Events

Divine Fire at The OSO

The story of Fryderyk Chopin and George Sand in music and words with

Viv McLean – piano

Susan Porrett – narrator

 

Divine Fire traces the passionate relationship of 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. Mood-evoking piano pieces are interspersed with the narration as the great Chopin interpreter Viv McLean plays fiery scherzos, heart-rending ballades and stirring Polonaises.

“An absorbing, moving and beautifully presented evening of words and music.”

Frances Wilson (The Cross-Eyed Pianist)

 

Tickets £15 each

To facilitate social distancing, we will be selling fixed tables, sold at the equivalent price of that table’s capacity – for example, a table of 4 will cost £60 (£15 per person).

 

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Cocktails with Vivien at The OSO

A celebration of the life & career of Vivien Leigh in music & words

“a moving, magical portrait of one of our greatest actresses” (audience member at debut show)
Graham Roos – writer/narrator
Carole Ashby – vocals
Sam Jewison – piano
 
Developed out of 7 Star Arts’ sell out production An Evening With Vivien Leigh, Cocktails With Vivien celebrates the life and career of stage and screen actress Vivien Leigh (Oscar-winning Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire) in music and words.
With a narrative written and delivered by renowned playwright and performer Graham Roos, and music and songs performed by Carole Ashby and Sam Jewison, this enchanting show, presented on the anniversary of Leigh’s death on 8th July, is sure to delight fans of Vivien Leigh everywhere.
Tickets £15
PLEASE NOTE that due to social distancing, there will be 2 performances, at 7pm and 9pm. Please select your preferred time when booking.

Book with confidence. If your performance is cancelled or COVID-19 regulations prevent you from attending, we will offer you a full refund.

 

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Mei-Ting plays Beethoven & Bartok

International concert pianist Mei-Ting has wowed our audiences with his performances of music by J S Bach and Art Tatum, and we are delighted to present a recital piano music by Beethoven and Bartok.
Described as “bewitching” (Boston Globe) and “stunningly fluid” (New York Times), acclaimed pianist Mei-Ting Sun began his life on the concert stage at the prestigious Spring of Shanghai Festival in 1986 when he was just 5 years old. At 9, he left Shanghai for New York and eventually received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music, and a Doctorate from the Juilliard School.

Mei-Ting has won numerous awards and has been heard in recital across the globe. His career has led him to performances in 19 countries through five continents. He is currently on the teaching faculty of the Royal Academy of Music.

Tickets £15

Book with confidence. If your performance is cancelled or COVID-19 regulations prevent you from attending, we will offer you a full refund.