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Coming Up: Quercus

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Friday 16 February 2018

'Quercus' means 'oak' in Latin and the roots of this particular tree dig deep into British folk music.

The trio features the incomparable English singer June Tabor whose dark voice has an uncanny ability to reveal the emotional essence of a ballad. She says, "As I get older, I understand more the depths of sorrow and joy that made the song".

Saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Huw Warren join Tabor to create an evocative mixture of words and music, encompassing jazz, folk and traditional songs in contemporary settings to mesmerising effect.  They play music from their breathlessly beautiful second album Nightfall.

But always that voice wins you over... Unafraid, unadorned and completely beautiful
- Chris Jones, BBC Music

For More Info:
https://www.operanorth.co.uk/howard-assembly-room

February 2018

Date Title Venue
16/02/2018 - 19:45 Quercus Howard Assembly Room