A five-day feast of live music! Hear the very best brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary renditions from the UK’s leading young musicians.
Open to the public, every July around 8,000 of the UK’s brightest young musicians perform at world class venues and city-centre locations across Birmingham as part of the annual Music for Youth National Festival, and they are back again for 2017!
Tickets are available now for all five days through the Town Hall Symphony Hall Box Office:
As part of the National Festival, join award winning alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch, for a spectacular evening of jazz at Birmingham Town Hall on Friday 7th July. Soweto will present and perform alongside some of the UK’s best young jazz combos and big bands who are in Birmingham as part of the annual Music for Youth National Festival. Get Tickets
The full programme for Music for Youth National Festival 2017
To check out all the fantastic Festival Fringe workshops and performance opportunities head over to Festival Fringe!
Infinity LIVE is a music workshop based on the Back to Bass resource. Bring your class to this special day of music making, which will include:
A hands-on music workshop in the CBSO Centre led by Richard Frostick - teacher, workshop leader and choral director. This will involve classes preparing a short musical phrase or rhythm in advance of the event that will be used in the workshop.
Tickets to Music for Youth's National Festival where you can hear groups of inspiring young musicians perform in Birmingham's most prestigious concert halls. This could either be watching some of the UK’s most exciting choirs in Symphony Hall or New Music composed by young people being performed in Symphony Hall.
Session 2 (Jazz, Combos & Ensembles): 17:00 - 19:00 NB. feedback for this session will be given to groups backstage
Session 3 (Jazz, MC & Open): 19:30 - 21:30 NB. feedback for this session will be given to groups backstage
Join award winning alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch, for a spectacular evening of jazz at the Town Hall. Relax in cabaret style seating as Soweto presents and performs alongside some of the UK’s best young jazz combos and big bands who are in Birmingham as part of the annual Music for Youth National Festival. Book Tickets
This year we’ve partnered with Splaat Media to photograph all National Festival Main Stage performances. These photos will be displayed in the venue foyer for immediate purchase following the Music Mentor feedback at the end of each session.
Every purchase you make supports young musicians through Music for Youth’s annual programme.
Soweto Kinch presents Music for Youth's Jazz Evening