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This season sees a spectacular line up of contemporary music at St George’s. We have two great new series curated by Phil Johnson (music and arts writer for The Independent) – TAKE THE COLTRANE and CAGE 99 – and a host of top name artists spanning jazz, folk and world music, all playing in one of the city’s most prized and intimate music spaces. Our jazz programme boasts a number of coups, including the appearance of saxophonist Joe Lovano (Tue 29 Mar, page 17) and his acclaimed band US Five as part of our take the coltrane series. We also have ‘Tapestry Unravelled’, Christine Tobin and Liam Noble’s deeply emotional and highly entertaining tribute to Carole King’s multi-million selling album (Thu 10 Feb, page 11), and the ECM duo of Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu (Thu 3 Mar, page 15), who play with such pure, unforced beauty that the match of music and setting could not be bettered.

John ‘Trane’ Coltrane (1926 – 1967) Perhaps the most influential saxophonist of all time, John Coltrane produced an intensely soulful and spiritual sound that reached way beyond the jazz audience to become one of the defining artistic statements of the twentieth century.

“Trane was the loudest, fastest saxophonist I’ve ever heard ... it was like he was possessed when he put that horn in his mouth. He was so passionate – fierce – and yet so quiet and gentle when he wasn’t playing.”

Meanwhile our cage 99 series (Sun 17 – Tue 19 Apr, page 02) offers a rare opportunity to hear live performances of some of the major works of the visionary John Cage, time-bender, rulebreaker, and one of the most influential composers of our time. And with the likes of legendary composer Jimmy Webb (Wed 2 Feb, page 10) and the iconic three-day Bristol Acoustic Music Festival (Fri 14 – Sun 16 Jan, page 07) this is definitely the place to be for music aficionados this season – hope to see you here. Suzanne Rolt Director

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Our migrations world music series mixes big stars and cult attractions, with a special focus on singers. It includes an audience with the great superstar of Senegal, Baaba Maal (Mon 21 Mar, page 16); the astonishing Occitan group from Marseille, Lo Còr De La Plana (Thu 24 Feb, page 13), and the wild, visceral and deeply moving massed voices of the Creole Choir of Cuba (Tue 1 Feb, page 09).

St George’s landmark 50th anniversary celebration of John Coltrane’s signing to the revered Impulse! label – which led to one of the greatest sequences in the history of recorded music – offers a real in-depth look at various aspects of Coltrane’s legacy, and opens with Andy Sheppard’s shimmering interpretation of Coltrane’s classic album ‘Ballads’ (Thu 13 Jan, page 06).

take the coltrane continues with an incredible double bill of the Manchesterbased Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall Quintets (Thu 27 Jan, page 08), whose recent albums on the Gondwana label have wowed critics with their contemporary update on Coltrane’s spiritual Impulse! sound; the Mercury/ MOBO award-winning saxophone colossus Denys Baptiste brings his incandescent post-Coltrane power to ‘A Love Supreme’ (Thu 17 Feb, page 12); and the world’s premiere post bop jazz saxophonist, Joe ‘cat in the hat’ Lovano, lends his endlessly entertaining artistic fire to an adventurous, kaleidoscopic session (Tue 29 Mar, page 17).

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Andy Sheppard residency The man who has emerged as one of Britain’s most lyrical and consistently inventive saxophonists was introduced to the music of John Coltrane at the age of 19 and immediately went out and bought his own saxophone. Now, star saxophonist Andy Sheppard returns to St George’s as artist-in-residence for the next three seasons, kicking off take the coltrane in January before launching into a series of stunning collaborations with bass powerhouses Arild Andersen and Michel Benita and Polar Bear’s down-toearth mystic drummer Seb Rochford. ‘Eclectic, compulsively tuneful, his playing casts a powerful spell.’ THE INDEPENDENT

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Cage 99 The John Cage Celebration One of the leading avant-garde composers of the twentieth century, John Cage was a minimalist enchanted with sound, whose works have long been a driving force in the world of music, dance and visual art. A pioneer of the prepared piano and of chance as a compositional tool (often using a computer-generated random number programme similar to the ancient Chinese oracle, the ‘I Ching’), Cage’s music, and ideas about music, are extraordinary. The 100th anniversary of Cage’s birth falls in 2012, so with a ‘purposeful purposeless’ beloved of Cage himself, St George’s steps ahead of the game with cage 99. A three-day festival on succeeding days in April, cage 99 starts (Sun 17 Apr, page 20) with the conductor Charles Hazlewood’s half-marathon version (420 repeats in 10 hours) of Erik Satie’s epic ‘Vexations’ – the first ever ‘loop’ composition – originally staged by Cage in New York in 1963, when the Velvet Underground’s John Cale was one of the pianists. An all-day happening, the beautiful, ambientfriendly music forms the decorative backdrop to the passing of time itself, as the light changes, the earth turns 02 Box Office 0845 40 24 001

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Learn With Us Children’s and Family Concerts live at St George’s and day turns to night. Played by a relay team of fifteen pianists including surprise guest stars from pop, jazz and the classical world, this is Bristol’s ‘new music’ event of the year. ‘Vexations’ is followed (Mon 18 Apr, page 21) by the foremost Cage pianist Margaret Leng Tan in a programme of the rarely performed early masterpiece ‘Four Walls’ – a work heavily influenced by Satie – as well as the playful ‘Suite for Toy Piano’ and ‘Dream’. cage 99 closes on Tuesday 19 April (page 22) with a glimpse of the later, philosophical and Zen-inspired Cage in the text-with-music piece ‘Indeterminacy’ presented by the pianists Tania Chen and Steve Beresford with the celebrated comedian and writer Stewart Lee (‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’). There will also be a lively supporting programme of talks, events and films exploring other aspects of Cage’s wideranging interests (see website for details).

