Join us for the official launch event for Leicester Comedy Festival 2020!
This annual comedy treat is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the acts wo will be performing as part of the main festival when it rolls into town in February. Always a sell-out, the show has previously included appearances from Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Jenny Eclair and Barry Cryer.
Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2019/20 season.
Bringing together brilliant artists with some of the greatest music ever written, there is something for everyone to be thrilled, inspired or challenged by in the seven concerts and free talks.
Friday 25 October, 7pm
ELIM CHAN: TCHAIKOVSKY & SHOSTAKOVICH
THE LORD MAYOR’S CONCERT
Elim Chan conductor
Sol Gabetta cello
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Wednesday 20 November, 7pm
BEETHOVEN & SCHUBERT
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Thomas Zehetmair violin
BEETHOVEN Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus; Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
Tuesday 14 January, 7pm
SALONEN CONDUCTS THE FIREBIRD
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY The Firebird
Sunday 1 March, 7.30pm
(Please note later start time)
SHOSTAKOVICH & BRAHMS
Alpesh Chauhan conductor
Valentina Lisitsa piano
TCHAIKOVSKY Fantasy Overture, The Tempest
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
Wednesday 1 April, 7pm
HERAS-CASADO: POEMS AND PAINTINGS
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Daniel Kharitonov piano
BOULANGER D’un soir triste
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY arr. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
Friday 1 May, 7pm
DVORÁK & MENDELSSOHN
Gergely Madaras conductor
Andrei Ionita cello
MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8
Friday 22 May, 7pm
SANTTU-MATIAS ROUVALI: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Nemanja Radulović violin
KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
£37.50 £30.50 £24.50 £18.50 £13.50
Students and Under 25s £6 (not available on top price tickets)
Limited number of half price tickets for those in receipt of Pension Credit and Universal Credit (proof will be required)
Subscription packages available. To book, call 0116 233 3111 or visit the De Montfort Hall box office in person - we regret subscription bookings cannot be made online.
"Outrageous... seductive." **** Guardian
"I can’t recommend this show highly enough." ***** Mail on Sunday
"Hilarious." **** Telegraph
"Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone." ***** Times
Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids!
Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!
"A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club." The Guardian
"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." Three Weeks
"The ethos is just right." The Daily Telegraph
"This show was great!"
Family of four £20
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are heading out on tour, to coincide with the release of their new album Manchester Calling, in spring 2020.
Their fourth studio album, boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s beautifully bittersweet song writing, effortlessly catchy melodies allied with an everyman’s biting exasperation at the modern world alongside some truly heartfelt love songs.
Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 15 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins (the same group that spawned Norman Fatboy Slim Cook), best known for their third single Happy Hour and their number one acapella Isley Bros cover Caravan Of Love.
In 1988 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums, Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from 1994 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and Dream A Little Dream. The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 citing musical similarities. Since then, the pair have released a number of albums together.
A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.
Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the groundbreaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.
The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. Twenty-five years on, both new and devoted fans of all ages will once again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.
£54.50 tiered stalls, front circle
£49 side circles, rear circle and upper circle
£39.50 upper circle