Friday 15 February: Yuri Paterson-Olenich (Piano)

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Yuri brings us a recital themed around narration in piano music. It opens with Sterndale Bennett’s 3rd Sonata, based on Schiller’s play The Maid of Orleans, and continues with Spanish dances by Granados as well as Brighton based Guy Richardson’s Transforming, a rapidly evolving work as its title suggests. The second half is given over to Medtner’s Forgotten Melodies, which comprises his hauntingly elegiac Sonata Reminiscenza followed by seven songs and dances based around its themes.

Friday 1 March: Andrew Roberts (classical violin) and John Irving (fortepiano)