10:30 AM / 3:30 PM
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
020 7520 1490
Classes 10.00AM – 3.30PM • Concert at 4 PM and Evening Cabaret at 7.00 PM
Participating Artists: Ernst Reijseger, Shirley Smart with Ivan Hussey (Celloman), Kate Shortt, Birdworld, with Gregor Riddell and Adam Teixeira and others to be announced.
Back by popular demand, we bring you once again another Beyond Cello event, a provocative and radical vision of cello playing with diverse talents in the world of ‘alternative cello’. Lines are continually blurring between genres of music, and global influences are bringing to the Western world new and imaginative ways of making music. The cello is one of the primary instruments in this revolution.
This event brings together the compelling artistry of Ernst Reijseger, whom The Strad magazine characterised as ‘colourful, inventive, dynamic and virtuosic’; Shirley Smart, whose work with Melange and other ensembles in the music of the Middle East and North Africa is gaining her a glowing reputation; as well as a diverse group of guest artists. There will be experimental classes and concerts on the day, and an adventurous evening cabaret of star cellists from the UK who explore a wide variety of styles, including comedy.