CHEKHOV'S GRAND PIANO at RUSSIA CULTURE HOUSE, LONDON

Mar 27 2019 19:30 - 21:30

Russia Culture House in London | Россотрудничество, 37 Kensington High St, W8 5ED London

Anthony Hewitt – piano

Susan Porrett – reader

Klara Smith – art

Tickets:

  • Early Bird £18
  • Standard £22
  • On the door £25
  • Children under 16 £5

Ticket price includes glass of Prosecco

‘Chekhov’s Grand Piano’, 7 Star Arts’ newest mixed-genre production, interweaves music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff with readings from the ‘The Seagull’, ‘Ivanov’, ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘The Three Sisters’ selected and read by actress Susan Porrett

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.

Praise for Anthony Hewitt

“A remarkably gifted artist” – The Gramophone

“The excellent British pianist Anthony Hewitt played with fleet technique, impressive clarity and a wide range of tonal colours” – New York Times

Early Bird

SOLD OUT

Standard price

GBP 22.00 + GBP 2.30 fee

Child under 16

GBP 5.00 + GBP 1.08 fee