Turner Sims launches jazz autumn 19 series

Turner Sims launches jazz autumn 19 series: Journeys through your imagination

Journeys are an integral part of our lives, whether physical, mental, or emotional, literal or imagined, planned or enforced. In our jazz series with international and UK artists, you will find many meeting points of musical journeys – be it shared history, style crossovers or family ties. Now officially open for booking - we welcome everyone to explore #InspiringMusic. Discover our 3 jazz stories from across his season:

Jazz Greats from the US
Composer and pianist Carla Bley’s journey has taken her from working in New York’s legendary Birdland jazz club in the 1950’s to being named a Jazz Master by America’s National Endowment of the Arts in 2015. Her visit with long-time trio partners Steve Swallowand Andy Sheppard is one highlight of our jazz series which also includes US saxophonist of the moment Chris Potter with his CircuitsTrio featuring James Francies and Eric Harland.

Collide - Merge - Create
Groundbreaking contemporary jazz composers & pianists, Nikki Yeoh and Zoe Rahman will have you at the edge of your seat as they share their talents across two grand pianos. Featuring the extraordinary sisters Ingrid & Christine Jensen, the newly-assembled 18-piece Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra unites a galaxy of Canadian, US and European musicians. Blurring the lines between classical and jazz, discovering the possibilities of eight saxophones in full battle, the Apollo and Artvark saxophone quartets create a new sound world together as a cohesive whole.

Global Connection
Internationally acclaimed singer Natacha Atlas performs music from her new Whirlwind release Strange Days, a pioneering marriage of jazz and the mystique of Arabic vocals. She is joined by Randolph Matthews who is known for mixing original music with surprising reworks of classic repertoire. For those wishing to explore more connections between East and West, the Debashish Bhattacharya Trio’s fusion of Indian ragas and bluesy Western music might be the way to go.
To book, call the Box Office on 023 8059 5151 or visit www.turnersims.co.uk (no online booking fee).

Programme overview and genre-specific notes on next pages. 
 Discover our season playlists on Spotify! Classical | Jazz | Folk & Global

TURNER SIMS AUTUMN 2019 SEASON … explore #InspiringMusic 

Tue 24 Doric String Quartet #classical
Sat 28 Alina Bzhezhinska’s HipHarp Collective #jazz #harp
Sun 29 Side by Side with SÓN #turnersimspresents #classical #family
Tue 1 Isata Kanneh-Mason #classical #piano
Fri 4 Mark Lockheart’s Days on Earth #jazz
Sun 6 Borodin Quartet with Barry Douglas #turnersimspresents #classical #piano
Tue 8 Carla Bley Trio #jazz #piano
Fri 11 JigDoll Ensemble #folk #voice
Tue 15 Angela Hewitt #classical #piano
Thu 17 Debashish Bhattacharya Trio #global #jazz #voice
Sat 19 Aziza Brahim #global #voice
Tue 22 Lawrence Power #turnersimspresents #classical
Fri 25 Mathias Eick Quintet #turnersimspresents #jazz
Sat 26 Eden Stell Guitar Duo #turnersimspresents #classical
Fri 1 Apollo and Artvark | Two Saxophone Quartets Collide and Merge #classical #jazz
Sat 2 Natacha Atlas with special guest Randolph Matthews #jazz #global #voice
Tue 5 London Sinfonietta | Turning Points - the Emergence of Minimalism #classical
Fri 8 Southampton Film Week: Salomé #film #global
Tue 12 Hot Club of Cowtown #jazz
Fri 15 Ingrid and Christine Jensen with the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra #jazz
Sun 17 Southampton Film Week: Teatime with Stan and Ollie #film #piano
Tue 19 Stephen Hough #classical #piano
Thu 21 Moya Brennan | The Voice of Clannad #folk #voice #harp
Fri 22 Chris Potter Circuits Trio feat. James Francies and Eric Harland #turnersimspresents #jazz
Tue 26 Quatuor Bozzini #turnersimspresents #classical
Thu 28 Reza Pakravan | Africa’s Forgotten Frontiers: Sahel #lecture #global
Fri 29 USV with Mônica Vasconcelos #turnersimspresents #global #voice
Thu 5 London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble #turnersimspresents #classical
Fri 6 Nikki Yeoh and Zoe Rahman Duo #jazz #piano
Sat 14 Joe Stilgoe | Christmas at the Movies #jazz #voice
Sun 15 Jingle Bell Jazz #jazz #family
Tue 17 Fretwork with Elin Manahan Thomas | An Elizabethan Christmas #classical #folk #voice
Thu 19 The Mellstock Band | Christmas Frolics #folk
Thu 9 Beethoven, Wordsworth & the French Revolution #turnersimspresents #classical #piano
Thu 16 Joanna MacGregor #classical #piano
Sat 18 Kairos 4tet featuring Emilia Mårtensson #jazz #voice
Sat 25 Candlemas: Gregorian Chant Re-invented #turnersimspresents #voice #piano
Thu 30 Catrin Finch and Cimarrón #global #harp
Fri 31 Ute Lemper | Rendezvous with Marlene #jazz #voice

