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A Poet at War

Categories: Concerts

Penelope Thwaites
Kings Place Concert Halls, London

25 October 2015

Pianist Penelope Thwaites marks the centenary of her poet father, Michael, with a concert of his poetry, interspersed with evocative works by Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Grainger and more.

Winner of the King’s Medal for Poetry, Michael Thwaites served in the British Navy during the second world war. Some notable poems came out of that experience – including The Jervis Bay, a stirring and moving account of the sea battle which saved one of the vital convoys in the North Atlantic.

Penelope is delighted to be joined by the renowned actor, Timothy West, and, as Guest Artist, the well-known baritone, Stephen Varcoe.

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