Elegie- Lucy Parham and Tim McInnerny- LUNCHTIME PERFORMANCE
Rachmaninoff - A Heart in Exile
Lucy Parham - piano
Tim McInnerny - narrator
Scripted by Lucy Parham
This exclusive, socially distanced performance will take place in Fairlight Hall courtyard. Tickets for the lunchtime performance include access to the gardens one hour before the performance. There will be a cash bar on site.
Grounds open 11.30
Performance 12.30-1.30 (no interval)
Known internationally for her ‘Composer Portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme. Elegie 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 USA, where he died in 1943.
The concert includes many of his best- loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own transcriptions and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.
“Lucy Parham's trailblazing evening concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.”
BBC Music Magazine
“This is the crowning glory of Parham’s Composer Portrait series”
Pianist Magazine ***** (5 stars)