Category Archives: What’s on JUNE

NEWS: World Cup meets Jazz improv – From Russia with Jazz at Platform, Easterhouse

From Russia With Jazz is presented by Platform and Goethe-Institut as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival

As World Cup fever hits Platform, Platform in Easterhouse are excited to be hosting From Russia With Jazz, a unique evening celebrating jazz and football as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival.

During a live screening of the Germany vs Sweden World Cup match in the auditorium, members of Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra will be teaming up against some of Germany’s finest improvising musicians. The teams will improvise live jazz to the action as it takes place on screen.

Raymond MacDonald, Una MacGlone, Maria Donohue, Sam Beagles and Mike Parr-Burman from GIO will be performing opposite great jazz musicians from Germany, including renowned double bass player Alois Kott, fabulous wunderkind drummer Christian Lillinger alongside DJ IllVibe (Vincent von Schlippenbach).

The German musicians will play as Germany and the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra will play as Sweden with DJ IllVibe taking on the role of referee using sound bites and mixing in the original Russian TV commentary.

Platform’s music programmer Alun Woodward says:“From Russia with Jazz will create a musical focus on the physical, technical and elegance of the match producing a distinctively different experience for the audience. We’ll hear how the musicians interpret the passages of play, coax, compete, tackle and score. I also can’t wait to hear how they communicate their displeasure at the referee.”

Expect a night of surprising musical moves, grooves and the occasional red card!

WHAT’S ON JUNE & JULY: Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple at EK Arts Centre and Webster’s Glasgow

odd couple logo

Fussy Felix and slovenly Oscar. Two mismatched roommates. What could possibly go wrong? Join Half•Wits Theatre Company for a hilarious night in the classic buddy comedy from Neil Simon, one of America’s greatest writers. From the team that brought you the sell-out successes Glengarry Glen Ross, Rope and Reasons To Be Pretty, this is sure to be a hot ticket for summer.

East Kilbride Arts Centre from the 14th-16th of June

Webster’s Theatre, Glasgow from the 4-7th of July

 

WHAT’S ON JUNE: Twenty Something at The Old Hairdressers

Sir Issac Newton has discovered gravity by the age of 23. Adele had 2 Grammys and a BRIT Award by 22. Steve Jobs founded Apple at 21. What have we done? Millennials are branded as lazy “snowflakes” who don’t want to move out of their parents’ house. Twenty-Something is an exploration of what that means and if it’s true that not buying avocados and take-away coffees really means we’ll be able to buy a house while bearing in mind that Vera Wang didn’t design her first dress until she was 41 so maybe the pressure isn’t as present as we think.

Pinched! Theatre Company and Bedroom Culture are excited to be collaborating together for the first time. Twenty-Something will be devised in the space of a week, directed by Phoebe Elliott, and star Tom White, Kirsten McPake, Emma Findlay, and Felix Adamson.

Bedroom Culture, founded in 2015 and headed by Phoebe Elliott, is a non-building based theatre company that aims to support emerging female theatre makers, directors, actors, playwrights, technicians, etc. Their first project was a 10 minute piece tackling the view towards women in the entertainment industry called [INSERT: FEMALE]. Their second piece was an installation called Teenage Dreams: After The Undertones and Katy Perry in which they built a bedroom from scratch which audience members could enter at any point to hear interviews from people who identified as girls during their teenage years. Twenty-Something will be their third project .

Pinched! Theatre Company was established in late 2014 by Kirsten McPake based between West Lothian and Glasgow. Their debut production Indie as Fuck, a piece of gig-theatre based around the short life of a crappy teenage band in early 2010, was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and 2017, with a devised piece The F Words being performed at the festival in 2016. Pinched! focuses on retelling the stories of the normal person through live music, movement and humour, particularly focusing on the voices of the Scottish youth.

Twenty-Something

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th June
7:30pm

The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 5AR

Running time 1 hour (approx.)

Box Office Tickets are available priced £5

Available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twenty-something-tickets-46047698907
Twitter @Bedroom_Culture @PinchedTheatre #TwentySomethingGLA

NEWS: ROCK AROUND EASTWOOD PARK THIS SUMMER

Music fans in East Renfrewshire will be rocking around the clock this summer with huge hits, good vibrations and award-winning performances at Eastwood Park.

