Kirklees Concert Season Brochure by AttFarrell


									Kirklees Concert Season 2009/10
at Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls


Ticket hotline 01484 223200
    Orchestral concerts in Huddersfield and Dewsbury   02
    Lunchtime chamber concerts in Dewsbury             08
    Organ concerts in Huddersfield                     09
    Orchestral prices and discounts                    12
    Venue information                                  13

to the 2009/10 Kirklees Concert Season. Our commitment to
providing the finest range of classical concerts for Kirklees is
reaffirmed this season with a total of 35 concerts across the
orchestral, organ and lunchtime chamber series, which include
some of the best-loved music in the repertoire.
At the heart of the season is our resident ensemble, the Orchestra of
Opera North; in addition to performing eight concerts in the season,
a number of its players also feature in the organ and chamber series.
We continue to engage conductors and soloists of international
standing whilst maintaining our commitment to developing the talents
of the next generation of artists, and our association with the region’s
great orchestras remains strong, with the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic and the Northern Sinfonia all appearing.
Building new audiences and links to local groups remains important
to the future of our work, and with our education programme Play ON
we will once again be resident in a Kirklees high school during the
coming season.
Key to the success of the season is our loyal and supportive
audience, so we’re delighted that many of the faces in this year's
brochure are those of people who attend our concerts, emphasising
the vital importance of the warm relationship between performers
and audiences that is so characteristic of the Kirklees Concert Season.
At these times when the future can feel uncertain, the capacity of
music to inspire and uplift us has never been more valuable. We
hope that there’s something in the programme for every taste: do bring
your friends - we’re sure neither you nor they will be disappointed!
Let’s Talk Music
Before most of the concerts this season we’ll be Talking Music with
some of our soloists and conductors, and members of the orchestra.
Please see individual concert details for start times. We do hope
you’ll be able to join us for some lively discussion about each
evening’s performance.

Dougie Scarfe                      Gordon Stewart
Concerts Director, Opera North     Kirklees Borough Organist

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                   Orchestral concerts
                   in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

                   Thursday 17 September 2009                   Thursday 1 October 2009
                   7.30pm Dewsbury                              7.30pm Huddersfield

                   Orchestra of                                 Orchestra of
                   Opera North                                  Opera North
Nicholas Collon    Bruch Violin                                 Fantastic
                   Concerto                                     Symphony
                   Three popular works to open the season,      An adrenaline-charged start to the
                   in a concert featuring two rising young      season in Huddersfield, with two works
                   British artists together with our resident   by passionate young men. From the
                   orchestra. All three works were written      stormy orchestral outburst of the opening,
                   when the composers were in their             to the beautiful slow movement – a
Thomas Gould
                   twenties and have a youthful freshness       portrait of Clara Schumann, with whom
                   about them. The evening’s main work,         Brahms had fallen in love – the great
                   Brahms’s hugely enjoyable First              German composer bares his soul in his
                   Serenade, will ensure an uplifting launch    First Piano Concerto. Berlioz’s Symphonie
                   to the year.                                 fantastique, which famously portrays
                                                                ‘episodes in the life of an artist’, is one of
                                                                those works that simply has to be
                   Mendelssohn      Hebrides Overture
                                                                experienced live to appreciate fully its
Frédéric Chaslin   Bruch            Violin Concerto             revolutionary impact!
                                    No.1 in G minor
                   Brahms           Serenade No.1
                                                                Brahms             Piano Concerto No.1 in
                   Conductor:       Nicholas Collon                                D minor
                   Violin:          Thomas Gould                Berlioz            Symphonie fantastique
                   Talking Music: 6.40pm                        Conductor:         Frédéric Chaslin
Sunwook Kim                                                     Piano:             Sunwook Kim
                                                                Talking Music: 6.40pm

Friday 6 November 2009                      Thursday 26 November 2009

                                                                                         photo: Sussie Ahlburg
7.30pm Huddersfield                         7.30pm Dewsbury

Northern                                    Orchestra of
Sinfonia                                    Opera North
Imogen Cooper’s                             Orchestral                                                           Imogen Cooper

