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Kings Place Coffee Concerts 2016/17

Sundays 11.30 am Hall One

WORDPLAY
Devised by Lucy Parham

‘I am delighted to present the fourth series of the Word/Play Coffee Concerts with my colleague, Lisa Peacock. I have always loved the combination of words and music and have tried to bring them together in a unique way for each concert. From the Celebrity Gala, via Beethoven, Satie and Chopin, I hope there will something for everyone to enjoy on a Sunday morning.’ – Lucy Parham

Lucy Parham

CELEBRITY CHRISTMAS GALA - LUCY PARHAM AND FRIENDS
4 December 2016

Join us for another fun morning of piano-playing celebrities performing a selection from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces and, as usual, some festive surprises!

Pianists to include:

Pianists to include:
Stephen Boxer actor
Oliver Condy Editor, BBC Music Magazine
Peter Fincham television executive
Edward Fox actor
Alistair McGowan actor, comedian
Cathy Newman Channel 4 News presenter
David Pickard Director, BBC Proms
Sophie Raworth BBC 1 broadcaster
William Sharman Team GB athlete
Alan Rusbridger Former Editor, The Guardian
Sarah Walker BBC Radio 3 presenter
Conrad Williams author
Myleene Klass  TV presenter

Sean Rafferty presenter
Joanna David narrator 
Lucy Parham piano




The Fox Family

THE FOX FAMILY & RICHARD SISSON: THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER
8 January 2017

Edward Fox narrator
Joanna David narrator
Emilia Fox narrator
Freddie Fox narrator
Richard Sisson piano

In a unique family appearance, award winning actor Edward Fox (Day of the Jackal, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Gandhi) is joined by his wife, Joanna David (Pride and Prejudice, Rebecca, Inspector Morse), daughter Emilia Fox (The Pianist, Silent Witness, Upstairs Downstairs) and son Freddie Fox (Any Human Heart, The Judas Kiss, Pride). They will perform The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-duck from The Tales of Beatrix Potter, specially adapted by pianist Richard Sisson.




Alistair McGowan

ALISTAIR MCGOWEN: ERIK SATIE'S FACTION
29 January 2017

The French composer of the beautiful ‘Gymnopedies’ described himself as, ‘a pretentious cretin whose music makes people laugh and shrug their shoulders’. See if you agree as BAFTA-winning comedian and Olivier-nominated actor Alistair McGowan plays several of Satie’s well-known, ground-breaking piano pieces and delivers many of his unheard, often surreal articles and poems. A warm, witty and intelligent show.

This show does not contain impressions!

 



Melvyn Tan and John Suchet

MELVYN TAN & JOHN SUCHET: A MORNING WITH BEETHOVEN
“THE GLORY OF THE GARDEN”
12 February 2017

Melvyn Tan piano
John Suchet presenter

We are delighted to welcome the charismatic pianist Melvyn Tan for our Morning With Beethoven. In this concert he will perform the lyrical Sonata in E, Op. 109 and the much-loved Waldstein Sonata. He will be joined in conversation by Classic FM presenter and Beethoven biographer, John Suchet.

 



Lucy Parham, Harriet Walter and Henry Goodman

NOCTURNE: THE ROMANTIC LIFE OF FREDERIC CHOPIN
2 April 2017 (Coffee Concert version)

Lucy Parham piano
Harriet Walter narrator
Henry Goodman narrator

Lucy Parham’s Composer Portraits have become internationally acclaimed. Nocturne chronicles the romantic life of one of the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano – Frédéric Chopin. The narrative follows his turbulent relationship with the controversial literary figure George Sand, their time together in Majorca, his fragile health and his ultimate demise in poverty in Paris at the age of 39. The readings are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions.

"Parham’s velvet-gloved sonority and rare ability to impart a poetic coherence to Chopin’s stream-of-consciousness flights of inspiration has one listening afresh." Julian Haylock, BBC Music Magazine 2014

Please note this is the Coffee Concert version of Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin.

 

 

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