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Your guide for January – August 2017


Welcome to your What’s On at Leeds Town Hall brochure for January to August 2017, presenting another spectacular Spring/Summer season of orchestral concerts, organ recitals, comedians, film screenings, talks, tours, exhibitions and much more! The 2016/17 Leeds International Orchestral Season continues with performances from the finest foreign orchestras, including the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (28 Jan), Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra (25 Feb), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra (18 March) and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (13 May). From closer to home we are delighted to welcome back the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Music Director Vasily Petrenko (21 Jan) and the Orchestra of Opera North with new Music Director Aleksandar Markovic (1 April). Plus, for the first time in thirteen years, the City of London Sinfonia returns with clarinettist Michael Collins as director and soloist (18 Feb). The talented young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain also return with a performance of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony (8 April). Leeds is lucky enough to boast two great choral societies, who join together for a resounding performance of Verdi’s Requiem to end the season in May.

guarantee to put a smile on your face, so do book in advance to avoid disappointment!

City Centre Box Office update

Under 26? Hear great orchestral music for a fiver

Popular comedians returning to Leeds Town Hall include Iranian funnyman Omid Djalili with his new show Schmuck for a Night (24 March), Australian trolley dolly Pam Ann in Touch Trolley Run to Galley (3 June), and TV favourite Jimmy Carr with his Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour (14 July). Outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns once again this year (2 & 3 Feb), this time for two consecutive evenings, showcasing incredible adventurers and adrenaline packed action sports from across the globe. For younger ones, The Film House returns as we transform the whole building into a magical film world as part of the 18th Leeds Young Film Festival (13–17 April).

Finally, this Spring we celebrate the final half of Simon Lindley’s last season as curator of the Leeds Lunchtime Organ Series before Darius Battiwalla If you’re intrigued to hear the orchestra takes over in the Autumn. Please do join us over the performing something a bit different, why not book course of the season, particularly for the final concert for Shaken & Stirred: The Music of James Bond featuring Simon and Darius performing favourites for (2 April), featuring the Orchestra of Opera North organ duet for the Easter holiday (10 April). and guest vocalists performing all your favourite Bond move hits. Or for a completely different type Councillor Judith Blake of orchestra, don’t miss the Ukulele Orchestra of Leader of Leeds City Council Great Britain as they return with their new show Heresey II Heritage Tour (19 May). Their shows

Please be aware that the City Centre Box Office has now moved from Carriageworks Theatre to Leeds Town Hall. Access to the Box Office is at the accessible entrance on the ground floor, between the lions. We look forward to seeing you at our new location! For telephone bookings, our details remain the same: call 0113 376 0318, or book online at www.leedstownhall.co.uk.

If you’re under 26 you can buy tickets to LICS orchestral concerts in rows 1 – 7 for just £5 in the seven days before the concert.

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Saturday 14 January, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Catherine Tackley

The Hallé Markus Stenz conductor Laurence Rogers horn Mozart Symphony No 41 (Jupiter) Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 Schumann Symphony No 4

A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)

Mozart’s Symphony No 41 was his last but perhaps most exciting symphony and it was nicknamed Jupiter due to its march-like imperial nature, which can be heard right from the start. Woody Allen said in his 1979 film Manhattan “the second movement... makes life worth living”, but the finale is perhaps one of Mozart’s cleverest bits of writing, where he juggles five musical themes which he unites at the very end. A dazzling culmination of his symphonic career! When Strauss composed his first horn concerto aged just nineteen, little did he know it would become the most performed horn concerto of the nineteenth century. The three movements are linked together by entrancing orchestral accompaniment, showcasing the full range of the godfather of the brass family. Originally composed in 1841 as a Symphonic Fantasy, Schumann’s fourth and final symphony wasn’t published until he’d heavily revised it ten years later. The original score was also eventually published, championed by Brahms, but to the dismay of Schumann’s wife Clara. Now widely performed, this work bridges the Classical period and the then emerging Romantic style. www.leedstownhall.co.uk

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Behind the Lions The hidden histories of the Town Hall come alive in our tours, talks and exhibitions programme… Lunchtime Talks Join us for a series of free cultural talks; Lunchtime Talks and the Leeds Cultural Conversations series. Lunchtime Talks are brought to you in partnership with Leeds University’s Brotherton Library and Leeds Central Library, delivered by researchers and staff who work with their collections. Leeds Cultural Conversations are a series of monthly talks programmed by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University. Wednesday 11 January

Scenery, Antiquities and Manufactures:

Touring Nineteenth-Century Yorkshire with Murray’s Handbook for Travellers Albert Room, 12.30pm – 1.30pm Friday 20 January

Drowning and resuscitation in eighteenth century Europe:

The rise and fall of the tobacco smoke enema Albert Room, 1pm – 2pm Wednesday 8 February

Neil Washbourne – WG Grace:

