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Saturday Morning Sing

Family

24 January 2015

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Saturday Morning Sing

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This full-filled sing-a-long session is suitable for the whole family. Focusing on the chillier climates of northern Europe, join our workshop leader as we learn songs exploring the lands that inspired the magic of folk and fairytales. Recommended for ages 4+ and their families.

All children should be accompanied by an adult, and all adults should be accompanied by a child!  

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Icebreaker

Music

23 January 2015

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Icebreaker

Synopsis

Kraftwerk Uncovered 

Following their highly successful Apollo tour, contemporary orchestra Icebreaker focus on the music of Kraftwerk. Drawing from the sonic legacy of Kraftwerk’s back catalogue, they move from the radical early albums to iconic synthesised material from Autobahn, Computer World and Trans-Europe Express.

‘Icebreaker's reinterpretations seemed to delve deep into Kraftwerk's innards, discovering something messy and frightening but more interesting’ The Guardian

Kraftwerk's music is reworked by German soundscape artist J. Peter Schwalm, the evening articulates Kraftwerk’s journey from experimental Krautrock band to international icon, with film by Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish. Purposefully detaching themselves from the dehumanised high-tech of current Kraftwerk shows, this is a nostalgic vision of an earlier era of technological innovation.

This concert is available on the multi-buy Save 20%. Unfortunately, the offer is not currently available online. To book under the multi-buy please call 0844 848 2727 Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Please note the time indicated is the actual start of the performance. Doors to the event will open approximately 15 minutes before.

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From Prague to the Rhine

Orchestral

23 January 2015

Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town Hall

From Prague to the Rhine

Synopsis

Orchestra of Opera North

Mozart had a special relationship with the city of Prague – his opera The Marriage of Figaro was a triumph there and led to the commission for Don Giovanni.  His Symphony No.38 was premièred in the city in January 1787 – hence its nickname.  It’s a work full of operatic touches – the drama of Don Giovanni rubbing shoulders with the high spirits and nobility of The Magic Flute.  Schumann’s symphonies were regarded by the more discerning of his contemporaries as being the most original and important after Beethoven’s.  The ‘Rhenish’ Symphony is perhaps the most popular of the four, and its opening movement rides an adrenalin surge of energy.  Between these two masterly symphonies comes Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto, dramatic and fiendishly difficult for the soloist.  Expect fireworks this evening from the Serbian pianist Aleksander Madzar.

Mozart | Symphony no.38, K504 ‘Prague’

Prokofiev | Piano Concerto no. 2

Schumann | Symphony No.3 in EÙ ‘Rhenish’

Aleksander Markovic | Conductor

Aleksander Madzar | Piano

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season 2014/15
 
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James Meek

Spoken Word/Talks

17 January 2015

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

James Meek

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Private Island 

In a little over a generation the bones and sinews of the British economy – rail, energy, water, postal services, municipal housing – have been sold to remote, unaccountable private owners.

‘Brilliant...some of it will make you sad, some of it will make you furious, but you are guaranteed to be left feeling that you understand this country much better.’ John Lanchester on Capital and Whoops!

In a series of panoramic accounts, novelist and journalist James Meek explores the human stories behind the incremental privatization of Britain’s assets. He analyses the winners who reap the rewards, and those who pay the ever rising bill.

'Meek’s range, humour and boldness are a joy' The Observer

The evening will be introduced and chaired by Dr Kirsteen Paton, Lecturer in School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.

Please note the time indicated is the actual start of the performance. Doors to the event will open approximately 15 minutes before.

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Viennese Whirl

Orchestral

28th - 30 December 2014

Nationwide

Touring 3 theatres

Viennese Whirl

Synopsis

Orchestra of Opera North

Be swept off your feet and into the New Year by this afternoon of Viennese classics.  One of the season’s highlights for many, do book early as this ever-popular concert regularly sells out.

Concert includes:

Johann Strauss IIDie Fledermaus Overture

Kreisler | Viennese Rhapsody

Offenbach | Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

Josef Strauss | Jockey Polka

Johann & Josef Strauss | Pizzicato Polka

Richard Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes

Lehár | The Land of Smiles: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz

Johann Strauss II | On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Tobias Ringborg | Conductor/Violin

Michael Weinius | Tenor/Conductor

Mark Forrest | Presenter

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season 2014/15
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The Nutcracker & The Snowman

Orchestral

21 December 2014

Leeds

Leeds Town Hall

The Nutcracker & The Snowman

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Orchestra of Opera North

Delight your family this Christmas with a double-bill of classic musical stories for children accompanied by a live orchestra.

With the enchanted animated film The Snowman shown on a big screen, orchestral forces inject tingle-down-the-spine magic into Walking in the Air - the soundtrack to every child's Christmas.