Mozart                                      Adventurers

                                                                                         photo: Mark Savage
‘She is an outstanding artist, one of the   Two great Kirklees favourites, Elgar
finest pianists now playing. Go, listen,    Howarth and Ian Buckle, join the
and wonder how many better pianists         Orchestra of Opera North in a virtuosic
there are alive in this country, or         programme by three composers who all,
anywhere.’ Daily Telegraph                  in their own very individual ways,
                                                                                                                 Bradley Creswick
There is something very special about       extended the horizons of orchestral
the partnership between Imogen Cooper       music. From the vibrant colours of Britten
and the Northern Sinfonia, and their        and Ravel, to the sweeping sounds of
ongoing series of Mozart concerto           symphonic Sibelius, this is music to
recordings has received excellent           exploit to the maximum the famed
reviews. Come and hear them perform         Dewsbury acoustic!
these two wondrous concertos live prior
to the release of their performances on     Britten          Young Person’s Guide                                Elgar Howarth
disc – you’ll hear it here first!                            to the Orchestra

                  in B b K456
                                            Ravel            Piano Concerto in G
Britten           Prelude & Fugue           Sibelius         Symphony No.1 in
                                                             E minor

                  in E b K482
Mozart            Piano Concerto No.18

                                            Conductor:       Elgar Howarth
Bach              Suite No.3 in D major
                                            Piano:           Ian Buckle
Mozart            Piano Concerto No.22                                                                           Ian Buckle
                                            Talking Music: 6.40pm

Piano/Director: Imogen Cooper
Director:         Bradley Creswick
Talking Music: 6.40pm
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                 Sunday 6 December 2009                       Wednesday 30 December 2009
                 2.30pm Huddersfield (note time)              2.30pm Huddersfield (note time)

                 Royal Liverpool                              Orchestra of
                 Philharmonic Orchestra                       Opera North
TomᡠNetopil    The Classic FM                               Viennese
                 Concert                                      Whirl
                 Classic FM is the UK’s most popular          Definitely a highlight of the season for many,
                 commercial radio station. The heart of its   so do remember to book early for our ever-
                 philosophy is the idea that classical        popular afternoon of Viennese classics.
                 music can and should be part of              This concert has special ticket pricing and
                 everyone’s life – and that’s a belief we     is a non-subscription concert. However, if
Guido Johannes
                 share. 2007’s Classic FM concert sold out    you subscribe to both Dewsbury and
                 very quickly, so book early for this         Huddersfield orchestral seasons, you can
                 wonderful programme compèred by a            get a ticket for this concert FREE.
                 well-known Classic FM presenter.

                                                              Programme to include:
                 Mozart              Overture
                                                              Johann Strauss II
                                     The Magic Flute
                                                              Waldmeister Overture
                 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Robert Murray                                                 Wine, Women and Song Waltz
                 Brahms              Hungarian Dance
                                     No.5                     1001 Nights Waltzes
                 Smetana             Vltava                   Persian March

                    ˇ                Symphony No.7            Roses from the South Waltz
                                                              Magic Bullets
                 Conductor:              s
                                                              Pizzicato Polka
                                                              On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Dougie Scarfe
                                                              Conductor:        Guido Johannes Rumstadt
                                                              Tenor:            Robert Murray
                                                              Compère:          Dougie Scarfe

Thursday 21 January 2010                    Thursday 4 February 2010
7.30pm Huddersfield                         7.30pm Dewsbury

Orchestra of                                Northern
Opera North                                 Sinfonia
The                                         Jupiter and the                                                     Martin André

Nutcracker                                  Sky at Night
Arguably the finest of Russian ballet       The opening chords of Sibelius’ Pelléas et
scores, inarguably the most popular!        Mélisande, which became so well known
The Nutcracker contains some of the         as the introductory music to The Sky at
most famous music of all time, so join us   Night, conjure a sound world that evokes
and revel in classics such as the Dance     perfectly the melancholy Maeterlinck
                                                                                                                David Greed
of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of    story. Leeds Conductors Competition
the Flowers. Solo performances by David     winner Garry Walker returns alongside

                                                                                         photo: Andy Buchanan
Greed, Leader of the Orchestra of Opera     Guy Johnston, one of the most
North, are always something special, so     prodigiously talented cellists of his
his performance of Britten’s Violin         generation, in one of the two greatest
Concerto is bound to be one of the          19th century concertos for the instrument;
events of the season. Martin André, who     and Mozart’s final symphony, one of the
had such a hit with Prokofiev’s Romeo       wonders of the world, rounds off an
and Juliet in 2006, conducts.               exceptionally strong programme.                                     Garry Walker

Humperdinck      Hansel and Gretel          Sibelius         Pelléas et Mélisande
                 Prelude                    Schumann         Cello Concerto
Britten          Violin Concerto            Mozart           Symphony No.41 in C
Tchaikovsky      The Nutcracker Act II                       Jupiter

Conductor:       Martin André               Conductor:       Garry
                                                             Walker                                             Guy Johnston
Violin:          David Greed
Talking Music: 6.40pm                       Cello:           Guy
                                            Talking Music: 6.40pm

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                 Wednesday 17 February 2010                      Thursday 1 April 2010
                 7.30pm Huddersfield                             7.30pm Huddersfield

                 BBC                                             Orchestra of
                 Philharmonic                                    Opera North
Juanjo Mena      Tchaikovsky’s                                   Elgar
                 Romeo and Juliet                                Cello Concerto
                 Schumann’s four symphonies are the              We have become used to welcoming
                 most original essays in the form to be          Paul Watkins to Huddersfield in his role as
                 composed after Beethoven’s, as his fourth       conductor, but this year he returns to his
                 and final symphony amply demonstrates.          roots to perform the Elgar Cello Concerto.
                 We are delighted that the BBC                   If you saw his performance of this work
Erik Schumann
                 Philharmonic has become such an                 televised live from the First Night of the
                 established part of the season in recent        Proms two years ago, you’ll know what a
                 years, and the orchestra is sure to thrill in   profoundly moving experience is his
                 a programme that also includes                  interpretation of this work. In the second
                 Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Fantasy              half, the First Symphony of William Walton,
                 Overture and a glorious violin concerto         a composer with strong links to
                 from mid-20th century Hollywood’s               Huddersfield; it’s a work brimming with
                 composer of choice.                             rhythmic energy and drive.

                                                                                  Symphony No.1 in Bb
Bramwell Tovey
                 Tchaikovsky       Romeo and Juliet              Vaughan          Fantasia on a Theme of
                                   Fantasy Overture              Williams         Thomas Tallis
                 Korngold          Violin Concerto               Elgar            Cello Concerto in E minor
                 Schumann          Symphony No.4 in              Walton
                                   D minor (1841 version)
                                                                 Conductor:       Bramwell Tovey
                 Conductor:        Juanjo Mena                   Cello:           Paul Watkins
                 Violin:           Erik Schumann                 Talking Music: 6.40pm
Paul Watkins     Talking Music: 6.40pm

Wednesday 28 April 2010                     Thursday 20 May 2010
7.30pm Huddersfield                         7.30pm Huddersfield

Orchestra of                                Orchestra of
Opera North                                 Opera North
The                                         An epic                                       Alexander Shelley

Planets                                     ending
Holst’s The Planets is one of those         We reach the climax of the season with
popular works that, however familiar one    a truly epic programme conducted by
may be with them from recordings, seem      Opera North Music Director, Richard
always to yield fresh wonders when          Farnes. Shostakovich’s monumental Tenth
experienced live. In this concert we        Symphony is emotionally intense – the
celebrate the talent of the next            work of a composer who had to live and
                                                                                          Richard Farnes
generation, with prize winners from the     work under a terrible dictatorship. Yet it
Leeds Piano and Conducting                  also expresses hope that it may indeed
Competitions, and in The Planets we are     be possible to build a better world for the
                                            future. It’s a fine note on which to

                                                             Piano Concerto No.2 in B b
delighted to be joined by students from
the University of Huddersfield.             conclude the season and look forward to

                                                             Symphony No.10 in A b
                                            next year...

