Autumn Season 2016 at Turner Sims Southampton

Turner Sims is proud to announce the programme for the 2016 Autumn Season, featuring more than 35 concerts.

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Committed to bringing visitors exclusive, world-class music, in an intimate and personal setting, the venue has established itself as one of the finest music venues in the country. This season brings many opportunities to voyage to extraordinary places from the comfort of the concert hall.

The Autumn season at a glance:

  • American pianist Jeremy Denk opens the season in September with a solo recital charting the history of Western music from medieval to modern
  • The launch of our curated Piano Series 2016 – 17: eight recitals across the year featuring world-class performers, including Nikolai Lugansky, Imogen Cooper and Mitsuko Uchida
  • Cellist Natalie Clein concludes her exploration of Bach’s Solo Cello Suites
  • Turner Sims’ International Associate Artists the Vienna Piano Trio return with a four concert series, including Beethoven’s Archduke Trio
    Hugo Wolf’s complete Italian Songbook is brought to Turner Sims in an exclusive performance, presented by three renowned artists: singers Elizabeth Watts and Roderick Williams, and pianist Roger Vignoles
  • Percussionist Terje Isungset’s Ice Music creates music from instruments sculpted from ice as part of the folk and global programme which includes: vocalist Cara Dillon, hardanger fiddle master Nils Økland Band, and the English Premier of Songs from Madagascar a film screening of a journey across this stunning country
  • American jazz supergroup The Cookers, as part of a Jazz programme which also includes GoGo Penguin, The Impossible Gentlemen, Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur, Marius Neset and London Sinfonietta and Magnus Öström

Chamber Music and Solo Performance
Jeremy Denk (27 September) award-winning American pianist charts the history of Western classical music; Andrey Lebedev (01 October) young Australian guitarist makes his Turner Sims debut; Imogen Cooper (15 November) presents folk-song inspired miniatures alongside Schumann, Debussy and evocations of Spain; Sterndale Bennett Bicentenary Discovery Afternoon (02 October) pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris presents a celebration of the composer; Natalie Clein (11 October) renowned cellist concludes her exploration of Bach’s Cello Suites; Vienna Piano Trio (29 November and 15 January) Turner Sims’ International Associate Artists perform two programmes including Beethoven’s Archduke Trio; Joglaresa (11 December) celebrate Yuletide with wassails, lullabies and nowells in Carols of Nunnes and Roses; Nikolai Lugansky (18 October) Russian pianist performs Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Franck and Rachmaninov; Liaisons the work of Stephen Sondheim is reimagined on solo piano in this landmark project by Anthony De Mare (12 November), Hugo Wolf’s complete Italian Songbook (24 November) a rare chance to hear all 46 songs in their entirety, performed by singers Elizabeth Watts and Roderick Williams and pianist Roger Vignoles; Mitsuko Uchida (12 January) distinguished pianist performs Mozart and Schumann; Elias Quartet (24 January) a welcome return for our former Associate Artists as they present Purcell, Brahms and Bartók; and Hungary’s award-winning Kelemen Quartet (30 October) perform Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt and Tchaikovsky.

International Jazz
Sean Foran (07 October) TRICHOTOMY pianist with music from his new album Frame of Reference; The Impossible Gentleman (14 October) jazz ‘supergroup’ with music from Let’s Get Deluxe; Neil Cowley Trio (21 October) jazz trio with music from masterful concept album Spacebound Apes; Femi Temowo featuring Engines Orchestra (29 October) afro, jazz and folk from the Nigerian-born guitarist; GoGo Penguin (3 November) Jazz trio with material from their Blue Note debut Man Made Object; The Cookers (16 November) Featuring American jazz legends Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper and Cecil McBee; Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur (14 January) Jazz trumpeter and her band present music from their new Edition Records release Together, As One; e.s.t drummer Magnus Öström (28 January) and his band showcase material from his latest album Parachute; Marius Neset (22 November) with a 19-piece London Sinfonietta; and Ian and Claire’s Christmas Cracker (08 December) festive treats from vocalists Ian Shaw and Claire Martin.
A Global Perspective
Two talks in association with Royal Geographical Society with IBG: Navigator and author Tristan Gooley (29 September) reveals the secrets to reading water, and Nick Middleton (27 October) takes us on a tour of countries that don’t exist; Cara Dillon (25 November) an evening of classic carols and Celtic hymns; percussionist Terje Isungset (25 October) performs with instruments sculpted from blocks of ice for his project Ice Music; Songs for Madagascar (04 November) presented in association with Southampton Film Week, the English premiere of a film telling the story of this stunning country through its musicians; Nils Økland Band (11 November) Norwegian hardanger fiddle master with music from critically acclaimed ECM album Kjolvatn; Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill (06 October) one of the greatest duos in traditional Irish music; Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party (15 October) leading British folk singer and her stellar band.
Orchestral Excellence
són 8 Seasons (22 October) virtuoso violinist Daniel Rowland joins són for a dialogue between Vivaldi and Piazzolla; La Serenissima (08 November) Music from some of the finest composers of the Italian baroque, directed by violinist Adrian Chandler; Marius Neset and London Sinfonietta (22 November) stunning orchestral jazz as these giants join forces; and a different take on the traditional orchestra Turner Sims presents the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (05 October) live at the O2 Guildhall Southampton.
Only in Southampton
Music on the Mind (02 December) a musical exploration of mental health composed by Harvey Brough (libretto by Justin Butcher), Harvey and the New Wallbangers (21 January) beloved 80’s band revisit some classics and add new material especially for this appearance.
Kevin Appleby, Concert Hall Manager, comments:
Turner Sims Autumn 2016/17 season, has musical discoveries at its heart, whether renowned performers offering new insights into familiar repertoire, or exciting new talent and pioneering projects being showcased for the first time. Turner Sims’ wonderfully intimate surroundings makes for the perfect musical experience.

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