The start of a new year is a good time for newspapers, broadcasters, commentators…and concert halls…to look forward to some of the highlights, anniversaries and likely defining moments in the upcoming 12 months.
Here is a first look at Turner Sims by numbers in the year ahead:
the first performance of a new work by young composer Zoe Sones
also the name of Tim Garland’s release named Jazzwise Album of the Year in 2016
past winners of Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year Awards appearing in the Spring season – Joseph Moog (2015) and Beatrice Rana (2017)
lines in a limerick, a poetic format popularised by Edward Lear, composer, painter and polymath. Here’s an example:
Turner Sims is a fine music venue
With concerts galore on its menu
So whatever you choose
There’s no time to lose
Which tickets for events can we send you?
instrument strings involved in Lawrence Power and Vilde Frang’s duo performance
moveable frets on the setar, the four-stringed lute which Kayhan Kalhor will perform on in May
symphonies composed by Mozart, culminating in the Jupiter, as unwrapped by SÓN and David Owen Norris in March
days it took British polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE in 2012 to ski alone across Antarctica. The first woman to achieve the feat it was a journey of 1744km and gave her a place in the book of Guinness World Records.
keys on a concert grand piano, and the day of the year (normally 29 March apart from a leap year like 2020 when it is 28 March) declared as International Piano Day. Come and discover more with Sarah Nicolls and her Inside-Out Piano
the estimated number of album releases submitted for consideration for the Mercury Music Prize from which 12 ‘Albums of the Year’ are selected, including SEED Ensemble
birthdays for Beethoven and Wordsworth
years since the Mayflower departed Southampton for America