Friday, 21 September 2018

Quintet play charity concert

MUSIC by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann will resound in the rafters of St Mary’s Church when an ensemble of eminent

MUSIC by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann will resound in the rafters of St Mary’s Church when an ensemble of eminent local musicians hold a concert in aid of the Chiltern Centre. Anita D’Attellis, a concert pianist who recently moved to Henley, will perform a programme of piano favourites in the first half of the concert, including Chopin’s Heroic, a polonaise in A flat and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 2.

She will be joined in the second half by string players Ron Colyer, Susan Greenwood, Christopher Walker and Paul Cox to play Schumann’s Piano Quintet.

Both Ron and Susan are highly experienced professional violinists, both of whom led the Henley Symphony Orchestra in its early days.

Viola player Chris Walker was director of Music for many years at The Henley College, whilst Paul Cox has had success nationally as a cellist and teacher. All the musicians have donated their fees to support the charity, which provides respite care for disabled children and their parents.

Anita said: “When I moved to Henley I read in the Standard about the work of the centre and its constant battle to raise funds. I am so pleased to be able to perform with some of Henley’s best musicians to help celebrate the centre’s tenth anniversary.”

Tickets for the concert on Friday, May 10 at £17.50 including interval refreshments are available in advance from sacctickets@yahoo.com, or on the door.

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