MUSIC

Sevenoaks Philharmonic present

Spring Orchestra and Choral Concert

Saturday 1 April
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £14, (£13 over 60 and £5 under 16)   Book tickets

The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, founded in Sevenoaks in 1897, present their Spring Orchestral and Choral Concert in the Pamoja Hall conducted by their musical director Robyn Sevastos. It comprises works by two 18th-century Austrian composers Haydn and Hummel.

Joseph Haydn, known as the 'father of the Symphony', wrote The Little Organ Mass in 1776 for the tiny chapel of the Brothers Hospitallers, a religious order providing medical services to the poor. His Te Deum on the other hand was much grander and commissioned by the wife of Emperor Franz 1.

Johann Hummel was a younger man and very much part of the musical scene in Vienna in the 1790s - and was in fact taught by Haydn, as were Beethoven and Mozart. His works tended to become overshadowed by the 'greats' at the time, but his Mass in B flat has subsequently - and rightly - become rightly very popular.

OPERA

The Royal Opera present: ENCORE screening

Puccini's Madam Butterfly

Sunday 2 April
Pamoja Hall   2pm
Tickets £18.50, £17.00 concession, £15 Subscriber* & £10 Child   Book tickets
 
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Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heart-breaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.

Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production.The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki settingis drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan.

Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Approximate running time 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Cio-Cio San - Ermonela Jaho, B F Pinkerton - Marcelo Puente, Sharpless - Scott Hendricks and Suzuki - Elizabeth De Shong

Conductor Antonio Pappano & Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

Photo - Kristīne Opolais as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly©2015 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School Jazz Club present

Spring Jazz

Friday 21 April
Sackville Theatre   7.30pm
Tickets £7    Book tickets

An intimate jazz club setting in the Sackville Theatre creates an ideal stage for the best jazz performers in the school to play with a professional jazz trio. This annual event has been building its small but very satisfied audience every year. Book early to avoid disappointment.

THEATRE

Theatre Ad Infinitum present

Bucket List

Monday 24 April
Sackville Theatre   6.30pm
Tickets £12   SOLD OUT

This multi award-winning company present the powerful story of one Mexican woman's fight for justice.

When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, she embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.A story about love, loss and revenge, told with physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song.

Spirit of the Fringe Award 2016 ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Stage

MUSIC

Alan Adler Memorial Concert

Tuesday 25 April
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £7   Book tickets

This year's Alan Adler concert features the Sennocke Consort under its new conductor, Michael Heighway, and the Sevenoaks School Chamber Orchestra under its new conductor, Christopher Potts. Appearing for the last time are Rachelle Lam and Lou Warnett, who will perform the 2nd and 4th movements from Rachmaninov's 2nd suite for two pianos. The second half is given to a performance of Sibelius's 1st symphony in E minor conducted by the Director of Music, Christopher Dyer.

MUSIC

Eynsford Concert Band present

Love is in the Air

Sunday 14 May
Pamoja Hall   7.00pm
Tickets £10 (concessions £8)   Book tickets

With love in mind, join one of Kent's foremost wind bands for this intimate evening of romance and fantasy, featuring Prokofiev's 'Montagues and Capulets', Martin Ellerby's 'Chivalry', the wonderful 'Danse Bacchanale' by Saint Saen, Reed's 'The Hounds of Spring' and many more

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra present

Summer Classics

Sunday 21 May
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £17 (over 60 £16, under 19 £1 & season ticket holders FREE)  Book tickets

The last orchestral concert in our season features music, perfectly suited to the acoustics of the Pamoja Hall. Sophia Dee, our soloist in Grieg's piano concerto, began her musical studies at the age of six, first studying with the celebrated pianist and teacher, Ronald Smith. At the age of ten, Sophia entered the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and by special arrangement was admitted to the class of Joan Havill, Senior Professor of Piano at Guildhall School. In 2010 Sophia won the Lutine Prize, the most prestigious Junior award of Guildhall School and in 2011 she was awarded a full scholarship to continue her studies at the Senior Department of Guildhall School.

Sophia often participates in masterclasses given by internationally renowned pianists, and regularly performs around the UK. She reached the Keyboard Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and has won several prizes in the last few years, including the Manchester International Piano Concerto Competition for Young Pianists 2013.

SSTC present

MOBILE PHONE SHOW by Jim Cartwright THE WARDROBE by Sam Holcroft

Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 June
Sackville Theatre   7pm
Tickets £10 full, £8 concessions   Book Tickets

'Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin. Could I ask you all please to turn ON your mobile phones? Thank you.'  

Light-hearted and touching, Mobile Phone Show explores how this technology affects our lives through the stories of young people. The play asks the crucial question of whether modern technology drives us apart or brings us closer together.

Wardrobe features groups of young people hiding from danger through the centuries of British history... Different circumstances but in the same big Tudor wardrobe.

Written by two celebrated playwrights for the National Theatre's youth project, Connections, this double bill production will be staged by a talented group of Lower School ensemble.

MUSIC

Evensong

Monday 5 June and Monday 26 June
Pamoja Hall    6.15pm
Admission Free 

Sevenoaks School students 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.

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
 
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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.

Lucy Robins School of Dance present

City of Stars

Saturday 8 July
Pamoja Hall   1.30pm & 6.30pm
Tickets £8 (£5 16 and under)   Book Tickets

 

Over 170 LRSD dancers take to the stage to perform over 20 diverse numbers including ballet, street dance, acro, musical theatre, modern and jazz. 

 

The show, which promises to be a magical afternoon and evening of foot tapping, head nodding, shoulder shimmying dance is finished off with a colourful array of show-stopping costumes. The cast of dancers and singers will perform numbers from 42nd Street, The Wiz, Wicked and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dances will be performed to songs by Tinie Tempah, Queen, The Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder and Rag'n'Bone Man to name but a few! There is really something for everyone! So sit back and enjoy our performers showing how Sevenoaks is....for one day only the.........City of Stars.

 

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.