Fri20Oct20177:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
Violinist Tim Kilphuis is a legend in the gypsy world. His Trio with Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (bass) perform a ground-breaking and profoundly musical blend of gypsy jazz, classical and folk music.
Combining a masterful command of the violin with genre-mashing interpretations of gypsy jazz, folk and classical music, widely regarded as Stephane Grappelli's heir, Tim Kilphuis has been lauded for his musical genius by Nigel Kennedy.
You can preview Tim here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REhh3-PAJrU
Fri27Oct20177:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
Please Note: this is an additional concert to the Season's programme - ticket prices are £10 for members and £15 for non-members. Please book early!
Held in the highest esteem by the best in the world, “One of the most important voices in the tenor players of today” (Jack de Johnette), the saxophonist has a new Quartet and celebrates turning 50 with a homage to John Coltrane, 50 years after the revolutionary's death. Smith’s astonishing technique, power, passion and purpose make him the perfect player of Coltrane’s music, and his band is full of equally passionate musicians: Pete Johnstone (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Sebastian de Krom (drums) They will play Coltrane classics and new music by Smith inspired by the great man. This will be a stunning experience.
"Smith’s magisterial tenor sax heralding a set that never let up in terms of musicianship and sheer energy, Smith’s full-throated horn and Johnstone’s athletic keyboard prompting yells from a delighted audience."
You can preview Tommy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCam13GR1rE
Fri17Nov20177:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
A varied programme of music transcribed or brass ranging from Byrd to Bernstein and John Williams and much in between.
Thistle Brass is one of the UK's most exciting and innovative young chamber ensembles, whether performing new commissions or loosening its ties in a selection of its distinctive lighter repertoire. Thistle Brass has something for everyone.
You can preview Thistle Brass here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIMQBUZzmIk
Fri26Jan20187:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
A welcome back to Music in West Kilbride by this world renowned pianist, with a programme of Beethoven sonatas, interspersed with Brahms Intermezzi.
"What a world of sound and colour this pianist conjured up. Rarely do you witness such textural detail, so delightedly balanced ... a masterclass in the true beauty of pianism, delivered with instinctive musicality."
You can preview Steven here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_oamO7Uy7E
Fri16Feb20187:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
Simon Thacker (guitar) and Justyna Jablonska (cello). Two of our finest contemporary performers combine the emotional and rhythmic power of some of the world's richest musical traditions, from India and the Balkans to Andalusia and Scotland.
"Their interaction flawless, as if Jablonska's cello becomes an extension of Thacker's guitar. This is the music of a guitarist not satisfied with the status quo, but also seeking to expand the musical possibilities of the guitar." (Classical Music Sentinel, Canada)
You can preview Karmana here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N36Q0TCJM-E
Fri16Mar20187:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
A programme of glorious music by Bach, Sammartini and Telemann and their great contemporaries.
"... David Smith on harpsichord and cellist Clair Babington whose performance combined energetic muscular bowing and leaping fingerboard work with admirable freedom and facility; an inspiring performance." (Aberdeen P+J)
You can preview AB24 here: http://www.ab24aberdeenbaroque.com/sound.html
Fri20Apr20187:30 pmWest Kilbride Village Hall
Arta Arnicane (piano) and Florian Arnicans (cello). Arta returns to Music in West Kilbride with husband Florian to play music by Mendelssohn, Suk, Dvorak, Ravel, de Falla, Brahms - and more.
"Arta's totally secure, innate authority is matched by her deeply considered and often profound approach during her performances; she totally lacks any form of affectation and has an innate but rarely found sense of structure. Needless to say, these qualities are matched by a formidable technique." (John Lill)
You can preview Duo Articans here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS2jBlEpBKM&list=PLmp7RZRn0zTqBVfMiG7S7R6PI2gqITplr&index=3