Symphony Hall's Thank You to the City

Symphony Hall's Thank You to the City

A free show for anyone aged 25 or under

It’s been home to some of the finest performances in musical history, its stage has been graced by Laura Marling, Sir Simon Rattle and (most importantly) Bruce Springsteen. Now, while turning 25 this spring, Symphony Hall has something big up its sleeves.

A Cello!

Okay, it's not a cello. To celebrate they're presenting a concert performed by its resident orchestra, the world-renowned CBSO, joined by three artists who all celebrate their 25ths this year. See what they've done there?

But the big twist is that in a bid to encourage more young people to engage in the arts, anyone aged 25 or under is invited to attend for free. Tickets for over 25s are also available at a reduced price of £10. Tickets will be available from 10am Friday 11 March here, over the phone (0121 345 0600) or in person at Symphony Hall.

Called 'The Next 25', the programme will comprise of:

* Stravinsky’s Firebird, performed 25 years ago in the hall’s opening concert on 15 April 1991
* Grieg’s Piano Concerto, written when the composer was 25 years old
* A new commission by 25-year-old Ryan Latimer

It all takes place between 15 April, the day the hall first opened, and 12 June, when it was officially opened by the Queen in 1991. Full details