SYMPOSIUM

Economics Symposium

Friday 31 January
Pamoja Hall   4.10pm
Admission FREE but should be booked   Book a Place

Join us for a panel discussion with three leading expertsin the financial industry. 

Dr. Daniel Stelter is the founder of the German Discussion Forum Beyond the Obvious (www.think-beyondtheobvious.com) focusing on strategic and macroeconomic issues. Before he worked from 1990 to 2013 as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), most recently as Senior Partner, Managing Director and member of BCG's Executive Committee. From 2003 to 2011, he was in charge of BCG's Corporate Strategy and Finance practice area. Daniel has also authored several books. Accelerating out of the Great Recession, won the getAbstract International Book Award 2010. Die Schulden im 21. Jahrhundert and Eiszeit in der Weltwirtschaft made it on the bestseller list for business books in Germany. His newest book Das Märchen vom reichen Land made it on the top 10 list for non-fiction books in Germany (SPIEGEL). Daniel Stelter is also an internationally sought-after speaker. Dr. Stelter graduated in business administration (1988) and holds a doctorate in economics (1990). Both at Hochschule St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Kees Hoving is an experienced leader in the financial industry with key competencies in Sales, Change Management and Corporate Governance. Approved by Regulators in UK, NL, Luxembourg and Europe (ECB).  Following education at Nyerode Business University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, Hoving entered the banking sector. His former employees in investment banking include JP Morgan, Bank of America and Royal Bank of Scotland where he was head of the Netherlands. In 2010 he joined Deutsche Bank, where he lead Europe, Middle East and Africa’s transaction banking before becoming Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Netherlands, a position which he still holds today.

Marina Jigalova-Ozkan

Starting from September 2019, Marina Jigalova-Ozkan joined Sberbank in the position of Senior Vice President. In her new role, Marina is responsible for seamless integration and management of Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications of Sberbank Group.

Prior to joining Sberbank, Marina Jigalova-Ozkan headed Disney Russia and CIS as a Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company CIS LLC since its founding in 2006. In this role Marina was responsible for all of Disney’s businesses and brands (Disney, MARVEL, Star Wars) within the CIS, Georgia and Mongolia. Under Marina Jigalova-Ozkan’s leadership, Disney Russia has grown into one of the leading entertainments and media companies and has evolved into one of the Disney’s innovation centers worldwide. The centralized management and the integrated business model introduced by Ms. Jigalova-Ozkan have both allowed Disney to continually deliver outstanding results in the following four major segments in Russia: The Walt Disney Studios, Media Networks, Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products.

Ms. Jigalova-Ozkan holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economic Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Degree at Higher Courses of directing and screenwriting.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School present

Music Award Holders' Recital

Friday 31 January 
Recital Room   7.30pm
Tickets: FREE but should be booked    Book a place

The Music Award Holders at Sevenoaks School have aquired a reputation over many years for their technical excellence and musical mastery of leading works in the classical repertoire, and this year is no exception. Many of the players have won local and national awards and excel in music festivals around the UK. Come and hear music performed to an exceptional standard by these teenage stars!


 

OPERA

The Royal Opera Cinema Encore Screening

La Boheme

Sunday 2 February
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Mimì Sonya Yoncheva Rodolfo Charles Castronovo Marcello Andrzej Filończyk Musetta Aida Garifullina Schaunard Gyula Nagy Colline Peter Kellner.

Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles   Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes.


 

BALLET SCREENING

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures present

Romeo & Juliet

Friday 7 February
Pamoja Hall   7.15pm
Tickets £13, £11 concession & £10 child   Book Tickets

Matthew Bourne’s brand-new dance production of Romeo and Juliet, a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s story of forbidden love. Matthew Bourne uses his trademark storytelling style to create a unique interpretation of the classic tale told through dance and performed by a talented ensemble of exceptional young dancers with a specially commissioned orchestration of Prokofiev’s world-famous ballet score.


 

THEATRE

SSTC Middle School present

Caesar

Monday 10 to Thursday 13 February
Sackville Theatre   7.00pm
Tickets: FREE but should be booked   Book a Place

With his meteoric rise to power, the populist general Julius Caesar is set to bring prosperity to the city, and to make Rome great again. But amongst his generals are those who think otherwise. Those who might do whatever it takes to ensure that Rome is safe from the true enemy; those who rule over it. Even if this means war...  

