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Bank Holiday Afternoon Concert | Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra

Monday May 27, 2019 at 14:30
Lauderdale House, London
£9 (£8 concessions)
Phone for tickets: 020 7633 9313
Phone lines open: Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00, Sunday 15:00 - 18:00
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  1. Mississippi Melody - Ernest Tomlinson
  2. Chant d'amour Op 31 - František Alois Drdla
  3. Notte Sorrentina - Vittorio Monti
  4. Love-light - Haydn Wood
  5. When I grow too old to dream - Sigmund Romberg
  6. Oh what a surprise for the duce - Nino Casiroli, English lyrics by Phil Park
  7. Hard hearted Hannah - Jack Yellen
  8. Dancing Teddy Bear - Mátyás Seiber (GS Mathis)
  9. The Mosquitoes' Parade - Howard Whitney
  10. Café bonheur - Henry Krein

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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