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Event Listing Info:
Date(s) - 12/03/2019
Location: Birmingham Town Hall
More info about the venue & events at the above link.
Prices in £:
£12.50 - £31
Di Xiao : Piano
Programme to include:
Robert Schumann : Variation on a theme by Clara Wieck, 8’
Clara Schumann : Variation on a theme by Robert Schumann, 11’
Cecilia Mcdowall : Three piano solos (1998-1999), 12’
- Nocturne in B flat Op 9 No 1, 16’
- Minute Waltz, Op 64 No 1
- Prelude Op 28 No 15: Rain Drop
Mélanie Hélène Bonis :
- Femmes de Légende, 11’
Women, both as composer and as inspiration, are the foundation for Chinese pianist Di Xiao’s return to Town Hall. Described as “a pianist of awesome gifts” Xiao has toured many of the world’s most prestigious halls from her professional base in the Midlands.
In this programme she celebrates women in music by intertwining works both historical and contemporary, including Robert and Clara Schumann’s music dedications to each other, British composer Cecilia Mcdowall, and the timeless pieces inspired by Chopin’s muses Countess Delfina Potorka and George Sand. The programme culminates with prolific composer Mélanie Hélène Bonis’ tribute to legendary women.