Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale

 

Sunday 18 September 3.00 pm

SEEKING UTOPIA
marking the 150th Anniversary of Vaughan Williams's birth.

Shiry Rashkovsky (viola)
Viv McLean (piano)
Jessica Duchen (narrator)

Ralph Vaughan Williams was the great-nephew of Charles Darwin. The violist Lionel Tertis, for whom he wrote some of his finest music, was the son of an impoverished East End synagogue cantor. Through these two artists' contrasting backgrounds and transcendental artistry, this special programme of words and music tells the story of their spirited battles against prejudice of all types an impassioned plea for unity and acceptance. Award-winning violist Shiry Rashkovsky, acclaimed pianist Viv McLean and music critic and author Jessica Duchen join forces in an imaginative, richly varied programme devised for the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams's birth.

The programme includes:

Gustav Holst: Lyric Movement

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Suite for Viola and Piano

Rebecca Clarke: Passacaglia on an Old English Tune

Frederick Delius arr. Tertis: Serenade from Hassan

Ernest Bloch: Rhapsody from Suite Hebraique

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Hornpipe from Much Ado About Nothing

 

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