Cricket Missionary to the North and Hero of 1895 (to Oscar Wilde’s Villain) Albert Room, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Leeds Town Hall Tours This heritage tour is your chance to hear the secrets to the Victoria hall, stand at the dock where prisoners once stood, sit at the judge’s bench in the Borough Court, descend the stone steps into the dark prison cells below and climb the 203 stairs to the top of the Town Hall’s landmark clock tower to see the fascinating clock mechanism itself whilst taking in a view of Leeds unlike any other. January: Sat 28 – 10.30am, Mon 30 – 2.30pm February: Sat 25 – 10.30am, Mon 27 – 2.30pm March: Sat 25 – 10.30am, Mon 27 – 2.30pm April: Mon 24 – 2.30pm, Sat 29 – 10.30am May: Sat 27 – 10.30am June: Sat 24 – 10.30am, Mon 26 – 2.30pm July: Sat 29 – 10.30am, Mon 31 – 2.30pm

Tickets: £4.50 We also offer private tours for groups at a date/time to suit you, great for corporate visits, heritage groups, youth groups and parties. Tours are £115 and can take up to 25 people. Please note: for those unable to ascend the clock tower stairs an audiovisual presentation will be available if requested in advance. Access to the clock tower and outside the clock tower is subject to weather conditions, if the weather is particularly bad we retain the right to remove this part of the tour for safety reasons.

Exhibitions January – March 2017 Leeds Music History Project Behind the curtain of any band playing live on stage, a lot of work is put on behind the scenes to make it happen. From the rehearsal rooms, to the lighting technicians and even those who make and fix a musician’s instrument, everyone has a part to play. This exhibition by Neil Chapman brings those people out of the shadows and gives a glimpse into the mechanics behind the bands.

Thursday 9 March

Caught in the Revolution:

The British Community in Russia in 1917 Albert Room, 1pm – 2pm Wednesday 5 April

Verdant Creativities:

Urban Gardening & Sensuous Place-Making in West Yorkshire Albert Room, 12.30pm – 1.30pm Wednesday 10 May

Measuring Morale in Second World War Leeds Albert Room, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

All talks are free and can be booked via Eventbrite. For further information please call 0113 378 7192 or email arts@leeds.gov.uk. 4

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April – June 2017 Phoenix Dance: Excellence in Pictures Phoenix Dance Theatre rounds off its 35th anniversary celebrations with a stunning photo-exhibition that documents its awe-inspiring artistic journey over the decades. Established right here in Leeds in 1981 by three young black men from Harehills, Phoenix remains an important and relevant cultural institution that is distinctively British with a multicultural choreographic voice. The photo-exhibition will celebrate an enduring legacy of innovation and diversity in dance.


Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music Presented by

Season highlights include:

City Organist, with special guests

Monday 16 January Dr Gordon Stewart

Monday 6 March Dr Thomas Trotter

Bednall, Buxtehude, Bach, Pescetti, Koomans, Robert Cockroft, Vierne, Grison

Handel, Bach, Mozart, Leroy Anderson, Reger

Dr Simon Lindley Mondays at 1.05pm Join us as at Leeds Town Hall as we celebrate Dr Simon Lindley’s final season as curator of the Leeds Lunchtime Organ Series.

Monday 23 January Jas Hutchinson-Bazely

This season’s lunchtime organ concerts again feature solo recitals of repertoire for the king of instruments alongside concerts with guest musicians.

Royal Northern College of Music Prizewinner’s Prize Recital: Bach, Dupré, Stanford

It is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome so many distinguished artists and ensembles as well as both new and regular members of our audience. We hope that you enjoy the music on offer and find the programmes both enlightening and entertaining.

Monday 30 January Alan Horsey

Free admission Call 0113 378 6600 for a leaflet with full details.

Renaud, Dandrieu, Bach, Bairstow, German, Vierne, Hollins, Reger

Monday 6 February Brass Band Concert Phillip McCann conductor with Simon Lindley Monday 13 February St Peter’s Singers David Houlder organ Simon Lindley conductor Popular choral favourites

Saturday 18 February 9.30am – 11am

Meet the Town Hall Organ The City Organist’s popular armchair guide to the king of instruments. Free admission

Monday 20 February Simon Lindley Julia Breakspear flute Organ in Consort IV: CPE Bach, Godard, Borne

Monday 27 February Simon Lindley Bach Recital

Monday 13 March Jonathan Lilley Vierne, Mussorgsky/Wills

Monday 20 March Simon Lindley City Organist Phillip McCann cornet Organ in Consort III: More of the World’s most beautiful Melodies including extracts from Phillip’s acclaimed CD series on the Chandos label

Monday 27 March Dr David Hill Music Director of Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Franck, Vierne, LefébureWély, Franck

Monday 3 April The Choir of Leeds Minster with Simon Lindley City Organist Jeremy Dawson tenor Quentin Brown bass St Mark Passion

Monday 10 April Darius Battiwalla & Simon Lindley Tea for Two and other favourites for organ duet and two organs with an ‘end of term’ Easter holiday flavour. www.leedstownhall.co.uk

