“At my concerts, I talk about the pieces I perform, I say why I have chosen them, why they are important to me and the context in which they were composed”. This is the explanation given by James Rhodes in the foreword to his book Instrumental. A memoir of madness, medication and music, which has been a huge and unexpected hit throughout the world. Amidst pieces by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Beethoven, the British pianist tells the story of his life, in which music has helped him to overcome numerous obstacles.
Charismatic, visceral and highly talented, at the age of 41 James Rhodes is one of the main disseminators of classic music in the world, taking a very different approach on stage, interacting with the audience, sharing emotions and his unique style of stand-up, bringing a very personal note and a rock n roll touch to classical music.
15 May. 08:00pm
Friends of the Arriaga: 15%
Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 10%.
Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)