“Far from Home”
We are delighted that Margaret Fingerhut will be giving a piano concert in aid of Ripon City of Sanctuary. Please join us for what promises to be a superb evening.
7:30pm, Friday 1 November 2019
St John’s Church Sharow, Ripon.
The history of classical music is full of composers who left their homelands because of war, political upheaval or fear of persecution. Other composers who had to move country because of their work were arguably no less homesick. This concert tells the stories of some of these composers through their piano music. They resonate with the current climate of troubling attitudes towards refugees and those in exile. “Far from the Home I Love” is designed to give a cultural context to the theme of migration.
Her illuminating and varied programme includes works by Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Margaret has also specially commissioned a new piece by Arian, the Kurdish Syrian composer who wrote the stirring Refugee Nation Anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
|Handel||Minuet in G minor|
|Haydn||Sonata No.38 in F, Hob.XVI/23
– Moderato, Adagio, Presto
|Grieg||Three Lyric Pieces
– Solitary Traveller, Homesickness, Homeward
|Francis Pott||Farewell to Hirta|
|Rachmaninov||Two Etudes – Tableaux from Op.39
– No.8 in D minor, No.9 in D
|Moutaz Arian||Memories from my Land (Special commission
generously supported by Rob & Sara Lucas)
|Hans Gal||Two Preludes from Op.65|
|Prokofiev||Two Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
– The Montagues and Capulets, Romeo bids Juliet farewell
|Chopin||Polonaise in A flat Op. 53|