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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: International Women’s Day; Linden Baroque Orchestra; London Jazz Festival

03 March, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Ruby Hughes, centre, with Jonas Nordberg and Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann

International Women’s Day is being marked by award-winning soprano Ruby Hughes and friends – Lute and theorbo player Jonas Nordberg and cellist Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann – in a musical progamme Heroines of Love and Loss at Kings Place next Wednesday evening. Rare arias by 17th-century female composers are being twinned with music featuring tragic heroines, notably Purcell’s great laments for Dido and Boudica.
• Heroines of love & loss: Ruby Hughes & friends, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk, 7.30pm, from £9.50 online

• Gorgeous baroque pieces are being performed by stellar soloists and the Linden Baroque Orchestra at St Stephen’s, Rosslyn, Hill, Hampstead, on Sunday evening. Being played are Bach’s Cantata 192, a sumptuous funeral ode, along with his Cantata 4, a concerto grosso movement with oboes, bassoon and flutes. Other pieces include a Lutheran Cantata by Telemann together with his Suite for Gamba and Strings.
• Linden Baroque Orchestra, St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, NW3, www.lindenbaroque.org, 6.30pm, £12/cons £10/under-16s free

• A bumper lines of jazz musicians are being booked to celebrate the 25th 10-day annual London Jazz Festival being held on Novem­ber 10-19. Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela are revisting their days as the Jazz Epistles in 1950s South Africa; Marcus Miller is launching a brand new project; and Pat Metheny is playing at the festival for the first time. Tickets for the autumn gigs through www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

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