JAZZ GIGS & EVENTS
Brad Mehldau + Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Venue telephone: Box Office 020 7638 8891
Venue website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
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Brad Mehldau + Britten Sinfonia
Saturday 16 March 2019 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £25 – £35 plus booking fee
Brad Mehldau and Britten Sinfonia come together for a concert in which they will present a newly commissioned piano concerto in a UK premiere performance. The evening’s programme will also feature solo improvisations - Mehldau’s forte for which he is so highly regarded.
American Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has performed and recorded extensively since the 1990s - as solo artist, as the Brad Mehldau Trio and in collaboration with many other renowned musicians. Within his substantial back-catalogue are seven Grammy Award-nominated recordings, the most recent in 2016 for Best Improvised Jazz Solo on I Concentrate on You from Blues and Ballads (Nonesuch); and for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for the duo album Nearness (Nonesuch), with saxophonist Joshua Redman. Mehldau’s last appearance at the Barbican was in November 2017 alongside mandolin player Chris Thile.
Barbican Associate Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia, has a long history of collaboration with artists across both the classical and contemporary worlds. Recent performances have seen the ensemble on stage with talent such as composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès, Canadian musician Chilly Gonzales (as part of Sound Unbound 2017 – The Barbican Classical Weekender), and DJ Jeff Mills.
On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 5 April 2018
On general sale on Friday 6 April 2018
Produced by the Barbican
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