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What’s On

Your guide for September – December 2017

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Welcome to your What’s On at Leeds Town Hall brochure for September to December 2017. As you will see amongst these pages, a season filled with memorable nights out and world-class performances awaits. There really is something for everyone with orchestral concerts, organ recitals, comedians, film screenings, talks, tours, exhibitions and more… The 2017/18 Leeds International Orchestral Season opens with a visit from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (7 Oct). In the season that leads to its 125th anniversary, the orchestra and Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits present Messiaen’s epic Turangalîla-symphonie, last heard here in Leeds in 1998. The season then continues with a programme featuring orchestras from home and abroad: BBC Philharmonic (14 Oct), Manchester Camerata (21 Oct), St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (28 Oct), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (18 Nov). Our friend and neighbour, the internationally acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North also makes a welcome return with two concerts – the first celebrating the towering figures of English composition, joined by Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Leeds College of Music Student Chorus and St Peter’s Singers (25 Nov), the second celebrating three markedly different composers (2 Dec). We’re also delighted to welcome Darius Battiwalla as the new curator of Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music (from 18 Sep), come along and enjoy free recitals during your Monday lunch break.

The season is also marked by a number of popular festivals returning to the city. The 31st Leeds International Film Festival (1 – 16 Nov) continues to celebrate global filmmaking culture, the Leeds International Beer Festival (7 – 10 September) celebrates craft beer from the UK and across the world, and the Ocean Film Festival World Tour (21 Sep) brings a series of short films all inspired by life above and below the waves.

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Lunchtime Talks Join us for a series of free cultural talks; Lunchtime Talks and the Leeds Cultural Conversations series. Wednesday 6 September, 12.30pm

Is There Life After 50? You’d Better Believe it! Women Celebrate Getting Older This talk draws on interviews with over 60 women (aged 40–101) to celebrate age, ageing and ways to tackle its impact on our lives.

mechanism itself whilst taking in a view of Leeds unlike any other. August: Sat 26 – 10.30am, Mon 28 – 2.30pm September: Mon 25 – 2.30pm, Sat 30 – 10.30am October: Sat 28 – 10.30am, Mon 30 – 2.30pm November: Sat 25 – 10.30am, Mon 27 – 2.30pm December: Wed 6 – 4.30pm (please note the main hall may be unavailable), Wed 13 – 4.30pm Wed 20 – 4.30pm Tickets: £4.77 (including booking fees)

Thursday 7 September, 1pm Using evidence from Georgian and Victorian Leeds, food historian Peter Brears reveals the diets of the town, from the starvation of the poor to the great banquets of the rich.

Please note: for those unable to ascend the clock tower stairs an audio-visual 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.

The year ends with a number of festive celebrations including the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts (14 Dec) in support of children’s cancer charity Candlelighters, whilst The Snowman is brought magically to life with the score performed live to the film by the Orchestra of Opera North (17 Dec).

Wednesday 6 December, 12.30pm

Exhibitions

We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Town Hall… and hope you enjoy the show!

Thursday 7 December, 1pm

A Taste of Leeds

Group tours are £121.90 and can take up to 25 people

Asbestos in Leeds: A History of Transnational Contamination For much of the twentieth century, asbestos was an essential component of modern life, a ‘lifecycle’ of contamination that is both local and global.

While Shepherds Ate Food historian Eileen White examines food eaten by shepherds depicted in medieval plays on the birth of Jesus. FREE – book via eventbrite.co.uk For more information: 0113 378 7192 or arts@leeds.gov.uk.

If you’re under 26 you can buy tickets to Leeds International Concert Season orchestral concerts in rows 1 – 7 for just £5 in the seven days before the concert. Register for Leeds Town Hall’s monthly e-bulletin service at www.leedstownhall.co.uk and be the first to hear about events, news and competitions.

The hidden histories of the Town Hall come to life in our tours, talks and exhibitions programme...

We also offer private tours for groups at a date/ time to suit you, great for corporate visits, heritage groups, youth groups and parties.

A number of famous faces also make a visit to the Town Hall – from comedians including Rob Brydon (19 Sep), Russell Brand (17 & 18 Oct), Milton Jones (17 Nov) and Katherine Ryan (23 Nov); to recording stars including Marc Almond (10 Oct), Slowdive (11 Oct), Beth Hart (30 Oct) and Kate Rusby (8 Dec).

