Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes X LCO – a calendar year-prolonged partnership with globally-respected record label Erased Tapes, and a single of the UK’s most progressive ensembles the London Contemporary Orchestra – kicks off in February. Every single collaboration in the sequence introduces handpicked Erased Tapes artists to Southbank Centre’s most personal venue, the Purcell Place, on four dates all through the yr. Absolutely free, open up workshops, make it possible for audiences an inside of glimpse into how the artists work together ahead of exceptional evening performances. The sequence begins with Brooklyn based mostly Pakistani-American composer and drummer Qasim Naqvi (Dawn of Midi) (PUR, 12 Feb).

Highlights of February’s gigs programme contain:

• Composer and producer Troy Miller presents Gershwin Reimagined, carried out by Philharmonia Orchestra and showcasing vocals from double Mercury award-nominated Laura Mvula and Olivier Award-nominated Shaun Escoffery who, as well as releasing 5 albums, has played Mufasa in the West Stop musical The Lion King since 2008 – the longest a West Finish actor has played a single portion repeatedly (RFH, 10 Feb).
• French multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen (Amélie) offers his tenth album, ALL in the Royal Pageant Hall. The album is the initially to be recorded at Tiersen’s new studio, venue and local community centre, The Eskal Task, crafted in an deserted discotheque on the modest island of Ushant in the Celtic Sea. It incorporates subject recordings from the redwood forests of California to Tempelhof airport in Berlin, and features specific visitor vocalists, many of whom will join Tiersen for these special London dates (RFH, 19, 20 Feb).
• Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer Marius Neset brings his energetic creativity to Southbank Centre’s Purcell Place for this dwell overall performance. A virtuoso performer and composer, Neset results in intricate, compelling tunes that he has toured throughout Europe (PUR, 5 Feb).
• Free gigs in Southbank Centre’s Friday Lunch and Friday Tonics series.
Now On Sale:
• In April, 6-time grammy-nominated sitar participant and composer Anoushka Shankar arrives to the Royal Pageant Hall to accomplish SHIRAZ, her recently composed score for the lavish 1920s epic silent film Shiraz: A Romance of India. Daughter and pupil of the legendary Ravi Shankar, Anoushkar will carry out the rating reside, accompanying a screening of the film, which tells the intensive and unrivalled love story of the Taj Mahal (RFH, 9 Apr).
• In March, Icelandic publish-metal masters Sólstafir complete their transcendent appears with strings in the Queen Elizabeth Corridor adhering to the release of their sixth full-duration album, Berdreyminn. Enveloping the viewers in a wave of heady compositions from during their vocation, Sólstafir transfix listeners with their blend of metallic, stunning melodies, psychedelic times and common rock (QEH, 10 Mar).

Whole LISTINGS Beneath

MARIUS NESET
Tuesday 5 February 2019, 8.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, Ticketed, £18
Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer Marius Neset brings his energetic creativeness to Southbank Centre’s Purcell Space for this dwell efficiency. A virtuoso performer and composer, Neset produces intricate, persuasive music that he has toured throughout Europe.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/126574-marius-neset-2019

TROY MILLER’S GERSHWIN REIMAGINED
Sunday 10 February 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Pageant Hall, Ticketed, £35 – £55
Composer and producer Troy Miller provides Gershwin Reimagined, a night time of timeless classics such as ‘Embraceable You’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘I Bought Rhythm’ done by the Philharmonia Orchestra. The night time functions the electrifying vocals of double Mercury award-nominated Laura Mvula and Olivier Award-nominated Shaun Escoffery who, as very well as releasing 5 albums, has played Mufasa in the West End musical The Lion King given that 2008 – the longest a West Conclude actor has played a solitary component repeatedly.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132414-troy-millers-gershwin-reimagined-2019-

