Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Two
  • Friday 9 August 2024
  • The Stoller Hall
Image Leon McCawley

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 two, we start early with a 9.30am morning masterclass from Paul Lewis, followed by the first of our afternoon lectures with Chetham’s Head of Keyboard Murray McLachlan at 5.15pm. Adam Swayne presents a contemporary music recital at 7pm, and Leon McCawley plays late evening romantic sonatas at 8.30pm. See the full details below.

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 One

DAY TWO PROGRAMME

Paul Lewis: Masterclass, 9.30am-12.30pm

Paul Lewis

£11.50. FTE/U18 free

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A Lecture by Murray McLachlan, 5.15-6pm

Murray McLachlan

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Traum der Jugend: reflections on Ferruccio Busoni 100 years on

The first lecture of the course celebrates Ferruccio Busoni  (1866 – 1924).

‘Music is so constituted that every context is a new context and should be treated as an ‘exception’. The solution of a problem, once found, cannot be reapplied to a different context. Our art is a theatre of surprise and invention, and of the seemingly unprepared. The spirit of music arises from the depths of our humanity and is returned to the high regions whence it has descended on mankind.’ F.Busoni 

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Adam Swayne, 7pm

Adam Swayne and piano

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

In a year of elections, Adam Swayne presents a recital drawing upon protest chants, political songs and spirituals. Alongside Rzewski’s 20th-century postmodern classics, we hear a powerful work by Chicago Black Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds. In Manchester composer Kevin Malone’s response to anti-Trump protests, the audience is encouraged to join in if they wish. 

Kevin MALONE: The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe (2017)
Margaret BONDS: Troubled Water (1967)
Frederic RZEWSKI: Four North American Ballads (1979)  

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Leon McCawley, 8.30pm

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

BEETHOVEN: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in A major
RACHMANINOV: Étude-tableau Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor
SCHUMANN: Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22 

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Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Two
  • Friday 9 August 2024
  • 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 two, we start early with a 9.30am morning masterclass from Paul Lewis, followed by the first of our afternoon lectures with Chetham’s Head of Keyboard Murray McLachlan at 5.15pm. Adam Swayne presents a contemporary music recital at 7pm, and Leon McCawley plays late evening romantic sonatas at 8.30pm. See the full details below.

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 One

DAY TWO PROGRAMME

Paul Lewis: Masterclass, 9.30am-12.30pm

Paul Lewis

£11.50. FTE/U18 free

Book Now

A Lecture by Murray McLachlan, 5.15-6pm

Murray McLachlan

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Traum der Jugend: reflections on Ferruccio Busoni 100 years on

The first lecture of the course celebrates Ferruccio Busoni  (1866 – 1924).

‘Music is so constituted that every context is a new context and should be treated as an ‘exception’. The solution of a problem, once found, cannot be reapplied to a different context. Our art is a theatre of surprise and invention, and of the seemingly unprepared. The spirit of music arises from the depths of our humanity and is returned to the high regions whence it has descended on mankind.’ F.Busoni 

Book Now

Adam Swayne, 7pm

Adam Swayne and piano

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

In a year of elections, Adam Swayne presents a recital drawing upon protest chants, political songs and spirituals. Alongside Rzewski’s 20th-century postmodern classics, we hear a powerful work by Chicago Black Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds. In Manchester composer Kevin Malone’s response to anti-Trump protests, the audience is encouraged to join in if they wish. 

Kevin MALONE: The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe (2017)
Margaret BONDS: Troubled Water (1967)
Frederic RZEWSKI: Four North American Ballads (1979)  

Book Now

Leon McCawley, 8.30pm

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

BEETHOVEN: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in A major
RACHMANINOV: Étude-tableau Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor
SCHUMANN: Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22 

Book Now

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