Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Eight
  • Thursday 15 August 2024, 1.45pm
  • The Stoller Hall
Image Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Eight

Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School 2024.

Between Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School brings world class and legendary musicians to a vibrant, supportive community in central Manchester. Alongside lectures, open lessons and opportunities to develop new skills, you can discover a daily programme of recitals from world-class performers.

One Day Eight, following our next Young Artist’s recital at 1.45pm, Paul Hindmarsh and Murray McLachlan take audiences through the life and works of Wilfred Heaton at 5.15pm. Graham Scott follows with a recital at 7pm, and the evening finishes with Ben Frith returning to the Stoller Hall for a performance at 8.30pm.

Full Series Tickets

Book a full series ticket to attend all of the public concerts and lectures across full ten days the event for £332.50, or book for Week One (Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August) or Week Two (Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August) for £177.50.

Book for the Full Series

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DAY EIGHT PERFORMANCES

A Young Artist’s Recital, 1.45 – 2.25pm

£5.50. FTE/U18 free

As part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School, we celebrate the next generation of musicians with performances from students and early-career artists. More details to be confirmed.

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A Lecture and Recital by Paul Hindmarsh and Murray McLachlan, 5.15pm – 6pm

Murray Mclachlan (right) Paul Hindmarsh (left)

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Who was Wilfred Heaton? With Paul Hindmarsh and Murray McLachlan

‘Anyone who plays in a brass band around the world will tell you that Wilfred Heaton (1918-2000) was one of the finest and most original composers of band music of the 20th century. Several works have achieved ‘classic’ status – a march called Praise composed when he was 18 in 1937, Toccata (1939) and Contest Music (1973).

However, some years ago, while I was researching Heaton’s life and work, I was shown a pile of unpublished and unperformed manuscripts that revealed a treasure trove of music for brass, orchestra, piano and voices, including some experimental, highly original concert music from the early 1950s – a Partita for Orchestra (1950), Rhapsody for Oboe and Strings (1952), a major work for cornet (completed in 1990) and an epic 25-minute Piano Sonata, which he did not quite finish. I have spent much of the last 15 years editing this work and enabling performances. The task is completed with a performing edition of this major discovery for Heaton’s own instrument.’

Wilfred Heaton (1918-2000) – Piano Sonata (c. 1950-54)

Prelude – Scherzo – Lento – Finale.   World Premiere

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Graham Scott, 7pm

pianist Graham scott

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

Programme tbc

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Ben Frith, 8.30pm 

Benjamin Frith

Benjamin Frith

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

SCARLATTI Keyboard Sonata in C, K. 132
Martin ELLEBY: 6 Andalusian Preludes Book 1
LISZT Sonata in B Minor

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Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Eight
  • Thursday 15 August 2024, 1.45pm
  • The Stoller Hall

Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School 2024.

Between Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School brings world class and legendary musicians to a vibrant, supportive community in central Manchester. Alongside lectures, open lessons and opportunities to develop new skills, you can discover a daily programme of recitals from world-class performers.

One Day Eight, following our next Young Artist’s recital at 1.45pm, Paul Hindmarsh and Murray McLachlan take audiences through the life and works of Wilfred Heaton at 5.15pm. Graham Scott follows with a recital at 7pm, and the evening finishes with Ben Frith returning to the Stoller Hall for a performance at 8.30pm.

Full Series Tickets

Book a full series ticket to attend all of the public concerts and lectures across full ten days the event for £332.50, or book for Week One (Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August) or Week Two (Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August) for £177.50.

Book for the Full Series

Book for Week Two

DAY EIGHT PERFORMANCES

A Young Artist’s Recital, 1.45 – 2.25pm

£5.50. FTE/U18 free

As part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School, we celebrate the next generation of musicians with performances from students and early-career artists. More details to be confirmed.

Book Now

A Lecture and Recital by Paul Hindmarsh and Murray McLachlan, 5.15pm – 6pm

Murray Mclachlan (right) Paul Hindmarsh (left)

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Who was Wilfred Heaton? With Paul Hindmarsh and Murray McLachlan

‘Anyone who plays in a brass band around the world will tell you that Wilfred Heaton (1918-2000) was one of the finest and most original composers of band music of the 20th century. Several works have achieved ‘classic’ status – a march called Praise composed when he was 18 in 1937, Toccata (1939) and Contest Music (1973).

However, some years ago, while I was researching Heaton’s life and work, I was shown a pile of unpublished and unperformed manuscripts that revealed a treasure trove of music for brass, orchestra, piano and voices, including some experimental, highly original concert music from the early 1950s – a Partita for Orchestra (1950), Rhapsody for Oboe and Strings (1952), a major work for cornet (completed in 1990) and an epic 25-minute Piano Sonata, which he did not quite finish. I have spent much of the last 15 years editing this work and enabling performances. The task is completed with a performing edition of this major discovery for Heaton’s own instrument.’

Wilfred Heaton (1918-2000) – Piano Sonata (c. 1950-54)

Prelude – Scherzo – Lento – Finale.   World Premiere

Book Now

Graham Scott, 7pm

pianist Graham scott

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

Programme tbc

Book Now

Ben Frith, 8.30pm 

Benjamin Frith

Benjamin Frith

£22.50. FTE/U18s £5.50

SCARLATTI Keyboard Sonata in C, K. 132
Martin ELLEBY: 6 Andalusian Preludes Book 1
LISZT Sonata in B Minor

Book Now

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