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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Cello Unwrapped at Kings Place; Regent’s Hall recital; Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra; Ella Hohnen-Ford at Map Cafe

04 May, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Natalie Clein is part of the Cello Unwrapped concert at Kings Place on Sunday. Photo: Sussie Ahlburg

• At Kings Place on Sunday evening (May 7), Hungarian violin virtuoso Barnabás Keleman is joining cellist Natalie Clein to play Ravel and Kodály duets. Pianist Katya Apekisheva is joining them to play Haydn’s rollicking Gypsy Rondo Trio and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.
Cello Unwrapped: Hungarian violinist Barnabas Kelemen/ cellist Natalie Clein/ pianist Katya Apekisheva, Kings Place, 6.30pm, from £9.50 online, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk

• A fresh perspective to flute and guitar music is being brought by young duo flautist Aleksandra Henszel and guitarist Michael McGeary playing this Friday’s lunchtime recital at Regent Hall, Oxford Street (May 5). Their aim is to bridge the gaps between clasical, contemporary and folk music, playing music by CPE Bach, guitarist composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, South American composer Astor Piazzolla and contemporay composers Toru Takemitsu and Eddie McGuire.
Flute/guitar recital: Aleksandra Henszel/Michael McGeary, Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street (opp BHS), 1pm, free

• The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra is playing Friday’s free lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields (May 5). Formed in 2007, the NLSO’s particular specialism is the repertoire of composers born within the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis – and it’s playing a piano trio by Stenhammar in its lunchtime concert alongside Schumann’s piano quintet in E flat major.
Northern Lights Symphony Orchestrtra, St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1pm, free

• Bass, drums, vibraphone and voice are the unusual line-up in young jazz singer Ella Hohnen-Ford’s new quartet making its debut at Map Studio Cafe, Grafton Road, Kentish Town, next Monday evening (May 8). Among the bagful of “influences” behind the quartet’s music are such “greats” as Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn, modern composers Kenny Wheeler and Marius Nesset and singer-songwriters Nora Jones and James Taylor.
Ella Hohnen-Ford Quartet, Map Studio Cafe, 46 Grafton Road, NW5, 020 7916 0545, wwwmapstudicafe.com, 7.30pm, £5

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