The Tung Auditorium launches new season programme

The Spring/Summer programme for Liverpool’s state-of-the-art concert hall, The Tung Auditorium launches today, Wednesday 14 December.

The Mercury Prize-nominated folk singer, Eliza Carthy, will take to The Tung for the Liverpool leg of her much-anticipated 30th Anniversary tour on Thursday 9 February. Eliza’s gig will see her perform new interpretations of fan-selected favourites from her latest album Queen Of The Whirl, recorded with her band, The Restitution.

But that’s not all. From Merseybeat to Mozart, the eclectic line-up at The Tung features something for everyone as the 400-seat, acoustically optimised, flexible music performance space, welcomes a huge variety of performers through its doors for its latest public programme of events.

The programme opens on Saturday 14 January with the Scotch College Symphony Orchestra visiting Liverpool from Melbourne, Australia, in collaboration with the Liverpool-based Early Music as Education Youth Orchestra. This will be followed by the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute’s Chinese New Year Gala Performance, welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with traditional dance, songs, drama and music.

The free much-loved lunchtime concerts series will start up at The Tung on Wednesday 1 February, with Dave O’Grady, the founding member of Americana Roots band Seafoam Green, performing a  glorious mix of rock and roll, soul, blues and gospel.

Other highlights from the programme include the beginning of an exciting collaboration between the Music Department and Riot Ensemble who will be working together to generate new musical works and new research based on artificial intelligence (Friday 5 May).

As Eurovision fever grips Liverpool, on Saturday 6 May, the University of Liverpool Music Society (LUMS) will host a celebration of Euro-pop through the decades to celebrate Liverpool hosting Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine.

With June 2023 marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush to Britain, Shirley J. Thompson’s mesmerising Women of the Windrush chamber opera on Friday 23 June will exploring the stories of several women who were on board.

The Tung’s two community affiliate organisations Liverpool Mozart Orchestra and Allerton Brass will also be performing on Saturday 4 February, Saturday 18 March and Saturday 29 April.

Richard Hartwell, The Tung Auditorium Artistic Director, said, “After a cracking couple of seasons it is hugely exciting to be able to announce the Spring/Summer programme for our wonderful new concert hall, The Tung Auditorium.

“We’re delighted to launch such a varied programme, continuing our collaborations with prestigious local organisations such as Milap and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

“While the current cold weather outside may not lend itself to thinking about Spring and Summer, we hope that our new programme gives everyone something to look forward to for the New Year – and tickets to our concerts can make the perfect Christmas gift!

“We look forward to welcoming you to The Tung soon!”

Jonny Stone, Chairman of Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, said, “We are really looking forward to returning to The Tung Auditorium for our concerts in February, March and June after our inaugural concert there in May 2022.  The hall is a joy to play in, which together with the excellent backstage and front of house facilities, all add up to making The Tung Auditorium a wonderful venue in which to perform.”

The Tung Auditorium is situated on the corner of Grove Street and Oxford Street.  To view the Spring/Summer 2023 programme, and to book your tickets, please visit

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