Beethoven        Fidelio Overture
Beethoven        Piano Concerto No.4 in G                                                 Steven Osborne
Holst            The Planets
                                            Conductor:       Richard Farnes
Conductor:       Alexander Shelley
                                            Piano:           Steven Osborne
Prize Winner from 2009 Leeds                Talking Music: 6.40pm
International Piano Competition.
Music students from the University of
Talking Music: 6.40pm

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Lunchtime chamber concerts
Wednesdays at Dewsbury Town Hall

7 October 2009                         13 January 2010                       14 April 2010
Voces8                                 Robin Hill                            Andrew Long and
Voces8 has established itself as       Robin’s concerts at the Town Hall     John Wilson
one of the UK’s most successful        have been so popular that we felt     Associate Leader of the Orchestra
a cappella singing groups. With        that we just had to have him          of Opera North, Andrew Long,
concerts this year throughout          back! Since his last visit he has     teams up again with long-time
Europe, the United States and          been playing concerts all over the    favourite pianist John Wilson for
Africa, they find time to come to      world and has just returned from a    their first performance together in
Dewsbury to open the season.           trip which took him from Florida to   Dewsbury. They will be
Beautiful singing and great fun are    Singapore. His third Dewsbury         performing Elgar’s beautiful violin
promised.                              programme includes classic guitar     sonata before taking us on a
                                       music by Villa-Lobos and Albeniz.     whistle-stop tour of Spain with
4 November 2009                                                              Manuel de Falla’s Suite of
George King                            10 February 2010                      Spanish Dances. Their
George King is one of the UK’s         Rachel Mosley and                     programme ends with a set of
most exciting pianists. Earlier this   Paul Gibson with                      salon favourites by Kreisler.
year he made his American              Michael Cleaver
début at the Carnegie Hall in                                                12 May 2010
                                       Soprano Rachel Mosley and
New York, and he brings to             baritone Paul Gibson are joined by    The New World Quartet
Dewsbury a wonderful                   Dewsbury regular Michael Cleaver      Several audience members have
programme including Chopin’s           in a programme of songs and           asked for a concert of string
Revolutionary study, Gershwin’s        duets on the theme of love for just   quartets, and here is one of the
Three Preludes and Liszt’s             a few days before Valentine’s Day.    country’s busiest quartets in a
massive Mephisto Waltz No 1. He        Music from Purcell to Gershwin,       programme including Haydn’s
is also well-known as a composer       some of it very beautiful and some                              ˇ
                                                                             Sunrise Quartet and Dvorák’s
and improviser so the programme        of it just great fun!                 American Quartet. The perfect end
will include his own improvisation                                           to our exciting chamber series.
on Gershwin’s I got rhythm.            10 March 2010
                                       Kevin Gowland and                      Dewsbury Town Hall
9 December 2009                                                               Lunchtime Concert Information
                                       Annette Saunders
University of Huddersfield                                                    Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions)
                                       Kevin Gowland is Principal Flute
Brass Band                             in the Orchestra of Opera North.       available from Dewsbury Town
The University Brass Band’s            For this, his second Dewsbury          Hall Box Office.
concert is one of the most popular     lunchtime concert, he is joined by     Season tickets are also available
in the Dewsbury series. Here they      pianist Annette Saunders in a          for all 8 concerts for just £18.
are again with a brand new             programme which includes music         For full information please see
programme under their inspiring        by Handel and Hamilton Harty,          the venue details on page 13.
conductor, Philip McCann.              and ends with François Borne’s
                                                                              Lunch is served in the main hall
                                       spectacular Fantasy Brillante on
                                                                              from 11.30am
                                       themes from Carmen. Kevin’s last
                                       concert at the Town Hall was one        All Dewsbury Lunchtime
                                       of the highlights of 2006 – this is     Concerts start at 12.30pm
                                       a concert not to be missed.
Organ concerts
Mondays at Huddersfield Town Hall

