February 2019 Preview

Posted on: 16 January 2019

Birmingham Schools & National Guitar Ensemble Fellowship

As we approach the end of January, the 2019 musical calendar is already looking packed with a diverse range of events across the country. We’ve rounded up a select few for you to add to your diary in February.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Festival 2019

When: 2nd-3rd February

Where: Various venues at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

What: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire will bring together the very best of the guitar world during this two-day event. There’ll be recitals and masterclasses from David Russell and Miloš Karadaglic, performances from Vida Guitar Quartet and flamenco guitarist Daniel Martinez and his troupe, as well as fascinating talks from music specialists.

Get tickets here.

Friday Lunch

When: Fridays in February (and throughout the year) at 1pm

Where: The Central Bar, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

What: This free event showcases artists from an exciting range of musical genres – everything from classical and jazz to folk and world. 

Find out what's on.

Southbank Centre, London

Bassoon Masterclass with Jonathan Davies

When: 4th February, 10am-1pm

Where: Angela Burgess Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London 

What: A free bassoon masterclass with Jonathan Davies, Academy professor and Principal Bassoon of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

No tickets required.

Jonathan Davies

Winchester Rum & Reggae Festival

When: 23rd February, 7pm-11pm

Where: Guildhall Winchester

What: Take a rum journey around the world at this eclectic festival, while enjoying live reggae bands, MCs, DJs, steel drummers and carnival style dancing. 

Get tickets here.


Rum & Reggae Festival poster

The Magic Flute

When: 1st, 15th, 20th & 22nd February

Where: Leeds Grand Theatre

What: One of Mozart’s best-loved but most complex operas, this new production of The Magic Flute is directed by James Brining and designed by Colin Richmond, following their collaboration for the West Yorkshire Playhouse/Opera North co-production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods in 2016. The cast for The Magic Flute includes young Chinese-Australian tenor Kang Wang as Tamino, and South African soprano Noluvuyiso Mpofu as Pamina, making their UK debuts, alongside Samantha Hay as the Queen of the Night, John Savournin as Sarastro and Gavan Ring as Papageno.

Get tickets here.

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