Please note that this event has happened and appears here for archive purposes only


  • Sibelius Finlandia8′
  • Dove In Exile30′ (CBSO Centenary Commission: UK Premiere)
  • Dvořák Symphony No.9 (New World)40′

Join us for a pre-performance talk where Jessica Duchen will be interviewing composer Jonathan Dove in the Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space at Symphony Hall (foyer space) between 6.30pm and 7pm. 

Grand passions, glorious tunes: Sibelius’s Finlandia and Dvořák’s New World are two classics that just never get old (even if the Hovis advert was nearly 50 years ago now!). But tonight, we’re creating new memories too, with the UK premiere of In Exile by Jonathan Dove: a heartfelt musical journey for two great British soloists, written specially for us by one of our most communicative – and brilliant – living composers.

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
Circle - Standard
Upper Circle - Socially distanced
Grand Tier - Socially distanced

This concert will be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3


In Exile was commissioned thanks to a generous grant from the Rachel Baker Memorial Charity, and is performed with additional support from the John Ellerman Foundation.

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.


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