Sundays 11.30 am Hall One
Devised by Lucy Parham
CELEBRITY CHRISTMAS GALA - LUCY PARHAM AND FRIENDS
6 December 2015
Join us for another fun morning with piano-playing celebrities performing Schumann’s Album for the Young, plus some festive surprises!
Pianists to include:
Edward Fox (actor)
William Sharman (Team GB athlete)
Alistair McGowan (actor)
Sarah Walker (BBC Radio 3 presenter)
Alan Rusbridger (former Editor, The Guardian)
Conrad Williams (author)
Stephen Boxer (actor)
Patricia Hodge (actress)
Niamh Cusack (actress)
Cathy Newman (Channel 4 News presenter)
Richard Ingrams (former Editor, The Oldie)
Barry Wordsworth (conductor, Special Guest)
Anneka Rice (BBC Radio 2 presenter)
More to be announced shortly!
Iain Burnside, presenter
Joanna David, narrator
Lucy Parham, piano
JUST WILLIAM, JARVIS & JEEVES
24 January 2016
Martin Jarvis, narrator
Richard Sisson, piano
By popular demand Martin Jarvis brings his dazzling story telling gifts to Kings Place once again. In The Outlaws and the Triplets, 11-year old William Brown finds himself masquerading as the elder brother of a trio of tots.
And in the hilarious Jeeves and The Song of Songs, Jarvis (as 'Bertie Wooster') tells of a preposterously unpredictable musical entertainment.
The musical accompaniment to both stories is composed and performed by the brilliant Richard Sisson.
A MORNING WITH BEETHOVEN
7 February 2016
John Lill, piano
John Suchet, presenter
Following their sell-out performance last season, internationally acclaimed pianist John Lill and Classic FM presenter and Beethoven biographer John Suchet will discuss the music and life of Beethoven, with Beethoven specialist John Lill performing two more popular Beethoven sonatas.
The performance will include the Piano Sonata in No. 22 in F major Op 54 followed by the Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op 111
ALAN TITCHMARSH IN
“THE GLORY OF THE GARDEN”
6 March 2016
with Richard Sisson, piano
National treasure Alan Titchmarsh shares his green-fingered love for all things horticultural, with readings from his own writings and others. Pianist and composer Richard Sisson joins him as the programme unfolds, including gems by Tchaikovsky, Chaminade and Billy Mayerl.
Rachmaninov: A Heart in Exile
10 April 2016
(Coffee Concert version)
Lucy Parham, piano
Henry Goodman, narrator
Known internationally for her ‘composer portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme that chronicles the life of Sergei Rachmaninov. Though he became an exile 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. Lucy Parham will be joined by renowned actor, Henry Goodman.
“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)
To view the whole 2015/16 Coffee Concert series CLICK HERE