"The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. "
Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts
- The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will perform live to picture Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert
- Stereophonics frontman and creative force Kelly Jonesperforms his Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day tour
- Nearly Dan perform all the Steely Dan favourites in an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old
SJM Concerts Present
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone In Concert
Monday 9 September, 7.30pm
The film in full, accompanied by Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
In theatres across the UK, audiences will experience The Czech National Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ music to the entire first film of one of the most beloved film series in history.
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will perform live to picture Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film while hearing the Czech National Symphony Orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live.
Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, “The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we bring fans for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. This is truly an unforgettable event.”
Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World.”
An Evening With Richard Jobson of The Skids + special guests: Bruce and Jamie Watson of Big Country 'Songs & Stories'
Tuesday 10 September, 8pm
From school punk to modern day film producer, Richard Jobson has lived a full and colourful life. A harrowing incident as a child that left him suffering with epilepsy, but he was a mere 15-year-old when he launched the punk rock band The Skids in 1977 with his song writing partner Stuart Adamson.
With hit singles including the immortal Into The Valley, and after four albums, The Skids folded and Jobson formed The Armoury Show, whilst Adamson moved on to form his new band Big Country.
In the 1980s Jobson became a familiar face on television as a presenter on 01 For London and as a film reviewer for Sky Television. In June 2013, he was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Arts, from Edinburgh Napier University.
With a life that has gone full circle, in 2017 he reactivated The Skids. A successful UK tour prompted demand for more shows in 2018, as well as the band’s first new album for more than three decades, making this the perfect time to write his memoirs, Into The Valley.
Joining Richard will be Bruce and Jamie Watson of Big Country, who will perform their own set before joining Richard for acoustic renditions of his back catalogue.
Fans of The Skids and Big Country will love this!
Kelly Jones - Don't Let The Devil Take Another Day Tour Plus The Wind + The Wave
Wednesday 11 September, 7pm
SOLD OUT RETURNS ONLY
Following a hugely acclaimed sold-out run of solo shows earlier this month; Stereophonics frontman and creative force – Kelly Jones - has announced further dates to his Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day tour in September 2019
Heralded as one of the finest voices of his generation, Kelly Jones will give audiences a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and songcraft. Fans will be delighted to see and hear some of their favourite songs in a more stripped-back environment.
Fans will hear a wide variety of music on the night, taken from the Stereophonics catalogue of ten albums and their 22 plus years’ worth of music, including some of the band’s rarely performed songs. Songs from Kelly’s 2007 solo album, Only The Names Have Been Changed, will also be sure to feature, as well as some brand new songs only recently written, all delivered alongside Kelly’s storytelling and tales from along the way.
Folkworks: Duncan Chisholm
Wednesday 11 September, 8pm
Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions. Having been described as “one of the most authentic interpreters of traditional highland music,” his fiddle playing takes you on an emotional journey through the beautiful landscape which inspires him.
His latest album, Sandwood, explores the specific area of Sandwood Bay and chronicled his own personal journey through the Highlands to this place of beauty, which became his muse. Sandwood contributed to Duncan winning Composer of the Year 2018 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and the album itself was awarded Album of the Year 2018.
Chisholm has had an illustrious career spanning decades. As a founding member of the highly successful folk-rock band Wolfstone, to writing music for the Oscar winning film Good Will Hunting, Duncan has continued to release albums to critical acclaim. He has been commissioned by the BBC to create soundtracks for the BBC 2 documentary Castle Commando, as well as BBC Scotland’s Landward, alongside numerous plaudits from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Duncan continues to sell out venue after venue, tour after tour.
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
Friday 13 September, 8pm
Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs including Bend Me Shape Me, Hello Suzy, and (If Paradise is) Half As Nice are internationally remembered to this day.
Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with legends including: Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, The Who, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, the Bee Gees, Mary J. Blige, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow, Pete Townshend, and hundreds more.
His first solo album in 24 years, Sweet Soulful Music, was released late in 2007, followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low and the Live DVD following hot on its heels.
Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home
Saturday 14 September, 7.30pm
- Lars Vogt conductor/piano
- Royal Northern Sinfonia
- Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
- Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
- Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’
Don’t be misled by the name, Pathétique actually means ‘full of feeling’, and Tchaikovsky poured everything he had into his sixth and final symphony.
This is music in the raw, pounding with emotion and packed with melody after glorious melody: a magnificent way for Lars Vogt to open Royal Northern Sinfonia’s new season, and the climax of an all-Russian concert that begins deep in the deserts of Mongolia with Borodin’s colourful musical landscape.
Then Vogt takes to the keyboard to perform – and direct – the delightfully playful piano concerto that Shostakovich wrote for his teenage son.
The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan: Nearly Dan in Concert
Saturday 14 September, 8pm
Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam, Aja and Gaucho, and Donald Fagen’s classic solo masterpiece The Nightfly.
Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful, though not reverential, and relaxed but as tight as their namesakes. They bring their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every concert.
It’s been more than 40 years since the release of the first Steely Dan album, Can’t buy a Thrill, featuring the hits Do it Again and Reelin’ in the Years. Nearly Dan have been touring for more than 20 years, and the live show is a real treat for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any aspiring musician young or old.
Sunday 15 September, 10.30am
Back after the popularity of the last Yoga Live session, Grace Johnson of Yoga Therapies, returns to deliver a unique Sunday morning yoga practice, bringing live music and yoga together. Ada Francis also returns with Imogen Bose-Ward to accompany this full yoga session workout, bringing live acoustic folk vibes for a very special addition to your poses.
‘Expect an upbeat and playful vinyasa style flow, which both challenges, yet nurtures the body, mind and soul. Suitable for all levels, you will be guided through an accessible practice, uniting the breath, and movement with accompanying music.’
This workshop will cater to all levels; however, some experience of basic poses is recommended.
Please bring a yoga mat with you and arrive in clothes suitably comfortable for yoga.