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Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko conductor Teo Gheorghiu piano

Sunday 22 January, 2pm

Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Remembrance Event

Britten Four Sea Interludes Schubert/Liszt Wanderer Fantasy Shostakovich Symphony No 12 (The Year 1917)

Taken from his opera Peter Grimes, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes were performed in concerts even before the opera’s premiere. The interludes convey the different characters of the sea; first we hear Dawn, where still waters are painted by soaring violins, then Sunday Morning brings the hustle and bustle of the seaside town, followed by Moonlight with other worldly swells of the moonlit ocean, and finally Storm, a dramatic and powerful ending. The Wanderer Fantasy is considered Schubert’s most technically demanding composition for piano. He even said himself ‘the Devil may play it’, commenting on his own difficulty in performing it. Here we hear Hungarian composer Liszt’s popular transcription of the work for piano and orchestra. Shostakovich’s Symphony No 12 was dedicated to Lenin. The first movement quotes revolutionary songs with the words ‘shame on you tyrants’ and motifs from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. The second movement shows us Lenin’s countryside quarters and the third movement recounts the shots fired that triggered the revolution. The conflicted fourth movement, entitled The Dawn of Humanity, draws the symphony to a close, combining a funeral march with a jubilant celebratory theme.

A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)

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Join the Lord Mayor of Leeds and hundreds of local people for an afternoon of commemoration in response to the international Holocaust Memorial Day theme of ‘How Can Life Go On?’. The event commemorates the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The afternoon will include speakers, live music performed by members of The Clothworkers Consort of the University of Leeds, and a performance by young people from Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers. There will also be a reading of the seven statements of commitments with candle lighting and a traditional Hebrew memorial prayer sung by the Chairman of Bradford Synagogue, Rudi Leavor. Free and open to all


Sat 28 January, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 January, doors 7.30pm

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Catherine Tackley

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

One Inch Badge & Brudenell present

A Conversation on

Yuri Temirkanov conductor Nikolai Lugansky piano Khachaturian Suite: Spartacus Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

with Attorneys

Dean Strang & Jerry Buting

Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is a set of 24 variations based on the last of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. Variation No 18 is the most well-known of all the variations and was used in the films Somewhere in Time (1980) and Groundhog Day (1993). Rimsky-Korsakov’s most well-known orchestral work, Scheherazade, was based on the story of One Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights) and is made up of four movements: The Sea and Sinbad’s Shop, The Kalendar Prince, The Young Prince and the Young Princess, and Festival at Baghdad, The Sea. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman. At the time of composition (1888) many Russian composers were being influenced by sounds of the Orient and Islam.

A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

An evening of conversation with two of the most compelling figures featured in the Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer. Attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will participate in a moderated discussion regarding the operations of the criminal justice system, as well as the broader implications of the Steven Avery case. Tickets: £35, £27.50

E O £16.50 £12.50

(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)

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Thursday 2 & Friday 3 February, 7.30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along to both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Age guidance: 12A

Tickets: £13.50

(Concessions £12)

Book for both evenings for £24 (£22 concessions) Please note, this offer is not available online. Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details. 8

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PHOTO – SENJA ISLAND NORWAY © THOMAS SENF


Sat 4 February, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Julian Rushton

European Union Chamber Orchestra Hans-Peter Hofmann director Jennifer Pike violin Elgar Serenade for Strings Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies Haydn Symphony No 57

Elgar wrote his Serenade for Strings for the Worcestershire Musical Union and it became his first published work. In the second movement, he gives us glimpses of his great Enigma Variations. Mozart composed all five of his violin concertos aged just nineteen. No 3 marked a leap in the development of his style and writing, and is perhaps the most performed of his concertos. It has been recorded over 200 times and features in the Oscar-winning film Master and Commander. Inspired by poet A Vinje, Grieg produced Two Elegiac Melodies, orchestral transcriptions of songs which he translated word-for-note. The first movement, The Wounded Heart, speaks of unmoving faith through the trials of life, and the second, The Last Spring, shows us some of Grieg’s most beautiful melodies. Haydn’s Symphony No 57 came halfway in his total output of over 100 symphonies! After a slow introduction, he takes us through marchlike rhythms, flowing melodies, delicate dance passages and closes with a glittering finale. A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)

Friday 17 February, 7.30pm

Paul Lewis Bach Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV825 Beethoven Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat, Op 7 Chopin Waltz in A minor, Op 34, No 2 Chopin Waltz in F minor, Op 70, No 2 Chopin Waltz in A flat, Op 42 Weber Piano Sonata No 2 in A flat, Op 39 Join the new co-Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition in a benefit recital for the 2018 Competition. Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. Paul was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

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Sat 18 February, 7.30pm

Sat 25 February, 7.30pm

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Brian Newbould

City of London Sinfonia

Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

Michael Collins conductor and clarinet Alexandra Wood violin

Yutaka Sado conductor Angela Hewitt piano Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Sibelius Symphony No 2

