Spring 2024 at Symphony Hall + Town Hall

Spring 2024 at Symphony Hall + Town Hall

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Posted 2024-01-20 by Tony Collinsfollow

Thu 01 Feb 2024 - Tue 30 Apr 2024


Spring will be coming early to Birmingham with the launch of a new season of shows and concerts at two of the city's leading entertainment venues. B:Music, the Birmingham music charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, has launched its new Spring programme for 2024 which includes comedy, live music, dance and spoken word on its two world-famous stages. The new season gets underway in February, with the varied and exciting programme continuing right through until the end of April, with live music, dance, comedy and film all featuring.

There is plenty more live music to choose from over the coming months, with three-time Grammy Award-winning Lucinda Williams and The Pretenders, still going strong with 45 years of classics under their belts. Fellow Grammy award-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens performs at Town Hall, while Symphony Hall hosts the London Concert Orchestra as they perform the film score of the award-winning Paddington while it plays on a giant HD screen.

Folk singer Rhiannon Giddens. Credit Ebru Yildiz


For something a bit different, the Queen’s Cartoonists will bring animated films to life, synchronising their performances with the films projected on stage. Jazz singing sensation Samara Joy also performs at Town Hall having taken home two Grammy Awards in 2023. Elsewhere, some 'veterans' of the music industry will be coming to Birmingham, including Lulu celebrating her 75th birthday year, ABC performing their classic album The Lexicon of Love in its entirety, The Pretenders, and 10CC on their Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour.

Dance fans can enjoy the award-winning Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company presenting its stunning flamenco production Andalucia. Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia celebrate the music of Tchaikovsky, and Giovanni Pernice is back with his brand-new live show, Let Me Entertain You. There is also the chance to see Dirty Dancing on a giant screen while a live band plays the film score.

The Queen's Cartoonists. Credit Mark Sheldon


Crazy for comedy? B:Music is providing plenty of laughs this Spring with stand-up stars including Jonathan Pie, Stewart Lee, Ed Byrne, Jimeoin, Daniel Sloss and Ross Noble, while family entertainment includes Mystery and Mischief in Moominvalley, Fireman Sam Live! The Great Camping Adventure,and a chance to see Monster, Dragon, Alien, and Unicorn as Tom Fletcher’s beloved ‘Who’s in Your Book?’ series makes its debut as a brand-new musical production, There’s a Monster in Your Show. Or sing and dance along with the Kidz Bop Kids on their Never Stop live tour as they perform today’s biggest hits, live on stage.

For those people looking to learn, B:Music is bringing top-notch speakers to the stage, from Kaleb Cooper, fresh off the tractor on Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm, to Professor Alice Roberts who is launching her new book Crypt - the final instalment of her trilogy delving into life, death, and disease in the Middle Ages and beyond.

Mystery and Mischief in Moominvalley


Other highlights of the season include the nation’s favourite newlyweds, Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo, who will be sharing their experiences of navigating married life in NewlyWeds: The Honeymoon Tour,while author, journalist, and TV presenter Candice Brathwaite and presenter and actor Coco Sarel bring their hit podcast Closet Confessions to the stage.

To see the full programme and to book tickets, visit www.bmusic.co.uk

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