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Bank Holiday Afternoon Concert | Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra

Monday May 28, 2018 at 14:30
Lauderdale House, London
£9 (£8 concessions)
Phone for tickets: 020 7633 9313
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  1. Rialto Ripples - George Gershwin
  2. Up with the curtain - Jack Strachey
  3. In the moonlight - Albert William Ketèlbey
  4. Zampa Galopp - Johann Strauss I
  5. Serenade to youth - Haydn Wood
  6. When Budapest was young - Wilhelm Grosz
  7. Extase - Louis Ganne
  8. When I grow too old to dream - Sigmund Romberg
  9. Notte Sorrentina - Vittorio Monti
  10. Oh what a surprise for the duce - Nino Casiroli, English lyrics by Phil Park
  11. Hard hearted Hannah - Jack Yellen
  12. Tico-tico no fubá - Zequinha Abreu

There will be more on offer than the works listed above; Aspidistra specializes in the type of light classical music often referred to as palm court music or salon music. The group consists of a string quartet, piano, flute and oboe, a combination well suited to recreate the sound of the original palm court orchestras. Aspidistra's lively interpretation of the music that so delighted our (great) grandparents still has an immediate appeal today. For youngsters, it can be a first introduction to classical music while for classical music connoisseurs, the quality and inventiveness of this music often comes as a total surprise.

The programme consists of a mixture of instrumental numbers and a few parlour songs, performed by Elizebeth Menezes and Camilla Cutts. Aspidistra likes to strike a balance between well-known tunes and some rarely performed material, deserving to be better known.

Lauderdale House
Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park
N6 5HG
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