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Hear the secrets of 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 227 steps to the top of the Town Hall’s landmark clock tower – seeing the fascinating clock

August – December 2017

Left Bank Leeds & Humans of Leeds An exhibition featuring portraits and stories of those who have moved to the city; be it for work, family, study or seeking refuge. FREE – Crush Bar Gallery August – October 2017

Hyde Park Picture House From illustration and painting, to photography and film, ‘the cosiest cinema in Leeds’ has long been an inspiration to artists. FREE – Staircase Gallery November 2017 – February 2018

Northern Ballet

Leeds-based Northern Ballet is one of the UK’s leading ballet companies. Bold and innovative in its approach, Northern Ballet is renowned for its classical technique and world-class storytelling. This exhibition showcases images of its stunning work. FREE – Staircase Gallery

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Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music Mondays from 18 September – 18 December 1.05pm Presented by

Darius Battiwalla with special guests

Season highlights include: 18 September 2017

Opening concert from Darius Battiwalla 25 September 2017

Simon Lindley & Phillip McCann 2 October 2017

Darius Battiwalla, Simon Lindley & John Scott Whiteley 9 October 2017

Join us at Leeds Town Hall for world-class recitals in our Lunchtime Organ Music series. This season, not only do we welcome established international concert artists, we also provide a platform for some fine young players at the start of flourishing careers. With organ solo repertoire from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, and transcriptions from Bach to Johann Strauss and Gershwin, the series continues the tradition of combining wellloved favourites with less familiar – but no less thrilling – works. FREE ADMISSION

Call 0113 378 6600 for a leaflet with full details

Darius Battiwalla 16 October 2017

Ben Morris

23 October 2017

Alan Horsey

30 October 2017

Michael Stephens-Jones 6 November 2017

Darius Battiwalla

Silent Film Accompaniment in association with Leeds International Film Festival (see page 17) 13 November 2017

Darius Battiwalla 20 November 2017

David Pipe

27 November 2017

Jane Parker-Smith 4 December 2017

Darius Battiwalla 11 December 2017

Senior Choir of Leeds Cathedral & Choir of Leeds Cathedral Choir School Tuesday 12 December 2017

Christmas Brass Band Concert 18 December 2017

Simon Lindley, Claire Strafford & David Greed Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music will then continue from Monday 15 January.

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Monday 18 – Sunday 24 September

The Leeds Comic Art Festival

Thought Bubble

Exhibitors and guests from all over the world descend on Leeds in a colourful and exciting week-long festival of all things comics – from independent comics to superheroes and everything in between.

Thursday 21 September 7.30pm

Ocean Film Festival

At the huge comic con (23 & 24 Sep), the festival village encompasses Millennium Square, Leeds Town Hall, Carriageworks Theatre, Victoria Gardens, Cookridge Street, Leeds City Museum, Central Library and Leeds College of Art.

World Tour

The annual Ocean Film Festival showcases a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, captured above and below the surface. An enthralling, inspirational and entertaining collection of short films; The Ocean Film Festival celebrates the beauty, power and mystery of the big blue. Be wowed by mind blowing marine life, exhilarated by the power of the waves, and moved by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.

Guests include Gerard Way (curator of DC’s Young Animal, former frontman of My Chemical Romance), Brian K Vaughan (writer of awardwinning comic series SAGA) and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead artist).

Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Mountain Film Festival UK. To see the list of films selected visit www.leedstownhall.co.uk. Cert: 12A

Tickets and info: www.thoughtbubblefestival.com Under 12s and over 65s go free

Tuesday 19 September 8pm

Rob Brydon I Am Standing Up

Rob Brydon returns to stand-up for the first time since his sell-out national tour and West End run of 2009.

Image © Jen Bartel

Tickets: £13 Concessions: £11.50

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 October 6pm – 11pm

Light Night Leeds

As darkness falls, experience the city in a new light… For two nights Leeds city centre comes to life with spectacular large-scale light projections, installations, dance, music and street performances. Many of the city’s iconic buildings, including the Town Hall, open late into the night as artists transform the spaces in a magnificent showcase of their work. Pop in during the evening to explore the venue and witness some remarkable sights.