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Finzi Clarinet Concerto Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Beethoven Symphony No 7 Britten originally intended his Suite on English Folk Tunes to be used for a children’s opera. Whilst the opera never materialised, the suite was published and is now recognised as a gem amongst his orchestral works. The Lark Ascending was inspired by George Meredith’s poem of the same name. Composing at the start of the First World War, Vaughan Williams was briefly arrested when he was seen noting down ideas which were mistaken as secret code. Due to the war, the work was not completed until 1920. Originally composed for violin and piano, it was later orchestrated and in 2011 it was voted Britain’s Desert Island Disc. Other than the solemn slow movement, Beethoven’s Symphony No 7 is bursting with joy and energy. The symphony was one of Beethoven’s biggest financial successes, despite having been written as his deafness worsened. Listen out for the rare use of the fortissimo (very loud) dynamic marking in the coda, which was relatively unheard of in his earlier works. A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

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The Marriage of Figaro was one of Mozart’s comic operas, featuring devious plotting, moving arias and much hilarity. This overture, now more frequently performed than the whole opera, introduces perfectly the tale about to unfold, crackling with excitement! Premiered in 1807, Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto saw his last appearance as soloist with orchestra. A review wrote that it was ‘the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever’, however it was neglected for the following 25 years until Mendelssohn revived it, and it is now an audience favourite. Sibelius paints a picture of the Finnish landscape with his second symphony. He was considered a national hero as he continued to assert his identity as a Finnish composer, although the second movement of this work does appear to show Russian influences with a rousing theme which reappears in the finale.

A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)


Saturday 4 March, 7.30pm

The Hallé Leeds Festival Chorus

Haydn’s oratorio depicting the Creation according to the Old Testament, one of the great peaks of the choral repertoire, is often considered to be his masterpiece. He composed it after his visits to England, where he was inspired by great performances of Handel’s oratorios. Haydn still has a compelling appeal today, nearly two centuries after his death, which can be explained by the fusion of exuberance, originality, classical elegance and intellectual power of his music. He was at the forefront of music in Europe during the latter part of the eighteenth century, hailed as a genius. Mozart said, ‘Haydn alone has the secret both of making me smile and of touching my innermost soul’. Even Napoleon, on capturing Vienna, immediately ordered a guard of honour to be placed round Haydn’s house. Leeds Festival Chorus is joined by a trio of top soloists and the Hallé. Concert independently promoted by

Simon Wright conductor Joanne Lunn soprano

Joshua Ellicott tenor David Soar bass

Tickets: £16.50 – £33.50 (Discounts available)

Thursday 9 March, 7.30pm

Psychic Sally Call Me Psychic

The nation’s favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet – Call Me Psychic. Funny, entertaining, sometimes heart breaking, often controversial; the show celebrates her 8th year on the road. Sally says “Every night when I’m on stage amazing things happen and it’s a privilege to be able to pass on messages of love and comfort to the people I share my gift with”. This is a fantastic and unique evening out not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action! The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Tickets: £24 www.leedstownhall.co.uk

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Saturday 11 March, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Peter Whitfield

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Daniele Rustioni conductor Roman Simovic violin Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Respighi Fountains of Rome Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 (Italian)

A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

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Written in just one month, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was rejected by the person for whom it was written, Leopold Auer, due to its complexity. Tchaikovsky wrote the piece whilst visiting Lake Geneva and recovering from a bout of depression following his failed marriage. It is thought that he wanted to dedicate the work to his pupil Losif Kotek, but he did not want to cause speculation about their relationship. Respighi was one of Italy’s greatest orchestral composers, best known for his trilogy of cinematic pieces portraying Italy’s capital city. Fountains of Rome, the first in the trilogy, paints pictures of Rome’s fountains at different times of day. Mendelssohn wrote his Italian symphony from 1929–31 whilst on a tour of Europe. In a letter to his sister he wrote: “The Italian symphony is making great progress. It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done, especially the last movement. I have not found anything for the slow movement yet, and I think that I will save that for Naples”. Indeed, the second movement, opening with a chorale-like tune on the violin, was inspired by Naples, where he saw a church procession.


Friday 17 March

Saturday 18 March, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Clive McClelland

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra Leif Ove Andsnes director and piano Rameau Les Indes Galantes Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 Grieg Holberg Suite

As part of its 2017 Festival, Leeds Lieder singers and musicians have been working with schools across Leeds, exploring the music and poetic storytelling of the Lieder song repertoire. These concerts bring schools together for a song-filled celebration in Leeds’ favourite building! 11.30am

Cool Lieder Young people from Leeds secondary schools have been exploring the classical song repertoire with a creative team led by storyteller Jo Blake Cave, with tenor Timothy Langston and pianist Ewan Gilford. Today they perform some of their favourites. Come and share in this performance by our budding songsters. 2pm

