Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society
19th November 2012 Classic Rhythm, the extraordinary trio for flute, piano and percussion have a unique blend of quality musicianship, beautiful arrangements and engaging humour. Well known classical favourites and an exceptionally wide variety of other pieces are the distinctive sound of Classic Rhythm.
Sponsored by Mr Vic Middleton
Helen O’Connell – flute, piccolo, recorders Adrian Sutcliffe – piano, keyboards Chris Brannick – percussion
Classic Rhythm, the extraordinary trio for flute, piano and percussion
Classic Rhythm is a unique and exciting chamber group with a difference. Formed in 1992, this trio for flute, keyboards and percussion has met with astonishing success, playing to sell-out audiences all over the UK as well as broadcasting on Classic FM and BBC Radio.
Classic Rhythm has appeared at well over 200 festivals, music societies and other arts venues, encompassing literally every region of the UK. Recent engagements have included return visits to Scotland and Ireland, appearances at major venues such as London’s South Bank and, by popular request, a series of concerts in The Midlands for the third year running.
Skilful arrangements of well-known classical favourites, set alongside an exceptionally wide variety of other pieces, have quickly established the group’s popular appeal. The range of music, from original compositions to jazz and light arrangements, is complemented by the warm informality of the group on stage.
Audiences are always fascinated by the vast array of instruments, some familiar, some not! From marimba to tam-tam, from piccolo to cabasa, they are brilliantly woven into a sparkling evening’s entertainment.