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NEWS: Rosanne Cash and Elaine Paige lead Snape Proms line-up

Snape Proms had their highest selling season for nearly a decade in 2015, and today [April 14 2016] Aldeburgh Music announced the line-up for the Snape Proms 2016 season at the world famous concert hall in Suffolk, running from29 July – 28 August 2016. A range of musical genres are represented in the Proms with highlights includingAmerican singer-songwriter,Rosanne Cash, the ...

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BBC Big Band – The Sound of Cinema – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Conductor: Barry Forgie Reviewer: James Garrington There is nothing quite like the sound of a Big Band to inspire nostalgic thoughts of the 1930s and 1940s, and there is no doubt that the BBC Big Band ranks among the best. Here they present an evening inspired by some of the great movie sound-tracks spanning the 1930s right up to contemporary ...

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The BBC Big Band presents A Swinging Christmas – Town Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Jiggs Whigham Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The BBC Big Band is one of the BBC’s highly regarded stable of orchestras and bands, playing light jazz and swing music, although in recent years it has been managed outside the BBC and formed of freelance players. It has been one of the Town Hall’s Associate Ensembles since 2007. During the interval, it ...

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BBC Big Band Divas with Claire Martin – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Reviewer: Matt Stimpson [rating:4] The beautiful surroundings of Harrogate Royal Hall are playing host to the BBC big band tonight, with guest vocalist Claire Martin taking us on a journey to visit the songs of the divas from bands gone by. The BBC big band is one of the world’s premiere big bands, and tonight they are directed by their ...

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