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What’s On Your guide for January – June 2019

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Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music Join us at Leeds Town Hall for world-class recitals in our Lunchtime Organ Music Series. 4 February

Graham Barber Mondays 1.05pm

A world-class programme of arts and culture in Leeds’ most iconic building... As we welcome in 2019, Leeds Town Hall hosts a wealth of music, comedy and family shows throughout the first half of the year.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, here performing with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (13 Apr).

Join us as we continue to host Leeds International Concert Season’s 2018/19 orchestral season. Recently announced winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018, Eric Lu, will perform with The Hallé (12 Jan) – his first return to the city and the year’s first celebrated soloist.

In the school holidays we introduce a family programme which sees favourites such as Harry Potter (23 Feb), E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (14 Apr) and The Gruffalo (20 Apr) make an appearance. There’s also a flying visit from everyone’s favourite storybook dragon Zog (8–9 Mar).

The programme also features other critically acclaimed stars including Jess Gillam, one of the standout performers at this year’s Proms, with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (19 Jan), and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who was further propelled to fame following his performance at the wedding of the

Amongst these pages there’s everything from classical music to stand-up comedy, talks from adventurers to nights with recording megastars. Take a look... and see you soon.

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Darius Battiwalla with special guests

Continuing the 2018/19 Series we welcome a wide range of inspiring players. It’s very exciting to welcome back Nigel Ogden, who has received enthusiastic responses on his previous visits, as well as Leeds’ own international recitalist Graham Barber. Our choral concerts give an opportunity to hear some landmarks of the repertoire – performed by St Peter’s Singers and the Choir of Leeds Minster. Concerts which include brass arrangements are always popular and we’re delighted to be joined by Dr Brett Baker (Black Dyke Band) and the Univeristy of Salford Brass Band. Plus, the ever-popular request programme is back – challenge Darius to perform lesser-known gems or popular favourites. Full details: www.leedsconcertseason.co.uk 14 January

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Tom Davoren conductor with special guest Phillip McCann 18 February

St Peter’s Singers Simon Lindley conductor David Houlder organ Kristina James soprano Quentin Brown baritone 25 February

Request Programme Darius Battiwalla Leeds City Organist Please send requests before Christmas to: Leeds International Concert Season Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD or music@leeds.gov.uk 4 March

Dr Thomas Trotter Birmingham City Organist 11 March

Leeds City Organist

Paul Dewhurst conductor David Houlder organ Brooke Edwards soprano

solo trombone, Black Dyke Band

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University of Salford Brass Band

The Choir of Leeds Minster

Dr Brett Baker

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Darius Battiwalla

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Darius Battiwalla Leeds City Organist

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Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains 25 March

Darius Battiwalla Leeds City Organist

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Behind the Lions

Saturday 12 January, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by David Fligg

A series of talks and exhibitions that reveal our culture and hidden histories...

Talks Wednesday 6 March, 12.30pm Sullivan Room

Dieting: Why we started and why we must stop Jayne Raisborough The diet industry is worth over £2 billion pounds in the UK and yet there is little evidence that diets and other anti-fat measures work.   This talk calls out the harms of dieting and shares research to help us find better relationships East India Company. When with our bodies. his business failed in 1811, Lee Wednesday 3 April, 12.30pm organised a voyage to Calcutta to Albert Room restore his lost fortune.

Look who’s talking: Language and literature in a world of data Andrew Cooper

Leeds has significant claim to the title of ‘Data City’. This talk looks at ways in which work on literature and language can provide perspective on issues confronting citizens: adding to the vibrant voices in Leeds talking about the challenges of living in a world of data. Wednesday 8 May, 12.30pm Albert Room

Exhibitions Until 31 January Broderick Exhibition Space

War Requiem

This talk examines the business strategies of Boston merchant Henry Lee, one of a number of American interlopers in a trade dominated by the British 4

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of England. This exhibition is a flavour of their work over the last three decades.

The Hallé

February – May Brodrick Exhibition Space

Sir Mark Elder conductor Eric Lu piano

Lost Leeds: Windows on Time This exhibition presents views of a city which have long disappeared. Landscape photographer and researcher Michael C Coldwell takes archival images of Leeds back to where they came from, projecting them into the scenes as they exist today.

(Winner, Leeds International Piano Competition 2018)

Leeds Festival Chorus, with the City of Glasgow Chorus and the Cantabile Choir, presents a touching and personal tribute to their ancestors who served during the First World War, and to the staff and patients at Leeds’ main war hospital at Beckett Park. Please note: Leeds Town Hall hosts civic February – May Staircase Exhibition Space

An American in Calcutta: Henry Lee and the Skippko Indo-US Trade, 1811–1816 Andrew Lawson

LOST LEEDS: WINDOWS ON TIME

Based in Holbeck, South Leeds, Skippko has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Formed by two female artists, they have committed themselves to developing creative projects with communities across the North

Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 Shostakovich Symphony No 8

celebrations and ticketed and private events. As such, access to exhibition spaces may be restricted during stated opening hours. Please contact 0113 378 6016 to ensure viewings are available.