Discovering Lieder Come and join over 200 KS2 primary school children who have been taking part in a week long Discovering Lieder project at this interactive concert given by soprano Aimée Toshney and baritone Philip Wilcox. Tickets for both events are FREE. Booking not necessary – all welcome.

www.leedslieder.org.uk

French composer Rameau premiered his ballet-opera Les Indes Galantes (The Amorous Indies) in Paris in 1735, although it wasn’t warmly received until a movement inspired by the meeting of six Native American Chiefs and King Louis XV was added. During the 1950s the Opéra de Paris revived the production and saw it performed over 230 times in ten years. The music features in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film Marie Antoinette. Of the 27 piano concertos Mozart wrote, No 20 was the first of just two that were written in a minor key. Composed and premiered in 1785, it is thought that Mozart himself was the soloist at the first performance. That same year, he also penned his Piano Concerto No 22 and performed it at the annual benefit concert for the Society of Musicians where it was very well received. As well as scoring clarinets in the orchestra for the first time, Mozart introduces more themes at the start of this concerto than any other, leading us through a tapestry of music which fits perfectly together and concludes with a brilliant finale.

A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E O £16.50 £12.50

(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)

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Sunday 19 March, 3pm

Chorus UK Cinemagic

Come and be transported to the magic of the movies with Chorus UK and the Sheffield Pops Orchestra in this cinematic musical extravaganza. Chorus UK are northern-based community choirs, with branches in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. All are welcome and there are no auditions. They perform at prestigious venues such as the Sheffield City Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music regularly. Chorus UK sings a wide variety of music from popular to rock, to classical, and always without the music in order to achieve the greatest expression in their performance. Tickets: £15, £13, £10 (Under 16s £8; Senior Citizens £2 off)

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Why not host your event at Leeds Town Hall? Iconic, historic and refurbished, Leeds Town Hall is the ideal destination for all kinds of events, great and small. The Victoria Hall offers one of the largest spaces available for hire in Leeds, perfect for a presentation to an audience of up to 1200 people or a banquet for 400 people. With seating removed, the hall can be used for a wide variety of events, including dinners, conferences, exhibitions or dances. Flexible meeting room spaces are also available with a choice of eleven meeting rooms. For further information please contact a member of the Commercial Team via leedstownhall@leeds.gov.uk. To hire Leeds Town Hall for a concert or performance please contact a member of the Arts Planning Team via music@leeds.gov.uk. 14

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Friday 24 March, 8pm

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili, known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, Omid’s stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1), Lucky Man (Sky1) and Going Forward (BBC4) with Jo Brand.

‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’ The Telegraph

‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times

‘Confident, engaging, thoughtful show... did someone say national treasure?’ Metro

Tickets: £24 www.leedstownhall.co.uk

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Sat 25 March, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Mark Pallant

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

David Hill conductor Tim Hugh cello Jennifer Johnston mezzo soprano Stanford Song of the Soul Elgar Cello Concerto Elgar The Music Makers

Sunday 26 March, 7.30pm

City of Leeds Youth Orchestra Dougie Scarfe conductor Vaughan Williams Job: A Masque for Dancing Barber Adagio for Strings Respighi Church Windows

Stanford created Song of the Soul from two of Walt Whitman’s poems. Sadly, it remained unperformed and unpublished until 2015, 100 years after Stanford’s death, when it was resurrected by David Hill, who will lead a second performance here at Leeds Town Hall.

The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra’s performances in recent years are one of the great success stories of music making in the region. The orchestra now numbers nearly 100 young musicians and this programme is perfect to show off these wonderful young talents.

Elgar’s The Music Makers is considered one of his most personal works. Composed in 1912, Elgar set Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s Ode to music, relating to the loneliness described in the first verse. Throughout this nostalgic piece Elgar quotes his own most important compositions.

The Old Testament Book of Job inspired English poet, mystic, painter and engraver William Blake to one of his finest works, a series of 22 engravings illustrating the Book of Job. Blake’s engravings in turn inspired Vaughan Williams to compose one of the great 20th Century ballet scores, full of beautiful colour, melody and stunning orchestration.

Elgar’s Cello Concerto was his last major composition and made a distinct departure from his previous works, being more introspective and contemplating mortality. Moved by the events of the First World War, Elgar began writing the opening melody whilst recovering in hospital from tonsillitis in 1919. Over 40 years later it became the work which launched Jacqueline du Pre’s career when she made a recording in 1965. A B £33.50 £30.50

C £28

D £22

E £16.50

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To celebrate CLYO’s fifty years of inspiring young musical talent, in the second half the orchestra will be joined by alumni for the most famous work for strings of all time and Respighi’s amazing, Technicolor score, Church Windows.