“Everything we do is music.” JOHN CAGE

A top-quality live concert experience can be a revelation at any age, but for children it can ignite a passion for music that stays with them for life. With a unique mix of creativity and interactivity, St George’s Bristol puts children at the heart of its magical, kid-friendly family shows. Celebrating the playfulness and the pleasure of music, storytelling and taking part, St George’s children’s and family concerts are colourful, engaging and imagination-tickling, full of quirky pleasures and energetic fun, and an utter delight (no matter what your age).

SUN 6 FEB 10AM/11.20AM PAUL BRADLEY THE OWL

This spring, St George’s presents a sensational season of truly terrific music for children: beautiful, inspiring, celebratory and hugely enjoyable. In The Owl, the madly talented Paul Bradley is composer, narrator, singer, actor and musician for a witty, inventive and charming tale of poor Barley the barn owl and his fear of mice. The four young players of the Carducci Quartet fire enthusiasm for the string quartet with a magically entertaining hour of frisky fun, audience participation, magnificent music and full-fat joie de vivre.

SUN 13 FEB 11.30AM FAMILY CARDUCCI GETTING THE QUARTET BUG! SUN 20 FEB 2PM JAZZ FOR JUNIORS SUN 6 MAR 10AM/11.20AM MUSICLAND SUN 3 APR 10AM/11.20AM MUSICLAND

For further information on Children’s and Family Concerts this spring please phone the Box Office 0845 40 24 001 and request a CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY CONCERTS LIVE AT ST GEORGE’S leaflet, or visit us online.

Bounding on to the stage, the glorious singer Trudy Kerr and her crack team of jazz musicians launch headlong into Jazz For Juniors (with Jazz Workshop 12noon – 1pm), a snappy, utterly joyful jazz introduction for kids. And in an irresistible mix of music and storytelling, the little ones can journey into the magical world of MusicLand, where the instruments of the orchestra live. stgeorgesbristol.co.uk 03


This spring St George’s celebrates all that’s vibrant, powerful and moving in classical music with international and home-grown stars from across the generations showcasing music close to their hearts: Paul Lewis embarks on a two year survey of Schubert’s piano music; the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment delves deep into the riches of the Baroque in partnership with BBC Radio 3; Charles Hazlewood, one of the country’s best known musicians and ‘the face of BBC classical music’ (The Daily Telegraph), returns with a ground breaking new residency for his period music ensemble, the Army of Generals, to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3; pianist Mikhail Kazakevich traces the lineage from Liszt and Debussy to Satie (as a launch-pad for the cage 99 John Cage Festival); and Angela Hewitt, The English Concert, Fretwork and I Fagiolini bring a succession of carefully crafted programmes that roam from Monteverdi, Bach and Corelli to Duke Ellington and Lennon/McCartney. 04 Box Office 0845 40 24 001

For further information on Classical Concerts this spring please phone the Box Office 0845 40 24 001 and request a CLASSICAL CONCERTS LIVE AT ST GEORGE’S leaflet, or visit us online.

Save Money! Multi-buy Discounts (buy more and save money): Book in advance for four or more St George’s Contemporary Gigs and save 15% on all full priced tickets. This offer is only available for St George’s promotions and is not bookable online. Under-21 Standby Ticket: The best available seats for any St George’s Bristol promotion for just £5. Standby tickets are available from the Box Office from one hour before the concert start time. Family Ticket: Buy four tickets to specially selected family-friendly events at the same time, and get the lowest priced ticket free.

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CLASSICAL CONCERTS LIVE AT ST GEORGE’S SPRING 2011

With premieres, commissions, collaborations and family-friendly work in abundance, this is the most glorious world class music-making, captured to perfection in the beautiful acoustic of St George’s.

FREESTAGE LATE MUSIC SESSIONS Experience the best of late-night St George’s. Free admission late-night events at St George’s: late bars, exclusive drinks promotions and storming music performances from fantastic guest musicians and DJs playing thrillingly diverse music. And best of all admission is free. Visit stgeorgesbristol.co.uk for forthcoming FreeStage events.

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january at a glance THU 13 ANDY SHEPPARD / DAN MOORE TRIO FRI 14 - SUN 16 ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011 FRI 21 charles hazlewood SAT 22 RAISE THE ROOF! TUE 25 JONATHAN JAMES connecting Schubert THU 27 JAMES LISNEY piano THU 27 MATTHEW HALSALL / NAT BIRCHALL SAT 29 TREORCHY MALE CHOIR

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Andy Sheppard / Dan Moore Trio Take The Coltrane 01 Ballads

Bristol Acoustic Music Festival 2011

As well as creating the tumultuous, ‘sheets of sound’ approach that defined tenor and soprano sax playing for every generation that followed, John Coltrane was also a killer ballads player, as ‘Naima’ and the famous Impulse! album, ‘Ballads’, remind us. Coltrane’s mix of impassioned hardblowing and supremely tender lyricism inspired virtuoso Andy Sheppard to take up the saxophone. Here, he brings one of the most recognisable sax sounds in British jazz to the first of the take the coltrane series, a hypnotic exploration of ‘Trane’s ballad repertoire. Joined by a superb group of Bristol stalwarts, the impassioned pianist Dan Moore, Thad Kelly on double bass, and powerful drummer Daisy Palmer, Andy brings a sensitive creativity to Coltrane’s glittering gems.

