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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Mei-Ting plays Chopin at The OSO

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 of popular works by Chopin.
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

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