Turner Sims Autumn 2014

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TURNER SIMS Southampton

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Turner Sims in the mid-1970s


WELCOME If, as the American philosopher Walter B. Pitkin believed, ‘Life begins at 40’ then Turner Sims has a great deal to look forward to. Our anniversary year opens with a ‘new’ auditorium, the seating having been replaced for the first time since the building opened in 1974.

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This new look has been made possible thanks to a hugely generous anonymous donation which has enabled us to complete Phase One of a major refurbishment programme to revitalise the building. Phase Two, improving backstage facilities for artists, revamping the foyer, and upgrading lighting and sound provision in the auditorium, is now our focus. The Ruby Campaign, which we launched in June as part of this anniversary year, seeks your involvement in making the dreams become reality. Alongside our capital programme, the artistic programme is in rude health as we enter our fifth decade. As you browse through the brochure you will find many familiar names and faces visiting to celebrate the anniversary with us: Nicola Benedetti, John Lill, Emma Johnson, and the Takács Quartet among the classical highlights; Tim Garland, Neil Cowley and Kekko Fornarelli in the jazz series, and Susheela Raman and She’Koyokh in the global series. Meanwhile, upholding Turner Sims’ deserved reputation for presenting some of the most exciting new artists and pioneering projects, Autumn sees debuts for pianist and Chopin Competition winner Rafał Blechacz, double

BBC Folk Awards nominee Olivia Chaney and African singer Dobet Gnahoré. One of the most exciting big bands of recent times, Troyk-estra are here fresh from their Parliamentary Jazz Awards triumph, whilst having presented the Glastonbury Festival’s first ever silent film with live soundtrack in the summer, the Dodge Brothers and pianist Neil Brand reprise the performance here in November as part of Southampton Film Week. The anniversary wouldn’t be complete without some special occasions. In December we are taking over the O2 Guildhall Southampton to present The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on their first visit to the city and on 19 November itself, 40 years to the day since Elisabeth Söderström’s inaugural recital, we bring together a star studded cast for a gala concert. The Spring 2015 season, which will be announced later in 2014, will continue the celebrations but for the moment, whether you are an artist, audience member, user of the building, concert or education partner, or funder, thank you for supporting the venue over the last 40 years, and for making it what it is today: a special place to experience GREAT MUSIC LIVE.

Kevin Appleby Concert Hall Manager


1974 – 2014

As we mark our anniversary as one of the finest music venues in the country, exciting refurbishments are taking place at Turner Sims.

We invite you to play your part in this important moment in our history by donating to The Ruby Campaign.

You may choose to make your gift anonymously, or be acknowledged on The Ruby Campaign Roll of Donors.

Name a seat For gifts of £250 or over, you will be offered the opportunity to name a seat in our auditorium – for yourself, or perhaps as a special gift for a loved one. In recognition of your generous support, you will also receive a commemorative certificate.

MORE INFORMATION: You can find more information and download a Donation Form at turnersims.co.uk If you have any questions please contact a member of the Turner Sims team on 023 8059 2223 or email us at info@turnersims.co.uk

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Every penny raised through The Ruby Campaign will help us achieve our vision for Turner Sims, ensuring its future as a destination for world-class performers and artists, and enhancing your experience.

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The first step is the replacement of our auditorium seating, which has been made possible in part through a significant contribution from an anonymous donor – but this is just the beginning. Planned renovations include upgrading our auditorium lighting and sound desks, modernising our backstage facilities and improving our foyer.

Donate towards our future and become part of our history…


You are invited… Celebrate 40 years of GREAT MUSIC LIVE with Turner Sims


PIANO SERIES 2014/2015


The music of Chopin and some of the defining works written for the piano feature in this year’s series performed by some of the instrument’s greatest exponents, many of them competition winners. Beethoven’s 32 sonatas stand as the pinnacle of the piano repertoire and we hear the Appassionata as part of John Lill’s recital, and the Pathétique as part of Rafał Blechacz’s debut recital. Blechacz first came to prominence when he won the

International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in 2005 and the composer’s music features in his recital and that of Yundi, Chopin competition winner in 2000 who performs all four Ballades and the Twenty-four Preludes. Ingolf Wunder, a prizewinner in the most recent Chopin competition in 2010, combines Chopin with Liszt whilst Federico Colli, the most recent winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012, includes Ravel’s fiery Gaspard de la nuit for his debut recital. French repertoire of a

different kind – for four hands at one piano – is the focus for Pascal and Ami Rogé. The series is completed with two programmes of classical repertoire. Christian Blackshaw closes the season with Schubert’s last three sonatas, separate works but conceived as a single collection, and Radu Lupu presents music by Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven.

PIANO SERIES John Lill Opening concert of the season Thursday 25 September See page 8 Radu Lupu Tuesday 25 November See page 22 Rafał Blechacz Tuesday 13 January See page 26

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SPRING SEASON Federico Colli Thursday 5 February

Yundi Thursday 9 April

Christian Blackshaw Thursday 14 May

Mozart – Variation on a theme by Paisiello, K398

Chopin –

Schubert –

Schubert – Impromptus, Op 142

Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23

Sonata No 19 in C minor, D958

Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38

Sonata No 20 in A, D959

Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47

Sonata No 21 in B flat, D960

Scriabin – Sonata No 10, Op 70 Ravel – Gaspard de la nuit Ingolf Wunder Tuesday 10 March Chopin – Nocturne in B, Op 62 No 1 Chopin – Nocturne in E flat, Op 55 No 2

Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 Twenty-four Preludes, Op 28 Pascal and Ami Rogé Tuesday 21 April Poulenc – Sonate

Tickets for Spring Season recitals will go on sale in November 2014

Ravel – Ma Mère L’Oye Debussy – La Mer

Chopin – Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op 22

Satie – La Belle Excentrique

Liszt – Hexaméron, S392

Messiaen – Chant d’extase dans un paysage

Liszt – Consolation No 3, S172

Debussy – Petite Suite

Liszt – Mephisto Waltz No 1, S514

Ravel – Rapsodie Espagnole


Chopin – Allegro de concert, Op 46

ORCHESTRAS LIVE Orchestras live Britten Sinfonia Wednesday 19 November See page 21 La Serenissima Thursday 4 December See page 23

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Britten Sinfonia, plus some very special guests, celebrate our 40th anniversary with a programme featuring Mozart, Elgar and more. Violinist Adrian Chandler’s La Serenissima celebrate their own anniversary too – 20 years in 2014 – and present instrumental and vocal

music by the composer with whom they are most closely associated: Antonio Vivaldi.


