2013 has been a vintage year for violin
virtuoso, Nigel Kennedy. A sell-out tour was met with rave reviews.
The Birmingham Mail said it was “Kennedy at his best”.
The Times announced he was on “scintillating form”.
The Guardian praised his “exquisite mix of grace and favour”,
with the Independent prounouncing that the Last Night Of The Proms
had been the best in years “thanks to a resplendent performance
….by the evergreen Nigel Kennedy”.
2014 now sees Kennedy present a typically
maverick musical programme celebrating the music of Bach as well
as other brilliant composers that have influenced him
The concert takes the listener on a journey
which begins with Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin, after
which Kennedy is joined by an acoustic guitarist, a snare drum
and a double bass to perform his own arrangements of some of his
favourite music. The evening includes works by the violinist himself,
including Melody in the Wind, which featured on the Last Night
of the Proms.
As the best-selling violinist of all time,
whose technical brilliance has been admired in an international
career spanning three decades, Nigel Kennedy is acknowledged as
one of the world's leading violinists. In addition to his musical
brilliance, he is a generous performer, connecting with audiences
in a way seldom experienced in traditional classical music venues.
Earlier this year Kennedy released his
brand new album Recital (Sony Classical), a tribute to the two
most influential musical figures in his life, Yehudi Menuhin and
Stéphane Grappelli. A hugely entertaining and enjoyable
evening where skill and passion come together for an electrifying
evening of music.
Wednesday 5th March
Box office 01892 530613 or book online
Tickets £39 + £1.25 per ticket