Based on William Shakespeare’s play, Caesar is an original work devised by the Sevenoaks School Theatre Company that brings this ancient tragedy of political hubris kicking, screaming and raving into the feverish and fast paced 21st century.


 

JAZZ

Invicta Jazz Orchestra present

Big Band, Jazz and More

Saturday 22 February
Pamoja Hall   7.00pm
Tickets £12 (£8 concessions)    Book Tickets

Join the Invicta Jazz Orchestra, raising funds and awareness for Band without Boundaries. We will be joined on stage for some joint numbers with BWB. BWB are a Kent based jazz band that gives people with learning disabilities the chance to create, rehearse and perform their own music alongside seasoned players.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School present

Chamber Musicians' Platform I

Thursday 28 February
Recital Room   7.30pm
Tickets: FREE but should be booked    Book a Place

Sevenoaks has acquired a formidable reputation for chamber music. Regular finalists in Pro Corda's annual national Chamber Music Festival for Schools, Sevenoaks School presents three evenings dedicated to music for small ensemble and featuring the work of some 60 students.


 

BALLET

The Royal Ballet Encore Cinema Screening

MARSTON: The Cellist WORLD PREMIERE  ROBBINS: Dances at a Gathering

Sunday 1 March

Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. The scheduled premiere and live relay of Liam Scarlett’s new work has sadly been postponed to a later date in a subsequent season. Dances at a Gathering by Jerome Robbins replaces Scarlett’s ballet as part of the double bill and will be performed alongside the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s The Cellist. Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Approximate running time:2 hours 30 minutes, including one interval.


 

TALK

Dr Adam Rutherford will talk on

How to Argue with a Racist

Tuesday 3 March
Pamoja Hall    6.15pm
Tickets: FREE but should be booked   Book a Place

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist. Geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford, presenter of Radio 4’s Inside Science and author of A brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, will talk about his new book How to Argue with a Racist.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School present

Chamber Musicians' Platform II

Tuesday 3 March
Recital Room   7.30pm
Tickets: FREE but should be booked    Book a Place

Sevenoaks has acquired a formidable reputation for chamber music. Regular finalists in Pro Corda's annual national Chamber Music Festival for Schools, Sevenoaks School presents three evenings dedicated to music for small ensemble and featuring the work of some 60 students.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School present

Chamber Musicians' Platform III

Thursday 5 March
Recital Room   7.30pm
Tickets: FREE but should be booked    Book a Place

Sevenoaks has acquired a formidable reputation for chamber music. Regular finalists in Pro Corda's annual national Chamber Music Festival for Schools, Sevenoaks School presents three evenings dedicated to music for small ensemble and featuring the work of some 60 students.


 

DANCE

Sevenoaks School present 

Dance Show 2020

Thursday 5 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)   Book Tickets

The dance show committee is a team of Sevenoaks school students passionate about dance. They have collectively put together to put a collection of dance pieces demonstrating their love for this art. The performers have been choreographing and practising their dances since the beginning of the school year and are excited to perform and showcase all their hard work. You will see a collection of student performed pieces that showcase a variety of dance styles that bring out the amazing artistic talents of the dancers among us. 

All proceeds from the show will go to Dance Aid, a UK based fundraising charity that encourages under privileged children to get involved in dance.


 

MUSIC

Temenos present

Bach Magnificat & Handel Dixit Dominus

Saturday 7 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £20 (Students £10)   Book Tickets

The St Cecilia Baroque Players Soloists:
Susan Gilmour-Bailey, Rebecca Outram, Robin Blaze, Nick Pritchard and Edward Grint.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks School presents

Sevenoaks Swings

Wednesday 11 March
Pamoja Hall    7.30pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)     Book a Place

Sevenoaks Swings is the traditional celebration of all thins jazz and swing at the school. The evening will feature the school big band, middle school jazz bandand many other ensembles.


 

MUSIC

Music at Sevenoaks present

An Evening of Choral Music

Friday 13 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £10 (£7 concessions)   Book Tickets

The Sevenoaks School Choral Society and the Parents' Choir come together for a performance of Faure's Requiem.


 

THEATRE

SSTC Lower Sixth present

Rebel Heart

based on Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare & After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald
Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 March
Sackville Theatre    7.00pm
Tickets: FREE but limited availability of 65 and should be booked    Book a Ticket

Two plays. Both alike in dignity. This could be Verona. Or Edinburgh, Dublin, New York or Liverpool. A unique and exciting production that combines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with Sharman MacDonald’s sequel, After Juliet.

