David Le Page - violin
Viv McLean - piano
Susan Porrett - reader
Premiered in 2017, Chekhov's Grand Piano is the latest mixed genre production from 7 Star Arts, combing music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and David Le Page with scenes from the ‘The Seagull’, ‘Ivanov’, ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘The Three Sisters’, selected by actress Susan Porrett, to create and engrossing and often poignant concert experience.
Tickets £20 (includes glass of prosecco)
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start
Join us for an evening of music and words in the intriguing surroundings of Craxton Studios, a former artist's home and a fine example of English Arts & Crafts architecture and interior decoration.
There are many parallels between the works of Anton Chekhov and the music of his compatriots. Chekhov’s writing is filled with allusions to music, especially the piano, and some of the plays have piano interludes. Shostakovich noted that Chekhov’s short stories were written in sonata form. Chekhov corresponded with Tchaikovsky whom he revered and his friend Rachmaninoff played the piano in Chekhov’s summer home The White Dacha at Yalta.