A triumphant return to St George’s for Bristol’s iconic, three-day acoustic music festival celebrating the breadth and diversity of Bristol’s unplugged music scene, with a mesmerising programme, from gently seductive folk-pop melodrama to subversively spellbinding drum and brass soundscapes, and shimmering performances by Barry Walsh, Isabelle, Bashema, Moscow Drug Club (Fri 14 from 7pm); Vapor, Colin Smith, the Trish Brown Band,

Gaz Brookfield, Keith Warmington, Owl in the Sun, Parrington Jackson, Nuala, Beth Porter, The Cedar (Sat 15 from 1pm); Bath Community Big Band, Voice of Choice Winners, Suzy Condrad, Troubadour Hook, Back to the Lake, Something of the Night, The Duckworths, Eyebrow, Roger Tarry and Daisy Chapman (Sun 16 from 12noon). ‘Back with another world of wonders celebrating just what a brilliantly talented place Bristol is.’ VENUE MAGAZINE For full programme and running times please visit: stgeorgesbristol.co.uk £7 day tickets Promoted by Jelli Records and TinHut. Supported by BCFM Radio, Venue Magazine and Bath Ales.

SONGS OF STAGE AND SCREEN

Raise The Roof! Join leader David Ogden, members of the City of Bristol Choir, amazing live band and adventurous fellow fans of musical theatre for an unashamedly indulgent day of singing blockbusting hits, from ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’ to ‘Glee’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz!’, climaxing in a gloriously grand (but very informal) showcase performance. Sessions: 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, including performance at 3.15pm. Suitable for singers of all ages; please quote vocal part (SATB) when booking; music reading ability an advantage; all music provided on the day; singers under-14 to be accompanied by an adult; lunch not provided.

‘An exciting virtuoso.’ THE GUARDIAN £16; £13; £9

Participation tickets: £11 adult; £5 Under-18s Audience tickets: £3

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Sat 22 Jan 11am – 4pm

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february at a glance • WED 2 JIMMY WEBB • THU 3 JAMES LISNEY piano • FRI 4 PAUL LEWIS piano • SAT 5 BRISTOL ENSEMBLE / jubovski • SUN 6 PAUL BRADLEY THE OWL • SUN 6 BRISTOL CLASSICAL PLAYERS • MON 7 YOUNG GOSPEL SHOWCASE • WED 9 ANDY MCKEE • THU 10 CARDUCCI QUARTET • THU 10 CHRISTINE TOBIN / LIAM NOBLE • FRI 11 BRISTOL ENSEMBLE • SAT 12 BRANDON HILL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA • SUN 13 FAMILY CARDUCCI • SUN 13 EXULTATE SINGERS A SENSE OF THE DIVINE • TUE 15 THE ENGLISH CONCERT / maurice steger • WED 16 JULIAN SMITH • THU 17 brass soloists of the OAE • THU 17 DENYS BAPTISTE • FRI 18 EDUARDO NIEBLA • SUN 20 JAZZ FOR JUNIORS • TUE 22 JONATHAN JAMES connecting jazz • WED 23 INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE PLAYERS • THU 24 woodwind soloists of the OAE • THU 24 LO CÒR DE LA PLANA • FRI 25 MIKHAIL KAZAKEVICH piano • SAT 26 BRISTOL UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY • SUN 27 BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND / Khan •

Tue 1 Feb 8pm MIGRATIONS WORLD MUSIC (CUBA)

Creole Choir of Cuba Be ready to enter a whole new universe of sound: for the wild melodies, gorgeous, richly textured harmonies and irresistible Caribbean rhythms are unlike any Cuban music you’ve heard before, twice exiled as it is – first from Africa to neighbouring Haiti and then again in slave migrations from Haiti into Cuba.

TUE 1 CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA

Thu 27 Jan 8pm JAZZ

Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall Quintets Take The Coltrane 02 Supremely spiritual jazz from Manchester in the original Impulse! groove, from two of the most acclaimed bands in new British jazz. The strikingly impressive tenor and soprano saxophonist Nat Birchall plays with a full-on intensity that can’t help but recall mid-to-late period ’Trane and his disciple Pharoah Sanders, his mindblowing originals echoing with 08 Box Office 0845 40 24 001

uncommonly beautiful Afro-centric melodies, meditative solos and heavy bass and percussion backbeats. Trumpeter Matt Halsall is a brilliant composer whose exquisite, melodic and approachable sets – meshing the purity of tone of Chet Baker, the transcendental calm of Alice Coltrane and the freedom and gorgeous spirituality of Sixties jazz – have smitten many listeners. ‘Grooving through time on the spiritual sunship.’ MOJO matthewhalsall.com / natbirchall.com £13 Promoted by St George’s Bristol.

All full-throated solos, exuberant, roughhewn Creole harmonizing and sparse, voodoo percussion, this potently positive vocal group - five men and five women aged 26 to 60, whose Cuban name, Desandann, means descendants – re-forge the rousing resistance songs and heartfelt laments of their forebears into heroic, spiritually uplifting a cappella which speaks of struggle and solidarity with a compelling immediacy and brings you to your feet with tears of joy. “A mesmerising experience ... absolutely extraordinary.” MARK LAMARR (BBC RADIO 2) creolechoir.com £19; £15; £11 Promoted by St George’s Bristol.

