Sparks perform Kimono My House

with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley

19 - 20 December 2014 / 19:30

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Pioneering band Sparks perform their classic 1974 album Kimono My House with the 35-piece Heritage Orchestra. They will perform brand new orchestral arrangements by Nathan Kelly, plus favourites from their other 22 albums with blaring symphonic accompaniment.

Featuring the smash hit single 'This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both Of Us', Kimono My House reached #4 in the UK album charts on its release in 1974 and has been acclaimed by fellow musicians as diverse as Morrissey, Kurt Cobain and Bjork.
Sparks are brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals). Their genre-defying music is characterised by its intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics and their unique stage presence. They collaborate here with the award-winning Heritage Orchestra – known for their unorthodox approach to music and their focus on working with new and experimental present-day artists.

'You waited 40 years; the wait is over!' Ron and Russell Mael

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This event is part of:
Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by the Barbican in association with Glenn Max Events

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