ODYSSEY OF LOVE – AN EVENING OF WORDS AND PIANO MUSIC. OCTOBER buy online viagra where 15TH. AND 18TH., 2008. LUCY PARHAM – PIANO, CHRISTOPHER BRAMWELL – ACTOR & ORLA CHARLTON – ACTRESS. BOTH CONCERTS ARE IDENTICAL.
Throughout his life, Franz Liszt burned the candle at both ends. A child prodigy who became the greatest keyboard virtuoso of his time he was also a prolific composer. An indefatigable traveller, a friend of Berlioz, Schumann, Chopin and Wagner, his life was full of incident and romance and he was drawn to women.
Odyssey of Love is drawn from his letters
and some of his most ecstatic and expressive piano music and is a portrait of his relationship with two of the most important women in his life. These are Marie d’Agoult, aristocratic freethinking rebel and mother of his three children and the cigar smoking intellectual Princess Carolyne von Sayn Wittgenstein.
Lucy Parham, one of Britain’s finest pianists and one time BBC Young Musician of the Year, wrote Odyssey of Love which premiered earlier this year at the Wigmore Hall. Lucy has perform
ed extensively as a soloist and has appeared with some of the most important British and European orchestras. She has established herself as one of the leading interpreters of Robert and Clara Schumann and has recorded an acclaimed CD of Schumann’s piano concertos. Her highly successful concert “Beloved Clara”, which explored the lives of Brahms and the Schumanns, premiered in 2003 and was performed later that year at the Cultural Center. For
more information about Lucy see her website www.lucyparham.com
Christopher Bramwell has been a professional actor, musician and singer for over 40 years. He has worked extensively in theatre, TV, film and radio and has devised, produced and appeared in musical entertainments some featuring the works of Tom Lehrer and Victor Borge. Orla Charlton is a versatile actress who has worked in the theatre, TV and Film. This is her third collaboration with Lucy Parham.
Members and guests are asked to be at the Centro Cultural at around 1900. Concerts start at 1930. For details about these concerts, which will be held at the Centro Cultural São Lourenço, near Almancil, visit www.centroculturalsaolourenco.com (click on Português or English and then click CONCERTS) or call 289395475.