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Piano Recital (Piano Not Included)

By Gensemble  |  Posted: May 14, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

Doors: 7:30pm Event Starts: 8:00pm Event Ends: 11:00pm

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Tickets: £12

A music comedy for anyone who has ever had a really bad day.

Following its success at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Piano Recital (Piano Not Included) has been delighting audiences around the UK.

Exploring the backstage disasters as well as the daily joys and struggles of professional musicians, it is packed full of comedy, theatre and well loved music everyone will recognise. After all, what happens when a pianist is booked but a tuba player arrives? And what can be done with a drunken violinist?

Piano Recital (Piano Not Included) was inspired by a true story . . .

It is March 2008. St Martin-in-the-Fields is packed with an expectant audience, blissfully unaware of the panic taking place behind the small door to the left of the stage. Less than thirty minutes to go and the pianist who is to perform with the Goldman Ensemble at the prestigious performance has not yet arrived. He is stuck in the mayhem of London traffic, made especially worse by the extensive road works within the city. But the show must go on. Can the concert really go ahead without a pianist?

Written, acted and performed by the Goldman Ensemble, four exceptional musicians and actors playing violin, French horn, tuba and percussion, come together to create a unique partnership, sharing their love of music and a joie de vivre that is impossible to resist.

'a show which is sheer delight!' ***** Concert Buzz

'Full of fun and good humour . . . I guarantee you that you will enjoy every moment, as did I!' ***** Broadway Baby

Review: Goldman Ensemble's one-off special at Nantwich Players, April2012

By Claire Faulkner

The Goldman Ensemble thrilled a packed Nantwich audience when they performed 'Piano Recital (Piano Not Included)' at The Players Theatre.

The four musicians possess a distinct character and different instruments to produce an amazing quartet.

The combination of violin, horn, tuba and percussion gives the audience a rare, musical treat not to be missed.

Classical music mixed with comedy tells the story of what happens when a pianist fails to turn up for a piano recital and how the other musicians decide that the show must go on.

The audience was treated to a series of beautiful musical performances by four talented musicians. Ortal Goldman on violin, Gavriella Goldman on horn, Ola Ness on Tuba and Matthew Green on percussion.

The sound of laughter during the production and the final applause given to the four performers was evidence of how much the audience enjoyed the show.

I'm sure that music fans, comedy fans and fellow musicians themselves would love this show. It's a great way to learn about music and also a good way to learn about what really happens when things start to go wrong.

If you go to see this, I'm predicting that you'll leave humming a tune and wishing you'd learnt how to play the xylophone.

How do I know this? Because that's how I left The Players Theatre last night (Saturday April 28).

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