YOU could spend an Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber next year.
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, on September 13 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 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 and brother Andrew. Julian 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.
Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian Lloyd Webber has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner and Georg Solti to Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine.
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. This is the first of several planned recordings that Julian will be making for EMI Classics. Jerground.
Tickets are on sale via the Villa Gaiety box office or at the Sea Terminal tourist office in Douglas.