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Rhapsody in Blue by candlelight | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Saturday July 20, 2019 at 19:30
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
£32, £28, £20 and £15
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  1. Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight) Op 27 No 2 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Impromptu No 2 in E flat, from 4 Impromptus Op 90; D 899 - Franz Schubert
  3. Impromptu No 3 in G flat, from 4 Impromptus Op 90; D 899 - Franz Schubert
  4. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, from Lyric Pieces, Book 8 Op 65 - Edvard Grieg
  5. Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor S 244 No 2 - Franz Liszt
  6. Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque - Claude Debussy
  7. Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20 - Fryderyk Chopin
  8. Étude No 5 in G flat major, 'Black Keys', from 12 Études Op 10 - Fryderyk Chopin
  9. Étude No 12 in C minor,'Revolutionary', from 12 Études Op 10 - Fryderyk Chopin
  10. Polonaise in A 'Military' Op 40 No 1 - Fryderyk Chopin
  11. Prelude No 1 in C sharp minor Op 3 No 2 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  12. Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version) - George Gershwin

On Saturday 20th July at 7.30pm the walls of St James’ Piccadilly will resound to the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt played by British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.

Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'Tall and talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of the modern romantic concert pianist ’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite at St Martin's with audiences and staff alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions, has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and given acclaimed solo recitals at the Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.

This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, from Beethoven’s haunting Moonlight Sonata, to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.

Located on central Piccadilly, this beautiful, Christopher Wren-designed landmark is conveniently situated in the heart of London’s West End and offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s summer evening. You could wine and dine nearby beforehand then enjoy an evening of uplifting music performed by this spectacular British pianist?

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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