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Tickets now on general sale posted 18 Aug 2018

Tickets now on general sale

Tickets are now on general sale for the Leeds International Concert Season 2018/19. The season offers a range of music including world-class orchestras, the finest brass bands, critically acclaimed chamber musicians and special themed concerts.  

The Leeds International Orchestral Season 2018/19 at Leeds Town Hall features breathtaking programmes, remarkable orchestras and astounding soloists from all corners of the globe. The opening concert features one of the most talented violinists of his generation, Sergei Krylov, performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto alongside the innovative BBC Philharmonic and under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber (29 Sep). Other highlights include the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra with pianist Angela Hewitt (27 Oct), The Hallé with the winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition (12 Jan 19), the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra making its debut with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (13 Apr 19) and for the first time since 1995, the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk (11 May 19). 

Acclaimed as the finest series of brass band concerts in the world, the Leeds Best of Brass series 2018/19 at Morley Town Hall opens with a performance by “the finest jewel in the world of brass bands”, (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies), the Grimethorpe Colliery Band (20 Oct). Known internationally as the band that provided the soundtrack music and the extras for the 1996 film Brassed Off, Grimethorpe Colliery Band will perform a programme of brass band favourites. The series of eight concerts also features the World Famous Black Dyke Band (9 Feb 19) and the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world Brighouse & Rastrick Band (6 April 19).   

Curated this season by pianist Sam Haywood, the Leeds International Chamber Season 2018/19 is a series of six concerts all taking place on Tuesday nights at The Venue, Leeds College of Music. This year’s theme is Schubert and Friends and the opening concert features the acclaimed Chiaroscuro Quartet performing Schubert’s Octet and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet (9 Oct). The series also features violinist Jack Liebeck, cellist Guy Johnston and pianist Sam Haywood performing Schubert’s lyrical Arpeggione Sonata (13 Nov) and the Elias Quartet performing Schubert’s passionate String Quartet No 13 (19 Feb 19).        

The special themed concerts this season include The Snowman animation live on Leeds Town Hall’s giant screen accompanied by the stunning sounds of the Orchestra of Opera North (16 Dec). Celebrate the coming of the New Year with Viennese Whirl (30 Dec), a special afternoon concert full of Viennese waltzes, marches and polkas and enjoy a free glass of bubbly or orange juice with every ticket! To mark the centenary of the end of World War we have two special concerts the first is the screening of the 1927 silent film, Wings, with Carl Davis’ 1993 live score in sync with the movie performed by the Orchestra of Opera North under the baton of Carl Davis CBE conducting his very own score! (20 Oct). The second concert is War Horse: The Story in Concert, narrated by author Michael Morpurgo this performance features Adrian Sutton’s acclaimed score alongside hand drawn visuals to illustrate the powerful story (25 Nov).   

Tickets can be purchased from the City Centre Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or book online.   

To request a copy of the latest brochures, please call 0113 378 6600, email music@leeds.gov.uk or download a copy

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