5 October 2009                            2 November 2009
                                                                                       Dr Gordon Stewart
Andrew Carter                             William Whitehead (London)
                                                                                       will also be
70th Birthday Concert                     F Mendelssohn     Allegro maestoso           playing 3 concerts
Dr Gordon Stewart and Anthony                               (Sonata 5)
                                                                                       at venues outside
Thompson with the New World Ensemble      F Mendelssohn     Song without words         Huddersfield Town
(leader Andrew Long) conducted by         arr W Whitehead   in F sharp minor           Hall. Watch press
Dougie Scarfe.                            J S Bach          Three Preludes from        for details.
                                                            the Schübler Chorales
G F Handel        Organ Concerto in F
                                          C H H Parry       In minuet Style, from
Andrew Carter     Suite for Trumpet and
                                          arr W Whitehead   An English Suite
                                          P Whitlock        Fantasie Choral No 1
Albinoni/Giazotto Adagio in G Minor
                                                            in D flat
Andrew Carter     Aria
                                          I Farrington      Five movements from
Andrew Carter     Organ Concerto (first                     Animal Parade
                  British performance)
                                          L Berkeley        Andantino
                                                            arr J Bate
                                          H Brewer          Marche Héroique
19 October 2009
Dr Gordon Stewart
A Hollins         Concert Overture
                  in C Minor
W Felton          A Little Tune
arr H Wall
J S Bach          Toccata and Fugue in
                  D Minor
L Vierne          Scherzo
                  (Symphonie 2)
A L J Lefébure-Wely Roman March
C Franck          Choral 3 in A Minor
J Langlais        Cantabile
M Dupré           Prelude and Fugue
                  in B Major

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     9 November 2009                             J S Bach          Trio Sonata 6
     Dr Gordon Stewart with Murray               E Bossi           Theme and Variations
     Greig and Rachel Mosley                     B Strayhorn       Lotus
     G F Handel        Overture to the Ode       arr A Wyton
                       on St Cecilia’s Day       F Swinnen         Chinoiserie
     H Purcell         Trumpet Sonata            C-M Widor         Symphonie 6
     H Purcell         Voluntary in D Minor                        (first movement)

     G F Handel        Suite in D
     J Haydn           Four pieces for
                                                 25 January 2010
                       Musical Clock
                                                 Robert Quinney (Westminster Abbey)
     J Haydn           Andante from the
                                                 Great Transcriptions
                       Trumpet Concerto
                                                 J S Bach          Sinfonia to Cantata 29
     G F Handel        Let the bright seraphim
                                                 arr M Dupré
                                                 J S Bach          Jesu, joy of man’s
                                                 arr M Duruflé     desiring
     30 November 2009
     Dr Gordon Stewart
                                                 J Brahms          Variations on a theme
     Noel Rawsthorne                             arr L Rogg        by Haydn Op 56
     80th Birthday Concert                       G F Handel        Concerto in F Op 4 no 5
     N Rawsthorne      Fanfare for Francis       arr M Dupré
                       Dance Suite               W Walton          Touch her soft lips
                                                 arr R Gower       and part
                       Celtic Lament
                                                 W Walton          Popular Song
                       Highland Cathedral
                                                 arr R Gower
                                                 R Wagner          Prelude to
                       Fantasia on               arr E Lemare      The Mastersingers
                       Wachet auf!

                                                 8 February 2010
     7 December 2009                             Dr Gordon Stewart
     University of Huddersfield                  L Vierne          Symphonie 3
     Brass Band                                                    (first movement)
     Back for its annual Town Hall lunchtime     J Stanley         Toccata for the flutes
     concert is the ever-popular University      arr H Wall
     Brass Band with a brand new                 J S Bach          Toccata, Adagio and
     programme conducted by its charismatic                        Fugue
     director, Philip McCann.                    R Cockroft        Fantasia In nomine
                                                 R Cockroft        New Piece
                                                 Harrison Oxley    Clarinet Tune
     11 January 2010
     Dr Gordon Stewart                           A W Ketèlbey      In a Persian Market

     D Buxtehude       Praeludium in E minor     L Vierne          Toccata in B flat Minor

