Symphony Hall Birmingham is celebrating 21 years of music in the delightful city of Birmingham, U.K. The hall, which boasts brilliant acoustic sound, was originally created 21 years ago and the public has loved it ever since. The 21st Anniversary Festival, beginning 11 Jan. 2012 thru July 2012, is a way to celebrate and commemorate the past 21 years through a series of performances, concerts, workshops, and special events. Locals and visitors alike can partake in the events taking place at the venue. Visitors will find many hotels in Birmingham that are happy to accommodate them while they are in town for the Festival.
The 21st Anniversary Festival is a mixture of music, performances, and various types of special events, all of which pay tribute to the impact that the Symphony Hall has had on the city of Birmingham. There are events such as Scott of the Antarctic Centenary Concert, which explores the expedition of Captain Scott to Antarctica through various mediums: images, words, and music. The next performance is comedian Billy Connolly, who many people are familiar with through stand-up on television and appearances in movies. There is an eclectic mixture of talent at this festival.
Many symphonies will be playing during the seven-month 21st Anniversary Festival, including Triston and Isolde, Gergiev Conducts Parsifal, and Sir Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic. For entertainment of an entirely different nature, John Malkovich stars in The Infernal Comedy, a play about serial killer Jack Unterweger. Comedian Sarah Millican explores what it means to be a modern woman in today's society. Musician Elvis Costello is set to perform, playing his unique brand of contemporary music in an interesting way; the audience helps to select the songs that are played. There is something for everyone at the 21st Anniversary Celebration of the Symphony Hall Birmingham.
There are free events taking place at Symphony Hall Birmingham during the 21st Anniversary Festival. A musical picnic features music and food for the whole family. The Hall's Rush Hour Blues series features a free performance every week from a blues musician. The Mid-Day Mantra series features music from Indian artists. Folk For Free allows visitors the opportunity to hear down-to-Earth folk music at no cost.
Symphony Hall Birmingham is considered to be one of the finest musical halls in the world because of the acoustics, which rivals many in the world. Locals and visitors have something to look forward to with the 21st Anniversary Festival, as it will be bringing much excitement to Birmingham. The amazing line-up of talent is sure to make it one of the best, and most diverse, festivals of 2012.