THERE are still tickets left for an Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber next Thursday (September 13).
Following the success of its Evening with Michael Portillo, the Isle of Man Sporting and Dining Club is staging An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber – Travels With My Cello, at the Gaiety Theatre.
Once again, the evening will be split into two halves – of performance and talk with the use of visual support. The evening is sponsored by Barclays and held in association with the Isle of Man Arts Council.
It presents a unique opportunity to spend an intimate evening with one of the world’s most renowned musicians.
Julian will perform favourite classics, accompanied by Pam Chowhan on piano, including Bach, Faure, Saint Saens and Debussy as well as by his father William. He will also reminisce on his many collaborations with musicians as diverse as Yehudi Menuhin, Joaquin Rodrigo, jazz greats Cleo Laine and Stephane Grappelli as well as Elton John and, of course, his brother Andrew. His music will be accompanied by a 10 minute film, readings from his book Travels With My Cello and a Question and Answer session with the audience.
Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians.
He has made many outstanding recordings including his Brit-Award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin (chosen as the ﬁnest ever version by BBC Music Magazine), the Dvorák Concerto with Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the London Symphony under Maxim Shostakovich and a coupling of Britten’s Cello Symphony and Walton’s Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which was described by Gramophone magazine as ‘beyond any rival’.
Julian has given more than 50 works their premiere recordings and has inspired new compositions for cello from composers as diverse as Malcolm Arnold and Joaquin Rodrigo to James MacMillan and Philip Glass.
His EMI disc, Unexpected Songs, was released during 2006, and his most recent recording, Phantasia, is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and features violinist Sarah Chang.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing £17.50, are available from the box ofﬁce on 600555, at the Welcome Centre or at www.villagaiety.com
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