Town Hall Tours Unfortunately, due to extensive repairs to the roof, Town Hall tours are not currently taking place.

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Written in Vienna during the final decade of Mozart’s all too brief a life (he died aged just 35), his Piano Concerto No 23 is filled with beauty and heart-rending expression. Perfect in its proportions and range of expression, its popular appeal – which has endured through the centuries – was shared by the composer who kept it in a stash of “compositions that I keep for myself or for a small circle of music lovers and connoisseurs (who promise not to let them out of their hands)”. Showing off Mozart’s unique creative genius, Winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, Eric Lu makes his first return to Leeds Town Hall to perform with The Hallé. The evening continues with Shostakovich’s intensely dramatic eighth symphony, one of his most profound and emotional works. Written in 1943, the piece reflects the tragic intensity of war and includes some of the composer’s most terrifying and powerful music. The naturalism of the music expresses terrible visions leaving a fearful, almost catastrophic, impression. Yet, in typically cryptic fashion the composer summed up its message in just three words; ‘life is beautiful’. www.leedstownhall.co.uk

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Saturday 19 January, 7pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm by George Kennaway

Royal Northern Sinfonia Jessica Cottis conductor Jess Gillam saxophone Debussy Danse sacrée et profane Milhaud Scaramouche Stravinsky Danses concertantes RNS Young Composer Competition Winner New Work Debussy Sarabande Villa Lobos Fantasia for soprano saxophone Milhaud Le boeuf sur le toit

A mixed programme featuring a glorious feast of dance and jazz-inspired music. Darius Milhaud, although French, was infatuated by the music of Brazil and his Scaramouche for soprano saxophone and orchestra and hilarious Le boeuf sur le toit (The bull on the roof) are laced with the rhythms and tunes of that country. Villa-Lobos contributes to the evening with his Fantasia, a ‘swinging little piece’ for soprano saxophone, while two pieces from Debussy bring a sensuous mood and Stravinsky breaks open a paint-box of orchestral colours. In a night of uplifting music, the Royal Northern Sinfonia will be joined by rising-star Jess Gillam. Recently seen stealing the show at this year’s Last Night of the Proms, Jess became the first saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics after catching the public’s eye during the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition. An amazingly dynamic artist. Please note, this concert begins at 7pm A £38.16

Paul Carrack Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former front man of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics, Paul Carrack returns to the road with his band.

'The Man With The Golden Voice,' has pulled out all the stops with These Days. The stirring, performance-based set features a stunning line-up, with Paul on keyboards and guitar; Jeremy Meek on bass; and completing the core line-up, Robbie McIntosh on lead guitar and Steve Gadd, on drums.

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Sunday 20 January, 7.30pm

One of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, Paul Carrack returns to delight his legions of admirers with the new album These Days. The most accomplished collection of songs in his distinguished career, it features 11 brand new compositions.

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Saturday 26 January, 2pm

Sunday 27 January, 2pm

Rhythm of Spring Holocaust Chinese New Year Memorial Day Celebration Following last year’s success, Leeds Chinese Community School is hosting another unique event, this time celebrating the advent of the Year of the Pig.

Civic Remembrance Event

An orchestra (including a Chinese orchestra), choir and dance group formed by more than 70 talented young artists from Guangzhou, China will join local artists to showcase a variety of performances. The audience will be invited to enjoy the fascinating sounds and shapes of traditional instruments, experience authentic Chinese music, songs, dances and culture, and also enjoy the diversity of Chinese and Western music. Tickets: £10 Concessions: £5 Under 5s: Free

Join the Lord Mayor of Leeds to commemorate the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The event will respond to the Holocaust Memorial Day theme ‘Torn from Home’ and will include a speech by Appolinaire Kageruka – survivor of the Rwanda genocide, music performed by Kolot Hazichoron – Voices of Hope and a performance by Playhouse Youth. There will also be a reading of the seven statements of commitment with candle lighting and a traditional Hebrew memorial prayer sung by the President of Bradford Synagogue, Rudi Leavor, BEM. Free and open to all

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Saturday 2 February, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov conductor Freddy Kempf piano Anna Devin soprano Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 Mahler Symphony No 4

Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto is musical romance at its finest – featuring gorgeous melodies, heart-on-sleeve emotion and dazzling orchestral colour. Few performances of this passionate music can be as authentic as one from an ensemble dubbed the crowning glory of Russian culture, its oldest and most revered symphony orchestra. Taking the Concerto’s spectacular solo role is globally-renowned British pianist Freddy Kempf, a master of the piano who enjoys enormous popularity for his pianistic brilliance. Gustav Mahler’s lightest, most joyful symphony closes the concert. The fourth symphony traces a path from the dreamy elegance of its opening to a child’s view of heaven (complete with dancing angels) by way of the contrasting elements encountered on life’s journey. “There is no music on the Earth than can compare with ours,” sing Mahler’s angels – and little can compare with the radiant glory of his rapturous symphony. A £38.16

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Saturday 9 February, 7pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm by Julian Rushton

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Duncan Ward conductor Yury Revich violin Schumann Overture: Genoveva Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Dvořák Symphony No 7 Please note, this concert begins at 7pm

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Thursday 7 & Friday 8 February, 7.30pm

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Brian Newbould

Manchester Camerata

World Tour

Gábor Takács-Nagy conductor István Várdai cello

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.

