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Folklore historian and folk musician Danny Pedler and two time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Greg Russell (Shake the Chains, The Transports, Ciaran Algar) present a project combining traditional music with the sounds of industry. With projected videos of Lincolnshire’s factories, sounds of the machines, voices of Lincolnshire’s people as well as a hurdy gurdy, an accordion, a guitar and song, Danny and Greg will create a multisensory concert experience. Innovative music making techniques create songs that explore folk music as a vehicle to communicate the feeling behind the social and cultural themes present in 21st century Britain – a time of immense social change. Start Time: 7.30pm Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins (no interval) Tickets: £10 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) This project is funded by Arts Council England, Transported art and Freshlinc LTD. It is working in fenland food processing factories in 2019 providing arts engagement for factory floor employees. The concert is supported by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and Transported.

Commuter Jazz


Sun 26th Jul - Sun 26th Jul

This is a jazz takeover! A spectacular selection of bands playing an epic day of sensational jazz. From hot swingin’ jazz to hip funkateers, live sets will alternate between the main auditorium and the much-loved home of Commuter Jazz, Zing Café Bar. Start Time: 3pm – 11pm Location: Auditorium & Zing Café Bar Tickets: £12 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s)


Fri 20th Mar - Fri 20th Mar

Singer Semeli Papavasileiou is one of Greece’s current rising stars. Having collaborated with big names such as Antonis Apergis, she brings her quartet to the Global Sound Sessions, travelling with the sounds from the Greek rebetiko tradition and the folk music of Minor Asia. Her quartet features upcoming musicians from the Athenian rebetiko and folk music scenes with Glafkos Smarianakis on the violin, Alexandros Kentris on the Greek bouzouki and UK based Thodoris Ziarkas on the double bass. Together, they bring to life what is known as the blues of Greece, with songs depicting urban scenes from the early pre-war years, ranging from unrequited love to the harsh reality of drug-ridden poverty. Start Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £10 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)


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The Reason for the Season – Lincoln-based composer and songwriter Jonathan Nowell brings an evening of Christmas music to the intimate setting of the Blue Room. Blending original material and a generous helping of new perspectives on seasonal favourites, influenced by folk, jazz, and the blues, you’re guaranteed to have your heart warmed, as well as your toes tapping! Start Time: 7.30pm Running Time: TBC Tickets: £10 All Tickets. Location: The Blue Room, The Lawn, Union Rd, Lincoln LN1 3BU Collecting Tickets: You will be able to collect your tickets from the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s box office up until 24 hours prior to the performance. There after you will be able to collect your tickets on the door up until an hour prior to the event. Please contact our box office on 01522 837600 for more details.


Sat 7th Mar - Sat 7th Mar

2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup ‘ Equation ‘ through to the current release ‘Personae ‘ with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date. Twice Winners of ‘Best Duo’ – BBC Radio2 Folk Awards – 2016 & 2013 Start Time: 7.30pm Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. 20 minute interval) Tickets: £15 all seats


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A barnstorming afternoon of virtuoso romantic piano. Considered to be a rising star, Todica has performed in prestigious halls such as the Teatro San Giuseppe in Torino, the Philharmonic Hall in Trento, the Mozarteum Concert Hall in Salzburg, the Fazioli Factory in Sacile, the Conservatoiro Tartini di Trieste and the Dôme de Pontoise in France. GRIEG Holberg Variations CHOPIN Piano Sonata No.2 RACHMANINOV Variations on a theme of Corelli Start Time: 3pm Tickets: £16 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (inc. interval)


Sun 29th Mar - Sun 29th Mar

Australian guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most popular guitarists in the world who plays everything from Bach to flamenco and jazz. In recent seasons he has performed with the Hallé, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra (Spain), Spanish Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Dublin), London Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. BACH Lute Suite no.3 BWV.995 SCARLATTI Sonatas K.380 & K.483 RODRIGO En Los Trigales & Junto al Generalife ALBENIZ Torre Bermeja & Sevilla TORROBA Sonatina in A. SOR Introduction, Theme & Variations on a theme from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute Start Time: 3pm Tickets: £16 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (inc. interval)


Sun 26th Apr - Sun 26th Apr

BBC New Generation Artists 2020/21 Performing across Europe, the Consone Quartet are rising super stars of the chamber music world. HAYDN Quartet Op.103 MENDELSSOHN Quartet Op.44 No.2 BEETHOVEN Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131 Start Time: 3pm Tickets: £16 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (inc. interval)


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If you’ve never heard flute and harp together before, they make a magical sound, and the programme takes you from baroque to tango. Anna Rosa Mari is a vibrant performer, active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Her career has seen her perform at prestigious venues around the world including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, and concert halls across Europe and India. Welsh harpist Eira Lynn Jones is a versatile musician, who has a passion for creativity and originality. Her eclectic career ranges from orchestral work, recordings and commissions to chamber music collaborations. She is known equally for her committed, dynamic playing and her innovative, dedicated teaching. BACH Sonata in G minor MOZART Andantino for Flute and Harp CHOPIN Variations on a theme of Rossini SCHUBERT The Magic Harp DEBUSSY La Fille aux cheveux de lin IBERT Entracte PIAZZOLA Histoire du tango Start Time: 3pm Tickets: £16 Full // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (inc. interval)

Commuter Jazz


Fri 28th Feb - Fri 3rd Apr

The weekend starts here. Great live music from hot swingin’ jazz to hip funkateers. Friday evenings in Zing Cafe Bar 5–7pm. 18th October until TBC FREE ENTRY Upcoming events announced thus far… 10 January – The Eliot Richards Trio 17 January – A Sketch of Chet 24 January – The Thom Whitworth Trio 31 January – The Farrah Joy Quartet  7 February – Quartet Con Alma 14 February – Djanco featuring Andy Aichison       Keep checking in for more announcements to come!