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Nicholas McCarthy in

Pasture & Storm

Bristol Ensemble & Conductor John Pickard

This event has passed.
In recognition of this period of national mourning, this concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a new date. All bookers will be contacted by email and by phone. Thank you for your understanding.

‘Absolutely brilliant and dazzlingly effective’- Musical Opinion 
‘Extraordinarily accomplished performance’ -Classical FM

Alexander Scriabin Nocturne op 9 for left hand
Sadie Harrison
Kabul: When I wake at midnight for left hand piano duet
I kiss the earth (voice and left hand piano)
The People of His Pasture (left hand piano and ensemble Mvt III)
The Book of Storms and Mists (left hand piano Mvt I)
The Nightingales of Afghanistan  (solo left hand piano and ensemble)
Béla Bartók Study for the left hand in Bb major
Sadie Harrison
Round Dances (flute and piano)
I shan’t be gone long (violin and left hand piano)
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor (arranged for left hand by Nicholas McCarthy)


Pasture & Storm is a kaleidoscope of musical moods and influences – joyful dances based on medieval tunes, poignant laments from Afghanistan, the drama of a Spanish bullfight and a gentle pastorale at dusk.

Join us for a unique concert and CD launch celebrating virtuoso left hand pianists with world premieres by Sadie Harrison alongside classics by Scriabin, Bartok and Rachmaninov. The Pasture & Storm Project brings together a fabulous group of international musicians and features renowned pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Nicholas’s dazzling artistry and advocacy for disabled people have made him one of the world’s most sought after performers and motivational speakers.

We are so excited that he will be giving premieres of music written especially for him by Sadie Harrison, herself considered to be one of the leading composers of her generation. Nicholas will be joined by singer Peyee Chen, the Bristol Ensemble and two other fantastic pianists, Tomáš Klement and Sophia Benton, also a left hand only pianist currently studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Listen to BBC Sounds podcast with Nicholas McCarthy here

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Listen to a snippet

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!