Introducing a new season of musical delights!
Published Friday 12th August 11 in Council - news and information releases news
Book now for performances in Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s next spectacular concert series - starting in October!
On offer is a thrilling selection of performances given by leading professional musicians, at extremely affordable prices.
These concerts include solo piano recitals, vocal ensembles, duos, other instrumental groups, and much more.
This well-established annual concert series has a special concessionary rate scheme, offering greatly discounted ticket prices for nominal membership costs.
All the performances take place from 8pm at the Plaza Centre (Southend Christian Fellowship Centre), 600 Southchurch Road, Southend, SS1 2PT, with local parking and facilities for visitors with disabilities. The new season's exciting schedule is:
- Friday 14th October - vocal ensemble, Armonico Consort
- Friday 25th November - Violin and piano duo, Min-Jin Kym and Ian Brown perform music by Mozart, Prokofiev and Faure
- Friday 20th January 2012 - solo concert pianist James Lisney plays a programme music by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin and Schubert
- Friday 24th February - piano duo Joanna Smith and Roderick Elms play music by Faure, Brahms and Gershwin
- Friday 23rd March - internationally acclaimed Baroque group, Red Priest present a programme of Baroque music in truly unusual style
- Friday 20th April - piano duo, Piano 4 Hands plays music by Mozart, Schubert, Gershwin and Ravel
- Friday 18th May - by popular demand, virtuosic percussion pair, O Duo return to present their show-stopping arrangements of music from Bach and Chopin, to Dave Brubeck
- Friday 15th June - the 2011/2012 concert series ends with a performance by one of the country's finest chamber ensembles, the London Concertante. Their programme features favourite string ensemble pieces from Mozart to Britten.
It costs £7(or £6 for concessions) to join the concert series, and subsequent concert tickets for members range from £5 to £7.
Tickets for members or non-members can be booked online from www.southend.gov.uk/concerts or via 01702 215011 Mondays to Fridays from 8.45am till 5.15pm.
Or why not make the greatest savings by buying membership and booking tickets for all eight concerts - costing £56 or £49 for concessions
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Derek Jarvis said: "We have been running this highly successful concert series for many years, and it really is a terrific opportunity for residents and visitors to see international musicians performing here in our borough in a welcoming venue at extremely affordable prices.
"We invite concert regulars and newcomers alike to come along to enjoy the tremendous variety of music on offer this season."