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Thu 10 Feb 8pm jazz

Christine Tobin / Liam Noble Tapestry Unravelled

Mon 7 Feb 7.30pm GOSPEL

Wed 2 Feb 7.30pm country / pop

Jimmy Webb A rare show by the legendary, Grammy award-winning songwriting colossus Jimmy Webb, whose visionary music has spanned pop, country, musical theatre and vaudeville and been made famous by a multitude of major recording artists, from Frank Sinatra to Glen Campbell. Alone with his piano, this intimate singer and skilled raconteur (an incorrigible namedropper) is the quintessential American storyteller, his peerless interpretations reclaiming his classic catalogue as his own: ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ an odyssey of heartache, ‘Wichita Lineman’ an evocation of the endless horizons of the American Midwest.

Young Gospel Showcase with the Gospel Choirs of Cotham, Churchill Community, St Mary Redcliffe & Temple and Bristol Cathedral Schools. An uplifting evening of youthful exuberance and inspiration, led by some of the region’s finest young choirs, all sharing an unmistakable passion for gospel singing. £8; £5 Under-18s Promoted by St George’s Bristol.

Wed 9 Feb 8pm american folk

Andy McKee One of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists, Andy McKee is hailed by his peers as the most innovative, exciting and phenomenally adept fingerstyle guitarist to arrive on the music scene in years. His jaw-dropping mastery of the six-string guitar – he slaps the guitar body and taps the fretboard, picks with dazzling fluidly and uses unique tunings – and extraordinary collection of original music leaves you speechless.

‘Songs as close to perfection as pop has ever got.’ THE GUARDIAN

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A big hit at last year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, this is singer Christine Tobin and pianist Liam Noble’s bare-bones reworking of Carole King’s 25 million-selling 1971 ‘Tapestry’ album, a much-loved staple of the singer-songwriter era. Reflecting on the recent death of her older sister, Deirdre, who first introduced her to the original songs, Christine was moved to return to the material and reinterpret it anew as a deep, intensely emotional suite

carried by her voice and Liam Noble’s stark yet subtle piano arrangements alone. Their versions of ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘Beautiful’, ‘Home Again’, ‘It’s Too Late’ and the rest evoke a very powerful response. The acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson, seen recently accompanying Barbra Streisand on ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’, plays a short opening set. ‘Elegiac reflection, plaintive melody and unalloyed soulfulness.’ jazzwise christine-tobin.com £14 Promoted by St George’s Bristol .

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Wed 16 Feb 8pm jazz

Julian Smith The Romance Tour The stylish smooth-jazz saxophonist Julian Smith (aka Joolz Gianni) may be better known as runner-up on ‘Britain’s Got Talent 2009’ and for his Royal Albert Hall duet with Kenny G, but it’s his classy easy listening live sets that look to prove him a true crossover discovery. With a natural, impassioned energy reminiscent of David Sanborn, and a superb soprano sound that is unmistakably his, Julian weaves between classical, jazz, soul, pop and funk with panache. ‘A huge talent.’ simon cowell

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‘Baptiste’s skill as a writer and bandleader bears comparison with Charles Mingus. Through the vision celebrated in Baptiste’s hugely enjoyable music, the world could become a better place.’ the times

Thu 17 Feb 8pm

Thu 24 Feb 8pm

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migrations world music (france)

Denys Baptiste Take The Coltrane 03 A Love Supreme

Lo Còr De La Plana

The most passionate and forceful saxophonist of his generation plays John Coltrane’s immortal four-part suite, accompanied by Andrew McCormack on piano, Gary Crosby on double bass and Rod Young’s drums, preceded by an opening set drawn from his own brand new album, ‘Identity in Subtraction’. Released by Impulse! Records in February 1965, ‘A Love Supreme’ is regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. It was also extremely popular, selling an estimated half a million copies by 1970. Denys Baptise, whose 1999 debut album ‘Be Where You Are’ was nominated for the Mercury Prize and won a MOBO award, is a thrilling player whose tenor sax style excels on both full-on ‘sheets of sound’ solos and tender ballads. His recent achievements include membership of Jerry Dammers’ critically acclaimed Spatial AKA big band. £14 Promoted by St George’s Bristol.

Tue 22 Feb 6.15pm Fri 18 Feb 7.30pm world music (spain)

The Eduardo Niebla Experience A fiery flamenco-jazz guitar virtuoso, Eduardo Niebla is the master of today’s generation: technically superb, poignantly poetic and supernaturally talented. Presenting a spellbinding collection of music from his back catalogue, and stunning originals from his new album ‘My Gypsy Waltz’, Eduardo reflects on his journeys to India and the Middle East, and on his adopted Yorkshire homeland, infusing passionate flamenco with a myriad of Eastern colours and a Gypsyjazz edge. eduardoniebla.com £20(£18); £16(£14); £11(£9); £5 Under-17s Promoted by Katherine Alvarez Management.

spoken word

CONNECTING JAZZ A MUSIC TALK BY JONATHAN JAMES For many, jazz is one of life’s greatest gifts: the coolest, freest and deepest music humans have ever made. Others dwell in disorientated confusion as to its unusual sounds and techniques.

Occitan is the ancient language of Provence, once indigenous to much of southern France and exported to overseas colonies where it continues to evolve. WOMAD favourites Lo Còr De La Plana are six vocalists and percussionists

from Marseille who specialise in wildly exuberant Occitan songs and chants, and whose attitude to their lingua franca is less a museum-style, folkloric recreation of the past than an exciting amalgamation of the ancient and the modern, where Arabic, African and Gypsy influences meet Gregorian chant and renaissance polyphony. £14 Promoted by St George’s Bristol.

