THSH - Upcoming events http://www.thsh.co.uk/events/rss/ Upcoming events at THSH en-gb <![CDATA[The 3 Little Pigs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this endearing musical full of catchy songs, jokes and japes?

Tuesday 28 July - Sunday 2 August

£12 - £14

Prefix: Stiles and Drewe's

Suffix: A very curly musical tale

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Simon Webbe* ,*Daniel Buckley* ,*Alison Jiear* ,*Leanne Jones* ,*Taofique Folarin*


<p>He can huff and he can puff until the cows comes home, but will the Big Bad Wolf get the better of the three little superstar piglets in this brand new retelling of the classic story?Stars from the worlds of pop, musical theatre and Saturday night TV are joining forces for a brand new family musical that’s trotting into Town Hall this summer before ‘blowing down’ the West End. </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">SIMON</span> <span class="caps">WEBBE</span></strong> (<em>Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act</em>), <strong><span class="caps">DANIEL</span> <span class="caps">BUCKLEY</span></strong> (<em>Book Of Mormon</em>), <strong><span class="caps">ALISON</span> <span class="caps">JIEAR</span></strong> (<em>Les Misérables</em>, <em>Britain’s Got Talent</em>) <strong><span class="caps">LEANNE</span> <span class="caps">JONES</span></strong> (<em>Hairspray</em>) and <strong><span class="caps">TAOFIQUE</span> <span class="caps">FOLARIN</span></strong> (<em>The Lion King, Avenue Q</em>) star in <strong>3 Little Pigs</strong> the latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is <strong><span class="caps">GEORGE</span> <span class="caps">STILES</span></strong> and <strong><span class="caps">ANTHONY</span> <span class="caps">DREWE</span></strong>. </p> <p>Discover how the three little porkers become world renowned celebrity superstars when forced to leave the warmth of their mother’s overcrowded sty. Will the Three Little Pigs cope without their adoring mother’s “hogs and kisses”? Will their <span class="caps">DIY</span> building skills cut the mustard? And will they be able to stand on their own four trotters and outwit the Big Bad Wolf? </p> <p>Book now to be the first in Britain to see this all-new star-studded family spectacular. </p> <p>For ages 3+. May not be suitable for vegetarians.</p> <p>Running time: Approx. 50 minutes.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9y4EfVzmKH4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PAkbEnY0DUo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-07-28T15:30:00 2015-08-02T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Project Soundlounge]]> BrindleyPlace 0.00000000 0.00000000 Project Soundlounge is the only youth led music festival this year in Birmingham, at the heart of city on 7-9 August. It’s a Town Hall takeover. It’s live, it’s fresh, it’s a bassy, it’s free. This is our city and these are our sounds. Be a part of it.

Free Events

Free Event

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<p>Project Soundlounge is the only youth led music festival this year in Birmingham, at the heart of city on 7-9 August. It’s a Town Hall takeover. It’s live, it’s fresh, it’s a bassy, it’s free. This is our city and these are our sounds. Be a part of it.</p> <p><strong>Friday 7th Line-up:</strong> </p> <p><strong>Brindley Place</strong><br /> Ruane Maurice &#8211; 17:30-18:00<br /> Sic’nis &#8211; 18:15-19:00</p> <p><strong>Next Door &amp; Spotlight &#8211; Digbeth Dining Club</strong><br /> Lumi HD &#8211; 20:00-20:45<br /> Midnight Magpie &#8211; 21:00-21:45</p> <p><strong>Saturday 8th Line-up:</strong></p> <p><strong>Town Hall</strong><br /> Friendly Fire Band, Lobster, Malarkey, Goodall, Namiwa Jazz</p> <p><strong>Sunday 9th Line-up:</strong></p> <p><strong>Town Hall</strong><br /> Midnight Bonfires, Piston, He Is A Pegasus, Matt Tyrer, Dan Wilkins</p> ]]>
2015-08-07T18:00:00 2015-08-09T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Sir Mark Elder and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Mahler’s Ninth Symphony performed by 163 exceptional performers, under the inspirational direction of Sir Mark Elder.

£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: ,<br> ,|_. *Tansy Davies* |Regreening (new commision) | ,|_. *Mahler* | _Symphony No9_ | %(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 163 exceptional performers, under the inspirational direction of Sir Mark Elder.</p> <p>A luminous, mesmerising energy makes every concert by the world&#8217;s greatest orchestra of teenagers thrilling. </p> <p>Re-greening, written by Tansy Davies especially for this brilliant orchestra, is performed without a conductor and completely from memory. With ritualistic focus the musician’s move, sing and play, visceral connections are made and musical currents crackle from player to player, awakening an ebullient Spring from her long Winter slumber. Following it, Mahler&#8217;s awesome, &#8216;affirmative love-song to life&#8217; performed by 163 twenty-first century teenagers committing themselves totally to its turbulence and radiance will be a transforming experience. </p> <p>Tansy Davies is one of the UK&#8217;s most inventive composers. Her music has a lucid, visual quality that engulfs the senses. Sometimes joyful and exuberant, sometimes brooding and mystical, it is always an exhilarating ride. It&#8217;s the perfect music then, for an orchestra of teenagers with bucket loads of spirit and a hunger to share their passion for music with everyone. Free from the usual stage confines, the musicians are in full focus for Re-greening. With exquisite playing they send reverberations straight from the heart to the ground below, summoning up new life.</p> <p>Mahler&#8217;s Symphony No. 9 is consuming in its emotional intensity and these inspiring musicians pour themselves into it completely, driving through the tumult and anguish to reveal that hope will endure and life must and will go on. It is music that speaks directly to the soul. Life and all its joys and sorrows are encapsulated within it. There are moments of overwhelming grief but even at its bleakest a heart beats through the music determined to hold onto life and find joy. </p> <p>It will be totally uplifting, totally inspiring, totally brilliant. Come and hear it. You will feel totally alive. </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> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/v-Xvx0Il6Q4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-08-07T19:30:00 2015-08-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Symphony Hall Tour]]> Glimpse inside the inner workings of this world famous concert hall, seeing where the stars relax and finding out hidden secrets!

Symphony Hall. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

14 August - 17 September

£8.50

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


<p>Explore one of the world’s finest concert halls visited by over 11 million people.</p> <p>See where the stars relax by visiting a dressing room. Learn about the world-famous acoustics and design. Find out some hidden secrets! </p> <p>Duration: approximately 90 minutes.</p> ]]>
2015-08-14T11:00:00 2015-09-17T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Andy Isherwood]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tuck into a morning of musical entertainment for all the family. Watch, listen and join in with fun performances and activities every month.

Andy Isherwood

Free event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>The London-based saxophonist <strong>Andy Isherwood</strong> returns to Birmingham after touring with bands as varied as <strong>The Drifters</strong> and the <strong>Strictly Come Dancing</strong> band! Recently working with the <span class="caps">RSC</span> and our own brassy <strong>Young Pilgrims</strong>, Andy is also a brilliant and in-demand teacher, so expect to hear him on saxes, flute or clarinet, along with his exciting surprise band, with musical games his speciality!</p> <p>Recommended for ages 0-7</p> ]]>
2015-08-15T10:30:00 2015-08-15T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Picnic: Midweek Explorer ]]> Symphony Hall Café Bar 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer Sara Colman, while exploring music and making new friends.

Sara Colman

Wednesday 13 May - Wednesday 16 December, 10.30am

Free Event

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee


<p>Enjoy a mid-week breather with your host and jazz singer <strong>Sara Colman</strong>. *</p> <p>Take time out in a relaxing and friendly space with your little ones, while exploring music and making new friends. </p> <p>Recommended for ages 5 and under.</p> <p><strong>Please note our August picnic is hosted by Holly Thomas and Andy Bunting.</strong></p> <p><strong>Please note September date has been changed from 16 Sep to 23 Sep</strong></p> ]]>
2015-05-13T10:30:00 2015-12-16T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Town Hall Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Learn more about the Town Hall’s rich heritage, walking in the footsteps of renowned artists, and exploring backstage areas.

Town Hall interior. Photo Mike Gutteridge.

Friday 21 August - Monday 21 September

£8.50

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


<p>Learn more about the Town Hall’s rich heritage and the changes it’s seen since opening in 1834.</p> <p>Walk in the footsteps of Prime Ministers, musicians and authors. Hear about <strong>Mendelssohn</strong> and <strong>Charles Dickens</strong> who launched new works here.</p> <p>Enjoy exploring backstage areas and see original works of art including the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/news/news/historic-town-hall-painting-comes-home/">original watercolour painting</a> by <strong>W Harris</strong> (1831), on permanent loan from Assay Office Birmingham.</p> <p>Duration: approximately 90 minutes.</p> <p>Please note that Town Hall tour tickets must be booked in advance and are available until the day before the tour. Please come to Town Hall stage door on arrival.</p> ]]>
2015-06-12T10:30:00 2015-09-21T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Atif Aslam Live in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The multi-talented Bollywood Singer, dancer and actor will grace the stage at the Symphony Hall to perform some of his biggest hits.

Atif Aslam

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25, £35, £55, £75, £100 plus transaction fee*


<p>Rock on Music and Gift a Smile are pleased to Present <strong>Atif Aslam</strong> Live in concert on Saturday 29th August at the Birmingham Symphony Hall.</p> <p>The multi-talented Bollywood Singer, dancer and actor will grace the stage at the Symphony Hall to perform some of his biggest hits. Be prepared for a mesmerising evening with the Rock Star himself. This will be a magical night, one that Atif&#8217;s fans will always remember.</p> ]]>
2015-08-29T19:30:00 2015-08-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gateway to Divine Mercy 2015 Conference]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

£5

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £5 plus transaction fee*


<p><span class="caps">GATEWAY</span> 2015 – <span class="caps">CHANGING</span> <span class="caps">OUR</span> <span class="caps">CONDITION</span><br /> Sunday 30th August 2015 | 12.30pm to 7pm | Birmingham (UK)</p> <p><span class="caps">FEATURING</span>: &#8211; Shaykh Hisham Kabbani &#8211; Imam Shaykh Ahmad Tijani bin Ali Cisse &#8211; Shaykh Faisal &#8211; Shaykh Pirzada &#8211; Sufi Javed Akhtar &#8211; Hajj Ahmad Thomson &#8211; Shaykh Yazdani Raza &#8211; Imam Irfan Chishti &#8211; Imam Qari Asim &#8211; Bakhtyar Pirzada al-Azhari</p> <p>And a special tribute to: &#8211; Sufi Abdullah Khan (ra)</p> <p>Official Event Website: www.Gateway2015.com</p> ]]>
2015-08-30T12:30:00 2015-08-30T12:30:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham City University Awards Ceremony September 2015]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £20 adults, £10 children aged U14 – maximum of 2 tickets per graduate (student number required) , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme ,


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2015-09-01T10:30:00 2015-09-04T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Moseley Folk Festival 2015 - FRIDAY]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000 Moseley Folk is back!

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


<p><span class="caps">FRIDAY</span>: <span class="caps">SPIRITUALIZED</span> // <span class="caps">ANNA</span> <span class="caps">CALVI</span> // <span class="caps">JOHN</span> <span class="caps">SMITH</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">MERRYLEES</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PICTISH</span> <span class="caps">TRAIL</span> // DU <span class="caps">BLONDE</span> // <span class="caps">CHARLIE</span> <span class="caps">CUNNINGHAM</span> // <span class="caps">BLOSSOMS</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">VRYLL</span> <span class="caps">SOCIETY</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LOST</span> <span class="caps">BROTHERS</span> // <span class="caps">JOSEPH</span> <span class="caps">SUMMERS</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljKlwJQLqew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-09-04T13:00:00 2015-09-04T13:00:00
<![CDATA[163rd British Open Brass Band Championship ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 eighteen of the finest brass bands from around the globe face the challenging prospect of performing a brand new composition by Stephen Roberts.

British Open Brass Band Championship

£12 - £23

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

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


<p><span class="caps">SATURDAY</span>: <span class="caps">IDLEWILD</span> // <span class="caps">GAZ</span> <span class="caps">COOMBES</span> // <span class="caps">DAWES</span> // <span class="caps">FALSE</span> <span class="caps">LIGHTS</span> // <span class="caps">OLIVIA</span> <span class="caps">CHANEY</span> // <span class="caps">SIVU</span> // <span class="caps">WOODEN</span> <span class="caps">ARMS</span> // <span class="caps">MEADOWLARK</span> // <span class="caps">STICK</span> IN <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">WHEEL</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">CADBURY</span> <span class="caps">SISTERS</span> // <span class="caps">HOUNDSTOOTH</span> // <span class="caps">ELIZA</span> <span class="caps">SHADDAD</span> </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljKlwJQLqew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-09-05T11:00:00 2015-09-05T11:00:00
<![CDATA[V E Day 70th and Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Concert & Dance]]> Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum Explore the stunning museum venue and take the unique opportunity to dance underneath a Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft, accompanied by the sounds of Glenn Miller, the songs of Frank Sinatra and classic war movie themes.

£12.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

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


<p><span class="caps">SUNDAY</span>: <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">MONKEES</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">POLYPHONIC</span> <span class="caps">SPREE</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">UNTHANKS</span> // <span class="caps">MARTIN</span> <span class="caps">CARTHY</span> &amp; <span class="caps">DAVE</span> <span class="caps">SWARBRICK</span> // <span class="caps">GOODNIGHT</span> <span class="caps">LENIN</span> // <span class="caps">STEPHEN</span> <span class="caps">STEINBRINK</span> // <span class="caps">PEACOCK</span> <span class="caps">ANGELL</span> // <span class="caps">CUT</span> A <span class="caps">SHINE</span> // <span class="caps">JOSIENNE</span> <span class="caps">CLARKE</span> &amp; <span class="caps">BEN</span> <span class="caps">WALKER</span> // <span class="caps">TWELFTH</span> <span class="caps">DAY</span> // <span class="caps">DAVID</span> <span class="caps">CAMPBELL</span> // <span class="caps">AARON</span> <span class="caps">FYFE</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljKlwJQLqew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-09-06T11:00:00 2015-09-06T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Moseley Folk Festival 2015 - Weekend ticket]]> Moseley Park 0.00000000 0.00000000 Moseley Folk Festival returns!

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


<p><strong><span class="caps">PLEASE</span> <span class="caps">NOTE</span>: <span class="caps">THIS</span> <span class="caps">TICKET</span> <span class="caps">DOES</span> <span class="caps">NOT</span> <span class="caps">INCLUDE</span> <span class="caps">CAMPING</span> AS <span class="caps">STATED</span> IN <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">URL</span></strong></p> <p><span class="caps">FRIDAY</span>: <span class="caps">SPIRITUALIZED</span> // <span class="caps">ANNA</span> <span class="caps">CALVI</span> // <span class="caps">JOHN</span> <span class="caps">SMITH</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">MERRYLEES</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PICTISH</span> <span class="caps">TRAIL</span> // DU <span class="caps">BLONDE</span> // <span class="caps">CHARLIE</span> <span class="caps">CUNNINGHAM</span> // <span class="caps">BLOSSOMS</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">VRYLL</span> <span class="caps">SOCIETY</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LOST</span> <span class="caps">BROTHERS</span> // <span class="caps">JOSEPH</span> <span class="caps">SUMMERS</span></p> <p><span class="caps">SATURDAY</span>: <span class="caps">IDLEWILD</span> // <span class="caps">GAZ</span> <span class="caps">COOMBES</span> // <span class="caps">DAWES</span> // <span class="caps">FALSE</span> <span class="caps">LIGHTS</span> // <span class="caps">OLIVIA</span> <span class="caps">CHANEY</span> // <span class="caps">SIVU</span> // <span class="caps">WOODEN</span> <span class="caps">ARMS</span> // <span class="caps">MEADOWLARK</span> // <span class="caps">STICK</span> IN <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">WHEEL</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">CADBURY</span> <span class="caps">SISTERS</span> // <span class="caps">HOUNDSTOOTH</span> // <span class="caps">ELIZA</span> <span class="caps">SHADDAD</span> </p> <p><span class="caps">SUNDAY</span>: <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">MONKEES</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">POLYPHONIC</span> <span class="caps">SPREE</span> // <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">UNTHANKS</span> // <span class="caps">MARTIN</span> <span class="caps">CARTHY</span> &amp; <span class="caps">DAVE</span> <span class="caps">SWARBRICK</span> // <span class="caps">GOODNIGHT</span> <span class="caps">LENIN</span> // <span class="caps">STEPHEN</span> <span class="caps">STEINBRINK</span> // <span class="caps">PEACOCK</span> <span class="caps">ANGELL</span> // <span class="caps">CUT</span> A <span class="caps">SHINE</span> // <span class="caps">JOSIENNE</span> <span class="caps">CLARKE</span> &amp; <span class="caps">BEN</span> <span class="caps">WALKER</span> // <span class="caps">TWELFTH</span> <span class="caps">DAY</span> // <span class="caps">DAVID</span> <span class="caps">CAMPBELL</span> // <span class="caps">AARON</span> <span class="caps">FYFE</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljKlwJQLqew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2015-09-06T11:00:00 2015-09-06T11:00:00
<![CDATA[DICK vs DOM]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 IT'S FIGHT TIME as Dick and Dom go head to head in the ring.

£16

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16 plus transaction fee


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

£10 - £21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £10 - £21 plus transaction fee*

Billing: Pre-concert Foyer Performance from *The Langley Band*


<p>The Who’s Who of brass bands, join <strong>Black Dyke Band</strong>, <strong>Cory Band</strong> and <strong>Fodens Band</strong> as they come together for a magnificent gala concert. </p> <p>In a stunning lineup of National, European and world champions, don&#8217;t miss this sensational concert featuring the cream of the brass band world.</p> <p>Pre-concert Foyer Performance from <strong>The Langley Band</strong>, one of the oldest brass bands in the Midlands having been founded in 1878. The Band has a proud heritage and had many contest successes over the years. The Band has always maintained its HQ in Langley at the heart of The Black Country.They are a self-supporting First Section Band who rehearse twice weekly.</p> <p>The Band has 28 musicians and the Musical Director Cliff Parker has directed the band since 2002.</p> ]]>
2015-09-06T14:30:00 2015-09-06T14:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Sir Simon Rattle conducts The Dream of Gerontius]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sir Simon Rattle returns to the hall he was so instrumental in the creation of, with one of the world’s greatest orchestras, to perform one of Elgar’s supreme choral masterpieces.

