The third programme of words and music by Lucy Parham. Scripted and adapted from letters and diaries, Nocturne chronicles the romantic life of one the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano – Frédéric Chopin. The narrative follows his turbulent relationship with the controversial literary figure George Sand, their time together in Majorca, his fragile health and his ultimate demise in poverty in Paris at the age of 39.
The readings are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions.
‘Lucy Parham’s trailblazing concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.’ ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine
“It is a great treat and privilege to sit so close to Lucy Parham at the piano and hear this wonderful music. It stimulates the emotions and brings one closer to the composers we play. It is also exciting to give some kind of living presence to these fascinating musical geniuses who lived so long ago”
Dame Harriet Walter
The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin
with pianist Lucy Parham, narrated by Dame Harriet Walter and Guy Paul
Sunday 22 October
CLASSICAL MUSIC – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£24 / £22 members & concessions