John Harle and Steve Lodder in Concert

Friday 21st April 2017 - This event has finished


Time: 7:30pm, doors 7pm
Venue: Coronation Hall
Address: County Square
Town: Ulverston
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA12 7LZ
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John Harle, the Ivor Novello award-winning saxophonist, composer, and record producer, is returning to Ulverston with brand new works written for John in his 60th birthday year and featuring Steve Lodder, with guest Jess Gillam. The concert is a unique opportunity to hear music by some of the most influential composers of today and by the master of the saxophone at the peak of his powers. John Harle spans across musical genres from classical to contemporary pop, with his early work gaining him public acclaim with his Saxophone Concertos album on EMI Classics widely seen as the definitive recording of the major classical works.

John's playing has been the catalyst for an outpouring of new concertos by composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Marc Anthony Turnage, Sir John Tavener, Sally Beamish, Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars. He has performed with countless orchestras and conductors worldwide and has sold over half a million CDs in the classical field alone.

John is the composer of over 100 film and TV scores, two operas and 50 concert works, including the theme to BBC1's Silent Witness, and the epic score to Simon Schama's A History of Britain. He is the recipient of an Ivor Novello award and two Royal Television Society awards for Best Music. For six years John was artistic advisor and producer to Sir Paul McCartney and other major collaborations have included albums and tours with Elvis Costello and Marc Almond.

A prominent media figure, he is a regular contributor to Radio 4's Front Row and has been a castaway on Desert Island Discs. John also contributes written articles to major publications and has been musical director and producer for Moondog, Herbie Hancock, Elmer Bernstein, Ute Lemper, Lesley Garrett, Kathryn Tickell, Michael Nyman, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine. In 2017, his epic book, The Saxophone, will be published in major territories, including China.

John Harle Jess Gillam
Steve Lodder, Jess Gillam and John Harle who will be performing at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston

Making a guest appearance is Jess Gillam, 18 year old saxophonist from Ulverston. Mentored by John Harle, Jess was the first ever saxophonist to reach the Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year.

Tickets £16 or £10 (U16 / student)  | To book call 01229 587140 or Book Online

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