My piano teacher, Penelope Roskell, is peforming in two concerts at the delightful and intimate small venue Sutton House this month and next.
Sunday 15th May, 7pm
‘An English Summer Evening’ – Fitzwilliam String Quartet with Penelope Roskell
Artists in residence, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, and Artistic Director of SHMS, Penelope Roskell, present a programme celebrating the work of those two quintessentially English composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar. Both the works being performed were written during war-time and are profound and intense music.
Ralph Vaughan Williams – String Quartet No. 2 (‘for Jean on her birthday’)
Sir Edward Elgar – Piano Quintet in A minor Op. 84
To reflect the English nature of the concert, there will be Pimms and Punch on sale from 6.30pm and during the interval. The bar will also be open after the concert to allow audience members to enjoy a drink with the performers.
Sunday 19th June, 7pm
‘Reason and Romance’
A solo concert by Penelope Roskell, juxtaposing the reason and intellect of J S Bach with the mercurial romance of Robert Schumann.
J S Bach – Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue
Robert Schumann – ‘Papillons’
J S Bach – French Suite No. 2 in C minor
J S Bach – Partita No. 5 in G
Robert Schumann – Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor
Sparkling wine will be on sale with complimentary strawberries and cream in the courtyard during the interval.
Sutton House, a National Trust House in Hackney, is a really lovely venue. I was very impressed the first time I visited, two year’s ago, both by the quality of the performances, and the commitment and support of the audience.
For more information and online booking go to www.shms.org.uk