The return of Fantastic Summer Music at Kettering Arts Centre

This June we are delighted to be hosting some magical musical Summer nights…

On 22nd June at 7.30pm GreenMatthews present “A Brief History of Music”

BHM-website-pic-1Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style. Using a beguiling blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, Chris and Sophie breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.

Tickets are £11 (£10 concessions) from our usual vendors. Informative, fun, entertaining and unique – for all ages!

Then on 30th June, in a last minute but really exciting addition to the programme, we are delighted to be welcoming back the wonderful Budapest Café Orchestra after they blew us away (twice!) a few years ago with some very special performances.

BCOThe Budapest Café Orchestra play powerful and driving folk-based music from Eastern Europe inspired by the music of European gypsies.   The richness and dynamism of Balkan music is on display here in all its untamable glory in a wide-ranging programme of impassioned Hungarian Czardas, tender Russian folk melodies, rollicking dances from Romania and Moldavia, bitter sweet Jewish laments, one or two electrifying compositions of the group’s own making plus a few surprises along the way…  The music evokes vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube!

Comprising four fabulous players of violins, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika the BCO boasts some of the country’s most revered international stars.

It will be a great night of top quality music, don’t miss out.

Show starts at 8pm, tickets £15 (£14 concessions) available here and in Waterstones by 30th June

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