‘A glimpse into our musical future – and the future looks bright’ Yorkshire Post

Tickets: £10

(Under 18s/students/unwaged £5; Over 60s £1.50 off)


Thursday 30 March

Leeds Young Filmmakers

Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Julian Rushton

Orchestra of Opera North

Golden Owl Awards

Aleksandar Markovic conductor Jack Liebeck violin Sibelius Tapiola Bruch Scottish Fantasy Strauss An Alpine Symphony

Set in the spectacular surroundings of the Victoria Hall, the Golden Owl Awards returns for its sixth year, presented in partnership with Leeds Young Film Festival, ArtForms and Vista. This ‘Oscars’ style red carpet, black tie extravaganza will showcase the best new films from emerging young filmmakers aged 3–19 from across the city, celebrating the work of Leeds schools, community groups and individual filmmakers. There’s the chance to get your picture taken with your favourite film characters, meet a real life owl and find out which films have been selected to win awards. With celebrity hosts and prizes being handed out by local dignitaries and celebrities, plus accompaniment from Leeds Youth Jazz Orchestra, this will be a night to remember! This is a private event for Leeds young filmmakers and their families. To find out more and to submit a film go to www.leedsyoungfilm.com

Tapiola was the last major work that Sibelius wrote, inspired by the ancient Finnish god of the forest, Tapio. Sibelius’ home was surrounded by trees, and when asked by his publisher to describe the piece, he responded with a poem: Widespread they stand, the Northland’s dusky forests, Ancient, mysterious, brooding savage dreams; Within them dwells the Forest’s mighty God, And wood-sprites in the gloom weave magic secrets. Bruch hadn’t yet been to Scotland when he composed his Scottish Fantasy, instead learning most of what he knew from a collection of Scottish music at Munich Library. Throughout the fantasy, Bruch weaves together Scottish, Irish and Welsh popular folk tunes. Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony depicts an alpine expedition, based on his own mountaineering experience as a boy, from sunrise on the glacier, up to the summit and down through a tempestuous storm, the quiet of the sunset and eventually, night. This cinematic piece is scored for large orchestra demanding twenty six brass instruments, wind machine and thunder machine. Forty two years after its composition, it was featured on the first ever test pressing of a compact disc in 1957. A B £33.50 £30.50

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Sunday 2 April, 4pm

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Orchestra of Opera North The ultimate Bond concert with excerpts from all 24 films from Dr No to Spectre. With classic songs made famous by great artists such as Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Matt Monro, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Tina Turner, Adele, Sam Smith and more, this evening is dedicated to the world’s most famous spy. Led by Gareth Hudson, the Orchestra of Opera North is joined by two of the leading vocal artists of the Bond repertoire, Mary Carewe and Simon Bowman. From the moment the Orchestra of Opera North strikes up the iconic James Bond Theme you will realise that ‘Nobody does it better’ as you’re immersed in an evening of classic Bond music which will leave you shaken and stirred.

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Channel your inner spy or become a Bond-girl for the afternoon as we encourage our audience to dress to impress.


Saturday 8 April, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello (BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016)

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 Revueltas Suite: Night of the Mayas Shostakovich Symphony No 5

Shostakovich composed his first cello concerto in 1959 for Rostropovich, who learnt the work in just four days for the premiere. It is one of the most difficult works for cello, and arguably one of the most popular of the 20th Century. Revueltas wrote the soundtrack to 1939 film La Noche de los Mayas, telling the story of a tragic love triangle between two members of a Mayan tribe and an explorer. The kaleidoscopic film score became his most famous work. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was written at a difficult time in his life, following the unsuccessful premieres of his highly criticised opera, Lady Macbeth, and his ballet, The Limpid Stream, which were both considered too complex. His music had been banned by Stalin and he was under pressure to please a government he detested. However, in a change of fortune, it was said that there was a forty minute standing ovation after the first performance of this symphony.

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(See page 31 for details of discounts and booking fees)

Sunday 9 April, 4pm The massed voices of Inspiration and the Orchestra of Opera North present

Sensational Stage and Screen Spectacular Inspiration returns to music that is closest to its heart – music composed for stage and screen. Modern film scores and new musical theatre showstoppers run alongside classics that have stood the test of time. Inspiration’s massed voices, together with the magnificent Orchestra of Opera North, will once again bring you a concert guaranteed to have something for everyone. www.inspirationuk.com

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Thursday 13 April – Monday 17 April As part of the 18th Leeds Young Film Festival, the Film House returns to the splendour of Leeds Town Hall for a third year with a brand new show for all the family. In partnership with Sneaky Experience the building will be transformed into a magical film world where actors will lead you through an immersive adventure where you become the characters in your very own story! The theme of this year’s show is still a secret but you can be sure of a big surprise when it’s announced – there will be interactive games, goody bags and the chance to see parts of the Town Hall not usually open to the public. Tickets and passes will be available soon and are sure to sell out quickly – sign up at www.leedsyoungfilm.com to receive updates and details of other family film events.

