In The Cooler, Interviews, Music, NCCR

“In The Cooler” Friday 5th April 2019

Victoria Olavesen Stabb..(with Rob Willott) will be telling us about Blockley Amateur Dramatic Society’s “Alice in Wonderland”, St George’s Hall, Blockley, 9-11 April 2019.

At 7.30 pm Kerry Schultz (lead singer, QThe Music) previews the 12 April 2019 – Cheltenham Town Hall (With Caroline Bliss)

Sturla Eide and Philip Miles are at Prince Michael Hall Cheltenham (5th)..hopefully we’ll get a few minutes discussing their unique musical partnership.

And Terry Ingram recounts his decades in broadcasting!! .And outlines his new programme”Rock Archives” starting soon!!!

 

Be sure to listen in..Friday 7-9 pm, repeated Sunday 8-10 am and Monday 2-4pm..as well as on the Listen Again feature!

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Sturla Eide and Philip Miles



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Kerry Schultz & Q The Music


Peter Lewis & Terry Ingram

 

In The Cooler, Interviews, Music, NCCR

NCCR “In The Cooler” Friday 22nd March 2019

On this week’s show (www.nccr.co.uk) on Friday 22nd March 7-9pm, repeated Sunday 8-10 am and Monday 2-4pm..
Scheduled guests include:

        Allan Cosgrove (COS) - Drums (Performing Mick Fleetwood)

Paul McClure & Alan Cosgrove(aka Mick Fleetwood)     

                   

Vienna Festival Ballet & Jim Moray

 

All Copyrights acknowledged

  • Paul McClure-The Rutland Troubador (appearing at Evesham Arts Centre:Folk in the Foyer on Thursday 28th March 2019 at 8pm).
  • Alan Cosgrove (aka Mick Fleetwood) talks about “Rumours of Fleetwood Mac” at Cheltenham TH 16th April……
  • Gill Malek , with the Vienna Festival Ballet at the Bacon Theatre,Cheltenham, performing “Giselle” on 30th March 2019.
  • Jim Moray, who is appearing at Stratford-Upon-Avon — The Other Place on 5th April..
  • Corduroy’s Simon Nelson-Smith (“The Fabric Four” are at Gloucester Guildhall · 6th April.
  • ..and Jimmy Brown of UB40 (29th March- Birmingham Arena,5th April Motorpoint Arena Cardiff..
  • with new music from Alan Parsons,Rebecca Downes and Thompson Square….

Be sure to listen in!! FRIDAY 22nd March 2019… www.nccr.co.uk

 

Cooler Classics, Music, NCCR

“Cooler Classics”18th March 2019 -Andre Previn Special.

This week’s edition of  “Cooler Classics” features Andre Previn…

For many, his appearance on Morecambe & Wise, is the memory of memories.

But long before that he had scored several film musicals, notably winning Oscars for his arrangements and scores for Gigi(1959) ,Porgy & Bess(1960), Irma La Douce (1964) and My Fair lady (1965).

Also , he was an accomplished jazz pianist, and worked with several artistes, including Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day..

Then came his association with the London Symphony Orchestra.

There is much more to learn about this legendary musician.

Do listen to “Cooler Classics” Monday 18th March 2019 11pm – midnight

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Next week: Carla Maffioletti

Cooler Classics, Music, NCCR

English Symphony Orchestra..Concert Update and Other News

 

MARCH 30
Elijah – Mendelssohn Saturday 30th March 7pm
Sat 19:00 ·
Wells Cathedral, Wells, England, United Kingdom

APRIL 3
Schumann Violin Concerto in Malvern with Zoë Beyers
Wed 19:30 · by English Symphony Orchestra
The Priory Church at Great Malvern
Malvern, England, United Kingdom

APRIL 5
All Beethoven Spectacular in Cheltenham with Chloë Hanslip
Fri 19:30 · by English Symphony Orchestra
Cheltenham Town Hall
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

