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Epic Persia on BBC Persia


Emma leads Epic Persia at Cadogan Hall - as documented on BBC Persia

Emma took the helm once again as leader of Docklands Sinfonia in a breathtaking and groundbreaking concert of music written solely by Iranian composers. The evening at Cadogan Hall showcased the works of some of Iran’s most respected and well-known composers. The concert is understood to be the first time that an 80-strong British symphony orchestra has performed an entire programme dedicated to Iranian symphonic music. A competition was held in Iran in the months running up to the concert for a work to be written for the orchestra. The winner was Ehsan Mohammadi with the stunning "Rostam's Seventh Labour" which premiered that same evening.


Emma in concert with Mestizo for the IGF in Bath

Emma, along with Cuban virtuosos Hammadi Rencurrell and Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, will be performing as part of Trio Mestizo in concert in Bath as part of the International Guitar Festival.

The concert will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday July 26th at The Chapel at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Upper Borough Walls, Bath, Avon BA1 1RL.


So Sinatra! Emma leads Docklands Sinfonia July 18th 2014

Friday 18th July 7:30pm
St Anne's, Limehouse, London E14 7HP

Docklands Sinfonia, with Emma Blanco leading, presents an evening of Frank Sinatra music starring Frank Cognoscenti, who has been enthralling audiences with his amazingly close interpretation of Frank Sinatra since 2002.

In that time, he has performed his So Sinatra show at thousands of high profile events all over the world in venues including Hampton Court, the Chelsea Flower shows, Wentworth ‘Lunch for life’, Dorchester Penthouse and Ballroom, The Grosvenor, Savoy, Landmark and Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

Frank is possibly the most complete of all the Impersonators in the 'Sinatra' field and one of the few solely dedicated 100% to performances as Sinatra. The Sound is so close and the delivery so effortless that he is constantly accused of miming.

As well as legendary Sinatra hits such as 'My Way', the concert will include some of the singer's lesser-known orchestral arrangements. Audience will also be treated to a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and a selection of movements from Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No.2.

Tickets are expected to sell fast for this event, so please book in advance from the Docklands Sinfonia box office.

Tickets:  £12 (Advanced) £10 (Concessions) £15 (Door)


Emma and Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas in concert

As Duo Mestizo, Emma and Ahmed will give a lunchtime recital in Midsomer Norton. After their appearance the previous night in Bath as part of the International Guitar Festival with percussionist Hammadi Rencurrell, they will cut down to violin and guitar and offer a stunning and mixed programme of Classical and Latin music.

The Island
Midsomer Norton
(01761) 419133