Pianist and writer James Rhodes turns the traditional classical concert into a real inclusive experience. The English musician, who is happily established in Spain, shares his love and passion for music in his concerts, managing to make every member of the audience connect with him and with the great composers he presents and plays. Rhodes is also a wonderful, singular communicator who with a unique mix of ingenuity and humour, shares his fascinating knowledge making serious topics, like classical music, accessible to everyone.
“During my concerts I talk about the pieces I'm playing, why I've chosen them, what they mean to me, the context they were written in.” This is how James Rhodes explains what his recitals are like in the prologue to his book Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music (13th edition, over 100,000 copies sold), that has been unexpectedly hugely successful worldwide.
Dusting off the atmosphere that seems to be around this music genre, Rhodes casts a renewed glance at classical music and offers a groundbreaking concert format. The British artist has come up with his own, personal kind of recital where in addition to playing, he gives a context to the pieces he’s going to play, speaking about the story and life of the composers. With his singular concerts James Rhodes has become one of the main promoters of classical music in the world, thanks to the tours and concerts he gives in all kinds of festivals and venues, as well as to the several documentaries about him shot in collaboration with British and Spanish TV channels.
Charismatic and highly talented, James Rhodes absolutely believes in the power of classical music: “In this concert I’d like to invite the audience to get away from our mad and furious world and replenish our energy reserves”.
Acclaimed by the critics for developing a style of his own, Rhodes gives a very personal touch to all his performances, which show a first-hand experience of music, undoing the solemn halo around classical music to bring it to the general public.
The programme celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven.
Tickets bought for the original date of this concert, 28 March, will be refunded as soon as possible via the same payment method they were purchased with.
Tickets will for the new date, 31 October 2020, will be on sale soon.