Refugee Week Session in the Howard Assembly Room credit Justin Slee scaled

NEWS: Summer events announced at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

The Howard Assembly Room is a beautifully restored performance space that lies within the magnificent surroundings of Leeds Grand Theatre. The 300 capacity venue is curated by the award-winning national opera company, Opera North, and routinely plays host to a dazzling array of world-class musicians, performers and writers. And in this regard, their forthcoming summer programme of events is no exception.

Highlights of the forthcoming schedule include:

21 May 2022: Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen brings his Trio to Leeds on what will be the last night of a tour of the UK and Europe. Expect to hear material from his forthcoming album Opening on the legendary jazz label, ECM.

22 May: The following night sees the English classical pianist Martin Roscoe team up with the exceptional American violinist Tai Murray for a programme ranging from Schubert and the Schumanns to John Adams and Arvo Pärt.

Issie Barratt's INTERCHANGE
Issie Barratt’s INTERCHANGE

5 June:  An exciting and creative new initiative designed to champion and mentor the nation’s most innovative women composers and improvisers sees Issie Barratt’s INTERCHANGE come to the Howard Assembly Room with an open rehearsal and show for the inaugural Leeds Jazz Festival.

22 June: Another all-female musical collective and strong campaigners for gender equality Les Amazones d’Afrique come to Leeds later in June. It is a very rare opportunity to catch this West African supergroup in concert.

23 June: Twenty fours later and the diverse traditions, artistry and resilience of displaced people are celebrated on the venue’s stage by way of the Refugee Week Session.

All events are on sale now, along with the Howard Assembly Room’s full programme which can be found HERE

Photo Credits:

Main image of Refugee Week Session by Justin Slee

Issie Barratt’s INTERCHANGE by Sarah Hickson

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