‘Fervent chants invested with a mad energy and a singular, heady power.’ le monde

With live jazz piano and broadcast video illustrations, Jonathan James traces how the language of jazz has developed from its Ragtime roots through to the contemporary scene. For the jazz uninitiated and passionately committed jazzheads alike, this spirited talk accords the listener the key to appreciating the thrilling live jazz played at St George’s. Running time: 1 hour / no interval £5 including a complimentary glass of wine voluntary donation does not apply

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march at a glance THU 3 JAMES LISNEY Piano THU 3 RALPH TOWNER / PAOLO FRESU FRI 4 FRETWORK goldberg variations SAT 5 BMO / Benjamin Hughes cello

A U C RRYS NIGHTT EVEN Sun 27 Feb 4pm migrations world music (uk / pakistan)

Bollywood Brass Band / Rafaqat Ali Khan The scorchingly energetic six-piece brass section and thunderous Indian percussionists of the Bollywood Brass Band are joined by the soaring vocal power of Pakistani classical singer Rafaqat Ali Khan to pay tribute to 60 years of Indian and Pakistani Bollywood film soundtracks. Exuberantly splicing joyous bubblegum Bollywood hits with truly exhilarating original film song and dance sequences – VJ-synced on a big screen in real time to the live music – including 14 Box Office 0845 40 24 001

SUN 6 MUSICLAND SUN 6 QEH SCHOOL MON 7 JOHN BEATTY wild vision TUE 8 CORELLI ORCHESTRA / glevum consort THU 10 JAMES LISNEY Piano

‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’, Asha and Rafi’s ‘Chura Liya’ and Pakistani playback queen Noor Jehan’s ‘Kehnde ne Naina’ – this is a spellbinding evening, by turns passionate, tender, dramatic and humorous. £11; £5 Under-18s; Family ticket available Promoted by St George’s Bristol and the Asian Arts Agency.

Sun 27 Feb 6.30pm

THU 10 EUCO / CHARLIE SIEM violin SAT 12 TANNER / poznansky / May TRIO SUN 13 BRISTOL SUZUKI GROUP TUE 15 YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE WED 16 COLSTON ’s GIRLS’ SCHOOL SAT 19 CITY OF BRISTOL CHOIR SUN 20 CHOIR OF ROYAL HOLLOWAY MON 21 BAABA MAAL WED 23 BACKWELL SCHOOL

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THU 24 LAURA LUCAS / DANIEL SWAIN

Inspired by the traditional Indian Mehfil gathering of poets, this unique community arts performance by Bristol-South Asian women weaves a mesmerizing fable around original poems and songs.

SAT 26 BCO / ashley Wass Piano

Open to all. Free to all

• contemporary gig • Classical concert • children’s and family concert

Promoted by St George’s Bristol and Silai for Skills.

FRI 25 ANGELA HEWITT Piano TUE 29 JOE LOVANO US FIVE WED 30 BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL THU 31 string soloists of the OAE THU 31 JONATHAN JAMES the moderns

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Thu 3 Mar 8pm jazz

Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu ‘Chiaroscuro’ (ECM) by the duo of acoustic guitarist Ralph Towner and Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, is one of the great cult albums of recent years, creating its own sound-world of quiet, contemplative and slightly melancholy beauty in the tradition of Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny’s ‘Beyond the Missouri Sky’. Towner, who founded his band Oregon 40 years ago, and has been recording for ECM for almost as long, is the consummately tasteful jazz guitar player, favouring classical and 12-string

acoustic guitars (plus, on ‘Chiaroscuro’, baritone guitar) and writing delicate, impressionistic tunes that recall the pianist Bill Evans, a great influence. Fresu, who plays with Andy Sheppard in Carla Bley’s Lost Chords group, has been the wunderkind of European jazz for years now, his style on trumpet and flugelhorn frequently compared to both Chet Baker and Miles Davis. ‘Fresu’s Miles Davis-like trumpet opens new windows on Towner’s delicate songs.’ the guardian / ‘Beautifully spare and mournful.’ the independent £21 Promoted by St George’s Bristol. Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute London.

Mon 7 Mar 7.30pm spoken word

John Beatty Wild Vision John Beatty is internationally acclaimed as one of the most exciting and stimulating wildlife and adventure photographers to have emerged in recent years, his work capturing “the timeless rhythms of the natural environment, its beauty and simplicity, and man’s place within it”. A captivating and inspiring storyteller, John’s brilliant audio-visual show of wilderness stories, set to the evocative live music of Robin Beatty (guitar) and Helen Lancaster (viola, violin), details twenty years of assignments to over 38 different countries. wild-vision.com £14(£12) Promoted by Speakers from the Edge. Supported by Rohan.

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Mon 21 Mar 8pm migrations world music (senegal)

Baaba Maal One of Africa’s greatest voices, the Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal is on brilliant live form, his supercharged sets pushing back the boundaries of West African music: weaving the earthy ebb and flow of acoustic, gently exquisite, traditional griot music with high-kicking Mbalax pop and brilliantly infectious Afro-western dance hybrids.