Our orchestral series, presented in association with national music charity Orchestras Live, brings two of the country’s leading ensembles to Turner Sims.



From solo piano to full-on big band, the jazz series profiles a wide range of instrumental combinations.


The piano trio is one of the most enduringly popular line-ups in jazz and in the Neil Cowley Trio, Kekko Fornarelli Trio and The Peter Edwards Trio we have three fascinatingly different takes on the medium.

British trio Troyka’s distinctive sound is recast in big band form with a rare outing for Troyk-estra, one of the most exciting large groups to form in recent years. Three members of another band of the moment, Snarky Puppy, are at the heart of the Bill Laurance Project which with string quartet included offers an enticing mix of jazz and classical. Pianist Ketil Bjørnstad’s intimate music is influenced not only by his

classical beginnings but also his Norwegian heritage, whilst another pianist celebrates a very personal jazz association: Darius Brubeck reflects on his father Dave’s music as well as presenting his own. Finally two British legends, saxophonist Tim Garland and bassist Gary Crosby, make welcome returns to Turner Sims to present their new groups.

JAZZ@TURNER SIMS Neil Cowley Trio Saturday 4 October See page 9 Bill Laurance Project Friday 10 October See page 11 Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Friday 24 October See page 14 Troyk-estra Friday 7 November See page 16 Ketil Bjørnstad Friday 21 November See page 20 Darius Brubeck Quartet Friday 28 November See page 23

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Groundation and The Peter Edwards Trio Friday 16 January See page 26 Kekko Fornarelli Trio Friday 30 January See page 29


In a season which encompasses music from across the world there is a particular focus on the female voice in its many guises.

Sanabras, and the University of Southampton Voices), and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney. Spiro’s music may have English origins but encompasses a global sound which has elements of Steve Reich, dance music and the Penguin Café Orchestra. Finally, who better to guide us in this or any season than Nicholas Crane, a man with an encyclopaedic knowledge of maps and the places they take us?


The homelands of the Ivory Coast and Brazil are the inspirations for Dobet Gnahoré, and Mônica Vasconcelos respectively, showcasing traditional songs and rarely heard music. British Indian vocalist Susheela Raman draws

on a Euro-Afro-Asian musical landscape for her material, whilst Turkish-born singer Çigdem Aslan is part of She’Koyokh’s Eastern European musical celebration and De Temps Antan perform foot-stomping traditional music from Quebec. Closer to home two ‘Best original song’ nominees at the 2014 BBC Folk Awards appear in the shape of Lisa Knapp (who guests with Harvey Brough, Clara

Global VOYAGES Olivia Chaney Tuesday 7 October See page 10 Dobet Gnahoré | Na Drê Dance Tuesday 14 October See page 12 Spiro Saturday 18 October See page 12 De Temps Antan Saturday 25 October See page 14 Mônica Vasconcelos and Band Tuesday 28 October See page 15 Nicholas Crane | Maplines Thursday 13 November See page 20

Susheela Raman Friday 5 December See page 24 She’Koyokh Thursday 29 January See page 28

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As the Year Turns Round Again Thursday 27 November See page 22




Sept 25 – Dec 1

The Concert Pianist: Movements and Moments


Featuring pianists from Alfred Brendel to Benjamin Grosvenor. Turner Sims pays tribute to the artists of the piano by presenting the work of American photographer Amy T. Zielinski. An exhibition formed over many years, she has travelled extensively to capture the


dedication of classical pianists and their struggle to attain perfection. Amy’s work candidly explores the passion of pianists as they submit themselves to painstaking rehearsal, the pressure of live performance on the global stage and challenging studio-recording sessions.

Thurs 25 Sept 8pm Standard: £22 Friends: £19.80 Concessions: £21 Students: £11

One of the most popular visitors to Turner Sims throughout its history, distinguished pianist John Lill opens the anniversary season with a programme which includes two defining works of the piano repertoire - Beethoven’s Appassionata sonata and Liszt’s B minor sonata. Haydn’s sonata was the last which the composer wrote and is widely regarded as one of his greatest.

Haydn Sonata No 52 in E flat, Hob XVI/52

Beethoven Sonata No 23 in F minor, Op 57 Appassionata

Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79

Liszt Sonata in B minor, S178


Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

7pm pre-concert talk HAYDN Quartet in D minor, Op 103 (completed Drabkin)

ALEC ROTH Quartet No 3 Autumnal

Tchaikovsky Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11 Ofer Falk: Violin Rafael Todes: Violin Dorothea Vogel: Viola Vanessa Lucas-Smith: Cello

Sat 4 Oct 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

Described by Cowley as our concert hall record, expansive, elegant and exquisitely graceful movements meet with dark haunting passages and gentle surprise, casting a spotlight on the ever-increasing brilliance of Cowley as a composer.



Neil Cowley: Piano Evan Jenkins: Drums Rex Horan: Bass

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In 2006 Neil Cowley Trio burst onto the scene with a debut that turned the concept of the piano trio on its head. Fizzing with energy, their rip-roaring riffs and hook laden tunes marked them as one of Britain’s most exciting live bands. Tonight they present new material from their fifth studio album, Touch and Flee.


