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Soundforms launch concert, London Docklands, 6 March 2012

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Grace played Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz at the launch of Soundforms, the world’s first mobile acoustic performance shell, at a special VIP event at London Docklands on 6th March 2012.

Review excerpt from www.worldarchitecturenews.com by Sian Disson, News Editor:

“Last Tuesday, some of the UK’s shining stars put the shell to the test. The inconceivably brilliant pianist Grace Francis was the first to the stage, her digits moving at lightning speed despite the biting cold and the beauty of her music warming the shuffling crowd.”

Soundforms brings indoor quality acoustics to the outdoor stage with the arrival of revolutionary shells designed and manufactured by a young British company.

To hear an audio recording (mp3) of the inaugural Soundforms event, download this link: https://files.me.com/lezdwight/prehj6.mp3

To watch an NBC news report on the event, please click here:  http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbc-news/46691091/#46691091

To download the Soundforms video of the concert please click here (only available until 15 April 2012): https://www.transferbigfiles.com/61daca47-74d7-4c7c-9367-a8b2b72e4e5f?rid=6R lrAB5aUu-V5wmEtjGHjw2

 

Previous engagements

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

12th January 2013 – Ludlow Music Society – 7.30pm
Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5
Prokofiev Selection from Visions Fugitives
Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux Op.16 No.3
Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.36 (Revised Version 1931)

9th December 2012 – CHARITY CONCERT for CRISIS at CHRISTMAS – St. Etheldreda’s Church, Fulham Palace Road, London – 3pm
Brahms Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5
Prokofiev Selection from Visions Fugitives
Rachmaninov Moments Musicaux Op.16 No.3
Rachmaninov Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.36 (Revised Version 1931)

St Etheldreda’s Church is on the west side of Fulham Palace Road on the corner with Doneraile Street.
528 Fulham Palace Road, Fulham, London SW6 6JF

6th April 2011 – The  Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival at Christ Church Cathedral at 2.30 pm
with readings by John Spurling, author of The Book of Liszts (Variations on the Theme of Franz Liszt)

7th April 2011 – The City Church, Milton Keynes, 300, Saxon Gate West, MK9 2ES at 7.45 pm
Liszt Sposalizio
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Rachmaninov Corelli Variations
Schubert Ave Maria arr Liszt
Liszt Tarantella

10th April 2011 – Recital at Ivy House, London, NW11 at 3.30 pm
On the anniversary year of Franz Liszt the presenter of this concert John Amis will give a talk about the composer and introduce Grace before the concert.

Programme as at Milton Keynes, April 7th.

Tickets can be booked online at www.ljcc.org.uk
or telephone 020 8475 5000

London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House
94-96 North End Road
London NW11 7SX

8th May 2011 – Swindon Festival with John Spurling at 8.00 pm
with readings by John Spurling, author of The Book of Liszts (Variations on the Theme of Franz Liszt)

21st May 2011 – St. Mary’s Church, Putney Bridge, London, SW15 at 7.30 pm
Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 with The Thorington Players, conductor David Cairns

29th May 2011 – Hurstwood Farm Music Society, Borough Green, Kent at 5.30 pm
Mussorgsky
Prokofiev
Liszt

3rd June 2011 – Bedwyn Music Society, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire at 7.30 pm
Mussorgsky
Prokofiev
Liszt
Balakirev

24th June 2011 –  Recital at the Tillingham Festival of Music and Arts
Mussorgsky
Prokofiev
Liszt

1st July 2011 – Beaminster Festival at St. Mary’s Church, Beaminster, Dorset at 3.30 pm
with readings by John Spurling, author of The Book of Liszts (Variations on the Theme of Franz Liszt)

17th July 2011 – Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival, Hove Brighton at 7.30 pm
St. Michael and All Angels Church, Victoria Road

24th July 2011 – Coffee morning concert at The Charterhouse, London EC1
Grace will play from 11.30 – 12.30 in honour of the 400th anniversary of the foundation by Thomas Sutton in 1611 of Charterhouse. The programme will be announced closer to the time.

