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



Divine Fire goes to France

We are delighted to announce that our acclaimed music and words production Divine Fire receives its French premiere on 9 June at the Festival International de Musique Classique d’Aigues-Mortes in the beautiful Gard region. The concert tells the passionate and moving story of Fryderyk Chopin’s relationship with writer Georges Sand in an engaging sequence of readings and music by Chopin, performed by pianist Viv McLean.

For further information about the concert and tickets, please contact Peter Thomas at

Tickets cost Euros 20 and go on sale from 15 May.


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