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

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Thu 30th Mar 19:15

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: EMMAY 7th April
Friday 7 April, 7.30pm

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Fri 7th Apr 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 EMMAY, from Liphook, Hampshire. They are a sibling trio consisting of Aimée Mackenzie on Electro-acoustic guitars and lead vocals, Freya Mackenzie on Violin, Ukulele and backing vocals and Ross Mackenzie on Cajon.


“Song writing and musicianship, of the highest calibre and harmonising together as only siblings can. Just about the best young English acoustic band I’ve heard” Steve Knightley (Show of Hands)

“Hailing from Liphook is the vocal prowess, lyrical genius and sheer musicality of EMMAY” Haslemere Fringe Festival

http://www.emmayofficial.com

Other acts performing include Caroline Scott, a singer-songwriter from Guildford, her style is melodic acoustic pop music with touches of rock and folk which tell a story. Scott's influences are Sara Bareilles, Shakira, Civil Wars. We also welcome The Gillies a Folk Americana duo : http://thegilliesmusic.com/

Tickets: £8

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

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Wed 19th Apr 19:30

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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Sat 22nd Apr 19:30

"A magnificent and powerful voice" - Suzanne Vega
"Song writing reminiscent of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, amazing voice!" - Nick Mason, Pink Floyd

Hollie Rogers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist with an incredibly powerful voice, whose live performances consistently receive outstanding reviews. In the past, 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 subsequently came together to crowdfund a new record: 'The Body to Ground EP'.

Produced by 4-time Grammy nominated James McMillan (Sia, Whitney Houston, Beverly Knight), the EP will be launched at this one-off headline show, which will feature Hollie's full band, including cello, electric guitar, drums and piano, alongside local legend Thomas Holder on double bass. With her songwriting and vocal style often compared to Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading and Janis Joplin, big things are predicted for Hollie in the near future - so don't miss the chance to watch her with her band in this intimate, cabaret-style seated setting.

www.hollierogers.com

Tickets:£14

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!

Tickets: £11

U2 Tribe 6th May
Saturday 6th May, 8.30pm

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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
Concert 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 captivate, 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) invite you to a fundraising event. 

We welcome singers Claire Pendleton (soprano), Karen Foster (mezzo), Pablo Strong (tenor), Paul Sheehan (baritone) and Simon Haynes as an accompanist on the piano. They hope to include favourites like the Pearl Fishers duet, the Habanera (Carmen), Three little Maids (The Mikado) and When the Foeman bares his steel) Pirates of Penzance - the big number with the policemen!).

All performers appear by kind permission of The English National Opera.

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

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