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Classical Vauxhall 2021
Thursday 18th March – Fiachra Garvey & Navarra String Quartet
Friday 19th March – Tom Poster and Elena Urioste
Saturday 20th March – Jess Gillam and Zeynep Ozsuca
Sunday 21st March – Operatic Tenor Nicky Spence and Pianist Dylan Perez
Tickets – beinvauxhall.com/classical
Classical Vauxhall is your chance to experience the most exciting classical talent based in the UK streamed into your home, filmed live in concert in Vauxhall across 4 nights this March. Funded in association with the Arts Council of England and filmed by Spiritland Productions.
Join artist director Fiachra Garvey for the second instalment of Classical Vauxhall which saw three sold out nights in February 2020. Fiachra has produced a stunning line up that will appeal to pure classical fans or the novices out there.
Fiachra, an extraordinary pianist on his own right, has produced two music festivals showcasing a plethora of emerging classical stars. Blessed with an ear for spotting the next big thing Fiachra has made many a guest appearance with the Janáček Philharmonic, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and RIAM Symphony Orchestra to name just a few.
On Thursday, March 18th, Fiachra and the Navarra String Quartet will play a night of exemplary classical music, recorded live in St Mark’s Church. Taking their name from a bottle of red from the wine region known for its multi-coloured landscapes, the Quartet’s diverse cultural backgrounds are united in relentless passion and commitment. Get ready for a galvanizing rendition of Shostakovich’s classic Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57.
Tune in to see acclaimed husband and wife duo Tom Poster and Elena Urioste perform their incredible piano and violin partnership on Friday, March 19th. Both Tom and Elena are revered solo artists who will begin their evening performing work from Benjamin Britten, and ending with Gershwin’s ‘Song Suite’, showcasing the best 20th century works from both sides of the Atlantic.
Saxophonist Jess Gillam will perform tracks from her latest album – ‘TIME’ – with pianist Zeynep Özsuca on Saturday, March 20th. Join them for an evening of moving music, from John Dowland’s mournful ‘Flow my tears’, Astor Piazzolla’s rousing ‘Histoire de Tango’. Still only 22 years old, Jess is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. She has already played at the Last Night of the Proms, won a Classic BRIT, and is the youngest ever presenter on BBC Radio 3 with the award-winning This Classical Life .
And finally, Scottish-born Nicky Spence will join on Sunday March 21st. Nicky trained at the GSMD and the National Opera Studio. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a voice of real distinction,” Nicky Spence is fast emerging as “one of our brightest young tenors”. An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession.