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Saturday, December 9th, 2017
7:00 PM
When the going gets tough in the run-up to Christmas and you've had about as much seasonal music as you can take - think Trafalgar Square and carols round the Norwegian Tree, bands in Oxford Street, choirs in every available church and hall - get yourself over to St James's Church Piccadilly. Virtuoso pianist Warren Mailley-Smith will be entertaining his audience with a programme that is both restful and refreshingly stimulating.

This is just the place to put down your last-minute Christmas shopping, gather your thoughts and renew your emotional energy. An award-winning concert pianist and a favourite performer for the British Royal Family, Warren offers a programme of Beethoven and Chopin.

In 2016 he became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. An exceptional talent and a self-deprecating sense of humour, combined with his formidable technical skill and mature musicality, makes him a favourite with audiences and venue staff alike.

This year he is joined in a performance of Mozart’s sublime Piano Concerto No. 12 by one of the UK’s foremost chamber groups – the Veles Ensemble - and the outstanding soprano star, Susan Parkes will perform arias by Puccini and some festive songs.

PROGRAMME:
Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata in C minor op 13
Brahms - Rhapsody no. 2 in G minor
Chopin - Grand Waltz Brillante in E flat Op 18
Mendelssohn - Rondo Capriccioso
Liszt - Rigoletto Paraphrase

INTERVAL

Pachelbel - Canon in D - string quartet
Saint Saens - The Swan - cello solo
Monti - Czardas - violin solo
Mozart - Piano Concerto K414
Puccini - Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Adam - O Holy Night