a history of classical music

15th December 2016

Sheep Shanks to Stevie Wonder


told and performed by Jonathan James

Jonathan James tells the story of classical music from ancient sheep-bone flutes to contemporary electronica using piano performance, audio clips and story telling. He traces the echoes of influence which link medieval monks to modern visionaries in order to understand the development of classical music. James is a freelance music educator, writer and conductor, who works with BBC orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

‘He is informed, animated, illuminating, charming and never patronising. He has the ability to inspire the casual listener as well as to engage and surprise those who think they know the music well.’ Costa Pilavachi, Universal Music Group International

‘Erudite and entertaining’ William Goodchild, composer and conductor

tickets £10

clubroom bar from 6.30pm

talk starts 7pm; please arrive early to allow time for parking

to book call 01749 814 070