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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Semiramide; Michael Tippett; Jelly Roll Morton; piano recital at Emmanuel Church; Flight at the Royal Academy of Music

09 March, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

See Angela Meade sing Semiramide live from the Met

Rossini’s bel canto masterpiece Semiramide is being screened live in cinemas from the New York Met on Saturday evening (March 10). Leading the vocal fireworks is Angela Meade in the title role competing in breathtaking duets with Elizabeth DeShong in the trouser role of Arsace, her long-lost son. Semiramide at 5.55pm at the following cinemas: Barbican; Curzon Bloomsbury and Curzon Mayfair; Everyman Belsize Park and Everyman Hampstead; Phoenix East Finchley; Vue Finchley North, Vue Islington and Vue West End

• Come and spend time getting to know Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time with the LSO’s choral director Simon Halsey this Saturday (March 10) at LSO St Luke’s, Old Street. Some sight-reading ability is required. LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1, 11am-4pm, £20/cons £16, 020 7490 3939,

Jelly Roll Morton

• A selection of pianist Jelly Roll Morton’s pioneering jazz compositions is being played by David Horniblow and Andrew Oliver at the Green Note Basement this Saturday evening (March 10). The duo are currently involved in learning all 100 compositions of the great New Orleans jazz pianist. Green Note Basement,106 Parkway, Camden Town, 8pm, £8, 020 7485 9899,

• International pianists Maria Garzon and Robin Zebaida are playing a lovely programme at Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, on Sunday afternoon (March 11). Top of the bill is Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals accompanied by readings of Ogden Nash poems – and there’s piano music by Chinese and British composers.
Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, NW6, 020 7435 1911, 4pm, Tickets on the door: £10/seniors £8/children £5, 020 7435 1911

• First production at the Royal Academy of Music’s upgraded 400-seat theatre is Jonathon Dove’s Flight, opening next Tuesday – with two further performances on March 15 and 17. The new theatre complex seats 40 per cent more people than before and there’s a 100-seat recital above the theatre. Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, NW1, 020 7873 7300, 7pm (2pm and 7pm on Saturday 17th), from £15/cons £5 off, 020 7873 7300,

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