Music Events

Michael Jackson's Dance Day

Friday 31 October 2014 Doors 10am, £20

Dance like Michael Jackson this October half term with Manic street production's Halloween Dance Day.

Eskimo 11 Halloween

Friday 31 October 2014 9.30pm-2am

More information coming soon...

OFF by CIE KIAI

Saturday 01 November 2014 Doors 7pm. £10.95/ £6.95 U16 & students

A UK premiere of darkly comic circus starring a very big trampoline!

Royal Marines Interactive Concerts

Thursday 06 November 2014 1.30pm - 2.30pm, £5 Donation

The Royal Marines School of Music are working with Portsmouth Music Hub to provide two interactive concerts on 6th November for students across the city at Portsmouth Guildhall. This is an excellent opportunity for young people to listen to a high class band and be inspired.

Portsmouth Music Hub 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Saturday 08 November 2014 Time tbc

To celebrate Portsmouth Music Hub's 3rd Anniversary there is a special performance on Saturday November 8th in Portsmouth Guildhall featuring schools and Hub Partners. This promises to be a varied programme and musical feast catering for all tastes.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday 09 November 2014 £19.80 incl. BF*

On the 70th anniversary of Glenn Miller’s visit to Great Britain, Ray McVay is proud to present the world’s greatest big band, live in concert.

Example

Tuesday 11 November 2014 Doors 7pm, £30.25 incl BF*

Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example visits Portsmouth on his 2014 UK tour.

A Day to Remember

Wednesday 12 November 2014 £24.20 adv. including BF*

Fresh from absolutely demolishing the main stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and performing to a sold out, 7500 strong crowd at Cardiff Arena - A Day To Remember are pleased to announce their return to the UK this November.

Sublime Shostakovich

Friday 14 November 2014 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Praised for its charming simplicity, carefree spirit and lyrical warmth, Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto is one of his happiest and most direct works. Its sublime slow movement is its crowning glory however. Opening with a cloud-shrouded string theme in a minor key, the piano enters in the major, like the sun breaking through, an effect as magical as it is simple.

Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Saturday 15 November 2014 Doors 7pm. £36.

Jools Holland will be bringing the greatest boogie-woogie party around the UK once again with his annual autumn / winter tour, with special guest Marc Almond.

Levellers

Sunday 16 November 2014 Doors 7 pm, £24.75 incl BF*

In October and November 2014, Levellers will embark on a European wide Greatest Hits tour coming to Portsmouth on 16th November 2014. Promoting their Greatest Hits album, with special guests The Selecter.

John Mayall 80th Anniversary Tour

Thursday 20 November 2014 Plus Special Guest King King. 7.30pm. £29.50.

Blues legend John Mayall returns for his 80th anniversary tour with special guests King King in this explosive blues bill.

Paul Carrack

Sunday 23 November 2014 Doors 7pm. £26.95 incl. BF*, £31.35 incl.BF*, Gold Tickets £42.35 incl.BF*

Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road following his widely acclaimed recent album release 'Rain or Shine', a mix of new original songs and classic tracks.

Lily Allen

Sunday 30 November 2014 Doors 7pm. £35.75 incl BF*

Chart topping, outspoken, pop diva Lily Allen comes to Portsmouth Guildhall.

La Serenissima

Monday 01 December 2014 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

Be transported to Venice for a concert celebrating the music of one of the great Italian violin virtuosi, Johann Georg Pisendel; two fabulous works by Vivaldi and one by Albinoni which are dedicated to Pisendel, a piece by Montanari which survives in Pisendel’s own hand, and two effervescent works by Pisendel himself.

The Three Belles

Friday 05 December 2014 Doors 7pm, dinner 7.30pm. Tickets £16.20/ table of 10 £189/ table of 12 £226.80 incl. BF*

In The Mood- The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! At this event you can expect to be whisked back in time for a night of nostalgia and fantastic entertainment.

Gregory Porter

Sunday 07 December 2014 Doors 7pm - £27.50 / £33 / £38.50 incl BF*

GRAMMY award nominated Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter to visit Portsmouth.

Machine Head

Tuesday 09 December 2014 Doors 7pm, £27.50 incl BF*

American thrash metal Machine Head are set to rock Portsmouth Guildhall.

Brit Floyd - Discovery World Tour 2014

Thursday 11 December 2014 7.30pm. £32.45, Gold Circle £43.40 incl.BF*

We are excited to announce that Brit Floyd will be returning to the UK and Ireland in November and December for 21 shows, as part of the Discovery World Tour 2014.

Milton Glee Concert with the Royal Marines Association Concert Band

Sunday 14 December 2014 £8.50-£13

A Christmas concert for all of the family. Come and hear your Christmas favourites and come and join in on the singing. Upbeat band numbers and music from shows and movies too.

Rat Pack at Christmas

Wednesday 17 December 2014 Doors 7pm, £18.70 / £23.10 / £25.30 icl BF*

It's fun all the way as the 'Purveyors of Cool' swing into town with a sensational show with live orchestra featuring The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Thursday 18 December 2014 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring seasonal classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. Enjoy a rollercoaster of Christmas favourites including Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, The Little Drummer Boy, All I Want for Christmas is You, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Mary’s Boy Child, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, So Here it is, Merry Christmas and much, much more!

Great Beginnings

Thursday 15 January 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

In structure, Beethoven's Piano Concerto in B-flat Major shares many traits with Mozart’s piano concertos, but in style it displays many daring deviations which are unquestionably Beethoven and reveal a remarkably sure hand belying the youthfulness of its composer.

Showaddywaddy

Saturday 17 January 2015 Doors 7pm. £21.50 incl. BF*

Formed in the 1970’s in Leicester from several local bands Showaddywaddy have sold more than 20 million records and had audiences dancing the night away all over the world. So come and join the ‘Dancing party’…‘you’ve got what it takes’!

Benyounes Quartet

Monday 19 January 2015 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

“The polish of the Benyounes Quartet was new… they already seem seasoned veterans with their tight ensemble and confident projection” The Times

Children's Concerts 2015

Tuesday 27 January 2015 1.30 - 2.30pm. £4.00 incl BF*

An hour of wonderful music for 5-11 year olds performed by the Southern Pro Musica Orchestra.

An Evening of Stuff & Nonsense

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Doors 6.30pm / £10, £15 incl BF*

An evening celebrating the nonsensical and the absurd for Parkinson’s UK, inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Mervyn Peake.

Joy and Triumph

Friday 30 January 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

Schumann’s Second Symphony was a personal triumph and marked the start of the final phase of his career. It is a reflection not only of his recent health issues but also the feeling of triumph of overcoming the despair that had gripped him for a year. It transports the listener towards redemption in a way that looks back to Beethoven but also predicts the future greats, like Mahler, who were to come.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Saturday 31 January 2015 Doors 7pm. £19.50 / £21 incl. BF*

Prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The Johnny Cash Show is the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family!

Tasmin's Mendelssohn

Thursday 12 February 2015 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

There is perhaps no more popular or beloved violin concerto than Mendelssohn’s masterpiece. Taking a journey from darkness to light, it begins restless, mysterious and questioning, and ends in a blaze of colour, full of joy and exhilaration, sustained by virtuosic melodies and lively interplay between soloist and orchestra.

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