Becoming a household name for his role as Uncle Bryn in hit comedy Gavin and Stacey, Rob Brydon was previously best known as the eternally chipper cabbie Keith Barret in cult comedy Marion and Geoff. He’s also host of BBC comedy panel show Would I Lie To You? and stars alongside Steve Coogan in The Trip. Other TV credits include Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangster Granny and QI.

lightnightleeds.co.uk #LightNight Leeds #ArtintheDark

Tickets: £29.15, £26.50 (including booking fees)

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Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm

Saturday 7 October 7.30pm

Marc Almond

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dorien Schampaert

Shadows and Reflections

One of Britain’s most gifted and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, takes to the stage at Leeds Town Hall in a very special concert featuring songs and hits from across his 36 year career. The show will feature beautiful new arrangements of hits, iconic torch songs and the ’60s Orchestral Pop for which he has become loved, along with music from his new album Shadows and Reflections.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Arguably the greatest 20th century French composer after Debussy, Messiaen composed his monumental Turangalîla-symphonie (Speed of Life) as a hymn to joy, time, movement, rhythm, life, and death; as he declared: ‘The whole work is a song of love’. Deemed one of the most important pieces of the 20th century it is both a monumental symphony and a virtuosic piano concerto, moving from Hollywood horror to ethereal serenity.

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The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performs in a season that leads to its 125th Anniversary – an illustrious history which has seen it work with some of the greatest names in classical music, tour the world and inspire generations of music makers and music lovers.

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Tickets: £63.60, £41.87, £31.27, restricted view £20.67 (including booking fees)

Considered Bizet’s finest orchestral score, his Symphony in C lay undiscovered for 80 years – unperformed in the composer’s lifetime. A fresh, uninhibited piece, the young Bizet (seventeen at the time) was yet to cement his place in history with his opera Carmen. Little did he know this four-movement work would become a staple from the Romantic era.

Kirill Karabits conductor Steven Osborne piano Cynthia Millar ondes martenot

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At the forefront of British pop music ever since he found fame in the early 1980s with Soft Cell, Marc went on to a prolific solo career with over 30 million records sold worldwide. Now you can celebrate the synth-pop pioneer’s 60th birthday year in a concert that follows on from his sell-out spring tour.

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Wednesday 11 October doors 7.30pm

Slowdive

UK Shoegaze pioneers Slowdive have been beguiling audiences with their music since being formed by the bond of high school friendships in 1989. Returning 22 years after their first release – in this concert they perform music from their new self-titled album, alongside a selection of songs from previous releases. Prepared to be indulged by the old, and wowed by the new as they bring their alchemy back on tour. Age: 14+ Tickets: £23.85 (including booking fees) Prices valid from 31 August 2017, prior to that transaction fees will apply – see page 31

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Sunday 15 October 8pm

Sean Kelly

and the Stars of Storage Hunters Sean is the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of smash-hit reality show Storage Hunters. Join him for a night of comedy and a charity auction. Sean has led a crazy life... He’s done everything from holding a top secret military clearance and serving a combat tour in Iraq, to visiting over 80 countries around the world and headlining the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Friday 13 October 7.45pm

Big Girls Don’t Cry Experience the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and a fantastic live band. During the ’60s and ’70s number 1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled into super stardom with 100 million records sold worldwide.

Saturday 14 October 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden

BBC Philharmonic Pietari Inkinen conductor Christian Ihle Hadland piano Beethoven Symphony No 1 Grieg Piano Concerto Sibelius Symphony No 5

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Reviving the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest, the night features solo hits that range from the exuberant to the spine-tingling. Drawing from a repertoire that includes Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’ and many, many more – you’re never more than a song away from another classic hit. Tickets: £27.03, concessions: £24.91 (including booking fees)

Beethoven first delved into the world of symphonic writing at the age of 30, finding the form for which he would be most remembered. Intended as an homage to his illustrious masters Mozart and Haydn, Beethoven’s first symphony is inescapably original. His masterful interpretation effectively stakes his claim as the rightful heir to the symphonic tradition. Grieg’s Piano Concerto is one of his most popular works. There’s a reason why the first piano concerto to ever be recorded is so loved – and not just because of its infamous appearance on the 1971 Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special! Like Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite, this is music with a huge, glowing heart – packed with tunes. Who better to perform it than fellow countryman Christian Ihle Hadland. “It is as if God Almighty had thrown down pieces of a mosaic for heaven’s floor and asked me what was the original pattern”, commented Sibelius on composing Symphony No 5. A stunning example of his most original ability to build a movement on the dynamic development of a single idea.