Bartók Divertimento for Strings Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 Mozart Symphony No 39

Two evenings of film that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different programmes – the Red film programme (Thursday) and the Blue film programme (Friday). Tickets: £14.75 Concessions/Groups 6+: £12.50 Two Night Festival Ticket: £25

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Schumann’s opera Genoveva is characterised by the composer’s intoxicating Romanticism. The scenesetting piece is one of stormy drama, with restless, passionate strings and rousing, powerful horns. Mendelssohn’s tender and emotive Violin Concerto is rightly considered one of the greatest. One of the summits of the composer’s outputs, it is full of impassioned, mighty and instantly memorable tunes. Yury Revich – one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation – will perform an interpretation of incredible depth and creativity. Dvořák’s Symphony No 7 perfectly balances dramatic power and irresistible lyricism. With its arresting opening, gorgeous slow movement, dancing Scherzo and thrilling Finale, this is one of the greatest Romantic symphonic works. A £38.16

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From the gypsy-inspired lively waltz of its opening movement, through its slow, sombre middle to the fiery Finale, Bartók’s Divertimento lifts the spirits of the listener and sweeps them through a light and genial work. Haydn’s Cello Concerto No 2 is a fine example of beautiful, agile and virtuosic writing for the cello during the Classical period when the violin was more often favoured as the dazzling solo instrument. The work is one of exquisite beauty and stunning passages of interplay between orchestra and soloist. Mozart’s Symphony No 39 is full of great power and passion, of love and sorrow. The third movement is one of the composer’s most celebrated minuets, but the whole piece is operatic in scale and bursts with a thrilling energy. Maestro Gábor Takács-Nagy and soloist István Várdai bring crystal clarity to this cello-centric programme that is sure to delight. A £38.16

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Saturday 16 February, 7.30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival

A programme of music from three symphonic masters, showcasing some of the greatest work of its time.

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Friday 22 February, 8pm The Crypt

Manchester Collective

Black Angels Crumb Black Angels: Thirteen Images from the Dark Land Schubert String Quartet in D minor, Death and the Maiden

A journey to the heart of darkness in two string quartets by masters of the craft, conjuring up twin visions of a world tearing itself apart. Black Angels is a show about darkness, but also about light. From George Crumb’s ethereal ‘God Music’ to the unforgettable melodies of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, this is a programme full of arrestingly unique and beautiful work. Manchester Collective is one of classical music’s most sought after ensembles. Here it presents an extra-special concert in the intimate setting of the Town Hall crypt. Tickets: £19.06 Under 18s, over 60s, students, unwaged: £5.30

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Saturday 23 February, 7.30pm

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston present

Zog

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

The Hallé

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.

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Stephen Bell conductor Sarah Day-Smith presenter

Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet... a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!

Celebrate the story of the most famous wizard in the world through the phenomenal music of John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat. From Hedwig’s Theme to Quidditch, Dobby the House Elf and Aunt Marge’s Waltz to The Death of Cedric, The Weasley Stomp and Lily’s Theme, the iconic music of the astonishingly successful Harry Potter films has delighted generations of wizards and muggles for nearly twenty years. We suggest you bring your own wands, just in case a quick spell is necessary. Remember, swish and flick! ‘Wingardium Leviosa!’ A £37.10

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Thursday 7 March, 7.30pm

Mnozil Brass Cirque

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s muchloved Zog comes to life in a fantastical production featuring live musicians. From the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat, Zog promises to be roaring fun for all ages. Running time: approx one hour Tickets: £15.37 adults, £13.25 children Groups 10+: £13.25 Schools: £10 (Friday only)

Come one! Come all! Listen and be amazed! Cirque is the newest escapade of the magnificent seven, Mnozil Brass – probably the strangest brass ensemble ever. Plumbing the depths of their instruments – our septet combat the monkey business of daily life with music and humour (lots of it), transforming life into a nice, tidy flea circus... if only for an hour or two... Mnozil Brass mix musical virtuosity and a whole range of music (typical brass music, hit tunes, jazz, pop, opera and operetta) with their own special kind of comedy that really has to be seen to be believed. The only way to describe what you’ll see is possibly to label Mnozil Brass the music world’s cross between Mr Bean and the Monty Python – a mix that has made this ensemble a favourite the world over.

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Friday 8 March, 4.30pm & Saturday 9 March, 10.30am

Tickets: £28.62 Under 16s: £19.08

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Saturday 9 March, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir

Oslo Philharmonic Vasily Petrenko conductor Nikolai Lugansky piano Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Grieg Piano Concerto Rachmaninov Symphony No 1

Interpreting Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers, Tchaikovsky’s orchestral fantasy conjures an abundance of memorable music. A dramatic musical expression of the greatest love story of all time. The powerful whirl of the timpani which leads us from silence to fiery music in Grieg’s Piano Concerto is one of the most effective and famous musical openings in the classical repertoire. Nikolai Lugansky lends his extraordinary depth and versatility to a work with a glowing heart packed with memorable melodies.

