MUSIC

Music at Sevenoaks present

William Sevenoke Memorial Concert

Monday 25 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £7   Book tickets

The Sevenoaks School senior students come together in a concert which celebrates the school’s senior classical musicians. Join us for performances from the school’s renowned Sennocke Consort and Senior Girls’ Ensemble, the string and wind bands as well as the school’s Symphony Orchestra, who will conclude the concert with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave.


 

OPERA

Royal Opera House encore cinema season 2018/19 present

La Forza Del Destino

Sunday 7 April   Pamoja Hall   2.00pm
Book Tickets

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi's epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

MUSIC GIUSEPPE VERDI, DIRECTOR CHRISTOF LOY, CONDUCTOR ANTONIO PAPPANO DONNA LEONORA - ANNA NETREBKO

DON ALVARO - JONAS KAUFMANN

DON CARLO DI VARGAS LUDOVIC TÉZIER

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 4 HOURS, 15 MINUTES INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES


 

MUSIC

Maidstone Wind Symphony present

Festival of Wind and Brass 2019

Saturday 20 April 
Pamoja Hall   7.00pm
Tickets  £10 (£8 concessions) U12 FREE   Book tickets

The Festival of Wind and Brass featuring Maidstone Wind Symphony, Redbridge Brass and special guest soloist Matilda Lloyd. 

Programme to include two pieces by John Mackey

  • Wine-Dark Sea Symphony for Band
  • Antique Violences Trumpet Concerto. 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School Jazz Club

Thursday 25 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 musicians in the school to perform with a professional jazz trio: Jim Treweek, piano, Erik Guy, double bass and Buster Birch, drums. 'The best event I have ever been to at the school.' Sevenoaks School parent

OPERA

Royal Opera House encore Cinema present

Faust

Sunday 5 May  Pamoja Hall   2.00pm
Book Tickets

EXPERIENCE THE DECADENCE AND ELEGANCE OF 1870S PARIS IN DAVID MCVICAR'S SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF GOUNOD'S BEST-LOVED OPERA.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle - the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera's most recognisable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

CONDUCTOR DAN ETTINGER

FAUST MICHAEL FABIANO

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS ERWIN SCHROTT

MARGUERITE DIANA DAMRAU

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL 

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

TALK

Sevenoaks Bookshop in conjunction with Sevenoaks School present

Novelist Ali Smith 

Tuesday 14 May

Pamoja Hall   7.30pm

Tickets £10    Book Tickets

The bestselling author of AutumnWinter and the Baileys Prize-winning How To Be Both, will be in conversation about her new novel SpringThis is the next installment in the remarkable Seasonal Quartet.


 

BALLET

Royal Opera House encore Cinema present

Within the Golden Hour / WORLD PREMIERE / Flight Pattern

Sunday 19 May Pamoja Hall 2.00pm

Book Tickets

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki's familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

CHOREOGRAPHY CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI & CRYSTAL PITE

MUSIC EZIO BOSSO, TBC & HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

BALLET

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne cinema screening

Swan Lake

Tuesday 21 May
Pamoja Hall   7.15pm
Tickets £15 (£12.50 concs & £8 child/student)   Book Tickets

New Adventures production of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to The Space with a fresh look for the 21st century and is as daring and beautiful as ever. This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Retaining the iconic elements of the original staging loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) have created a stunning reimagining of this classic New Adventures production.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

Theatre

SSTC Lower School Play

Will Shakespeare Save Us! Will Shakespeare Save the Queen!

Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 May
Sackville Theatre   7.00pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)   Book Tickets

MUSIC

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain present

To Infinity and Beyond

Sunday 2 June
Pamoja Hall   3.30pm
Tickets £10 & £5 children   Book Tickets

The young musicians in the NCO South Easterlies Orchestra are journeying through the weird and wonderful landscapes of symphonic repertoire, and you are invited to come along!

From the deep ocean to the high seas; the Wild West to Andy’s toy box; up in the air and curious new planets, a whole host of characters and environments are ready to be explored in this family-friendly performance. For an event, which is as inspiring as it is exciting, look no further than the National Children’s Orchestras.

Andy Morley     Conductor                             

Offenbach  

Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld

Menken (arr. Bryant) 

Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Goodwin (arr. Sutherland)   

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Sullivan        

Overture to Pirates of Penzance

Bernstein                

Magnificent Seven

arr. Longfield

The Magical World of Pixar

Khachaturian

Sabre Dance

Prokofiev

Troika

arr. Custer    

Star Trek Through the Years

 

TALK

Dr Tom McLeish: The Poetry and Music of Science

Thursday 13 June

Pamoja Hall   6.15pm

Admission FREE but should be booked   Book A Place

Dr Tom McLeish: The Poetry and Music of Science. Professor of Natural Philosophy at York and Chair of the Royal Society’s Education Committee, Tom McLeish, Old Sennockian, challenges the assumption that science is less creative than art. FREE Books signings and sales courtesy of Sevenoaks Bookshop.


 

Ballet

Royal Opera House encore Cinema present

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday 16 June   Pamoja Hall  2.00pm
Book Tickets

SHAKESPEARE'S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLAN'S 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.

Shakespeare's enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story's tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.

CHOREOGRAPHY KENNETH MACMILLAN MUSIC SERGEI PROKOFIEV

APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS

 

THEATRE

SSTC Y9 Play

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 June
Sackville Theatre   7.30pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)   Book Tickets

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie was adapted for the stage by Tim Supple and David Tushingham in 1998.  Conceived as a piece of physical theatre for 12 performers, the play includes singing music and movement to portray the story. is a rollicking roller-coaster of a journey through magical lands in the company of some of the strangest characters you could ever hope to meet. It is also a celebration of stories, their value, their joy and the need to keep them free.

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