Project Description

Huw Warren: Dylan Thomas – Do Not Go Gentle, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

  • Date:

    Sunday November 5th

  • Blue Orange Theatre,
    118 Great Hampton Street,
    B18 6AD
  • Birmingham Jazz presents Huw Warren: Dylan Thomas – Do Not Go Gentle

    Swansea born composer Huw Warren presents a jazz suite based on the poetry of Dylan Thomas. The project is the result of Warren’s lifelong interest in Thomas’ poetry, and reflects the inherent South Walian musicality of the words. Specially commissioned for the Dylan Thomas centenary year, the piece has been touring after its world premiere at the Brecon Jazz Festival. The quartet features three of Warren’s long term collaborators, who have all been at the cutting edge of the UK jazz scene since the 1990’s.

    No project linking Dylan Thomas and Jazz can fail to be influenced by Stan Tracey’s iconic Under Milk Wood Suite of 1965, and this suite is respectfully dedicated to Stan, who sadly passed away recently.

    “Do not go gentle into that good night,

    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

    Rage, rage against the dying of the light”

    £12.50/£10 Members/Students £5

    Huw Warren piano, Iain Ballamy saxophone, Steve Watts bass, Martin France drums

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