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Sunday 10 March, 7.30pm

Ben Fogle

Tales from the Wilderness Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, join Ben in this uplifting and exciting show, where he’ll be sharing his stories of the wilderness. Ben has climbed Everest, been swimming with crocodiles, saved elephants, dodged pirates, been marooned for a year on an uninhabited island, walked to the South Pole, crossed the Empty Quarter with camels, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, tracked the migration of the Wildebeest, swum from Alcatraz, had a flesh eating disease and messed around with ferrets! The much-loved TV adventurer recounts, with warmth and honesty, his thrilling tales. If you like Ben’s TV shows then you’ll love this personal and intimate evening of stories from around the world. The show will include an opportunity for Q&As. Tickets: £26.50

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Leeds Lieder Leeds Lieder offer exciting opportunities for hundreds of primary and secondary children across Leeds each year – broadening their horizons, exploring their talents and discovering and developing their voices. In March, they share the years’ learning in two events.

Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 1 is full of thicklyscored strings, sumptuous melodies, and huge drama alongside sheer serenity. An ambitious and dramatic symphony which is now rightfully recognised as a great triumph.

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Friday 15 March

Cool Lieder

Discovering Lieder

Young people from secondary schools perform some of the great songs of the Lieder Repertoire.

Over 200 primary school children come together to perform a fun concert.

Free (no ticket required)

Free (no ticket required)

Saturday 16 March, 7.30pm

A jewel of choral music, Antonín Dvořák’s Stabat Mater is a musical setting of Jacopone da Todi’s powerful and immediate medieval poem. This highly-religious text tells of Mary lamenting her son at the foot of the cross.

11.30am – 12.30pm

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Judy Blezzard

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

David Hill conductor Elizabeth Atherton soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo soprano Sam Furness tenor Wojtek Gierlach bass Dvořák Stabat Mater

2pm – 3pm

Dvořák began writing the piece under a cloud of great personal tragedy – coming to terms with the death of his daughter Josefina. Tragically still, by the time the work was completed two more of his children had passed away. In a time when the composer was at his darkest and most tormented, he created a portrait of grace and peace so compelling, it can’t help but give comfort to all that encounter it. Set in ten movements for a large orchestra, chorus and four soloists, the composer refuses to allow despair to overwhelm him; his music reflects neither resignation nor hopelessness. In this, Dvořák’s masterpiece, we look through a veil of tears and see faith in life – as if the music floats off to heaven itself. A £38.16

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Sunday 17 March, 7.30pm

City of Leeds Youth Orchestra Dougie Scarfe conductor Copland A Lincoln Portrait Gershwin Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture Elgar Sospiri Respighi Pines of Rome The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra’s performances are one of the great success stories of music making in the region. The orchestra now numbers nearly 100 young musicians and this programme will show off these wonderful young talents.

Thursday 21 March, 8pm

Wednesday 20 March, 7.30pm

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Ólafur Arnalds re:member

Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition

Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds brings his stunning soundscapes to Leeds Town Hall, with music from his incredible new album re:member.

Presented by Asian Arts Agency in association with SAA-UK

In his fourth solo album, Ólafur takes the listener through varied musical landscapes. You can hear every facet of his work – the composition, the soundtracks, the pop – bursting through. An album you can’t forget, because every time you hear it something new and wholly unexpected emerges.

The internationally renowned Rizwan-Muazzam perform an evening of majestic music. Drawing on a rich vein of Islamic and Sufi poetry, Qawwali is a form of devotional music from the Indian subcontinent.

Ólafur takes to touring again: “To experience the sheer unfiltered joy of being on stage, seeing a crowd smiling... that’s the feeling I wanted to bring to my music.”

Brothers Rizwan and Muazzam, direct from a line of spiritual Qawwali singers that spans five centuries, continue the legacy of their legendary Uncle, Qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. As the group Rizwan-Muazzam, they have developed a devoted worldwide following through their exceptional live shows and acclaimed albums, including A Better Destiny and Days of Colour.

With re:member audiences will hear the most remarkable and beautiful expression of his music yet. Tickets: £31.80 (advance)

The varied programme includes one of Copland’s most popular pieces, a tribute to the USA’s sixteenth president; music from Gershwin’s magnum opus Porgy and Bess; Elgar’s hauntingly powerful short orchestral work Sospiri, and Respighi’s startlingly vivid kaleidoscope of orchestral colour, Pines of Rome.

Thursday 21 March, 10.30am

Tickets: £11.50 Concessions: £9.50 Students & Unwaged: £5.50

The organ is described as ‘The King of Instruments’, and the organ in Leeds Town Hall is the King of Kings – the largest three-manual instrument in the whole of Europe.

Stops Away

An educational concert aimed at pupils in years 4, 5 and 6 covering content on the National Curriculum’s Music Programme.