The venue is celebrating its Sapphire anniversary year with a whole host of great music lined up to celebrate 45 years of bringing big performances to the local area.

Queen’s Brian May hailed The Bluejays ‘a wonderful band’ and they’ll be showcasing their talents on Friday June 29, for a historical journey through the biggest hits of the late 1950s, an era that changed the music world forever. Featuring artists including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry, The Bluejays tell the story of the Rock ‘n’ Roll movement, bringing a dream of equality and freedom.

If you can’t get enough of Elvis, catch a full night of his greatest songs on Sunday July 8 as highly acclaimed singer and musician Elio Pace performs a very special, intimate and unique concert to honour his musical idol, Elvis Presley.

Elio Pace

Get some Good Vibrations and Fun Fun Fun with The Beach Boyz Story on Friday August 3, with a show guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Scottish traditional music legends Aly and Phil bring their musical magic to Eastwood Park on August 30 too.

Plus, award winning performer Richard Shelton will deliver his “simply phenomenal” Frank Sinatra tribute on Sunday September 2. Catch New York, New York, My Way and many more and the early bird 10% discount special, if you book before July 22.

Ticket prices for the tribute nights vary but if you gather a group you may be able to get a bargain – Eastwood Park Theatre’s buy ten tickets and one person can go free applies for many performances.

Book your tickets now: eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice.

WHAT’S ON JUNE: Tron Theatre Co. with Blood of the Young presents PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*sort of) by ISOBEL McARTHUR

Blood of the Young have certainly made their mark on the Scottish theatre scene, critically acclaimed for their first full-length, main stage production, Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound premiered as part of the Tron Theatre’s 2017 Mayfesto season and for shorter pieces, Secret Show 1 and Golden Arm Theatre Project.  Tron Theatre Company is working in partnership with them to present their summer comedy, Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), an irreverent, all-female take on the classic Jane Austen novel.

Austen’s epic romance is packed with iconic moments and has captured the imagination of modern audiences the world over. Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) will inevitably be watched by many people who are fans of the original, and in adapting the novel, writer Isobel McArthur wants to celebrate Austen’s humour, telling her story in a way that values its core message to the reader, albeit with karaoke and disco balls.

As Isobel says: ‘Not for the first time, my role is one of Writer-Performer. However, for this project, I’m also an Adapter. This novel means a great deal to a lot of people and I think it’s important to draw on Austen’s own humour and ingenuity first and foremost – rather than believing it can be bettered. Nevertheless, this can’t ever eclipse the more important task of creating something utterly un-stuffy that any audience, regardless of whether they’ve heard of Jane Austen or been to the theatre before, can enjoy as an uplifting and genuinely entertaining night out’.

Blood of the Young work collaboratively and have assembled a stellar company to present what promises to be a colourful and unique take on the most recognized of rom-coms. Taking on multiple roles alongside Isobel are Tori Burgess, Christina Gordon, Hannah Jarrett-Scott and Meghan Tyler, with Paul Brotherston directing, Ana Inés Jabares-Pita designing, lighting by Simon Hayes and sound design by MJ McCarthy.

Running time: approx.110 minutes (with a 20-minute interval).

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Venue: Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Dates:  28 June14 July 2018
Tickets:         £9-£17
Box Office: 0141 552 4267 or http://www.tron.co.uk

Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

NEWS: Oscar Wilde’s star-studded AN IDEAL HUSBAND to be broadcast live to Scottish cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on Tuesday 5th June at 7.15pm

Oscar Wilde’s AN IDEAL HUSBAND, will be coming to Scottish cinemas on 5th June at 7.15pm for one night only 

The play will be broadcast direct from London’s Vaudeville Theatre and will feature a star-studded cast including real-life father and son duo Edward Fox (The Audience, The Day of the Jackal) and son Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, Cucumber & Banana)

Taking to the Vaudeville’s stage alongside the Fox’s, in what is considered the RollsRoyce of English comedies, is veteran stage and screen actress & Olivier Award-nominee Frances Barber (Silk, Antony and Cleopatra) as well as Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker (This House, Wolf Hall). Also featured in the cast is Not Going Out star Sally Bretton (King Lear) & Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen).

