With Lucy Parham & Henry Goodman
Following the huge success of the performance at the Quarry last
February of the distinguished concert pianist Lucy Parham’s ‘Beloved Clara’,
her first ‘Composer portrait’ in words and music, she returns with her latest
show, premiered in 2016, accompanied by the celebrated classical, West End and
film, actor, Henry Goodman.
It chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Though he became an exile in 1917 Russia remained deeply rooted in his soul.
His cultural identity and his longing for his homeland imbue his music, not
least the many much-loved works he wrote for his own instrument, the piano. The
narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his
youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally
to California, where he died in 1943.
The programme includes many if his best-loved works for piano including
a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own
transcriptions and the haunting ‘Elegie’, as well as works by Scriabin and
|Date:||Sunday 26 February 2017|
|Time:||7.30pm (6.15pm champagne Reception)|
|Venue:||The Quarry Theatre|
|Running Time:||90mins (15min interval)|
|Age Suitability:||12yrs +|