This is music that is intoxicating and entrancing to all who witness it. Performing new music alongside Qawwali classics, Rizwan-Muazzam continue to push the boundaries of the genre, and their imaginative reinterpretation of classic Sufi texts breathes fresh life into this rich centuries-old tradition. Tickets: £37.10, £26.50, £21.20 VIP Tickets: £63.60 Concessions: £21.20, £15.90 (Bands B and C only)

Using the music of Saint-Saëns’ playful Carnival of the Animals, this engaging educational concert demonstrates the many different sounds an organ can make in a way which will appeal to young ears. Presenters Tom Bell and Richard Brasier take the children on an adventure for ears and eyes as the organ is played live and a virtual tour unfolds on giant screens. Tickets: £2 (includes classroom resources) Teachers and classroom assistants free

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Friday 22 March, 7.30pm

Sunday 24 March, 7.30pm

Shakin’ Stevens

Roy Harper

50 Years of Monumental Classics

The UK’s biggest-selling artist of the 80s, with 33 hit singles and four UK number ones to his name, Shakin’ Stevens has spent 220 weeks in the UK charts. The 25th biggest selling singles artist of all time, the platinum-selling entertainer and performer has had chart-toppers around the world.

Renowned folk singer-songwriter Roy Harper performs in the iconic Leeds Town Hall to celebrate 50 years of classic tracks, including his famed epic McGoohan’s Blues from his 1968 album Folkjokeopus. Having progressed a body of work since his beginnings as singer-songwriter in the counterculture of the 60s, Roy Harper’s career now spans six decades and includes collaborations with and tributes from icons as varied as Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and many more.

More recently, Shakin’ Stevens returned to the UK charts with the release of his acclaimed 2016 album Echoes of Our Times. With influences from blues, folk and Americana as well as his trademark rocking style, it was one of the most surprising and acclaimed albums of the year. In this intimate concert, he will be joined by his band to perform fan favourites, surprises and, of course, much-loved hits including Oh Julie, Hot Dog and This Ole House.

With music that is as relevant today as it has been for the last 50 years, join this legend of folk as he performs with Bill Shanley and an ensemble of outstanding musicians. Tickets: £47.70, £37.10, £26.50

Saturday 23 March, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Julian Rushton

The Hallé

Johannes Debus conductor Pavel Kolesnikov piano Brahms Variations on a theme of Haydn Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 Nielsen Symphony No 5

Tickets: £37.10

In this joyful work, Brahms portrays colourful variations on the St Anthony Chorale. A homage which pays tribute to the purity and grace of Haydn’s Classical style whilst blending the warmth of feeling and sound favoured by the composer. Mozart’s memorably lyrical Piano Concerto No 22 was written during the ‘Figaro winter’. The first to feature his favourite wind-instrument, the clarinet dominates the score alongside a complex part for piano, performed here by Pavel Kolesnikov, winner of the 2014 Honens Competition. Nielsen’s astonishing fifth symphony then darkens the mood. Completed two years after the end of the Great War, the composer saw the work as ‘the battle between evil and good’. A militaristic sidedrum threatens to derail the orchestra before a dawn of hope emerges and eventually triumphs. One of the great symphonies, presented here under the baton of Johannes Debus (Music Director, Canadian Opera). A £38.16

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Saturday 30 March, doors 7pm

Gabrielle

Under My Skin Gabrielle – one of the UK’s most successful singersongwriters – has sold over five-million records in the UK alone; scoring two number one singles, ten top ten singles, a number one album and five top ten albums. Award wins include two BRITs, Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Female Solo Artist, various MOBOs and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection. Under My Skin, Gabrielle’s first studio album in 11 years, marks 25 years since the release of debut single Dreams. Released in 2018, it reached number seven in the UK charts. Two and a half decades after her first huge success, Under My Skin reminds the world of Gabrielle’s signature, heart-warming, soul-stirring voice. Tickets: £37.10, £26.50 VIP: £104.94

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Monday 1 April, 7.30pm

Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm

Simon Reeve

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Brian Newbould

An audience with

Orchestra of Opera North

The world-famous BBC TV presenter and journalist recounts tales from over 15 years of travel to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. Having been chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have been seen in over 60 countries around the world. An Audience with Simon Reeve is a fascinating, and at times shocking evening of tales featuring exclusive footage and a 20-minute Q&A session.

Under the baton of Dalia Stasevska, the Orchestra of Opera North presents a programme on the theme of reflection. Lutosławski’s searingly intense Musique funèbre is an early milestone that leaves a deeply emotional impact.

Dalia Stasevska conductor Ana Maria Labin soprano

Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs are the composer’s gloriously serene and transcendent swansong, with reflections on life and death woven throughout. The vocal lines, performed here by acclaimed Romanian-born soprano Ana Maria Labin, are a beautiful contemplation of life, and renowned as some of the most stunning song settings in the canon.

Lutosławski Musique funèbre Strauss Four Last Songs Bruckner Symphony No 7

There are few finer culminations to a symphony than the ending of Bruckner’s seventh, and the great adagio is a song of farewell. Bruckner’s music was given little appreciation in his lifetime, but the Seventh Symphony was an exception; an unqualified success at its premiere in 1884, it remains one of his most popular works. A £38.16

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Thursday 4 April, 8pm

Tommy Tiernan Paddy Crazy Horse

Back on the road again, Tommy Tiernan has a new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time.

