HARROW SUMMER MUSIC 2016

CONCERT 1

Thursday, June 30th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

THE GENIUS OF BILLY MAYERL – THE HAPPY, JAZZY PIANO

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Billy Mayerl                  Marigold (1927)
                                       Harp of the Winds (1939)
                                       Mistletoe (1935)
                                       Puppets Suite (1927)
                                       Ace of Hearts (1933)
                                       Evening Primrose (1945)
				       Jack-in-the-Box (1926)
                                       Sleepy Piano (1926)
                                       Antiquary (1926)
                                       Sweet William (1938)
                                       Honky-Tonk (1928)
                                       From a Spanish Lattice (1938)
                                       Robots (1928)
                                       Railroad Rhythm (1938)

STEVE LAW  piano

A tribute to the brilliant English composer, pianist and broadcaster Billy Mayerl, acknowledged master of novelty piano and light music. Steve Law plays a selection of Mayerl’s most inventive and delightful piano music from his famous Marigold of 1927 and Railroad Rhythm (1938) to rarities like Puppets Suite and Robots. Virtuosic jazzy stride piano is fused with English lyricism. A rare chance to hear this wonderful, uplifting and nostalgic music from the 1920s and 1930s.

CONCERT 2

Thursday, July 14th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Puccini                    Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Frank Bridge          Come to me in my Dreams
                                  Love went a-riding

Liszt                         Die Lorelei

Rachmaninoff        O, don’t sing to me 
                                  The Lilacs
                                  How fair this place
                                  Spring Waters

Neil Crossland       Do not stand at my grave and weep
                                  Dream within a Dream
                                  How do I love thee

Donizetti                Ah! Tardai troppo… O luce di quest’ anima

NINA KOPPARHED (soprano)
NEIL CROSSLAND (piano)

 

Beautiful songs by Rachmninoff, Liszt, Frank Bridge and Neil Crossland. As a composer, Neil Crossland is known for his original but accessible style. ‘Music rages in him and his breed is rare’ – The Standard.

CONCERT 3

Thursday, July 21st, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

Chopin  Haruko 6

Chopin                               24 Preludes for piano, Op.28
 Saint-Saens                     Valse Nonchalante Op 110
                                             Valse Langoureuse Op 120
 Prokofiev                          selections from Romeo & Juliet

HARUKO SEKI  piano

Haruko Seki performs all 24 of Chopin’s Preludes from Op.28. An  unforgettable journey through every major and minor key and a myriad of emotions. Biographer Jeremy Nicholas writes that “Even on their own, the 24 Preludes would have ensured Chopin’s claim to immortality.”

There is also beautiful music from Saint-Saens and one of the greatest 20th Century ballets – Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

“Bathed in tonal beauty” The Times.

CONCERT 4

Thursday, July 28th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Beethoven                              Sonata in C minor Op.13 'Pathetique'
                                                 Piano Sonata No.14 in C# minor op.27 no.2   'Moonlight'
 Liszt                                       Funerailles
 
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano

Neil Crossland performs Beethoven’s famous ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Appasionata’ Sonatas and music by Brahms.

‘If Beethoven had not written all his piano music with himself in mind, he might happily have written it for Neil Crossland’ The Guardian.

CONCERT 5

Thursday, August 11th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Puccini                  Quando m’en vo (La Boheme)
                                O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
                                Un bel Di vedremo (Madame Butterfly)
Mozart                  O, Zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn (Die Zauberflote) 
Ysaye                    Suite no. 3 for solo violin: Ballade
Leclair                  Sonata, Op.3 No.2 for two violins 
Mark Wilson      The Lone Shieling (Canadian Boat Song), Heart of my Heart, White in the Moon

NINA KOPPARHED soprano
MARK WILSON piano and violin

CONCERT 6

Thursday, August 25th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Beethoven                              Violin Sonata No. 9 'Kreutzer Sonata'
 Neil Crossland                      Violin Concerto

MARK WILSON violin
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano

Beethoven’s wonderful Kreutzer Sonata for violin and piano is coupled with Neil Crossland’s brilliant Violin Concerto.

CONCERT 7

Thursday, September 8th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow

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Bach 		Partita 2: Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue
Bach 		Partita 3: Prelude, Gavote en Rondeau, Gigue
Paganini 	        Caprices 5 & 9
Beethoven	Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 - I: Andante con variazioni *
Kreisler 		Recitative and Scherzo-Caprice

TUDOR TRITA  violin (and piano)*