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Vaughan Williams Midsummer concert (pre-anniversary)

21 June 2021
MMD Schools, General MMD event
Public Event, Gig

With funding from the RVW Trust Sian Philipps, violin and John Eady, piano will perform “The Lark Ascending” and

Sally Beamish “Praeludium and Allegro”

Gerald Finzi  “Introit”

John Hawkins “Cortege and Nocturne”

Egon Wellesz Sonata no.2

Last year Sian was awarded funding from HMUK Transmission fund to be mentored for a CD recording and tour funded by Arts Council England/ National Lottery. This has had to be postponed due to Covid19.

Sian has performed as soloist with  orchestras such as the Philharmonia orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Mozart Players. As a recitalist she has performed at major London venues such as the Purcell Room, SBC, St John’s, Smith Square and at the Wigmore Hall  of which Musical Opinion wrote “This was a quality of violin sound as beautiful as it comes”. Of her CD “Homage to Lorca” International Record Review wrote “It is rare to hear such engaged, fiery playing…hard to imagine more inspired performances could be possible.” “It takes a lot of pages in a book to summon as many emotions as she did on those strings” www.shz.de

Please see this link for the poster competition:https://youtu.be/z9MPdXkVymM

MIDSUMMER CONCERT COMPETITION TO DESIGN A POSTER FOR THE CONCERT FOR UNDER 18s AND UNDER 11s: Vincent Van Gogh once said: “In painting I want to say something comforting in the way that music is comforting”. Do you find music comforting? Does it inspire you or take you to far away places? Or give you more energy and change your mood? The composer of The Lark Ascending was inspired by the poem below about a bird soaring in the sky. We are inviting all schoolchildren to design a poster to advertise our event which represents the music of The Lark Ascending and/or local nature e.g. the scenery of the South Downs. The winning posters will be displayed in the Festival Box Office area and in the concert venue. You might want to enter as a group and/or individually. Please ask an adult to send your entry to admin@sianphilipps.com by JUNE 1ST including your name and age. Details which must be included: Friends’ Meeting House, 1pm, 21st June, Sian Philipps violin, John Eady piano, Sally Beamish, John Hawkins, Gerald Finzi, Egon Wellesz, Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tickets: Name Your Price



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Friends Meeting House
Ship Street
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AF United Kingdom
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Sian Philipps
John Eady

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