Sunday 7 April, 4pm

Using high theatricality and lots of sweary language, this is a fast-paced and exuberant celebration of everything that’s wild, wrong and wonderful about being alive right here, right now. It is by turns clever and then really stupid.

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Tommy Tiernan’s legendary record-breaking ticket sales extend across the world and he is also the star of Channel 4’s hit show Derry Girls, the BBC’s Live at the Apollo and his own improvised chat show on Ireland’s RTE1.

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The Great British Sing Orchestra of Opera North A concert showcasing the best of British composers and songwriters, from classical Elgar and Parry to the shows of Lloyd Webber and Ivor Novello. These isles have produced some of the world’s best music for voices, ideally suited to the massed singers of Inspiration. www.inspirationuk.com Tickets: £24, £19, £13.50 Over 65s: £2 off Under 18s, students, unwaged: 50% off

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Thursday 11 April, doors 7pm

Beirut

+ Helado Negro Celebrating the release of new album, Gallipoli, Beirut embark on an international tour. From New York to Berlin, Chicago to Yorkshire – they’re taking in cities across Europe and North America, and will perform at Leeds Town Hall, one of just three UK cities on their schedule.

Saturday 13 April, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Pietari Inkinen conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello Rautavaara In the Beginning Elgar Cello Concerto Takemitsu Requiem for Strings Sibelius Symphony No 2 20 Box Office: 0113 376 0318

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert HALF

The band are joined by Helado Negro, ‘...an Ecuadorian American artist with an unprecedented sound. His music is a soothing, dreamlike collage of live and unorthodox instruments...’ (The Guardian).

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The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra performs under the baton of one of today’s most celebrated and exciting figures, Pietari Inkinen.

Ben Palmer conductor

Rautavaara’s final orchestral work is a surprising concert opener. “The orchestral strings are so dense, so intricately interwoven… that it could last forever” (Saarbrüker Zeitung). Takemitsu’s potent Requiem is a moving tapestry of the composer’s experiences of the Second World War. Perhaps the most famous cello concerto ever written, Elgar’s last great work is an emotive and mournful piece. Here the soloist is Sheku KannehMason, the highest charting cellist in history and an international star after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The concert comes to a joyful conclusion with the rousing optimism of Sibelius’ second symphony. One of the composer’s most popular works – an epic, pulsating and elemental score. A £38.16

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Sunday 14 April, 7.30pm

Relive the magic of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra. Steven Spielberg’s heart-warming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a ten-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®winning score conducted by Ben Palmer and performed live by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen. A

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The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child Orchestra of Opera North

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Terry Davies conductor ‘Silly old Fox! Doesn’t he know, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo?’ Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in The Gruffalo. Along the way, he is confronted by three hungry animals who each think that the mouse looks good… Then, as The Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings one wild and windy night, she goes in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn’t really exist... or does he? René Aubry’s inspired scores are performed live by a full orchestra to a screening of two wonderfully animated children’s films, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Based on the much-loved children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. A

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The brainchild of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, Beirut’s sound combines elements of indie-rock and world music. Since their debut in 2006, they’ve experienced a stellar rise that now sees them give life to their fifth studio album. In it they rediscover the joy of music as a visceral experience, something that will be brought to the forefront in this much-anticipated live performance.


GOLDBERG VARIA TIONS Friday 26 April, 8pm Albert Room

Wed 1, Wed 8, Fri 10, Tue 28, Thu 30 May, 7pm

Manchester Collective

Goldberg Variations

Bach arr Sitkovetsky Goldberg Variations

One of Bach’s most extraordinary creations, the Goldberg Variations were ‘composed for music lovers to refresh their spirits’. One idea, a single germ of an aria, blossoms into thirty stunningly original variations, performed back to back, for a marathon 90 minutes.

Originally written for harpsichord, the groundbreaking Manchester Collective performs the variations in a version for string trio – an evening of music that showcases their trademark disruptive approach to live performance. Let go, lie back, and lose yourself in a world of music.

It’s music that is startlingly intimate, performed at the grandest scale. It’s one unforgettable, total, human experience.

Tickets: £19.06 Under 18s/over 60s/students/unwaged: £5.30

Saturday 27 April, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Clive McClelland

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Hans-Peter Hofmann director Tasmin Little violin Warlock Suite: Capriol Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 Barber Adagio for Strings Haydn Symphony No 44 (Trauer-Symphonie) 22 Box Office: 0113 376 0318

Warlock’s Capriol Suite, a vivid reimaging of renaissance dance tunes, bursts with infectious rhythms and harmonies from a time gone by. Mozart’s fourth violin concerto, a work now cemented in the popular concerto repertoire, is one of the most technically demanding, holding the instrument constantly in the spotlight – played here by “Britain’s finest violinist” (The Independent), Tasmin Little. Barber’s Adagio for Strings is a real contender for the saddest, most emotive and heart-breaking music written in the last century. The famous adagio – with its emotional intensity – has become the music people turn to in the wake of tragic events around the globe. One of Haydn’s most highly-charged creations, the Trauer (mourning) Symphony takes on an emotional and dramatic character, and is one of the composer’s most brilliantly inventive works. A £38.16

