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We celebrate this year the sixtieth anniversary of the joint orchestra shared by King Edward’s and by King Edwards High School for Girls.
Our first concert was given in March 1960, and ever since the schools’ tradition of great orchestral playing has been a unique treasure.
The celebratory programme includes a new work by the boys and girls, curated by Christopher Churcher, as well as a performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto by Lauren Zhang (BBC Young Musician 2018). Thus:
Christopher Churcher et al: Sexagesimal! (King Edward’s commission)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Concerto no.5 op.73 ‘Emperor’
Johannes Brahms (1833-97): Symphony no.3 op.90
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra
Lauren Zhang, piano
Martin Leigh, conductor
Entrance to the site is via the KES gates on Edgbaston Park Road. To access the site for parking you will require a gate code, this will be printed on the parking permits available to book with your ticket. Please see link above.
Parking is available along the main drive in the bays provided.
Should you have mobility issues, please contact the Box Office to book seats. Parking for the accessible route in to the Performing Arts Centre is available by entering the site from the Bristol Road, down Park Vale Drive, B5 7SP. Disabled parking is available at the rear of the Centre, and access is through the rear doors and via lift to the auditorium and foyer.