2014/15 Birmingham International Concert Season announced

Town Hall and Symphony Hall has announced details of the 2014/15 Birmingham International Concert Season. The extensive series is one of the largest and most important international seasons of visiting orchestras and musicians in the UK.

Bringing the best in the world to Birmingham’s two great concert hall, the season welcomes orchestras, ensembles, conductors and soloists from Hong Kong and China, Australia, Canada and the US, across Europe and throughout the UK. Alongside artists with established international reputations, the season is also characterised by the remarkable number of talented young musicians in the early stages of their own promising careers.

Highlights of the season include

• International visits from the St Petersburg, Czech and Dresden Philharmonics , Camerata Salzburg , Europa Galante and Australian Chamber Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic makes Symphony Hall debut
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra in first Birmingham visit
Fisk Jubilee Singers return to Town Hall after 140 years for two concerts
Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Chorus mini-residency
• Two James MacMillan premieres from City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Ex Cathedra
• Season opener: pianist Daniil Trifonov Birmingham recital debut
• Piano focus: debuts from Yundi, Hélène Grimaud (recital debut) and Lara Melda. Recitals from Benjamin Grosvenor, Marc-André Hamelin and Igor Levit
• Recital debuts: Paul Jacobs (organ), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello)
• Appearances by violinist Nicola Benedetti, tenor Mark Padmore, and the Takács and Borodin Quartets
• Young musicians and award-winners throughout the series
• Opera performances: Handel’s Hercules with The English Concert and Opera North’sThe Flying Dutchman

Full concert listing

Read the full BICS 2014/15 press releasehere

Subscription packages now available
General booking and online subscriptions opens Friday 23 May
Town Hall & Symphony Hall Box Office 0121 780 3333www.thsh.co.uk
On-line booking, concert details and download a brochure atwww.thsh.co.uk/bics-2014-15