Sir Simon Rattle. Photo: Stephan Rabold

£9.50 - £90

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Jethro Tull performed by Ian Anderson

£28 - £32

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Martin Maudsley

Cancelled

Free Event

Doesn't have transaction fee

Ticket Information: Free event.


<p>Please note, this event has now been cancelled. We&#8217;re sorry for any inconvenience caused and we hope you can join us for a new show 19 September 2015. Details will be online shortly.</p> <p><span class="caps">POSTED</span>: 17.06.15</p> ]]>
2015-09-12T10:30:00 2015-09-12T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Richard Thompson - Electric Trio Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Richard Thompson, one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters visits Symphony Hall.

Richard Thompson

£25, £28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

King Crimson

£39.50 - £65

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><strong>King Crimson</strong> brings their unique brand of prog rock to Symphony Hall for their first UK tour outside of London since 1982.</p> <p>With seven players and three drummers, the newest incarnation of the group is described as the <em>&#8216;most expansive and possibly its best yet&#8217;</em> (Hollywood Reporter).</p> <p><strong>Robert Fripp</strong> (guitar) explains, <em>&#8216;At 18.55 King Crimson <span class="caps">VIII</span> moved to its next stage of actualization. This is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers&#8230;The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode.&#8217;</em></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>As cerebral as King Crimson’s music is, with its mandatory virtuosity and its mathematical systems within systems, what comes across first and last is fury.</strong><br /> New York Times</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-14T19:30:00 2015-09-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jazzlines Free Gigs: The Bryan Corbett Quartet]]> The Jam House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Renowned Birmingham based trumpet and flugelhorn player Bryan Corbett returns to the Jamhouse with his quartet featuring leading members of Birmingham’s jazz scene.

Free Event

Billing: *Bryan Corbett* trumpet & flugelhorn ,*Al Gurr* keys ,*Ben Markland* bass ,*Luke Flowers* drums ,


<p>Renowned Birmingham based trumpet and flugelhorn player Bryan Corbett returns to the Jamhouse with his quartet featuring leading members of Birmingham’s jazz scene, Al Gurr, alongside Manchester based drummer Luke Flowers, best known for his work with Cinematic Orchestra and Corrine Bailey Rae.</p> <p>Known for his lyrical tone and powerful stage presence, Bryan has released a number of fine solo albums including 2013’s Green. He has performed and toured with a host of legendary musicians and bands including fabled Blue Note remixers Us3, Ben E King, Georgie Fame, Madeleine Peyroux and as a soloist with <span class="caps">BBC</span> Concert Orchestra at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.</p> <blockquote> <p>A trumpeter and flugelhornist with a warm lyrical tone, a formidable technique, and, in the higher registers a semi plastic stridency reminiscent of Freddie Hubbard<br /> <strong>Sholto Byrnes, The Independent</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-15T20:30:00 2015-09-15T20:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Royal Danish Orchestra perform Nielsen]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Royal Danish Orchestra perform Nielsen in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.

Royal Danish Orchestra. Photo: Natascha Thiara Rydvald

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Crosby, Stills & Nash. Credit Eleanor Stills

£46 & £56

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Tubular Bells for Two

£17.50 - £19.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

£15 per session, £20 day ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation) Midlands Championship 2015

Sunday 20 September, All Day Ticket

£20 Day Ticket

Segmentation Code: non

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£15, 20 Day Ticket

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Got 2 Sing Choir

£16 - £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Following the hugely successful sell-out concert in 2013 <strong>Got 2 Sing Contemporary Choirs</strong> are returning to Symphony Hall to perform the &#8216;Best of British&#8217; popular music. Expect to hear songs from Adele, Take That, Elton John, The Beatles, Elbow and Queen.</p> <p>Got 2 Sing is not a traditional ‘stand behind the music’ type of choir and with no requirement to read music or audition the choirs have grown in popularity. The feel-good factor and health benefits associated with singing are well documented, and Got 2 Sing brings to life music from all genres with uplifting harmonies and simple movement.</p> ]]>
2015-09-20T18:00:00 2015-09-20T18:00:00
<![CDATA[University College Birmingham Awards Congregation]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

£16*


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2015-09-21T11:30:00 2015-09-21T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Peter & Dan Snow: The Battle of Waterloo Experience]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Peter and Dan Snow give a fascinating talk on the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years on.

Peter and Dan Snow

£15 & £17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable.” And from volcanic opening to final life-and-death battle, Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony is one of those pieces that you just have to hear live. Birmingham audiences need no introduction to the fabulous Simon Trpčeski, in the grandest of romantic piano concertos, but this should be a powerful debut for conductor Cristian Măcelaru.</p> ]]>
2015-09-24T14:15:00 2015-09-24T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Birmingham Weekender]]> Victoria, Chamberlain, Oozells and Centenary Squares 0.00000000 0.00000000 Birmingham Weekender embraces the brilliance of local and international arts accross the city through two free days out

Free event

Free Event

Ticket Information: Free event


<p>Marking the opening of the newly transformed New Street Station <strong>Birmingham Weekender</strong> aims to embrace the brilliance of local and international arts and artists through two amazing free days out for residents and visitors to England’s second city. The festival coincides with <strong>Style Birmingham Live</strong> and the <strong>Rugby World Cup</strong>, guaranteeing an atmosphere of creativity and celebration.</p> <p>Events will include music, dance, art and roaming street-theatre that will take visitors by surprise in shops and department stores with performances inside, outside and in shop windows. </p> <p>A grand musical picnic will take over Victoria Square during the day, with an ensemble of Pakistani, Indian and Kashmiri musicians working with Jamaican reggae musicians will create a new inter-cultural orchestra during the evening. Dance inspired by the famous Haka will be performed alongside an introduction to ballet in Centenary Square, and Style Birmingham Live will take fashion to the art with Fashion Shows throughout the weekend at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. </p> <p>Whatever your age, there will be plenty of chances for all the family to get involved with drawing, dancing and learning something new, while the best international street food from the region will keep audiences fuelled up, reinforcing Birmingham’s reputation as an “international haven for food”.</p> ]]>
2015-09-25T00:00:00 2015-09-27T00:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Debussy Sonatas]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 In the darkest days on the First World War, Claude Debussy turned back to the baroque – and discovered a lost domain of enchantment and beauty

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The BIG Chris Barber Band

£21

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 plus transaction fee*


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

Nicola Benedetti

£20 - £32.50

Suffix: Italy and The Four Seasons

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Nicola Benedetti</strong>, one of the world&#8217;s most beloved classical violinists, returns to Symphony Hall with a dynamic programme of music inspired by the spirit of Italy. </p> <p>Performing with a first class ensemble of musicians, this concert includes two seminal and cherished works from the classical repertoire &#8211; <strong>Vivaldi&#8217;s</strong> <em>Four Seasons</em> and <strong>Tchaikovsky&#8217;s</strong> <em>Souvenir de Florence</em>. These two works have enjoyed unparalleled popularity with the public as well as profound reverence amongst musicians and connoisseurs for centuries. </p> <p>Described by <strong>The Times</strong> as a <strong><em>&#8220;risk-taking performer&#8221;</em></strong>, Nicola has established herself as one of classical music’s most prominent violinists, collaborating with major orchestras all over the world. She is credited with broadening the appeal of classical music to young and new audiences through her extensive education work and appearances at events such the <em>Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony</em> and <em>iTunes Festival</em>.</p> <p>A multiple award winner, Nicola&#8217;s latest album <em>Homecoming</em> entered the top 20 pop charts, an unprecedented achievement for a classical violinist. </p> <p>Don&#8217;t miss this opportunity to share in this specially curated programme, inspired by Nicola’s own Italian heritage and influences.</p> ]]>
2015-09-26T19:30:00 2015-09-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham.

by David Gallichan

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,Unreserved seating ,

Programme: *Mendelssohn* Overture to St Paul (arr. WT Best) ,*Howells* Two Psalm Preludes(Set 1 no 1 & 2) ,*Wammes* Miroir ,*Dupré * Suite Bretonne ,*Widor* Allegro maestoso e vivace (1st movt. of Symphony No5) , , ,


<p>Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians and recording artists, touring on four continents and playing at many international festivals such as <em>Bath</em>, <em>Salzburg</em>, <em>Edinburgh</em> and the <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms</em>.</p> <p>Join him for a lunchtime special as he plays works from Mendelssohn, Howells, Widor and Wammes.</p> ]]>
2015-09-28T13:00:00 2015-09-28T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Diana Krall - Wallflower World Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and vocalist, Diana Krall brings her Wallflower tour to Symphony Hall.

Diana Krall

£40 - £60

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Diana Krall</strong>, five-time Grammy winning jazz pianist and vocalist brings her <em>Wallflower World Tour</em> to Symphony Hall. </p> <p>Acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and distinctive musicians in the world today, Krall&#8217;s career thus far has included producing an album for <strong>Barbra Streisand</strong>, serving as musical director and arranger for <strong>Paul McCartney</strong> and hitting the road for a good cause with <strong>Neil Young</strong>.</p> <p>Her album <em>Wallflower</em> takes in popular classics from <strong>The Mamas and the Papas&#8217;</strong> <em>California Dreaming</em> to more recent gems such as <strong>Crowded House’s</strong> <em>Don’t Dream It’s Over</em>.</p> <p>Musically speaking, Diana Krall is no wallflower. Don&#8217;t miss the chance to see her perform in the stunning acoustics of Symphony Hall.</p> ]]>
2015-09-28T19:30:00 2015-09-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ALBERT LEE UK SOLO TOUR plus support]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Albert Lee, one of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene, is joined on stage by his American touring band and renowned steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar as part of his Solo Tour 2015.

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<blockquote> <p> The ultimate virtuoso&#8230;gifted on just about every level <br /> <strong>Eric Clapton</strong> </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>One of my all-time guitar gods<br /> <strong>Brad Paisley</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Albert Lee is lauded for his unparalleled picking style and versatility and with the new solo acoustic album <em>Highwayman</em> just released to critical acclaim and a documentary of his life in the works, Albert will embark on this solo tour with his incredible band of hand-picked musicians – John “J.T.” Thomas (<strong>Tracy Chapman, Sheryl Crow</strong>) on keys, Will MacGregor (<strong>Tori Amos, The Pretenders</strong>) on bass and Jason Harrison Smith (<strong>Peter Asher, Steve Lukather</strong>) on drums.</p> <p>The band will also be joined by special guest, renowned steel guitarist and multiple Grammy-winner Cindy Cashdollar. One of the most in-demand musicians on the American roots music scene, Austin-based Cindy has played steel guitar and dobro for many leading artists in various genres, including <strong>Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson</strong> and <strong>Dolly Parton</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-09-28T19:30:00 2015-09-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Cliff Richard]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the ultimate pop star to celebrate his 75th birthday, as Sir Cliff Richard performs at Symphony Hall for the opening night of his tour.

Cliff Richard. Photo: Michelle Kloboucnik.

£65 - £75

Suffix: The 75th Birthday Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony begins with a glowing sunrise and ends with a vision of a flight of swans – and one of the simplest but noblest melodies ever written. A real <span class="caps">CBSO</span> speciality, there’s no finer way to salute Sibelius in his anniversary year; first, though, Edward Gardner takes us to sea with Felix Mendelssohn, and joins the masterly Lars Vogt in Mozart’s little jewel of a piano concerto.</p><p><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 30 Sept, 1pm: Edward Gardner in conversation with <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist Catherine Arlidge.<br /> 1 Oct, 6.15pm: An introduction to Sibelius by acclaimed author and journalist Jessica Duchen.</p> ]]>
2015-09-30T14:15:00 2015-09-30T14:15:00
<![CDATA[Sain Zahoor]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present Sufi street musician Sain Zahoor on his UK tour this autumn.

Sain Zahoor

£15, £20

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present Sufi street musician Sain Zahoor on his UK tour this autumn. </p> <p>From Pakistan, <strong>Sain Zahoor</strong> is a true original. After a recurring dream as a child and being called away from his family, he’s devoted his life to singing at shrines and gained a cult following. The sound of his voice is raw and powerful and the lyrics are surprisingly radical. </p> <p>Rising to prominence in 1989 at the <strong>All Pakistan Music Conference</strong>, he didn’t produce a record until 2006 – and was then promptly nominated for the <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> World Music Award</em>. With his small five-piece ensemble, this charismatic figure is a true holy man who makes an unforgettable impression. </p> <blockquote> <p>Fans of the Sufiana kalams claim that seeing and hearing Sain Zahoor in full flow is the closest anyone alive will get to being in the presence of the Sufi mystics of yore<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> 3</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-09-30T20:30:00 2015-09-30T20:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: CBSO Wind Ensemble & Lars Vogt]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 ​When a great soloist joins us for chamber music, it’s always a special occasion – so we’re thrilled to welcome back the incomparable Lars Vogt.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Lise Lindstrom. Image: Lisa Marie Mazzucco

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Saturday 3 October, doors at 7pm

£32.50 - £47.50

Suffix: From The Cradle To The Grave

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Yazz Ahmed photo by John Watson

3 October 2015, 8pm

£12

Ticket Information: £12.00 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Inspired by the songs of Bahraini pearl divers and wedding music of the female drumming groups of the Gulf Region, trumpeter and composer <strong>Yazz Ahmed</strong> presents a suite of songs and instrumental pieces entitled <em>Alhaan al Siduri</em> (Melodies for Siduri).</p> <p>The performance will see Yazz combine the live electronic sounds of music sculptor <strong>Jason Singh</strong> with her robust seven piece band, <strong>Ahmed Family Hafla</strong>, as well as the vocal stylings of <strong>Brigette Beraha</strong> and British-Iraqi singer, <strong>Alya Marquardt</strong>.</p> <p>This new work has been created through Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall’s Jazzlines Fellowships Programme 2014/15, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.</p> ]]>
2015-10-03T20:00:00 2015-10-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jason Byrne: 20 Years a Clown]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Byrne brings his brand of verbose, organised chaos and near legendary stock-in-trade audience participation to Town Hall!

Jason Byrne

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Byrne’s very own brand of verbose, organised chaos and near legendary stock-in-trade audience participation has seen him coined <em>&#8216;the outright king of live comedy&#8217;</em> by <strong>The Times</strong>. So it is no surprise that he is the biggest selling comedian at the <strong>Edinburgh Fringe Festival</strong>, and that in 2015 he will be celebrating his 20th year of solo shows!</p> <p>It’s been a busy few years for Byrne. In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his <strong>Radio 2</strong> show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious <strong>Sony Radio Gold Award.</strong> As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne&#8217;s Snaptastic Show for TV3 in Ireland, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme <strong>Wild Things on Sky1.</strong></p> <p>Also seen on <strong>Live at the Apollo (<span class="caps">BBC</span> One), The Royal Variety Show (<span class="caps">ITV</span>), John Bishop’s Christmas Show (BBC1)</strong>, and <strong>Father Figure (<span class="caps">BBC</span> One)</strong> of which he is creator and star. </p> <blockquote> <p>Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a bottle – Jason Byrne could do no wrong’ <em>Edinburgh Evening News</em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Unmissable_(Evening Standard)_</p> </blockquote> <p>Part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival (2-11 October 2015)</p> ]]>
2015-10-03T20:00:00 2015-10-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[DMS Anniversary Concert - A Fusion of Music and Dance]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Over 300 musicians will perform live on stage in this spectacular show, co-hosted by rock legend, Birmingham's own Bev Bevan.

DMS ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

£6 - £18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £32.50 plus transaction fee* , ,Please note: there will no longer be standing room at this concert. , ,Suitable for 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)


<p>Lead singer of the <strong>Go-Gos</strong> and solo pop icon <strong>Belinda Carlisle</strong> returns to Birmingham with her instantly identifiable vocals.</p> <p>With hit singles including <em>Heaven is a Place On Earth</em>, <em>We Got The Beat</em> and <em>Our Lips Are Sealed</em>, she helped break down the door for many female guitar bands that followed.</p> <p>See one of pop’s true survivors as her voice blends with the fantastic acoustics of Town Hall.</p> <p>Suitable for 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)</p> ]]>
2015-10-04T20:00:00 2015-10-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[OOTS 2015/16 Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays Mendelssohn]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

Photo: Patrick Allen

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Tamsin Waley-Cohen* violin ,*David Curtis* conductor

Programme: *Mendelssohn* Incidental Music to _A Midsummer Night’s Dream_ ,*Mozart* Symphony no36 Linz ,*Mendelssohn* Violin Concerto in E minor ,


<p>To open their 2015-16 Shakespeare 400 season Orchestra of the Swan are delighted to welcome back Tamsin Waley-Cohen as our Associate Artists, performing one of the most popular violin concerts, Mendelssohn’s flawless concerto in E minor.</p> ]]>
2015-10-07T14:30:00 2015-10-07T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Elgar's First]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 One of the most stirring experiences in British music, beginning and ending with what might be the best tune even Elgar ever composed.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Henning Wehn

£15.50

Suffix: Eins, Zwei, DIY

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £15.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns… though he still couldn’t eat a whole one.</p> <p>As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn’t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.</p> <p>Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class.</p> <p>Following his sold out date at Town Hall last year <strong>Henning Wehn</strong> returns to deliver his evening-long crash course in Anglo-German relations, as well as having a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>A diplomatic masterclass</strong> The Scotsman</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Brought the audience to its knees</strong> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Marvellous</strong> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <p>Part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival (2-11 October 2015)</p> ]]>
2015-10-07T20:00:00 2015-10-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Kaleidoscope Ensemble]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Edward Elgar himself knew there was something unique about his Piano Quintet - a haunted, impassioned masterpiece written in the dying days of the First World War.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>“It’s ghostly stuff.” Even Edward Elgar himself knew there was something unique about his Piano Quintet &#8211; a haunted, impassioned masterpiece written in the dying days of the First World War. This is an Elgar the public rarely saw, and it’s the perfect complement to a real rarity: a reconstructed suite for string quartet by George Butterworth, who died in the mud of the Somme.</p> ]]>
2015-10-08T13:10:00 2015-10-08T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Bramall Comedy Night: Ivan Brackenbury, Ian D Montfort & Chris Turner (Compere)]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000 It's a laugh a minute!