The Allegri Quartet begin their concert with a work with a Southampton connection: Professor William Drabkin’s recent completion of Haydn’s final quartet (which the composer left unfinished at his death). Tchaikovsky’s quartet was his first chamber work and includes, in the Andante Cantabile, one of his most famous melodies. Alec Roth’s third quartet was premiered by the Allegri in 2013 and has become a core work in their repertoire ever since.

Thurs 2 Oct 8pm



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Multi-instrumentalist and accomplished lyricist and vocalist, Olivia Chaney is the rising star of the UK’s new-folk scene. Nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014 - the Horizon Award for best emerging artist and Best Original Song for Swimming in the Longest River - she has recently been signed to the prestigious Nonesuch label who will release her debut album later in 2014. In an intimate solo show (with special guest, long -time collaborator, violinist, composer and vocalist Jordan Hunt), her Turner Sims performance is a special, pre-album release opportunity to hear this charismatic artist live.

…a star in the making. The Independent

Tues 7 Oct 8pm Standard: £16 Friends: £14.40 Concessions: £15 Students: £8


Fri 10 Oct 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

Also featuring Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Robert ‘Sput’ Searight and a string quartet comprising members of the Heritage Orchestra, this highly anticipated album brings

together classical and jazz in a brilliantly original and exciting new context.

Emma Johnson is joined by a celebrated cast of fellow musicians for an evening of delightful chamber music. Mozart’s work sits alongside his clarinet concerto in having been written for renowned clarinettist Anton Stadler.

Sat 11 Oct 8pm Standard: £20 Friends: £18 Concessions: £19 Students: £10




Concert Trio, for clarinet, horn and bassoon

Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Stadler

Schubert Emma Johnson: Clarinet Michael Thompson: Horn Philip Gibbon: Bassoon Chris West: Double bass The Carducci Quartet

Octet in F, D803

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Another virtuoso of the instrument, Count Ferdinand von Troyer, was responsible for Schubert’s epic masterpiece, commissioning it as a companion piece to Beethoven’s Septet.


Original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Laurance releases his debut album Flint on GroundUp records with a European tour this October.




Grammy award winner and Radio 3 Music Award nominee Dobet Gnahoré joins us on her first UK tour, accompanied by her band and contemporary African dancers from the UK. One of the freshest talents in new African music, she sings in seven languages and embraces musical styles from West African Mandinka melodies to Congolese rumba and from Ivory Coast’s ziglibiti to Cameroonian bikoutsi.

Tues 14 Oct 8pm Standard: £16 Friends:£14.40 Concessions: £15 Students: £8

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Gnahoré’s not-so-secret weapon for lifting her performance to another level was her wild, acrobatic dancing, which she saved for exactly the right moments. The Boston Globe


Standard: £16 Friends & Fo’c’sle Concessions: £15 Club members: Students: £8 £14.40

Spiro redefine English folk music with their very special blend of Northumbrian traditional tunes and systems music. Their approach to music is unique, breathtaking and seems impossible, even as you watch it. Jane Harbour: Violin, Viola

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Sat 18 Oct 8pm

Alex Vann: Mandolin Jason Sparkes: Accordion Jon Hunt: Acoustic guitar, Cello In association with the Fo’c’sle Folk Club

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The sounds that hit you first are sounds that you are familiar with; they sound folky, but once you start listening to the music and how it’s composed you hear elements of systems music – people like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, dance music. All sorts of musical influences are woven into this very contemporary music. This is soulful music, passionate music and I love it. Peter Gabriel


Sun 19 Oct 12 - 5pm Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme: £5

VOCES8 VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. Harnessing a combination of sound worlds, Eventide explores the simple beauty of plainsong

Big Big Sing is supported by Glasgow 2014, Spirit of 2012 Trust, Creative Scotland and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music

Thurs 23 Oct 8pm Standard: £20 Friends: £18 Concessions: £19 Students: £10

and the rich harmonies of Rachmaninov, through to the brilliance of the Rat Pack. Created with repertoire taken from VOCES8’s eponymous debut album on Decca Classics,

this programme aims to exploit the spatial and acoustic capacities of Turner Sims. The result is a stunning concert presentation unique to this wonderful classical vocal ensemble.




Do you love to sing? Big Big Sing is for YOU! Big Big Sing aims to inspire thousands of people across the UK to sing to celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Join the crowd at Turner Sims for an afternoon of song and fun, including brilliant workshops with inspirational choirmasters. Everyone is welcome – you don’t need any singing experience and you don’t need to read music – just come along, join in and sing up.

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Award-winning saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has illuminated the UK music scene for 20 years, as well as being an integral part of Chick Corea’s globe-trotting band for the past 14 years. He released his new album Songs To The North Sky to great critical acclaim this year. The Guardian and The Observer awarded the disc 5 stars.

Fri 24 Oct 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

…imaginative and consummately crafted… it feels like the culmination of a life’s work. The Guardian

Tim Garland: Saxophone Jason Rebello: Piano Asaf Sirkis: Drums, Percussion Ant Law: Guitar

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Sat 25 Oct 8pm Standard: £18 Friends & Fo’c’sle Concessions: £17 Club members: Students: £9 £16.20

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear. Formed at a time when all three were members of iconic band La Bottine Souriante, De Temps Antan have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past since 2003. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of

other instruments, these three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Éric Beaudry: Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vocals André Brunet: Violin Pierre-Luc Dupuis: Accordion, Vocals

In association with the Fo’c’sle Folk Club


Sun 26 Oct 3pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9 Ticket price includes cup of tea and slice of cake


A welcome return for one of Europe’s leading ensembles. The Vienna Piano Trio’s programme this afternoon includes Mozart’s first completed piano trio, and Brahms’ first chamber music composition in its rarely played original version from 1853. Stefan Mendl: Piano

Haydn Piano Trio No 42 in E flat, Hob XV:30

Bogdan Božovic: Violin Matthias Gredler: Cello

Mozart Piano Trio in G, K496

Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8

Tues 28 Oct 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

Rise Up and Dance: Brazilian Freedom Songs

lyrics will be poetically versioned into English by Professor David Treece (Kings College London) and projected onto a screen, over beautiful images from renowned Brazilian artist Elisa Bracher.

