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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Bach Magnificat; Marie Curie fundraiser; cellists Gemma Rosefield and Steven Isserlis; Jazz from the early 1900s; Jazz jam

16 February, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Hampstead cellist Gemma Rosefield is at Kings Place on Sunday. PHOTO: Marco Borggreve

Celebrated conductor Jane Glover is returning to the Royal Academy of Music this Sunday morning (February 18) to conduct Bach’s magnificent Magnificat. The work’s 12 movements set the text with intense drama, great character and colour and sure-footed pacing, one critic to describing it as “perhaps the most perfect of Bach’s shorter choral works”. Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, NW1, 12 noon, £15/cons £10, 020 7873 7300, www.ram.ac.uk

• Funds are being raised for the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead, at a Burgh House, Hampstead, recital on Sunday afternoon (February 18). Soprano Anousheh Bromfield and pianist William Glover are celebrating The Art of Song, from fireworks to folk, featuring songs by Bernstein, Strauss, Britten, Rachmaninov and more. The Art of Song, Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, 2pm, £10/cons £5. www.burghhouse.org.uk Tickets on the door or by email: anousheh.bromfield@gmail.com

• Two of Hampstead’s most brilliant cellists are in action over the coming week. This Sunday evening (February 18) at Kings Place, Gemma Rosefield is perform­ing a feast of Slavic music with pianist Katya Apekisheva. Then, on Wednesday evening (February 21) at Wigmore Hall, Steven Isserlis is giving a recital with pianist Alexander Melnikov.
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1, 6.30pm, from £9.50 online, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 7.30pm, from £15, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

• Old dance and jazz music from the early 1900s is being performed by New Orleans collective Frog & Henry at the Green Note Basement next Wednesday (February 21). The group features violin and mandolin-banjo along with clarinet and baritone saxophone – and they’ve designed a foot-operated tuba that allows one person to play tuba and six-string banjo simultaneously!
Green Note Basement, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, 8pm, £10, 020 7485 9899, www.greennote.co.uk

• Fancy a go at jazz singing? Then get along to the Hampstead Jazz Club on Thursday evening (February 22) where a singers’ jam is being led by jazz divas Emilia Mårtensson and Kate Mullins. Hampstead Lounge & Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, NW3 1JD, 8pm, £10, 020 7794 2068, http://nw3jazzlounge.co.uk

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