Music

Saturday 28 March – Piano Day 2020: Elliot Galvin, Yshani Perinpanayagam & Kerry Yong, 7pm

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Saturday 28 March – Piano Day 2020: Elliot Galvin, Yshani Perinpanayagam & Kerry Yong, 7pm

Arctic Circle presents an evening of metamorphosis and transmutation as bird song is set free, insects dodge the hitting of a hammer and the shimmering colours of the piano keys combine in strange and addictive configurations.During this evening sit back, close you eyes and listen to a minimalistic masterpiece from Philip Glass (Metamorphosis), extracts from Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux (‘catalogue of birds’) and the sonic landscapes of jazz pianist and composer Elliot Galvin.On the 88th Day of the year we’d like you to join us to celebrate Piano Day, an evening of...

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Eos Ensemble and Rosie Middleton, Friday 20 March, 7.30pm

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Eos Ensemble and Rosie Middleton, Friday 20 March, 7.30pm

Join the eos ensemble for an evening of music making showcasing their usual eclectic programming. Teaming up with the recent runner up in the annual Nonclassical Battle of the Bands, mezzo Rosie Middleton, the evening charts a doleful course through especially arranged songs by John Dowland and Radiohead, as well as several works by composers from eastern Europe including Arvo Pärt and Aleksanrda Vrebalov. Formed at the beginning of 2017 by Paul Evernden and Angela Najaryan and performing initially as a trio with the pianist Jelena Makarova, Eos now exists as an ensemble made up of...

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JIM MORAY, with Tom Moore, Thursday 12 March, 7pm

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JIM MORAY, with Tom Moore, Thursday 12 March, 7pm

Jim Moray is amongst England’s best-loved folk musicians, taking traditional songs far beyond the borders of the folk scene. He is the winner of five BBC Folk Awards, and his albums can truly be said to have changed the way traditional music is presented. His seventh solo album, The Outlander, released in October 2019, showcases a rawer, more intimate sound, recorded with Tom Moore on violin and viola. Tickets: £14. Jim’s website and tickets here.

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THE BRAID ENSEMBLE, 31 January, 7.30pm

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THE BRAID ENSEMBLE, 31 January, 7.30pm

The Braid Ensemble is a London-based quartet founded by David Braid, which focuses entirely on his work. The players, Elliott Devivo (clarinet); Gerard Cousins (guitar); David Braid (electric guitar/mandolin); Rossitza Stoycheva (piano), are each world class virtuosi who bring their own unique musical angle to this remarkable group.Described by Steve Reich as “Really honest stuff” Braid’s music has a uniquely lyrical and vibrant quality that engages you entirely on first hearing.A result of strong influences ranging from Renaissance lute music...

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ST JOHN’S SUMMER GALA WITH THE GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA , Saturday 20 July, 4.30 – 7.30pm

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off on ST JOHN’S SUMMER GALA WITH THE GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA , Saturday 20 July, 4.30 – 7.30pm

ST JOHN’S SUMMER GALA WITH THE GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA , Saturday 20 July, 4.30 – 7.30pm

Following the series of explorations into the musical diversity found in this area we are combining with the Grand Union Orchestra for our Summer Special: music, workshops, food and drink in and outside St John on Bethnal Green. Come along and join in! Here’s what the Grand Union Orchestra did here earlier this year: The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’!...

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TALISK – 30 April, 8pm

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TALISK – 30 April, 8pm

S In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. “setting scary standards” – Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature that has effortlessly captivated audiences...

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