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Piano Extravaganza

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Categories: Family, Festivals, Young Musicians
Tags: apekisheva, piano extravaganza, pohjonen, qian, Yehudi Menuhin School

Thursday 16 May, 7.30pm at The Menuhin Hall, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke Road, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ

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Programme
Anton Arensky – Suite no.1, Op.15
Maurice Ravel – La Valse
Henri Dutilleux – Figures de Resonances
Johannes Brahms – Variations on a Theme by Haydn ‘St. Anthony Variations’, Op.56b (2 pianos)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Suite no.2, Op.17
Witold Lutoslawski – Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Performers
Katya Apekisheva – piano
Charles Owen – piano
Juho Pohjonen – piano
Wu Qian – piano

This concert is part of the Surrey Hills International Music Festival. A true celebration of the piano with four of the world’s leading pianists performing together in a variety of spectacular works for two pianos. The programme will also include the winning entry in the 2024 Surrey Hills Young Composer Competition on the theme of ‘Celebration’ to commemorate the 15th anniversary season of the Surrey Hills International Music Festival.

Summer Festival: Orchestral Picnic

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Categories: Educational, Festivals, Young Musicians
Tags: picnic concert, Yehudi Menuhin School

Saturday 29th June 2024, 4:00 PM at The Menuhin Hall, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke Road, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ

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Programme
Joseph Haydn – Symphony no.59 in A major ‘Fire’, Hob.I:59
Ernest Chausson – Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet
Max Richter – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Recomposed

Performers
Students of The Yehudi Menuhin School

Opening the annual Summer Festival with a dramatic start, The Menuhin School Junior Orchestra will perform Haydn’s Fire Symphony followed by a performance of Chausson’s mighty Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, with one of our final year pupils and Director of Music Ashley Wass taking on the titular roles. Continuing the season’s theme of The Elements, the second half will comprise Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposed, showcasing four soloists and The Menuhin School Senior Orchestra in this extraordinarily moving homage to Vivaldi’s much-loved originals. Grounds open 4pm | Concert starts 5pm | Picnic interval 6pm | Concert, second half 7.15pm.

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