CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll tells the real story of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (CLD), the shy young mathematician at Christ Church College, who wrote the ‘Alice’ books as Lewis Carroll. This ultimate Oxford musical uses his absurd ‘Alice’ characters, text and songs to reveal the tragic story of his love affair with Lorina Liddell – Alice’s mother in real life.
A Beautiful Disorder The first major exhibition of outdoor sculpture by contemporary Greater Chinese artists to be shown in the UK. The exhibition invites the viewer to reflect on China's past, present and future relationship with the world at large, and provides valuable insight into the state of Chinese culture, politics and society today from the perspective of its most dynamic and engaging artists.
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Recognition for Ian Rosenblatt in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016
The Founder and Senior Partner of Rosenblatt Solicitors, Ian Rosenblatt (56), has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Birthday 2016 Honours List; the honour has been bestowed on Ian for Rosenblatt Recitals and music philanthropy.
Professor Colin Lawson appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
A clarinettist of international renown and a pioneer of historically-informed performance practise, Professor Lawson recently celebrated 10 years as Director of the Royal College of Music. During this time he has maintained the RCM as a world-leading conservatoire and shaped the College’s vision for the future.
The Palestine Youth Orchestra makes its UK debut with six-city tour
The UK welcomes the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the first time this summer. Under the baton of Sian Edwards, the young orchestra will perform at leading venues across the country, as part of their first UK tour culminating at London’s Royal Festival Hall, to bring their message of inspiration and humanity, in spite of international political turmoil.
A silent horror classic with live accompaniment
F. W. Murnau’s landmark vampire film Nosferatu, is a 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The striking imagery gives an innate sense of the sinister which is timeless. Composer and pianist, Dmytro Morykit, whose sell out performances of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis received great acclaim, has now added an additional layer of drama and depth with this haunting new score. When played live alongside the film, it provides a sensational evening of image and sound.
Extraordinary moments of synthesis, where character’s motivations are clarified or complicated by his mercurial piano. The Saint (on Metropolis)
Julia Fischer violin & Igor Levit piano
Julia Fischer and Igor Levit launch their survey of Beethoven’s violin sonatas with the three strikingly individual works of the composer’s Op. 12, a popular success following their publication in the late 1790s.
Creative striving and a tumult of ideas hallmark the Violin Sonata in A minor Op. 23, a work of daring experiment and invention.
Classico Latino proudly present their fourth album, Tu Tierra, an album that celebrates the rich musical heritage of Colombia with the unique arrangements of Classico Latino, featuring a selection of well known pieces in the rhythms of bambuco and pasillo, as well as original compositions.
The award-winning group Classico Latino seamlessly blend the techniques and sounds of classical music with authentic Latin American rhythms and melodies, creating unique and groundbreaking arrangements alongside original compositions, the group’s performances appeal to a wide audience drawn from all cultural backgrounds.
Featuring the core trio and special guests, this concert is a homage to the wonderful cultural traditions of the extraordinary regions of Colombia.