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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Courtney Pine; Evelyn Glennie; Opera Holland Park; UN Refugee Agency fundraiser; Woodie Guthrie and father Trump

12 July, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Courtney Pine and Omar

• Multi-instrumentalist jazz legend Courtney Pine is playing the tenor sax for the first time in a decade at Kings Place this Saturday (July 14) when he embarks on a gig with soul star Omar. They’re playing items from their latest project, Black Notes from the Deep.
Kings Place, York Way, N1, 7pm & 9pm, from £9.50 savers, www.kingsplace.co.uk

• Renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie is in conversation with Lloyd Coleman, performing a range of music, at the Wigmore Hall on Saturday evening (July 14). She’s inviting the audience to listen to music in new ways and, indeed, to experience music as an embodied element of human life.
Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm, from £15, under-35s £5 booked by phone: 020 7935 214, wigmore-hall.org.uk

• The last two of productions in Opera Holland Park’s 2018 season open over the next few days, running till nearly the end of the month. Pietro Mascagni’s rarely-performed Isabeau opens this Saturday (July 14) and Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos opens next Tuesday (July 17).
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place, Kensington, 0300 999 1000, www.operahollandpark.com

• Funds for the UN Refugee Agency are being raised at a Musicians for Peace and Disarmament concert at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead on Sunday afternoon (July 15). Syrian/British pianist Riyad Nicolas – a tireless promoter of peace in Syria – is playing pieces by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel, Liszt and Ligeti.
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Pilgrims Place, Hampstead, 2.30pm, £15/cons £10, www.mpdconcerts.org/

• The story of Woody Guthrie’s battles with his racist landlord, Fred C Trump, father of the US President, is being related next Wednesday (July 18) at the boutique Green Note club in Parkway, Camden Town.
106 Parkway, Camden Town, 8.30pm, £10, 020 7485 9899, www.greennote.co.uk

 

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