Music Events

Abba Mania

Saturday 28 February 2015 Doors 7pm.

It is 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it's your chance to thank ABBA for the music!

Music Revolution

Saturday 28 February 2015 - Saturday 28 March 2015
Free weekly sessions starting 24th January 2015

The Music Revolution is a newly formed Music Club at Portsmouth Guildhall in partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust.

Royal Blood

Monday 02 March 2015 SOLD OUT. Doors 7pm.

SOLD OUT. After tickets for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour sold-out within just two minutes, Royal Blood can now announce details of a major European tour which includes their biggest headline show to date.

New Horizons

Thursday 05 March 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid", Doors 7pm

Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor is widely regarded as the culmination of his achievement in the field of the piano concerto, and demands a larger orchestra than any of the other concertos. The severe and inexorable mood of the two great outer movements, the lofty thought and depth of passion, mark it as the true forerunner to those of Beethoven, and it is certainly well documented that the latter regarded the work very highly indeed.

Paul Weller

Saturday 07 March 2015 Doors 7pm. £41.80 incl. BF*. SOLD OUT

Paul Weller has announced a 14 date tour for March 2015. The tour sees Paul play a more varied selection of towns across the UK than the usual run of arenas.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Monday 09 March 2015 7.30pm. £19.25/ £24.75 incl. BF* plus a number of higher priced gold circle tickets available

Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the UK to present a spectacular new stage production celebrating the music of the legendary rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.

Southbank Gamelan Players

Wednesday 11 March 2015 1.30pm concert, 3pm workshop, Free

Collaborating with dancers, puppeteers and composers from Indonesia, Europe and the USA, the group has established an international reputation for its performances of both traditional Javanese and new music for gamelan.

Annie Mac

Friday 13 March 2015 Doors 9pm. Tickets £16.50/ £22 including booking fee

BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac brings the rave to Portsmouth Guildhall supported by Mele, featuring Slick Don.

The Stranglers

Monday 16 March 2015 Doors 7pm, £25.30 adv. incl BF*

2014 marks 40 years in the music business for The Stranglers, with a sell out anniversary tour, European tour and many festival appearances. The Stranglers are back as strong as ever in 2015 with their 'March On' tour of the UK.

Soundsational

Thursday 19 March 2015 6.30pm

Held for the first time in the main auditorium of the iconic Guildhall, Soundsational is a platform to showcase the talents of the many musicians in Portsmouth's schools and colleges.

A Night at the Ballet

Friday 20 March 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid", Doors 7pm

When you think of ballet, do you think of sugar-plum fairies, beautiful swans and dashing princes? If so, this is the perfect concert for any young aspiring ballerina or indeed any lover of great music

Blue

Saturday 21 March 2015 £27.50 incl BF*, Doors 7pm

Lee Ryan, Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe catapulted to fame in 2001 with their Top 5 single ‘All Rise’. The affable quartet quickly ascended to the top of the charts with three #1 albums, scored highly-respectable collaborations with Elton John and Stevie Wonder, and even represented the UK in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Sleeping with Sirens vs Pierce the Veil

Monday 30 March 2015 £22 incl. *BF, Doors 7pm

After announcing the first leg of their world tour, Sleeping With Sirens & Pierce The Veil; two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today are proud to announce EU & UK dates for Spring 2015 in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink.

Timescape

Wednesday 01 April 2015 Time tbc

The new songbook from Portsmouth Music Hub's award winning composition team is published in the spring. Timescape is the world premiere of this show featuring 500 young people from across the city performing songs across time at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Live in the Harlequin 2

Friday 03 April 2015 Doors 7.30pm, £5

Our very own Portsmouth Scene Promotions present 'LIVE IN THE HARLEQUIN'.

Simple Minds

Wednesday 15 April 2015 Doors 7pm. £43.45-£54.45 incl. BF*

Fresh from their renaissance and rightful reappraisal, Simple Minds will be releasing BIG MUSIC, their first album of new material in five years on November 3rd and will also be embarking on a major multiple date UK tour in 2015.

