Tung Auditorium reveals new season programme


Liverpool’s new Tung Auditorium has revealed its autumn season programme.

The University of Liverpool venue, which sits at the heart of the new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, was officially opened in March by Sean Lennon.

Jazz, brass, contemporary classical, electronica, folk, film and talks are all on the programme from September onwards.

The new season opens on September 23 with a special performance by jazz legend Courtney Pine, celebrating the release of his new album Spirituality. He will appear with Zoe Rahman on piano, and a string quartet.

On October 5 the state-of-the-art concert hall welcomes Joby Burgess who will perform his new album A Percussionist’s Songbook, while on October 15 Liverpool’s premier brass band Allerton Brass will take audiences on a journey through time and space. The brass ensemble returns on December 10 for a Christmas concert.

Ensemble 10/10 launches its 25th anniversary season on October 26 with a programme which includes the world premiere of a specially commissioned work from Rushworth Competition prize winner Nneka Cummins.

And on October 29, Northern Film Orchestra presents Frankenstein – Live! with a score by Michael Shapiro accompanying the 1931 Boris Karloff film.

Above: Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman.


Milap brings Mercury Music Prize winning percussionist, producer and composer Talvin Singh to The Tung on November 18, and the next evening Liverpool Welsh Choral performs Handel's Messiah. The Welsh Choral will also perform a Festive Fanfare on December 17.

A new chamber opera from Glyndebourne, an evening with South African musician Jonathan Crossley and appearances from Decibel Ensemble, Klezmer-ish and Manchester Collective are also on the programme.

Meanwhile the venue will also host a series of regular lunchtime concerts.

And on October 7, best-selling British crime writer Ann Cleves will take part in a Liverpool Literary Lecture ‘in conversation’ where she will also receive an honorary degree. The event is part of this year’s Liverpool Literary Festival.

Above: Rushworth Prize winner Nneka Cummins


Artistic director Richard Hartwell said: “We’re delighted to be able share our autumn season for The Tung Auditorium.

“Since opening in February 2022, we’ve already welcomed thousands of audience members to this incredible new concert hall.

“We’ve stayed true to our word and the series includes orchestral, choral, chamber, jazz, folk and electronica, as well as testing the technical capabilities of the venue with live music for film, and two chamber operas!

“In addition to partnerships with Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and Allerton Brass, we are thrilled to be starting work with Milap on a new series of contemporary and classical Indian music.”

For full season details and tickets visit the website HERE