The night before her wedding, Juliet stares at a vial in her hand. How did she get to this point so suddenly? Through her memories of the past 48 hours we follow: as guests at the Capulet’s ball, as witnesses to young lovers’ exchanging vows, as on-lookers to violence in the street and in the home.

After: A tense truce holds between the Capulets and the Montagues. Four people are put on trial and the Capulets seek to elect a new Prince of Cats. Petruchio and Valentine mourn separate lost brothers; with conflicting ideas of how honour to them. Lorenzo and Gianni contemplate dying young or growing old. Benvolio, Romeo’s best friend, is in love with Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin; but Rosaline is bent on revenge. The city holds its breath.

Rebel Heart will be performed in promenade around the Sackville Theatre, featuring a live band, and professionally choreographed fights, as part of the immersive experience thrust in to the world of Romeo & Juliet’s Verona.

The performance should last for approximatley 2hrs 30mins including an interval.


 

OPERA

Royal Opera Cinema Encore Screening

FIDELIO (NEW PRODUCTION)

Sunday 22 March
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

Leonore (Fidelio) Lise Davidsen Florestan Jonas Kaufmann Rocco Georg Zeppenfeld Don Pizarro Simon Neal Marzelline Amanda Forsythe.

Sung in German with English subtitles  Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


MUSIC

Music at Sevenoaks present

William Sevenoke Memorial concert

Monday 23 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions)   Book Tickets

 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Philharmonic present

Music for a Spring Evening

Sunday 29 March
Pamoja Hall   7.30pm
Tickets £14, £13 (over 60) & £5 (21 and under)   Book Tickets

Sevenoaks Philharmonic Choir return to Pamoja Hall under their Music Director, Robyn Sevastos to present a lively mixed programme of music.

Gloria - John Rutter, Rio Grande - Constant Lambert, Little Jazz Mass - Bob Chilcott and Liebeslieder Walzer - Johannes Brahms.

Sevenoaks Philharmonic are delighted that this concert will also feature the Amherst School Choir, celebrating their recent success in the Choir of the Year competition.


 

BALLET

The Royal Ballet Cinema LIVE Screening

SWAN LAKE

Wednesday 1 April
Pamoja Hall   7.15pm   Book Tickets

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments.

Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Choreography Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky Additional choreography Frederick Ashton.

Approximate running time: 3 hours.


 

OPERA

The Royal Opera Cinema Encore Season

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA & PAGLIACCI

Sunday 26 April
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life

in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Turiddu Yonghoon Lee Santuzza Liudmyla Monastyrska Alfio Dimitri Platanias Lola Josè Maria Lo Monaco.

PAGLIACCI

Canio Roberto Alagna Tonio Dimitri Platanias Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak Silvio Bogdan Baciu Beppe Mikeldi Atxalandabaso.

Co-production with Opera Australia, La Monnaie, Brussels, and the Göteborg Opera.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.   Approximate running time: 3 hours.


 

MUSIC

Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra present

75th Anniversary Concert

Sunday 17 May

Pamoja Hall   7.30pm (A complementary glass of fizz served from 6.45pm)

Tickets £18, £17 concessions, £2 18 and under  & £9 (rows A & B)   Book Tickets

Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75 glorious years in this anniversary concert. It will feature Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto which was performed at the very first concert in May 1945. 

75 years has seen much change in the orchestra and it has grown considerably in number and stature. The orchestra now gives six concerts per year, appealing to a wide audience across the community. Made up of local musicians, and with Darrell Davison at the helm, this special concert celebrates the continuing success of the orchestra.

Schumann Manfred Overture, Beethoven Piano Concerto no 3 and Sibelius Symphony no 2

Conductor: Darrell Davison

Soloist: Christos Fountos

Leader: Catherine Smart


 

BALLET

The Royal Ballet Cinema Encore Screening

THE DANTE PROJECT (WORLD PREMIERE)

Sunday 31 May
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

A collaboration between Wayne McGregor, Thomas Adès, Tacita Dean, Lucy Carter and Uzma Hameed.

Approximate running time: 3 hours.


 

OPERA

The Royal Opera Cinema Encore Screening

ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION)

Sunday 21 June
Pamoja Hall   2.00pm   Book Tickets

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award- winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

Elektra Nina Stemme Chrysothemis Sara Jakubiak Klytämnestra Karita Mattila Orest Christof Fischesser Ägisth Joseph Kaiser.

Sung in German with English subtitles.   Approximate running time: 2 hours.


 

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