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Guildhall Tours

Tuesday 23 September 2014 - Tuesday 30 December 2014
Tuesday's 11am and Thursday's 3pm FREE

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the beautiful facade of Portsmouth Guildhall? Wonder no more, as we are opening our doors to the public for behind the scenes tours.

Mighty Brahms

Friday 03 October 2014 £14.75, £19, £21, £24.25, £29.50* "Kids for a Quid"

The BSO opens its 14/15 season with Principal Conductor Kirill Karabits conducting Brahms' First Symphony, a performance that was much acclaimed as part of the Orchestra’s Brahms Symphony Cycle in Poole last season.

Varsity Pro Wrestling

Saturday 25 October 2014 7pm. £16.50/ £13.75/ £11.25 concs. incl. BF*

The International Superstar The UK Kid takes on VPW Champion, Germany's Max 'The Machine' Von Shultz inside a steel cage!

Ensemble 360

Monday 27 October 2014 £16, £14 concessions incl. BF* The Harlequin Room. Doors 7pm

From the seductive opening melody of Dvorák’s Quintet, the work of a composer at the peak of his powers, to the dynamic contrasts of Beethoven’s Septet, this is a concert full of beauty, ‘wild dancing’ and happiness, brimming with vitality and energy.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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