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2017 CONCERTS AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH GREENHILL HARROW

(FREE admission with retiring collection)

CONCERT 1

Thursday, July 13th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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SCOTT JOPLIN 1867-1917 A CENTENARY CELEBRATION

Maple Leaf Rag (1899), The Easy Winners (1901) Eugenia (1905), The Entertainer (1902),Elite Syncopations (1902), Bethena – A Concert Waltz (1905), The Ragtime Dance (1906), Wall Street Rag (1908), The Cascades (1904), Rose Leaf Rag (1907), Gladiolus Rag (1907), Fig Leaf Rag (1908), Magnetic Rag (1914)

STEVE LAW piano

Pianist-composer Steve Law pays tribute to the King of Ragtime piano Scott Joplin by performing some of  greatest and best loved works. This is not just music full of catchy tunes and jazzy toe tapping rhythms, but also of great warmth, charm and melancholy. Joplin elevated ragtime from honk-tonk piano to a truly original American art form which influenced much of the early jazz age and popular music that was to follow.

Hearing the music of Scott Joplin on LPs performed by Joshua Rifkin was the first major inspiration and gateway into classical music for Steve Law as a child. Steve revisits his early musical roots and a style of music he has a special affinity with.

CONCERT 2

Thursday, July 20th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Elgar                 Sonata for Violin and Piano
and works by Wilson and Crossland

MARK WILSON violin
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano

CONCERT 3

Thursday, July 27th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Brahms, Finzi and Hurlstone

JOANNE ROSARIO clarinet
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano

CONCERT 4

Thursday, August 3rd, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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NEIL CROSSLAND SONGS

NINA KOPPARHED soprano
NEIL CROSSLAND piano

CONCERT 5

Thursday, August 10th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Schubert, Puccini, Bellini, Head

NINA KOPPARHED soprano
RICHARD BLACK piano

CONCERT 6

Thursday, August 17th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Lennox Berkeley, Crossland.

JAMES DUTTON flute
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano

CONCERT 7

Thursday, August 24th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Loeillet (Concert to last 1 hour 20 minutes)

MARK WILSON violin, THOMAS SCHONBERG cello,
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano

CONCERT 8

Thursday, August 31st, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Crossland

NEIL CROSSLAND and KARL LUTCHMAYER piano duo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, we are delighted and grateful to have Wetherspoon kindly sponsor our lunchtime concerts at Harrow Summer Music at St. John’s, Greenhill 2017.

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Listen to Elgar’s beautiful Violin Sonata performed by Mark Wilson (violin) and Neil Crossland (piano) at Harrow Summer Music 2015

The world premiere of Steve Law’s Violin Concerto arranged for violin and piano by the composer (2015) at Harrow Summer Music 2015