June is now just a few days away! Let’s take a look at the oncoming cultural events in Jersey!
Southbank Sinfonia Wind Quintet – Described by The Times as “a dashing ensemble who play with exilarating fizz, exactness and stamina” this wind quintet will perform a delectable programme of chamber music which includes Berio, Ligeti, Debussy and Ibert.
(Jersey Arts Centre, Fri 1st June at 8pm, tickets: £15)
Spring Spectacular 2012 – After a massive success of last year’s Spring Spectacular this heart warming event is taking place again in Jersey to help raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. In this spectacular talent competition the eight contestants will battle it out to become the winner of The Spring Spectacular 2012. Money raised from the event will go towards developing the new unit in Southampton General Hospital and developing services for young people with cancer in Jersey.
(Jersey Opera House, Sat 2nd June at 2pm and 7pm)
Interventions – The dance artist Sheri Burt invites the audience to experience dance, theatre, movement, music and sound improvisation – all in one performance which includes the unplanned, the unexpected and the unacceptable.
(Jersey Arts Centre, 8th and 9th June at 8pm)
Timothy de Quetteville – Talented Jersey pianist highly regarded for his performances of the music of Liszt will give a lunchtime recital including Ireland, Bartok and Liszt.
(Jersey Arts Centre, Mon 11th June at 1pm, admission free with a retiring collection)
Cherry Blossoms – Jersey film society presents a touching story of Trudi and Rudi. The couple travel together to Berlin and then to the Baltic Sea where Rudi learns that his wife wanted to live a totally different life in Japan. Germany/France 2008, directed by Doris Dorrie.
(Jersey Arts Centre, Mon 11th June at 8pm, tickets: £5)
La Reine, Notre Duc – A celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen in images from Her six visits to Jersey from 1949 to 2005.
(Jersey Arts Centre, from 11th June to 22nd July)
Much Ado About Wenlock – Vamos Theatre explores the Olympic Games’ unlikely UK roots in this full masked show that centres around the characters of Much Wenlock – a small Shropshire village that in 1850 hosted the Olympian Games.
(Jersey Arts Centre, Tue 12th June at 7.30pm)
Orsino Piano Trio – exciting new ensemble of musicians with passion for chamber music. The programme includes Haydn, Shostakovich and Schumann.
(Jersey Arts Centre, Fri 15th June at 8pm)
Courtney Pine: Europa – The famous saxophonist made his debut in 1987 with his album Journey to the Urge Within, the first serious Jazz album ever to make the British Top 40 and qualify for a silver disc. This remarkable achievement established Courtney Pine as the leading figure in the British jazz scene. The following years brought many more successes and now, 25 years later the artist is launching and promoting his newest album Europa.
“Pine produces music that is vivid, rooted and totally absorbing. He’s taking Jazz to another level. *****” /BBC Music Magazine/
(Jersey Opera house, Sat 16th June at 8pm, tickets: £20)
The Lady – French drama directed by Luc Besson telling the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of a burmese leader assassinated by a death squad.
(Jersey Arts Centre, Sat 16th June at 8pm)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare – one more interpretation of this folktale of epic proportions exploring spirit and body as told by members of the JAC’s youtheatre.
(Jersey Arts Centre, from 20th to 23rd June at 7.30pm)
Acorn Antiques – The Musical! – Amateur Production, a play written by Victoria Wood.
Victoria Wood’s much-loved TV classic comes to the stage – complete with wobbly sets and dubious acting. Just like you remember it, only this time they sing and dance!
(Jersey Opera House, from 21st to 30th June, for performance times visit Jersey Opera House website )
Oklahoma! – Set in Oklahoma in the early 1900s this musical tells the story of two pairs of lovers.
USA 1955, director: Fred Zinnemann
(Jersey Arts Centre, Mon 25th June at 2pm)
Incendies – A mother’s last wish send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots.
Canada/France 2010, director: Denis Villeneuve
(Jersey Arts Centre, Mon 25th June at 8pm)
Please note: the above is only a broad outline of the cultural events in Jersey in June 2012. For more detailed information about shows or to book tickets, please visit Jersey Opera House and Jersey Arts Centre websites.
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