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Giuseppe Verdi Concert Staging

Opera North Two countries are at war. Aida secretly loves an enemy general, Radamès, who returns her love. When Radamès is selected to lead a renewed assault against the enemy, Aida is forced to choose between betraying her country and betraying her heart. Verdi reserved some of his finest arias for the doomed lovers such as Celeste Aida and O patria mia. This new concert staging comprises an international cast and reunites the 2017 Turandot creative team with conductor Sir Richard Armstrong, director Annabel Arden and set and costume designer Joanna Parker. Tickets: £15 – £54 (concessions available) Opera North Box Office: 0844 848 2720* Online: operanorth.co.uk *Calls will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk Thomas Sanderling conductor Sergei Redkin piano Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (Pathétique)

Rimsky-Korsakov’s fiery Capriccio Espagnol is a brilliant fifteen minutes of passionate music with explosive percussion. Rachmaninov’s immensely popular Rhapsody is filled with strong Romantic sweeps. A set of 24 fiendishly difficult variations for piano and orchestra – played here by Sergei Redkin, bronze medal winner at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition (2015). Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony, possibly his greatest work, the ‘Pathétique’ (Passionate) is one of the defining sounds of the Romantic period. The composer proclaimed it his most sincere composition, one which would strike terror into the souls of listeners. From Russia’s third most populous city, the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk is led by Thomas Sanderling. The orchestra – considered one of the finest in all Russia – presents a programme of monumental Russian music. A £38.16

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Sunday 2 June, 3pm

Friday 24 May, 8pm

Stewart Francis

Black Dyke Brass Festival 2019

Into The Punset

Star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack, Stewart Francis embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER! See him before he heads off... into the punset.

The world’s most famous brass band returns to Leeds Town Hall for an afternoon gala concert, featuring the Black Dyke Band with its internationally renowned soloists and the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band.

This will be Stewart’s last and final stand-up tour – ever! – so we’re expecting a full house and not a dry eye in it. Brace yourself Leeds, it’s going to be emotional...

The programme will feature something for everyone, with favourites including music from the movies Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The hugely successful one liner wizard has become a household name over the last decade thanks to his perfectly crafted gags and expert timing.

The grand finale with over 200 musicians will include Let’s Face the Music and Dance, the beautiful hymn setting of Crimond, and the majestic Suite Gothique with the magnificent Leeds Town Hall organ.

With international sell-out gigs, Stewart has received acclaim in the US and his native Canada, as well as here in the UK. Amongst other shows he has appeared on are Celebrity Mastermind, Not Going Out, Dave’s One Night Stand, and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Tickets: £15, £13, £12, £11

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Saturday 1 June, 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden

The Hallé

Leeds Festival Chorus Leeds Philharmonic Chorus St Peter’s Singers Simon Wright conductor Sarah Connolly soprano (Angel) Barry Banks tenor (Gerontius) David Soar bass (Priest/ Angel of Agony) Elgar The Dream of Gerontius 24 Box Office: 0113 376 0318

Gerontius is dying, and Jesus is calling him home.

Friday 14 June, 8pm

As a man faces his death he contemplates his life, led on his journey to heaven by an angel to await his fate. Along the way he encounters friends, angels, demons and souls – with the hope of a final re-awakening to glory.

The Crypt

Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is a towering monument of English choral music. The apocalyptic work reflects an eclectic range of influences: Wagner, Verdi, Anglican and Catholic liturgical music, and even – in its ‘Demons Chorus’ – echoes of Victorian music-hall.

Gainsborough Pareidolia

An epic adaptation of John Henry Newman’s poem, of this work Elgar wrote, ‘This is the best of me’. Arguably his greatest achievement, The Dream of Gerontius will be an overwhelmingly sublime closing to the 2018/19 Leeds International Orchestral Season. A £38.16

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Paradise Lost Rakhi Singh violin Vessel electronics

PARADISE LOST

The Manchester Collective’s 2018/19 finale reunites acclaimed duo Vessel (composer and electronic musician Sebastian Gainsborough) and Rakhi Singh (the Collective’s Music Director). One of the most enigmatic, disruptive, and exciting creative duos of their generation, Vessel and Singh have created a large scale original work, a masterpiece that draws together fractured and disparate music from their respective worlds (one classical, one electronic). Featuring a string quartet alongside electronics, here, the sacred meets the profane, the acoustic clashes with the electronic, and some of the earliest classical music ever written is brought into the 21st century. Tickets: £19.06 Under 18s/over 60s/students/unwaged: £5.30

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Millennium Square Summer Series

Now on sale... Friday 25 October, 7.30pm

Bowie

A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics Orchestra of Opera North

Sunday 28 July, 5pm Millennium Square

Jurassic Park in Concert Orchestra of Opera North

Cliff Masterson conductor

Ben Palmer conductor

This must-see open-air concert brings together two of Leeds’ most established musical institutions in one incredible evening. The acclaimed 50-piece Orchestra of Opera North joins forces with the city’s legendary nightclub Back to Basics to perform reworked arrangements of epic dance and club anthems from the nightclub’s back-catalogue. Featuring a line-up of special guest artists, lead vocalists and celebrated DJs this is a great way to see celebrate some of the best hits of all time.