Friday 28 April, 7.30pm; Sunday 30 April, 4pm; Friday 12 May, 7.30pm & Sunday 14 May, 4pm

Puccini’s thrilling final opera performed as the latest of Opera North’s acclaimed concert stagings. In ancient Beijing, Princess Turandot decrees that she will marry the prince who can solve three riddles. Those who fail are put to death. Prince Calaf, dazzled by her beauty, determines to win her despite the pleas of the servant girl Liu who is secretly in love with him. Puccini’s last opera includes music of exotic colour and overwhelming power, including the famous and instantly recognisable Nessun Dorma. Following in the wake of its world-beating Ring cycle, Turandot is the latest in Opera North’s celebrated series of concert stagings of epic operas. Tickets: £15 – £49 (+£1.50 transaction fee)

Available at: www.operanorth.co.uk or phone: 0844 848 2720 Calls will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

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Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Simonov conductor Freddy Kempf piano Tchaikovsky Suite: Swan Lake Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

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When Tchaikovsky was commissioned to write his first ballet in 1875, he reformed ballet music forever; Swan Lake was the first ballet with development and continuity in the music as well as on stage and is now recognised as the greatest and most recognised ballet score ever. Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto is one of the most technically demanding piano pieces ever written, so much so that the pianist for whom it was written, Josef Hofmann, denied that the work was written for him! The concerto features in the 1996 film, Shine, where the main character suffers a breakdown whilst practising the piece for a competition. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was written as a tribute to his friend, Victor Hartmann. The composer was visiting an exhibition of his friend’s work when he decided to write a suite of piano pieces depicting a visit to an art gallery, viewing ten of Hartmann’s paintings. Most of these paintings are now lost, but it is thought that they included ‘Sketch of theatre costumes for ballet’, ‘Paris Catacombs’ and ‘The hut of BabaYaga on hen’s legs’. The ten pieces are linked by ‘Promenade’ movements and the whole suite was orchestrated by Ravel in 1922. www.leedstownhall.co.uk

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Friday 19 May, 7.30pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. ‘Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof’ Sunday Times Heresy II Heritage, their new tour, charts the Ukes’ rise from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall. The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family, the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, but heretics they remain, poking fun at the cultural elite, defying you to believe their own hype, bemused by all the hot air. 22 Box Office: 0113 376 0318

On an ongoing ‘hand-luggage only’ world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are masters of the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions.

‘Most people have to die before they become immortal. These ukulele superstars have no such worries’ New Musical Express

Tickets: £24, £22


Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Judy Blezzard

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Leeds Festival Chorus Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

David Hill conductor Philippa Boyle soprano Jennifer Johnston mezzo soprano Peter Auty tenor Vuyani Mlinde bass Verdi Requiem

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Leeds Festival Chorus and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus unite for a performance of Verdi’s setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass, composed in memory of the Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni in 1873. Although Verdi was not particularly religious, it was during his later years, perhaps as he considered his mortality, that he first began to write sacred works, the Requiem being the grandest and most well known.

‘I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear’ Verdi

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Saturday 3 June, 8pm

The A-list queen of the skies, plans to land the Louboutin’s on international turf and hit the tarmac running, with her celebratory 20th anniversary UK tour. Iconic international celebrity Pam Ann has developed cult-status with her masterful portrayal of a brash hot mess of an Australian airhostess. As the airports got bigger, so did her ego... and her mouth filthier. Pam’s barbed wit has seen her fly many a risky route and negotiate even the most politically incorrect flight path, with her blisteringly funny take on the world of airlines and aircrew. Nothing is out of reach of her pristine white gloves, strutting up the aisle with a trolley full of beautifully unpredictable, sharp airline satire. There’s not much Pam hasn’t seen or done – from crewing Elton John’s private jet at his express request to sharing a stadium stage on a tour of the UK with Cher. Recommended 16+ Please note that this show contains jokes that some people may find offensive.

Tickets: First class £27, Business class £24, Economy class £21 24 Box Office: 0113 376 0318


Sunday 4 June, 3pm

Black Dyke Brass Festival 2017 The world’s most famous brass band returns to Leeds Town Hall for a gala concert, featuring the Black Dyke Band and internationally renowned soloist Peter Moore, Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra. Other guests include the Yorkshire Youth Band. The programme will feature music for everyone, with favourites including the Golden Swing of Black Dyke and their fantastic Soloists Showcase. The grand finale with over 200 musicians, will include Ron Goodwin’s 633 Squadron, Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent March Slave. For more information contact Festival Administrator Alison Childs, alison4horn@btinternet.com

Tickets: £15, £13, £12, £11

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Rothwell Temperance Band 11 February

Grimethorpe Colliery Band 25 February

Black Dyke Band 11 March

Fairey Band 1 April

Brighouse and Rastrick Band 29 April

Hammonds Saltaire Band Saturdays at 7.30pm Morley Town Hall

Tickets: Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick, Grimethorpe: £13.50 (£11.50 concessions) All other concerts: £11.50 (£9.50 concessions)

Box Office 0113 376 0318 Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

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Sunday 25 June, 3pm

Chorus UK Country and Western Show With special guests Chorus UK are northern based community choirs, with branches in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. All are welcome and there are no auditions. We perform at prestigious venues such as the Sheffield City Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music regularly. Chorus UK sings a wide variety of music from popular to rock to classical, and always without the music in order to achieve the greatest expression in their performance.

