Stuart Birnie Brass Band director
Emily Beech, Olivia Tait Chamber Choir conductors
The Music Society’s Brass Band takes to the stage following their performance at the 2019 UniBrass championships, with a programme that includes their selected repertoire for the competition, and their chosen soloist. The society’s two chamber choirs perform under their talented student conductors Oliva Tait and Emily Beech.
Philip Sparke A London Overture
Ireland A Downland Suite
Eleanor Daley The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Gershwin, arr. Teena Chinn Collection of ‘Gershwin for Girls’
Featuring Toscana Strings
Julian Wilkins conductor
Nick Wearne organ
Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs
Beethoven Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118
Gibbons This Is The Record Of John
Ola Gjeilo Dark Night Of The Soul
Haydn Missa Brevis St Joannis De Deo, ‘Little Organ Mass’
Monteverdi Beatus Vir
The University Chorus welcome Toscana Strings, organist Nick Wearne, and a selection of student soloists for a programme focusing on musical interpretations of the gospel of St. John, from the 16th to 21st century.
Daniele Rosina conductor
The Unanswered Question, is a miniature described by Ives as a ‘cosmic drama’. A hauntingly beautiful chorale of strings represents ‘the silence of the Druids’, over which a solo trumpet proclaims an enigmatic phrase representing ‘the perennial question of existence’. The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, a work written at the height of the Stalinist purges of 1937. Shostakovich, emerging from a period of total musical banishment, called the symphony ‘a response to my critics’.
Ives The Unanswered Question
Respighi The Fountains of Rome
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
31st March - Classic and Romantic
Stravinsky was inspired by the model of Beethoven when writing his symphony, while arch-Romantic Brahms was also wedded to Classical models. Mendelssohn’s overture is after a play by Victor Hugo.
Mendelssohn Overture, Ruy Blas
Stravinsky Symphony in C
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D major
Michael Lloyd Conductor
16th June - Mahler's Fifth
Few composers wrote for the mezzo-soprano voice as effectively as Mahler, and his set of five songs reflects on themes of love and loss. His fifth symphony journeys from doom to triumph.
Mahler Rückert Lieder
Mahler Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
Michael Lloyd Conductor
Ida Ränzlöw Mezzo-soprano
Darkside, The Pink Floyd Show brings the fine art of Floyd live to The Bramall, Birmingham as part of our ‘Which One’s Pink?’ tour.
Seven musicians will deliver a show with empathy and passion, performing tracks from Pink Floyd’s massive back-catalogue, from the early magical days of founder Syd Barrett through to later iconic albums, renowned for their complex structures, such as Dark Side of The Moon. The emphasis will be on replicating the experience and energy of Pink Floyd live on stage in the 70s, which many believe was Floyd at their very best. It certainly isn’t karaoke Floyd, so prepare to be rocked!
As would be expected, the show incorporates thoughtful and evocative lighting, powerful images and high-quality sound, complemented by the trademark circular screen.
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Brahms Intermezzo in E flatmajor Op.117 No.1
Intermezzo in B flat minor Op.117 No.2
Intermezzo in C sharp minor Op.117 No.3
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.4 in Eflat Op.7
Tchaikovsky Natha-Valse op.51/4
Polka peu dansante Op.51/2
Passé Lointain Op.72/17
Couperin Suite in A major
Pavanne in F sharp minor.
Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikovjoins us to launch the 2019 Birmingham International Piano Festival.
International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.
The former frontman, producer and co-founder of Faith the George Michael Legacy returns in 2019 with his new production Freedom!’19.
Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years and delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global Superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way.
Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham days up to his final album, Symphonica.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!
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Join us for a spectacular evening of interactive who-dunnit as our friends Foghorn Unscripted bring to life a Murder Mystery with Winterbourne’s idyllic terrace as backdrop.
Visitors are welcome to arrive from 6pm, with Afternoon Tea served to your table. The performance will begin promptly at 7.30pm
Tickets are priced at £29.50 per person and include a delicious Winterbourne Afternoon Tea and entertainment. Guests are invited to dress the part in 1920s costume, but this is optional!
A relaxed evening in the garden with the backdrop of jazz sounds and the picturesque location of Winterbourne’s botanic garden.
Ask any of the regulars, there’s no better way to spend a summer’s evening.