Piano Appeal Events

  • Wednesday, 19th May
    Jazz Recital and Cocktail Party with the Sam Glaser Quintet and Tyler Hay. First Sitting: 6.30, Second Sitting: 8.45
  • Friday, 4th June
    Piano Recital with Tyler Hay, playing Mozart, Schubert and Chopin - in loving memory of Kathleen Francis and ‘Nan’
  • Wednesday, 9th June
    “English Song” Recital with Liam-Rhys Jones, tenor, singing Richard Rodney Bennett, Britten, Finzi, Ivor Gurney, Handel, Haydn, Howells, Strauss, and Vaughan Williams - a fundraising concert for the piano appeal
  • Monday, 5th July
    Cello and Piano Recital with Lucy Gijsbers, Hannah-Elizabeth Teoh, and Ben Westlake, playing Bach, Beethoven, Brahms (clarinet trio, with Ben Westlake), Dvorak, Debussy, Anthony Ritchie, Elgar, and Saint-Saëns
  • Thursday, 8th July
    Read-a-Thon and Gala
  • August TBC
    Two afternoon concerts, where Tyler Hay shall perform his solo and chamber music programmes in preparation for the finals of the Leeds International Piano Competition - to include a chamber arrangement of Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto
  • Monday, 23rd August
    Flute and Piano Recital with Kristan Swain (Guest Principal Flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra)
  • Wednesday, 22nd September
    Chairman's "Two of the Best" Piano Recital with Mark Viner and Tyler Hay
  • Wednesday, 20th October
    Orchestral Concert with The Mitsu Trio, Philip Dutton, Ben Westlake and the Kettner Philharmonic Orchestra, playing the Coriolan Overture, Triple Concerto, the premiere of a new work written for The Kettner Society, and four movements from the Symphonies
  • Monday, 15th November
    TBC: either a Bassoon and Piano Recital with Amy Harman (Principal Bassoon with the English National Opera) OR a Guitar Duo recital with Bradley Johnson and Alexandra Whittingham
  • Monday, 13th December
    David Lloyd George Room booked for Orchestral Concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of Camille Saint-Saëns' death with Kristan Swain, Hannah-Elizabeth Teoh, Worbey & Farrell TBC, young composers, Philip Dutton, Ben Westlake and the Kettner Philharmonic Orchestra, playing the Tarantelle for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra, the Second Piano Concerto, The Carnival of the Animals and "The Concerto of the Animals" - new works for Animals (pre-recorded videos!) accompanied by live Orchestra

Artists and speakers are very kindly providing their services free of charge at the 9th June and 8th July events and all proceeds (donations or otherwise) will go to the Piano Appeal. At other events there will be chances to donate and to support the appeal in other ways.

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