£5*


<p><strong>Compere: Chris Turner</strong><br /> Chris’s sharply written gags, assured stage presence and blisteringly quick improvised raps have established him as one of the best up-and-coming comics on the international circuit, performing in the UK, <span class="caps">USA</span>, Australia and New Zealand. </p> <blockquote> <p>Beautifully crafted one-liners, witty wordplay<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BBC</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The king of funny one-liners<br /> <strong>Time Out Mumbai</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Ivan Brackenbury</strong> <br /> Inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury is the creation of <strong>Tom Binns</strong>, a former breakfast radio host on London&#8217;s <strong><span class="caps">XFM</span></strong> as well as a comedian in his own right. </p> <p>As himself, Binns won the <em>Jongleurs</em> new act of the year, piloted his own chat show on Five called Tom Binns Munchies, and was one of the presenters on <em>Channel 4 breakfast show RI:SE</em>. He’s also appeared on_ Knowing Me Knowing Yule_ With <strong>Alan Partridge</strong>,<em>Friday Night Armistice</em> and <em>Fist Of Fun</em> as a comic actor. </p> <p><strong>Ian D. Montfort</strong> <br /> Another creation of <strong>Tom Binns</strong>, Ian D Montfort is a psychic from Sunderland, who made his debut at the 2010 <em>Edinburgh Fringe</em>. Binns combines the &#8216;cold reading&#8217; trickery of stage mediums with comic patter to debunk their techniques. He made the radio series <em>Ian D Montfort is Unbelievable</em> for* Radio 2* in 2013.</p> ]]>
2015-10-08T20:00:00 2015-10-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Fisherman's Friends bring the shanty sound of the North Cornwall Coast to Town Hall.

The Fisherman's Friends

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Trevor Noah

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>Following his sell-out debut tour of the UK with the critically acclaimed show <em>The Racist</em>, <strong>Trevor Noah</strong> is back with his brand new show <em>Lost in Translation.</em></p> <p>Trevor’s rise to the top of the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking in TV, radio and his first love, stand-up comedy. He is also becoming increasingly established as an international star; in the US he is a regular correspondent on the award-winning <em>The Daily Show</em>, while in the UK he has notched up appearances on <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, <em>QI</em> and <em>8 Out of 10 Cats</em>.</p> <p>His sharp wit, intelligent commentary and unmistakable charm have established him as one of the foremost young comedians of his generation.</p> <p><strong>Recommended for ages 16+</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Noah is an immensely likable performer &#8211; warm, upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people&#8217;s prejudices.<br /> <strong>Observer</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>Part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival (2-11 October 2015)</p> ]]>
2015-10-10T20:00:00 2015-10-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 The Grand Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Discover afresh the inspirational music of Handel, Lalande, Vivaldi and Allegri with Ex Cathedra.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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

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


<p>Discover afresh the inspirational music of <strong>Handel, Lalande, Vivaldi</strong> and <strong>Allegri</strong>. The Grand Tour starts in London with the majesty of Zadok the Priest – sung at every British coronation since 1727 – departs for the magnificence of Paris and the Most Serene Republic of Venice, and arrives at the Eternal City for one of the glories of Rome, Allegri’s Miserere, famous for its soaring top ‘c’s.</p> <blockquote> <p>Thrillingly good<br /> The Telegraph</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-11T16:00:00 2015-10-11T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham.

by David Gallichan

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,Unreserved seating ,

Programme: *Boëllmann* Suite Gothique , ,*JS Bach* Contrapunctus 1 & 9 (from The Art of Fugue) , ,*Messiaen* Communion & Sortie (from Pentecost Mass) , ,*Holloway* Scherzo , ,*Liszt* Fantasia & Fugue on BACH ,


<p>Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians and recording artists, touring on four continents and playing at many international festivals such as <em>Bath</em>, <em>Salzburg</em>, <em>Edinburgh</em> and the <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms</em>.</p> <p>Join him for a lunchtime concert as he plays works from JS Bach, Holloway and Liszt. </p> ]]>
2015-10-12T13:00:00 2015-10-12T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Ben Fogle - Call of the Wild]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ben Fogle recounts his adventures, harsh challenges, and toughest trials in Call of the Wild as part of our Explorer Season at Town Hall

Ben Fogle

£22

Segmentation Code: pop

Prefix: Explorer Season

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

13 October 2015, 8pm

£12

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee*


<p>Award winning singer and composer <strong>Lauren Kinsella</strong> presents <em>Somewhere in Between</em>, a multi-disciplinary performance encompassing the worlds of music, poetry and theatre. Kinsella is joined by the world class improvisers <strong>Mark Sanders</strong> (drums), <strong>Hannah Marshall</strong> (cello) and celebrated Irish actor <strong>Peter Campion</strong>. Together they will explore the poetry of <strong>Simon Armitage</strong>,<strong>Maura Dooley</strong> and <strong>Micheal O&#8217;Siadhail</strong> in a unique theatre based music performance in two contrasting sets. </p> <p>This new work has been created through Town Hall &amp; Symphony Hall’s Jazzlines Fellowships Programme 2014/15, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.</p> <p>This event is in association with Birmingham Literature Festival.</p> ]]>
2015-10-13T20:00:00 2015-10-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Go West and Nik Kershaw Together in Concert with Special Guest T'pau]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The 80s are back as three critically acclaimed legends of the era join forces in this major new UK tour.

£34.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Please note that due to popular demand this concert has moved from Town Hall to Symphony Hall, and the date has been changed to Tuesday 13 October 2015.</strong> Bookers will be contacted asap with more details &#8211; 30 June.</p> <p>The 80s are back as three critically acclaimed legends of the era join forces in this major new UK tour. Celebrating their 30th anniversary,<strong>Go West</strong> together in concert with <strong>Nik Kershaw</strong> and very special guest <strong>Carol Decker from T’Pau</strong> are united for one night only!</p> <p>With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as <em>We Close Our Eyes</em>, <em>Call Me</em>, <em>King Of Wishful Thinking</em>, <em>Wouldn’t It Be Good</em>, <em>The Riddle</em>, <em>I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me</em>, <em>Heart and Soul</em> and the classic <em>China in Your Hand</em>, this authentic eighties triple header is not to be missed.</p> ]]>
2015-10-13T20:00:00 2015-10-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Dvořák’s Sixth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​Love Dvořák’s symphony from the New World? Now discover his symphony from the old one!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Robert Cray

£29.50 & £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 & £39.50


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Riccardo Chailly

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Chico and the Gypsies

£27.50 - £30

Segmentation Code: snc

Suffix: support TBC

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Brahms didn’t believe in God, but he did believe in love, and as he grappled with personal tragedy he created a Requiem intended to comfort those left behind. Andrew Manze conducts the acclaimed <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus in this most tender of all great choral works, while Francesco Piemontesi rejoices in the sunlight of one of Mozart’s noblest concertos.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>24 Oct, 1.15pm:<em> In Conversation </em>Members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus talk about preparing and performing this cornerstone of the choral repertoire.</p> ]]>
2015-10-22T19:30:00 2015-10-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Demon Barbers XL ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Renowned for their no holds barred approach to their live shows The Demon Barbers return to the concert stage with a new repertoire.

£16.50

Suffix: Disco at the Tavern Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Winners of ‘Best Live Act’ <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009</strong></p> <p>Renowned for their no holds barred approach to their live shows <strong>The Demon Barbers</strong> return to the concert stage with a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow. </p> <p>Since winning ‘Best Live Act’ at the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2009 The Demon Barbers have been immersed in the development of their Folk &amp; Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza ‘The Lock In’. Following a number of successful UK tours, including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and 5 star reviews for their 2 week run at Edinburgh Fringe, The Demon Barbers now bring some of the UK’s most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop &amp; Break dancers onto the concert stage to create the live folk music &amp; dance spectacular of the year!</p> <p>Combining solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section they create a unique and captivating sound. </p> <p>The Demon Barbers XL will feature new material from their new album ‘Disco At The Tavern’ a collaboration with Grammy &amp; Emmy Award winners Donal Hodgson and Kipper, best known for their work with Sting.</p> <blockquote> <p>This really is a mind blowing album with so much good stuff. It has to be an award-winner this time next year. <br /> <strong>R2</strong> *****</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The inspiration comes from Damien Barber, front man of the award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, who supply the floor-shaking live music that alone justifies the price of the ticket<br /> <strong>The Independent</strong> review of <em>The Lock In</em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>One of the best live bands I&#8217;ve ever seen. If you get a chance to see them &#8211; don&#8217;t miss it &#8211; they are brilliant<br /> <strong>Mike Harding, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 2</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-22T19:30:00 2015-10-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sons of Kemet]]> Hare and Hounds 0.00000000 0.00000000 Four fiercely creative musicians. Kinetic, earth-shaking sound. Electrifying live performances. Sons of Kemet play at the Hare and Hounds.

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Shabaka Hutchings* saxophone, clarinet, composer ,*Theon Cross* tuba ,*Seb Rochford* drums ,*Tom Skinner* drums


<p>Four fiercely creative musicians. Kinetic, earth-shaking sound. Electrifying live performances.</p> <p>Expect nothing less from the 2013 <span class="caps">MOBO</span> award-winners <a href="http://www.sonsofkemet.com">Sons of Kemet,</a> as four of the UK jazz scene&#8217;s brightest stars play at the Hare and Hounds.</p> <p>Culminating in a revolutionary mix of music that spans jazz, rock, dub, Caribbean folk and traditional African diasporan history, <strong>Sons of Kemet</strong> are a band that really must be experienced live.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>One of the most original ensembles in recent British Jazz</strong><br /> Jazzwise</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>The most fun you can have with a saxophone, a tuba and two drum kits… a swirling brew of rhythm</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>Rasta rhythms, Middle-East and West-African melodies and straight-up rock Energy to ignite a dance floor</strong><br /> The Quietus</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-22T20:30:00 2015-10-22T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Hothouse Flowers plus support Rainy Boy Sleep]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Witness a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is the world becoming a different place for a while.

£28, £29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.00, £29.50 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Something amazing happens when <strong>Hothouse Flowers</strong> step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure, an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.</p> <p>Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band. Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own homemade jam spread into all corners of the bread!</p> <p>Despite the bands lengthy career which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business. Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible. There are still songs to be written and emotions to share. Whether its in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.</p> ]]>
2015-10-23T19:30:00 2015-10-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Donovan]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 60s legend, icon, poet and one of our most enduring singer-songwriters, is returning this year to mark his 50th year in the music business.

£25 & £30

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £30, £25 ,


<p><strong>Donovan</strong>, ‘60s legend, icon, poet and one of our most enduring singer-songwriters, is returning this year to mark his 50th year in the music business. This most auspicious anniversary will prompt a major renaissance for the man whose fingerprints can be seen throughout the last half century of popular music.</p> <p>Donovan has recently been inducted into <em>The Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame</em> (2012) and <em>The Songwriters Hall of Fame</em> (2014 ), and received <em>The Mojo Maverick Award</em> from <strong>Jimmy Page</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-10-23T20:00:00 2015-10-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Brahms' German Requiem]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 As Brahms grappled with personal tragedy he created a Requiem intended to comfort those left behind.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Aliens Love Underpants

£12.50

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

Suffix: Adapted & directed by Adam Bampton-Smith

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Dan & Phil

£25 & £75 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Dan &amp; Phil</strong> actually leave their house to bring you <em>The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire!</em> Travelling across the UK to see you <span class="caps">IRL</span>. </p> <p>You&#8217;re in for a crazy evening of entertainment combining all the best features of Dan &amp; Phil&#8217;s book, YouTube channels, radio shows and countless infamous videos online! </p> <p>Expect hilarious anecdotes, sketches, some surprises and lots of audience interaction that they will probably regret.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/danisnotonfire">Dan Is Not On Fire YouTube channel</a> <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingPhil">Amazing Phil YouTube channel</a></p> <p>Please note under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.14 – 15 year olds can attend unaccompanied under parental discretion. Please note that <span class="caps">THSH</span> cannot be held responsible for your children when unaccompanied by an adult.</p> ]]>
2015-10-25T14:00:00 2015-10-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Programme: *JS Bach* ,Prelude & Fugue in A major _BWV 536_ Trio in D minor _BWV 583_ ,Chorale-Partita: Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen _BWV 770_ ,Trio Sonata No 2 _BWV 526_ ,Toccata & Fugue in F _BWV 540_ ,


<p>Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians and recording artists, touring on four continents and playing at many international festivals such as <em>Bath</em>, <em>Salzburg</em>, <em>Edinburgh</em> and the <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms</em>.</p> ]]>
2015-10-26T13:00:00 2015-10-26T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Heineken's Best of the Blues]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Celebrate the best players in Birmingham City Football Club’s history at Town Hall, with Gary Newbon, Tom Ross and Trevor Francis.

Bob Latchford, Steve Phillips and Trevor Francis © Birmingham Mail

£17

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17 plus transaction fee*


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

Stephen Hough. Image: Andrew Crowley

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Stephen Hough* piano

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


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

Valery Gergiev. Image: Decca, Marco Borggreve

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: Programme to be announced


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

Marcus Miller

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>Best known for his work with jazz legend <strong>Miles Davis</strong>, <strong>Marcus Miller&#8217;s</strong> resume is brimming with over 500 recording credits on albums across the entire musical spectrum including work with artists such as <strong>Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Chaka Khan, Billy Idol, Jay-Z</strong> and <strong>Snoop Dogg</strong>. </p> <p>A true pioneer, he will be performing material from this his debut Blue Note album, <strong>Afrodeezia</strong>, the making of which saw him collaborate with musicians from West Africa, South America and the Caribbean. The recording has a list of guest artists stretching from <strong>Lalah Hathaway</strong> to <strong>Chuck D</strong>, with <strong>Robert Glasper</strong> and Snarky Puppy’s <strong>Cory Henry</strong> also making appearances. His live bands feature a signature mix of infectious funk, jazz and soul that’s guaranteed to rock the house.</p> <p>“This one gets the balance between rich content and easy accessibility just perfect. I read somewhere that Miller is the most successful living jazz musician. On the evidence of Afrodeezia that comes as no surprise.’ (The Jazz Breakfast)</p> <p>Advance booking strongly recommended for one of the biggest concerts of the year.</p> ]]>
2015-10-28T19:30:00 2015-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Pictures at an Exhibition]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Goblins, witches, talking skulls and dancing chickens: music doesn’t get any more fantastic than Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

The Amazing Bubble Man

£12 adults £10 Under 16s

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Louis Pearl</strong>, the <strong>Amazing Bubble Man</strong>, embarks on a tour of the UK with his unique show that has been delighting audiences of all ages around the world for thirty years.</p> <p>The world&#8217;s leading ‘Bubbleologist’ is back by popular demand having sold out at the Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe for the past eight years. Pearl has been thrilling schools and family audiences around the world with the art, magic, science and fun of bubble since 1983.</p> <p>He explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FxAOLhRuFBw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Recommended for All Ages, from 3 to Adult</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Just brilliant<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Makes the audience squeal with delight<br /> <strong>San Francisco Chronicle</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T11:00:00 2015-10-30T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Steve Hackett: Acolyte to Wolflight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Steve Hackett brings the latest chapter of his career to the Symphony Hall stage in his new tour - Acolyte to Wolflight with a sprinkling of Genesis.

Steve Hackett

£27.50 & £29.50

Suffix: with Genesis Revisited - The Total Experience

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Legendary guitarist <strong>Steve Hackett</strong> brings the latest chapter of his career to Symphony Hall while re-living his musical evolution, in <em>Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Revisited &#8211; The Total Experience</em>. </p> <p>The set list will cover a vast part of his discography, from early albums including <em>Spectral Mornings</em> and <em>Voyage of the Acolyte,</em> right up to his new studio album <em>Wolflight,</em> with additional songs from Steve&#8217;s time with <strong>Genesis</strong>. </p> <p><em>Wolfllight</em> takes the listener on an imaginary journey through time and space on the eternal quest for freedom. The tour will satisfy old and new fans and further broaden musical horizons, retracing the ground-breaking steps leading to <em>Wolflight</em>. </p> <blockquote> <p> I&#8217;m hugely excited about the new album and incorporating it into next year&#8217;s tour, which will involve both classic and contemporary, with several surprises!<br /> <strong>Steve Hackett</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T19:30:00 2015-10-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Instrumental: An Evening with James Rhodes]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Maverick concert pianistJames Rhodes discusses his controversial memoir Instrumental live on stage

£18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee* ,

Programme: Strong language and serious adult content. Not suitable for young children. ,Running time: 1hr 15min (no interval)


<p>Maverick concert pianist <strong>James Rhodes</strong> discusses his controversial memoir <em>Instrumental</em> live on stage &#8211; a brutally honest, moving and compelling story that was almost banned. Music has been the one thread that has held him together through the ups and downs of his extraordinary life. Presented with James’ trademark mix of humour, searing honesty and inspiring piano performances, Instrumental is an impassioned tribute to the therapeutic powers of music and its potential to transform all of our lives.</p> <p>James will be signing books and CDs after the show.</p> <p>For more on James <a href="www.jamesrhodes.tv">please click here</a></p> <blockquote> <p>Unsurpassed and unsurpassable<br /> ★★★★★ <strong><span class="caps">SUNDAY</span> <span class="caps">TIMES</span></strong> </p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Performances of such natural ease and brilliance that no one can resist.<br /> <strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">TIMES</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The publishing sensation of the year<br /> <strong><span class="caps">MAIL</span> ON <span class="caps">SUNDAY</span></strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy<br /> <strong><span class="caps">ZOE</span> <span class="caps">WILLIAMS</span>, <span class="caps">GUARDIAN</span></strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-10-30T20:00:00 2015-10-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Fright Night Classics with the CBSO]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience the chills and thrills of spine-tingling classics on the spookiest day of the year, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Fright Night Classics image

£14.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Experience the chills and thrills of spine-tingling classics on the spookiest day of the year.</p> ]]>
2015-10-31T19:30:00 2015-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Halloween Silent Movie Special: The Phantom of the Opera (1925) ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Acclaimed organist Nigel Ogden will once again bring this year’s Halloween classic to spooky life with an improvised organ accompaniment.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *Fancy dress competition* ,Win £50 in THSH gift vouchers and a bottle of champagne. ,Come dressed in ghoulish, ghostly or grisly costume for a chance of winning the prize! ,Follow us on instagram and tag us in your pics using the hashtag #THSH

Programme: |_. The Phantom of the Opera (1925) | %(duration 93’% |


<p>Acclaimed organist <strong>Nigel Ogden</strong> will once again bring this year’s Halloween classic to spooky life with an improvised organ accompaniment.</p> <p>This classic silent version of Gaston Leroux’s novel celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. <strong>The Phantom of the Opera</strong> stars the legendary Lon Chaney Sr as the disfigured Phantom lurking in the depths of the Opera House. 1920s audiences were said to have found Chaney’s astonishing make-up a little too terrifying with reports of fainting in the aisles. Will you be brave enough to witness the terror of the Phantom?</p> <p>A rare opportunity for a big-screen showing of this gem from the early days of Hollywood, accompanied by a unique soundtrack.</p> <p>Recommended for age 12+</p> ]]>
2015-10-31T19:30:00 2015-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Steve Backshall's Wild World]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall at Town Hall as he takes us on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels The Falcon Chronicles.

