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New Howard Assembly Room Events Now On Sale


This Autumn, the Howard Assembly Room continues to bring classical and contemporary arts together in an eclectic and diverse programme including some of the most legendary performers from across the globe.

Critically acclaimed, Newcastle-born, folk musician Richard Dawson performs in a special collaboration with singer and lutenist Asiq Nargile on Friday 18 September for an evening of charming and expressive music.

Sufi musician Sain Zahoor makes his Howard Assembly Room debut on Thursday 1 October, in an atmospheric concert of Sufi kalams which embodies the cultural wealth and soul of Pakistan’s popular street culture.

On Friday 2 October, leading New York pianist Aaron Parks performs with his jazz trio. Praised as a leading pianist of his generation, he is joined by two other formidable players, bassist Ben Street and masterful drummer Billy Hart to perform tracks from Parks’ atmospheric solo debut album Arborescence.

Following this on Sunday 4 October the music of American TV series Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch is reimagined by American experimental post-punk group Xiu Xiu.

Legendary Tuvan throat-singing band Huun-Huur-Tu returns to the Howard Assembly Room on Saturday 21 November, as part of a very rare UK tour. Using traditional instruments, percussion and an array of vocal techniques, they create a world of sound that seems almost unbelievable.

Later this year the Howard Assembly Room also presents an enchanting selection of classical delights including The Brodsky Quartet, pianist Freddy Kempf, tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Simon Lepper. Opera North also presents a collaboration with Leeds Lieder, presenting Kate Royal and Joseph Middleton in a programme which includes Mahler’s tender and direct Rückert Lieder.

For more information and to book click here or call the box office on 0844 848 2727.

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