News about next year’s classical series

Thursday 9 April 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all remaining concerts in the 2019/20 Boldfield Orchestral Series have been cancelled. We regret the 30th anniversary season has been brought to such an abrupt end, though not before we were privileged to hear Vladimir Ashkenazy give one of his last public performances before announcing his retirement. The series also included incredible performances from Nicola Benedetti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, from Jess Gillam with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, and from many others.

In normal times, we would soon be announcing the 2020/21 classical series and inviting you to book tickets to concerts in the autumn. We are sorry to share the news that, due to the coronavirus outbreak, next season’s announcement has been indefinitely postponed.

Whilst we hope classical concerts will continue to take place at the Corn Exchange in future, it is too early to say what form they will take. We are in close contact with our existing sponsors and appreciate their loyalty more than ever. However, in order to continue bringing high-quality classical music to the Corn Exchange, we are looking for sources of additional support. We are ambitious about continuing to bring you great orchestral music, including the very best orchestras from the UK and around the world, as we have been for the past 30 years. 

This is now a great opportunity for our patrons to join us in securing continued classical performances at the Corn Exchange. We would be delighted to hear from you if you think you would be able to help, either personally or through a business. We know that together, our community can help us move forward and we thank you for your loyalty. Please contact development officer Amie Hoyland as Amie would love to hear your thoughts.

We hope to have more news to share with you soon about future of classical music at the Corn Exchange.