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Marta Gardolinska Bart Barczyk.


  • Mozart The Magic Flute: Overture7′
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No.136′
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C Major11′
  • Mendelssohn  Symphony No. 4 (Italian)27′

Due to exceptional demand, additional tickets are now available in the Choir Stalls. 

When Felix Mendelssohn came to Birmingham in 1837, we welcomed him like an international superstar. He’s still a real Birmingham favourite, and his joyous Italian symphony will be like summer sunshine on a November day. But genius runs in the family; so today, as well as Beethoven’s exuberant youthful concerto (played by Benjamin Grosvenor), Marta Gardolińska conducts the only orchestral work by Felix’s sister Fanny. It’s a gem.

Please note that due to demand, the Choir Stalls are now on sale for this performance.

Tickets can be booked:
By phone - the phone lines (0121 780 3333) are open Monday-Saturday 10am – 2pm. 
In person -  the box office counter at Symphony Hall is now open again Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm. 

Please note that for the Autumn Concert Season we will be selling a mixture of standard and socially-distanced seating in Symphony Hall as follows:

  • Stalls & Terraces - Standard
  • Choir Stalls - Standard
  • Circle - Standard
  • Upper Circle - Socially distanced
  • Grand Tier - Socially distanced


The following discounts are available for this performance:

  • Wheelchair User or Disabled Patron if they need assistance of a companion/helper, the helper ticket is free.
  • Benefit recipient discount. If you receive income support, job seeker’s allowance, universal credit, pension credit or personal independence payment you can book one ticket per performance at the special rate of £13. Please note, you may be asked to present the form of ID used to claim the tickets on arrival at Symphony Hall.
  • Child aged 17 and under / School & Youth group tickets - £5
  • Full time Student tickets - £5
  • Those aged 18-30 can book tickets for £10
  • Groups: 20% discount for groups of 8+, free reservation facility. For accompanied children aged 17 or under, the child ticket price applies instead of the 20% discount. 2 free tickets when you buy 20+ tickets for one concert. Click here for more information about group bookings.


For events sold by B:Music Box Office, the B:Music per-ticket commission of £3.50 is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £15. For full details see