‘Baaba Maal’s rapturous noise is music at its very best … as beautiful, as glorious and as joyous as any that you will hear.’ the daily telegraph

With the magnetic Maal tirelessly circling the stage in priestly robes, his magisterial Fulani vocals – by turns intimate, passionate and rousing – testify over the tight, rhythmic ranks of his exhilarating and unstoppable band, and envelop all in their swoops and arcs of sound. This is the African-music event of the year, the intimate atmosphere of St George’s amplifying the party-feel just as it does the insistent warmth and irresistible force of the music. baabamaal.tv £23; £19; £13 Promoted by St George’s Bristol.

Tue 29 Mar 8pm jazz

JOE LOVANO US FIVE TAKE THE COLTRANE 04 Described by the New York Times as ‘one of the greatest musicians in jazz history’, saxophonist Joe Lovano has been the world’s leading figure on his instrument for two decades now, and a true heir to his hero John Coltrane. But on his latest album for Blue Note, ‘Folk Art’ (his 21st for the label!) with a brand new quintet, US Five, Lovano has also re-established his position as the most innovative and adventurous leader in jazz today. With influences as varied as Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis and Cameroonian saxman Manu Dibango, Lovano and his young, very hot, band (which features two drummers) play some of the most rhythmically intense music you will ever hear. The opportunity to see them do this live, in Bristol, is a jazz event of huge proportions: it’s an audience with the absolute king, at the absolute top of his form, playing with the hottest new band on the planet.

Thu 31 Mar 6.15pm spoken word

CONNECTING THE MODERNS A MUSIC TALK BY JONATHAN JAMES As St George’s plays host to some of the most extraordinary, challenging and exploratory modern music (cage 99, Sun 17 – Tue 19 Apr), Jonathan James presents a brisk and informative guide to the sometimes bewildering labyrinth of post-War developments. Contextualising composers, such as Erik Satie, who shake the parameters and go ‘beyond the barline’, Jonathan James connects the main innovators and protagonists in the modern and post-modern world of music, through Stravinsky, Boulez, the Minimalists, Cage, and more. Running time: 1 hour / no interval £5 including a complimentary glass of wine

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april at a glance FRI 1 I FAGiOLINI SUN 3 MUSICLAND SUN 3 INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE PLAYERS TUE 5 BRISTOL CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL WED 6 TAAL SE TAAL MILA THU 7 ELIZABETH KENNY Lute SAT 9 EXULTATE SINGERS THU 14 Soloists of the OAE FRI 15 MADRAS QUARTET Raga saga SUN 17 Erik SATIE’S VEXATIONS MON 18 MARGARET LENG TAN four walls TUE 19 CHEN / BERESFORD / LEE WED 27 BRISTOL ENSEMBLE THU 28 OAE / ARTUR PIZARRO piano

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Wed 6 Apr 6pm

Fri 15 Apr 7.30pm

migrations world music (ASIA / uk)

classical / migrations world music (india)

Taal se Taal Mila

Madras Quartet Raga Saga

Indian livewire konnakol vocal percussion virtuoso Dr Joel is joined by internationally renowned special guests – including leftfield jazz-trumpeter Pete Judge (Get The Blessing) and world-class bluegrass banjo wizard Leon Hunt (Bela Fleck) – and Bristol school students in an exuberant celebration of Asian rhythm (Taal). This jaw-dropping musical programme of innovative original vocal music explores konnakol versions of favourite Bollywood melodies, Buddhist fables from the wellloved Panchatantra animal folktales, and music inspired by the mathematical Pi and Phi (celebrating the rich contribution of Indian / Arabic numerals and maths to life in Europe). ‘Absolutely brilliant!’ decode magazine £4.99 voluntary donation does not apply Project Taal is a unique community music making initiative developing an Asian Vocal Percussion performance group of school children aged 9-11, from the ethnically diverse area of Easton. Project Taal conceived and managed by St George’s Bristol. Supported by Youth Music’s Open Programme.

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One of India’s foremost music ensembles, the Madras Quartet has thrilled audiences for over 15 years with its subtle, sensitively beautiful playing.

‘The Madras String Quartet [play] Carnatic compositions in Western classical style … the combination of melody and harmony resonating in the mind with a majestic beauty.’ the hindu

Based in Chennai, a southern city of the state of Tamilnadu, India, the Madras Quartet transcends the Western classical repertoire with creative explorations of Carnatic ragas arranged for string quartet, capturing Indian music’s meditative spirit and producing music that is astonishing, accessible, visionary and mesmerizing. Held as part of Darbar, Europe’s biggest festival of Indian classical music, this entrancing evening of serenely beautiful ragas should prove a new and fascinating audience experience. madrasstringquartet.com £15(£13) Promoted by St Georges Bristol in association with the Darbar Festival of South Asian Music. Supported by Arts Council England.

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Sun 17 Apr 11am

Mon 18 Apr 7pm

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Erik Satie’s Vexations

Margaret Leng Tan The Art of the Toy Piano / Dream / Four Walls

11am: pre-concert talk by Charles Hazlewood 12noon onwards: half-marathon performance (420 repeats)

Margaret Leng Tan piano, voice, toy piano

Charles Hazlewood writes: “Beethoven was wrong!” So exclaimed John Cage in 1952, in his obsession that Beethoven had misled music by creating goal-oriented harmonic structures, instead of letting it play out, gesture by gesture. This determined rejection of all that was sweet, known and reasonable in music led Cage in 1963 to stage what is now an iconic moment in musical history: a complete performance of Erik Satie’s ‘Vexations’, a short piano piece to be repeated exactly 840 times. The audience included Andy Warhol, and actor Karl Schenzer who exclaimed at the end, “Time? What is time?” ‘Vexations’ is a unique experience, the equivalent to a long vigil or meditation. A completely different way of experiencing music. As Satie states in the score, the pianist must prepare “in advance, and in the utmost silence, through serious immobilities”. 20 Box Office 0845 40 24 001

Come to St George’s for a unique musical enlightenment, an experiment orchestrated by Satie, and seized upon by Cage as The New Testament, or perhaps as The Original Testament: “We live in a time not of mainstream, but of many streams, or even, if you insist upon a river of time, that we have come to delta, maybe even beyond delta to an ocean which is going back to the skies”.