APRIL 14
Beethoven & Bach in Hereford
Sun 15:30 · by English Symphony Orchestra
The Shire Hall Hereford
Hereford, England, United Kingdom

APRIL 28
Slavic Strings with Noriko Ogawa in Kings Place London
Sun 18:30 · by English Symphony Orchestra
Kings Place,
London, England, United Kingdom

MAY 9
Stravinsky & Ravel Ballets in Swan Theatre Worcester
Thu 19:30 · by English Symphony Orchestra
The Swan Theatre
Worcester, England, United Kingdom

JUNE 1
Festival Gala Concert: Elgar Cello Concerto 100th Anniversary Performance
Sat 19:30 ·
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester, England, United Kingdom

Latest Release: ESO David Matthews Symphony No 9

Available 3rd May 2019

ESO David Matthews

Events and Shows, In The Cooler, Interviews, NCCR

NCCR “In the Cooler” Friday 15th March 2019

Update” At some point Paul Curran gives a turn in “Poet’s Corner”…should be fun..

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(Paul Curran)

Tina Lee  will tell us about the Bretforton event in support of Cancer Research where Daniel Eades will be performing..

 Hugh Phillimore shares information about the forthcoming Cornbury Festival on 5-7th July 2019..which will feature The Specials, Elkie Brookes, Beach Boys, Paul Carrack,KT Tunstall, Steeleye Span, Echo and the Bunnymen, Alfie Boe……………

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Will Gater -author, astronomer, broadcaster,TV presenter –  tells us about the Cotswold Conservation Board’s “Dark Skies Initiative” launching at Guiting Power on Saturday 16th March…

Will Gater. (Copyrights acknowledged)

Lorna Fitzgerald (former Eastender!)  is excited with her role in the touring Alfred Hitchcock play“The Lady Vanishes” which is at Malvern (19-23 March.)

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Lorna Fitzgerald.(Copyright Acknowledged)

The Classic Thriller Theatre Company are to present The Lady Vanishes UK Tour based on the 1939 Hitchcock Classic Film.

The Lady Vanishes UK Tour

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And Daniel Morden (The Devil’s Violin creates and performs music and storytelling shows that receive standing ovations and evoke passionate responses from its diverse audience and positive reviews from arts professionals.) looks forward to the event at Postlip  on 22nd Mar ’19 at Postlip Hall, Gloucestershire.
www.postliphall.org.uk for tickets

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Daniel Morden, Oliver Wilson-Dickson and Sarah Moody.(Copyrights acknowledged)

News: “Secret Worcestershire “ event at Broadway Tower (with Steve Burrows & Michael Layton)… Saturday 16th @ 10am (postponed from 02/02)

 ..and congratulations to Caroline Ardron and team at Cotswold Clubhouse!

Cotswold Clubhouse have been shortlisted for a So Glos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Award!

They say: “Our category is “Family Day Out Venue of the Year 2019″. We join some wonderful venues in the shortlist, and we are honoured to be a part of them, as we are still such a young business.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to us are the customers, friends and family of Cotswold Clubhouse, and we want to thank all of you for supporting and visiting us. We have a favour to ask….could you PLEASE take a little time out to vote for us?

All you need to do is follow the link below, register on the So Glos website (you don’t have to subscribe to emails from them, though they can be a good read!) and then continue on to the Awards page and place your votes. We are the Second category to vote for!”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Vote at: https://www.soglos.com/awards

So, be sure to listen in on Friday 15th (7-9 pm) rpt Sunday 8-10 am and Monday 2-4pm

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Music, NCCR

‘We Will Not Fall’ by David Courtney & Marina Kapuro [OFFICIAL VIDEO

David Courtney is a Grammy-nominated composer and record producer who has sold in excess of 33 million records over the years, most notably in collaboration with Leo Sayer, Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith. He has also worked with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Gilmour, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to name a few.

