Orchestral delights set to arrive at Leeds Town Hall this month

A feast of orchestral delights featuring three world class performances, are all set to light up Leeds Town Hall this month.

Beginning on Saturday January 11, first up will be the Manchester Camerata under the baton of its Permanent Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer. A range of popular pieces will be performed, including Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue, Purcell’s Chacony, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 which was the original theme tune to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 4, Telemann’s Tafelmusik Part III and Overture: Water Music.

Next to take to the stage on Saturday 18 January will be the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Andris Nelsons. Set to feature will be one of the most sought-after soloists of his generation, Dejan Lazić, who will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1. Also on the programme is Prokofiev’s lively Symphony No 1 (Classical) and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Topping off a fantastic start to the New Year at the Town Hall is the English Chamber Orchestra, who under the baton of 2005 Leeds Conductors Competition winner Alexander Shelley, will perform on Saturday January 25. Set to thrill the audience will be a performance of Mozart’s stunning Piano Concerto No 24 by highly respected pianist, Imogen Cooper in a programme which will also feature Mozart’s Symphony No 41 (Jupiter) and Wagner’s beautiful Siegfried Idyll.

Tickets for these concerts are priced £12.50 - £31.50 and available from the Leeds Town Hall Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or book online at www.leedsconcertseason.com. 50% discounts are available for students, under 18s and jobseekers, with people under 26 also able to purchase tickets for an orchestral concert for just £5 in the seven days before the concert.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills said:

"It is always a fantastic occasion to be in the crowd for an orchestral performance at Leeds Town Hall, and I am delighted to say that this month there will be three world class performances to enjoy.

"The line-up at each concert really is superb, and we would urge anyone who is interested in attending to book their tickets as soon as possible."

Notes to editors:

For further information please contact:

Alison Stockwell

Music Officer

Arts Planning Team

Leeds International Concert Season

Tel. 0113 247 8336

Fax. 0113 247 8334


Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD


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Listings information:

Saturday 11 January, 7.30pm.

Manchester Camerata

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor

Tickets: £31.50, £29, £26.50, £21, £16, £12.50 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

Saturday 18 January, 7.30pm.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons - conductor

Dejan Lazić - piano

Tickets: £31.50, £29, £26.50, £21, £16, £12.50 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

Saturday 25 January, 7.30pm.

English Chamber Orchestra

Alexander Shelley - conductor

Imogen Cooper - piano

Tickets: £31.50, £29, £26.50, £21, £16, £12.50 (discounts available)

Box Office: 0113 224 3801 / Book online www.leedsconcertseason.com

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk