MUSIC

Sevenoaks School present

Evensong

Monday 5 and 26 June
Pampja Hall   6.15pm
Admission FREE   no need to book

Sevenoaks School students will join members of staff to sing repertoire sung in Evensong services. Although this is not a service of worship it will be a peaceful, contemplative way to end the day. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Sevenoaks Festival - Workshop

Accordare Quartet present

Pre-Concert Workshop

Thursday 29 June
Recital Room   4.30 pm
Tickets £5.00 - pay on the day.  Entry free to those with a ticket for the evening concert.

The Accordare Quartet's workshop is for local string players and will feature works to be performed in their evening concert. During the workshop, many aspects of the music will be brought to light and placed in an historical, social and political context. Students will be coached in excerpts from the evening concert's repertoire and will play alongside the quartet. The students will also receive a unique insight into the workings of a professional string quartet.

If you're a young string player and wish to participate during the workshop, contact Anita Strevens 07939 121509 or 01622 814657 or book a place

Sevenoaks Festival - Recital

Accordare Quartet in Concert

Thursday 29 June  
Recital Room   7.30 pm  
Tickets £12.00, (£5.00 Student)   Book Tickets

Robbie Norman and Craig Jarvis - Violins, Tim Grant - Viola and Anita Strevens - Cello Programme includes

Mozart String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575

Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110   

Beethoven String Quartet Op.18 No 2 in G major

www.accordarequartet.com

OPERA

The Royal Opera present: ENCORE screening

Verdi's Otello

Sunday 2 July
Pamoja Hall   2pm
Tickets £18.50, £17.00 concession, £15 Subscriber* & £10 child   BOOK NOW
 
 * To qualify for the Subscriber ticket price of £15, you must book for a minimum of 3 ENCORE screening performances in one transaction. For more information and to book for Subscriber tickets Click Here

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.

A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses. Particular highlights include Otello and Desdemona's rapturous love duet and Desdemona's poignant 'Willow Song'.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece. Approximate running time 2 hours 45 minutes including one interval. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Sevenoaks Festival - Jazz Big band

Back to Basie Orchestra present

Swingin' The Blues Count Basie Style

Sunday 2 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30 pm
Tickets £25.00       Book Tickets 

2017 is the 60th anniversary of Count Basie's first visit to Britain, and the album launch of The Atomic Mr Basie.

Featuring the best of London's jazz and big-band musicians, Paul Lacey's Back To Basie is the only professional big-band in Britain to specialise in the music of Count Basie, playing Basie's music of the 1950s and 1960s. Launched in 2001, Back To Basie has presented concerts with 'Uncanny accuracy and style' throughout Britain and Europe to great reviews. Featured vocalist is Jacqui Hicks 'a singer of warmth, poise, and intelligence'.

Back To Basie has been voted Best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards, six times!

'The music and the magic of Count Basie were back in town!'   Sunday Times

Sevenoaks Festival - Concert

Michel Legrand presents 

A Lifetime of Exquisite Melody

Thursday 6 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30 pm
Tickets £25.00    Book Tickets 

In association with City Lights Entertainment (UK), the legendary,multi award winning French-born composer and pianist Michel Legrand has been creating wonderful music for over half a century. A virtuoso in both jazz and classical piano, he performs all over the world.

His most famous compositions and collaborations, with lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, are modern standards: The Windmills of Your MindThe Summer of '42 and What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?.

He has composed and scored music for more than 200 films, TV shows and musicals, including the Oscar winning Summer of '42, The Thomas Crown Affair, Ice Station and Zebra.  

For this special Festival concert, Michel will be accompanied by bassist Geoff Gascoyne and drummer Sebastian DeKrom as he sings and plays the magnificent Steinway grand piano in the Pamoja Hall. 

Sevenoaks Festival Finale Concert

The Manfreds featuring Paul Jones and Mike D'Abo

Sunday 9 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30 pm 
Tickets £25.00   Book tickets

'There she was just a walkin' down the street, singing do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do!' One of the most popular, instantly recognisable songs of the 1960s and still the biggest audience-pleaser at their concerts some 50 years later. Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness are joined by former member Mike d'Abo plus Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie as the line-up of The Manfreds. Since the band formed in 1962, they have firmly secured their place in the history books of British popular and R&B music.

The band re-formed as The Manfreds in 1991 and tour the world extensively promoting their music, both old and new. 

MUSIC

Lydian Orchestra present

Summer Concert

Sunday 29 July
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £15 (£6 under 21, £1 under 16)

Returning to the Pamoja Hall, we welcome the Lydian Orchestra fresh from their European tour and look forward to Dvorak Symphony no 8, Reinecke Flute Concerto and Bruckner Symphony no 4, Scherzo movement.