Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to De Montfort Hall for one night only in what promises to be the most intimate concert in The Tribute Tour.
2017 marks the 20th year since the death of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Regarded as the greatest singer in the genre of Qawali, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan brought the modest form of devotional singing to international attention. He collaborated with and influenced countless musicians. His nephew, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is proof that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
There is the same clear, ringing voice, with that slight bit of gravel rasping at its edge, just like Nusrat. Rahat shines at classic Qawali, the Sufi devotional music made famous by his uncle, even though he has brought the house down in India's thriving, immensely popular Bollywood industry, lending his voice to dozens of projects.
His Leicester appearance is one you shouldn't let pass by as the protégée pays tribute to his mentor.
With their glorious new album Jump On Board coming out in April, Texas announce 21 UK dates this autumn.
Written and produced by Texas stalwarts Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri, Jump on Board is the first new Texas studio album since The Conversation in 2013 and is nothing short of a pop classic.
The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?
Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”?
Best known as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Jon has been massively in demand for television and radio appearances including; Have I Got News For You(BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Comedy Gala Live At The 02 (Channel 4) and most recently Taskmaster (Dave).
"Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing and under no circumstances should you miss." **** The Mirror
"One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups." **** The Times
"Sublimely brilliant, stunning...." Time Out
"For 10 years he has been among the funniest men in Britain." The Mirror
Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland.
What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from?
In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.
DVORAK Violin Concerto in A minor
SMETANA Má Vlast (complete)
Violinist Hilary Hahn has been called "America’s best classical musician", and tonight she brings all her world-class
artistry to a very Czech masterpiece: the lovely Violin Concerto by Antonin Dvorak. The title of Smetana’s Má Vlast meanwhile, simply means "My Country". But this isn’t just a series of colourful postcards from Bohemia. It’s an adventure, too — a tale of battles, warrior-maidens, and a nation awakening to freedom.
Jakub Hrusa is one of the Philharmonia's two newly announced Principal Conductors. Find out more here http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/news/article/31/the_philharmonia_announces_two_principal_guest_conductors_jakub_hrusa_and_santtu-matias_rouvali
6pm, pre-concert talk, FREE entry.
Jakub Hrusa in conversation with John Florance.
BRAHMS & TCHAIKOVSKY
Start your Christmas celebration in style with singing sensation Katherine Jenkins, as she performs a magnificent concert of seasonal music and songs.
Mark Vincent special guest
Anthony Inglis conductor
London Concert Orchestra