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Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, ‘Pathétique’, No 8 Op 13
Sibelius Six Bagatelles Op 97
Debussy Children’s Corner
Chopin Polonaise in A flat No 7 Op 61 ‘Polonaise-fantasie’
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, ‘Appassionata’, No 23 Op 57
St George’s favourite, internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Lewis returns to give a beautifully varied programme of Beethoven, Chopin, Sibelius and Débussy. The programme begins and ends with two of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in minor keys – C minor, one of his most celebrated compositions, with the haunting melody of its famous Adagio middle movement and F minor, which is tempestuous and technically challenging. In between we have the Sibelius Bagatelles through which the Finnish composer sought to honour his predecessors, including Beethoven, Débussy’s captivating Children’s Corner, dedicated to his three-year old daughter, with the syncopated ragtime of its exuberant last movement, and Chopin’s Polonaise with its enigmatic harmonic language.
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!