Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall have an international reputation for the quality of their programming and the Symphony Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind, with wonderful acoustics and excellent sightlines. The Public Reviews is pleased to be associated with the organisation and to be able to review a selection of the concerts and events taking place. We have already covered a number of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and other concerts in 2015; here are some more forthcoming attractions we hope to report on.
At Symphony Hall, we intend to visit two CBSO concerts shortly, an evening of Schubert, Strauss and Dvorak, (19th February) conducted by Andris Nelsons with horn soloist Elspeth Dutch; and one of the popular Friday Night Classics series showcasing Twenty-First Century Blockbusters (6th March), with Michael Seal conducting and featuring Roopa Panesar on sitar. Pieces featured will include selections from a range of recent films.
Other forthcoming orchestral evenings include an evening with the Hong Kong Philharmonic playing Beethoven and Dvorak on 3rd March, under the baton of Jaap van Zweden with Nina Feng on violin. This will include a new piece by resident composer Fung Lam. And spring is welcomed on 15th March in The Last Night of the Spring Proms, one of the popular and crowd pleasing Last Night of the … Proms series from the London Concert Orchestra, this time conducted by Anthony Inglis, who welcomes solo singers Stephen Gadd and John Hudson. But Symphony Hall does more than classical seasons – all genres are welcome. For example, on 14th February it welcomes Anton and Erin with That’s Entertainment; on 30th March it welcomes Brendan Cole with A Night to Remember.
Over in the splendidly Victorian Town Hall, we shall be checking out Fascinating Aida on 14th February and comic Simon Amstell brings his to be free tour, supported by Daniel Simonson. Our season is rounded off by Barbara Dickson on 4th March.
This is a tiny selection of what these venues can offer – details of these and all other events can be found here, where tickets can be booked. Alternatively, the box office can be contacted on 0121 345 0600.