If Music be the food of love… then give us a banquet!
We at Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton like nothing better than going to a concert and listening to great music. The only problem is that we all disagree about our favourite types of music.
Some of us are classical music lovers. They are looking forward to seeing Goran Stevanovic on Monday 10 December at the Atkinson as part of their cakes and classical season. Goran plays some of the best music for accordion. Enjoy a slice of cake and a classical performance from Goran and the Orchestra in Residence at St George’s Hall, Liverpool; L’Orchestra dell’Arte. Cake is served at 12:30pm. Performance begins at 1pm and the cost is £12 plus booking fee.
There is also a fantastic “Dementia-Friendly” concert on Saturday 17 November 2018 at 1pmin the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool featuring music from Mozart, Duke Ellington and Henry Manchini. The programme will include some classical favourites and songs to join in, as we go for a journey around some of Liverpool‘s greatest landmarks. This interactive performance has been created to be a safe and enjoyable space for people living with dementia, their friends, family and carers. The performance spaces and bar area will be made as comfortable as possible for the audience, including keeping lights on during the performance and having a quiet space during the performance. Materials will be available ahead of the concert, and familiarisation visits are available upon request. Seating is unreserved and doors open at 12pm. The concerts last approximately an hour and all tickets include a cup of tea or coffee on arrival. Price is £12.50 plus booking fee.
Then there are the rockers. The wild children of the ‘60’s who like their guitars loud. They just can’t wait until Connie Lush plays her raucous blues at the Philharmonic, Liverpool at 8pm on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2018. Connie has been recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the UK today. The winner of ‘Best Female Vocalist UK’, no less than five times. According to the Times she has, “A voice like 3am whiskey and enough electricity to power the national grid”. Tickets cost £15 or £18 plus booking fee.
Finally we have the folk lovers who are in for a New Year treat as the kings of British folk return to the Atkinson in February 2019. Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever. Still bold, still vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight audiences. Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief, “The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time”. The concert will be staged on Friday 1 February 2019 at 7:30pm with tickets costing £24 plus booking fee.
Whatever your taste in music there’s a treat to be had in the coming months, so get out of your chair and come and support live, local music venues and bands.