26th September 2013
A Celebration of the Life of Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013)
Alasdair Elliott (tenor), Harry Nicoll (tenor), Graham Walker (cello), Jane Clark (harpsichord)
This is another great opportunity to hear this superb quintet in the beautiful Domed Saloon of Chiswick House and to enjoy the knowledgeable and often amusing introductions to each piece by Jane Clark, whom, as those who have enjoyed Janiculum concerts in the past will know, is a wonderful exponent of the Harpsichord – a rare treat!
The concert will include works by Bach, Fede, Monteverdi, Stephen Dodgson and traditional Venetian gondoliers’ songs.
The concert starts at 7pm and there will be an interval, with complimentary drinks included. Please print this ticket application and post as soon as possible to secure your tickets.
This wonderful concert is in celebration of the life of Jane Clarke’s late husband, Stephen Dodgson. Concerts in his memory are being planned by other people, but this is the only one by Janiculum – the group he was so close to.
Stephen composed more than 250 works ranging from chamber operas through choral music, songs and chamber music to large-scale orchestral and wind-band works. Amongst all this he was Professor of composition and theory at the Royal College of Music and a regular reviewer and commentator for the BBC, writing scores for many radio dramas.
Stephen was a long-standing member of Chiswick House Friends and this programme includes some of his favourite music as well as his setting of Gay’s Fable ‘The Snail and the Butterfly’, the original frontispiece of which was by William Kent, set in the garden at Chiswick.
We look forward to seeing you on the 26th for a memorable evening.
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