Tag Archive: Gulbenkian Theatre

Aug 03

Dance with raindrops: Aurora Orchestra coming to bOing! festival

The ever-inventive Aurora Orchestra will be on our doorstep at the end of this month, when they bring what promise to be magical performances to the Gulbenkian as part of the bOing! International Family Festival. Two concerts, aimed respectively at children up to the age of four and children aged five and over, will bring to life …

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Apr 17

Contemporary opera coming to the Gulbenkian: Swanhunter

Contemporary opera makes the first of several appearances at the Gulbenkian next month; before Tokaido Road comes on May 23, Jonathan Dove’s Swanhunter swoops into the theatre on May 1 and 2. An Opera North production composed to a libretto by Alasdair Middleton, the opera draws on the Finnish folkore epic, the Kalevala, in which …

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Aug 06

bOing festival is coming: an interview with Liz Moran

Excitement courses through the corridors of the Gulbenkian Theatre at the moment, in anticipation of the bOing! festival happening at the end of the month. I tripped down the corridor to talk with the dizzying whirlwind of creativity that is the Director of the Gulbenkian, Liz Moran, to find out what’s in store. Tell me about …

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Jan 28

The Arts: rejuvenating the county

I’m reminded anew of this article in the Guardian some months ago about the impact culture and the arts are having in East Kent. Writing last year, the Director of the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Victoria Pomeroy, states that the arts are leading the way in raising the profile of the area as a desirable destination. From …

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Mar 18

Life for Rent: interview with Steph Richardson

When not involved in Chamber Choir, conducting Sing! or gigging with the University Big Bands and vocal trio ‘The Canterberries,’ third-year Drama student and Music Scholar Steph Richardson is also working on this year’s production of ‘Rent’ with the Music Theatre Society. In a break from her hectic schedule, I caught up with Steph and …

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May 28

Classics for Charity: Sunday 3 June

This Sunday, the Gulbenkian Theatre is hosting a charity music concert,  including performers from the University, and the first live performance of a new composition by the University of Kent’s Professor Elizabeth Mansfield. The event, beginning at 3pm, will includes pieces by Chopin, Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, Liszt and that King of the Argentine Tango, Piazzolla. …

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May 23

Scholars to star in Gulbenkian Theatre lunchtime concert

As part of Summer Music this term, several of the University’s Music Scholars will be starring in a lunchtime concert on Wednesday 6 June at 1.10pm. Flautist with the University Orchestra and second-year Historian, Kathryn Redgers, will perform Bach’s Flute Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 accompanied by yours truly on the harpsichord. Second-year soprano …

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May 22

Special guests to appear in Big Band Gala at the Gulbenkian

The University Big Band, conducted by Ian Swatman, will be joined by some very special guests when it returns to the Gulbenkian Theatre for its Gala evening  on Wednesday 6 June, at 7.30pm. Appearing alongside the Big Band is British saxophonist Simon Bates, pianist Paul ‘Harry’ Harris, bassist with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, …

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May 14

In review: Julian Joseph Trio at the Gulbenkian Theatre

My review of last night’s barn-storming gig by the Julian Joseph Trio (and surprise guest) has gone onto the Sounds New Festival’s blog this morning: you can read it here. A fiery, inventive and terrific gig; and who was the special guest ? Well, you’ll just have to read it to find out… Photo credit: …

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May 11

Julian Joseph Trio at the Gulbenkian this Sunday

Colossus of the British jazz world, fearlessly inventive pianist, presenter on Radio 3, and stalwart of the British jazz scene, Julian Joseph brings his trio to the Gulbenkian Theatre this Sunday. I’ve written more on Julian Joseph here, where he answers ‘Three Questions’ about coming to the Gulbenkian as part of the Sounds New Festival …

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