Symphony Hall has been the undisputed champion of concert halls in the United Kingdom since its inauguration in 1991. In fact, many also consider it to be amongst the best in the world. But what makes this concert hall so special? It’s not just the calibre of the performers who have walked through its halls. It’s also the history and the sense of community associated with it.
Back in the 1980s, Birmingham’s economy wasn’t doing well. So, the government’s plans to build an international convention centre along with a concert venue to house the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra resulted in the Symphony Hall. Expert acousticians and architects created a venue that surpassed any other concert hall in the UK by choosing to follow the traditional shoebox design of world-renowned venues. Its reverberation chamber, acoustic canopy and staging can be adjusted and modified depending on the performance to improve acoustics.
Today, Symphony Hall attracts all sorts of genres, including jazz, folk, classical music, rock, pop, etc. On any given day, you can find a top violinist playing a few days before a top-charted pop artist. What’s more, this concert hall doesn’t discriminate! Brummies have the opportunity to utilise this space as a venue for graduations, conferences, private receptions and community events.
Are you ready to experience this acoustic marvel for yourself? Then, take a look at some of the scheduled concerts for summer 2018. By staying at Park Regis Birmingham, you’re a mere 10-minute walk from world-renowned performances!
July 23rd, 7 pm
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – Ravel, Ligeti and Mussorgsky
August 3rd, 7:30 pm
Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé
August 14th, 7:30 pm
John Grant plus Support
August 16th, 8 pm
New Purple Celebration – The Music of Prince
August 17th, 8 pm
August 30th, 7:30 pm
Clare Bowen plus Support
September 2nd, 7:30 pm
Brass Band Gala 2018
September 9th, 2:30 pm
Dvořák’s New World Symphony
September 12th-13th, hours vary
Once you’ve purchased your tickets, forget about heading back home after the concert! Make a mini-holiday of it and book your room at Park Regis Birmingham. Plus, our 1565 Restaurant and Bar is the perfect spot for pre- and post-concert drinks.