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New Year's Celebration with the Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra

Friday February 4, 2022 online
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Friday February 4, 2022
Sands Films, London
Free admission – a ticket is required

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  1. Amparito Roco - Jaime Texidor
  2. Schlummerleid, from Albumblätter Op 124 - Robert Schumann
  3. When I grow too old to dream - Sigmund Romberg
  4. Heather on the Pampas - Sydney del Monte
  5. Whistling Rufus - Kerry Mills
  6. Beachcomber - Clive Richardson
  7. Extase - Louis Ganne
  8. Crackerjack - Mátyás Seiber
  9. Picknick - Ludwig Siede
  10. Eternally - Sir Charles Chaplin
  11. Alexander's Ragtime Band - Irving Berlin
  12. The Continental - Con Conrad

Celebrate the New Year with Aspidistra on the bank holiday afternoon with some of the music that gave hope to previous generations in difficult times.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.

This concert will also be live-streamed and will be available on demand for one month following the event, all free of charge. The live stream will be available here

Sands Films
82 St Marychurch Street
SE16 4HZ

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