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

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Sat 29th Apr 19:30

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!

Support is Nick Judd (session credits include Sharks, Fairport Convention, Brian Eno, Juicy Lucy, Andy Fraser, Frankie Miller).

Tickets: £11


U2 Tribe 6th May
Saturday 6th May, 8pm

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Sat 6th May 20:30

U2 Tribe replicate the sound, energy, look and feel of the biggest, most successful and probably the best band in the world! They will play all the well-known U2 hits, with their very own “Bono” who will blow you all away! 

The line-up includes “Where the streets have no name”, “With or without you”, “Vertigo”, “Elevation”, “One”, “I still haven’t found” and many more! Plus, U2 Tribe are proud to be supported by Cranleigh’s very own rock covers band…. The Sanctions! 

So if you are looking for a U2 tribute band that really do pay tribute to U2, see you on May 6th!

Tickets: £14 Standing; £16 Balcony seating

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


Her accompanist is Cameron Richardson-Eames who studied at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Cameron has played at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, King’s Place, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, Winchester Cathedral, the Poros International Piano Festival in Athens, Radio France in Paris, the festival Bach en Combrailles in France, and in New York. He was the winner of the Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in 2008, and has given world premieres of works by Benjamin Britten. Etude Op.49 - Alexander Goedicke


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

Mark Jennings: 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. Accompanied by Maria Tarasewicz on piano.


Programme:

L. Von Beethoven - sonata for violin and piano 6 opus 30 n.1
C. Schumann - Three romances for violin and piano opus 22
M. Ravel - sonata for violin and piano "Posthume"
E. Elgar - sonata for violin and piano in e minor opus 82.


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

Africa Entsha 16th June
Friday 16th June, 8pm

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Fri 16th Jun 20:00

We are an Accapella Group that plays Gospel ,Pop and Cover songs. We are formerly known as Soweto Entsha!

Africa Entsha performances are from the South African oral tradition, sung accapella in gospel style. At the very heart of their shows are zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit from the very moment of their unique all singing, all dancing performances. Africa Entsha are completely captivating, by the end of the show, the audiences are left breathless, often deeply moved.

"A true mirackle of the township: five boys golden voices" Brighton Fringe
"You will be dazzled by the talent, moved by the magic and end up dancing in the aisle"  Edinburgh Fringe

Tickets: £22; £16.50 Senior Concession – Over 60 (Please ring or visit us for the concession price.)


English National Opera Fundraiser 24th June
Saturday 24th June, 7.30pm

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Sat 24th Jun 19:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) are
delighted to welcome four stars of the English National Opera for a charity gala concert! This rare treat brings high quality professional operatic performance in live concert to our local community. 

The singers, Claire Pendleton (soprano); Karen Foster (mezzo-soprano); Pablo Strong (tenor) and Paul Sheehan (baritone) will be accompanied on piano by Simon Haynes and appear by kind permission of English National Opera (www.eno.org ).

They will be performing a selection of well-loved arias from both classical and light opera including the Toreador’s Song from “Carmen”; “Au Fond du Temple Saint (better known as The Pearl Fishers’ Duet) from “The Pearl Fishers”; “Un bel di Vedremo” from “Madama Butterfly”, “Poor Wandering One” from “The Pirates of Penzance”, as well as favourites from musical theatre including the beautiful “People will say we’re in Love” from “Oklahoma” - plus many more wonderful pieces – all in all, a night not to be missed! 

Tickets: £25

Dom Pipkin: The Sweet Sounds of New Orleans 30th June
Friday 30th June, 8pm

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Fri 30th Jun 20:00

One of Europe’s most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show on the road with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breath-taking piano.

Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with international icons Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano, to privately entertaining the film director Stanley Kubrick, and performing to the opening committee of the 2012 London Olympics.

£13.20

The Cranleigh Community Choir…and Friends Summer Concert 6th July
Thursday 6 July, 8pm
 

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Thu 6th Jul 20:00

Sharon Duggan presents The Cranleigh Community Choir…and Friends Summer Concert.

The Cranleigh Community Choir concerts are really popular and entertaining events for all the family. The Summer Concert is a very special event with a high standard of wonderful performances from professionals, students and of course the choir - so come along and be our guests for a brilliant night out! 



Tickets: £7; £5.50 children 12 yrs & under

Live at Cranleigh: Megan O'Neill 7th July
Friday 7 July, 7.30pm

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Fri 7th Jul 19:30

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.

Live at Cranleigh boasts a varied line up of young, professional musicians from across the South. April’s headliner is Megan O’Neill.

Long-time Irish musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has just released a second record with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'.

Megan has had her song 'Don't You' featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, three slots at the O2 Arena London for C2C festival (2015-2016), a performance at JJ Abrams’ Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Irish treasure Gavin James and Nashville Meets London Festival in Canary Wharf.

Tickets: £8

Just Say The Lines 24hr Musical 22nd July
Saturday 22nd July, 7.30pm

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Sat 22nd Jul 19:30

Want to see a full Broadway/West End musical with a cast of 30, singing and dancing their way into your hearts?

Well, Surrey’s original 24hr Musical people are ready to bring that to you – only they’re not telling you what it’s going to be. In fact, no one except the directing team will know until 24hrs before curtain up. That’s when the cast meet for the first time, get their scripts and begin rehearsals.

After seven years of successful and hilarious productions, you don’t want to miss this year’s not for the faint-of-heart 24hr Musical!

Tickets: £13.20; £11 Friends

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika 27th July
Thursday 27th July, 7pm

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Thu 27th Jul 19:00

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins

Tickets: £17.50

Wine Tasting and Jazz 11th August
Friday 11th August, 6.30pm - 10pm

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Fri 11th Aug 18:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre (registered charity no. 284186) invite you to a fundraising event.

Boxwood & Broom, Cranleigh's local wine merchant will be pouring 20 wines on the evening, which will be paired with a range of local cheese, local produce and blissful Jazz.

From local organic fizz to old world classics and new world wonders, making this a friendly and sociable evening, in the cool Jack Wagg auditorium.

All wines available to purchase.

Tickets: £20