Country Folksongs

Friday 17 April 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Khachaturian was a composer with an incredible gift for melody, and the Violin Concerto is a fun and playful example of this. Its lush, oriental-sounding tunes, high-flying virtuosity and yearning melodic intensity soon appealed to worldwide audiences. Musical elements drawn from the folk songs and dances of Khachaturian’s native Armenia add to the festive intoxication, which are also present in the lusciously evocative Adagio from his ballet Spartacus.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday 22 April 2015 Pre-show educational event 5pm. Doors for concert open 7pm. Tickets £15, £12, £5 incl. booking fee. Group offers available.

Visiting Portsmouth Guildhall for the first time and now celebrating 50 years of existence NYJO features some of the best, most gifted and talented next generation UK jazz musicians.

Chas & Dave - On The Road Tour

Friday 24 April 2015 Doors 7pm, £26.95 / £29.15 incl BF*

CANCELLED. 2014 sees Chas & Dave mark their 50th year in music together with their 'On the road tour'.

Status Quo 'Aquostic Live'

Friday 24 April 2015 Tickets £42.35 adv / £53.35 - Doors 7pm

Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will undertake a truly special 5 date “Aquostic Live 2015” UK tour in April 2015.

Melvyn Tan

Monday 27 April 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

A beautifully balanced programme featuring the incomparable keyboard music of JS Bach, a rare opportunity to hear the music of the Russian-based Irish composer John Field, and works by the great giants of the piano, Liszt and Chopin. At the heart of which lies a series of ‘meditations’ inspired by JS Bach’s setting of Bist du bei mir composed by some of Britain’s finest living composers, including Michael Berkeley, Diana Burrell, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jonathan Dove, Thea Musgrave, Tarik O'Regan and Judith Weir.

Sunwook's Rach Three

Friday 01 May 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

The BSO finishes its 2014/15 Portsmouth season with Principal Conductor Kirill Karabits and the BSO Artist-in-Residence Sunwook Kim. Rachmaninov said that he wrote the Third Piano Concerto “for elephants” and with its massive chords, cascading and leaping octaves, high-speed runs, dense counterpoint, and wide-spaced, busily embellished textures, it does demand a pianist with strength, dexterity, control, and stamina - and big hands! But the virtuosity always serves dramatic and expressive ends. A mood of dark, impassioned lyricism prevails throughout which builds with urgent expressiveness before reaching an almost delirious close.

Michael Ball

Saturday 02 May 2015 Doors 7pm, £44 incl BF*

For more than 25 years Michael has been at the top of his game starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway winning critical acclaim, a devoted following and awards for his stage work and recording career.

Belle & Sebastian

Tuesday 05 May 2015 Doors 7pm, £27.50 incl BF*

Belle & Sebastian are unique, unpredictable, and fiercely loved.

Mike and The Mechanics

Sunday 10 May 2015 Doors 7pm. £38.50, £33 incl. BF*

Following on from their sold-out UK tour earlier this year Mike and The Mechanics, the English Rock/Pop super group that have sold 10 million records worldwide have announced that 'The Hits Tour 2015' is coming to the Portsmouth Guildhall on 8th May, 2015.

BSO Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians

Sunday 31 May 2015 10am-5pm, FREE 4pm concert

Have you ever dreamt of performing with a professional orchestra? Maybe you played a musical instrument in the past but not had the opportunity to play for many years? Then now is the time to dust off your instrument and revive your talent!

Emma Johnson & John Lenehan

Monday 01 June 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

In partnership with her long-time collaborator John Lenehan, Emma presents a sparkling programme that features at its heart two of the great landmark sonatas of the clarinet repertoire by Brahms and Saint-Säens, framed by dynamic and irresistible works by Weber, Chopin, Lutoslawski and Bernstein.

An Evening with Bryan Ferry

Friday 05 June 2015 Doors 7pm, £38.50/ £49.50/ £60.50/ £71.50 incl BF*

After an impressive set of performances around the world throughout 2014 including the lauded Glastonbury and Coachella debuts, British musical icon Bryan Ferry has announced a 20 date UK tour in May and June 2015.

Richard Digance in the Live Lounge

Thursday 25 June 2015 £13* standard/ £23* for ticket + two course dinner. Doors 7.30pm for 8pm Show.

Enjoy and intimate evening of Cabaret and dinner in our Live Lounge café with Richard Digance, BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

The Carpenters Story

Sunday 28 June 2015 £19/ £21/ £23 incl. BF*

From the stable that brought you the incomparable Illegal Eagles, Phil Aldridge presents a sensational new production…..“The Carpenters Story”.

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