Cookies - We use cookies to help improve your experience of using our website.

Accept & Continue

Leeds Arts Events & Venues - Covid-19 Update (13 May 2020)


To manage the impact of Covid-19 in Leeds and ensure the safety and well-being of our audiences and all Leeds City Council staff, we must continue to stay at home as much as possible in order to control the virus and save lives. 


Our events through to the end of July have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date.


The following events have either been cancelled by the promoter or postponed to a later date:
*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.


Cancelled:
Royal Northern Sinfonia (21 March)
Orchestra of Opera North (28 March)
The Hallé (4 April)
Room on the Broom & The Highway Rat (11 April)
Manchester Collective: Voice of the Whale (23 April)
Robert Webb (24 April)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (25 April)
Free lunchtime talks: Before Grenfell Tower (6 May)
Manchester Camerata (16 May)
Bryony Gordon (28 May)
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (30 May)
Black Dyke Brass Festival (21 June)
Manchester Collective: Enescu Octet (25 June)
Pandora Sykes (22 July)


Postponed:
*Please scroll down below this message if you decide to use the ‘book here’ options to access the booking page.
Milton Jones: Milton Impossible new date: 19 February 2021 book here
Fascinating Aida new date: 21 October 2020 book here
Exile of the African Warrior new date: 28 February 2021 book here
Inspiration Choir: West End and Broadway new date: 11 April 2021, 4pm book here
Nightmares on Wax new date: 20 September 2020, doors 7pm book here
Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales (previously 16, 17 & 18 April): awaiting new dates
Russell Watson new date: 29 September 2020 at 7.30pm book here
The Unbelievable Chris Kamara Show (previously 14 May): awaiting new date
ZOG (previously 22, 23 & 24 May): awaiting new dates
Ross Noble new date: 13 January 2021 book here (limited availability)
The Water Diviner’s Tale / Opera North new date: 10 &11 June 2021 book here
Brian Wilson: Good Vibrations new date: 8 July 2021 book here
Julia Holter / Opera North (previously 24 June): awaiting new date, please check Opera North’s website
Jimmy Carr previously 2 & 19 June 2020) new dates: 1 & 4 April 2021 book here
Leeds International Beer Festival (previously 3-6 September): awaiting new dates
Leeds Conductors Competition Gala Final new date: 19 June 2021 book here


Support Leeds Town Hall


The loss of ticket sales for cancelled events during these unprecedented times is very concerning, particularly as we look to the future and the redevelopment plans for Leeds Town Hall. With this in mind, we ask if you would consider making a donation to help sustain Leeds Town Hall – perhaps the most iconic and best loved building in the city, and one of such historic value to the people of Leeds and beyond. If preferred, ticket holders can choose to add credit to their account to use on a future performance. Refunds (minus the booking fee) are also available.

If you have bought tickets to any of our events a member of our Box Office team will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any queries please contact: boxoffice@leeds.gov.uk and allow our team to either respond via email or call you back. If that’s not possible, please call the team on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm). Please be prepared for a short wait as our Box Office team are now working remotely. Voicemail messages will be collected on a regular basis and someone will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Please be assured that you will be contacted either by email, telephone or post. We won’t forget you.


Until it is safe to welcome audiences back to our events we will continue to share content with you on our website and social media channels, where we’ll also keep you informed of any changes and their implications as soon as we can.


Our sincere thanks for your understanding and continued support during these difficult times.
Keep safe and well.


With kind regards
Leeds Arts Events & Venues Team

Close
BBC Philharmonic
  • Whats-On
  • Bbc-Philharmonic-Wagner-Sibelius-And-Brahms

BBC Philharmonic

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 29 September 2018
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

Online subscriptions are now open for booking. Click here to book your subscription.

BBC Philharmonic
Omer Meir Wellber - conductor
Simone Lamsma* - violin


Wagner - Prelude to Act I: Lohengrin Listen
Sibelius - Violin Concerto Listen
Brahms - Symphony No 1 Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Judy Blezzard.

*We’re sorry to announce that Sergei Krylov is indisposed. Leeds International Concert Season and BBC Philharmonic are grateful to Simone Lamsma for stepping in at short notice.

Despite being a violinist himself, Sibelius only wrote one violin concerto. The premiere was a disaster – Sibelius was suffering from alcoholism and had rushed to finish the piece. Neither the soloist nor the orchestra was prepared to perform the extremely difficult score and Sibelius eventually revised the work to make it less demanding. However, it soon became one of the most popular works in the Romantic concerto repertoire.

Brahms was under immense pressure when he wrote his first symphony and he put it off for many
years for fear of comparison to Beethoven. Despite Brahms’ confession that it took 21 years to write the piece, it didn’t take long for critics to draw similarities with Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, an observation to which Brahms retorted, “any ass can see that!”, and the work soon became known as ‘Beethoven’s Tenth’. The similarities are strongest in the final movements of both pieces, although during composition Brahms said he was thinking of John 14:10: “I am in the Father, and the Father is in me.”

The concert will be finished by approximately 9.25pm.

 

PRICES:

A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91,          
E £18.55, O £14.31 
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(including booking fees)

Tickets & Times



  • The idea comes to me from outside of me - and is like a gift. I then take the idea and make it my own - that is where the skill lies.
    Brahms