Going for baroque: out of Dalston alt-folkists play around with classical and contemporary

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Ahead of their concert in Hoxton, the Dalston-based Beatrix Players, Amy Birks, left, Jess Kennedy and Amanda Alvarez

HOW EXCITING a time this is for music fans in No 1 City. Despite lacking a previewer of any kind of sounds, this news site is today highlighting an act that aims to link classical and modern.

Loving Dalston cannot deny a liking for such acts, people like Hackney’s Gabriel Prokofiev. The Beatrix Players are an all-female trio lately of Dalston who describe themselves as playing “florid, adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk, singer-songwriter acoustica, prog and quasi-classical baroque chamber pop”.

Sounds like, well, too many words, they also admit simply to alt-folk.

The band’s publicist adds: “It is the very absence of guitars and drums that means that there is nobody out there quite like Beatrix Players.” A big claim and one that will be put to the test when the vocals-piano-cello band headline at Hoxton Hall tonight Thursday 11 May 2017 to launch their album, Magnified.

If you go and enjoy the Beas, here’s a show next month that might also appeal: DJ-composer Jeff Mills is going to mess with Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Your heart may soar. It’s at the Barbican just south of Hackney, on Monday 12 June 2017.

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* Beatrix Players at Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hackney N1 6SH (020 7684 0060), £10.50-£15.50

* Some short (and rather good) Beatrix Players vids: Never Again; Lady Of The Lake

* Backstory: New music from a famous Russian name; Hoxton Hall helps the young

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