Pop star Katy B on road this au­tumn

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MUSIC -

KATY B has an­nounced a new UK tour in Oc­to­ber, which will in­clude play­ing in the re­gion.

Katy re­leased her first sin­gle where she was 16 years old and has never looked back.

And her sec­ond al­bum, Lit­tle Red was re­leased in Fe­bru­ary this year to crit­i­cal ac­claim.

Her hits in­clude Cry­ing For No Rea­son and Still.

You can see Katy B on the Lit­tle Red tour on Oc­to­ber 27 at the O2 Academy in Leeds.

For tick­ets call the Box Of­fice on 0844 477 2000.

Or visit: www.tick­et­mas­ter. co.uk WITH last year’s Ben­jamin Brit­ten Cen­te­nary band­wagon pre­dat­ing his birth by 12 months, York Univer­sity have cho­sen a more ap­pro­pri­ate time to present their semistaged pro­duc­tion of one of his comic opera.

For this pro­duc­tion of Al­bert Her­ring, the cast and orches­tra will be mainly drawn from the mu­sic depart­ment’s third year stu­dents.

In Brit­ten’s opera, Al­bert hasn’t had much of a life tied to his mother’s apron strings and work­ing with her in the green­gro­cery shop, but things are about to change when the town is un­able to find a young fe­male vir­gin to be­come the May Queen, the gullible young man is nom­i­nated as the May King.

There is al­ready a ma­jor ca­reer await­ing the tenor, Richard Pink­stone, who is tak­ing the part of Al­bert. Now study­ing at Lon­don’s Royal Academy of Mu­sic, where he hopes to be joined next year by three other York col­leagues who are tak­ing part in the per­for­mance, there is some se­ri­ous talent int he cast.

Filled with the stock char­ac­ters of vil­lage life, the story is dom­i­nated by the for­mi­da­ble Lady Bil­lows, sung here by Eleanor Dann, the lo­cal Su­per­in­ten­dent Budd (Ti­mothy Fer­gu­son), and the iras­ci­ble, Sid and his girl­friend, Nancy (Jake Muf­fett and Ana Beard-Fer­nan­dez), who take Al­bert to spend his May King prize money on a night out – or did he?

Alice Wright is the pro­ducer and John Stringer con­ducts the Univer­sity Cham­ber En­sem­ble.

Sir Jack Lyons Con­cert Hall, York Univer­sity May 7, 7pm (please note start­ing time). To book tick­ets call 01904 322439 or on­line at www. york­con­certs.co.uk

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