Mônica Vasconcelos: Vocals Liam Noble: Piano Andrés Lafone: Bass Marius Rodrigues: Drums Ife Tolentino: Guitar Plus English words by: Professor David Treece Photographs by: Elisa Bracher

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50 years ago, a military coup in Brazil marked the beginning of a long dictatorship. Under heavy censorship, with no political rights and widespread human rights violations, composers and lyricists voiced their dissent in songs which today stand as true masterpieces. Mônica Vasconcelos has been searching for the stories behind these songs and has reworked them with a team of top musicians from Brazil and Britain. The song






A special screening of acclaimed director Phil Grabsky’s latest film. Following his previous explorations of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn Phil now brings to the screen the world, the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin, whose grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and whose music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide. Following the screening Phil Grabsky will give a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into the making of the film.


Tues 4 Nov 8pm Standard: £16 Friends: £14.40 Concessions: £15 Students: £8

Film duration: 110 minutes Post-screening Q&A with director Phil Grabsky

In association with Southampton Film Week

Fri 7 Nov 8pm Standard: £20 Friends: £18 Concessions: £19 Students: £10

A rare opportunity to catch one of the hottest big bands in the UK. Jazz powerhouse trio Troyka (guitarist Chris Montague, drummer Joshua Blackmore and keyboardist Kit Downes) augment their formidable sound to full big band in this fantastic large ensemble setting. Troyk-estra take Troyka’s trademark unpredictable grooves and sudden outbursts of energy and combine them with high-octane big band sound and improvisation from some of the most talented musicians on the scene.


Film duration: 100 minutes

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Never has a film and a band been more perfectly matched than Beggars of Life and the Dodge Brothers - deep dish Americana, rail-riding hoboes and Louise Brooks - they were made for each other. Bryony Dixon, Curator of Silent Film, British Film Institute


Fresh from being the first band to accompany a silent film at the Glastonbury Festival, country blues, rockabilly and skiffle four-piece the Dodge Brothers (including BBC and Observer film critic Mark Kermode) perform their specially-composed live soundtrack to silent film Beggars of Life. They will be joined on stage by one of the world’s leading silent film accompanists, pianist Neil Brand.

Sat 8 Nov 8pm

In association with Southampton Film Week

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COMMEMORATION In association with University of Southampton Music Department and Lifelong Learning, Turner Sims presents a week of events to mark the centenary of the First World War.


WW1 STUDY DAY GREAT WAR: UNKNOWN WAR Speakers and topics will include: Joan Tumblety (History) War and memory in modern France Mark Cornwall (History) The divided memory of the Great War in Eastern Europe John McAleer (History) War, memory and Britishness

This thought-provoking and inspiring conference offers an opportunity to learn and engage in discussion about the Great War and the commemoration of conflict more generally, and on the role of commemoration in shaping our individual and collective responses to war.

For tickets and further information contact Lifelong Learning on 023 8059 7261 or email lifelonglearning @soton.ac.uk

Karen Robson (Head of Archives) Tour of special exhibition, Hartley Library


Fri 14 Nov 1pm

A DREAM OF GERMANY variations on It’s a long, MUSIC’S WAR-TORN WORLD

Free Entry

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Sat 8 Nov 10am-4pm

This special programme includes David Owen Norris’ song-cycle Think only this, to poetry of the Great War, Sir Edward Elgar’s contribution to the war effort, Carillon, and A. M. Goodhart’s first set of

long way to Tipperary. Mark Wilde: Tenor Joseph Spooner: Cello

David Owen Norris: Piano

Friday lunchtime concert Free Entry

University of Southampton jazz and pop music student singers come together for a special lunchtime concert to commemorate the Great War.

TAKACS QUARTET Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humour, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.

Tues 11 Nov 8pm Standard: £22 Friends: £19.80 Concessions: £21 Students: £11

HAYDN Quartet in B flat, Op 64 No 3

Debussy Quartet in G minor, Op 10

Beethoven Quartet Op 59 No 2 Razumovsky

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Sun 16 Nov 7.30pm



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Friends: £9 Students: £6

Free Entry

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Michael Finnissy Remembrance Day Hartley Singers and Sinfonia with members of Exaudi and the London Sinfonietta Harry Bennett: Baritone Michael Finnissy: Piano Benjamin Oliver: Conductor

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Michael Finnissy is among the most distinguished British composers working today, and Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton. Tonight sees the world premiere of Remembrance Day, a major new work for baritone soloist, choir and orchestra, setting wartime texts by Henry Lamont Simpson.





Thurs 13 Nov 8pm Standard: £14 Friends: £12.60 Concessions: £13 Students: £7 RGS Members: £12



Where would we be without maps? Drawing on journeys and film-shoots ranging from the Hindu Kush to Tibet and from the Pyrenees to the Pennines, Nicholas Crane explores the way maps open the door to geographical enlightenment. A geographical writer and broadcaster, Nicholas has written a biography of the Renaissance mapmaker Gerard Mercator and travel books describing a 10,000km

walk along Europe’s mountain watershed and a walk along Britain’s prime meridian. He has presented over 70 films for the BBC, including the series Map Man, Great British Journeys, Britannia, Coast and Town. In association with the Royal Geographical Society with IBG

KETIL BJØRNSTAD Ketil Bjørnstad is one of Norway’s pre-eminent cultural figures: a pianist and composer, novelist and author (on the painter Edvard Munch, among other subjects) whose many albums for the ECM label have won him worldwide renown. Tonight he performs in that most intimate of forms, solo piano, an opportunity to hear a master at work.

Fri 21 Nov 8pm Standard: £16 Friends: £14.40 Concessions: £15 Students: £8

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Weds 19 Nov 8pm Standard: £35 Friends: £31.50 Concessions: £34 Students: £18 Ticket price includes glass of wine

Paul Lewis’ solo recitals and chamber performances have been highlights of the programme in the last few years. This evening is a chance to see him in a new guise as he performs a concerto at Turner Sims for the first time. The Elias,

known for their recent complete cycle of Beethoven Quartets, also show off another side as they join the Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Elgar’s masterpiece. The full programme and line-up will be announced in September.

Britten Sinfonia Elias Quartet Paul Lewis: Piano Claire Booth: Soprano


40 years to the day since our inaugural concert, Turner Sims brings together some familiar faces for a special and unique evening of music and celebration.

Programme to include: Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K414

Elgar Introduction and Allegro

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Tues 25 Nov 8pm Standard: £22 Friends: £19.80 Concessions: £21 Students: £11


Radu Lupu is firmly established as one of the great pianists of our time, widely acknowledged as a leading interpreter of the works of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert. Since winning the prestigious Van Cliburn (1966) and Leeds Piano Competitions (1969), Lupu has regularly performed as soloist and recitalist in the musical capitals and major festivals of Europe and the United States.

BRAHMS Variations on an Original Theme, Op 21 No 1

Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80

MOZART Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K573

SCHUBERT Sonata in G, D894


Thurs 27 Nov 8pm Standard: £15 Friends: £13.50 Concessions: £14 Students: £8

Since time immemorial, human beings have gathered to commemorate the end of the year. Before Christmas became the main end of year festival, Yuletide was celebrated with feasting and drinking of ale. Harvey Brough presents folk songs and ballads from the middle ages to the present day, including John Barleycorn,

Only Remembered, and O can ye sew Cushions? With special guests Lisa Knapp, Clara Sanabras and a folk band, the University community choir will raise spirits and glasses to good times and hard times alike. Harvey Brough: Director University of Southampton Voices Clara Sanabras : Vocals, Guitar Lisa Knapp : Vocals, Violin


Fri 28 Nov 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

Darius Brubeck: Piano Dave O Higgins: Saxophone Matt Ridley: Bass Wesley Gibbens: Drums

More than half a century after Dave Brubeck invited listeners to start counting in odd numbers, the music has lost none of its poise…Darius is as cultured a pianist as his father. The Times

IL PRETE ROSSO – THE RED PRIEST Violinist Adrian Chandler and his group La Serenissima are joined by soprano Mhairi Lawson for a programme of vocal and instrumental music by Vivaldi. The works were possibly written for the figlie di coro (daughters of the choir) in the chapel of the Ospedale della Pietà.

Thurs 4 Dec 8pm Standard: £20 Friends: £18 Concessions: £19 Students: £10

The concertos without soloist are rich in counterpoint, which also features in the solo concertos in G; the other solo concerto is written for the Feast of St Lawrence. The two motets are among the least well known of Vivaldi’s motets but are by far the most brilliant and virtuosic.

7PM PRE-CONCERT TALK VIVALDI Concerto in D, RV124 Concerto per la Solennità di S. Lorenzo for violin in F, RV 286 Motet In turbato mare for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 627 Concerto in C minor, RV 120

Adrian Chandler: Violin

Motet Sum in medio tempestatum for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 632 Concerto for violin in G, RV 307

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La Serenissima

Mhairi Lawson: Soprano




US pianist Darius Brubeck pays tribute to the music of his late father, Dave Brubeck, and other modern jazz masters, with his quartet. Expect classics such as Take Five, Unsquare Dance and more, together with Darius’ own accomplished originals.



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Fri 5 Dec 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

British Indian musician Susheela Raman has established her place as one of the most creative artists to emerge from the South Asian diaspora. Blessed with a mesmeric voice and a captivating stage presence, Susheela has enraptured countless listeners with her own songs and interpretations of tunes from her Indian roots. Performing tonight with her fine band, she presents music from her acclaimed sixth studio album Queen Between.

Susheela Raman: Vocals Aref Durvesh: Tabla Kartik Raghunathan: Violin, Vocals Sam Mills: Guitar


Thurs 11 Dec 8pm Standard: £18 Friends & Fo’c’sle Concessions: £17 Club members: Students: £9 £16.20

In 1600 Will Kemp – actor, shameless self-publicist and member of Shakespeare’s company – danced his way from London to Norwich in nine days. This concert celebrates Kemp’s fabulous journey in Nine Daies Wonder, with raucous dance tunes and more refined music of the Elizabethan age. Kemp was renowned for his jigs, which were light-hearted entertainments. In keeping with his spirit, the Society has commissioned a brand new 21st century Elizabethan jig from writer and actor Simon Paisley Day for this evening’s programme.

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments Steven Player: Dance, Guitar Clare Salaman: Nyckelharpa, Hurdy-gurdy, Hardanger Violin Jeremy Avis: Vocals, Percussion, Cittern Alison McGillivray: Viola Bastarda, Violone Ian Harrison: Vocals, Percussion, Pipe and Tabor, Bagpipes, Whistle In association with the Fo’c’sle Folk Club


Fri 12 Dec 8pm All tickets: £23


In their musical world nothing is sacred, and any type of music can go with any other – from classical ballet to classic ballads, punk, soul, rock and roll, ‘The Ukes’ are a multi-talented bunch, and their twisted wit, sharptongued satire and on-themoney arrangements are

coupled with a deliriously funny dead-pan delivery. Turner Sims brings this magical group to Southampton for the first time for an evening of festive fun. Performance takes place at O2 Guildhall Southampton


The rise and rise of the humble ukulele is surely down in part to these magnificent all-singing, all-strumming exponents of the ‘bonsai guitar’.

