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Third Stream: StringTing

Part of Purcell Sessions

The strings are the thing as charismatic young trio StringTing perform jazz standards with virtuosic alto saxophonist Aleksandra Topczewska.

Classical music has always provided the best jazz players with a technical and theoretical basis. Many musicians on the current jazz scene, including Shabaka Hutchings, Sarah Tandy and Cassie Kinochi, emerged from a classical background.

Conversely, classical composers down the ages, for example, Ravel, Ligeti, Stravinsky and Mark-Antony Turnage, have drawn significant inspiration from jazz and popular music.

The rich history of jazz and classical feeding into each other to forge a new path was first formalised by the music critic Gunther Schuller under the term ‘third stream’.

In a series of three performances, Southbank Centre and Tomorrow’s Warriors explore this beguiling world.

In partnership with Tomorrow’s Warriors.

Performers

StringTing

Dates & times

12 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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where

Purcell Room

Pricing

£12.50
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£12.50

Concessions

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