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He will be joined on-stage by T-Money and Green Mile, who will both perform their own stand-up sets and help with the auction finale of the show. Audience members are encouraged to bring along a cheeky item from home to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes. Tickets: £22.26 (including booking fees)

Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 October 8pm

Russell Brand Re:Birth

“How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?” In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one. Tickets: £29.15 (including booking fees) Prices valid from 31 August 2017, prior to that transaction fees will apply – see page 31

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Sunday 22 October 6pm (VIP reception 5.15pm)

This black tie, red carpet award event celebrates the Caribbean community across Leeds and those that have impacted positively in the worlds of Law, Arts, Media, Sports, Health and other sectors. BHI brings the warmth of the Caribbean and the vibrancy of the people from the sunshine islands to share food, music and a love of Leeds with all. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Alexander O’Neal headlines this gala evening, along with a company of VIP guests taking to the stage. Forerunners in contemporary dance Phoenix Dance Theatre present a special preview of Windrush – celebrating the spirit, history and heritage of British Caribbean culture. An evening presented by BHI.

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

Manchester Camerata Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is unmistakeably the composer’s most famous work – and the most recorded piece of classical music of all time. A bravura showpiece for its violin soloist; the concertos are one of the most dazzling examples of musical scene-painting.

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The Concerto for two oboes and two clarinets features unusual instrumentation for the period in which it was written, being one of the earliest pieces of baroque repertoire to feature the clarinet. Throughout the work, Vivaldi, master of the concerto form, plays the woodwind instruments off against each other as they weave melodious lines over the infectious accompaniment. Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations reflect an elegant and sophisticated glimpse into the composer's emotional side, and Tchaikovsky’s adoration of the music of Mozart – a composer he revered above all and referred to as the ‘Christ of music’. ‘Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ (The Times) the Manchester Camerata performs an evening of music by Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky.

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Tickets: (all prices quoted include booking fees) VIP: £79.50 (includes Meet and Greet with Alexander O’Neal rum punch reception, Caribbean cuisine, a gift bag and prime table seats) Table tickets: £477 (for 10 people includes Caribbean cuisine and a gift bag) £53 (includes Caribbean cuisine and gift bag) Balcony and Box Seats: £21.20

Thursday 26 October 7.30pm

The Musical Box Performs Genesis – The Black Show

A unique opportunity to discover the mystical Genesis rock concerts and relive a historic rock moment. With Peter Gabriel’s famous theatrics and Genesis’ unique musicianship, the band’s artistry has produced some of the most iconic images and sounds of the progressive rock era. Internationally acclaimed for their re-enactment of early Genesis works, The Musical Box is coming to the UK to perform the emblematic 1974 The Black Show, which features classic songs from all of the early albums. Exclusively licensed by Peter Gabriel and Genesis, The Musical Box has performed for more than a million spectators worldwide in one of the most intense live music experiences ever created. Tickets: £49.29, £37.10, restricted view £23.85 (including booking fees) Prices valid from 31 August 2017, prior to that transaction fees will apply – see page 31

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Sunday 29 October 8pm

Jimmy Carr

Saturday 28 October 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway

The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. Having devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and leaving 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 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 to over two million people across four continents. Now you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show – this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Friday 27 October 7.30pm

Dr Hook

Starring Dennis Locorriere

Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (Pathétique)

Following a series of sell-out performances, the Timeless tour of the UK has been extended due to overwhelming demand. From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of its success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band’s biggest hits and best-loved songs. Receiving more than 70 Platinum and Gold Discs, the band has reached legendary status across the globe. The evening will revive special memories with classics such as Sylvia’s Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Sharing The Night Together, The Cover Of Rolling Stone and Queen Of The Silver Dollar. Tickets: £37.10, £33.92, £30.74 (including booking fees)

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Though he was regarded as impossibly avantgarde in his youth, Prokofiev belongs to the same great tradition of Russian music as Tchaikovsky. In his Symphony No 1 – a tuneful and accessible homage to Haydn and Mozart – seldom has 20th century music sounded so transparent or free from care.

