SATURDAY 29 APRIL 9.45PM
ROYAL CONCERT HALL
TICKETS £4.00 (FREE TO ATTENDERS OF THE HALLE ORCHESTRA CONCERT ON 29 APRIL)
This After Hours concert at the Royal Concert Hall offers the rare chance to hear virtuoso classical clarinettist, Julian Bliss, perform the music of Benny Goodman with his stellar septet. Growing up listening to performances of Benny Goodman, in 2010 Julian formed a group with the sole purposes of performing his music. The album A Tribute to Benny Goodman was released in June 2012 to critical acclaim. On their recent sell-out US tour, Jazz Times said that 'Bliss is capable of swinging mightily and adapting his formidable technique to the task at hand.' He leads his band through some of the great tunes of the swing era, staying true to their spirit but with a modern twist.
This concert follows a Halle Orchestra concert the same evening (in which Julian plays Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2) and will start 20 minutes after the main performance, around 9.45pm. The performance lasts 40 minutes and tickets are just £4, unless you're also attending the Halle concert, in which case they're free!