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Edition No. 112

Date:- 16 August 2003

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Events:-
September to December
2003

Saturday 13 September, 7.00pm...
The Scottish Tattoo - Tickets £15, £17

Sunday 28 September, 7.30pm...
Nitin Sawhney -Tickets £14.50

Wednesday 1 October, 7.30pm...
Pure Opera - Tickets £16.50, Boxes £18.50

Friday 3rd October, 7.30pm...
Fanfare Ciocārlia - Tickets, £12.50, Boxes £15.

Saturday 4 October, 7.30pm...
Voices of the Hospice - Tickets £20, £25 group discounts apply

Friday 10th October, 7.30pm...
The Waterboys - Tickets £16, £18, £20

Sunday 12 October, 7.30pm...
Keith Emerson & The Nice - Tickets: £22.50

Friday 17 October, 7.30pm...
Terry Callier - Tickets £13, £15 Boxes

Tuesday 21 October, 8.00pm...
Paul Carrack - Tickets, £17.50, £20

Friday 24 October, 8.00pm...
Stacey Kent - Tickets, £15

Saturday 25 October, 1pm...
Milap - Music for the Mind & Soul - Tickets Free

Saturday 25 October,7.30pm...
The Christians - Tickets £14, £15 Boxes

Monday 27th October, 8.00pm...
Michael Ball - Tickets, £25, £27.50

Sunday 2nd November, 7.30pm...
An Audience with John Sergeant
- Tickets, £12, £15

Tuesday 4th November, 7.30pm...
Zaji - Chinese Acrobatic Circus - Tickets, £16, £18, £22

Sunday 9 November, 7.30pm...
Four Seasons by Candlelight
- Tickets, £10, £15, £18.50, £22.50

Tuesday 11 November, 7.30pm...
The Stylistics
- Tickets: £14

Wednesday 12 November, 8pm @ The Picket
Manecas Costa... Tickets £7.50 advance, £10 door

Sunday 16 November, 7.30pm...
Denys Baptiste Let Freedom Ring! - Tickets, £12.50, Boxes £15

Friday 21 November, 8.00pm...
Bjorn Again - Tickets, £15

Friday 21 November, 9pm @ The Picket...
Women of Cape Verde - Tickets £7.50 advance, £10 door

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November, 7.30pm...
Charlie Landsborough - Tickets, £17

Saturday 29 November, 1pm...
Milap - Music for the Mind & Soul - Tickets Free

Monday 1 December, 7.30pm...
Maximum R 'n' B - Tickets £18, £21 Boxes

Tuesday 2 December, 7.30pm...
Sinatra Gala - Tickets £20, £22

Wednesday 3 December, 7.30pm...
Status Quo - Tickets, £28

Friday 5 December, 7.30pm...
The Best of the West End - Tickets £15.50, £17.50, £19.50 group discounts apply

Saturday 6 December, 7.30pm...
Anu“na - Tickets £16.50, Boxes £18.50

Friday 12 December, 8.00pm...
The Bootleg Beatles - Tickets, £17.50, £19.50

Friday 12 December, 8pm @ Southport Arts Centre..
Sam Mangwana -Tickets £10, £8 concessions

Saturday 13 December 3pm & 7.30pm..
Carols by Candlelight - £10, £16, £20, £24.50

Saturday 27 December, 7.30pm...
Glenn Miller Orchestra - Tickets £13, £18, £22

Sunday 28 & Monday 29 December, 7.30pm...
Ken Dodd -Tickets, £11.50, £13.50, £15.50 

Friday 16 January, 7.30pm...
Joan Baez - Tickets £25

Don't miss the bus culture celebrations

NATIONAL EXPRESS is offering people a fare deal to help get Liverpool's culture celebrations on the road! 

On 20 August, the first 2,008 people to buy tickets at Liverpool Coach Station will get a return fare to ANYWHERE in the UK for an amazing £8!

People could take a trip to former Capital of Culture Glasgow, or check out the cities Liverpool beat to the title - Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle or Oxford - for less than a tenner. And people don't have to worry about leaving Liverpool during one of the most exciting days of the city's cultural calendar - to mark the forthcoming year of 2008 - you can book for future travel and still only pay £8.

Alexandra Abbotts, National Express, said:- "August 20 is going to be a really fantastic day for the whole of Liverpool, and we are delighted to be playing our part. The £8 return ticket offer gives people the perfect opportunity to get truly 'carried away' with the culture celebrations.

It means people can hop on the coach to a city they've always wanted to visit or look forward to visiting friends and relatives in other cities - and save themselves enough money to buy the first round of drinks!"

The line-up for celebrations continues to grow, with a huge selection of events taking in every aspect of Liverpool's cultural life.

Hundreds of organisations and individuals are getting involved in the significant date for the city - slashing prices, holding special events and opening their doors for free.

