Leslie Jeffries writes...
Sat 17 May - Sam Watts solo piano
HEART in Headingley, Leeds 7.30p.m.
Shire Oak Room
Pianist and composer Sam Watts gives a solo piano concert, interspersed with some of his thoughts and ideas about music as part of the Headingley Festival of Ideas which runs between 6th – 24th May 2014, with a creative and varied programme of events for all ages and groups..
He will be talking about how we listen to and perceive music and about exactly how it works and how we can better understand it, with illustrated examples. He is a great communicator and this concert/gig will suit music lovers, young and old.
There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss the ideas collectively. The concert will include music by Duke Ellington, Claude Debussy, traditional Brazilian music, and many others as well as Sam’s own compositions.
Sam is a brilliant jazz pianist who has taken the capital by storm since he left Leeds College of Music. He has been known cause people to cry with the beauty of his playing, so bring hankies!
Tickets: £8 (£5 concs)
Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART),
Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN.
Telephone: 0113 275 4548