An Ideal Husband will be broadcast live from London’s Vaudeville Theatre to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Tuesday 5 June at 7.15pm

Cinema tickets on sale now www.OscarWildeCinema.com #OscarWildeSeason #WildeCinema

CINEMAS

Aberdeen Cineworld – Union Square

Aberfeldy Birks Cinema

Annan Lonsdale

Braehead Odeon

Castle Douglas Fullarton

Clydebank Empire

Dundee Cineworld

Dundee Odeon Douglas Field

Dundonald Omniplex

Dunfermline Odeon

Dunoon Studio Cinema

Edinburgh Cineworld

Edinburgh Dominion

Edinburgh Odeon – Fort Kinnaird

Edinburgh Odeon – Lothian Road

Edinburgh VUE – Ocean Terminal

Edinburgh VUE – Omni

Glasgow Showcase

Glasgow Cineworld – Renfrew Street

Greenock Waterfront Cinema

Hamilton VUE

Helensburgh Tower Arts Centre

Hillhead Grosvenor

Inverness Eden Court Theatre

Kettering Odeon

Kilmarnock Odeon

Kirkwall Phoenix Cinema Pickaquoy Centre

Langholm Buccleuch Centre, The

Livingston VUE

Paisley Showcase

Perth Playhouse

Stirling MacRobert Arts Centre

Stirling VUE

 

NEWS: GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FULL 2018 PROGRAMME ALONGSIDE NEW INITIATIVE

Glasgow Jazz Festival has launched their full 2018 programme for this year’s summer festival.  Organisers have also announced a brand-new partnership with the Keychange Project – the initiative that encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022.

Glasgow Jazz Festival, the cities longest running music festival, has today on International Jazz Day announced their full programme for the 32nd edition. The summer festival will bring yet another richly diverse programme to some of Glasgow’s most iconic venues.

From Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th June 2018, the city will be transformed by a wealth of international and home-grown jazz talent, as veteran fans cross pass with jazz newcomers in a city bursting at the seams with unforgettable musical moments.

Rebecca Vasmant, Seonaid Aitken (with violin) and Tam Gallagher at the launch of Glasgow Jazz Festival.

Already announced to headline the festival is former front-man of Bombay Bicycle Club, Mr Jukes, who will bring his debut solo album to this year’s festival, a project full of material that revives his long-standing interest in jazz, soul and R&B. Music legend Georgie Fame will also return to the festival to showcase his much-loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues with his Family Trio, as well as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – one of Africa’s biggest and longest running orchestras.

Glasgow Jazz Festival has also signed up to be part of the Keychange project – a pioneering European initiative that empowers women to transform the future of the music industry and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better, more inclusive music industry for present and future generations. Year on year the festival showcases talented female musicians on the jazz scene and the 2018 festival is no different.

Bahrain-raised, London-based trumpeter Yazz Ahmed will be taking to the Glasgow Jazz Festival stage this summer. Yazz has played with a huge variation of notable names, including Radiohead, who’s ‘Bloom’ track is covered by Yazz on her latest album ‘La Saboteuse’ – an album of music that encapsulates the dreamy enchantment and exotic nations of her Bahrain heritage fused with the polygenesis jazz scene of her London home.

Led by virtuoso violinist and last year’s Scottish Jazz Awards ‘Best Vocalist’ Seonaid Aitken – Glasgow based Rose Room (dubbed as Scotland’s leading ‘Hot Club’ swing band) join forces with top Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and the award-winning Capella String Quartet to celebrate the vintage sound of the 1930s with the The Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique. 

DJ-Producer Rebecca Vasmant will bring a fresh new twist to dance music with her love of jazz when she opens for already-announced Mr Jukes in the Old Fruitmarket on Wednesday 20th June.

Alina Bzhezhinska and her Quartet led the 80th birthday celebrations for Alice Coltrane around the UK and their celebrated set that was part of ‘A Concert for John and Alice’ at last year’s London Jazz Festival – Alina and her critically acclaimed quartet will bring this celebrated material to the City Halls Recital Room on Friday 22nd June.

Singer-songwriter Sophie Bancroft will play Glasgow’s brand-new jazz venue The Blue Arrow as part of this year’s festival. Heralding from one of Britain’s top jazz families, with brothers Tom and Phil, she has since gone on to have a highly successful career with a unique blend of jazz and folk influences. Following a collaboration between Bancroft and American pianist Louis Durra for the Made In Scotland showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Songs Quartet emerged and the resulting ‘Songs’ was listed in The Herald’s Top 50 albums of 2015.