Steve Backshall

£18

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Join Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer <strong>Steve Backshall</strong> at Town Hall as he takes you on a tour of the real life expeditions that have inspired his novels <em>The Falcon Chronicles</em>. It’s a wild journey, illustrated with photos and films from his expeditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the tundra to the top of the world’s highest peaks, and from the depths of the rainforest to the bottom of the sea.</p> <p>This talk is suitable for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages from eight to eighty. There will also be extended Q and As at the end of the show.</p> <p>Parents are advised that the content might be challenging for very young children.</p> ]]>
2015-11-01T11:30:00 2015-11-01T15:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Hubbub: A Musical Adventure ]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Come along on a magical, musical journey as five friends follow the trail of the mysterious blue beetle in the quest for a lost voice.

£5

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

Programme: h2. Suitable for children aged 4 + and their families. ,Approximately 45 minutes duration with no interval. ,


<p><em>Out of the darkness… light</em><br /> <em>Out of the silence… sound</em><br /> <em>From whisper to rustle to racket to din</em><br /> <em>Join the Hubbub – where magic is found!</em></p> <p>Come along on a magical, musical journey as five friends follow the trail of the mysterious blue beetle in the quest for a lost voice.</p> <p>With original live music performed by musicians from the celebrated <strong>Aurora Orchestra</strong>, this enchanting new show is sure to captivate children and their adults alike.</p> <p>Suitable for children aged 4 + and their families.<br /> Approximately 45 minutes duration with no interval. </p> ]]>
2015-11-01T13:00:00 2015-11-01T15:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra: An Alpine Symphony ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Michael Seal and 120 world-class young musicians storm the heights of Strauss’s colossal Alpine Symphony.

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

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

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


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

Josh Widdicombe

Sunday 1 November, 8pm

£16.50

Suffix: plus support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£34.50 - £38, plus £100 - £170 VIP Packages

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Vladimir Ashkenazy. Image: Ben Ealovega and Decca

£9.50 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><strong>Ashkenazy</strong> and <strong>Rachmaninov</strong> – need we say more? Few conductors know how to make Rachmaninov’s melodies sing like Ashkenazy does, or have a more intimate understanding of what makes a top pianist tick.</p> <p>Expect a near-definitive performance of <strong>Rachmaninov’s</strong> most romantic symphony, and the finest possible introduction to the winner of this year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.</p> <p>We’ll find out which Chopin piano concerto will be performed after the competition finals in October 2015.</p> ]]>
2015-11-03T19:30:00 2015-11-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Will Young]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join critically acclaimed Will Young for his first tour in four years, the stunning 'Love Revolution' Tour.

Will Young

£35 & £45

Suffix: The Love Revolution Tour

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £35 & £45 plus transaction fee* , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme ,


<p><strong>Will Young</strong> will be visiting Birmingham&#8217;s Symphony Hall in November 2015 as part of <em>The Love Revolution Tour</em>, Will&#8217;s first tour in four years.</p> <p>The tour comes hot on the heels of the release of Will&#8217;s brilliant brand new album <em>85% Proof</em> which went straight into Number One on the Official UK Album Chart.</p> <p><em>85% Proof</em> is the sixth album from the multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter and represents his most accomplished work to date. An eclectic, hugely confident and startlingly human record which <strong>Clash</strong> described as:</p> <blockquote> <p>The most deliciously instinctive and relentlessly endearing pop music you&#8217;ll hear this year. A masterclass in delivering a mature pop record</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-04T19:30:00 2015-11-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gospel Goes Charity 2015 - 10th Anniversary Celebration]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The choir will be lighting up the audience’s evening again at this year’s annual bonfire night event. Join them in celebrating and fundraising for worthy causes.

Birmingham Community Gospel Choir

£15 - £17.50

Segmentation Code: non

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

£5*


<p><strong>Gary Delaney</strong><br /> Gary Delaney is a razor sharp one-liner comedian, who is widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. The sheer number of outstanding gags leaves the audience struggling to remember them all.<br /> Gary is a regular guest on Mock The Week and has also appeared on Dave&#8217;s &#8216;One Night Stand&#8217;, Comedy Central&#8217;s ‘The Comedy Store’ and &#8216;Comedy Blue&#8217;, and on Channel 4’s ‘Robert’s Web’. He has also been on Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’, Radio 5’s ‘7 Day Saturday’ and Radio 2’s ‘Russell Kane’s Whistle-Stop Tour’.</p> <p><strong>Angela Barnes</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Brilliantly funny<br /> <strong>Sarah Millican</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>A gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>A beautifully paced performance that was aided by the consistent quality of her jokes, many of which showed a great skill with self-deprecation.<br /> <strong>Chortle</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Scott Bennett</strong><br /> After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. With a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic. Scott delivers wry observations on the absurdity of modern living. His sharply written routines have been delighting audiences across the country. In 2013 he was selected to perform in the prestigious <em>Big Value</em> showcase show for <strong>Just The Tonic</strong> at the <em>Edinburgh fringe</em>, the show has previously been a springboard to success for many household names including <strong>Jason Manford</strong> and <strong>Sarah Millican</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-11-05T20:00:00 2015-11-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Centre Stage: Baiba Skride with CBSO Musicians]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

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

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


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

Jimmy Carr

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


<p>By popular demand we have added another extra date of <strong>Jimmy Carr&#8217;s</strong> brand new tour, <em>Funny Business.</em> Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the cheap gags.</p> <p>Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’&#8230; Really not that big a deal.</p> <p>What should you expect from Jimmy Carr’s ‘Funny Business’? Multiple choice.<br /> a) Packed with jokes<br /> b) Rude and offensive (1)<br /> c) A great night out<br /> d) A reasonably priced ticket (2)</p> <p>If you answered a) b) c) or d) you were right! <br /> ———————————————————————————————————————<br /> Terms and Conditions<br /> (1) If you are easily offended, don’t sulk about it. <br /> (2) The show is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t bought a ticket.</p> ]]>
2015-11-06T20:00:00 2015-11-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Cor Glanaethwy]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrating their 25th anniversary milestone, Côr Glanaethwy will showcase highlights from their extensive repertoire from classical to modern.

£17.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50, £25, £35 plus transaction fee*


<p>Renowned for their stunning unprecedented vocal arrangements and celebrating their 25th anniversary milestone, Welsh choir group Côr Glanaethwy will showcase highlights from their extensive repertoire from classical to modern. This enchanting, mesmerising show will be an evening that cannot be missed.</p> <p>After wowing the judges and audiences alike on <strong>Britain&#8217;s Got Talent</strong> and the live shows with their spine-tingling rendition of <em>Benedictus and The Prayer</em>, the 160-plus strong choir stormed straight to the finals where they sang <strong>Leonard Cohen’s</strong> <em>Hallelujah</em>. A strong favourite to win they came third in the prime-time talent show and received support from all over the country and a host of celebrities with judge <strong>David Walliams</strong> describing their performance as &#8216;completely magical.’</p> ]]>
2015-11-07T19:30:00 2015-11-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​In this entertaining concert for the whole family, the CBSO will show you exactly how the orchestra works, with a bit of help from Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>So, OK then – what exactly IS an orchestra? Why is the piccolo so small? Why are the double basses so big? And what on earth does a xylophone sound like? In this entertaining concert for the whole family, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will show you exactly how it all works, with a bit of help from Benjamin Britten&#8217;s Young Person&#8217;s Guide to the Orchestra – and there’ll be a chance to meet the orchestra afterwards too!</p><p><br /> 1 hour, no interval.</p> ]]>
2015-11-08T14:30:00 2015-11-08T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham.

by David Gallichan

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *Slonimsky* Toccata , ,*Humperdinck* Overture to Hansel and Gretel , ,*JS Bach* Chorale-prelude: _Out of the deep have I cried ,to thee_ (BWV 686} , ,*Thalben-Ball* Elegy , ,*Howells* Psalm Prelude Set 2 no 1:_Out of the deep have I cried to thee_ , ,*Duruflé* Prelude & Fugue on the name of ALAIN , ,*Mushel* Toccata ,


<p>Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians and recording artists, touring on four continents and playing at many international festivals such as <em>Bath</em>, <em>Salzburg</em>, <em>Edinburgh</em> and the <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms</em>.</p> <p>Join him for a lunchtime concert as he plays works from Mushel, Duruflé, Thalben-Ball and more!</p> ]]>
2015-11-09T13:00:00 2015-11-09T13:00:00
<![CDATA[ABC]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ABC play their greatest hits before performing ‘The Lexicon of Love’ in its entirety at Symphony Hall.

ABC

£35 - £129 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

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

£17.50

Prefix: Explorer Season

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Forty years ago this autumn, British mountaineers <strong>Dougal Haston</strong> and <strong>Doug Scott</strong> stepped onto the summit of Everest, having, for the first time, climbed the world’s highest mountain by its massive South West Face. They were the first to ascend this huge wall of rock, snow and ice and their climb would go down in mountaineering history, as <em>Everest: The Hard Way</em>. To celebrate the anniversary of their epic ascent Doug Scott will be telling the story in a special anniversary lecture at </p> <p><strong>Everest the Hard Way: 40th Anniversary Lecture</strong> is part of the <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/tour-dates/explorer-season">Explorer Season.</a><br /> Receive 10% discount when you book tickets to two or more shows before Friday 29 May. <br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/niall-mccann-red-tooth-and-claw/">Niall McCann Adventure: Red in Tooth &amp; Claw</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/sir-ranulph-fiennes-a-life-at-the-limits/">Sir Ranulph Fiennes A Life at the Limits</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/ben-fogle/">Ben Fogle Call of the Wild</a></p> ]]>
2015-11-09T19:30:00 2015-11-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[OOTS 2015/16 Bach Doubled with Tamsin Waley-Cohen and David Le Page]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Tamsin Waley-Cohen* violin ,*David Le Page* violin ,*David Curtis* conductor

Programme: *Handel* Overture Julius Caesar ,*Bach* Violin Concerto in E major ,*Bach* Double Violin Concerto ,*Bach* Concerto for Violin and Oboe ,*Stravinsky* Concerto in D


<p>For Tamsin’s second concert of the season she performs two concertos by Bach, the E major and the Double violin concerto with David Le Page. David will also perform the concerto for violin and oboe with Victoria Brawn, <span class="caps">OOTS</span> principal oboe and Shostakovich offers a neo-classical twist</p> ]]>
2015-11-11T14:30:00 2015-11-11T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Winter Dreams]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony sparkles with all the crispness of a winter morning.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Nina Conti. Image: Matt Crockett

£18.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £18.50 plus transaction fee*


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

John Wilson. Image: Chris Christodoulou.

£25 - £46

Suffix: Gershwin in Hollywood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>“I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall…” and on a November night, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> will whisk you to a world of pavement cafés, strolls by the Seine and stolen kisses in the lanes of Montmartre. There’ll be tributes to Edith Piaf in her centenary year and Jacques Brel, songs from Gigi and Les Misérables, and sexy little numbers from smoky-voiced chanteuses. Treat yourself to a little bit of la vie en rose, right here in the heart of Brum!</p> ]]>
2015-11-13T19:30:00 2015-11-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz starring Sweet, Mud 2 & The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Three of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz!

£32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £32.50 Plus transaction fee* , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme , ,


<p>Three of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for Glitz, Blitz &amp; 70s Hitz!</p> <p><span class="caps">SWEET</span> are a rock music phenomena, the quintessential glam rockers who have spent over three years in the UK charts, sold over 55 million records and have had 34 number 1 hits including their hit “Blockbuster”, still playing to sell out audiences around the world.</p> <p>The members of <span class="caps">MUD</span> 2 combine their talents to keep the sound and hits so well nurtured and performed by Les Gray alive. Mud found fame in the 1970s when their hit Tiger Feet became the biggest selling single of 1974, the same year that Lonely This Christmas became the Christmas #1 and their music is as well loved today as it was then.</p> <p><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">RUBETTES</span> (featuring Alan Williams) are best known for their hit Sugar Baby Love that spent five weeks at no.1 in the UK and sold 8 million copies worldwide. They had a further 15 international hits which established them as one of the true icons of 70’s Glam. </p> ]]>
2015-11-13T20:00:00 2015-11-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Spectacular Classics ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.

Spectacular Classics

£16.50 - £44.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Spectacular Classics returns to Symphony Hall for another evening of great classics, dazzling lasers and special effects.</p> ]]>
2015-11-14T14:30:00 2015-11-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - The Comedy of Change]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 This ballet-tinged programme frames the world premiere of Melinda Maxwell’s Sound Investment commission, which uses Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight as its ‘creative lever’.

£1 - £15

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

Billing: *Oliver Knussenzdfd* conductor ,*RSVP Voices* vocal soloists ,

Programme: *There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Stephen Newbould and Melinda Maxwell. Open to all ticket holders.* , ,Patrick Brennan Polly Roe ,Carl Nielsen/Hans Abrahamsen Three Piano Pieces Op. 59 recomposed for 10 ,instruments ,Hans Abrahamsen Liebeslied ,Julian Anderson The Comedy of Change ,Melinda Maxwell new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment ,commission) ,Igor Stravinsky Renard ,


<p>This ballet-tinged programme frames the world premiere of <strong>Melinda Maxwell’s</strong> Sound Investment commission, which uses <strong>Thelonious Monk’s</strong> <em>Round Midnight</em> as its ‘creative lever’.</p> <p>Created both for the concert hall, and for choreographer <strong>Mark Baldwin</strong>, who staged it as a ballet with <strong>Rambert Dance Company</strong>, <strong>Julian Anderson’s</strong> <em>The Comedy of Change</em> takes inspiration from the notions of change in nature. Through seven greatly contrasting movements, Anderson’s vibrant music continually evolves, with its many time cycles, melodies and rhythms mirroring nature’s continual march.</p> <p>Hans Abrahamsen’s music often has a superficially &#8216;epic&#8217; expressive quality, while at heart it remains enigmatic and elusive. His virtuosic recomposition of Nielsen&#8217;s Three Piano Pieces Op. 59 for chamber ensemble offers a double portrait of two remarkable characters of 20th-century Danish music.</p> <p>Providing a tumultuous climax, Stravinsky’s magnificent one-act chamber opera-ballet Renard, sees <span class="caps">BCMG</span> joined by four exceptional singers from <span class="caps">RSVP</span> Voices for a concert performance of this farmyard fairy tale with a bloody end.</p> <p><strong>There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Stephen Newbould and Melinda Maxwell. Open to all ticket holders.</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-15T19:30:00 2015-11-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The RAF in Concert 2015]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The bands of the Royal Air Force present an evocative and rousing evening of musical entertainment at Symphony Hall to commemorate 75 years since the historic Battle of Britain.

The RAF in Concert

£19 - £25

Suffix: Battle of Britain 75th

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

The Queen Extravaganza

£24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 plus transaction fee*


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

Best Years of our Lives album cover

£31 - £36

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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Steeleye Span

Thursday 19 November, 7:30pm

£19.50 - £22.50

Suffix: no support

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£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 various 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* tickets per booker are available. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased (for each performance attended). Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. Please note only one Standby Discount is available per ID used.

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


<p>Jazz aficionados won’t need telling that the <strong>Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra</strong> is one of the most exciting large groups working in jazz today; a big band that combines the best of tradition with a contemporary openness and drive built around the excellence of the band members, who are the top players on the New York scene.</p> <p>The most talented jazz composer of her generation, <strong>Maria Schneider</strong> makes a very rare appearance with the superb New York big band that has been the heart and soul of her music since the early nineties. </p> <p>Years of working closely with <strong>Gil Evans</strong> and <strong>Bob Brookmeyer</strong> explain her command of rich and distinctive orchestral texture &#8211; and her charismatic stage presence that draws the audience into the core of her music.</p> <p>Expect evocative, majestic and heart-stoppingly gorgeous music in their long-awaited Birmingham debut, during their first visit to the UK since 2008.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Like the music of her most obvious predecessors, Duke Ellington and Gil Evans, Schneider&#8217;s reaches towards a significant new level of imagination, making hers the first truly novel approach to jazz band composition of the new century.</strong><br /> LA Times</p> </blockquote> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZXlaXbI0Eqg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Please note this concert was rescheduled from Friday 27 February 2015. Existing tickets will be honoured for the new performance (although please note the concert time is now 8pm) &#8211; bookers will be contacted asap. 17/6/15</p> ]]>
2015-11-19T20:00:00 2015-11-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[25 Years Of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer visit Symphony Hall as part of their first tour since 1995!

Reeves and Mortimer. Image: Gary Moyes

£29.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

Celtic Woman. Credit: David Conger

£27.50 - £33.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

£15.00 (£12.50 concession)

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Tickets £15.00 (£12.50 concessions) plus transaction fee*


<p>Paul Spicer conducts Rossini&#8217;s Petite Messe Solennelle in its original version with piano and harmonium accompaniment.<br /> A full cast of soloists will join the renowned Longford brown Piano Duo and Birmingham Bach Choir.</p> ]]>
2015-11-21T19:30:00 2015-11-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they're off the chart.

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

£15

Prefix: Only suitable for ages 14+. .