A new addition to the Phil family Aphiliated Music

WITH the City of Liverpool newly crowned Capital of Culture for 2008, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is to launch a new strand of concerts showcasing truly exciting music from a wide variety of genres.

Aphiliated Music is a programme of top-quality artistes from the broad areas of jazz, world, and contemporary music presented in association with various partner organisations and other venues. This first short season includes events at The Picket and Southport Arts Centre. 

Opening the series on September 28 is a true pioneer of the contemporary British music scene. Nitin Sawhney is a cutting edge musician and a gifted muti-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, drawing on influences from urban R&B to Indian classical music, hip-hop and the Velvet Underground, merging a uniquely Anglo-Asian melodic genius with jazz, dance beats and electronica. His path to success has been an unusual one. After studying Law at Liverpool University, he joined up with old flatmate Sanjeev Bhaskar in creating a comedy double act, The Secret Asians, which spoofed British racial attitudes and undermined Indian Stereotypes. It led to a BBC radio contract and ultimately to the hit BBC comedy series, Goodness Gracious Me.

Nitin's six albums have established him as one of the most influential contemporary musicians in the UK, winning numerous awards including the prestigious South Bank Show Award, a MOBO award and a BBC Radio 3 award for 2001's Prophesy. We hope this debut for the musician, producer, composer and songwriter will be the first of many appearances at the Phil.

Hailing from the tiny village of Zece Prajini in north-eastern Romania, Fanfare Ciocarlia embody all the bravura and heady speed of Romany Gypsy brass band ensembles.The twelve-piece band's exhilarating performances are a living tradition, with instruments and tunes handed down from one generation to the next. Fanfare Ciocārlia set off a musical firework display full of intricate rhythms and dizzying tempos and even appeared in their own excellent film Iag Bari - Brass On Fire in 2002. Romany music has become the soundtrack to many a wild party for the musically discerning, and with traditional dances from Romania and rhythms from Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia, there is an appropriate piece for every moment in life. Take a moment to discover this wonderful Gypsy tradition at the Hall on October 3.

From his seminal recordings for Chess Records in the 60s when starting out on the Chicago club circuit, Terry Callier became a cult favourite on the Wigan Northern Soul scene, releasing classics Ordinary Joe, Occasional Rain and What Colour is Love. Callier's unique brand of acoustic soul featuring jazz-influenced compositional structures and themes of social awareness won him an impassioned following. Since his artistic renaissance on Talkin' Loud in the 90s, Callier has become a regular fixture at London's Jazz Café and an acknowledged influence on a whole new generation of artists. He is currently working on a new album with Groove Armada, Zero 7 and 4 Hero, and visits the Phil on October 17.

Manecas Costa is one of the new stars of the Afro-Portuguese 'Palop' movement, and following his appearance on Stern's rousing Palop Africa! compilation, he has reappeared with an exquisite album that looks set to secure his international reputation. A fine acoustic guitarist with a light, delicate voice, the result is a subtle, easy going but varied set, enlivened by his duets with harpist Carlos Orozco and additional Guinean instruments like the Creole water drum. A new star with a long career ahead of him, see him at The Picket on December 12.

The young British jazz star, Mercury and MOBO award-winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste has created a new strand of music which takes its inspiration from the rousing spirit and instantly recognisable rhythms of Martin Luther King's historic I Have A Dream speech. This multimedia event involves narrative interpretation of King's speech from Booker Prize winning novelist Ben Okri and video projections by Yeast. Combining contemporary jazz with rousing gospel, blues and Afro-Cuban music, Let Freedom Ring! Makes a truly inspiring set. Denys will be joined at the Phil on November 16 by an explosive international line-up featuring Omar Puente, Abram Wilson and Gary Crosby. This superb double bill will also include Robert Mitchell's piano solo Equinox , which mixes jazz and classical influences with seamless invention, creating highly innovative music reminiscent of McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett. 

For generations, Cape Verde, like Cuba, has fused African Rhythm with European melody to stunning effect. Add to that Brazilian flavours and you have some of the most sensuous and soulful music ever created. As Women of Cape Verde, Maria Alice, Lura and Nancy Vieira are part of a new generation of musicians bringing this richness to life, featuring the traditional music of Cape Verde, along with Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba flavours. The Afro-Cuban rhythms popular across the region in the 70s still feature in several salsa songs played at the Picket on November 21.

Appearing at Southport Arts Centre on December 12, Sam Mangwana is one of the superstars of African music and one of the prime singers and innovators of the Congolese rumba, animating dancers and listeners alike throughout Africa. Commonly known as soukous, Congolese rumba combines hip-swinging rhythms with lyrical guitars and vocals to create uplifting music whose influence continues to reverberate across the West. Now touring with a ten-strong band featuring the cream of Congolese music, Mangwana brings us wonderfully rhythmic music to set the body in motion.

Join us at the Phil, The Picket and Southport Arts Centre for what promises to be an exciting taste of things to come in 2008.

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