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Concert 2.


  • Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel: Overture 8′
  • Chausson Poème de l’amour et de la mer 28′
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)46′

Please note these concerts have been changed from their previously advertised times. 
The concert on Wednesday 22 September will now take place at 7.30pm, and the concert on Thursday 23 September will be at 2.15pm.

“Pathétique” means “full of emotion” – and make no mistake, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 is overflowing with melody, colour, and raw passion. Powerful stuff: and whether it’s Humperdinck’s fairytale magic or Chausson’s artful tracing of the course of a love affair (with Dame Sarah Connolly as soloist), our guest conductor Gustavo Gimeno will take us straight to the heart of these three pieces all first heard in 1893.

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


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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