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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Jazz at The Constitution; Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler; Tannahill Weavers; violinist Alberto Bologni; Water Musics

01 February, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler’s second symphony at the Barbican on Sunday, January 4

• There’s a splendid double-bill of young jazz musicians playing this Friday evening (February 2) at the iconic Con Cellar Bar underneath The Constitution, St Pancras Way, Camden Town. Award-winning pianist-composer Rick Simpson is making a long-overdue return with a very exciting new trio – and brilliant alto-saxophonist Alice Leggett is leading another new quartet. Double bill: pianist Rick Simpson’s Trio + Alice Leggett’s Quartet, Con Cellar Bar, The Constition, 42 St Pancras Way, Camden Town, NW1 0QT, 8.30pm, £8/students £5. Pay on door.

• Expect spectacu­lar sounds at the Barbican this Sunday evening (February 4) when conductor Semyon Bychkov leads the combined forces of the LSO and the London Symphony Chorus in Mahler’s most successful work, his second symphony known as The ResurrectionThe Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, 7pm, from £15, 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk

The Tannahill Weavers

• Traditional Scottish music is being played by The Tannahill Weavers next Tuesday evening (February 6) at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead. Musicians include Roy Gullane, guitar and vocals; Phil Smillie, flute, tin whistles, bodhran and vocals; John Martin, fiddle, cello, viola and vocals; and Lorn MacDougall, Highland Bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes and tin whistle. Traditional music & Songs of Scotland: The Tannahill Weavers, Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, 7.30pm, £12, www.wegottickets.com/event/425933

• Italian virtuoso violinist Alberto Bologni is playing a recital to launch his latest CD album at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, Highbury Corner, on Tuesday (February 6). He’s playing pieces by Bach, Bruno, Frib­bins, Rigacci, Geminiani and Seabourne. Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39A Canonbury Square, N1, 7pm, £8, 020 7704 9522, www.estorickcollection.com/events/alberto-bologni-violin-recital-and-cd-launch

• Flute and harp duo Siren are exploring works of compo­sers inspired by the natural world next Thursday lunchtime (February 7) at the Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury. Among the pieces is Toru Take­mitsu’s Towards the Sea, com­mis­sioned by Greenpeace for its Save the Whales campaign. Young Artists’ Platform: Water Musics, Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1, 1pm, free with museum admission (£11/£8.25 adults/children free), https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk

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