Dropped Text, People Music AND SPELL Music
Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, £15 – £20
Eight main folk musicians carry out new commissions centered on the e-book The Shed Text by creator Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. This protest at the loss of the pure entire world close to us, and a celebration of its wonders will include performances from singer-songwriter Karine Polwart, Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, kora participant Seckou Keita, Scottish contemporary people musician and songwriter Kris Drever, British composer Kerry Andrew, singer and harpist Rachel Newton, cellist Beth Porter and multi-instrumentalist Jim Molyneux.
https://southbankcentre.co.united kingdom/whats-on/126522-shed-phrases-folks-audio-and-spell-tunes-2019

PURCELL Classes: ERASED TAPES X LCO – QASIM NAQVI
Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.45pm, Southbank Centre’s Purcell Home, Ticketed, £15
Qasim Naqvi creates new audio in this experimental sequence, which brings alongside one another globally-highly regarded London-based mostly unbiased document label Erased Tapes, and one particular of the UK’s most modern ensembles – the London Present-day Orchestra (LCO). When he’s not on tour as the drummer of Dawn of Midi, Brooklyn-primarily based composer Naqvi creates authentic songs for movie, dance, theatre and international chamber ensembles. Each and every collaboration in the Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes X LCO sequence introduces handpicked Erased Tapes artists to Southbank Centre’s most personal location, the Purcell Area, on 4 dates through the 12 months. In free of charge, open workshops, audiences get an perception into how the artists do the job jointly ahead of exclusive evening performances.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.british isles/whats-on/131937-purcell-sessions-et-x-lco-qasim-naqvi-2019

HANSON STRING Concept
Friday 15 February 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Pageant Corridor, Ticketed, Under 14s should really be accompanied by an adult, £35 – £95
Pop-rock trio Hanson present unforgettable favourites and unreleased material in this stay functionality of their new symphonic album String Principle. Hanson’s most bold musical challenge to date capabilities tracks spanning the band’s vocation, which includes some of their best-identified tunes along with brand name new substance telling a story of aspiration, despair, fortitude and in the end a return to optimism. Developed in collaboration with Academy Award-profitable arranger David Campbell.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.british isles/whats-on/129818-hanson-string-idea-2019

YANN TIERSEN
Tuesday 19 February – Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Pageant Corridor, Ticketed, £30 – £40
French multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen, who charmed hearts and minds with his soundtrack to 2001 movie Amélie, provides his tenth album, ALL in the Royal Pageant Corridor. The album is the initial to be recorded at Tiersen’s new studio, venue and group centre, The Eskal Task, created in an abandoned discotheque on the smaller island of Ushant in the Celtic Sea. It incorporates industry recordings from the redwood forests of California to Tempelhof airport in Berlin, and attributes specific guest vocalists, lots of of whom will be part of Tiersen for these distinctive London dates
https://www.southbankcentre.co.british isles/whats-on/126580-yann-tiersen-2019

Absolutely free GIGS

FRIDAY LUNCH: JAYWALKERS
Friday 8 February 2019, 1pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Pageant Hall, Central Bar, Amount 2, Free of charge
Jaywalkers carry their inventive and virtuosic model of Americana to Friday Lunch. The acoustic trio have delighted audiences all all around Europe for over ten decades . The team offers a mix of powerhouse bass, blistering fiddle and mandolin, and three-element harmonies with a fuller audio than is envisioned from just three acoustic musicians. Their are living set sees country heartbreak and bluegrass dynamism used to difficulties of the modern day – and to lifetime as a touring band.
https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130782-friday-lunch-jaywalkers-2019

FRIDAY LUNCH: TAMAS TESZARY QUARTET
Friday 1 February 2019, 1pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Competition Hall, Central Bar, Degree 2, Totally free
Vibraphonist Tamas Teszary presents his nouveau-bop quartet, bringing you vintage jazz and bebop appears with a modern-day edge. With Imre Varga on piano, Wun Yen Chan on bass and Cyro Zuzi on drums, the Tamas Teszary Quartet engage in first compositions from debut album Bopcore, along with reimaginings of classic tracks.
https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130780-friday-lunch-tamas-teszary-quartet-2019



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