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Music

Friday 29th May 7:30pm

Summer Show @ The Poly

This summer night is packed full of talented musicians and digital media students from Falmouth University.  With performances from The Chorus Choir, Pumped Up Kids, Charlie Carter, Last Cigarettes, Chloe Dea, Tinkerbell and The Lost Boys, and many more, this is a ‘not-to-be-missed’ night!  The only thing that is cheap about the evening is the ticket price.

The performers are delighted to be supporting the Langbos Creche and Care Centre as the work that they do for so many people in South Africa is truly inspiring. Help these students help the Centre by buying a ticket for this packed night filled with talented artists.

Tickets:  £5 + £1 Poly Fund per tickets

Saturday 27th June 7:30pm

The Cornish-American Song Institute presents: Songs of World War 1

Performing art-song encompassing a broad range of the countries involved in the Great War, come hear these accomplished students from some of America’s finest musical institutions pay homage to the brilliant songs of that era.  Music will span composers from Finzi, Gurney, Warlock, and Vaughan Williams to Rachmaninov, Strauss, Granados, Webern, Schoenberg, Ives, Leoncavallo, Debussy, Ravel, and a group of young composers who perished in the war.  There will also be songs by Oxford composer, John Traill, based on war poems by Wallace Stevens.

Performed by conservatory students from some of America’s top musical institutions, this is the second visit from the Cornish American Song Institute to The Poly.  CASI was established after its founder, David Sadlier, visited Trebah Garden, and learned about the bond formed between Cornwall and the USA after World War II.

More information about CASI and their programme is available at: www.casonginstitute.org

Saturday 25th July 8:00pm
Main Gallery

Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock

Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, team up to bring to Cornwall and the Poly a beautiful and imaginative acoustic jazz duo on saxophone and  the lovely Poly grand piano.  The press describes their groove  as ‘bewitching layers of delicacy’, “full flight, spontaneous invention’ and ‘sheer artistry’.

Tommy Smith is a leading light in European jazz, first and foremost as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, and latterly as the founder and current director of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO).  These career-defining achievements are framed by his status as an international recording artist; a composer and arranger of extraordinary ambition; and not least, as a jazz educator.

Brian Kellock is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz pianists. Stylistically, he aligns himself with iconic figures such as Oscar Peterson or Monty Alexander, but he is a player who is equally at home in mainstream and contemporary jazz styles. He has established himself as one of the top piano players on the UK jazz scene.

Tickets:

In advance: £10 (adults), £8 (students and children under 16)

On the door: £12

+ £1 Poly Fund on all tickets