Jean-Michel Blais is a Montreal-based piano virtuoso and composer. His music is influenced by a range of composers and pianists such as Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, classical minimalists (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Erik Satie), and modern composers such as Chilly Gonzales and Yann Tiersen.
Perhaps the most influential woman of 20th-century music, Nadia Boulanger is an icon in the story of classical music, having taught an impressive list of musical titans. Aurora Players curate a night inspired by Boulanger’s legendary salons...
This December, Urban Partners – the Business Partnership for the King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras area will hold their annual Christmas Choir Showcase. Join them for an entertaining celebration of the incredible choral talent in the local area.
As a pre-concert event to Songs of the Soil with Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier wanted to show Phie Ambo’s beautifully- filmed, award-winning documentary Good Things Await, about a biodynamic farm in northern Denmark, and its farmer.
Instrument builder and composer Pierre Bastien collaborates with London based experimental duo Tomaga to produce sounds curiously evocative of free jazz by the likes of Sun Ra paired with the percussive sound worlds of artists like Francis Bebey, along with unique and sometimes bizarrely exotic tonal landscapes of composers such as Catherine Christer Hennix.
The incomparable pianist Belle Chen performs her new AV show, collaborating with designer Nick Robertson (Coldplay, Brian Eno) to transform the stage into shifting environments with realtime visual performer Mario Radev.