In the wake of the Shoreham Air Disaster in August 2015, David decided to release one of his collaborations with Kapuro entitled ‘We Will Not Fall’ with all proceeds from sales going towards the Shoreham Air Disaster Fund.

If you would like more information about our music video or editing services please don’t hesitate to get in touch… hello@bigeyemedia.co.uk

For more information about David Courtney please visit http://www.davidcourtney.co.uk.

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English Symphony Orchestra, Events and Shows, In The Cooler, Music, NCCR

2019 Elgar Festival to Celebrate Centenary of Cello Concerto.

Edward Elgar Centenary

 

A four-day Worcestershire music festival, headlined by world-leading classical musician Rafael Wallfisch, is to celebrate Britain’s greatest composer, Sir Edward Elgar from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June, 2019.

At the heart of this summer’s Elgar Festival is the Cello Concerto, performed by the renowned artist in a gala concert at Worcester Cathedral to mark the centenary of the composer’s last masterwork.

And with the theme Elgar for Everyone, organisers are determined to engage people of all ages and walks of life in the legacy and music of Worcester’s greatest son. A jam-packed programme of activities includes the chance to play one of the great man’s own pianos.

Inaugurated last year as a two-day event and immediately gaining Critic’s Pick status with The Guardian and The Times, 2019’s festival has now expanded to four days, reflecting the bid to champion Sir Edward to as wide an audience as possible.

For Raphael Wallfisch the festival’s ethos couldn’t be better demonstrated than through the Cello Concerto, which was conceived during the dark years of the First World War as (he) Elgar recuperated from an operation. However it was initially a flop.

Raphael Wallfisch

Raphael Wallfisch (London 20 March 2013)

“Elgar was to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra and the young British cellist Felix Salmond but the rest of the programme at the Queen’s Hall that October 1919 was conducted by, Albert Coates, who was in fact my wife’s grandfather,” says Wallfisch. “Coates took the bulk of the rehearsal time, and a mere 30 minutes were left for the concerto.

“The performance was not good and the orchestra unprepared. The public and critics were puzzled and unsure about the new work and Salmond never played it again.
“It took a number of years and distance from the Edwardian era and World War 1 to realise how powerfully evocative and nostalgic the music is. I am greatly looking forward to performing this now beloved work in Worcester with the ESO.”

The June 1 gala evening, also sees a first-time collaboration between the English Symphony Orchestra and Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir, for Donald Fraser’s acclaimed choral arrangement of Elgar’s Sea Pictures, and Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony. Other festival concerts include performances from professional chamber choir The Proteus Ensemble, Elgar and Debussy sonatas from violin virtuoso Zoë Beyers and pianist Philip Moore, and a song recital featuring the original voice and piano version of Elgar’s Sea Pictures.

Alongside this busy programme are educational workshops, talks, poetry readings, a new version of the Elgar Trail, a Cello Day for families and young people and an Elgar for Everyone Family Concert (in Henry Sandon Hall) at Malvern College.

Elgar Festival Artistic Director Kenneth Woods, says:

“Every once in a while, we need to step back from a very popular work like the Cello Concerto and remind ourselves of why it resonates so deeply with so many millions of listeners. We want the 2019 Elgar Festival to create the conditions whereby even the most jaded Elgar fan can hear this most personal work with fresh ears.

“Elgar’s Cello Concerto was my pathway into the world of this great composer whose music has had such a profound influence on my life. “From my first encounter with it as a young cellist in America, it cast a spell on me, and after all the times I’ve since played it, heard it and conducted it, its power and honesty continues to amaze me. To conduct this 100th Anniversary performance in Elgar’s hometown with Raphael, in the shadow of the Malvern Hills, whose profile helped inspire the work’s opening melody, is more than a dream come true. I would never have dared dream something so crazy, so unlikely. I can’t wait.”

For a complete listing of events and booking information, go to www.elgarfestival.org or visit the event’s Facebook page.