Robert Friedman Presents 2015
From the director of "Shylock":
Wilde Without the Boy
"Gerard Logan's one man show is a masterful interpretation of De Profundis ... He seeks the emotion behind the barrier: to make feelings real before they've transmuted into the impersonality of art ... He inhabits the stage with a Titanic presence ... An enigma blazing all over the stage."
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Wilde Without the Boy is a dramatisation of De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, written from his prison cell in Reading gaol after Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency. Performed by Olivier Award nominated actor Gerard Logan.
"..their jazzy sensibility and improvisational magic creates some of the most beautiful music we've heard this year." Max Reinhardt, BBC
Monoswezi is a collective of musicians originally from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe. With a common passion for traditional African music in general, and music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique in particular, Monoswezi seeks a musical expression, where respect for tradition is combined with different references and experiences from jazz and modern Western music. In addition to traditional music, Monoswezi performs music composed by the band members, with a strong improvisational approach.
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Internationally recognised as one of Russia’s most prestigious and versatile orchestras, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930. Until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the orchestra was the official orchestra of the Soviet Radio Network.The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra has given premieres of the new works of such prominent composers as Shostakovich, Khachaturian, Miaskovsky, Prokofiev, Gliere, Sviridov, Boris Tchaikovsky and Gubaidulina. The orchestra also premiered works of the best composers from the former Soviet Union such as Taktakishvili, Toradze, Oganesyan, Melikov, Barkauskas, Tormis and many more.
"Clarice Assad is quite simply a phenomenon who has streaked across the world’s musical landscape like one of those comets that appears just once in a lifetime" LATIN JAZZ NETWORK
Pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer, this Grammy award nominee is a talented powerhouse! Performing both original compositions and her own arrangements of popular Brazilian songs and jazz standards, she is adored by both critics and audiences.
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'The vibe's hip and energetic. The music's totally infectious. They call it non-traditional traditional tango.' -The Guardian
Taking inspiration from the tango orchestras of the Golden Age and infusing it with attitude. Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro is a revolutionary force on the Argentinian tango scene. The formation is indeed typical four bandoneons, three violins, viola, violoncello, double-bass, piano and a singer but the sound they make is aggressively modern, taking inspiration from the great tango orchestras of the past and infusing it with a rock attitude.
Originally shunned by the mainstream tango venues for their outspoken radical views, they took to the streets, which is where the film director Nicolas Entel saw them. In 2005, the film, Orquesta Tipica (Tango or Death), went on to win multiple awards at festivals around the world. Ever since, the Orquesta has been winning audiences around the world and, when at home in Buenos Aires, perform every Wednesday at their own venue, Club Atletico Fernandez Fierro.
Check out a clip from The Roskilde Festival Below:
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Robert Friedman Presents 2015