Every Friday throughout July, the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall will share even more music from the homes of world-renowned artists including one of Britain’s best-known rebellious singers of the 80s, Hazel O’Connor and Kodo, the internationally renowned group of drummers.
An exclusive recording from classical superstar cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason will also be broadcast online on the evening he was scheduled to play at the world-renowned Symphony Hall, Saturday 18 July.
Digital broadcasts from Town Hall and Symphony Hall in the last three months have amassed almost 200,000 views. Winners of two prestigious BBC Young Musician competitions, Xhosa Cole and Lauren Zhang performed digital concerts to online audiences, direct from the centre of Birmingham’s cultural heart and pre-recorded concerts from across the continent have been shared as part of a collaboration amongst European Concert Halls.
Nick Reed, Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Chief Executive said:
“I’m proud of the digital activities we have continued to deliver in these desperate times. As a charity dedicated to connecting people through music we remain committed to our audiences and musicians even in these hard times. These unique performances bring some of that magical connection between musicians and audiences to the digital space.”
Town Hall Symphony Hall is committed to bringing live music to the people of Birmingham and beyond. While our iconic venues are closed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, the music plays on. Performances will be streamed to Facebook and YouTube at 7PM every Friday through July.
In these uncertain times, many registered charities are relying on the generosity of their supporters more than ever. These performance opportunities have been made possible with the support of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s audiences.
To find out more, including how to support, visit thsh.co.uk/whats-on/season/watch-party