Sunday, March 15, 2009

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson At Flutewise Live 09

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Ian Anderson is known throughout the world of rock as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull and is widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music. On May 3rd 2009, he will perform at London's Barbican Centre, which promises to be the highlight of Flutewise Live!.

Ian's concert is aimed not only at the young flute players/students but also at the Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull fans, who may appreciate a concert with more emphasis on the flute side of his work and the opportunity to hear some other examples of flute styles from the acclaimed guests who will join Ian on stage.

Ian describes the performance, "Of course, the music will mainly be from the Jethro Tull repertoire but will feature more of the acoustic and esoteric pieces rather than only the Rock songs, although many familiar Tull songs will be included, just to shock the parents and music teachers! A government health warning still comes with my flute-playing. At least, I hope so!"

Flutewise Live is a whole day of activities aimed at anyone interested in flute playing and includes workshops, master classes, play along activities, ensemble playing, performance opportunities and displays.

Ian will be joined by 3 eminent flautists:-

Ian Clarke is acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world and is a Professor of Flute at Guildhall School of Music & Drama (

Abigail Burrows was born in 1982 and took up the flute aged seven at her local music centre. She was awarded a scholarship to The Purcell School of Music aged 8 and in 2000 continued her studies at The Royal College of Music. A successful soloist and keen ensemble player, Abbie is and extremely active supporter of Flutewise.

Teymour Housego grew up in New Delhi where he learnt the bansuri (Indian bamboo flute). He is also an accomplished Western flautist and studied jazz in Paris. He is currently working on a multicultural bamboo flute project involving flautists from India, the Middle East, Japan and Africa.

Sun 3rd May at Barbican Hall, London. Tickets: £20 / 25 / 17.50. 7:30pm 020 7638 8891
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