The Bitches Brew project was conceived by double-bassist Emma Smith as a night of music written, improvised and performed by some of the best female instrumentalists around. In response to the assumption that the woman in the band is mostly the singer, Bitches Brew focuses on the female instrumental player and the end result is an eclectic night of music that celebrates a diverse variety of talent playing, dancing and pushing the boundaries of creative music.

Vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile will launch her debut album as part of the festival while 2015’s Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year and 2018’s Peter Whittingham Jazz Award winner Helena Kay and her trio KIM will also play.

Glasgow Jazz Festival also continues to support up-and-coming talent. Part of London’s ‘Jazz Re:Freshed’ Ashley Henry plays the piano with a beauty and sensitivity that usually comes from a lifetime immersed in jazz.

Claire Martin and Jim Mullen will celebrate the music of one of the most iconic guitarists in jazz history, Wes Montgomery. This year marks the 50th anniversary since the passing of the self-taught, Grammy-winning star who left an amazing body of work during his lifetime which ended tragically early. Award-winning UK jazz musicians – vocalist Claire Martin and guitarist Jim Mullen, will pay their special tribute to this hugely influential musician as part of this year’s festival on Friday 22nd June at St Lukes. The show will feature an array of well-known Montgomery tunes, including ‘Willow Weep for Me’, ‘If You Could See Me Now’ and ‘Goin Out Of My Head’.

Nigel Clark and the Tom MacNiven Quintet will perform a celebratory concert in honour of the late, great Bobby Wellins at Drygate on Saturday 23rd June. Preceding the night of entertainment will be a screening of ‘Dreams are Free’ – a documentary on Wellins’ life. It has been just over 20 years since trumpeter Tom MacNiven recorded ‘Guess What?with Bobby Wellins, and this show will mark its re-release with the album being performed in full.

Tony Momrelle is one of the most exciting and significant soul musicians on the modern British stage. Tony was lead male vocalist of the famous British acid-jazz band Incognito for more than 16 years, before launching his solo career in 2015.

Clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh, winner of ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, will be performing music from his new album ‘But Where Are You Really From?’ at this year’s festival. As a renowned innovator of modern Indo Jazz, Ghosh’s ensemble will incorporate jazz, rock, folk and South Asian styles for this night of outstanding musical entertainment.

In 2017, after an absence of four years, Glasgow Jazz Festival revived the Scottish Jazz Awards. On Sunday 3 June 2018 these prestigious awards will return to Glasgow to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant jazz scene. A panel made up of industry specialists will choose the shortlist for the awards and the nominees will be announced with a public vote deciding the winner of each category.

Jill Rodger, Director of Glasgow Jazz Festival, said: “Year on year we endeavour to bring an exciting and varied line-up of big name artists alongside up-and-coming musicians to Glasgow’s audiences. We’re really excited to be announcing this eclectic line-up and we look forward to welcoming jazz fans old and new to some of Glasgow’s most iconic music venues in June.

“We have always endeavoured to celebrate the fantastic female jazz musicians that are part of our ever-evolving jazz scene, so we’re delighted to also announce that we are now part of the Keychange project – a fantastic initiative that will hopefully empower individuals to work together towards a more inclusive music industry.”

The Glasgow Jazz Festival will take place in various exciting venues across the city including the Old Fruitmarket, St Luke’s, Drygate and The Hug and Pint. The festival will also be taking place in Glasgow’s first ever dedicated jazz club – the brand-new venue The Blue Arrow. The festival is once again taking place with support and funding from Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland.

For more information and to buy tickets for the festival please visit www.jazzfest.co.uk

Listings

Rose Room Orchestra Fantastique featuring Konrad Wiszniewski

Wednesday 20 June

7.30pm

St Luke’s

 

Mr Jukes with Rebecca Vasmant DJ

Wednesday 20 June

7.30pm

Old Fruitmarket

 

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

Wednesday 20 June

7.30pm

City Halls, Recital Room

 

Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Final

Wednesday 20 June

7.30pm

Drygate

 

Bitches Brew

Wednesday 20 June

7.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Alabaster Deplume and Art of Falling

Wednesday 20 June

7.30pm

Hug and Pint

 

Ashley Henry with support

Thursday 21 June

7.30pm

St Luke’s

 

The Georgie Fam Family Trio with Luca Manning and Fergus McCreadie

Thursday 21 June

7.30pm

Old Fruitmarket

 

