Purple Zeppelin 20th January
Saturday 20 January, 7.30pm

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Sat 20th Jan 19:30

Voted the best tribute band of 2015 & 2012. Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by two of the greatest Rock Bands of all time: Deep Purple & Led Zeppelin.

In a full two and half hour show, complete with special effects, onstage `artist differences` and audience participation, you'll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically “The best bits, all of the time!”

"This highly entertaining and musically authentic band dared to match the brilliance of the originators" Chris Welch, former editor of Melody Maker

Tickets: £18


Classical Music: Ashley Fripp, piano 25th January
Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm

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Thu 25th Jan 19:30

Ashley frequently appears as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls, having performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia. Highlights include the Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Philharmonie Cologne, Bozar (Brussels), the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (London), the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Cité de la musique (Paris), Hamamatsu City Concert Hall (Japan), the Megaron (Athens), Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Gulbenkian Auditorium (Lisbon) and the Konserthus (Stockholm).

He has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including the coveted Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Programme
J. S. Bach - Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
F. Chopin - Four Mazurkas, Op. 24; Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
F. Schubert - Four Impromptus, D. 899
F. Chopin - Andante Spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op.; 22





Tickets: £12


Daryl Kellie & Jon Hart: Set Adrift 2nd February
Friday 2 February, 7.30pm

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Fri 2nd Feb 19:30

‘Set Adrift’ is a folk album by two of the UK's top fingerstyle artists Daryl Kellie and Jon Hart. Written and recorded on a narrow boat on the River Thames.

Along with showcasing the album, the guys will perform individual sets with material from their debut solo albums.

“Epic” Guitar World Magazine, USA

“Truly stunning” D'Addario Strings

“Standout performances dripping with atmosphere” Acoustic Magazine (UK)

“Raises the bar to impressive heights” David Sinclair, Pop & Rock critic at The Times

Tickets: £12


Community Drum Circle, with Ray of `Drum With Us` 3rd February
Saturday 3 February, 10.30am

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Sat 3rd Feb 10:30

A community drum circle is a noisy and fun family-friendly event where people of all ages come together to share their musical spirit. There are no wrong notes and no mistakes. it is all about having fun so come along, grab a drum and go!

A community drum circle is open to everyone and anyone, no musical experience is required and all drums and percussion are provided.

Tickets: £5


Clasical Music: Henrietta Hill, violist 6th February
Tuesday 6 February, 7.30pm

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Tue 6th Feb 19:30

Henrietta Hill is a 2016-2018 Martin Music Scholarship Fund Instrumental Fellow and has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of distinguished conductors Paavo Järvi, Jakub Hrůša, and Yuri Temirkanov. In addition to her flourishing orchestral playing, Henrietta regularly performs chamber and solo repertoire with a special interest in contemporary music.

Henrietta presents a varied programme of music by Millhaud, Dowland, Britten, and Hindemith.

Henrietta will be accompanied by Antonio Oyarzabal, a concert pianist born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1989. He studied in Musikene with Marta Zabaleta and Miguel Borges. Later he graduated in Masters as a piano soloist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he recently finished the Artist Diploma.

Antonio received the Audience Special Prize and Finalist Prize in Campillos International Competition 2015, and the 2nd prize at the “Concours International d’Ile de France” in Paris, 2008. Antonio was the pianist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra – Foyle Future Firsts Programme 16/17.

Programme:

JS Bach Solo Cello Suite No.1 in G major for BWV 1007

I Prelude, II Courante, III Sarabande. IV Menuet, V Menuet, VI Gigue

 

John Dowland (1563- 1626) 

If my complaints could passions move, Flow my tears

 

Benjamin Britten Lachrymae 'Reflections on a Song of Dowland' for Viola and Piano  Op.43 (1950)

 

Robin Holloway Solo Viola Sonata (1999)

I Slowish and thoughtful, II Vivacissimo, III Adagio, IV Allegro amabile, V Coda

 

Darius Milhaud from Saudades do Brazil op.67 (1920) arr. Matthew Jones for Viola and Piano

Leme, Ipanema

 

Paul Hindemith Sonata for Viola and Piano Op.11 No.4 (1919)

I Fantasie, II Thema mit Variationen, III Finale (mit Variationen)

Tickets: £12

Tannahill Weavers 7th February
Wednesday 7 February, 8pm

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Wed 7th Feb 19:30

Part of their 50th Anniversary UK tour, Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers bring their dynamic Celtic rhythms and ballads to Cranleigh Arts.

This lively quartet play Scottish traditional music at its best! As tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, the Tannahill's potent mixture of traditional ballads and fiery instrumentals leaves their audiences spellbound.

“An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new” New York Times

"Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerfull, inventive arrangements have won them fans from all over the world. The band is one of a kind" New York Times

Tickets: £13.50


Classical Music: Cristian Sandrin, pianist 7th March
Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm

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Wed 7th Mar 19:30

Romanian pianist Cristian Sandrin made his solo debut recital at Wigmore Hall in September, 2017. A recipient of the Martin Music Scholarship Fund Instrumental Fellowship, he is completing his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music on full scholarship. 

Cristian is an active soloist and chamber music collaborator and he presents a programme of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Ravel.

Programme:
Haydn - Piano Sonata in D major Hob. XVI:19
Beethoven - Piano Sonata in D minor op. 31 no. 2 (The Tempest)
Interval
Debussy - La lune descend sur le temple qui fut from Images
Sciarrino - Notturno no. 3 (1998)
Ravel - Noctuelles, Oiseux tristes and Une Barque sur l’océan from Miroirs
Scriabin - Piano Sonata no. 5 op. 53

Tickets: £12


The Red Stripe Band 9th March
Friday 9 March, 8pm

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Fri 9th Mar 20:00

The Red Stripe Band's colourful career has seen their latest CD "Soho Surprise" reach number 10 in the London Jazz Charts. They have played virtually every jazz and blues festival in the UK and picked up best new comer at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010. 

