Keeping it Nice ‘n’ Easy

As the conductor Ian Swatman has remarked today on that bastion of digital communication, Facebook, there’s now four weeks to go until the annual roof-raising concert with the Concert and Big Bands in the Gulbenkian Theatre.

Big Band singer

Singing gem: Ruby Mutlow

This term’s concert promises to be something remarkable, with a dizzying blend of showtunes, classic big band swing, and no doubt a welcome return for the University Big Band singer, Ruby Mutlow, after her successful debut last year.

There’s a particular atmosphere about these gigs that one doesn’t often find at music concerts; tremendous warmth and support from an enthusiastic audience, and a reciprocal enthusiasm from the performers, combined with Ian’s rapport with both players and audience and his often wry and down-to-earth sense of humour that can’t hide his total commitment to the music, the players and the audience.

There’ll be some pre-show entertainment in the foyer beforehand with live music from some student musicians as well.

Details on our Concert Diary online here; and now you can buy tickets online directly from the Gulbenkian as well – they usually sell like hot cakes, don’t miss out!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.