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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Carmen on screen; Martin Hathaway; Eddie Parker at the Con Cellar Bar; pianist Masayuki Tayama

01 March, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Anna Goryachova sings Carmen in theROH live screening on Tuesday. Photo: Bill Cooper/ROH

See it for yourself, the Royal Opera House’s controversial new production of Bizet’s Carmen is being screened in cinemas next Tuesday (March 6). It’s directed by Australian director Barrie Kosky and stars Russian mezzo Anna Goryachova in the title role. ROH live screening, 6.45pm in cinemas: Barbican; Curzon Bloomsbury & Mayfair; Everyman Hampstead; Odeon Holloway & Covent Garden; JW3 Finchley Road; Picturehouse Central; Vue Finchley Road, Islington & Leicester Square

• Percussive masterpieces from around the world are being explored at LSO St Luke’s this Friday (March 2). At lunchtime, LSO principal percussionist Neil Percy and LSO percussionists together with presenter Rachel Leach are going on a percussion voyage of discovery. In the evening, the LSO Percussion Ensemble embraces music from Japan and the US – with works by John Adams, Steve Reich and pioneering jazz pianist Makoto Ozone. LSO Discovery Concert/ percussive masterpieces from around the world, 12.30pm, free. Music from Japan & USA, LSO Percussion Ensemble, 7.30pm, from £15. LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1, 020 7490 3939,

• Martin Hathaway, one of Britain’s leading jazz performers and educators, is playing at the Hampstead Jazz Club this Friday evening (March 2). Others playing at the Hampstead venue include Atila Huseyin on Saturday (March 3) and Sam Braysher on Wednesday (March 7). Hampstead Lounge & Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, NW3 1JD, 8pm, £15, 020 7794 2068,

• Multi-instrumentalist Eddie Parker is playing with his Airborn combo this Friday (March 2) at the iconic Con Cellar Bar underneath The Constitution in St Pancras Way, Cam­den Town. Also playing as part of a double-bill at the venue is drummer extraordinaire James Maddren. Con Cellar Bar, The Constitution, St Pancras Way, Camden Town, 8.30pm, £7,

• Masayuki Tayama, one of the world’s most accomplished pianists and Rachmaninov specialist, is playing at Hampstead Parish Church next Wed­nesday lunch­time (March 7). Among pieces being played is Rachman­inov’s Etudes-Tableaux Op 39 – a recital not to be missed. Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, NW3, 1pm, free

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