Saturday, 22 September 2018

River of music

A CONCERT featuring music all about the Thames plays at the Kenton Theatre this Sunday afternoon, writes Richard Rule.

A CONCERT featuring music all about the Thames plays at the Kenton Theatre this Sunday afternoon, writes Richard Rule.

Violinist Peter Fisher will join the strings of the Chamber Ensemble of London for the performance which begins at 4pm.

Fisher has included music from many different styles and periods, all previously played by his ensemble at the V&A, the Banqueting House in Whitehall and the London Film Museum in County Hall. These include show tunes like The Lambeth Walk and classics such as Handel’s Water Music and the overture to The Yeomen Of The Guard. The repertoire also includes London River, a folk fiddle song by Rod Shearman, and a new jazz composition, Thames Reflections, by Clive Jenkins.

Two of the items — Eton Boating Song and London Bridge — will be accompanied by film supplied by the London Film Museum.

Peter Fisher was hailed by The Times after an Albert Hall appearance with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth as being “amongst a handful of the world’s finest musicians”.

The Chamber Ensemble of London has given dozens of classical concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields and at music clubs and festivals outside London. Its CD English Music For Strings has featured on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.

The concert takes place at the Kenton Theatre on Sunday, March 17 at 4pm. Box office (01491) 575698 or visit www.kentontheatre.co.uk

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