Alan Buribayev conductor Peter Donohoe piano

Tickets: £29.15 (including booking fees)

If any single composer can be said to encapsulate the essence of Russianness, it is Tchaikovsky. The mammoth three-movement work of Piano Concerto No 2 shows off the composer’s brilliant piano writing and typically imaginative orchestration – undeniably attractive and elaborate, full of exuberant piano and exhilarating orchestral responses. His greatest symphony and, possibly, his greatest work, the ‘Pathétique’ (Passionate) is one of the defining sounds of the Romantic period. Its extraordinarily personal Finale is a trail-blazer in composition. ‘Each group of the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra has a special sound’ Seen and Heard International, 2015.

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Monday 30 October 8pm

Wednesday 1 – Thursday 16 November

Beth Hart

Fire on the Floor The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart ‘the ultimate female rock star’, and there’s no doubt that her two-decade career is the ultimate thrill-ride. Born in Los Angeles, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter released albums throughout the ’90s, then reignited in the post-millennium as both a solo artist and head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck and Slash.

The 31st Leeds International Film Festival

‘Extraordinary,’ wrote The Times of her once-a-generation vocals, while The Guardian praised her ‘daring, brooding and angry’ performances.

The largest film event in the North takes over Leeds Town Hall for an epic celebration of film.

Beth Hart performs an intimate solo show in the stunning setting of Leeds Town Hall.

Be among the first in the world to experience some of the most talked about films of the year as Victoria Hall is converted into a giant cinema for sixteen days.

Tickets: £39.75, £34.45 (including booking fees)

The full programme will be announced in October. Visit leedsfilm.com for updates.

Friday 17 November 7.30pm

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it… which means it’s probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media. He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat.

Monday 6 November 1.05pm

He’ll be talking about his life so far – the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made.

with organ accompaniment

‘Absurdist one-line masterpieces’ THE TIMES

Tickets: £27.56 (including booking fees)

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Alfred Hitchcock’s

The Lodger

Alfred Hitchcock’s incredible filmmaking career began with British silent cinema in the 1920s, including his electrifying thriller The Lodger starring Ivor Novello. Don’t miss this early classic in a free screening with live organ accompaniment from Darius Battiwalla. 91 mins, PG FREE

Tuesday 7 November 8.15pm

Carnival Messiah The Film

A special 10th anniversary screening of the complete live performance of Carnival Messiah staged at Harewood House in 2007. A reimagining of Handel’s Messiah, this spectacular production fuses music, dance and carnival into a truly memorable performance event. Presented in partnership with Harewood House Trust and the Geraldine Connor Foundation.

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Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm

Psychic Sally Kisses to Heaven

World renowned psychic, television and theatre star Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally’s jaw-dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heartbreaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium.

Saturday 18 November 7.30pm Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Judy Blezzard

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Much the finest of all his shorter Masonic pieces is Mozart’s glorious Masonic Funeral Music, a supernaturally solemn piece of stark beauty.

Ilan Volkov conductor Ilya Gringolts violin

Schumann wrote his only violin concerto a year before his final attempt at suicide and eventual death in an asylum. The intended violinist – Joseph Joachim – suspected the concerto contributed to the composer’s madness and so left the tainted manuscript unperformed. Today, it has firmly become part of the mainstream violin repertoire and is considered an important late work.

Mozart Masonic Funeral Music Schumann Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 3 (Eroica)

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Beethoven’s thrilling, electrifying Eroica was a massively significant work both for the composer and classical music. Completed in 1805, it marked the beginnings of early Romantic composition and an end to the earlier Classical style: a dramatic, bold new approach that has seen it voted the ‘greatest symphony of all time’ by BBC Music Magazine and conductors across the world.

