Arts & Culture, Music

13th February 2022

Date Night Idea: The Tung Auditorium

Had seminars in the Yoko Ono Lennon centre? It may surprise you to know, it’s also perfect for date night this Valentine’s Day!

Situated inside the centre, the brand new Tung auditorium will be host to a wide range of music. Despite its vastness, it has a warm cosy feeling that is perfect for date night. The events are open to all, whether you regularly enjoy classical music or not!

The Performances

At one of the venue’s opening events, I was deeply impressed by the talent of the Music Department. The collaboration between staff and students was especially inspiring.

The Liverpool University Music Society Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gethyn Jones, delivered a beautiful rendition of Sibelius’s Finlandia. Xiaoxiao Hou’s piece on the guzheng, assisted by lecturer Liam Carey, had the audience holding their breath at its stunning delicacy.

The speeches, though largely a time filling tool for setting up the staging for the various ensembles, were insightful and packed full of emotion. Catherine Tackley, Head of Music, captured the earnest care needed to make such a project a success.

The evening ended with an energetic rendition of ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ by the University Music Society’s Big Band. It lifted everyone’s spirits in preparation for the sad prospect of leaving the venue and the wonderful community within it. The entire event felt like a celebration of the hard work and love put into it with an undeniable excitement for the venue’s future.

With its easily accessible location, incredible performances and affordability, it seems the perfect choice for a date this Valentine’s period.

What’s On?

Coming up next is Lunchtime Concert: Wirral Brass Quintet on 16th February at 1pm and Lunchtime Concert: Yaatri on 23rd February at 1pm.

You can see the full range of shows and workshops available at the Tung Auditorium here.

Explore more concert reviews here.

Cover Photo by Gabriel Santos Fotografia from Pexels