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Faculty Gala recital

August 10 @ 20:30 - 21:45

The now traditional Gala Recital featuring outstanding members of the faculty. An exciting and varied programme guaranteed.

Free for all summer school participants. Tickets available for the public from the Stoller Hall.

Rachmaninov  Caprice bohémien Op. 12 (Capriccio on gypsy themes) Honor O’Hea and Robert Andres

Brahms  3 Intermezzi Op 117     John Thwaites

Arnold Griller’s ‘Songs of the ChenFinch’ for two pianos     Bobby Chen and Douglas Finch

Graham Lynch (1957-)

Blue Bird in the Mythic Forest

Rock Crystal world première                  Lauryna Sableviciute

Both pieces come from the set The Chimeras, and they share a similar theme in that they are related to the idea of the ‘story’. Blue Bird in the Mythic Forest evokes the atmosphere of a fairy tale, where the piano creates sustained and luminous harmonies and conjures up a hushed and dark forest. By contrast, Rock Crystal moves rapidly towards a series of climactic chords that summon up the elemental power of the glacier onto which two young children have accidently wandered on the night of Christmas eve. The story that inspired this piece was written by Adalbert Stifter, and it’s one of the most unique works in German literature.

Grieg Notturno Op. 54 No. 4          Debussy  L’Isle Joyeuse       Gemma Webster

Jeremy Pike – Prelude on E flat major   world première            Katie Laing

Douglas Finch – Improvisation – audience suggestions very welcome!

Ravel La Valse for 2 pianos                                              Kathryn Stott and Ben Powell



August 10
20:30 - 21:45
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Stoller Hall