In conjunction with Chipping Campden Music Festival
Regular festival goers will be familiar with the enormously popular programmes of words and music compiled and scripted by Lucy Parham. The narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California USA, where he died in 1943. The programme includes many of his best-loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own transcriptions and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.
Henry Goodman is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Taking Woodstock (2009. He won the Laurence Olivier Theatre award for Best Actor 1993 in the musical Assasins and in 2000 for his memorable Shylock.
Lucy Parham had her Royal Festival Hall concerto debut at the age of 16, has made numerous recordings, and played throughout the UK as a concerto soloist with most major British orchestras. She has toured extensively abroad, and is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
‘There is nothing more satisfying than listening to great music, beautifully performed, while, at the same time, learning a little about the world in which it came into being and about the people who created it. Lucy Parham’s concerts offer just that – a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.’ Simon Russell-Beale
This event must be booked through the Music Festival