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing:


<p>The science comedy phenomenon returns with <em>Just For Graphs</em>, an all-new show that’s off the chart! Join acclaimed stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro <strong>Steve ‘Danger’ Mould</strong> and geek songstress <strong>Helen Arney</strong> for graph-a-minute fun on an unprecedented linear scale.</p> <p>Last year’s smash hit <em>Full Frontal Nerdity</em> was &#8220;great, funny, clever&#8230; even the heckles at this terrific show are smart&#8221; **** (<strong>Scotsman</strong>). Since then, the Nerds have appeared across TV and Radio, at the <strong>Hammersmith Apollo</strong> and in their own peer-reviewed <span class="caps">DVD</span> &#8211; recorded at* London’s Bloomsbury Theatre*. Watch this “resplendently geeky trio” (<strong>Times</strong>) as they Excel themselves in a new show packed with electrifying live experiments, statistically significant laughter and a retro Fax machine solo. </p> <p>Will they stay on-trend, or lose the plot completely? </p> <p>*SUITABLE <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">AGES</span> 14+ *</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7TeL6t5dL4Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <blockquote> <p>Great, funny, clever… even the heckles at this terrific show are smart. 5 Stars! <br /> <em>The Scotsman on Full Frontal Nerdity</em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Charm and perky curiosity is in its <span class="caps">DNA</span><br /> <em>The Guardian</em></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-21T20:00:00 2015-11-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Brit Floyd Space & Time - World Tour ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 An amazing journey through five decades of Pink Floyd

Brit Floyd Space & Time - World Tour

£29.50 - £39.50

Prefix: SPACE & TIME WORLD TOUR 2015

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Ricky Ross

£24.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24.50 Plus transaction fee*


<p>Presenting his most intimate UK tour yet performing songs from his extensive song-writing catalogue, <strong>Ricky Ross</strong> brings 30 years of songs, from <strong>Deacon Blue</strong> and beyond to <span class="caps">THSH</span>. </p> <p>Ricky Ross has enjoyed the successful release of five albums as a solo act as well as 27 years of hits, including 12 UK Top 40 singles and two No.1 albums, with Deacon Blue since they released their debut album, Raintown in 1987. Not to be missed! </p> <p><strong>Support act for the show is Andrew Wasylyk (The Hazey Janes / Idlewild)</strong></p> ]]>
2015-11-22T20:00:00 2015-11-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Organ Concert - Thomas Trotter]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Thomas Trotter isn’t just Birmingham’s official city organist: he is organ-playing in Birmingham.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £6 plus transaction fee* ,Unreserved seating ,

Programme: *Mozart* Fantasia for Musical Clock K 608 , ,*Handel* Four pieces for Clay’s Musical Clock , ,*Mozart* Andante & Allegro for Musical Clock K 595 , ,*Pärt* Annum per Annum , ,*Anderson* The Syncopated Clock – Blue Tango , ,*Ponchielli* The Dance of the Hours (arr. Trotter) ,


<p>Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians and recording artists, touring on four continents and playing at many international festivals such as <em>Bath</em>, <em>Salzburg</em>, <em>Edinburgh</em> and the <em><span class="caps">BBC</span> Proms</em>.</p> <p>Join us for a lunchtime concert as he performs works by Ponchielli, Anderson, Mozart and Handel. </p> ]]>
2015-11-23T13:00:00 2015-11-23T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Rising Stars - Harriet Krijgh]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 ECHO Rising Stars Series 20th Season.

Harriet Krijgh. Image by Nancy Horowitz

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: All seats *£10 plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets. ,

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

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


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

Dave Gorman

£24

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>Dave Gorman</strong> is back with a show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as he <em>Gets Straight To The Point*&#8230; (*The PowerPoint).</em></p> <p>Yes. That’s right. It’s a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you’re thinking. But don’t worry… You won’t need to take notes and you almost certainly won’t be tested on it later.</p> <blockquote> <p>A winning mix of inventiveness, charm and jokes&#8230;&#8230; there is no need to draw a graph to calculate that this is an extremely entertaining evening.<br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-26T20:00:00 2015-11-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Chris Mapp's Gonimoblast with Maja Ratkje ]]> The Crossing, South and City College Led by THSH Jazzlines Fellow Chris Mapp, Gonimoblast perform music that combines measures of harsh, dark experimental tones, mixed with joyful clashes, all underlined by a narrative thread of improvisation.

£12

Ticket Information: £12 plus transaction fee* , , ,Part of Jazzlines Fellows group ticket offer - 3 gigs for £30 , ,Double ticket offer for C Mapp gigs on 26 & 27th £15 for both , ,Soundbite 50% off


<p>The first of two showcase performances by this strikingly original band, at a fantastic new Jazzlines venue in the heart of Digbeth.</p> <p>Led by <span class="caps">THSH</span> Jazzlines Fellow Chris Mapp, Gonimoblast perform music that combines measures of harsh, dark experimental tones, mixed with joyful clashes, all underlined by a narrative thread of improvisation. Drawing inspiration from the doom metal of artists such as SunO))) as well as the Norwegian improv scene, and it&#8217;s innovative Punkt festival, the group boasts an impressive line-up of Chris on bass and electronics, Mark Sanders on drums and percussion, Dan Nicholls on keyboards and electronics, and Leafcutter John on electronics.<br /> For this gig the band will be joined by the superb vocalist and composer Maja Ratkje, who approaches music making with a broad palette and rare profundity.</p> <p>A leading member of the Norwegian improvised music scene, Ratkje is renowned for her solo performances and unique approach to extending the expressive range of her voice, both acoustically and electronicall. She also has an impressive discography of recordings for labels such as Rune Grammofon, Important and <span class="caps">ECM</span>, and John Zorn’s Tzadik label.</p> <p>Gonimoblast were first formed for an event run by Birmingham electronic music promoters <span class="caps">SOUND</span>kitchen in 2013, and have since supported Polar Bear at the Hare &amp; Hounds in 2014. Throughout this year the group are making a series of recordings, the first of which are available via Bandcamo, exploring new approaches to improvised music as part of Chris&#8217;s year as a Jazzlines Fellow supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. </p> <p>Chris Mapp is a 2014/15 Jazzlines Fellow supported by The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, alongside Yazz Ahmed and Lauren Kinsella who will also be premiering exciting new work as part of Jazzlines Autumn season.</p> <blockquote> <p>Ratkje is one of the most astonishing singers on the planet. <br /> Chicago Reader 2005</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Anyone who has seen or heard Ratkje perform live will know what a superb musician she is, and one who can genuinely be said to be extending the expressive range of the voice through technical and technological means…. Her work is celebratory and inclusive, an energising rallying call to those who are curious enough to peek out from behind the curtain of mainstream mediocrity. <br /> The Wire 2006</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-26T20:00:00 2015-11-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 Friday Night Classics: James Bond]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 To mark the launch of Spectre, the CBSO pours itself a celebratory Martini with some of the sassiest signature tunes in cinematic history

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>The name’s Bond – James Bond. To mark the launch of Spectre, the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> pours itself a celebratory Martini with some of the sassiest signature tunes in cinematic history: six decades of girls, gadgets, super-villains and knockout songs. Well, you know what they say: Diamonds are Forever. These tunes are every bit as enduring – and as brilliant. Guaranteed to leave you shaken… and stirred!</p> ]]>
2015-11-27T19:30:00 2015-11-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[G4 - Christmas by CandleLight]]> St Paul's Church 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...

Ticket Information: £12.50-£75 plus transaction fee*


<p>Sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting&#8230;</p> <p><strong>X-Factor</strong> stars and operatic multi-platinum selling vocal quartet G4 embark on a <em>Christmas By Candlelight</em> UK tour this festive season.</p> <p>With a series of eight shows in beautiful churches and cathedrals nationwide, these intimate shows see Jonathan, Ben, Mike and Nick share the songs from their eagerly-awaited new album, <em>G4 Christmas</em> including Christmas classics and carols, all delivered up-close and personal in some of the UK&#8217;s most iconic historic venues.</p> <p><em>G4 Christmas</em>, released on 16th November. Pre-order <a href="http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/g4christmas/">here</a></p> <p>Come and let G4&#8217;s unique sound transport you into the festive spirit in a way you won&#8217;t have imagined possible. Make this Christmas a “G4 Christmas”!</p> <p>#G4Christmas</p> ]]>
2015-11-27T19:30:00 2015-11-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chris Mapp's Gonimoblast with Arve Henriksen]]> The Crossing, South and City College The second of two showcase performances by this strikingly original band, at a fantastic new Jazzlines venue in the heart of Digbeth

£12


<p>The second of two showcase performances by this strikingly original band, at a fantastic new Jazzlines venue in the heart of Digbeth.</p> <p>Led by <span class="caps">THSH</span> Jazzlines Fellow Chris Mapp, Gonimoblast perform music that combines measures of harsh, dark experimental tones, mixed with joyful clashes, all underlined by a narrative thread of improvisation. Drawing inspiration from the doom metal of artists such as SunO))) as well as the Norwegian improv scene, and it&#8217;s innovative Punkt festival, the group boasts an impressive line-up of Chris on bass and electronics, Mark Sanders on drums and percussion, Dan Nicholls on keyboards and electronics, and Leafcutter John on electronics.<br /> For this gig the band will be joined by a leading member of the Norwegian scene from which they take influence, trumpeter Arve Henriksen. </p> <p>A founder member of the ground-breaking improvisational group Supersilent, Henriksen explores the sonic possibilities of the trumpet like no other musician. His distinctive tone draws on the sounds of the traditional Japanese skakucachi flute and the folk music of his homeland, which he expands with the subtle use of electronics. Arguably Norway’s most versatile and prolific musician of his generation, Henriksen has an impressive discography that includes recordings for <span class="caps">ECM</span>, Rune Grammafon and Jazzland</p> <p>Gonimoblast were first formed for an event run by Birmingham electronic music promoters <span class="caps">SOUND</span>kitchen in 2013, and have since supported Polar Bear at the Hare &amp; Hounds in 2014. Throughout this year the group are making a series of recordings, the first of which are available via Bandcamo, exploring new approaches to improvised music as part of Chris&#8217;s year as a Jazzlines Fellow supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. <span class="caps">SOMETHING</span> <span class="caps">ABOUT</span> THe PROcEsS</p> <p>Chris Mapp is a 2014/15 Jazzlines Fellow supported by The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, alongside Yazz Ahmed and Lauren Kinsella who will also be premiering exciting new work as part of Jazzlines Autumn season.</p> <blockquote> <p>Nobody plays a trumpet quite like the plaintively expressive Norwegian Arve Henriksen <br /> The Guardian</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>To borrow from Robert Schumann&#8217;s definition of beauty; Arve Henriksen&#8217;s music effects a union of both the contemplation of nature and the expression of unmediated feeling. It seems that Henriksen is wringing his soul out to find the notes that he plays and sings. He expresses emotion in the same intensely heightened, verging on hallucinatory, way that the Fauves used colour. <br /> Colin Buttimer, <span class="caps">BBC</span> </p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-11-27T20:00:00 2015-11-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Mahler’s First]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><p>“The symphony should be like the world,” said Gustav Mahler. “It should embrace everything.” And from its breathless opening to the roof-raising triumph of its final bars, his blockbuster First Symphony does exactly that. It’s a thrilling showcase for guest conductor Lahav Shani; first, though, the superb <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Chorus shouts for joy in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Charles Ives sets one of music’s most intriguing puzzles.</p> <span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ 5.45pm <span class="caps">CBSO</span> violinist David Gregory offers a performer&#8217;s angle on this most thrilling of Mahler&#8217;s symphonies.</p> ]]>
2015-11-28T19:00:00 2015-11-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Joe Brown in Concert]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Joe Brown goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.

£28.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £28.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>Premier Rock ‘n’ Roll legend <strong>Joe Brown</strong> goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum.</p> <p>His <em>Very Best Of</em> album achieved a Gold Record for a massive 120,000 sales and was on the UK charts for eight weeks, staying four weeks in the Top 20. In the same year his 50th anniversary was celebrated with a wonderful sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall. His new CD, <em>The Ukulele Album</em>, caused a similar stir and due to its success a Deluxe version was later released.</p> <p>Joe has continued to break box office records and recently received <strong><span class="caps">MOJO</span></strong> magazine’s coveted Outstanding Contribution To Music Award as well as a much deserved <span class="caps">MBE</span>. </p> <p>You may have seen Joe performing on <em>Later With Jools Holland</em> or at the cinema playing his part closing the show at the <em>Concert For George Harrison</em>. You may have witnessed his critically acclaimed set at <em>Glastonbury Festival</em> or caught him on tour. If you have you’ll already know just what a terrific live talent he is.</p> <p>Joe, with his five piece band will be on stage all evening, and the musical styles incorporated into this new show are as unique as the man himself.</p> <p>Packed with timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll, all interwoven with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.</p> ]]>
2015-11-28T20:00:00 2015-11-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Josh Groban - Stages Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban returns to Symphony Hall.

Josh Groban

£40 - £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

The Waterboys

£28.50 & £32.50

Segmentation Code: pop

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Oliver She

£15

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Oliver She* piano

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


<p><strong>Mussorgsky’s</strong> colourful musical picture gallery is one of the best-loved of orchestral works – but it’s even more gripping heard the way Mussorgsky originally intended: for solo piano.</p> <p>In this Town Hall recital the award-winning <strong>Oliver She</strong> sets it alongside the virtuoso brilliance of <strong>Brahms’s</strong> <em>Seven Fantasies</em>, and a rarely-heard modern masterwork from She’s native Australia.</p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2015-11-30T19:30:00 2015-11-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ronnie Spector in Concert]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Ronnie Spector returns to the UK with her new show 'Ronnie Spector Sings the Fabulous Ronettes'

Ronnie Spector

£28.00 & £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Ronnie Spector</strong> returns to the UK in a tribute to the ultimate girl group <strong>The Ronettes</strong>.</p> <p>This is the iconic rock singer’s first show created specifically to pay tribute to the music of the girl group she co–founded as a teenager from New York’s Spanish Harlem. Ronnie and her band will perform all the Ronettes hits: <em>Be My Baby, Baby I Love You, Do I Love You, Walking in the Rain,</em> and more-as well as songs originally recorded by the group that became successful for other artists, such as <em>I Can Hear Music</em> (<strong>Beach Boys</strong>) and <em>Chapel of Love</em> (<strong>Dixie Cups</strong>). </p> <p>Ronnie Spector Sings the Fabulous Ronettes follows the singer’s last UK appearance, in 2014, when her one–woman <em>Beyond the Beehive</em> show played London to critical acclaim including 5 star reviews from The Guardian and The Independent. In conjunction with the upcoming tour, in November the Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame inductee will release the first new Ronettes recording in 49 years. </p> ]]>
2015-12-01T19:30:00 2015-12-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Beethoven’s Eroica]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 There’s still nothing in all of music to match the drama of Beethoven’s revolutionary Eroica symphony, and CBSO associate conductor Michael Seal conducts it with absolute commitment and unstoppable energy.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

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

Ticket Information: £10, £20, £30 plus transaction fee* , ,Save up to 25% simply by booking 3 or more of Ex Cathedra’s concerts at the same time. You can include additional tickets for anyone else attending with you during the priority booking period, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603. , ,Save 10% by being an Early Bird and booking Ex Cathedra concerts by the end of June 2015. This is additional to any other Ex Cathedra discounts, including multiple concert packages, call the THSH box office on 0121 345 0603.

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


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

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

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

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


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

Stewart Francis

£17.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £17.50 plus transaction fee*


<p>The star of <em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>Michael McIntyre&#8217;s Roadshow</em> and <em>Live At The Apollo</em>, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!</p> <blockquote> <p>A brilliant comic brain&#8230; this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I&#8217;ve ever heard<br /> <strong>Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Perfectly crafted gags <br /> <strong>Sunday Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-03T20:00:00 2015-12-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Bramall Comedy Night: Joe Lycett, Joel Dommett & Adam Rowe (Compere)]]> Bramall Music Building Auditorium 0.00000000 0.00000000 It's a laugh a minute!

£5*


<p><strong>Adam Rowe &#8211; Compere</strong><br /> Popular and likeable stand-up comic from Liverpool who began performing in 2010 and went full-time in 2012.<br /> The many prestigious clubs Adam has played include <em>The Comedy Store, Highlight, Jongleurs, Just The Tonic, The Frog and Bucket, The Laugh Inn, Ten Feet Tall</em> and <em>XS Malarkey</em>.</p> <blockquote> <p>True comic brilliance&#8230; Truthful Scouse wit<br /> <strong>Liverpool Echo</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Joe Lycett</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we&#8217;ve seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future.<br /> <strong>TimeOut</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner.<br /> <strong>The Times</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>An intensely charming and talented young comic<br /> <strong>Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><strong>Joel Dommett</strong></p> <p>Joel has had a hugely exciting career since starting stand up comedy in 2007. He was the face of <span class="caps">MTV</span> in 2012 and presented their daily news bulletins. He also worked on the live new Channel 4 aftershow, <em>Live in Chelsea</em>, <em>How to Survive a Disaster Movie</em> (Channel 5) and the hugely successful_Impractical Jokers_ (BBC3).</p> <p>Joel is one of the fastest rising stars on the UK comedy circuit having gained rave reviews for his debut solo Edinburgh show,_ Neon Hero_, in 2011 and second show ‘Nunchuck Silver Medallist 2002‘ in 2012.</p> <p>Joel has since performed stand up on* Russell Howard*’s_ Good News_ on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three and has numerous acting credits to his name, including <strong>Popatron</strong> on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Two and <strong>Skins</strong> on E4.</p> <p>‘Manically funny act’ ? ★★★★★ <strong>Three Weeks</strong> ‘Hilarious.. delightful tales’ ★★★★★ <strong>Scotsman</strong></p> ]]>
2015-12-03T20:00:00 2015-12-03T20:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Notelets: Christmas Crackers]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bite-size festive tunes, lively presentation, and plenty of chances to march around and burn off all that seasonal excitement.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> believe music is for everyone – and if you like to move around, dance or join in, this special toddler-friendly Christmas concert at <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Centre is for you! Performed by members of the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> wind section, each concert lasts 45 minutes, with bite-size festive tunes, lively presentation, and plenty of chances to march around and burn off all that seasonal excitement.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">FREE</span></strong> craft activities take place from an hour before each concert. At the end there is also a chance to meet the musicians and see their instruments close up.</p> ]]>
2015-12-04T10:30:00 2015-12-05T15:30:00
<![CDATA[CITY OF BIRMINGHAM CHOIR - Handel: Messiah]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 CITY OF BIRMINGHAM CHOIR - Handel: Messiah

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £11, £16, £22, £27, £32, £37 plus transaction fee*


<p>A fabulous opportunity to enjoy a sparkling performance of Handel’s famous choral masterpiece, Messiah. Established in 1921, the City of Birmingham Choir has been thrilling audiences with annual performances of Handel’s choral masterpiece for over 90 years. Performed in the acoustically perfect surroundings of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall with the world famous <span class="caps">CBSO</span> this is an opportunity to enjoy famous choruses such as ‘For unto us a child is born’ and arias ‘I know that my redeemer liveth’ and of course, as is the tradition, stand up and join in with possibly the world’s most well-known chorus Hallelujah!</p> ]]>
2015-12-04T19:00:00 2015-12-04T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 BCMG presents works by two outstanding British composers, forming another chapter in both artists’ long-standing relationships with the Group.

