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Spring 2018 Series Roderick Williams and English Song
Debussy and Rodrigo
Baritone Roderick needs little introduction and his performances of English music are greatly admired. This evening's conductor, Patrycja Pieczara, is one of Poland's most outstanding young conductors, making a global name for herself conducting from Tokyo and Istanbul to Ankara and Paris.
An opportunity to commemorate the centenary of Debussy's death (25 March 1918) with his enchanting 'Children's Corner' and 'Petite Suite'. Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto is deservedly popular and we are joined by OOTS Associate Artist Pedro H. da Silva to perform this masterpiece.
Vaughan Williams Vaughan Williams Finzi Finzi Ireland
Debussy Rodrigo Debussy Bizet
17 April 2018
13 February 2018
Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus Five Mystical Songs Let us Garlands Bring Romance for String Orchestra, Op.11 A Downland Suite
Roderick Williams – baritone Patrycja Pieczara – conductor
Children's Corner Concierto de Aranjuez Petite Suite Symphony in C major
Pedro H. da Silva – guitar David Curtis – conductor
Peter Donohoe plays Shostakovich
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Peter Donohoe and Shostakovich are an unmissable combination and Prokofiev's joyous Classical Symphony provides a suitable preface to a performance by one of the foremost pianists of our time.
A comparative rarity on the concert platform, Beethoven's Triple Concerto is as joyous to listen to as to perform and we're delighted to be joined by the Shaham Erez Wallfisch Trio, three of the finest international instrumentalists performing today.
13 March 2018
15 May 2018
"Enter Donohoe for Shostakovich's irresistible Second Piano Concerto and all the while we were heart-warmingly aware of this generous collaboration between soloist, conductor, and a galvanised orchestra." Birmingham Post
Prokofiev Shostakovich Schubert
Symphony no1 in D major Piano Concerto no2 in F major Symphony no3 in D major
Peter Donohoe – piano Jason Lai – conductor
Beethoven Beethoven Mendelssohn
Coriolan Overture, Op.62 Triple Concerto in C major, Op.56 Symphony no4 in A major, Op.90 'Italian'
Hagai Shaham – violin Arnon Erez – piano Raphael Wallfisch – cello David Curtis – conductor
Latin America meets classical 05 June 2018
Celebrating Pedro and Lucia’s Latin American connections we open with Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches and close with his masterpiece, Appalachian Spring Copland Lucia Caruso Pedro H. da Silva Lucia Caruso / Pedro H. da Silva Copland
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Three Latin American Sketches ‘Light and Wind’ Piano concerto ‘Snow’ ‘Folía’ Appalachian Spring
Pedro H. da Silva – Portuguese guitar Lucia Caruso – piano David Curtis – conductor
UK COLOURED PENCIL SOCIETY Exhibition
2nd - 11th May 2018 at Stratford ArtsHouse
Featuring a host of demonstrations and workshops throughout the exhibition; showcasing a wide range of techniques and ideas.
More information coming soon!
Andra Sparks & Nick Weldon
14 February 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
28 February 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
Pete Oxley & Nic Meier Quartet
14 March 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
28 March 2018 £15, Stratford ArtsHouse
11 April 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
25 April 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
Sean Gibbs’ Fervour
9 May 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
Matt Chandler Trio
23 May 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
Dom Franks Strayhorn 13 June 2018 £12, Stratford ArtsHouse
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The Bob Dylan Story With classics like ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’, ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ‘All Along The Watchtower’ providing the soundtrack for a generation, it is not surprising that even The Beatles fell under the spell of rock music’s greatest icon.
Friday 12th January 2018 7.30pm
Now Bob and “The Band” transport you back to the Nobel prize winner’s glory days with a truly authentic and affectionate celebration, complete with stunningly evocative visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs. Featuring 25 of Dylan’s best-loved hits, The Bob Dylan Story is an absolute must see for even the most casual fan. “Sounded as close to the man as it’s possible to get” – Scarborough Review
Ticket Price: £15
Embrace Embrace: The Union Project aims to put an end to the UK’s body dissatisfaction epidemic. It is a life changing social impact documentary that explores the serious issue of negative body image.
Thursday 18th January 2018 7.00pm
Embrace tells the story of Taryn Brumfitt’s journey from body loather to body lover – an Australian wife and mother who embarks on an international crusade to change the way we think and feel about our bodies. Hosted and supported by Personal Vitality, Shoemed Limited and Betty’s Bites. Join us to watch this truly inspirational film at Stratford ArtsHouse and help us support Alzheimers UK and The Shakespeare Hospice.
Ticket Price: £12 - Children (12-17): £7 Early Bird Offer: £10 (offer ends 31st Dec 2017)
Stewart Lee - Content Provider David Johnson & John Mackay in association with Debi Allen present... After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World. “The most consistently funny show of his brilliant career … I laughed till it hurt.”★★★★★ The Times COMEDY
“Characteristically twisty and frequently brilliant”★★★★ The Guardian “Venomously funny”★★★★ Standard
Tuesday 20th February 2018 8.00pm
“The delusional ravings of a man who has lost his way in the world” ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday Age guidance: 16+
Ticket Price: £23
Hoot Owl Watch out! I am HOOT OWL. I am hungry. And here I come! Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl. He’s a Master of Disguise and he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night. Trouble is, Hoot Owl’s prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching himself some dinner? FAMILY
Wednesday 21st February 2018 11:30am & 2:30pm
LIVE! Original songs, colourful puppets, animation, and hilarity, ridiculousness abound in this wildly inventive new show from Proon Productions, based on the ‘Laugh Out Loud Book Award’-shortlisted picture book by Sean Taylor, with sets faithful to Jean Jullien’s visually creative illustrations. Suitable for ALL the family aged 4+
Ticket Price: £10 - Family ticket £35
David Starkey Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?
