There’s a good sprinkling of legendary names coming up at the two venues.
The giant of the flamenco tradition, Juan Martin, joined by a selection of accomplished musicians and Andalusian dancer Raquel de Luna, explores the music’s roots from the Middle East to gypsy influences at Birmingham Town Hall on 24th May. Tickets £10/£15/£20, on sale now.
Classic FM listeners can choose their favourite work to kick off a wonderful evening celebrating Symphony Hall’s 21st Anniversary with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Julian Lloyd Webber on 8th June. Tickets £17.50/£22.50/£27.50/£32.50/£37.50/£42.50 on sale now
Songs written for Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog are to be performed in an unplugged, up close and personal show from the singer-songwriter and storyteller Chris Cornell at Symphony Hall on 19th June. Tickets £27.50/£35 on sale now
With ten Grammy Awards, more than 30 recordings and the rare US NEA Jazz Master status, the On Broadway and Give Me The Night star George Benson will be at home with Symphony Hall’s superb acoustics on 29th June. Tickets £40/£50/£60, on sale now
The US singer, pianist and composer Neil Sedaka, 73 years of age and with 55 of those spent in the business, closes his 2012 UK tour in style on 15th October at Symphony Hall – where else? Tickets £40/£50, on sale now
Ian Hunter, the Mott the Hoople vocalist and performer who paved way for punk with tough song writing in early 1970s, performs new material and old favourites like the Bowie-penned All the Young Dudes at Birmingham Town Hall on 20th October. Tickets £22.50, on sale now
UK rock legend Steve Harley together with Cockney Rebel performs the influential band’s first two albums The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo albums in full with orchestra and choir in this special one-off concert at Symphony Hall on 24th November. Tickets £37.50/£42.50, on sale now
For more information about all events at Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall, tel: 0121 780 3333 or visit www.thsh.co.uk