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Tues 13 Jan 8pm Standard: £20 Friends: £18 Concessions: £19 Students: £10

In 2005 Rafał Blechacz was the uncontested winner of the 15th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, garnering not only the Grand Prize, but also all four of the special prizes (mazurka, polonaise, concerto and sonata) and the Competition’s audience prize as well. Now with an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording contract, many awards and much acclaim, Blechacz makes his Turner Sims debut.

Mozart Sonata No 9 in D, K311

Beethoven Sonata No 8 in C minor, Op 13 Pathétique

Chopin 3 Valses, Op 64 3 Mazurkas, Op 56 Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44


Fri 16 Jan 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS JAZZ DOUBLE BILL Turner Sims’ Associate Artists Tomorrow’s Warriors are renowned as the breeding ground for some of the leading names in British jazz. Tonight some of their celebrated artists come together for an exclusive double bill. Legendary bass player Gary Crosby is at the heart of Groundation, also featuring Empirical altoist Nathaniel Facey, whilst pianist Peter Edwards showcases music from his latest album Safe and Sound.

GROUNDATION Gary Crosby: Band Leader, Double bass Nathaniel Facey: Saxophone Shirley Tetteh: Guitar Moses Boyd: Drums

THE Peter Edwards Trio Peter Edwards: Piano Max Luthert: Bass Moses Boyd: Drums

In association with TW Live


Standard: £22 Friends: £19.80 Concessions: £21 Students: £11

Nicola Benedetti: Violin


Alexei Grynyuk: Piano

Violin Sonata in E minor, K304

Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No 9 in A, Op 47 Kreutzer


Nicola Benedetti, one of the world’s most sought-after violinists, makes a welcome return to Turner Sims. Winner of the Classic BRIT Award for Best Female Artist in 2012 and described by BBC Music Magazine as a talent to inspire, her vitality is infectious, her programme includes the longest and most challenging of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for the instrument.

Thurs 22 Jan 8pm

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Percussionist Joby Burgess, sound designer Matthew Fairclough and film-maker Kathy Hinde present new music from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory (for multi-tracked percussion and electronics), alongside works by Conlon Nancarrow, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max de Wardener and Steve Reich. Famed for their visually innovative, multi-media performances, Powerplant operate at the meeting-point between new music and installation art. Expect startling

Standard: £16 Friends: £14.40 Concessions: £15 Students: £8

360-degree sound, live sampling and immersive visuals. Conlon Nancarrow Piece for Tape

Max de Wardener Im Dorfe

Gabriel Prokofiev


Extract from Import/Export

Steve Reich My Name Is

Adult: £10 Children and students: £5

Will Gregory New Work

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Sat 24 Jan 8pm

Thurs 29 Jan 8pm Standard: £18 Friends: £16.20 Concessions: £17 Students: £9

She’Koyokh have spent over a decade soaking up the rich folk music of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.

Their evolution spans the humble origins of busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Southbank Centre. As well as TV appearances and live sessions on BBC Radio 3, She’Koyokh has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and WOMAD, and was nominated as Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012.

Çigdem Aslan: Vocals Susi Evans: Clarinet Meg Hamilton: Violin Zivorad Nikolic: Accordion Matt Bacon: Guitar Paul Tkachenko: Double bass, Vocals Christina Borgenstierna: Percussion Ben Samuels: Mandolin


Kekko Fornarelli: Piano, Synth Giorgio Vendola: Double bass Dario Congedo: Drums

Standard: £16 Friends: £14.40 Concessions: £15 Students: £8

A near-perfect balance of tension and freedom. Fornarelli’s music has a pared-down yet catchy style that draws on his classical roots, with influences from pop to trip-hop to gospel. Financial Times

EARLY BIRD TICKETS UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER ONLY Adult: £10 Children and students: £5


Pianist and composer Kekko Fornarelli has developed a unique style – a mellow combination of modern northern European ideas and neoclassical lyricism, filtered by his warm Mediterranean background. Tonight Kekko presents music from his new album Outrush with his alchemic trio.

Fri 30 Jan 8pm

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The Vida Guitar Quartet brings together four internationally renowned guitarists of exceptional artistry who share a passion for their music. Since their debut at the World Youth Guitar Festival in 2007, the Quartet has rapidly gained a reputation as the most dynamic guitar ensemble in the UK. Tonight’s programme includes compositions by Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), Holst, Bach (one of the

Standard: £15 Friends: £13.50 Students: £12 SCGS Members: £10 Concessions: £12

Brandenburg concertos) and Britten (Simple Symphony). Mark Ashford Mark Eden Helen Sanderson Chris Stell

Presented by Southampton Classical Guitar Society in association with Turner Sims.



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Annual membership costs £35 (or £30 each for two Friends at the same address, £12 for students and free for under 18s in the same household as a Friend).

FURTHER INFORMATION AND To JOIN: Visit turnersims.co.uk where you can download a leaflet. You can also email the Membership Secretary at info@turnersims.co.uk or ask the Box Office for further information.


Make your event stand out from the crowd Turner Sims is one of the finest music venues in the country and hosts over 150 events per year, ranging from classical, jazz, folk and world music, to talks and seminars from world renowned speakers.



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Weddings, civil partnerships and celebrations Turner Sims is licensed for civil ceremonies, providing a truly unique space for your special occasion. The bar is available for reception drinks and our beautiful garden setting is ideal for those all-important photos. If you are looking for a reception venue nearby, the University of Southampton offers a range of facilities, catering and a dedicated team to help you with your special day.