The music for ‘Four Walls’ (1944) was written for a ‘dance play’ in two acts by Merce Cunningham. Renowned John Cage pianist Margaret Leng Tan gave the first complete performance of this work in New York in 1985 and its UK premiere at the 1989 Huddersfield Festival, where the Yorkshire Post called it the ‘revelation of a masterpiece’. A powerful, hour-long exploration of the disturbed mind using only the white keys of the piano, ‘Four Walls’ embodies Cage’s innovative use of silence, repetition and processes of gradual change. It is also strikingly beautiful. Margaret Leng Tan precedes her performance of ‘Four Walls’ with an opening set in which she

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talks about her friendship with John Cage and some of the background to his work, and performs ‘Suite for Toy Piano’ (1948), a toy piano arrangement of ‘Dream’, Cage’s exploration of silence ‘4.33’ and ‘Water Music’. Margaret Leng Tan, described as ‘the queen of the toy piano’ by the New York Times, was born in Singapore and studied at the Juilliard School in New York, where she was the first female student to earn a doctorate. An interest in exploring the overlaps between the music of Asia and the West led her to John Cage, whom she met in 1981. They remained in close collaboration until his death in 1992. margaretlengtan. com £15 Promoted by St George’s Bristol

‘The Schoenhut is the Steinway of toy pianos and Tan is its Rubinstein, coaxing an immensity of feeling from its tonal range.’ the independent

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Tue 19 Apr 8pm avant-garde

Tania Chen Steve Beresford Stewart Lee Indeterminacy Tania Chen piano Steve Beresford piano Stewart Lee storyteller Writer, performer and comedian Stewart Lee is perhaps best known for his work in sketch and stand-up comedy, and for co-writing and directing the acclaimed stage show ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’. Lee is also a lover of experimental music, and he here joins fearless contemporary pianists Steve Beresford and Tania Chen for a performance of John Cage’s text and sound piece ‘Indeterminacy’.

‘A wonderfully curious way to hear stories.’ stereophile

‘Indeterminacy’ was originally recorded in 1959, with David Tudor playing the piano and John Cage reading aloud fragments from 90 stories chosen at random. Tonight’s concert consists of two halves. In the first, Beresford and Chen will perform selections from Cage’s music for piano, illustrating the composer’s pioneering use of nonstandard instruments and chance procedures. In the second half, they take David Tudor’s role to accompany the ‘Indeterminacy’ texts as read by Lee. This is a performance which disorientates and transfixes an audience, and leaves an impression which is very hard to describe. “There’s no word for it”, says Steve Beresford, “Which is why it’s worth doing.” taniapiano.com / stewartlee.co.uk £13

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CRYPT Café Bar

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St George’s Café Bar offers a unique and informal setting to relax with friends before and after concerts, with the finest hospitality and an enticing selection of specially chosen wines, locally-produced beers and soft drinks, teas, coffees, cake and bar snacks.

The Crypt Gallery offers tranquil surroundings in which to enjoy exhibitions by new artists each season. Most works are for sale. Please contact the Box Office for details. Works may be viewed before and after lunchtime and evening concerts.

To enjoy a fantastic hot meal before a performance, St George’s has teamed up with Goldbrick House – situated two minutes’ walk from St George’s on the corner of Park Street and Charlotte Street – to provide a special, varied and exciting menu for St George’s patrons.

ANITA HUMMEL MUSIC FOR THE EYE A tirelessly creative photographer, Anita Hummel’s striking images celebrate the new ideas brought to Bristol’s frenetic live art scene by talented migrant musicians and by local performers whose art is infused with diverse cultural influences. Exhibiting from Thu 13 Jan 2011.

JAMAICA STREET ARTISTS YELLOW

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The year-long rotating exhibition ‘Red, Yellow, Blue’ continues, with the eclectic illustrators of the Jamaica Street Studios – the largest artist led studios outside London – presenting a unique and vibrant homage to primary yellow: whether Emma Dibben’s mouth-watering food illustrations, Rose Sanderson’s weirdly wonderful celebrations of life’s fragility, Serena Curmi’s rich, quirky fairy-tale illustrations or Tom Mead’s dark and otherworldly art. jamaicastreetartists.co.uk Exhibiting from Mon 14 Feb 2011.