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An evening of dramatic and emotional music from one of Europe’s leading orchestras, the awardwinning BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Sally says, “The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side”. The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment.

Tickets: £25.44 (including booking fees)

Thursday 23 November 8pm

Katherine Ryan Glitter Room

What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special? They are both single mothers with too many pets. And they are both Katherine Ryan. This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 breakout star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? Katherine also regularly appears on all the UK’s major panel shows, from BBC’s QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave’s Taskmaster and Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting Comedy Central’s Your Face or Mine with Jimmy Carr. Tickets: £18.55 (including booking fees)

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Saturday 25 November 7.30pm

Saturday 2 December 7.30pm

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Peter Whitfield

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Julian Rushton

Orchestra of Opera North Garry Walker conductor Elena Urioste violin

Orchestra of Opera North Leeds Philharmonic Chorus

Leeds College of Music Student Chorus • St Peter’s Singers A towering figure of 20th century music, Sir Malcolm Arnold’s works are both complex and subtle. His overture a grave and powerful memorial to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

David Hill conductor Sarah Fox soprano Ben Hulett tenor

Ralph Vaughan Williams stands alongside Elgar and Britten as one of the most popular of 20th century English composers. His breathtakingly beautiful tribute to Thomas Tallis is a haunting masterpiece.

Malcolm Arnold Peterloo Overture Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis Elgar In the South Howells Hymnus Paradisi

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Elgar was one of the 20th century’s masters of orchestral writing – his scores almost mosaic like in their ever-changing use of instrumental sounds. In the South is a highly spirited and colourful composition. Hymnus Paradisi is a stunning orchestral and choral work written after the loss of the composer’s son to polio. The deeply affected father kept the work private for fifteen years. You can almost feel that Howells, who composed pieces to reflect the architecture of the cathedrals they were performed in, intended this piece for the soaring skies, where his son now was. Leeds’ acclaimed Orchestra of Opera North presents an evening of music from four of England’s greatest composers.

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Mozart composed his final violin concerto at just 21 years old. The piece is infused with enchanting influences from Italian operas and orchestral works. A surprising change to characteristically Turkish music in the final movement, gives the concerto its nickname.

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As a young composer, Britten took a job to score films including a short animation. Efficient and creative, he borrowed music written by Rossini and expanded it for full orchestra. Given the film was only five minutes long lots of Britten’s music was discarded, which he then turned into Soirées Musicales.

Of Elgar’s first symphony, Hans Richter proclaimed “Let us now rehearse the greatest symphony of modern times, written by the greatest modern composer – and not only in this country”. The premiere of Elgar’s much anticipated symphony was a massive success, with performances all over the world within weeks.

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Leeds’ internationally acclaimed orchestra presents an evening of music where a common thread of stylistic experimentation unites the works of three markedly different composers.

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Thursday 7 December 7pm

John Wilson

& The John Wilson Orchestra

A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals Plus special guests and the JWO Chorus John Wilson and his superstar orchestra return with their new show, having established an international reputation performing repertoire from the golden era of Hollywood and Broadway musicals and music. Joined by guest soloists and – for the first time on tour – the John Wilson Chorus, the John Wilson Orchestra’s joyous celebration features music from Singin’ in the Rain, Show Boat, Annie Get Your Gun and The Bandwagon, amongst many more. Tickets: £50.88, £45.58, £40.28, £29.68 (including booking fees) Prices valid from 31 August 2017, prior to that transaction fees will apply – see page 31

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Friday 8 December 7.30pm

Saturday 9 December 7.30pm

Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience.

Orchestra of Opera North Leeds Festival Chorus

Kate Rusby

Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere. It is in her special Christmas concerts that all these elements combine to exquisite effect. This festive tour will feature tracks from Kate’s forthcoming Christmas album, alongside songs and carols from her previous Christmas releases and back catalogue spanning 25 years of magnificent music making. Joining Kate on stage will be her hugely talented band of musicians and a top flight brass quintet. Tickets: £26.50, Under 16s: £15.90 (including booking fees)

Thursday 14 December 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Festive Box of Delights

The 2017 Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Rothwell Temperance Band

Simon Wright conductor

Richard Wilberforce chorus master Alan Horsey organ Introduced and conducted by Simon Lindley

Leeds Festival Chorus, one of the UK’s finest, and the Orchestra of Opera North join forces to present a joyous evening of popular orchestral and choral music. Expect a seasonal mix of some of the most famous and inspiring pieces ever composed.

