Rhinegold Publishing to host free series of concerts
4 March 2014
Conductor and pianist Andrew Litton will perform Oscar Peterson transcriptions© Danny Turner
Peregrine’s Pianos will provide a Schimmel concert grand piano for each performance
Rhinegold Publishing, publisher of International Piano, has launched a
new series of free rush-hour concerts at London’s Conway Hall.
The Rhinegold Live series – free and available to all – will offer a unique take on the recital experience. Concerts will be held in the round at Conway Hall, London, at 6:30pm and will be followed by an informal Q&A with the artist – plus a complimentary drinks reception.
Cellists Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, with pianist Pam Chowhan, will open the series on 3 April, fresh from their recent A Tale of Two Cellos tour. The event is sponsored by law firm Teacher Stern. Keith Clarke, consultant editor of Classical Music magazine will lead the follow-up Q&A session.
On 2 June Andrew Litton, best known as a conductor, will put away his baton and give a special piano recital dedicated to Oscar Peterson. Based on transcriptions undertaken by pianist Steven Osborne, the programme launches Litton’s forthcoming CD on the Bis label, A Tribute to Oscar Peterson. Claire Jackson, editor of International Piano, will speak to Litton after the concert and take questions from the audience.
Peregrine’s Pianos will provide a Schimmel concert grand piano for each performance. The organisation, based in central London, sells and hires a range of upright and grand pianos, as well as providing a specialised working environment for the music profession.
Rhinegold Publishing will host six concerts a year; these will feature a range of artists from emerging talent to world-famous performers. In a period of increasing pressure to justify the value of the arts, Rhinegold, in conjunction with its partners, has curated the series in the belief that music should be within the reach of all.
‘Live classical music is too often a remote and impersonal experience’, says Rhinegold Publishing’s managing director Ciaran Morton. ‘We seek to personalise the recital experience, enlightening and welcoming a new audience while delivering artistically to our existing readers. I believe this new concert series is a logical extension of all the good work Rhinegold has done for the classical music sector over the years.’
Readers can register for their free ticket here. Each ticket includes a complimentary drink at the reception. There are c.150 tickets available to the public for each concert and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.