Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday

Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday

If you are after something a little bit different this weekend then get yourself down to Kew Green. In St Anne’s Church there will be an exciting concert of piano and voice which promises to captivate the audience and give them something a little different. Continue reading “Voice and Piano Concert this Sunday”

Piano Duets in St James’ Church

Piano Duets in St James’ Church

Tomorrow, there will be yet another excellent concert of piano music in St James’ Church, Piccadilly. This particular concert will be focussed on piano duets by Dvorak, Ravel, and Moskowski. Continue reading “Piano Duets in St James’ Church”

Imogen Cooper in Wendover

Piano Music in Wendover

If you are in the Wendover area this week then there is a fantastic piano concert on your doorstep! Imogen Cooper will be performing a concert of four pieces of piano music on Saturday at 7:30pm. The concert will be held in St Mary’s Church and tickets start at just £1 for accompanied school children and £16 for normal price entries. For more information about the concert and ticket purchases you can visit the official Wendover Music website. Continue reading “Imogen Cooper in Wendover”

Alexander Romanovsky

Alexander Romanovsky

33 year old piano sensation Alexander Romanovsky is coming to Northampton and it’s not one to miss! The Ukrainian piano superstar will be performing on Sunday 8th April at the Northampton Royal & Derngate at 3pm. He will be performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto Number 2 as part of what promises to be a thrilling programme. If you can get to Northampton then this concert is sure to be spectacular! Ticket information and details about the concert can be found here. Continue reading “Alexander Romanovsky”

Nintendo Announce the Release of a Tiny Cardboard Piano for the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch

Those of you who have kept up to date with the gaming industry will know that the Nintendo Switch has been a big hit since it hit the shops a year ago. Nintendo fans have not been disappointed by the console, which can be used as either a hand held console, or hooked up to a TV to be used with the controller. Classic games such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda have kept players occupied, but at the NAMM show last month, something new and exciting was released – the Nintendo Labo. The Labo is a kit whereby you can build your own miniature piano out of cardboard to slot your Nintendo Switch into. Continue reading “Nintendo Announce the Release of a Tiny Cardboard Piano for the Nintendo Switch”

The Grand Chicken Sonata…

The French Composer Igorrr let his pet chicken perform at a mini digital piano in his enormous garden; this incredibly whacky idea was actually quite interesting in the end!

The Composer carefully laid chicken seeds on top of the digital piano keys and let nature take its course! A video was posted online of the spritely chicken pecking joyously at the keys in the gorgeous sun French sun.

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The chicken was obviously rather perplexed at the concept in the first few moments (…as we all were) but after a few nibbles of the seeds and on hearing his remarkable melody he really got into it; a virtuoso chicken graces the earth!

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John Legend teaches Daughter how to play Piano

John Legend has the making of a child prodigy with his daughter of five months old named Luna Simone.

The singer showed a really special snapchat story on Thursday 6th October of him and his beautiful child playing a mini electric keyboard. Luna gracefully played the electric piano carefully and the joy on her face was a treat to watch.

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Legend recognises how important it is to teach young children a musical instrument from an early age but to also ensure the child enjoys this. Science has proven that learning how to read and play music is a fantastic way of encouraging brain development.

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Bob Geldof Birthday Today

The songwriter, singer and political activist Bob Geldof is celebrating his birthday today.

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Geldof has had a number of huge achievements and successes in his life of 64 years so far for instance his Live Aid success in 1985 which was an enormous concert held in Wembley Stadium – London. Live Aid featured performers such as Status Quo, Adam Ant, Spandau Ballet, U2, Dire Straits and Queen.

Queen were a huge hit at Live Aid performing a selection of some of their greatest hits like ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Hammer To Fall’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and their all-time famous hit which is of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

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X Factor Tour Announce Manchester Live Shows

The X Factor has now announced their Live Tour dates for Manchester in 2017. The shows will take place on March 4th 2017 at Manchester Arena with one being the matinee. Tickets will be on sale on this Friday October 7th.

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The 2017 Live Tour will feature acts from the current line up on the shows at the moment. However we of course do not know which acts these will be as of yet! The acts may feature artists from Sharon Osbourne – Over 25s, Simon Cowell – Girls, Louis Walsh – Groups and Nicole Sherzinger – Boys.

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Grand Organ Gala at Bridgewater Hall

On Sunday October 16th there will be a Grand Organ Gala taking place at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. This will include outstanding works such as Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and ‘The Hallelujah Chorus’, Strauss’s ‘Sunrise’ from ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’, Mascagni’s ‘Intermezzo’ from ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’.

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These excellent pieces will include the Manchester Chorale and Fanfare Trumpeters of The Band of The King’s Division with Darius Battiwalla on Organ and Hilary Davan Wetton conducting.

The Bridgewater quotes ‘Celebrate the power and majesty of the King of Instruments featuring the magnificent ‘Organ Symphony’ by Saint-Saëns.’

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