Liszt Sposalizio
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Rachmaninov Corelli Variations
Schubert Ave Maria arr Liszt
Liszt Tarantella

 

13th September 2011 – City Music Society at Bishopsgate Great Hall at 1.05 pm
Liszt Après une Lecture de Dante. Fantasia quasi Sonata.
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Op 42
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1

9th October 2011 – King’s Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG at 5.00 pm in Hall 2
with readings by John Spurling, author of The Book of Liszts (Variations on the Theme of Franz Liszt)
Book at 
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk

16th November 2011 – Bath Mozartfest, Assembly Rooms, Bath  at 1.00 pm
Mozart Fantasia in D minor K397
Beethoven Appassionata Sonata, Op.57
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Op 42
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet 104 (Années de pèlerinage)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1

18th November 2011 – Vera Smart Trust Concert, Brangwyn Hall, Swansea at 7.30 pm


23 October 2010 – Concert at St Mary’s Church, Putney, London

Monday, October 25th, 2010

23 October 2010 – Concert at St Mary’s Church, Putney, London
(southern end of Putney Bridge)

Brahms and Beethoven programme

Violin Concerto in D, Op.77,  Brahms
Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40, Brahms
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36,  Beethoven

THE THORINGTON PLAYERS
Leader           Jill Davis
Conductor     David Cairns
Violin             Tim Wright
Horn              Keith Maries
Violin             Jill Davis
Piano             Grace Francis

ADMISSION FREE
Retiring Collection, proceeds to NEWPIN (families in need with small children)

27th June 2010 – Chichester Festival

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Grace played the following programme at the Chichester Festival:

Programme:
Brahms Sonata No.3
Rachmaninov Moment Musicaux No.3
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of  Corelli
Liszt ‘Ave Maria’
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1

26th June 2010 – Tillingham Festival of Music and Arts

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Grace played the following programme at the Tillingham Festival of Music and Arts:

Brahms Sonata No.3
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of  Corelli
Prokoviev Eight Visions Fugitives
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1

6th June 2010 – Recital at Yewfield, Ambleside, Cumbria

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Yewfield is a  peaceful and quiet retreat in the heart of the English Lake District, Yewfield is ideally situated for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty and inspiration of the Lakeland poets. Yewfield hosts classical concerts with exceptional musicians from around the world. These evenings are free and open to all.

Grace played on 6th June at  7.45.

Click here for the Yewfield website and accommodation booking information.

7th May 2010 – Recital with Chelmsford Sinfonietta

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Timothy Carey presents his own three-day festival with the Chelmsford Sinfonietta at the Cathedral, Chelmsford May Festival (3-days)

Grace is giving a piano recital with the Chelmsford Sinfonietta on 7th May.

The festival to be staged from Thurs, May 6 to Sat, May 8th features three Internationally known flautists, Ina Clarke and Trevor Wye, who entertain on the first night, and Clare Southworth who will play the Mozart D major flute concert on the final evening with the Chelmsford Sinfonietta, the town’s professional orchestra. “As a result the festival will have a decidedly ‘flutey’ flavour,” says Mr Carey.

On the Friday evening, Grace Francis known to have an” astonishing piano technique” will entertain. All concerts at 7.30 will be open to the public though at least 100 subscribers at £100 each will be needed to make the festival viable. Subscribers will receive two tickets for each performance with seats in the centre block of the Cathedral. Other tickets are £15 with £7 for under 18s and students.

More information is to be found on e-mail KeysTim@aol.com or on telephone 01245 474709. The Chapter of the Cathedral (Executive body) and the Dean, the Very Revd Peter Judd have given their full support to the venture.

To book tickets call Tim Carey on 07787 531 600

5th April 2010 – Grieg Piano Concerto with the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lugano, Switzerland

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

5th April 2010 – Grieg Piano Concerto with the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lugano, Switzerland

Grace played at the opening concert for the Lugano Festival which ran from 5 April – 7th June 2010. The concert started at 20.30.

For further information click here for the Lugano Festival website.

15th November 2009 – Wigmore Hall

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

15th November 2009 – Wigmore Hall

On Sunday 15th November 2009 Grace will be playing a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall

http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/grace-francis-23622