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March

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  • Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio

  • Thursday 23 March, 8pm - 10.30pm (30 minute interval), £12 / £5
  • Well known as Britain’s funkiest trombone player, Dennis Rollins has brought a subtler and jazzier emphasis together with his trademark danceable grooves in his Velocity Trio. With a mixture of exciting originals and surprising arrangements of pop songs, Rollins fronts a musically rich and always groovy ensemble that will get the audience dancing in the aisles.
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  • Concert of Classical Music

  • Saturday 25 March, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (30 minute interval), £10 / £8/ £3 for party of 4
  • We are pleased to welcome back the wonderful violinist Soh Yon Kim who will play the Glazanov Violin concerto not accompanied by Kasabian this time! This is a concert of Classical Music starting with the baroque Brandenburg concerto No 2 of Bach and followed by two great romantic pieces, the Glazanov Violin Concerto, soloist Soh Yon Kim and Brahms Symphony No 3
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  • Zoe & Idris Rahman

  • Friday 7 April, 8pm - 10.30pm (30 minute interval), £12 / £5
  • Zoe Rahman has performed solo and trio gigs for Leicester Jazz House, and is always a welcome visitor. This time Zoe appears with brother Idris on clarinet. The two collaborated on her fourth album “Where Rivers Meet” which the Sunday Times described as “a wholly original brand of Anglo-Asian music”.
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  • Fats Waller Project

  • Friday 21 April, 8pm - 10.30pm (30 minute interval)

  • £12 / £5, Fraser Noble Hall
  • A tribute to one of the most inimitable characters in jazz history – as well as one of its most influential pianists. Mark Lewandowski explores the music of Fats Waller, in the company of pianist Liam Noble and percussionist Paul Clarvis.
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April

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  • The Seed

  • Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm - 8.55pm (15 minute interval)
  • £15 / £12 / £45 for a family of 4
  • A planting of world journey of music that grows from one seed. The band Seven Eyes was formed in 2015 by classically trained guitarist Paulo Vinícius from Brazil and UK based vocalist, Tanya Wells who specialises in folk, jazz and Hindustani classical vocal techniques. Seven Eyes compose songs that merge their eclectic influences with an aim to creatively explore a confluence of cultures and languages.
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May

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  • Viva La Musica: The Lily and the Rose - vocal masterworks inspired by nature

  • Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (20 minute interval)
  • £10 / £8 / FREE for under 16s, At Fraser Noble Hall
  • Viva la Musica Chamber Choir, one of the more exciting Chamber vocal ensembles in the East Midlands, sings a concert of music inspired by the beauty of nature. The programme contains madrigals, part songs and some of the better known repertoire of this genre including works by Benjamin Britten (Flower Songs), Morten Lauridsen (Chansons des Roses), Robert Pearsall (Lay a Garland) and Bob Chilcott (The Lily and the Rose).
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June

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  • An Inner Voice & Routes

  • Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm - 10.30pm, £8 / £10
  • Fraser Noble Hall
  • Three commissioned artists radicalising and expanding the boundaries of South Asian Classical music.
  • Inner Voice: Carnatic vocalists Yarlinie and Kobini come together to experiment with harmonies within Carnatic Music; bringing a contemporary outlook to a traditional art form.
    Routes: The versatile guitarist Giuliano Modarelli uses the notion of the drone to incorporate sounds of dub and spiritual jazz to Indian Classical music, without changing the repertoire but manipulating sounds to create a new timbre to the music.
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  • "Charlie Jones" with support from The Skunk-Boy Project

  • Thursday 15 June, 8pm - 10.30pm, £8 / £10

  • At Fraser Noble Hall

  • Charlie Jones (BBC Radio 2 Singer/Songwriter of the Year – Finalist 2008) has a gorgeous, warm and engaging Pop ‘N’ Roll style. Performing solo for us (without her band of ‘Martyrs) on this occasion, expect oodles of charm and bounce along songs, well known and loved by many in the local music scene.  The Skunk-Boy Project – Nathaniel Swettenham makes a welcome return bringing his trademark ukulele and beautifully crafted songs about life, love and everyday challenges.

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  • Sham-e-Ghazal

  • Saturday 17 June, 5.30pm - 8pm (20 minute interval),
  • £10, At Fraser Noble Hall

  • An evening of romantic Urdu poetry blended in light classical music with touches of colourful Ragas. The evening will be performed by one of the most promising upcoming vocalist Shobhana Patel. Shobhana will perform bits of golden lines from Bollywood.
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  • Concert of Classical Music

  • Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (20 minute interval),
  • £10, At Fraser Noble Hall

  • This is a concert of Classical Music starting with the baroque concerto for two violins by Bach, soloists Natasha Pattinson and Elizabeth Medrow followed by the Mozart piano concerto in D minor soloist Moritz Wagner and we end with Beethoven Symphony No 2.
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  • Art Themen and Steve Melling

  • Friday 30 June,8pm - 10.30pm (30 minute interval),
  • £12/ £5, At Fraser Noble Hall

  • Probably best known for his long and fruitful association with Stan Tracey, Art Themen’s highly individual saxophone playing remains one of the most unique and significant voices on the British jazz scene. He is accompanied by Steve Melling, one of the country’s most accomplished jazz pianists.
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July

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  • Cantamici Choir: Feel the Spirit

  • Saturday 1 July, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

  • £10/ £8 (NUS) and accompanied U16s FREE, At Fraser Noble Hall

  • An exciting evening of choral music performed by local choir Cantamici. This year they are performing a South American folk mass by Ariel Ramirez. The Misa Criolla, based on the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, is widely regarded as his most important work. Cantamici will also be singing music by Britten and “Feel the Spirit”, John Rutter’s arrangements of well-known spirituals.

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  • Tri Rang (Three Colours): Thumri, Dadra & Tarana

  • Saturday 8 July, 7pm - 9pm (with 20 minute interval), £12

  • Tarana represents the faster and rhythmic classical pieces which accelerate to a faster speed of instrumental technique. This evening will be performed by one of the UK’s leading Indian musician and music teacher. This rare subject of Indian music performance will be a treat to the music lovers.

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  • University of Leicester Sinfonia concert

  • Saturday 8 July, 7.30pm - 9.35pm (with interval)

  • £10/ £8 /£3 (NUS and 18 and under)

  • University of Leicester Sinfonia

  • Leader: Elizabeth Medrow

  • Conductor: Michael Sackin with Abigail Johnson (piano)

  • MOZART Symphony No.34 in C major
    MOZART Piano Concerto No.25 in C major K.503
    SCHUBERT Symphony No.4 in C minor (“Tragic”)
    A wonderful Mozart piano concerto framed by two fine symphonies. We welcome back Abigail Johnson as amazing piano soloist in the concerto.

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  • Bardi Young Musician Concert Series 2017

  • Sunday 9 July, 3pm - 5pm (with 20 minute interval)

  • £10/ £8/ £3, at Fraser Noble Hall

  • Once again the annual Bardi Young Musician concert will take place in the Fraser Noble Hall with Paul Hilliam conducting the Bardi Symphony Orchestra. This year the soloist will be a Woodwind player.

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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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