 TURNER SIMS AUTUMN 2019 SEASON … explore #InspiringMusic

A few words about some of our prominent programming strands:

Our Classical series includes chamber music, orchestra concerts and intimate solo recitals. SÓN, our orchestra in association, hosts a participatory concert in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust, and our associate artist Lawrence Power returns for a duo programme with Simon Crawford-Phillips. String quartet fans can look forward to Quatuor Bozzini, Doric String Quartet and Borodin Quartet with Barry Douglas. Our Piano Series sees recitals fromIsata Kanneh-Mason, Angela HewittStephen Hough, and Joanna MacGregor, while “Beethoven, Wordsworth and the French Revolution” features the Jupiter Ensemble with David Owen Norris performing on an 1826 Broadwood pianoforte. Eden Stell Duo play Spanish, baroque and classical pieces for guitars, whereas the London Sinfonietta present minimalist works by Glass and Reich. Finally, the London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble returns for a second concert in their 70th anniversary year and Fretwork and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas ring in the festive period with “An Elizabethan Christmas”.

Folk music friends can look forward to Hannah James, who has been an unmatched force of innovation in British folk for nearly two decades, appearing with her JigDoll Ensemble. Performing in period costumes, the Mellstock Band celebrate “Christmas Frolics” on a mix of early and modern instruments.
You won’t have to travel far to listen to music from Africa, Asia or South America this autumn as our Global series sees stunning Sahrawi vocalistAziza Brahim, Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya and Egyptian-British vocalist Natacha Atlas perform here in Southampton. Welsh harpistCatrin Finch embarks on tour once again with the Columbian group Cimarrón, and a joint concert of the University of Southampton Voices with Brazilian singer Mônica Vasconcelos unites local and international talent. Reza Pakravan’s RGS lecture about the Sahelian belt complements this series.

Equally, our Jazz series will take you on an excursion around the extensive musical territory that is jazz. Alina Bzhezhinska’s HipHarp Collective puts a lesser known inhabitant of this territory into the spotlight, whilst Apollo and Artvark unite for a double-saxophone-quartet concert. Looking farther geographically, expect to encounter Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick, Canadians Christine and Ingrid Jensen with the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra, Texas-based Hot Club of Cowtown, the Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies & Eric Harland, or the Carla Bley Trio, a landmark group in jazz history. UK jazz favourites Kairos 4tet make a long-awaited return together with vocalist Emilia Mårtensson, and Mark Lockheart presents his ‘Days on Earth’ project with a star studded ensemble. Adding even more captivating voices to this season, Natacha Atlas interweaves jazz and Arabic vocals together with special guest Randolph MatthewsJoe Stilgoe brings musical moments of movie history to life for Christmas, and Ute Lemper shares her story of a personal encounter with Marlene Dietrich.

Also: film, family events, free lunchtime concerts and more.