Alexander Hawkins

Thursday 21 June

8pm

City Halls, Recital Room

 

Skeltr

Thursday 21 June

8pm

Hug and Pint

 

Mezcla with Support

Thursday 21 June

8pm

Stereo

 

Colin Steele Quartet ‘Diving for Pearls’

Thursday 21 June

8pm

Drygate

 

Ian Shaw Performs ‘Shine Sister Shine’

Thursday 21 June

7.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Luca Manning and Fergus McCreadie

Thursday 21 June

10pm

Brunswick Bar

 

Wuh Oh

Thursday 21 June

10.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Dementia Friendly Concert Series with Penman Jazzmen

Friday 22 June

1.30pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

 

Claire Martin and Jim Mullen’s Full House celebrate Wes Montgomery

Friday 22 June

7.30pm

St Luke’s

 

Glamour and the Baybes

Friday 22 June

7.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Dinosaur

Friday 22 June

9pm

King Tuts

 

Slugabed

Friday 22 June

8pm

Hug and Pint

 

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet

Friday 22 June

7.30pm

City Halls, Recital Room

 

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo with DJ Nick Peacock

Friday 22 June

8pm

Old Fruitmarket

 

Georgia Cecile Album Launch

Friday 22 June

8pm

BAAD

 

Raymond MacDonald and Friends

Friday 22 June

8pm

The Glad Café

 

Tony Momrelle with support

Friday 22 June

8pm

Drygate

 

Soul Jazz Collective

Friday 22 June

8pm

Swing

 

The Jazz Pack Band

Friday 22 June

8.30pm

Avant Garde

 

Mark Robb DJ Set

Friday 22 June

10pm

Brunswick Bar

 

Arun Ghosh

Friday 22 June

10.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Big Band Festival

Saturday 23 June

1pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Exhibition Hall

 

Jazz Festival All Stars Kids Concert

Saturday 23 June

2pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

 

Jazz Meets Football – Raymond MacDonald and Alois Kott

Saturday 23 June

7pm

Platform

 

Helena Kay’s KIM Trio

Saturday 23 June

7.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

George Benson

Saturday 23 June

8pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

 

Yazmin Lacey

Saturday 23 June

8pm

Hug and Pint

 

Geno Washington with Friday Street DJs

Saturday 23 June

8pm

BAAD

 

The Million Dollar Orchestra

Saturday 23 June

8.30pm

St Luke’s

 

‘Dreams are Free’ Bobby Wellins Film Screening

Saturday 23 June

6pm

Drygate

 

Nigel Clark & Tom MacNiven Quintet Celebrate Bobby Wellins

Saturday 23 June

8pm

Drygate

 

Nat Birchall with Divine

Saturday 23 June

9pm

Admiral

 

Luca Manning Quintet

Saturday 23 June

10.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra Singers

Sunday 24 June

2pm

Tron Theatre

 

Trio Magico

Sunday 24 June

2pm

City Halls, Recital Room

 

Fraser Urquhart

Sunday 24 June

5pm

City Halls, Recital Room

 

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with Trevor Watts

Sunday 24 June

7.30pm

Drygate

 

Sophie Bancroft

Sunday 24 June

7.30pm

The Blue Arrow

 

Roosevelt Collier

Sunday 24 June

8pm

BAAD

 

Andrew Robb ‘One the Edge of Europe’ feautirung Bjørn Solli

Sunday 24 June

8pm

City Halls, Recital Room

 

Noya Rao with Werkha

Sunday 24 June

8pm

Hug and Pint

 

Yazz Ahmed’s Hafla Band

Sunday 24 June

7.30pm

St Luke’s

 

Spoken Mirror

Sunday 24 June

8.30pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City of Music Studio

WHAT’S ON JUNE: World-leading violinist Maxim Vengerov brings Sunday Classics season to a close at Usher Hall

Universally hailed as one of the world’s finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world, Grammy award-winner Maxim Vengerov enjoys international acclaim as a conductor as well as being one of the most in-demand soloists in all of classical music. Audiences have the chance to experience him performing in both of these capacities at the Usher Hall in our final Sunday Classics concert of the season.