     W Walond          Introduction and
     arr H Wall        Toccata

1 March 2010                                 12 April 2010
Dr Gordon Stewart                            Daniel Cook (Salisbury Cathedral)
                                                                                            Town Hall
M Phillips          Empire March             F Mendelssohn       Overture to St Paul        Organ Concert
D Buxtehude         Praeludium in D          arr W T Best                                   Information
                    minor                    W Alcock            Impromptu in G             Tickets: £4 (£3
M Festing          Largo, Allegro, Aria                          (1908)                     concessions)
arr G Thalben-Ball and Variations            W Walton            Coronation March:          available from
J S Bach            Trio on Allein Gott in   arr W McKie         Orb and Sceptre            Huddersfield Town
                    der Höh sei Ehr          P Whitlock          Canzona and                Hall Box Office
R Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre                                    Scherzetto                 Season passes
J Reubke            Sonata ‘The 94th         J Jongen            Sonata Eroïca              are also available
                    Psalm’                                                                  for all 15 concerts
                                                                                            for just £35.
                                             26 April 2010                                  For full information
8 March 2010                                 Dr Gordon Stewart                              please see the
Daniel Moult (London)                        T Salomé            Allegro Symphonique        venue details on
J S Bach            Prelude and Fugue        A Vivaldi           Concerto in A Minor        page 13.
                    in D                     arr J S Bach        (first movement)           All organ concerts
J S Bach            Trio in G                G F Handel          Organ Concerto             start at 1pm.
C V Stanford        Fantasia and Toccata     arr M Dupré         ‘The Cuckoo                Lunch is served in
                                                                 and the nightingale’       the Old Court
F Liszt             Consolation in D flat
                                             J J A Roger-Ducasse Pastorale                  Room from
C Saint-Saëns       Fantaisie in E flat
                                             A Hollins           In Springtime              11.30am.
C-M Widor           Adagio and Toccata
                    (Symphonie 5)            P Whitlock          Plymouth Suite

                                             10 May 2010
29 March 2010
                                             Dr Gordon Stewart
Dr Gordon Stewart
                                             J J Callaerts       Toccata
N Cocker            Tuba Tune
                                             J S Bach            ‘Fiddle’ fugue in D
J S Bach            Trio on Allein Gott in
                    der Höh sei Ehr
                                             F Mendelssohn       Prelude and Fugue        Dr Gordon Stewart
J S Bach            Prelude and Fugue                                                     Borough Organist
                                                                 in C Minor
                    in C
                                             D Steele            Arioso
E Lemare            Berceuse
                                             C Saint-Saëns       Danse Macabre
E Lemare            Scherzo Fugue
                                             arr E Lemare
A W Ketèlbey        Sanctuary of the
                                             S Karg-Elert        Valse Mignonne
                                             L Vierne            Final (Symphonie 1)
J Healey Willan     Introduction,
                    Passacaglia and

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Huddersfield orchestral prices and discounts
         Seating Area           A              B              C              D          E          F
      Season Subscription      £129           £114            £96          £66         £54        £42
          Single Ticket       £21.50          £19             £16          £11         £9         £7
         Concessions          £18.50          £16          £13.50           £9         £8         £6
          Under 26s              –             –              £4            £4         £4         £4
     Viennese Whirl concert    £12            £12             £12          £12         £12        £12
Concessions are available to Kirklees Passport holders, OAPs, under 26s, unwaged, disabled and Stagepass
holders. Please note that there are no concessions on subscription tickets.
Please note that the Viennese Whirl on the 30 December is not included in the season subscription and has
a ticket price of £12 all areas, £4 for under 26s with no further concessions.

Dewsbury orchestral prices and discounts
           Seating Area                A               B              C            D              E
       Season Subscription           £37.13          £30.38         £22.50        £18          £13.50
           Single Ticket             £16.50          £13.50          £10          £8             £6
           Concessions                £14            £11.50         £8.50         £7             £5
                U26                    –               –             £4           £4             £4

Concessions are available to Kirklees Passport holders, OAPs, under 26s, unwaged, disabled and Stagepass
holders. Please provide proof of eligibility when booking. Please note that there are no concessions on
subscription tickets.

