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ICONOCLASSICS Divine Fire at Café Yukari

Divine Fire – the story of Fryderyk Chopin & George Sand in Music & Words

Viv McLean piano

Susan Porrett narrator

Tickets £25

We are delighted to present our acclaimed words and music production Divine Fire in the intimate surroundings of Café Yukari as part of our new ICONOCLASSICS series.

Featuring some of Chopin’s loveliest piano works, Divine Fire traces the relationship between Fryderyk Chopin and the authoress George Sand, from their first meeting in Paris in 1836 until their parting in 1849.

The story unfolds through a compelling, dramatic narration of events by the RSC, National Theatre and TV actress Susan Porrett, interspersed with fiery Scherzos, heartrending Ballades, intimate lyrical Nocturnes and stirring Polonaises, performed by acclaimed concert pianist Viv McLean.

absorbing, moving and beautifully presented

– The Cross-Eyed Pianist


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

 

SIQIAN LI, piano, at Café Yukari

We are delighted to present “rising star” of the piano Siqian Li at our favourite small venue, the friendly and convivial Café Yukari in Kew.

Tickets £20

 


Programme

Robert Schumann: Variations on the name “Abegg”, Op.1Alexander Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor, Op.28Wanghua Chu: Jasmine Flower FantasiaFranz Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S.178

 

Featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine and winner of multiple awards, Chinese pianist Siqian Li brings depth, dynamism and a shining pianism to her musical explorations. Commended for her ‘virtuosity and talent’ (Annecy Classic Festival), her ‘huge emotional range and effortless pianistic control’ (Paul Lewis), and her ‘graceful and touching’ approach (Emanuel Ax), Siqian has appeared in concerts and recitals around the world.


Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

 

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

ICONOCLASSICS with Anthony Hewitt at Café Yukari

After a sell out concert in February, “remarkably gifted” concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to the friendly and convivial Cafe Yukari in Kew to perform music by Rameau and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit

Tickets £25

 


Programme

RAMEAU & RAVEL

ICONOCLASSICS features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a café but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the venue creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way.

 

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Anthony Hewitt

Anthony Hewitt & Viv McLean at Café Yukari

To round off our autumn series at this friendly, convivial venue, a festive feast of 4-hands piano music, plus solos and surprises from two internationally-renowned concert pianists.

Tickets £20

Programme

Schubert Fantasy in F Minor D.940
Ravel
Mother Goose Suite
Bloch
Nigun from Baal Shem suite
Rachmaninov
Selection from Op. 11
Dvorak
Slavonic Dance

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Anthony Hewitt

Viv McLean

Viv McLean at Café Yukari – extra 5pm performance

Viv McLean – piano

As Viv McLean’s 8pm performance is already sold out, we have added an additional, earlier performance at 5pm

Tickets £20

ALL CHOPIN PROGRAMME

 

 

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Viv McLean

Viv McLean at Café Yukari

Viv McLean – piano

Viv McLean returns to Cafe Yukari for another solo concert at this friendly, convivial venue

Tickets £20

PROGRAMME

Beethoven – Sonata in C Minor Op. 13 “Pathetique”
Mozart – Sonata in C K. 330
Beethoven – Sonata in C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”

 


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Viv McLean

Anthony Hewitt at Café Yukari

After his previous sell-out performances at this convivial, friendly venue in Kew, “remarkably gifted” concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to Cafe Yukari for another solo concert

Tickets £20

Programme TBA

Book online or in person via the venue on 020 8487 1338

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue 020 8487 1338


 

 


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

Anthony Hewitt

Anthony Hewitt at Café Yukari – back by popular request!

After his previous sell out performances at Cafe Yukari, “remarkably gifted” international concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns for another solo piano recital at this convivial intimate venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Anthony will play music by Skryabin and friends.

Tickets £20

Book online or in person via the venue 020 8487 1338

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue 020 8487 1338

“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station”
 – audience comment at recent 7 Star Arts concert hosted by Cafe Yukari

Read an interview with Anthony Hewitt

Viv McLean at Café Yukari

Viv McLean – piano

Viv McLean returns to Cafe Yukari for his second solo concert at this convivial venue

Tickets £20

PROGRAMME – ‘Chopin Delights’

 

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Viv McLean

Viv McLean at Café Yukari

Viv McLean – piano

A welcome return to Cafe Yukari by internationally-renowned concert pianist Viv McLean, who captivates audiences with his expressive and poetic playing.

Tickets £20

PROGRAMME TBC

 

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Viv McLean

 

Events

SIQIAN LI, piano, at Café Yukari

We are delighted to present “rising star” of the piano Siqian Li at our favourite small venue, the friendly and convivial Café Yukari in Kew.

Tickets £20

 


Programme

Robert Schumann: Variations on the name “Abegg”, Op.1Alexander Scriabin: Fantasy in B minor, Op.28Wanghua Chu: Jasmine Flower FantasiaFranz Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S.178

 

Featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine and winner of multiple awards, Chinese pianist Siqian Li brings depth, dynamism and a shining pianism to her musical explorations. Commended for her ‘virtuosity and talent’ (Annecy Classic Festival), her ‘huge emotional range and effortless pianistic control’ (Paul Lewis), and her ‘graceful and touching’ approach (Emanuel Ax), Siqian has appeared in concerts and recitals around the world.


Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

 

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

ICONOCLASSICS Divine Fire at Café Yukari

Divine Fire – the story of Fryderyk Chopin & George Sand in Music & Words

Viv McLean piano

Susan Porrett narrator

Tickets £25

We are delighted to present our acclaimed words and music production Divine Fire in the intimate surroundings of Café Yukari as part of our new ICONOCLASSICS series.

Featuring some of Chopin’s loveliest piano works, Divine Fire traces the relationship between Fryderyk Chopin and the authoress George Sand, from their first meeting in Paris in 1836 until their parting in 1849.

The story unfolds through a compelling, dramatic narration of events by the RSC, National Theatre and TV actress Susan Porrett, interspersed with fiery Scherzos, heartrending Ballades, intimate lyrical Nocturnes and stirring Polonaises, performed by acclaimed concert pianist Viv McLean.

absorbing, moving and beautifully presented

– The Cross-Eyed Pianist


Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

 

ICONOCLASSICS with Anthony Hewitt at Café Yukari

After a sell out concert in February, “remarkably gifted” concert pianist Anthony Hewitt returns to the friendly and convivial Cafe Yukari in Kew to perform music by Rameau and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit

Tickets £25

 


Programme

RAMEAU & RAVEL

ICONOCLASSICS features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a café but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the venue creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way.

 

Concert-goers can enjoy authentic Japanese food before the concert – please book via the venue  020 8487 1338

Café Yukari is an intimate, friendly venue close to Kew Gardens tube station. Concert-goers enjoy high-quality classical music in a convivial setting and a chance to mingle with other music lovers and meet the artists. Plus authentic Japanese food and a beautiful Fazioli grand piano!

Praise for 7 Star Arts at Cafe Yukari:

“a truly uplifting evening- beautiful music and delicious food”

“What a charming experience …to listen to  first-class music and eat delicious food while outside, beyond the fairy lights, commuters pour out of Kew Gardens Station

 

Anthony Hewitt