Mark Bebbington at Hellens near Ledbury06/09/2015
Mark Bebbington, Internationally acclaimed British pianist
Beethoven. Sonata in F minor Op. 57 'Appassionata'
Chopin. Scherzo in B flat minor Op. 31, Barcarolle Op.60, Tarantella Op. 42, Nocturne in F Op. 15 No. 1
Franck. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
John Ireland. London Pieces
Derek Smith. Moto GP. [Premiere]
Tickets: £16 (students £8) including strawberries & cream
Orpheus Box Office: 01905 570979 or online at www.orpheus-events.com
Over recent seasons Mark has toured extensively throughout Central and Northern Europe (both as recitalist and as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras), as well as in the Far East and North Africa. Within the UK, he has appeared in concertos with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, the London Mozart Players and the Orchestra of the Swan. He has featured both as soloist and recitalist on BBC Television and Radio and also on major European Television and Radio networks. In October last year, Mark made a highly successful Carnegie Hall debut with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra. His 2015/16 programme includes appearances in major concert series and festivals, both in the UK and throughout Europe, concerto performances with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and Flanders Symphony Orchestras, a two-week European tour with the Czech National Orchestra and solo recitals in London at the South Bank and at St John’s, Smith Square.
The critical plaudits which have greeted Mark Bebbington’s performances and recordings have singled him out as a British pianist of the rarest refinement and maturity.
‘… truly a remarkable pianist …’ The Times
‘… such winning aplomb, scrupulous care and heartwarming sense of discovery …’ Gramophone
‘… imperiously virtuosic …’ International Piano
‘Intrepidly communicative’ Gramophone Editor’s Choice
Why not come early from 1.30pm to look round the lovely grounds and even bring a picnic. The tea room will be open and drinks can be purchased from the bar in the interval.
Hellens Manor is one of the oldest historic houses in England with records dating back to 1096. Concerts take place in the fine 16th century Tythe Barn which houses a magnificent Steinway D Concert Grand Piano (see www.hellensmanor.com). Why not come early from 1.30pm to look round the lovely grounds and even bring a picnic. Hellens Manor lies just off the A449 between Ledbury and Ross. Take the road opposite Much Marcle Garage and follow the brown signs.
Concert supported by:
The Gemma Classical Music Trust Regd Charity no 1121090 www.gemmatrust.com and
The John Ireland Trust Regd Charity no 255004 www.johnirelandtrust.org
£16 (students £8)