£1 - £15

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

Billing: *Dominic Muldowney* conductor ,*Roderick Williams* baritone ,

Programme: *There will be a free pre-concert talk from 7-7.30pm with Stephen Newbould, Howard Skempton and Roderick Williams. Open to all ticket holders*. , ,Dominic Muldowney Six cabaret songs #: Adlestrop (Edward Thomas); At Last the Secret is Out, Foxtrot, Funeral Blues (WH Auden); Uffington (John Betjeman); Underneath the Abject Willow (WH Auden) * ,Dominic Muldowney Two Shakespeare settings #: Winter, Fear No More ,Dominic Muldowney Song setting of A E Housman poem (World premiere / BCMG commission) # ,Howard Skempton The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (World premiere / Maurice and Sheila Millward commission) , ,* BCMG Sound Investment commissions 2011 , ,


<p><span class="caps">BCMG</span> presents works by two outstanding British composers, forming another chapter in both artists’ long-standing relationships with the Group.</p> <p>The most substantial piece in the programme is Howard Skempton’s setting of Coleridge’s masterpiece The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written for Roderick Williams and <span class="caps">BCMG</span>, the premiere of which forms the second half of the concert. This is the second major commission for Skempton from friends and patrons Maurice and Sheila Millward; their first, Only the Sound Remains for viola and ensemble, was premiered to much acclaim in February 2010.</p> <p>It’s always a delight to be able to revive past <span class="caps">BCMG</span> commissions and Dominic Muldowney’s 2011 Sound Investment commission, a series of songs setting poetry by, among others, Auden and Betjeman, is one of several works by the former Music Director of the National Theatre that form this evening’s first half. Complementing these will be three further settings – two of Shakespeare, and the world premiere of a song setting an A E Housman poem titled Smooth between sea and land.</p> <p>There will be a free pre-concert talk from 7-7.30pm with Stephen Newbould, Howard Skempton and Roderick Williams. Open to all ticket holders.</p> ]]>
2015-12-04T20:00:00 2015-12-04T20:00:00
<![CDATA[BPSO Proms Night Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The British Police Symphony Orchestra return to Symphony Hall to celebrate 25 years of music making with their Proms Night Spectacular!

£12, £17 & £22

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12, £17 & £22 plus transaction fee*


<p>Join the British Police Symphony Orchestra to celebrate 25 years of music making at their annual Proms Night Spectacular!</p> ]]>
2015-12-05T19:30:00 2015-12-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Bach Christmas Oratorio]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Enjoy a wonderfully uplifting start to the Christmas season with Ex Cathedra.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Gareth Malone

£25 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Reserved seating ,Standard £10 plus transaction fee* , ,Over 60s/Under16s/unwaged £8.50 plus transaction fee* , ,SoundBite 50% off (subject to availability, maximum of 10 tickets) ,

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


<p>Get into the festive mood and sing your heart out to favourite carols with Thomas Trotter. Jeremy Nicholas and Metropolitan Brass are sure to add a dash of sparkling Christmas cheer. This annual event is extremely popular, so advance booking is certainly recommended.</p> ]]>
2015-12-07T13:00:00 2015-12-07T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Caro Emerald]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Caro Emerald is set to dazzle Symphony Hall.

Caro Emarald 2015

Monday 7 December, 7:30pm start time TBC

£22.50, £32.50, £45, £125 (VIP)

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Show ticketing alert

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


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

Caro Emerald

Tuesday 8 December, start time TBC

£22.50, £32.50, £45, £125 (VIP)

Prefix: NEW DATE ADDED!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

FISH

£25

Suffix: Farewell to Childhood

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25 plus transaction fee*


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

John Storgårds. Image: Marco Borggreve

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Ex Cathedra

£10 - £30

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

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

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

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


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

Andy Parsons

£16.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50 Plus transaction fee*


<p>With four sell out national tours, three <span class="caps">DVD</span> releases and a special for <strong>Comedy Central</strong> already under his belt, <strong>Andy Parsons</strong>, is back on the road in 2015 and coming to <span class="caps">THSH</span>! </p> <p>Andy’s fifth show <em>Live And Unleashed &#8211; But Naturally Cautious</em> will see the star of BBC2’s Mock The Week and Live At At The Apollo hit the road again delivering more sharp comedy up and down the UK.</p> <p>Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage. As well as a series regular on the award-winning Mock The Week (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 2) and numerous spots on Live At The Apollo (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 1), Andy has also appeared on QI (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2), Saturday Live (<span class="caps">ITV</span>) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2, Andy was also lead writer on ITV’s hugely influential Spitting Image.</p> <blockquote> <p>His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British political and public life <br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Hysterical live show. Andy Parsons is on fire <br /> <strong>The Mirror</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-10T20:00:00 2015-12-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Carols That Count - 150 voices raising funds for children with cancer]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A miscellany of carols and popular works, old and new

11 December 2015, 2.15pm and 7pm

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: £10.00, £16.00, £20.00 plus transaction fee* ,Buy 10, get the 11th free; ,Half-price for under 16s; ,Students 16 - 25 10% discount off matinee tickets on production of a student card. ,


<p>The annual concert of the Midlands Hospitals’ Choir, in support of <span class="caps">CLIC</span> Sargent, conducted by James Llewelyn Jones.<br /> Join the choir for the matinee or evening performance, as singers spread some Christmas cheer with popular music and carols (old and new), accompanied by Gemini Brass.</p> ]]>
2015-12-11T14:15:00 2015-12-11T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Sinatra Centenary ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra: the world’s most-loved singer.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £37.50 plus transaction fee* , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. ,

Billing: With special guest singers ,*Iain Mackenzie* & *Georgina Jackson* , ,Plus the *JazzCoTech Dancers* ,*Richard Balcombe* conductor ,*Manchester Concert Orchestra* , ,


<p>Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra with a concert of songs and music made famous by the world’s most-loved singer.</p> <p><span class="caps">PACKED</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> <span class="caps">HIT</span> <span class="caps">SONGS</span> <span class="caps">INCLUDING</span>:</p> <p><span class="caps">COME</span> <span class="caps">FLY</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> ME, <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">LADY</span> IS A <span class="caps">TRAMP</span><br /> I’VE <span class="caps">GOT</span> <span class="caps">YOU</span> <span class="caps">UNDER</span> MY <span class="caps">SKIN</span><br /> <span class="caps">NIGHT</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">DAY</span>, <span class="caps">WITCHCRAFT</span><br /> <span class="caps">LUCK</span> BE A <span class="caps">LADY</span>, MY <span class="caps">WAY</span><br /> <strong><span class="caps">PLUS</span> <span class="caps">CLASSIC</span> <span class="caps">SINATRA</span> <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span> <span class="caps">FAVOURITES</span></strong><br /> <span class="caps">LET</span> IT <span class="caps">SNOW</span>, <span class="caps">WHITE</span> <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span><br /> <span class="caps">JINGLE</span> <span class="caps">BELLS</span>, <span class="caps">MARSHMALLOW</span> <span class="caps">WORLD</span><br /> <span class="caps">SANTA</span> <span class="caps">CLAUS</span> IS COMIN’ TO <span class="caps">TOWN</span>,<br /> <span class="caps">WINTER</span> <span class="caps">WONDERLAND</span>,<br /> <span class="caps">HAVE</span> <span class="caps">YOURSELF</span> A <span class="caps">MERRY</span> <span class="caps">LITTLE</span> <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span></p> ]]>
2015-12-12T19:30:00 2015-12-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[That'll Be The Day Christmas Show 2015]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join in the festive fun this Christmas!!

£25

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £25.00 plus transaction fee* ,


<p>Get ready for a party as the UK’s most successful Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show, the legendary <strong>That’ll Be The Day</strong>, returns with its Brand New 2015 Christmas Show!</p> <p>Trevor and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing back the good times with all your favourite Christmas classics from the 50s, 60s &amp; 70s, plus more hilarious comedy!</p> <p>Join in the festive fun this Christmas!!</p> <blockquote> <p>This show just gets better and better<br /> <strong>The Telegraph</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-12T19:30:00 2015-12-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Christmas Music with the choir of St John's College, Cambridge]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Experience Christmas music and carols from Thomas Trotter and The Choir of St John’s College

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Reserved seating ,Standard £10 plus transaction fee* ,Over 60s/Under16s/unwaged £8.50 plus transaction fee* ,SoundBite 50% off (subject to availability, maximum of 10 tickets) ,

Billing: *The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge* ,*Andrew Nethsingha* Director of Music ,*Thomas Trotter* organ ,


<p>Experience Christmas music and carols from Thomas Trotter and The Choir of St John’s College in the magnificence of Symphony Hall. Advance booking is recommended!</p> ]]>
2015-12-14T13:00:00 2015-12-14T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 30 Plucking Years]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the irresistible entertainment juggernaut comes to Symphony Hall

14 December 2015, 7.30pm

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £24 plus transaction fee*


<p>Eight Ukuleles, Sixteen Hands, Thirty Two Strings, Sixteen Million Minutes, One Billion<br /> Seconds, Thirty Years, In June 2015 the Orchestra will have clocked up Sixteen Million Minutes of ukulele action. By September 2016 the Orchestra will have been active for One Billion Seconds.</p> <p>The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the irresistible entertainment juggernaut comes to Symphony Hall for an evening of fun as they celebrate their anniversaries in front of happy, stomping, laughing audiences. They play ukuleles, they sing, they say funny things, they whistle, but they bring a lot more to the table than that.</p> <p>&#8220;Pure entertainment&#8221;, &#8220;Magisterial&#8221;, &#8220;The best musical entertainment in the country&#8221;, &#8220;A much loved National Institution&#8221;, are some of the things audience members and reviewers have said in attempting to encapsulate the indefinable magic and atmosphere of all round good humour, light heartedness, well being and joy which permeate the live concerts.</p> ]]>
2015-12-14T19:30:00 2015-12-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Only Men Aloud UK Christmas Tour]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join one of the UK's foremost vocal ensembles, hot from the release of their latest album.

Only Men Aloud. Image: Gareth Bull

£27.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £27.50 plus transaction fee* ,


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

The Bootleg Beetles

£29.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Ex Cathedra

£10 - £30

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

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

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

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


<p>The glorious polyphony and rhythmic verve of Padilla’s Missa ego flos campi is complemented by stunning, seasonal music from Renaissance Spain and Latin America in the first half of this intimate concert. We return to our roots in the second half with a selection of ‘most highly favoured’ Christmas music and readings from the 13th to 18th-centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>well nigh flawless, both in its programming and the superlative artistry of the ten singers <br /> (Birmingham Post)</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2015-12-16T19:30:00 2015-12-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[So This Is Christmas]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Derek Nicol and Paul Walden in association with Hal Carter Organisation are proud to bring you SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS!

16 December 2015, 8pm

£21 - £26

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £21 - £26 plus transaction fee*


<p>Derek Nicol and Paul Walden in association with Hal Carter Organisation are proud to bring you SO <span class="caps">THIS</span> IS <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span>! </p> <p>Join the best yuletide party in town, full of festive cheer, glitter, magic and sparkle. </p> <p>Performed by a talented cast and fully live band, SO <span class="caps">THIS</span> IS <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span> features two hours of seasonal classics such as White Christmas, Let It Snow, The Christmas Song, Jingle Bell Rock, Last Christmas, Merry Christmas Everybody, All I Want for Christmas Is You and Fairytale of New York.</p> <p>Seasonal fun for all the family, this collection of festive favourites will make the most dedicated Scrooge Wish It Could be Christmas Every Day and end up Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree!</p> ]]>
2015-12-16T20:00:00 2015-12-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum recording artist Jools Holland returns to Symphony Hall joined by KT Tunstall.

Jools Holland

£36

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £36 plus transaction fee*


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Alexander O'Neal

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

£27.50 - £99

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>These atmospheric concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas and have become a very popular tradition in Birmingham and London. A sequence of music flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to old and new, interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect.</p> <p>You are invited to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies for the interval.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Atmosphere, imagination, anticipation, soft candlelight plus inspired music… the true magic of Christmas</strong><br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> <p>These concerts will end at approximately 10pm. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</p> ]]>
2015-12-19T19:30:00 2015-12-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas with Aled Jones]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Aled Jones joins a packed stage of superb artists for a wonderful concert of music and carols.

Aled Jones

£12.50 - £42

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £24, £29.50, £36 & £42 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: *Jonathan Antoine* special guest ,*Lucas Pinto* treble ,*Adrian Lucas* conductor ,*City of Birmingham Choir* ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>Aled Jones joins a packed stage of superb artists for a wonderful concert of music and carols.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">GOODALL</span></strong> The Lord is My Shepherd<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BACH</span> / <span class="caps">GOUNOD</span></strong> Ave Maria<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BLAKE</span></strong> Walking in the Air<br /> <strong><span class="caps">DARKE</span></strong> In the bleak midwinter<br /> <strong><span class="caps">RUTTER</span></strong> Shepherd’s Pipe Carol<br /> <strong><span class="caps">GRUBER</span></strong> Silent Night<br /> <strong><span class="caps">ADAM</span></strong> O Holy Night<br /> <strong><span class="caps">TCHAIKOVSKY</span></strong> Waltz of the Flowers &amp; Trepak from The Nutcracker</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">CAROLS</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">ALL</span></strong><br /> God rest you merry, gentlemen, <br /> The first Nowell<br /> O little town of Bethlehem, <br /> O come, all ye faithful<br /> Jingle Bells, <br /> Hark! the herald angels sing</p> ]]>
2015-12-19T19:30:00 2015-12-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Festive Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the CBSO, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


<p>It’s Birmingham’s best kept musical secret – the musical time machine that, once a year, whirls you back to an age of flapper dresses, quick-steps and those irresistible Light Programme melodies. Yes, it’s the Berkley Salon Ensemble’s Palm Court Christmas Party. Enjoy seasonal melodies from the <span class="caps">CBSO</span> Youth Chorus, sing along with your favourite tunes – and get ready to party like it’s 1929!</p> ]]>
2015-12-21T13:10:00 2015-12-21T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Carol Singalong]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Sing your heart out as Jonathan Cohan leads you through another fun-filled jamboree

Christmas Carol Singalong

£12.50 - £36

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16.50, £22.50, £26, £31.50 & £36 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: *London Concert Chorus* ,*London Concert Orchestra* , ,With very special guest *Louise Dearman* ,


<p>Sing your heart out as <strong>Jonathan Cohan</strong> leads you through another fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits. <br /> <strong><span class="caps">RAISE</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">ROOF</span> OF <span class="caps">SYMPHONY</span> <span class="caps">HALL</span></strong><br /> <strong>I <span class="caps">WISH</span> IT <span class="caps">COULD</span> BE <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span> <span class="caps">EVERYDAY</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">SLEIGH</span> <span class="caps">RIDE</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">SANTA</span> <span class="caps">CLAUS</span> IS <span class="caps">COMING</span> TO <span class="caps">TOWN</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">MERRY</span> <span class="caps">CHRISTMAS</span> <span class="caps">EVERYONE</span></strong><br /> <strong>O <span class="caps">HOLY</span> <span class="caps">NIGHT</span></strong><br /> <strong>O <span class="caps">COME</span>, <span class="caps">ALL</span> YE <span class="caps">FAITHFUL</span></strong> <br /> <strong><span class="caps">LET</span> IT GO</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">WHEN</span> A <span class="caps">CHILD</span> IS <span class="caps">BORN</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">WINTER</span> <span class="caps">WONDERLAND</span></strong></p> ]]>
2015-12-21T14:30:00 2015-12-21T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Festive Favourites with Alan Titchmarsh]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Special guest Alan Titchmarsh joins the CBSO, plus their whole family of choruses, for a concert of seasonal music old and new: favourite tunes, humorous readings, and of course, a chance to join in and sing along!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

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

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

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


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

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Tuesday 22 December 2015 - Wednesday 13 January 2016

£12 - £14

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

Christmas Music by Candlelight

£9.50 - £35

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

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

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


<p>These atmospheric concerts are aimed at the heart of Christmas and have become a very popular tradition in Birmingham and London. A sequence of music flows seamlessly from seasonal favourites to old and new, interspersed with readings to make you smile and reflect.</p> <p>You are invited to bring your own mulled wine and mince pies for the interval.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Atmosphere, imagination, anticipation, soft candlelight plus inspired music… the true magic of Christmas</strong><br /> Birmingham Post</p> </blockquote> <p>These concerts will end at approximately 10pm. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.</p> ]]>
2015-12-22T19:30:00 2015-12-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Carols by Candlelight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate in elegant style with this exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th Century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

Carols by Candlelight

£12.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50 & £39.50 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: *MOZART FESTIVAL CHORUS* ,*MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA* in full period costume , ,*Keri Fuge* soprano | *Steven Devine* conductor ,*Christopher Timothy* reader , ,


<p>Celebrate in 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>*HANDEL *Zadok the Priest<br /> Christmas Sequence from Messiah<br /> <strong><span class="caps">CORELLI</span></strong> Allegro and Pastorale from Christmas Concerto<br /> <strong><span class="caps">MOZART</span></strong> Alleluia from Exsultate Jubilate<br /> <strong><span class="caps">PEARSALL</span></strong> Gabriel’s Message</p> <p>Also featuring <span class="caps">CAROLS</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">ALL</span> including:<br /> Good King Wenceslas, God rest you merry, gentlemen<br /> O little town of Bethlehem, Hark! the Herald angels sing<br /> Once in royal David’s city, The First Nowell<br /> O come all ye faithful , While shepherds watched</p> ]]>
2015-12-22T19:30:00 2015-12-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[White Christmas]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 May your celebrations be magical, merry and bright with this nostalgic show of all-time favourite Christmas songs and carols.

White Christmas

£12.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50 & £39.50 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: Guest Singers ,*JACINTA WHYTE* & *TIM HOWAR* ,*John Rigby* conductor ,*Capital Voices choir* ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>May your celebrations be magical, merry and bright with this nostalgic show of all-time favourite Christmas songs and carols.</p> <p>Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas,<br /> It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,<br /> Frosty The Snowman, Merry Christmas Everyone,<br /> Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus is coming to town,<br /> Baby it’s cold outside, Let it snow,</p> <p>and <strong><span class="caps">CAROLS</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">ALL</span></strong> including:<br /> O come, all ye faithful The first Nowell<br /> Hark! the Herald angels sing<br /> O little town of Bethlehem</p> <p>Free interval mince pies for all!<br /> {Terms and conditions apply. Contact the Box Office for details.}</p> ]]>
2015-12-23T19:30:00 2015-12-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Eve Classics]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 This concert of joyous seasonal and traditional music perfectly captures the true spirit of Christmas.

