Music for a Winter Evening – Earls Court Life
The Earls Court Community Trust is putting on their next chamber music concert for Earl’s Court residents on Thursday 19 February at St Cuthbert’s.
This is the third year of ‘Music for the Seasons’ concerts which aim to bring together music and literature and the lives of literary and musical people. Local support for the concerts has been wonderful, especially the last concert where they had a record attendance. Everyone said they enjoyed being in St Cuthbert’s with its special atmosphere and wonderful acoustics.
This one-off Valentine’s concert illuminates the work of the revered German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. Readings from his letters to lifelong lover and friend, Lou Andreas Salome and of his poetry are juxtaposed with settings of his Sonnets to Orpheus for soprano, cello and piano and Schoenberg’s transcendent Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) which tells through music the story of a jeopardised relationship made whole through love.
Featuring: Maya Levy, soprano Miriam Kramer, violin Mayda Narvey, cello Charis Hanning, piano Karl Moffat, actor
Followed by drinks reception. All are welcome.
Admission at the door £9. Over 60 and concessions £7. Under 26 free.St Cuthbert’s Church 50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court, SW5 9EB Thursday 19 February 2015 7.30pm
Music: Troubadour Friday
Fancy watching a Grammy Nominated Rock Star hit the stage this Friday down yer local? Well, look no further than The Troubadour. They always deliver don’t they?
Belén Arjona is a Spanish singer songwriter who has been nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards for the Best Rock Vocal Album. She has had an extensive career in the Spanish market and she has collaborated with bands such as [Maná] or Efecto Mariposa. She currently lives in London where she is starting to gather a London and UK following with her new material.
Bel is now working on new material with a view to releasing songs towards the end of the year while she is also performing live across some of London best known music venues.
Oh, did you think we were done? No, no, no my friend. there’s more.
If after that you are all raawked out the have no fear, there’s some rootsy folk from the dark ages that has been reimagined and reignited by The Orange Circus Band. Enjoy!
The Troubadour 265 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 9JA 020 7370 1434
6 String Takeover at the Troubadour
Always doing their best to put forward an eclectic cross-section of the most talented musicians currently touring today, the hard-working folks at The Troubadour have also been busy rustling up some evenings that are far more focused. Lately the guitar has been the hero and this trend continues.
Fresh from the success of their CandyRat Records evening, where we saw some extraordinary fingerpicking power on display, we are now being offered the opportunity to witness some supreme 6 string sorcery with the likes of String Theory, Matt Stevens and John Hart lighting up the stage.
The evening, on Sunday 4th May, will be hosted by axe artiste, Chris Woods , who will also be putting on a very civilised ‘Guitar Tea and Biscuits’ workshop at 2pm before the performance begins at 7.30pm.
This is the first in a season of Guitar Sundays TBC by the venue. Booking is advisable.
A House in Brooklyn
The Ismena Collective presents: ‘A House in Brooklyn’ – a concert of music and true stories from a Brooklyn Artists’ Commune, 1940-41.
“All that was new in America in music, painting or choreography emanated from that house, the only centre of thought and art that I found in any large city in the country.” Denis de Rougement
Sara Cluderay soprano
Mayda Narvey cello
Selah Pérez-Villar piano
David Harries reader
Music and words by:Benjamin Britten WH Auden Leonard Bernstein Kurt Weill Carson McCullers Gypsy Rose Lee
Reception followsInformation: www.ismenacollective.moonfruit.com 020 7370 2246 Tickets: Standard £9 Concessions £7 Under 26 free. No booking required Sat 3 May 2014 7.30pm St Philip’s Church Earl’s Court Road, W8 6QH (Entrance Stratford Road) London, UK
With the support of the Earl’s Court Community Trust
Music: Troubadour Friday
Another lovely line up to start off your Easter weekend. As always, you’re welcome.
Zander Sharp, channeling the late Elliott Smith with sweeping harmonies and lovelorn falsetto over folk guitar and light percussion.
Emily Davies folk singer/songwriter will warm you with her honied timbre, performing self-penned gems as well as a few choice covers.
Five piece funk/rock band The Shanties from Bristol University. For fans of groove, soulfulness and general ‘bounce’. Check out their drum kit is all I’m saying…
Frances. Well she’s a diamond in the rough. Writing hauntingly beautiful music with real understanding of melody. Listen to Coming Up For Air, and then listen to it twice more like I did.The Troubadour Club 265 Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA April 18, 2014 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm £7-8