Thursday, June 30th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
THE GENIUS OF BILLY MAYERL – THE HAPPY, JAZZY PIANO
Billy Mayerl (1902-1959) 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.
Thursday, July 14th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
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.
Thursday, July 21st, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
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.
Thursday, July 28th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
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.
Thursday, August 11th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
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
Thursday, August 25th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
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.
Thursday, September 8th, 12.30pm, St John’s Church, Greenhill, Harrow
Bach Partita 2: Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue 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)*