In the first half Vengerov takes on the solo role in Bruch’s magnificent violin concerto. The piece is one of Bruch’s most popular, and overshadowed his other works so much that in the in the end the composer could no longer listen to it. What’s more, he had sold the piece outright to publisher Cranz and so couldn’t continue to make any money from the royalties of his most popular work.

Vengerov returns in the second half to conduct the musicians of the Würth Philharmonic in Shostakovich’s tenth symphony, an astounding achievement in symphonic form and a vitriolic indictment of life under Stalin. In 1948, Shostakovich was accused of writing inappropriate, ‘non-Russian’ music and thus his writing output supressed. It was only upon Stalin’s death in 1953 that he could regain his creative freedom and his tenth symphony is the sound of that new-found liberty and a reflection on the Stalin years.

The Würth Philharmonic is a newly formed ensemble, founded by philanthropist Reinhold Würth to bring together some of the world’s most talented, young musicians to form a virtuosic symphony orchestra performing with today’s greatest conductors and soloists. Würth’s vision is, in uncertain political times, to bring together musicians from all nations, overcoming the tensions that so often appear across the world.

The esteemed Greek conductor Stamatia Karampini leads the first half of the concert. Karampini was something of a child-prodigy, having learned the piano at 5 and beginning conducting youth orchestras from the age of 13. She has since has won many prestigious conducting prizes throughout her teenage years and into her twenties. The famous Italian author Quirino Principe wrote an essay dedicated to Karampini, proclaiming “…this young woman´s life is a rare example of artistic asceticism; leading a life entirely dedicated to music and marked by countless sacrifices”.
Listings Information

Würth Philharmonic Orchestra with Maxim Vengerov

Sunday Classics at Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Door time: 2:00pm, Start time: 3:00pm

J Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture,
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1,
Saint Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso,
Shostakovich Symphony No.10,

Stamatia Karampini Conductor (first half)
Maxim Vengerov Conductor (second half)
Maxim Vengerov violin

Image: B Ealovega

WHAT’S ON JUNE: Experience an authentic night at the Grand Ole Opry with the UK premiere of NASHVILLE LIVE

Transporting audiences right into the heart of downtown Nashville, Nashville Live will take spectators on a journey through the country music history books with some of its biggest stars.

Featuring music from classic artists such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton; to more recent performers such as Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks, Nashville Live is a celebration of the biggest legends of country music, and the fascinating stories behind their global hits including Folsom Prison Blues, Crazy, Jolene, The Gambler and many, many more.

Nashville Live will open at Glasgow Concert Hall on June 7 and tour to Eden Court, Inverness June 8, Dundee Rep Theatre, June 9, Arbroath, Webster Theatre, June 10, Aberdeen, His Majesty’s Theatre, June 11 and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, June 12.

More dates to be announced.

The evening is in the style of a Grand Ole Opry live radio show complete with the Opry announcer, live commercials and the cast revealing the hidden histories of country music, while audiences can enjoiy a mixture of classic solos, stellar duets and fantasy group harmonies.

The  band of on stage musicans will be led by British Country Music Association ‘Musician of the Year’ (2017) Luke Thomas as MD, and the cast also features four top West End performers:

Scottish-born Robbie Durham, who starred as Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet, plays Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Kenny Rogers; Chris Grahamson,Billy Elliot (West End) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End), plays the announcer, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks; Lisa Wright, Sunny Afternoon (West End), plays Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. Helena Gullen, the hit musical Once (West End), plays Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

NEWS: More2Screen to Broadcast Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ Live to Cinemas on 5th June

More2Screen has announced the live cinema broadcast of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, on Tuesday 5 June 2018, 7.15pm. This is the third play in the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre and will be broadcast live by satellite to 420 cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; CucumberBanana, Channel 4; E4), Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker(This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

In March the live broadcast of Lady Windermere’s Fan scored a hit at the box office and with cinema audiences around the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in Gibraltar, Germany and Malta. Each play from the Oscar Wilde Season is reaching a global audience with cinema screenings of the filmed productions in countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, India, Russia and the US, demonstrating the Victorian playwright’s enduring appeal.

More2Screen will also broadcast the final production of Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season from the Vaudeville Theatre to cinemas nationwide: The Importance of Being Earnest on Tuesday 9 October. Cinema tickets for the season are now on sale at OscarWildeCinema.com

BBFC Cert: AS LIVE 12A | Running time 150 minutes (approx) including one interval.

#WildeSeason #WildeCinema #AIH

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