Tuesday 12 December 7.30pm

Bach Excerpts: Christmas Oratorio Hely-Hutchinson The First Nowell: Carol Symphony Tchaikovsky Suite No 1: The Nutcracker Berlioz Shepherds’ Farewell: L’Enfance du Christ Rimsky-Korsakov Prelude: Christmas Eve Verdi Brindisi: La traviata Puccini Humming Chorus: Madama Butterfly Porter Another Op’nin’, Another Show: Kiss Me, Kate Lehár Excerpts: The Merry Widow Tchaikovsky Polonaise and Waltz: Eugene Onegin Mascagni Intermezzo, Easter Hymn: Cavalleria rusticana Bernstein Finale: Candide

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Worldwide Entertainment presents

STEPHEN TRIFFITT as Frank Sinatra

MARK ADAMS as Dean Martin

GEORGE DANIEL LONG as Sammy Davis Jr

THE GOLDDIGGERS and THE MANHATTAN SWING ORCHESTRA Back by popular demand and following sell-out performances across the globe, The Definitive Rat Pack brings you an evening of festive classics including White Christmas, Baby It’s Cold Outside, The Christmas Song and Let It Snow. There will also be a generous sprinkling of alltime favourite hits including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York. Featuring Dean Martin’s sensational Golddiggers and the internationally-renowned 14-piece Manhattan Swing Orchestra, this is one Christmas party not to miss… Tickets: (all prices quoted include booking fees) Standard: £28.09 Concessions: £25.97 VIP: £41.87 VIP Concessions: £39.75 (VIP tickets include e programme and one glass of prosecco per ticket holder)

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Celebrate Christmas at Leeds Town Hall’s annual family carol concerts. After the concert there will be a collection for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal. The Lord Mayor’s chosen charity for 2017 is Candlelighters, a children’s cancer charity based in Leeds which supports families facing children’s cancer across the entire region of Yorkshire. Tickets: £6.36, Concessions: £3.18 (including booking fees)

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Sunday 17 December 3pm

Saturday 16 December 4pm

Friday 22 December 8pm

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Christmas Celebration

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The Snowman and Cinderella

Orchestra of Opera North Hugh Brunt conductor John Savournin presenter

This December the Orchestra of Opera North performs the music live in all its heart-melting splendour to a screening of the animation. Sure to captivate the imaginations of young and old alike, this is not only the perfect way to spend time with loved ones, but a wonderful introduction to the thrills, chills and power of a symphony orchestra performing live.

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Before the screening, narrator John Savournin delights with the classic rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella with sensational music and illustrations to accompany the story.

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Celebrate the anticipation and excitement of the season of Advent with old favourites and new tunes.

With special guest soloists Jon Barr (West End), Andy Quinn (Unexpected Star, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show) and others, enjoy a truly magical selection of festive music. Songs include Little Drummer Boy, Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Ring Those Christmas Bells.

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An exhilarating Christmas extravaganza featuring a mixture of sacred and secular music for the festive period.

Sunday 31 December 3pm

Viennese Whirl Orchestra of Opera North

Justin Brown conductor

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Now on sale for Spring and Summer 2018 Thursday 8 & Friday 9 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 far-flung corners of the globe.

Friday 23 February 7.30pm

Jonathan Pie

Back to the Studio Following his sell-out nationwide tour, Jonathan Pie returns to the stage with a brand new live show. The frustrated News reporter is back and angrier than ever. Join him for a night of political comedy that soon descends into chaos. This is political satire at its finest, as Rory Bremner puts it – ‘the most exciting satirical creation since Partridge’. Tickets: £23.85, Students and unwaged: £18.55 (including booking fees)

Ant Middleton

Tickets: £23.85 (including booking fees)

