The Ron Green Big Band – Music from the Great American Songbook 25th February
Saturday 25 February, 8pm

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The Ron Green Big Band makes a welcome return to The Cranleigh Arts Centre.

Formed in 2006, the band has now developed into a well-equipped 16-piece unit, playing at Dance Venues, Wedding Receptions and Parties etc. Several of the members of the band originally played with the Slinfold Concert Band, but now prefer playing the swing style of music.

You can expect the band to be playing many of the well-known standard arrangements from the Great American Songbook.

Tickets: £11

I Got Gershwin: The Songs and Story of George Gershwin 11th March
Saturday 11 March, 8pm

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Sat 11th Mar 20:00

Award winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of iconic American songwriter George Gershwin - writer of such popular songs as “Our Love is Here to Stay”, "Summertime" and his immortal “Rhapsody in Blue”.

Robert Habermann sings over thirty of Gershwin’s great songs, reciting the story of George starting out as a song plugger, writing his first major huge hit "Swanee" in twenty minutes on a bus!

Habermann was discovered by legendary American singers Margaret Whiting and Kay Starr. He was voted Best International Performer by the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York.

Tickets: £13.20

Will Johns & Friends, with Jasmine Rodgers 25th March
Saturday 25 March, 8.30pm

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Sat 25th Mar 20:30

Will Johns is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting performers on the British Blues scene today. He has found time this year to complete a U.K. tour as part of Fresh Cream alongside Malcolm Bruce and Chris Page on drums performing the songs of Cream.

Jasmie Rodgers has been working with Dan Carey (producer and co-writer for Lianne Le Havas, Franz Ferdinand and the Mystery Jets) on her newest material.

“Her beautiful, ethereal vocals are both, mesmerizing and captivating.” - Tracy Dietlin CV Weekly, March 2016.

Tickets: £11

Royal Opera House Live: Madama Butterfly 30th March
Thursday 30 March, 7.15pm

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Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heart-breaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband.

Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.

Tickets: £19.75

Live at Cranleigh: Introducing emerging talent from across the South. 17th April
Friday 7 April, 7.30pm

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Cranleigh Arts Centre relaunches its popular Acoustic evenings, which will be hosted in the larger auditorium and see a longer line up of local talent.

Artists to be announced nearer the date.

Tickets: £8

Ana Gogova: Pianist 19th April
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 7.30pm

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Ana Gogava was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1992. The first of her successes was at the European Union of Music for Youth Competition ( EMCY ) in 2002 where she was awarded a diploma, medal and scholarship for further study.

Ana has participated in master-classes given by artists such as Imogen Cooper, Vladimir Krainev and Michel Sogny, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Richard Goode and has received scholarships from the President of Georgia, Elizabeth Leonskaya and the Sogny Foundation. She has given recital and concerto performances not only in Georgia, but also in Spain, Russia, Azerbaijan, Austria as well as Holland, where in 2010 she won 1st Prize in the Enschede international competition for Young Pianists. In June 2015 she was awarded by Hortense Anda prize for the “Most Talented Young Pianist” at Geza Anda International Piano competition. In April, 2015 Ana Gogava was awarded by Help Musicians Trust.

Ana is now a scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she studies with Professor Philip Jenkins.

Programme:

J.S.  Bach -Partita no.1
L.W. Beethoven -Sonata op.109
Granados Goyescas no 1
Ravel Valse nobles et sentimentales
Listz Mephisto Waltz

Tickets: £16.00; £15.00 Friends; £10.00 students & under 16yrs

Hollie Rogers: Body to Ground EP Launch & Support 22nd April
Saturday 22 April, 7.30pm

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Hollie Rogers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice, whose live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews.

Hollie has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Ben Howard & Paolo Nutini. More recently, she won Horsham’s 'Battle of The Bands' competition, so it’s no surprise that her fan base recently came together to crowdfund a new record: 'The Body to Ground EP'.

Produced by 4-time Grammy Nominated James McMillan, the EP will be launched at this one-off headline show, which will feature Hollie's full band, including strings, electric guitar, drums and piano alongside local legend Thomas Holder on double bass.

