The Blueswater Band: Live at The Tower
The Blueswater Band: Live at The Tower
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
The Blueswater is a young award-winning, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances.
Synopsis:
The Blueswater is a young award-winning, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances.
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Fri 21 Sep
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The Tord Gustavsen Trio
The Tord Gustavsen Trio
Running Time:
180mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Tord Gustavsen PIANO, ELECTRONICS Sigurd Hole BASS Jarle Vespestad DRUMS Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen's music continues to evolve, reaching out with memorable melodies, subtle grooves, musical space, and both gentleness and depth. "I have the clear feeling that stretching out and being creative happens organically, avoiding alienation and stiffness, when done in energetic connection with my roots – with the groundedness and sensuality of the hymns and the spirituals and the lullabies I grew up with." (Tord Gustavsen). The 2014 release ‘Extended Circle’ on ECM Records marked the completion of two trilogies – three albums in the classical piano, bass, drums trio format, followed by a second trilogy in extended ensemble and quartet formats. In 2016, Tord released the strikingly original alternative 'trio' album ‘What was said’ with the voice of Afghan-German singer Simin Tander, where they re-interpreted ancient Norwegian hymns and Sufi poems, in the hauntingly beautiful Pashto language. Now, it is again time for the instrumental trio – for a new take on the classic format that brought Tord’s music to a wide international audience in the first place. A long awaited new trio album will be released August/ September 2018 on ECM Records (title tba.). The material is pointing forwards in musical openness and inventiveness, while at the same time clearly connecting to the quietness and grounded sensuality of Tord’s remarkably successful earlier trio albums. The recent development embraces anew the paradoxically fullsounding simplicity of the ‘Nordic Blues’ that so many people came to love in Gustavsen’s debut album, along with open, Impressionist harmonic landscapes, and a clear overall hymnal and meditative feel. The new album features seven of Tord’s original compositions in dialogue with ancient Scandinavian hymns and three striking re-workings of J. S. Bach Chorales. Tord Gustavsen has toured extensively with his trio, quartet and alternative line-ups in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany as well as his native Norway. He has appeared at major festivals in various other countries including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Poland; and received a number of critical awards.
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Tord Gustavsen PIANO, ELECTRONICS Sigurd Hole BASS Jarle Vespestad DRUMS Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen's music continues to evolve, reaching out with memorable melodies, subtle grooves, musical space, and both gentleness and depth. "I have the clear feeling that stretching out and being creative happens organically, avoiding alienation and stiffness, when done in energetic connection with my roots – with the groundedness and sensuality of the hymns and the spirituals and the lullabies I grew up with." (Tord Gustavsen). The 2014 release ‘Extended Circle’ on ECM Records marked the completion of two trilogies – three albums in the classical piano, bass, drums trio format, followed by a second trilogy in extended ensemble and quartet formats. In 2016, Tord released the strikingly original alternative 'trio' album ‘What was said’ with the voice of Afghan-German singer Simin Tander, where they re-interpreted ancient Norwegian hymns and Sufi poems, in the hauntingly beautiful Pashto language. Now, it is again time for the instrumental trio – for a new take on the classic format that brought Tord’s music to a wide international audience in the first place. A long awaited new trio album will be released August/ September 2018 on ECM Records (title tba.). The material is pointing forwards in musical openness and inventiveness, while at the same time clearly connecting to the quietness and grounded sensuality of Tord’s remarkably successful earlier trio albums. The recent development embraces anew the paradoxically fullsounding simplicity of the ‘Nordic Blues’ that so many people came to love in Gustavsen’s debut album, along with open, Impressionist harmonic landscapes, and a clear overall hymnal and meditative feel. The new album features seven of Tord’s original compositions in dialogue with ancient Scandinavian hymns and three striking re-workings of J. S. Bach Chorales. Tord Gustavsen has toured extensively with his trio, quartet and alternative line-ups in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany as well as his native Norway. He has appeared at major festivals in various other countries including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Poland; and received a number of critical awards.
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Fri 26 Oct
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The Tartan Pimpernel
The Tartan Pimpernel
Running Time:
80mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
The true story of a forgotten Scottish hero the Reverend Donald Caskie, who was known as the Tartan Pimpernel, was the Scots Kirk in Paris when the Germans invaded France in 1940. He fled Paris and reached southern France where he refused the chance of safe passage on the last ship bound for the UK and fled to Marseille instead. There he ran a Seaman's Mission, living a double life and passing the close scrutiny of the Vichy Police, and helped British and Allied soldiers to freedom across mountains into Spain. Dr Caskie was eventually arrested by the Vichy Police, interrogated and banished from Marseille. He moved to Grenoble where he continued to arrange for the escape of soldiers, seamen and airmen under the cover of being a university chaplain. Dr Caskie was finally imprisoned by the Gestapo and sentenced to death. The minister had ignored repeated calls from British Intelligence to return home. His life was only saved through the intervention of a German pastor and he spent the rest of the war in a Prisoner of War camp.