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making. Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: in full HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

Part of Opera North in the City presented by Opera North and Leeds City Council and supported by Arts Council England.

Tickets: On sale 25 January 2019

The Luna Cinema

The cinema under the stars returns to Millennium Square for its second year with three nights of film screenings al fresco. Expect a line-up of classic films on the big screen when the schedule is announced in March 2019. The ultimate outdoor cinema experience. Tickets: On sale March 2019

Plus more events including Brutus Gold’s Love Train, Leeds Ska & Mod Festival, Vamos, Leeds Pride and other live concerts, community festivals and events to be announced as part of the Millennium Square Summer Series 2019.

Welcome... to Jurassic Park!

Jurassic Park TM and © Universal Studios

Part of Opera North in the City presented by Opera North and Leeds City Council and supported by Arts Council England.

Tickets: On sale 25 January 2019

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Friday 16 – Sunday 18 August, 8pm Millennium Square

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Orchestra of Opera North Brent Havens conductor Tony Vincent vocals Rock band, symphony orchestra and stunning vocals combine for this epic concert of all of Davie Bowie’s greatest hits. With his unique style and his uncanny ability to reinvent himself in a career spanning five decades, David Bowie penned some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most beloved classics. Celebrate this iconic artist through his music including Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, Changes, Star Man, Let’s Dance and Life On Mars. Recently recorded as a special for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, Bowie: A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular visits Leeds as part of a European tour. A £37.10

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AN AUDIENCE WITH SIMON REEVE LEEDS CULTURAL CONVERSATION TOMMY TIERNAN: PADDY CRAZY HORSE ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH THE GREAT BRITISH SING BEIRUT + HELADO NEGRO JAPAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT THE GRUFFALO & THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD MANCHESTER COLLECTIVE: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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

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Under 26? Save money on last minute orchestral tickets

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Gold: 25% discount – book all 20 concerts Silver: 20% discount – book 10 – 19 concerts Bronze: 15% discount – book 5 – 9 concerts

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Available on Leeds International Orchestral Season Concerts only (does not apply to other LICS presentations).

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Orchestral subscriptions

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If you have any questions or comments about events at Leeds Town Hall please email music@leeds.gov.uk or write to Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD

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On street parking is charged at £3 after 6pm.

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Price: £7 (or less) for up to 6 hours

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Price: £8.50 between 6pm – 9am 24 hour, 7 days a week parking available at Woodhouse Lane car park, LS2 3AX.

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The nearest secure parking is available at The Light, LS1 8TL (accessible via Great George Street).

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This brochure is available in alternative formats. Please call us on 0113 378 6600 for more details.

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Support dogs are welcome.

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CITY STATION

A coach service is available for Leeds International Orchestral Season attendees*, picking up from Addingham, Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, Burley-inDesignated on street blue badge parking can be Wharfedale, Otley, Menston, Guiseley, Yeadon, found nearby on Oxford Place, Alexander Street, Rossington Street and Portland Crescent. Blue badge Rawdon and Horsforth. holders can also park on street in any ‘general’ Leeds Ticket price: £6 return journey (£5 from Yeadon) City Council controlled pay and display bays (i.e. For booking information please contact the bays which are not blue badge bays) on their blue Box Office on 0113 376 0318. badge, free of charge without a time limitation. * Please note there is no service for the choral concerts on Please be aware that parking is no longer available Sat 16 March and Sat 1 June. on the front of Leeds Town Hall. The venue is equipped with a closed loop system for the hard of hearing.

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Booking fees are calculated at 6% of the ticket value. This fee contributes to our retail, distribution and technology costs. In turn, this allows us to stay an effective business and to invest in the cultural life of Leeds, our technology and the services we provide.

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Accessible toilets are provided on stalls and gallery level, and there are lowered counter sections at the Box Office and in the Brodrick Bar.

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Please be aware that the Leeds Town Hall lift cannot be used for evacuation purposes. Gallery seats should only be booked if independent evacuation via the stairs in case of an emergency is possible.

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Level access to the Town Hall is available via the City Centre Box Office entrance, to the right of the main entrance on The Headrow.

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A booking fee is added to all tickets booked, whether in person, online or over the phone. All prices quoted in this brochure are inclusive of booking fees. So the price you see is the price you pay.

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Please contact the Box Office to discuss available options for specific performances, any access requirements or our Essential Companion scheme.

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We aim to provide as much choice as possible when it comes to seating and viewing options for those with specific access needs. These include wheelchair viewing spaces and Essential Companion seats. A limited number of companion tickets are available to customers who, due to their disability or impairment, require someone to attend with them.

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Leeds Town Hall is an inclusive environment to be enjoyed by everyone. We have put in place a number of measures to ensure disabled people and people with a range of impairments can access and enjoy their visit.

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