With an outstanding auditorium, access to box office facilities, a licensed bar and a range of technical facilities, Turner Sims is a distinctive, flexible and welcoming venue for your next concert, event, meeting or conference.


OTHER EVENTS LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Programmed by the University of Southampton’s Music Department, this term-time series is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the work of professional musicians from all over the world and the talents of the University’s Music students as they complete their studies – and all for free!



Fri 19 7:30pm

For full details of any of the events listed contact the Box Office on 023 8059 5151 or check the Turner Sims website at www.turnersims.co.uk


£12, Concessions £7, Students and Under 16s £4

Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite

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For full information on the Autumn Lunchtime Concert programme, visit www.turnersims.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 023 8059 5151.

SOUTHAMPTON THEORY ASTROPHYSICS AND GRAVITY LECTURE – HOW THE HIGGS THEORY GIVES MASS TO PARTICLES The STAG Research Centre’s keynote lecture is given by Physics Nobel Laureate Gerard ‘t Hooft, on the discovery of the long-sought Higgs particle at The Large Hadron Collider of CERN, Geneva.

To find out more about the STAG Research Centre visit www.southampton. ac.uk/stag

KING EDWARD VI SCHOOL AND SOUTHBANK SINFONIA CONCERT King Edward VI School musicians play side-by-side with Southbank Sinfonia in an exciting evening of music to include Mozart, Schubert and Dvorák.

£8 Tickets may be purchased through the School website www.kes.hants.sch.uk

This event is free to attend. Tickets are required and may be booked through Turner Sims Box Office or turnersims.co.uk

THE 2014 SHIPWRIGHTS LECTURE Inspirational industry leaders from the marine sector inform, inspire and show leisure marine apprentices, young shipwrights, boat builders, students and graduates how careers in the immensely wide-ranging marine industry can develop from learning skills in engineering, lamination, wiring, joinery and outfitting to design, naval architecture and management.

Free to attend for apprentices nominated by their employers and young people studying in the marine sector.

THE 26TH WELLINGTON LECTURE: EXPLORING BRITISH IMPERIAL POWER Established in 1989 with an endowment from the Spanish Ambassador, the annual Wellington Lecture explores aspects of the life and times of the first Duke of Wellington, one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century.

Our speaker this year will be Professor Brendan Simms.

Sat 22 7:30pm Sun 23 7:30pm

JAZZMANIX WINTER CONCERTS The University of Southampton’s largest choir, and its spectacular 8-piece band, present an enthusiastic and eclectic mix of pop and gospel tunes. A concert of

two halves, the evening features small vocal harmony groups followed by a vibrant main performance from the choir as a whole.

Sun 7 2pm

A CONCERT BAND CHRISTMAS Southampton University Concert Band returns for its annual Christmas concert with a selection of popular and classical favourites, including a few Christmas crackers!

£7, Concessions and Students £5, Children under 10 and Performing Arts members £4

Sat 13 7pm

SOUTHAMPTON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT Get into the festive spirit with music and carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the foyer.

£10, Senior citizens £9, Concessions £5

Weds 15 2:30pm


Weds 22 6pm

Register online at www.shipwrights.co.uk/ education/apprenticelecture-programme


This event is free to attend. Register online at wellington-lecture 2014.eventbrite.co.uk


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Exchanges and refunds Tickets are non-refundable. We can offer exchanges or credit for Turner Sims promoted events, however we must be in receipt of your original tickets at least 24 hours before the performance (4 days for group bookings).



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Weekdays from 10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, or 10am – 15 minutes after event start time.


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Weekends from two hours before event start time until 15 minutes after event start time. Turner Sims closes for Christmas on Tuesday 23 December at 5pm, and reopens on Monday 5 January at 10am.

Tickets received fewer than 24 hours before the performance may only be resold if the event is sold out. (These services are subject to a £2 administration fee). Tickets can only be refunded in the event of a performance being cancelled. Postage is non-refundable.

Concessions Discounts for Turner Sims promoted events are available for over 60s, registered unemployed, registered disabled, children under 18, students in full-time education and University of Southampton staff.

Turner Sims Bar opens one Please include £1 in your payment XXX hour before the event. or a stamped, addressed envelope Visit turnersims.co.uk if you would like your tickets where you can download a leaflet. Proof of eligibility may be required. Alternatively you can email posted to you. Alternatively you the Membership Secretary at info@ or ask canturnersims.co.uk collect your tickets from the the Box Office for further information.Concessions apply where shown Box Office any time before the in the brochure. Only one discount concert. Cheques should be may be applied per ticket. Turner made payable to Turner Sims. Sims reserves the right to introduce concessions and special offers at any time. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

Standby tickets Unsold tickets for selected Turner Sims promoted events may be available to under 18s, students in full-time education, registered unemployed and registered disabled at £7.50 from an hour before the performance.

Group bookings Buy 10 tickets for any Turner Sims promoted event and receive the 11th ticket free (same performance only and bought in one transaction).


Please contact our Marketing Team on 023 8059 2504 for further information.

Gift vouchers An ideal gift for friends and family, Turner Sims Gift Vouchers may be redeemed against all Turner Sims promoted events. They are valid for one year from purchase and are available from the Box Office.

Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are now able to offer young people aged 8 – 25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free. CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust was formed in 1998 with the aim of developing young audiences for chamber music. It is the only organisation which concentrates solely on increasing awareness of chamber music amongst young people. To get your free ticket, look out for the CAVATINA logo on selected events, fill in the CAVATINA form (available online or from the Box Office) with your name, school or student ID number. Then exchange your completed form at the Box Office for your free ticket at the event. Children under 15 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Proof of age may be required. Please complete one form for each event you wish to attend. Terms and conditions apply.

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Earlybird Bookings are available at £10, under 18s and students £5, for selected events throughout the season. Earlybird tickets for Autumn 2014 are available until 25th September only. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with other concessions. See individual event pages for details. Subject to availability.