The perfect way to begin the exciting build-up to Christmas Day.

Tim Lihoreau | narrator
Neil Thomson | conductor

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Christmas at Twilight

Classical

19 December 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Christmas at Twilight

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Take a break from gift wrapping and non-stop Slade, for an early evening injection of Christmas gladness and good cheer. Celebrating the spirit of midwinter festivities through the centuries, exceptional cellist Matthew Sharp, a cappella vocal trio Voice, and a group of musicians draw together Medieval harmonies, festive folk songs and carols for a unique Christmas concert.

‘An extraordinary cellist – virtuosic, charismatic, brimming with verve and poetry’ The Times on Matthew Sharp

In a holly-decked, candle-lit Howard Assembly Room, the spirits of Christmas past and present are invoked, through a wonderful array of music – from Tchaikovsky to Tavener - for the season.

Please note the time indicated is the actual start of the performance. Doors to the event will open approximately 15 minutes before.

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Tallis Scholars

Classical

18 December 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Tallis Scholars

Synopsis

The Tallis Scholars make a welcome return to the Howard Assembly Room after a four year absence. Leading exponents of early sacred music for over 40 years, this superb a cappella ensemble, founded and conducted by Peter Phillips, continues to delight with their beautifully pure tone and exquisite harmonies.

Performing an inspired programme of English Renaissance music focusing on composer William Byrd, the ensemble performs a festive and moving concert for the Christmas period.

'...the sound coming from the Tallis Scholars almost surpassed the humanly possible...' - The Telegraph

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Doors open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

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Handel's Messiah

Classical

16th - 17 December 2014

Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town Hall

Handel's Messiah

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The Orchestra of Opera North are joined by Huddersfield Choral Society in Handel's Messiah at Huddersfield Town Hall for two performances. 

Soloists
Elizabeth Llewellyn
Jennifer Johnston
Stuart Jackson
Neal Davies

Conductor | David Angus

Box office: 01484 221900

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Inspiration concert - Jesus, You are Him

Orchestral

14 December 2014

Leeds

Leeds Town Hall

Inspiration concert - Jesus, You are Him

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A gospel flavoured concert from your epic Inspiration.

Inspiration and the Orchestra of Opera North present: Jesus, You Are Him

The massed voices of Inspiration and The Orchestra of Opera North will once again thrill you with their extremely popular Christmas extravaganza.

This year we are exploring the exciting world of gospel, with brand new arrangements of familiar Christmas works together with some new songs, both home grown and also from some of the world's greatest gospel arrangers.

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Bulgarian Voices Angelite

World Music

13 December 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Bulgarian Voices Angelite

Synopsis

Bulgarian Voices Angelite cancellation

We are very sad to announce that the management for the Bulgarian Voices Angelite have cancelled the choir’s entire European tour, including their scheduled concert on Saturday 13 December at 7.45pm at the Howard Assembly Room.

All ticket holders will be contacted via email or a letter. If you have not received correspondence from us, please contact Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office to ensure we have the correct details for you.

What happens now?

All tickets for this concert will be automatically refunded. If you paid in cash, by cheque or Theatre tokens, your refund will be issued as a cheque. This will take up to 2-3 weeks.

If you have any queries, please contact the Box Office:

Leeds Grand Theatre Box Office:
Open 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday
46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
0844 848 2727 (calls charged at local rate) *on performance nights, the Box Office will be busier from 6-7.30pm.
Email: boxoffice@leedsgrandtheatre.com

We share your disappointment and hope to welcome you to the Howard Assembly Room soon. 

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Chloƫ Hanslip & Danny Driver

Classical

12 December 2014

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Chloƫ Hanslip & Danny Driver

Synopsis

Visions of Russia

Following on from Natalie Clein’s sell out solo recital, Visions of Russia is the next in the series of special concerts taking place within projected ‘rooms’ on-stage at the Howard Assembly Room. Here, the ‘radiantly sympathetic’ (Julian Haylock, Sinfinimusic) violinist Chloë Hanslip is joined by internationally renowned pianist Danny Driver.

“An outstanding compelling partnership” Gramophone Magazine

The pair focus on two giants of Russian music - Sergei Rachmaninov and Sergei Prokofiev, whose music spans the turn of the 20th Century. This intensely emotional programme includes Prokofiev’s austere and thrilling Sonata op 80, and sections of Rachmaninov’s supremely expressive Études Tableaux op. 39.

Please note the time indicated is the actual start of the performance. Doors to the event will open approximately 15 minutes before.

Simply buy an equivalent number of tickets for two or more shows displaying the Save symbol and you will receive 20% off your tickets. Currently not available online. To book please call 0844 848 2727, Monday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm.

 
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