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“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. 

Margaret Fingerhut in Concert, Ripon 20197:30pm, Friday 1 November 2019

St John’s Church Sharow, Ripon

Tickets £12 – now available to purchase online via Eventbrite >

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