Tickets: £15, £13, £10 (Under 16s £8; Senior Citizens: £2 off) 26 Box Office: 0113 376 0318


Friday 14 July, 8pm

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed nine sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over two million people across four continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for ‘Best Live Stand-Up Tour’ and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use – you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

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Ross Leadbeater’s Great British Songbook

With special guests Leeds Youth Opera Sat 6 May Main Auditorium: 7:30pm Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concession)

Two Pianos Fri 30 June

Main Auditorium: 7:30pm Tickets: £14 (£12 concession)

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

Saturday 19 August, 7pm

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National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain Under 13 Orchestra Roger Clarkson conductor

‘Many concert reviewers have agreed that the age of these superb musicians astounds and would grace many adult professional players’ Elaine Annable, Yorkshire Times

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Join the UK’s most talented young musicians as 15/12/2016 they make a welcome return to Leeds Town Hall to present a stunning programme of classical favourites. NCO’s Under 13 Orchestra is made up of over one hundred young musicians who are no older than thirteen, yet their age is belied by their passion, precision and professionalism.

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NCO performances are a regular feature in the Leeds Town Hall programme, and each concert has been met with thrilling reviews and thunderous applause. Tickets: £22, £18, £15

Concessions (unwaged/65+): £2 off ticket price Students and NCO Alumni: £10 Age 16 and under: £5 Under 5: Free Group discounts: Buy 5 or more tickets and receive 10% off, buy 10 or more tickets and receive 15% off


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LEEDS CULTURAL CONVERSATION THE HALLÉ ORGAN RECITAL: Dr Gordon Stewart LUNCHTIME TALK ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY: Civic Remembrance Event ORGAN RECITAL: Jas Hutchinson-Bazely A CONVERSATION ON MAKING A MURDERER ST PETERSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TOWN HALL TOUR CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2017: The Year of the Rooster – Tickets: £5, concessions £3 ORGAN RECITAL: Alan Horsey TOWN HALL TOUR

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ORGAN RECITAL: Brass Band Concert LEEDS CULTURAL CONVERSATION ORGAN RECITAL: St Peter’s Singers PAUL LEWIS MEET THE TOWN HALL ORGAN CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA ORGAN RECITAL: Simon Lindley & Julia Breakspear TOWN HALL TOUR VIENNA TONKÜNSTLER ORCHESTRA ORGAN RECITAL: Simon Lindley TOWN HALL TOUR

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THE HALLÉ & LEEDS FESTIVAL CHORUS: The Creation ORGAN RECITAL: Dr Thomas Trotter LUNCHTIME TALK PSYCHIC SALLY: Call Me Psychic CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ORGAN RECITAL: Jonathan Lilley LEEDS LIEDER FESTIVAL 2017 NORWEGIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CHORUS UK: Cinemagic ORGAN RECITAL: Simon Lindley & Phillip McCann OMID DJALILI: Schmuck for a Night TOWN HALL TOUR ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & LEEDS PHILHARMONIC CHORUS CITY OF LEEDS YOUTH ORCHESTRA ORGAN RECITAL: Dr David Hill TOWN HALL TOUR LEEDS YOUNG FILMMAKERS GOLDEN OWL AWARDS

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ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH SHAKEN & STIRRED: The Music of James Bond ORGAN RECITAL: The Choir of Leeds Minster LEEDS CULTURAL CONVERSATION NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN SENSATIONAL STAGE & SCREEN SPECTACULAR: Inspiration & Orchestra of Opera North ORGAN RECITAL: Darius Battiwalla & Simon Lindley THE FILM HOUSE TOWN HALL TOUR OPERA NORTH: Turandot TOWN HALL TOUR OPERA NORTH: Turandot

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Concert Bus A coach service is available for Leeds International Orchestral Season attendees*, picking up from Addingham, Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, Burley-inWharfedale, Otley, Menston, Guiseley, Yeadon, Rawdon and Horsforth. Ticket price: £6 return journey (£5 from Yeadon) For booking information please contact the Box Office on 0113 376 0318. * Please note there is no service for the choral concerts on 25 March and 20 May.


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0113 376 0318 The Booking Line is open from 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Please note: a transaction fee of £2.50 will apply per booking for all events except film screenings and tours, where the fee will be £1 per transaction.

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The following discounts are available for LICS orchestral concerts, identified by the LICS logo. Please call the Box Office for information on discounts for other concerts and events. Over 60s: £1.50 reduction. Under 18s, full-time students and unwaged: 50% reduction. Please note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult for any event at Leeds Town Hall. Patrons with disabilities: Patrons with disabilities and their essential carers may obtain two tickets for the price of one.

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What's On at Leeds Town Hall January - August 2017