Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Jess Gillam, Lauren Zhang and more to perform in Birmingham

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Jess Gillam, Lauren Zhang and more to perform in Birmingham


Town Hall Symphony Hall and Scala Radio have announced a partnership which will introduce the Birmingham Classical 2019-2020 Season to listeners on national DAB Digital Radio, online, via smart speakers and via mobile apps.

With recitals from a pianist described by Julian Lloyd Webber as “a total phenomenon” and the first Black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year award, Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Birmingham Classical 2019-2020 season boasts some of the best emerging talent from the classical music scene performing in two of the finest concert halls in the world.

Offering classical music for modern life, Scala Radio is the biggest launch in UK classical music radio in nearly thirty years. The new station breaks the mould of classical music in the UK fronted by presenters Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell, Mark Kermode, Charles Nove, Chris Rogers, Anthea Turner, Sam Hughes, Mark Forrest, William Orbit and contemporary composer Alex Ffrench.

Scala Radio presenter Angellica Bell said: “Scala Radio was born from a desire for there to be a new home for classical music that represented the modern listener. With more and more of us wanting to go out and experience live events, the partnership with these incredible venues for Birmingham Classical 2019-2020 was a no-brainer. There’s nothing like live music and this season will be an amazing opportunity to experience some incredible works and rising stars. I can’t wait.”

Richard Loftus, Director of Sales and Marketing for Town Hall Symphony Hall said: “Just like this season, Scala Radio presents the best from the masters alongside new and surprising works from fresh talent. Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with the highest percentage of people under the age of 25. It therefore seems entirely fitting that this energy, enthusiasm and optimism is put centre stage throughout the Birmingham Classical 2019/2020 Season with support from the newest entertainment radio station, Scala Radio.”

Town Hall Symphony Hall are also proud to be a part of ECHO, the European Concert Halls Organisation – together, each year, we give Europe’s brightest young musical stars an international platform. The programmes they perform across the continent are hugely personal and include a brand-new custom-made commission from one of Europe’s leading living composers.


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