Turner Sims offer £7.50 tickets for school and college groups, as well as advance information on the artists, programmes, workshops and pre-concert talks. Tickets must be paid for at least one week prior to the event (we are happy to invoice your school or college). No other discounts may be applied to school rate tickets.

Free tickets for 8 – 25 year-olds to selected Chamber Music concerts!


Availability of standby tickets is at the discretion of Turner Sims management. Proof of eligibility will be required.

Bringing your school or college to Turner Sims



put the arts on your agenda Turner Sims offers a dynamic programme of corporate partnership opportunities that can benefit your organisation: G enerate greater brand awareness >T arget new customers > I nvest in your community >G et involved in exciting new projects >




Take advantage of excellent

PR opportunities Set your next product launch or company event in a unique, creative setting

Find out how a partnership with Turner Sims can help to fulfil your corporate objectives. Contact Kevin Appleby, Concert Hall Manager, on 023 8059 2223 or email kma@soton.ac.uk

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INTERACT WITH US There are lots of ways to engage with Turner Sims. Check out our website turnersims.co.uk, book your tickets online, make Friends with us on Facebook, sign up for our e-newsletter, and tweet us your thoughts on your latest concert experience.


Our website allows you to fully explore the world of Turner Sims. You will find a full and comprehensive list of every forthcoming act, unique artist pages, dedicated series pages, video content and up-to-date news and offers. You can choose your seats and book your tickets online. The website is your number one resource for Turner Sims information.

Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/ turnersims) for exclusive, up-tothe-minute insights, breaking news, ticket offers and our thoughts on the world of music and arts, as well as day-to-day coverage from the running of Turner Sims.

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IMAGE CREDITS: Box Office 023 8059 5151

Radu Lupu (Pekka Saarinen), Rafał Blechacz (Marco Borggreve), Britten Sinfonia (Harry Rankin), Ketil Bjørnstad (Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen), Olivia Chaney (Simon Wisbey), Nick Van Bloss (Amy T. Zielinski), Allegri Quartet (David Fisher), Neil Cowley Trio (Tom Barnes), Emma Johnson (John Batten Photography), Spiro (Judith Burrows), VOCES8 (Paul Stuart), Vienna Piano Trio (Nancy Horowitz), Dodge Brothers (Adam Prosser), Takács Quartet (Ellen Appel), Nicholas Crane (© Nicholas Crane), Elias Quartet (Benjamin Ealovega), Claire Booth (Sven Arnstein), Paul Lewis (Joseph Molina), Clara Sanabras (Hill and Aubrey), La Serenissima (Ricardo Alcaide), She’Koyokh (Pierre Marcar), Images of Turner Sims and instruments (Andy Vowles)


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There are spaces for wheelchair users in the auditorium and if you bring a companion along, their ticket is free. Parking spaces for blue badge holders are available close to the building and there is good access to Box Office, bar and toilet facilities.

Though it is not essential, we recommend you book in advance so that we can readily provide any assistance you require. There is an induction loop for those with impaired hearing. If you require a headset please reserve one from the Box Office in advance. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building. Please advise the Box Office when booking so that appropriate space is provided.

This brochure is available in large print. Please request your copy on 023 8059 5151 or at the Box Office.

FINDING TURNER SIMS Airport Eastleigh Portsmouth

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Salisbury New Forest Bournemouth

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Portswood City Centre

Turner Sims is located in the gardens of the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, set back from University Road between the Nuffield Theatre and the John Hansard Gallery.

By car Free parking is available in all University car parks after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends.

By train For details of trains to Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central stations, call 08457 484950.

For comprehensive information on directions, travel and parking, please visit turnersims.co.uk/finding-us

By bicycle Bicycle racks are located at the rear of Turner Sims next to the JohnHansard Gallery. Box Office can store helmets on request.

Our address is Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ For Sat Nav purposes, please use SO17 1TR

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By bus Turner Sims is served by both Uni-link (023 8059 5974) and First Southampton (023 8022 4854).


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Amplified performance

2 Allegri Quartet 4 Neil Cowley Trio 7 Olivia Chaney 10 Bill Laurance Project 11 Emma Johnson and Friends 14 Dobet Gnahoré | Na Drê Dance 18 Spiro 19 Big Big Sing 23 VOCES8 | Eventide 24 Tim Garland’s Lighthouse 25 De Temps Antan 26 Vienna Piano Trio 28 Mônica Vasconcelos and Band

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4 Film: In Search of Chopin 7 Troyk-estra 8 WW1 Study Day | Great War: Unknown War 8 The Dodge Brothers with Neil Brand 11 Takács Quartet 13 Nicholas Crane | Maplines 16 Michael Finnissy | Remembrance Day 19 40th Anniversary Gala Concert 21 Ketil Bjørnstad 25 Radu Lupu 27 As the Year Turns Round Again 28 Darius Brubeck Quartet | A Kind of Brubeck

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NOVEMBER Tuesday Friday Saturday Saturday Tuesday Thursday Sunday Wednesday Friday Tuesday Thursday Friday DECEMBER Thursday 4 La Serenissima | Il Prete Rosso 23 Friday 5 Susheela Raman 24 Thursday 11 Nine Daies Wonder 24 Friday 12 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 25 at O2 Guildhall Southampton JANUARY Tuesday Friday Thursday Saturday Thursday Friday Saturday

13 Rafał Blechacz 16 Groundation and The Peter Edwards Trio 22 Nicola Benedetti 24 Powerplant play Will Gregory 29 She’Koyokh 30 Kekko Fornarelli Trio 31 Vida Guitar Quartet

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info@turnersims.co.uk turnersims.co.uk Box Office 023 8059 5151 Turner Sims is provided by University of Southampton and gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England.