UK contemporary pianist and composer Alexis Ffrench has unveiled his beautiful new single ‘Waterfalls' - out now on Sony Music. Following his recent sold-out performance at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room at the end of 2018, this eagerly-anticipated new single starts Ffrench’s New Year in style.
Following his previous singles - the double A-side ‘Radiate’ / ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’, with half a million streams combined and the launch single ‘Bluebird’, which now boasts two million streams across all platforms, ‘Waterfalls’ conjures up a dreamlike state, with its melodic piano and atmospheric strings.
Noted Alexis Ffrench: ““‘Waterfalls’ is inspired by the extremes and inherent fragility of the human experience. Loss, love, birth, sorrow, triumph and despair. Sentiments summed up by E. M Forster.
‘The ends of the earth, the depths of the sea, the darkness of time, you have chosen all three’”
With over 50 million streams to date and now over a million active Spotify listeners a month, Alexis Ffrench is already an established star in the streaming world, leading the way for the new generation of classical artists, with his music speaking to a very wide and diverse audience and transcending all boundaries and genres. With a brand new album in the works and an exciting partnership with Modest! Management, home to artists including Little Mix, Olly Murs and more, 2018 already looks very exciting for this exceptional musician.
As likely to be found listening to Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper as Bach, Alexis Ffrench’s combination of classical training and love for R&B and roots music has helped define his unique sound. Trying to break the rigorous and academic preconceptions of classical music, Alexis Ffrench now finds himself as one of the leading voices of a new wave of composers, redefining a genre made accessible by artists of the stature of Ludovico Einaudi and Michael Nyman.
Throughout his studies and early career, Alexis Ffrench was awarded an array of prizes and scholarships for his exceptional musicianship.
2018 will see Ffrench working on his new album for summer release. His prominence in the digital world shows that his music speaks to many people and he is at the forefront of an exciting movement to make classical music more accessible for all.
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Annie Lennox will share thoughts, memories and reflections during a one night only event of conversation, musical performance and visual imagery on 4th March at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
All proceeds from the evening ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' will be donated to The Circle, the charitable organisation she founded to help create transformative change in the lives of girls and women facing the challenges of disempowerment across the globe.
The evening is supported by Gucci, whose Chime for Change Campaign has been championing Girls' and women's empowerment since its inception in 2013.
Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Sunday 4th March 2018 will go on sale on at 10am on 10th November 2017. They will be available to purchase online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on +44 (0) 207 863 8000.
As demand for tickets will be high, The Circle have partnered with Charitystars to launch a sweepstake competition offering the opportunity for one lucky fan and their guest the chance to be flown to London from anywhere in the world, spend some time with Annie during the rehearsal for the show on the Sunday afternoon and then attend the event as a VIP. In addition, as part of the competition there will be a fantastic range of unique rewards, including a red brocade Gucci suit worn by Annie, signed albums and handwritten lyrics for those wishing to enter multiple times. To find out more and to enter go to www.charitystars.com/Annie.
As a truly special event, ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation’ offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to see Annie Lennox perform, but also to hear her share fascinating stories from her life and career.
Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox – An Evening of Music and Conversation’ will be available to purchase from 10am on 10th November 2017 online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on +44 (0) 207 863 8000.
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