The University of Birmingham Green Heart Festival celebrations will be kick-started with the launch weekend on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019, with free activities, open to all.
The University of Birmingham Orchestra, Brass Band and Samba Bands are fine tuning their musical instruments, ready for a full afternoon and evening of music and dance performances and workshops on Saturday 8th June. Come ready to dance to the beat of the Samba drums!
In the afternoon there will be activities aimed at all ages, hosted by our Academic Researchers, to showcase the work of the University in Nature, Science, Medicine and Sport, in a fun-filled way.
From 7.30pm on Saturday 8 June 2019, the Outdoor Evening Prom will start, with music and singing from the University of Birmingham Orchestra, our talented Festival Voices, and distinguished Solo Performances. Playing some recognised pieces for rousing audience participation, we are all set to ‘raise the roof’!
On Sunday 9 June 2019 the world renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra have chosen the Green Heart as the venue for their 2019 CBSO Song Festival with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
Featuring Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Chorus Director Simon Halsey, the Song Festival provides amazing opportunities for choirs from far and wide to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, in the stunning setting of the Green Heart. If you are a member of a Choir which would like to take part in the Song Festival please visit https://cbso.co.uk/song-festival
The Green Heart Festival weekend is free to attend. However, there will be a Registration Fee for Choirs to participate in the Song Festival, with the CBSO, administered by the CBSO.
Early registration for the Green Heart Festival Launch weekend is encouraged.
The Festival will be following the four seasons throughout the year. If for any reason we experience all four seasons in one day the launch weekend will still go ahead- come rain or shine!
And everyone can take part!
Against the amazing Green Heart background, this is a summer weekend not to be missed.
We do hope you will be able to attend the event. Please help spread the word, bring your family, friends, picnic blankets and strong voices on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Green Heart Festival.
International tribute artiste Wayne Dilks and his band pay tribute to the late George Michael in this stunning show.
The former frontman, producer and co-founder of Faith the George Michael Legacy returns in 2019 with his new production Freedom!’19.
Wayne has been a George Michael tribute artiste for almost 20 years and delivers his heartfelt tribute to the global Superstar in a sensitive and spectacular way.
Join Wayne and his incredible band for a celebration of George’s fantastic 35 year career with songs from his Wham days up to his final album, Symphonica.
31st March - Classic and Romantic
Stravinsky was inspired by the model of Beethoven when writing his symphony, while arch-Romantic Brahms was also wedded to Classical models. Mendelssohn’s overture is after a play by Victor Hugo.
Mendelssohn Overture, Ruy Blas
Stravinsky Symphony in C
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D major
Michael Lloyd Conductor
16th June - Mahler's Fifth
Few composers wrote for the mezzo-soprano voice as effectively as Mahler, and his set of five songs reflects on themes of love and loss. His fifth symphony journeys from doom to triumph.
Mahler Rückert Lieder
Mahler Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
Michael Lloyd Conductor
Ida Ränzlöw Mezzo-soprano
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!
Our events go ahead regardless of the weather. Click here to read our outdoor events policy.
Join us for a spectacular evening of interactive who-dunnit as our friends Foghorn Unscripted bring to life a Murder Mystery with Winterbourne’s idyllic terrace as backdrop.
Visitors are welcome to arrive from 6pm, with Afternoon Tea served to your table. The performance will begin promptly at 7.30pm
Tickets are priced at £29.50 per person and include a delicious Winterbourne Afternoon Tea and entertainment. Guests are invited to dress the part in 1920s costume, but this is optional!
A relaxed evening in the garden with the backdrop of jazz sounds and the picturesque location of Winterbourne’s botanic garden.
Ask any of the regulars, there’s no better way to spend a summer’s evening.
Martin Roscoe returns to Birmingham International Piano Festival, performing with Peter Donohoe.
Stravinsky Concerto for two pianos
Debussy Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
Mozart Sonata for two pianos in D major, K448
Saint-Saens Variations on a Theme of Beethoven for Two Pianos, Op. 35
Rachmaninov Suite No.2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17
Join former BBC Young Musician winner Freddy Kempf for a recital of Chopin.
Ballade No. 2
Scherzo No. 2
Nocturne Op. 27, No.2
Andante Spianato and Grand polonaise
Ballade No. 4
Scherzo No. 4
Nocturne Op. 62, No.1
Winner of the 2014 Eurovision Young Musician of the Year competition, outstanding young violinist Ziyu He teams up with Marie Hauzel for soaring lyricism in Franck’s Violin Sonata, one of the most finely crafted works in the violin repertoire.
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Franck Violin Sonata
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Saint-Säens Havanaise, Op. 83
Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella
Bazzini La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25