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Booking information Box Office opening hours Monday to Friday: 12 noon – 6pm Plus: on any concert day the Box Office opens one and a half hours before the concert start time. On most concert days the Box Office remains open until the end of the interval. When to book Patrons’ / Benefactors’ Priority Booking opens Fri 3 Dec 2010 Gala Friends’ Priority Booking opens Mon 6 Dec 2010 Friends’ Priority Booking opens Tue 7 Dec 2010 General Booking / Online Booking opens Mon 13 Dec 2010 Please note that on the first day of Friends’ Priority Booking and the first two days of General Booking the Box Office will be open from 10am – 6pm. How to book In person – the Box Office entrance is located on the right hand side of the building, accessible from Great George Street (see opening times above). By telephone 0845 40 24 001 – all major credit cards (except American Express), Maestro and Delta cards are accepted. There is a £1 charge for each transaction where the total spend is over £15. By post – please use the booking form on page 27. Online – book online 24 hours a day at stgeorgesbristol.co.uk. Booking fee: £2.50 for each transaction (irrespective of the number of tickets being booked). If you would like your tickets posted to you, add 50p to your remittance. Otherwise your tickets will be held at the Box Office for collection. 26 Box Office 0845 40 24 001

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Contemporary Gigs / Classical Concerts / children’s and family concerts At a glance  January THU 13 8PM FRI 14 7PM SAT 15 1PM SUN 16 12PM FRI 21 7.30PM SAT 22 11AM TUE 25 6.15PM THU 27 1PM THU 27 8PM SAT 29 7.30PM

ANDY SHEPPARD / DAN MOORE TRIO BRISTOL ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL BRISTOL ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL BRISTOL ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL CHARLES HAZLEWOOD RAISE THE ROOF! JONATHAN JAMES ON SCHUBERT JAMES LISNEY PIANO MATTHEW HALSALL / NAT BIRCHALL TREORCHY MALE CHOIR

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February TUE 1 8PM CREOLE CHOIR OF CUBA WED 2 7.30PM JIMMY WEBB THU 3 1PM JAMES LISNEY PIANO FRI 4 7.30PM PAUL LEWIS PIANO SAT 5 7.45PM BRISTOL ENSEMBLE / JUBOVSKI SUN 6 10AM / 11.20AM PAUL BRADLEY THE OWL SUN 6 7.30PM BRISTOL CLASSICAL PLAYERS MON 7 7.30PM YOUNG GOSPEL SHOWCASE WED 9 8PM ANDY MCKEE THU 10 1PM CARDUCCI QUARTET THU 10 8PM CHRISTINE TOBIN / LIAM NOBLE FRI 11 7.45PM BRISTOL ENSEMBLE SAT 12 7.45PM BRANDON HILL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SUN 13 10.30AM FAMILY CARDUCCI SUN 13 7.30PM EXULTATE SINGERS TUE 15 7.30PM ENGLISH CONCERT / STEGER WED 16 8PM JULIAN SMITH THU 17 1PM BRASS SOLOISTS OF THE OAE THU 17 8PM DENYS BAPTISTE FRI 18 7.30PM EDUARDO NIEBLA SUN 20 2PM JAZZ FOR JUNIORS TUE 22 6.15PM JONATHAN JAMES ON JAZZ WED 23 7.30PM INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE PLAYERS THU 24 1PM WOODWIND SOLOISTS OF THE OAE THU 24 8PM LO CÒR DE LA PLANA FRI 25 7.30PM MIKHAIL KAZAKEVICH PIANO SAT 26 7.30PM BRISTOL UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY SUN 27 4PM BOLLYWOOD BRASS BAND / KHAN

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march THU 3 1PM JAMES LISNEY PIANO THU 3 8PM RALPH TOWNER/PAOLO FRESU FRI 4 7.30PM FRETWORK GOLDBERG VARIATIONS SAT 5 7.30PM BMO/BENJAMIN HUGHES CELLO SUN 6 10AM/11.20AM MUSICLAND SUN 6 6.30PM QEH SCHOOL MON 7 7.30PM JOHN BEATTY WILD VISION TUE 8 7.45PM CORELLI ORCHESTRA

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THU 10 1PM JAMES LISNEY PIANO THU 10 7.30PM EUCO / CHARLIE SIEM VIOLIN SAT 12 7.30PM TANNER / POZNANSKY / MAY TRIO SUN 13 3PM BRISTOL SUZUKI GROUP TUE 15 1PM YOUNG MUSICIANS SHOWCASE WED 16 7.30PM COLSTON’S GIRLS’ SCHOOL SAT 19 7.30PM CITY OF BRISTOL CHOIR SUN 20 4PM CHOIR OF ROYAL HOLLOWAY MON 21 8PM BAABA MAAL WED 23 7.30PM BACKWELL SCHOOL THU 24 1PM LAURA LUCAS / DANIEL SWAIN FRI 25 7.30PM ANGELA HEWITT PIANO SAT 26 7.30PM BCO / ASHLEY WASS PIANO TUE 29 8PM JOE LOVANO US FIVE WED 30 7.30PM BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL THU 31 1PM STRING SOLOISTS OF THE OAE THU 31 6.15PM JONATHAN JAMES ON THE MODERNS

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April FRI 1 7.30PM I FAGIOLINI SUN 3 10AM / 11.20AM MUSICLAND SUN 3 7.30PM INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE PLAYERS TUE 5 7.30PM BRISTOL CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL WED 6 6PM TAAL SE TAAL MILA THU 7 1PM ELIZABETH KENNY LUTE SAT 9 7PM EXULTATE SINGERS THU 14 1PM SOLOISTS OF THE OAE FRI 15 7.30PM MADRAS QUARTET RAGA SAGA SUN 17 11AM ERIK SATIE’S VEXATIONS MON 18 7PM MARGARET LENG TAN FOUR WALLS TUE 19 8PM CHEN / BERESFORD / LEE WED 27 7.45PM BRISTOL ENSEMBLE THU 28 7.30PM OAE / ARTUR PIZARRO PIANO

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For further information on Classical Concerts and Children’s and Family Concerts this spring please phone the Box Office 0845 40 24 001 and request either a Classical Concerts or CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY CONCERTS leaflet, or visit us online.

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