Expect to be entertained with an energetic mix of original songs, boogie woogie, swing and rock n roll classics in an engaging, ever moving and comical show. 

They are delighted to be once again supported by Tormead Girls Wind Band.

Tickets: £15


The Ron Green Big Band 16th March
Friday 16 March, 8pm

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Fri 16th Mar 20:00

The Ron Green Big Band consists of sixteen musicians and a singer and includes members from Cranleigh, Horsham and Godalming.

Come along for an evening of music from the swing era, with a whole host of well known favourites, sure to get those feet tapping!

Music is under the direction of John Sandford, Saxophone Teacher at Cranleigh School.

Tickets: £12

Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers 24th March
Saturday 24 March, 8pm

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Sat 24th Mar 20:00

Following a sell-out tour earlier this year, Geoff Achison brings his full blues-rock experience to Cranleigh Arts! 

He is supported by his UK Souldiggers - internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly, keys man, Paul Jobson and bassman, Andy Hodge. 

Geoff’s exciting blend of raw blues and funky grooves has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and was listed as one of the Top 50 Australian Guitarists in 2012. His latest album, `Another Mile, Another Minute` won 5 Australian Blues Music Awards.

Tickets: £16.50


Classical Music: Trio Opal 17th April
Tuesday 17 April, 7.30 - 9pm

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Tue 17th Apr 19:30

Three outstanding musicians, Yi-Shing Cheng/Piano, Eriko Nagayama/Violin and Joel Siepmann/Cello.

Trio Opal started in 2017. They have performed at Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, St. Mary Perivale, Royal Academy of Music, St. Barnabas Ealing and many venues in the UK. They regularly have lessons with each musicians’s professor, including Gyorgy Pauk, Christopher Richter and Michael Dussek.

After being nominated by the Academy, they are competing for the Patron’s Award in the final round, to be held at Wigmore Hall on 30th January 2018. They were also chosen to represent the Academy in the intercollegiate trio competition in April 2018 in Birmingham.

Programme:
R. Schumann - Piano Trio No.1 in D minor Op.63
Rachmaninoff - Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor
Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor, M.67

Tickets: £12

Classical Music: Mengyang Pan, Piano 16th May
Wednesday 16 May, 7.30 - 9pm

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Wed 16th May 19:30

Mengyang Pan was Born in China wherr she began her piano studies at the age of three, before becoming junior student at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing at the age of nine. She was accepted to study at the Purcell School in the UK when she turned fourteen before completing her musical education at the Royal College of Music.

She has performed in many venues; Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bruckner Haus amongst many others.

Her interpretation on Debussy was described as ‘so fine that time seemed to stand still. Her shading, use of tone colour, and the most brilliantly clear and precise placing of the music in the highest register was a real joy to hear'. As soloist,

She was presented with the Tagore Gold Medal by HRH Prince Charles in 2007 for outstanding representation of the RCM. In 2011, she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet HM Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh for her contribution to the British music and art industry. 

Tickets: £12


Noble Jacks 26th May
Saturday 26 May, 8pm

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Sat 26th May 20:00

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK.

Noble Jacks have been touring relentlessly, stompin’ their way round the British folk scene with sold out headline shows promoting their debut album ‘What the Hammer’ as well as shows at major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Beautiful Days to name a few.


Tickets: £12.50


Judie Tzuke - Peace Has Broken Out Tour 2nd June
Saturday 2 June, 8pm

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Sat 2nd Jun 20:00

After the countrywide, sellout success of the Songs and Stories tour, Judie is back on the road performing more of her special acoustic concerts celebrating the release of her long awaited, new album, 'Peace Has Broken Out'.

This intimate evening of old favourites and songs from the new album, combined with stories from across her life and career.

Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest Singer/Songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn', with many top 10 albums, including the revered classic, 'Welcome to the Cruise' and her exquisite live shows. Judie will be showing once again what an extraordinary artist she is!

"Much of the audience has been in love with her since Stay With Me Till Dawn echoed around their bedrooms the first time they got their hearts broken" The Independent 
"The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an instrument of icy allure" The Times
"An evening that left everyone present with a warm glow." Get Ready To Rock
One of our foremost, lamentably unsung, female singer/songwriters" Piers Ford

Tickets: £22.50

English National Opera Gala Performance Fundraiser 26th June
Tuesday 26 June, 7.30 - 9pm

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Tue 26th Jun 19:30
The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre, registered charity no. 284186, invite you to a fundraising event  in support of live music at Cranleigh Arts.

Four English National Opera soloists Karen Foster (Mezzo), Claire Pendleton (Soprano), Adam Sullivan (Tenor), Paul Sheehan (Baritone) and Simon Haynes (Piano) give a gala performance of well-loved operatic arias. Appearing by kind permission of the ENO

The evening promises to be a exciting and entertaining journey in opera, with great voices.

Programme:
Arias, duets and trios from La Traviata, Faust, Samson at Dalia, Don Giovanni, Barber of Seville, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Magic Flute, Lakme and more.
Interval
Madrigal (The Mikado). Songs and duets from Iolanthe, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and Ruddigore. Songs from West Side Story and On The Town and other duets from musical theatre. A Regular Royal Queen (Quartet from The Gondoliers).

Tickets: £25; £35 with optional donation