Venue information
Huddersfield Town Hall                                      Dewsbury Town Hall
Travel and parking – Huddersfield Town Hall is              Travel and parking – Dewsbury Town Hall is a short
located within walking distance of the town’s rail          walk from the town’s rail and bus stations. Free
and bus stations. See map for locations of car parks,       evening parking is available behind the Town Hall,
plus there is also limited free parking on the streets      on adjacent streets and in the car park behind the
around the Town Hall from 6pm.                              sports centre.
Entrances – The Box Office is situated on                   Entrances – The Box Office is situated on the ground
Corporation Street and is open from 6.15pm on the           floor of the Town Hall through the front entrance. This
evening of each concert for collection of pre-              entrance is accessible with level access to both the
booked tickets and ’on the door’ sales. Access to           Box Office and the lift up to the Concert Hall. The Box
the Area Foyer and Old Court Room is also from              Office is open Monday – Friday 9.15am – 5pm and
Corporation Street. The main Princess Street                throughout the evening of each concert for collection
entrance also opens at 6.15pm.                              of pre-booked tickets and ’on the door’ sales. Access
Talking music – For an extra insight into the music         to the upper foyers and Concert Hall is via either of
and an opportunity to meet some of the performers,          the front entrances or via the stairs (or lift) from the
there is a free talk before the concerts at 6.40pm          Box Office on the ground floor.
(unless otherwise stated) in the main hall. Please          Talking music – For an extra insight into the music
ensure that you purchase your ticket before going           and an opportunity to meet some of the performers,
into the hall.                                              there is a free discussion before the concerts at
Induction Loop System – The Concert Hall has an             6.40pm (unless otherwise stated) in the main hall.
induction loop system for hearing-impaired patrons.         Induction Loop System – The Concert Hall has an
Wheelchair Access – A number of wheelchair                  induction loop system for hearing-impaired patrons.
positions are available in the Area only. Access            Wheelchair access – A number of wheelchair
is via the Area Foyer (Corporation Street) with a lift to   positions are available in the Area. Access is via
the concert hall. A steward will be available to assist     the level access entrance on the ground floor.
you. Please make it clear when booking that you             A steward will be available to assist you. Please
require a wheelchair space. Wheelchair spaces are           make it clear when booking that you require a
sold at the concessionary rate; one accompanying            wheelchair space. Wheelchair spaces are sold at the
carer may claim a free seat.                                concessionary rate; one accompanying carer may
Refreshments – Bar and catering facilities are              claim a free seat.
available from 6.15pm. You may pre-order your               Refreshments – Bar and catering facilities are
interval drinks at the bars and beat the rush!              available from 6.15pm. You may pre-order your
Please note that smoking is not allowed anywhere            interval drinks and beat the rush! Please note that
in the Town Hall.                                           smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Town Hall.

How to Book                                                 How to Book
In person – You may book in person at Holmfirth             In person – You can book your tickets at our Box
Information Centre, Dewsbury Town Hall Box Office           Office on the ground floor in Dewsbury Town Hall.
or at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Remaining tickets        The Box Office is open Monday-Friday from 9.15am –
go on sale at the Town Hall Box Office on                   5pm and on concert evenings at 6.15pm.
Corporation Street from 6.15pm on the evening of            By phone – Ticket hotline: 01924 324501. The Box
the concert.                                                Office accepts cash, cheques, major credit cards and
By phone – Ticket hotline: 01484 223200                     Switch/Delta. Concert tickets are also available at
available Monday to Saturday 9.15am – 5pm.                  Huddersfield Information Centre, Monday – Saturday
The information centres accept cash, cheques,               from 9.15am – 5pm, tel: 01484 223200. Cheques are
major credit cards and Switch/Delta. Cheques are            payable to ’Kirklees Council’.
payable to ’Kirklees Council’.                              Reservations – If you make a reservation at the Town
Reservations – If you make a reservation at the             Hall it must be claimed no later than 15 minutes prior
Town Hall it must be claimed no later than 15 minutes       to the performance, otherwise it will be released for
prior to the performance, otherwise it will be              sale. Please ensure that you bring your ticket with
released for sale. Please ensure that you bring your        you to the concert as proof of purchase.
ticket with you to the concert as proof of purchase.
From October 2009 you can
book your seats online at

The information contained in this booklet was correct at the time of
printing. However, Kirklees Council reserves the right to alter the
programme without prior notice.

Designed and produced by
Andrassy Design 01484 434844
Photography: Andrassy Design
Photography of the Orchestra of Opera North: Brian Slater
For general enquiries
tel: 01484 221900


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