Events

Sweet Harmony at Russia Culture House

A celebration of Shakespeare’s genius in music, words and art on the anniversary of his birth
 
This multi-genre production features Viv McLean (piano) and actress Susan Porrett (RSC/National Theatre), complemented by art by Klára Smith
 
Music by Beethoven, Medtner, and more
 
Sonnets and readings from the plays
 
Original artwork by Klára Smith
 
Tickets £18 (early bird) / £22 / £25

Includes a glass of Prosecco

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A Spring Evening of Russian Music at Russia Culture House

We are delighted to present the flute and piano duo of Alena Walentin and Pavel Timofeyevsky in a delightful programme of Russian music at the Russian Culture House in Kensington

Rachmaninov – Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

Prokofiev – Sonata for Flue & Piano, Op. 94

Tchaikovsky – Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin

Myaskovsky – Sonata

Tickets:

  • Early Bird £18
  • Standard £22
  • On the door £25
  • Children under 16 £5

It is on rare occasions that the quality of the music-making is matched by the generosity of spirit of the performers to such an extent that the whole evening is a real joy” -The Cumberland News

shimmering undertones, transientreality, and then, in a moment, sunlit rays full of rapturous colours...” Pulse UK

 

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Chekhov’s Grand Piano at the Russia Culture House

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

  • Early bird £18
  • Standard £22
  • On the door £25
  • Children under 16 £5

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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