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Iconoclassics at The Jazz Room

7 Star Arts announces the launch of a new series of concerts in the iconic Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head

Iconoclassics features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a jazz club but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the Jazz Room creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way.

In keeping with the main focus of The Jazz Room, programmes in the Iconoclassics series will explore links between classical music and jazz, and will include works by Ravel and Gershwin, two composers whose music crossed genres and pushed the boundaries of what we define as “classical music”.

Iconoclassics launches on 14 February 2018 with Classic Valentine – a special concert for Valentine’s Day featuring David Le Page (violin) and Viv McLean (piano). This will be followed on 11 March by a solo concert by internationally-acclaimed pianist Anthony Hewitt, who has been praised for his “fine, poetic and communicative musicianship” (BBC Music Magazine).

This promises to be an exciting and intriguing new series in an intimate and friendly venue.

 

Purists may balk at hearing classical music in a venue normally reserved for jazz, but the small size of the jazz room lends itself to the right kind of concentrated listening and intimacy of expression which this music demands and offers. And David Le Page and Viv McLean create a very special intimacy of their own – these musicians work together regularly and their empathy and mutual understanding is palpable in every note they play.

  • Frances Wilson/The Cross-Eyed Pianist

 

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Iconoclassics: Anthony Hewitt at The Jazz Room

Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to The Jazz Room to play classical music in this iconic venue.

The small size of the Jazz Room creates a very special, intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy music, and audience members have the opportunity to meet the performer after the concert and mingle with other concert-goers.

Tickets £15 in advance / £18 on the door

a remarkably gifted artist – Gramophone

The excellent British pianist Anthony Hewitt played with fleet technique, impressive clarity and a wide range of tonal colours... – New York Times

fine, poetic and communicative musicianship – BBC Music Magazine

 

Anthony Hewitt’s communicative and virtuosic pianism has won him many plaudits worldwide, and as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician he has performed to much critical acclaim worldwide

 

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