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Friday 29 November 2024, 7pm

Sō Percussion & Caroline Shaw

Sō Percussion & Caroline Shaw

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of Saffron Sessions

Tickets from £16

Price includes a commission of £1.00

The pioneering quartet Sō Percussion have been rewriting the musical rulebook for over two decades, and in Pulitzer-Prize winning composer, violinist, vocalist and producer Caroline Shaw they find a kindred spirit.

Their jointly-written Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part is a collection of songs that enriches both of their musical and spiritual homelands and propagates something thrillingly new. They draw on shared cultural passions from James Joyce to ABBA’s Lay All Your Love on Me, the sacred harp tradition to medieval plainchant. The resulting sonic adventure is an engaging blend of intricate precision and freewheeling spontaneity, taut interlocking rhythms, and ruminative spirituality. Featuring Shaw herself on vocals and a nearly endless menagerie of percussion instruments, including keyboards, steel drums, electronics, tuned flower pots and musical toys. This is bold, genre-defying, warm-hearted and stunningly original.

Supporters

This concert is made possible by the Padfield Family

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

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

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

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Information for your visit

Friday 29 November 2024, 7pm

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.

When to arrive

6pm - 6.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

6.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

8.40pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Location

Saffron Hall

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

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
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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