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ST PAUL’S SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

CONCERT 1

Wednesday, July 6th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ

MUSIC FROM STAGE AND SCREEN

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Dudley Moore                       Moontime and Millionaire from Bedazzled 
Henry Mancini                      It's Easy To Say from 10  
                                                 Meggie's Theme from The Thorn Birds                                                         
Stanley Myers                       Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
Michael Legrand                  Papa from Yentl 
George Gershwin                 Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Stephen Sondheim              Children will Listen from Into the Woods
                                                Nothing’s gonna Harm You from Sweeney Todd
Steve Law                              From me to you (2016) (To Lorna)              
                                                Reunion (2010)
Enya/Roma Ryan                May it be from The Lord of the Rings
Henry Mancini /                   Moon River 
Johnny Mercer                      from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Harold Arlen /                      Somewhere Over the Rainbow
E.Y. Harburg                         from The Wizard of Oz   

JANINE VAN DEN BERG vocals
STEVE LAW  piano

A selection of memorable songs and music from films and musicals with the beautiful voice of Janine van den Berg and versatile pianist, arranger and composer Steve Law. Includes authentic transcriptions by Steve Law of Dudley Moore’s jazz piano playing.

CONCERT 2

Wednesday, July 13th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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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

Wednesday, July 20th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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

Wednesday, July 27th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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Beethoven                              Sonata in C minor Op.13 'Pathetique'
                                                 Piano Sonata No.14 in C# minor op.27 no.2   'Moonlight'
 Brahms                                 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

Wednesday, August 3rd, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

JAZZ INSPIRATIONS

 steve again

Scott Joplin                                          The Easy Winners 
Debussy                                                Cake Walk from Children's Corner
Billy Mayerl                                          Antiquary
Satie                                                       Gymnopedie No. 1    
Vladimir Cosma                                   Sentimental Promenade *
Dudley Moore                                      Satie * (published by Faber)
James P. Johnson /Fats Waller         Carolina Shout *
Gershwin                                              S'Wonderful / Funny Face *
                                                               I Got Rhythm *
Barber                                                  Excursions Nos.1 and 2
Pine Top Smith (Silvan Zingg)         Pinetop’s Boogie-Woogie *
Steve Law                                            12 Pop Preludes (2013)
                                                               1          'See minor'
                                                               3          'Repetition'
							       4           '80s Stop-Start Rhythm'
                                                               5          'Small country'
                                                               8          'I miss you, I love you'
                                                               9          'Jan Hammered'                     
Prokofiev                                             Precipitato from Piano Sonata No. 7 op.83

STEVE LAW  piano

* transcribed from original performances by Steve Law

Classical piano pieces inspired by jazz, heard alongside the original jazz styles which inspired them. (Or vice versa!) Featuring original authentic transcriptions by Steve Law of piano playing by Gershwin, Fats Waller and Dudley Moore. Also, piano favourites by Scott Joplin, Satie and Barber. Featuring some of Steve Law’s memorable Pop Preludes and finishing with one of the most original and jazzy piano pieces of the 20th Century – the finale to Prokofiev’s 7th Sonata with it’s ingenious 7/8 perpetual rhythm.

CONCERT 6

Wednesday, August 10th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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Gershwin arr. Heifetz            Porgy and Bess Suite (extended by Law and Wilson)
Steve Law                                 Violin Concerto

MARK WILSON violin
STEVE LAW  piano

Sublime music from Gershwin’s operatic masterpiece Porgy and Bess arranged by Jascha Heifetz and extended by Law and Wilson.

Also hear Steve Law’s exciting, beautiful, jazzy and melodic violin concerto arranged for piano and violin by the composer.

CONCERT 7

Wednesday, August 17th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

Music in the Atrium

CONCERT 8

Wednesday, August 24th, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

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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.

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 9

Wednesday, August 31st, 12.30pm, 2016 St Paul’s Church, Caroline Street, Hammersmith

Mozart beethoven

Mozart                    Piano Sonata No.11 in A major K331
Beethoven             Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor ‘'Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’
Liszt                         Funerailles
                                 Vallee d’Obermann from Annees de Pelerinage, Premiere Annee
NEIL CROSSLAND  piano