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Concerts:

POSTPONED
On account of the COVID-19 conditions this concert is postponed. Details on re-scheduling will be updated when possible

Friday 20th March 2020, 1pm
Bishopsgate Institute, London, EC2M 4QH
Lunchtime Concert and Dance

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Tanzabend der modernen Musik – Wiederholung auf vielseitigen Wunsch

This concert will feature a reconstruction of dance performances given in Berlin in 1924 by Henri Châtin Hofmann. The music is selected and performed at the piano by Samuel Draper from works of the contemporary composers of the day that featured in the original programmes, and the performance features historical costumes reconstructed by Alicia Gladstone, the dance reconstructed and performed by Alka Nauman and Lucie Palazot.

The concert will also feature songs written by the anti-fascist composer and radio producer Ernst Schoen, performed by Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat. It will be presented by Esther Leslie and Sam Dolbear.

Lord Berners (Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson)
Alfredo Casella
Zez Confrey
Gian Francesco Malipiero
Ernst Schoen

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ENESCU PREMIÈRE

On Saturday April 29th, Samuel gave the UK première of George Enescu’s Fourth Symphony, a masterpiece left partially unorchestrated at the composer’s death and later completed for performance by Romanian composer Pascal Bentoiu. Details of the concert, given in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute, London, as part of their ‘Bentoiu Month’ series of events can be found at the CONCERTS page and at the ICR website.

Here is a preview of our performance from Richard Whitehouse on CLASSICAL SOURCE
and more information on Pascal Bentoiu can be found at TOCCATA CLASSICS.

A review of the concert can be read at CLASSICAL SOURCE

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