Preview: BSO’s ‘Elgar Cello Eulogy’ @ The Great Hall

After the resounding success of their ‘Heroes & Monsters’ concert last week, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are once again coming to Exeter this Wednesday to bring you the works of Wagner, Elgar, and Dvořák. ‘Everything good and nice and clean and fresh and sweet is far away – never to return’ wrote Edward Elgar after…

Review: Cider Tasting and Pizza Evening @ The Stable

Last Thursday, Razz was treated to an amazing Cider Tasting experience at The Stable in Exeter. The evening was a great success and here are some of the highlights from our writers: Anna Hartley: “The cider tasting evening at The Stable was so fun – as someone who knows very little about cider I was…

Preview: Don Broco @ O2 Academy Bristol 9/2/18

Following the release of their 3rd album Technology this week, Don Broco are currently embarking on a 3 week UK headline tour kicking off in Bedford, the town where the band met and formed all the way back in 2008. They’ll be heading down to the South-West on the 9th February to play a massive…

Review: Hanna

Hanna, a one-woman show by Off West End Award Nominee Sam Potter at the Bike Shed Theatre this week, was nothing short of a heart-warming, funny piece of exceptional theatre. Not quite sure what to expect from a show made-up of a cast of one, I was pleasantly surprised at how captivated and touched I…

Books for your 2018 Bookshelf

For everyone looking to take a break this term with some non-course related reading, 2018 is set to be a very exciting year for new books. Here are five of the most hotly-anticipated releases that will be rolling off the presses over the next six months… Leni Zumas, Red Clocks (Harper Collins, January 2018) A…

Preview: BSO’s ‘Heroes and Monsters’ @ The Great Hall

There is an enduring appeal to film music. It has a tendency to reward with emotionally gratuitous melodies, the ‘sugar’ of a piece, without the tensions and lengthy virtuosic fiddling of traditional classical music. Scores provide memorable soundbites, fragments of melodies that stay with us whether we wish them to or not. They have a…

Review: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’

Of all the theatrical societies at Exeter University, Gilbert and Sullivan is the oldest, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, this distinguished production company performed The Mikado, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most well-known plays and arguably their magnum opus. The story is set in small-town Japan, ruled by the Emperor…

Review: Ciaran Austin’s ‘Full Circle/Moving’

Ciaran Austin has just released his latest EP featuring ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Moving’ , demonstrating his own skillful talents and those of the members of his band, Cantaloupe Island. Recorded at Sticky Studios, the self-produced EP takes a unique approach to what may be considered grime rap by transforming with a more uplifting melody and…

Review: BSO ‘Triumph & Passion’ @ The Great Hall

The ritual is by now familiar to me. I took my seat a few rows back from the front, settled in and took down the names of some players. The hall, smelling faintly of gravy, gradually filled with an eager audience, and the orchestra tuned their instruments with ears fixed on the most minute discrepancies…

Review: Singin’ in the Rain

Footlights’ production of Singin’ in the Rain was a remarkable success, more than doing justice to the 1952 Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen-directed classic film. The student-led production included the original’s song and dance numbers, performed with enormous talent. They maintained all the film’s feel-good energy, filling the stage at the Northcott Theatre with near professional levels of…

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Vibes Scheme

Are you a classical concert newbie looking for new experiences or a performance veteran wanting cheap tickets to enjoy even more of what you love? The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Vibes scheme offers young adults the chance to attend mind opening performances for only £5 a ticket! The BSO Vibes scheme aims to open the…

2018: A Year of Music

2018 has barely begun and it’s already looking like a bumper year for music, boasting an impressive range of new albums from musical veterans and breakthrough artists alike. Here are just a few of the exciting releases coming our way in the new year. Vance Joy Nation of Two Release date February (exact date tbc)  It’s…