Di Xiao Piano Concert – Femmes de Légende
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From 6
18:30 to 20:00

Celebrate some of the legendary women in music and their muses in this soul stirring night of music.

The programme will begin with the sweet and tuneful : Thème varié by French composer Cécile Chaminade and will take the audience to Mr & Mrs Schumann’s variations.  There will also be a world premiere of new work from a young Chinese composer, RuiQi Wang. Ending the first half will the British composer Mcdowall’s set of 4 piano solos which was inspired by a black and white image of New York in the 90’s.

The second half will include some all-time favourites: Chopin’s Nocturne in B flat,the ‘rain drop’ Preludes and the famous ‘ Minute Waltz ‘.  These pieces were inspired & dedicated to Chopin’s muses: countess Delphina Potorka & Geroge Sand.  Other works include the vigorous ‘Jamaican Medley’ by Alberga, which brings sunshine, sea breeze and make you want to put on your dancing shoes and pieces from the prolific Mel Bonis.