Joanna Strand and Friends Christmas Show – Saturday 21st December 2019 – The Pheasantry – With John Bailey on the piano, Jason Reeve on drums, Alec Dankworth on double bass and Romano Viazzani on accordion and special guest vocalists Rebecca Cooper and Lily Mansfield. Doors 19.00 Show starts 20.30
Carmen in 40 Minutes – Royal Opera House – Linbury Theatre Foyer – 17th November 2019 – ROH Late: Friday 5th July 2019, Linbury Theatre Foyer – at 18:35 – 19:15 and again at 19:55 – 20:35 This ROH Late event will feature two performances of a shortened version of Carmen arranged for piano, accordion and violin, telling the story of how Carmen and Don José fall in love and end up in a state of despair. The arrangement includes the famous Habanera, Flower Song and heart-breaking finale.
Genesis – New Album launch for Accordionist Bartosz Glowacki – 20th November 2019. Old Church, Stoke Newington on 20th November at 19.30 His album includes works by Scarlatti, Bach, Pärt, Gubaidulina and the recording concludes with the Double Concerto by Astor Piazzolla, featuring the guitarist Rob Luft and Elias Peter Brown conducting the chamber orchestra.
Nuevo Tango Quintet Performance- Friday 25th October 2019, at 19.30 – David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London. The wonderful Qianyu Zhang performs the music of Astor Piazzolla, on accordion at the Royal Academy of Music with a host of other talented students of the Academy.
OH LA LA! “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” – A TRIBUTE TO FRENCH MUSIC – Fifi la Mer- 9th OCTOBER 2019 – “Oh la la!” mixes Parisian folk music with 60’s French pop, film & impressionist music and unforgettable jazz standards. Brassierie Zedel, London
Accordionist Ben de Souza and Violinist Chloë Meade forthcoming concert dates in aid of charities; all proceeds to be split between Daisy’s Dream, a Reading-based charity supporting grieving children, and CALM, a national charity tackling male suicide.