"A magnificent and powerful voice" - Suzanne Vega

"Song writing reminiscent of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, amazing voice!" - Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)

Tickets:£14

Saiichi Sugiyama Band plus support 29th April
Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm

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Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band returns to Cranleigh Arts Centre to celebrate the last night of their spring 2017 UK tour to coincide with their new album release.

Saiichi [pronounced: “sigh-eee-chee”] has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene. His co-writer is the poet and lyricist, Pete Brown, who wrote the words to Cream’s classics “Sunshine of Your Love“ and “White Room”.


The group is Rietta Austin (lead vocals), Saiichi Sugiyama (guitar/vocals/composer), Ben Reed (bass guitar) and Mune Sugiyama (producer/arranger/drums) and Stuart Dixon on rhythm guitar.

This tour by Saiichi Sugiyama and his band represents a true chance for lovers of soulful, moving guitar music to witness a real artist at work: don’t miss out!

Tickets: £11

Matilda Lloyd: Trumpeter 10th May
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 7.30pm

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Wed 10th May 19:30

Matilda, 21, reads Music at Trinity College, Cambridge and made her BBC Proms Solo Debut in July 2016, performing the Third Movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic. In 2014, Matilda won the Brass Category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. Following these competitions, Matilda performed concertos with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2 and with the Cory Brass Band at the European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert 2014.

Matilda has appeared on television many times (BBC 4 and BBC South East) and on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 2, including an appearance on the Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show. Matilda was the first trumpeter to win the Junior Guildhall Lutine Prize in 2013. She has recently played in the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for the Classic FM Live concert in the Royal Albert Hall, and has also performed with the Philharmonia in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge in 2015.

Programme:

Concerto in D (after Vivaldi) BWV972 - Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Allen Chen
3 Heroic Marches - Georg Philipp Telemann
(piano solo)
Trumpet Concerto in Eb - Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

Interval

Sangre Viva - Giles Swayne
(piano solo)
Morceau de Concert - Jean Pennequin
Aria - Flor Peeters
Concert Etude Op.49 - Alexander Goedicke

Tickets: £16.00; £15.00 Friends; £10.00 students & under 16yrs

The Art of the Guitar 3rd June
Saturday 3rd June, 7.30pm

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Sat 3rd Jun 19:30

Celebrated master classical guitarist, Mark Jennings, performs the great classic virtuosos for the guitar, in what promises to be an exhilarating evening of some of the finest music for Spanish and Classical guitar.

Performed on Classic FM and on the BBC, Mark's programme will include the music of Tarrega's Receuedos de la Alhambra, Albeniz's Granada and Córdoba, and J.S.Bach's great Chaconne, the Cavatina (theme music to the Deer Hunter).

A rare opportunity to see one of the best players around today performing in the U.K, this event is not to be missed.

“Exquisite performance. Bravo.” Classical Guitar Magazine

“Wonderful technique, and captivating musicality.” Yorkshire Post

Tickets:£16.50

Alix Lagasse, Violinist 7th June
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.30pm

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Wed 7th Jun 19:30

Belgian violinist Alix Lagasse is currently studying on the Artist Diploma Course at the RCM with Itzhak Rashkovsky, as an RCM Scholar. Just recently in July 2016 Alix completed her Master’s Degree at the RCM with distinction. At graduation, Alix was awarded the Worshipful Musicians Company Silver Medal for her outstanding musical achievements and her on-going dedication to the RCM.

Alix has won several prizes in international competitions, such as First Prize in the UFAM International Violin Competition in Paris, Prix National Edouard Deru Competition, Young Soloists Competition, and Young Tenuto Competition. A keen orchestral player, Alix has most recently been awarded the Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF Fellowship 2016-2018.

She toured Europe during the summer of 2016 with the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester with performances in amongst others the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin and at the BBC Proms. During 2014-2015 she was a member of the LSO String Experience Scheme and the European Union Youth Orchestra. She regularly features as concertmaster or section leader with RCM ensembles, including RCM Symphony Orchestra and RCM Philharmonic.

Tickets: £16.00; £15.00 Friends; £10.00 students & under 16yrs