | %(duration)6’% | ,|_.   | _The Snow is Dancing_ from _Children’s Corner Suite_ | %(duration)2’% | ,|_.   | _Pour les arpèges composes_ from 12 Études | %(duration)4’% | ,|_.   | _Poissons d’or_, from _Images_ 2 | %(duration)4’% | ,|_.   | L’Isle joyeuse | %(duration)6’% |


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

CBSO Centre Stage: Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge

£10

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

Billing: *CBSO Players*

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


<p>It might just be Birmingham’s best kept musical secret &#8211; the friendly series of lunchtime concerts that the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> players themselves put on in the informal surroundings of <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre on Berkley Street. </p> <p>The atmosphere is relaxed, light lunches are available in the bar beforehand, and there’s nothing quite like hearing a small group of musicians sharing the music they love. </p> ]]>
2015-05-15T13:10:00 2015-05-15T13:10:00
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2015-05-15T19:30:00 2015-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Don McLean - The American Troubadour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Don’t miss your chance to see the man who brought us American Pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Crying and Castles In The Air.

Don McLean

£33.50 - £37.50

Segmentation Code: pop

Pick a Seat Available

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

James Rutherford. Photo: Werner Kmetitsch

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Wagner* | _Parsifal_ |


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

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

£19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Takács Quartet. Photo: Ellen Appel.

£9.50 - £35

Suffix: Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Lulu

Tuesday 19 May 2015, doors open at 7pm

£28.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Bryan Ferry

£35 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Lord of the Dance.

Friday 22 May - Tuesday 26 May 2015

£33 - £43.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Fisk Jubilee Singers

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Fisk Jubilee Singers.

£9.50 - £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Lara Melda. Photo: Benjamin Harte.

£9.50 – £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Lara Melda* piano

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


<p><strong>Beethoven’s</strong> <em>Tempest</em> Sonata, <strong>Chopin’s</strong> First Ballade and the vibrant, luminously coloured keyboard miniatures of <strong>Isaac Albéniz</strong> all tell a compelling story through the medium of the piano. </p> <p>2010 <span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician winner <strong>Lara Melda</strong> has chosen a programme that plays to her very personal strengths: poetry, beauty of tone, and a lively desire to communicate.</p> ]]>
2015-05-26T14:30:00 2015-05-26T14:30:00
<![CDATA[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[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter and Simon Gledhill]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with our Associate Artist Thomas Trotter and Simon Gledhill and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Ex Cathedra. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£12 – £30 plus transaction fee*

Prefix: Ex Cathedra

Suffix: Southwell Minster

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

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


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

Tallis Scholars. Photo: Eric Richmond

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Mnozil Brass. Photo: Carston Bunnemann.

£25

Suffix: Brand New Show for 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

CBSO Notelets. Photo by Nicole Frost.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 June 2015

£7.50

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

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


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

Milton Jones

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


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

John Barrowman

£25 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Heath Quartet. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg.

£9.50 – £28

Suffix: Haydn, Janáček and Tchaikovsky

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Piano Guys

£29.50 - £42.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Elspeth Dutch

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>If you enjoy <strong>Dvořák’s</strong> <em>New World</em> Symphony, just imagine the music he wrote when he was happily at home! Dvořák’s Seventh is stormy, passionate and filled with the kind of tunes you just can’t stop humming.</p> <p><strong>Andris Nelsons</strong> loves it, and tonight he serves it up with <strong>Strauss’s</strong> bubbly second horn concerto &#8211; a glorious showcase for the CBSO’s popular principal horn, <strong>Elspeth Dutch.</strong></p> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert talk, Dvořák&#8217;s Seventh: <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory offers a performer&#8217;s angle on this great romantic symphony.</p> ]]>
2015-06-11T19:30:00 2015-06-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Paul Jacobs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Paul Jacobs and hear him play one of the finest organs in Europe in one of its greatest concert halls.

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

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


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

Matosinhos String Quartet. Photo © João Vasco

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Andris Nelsons

£25 - £55

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Ešenvalds* | New Work (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* | New Work (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere) | %(duration)10’% | ,|_. *Mahler* | Symphony No. 3 | %(duration)92’% |


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

Paul Jacobs. Photo: Felix Broede.

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Paul Jacobs* organ

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


<p>Grammy Award-winner <strong>Paul Jacobs</strong> is one of the USA’s most respected young organists – and one of his generation’s most passionate advocates of the great European tradition. He’s built this recital around two massive pillars of that tradition: <strong>Bach</strong> and <strong>Reger’s</strong> solo organ works, music that will speak with unparalleled clarity and power in the near-perfect Symphony Hall acoustic.</p> <p>Oliver Condy, Editor of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine, explains his recommendation:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Symphony Hall’s magnificent Klais organ is set to be put through its paces by one of the greatest musical talents on the stage today. Paul Jacobs, who can play the complete works of Bach and Messiaen by memory, possesses a fearsome organ technique, matched only by his artistry and showmanship. His programme, perfectly suited to the instrument, will be a thrill.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Paul Jacobs.</p> ]]>
2015-06-19T19:30:00 2015-06-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dresden Philharmonic perform Mendelssohn and Brahms]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon.

Arabella Steinbacher. Photo © Jiri Hronik

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Dresden is a hallowed name in the world of classical music, and its conductor Michael Sanderling, too, comes from a fabled musical family. Together, Sanderling and the Dresden Philharmonic dig down to the very roots of the German symphonic canon; masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms frame Arabella Steinbacher’s gloriously fresh take on Mendelssohn’s ever-popular Violin Concerto.</p> <p>Classic FM’s John Suchet says:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Arabella Steinbacher is one of the leading violinists of her generation, famed for her passionate performances of Classical and Romantic concertos. This programme promises to showcase that passion, as Arabella performs Mendelssohn’s brilliant and much-loved Violin Concerto, joined by the Dresden Philharmonic.</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-06-21T15:00:00 2015-06-21T15:00:00
<![CDATA[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[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter: Summer Requests]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a midday break with Thomas Trotter and hear two of the finest organs in Europe in two of its greatest concert halls.

Thomas Trotter. Photo: Adrian Burrows.

£6

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Michael Seal. Photo: Neil Pugh.

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Claire Martin. Photo by John Haxby

£12.50 - £44

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

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

£9.50 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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