Further to the sell-out show “An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes – The World’s Greatest Living Explorer”, at The Jersey Opera House last month, The Sporting & Dining Club is pleased to announce our next presentation, which will take place at The Jersey Opera House on 16 May 2013.
“An Evening with Julian Lloyd Webber – Travels with my Cello”, presents a rare and unique opportunity to spend an intimate evening at the Jersey Opera House with one of the world’s most renowned musicians!
Julian will perform favourite classics, accompanied by Pam Chowhan on piano, including Bach, Faure, Saint Saens and Debussy as well as by his father William and brother Andrew. Julian will also reminisce on his many collaborations with musicians as diverse as Yehudi Menuhin, Joaquin Rodrigo, jazz greats Cleo Laine and Stephane Grappelli as well as Elton John and, of course, his brother Andrew. A must for all music lovers!
Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian Lloyd Webber has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner and Georg Solti to Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine.
Julian has made many outstanding recordings including his Brit-Award winning Elgar Concerto conducted by Yehudi Menuhin (chosen as the finest ever version by BBC Music Magazine) the Dvorák Concerto with Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the London Symphony under Maxim Shostakovich, and a coupling of Britten’s Cello Symphony and Walton’s Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which was described by Gramophone magazine as “beyond any rival”.
Julian has given more than fifty works their premiere recordings and has inspired new compositions for cello from composers as diverse as Malcolm Arnold and Joaquin Rodrigo to James MacMillan and Philip Glass.
Julian’s most recent recording, Phantasia, is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and features violinist, Sarah Chang. This is available on EMI and is the first of several planned recordings that Julian will be making for EMI Classics. His EMI disc, Unexpected Songs, was released during 2006. Julian Lloyd Webber recently celebrated his 60th birthday in 2011 with music, visuals and talk, in “Travels With My Cello”.
Julian is a passionate supporter of Leyton Orient Football Club and was the first official busker on London’s Underground.
Tickets, from £20 per person, are on sale and available to book by calling call 01534 – 511 115 or online http://www.jerseyoperahouse.co.uk/show/an-evening-with-julian-lloyd-webber-travels-with-my-cello/