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Chekhov’s Grand Piano at The Jazz Room

Tuesday 9 October, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anthony Hewitt – piano

Susan Porrett – reader

Klara Smith – art

‘Chekhov’s Grand Piano’, 7 Star Arts’ newest mixed-genre production, interweaves music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff with readings from the ‘The Seagull’, ‘Ivanov’, ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘The Three Sisters’ selected and read by actress Susan Porrett

Tickets £15 in advance, £18 on the door

There are many parallels between the works of Anton Chekhov and the music of his compatriots. Chekhov’s writing is filled with allusions to music, especially the piano, and some of the plays have piano interludes. Shostakovich noted that Chekhov’s short stories were written in sonata form. Chekhov corresponded with Tchaikovsky whom he revered and his friend Rachmaninoff played the piano in Chekhov’s summer home The White Dacha at Yalta.

Praise for Anthony Hewitt

“A remarkably gifted artist” – The Gramophone

“The excellent British pianist Anthony Hewitt played with fleet technique, impressive clarity and a wide range of tonal colours..” – New York Times



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