1, 3, 23 & 24 August
Please note: this concert series has now finished.
Internationally renowned pianist Angela Hewitt comes to the Playhouse to showcase highlights from her repertoire.
An Evening of French Music
Sunday 23 August, 7.00pm & Monday 24 August, 8.00pm
Performers: Dame Felicity Lott and Angela Hewitt
In An Evening of French Music, Hewitt will be joined by one of the world’s most admired sopranos, Dame Felicity Lott, renowned for her interpretations of French song. Alongside keyboard works by master Baroque composers Couperin and Rameau, Dame Felicity will delight with Mélodies by Hahn, Messager, and Chabrier.
‘Lott is one of the giants of singing in our lifetime’
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Saturday 1 August, 8.00pm
Performers: Angela Hewitt
Described as ‘the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation’ (The Sunday Times), Angela Hewitt presents Bach’s much-loved Goldberg Variations in a venue not unlike the antechamber for which it was supposedly written. Her interpretations have become renowned all over the world for their strong emotional impact, and will be all the more powerful heard within the unique acoustics of the Playhouse.
Please note that there will not be an interval for this performance. The running time is approximately 80 minutes.
'Today's finest exponent of keyboard music'
TS Eliot, Four Quartets with Roger Allam
Monday 3 August, 8.00pm
Performers: Roger Allam and Angela Hewitt
First published as a collection in 1943, Four Quartets brought together four of Eliot’s timeless and meditative poems: Burnt Norton, East Coker, The Dry Salvages and Little Gidding. Award-winning Globe actor Roger Allam will give an intimate reading of the entire work, around which Hewitt will perform the spiritual music of Bach and Messiaen.