£12.50 - £36

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £16.50, £22.50, £26.50, £31.50 & £36 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: *Crispian Steele–Perkins* trumpet ,*James Edwards* tenor | *Julian Wilkins* organ ,*John Pryce-Jones* conductor ,*Birmingham Choral Union* ,*Four Oaks Children’s Choir* ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>This concert of joyous seasonal and traditional music perfectly captures the true spirit of Christmas.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">WILLCOCKS</span></strong> Masters in this Hall<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BERLIOZ</span></strong> The Shepherd’s Farewell<br /> <strong><span class="caps">PEARSALL</span></strong> In dulci jubilo<br /> <strong><span class="caps">STANLEY</span></strong> Trumpet Voluntary<br /> <strong><span class="caps">ADAMS</span></strong> The Holy City<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BACH</span></strong> / <strong><span class="caps">GOUNOD</span></strong> Ave Maria<br /> <strong><span class="caps">WIDOR</span></strong> Toccata</p> <p>With <span class="caps">CAROLS</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">ALL</span> including:<br /> The first Nowell <br /> Hark! the Herald angels sing<br /> O come, all ye faithful <br /> Once in royal David’s city<br /> Good King Wenceslas <br /> O Little town of Bethlehem</p> ]]>
2015-12-24T14:30:00 2015-12-24T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Tchaikovsky Spectacular]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the music of Russia’s most loved composer.

Tchaikovsky Spectacular

£12.50 - £39.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.5 & £39.50 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: *Noriko Ogawa* piano ,*Toby Purser* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>Celebrate the music of Russia’s most loved composer with this all Tchaikovsky extravaganza of<br /> his greatest works, complete with a thundering indoor firework finale. </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">POLONAISE</span> <span class="caps">FROM</span> <span class="caps">EUGENE</span> <span class="caps">ONEGIN</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">MARCHE</span> <span class="caps">SLAVE</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">ROMEO</span> &amp; <span class="caps">JULIET</span> <span class="caps">FANTASY</span> <span class="caps">OVERTURE</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">PIANO</span> <span class="caps">CONCERTO</span> NO 1</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">SWAN</span> <span class="caps">LAKE</span> <span class="caps">SUITE</span></strong></p> <p><strong>1812 <span class="caps">OVERTURE</span></strong><br /> <span class="caps">COMPLETE</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> A <span class="caps">THUNDERING</span> <span class="caps">INDOOR</span> <span class="caps">FIREWORK</span> <span class="caps">FINALE</span>!</p> ]]>
2015-12-27T19:30:00 2015-12-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Four Seasons by Candlelight]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Vivaldi’s masterpiece crowns a new programme of popular 18th Century classics performed in full period costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.

The Four Seasons

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *David Juritz* director/violin | *Mary Bevan* soprano ,*Crispian Steele-Perkins* trumpet , ,*MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA* ,in full 18th Century costume , ,


<p>Vivaldi’s masterpiece crowns a new programme of popular 18th Century classics performed in full period costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">CHARPENTIER</span></strong> Prelude from the <em>Te Deum</em><br /> <strong><span class="caps">MOZART</span></strong> Eine Kleine Nachtmusik<br /> <strong><span class="caps">HANDEL</span></strong> Lascia ch’io pianga from <em>Rinaldo</em><br /> <strong><span class="caps">PACHELBEL</span></strong> Canon<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BACH</span></strong> Brandenburg Concerto No. 3<br /> <strong><span class="caps">CLARKE</span></strong> Trumpet Suite<br /> <strong><span class="caps">HANDEL</span></strong> Eternal Source of Light Divine<br /> Let the Bright Seraphim from Messiah<br /> <strong><span class="caps">VIVALDI</span></strong> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">FOUR</span> <span class="caps">SEASONS</span></p> ]]>
2015-12-28T14:30:00 2015-12-28T14:30:00
<![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!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50 & £39.50 plus transaction fee* , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. ,

Billing: *Mario Sofroniou* tenor ,*James Cleverton* baritone ,*John Pryce–Jones* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>An exciting concert of rousing classics with a grand flag waving British finale!</p> <p>All your Proms favourites, including:</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">HUMPERDINCK</span></strong> Hansel and Gretel Overture<br /> <strong><span class="caps">RAVEL</span></strong> Bolero<br /> <strong><span class="caps">SOUSA</span></strong> Liberty Bell March<br /> <strong><span class="caps">TCHAIKOVSKY</span></strong> Sleeping Beauty Waltz<br /> <strong><span class="caps">PUCCINI</span></strong> Che gelida manina from <em>La bohème</em><br /> <strong><span class="caps">DENZA</span></strong> Funiculi, funicular<br /> <strong><span class="caps">BIZET</span></strong> Toreador Song<br /> <strong><span class="caps">MASCAGNI</span></strong> Intermezzo from <em>Cavalleria rusticana</em></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">HORNPIPE</span> <span class="caps">RULE</span>, <span class="caps">BRITANNIA</span>!</strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">NESSUN</span> <span class="caps">DORMA</span> <span class="caps">LAND</span> OF <span class="caps">HOPE</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">GLORY</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">DAM</span> <span class="caps">BUSTERS</span> <span class="caps">MARCH</span></strong></p> ]]>
2015-12-28T19:30:00 2015-12-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Sound of Musicals]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Back by popular demand enjoy a new programme of show–stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50 & £39.50 plus transaction fee* , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order ,

Billing: *KERRY ELLIS* | *SUMMER STRALLEN* ,*TIM HOWAR* | *GRAHAM BICKLEY* ,*Richard Balcombe* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>Back by popular demand enjoy a new programme of show–stopping music and songs from the greatest Broadway and West End musicals and an all-star line up from London’s glittering West End. Songs include hits from:</p> <p><span class="caps">ANYTHING</span> <span class="caps">GOES</span><br /> <span class="caps">KISS</span> ME <span class="caps">KATE</span> <br /> MY <span class="caps">FAIR</span> <span class="caps">LADY</span><br /> <span class="caps">MISS</span> <span class="caps">SAIGON</span><br /> <span class="caps">SOUTH</span> <span class="caps">PACIFIC</span> <br /> <span class="caps">HAIRSPRAY</span><br /> <span class="caps">GUYS</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">DOLLS</span> <br /> <span class="caps">CATS</span><br /> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PHANTOM</span> OF <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">OPERA</span><br /> <span class="caps">LES</span> <span class="caps">MISERABLES</span> <br /> <span class="caps">GREASE</span><br /> <span class="caps">SUNSET</span> <span class="caps">BOULEVARD</span> <br /> <span class="caps">FOLLIES</span></p> ]]>
2015-12-29T19:30:00 2015-12-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Very Best of James Bond]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Celebrate the UK’s most famous secret service agent.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £12.50, £17.50, £23.50, £29.50, £34.50 & £39.50 plus transaction fee* , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,FAMILY PACKAGES AVAILABLE , Save 50% on children’s tickets. Excludes top price tickets and subject to availability. Family packages available on Christmas with Aled Jones, Christmas Carol Singalong, Carol by Candlelight, White Christmas, Christmas Eve Classics, The Sound of Musicals & The Very Best of James Bond. , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,

Billing: *Louise Dearman* and *Ricardo Afonso* guest singers ,*Clive Dunstall* conductor ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>Celebrate the UK’s most famous secret service agent with all the iconic music and songs including:<br /> <span class="caps">FROM</span> <span class="caps">RUSSIA</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> <span class="caps">LOVE</span><br /> <span class="caps">GOLDFINGER</span><br /> <span class="caps">DIAMONDS</span> <span class="caps">ARE</span> <span class="caps">FOREVER</span><br /> <span class="caps">LIVE</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">LET</span> <span class="caps">DIE</span><br /> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">YOUR</span> <span class="caps">EYES</span> <span class="caps">ONLY</span><br /> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">MAN</span> <span class="caps">WITH</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">GOLDEN</span> <span class="caps">GUN</span><br /> <span class="caps">CASINO</span> <span class="caps">ROYALE</span><br /> <span class="caps">THUNDERBALL</span><br /> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">SPY</span> <span class="caps">WHO</span> <span class="caps">LOVED</span> ME<br /> <span class="caps">MOONRAKER</span><br /> <span class="caps">SKYFALL</span></p> <p>Plus a tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world</p> ]]>
2015-12-30T19:30:00 2015-12-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Gala]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Symphony Hall traditional celebration of great classics and fun to see in the New Year!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *Ilona Domnich* soprano | *James Edwards* tenor ,*Anthony Inglis* conductor ,*Alexander Sitkovetsky *violin ,*London Concert Orchestra* ,


<p>The Symphony Hall traditional celebration of great classics and fun to see in the New Year!</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">STRAUSS</span></strong> Die Fledermaus Overture<br /> <strong><span class="caps">SOUSA</span></strong> Stars and Stripes<br /> <strong><span class="caps">LEHAR</span></strong> Duet from <em>The Merry Widow</em><br /> <strong><span class="caps">PUCCINI</span></strong> Act 1 Finale from <em>La bohème</em><br /> <strong><span class="caps">MONTI</span></strong> Csardas<br /> <strong><span class="caps">HANDEL</span></strong> Selection from Music for the Royal Fireworks<br /> <strong><span class="caps">GOUNOD</span></strong> Ballet Music from <em>Faust</em><br /> <strong><span class="caps">ELGAR</span></strong> Nimrod<br /> <strong><span class="caps">VERDI</span></strong> Prelude to Act 1 &amp; Brindisi from <em>La traviata</em></p> <p><span class="caps">PLUS</span> all your New Year’s Eve favourites including:<br /> <strong><span class="caps">HORNPIPE</span> <span class="caps">RULE</span>, <span class="caps">BRITANNIA</span>! <span class="caps">NESSUN</span> <span class="caps">DORMA</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">LAND</span> OF <span class="caps">HOPE</span> <span class="caps">AND</span> <span class="caps">GLORY</span></strong></p> ]]>
2015-12-31T21:30:00 2015-12-31T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Johann Strauss Gala]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 The Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra return with a brand new show for 2016

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Billing: *JOHANN STRAUSS DANCERS* in glorious costumes of the period ,*JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA* ,*Samantha Hay* soprano ,


<p>The Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra return with a brand new show for 2016 with irrepressible<br /> showman <strong>Rainer Hersch</strong>.</p> <p>Including many of your favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends and the <span class="caps">JOHANN</span> <span class="caps">STRAUSS</span> <span class="caps">DANCERS</span> in glorious costumes of the period!<br /> <strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">BLUE</span> <span class="caps">DANUBE</span> <span class="caps">WALTZ</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">RADETZKY</span> <span class="caps">MARCH</span></strong><br /> <strong>BANDITS’ <span class="caps">GALOPP</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">CINDERELLA</span> <span class="caps">WALTZ</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">EMPEROR</span> <span class="caps">WALTZ</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">POLKA</span> <span class="caps">FURIOSO</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">CARMEN</span> <span class="caps">QUADRILLE</span></strong><br /> <strong><span class="caps">NAPOLEON</span> <span class="caps">MARCH</span></strong></p> ]]>
2016-01-01T14:30:00 2016-01-01T14:30:00
<![CDATA[The 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 own original arrangements

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £16.50, £19.50, £27.00, £30.00 plus transaction fee* , , ,SPECIAL MULTI-BUY OFFER For a limited period only, book tickets for two or more concerts at the same time and save 10% off the price of your tickets. Patrons must book the same amount of tickets per concert in the same transaction and a maximum of 6 tickets per concert. Offer applies to top three ticket prices and excludes Last Night of the Christmas Proms, New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. , ,*Please note the multi-buy offer closes on 1 December.* , ,GROUPS ,10% discount for groups of 10 or more, 15% discount for groups of 20 or more and 20% for groups of 50 or more. Available on the top three prices. Group rate not available on New Year’s Eve Gala, Johann Strauss Gala and Anton & Erin. Freephone 0800 358 7070. , ,Offers cannot be combined and only one offer will apply to your order. ,


<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 &amp; hits from the forties directed by legendary bandleader <span class="caps">RAY</span> <span class="caps">MCVAY</span>. </p> <p>Featuring:<br /> <span class="caps">MOONLIGHT</span> <span class="caps">SERENADE</span>, <span class="caps">STRIKE</span> UP <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">BAND</span><br /> <span class="caps">TUXEDO</span>, <span class="caps">JUNCTION</span>,<br /> <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">YORK</span>, <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">YORK</span><br /> AS <span class="caps">TIME</span> <span class="caps">GOES</span> BY, <span class="caps">CHATTANOOGA</span> <span class="caps">CHOO</span> <span class="caps">CHOO</span>,<br /> <span class="caps">WHAT</span> A <span class="caps">WONDERFUL</span> <span class="caps">WORLD</span>, <span class="caps">RHAPSODY</span> IN <span class="caps">BLUE</span></p> <p>Plus a tribute to the music of the Big Bands: <span class="caps">TED</span> <span class="caps">HEATH</span>, <span class="caps">BENNY</span> <span class="caps">GOODMAN</span>, <span class="caps">LOUIS</span> <span class="caps">ARMSTRONG</span></p> <p>With special guests <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">JIVING</span> <span class="caps">LINDY</span> <span class="caps">HOPPERS</span><br /> Jumpin’ at the Woodside Jersey Bounce Running Wild<br /> The orchestra will perform the second half of the concert in the World War II uniforms of the US army Air Force.</p> ]]>
2016-01-02T14:30:00 2016-01-02T14:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - The Magic of Vienna]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 ​​You haven’t seen in the New Year until you’ve raised a glass of champagne to Vienna, where the songs are sweeter than sachertorte and every waltz awakes a thousand tender memories.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Steven Isserlis. Image: Satoshi Aoyagi

£9.50 - £45

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

£12

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Henry Rollins

£22.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Ticket Information: £22.50 plus transaction fee*


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Rebecca Ferguson

£22.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><p>Winter dragging on? Had one of those weeks? Or just want to drift off into a warm bath of soothing melody? Then this is the concert for you: a whole evening of some of the smoothest and most serene music ever written – tunes you love, from The Lark Ascending to Pachelbel’s Canon. Symphony Hall is designed for comfort, so just sit back, stretch out, and relax…<br /> </p> ]]>
2016-01-29T19:30:00 2016-01-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Anton & Erin]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with a thrilling new show for 2016

Suffix: ... just gotta dance

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50,£24.00, £30.00, £35.00, £40.00, £45.00 plus transaction fee* ,

Billing: *Richard Balcombe* conductor ,*Lance Ellington* star vocalist ,Six world class *Ensemble Dancers* ,Plus the full 25 piece *London Concert Orchestra*


<p>Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with a thrilling new show for 2016 to dazzle audiences across the UK.</p> <p>Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.</p> ]]>
2016-01-30T14:30:00 2016-01-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Classic Rock Show - Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time - LIVE! Part 2]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A rare opportunity to hear timeless classics played to perfection and in all their glory!

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Jack Jones

£29.50

Suffix: Support MACIO

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £29.50 plus transaction fee*


<p><strong>This event has been rescheduled from Sunday 26 April 2015 and is now taking place on Friday 5 February 2016. Customers will be contacted shortly with full details, but if you have already purchased tickets for the original date, these tickets are still valid. (2/4/15)</strong></p> <p>Double Grammy-winning, easy listening giant, <strong>Jack Jones</strong>, returns to Town Hall as part of his <em>The Coming Home Tour</em> this April. </p> <p>His consistently sold-out world tours and fifty recorded albums are a testimony to the breadth and quality of his remarkable talent. This fabulous show will feature all the big hits including <em>Wives and Lovers, Love Boat, Impossible Dream</em> and <em>The Race Is On</em> to name only a few. There will also be a special video presentation of his latest video featuring the songs <em>Imagine</em> and <em>From A Distance</em>.</p> <p>Jack&#8217;s swinging renditions of contemporary pop and rock, as well as classic standards, have packed out UK tour dates time and time again &#8211; Don&#8217;t miss the chance to hear this iconic singer in one of the best concert halls in the country.</p> <p>Jack will be joined on the tour by the hilarious <strong><span class="caps">MACIO</span></strong>, one of America’s funniest comedians and comedy writers.</p> <blockquote> <p>Jack is one of the major singers of our time<br /> <strong>Frank Sinatra</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>The greatest ‘pure’ singer in the world<br /> <strong>Mel Torme</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Jones is a bona fide legend<br /> <strong>The Guardian</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-05T19:30:00 2016-02-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Families@4]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000 BCMG presents two hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family exploring some of the music from our evening concerts in a relaxed and informal way.