Saturday 9 June 2018 7.30pm

Wednesday 24 January 7.30pm

Maxim Vengerov

Jason Manford

Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 March 8pm

Muddle Class

Sarah Millican

Stamatia Karampini conductor

Control Enthusiast

Friday 16 February 7.45pm

The Magic of Motown Celebrating the sound of a generation

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown steams into town! Seen by over a million people, this smash-hit show features back-to-back classic hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship. With the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy. Tickets: £29.15 (including booking fees)

with the Würth Philharmonic Orchestra Universally hailed as one of the world’s finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov performs an extra special concert. Subscriber priority booking 7 – 18 August General sale 19 August A

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An Evening With

Adventurer, survival expert, ex elite forces soldier and TV presenter – Ant Middleton’s appetite for adventure and extremes knows no limits. Join him in this adventure filled one-man show as he recounts his extraordinary experiences and exploits.

Tickets: (including booking fees) Standard: £14.84, Concessions: £12.72 Early bird offer: £12.72 (book before 1 Nov 2017) Groups 6+: £12.72 Festival Ticket (both nights): Standard: £26.50, Concessions £23.32

He’s back! Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ – causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.

Tuesday 20 February 7.30pm

Tickets: £30.21, Concessions: £28.09 (including booking fees) 1-in-10 Go Free

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At a glance AUGUST

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12.30pm Daily 1pm 1.05pm – 8pm 7.30pm 1.05pm 2.30pm 10.30am

LUNCHTIME TALK LEEDS INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL LUNCHTIME TALK LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Darius Battiwalla THOUGHT BUBBLE: Leeds Comic Art Festival ROB BRYDON: I Am Standing Up OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL: World Tour LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Simon Lindley & Phillip McCann LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR

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LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Darius Battiwalla, Simon Lindley & John Scott Whiteley LIGHT NIGHT LEEDS BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Darius Battiwalla MARC ALMOND: Shadows & Reflections SLOWDIVE BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY BBC PHILHARMONIC SEAN KELLY & THE STARS OF STORAGE HUNTERS LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Ben Morris RUSSELL BRAND: Re:Birth MANCHESTER CAMERATA C50: Alexander O’Neal LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Alan Horsey THE MUSICAL BOX: Performs Genesis, The Black Show DR HOOK: Dennis Locorriere LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR ST PETERSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA JIMMY CARR: The Best of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Michael Stephens-Jones LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR BETH HART: Fire on the Floor

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LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Darius Battiwalla – Silent Film Accompaniment CARNIVAL MESSIAH: The Film LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Darius Battiwalla MILTON JONES: Is Out There BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: David Pipe PSYCHIC SALLY: Kisses to Heaven KATHERINE RYAN: Glitter Room LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH & LEEDS PHILHARMONIC CHORUS LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Jane Parker-Smith

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ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH SALVATION ARMY: Annual Carol Concert LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Darius Battiwalla LUNCHTIME TALK LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR YAMSEN LUNCHTIME TALK JOHN WILSON & THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA: MGM Film Musicals KATE RUSBY FESTIVE BOX OF DELIGHTS: Orchestra of Opera North & Leeds Festival Chorus LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Choirs of Leeds Cathedral LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Christmas Brass Band Concert THE RAT PACK AT CHRISTMAS LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR THE 2017 LORD MAYOR’S CAROL CONCERTS O COME, O COME EMMANUEL: Inspiration & Orchestra of Opera North THE SNOWMAN & CINDERELLA: Orchestra of Opera North LEEDS LUNCHTIME ORGAN MUSIC: Simon Lindley, Claire Strafford & David Greed LEEDS TOWN HALL TOUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Chorus UK VIENNESE WHIRL

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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.

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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

The Victoria Hall offers one of the largest spaces available for hire in Leeds, perfect for a presentation To hire Leeds Town Hall for a concert or to an audience of up to 1200 people or a banquet for performance, please contact a member of the 400 people. With seating removed, the hall can be Arts Planning Team via music@leeds.gov.uk 28 Box Office: 0113 376 0318

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Leeds’ annual traditional market brings a little piece of Germany and a whole heap of festive spirit to the heart of the city. Complete with authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, an old-fashioned carousel, a daily programme of light entertainment and much more... the perfect way to begin your Christmas celebrations.

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Group bookings Discounts are available on LICS presentations for groups of 10 or more. Please contact the Box Office for details. 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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