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9 Gigs to Go to in Nottingham This March

6 March 19 words: Emily Durham

Wanna get your musical fix this month? We picked out ten gigs we reckon your lot should get down to...

BBC Introducing

When? Wednesday 6 March, 7pm
Where? Metronome
What? For your much needed dose of local music, look no further. The event will be mixed by Andy Rogers, the senior producer for Live Music at BBC Radio 1, and broadcast live on the radio. Ooo-er. The gig features headline slots from bands such as Soft Girls & Boys Club, Nactus Kunan, Don’t Forget Rupert and BRIA, and promises to be an event not to miss.
How much? Free                                             
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LANY

When? Wednesday 6 March, 6pm
Where? Rock City
What? This American, indie pop band are definitely one to watch.  Los Angeles based and formed in 2014, the band consists of Paul Klein, Charles Leslie “Les” Priest and Jake Clifford Goss.  Their beautifully mellow ballad style creates something very special when paired with their simple melodies and smooth vocal lines. They are rapidly becoming more popular and have supported acts such as Troye Sivan, Twin Shadow and Halsey. Nice.
How much? £19.80
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After Hours: The Hermes Experiment

When? Thursday 7 March, 9.45pm
Where? Royal Concert Hall
What? The Hermes Experiment are a group of four young virtuoso players with a twist. Prepare to be amazed by the group’s overwhelmingly beautiful sound; their unique blend of clarinet, double bass, harp and a soprano means you are in for a treat.  The concert features a selection of pieces from a variety of composers from Maurice Ravel to the young winner of the 2017 British Composer award, Robin Haigh.
How much? Free - £4
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Mnozil Brass: Cirque

When? Friday 8th March, 7.30pm
Where? Royal Concert Hall
What? Come and be astonished by the musical equivalent of Mr Bean. Mnozil Brass are a group of seven brass instrumentalists, whose show Cirque continues to push the limits of music and humor. The group bases each performance on the philosophy that as the world is round, and people laugh, meaning the world is a circus. Just trust us on this one.
How much? £26.50
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Nottingham Youth Orchestra: Russian Gala

When? Saturday 9 March, 7pm
Where? Royal Concert Hall
What? Join the Nottingham Youth Orchestra and BBC Young Musician 2018 category finalist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason in a celebration of Russian music. Conducted by Christopher Hoggarth and David Leeder, NYO's music includes Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 and Stravinsky Firebird Suite. The NYO is made up of over 300 young people with a passion for music, and regularly gives concerts of a high standard around the world. The group is made up of six orchestras – Training, Intermediate, Youth and Jazz. Lovely.
How much? £12 - £20
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James: Living in Extraordinary Times

When? Tuesday 12 March, 7.30pm
Where? Theater Royal
What? Come and see James tour their recent Top 10 album Living in Extraordinary Times, along with a healthy number of their classic hits. Their uniquely varied sound is encapsulated with over fourteen studio albums released over thirty years, and they've supplied us with the much-loved classics Sit Down and She’s A Star.
How much? £36 - £45
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Blue Planet II: Live In Concert

When? Friday 15 March
Where? Motorpoint Arena 7.30pm
What? Let your mind boggle at the wonders of the planet’s oceans and wildlife as they come to life before your eyes. Boasting a full symphony orchestra and a 200 square metre 4K Ultra HD LED screen, you'll see scenes from BBC's Blue Planet II in a whole new light. Host and BBC presenter Anita Rani can’t wait to share this original immersive concert with the world; it promises to be a breathtaking experience.
How much? £45.70 - £138.90
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The Hallé Film Music Concert: Fantastic Worlds

When? Saturday 16 March, 7.30pm
Where? Royal Concert Hall
What? Take a journey with Hallé to a majestic mix of worlds, with Game of Thones star Hannah Waddingham as your guide.  The eighty-piece orchestra will play music from a variety of fantasy films, TV series and video games including Game of Thrones, Final Fantasy, Angry Birds, How To Train Your Dragon and The Chronicles of Narnia.  Conducted by Stephen Bell, the orchestra will create a new sound world to be explored. Bell studied at the Royal College of Music and is in high demand by orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, so you can expect it to be a good'un.
How much? £15.50 - £36.50                                                             
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Opera Hour

When? Thursday 21 March, 7pm – 8pm
Where? NTU Music Centre
What? Never seen an opera? Think it’s not for you? Come along to Streetwise Opera’s inspired performance and have your mind blown. The Opera Hour includes a selection of some of the most famous operas, including those by Gilbert and Sulivan, Lehár and Verdi. There will also be the world-premiere of The Wedding, which was composed by Streetwise opera’s very own composer in residence, David Wilson.  The chorus is made up of a group of people who are homeless and is supported by an orchestra of musicians.  You’re in for a joyful and inspiring evening of music like you’ve never heard before.
How much? Free - donations welcome
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