The Sun Ra Arkestra

“In its broth of free jazz, old swing, doo-wop, electronics, Afrofuturist references and stagecraft that could have been directed by Ed Wood, a Sun Ra Arkestra show is about as far away from a conventional performance as the late leader of the band believed his spiritual home was from Earth,” says The Guardian. Sun Ra was a jazz artist, pianist and bandleader whose keyboard improvisations were original and innovative. Following Ra’s passing in 1993, the Arkestra perform under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen.

Please note this show was been rescheduled from Thu 19 Mar 2015. All tickets for the original show are valid for the new date, and refunds will be offered if required. Please contact the box office for more information.

Over 16s only

This is a standing show

A free show with Colston Hall’s modern youth orchestra “Remix Youth Ensemble” will be performing in the Foyer space before this show at 7pm.

More information on that here.

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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

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