SOUTHSIDE HOUSE

"Southside House is not a work of art but something more precious - a house created and adorned by those who inhabit it."  Simon Jenkins (England's 1000 Best Houses).

WHAT'S ON AT SOUTHSIDE HOUSE

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

 

THE TOBY BOALCH QUARTET featuring BRIGITTE BERAHA

 

Saturday 5th October - 7.00pm

Tickets: £20.00

Brigitte Behara - vocals

Toby Bualch - keyboard

Nick Jurd - bass

Euan Palmer - drums

 

About the quartet:

“one of the best examples yet of the marvellous jazz being produced in this city” Jazz Breakfast

 

“The Birmingham-based pianist has produced some classy settings of poetry”

London Jazz News

 

About Brigitte Behara:

 

"......a daydreaming quality that is both engaging and never distracting." John Fordham, The Guardian

 

"One of the most adventurous young vocalists around, a musical explorer.." Ian Mann, The Jazzmann

 

"Sincerity and a lack of tricksiness reminiscent of Dawn Upshaw" Phil Johnson, The Independent

 

 

Birmingham-based pianist Toby Boalch presents his settings of classic poetry to the song form. He has drawn from a broad range of works, including William Blake to the poetry of Asian mystic traditions, in order to explore the variety and depth of human experience. The song-setting is inspired by vocal artists such as Becca Stevens, Joni Mitchell and Pentangle, while the music still reflects Toby’s earlier compositional influences; John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler and Wayne Shorter.

 

JIGSAW PLAYERS & LEV PARIKIAN

 

'AND THE BIRD CALLED'

 

Saturday 12th October 2019, 7.30-9pm

 

Tickets: £22.50 available from the Wimbledon BookFest Box Office

Where better to celebrate our feathered friends than the delightful Southside House where real birdsong from the magical garden can mingle with words and music inspired by it?

 

Musician and author of Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? Lev Parikian joins forces with the Wimbledon-based chamber ensemble the Jigsaw Players, well- known to BookFest audiences, for an evening of good-humoured readings and uplifting music on avian themes.

 

Lev Parikian is the Artistic Director of The Rehearsal Orchestra, the City of Oxford Orchestra and several London amateur orchestras.

 

IAN SHAW

 

Saturday 19th October 7.30pm

Tickets: £20.00

Shaw’s recordings and live performances as a jazz singer have been recognised by two BBC jazz awards (2004 and 2007), a Parliamentary award (2018) and numerous award nominations including Downbeat Magazine (2017) and Jazz FM (2013 and 2019).

 

Ian presents The Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show weekly for Jazz FM in the UK. This show is syndicated worldwide and is also to be heard on British Airways long haul.

 

 

"Classy jazz singer in his element

 

Jazz singers magnify the character tics of everyday life – tell-tale inflections that reveal a backstory, offbeat emphases, the catch in a voice of a hidden regret, all the mannerisms that bring favourite singers as close as partners or friends. Idiosyncratic Americans Betty Carter and Mark Murphy felt like that, and so does the British singer Ian Shaw."

 

The Guardian

John Fordham

★★★★

 

“Shaw and his trio leave most of their peers at the starting gate.”

★★★★ review in The Telegraph

 

“Shaw's ability to … cut to the emotional heart of a song … remains astonishing.”

★★★★ review in Jazzwise

 

ELISABETH ZEUTHEN SCHNEIDER & WILLIAM HOWARD

 

VIOLA & PIANO RECITAL

 

Sunday 24th November - 3.30pm: Tickets £20.00

Programme

 

Beethoven opus 30 nr 3

Smetana: “From my Homeland”

Bartok: Six Romanian Dances

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Johan Svendsen: Romance (Swedish/Danish)

Edvard Grieg: Sonata nr 3 in c-minor

ELISABETH ZEUTHEN SCHNEIDER is one of the founders of the Thy Chamber Music Festival, running for 20 years now and recognised along with the Verbier Festival and others as one of the most innovative and popular, attracting young musicians of the highest calibre from all over the world.

 

 

"Schneider has a huge range of colors in her sound, and she constantly varies the speed and amplitude of her vibrato"

 

Elaine Fine, American Record Guide

 

 

"One of the most intuitive, inspirational, and passionate violinist to have come out of Scandinavia in the last 30 years"

 

-Hellensmusic

WILLIAM HOWARD is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries.

 

 In 1983 he founded the Schubert Ensemble, with which he performed for the full 35 years of the Ensemble’s existence . Winner of the 1998 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble, the Schubert Ensemble earned a worldwide reputation as one of the finest piano and string ensembles, as well as setting up several ground-breaking educational projects and commissioning 50 concert works.

 

"A thoughtful, poetic player" Sunday Times

SOUTHSIDE HOUSE, 3-4 WOODHAYES ROAD, LONDON SW19 4RJ     TEL: 020 89467643

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

 

THE TOBY BOALCH QUARTET featuring BRIGITTE BERAHA

 

Saturday 5th October - 7.00pm

Tickets: £20.00

 

 

JIGSAW PLAYERS & LEV PARIKIAN

 

'AND THE BIRD CALLED'

 

Saturday 12th October 2019, 7.30-9pm

 

Tickets: £22.50available from the Wimbledon BookFest Box Office

IAN SHAW

 

Saturday 19th October 7.30pm

Tickets: £20.00

 

ELISABETH ZEUTHEN SCHNEIDER & WILLIAM HOWARD

 

VIOLA & PIANO RECITAL

 

Sunday 24th November - 3.30pm: Tickets £20.00

SOUTHSIDE HOUSE

WHAT'S ON AT SOUTHSIDE HOUSE

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

 

THE TOBY BOALCH QUARTET featuring BRIGITTE BERAHA

 

Saturday 5th October - 7.00pm

Tickets: £20.00

 

 

JIGSAW PLAYERS & LEV PARIKIAN

 

'AND THE BIRD CALLED'

 

Saturday 12th October 2019, 7.30-9pm

 

Tickets: £22.50 available from the Wimbledon BookFest Box Office

IAN SHAW

 

Saturday 19th October 7.30pm

Tickets: £20.00

 

ELISABETH ZEUTHEN SCHNEIDER & WILLIAM HOWARD

 

VIOLA & PIANO RECITAL

 

Sunday 24th November - 3.30pm Tickets £20.00

SOUTHSIDE HOUSE