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Hexagonal jazz gig at the Printworks

The popular Hastings-based jazz band Hexagonal, made up of highly respected local musicians who all have international reputations, are launching their new album McCoy and Mseleku with a special performance at The Printworks this Sunday. Julian Norridge reports.

Posted 17:11 Friday, Sep 14, 2018 In: Music & Sound

Piano competition goes biennial

The prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which has been growing in stature every year for the last 14 years, is to become a biennial event after next year’s competition. Julian Norridge reports.

Tibetan Gongs at St Marys

Returning once again to St Mary in the Castle, Leszek Sulich will guide you through an evening of spirituality and meditation with a performance of Tibetan Music.

Posted 06:18 Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Leszek Sulich st mary in the castle Tibetan Gongs

From Rio carnival to Hastings

The next guest in Opus Theatre’s World Series, on Saturday 8 September, is Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke. Like others of the international stars in the series, his was no easy path to fame, as the theatre explains.

Posted 12:08 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Carnaval Trilogy Oliver Poole Opus Theatre Ramtin Ghazavi

Seeking host families for musicians, dancers and composers

The International Composers Festival has dancers, composers and musicians, travelling from abroad that would very much like to stay with a host family in East Sussex. This year we have many coming from all over the world, so are looking for additional accommodation. Founder and artistic director, Polo Piatti, writes.

‘Trouble in Tahiti’ returns to Hastings

Back in Hastings by popular demand! Following a successful three night run at the Kino Teatr in St Leonards in Autumn 2017, Stage Left Project have been asked to take their production of Bernstein’s ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ to the prestigious Bernstein in Chichester Festival in September 2018. The company will be reprising the production in Hastings before taking it to the home of the Chichester Psalms, written by Bernstein on a trip to the city in 1965.

Posted 19:55 Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Bernstein in Chichester Festival Chichester Psalms Kino-Teatr Leonard Bernstein Stage Left project The Printworks Trouble in Tahiti

Local choir catches the gospel bug

Collaboration with London Community Gospel Choir’s MD

Posted 19:35 In: Music & Sound Tags: Can't Sing Singers Daniel Thomas debbie warren Girls Aloud London Community Gospel choir Sound Waves

Soothing Sounds

‘Celebrating unity through voice and sacred sounds’, the Sounding Cosmos II – Sacred Sound Bath event offered by Carolina Baranski and Maa Shaker was as soothing and healing as they promised. The hall at St John’s Church in St Leonards was filled with participants, who happily surrendered themselves to the powerful vibrations and healing sounds of these skilled practitioners. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 12:12 In: Music & Sound Tags: Ma Shaker Transformation Through Sound
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