Kettles Yard Cambridge
As a very last minute substitute I have been asked to step in with Guy to perform at this very special venue. My second time this month!!
|The programme will be exactly as the Wigmore Hall recital on Sunday a few days later.||Guy Johnston, cello
|A rare second chance to perform this month at Kettles Yard, surely one of the most inspiring places to perform with its wonderful collection of 20th century British Art.
Wigmore Hall London
Always very special to be performing in this holy grail of chamber music venues!! And great to be working with Guy Johnston again.!
|Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes
Sterndale Bennett Sonata for Cello and Piano
Joseph Phipps Cello and Piano Sonata
Chopin Sonata in G minor op 65
|Guy Johnston, cello
|A lovely chance to hear the rarely played Sterndale Bennett Sonata which Mendelssohn apparently so enjoyed. Also looking forward to the Phipps, and of course the wonderful Chopin Sonata!!
Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex
Another special event from our Music and Word series at Charleston in Sussex. This evening is centred and focused around the monumental chamber work by Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time, with a selection of piano solos in the first half strongly influenced by birdsong by composers Debussy, Ravel, and Messiaen. We are also delighted and honoured this evening to welcome Nathaniel Parker, our very distinguished speaker and reader.
|The first half will comprise piano solos by Debussy, Ravel and Messiaen.
The Quartet for the End of Time will end this evening's concert.
Readings will include texts by Messiaen himself and TS Eliot.
|Sacha Rattle, Clarinet
Michael Trainor, violin
Jessie Ann Richardson, cello
Nathaniel Parker, reader/speaker
Paul Boucher Introduction and pre-Concert talk
|This evening's programme will be centred around the monumental Quartet for the End of Time, one of the 20th Century's greatest chamber works. In the first half of the concert there will be piano solos by Debussy, Ravel, and Messiaen with works influenced by birdsong. Readings will include writings by Messiaen himself and TS Eliot. A rare chance to hear and experience this wonderful work with Messiaen's writings alongside those of TS Eliot.
There will also be a pre-Concert talk by Paul Boucher about the programme, the Messaien Quartet for the End of time and its history and conception, and the notion of bird-song which dominates much of tonight's programme.
Kettle's Yard Cambridge
A very welcome return for me to be back here at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge.
|Schumann Sonata in G minor Op 22
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Jonathan Dove Catching Fire
Chopin Ballade no 1 in G minor
Chopin Scherzo no 4 in E major
|Myself.||Its such a treat for me to be back here again, and to be performing here amidst some of my favourite paintings and sculptures.
The Leipzig Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany
A very welcome return abroad for the first time in 18 months!! And a lovely musical re-union with my dear friend and colleague Dennis Russell Davis. How strange it will feel, but how lovely!!
|My contribution to the evening's concert will be the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G minor.||The MDR Sinfonie Orchester with Dennis Russell Davis conducting and myself.||Dennis is one of the dearest friends and it is very poignant that I am doing my first concert abroad after 18 months together with him. Eager with anticipation!!!