Music for Syria - Mitsuko Uchida

Music for Syria

With Mitsuko Uchida, Simon Keenlyside, Iain Burnside and other luminary performers

Wednesday 12 June 2019, 19:30

Past Event
Music for Syria Past Event


Programme includes:

Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 59 No. 2 (first movement) – Heath Quartet
Reading – Jan Ravens
Tba – Dame Mitsuko Uchida
Lament for Syria – Amineh Abou Kerech
James MacMillan – The Children; Schubert Der blinde Knabe – Rowan Pierce & Iain Burnside
Reading – David Dimbleby
Talk – Waad al-Kateab & Lindsey Hilsum
Poulenc L’Histoire de Babar – Iain Burnside & Samuel West
Dia al Succari Feirouzade, Danse de Laila; Paganini/Liszt Étude No. 6 in A minor – Riyad Nicolas
Britten Billy Budd’s aria – Simon Keenlyside
Ravel String Quartet (first movement) – Heath Quartet
Alex Woolf Deep Water (setting extract from Lament for Syria) – Rowan Pierce & Alex Woolf


Mitsuko Uchida piano
Simon Keenlyside baritone
Riyad Nicolas piano
The Heath Quartet
Rowan Pierce soprano
Alex Woolf composer/piano
Amineh Abou Kerech poet
Iain Burnside piano
David Dimbleby
Jan Ravens
Lindsey Hilsum
Waad al-Kateab
Samuel West
Petroc Trelawny host

90 minutes to raise £90,000 in aid of the Hands Up Foundation. A unique evening of music, readings and entertainment with a stellar cast of performers, hosted by Petroc Trelawny and curated by Iain Burnside to raise money for the Hands Up Foundation which funds aid projects in and around Syria.

Featuring Mitsuko Uchida, Simon Keenlyside, Riyad Nicolas and Betjeman Poetry Prize winner of 2017 Amineh Abou Kerech whose poem Sea will be performed as a song specially composed for the evening by composer Alex Woolf. Many other special guests will join the evening, an event unlike any other to remember Syrians in need and do something positive to help.

Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

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£90, £50, £40, £30

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