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To celebrate World Piano Day, the fourth of Sage Gateshead’s From The Glasshouse series sees the venue team up with The Brudenell Piano Sessions in Leeds to present a diverse line-up for a pay-what-you-feel afternoon concert on Sunday 27th March. Both From The Glasshouse and Brudenell Piano Sessions champion collaboration and supportive environments for emerging musicians, and this concert will showcase work from three stunning and diverse musicians, Newcastle-based contemporary classical composers Benjamin Fitzgerald and Simeon Walker, alongside singer-songwriter IMOGEN.  

Fitzgerald’s music is often haunting and delicate, evoking some of the wilderness of the Northumberland countryside; the addition of harp and violin to recent track The Cottage further accentuates the folk connection running through his work. Curator Simeon Walker’s music has an Avril 14th-esque dreaminess to it, revelling in the physicality of the piano, with the sounds of wood and ivory creaking alongside the notes themselves. His work is contemplative and full of space, and will illuminate the stage in Hall Two. IMOGEN is another of Newcastle’s exceptional singer-songwriters, with a Portishead-like sound that is as expansive as it is intimate, and her set will offer a solo, pared-down take on her songs.

From The Glasshouse featuring Benjamin Fitzgerald, Simeon Walker and IMOGEN takes place at Sage Gateshead on Sunday 27th March.

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