Live music and Jazz

September

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  • Knighton Chamber Orchestra presents

  • Richard Meads and Soh-Yon Kim
  • Saturday 30 September, 7.30pm
  • Venue: Fraser Noble Hall
  • £10 / £8 / £3. 
  • 2 hours
  • The Korean violinist Soh-Yon Kim has played several concertos with Knighton Chamber Orchestra, including the Beethoven Concerto on the same day as Kasabian played on Victoria Park. In this concert the audience will have the opportunity to get to know the Shostakovich first violin concerto, an exciting work of great contrasts.
    The tuba concertino by prolific American composer Frankenpohl will be played by Richard Meads, who is often to be heard playing in local orchestras but only occasionally as soloist.  We will also perform the much loved children’s favourite ‘Peter and the Wolf’ by Prokofiev.

October

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  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • Kit Downes Trio
  • Thursday 12 October, 8pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Having made several appreciated visits to Leicester Jazz House in his career, pianist and organist Kit Downes returns, this time with his Trio including Petter Eldh on bass and James Maddren on drums. Based in London and Berlin, and all recognised as fine soloists in their own right, together they bring light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters in music that has been described as “rip-roaring” and “mind-boggling”.
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  • Parkin and Deans present

  • Gideon Conn with support from Poetman
  • Friday 13 October, 7.30pm
  • Pay what you think. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Gideon crafts songs full of colour, rhythm and process, effortlessly blending acoustic folk and hip hop. His unique performance style makes his audiences very happy. “The people of Britain may not know it yet but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures” - Scroobius Pip. Supported by Poetman, whose performance poetry, charming and dapper, arguably comedy, occasional rapper, Leicester’s Poetman uses live looping to right wrongs by writing songs.
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  • Light, Sound and Celebration

  • Saturday 21 October, 6.30pm
  • £12 / £10. 2 hours
  • Celebrate Diwali the classical way with an evening of the finest Indian classical music and dance by renowned artists. Come along and enjoy the exhilarating sounds of tabla and sitar with uplifting vocals and thrilling dance. A unique evening that will surely make this Diwali one to remember.
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  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • Bernhard Schimpelsberger: Myriad
  • Thursday 26 October, 7pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours
  • When two talents collide, Myriad is born. Join award-winning pianist Chris Gall from Munich and London-based drummer and percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger as they weave original compositions in stylistic pluralism. Juggling a multi-layered matrix of world music, neoclassical and jazz, Myriad is performed on a unique setup of piano and drums that blend an eclectic mix of sounds. Together, they create a myriad of musical dimensions. Be prepared to be taken on a wonderful journey!
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  • Michael Pinchbeck presents

  • Concerto
  • Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm
  • Venue: Fraser Noble Hall
  • £12 / £8. 90 minutes (14+ years)
  • University of Leicester Orchestra and and Knighton Chamber Orchestra
    Piano: Nicholas McCarthy
    Conductor: Paul Jenkins
  • A unique, musical experience inspired by Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the WWI. The assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in prison, his withered arm tied up with piano wire.
    Unravelling narratives surround this piece of music and together they weave a true story that spans 100 years. Experience a deconstructed re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music to overcome personal tragedy.
    Commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Attenborough Arts Centre and Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Supported by Arts Council England.

November

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  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • MaLiJa
  • Thursday 2 November, 8pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • All highly respected bandleaders in their own right, the all-star trio of Mark Lockheart, Jasper Hoiby and Liam Noble come together to make music of exciting originality. Featuring original material by all three members, the trio’s diverse influences include bluegrass, tango and old-fashion jungle grooves.
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  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • Tim Garland Trio
  • Thursday 30 November, 8pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Tim Garland’s recent Leicester gig with his Electric Quartet was a resounding success. The Chick Corea alumnus returns with a very different kind of musical experience, an intimate acoustic trio featuring the great Jason Rebello and the Russian bass virtuoso, Yuri Goloubev.

December

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  • Parkin and Deans Present

  • A Christmas Cracker!
  • Friday 15 December, 8pm
  • Pay what you think. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Except cheeky seasonal covers, gallons of goodwill and a host of special guests.
  • LCCB - five men playing trumpet
  • Leicester Community Concert Band presents

  • The Very Best Time of Year
  • Wednesday 20 December, 7.30pm
  • £8 / £6. 3 hours
  • A happy, festive occasion which will appeal to family members of all ages, with lots of opportunity for audience participation. Come along and join in with the singing of well know carols and favourite seasonal songs. The perfect start to Christmas, complete with refreshments and mince pies!

January

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  • Leicester Jazz House presents

  • Trish Clowes and Gareth Williams
  • Thursday 11 January, 8pm
  • £14 / £7. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Multi-award winning saxophonist Trish Clowes returns to engage in a different kind of musical conversation with virtuoso pianist and 2013 British Jazz Awards winner, Gareth Williams. Aiming to bring generations and styles of musicians/music together, the duo will be playing arrangements of standards plus originals by the two of them.
    Trish Clowes has made a great impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene, while Gareth Williams is one of the UK’s leading modern jazz pianists, having played with world-class artists Us3 through to Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi and George Coleman.
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  • Knighton Chamber Orchestra presents

  • A concert of classical music
  • Sunday 21 January, 3pm
  • Venue: Fraser Noble Hall
  • £10 / £8 / £3. 2 hours
  • A rare opportunity to hear Gustav Mahler’s song cycle Kindertotenlieder, with exceptional soloist Charlotte Howes.
    Kindertotenlieder is a cycle of songs about the death of children. Mahler sets this serious and disturbing subject to some of the most beautiful and poignant music ever composed. This classical concert will open with the first performance of the Tralee Jane Suite by Leicester composer Anne Mee and close with the exhilarating ‘Classical Symphony’ by Prokofiev.

Soundbites

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  • Soundbites in our Princess Diana of Wales hall

  • Every Tuesday lunchtime starting at 12.45 - 1.45pm, FREE
  • Enjoy lunch at the Arts Bar café and experience a variety of delightful live music from local talented musicians and performers to entertain you during your lunch break in our Princess Diana of Wales hall. See full line-up here.
  • No need to book, just turn up and enjoy!

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