Wednesday 13 September 2017

12 hour music marathon at St John's Smith Square

St John's Smith Square
This weekend is Open House Weekend in London, and as part of the celebrations St John's Smith Square is having a free 12 hour music marathon on Saturday 16 September. From 10am the hall will be inviting people to combine a visit to its fine Baroque interior with performances and other musical activities.

There will be 12 hours of performances, workshops and open rehearsals, from 10am to 10pm. Pianists performing include Yuki Negishi, Frances Wilson (who runs the Crosseyed Pianist blog) and Késia Decoté (whose performance will include a toy piano), Harriet Stubbs and Leo Nicholson will perform a two-piano arrangement of the first movement of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto, whilst Niamh Beddy collaborates with dancer and choreographer Alice Weber to perform Carl Vine’s Piano Sonata No. 1 and a world premiere from Stevon Russell. Other soloists include Emmanuel Sowicz on classical guitar, percussionist Beibei Wang playing Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 on the marimba and music by John Psathas, and viola player Katherine Clarke in contemporary pieces by Garth Knox and Paul Patterson.

Ensembles include Eos Trio which opens the marathon, baroque trio Musicke in the Ayre, experimental music collective Echoshed, The Wall of Sound Singing Ensemble and London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 competitors, Iken Scholars.

Full details of the programme from the St John's Smith Square website.

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