LUCY PARHAM'S COMPOSER PORTRAIT SERIES
“Lucy Parham’s trailblazing evening concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished actors, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.”
BBC Music Magazine 5 stars *****
HIGHGATEHASHEART is delighted to announce our next fundraising event on Sunday 19th November in support of vital refugee causes: "Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin" is an evening of music and drama conceived by the internationally renowned concert pianist Lucy Parham with narrations by the celebrated actors Henry Goodman and Juliet Stevenson. The programme of words and music has been scripted and adapted from letters and diaries by Parham, chronicling the romantic life of one the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano – Frédéric Chopin. The narrative follows his turbulent relationship with the controversial literary figure George Sand, their time together in Majorca, his fragile health and his ultimate demise in poverty in Paris at the age of 39. The readings, with Frederic Chopin narrated by Goodman and George Sand by Stevenson, are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions played by Parham in the evocative setting of Lauderdale House.
"Nocturne" received its London première in the London Pianoforte Series at the Wigmore Hall in July 2010 – the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, with Dame Harriet Walter and Samuel West.
Drinks reception from 7pm with concert starting at 8pm. The evening will end at 10pm with a short interval.
JULIET STEVENSON NARRATES GEORGE SAND
HENRY GOODMAN NARRATES
TICKETS COST £40.00 PER PERSON AND INCLUDE A DRINKS RECEPTION AND THE CONCERT PERFORMANCE.
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