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Friday 19 April 2024, 7.30pm

Joseph Tawadros

Joseph Tawadros

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £15

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Few instruments exert a hold on the imagination like the oud, the fretless stringed instrument from the Middle East. Instrumentalist and composer Joseph Tawadros transports it into the modern world and following his standout recent performance with Britten Sinfonia he returns to Saffron Hall with a solo recital exploring all facets of his musical style.

In his hands the oud sings, laments, struts and swaggers. With inflections of jazz, rock, folk, classical and even bluegrass, his original compositions and improvisations journey far beyond the instrument’s Arabic homelands. From thrillingly fast-paced fingerwork to a tranquil almost weightless spirituality, he is breathing new life and creating a whole new world of possibilities for this most evocative of ancient instruments.

Witness an exciting and individual talent whose mastery, musicianship and originality are introducing new audiences to his beloved instrument.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Programme and performers

Programme

  • A selection of works composed for solo Oud by Joseph Tawadros:
  • 1. Improvisation / Dreaming Hermit
  • 2. Work is love made visible
  • 3. Constellation
  • 4. Permission to Evaporate
  • 5. Gare de L’est
  • 6. Improvisation / Luli
  • 7. Give or Take
  • 8. Heal
  • 9. Bluegrass Nikriz

Performers

  • Joseph Tawadros oud

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Information for your visit

Friday 19 April 2024, 7.30pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

7pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.20pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.20pm – 10.20pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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