A vibrant programme of music including Beethoven’s much-loved lyrical ‘Spring’ Sonata and Chopin’s poignant late Nocturne in c sharp minor, together with lesser-known repertoire which showcases the talents of this versatile ensemble comprising three acclaimed musicians.
Tickets £20 (includes glass of prosecco)
Doors open 7pmfor 7.30pm start
Mel Bonis - Trio for flute, violin and piano
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata in D for flute & piano
Cesar Cui - Five Pieces for flute, violin & piano
Fryderyk Chopin - Nocturne in c sharp minor for solo piano
Cesar Franck - Sonata in A for violin & piano
Eugene Goossens - Four Sketches for flute, violin & piano
The 'Atelier' (studio) at 14 Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead was designed and built in 1901 by the artist George Hillyard Swinstead for his family and as his art studio, and is a fine example of English Arts & Crafts design. After the Second World War, the house was purchased by Professor Harold Craxton O.B.E (Royal Academy of Music), an eminent and much-loved pianist and teacher, who lectured, taught and entertained at the house. As a result, the house became a focal point for music and the artistic milieu in London.
Among the many who came to visit were: Larry Adler, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Sir Frederick Ashton, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Winifred Atwell, Dame Janet Baker, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Lennox Berkeley, Sir John Betjeman, Pierre Boulez, Julian Bream, Denis Brain, Benjamin Britten, Lord Kenneth Clarke, Johnny Dankworth, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, Alfred Deller, Dietrich Fischer-Diskau, Kirsten Flagstad, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Lucien Freud, Leon Goossens, Gerard Hoffnung, Howard Keel, Cleo Laine, Witold Lutoslawski, Gian Carlo Menotti, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Henry Moore, Peter Pears, Mstislav Rostropovich, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Stephen Spender and Graham Sutherland, to name but a few!
Buses: 13, 113 (Finchley Rd), 328 (West Hampstead)