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The true story of a forgotten Scottish hero the Reverend Donald Caskie, who was known as the Tartan Pimpernel, was the Scots Kirk in Paris when the Germans invaded France in 1940. He fled Paris and reached southern France where he refused the chance of safe passage on the last ship bound for the UK and fled to Marseille instead. There he ran a Seaman's Mission, living a double life and passing the close scrutiny of the Vichy Police, and helped British and Allied soldiers to freedom across mountains into Spain. Dr Caskie was eventually arrested by the Vichy Police, interrogated and banished from Marseille. He moved to Grenoble where he continued to arrange for the escape of soldiers, seamen and airmen under the cover of being a university chaplain. Dr Caskie was finally imprisoned by the Gestapo and sentenced to death. The minister had ignored repeated calls from British Intelligence to return home. His life was only saved through the intervention of a German pastor and he spent the rest of the war in a Prisoner of War camp.
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Sat 22 Sep
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HMS 2018/19 Season: Timothy Ridout & Jâms Coleman
HMS 2018/19 Season: Timothy Ridout & Jâms Coleman
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Bach - Cello Suite No. 4 in E Flat BWV 1010 Beethoven - Horn Sonata in F Major Op. 17 (trans. for viola by Rudolf Leopold) Interval Britten - Lachrymae for viola and piano Op. 48 Brahms - Sonata in E Flat Op. 120 No. 2
Synopsis:
Bach - Cello Suite No. 4 in E Flat BWV 1010 Beethoven - Horn Sonata in F Major Op. 17 (trans. for viola by Rudolf Leopold) Interval Britten - Lachrymae for viola and piano Op. 48 Brahms - Sonata in E Flat Op. 120 No. 2
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Sat 20 Oct
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HMS 2018/19 Season: Dick Lee's Swingtet
HMS 2018/19 Season: Dick Lee's Swingtet
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Suite 1 Promenade 2 Lighter Than Air 3 Hill House 4 The Comet 5 Hurricane Interval Selection of songs and instrumental arrangements
Synopsis:
Helensburgh Suite 1 Promenade 2 Lighter Than Air 3 Hill House 4 The Comet 5 Hurricane Interval Selection of songs and instrumental arrangements
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Sat 17 Nov
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HMS 2018/19 Season: Sinopia String Quartet
HMS 2018/19 Season: Sinopia String Quartet
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Haydn Quartet Op. 76 No.1 Kodaly Quartet No.2 Interval Les Vendredis (selection) Dubussy Quartet in G minor Op.10
Synopsis:
Haydn Quartet Op. 76 No.1 Kodaly Quartet No.2 Interval Les Vendredis (selection) Dubussy Quartet in G minor Op.10
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Sat 19 Jan
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HMS 2018/19 Season: A4 Brass
HMS 2018/19 Season: A4 Brass
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Jonathan Bates - Toccata 4 Oliver Waespi - South Uist Variations Percy Grainger - Shepherds Hey (arr. Jonathan Bates) Kentaro Sato - Mae-e (arr. Jonathan Bates) Alexander Goedicke - Concert Edtude Tenor Horn Solist - Jonathan Bates Loch Lomond - Scottish Trad. (arr. Jonathan Bates) Felix Mendelssohn - Saltarello (arr. Chris Robertson) Interval Alone at the Opera - (arr. Jonathan Bates) including Panchebel's Canon, Locus Iste, Largo Al Factotum, Flower Duet from Lachme, Finale from Faust
Synopsis:
Jonathan Bates - Toccata 4 Oliver Waespi - South Uist Variations Percy Grainger - Shepherds Hey (arr. Jonathan Bates) Kentaro Sato - Mae-e (arr. Jonathan Bates) Alexander Goedicke - Concert Edtude Tenor Horn Solist - Jonathan Bates Loch Lomond - Scottish Trad. (arr. Jonathan Bates) Felix Mendelssohn - Saltarello (arr. Chris Robertson) Interval Alone at the Opera - (arr. Jonathan Bates) including Panchebel's Canon, Locus Iste, Largo Al Factotum, Flower Duet from Lachme, Finale from Faust
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Sat 16 Feb
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HMS 2018/19 Season: Sarah Beth Briggs
HMS 2018/19 Season: Sarah Beth Briggs
Running Time:
150mins
Genre:
Live Show
Synopsis:
Bach - Italian Concerto BWV 971 Mozart - Sonata in F K332 Beethoven - Sonata in E Minor Op. 90 Interval Gál - 2nd Sonata Ravel - Sonatina Brahms - Four Pieces Op. 119
Synopsis:
Bach - Italian Concerto BWV 971 Mozart - Sonata in F K332 Beethoven - Sonata in E Minor Op. 90 Interval Gál - 2nd Sonata Ravel - Sonatina Brahms - Four Pieces Op. 119
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Sat 16 Mar
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