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Classic Rhythm

 

Saturday, 25th January 2014

7.45 pm

Cosy Hall

 

 

PROGRAMME

Handel* 

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba  

Rossini*

The William Tell Overture 

Beethoven*

Adagio from the ‘Pathétique’ Sonata

A. Sutcliffe

 Folksong: ‘The Emerald Isle’ 

Grieg*

Peer Gynt Suite 

(1. Morning 2. Anitra’s Dance 3. In the Hall of the Mountain King)

A. Sutcliffe 

Jazz Suite 

Sue Casson+

Camden Lock

V. Monti+

Czardas 

Bernstein*

West Side Story 

    * arr. by A. Sutcliffe

    + arr. by C. Brannick 
 
 
CLASSIC RHYTHM is a unique and highly popular trio for flute, piano and percussion which
has met with astonishing success, playing to sell-out audiences at almost 300 festivals,
music clubs and venues throughout the U.K. as well as abroad. Skilful arrangements of
classical favourites, set alongside original and jazz-inspired works, are complemented by
the warm informality of the group on stage.
Audiences are always fascinated by the vast array of instruments, some familiar, some not! From marimba to tam-tam, from piccolo to cabasa, they are all brilliantly woven into a
sparkling evening’s entertainment.
Recent engagements have included the Purcell Room and St. David’s Hall, with the group
also broadcasting its unique concert repertoire live on Classic FM.
The three players all studied at the R.A.M. and were prizewinners in their various fields. Between them they have performed at all the major concert venues in the UK, as well as travelling further afield to Africa, the Far East, the U.S.A., Australasia and all parts of
Europe.
The Players
Helen studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she gained the Recital
Diploma (the Academy’s highest award for performance), together with many prizes for solo playing, ensemble work and baroque performance. She has played in most of the country’s
top venues as well as abroad, and has performed in West End shows and featured on
Classic FM and on BBC Radio, as well as performing throughout the British Isles. She also specializes in teaching flute and recorder to blind and visually impaired students.
Adrian’s work has ranged from recitals in Eastern Europe and New Zealand to frequent performances at the Royal Opera House, London. A versatile performer, he has played in
West End Shows such as ‘The Lion King’, whilst his compositions and arrangements have
been featured on Classic FM, BBC television and at Sadler’s Wells. He has worked with many leading dancers such as Wayne Sleep and Tamara Rojo, and as an examiner for ABRSM he
has toured China, Turkey, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cyprus, U.S.A., India, Bermuda and the
Far East.
Chris is an adventurous performer with a taste for the eclectic. He is a founder member
of leading contemporary percussion group ensemble bash, performs in cabaret with his
show ‘The Brannick Academy’, and he also acts, composes and arranges. He has played
with many leading UK orchestras and toured for several years as Principal Percussionist
with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. He holds both maths and music degrees, is a professor
of percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.