World-renowned chanteuse Ute Lemper makes a welcome return to the UK stage performing her celebrated show Last Tango in Berlin – The Best of Ute. The journey starts in Berlin with Lemper’s root repertoire of Brecht and Weill and the Berlin cabaret songs. It continues into the poetic universe of the French chansons by Brel, Piaf, Ferre and further to the Argentinian world of tango by Astor Piazzolla. Lemper walks through the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, New York and Buenos Aires and lets ancient ghosts tell the stories of the lost, of love, survival, passion, dreams, societies, the past and the future. She also performs her own songs to connect yesterday with today through her own stories about these places and about life.
Tickets: £30/£28.50/£25/£5 (plus fees)
Vienna, City of Dreams
Wed 11 October 2017, 19:00-21:15
St George’s Bristol
£28/ £20/ £15/ £5 (plus fees)
Aurora is a young, dynamic orchestra that plays with spirit and passion, delivering thrilling and imaginative programmes. For this concert it turns its gaze to Vienna, the creative capital that was home to the greatest classical composers of all time. The players trace a path from one of Mozart’s earliest piano concertos to a late masterpiece by Mahler, ‘Das Lied von der Erde’. This epic song cycle is performed with two world-class soloists (Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples) in an exquisite arrangement in which the individual instrumental and vocal lines sing out with radiance and utter clarity. Further details here.
Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI
The Voice of Istanbul
Sat 28 October 2017, 19:30-21:45
St George’s Bristol
£30/£28.50/£25/£5 (plus fees)
The sounds of historic Istanbul echo down the centuries as legendary early music virtuoso Jordi Savall recreates the musical worlds of this intoxicating city. In the company of his ensemble Hesperion XXI, which includes several Turkish musicians who have travelled to Bristol especially for this concert, he explores the intermingling cultural influences at play in seventeenth-century Istanbul. The ‘cultivated’ instrumental music of the Ottoman court alternates with ‘traditional’ popular music, represented by the oral traditions of Armenian musicians and the music of the Sephardic communities who settled across Turkey after their expulsion from Spain. Allow yourself to be entranced and transported to faraway worlds by way of exhilarating dance rhythms and haunting, whispered melodies. Further details here.
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