£5

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


<p><span class="caps">BCMG</span> presents two hour-long, late-afternoon concert for the whole family exploring some of the music from our evening concerts in a relaxed and informal way.</p> <p>In February, young ears can enjoy the rustling waves of Rozalie Hirs’s Platonic ID, imagine cirrus clouds slowly changing in the summer sky whilst listening to Jonathan Harvey’s Cirrus Light and delight in the virtuosic voice of Donatoni’s Still.</p> ]]>
2016-02-06T16:00:00 2016-02-06T16:00:00
<![CDATA[BCMG - Parallel Colour]]> CBSO Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£1 - £15

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

Billing: *Richard Baker* conductor ,*Allison Bell* soprano ,*Julian Warburton* percussion ,*Timothy Lines* clarinet ,

Programme: *There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Stephen Newbould and Edmund Finnis. Open to all ticket holders.* , ,Claude Vivier Trois Airs pour un opéra imaginaire * ,Tansy Davies Dark Ground ~ ,Edmund Finnis new work (World premiere / BCMG Sound Investment commission) ,Rozalie Hirs Platonic ID (UK premiere) ,Jonathan Harvey Cirrus Light # ,Franco Donatoni Still * ,


<p>Framed by striking pieces for singer and ensemble, the symmetry of this exciting programme sees the Group journey towards premieres by <strong>Edmund Finnis</strong> and <strong>Rozalie Hirs</strong>, with works for solo percussion and clarinet either side.</p> <p>Finnis’ glistening, dancing music has an air of quiet mystery, possessing the elusive quality of being both familiar and strange at once. His first <span class="caps">BCMG</span> Sound Investment commission departs from the standard sinfonietta line-up, with pairs of instruments providing unusual instrumentation. Like Finnis, Hirs writes music of a refreshingly original character. She examines and dissects sounds to a microscopic degree, creating exceptionally captivating ‘sonic spaces’. Her Platonic ID elegantly unfolds in rustling waves of rapid notes, halted by moments of calm in which short, luminous chorales suddenly shine forth.</p> <p>The expressive intensity of Claude Vivier’s music, together with its compositional skill and innovation, make his oeuvre among the most compelling and distinctive of the late 20th century. Trois Airs pour un opéra imaginaire is his last completed work, and one of his best. Premiered just 17 days following his violent and untimely end in Paris in March 1983, the music inhabits a twilight realm between reality and the imagination, hinting at future directions in which his music might have gone.</p> <p><strong>There will be a free pre-concert talk from 6.30-7pm with Stephen Newbould and Edmund Finnis. Open to all ticket holders.</strong></p> ]]>
2016-02-06T19:30:00 2016-02-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Family Film Favourites ]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Presenter Alasdair Malloy turns off the pictures, turns up the soundtrack and takes a musical journey through all your film favourites

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Maria João Pires. Photo © Felix Broede / Deutsche Grammophon

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Maria João Pires* piano

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


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

Maria Joao Pires Image by Felix Broede

£9.50 - £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>“If I had to take one Beethoven concerto cycle to a desert island,” wrote one critic of Rudolf Buchbinder’s recordings of Beethoven’s piano concertos, “it might just be this.” In this second instalment of his Birmingham Beethoven cycle, conductor/pianist Rudolf Buchbinder tackles the mighty “Emperor” concerto itself: music without limits, performed with supreme understanding by a living legend amongst pianists.<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+ </strong>1.15pm Broadcaster and author Stephen Johnson shares his enthusiasm for Beethoven.</p> ]]>
2016-02-13T15:00:00 2016-02-13T15:00:00
<![CDATA[OOTS 2015/16 Emma Johnson & Mozart's Clarinet Concerto]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Orchestra of the Swan is Associate Artist for Town Hall Birmingham

Photo:  © John Batten

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Emma Johnson* clarinet ,*David Curtis* conductor

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Ed Byrne

£19

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19 plus transaction fee*


<p>That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!</p> <p><strong>Suitable for ages 12+</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ A masterful display of the comic&#8217;s art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler</strong><br /> The Sunday Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭✭ Hilarious anecdotes! l assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should <span class="caps">DEFINITELY</span> see</strong><br /> Edinburgh Festival Magazine</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways</strong><br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ A show full of top –class observational humour….A great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want</strong><br /> Edinburgh Evening News</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><strong>✭✭✭✭ Superior stand up from the nerd next door</strong><br /> The Herald</p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-19T20:00:00 2016-02-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Paul Carrack - Live in Concert 2016]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his ban

£28.50, £38.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of <strong>Ace</strong>, <strong>Squeeze</strong> and <strong>Mike &amp; The Mechanics</strong> returns to the road with his band in early 2016 for a 34-date UK tour visiting all of his favourite venues.</p> <p>With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including <em>How Long</em>, <em>Tempted</em> and <em>The Living Years</em>, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world. His amazing songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music including <strong>The Eagles</strong>,* Diana Ross* and <strong>Tom Jones</strong> and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, having recorded and toured with <strong>Elton John</strong>, <strong>Van Morrison</strong>,* Roger Waters* and <strong>BB King</strong>, and most recently on *Eric Clapton*’s world tour.</p> <p>Dubbed by the <span class="caps">BBC</span> as &#8216;The Man with the Golden Voice&#8217;, Paul is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history, an all-rounded musical talent. And as his devoted fans know all too well, a Paul Carrack show is truly something very special.</p> <p>Paul says<br /> bq. I can’t wait to get back out on the road again in 2016. I love touring in the UK and I’ve chosen some of my favourite venues to perform in.</p> ]]>
2016-02-20T19:30:00 2016-02-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO Youth Orchestra: Rachmaninov's Second]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Expect absolute commitment, glorious playing and pure, unbuttoned emotion when the CBSO's fabulous young players tackle the ultimate Russian romantic symphony

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

£10

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Quatuor Zaïde*

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Harry Bicket by Marco Borgrevve

£9.50 – £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p><strong>Please note: the date of this event has now changed</strong><br /> This concert will now take place on Friday 26 February 2016. Existing bookers will be contacted in due course with new details and tickets, should they not be able to attend the new date they will be entitled to a refund. &gt; Posted 17/6/15</p> <p>Torn between love and glory, the knight Orlando gives way to madness – and rampages through a world of lovers, sorcerers and all-powerful spirits.<strong>Handel’s</strong> 1733 opera <strong>Orlando</strong> is a true extravaganza, performed tonight by <strong>Harry Bicket</strong> and <strong>The English Concert</strong> – plus <strong>Carolyn Sampson</strong>, and <strong>Iestyn Davies</strong> in the title role.</p> ]]>
2016-02-26T18:30:00 2016-02-26T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Jamie Raven]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Magician *Jamie Raven* who wowed the judges and audiences on this year’s* Britain’s Got Talent* brings his debut nationwide tour to Symphony Hall

Jamie Raven

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


<p>Magician <strong>Jamie Raven</strong> who wowed the judges and audiences on this year’s <strong>Britain’s Got Talent</strong> brings his debut nationwide tour to Symphony Hall.</p> <p>Jamie Raven’s audition on Britain’s got Talent, which has had over 11 million hits on YouTube alone, catapulted him straight through to the final with his incredible magic. From summoning up helicopters to reading the judges minds, he won the hearts of the UK public by becoming the most successful magician in Britain&#8217;s Got Talent history.</p> <p>This performance will see himm perform brand new and spectacular magic live in a truly immersive and interactive show. </p> <blockquote> <p>I am absolutely thrilled to be going out on tour. It’s been a dream of mine for 20 years and I can’t wait to get started! See you all there. <br /> <strong>Jamie</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-02-26T19:30:00 2016-02-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 3]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Everyone loves Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, but his Third is every bit as inspired.

Philharmonia Orchestra

£9.50 – £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

 Milos Karadaglic by Lars Borges/Mercury Classics

£9.50 – £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Miloš Karadaglic* Guitar

Programme: *Sor* Introduction and Variations on a theme by Mozart, Op 9 ,*Giulio Regondi* Rêverie Op 19 ,*Granados* (arr. M. Lewin) No. 2 “Oriental” from Danzas españolas ,*J.S.Bach* Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor BWV 1004 ,*Morel* Danza brasilera ,*Cardoso* Milonga from 24 Piezas sudamericanas ,*Sávio* Batucuda from Cenas brasileiras ,*Beatles* (_arr. Sérgio Assad_) ,Here, there and everywhere ,Blackbird ,While my guitar gently weeps ,*Domeniconi* Koyunbaba


<p>Please note: programme amended 24.06.15. Customers will be contacted in due course. </p> <p>Each generation produces at least one exceptional classical guitarist; but not many can match <strong>Miloš Karadaglic´</strong> for charisma. This recital combines original solo guitar works with inventive, virtuosic transcriptions of classics from three centuries.</p> <blockquote> <p>You can see why Miloš can manage to keep both the masses and the cognoscenti happy &#8211; but he’s also a<br /> musician of great subtlety.<br /> The Times</p> </blockquote> <p>6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Miloš Karadaglic´. Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-03-04T19:30:00 2016-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Poulenc’s Gloria]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nicholas Collon leads a gloriously colourful toast to Shakespeare: and lifts the roof with the CBSO Chorus in Poulenc’s jubilant Gloria.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Remy Van Kesteren by Linelle Deunk

Prefix: Rising Stars

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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


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

 Brentano Quartet - Photo by Christian Steiner

£9.50 – £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Brentano Quartet*

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Peter Donohoe* piano ,*David Curtis* conductor

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Bring together a clarinet, a viola and a piano, and you open the doors to a whole world of romance. Their dusky sounds inspired Schumann to some of his most fantastic flights of the imagination; Mozart, meanwhile, is said to have penned his “Kegelstatt” trio between rounds of skittles! Add Max Bruch’s lovely trio, and you’ve got a really magical lunchtime showcase for three exceptional players.</p> ]]>
2016-03-10T13:10:00 2016-03-10T13:10:00
<![CDATA[Rumours of Fleetwood Mac]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 With over 600 major concert events behind them to date the British Rock Anthology TRIBUTE Concert Rumours of Fleetwood Mac come to Birmingham!

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac by Oolay

11 March 2016, 7.30pm

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £22.50, £33.50 plus transaction fee*


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Vasily Petrenko by Mark McNulty

£9.50 – £50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

Francesco Piemontesi by Julien Mignot

£9.50 – £28

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

Billing: *Francesco Piemontesi* Piano

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available


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

Jason Donovan

£28.50 - £32.50

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p><strong>Jason Donovan</strong> is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album <em>Ten Good Reasons</em> and <em>Greatest Hits</em>. </p> <p><em>Ten Good Reasons</em> became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favourite with two solo No.1 singles <em>Too Many Broken Hearts</em> and <em>Sealed with a Kiss.</em> It also featured the famous duet with <strong>Kylie Minogue</strong>, <em>Especially for You</em>, which reached No.1.</p> <p>The tour marks a huge step for the 80s heart throb: this is the first time he toured as a solo artist for six years and the first time he has ever toured the ‘Ten Good Reasons’ album . </p> ]]>
2016-03-18T20:00:00 2016-05-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ex Cathedra 2015/16 Bach St John Passion]]> St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham 0.00000000 0.00000000 Bach’s Passions are amongst the most profound of all sacred works

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

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


<p>Bach’s Passions are amongst the most profound of all sacred works: they convey a heartfelt emotional drama, and a timeless musical exploration of hope, suffering, and everything that makes us human.</p> <p>This season Ex Cathedra offer a unique opportunity to hear them perform both of Bach’s sublime Passion settings within a week, with two very different approaches.</p> <p>In this concert, Ex Cathedra’s Consort perform an intimate version of the dramatic St John Passion with a small period-instrument orchestra in the Baroque splendour of Birmingham Cathedral.</p> <blockquote> <p>What a concert, and what quality! … world class … Lucky Birmingham<br /> <strong>Church Times</strong></p> </blockquote> ]]>
2016-03-19T17:00:00 2016-03-19T17:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Seven Last Words from the Cross]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Passionate personal music – simply burning to communicate.

Britten Sinfonia Image by Harry Rankin

£9.50 – £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


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

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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


<p>Brendan Cole&#8217;s brand new theatre show has just finished it&#8217;s first of two tours of the UK and Ireland.<br /> Following on from his previous sell out theatre shows <em>Live &amp; Unjudged</em> and_ Licence To Thrill_, his new show is bigger and better than ever with an extended cast in this exciting new production. With both <em>Live &amp; Unjudged</em> , _ Licence To Thrill_ and now A Night To Remember receiving rave reviews from the fans and critics, this new show is a must see in 2016.</p> <p>In this Big Band and Dance Extravaganza, Brendan and his cast of 14 musicians and 8 professional dancers are Raising the roof all night, every night with all of your favourite Strictly Dances, music from across the eras and much, much more. </p> ]]>
2016-03-20T19:30:00 2016-03-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 - Good Friday St Matthew Passion]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Bach’s St Matthew Passion is more than one of the mightiest of all sacred works

Ex Cathedra

£9.50 - £40

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: Please note that this concert also forms part of Ex Cathedra’s season and can be booked under Ex Cathedra’s concert package. Other discounts may vary. , ,£9.50, £17.50, £27.50, £40 plus transaction fee* , ,60plus £9.50, £17, £26.40, £38, plus transaction fee* , ,*Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons* ,A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the "Access Scheme":http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/, email us at boxoffice@thsh.co.uk or call us on 0121 780 4949. , ,*SoundBite* ,SoundBite is Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s free membership scheme for full-time students and music fans aged 16-25. SoundBite members get up to 50% off Birmingham International Concert Season concerts as well as enjoying other great perks, including waived transaction fees and a 10% discount at the bar. "To sign up for free click here":http://www.thsh.co.uk/soundbite. , ,*Kids Go Free* ,One free ticket per child (aged 16 and under) for every adult ticket purchased; maximum group size of 6. , ,*£9.50 Tickets* plus transaction fee* ,A maximum of four £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets per concert per booker are available from Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10am for customers booking at least 6 concerts, however these do not count towards a Concert Package. Customers booking 5 or fewer concerts can purchase £9.50 plus transaction fee* tickets from Thursday 21 May at 10am. No additional discounts or other Concert Package benefits are available for tickets at £9.50 plus transaction fee*. , ,*Groups of 11 or More* ,Bring a group of 11 or more people and receive a 20% discount. Phone the Group Booking Department on 0800 358 7070, open 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note all tickets must be paid for in one transaction. , ,*Standby Discounts* ,Available from 1pm on the day of evening performances (10am on matinees): ,• Passport to Leisure holders £12 plus transaction fee* ,• Benefit** Recipients £5 plus transaction fee* ,**Qualifying benefits are Income Support, Pension Tax Credit and Disability Tax Credit. , ,Please call the Box Office for further information. All tickets are offered subject to availability. Standby tickets are not available to purchase online. Only one discount can apply unless stated otherwise. Proof of eligibility may be required when purchasing/ collecting reduced price tickets.

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

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


<p>Bach’s St Matthew Passion is more than one of the mightiest of all sacred works; it’s a profound human drama, and a shattering musical exploration of timeless hopes and sorrows. This Good Friday performance, accompanied by the <strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span></strong> and using soloists drawn from within the musical community of <strong>Ex Cathedra</strong>, will have a special intimacy, immediacy and power.</p> <p>There will an extended interval for tea and the performance will end at approximately 6pm.</p> <p><em>Ex Cathedra is an Associate Artist at Town Hall</em><br /> <em>The <span class="caps">CBSO</span> is the resident orchestra of Symphony Hall</em></p> ]]>
2016-03-25T14:00:00 2016-03-25T14:00:00
<![CDATA[COLLABRO 'Act Two' Tour]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Less than a year after winning Britain’s Got Talent, Collabro have announced their second nationwide tour. The announcement of their 2016 ‘Act Two’ tour tops off an astounding year for the band which has seen them go truly global.

Collabro

£19.50 - £99 VIP

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

Ticket Information: £19.50, £29.50, £39.50, VIP - £99 , ,Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers and Wheelchair User’s Helpers, as per Access Scheme , ,VIP package includes: ,Collabro - Up close and say hello ,Top priced seat in the first 4 rows ,Meeting and photo opportunity with Collabro ,Signed photo of Collabro to take home ,An exclusive gift from Collabro ,Souvenir tour laminate ,Priority early entry to the venue ,


<p>Less than a year after winning <em>Britain’s Got Talent</em>, <strong>Collabro</strong> have announced their second nationwide tour. The announcement of their 2016 <em>Act Two</em> tour tops off an astounding year for the band which has seen them go truly global. </p> <p><strong>Michael Auger</strong>, <strong>Richard Hadfield</strong>, <strong>Jamie Lambert</strong>, <strong>Matt Pagan</strong> and <strong>Thomas Redgrave</strong> only became Collabro at the start of 2014 and it’s been a steady stream of incredible moments since then. Following their runaway Britain’s Got Talent victory last summer, Collabro have already released a No.1 Gold certified album and special edition follow up, performed at the_ Royal Variety Show_ for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, and written and released <em>Our Story</em>, their first band memoir</p> <p><em>Act Two</em> sees the band expand their musical horizons, recording some of the greatest songs that have influenced them as a band. The record includes some surprising re-interpretations of recent pop music’s finest moments such as <strong>Kodaline’s</strong> smash <em>All I Want</em>, <strong>Christina Perri’s</strong> <em>A Thousand Years</em> and <em>I Won’t Give Up</em> by <strong>Jason Mraz</strong>. There’s also a touching rendition of *The Rembrandts*’ world-famous <em>I’ll Be There For You</em>, which was debuted on the boys’ tour at the start of this year.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ye31-TWiq_Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> ]]>
2016-03-29T19:00:00 2016-03-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[CBSO 2015-16 - Mahler's Tenth]]> Symphony Hall 52.47886800 -1.91078930 Nicholas Collon uncovers the secrets of Mahler's Tenth, and sets it alongside miniatures from Brahms and Webern – each one a tiny, concentrated world of poetry and emotion.

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

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


<p>Mahler never quite finished his Tenth Symphony, but when musicologist Deryck Cooke finally pieced together the sketches, he uncovered a lost masterpiece – in which cries of love and cries of pain finally resolve in music of shattering honesty and piercing beauty. Nicholas Collon uncovers its secrets tonight, and sets it alongside miniatures from Brahms and Webern – each one a tiny, concentrated world of poetry and emotion.</p><p><strong><span class="caps">CBSO</span>+</strong> 6.15pm Writer and Austrophile Gavin Plumley introduces Mahler Symphony No. 10.</p> ]]>
2016-03-31T19:30:00 2016-03-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis perform Schubert's Schwanengesang]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Two of the finest British artists of their generation performing some of the most heartfelt music ever written for piano and voice:

Padmore and Lewis Photo by Marco Borggreve

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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

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

Programme: |_. *Beethoven* | _Neue Liebe, neues Leben,_ Op 75 No 2 | %(duration)3’% | ,|_.   | _Adelaide_, Op 46 | %(duration)6'% | ,|_.   | _An die ferne Gelietbe_ Op 98 | %(duration)14'% | ,|_. *Schubert* | _Schwanengesang_ | %(duration)48'% | ,


<p>Hear two of the finest British artists of their generation performing some of the most heartfelt music ever written for piano and voice: as <strong>Mark Padmore</strong> and <strong>Paul Lewis</strong> pair Beethoven’s only song cycle with Schubert’s last. </p> <blockquote> <p>He may utter the words in a way that appears spontaneous but the psychological insight is piercing.<br /> <strong>The Guardian of Padmore’s Schubert</strong></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis have become something of a dream team in this repertoire – there’s something about the piercing fragility of Padmore’s English tenor that cuts right to the core, and that’s a quality that suits this collection of songs, published posthumously and symbolic of a composer who lived his all-too brief life in spiritual torment. This should be a very special, intimate concert.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong><span class="caps">BBC</span> Music Magazine Editor | Oliver Condy</strong></p> <p>Choir Benches not available.</p> ]]>
2016-04-03T15:00:00 2016-04-03T15:00:00
<![CDATA[BICS 2015/16 Dame Mitsuko Uchida in Recital ]]> Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Dame Mitsuko’s long-awaited return to Birmingham is simply unmissable.

Dame Mitsuko Uchida. Image: Decca/Justin Pumfrey

£9.50 - £35

TH SH wheelchair spaces available

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