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Shortt and Smart in Concert

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Two of the UK’s most innovative and creative cellists join forces to present an evening of comedy, improvisation and music from around the world. They are joined by Karen Street, composer and one of the UK’s most respected accordionists/saxophonists. Shirley and Karen present a programme which takes the listener on an improvised journey weaving together classical music, jazz and world music from North Africa, Middle East, Balkans, and South America as well as original compositions by both artists. Shirley spent many years living in the Middle East, where she performed and studied the music of the region as well as jazz improvisation. Since returning to the UK, she has quickly become known as one of the most creative cellists on the music scene and has performed at many leading UK festivals. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Karen Street has played with a host of other well-known performers, including Bryan Ferry, Ute Lemper, Grace Jones, Martha Wainwright, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli. She has also played with institutions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, The Nash Ensemble, the RPO, Opera North, the English Touring Opera, LSO, BBC Philharmonic, Ice Breaker, the Matrix Ensemble with Willard White, Royal Opera House, the RTE Orchestra, Opera North and Ballet Rambert. Karen was a member of the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour band for three seasons and she is also called upon for many radio and film sessions. Kate Shortt, former musician-comedienne of the year, is a classical/jazz cellist/pianist and singer-songwriter who combines all with her off-beat comedy show ‘Shortt ‘n Sweett’. With her abstract humour, impressions and self-penned comedy songs, she has entertained in cabaret and comedy venues throughout England Festivals include; Mardis Gras for Classic fm radio/Edinburgh/Brighton/Covent Garden/Crouch end and more recently Austria.

Start date:
26 May 2018
End date:
26 May 2018
Ewerby Reading Room,
NG34 9PJ
Event type:
To Be
£9.00 Standard TBC check 5 TBC check 5 TBC check 5 TBC check 5 TBC check 5

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Ewerby Reading Room Management Cttee
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01529 461926

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