New state-of-the-art concert hall, The Tung Auditorium is now open, with the launch season announced and tickets available to book online.
Housed within the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, on the corner of Grove Street and Oxford Street, The Tung Auditorium is proudly presented by the University of Liverpool. The 400 seat, acoustically optimised, flexible music performance space welcomes a huge variety of performers through its doors for its first public programme of events showcasing a diverse programme from classical and jazz, to electronica and spoken word.
Internationally regarded pianist, and son of the city, Paul Lewis headlines the inaugural Spring season on March 29, performing on the new Steinway D grand piano that he personally selected for the concert hall.
The University’s hugely popular, and free, Lunchtime Concert Series continues on Wednesdays at 1pm.
On April 9, The Tung Auditorium welcomes songwriter and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones for a special one one-off performance of tracks from his solo album Yawny Yawn, with added string quartet.
Other highlights include Legacy and Nine Dragons double bill, part of the Musical Futures series, on April 29; the intense and thrilling jazz four-piece, My Iris, featuring saxophonist, Trish Clowes on April 30; Manchester Collective, a chamber orchestra project on June 17; and a celebration of 20 years of big band from Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats on July 2.
The new concert hall will be the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s contemporary music group, Ensemble 10/10, while the Solem Quartet will continue in their role as the University of Liverpool ensemble in residence.
For more information about The Tung Auditorium Launch Programme, and to book your tickets, visit thetungauditorium.com