Friday 23rd February 2018 7.30pm
Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis, through to the Grand Tourists who bought European culture with British money, all offering so very many parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.
Ticket Price: £16
Phoenix Players - Once Upon A Time An original show, written and directed by Lee Holt, harnessing a collaboration of fairy-tale characters and famous musical-theatre numbers to boot!
1st - 4th March 2018 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Centring around, Lottie, ‘Red’, who has been searching to fill the hole of a loss. Red stumbles upon a lost wolf who leads her into an enchanted forest in the heart of ‘Fae’. Along her journey she meets the kind and endearing likes of Snow White, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Dorothy (from Oz!), and comes face-to-face with devilish rogues such as Captain Hook, Mr Smee and his girlfriends: (yes, plural!) the Ugly Sisters. Fae and all of its inhabitants live in fear of the Evil Queen’s ‘prodigy’, Nyx; a name that they only dare whisper. Will Red discover her true destiny before it’s too late? Will the Wolf ever claim his Kingdom back? Will Tinkerbell ever be able to walk in a straight line?! Come and see this enchanting show to find out…
Ticket Price: £12 - Concession: £10 - Family ticket (4 people with max. of 2 adults): £35, Group ticket: buy 10, get 1 free
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Les Misérables - Schools Edition Stratford Musical Theatre Company’s Junior Ensemble make their debut with the School Edition of the world’s most popular musical.
8th - 10 March 2018 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Set in 19th century France, this epic show follows Jean Valjean after his release from 19 years of imprisonment in the galleys, and his pursuit by the relentless police inspector Javert. The tragic Fantine and her daughter Cosette, who Valjean takes into his care, and the student Marius whose friends’ idealism brings them to the barricades of the fated 1832 Paris Uprising. Featuring epic and heart-rending songs from ‘At the End of The Day’ and ‘One Day More’ to ‘Bring him Home’ and ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, this show will leave you both devastated and uplifted.
Tickets: £15 Concessions: £10 Gala Night Friday 9th March: includes free drink and Programme, Tickets: £20 Concessions: £12
The Kast off Kinks The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs that made The Kinks a household name alive. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose). MUSIC
Wednesday 21st March 2018 7.30pm
Expect all the hits including: ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘Lola’, ‘Days’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘Come Dancing’, ‘All Day and All of the Night’ plus much more... A great night out, not to be missed! “A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” (The Stables, Milton Keynes)
Ticket Price: £20
Bard’s Night A feast of an evening celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare. Wining and dining, words and music, singing and dancing. Launched in 2017 to great acclaim, the Bard’s Night has quickly established itself as the place to be on the eve of the annual birthday celebrations in Stratford. The second Bard’s Night celebration will take place on 20th April 2018 at Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon. TOPICAL
Friday 20th April 2018 7.00pm
For full information on this special occasion visit www.bardsnight.co.uk
Ticket Price: Silver individual: £65 + VAT (£78 inc VAT) Silver table of 8 guests: £480 + VAT (£576 inc VAT) Gold individual: £80 + VAT (£96 inc VAT) Gold table of 8 guests: £600 + VAT (£720 inc VAT)
Jasper Carrott’s - Stand Up & Rock! Stand Up & Rock is back…The tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been ‘rockin’ audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper’s mate has rock star credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO, Bev’s band are one of the finest around. COMEDY
So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artists belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs...making us laugh!! “The pure undeniable quality of Jasper Carrott’s comedy, the thundergod legend that is Bevan.” Gig Junkies
2nd - 4th May 2018 7.30pm
“This show was amazing from start to finish. Everyone in this line up were superb” TicketMaster Reviews
Ticket Price: £27.50
Musicals ROCK! VII Students from Stratford-upon-Avon College are set to ‘ROCK’ the town through three evening performances celebrating the successes of a selection of truly epic musicals. With nearly 100 students involved in the show the performances are set to blow you away!
Building on the sell-out success of the magnificent ‘Musicals ROCK! VI Resurgence’ last year, this performance is set to be one of the most exciting and highly acclaimed performances of the season. Book early to avoid disappointment for this high demand event!
Ticket Price: £12 - Concessions: £10
22nd - 24th May 2018 7.30pm
Talon The Acoustic Collection - In The Raw This year, ‘In The Raw’ will feature many Eagles classics with breathtakingly beautiful acoustic arrangements, plus their own personal favourites in a brand new show for 2018. Following the massive success of their critically acclaimed studio and ‘LIVE’ acoustic albums, ‘Talon – The Acoustic Collection’ is back with their most extensive tour to date. MUSIC
Saturday 9th June 2018 8.00pm
“If you have not seen this show before then you are in for a real treat. Armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will leave you spellbound”. “Essential listening if you appreciate great musicianship, major label production standards and the tightest harmonies you will hear this side of Crosby, Stills & Nash” ★★★★★ ‘MAVERICK’ (The UK’s Leading Country Music Magazine)
Ticket Price: £18 - Concessions: £16
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