Friday 18th May 2012, 7:30pm
Please note that this special concert will take place at ‘The Grand‘, York St., Clitheroe, BB7 2DL
In 2012, Anthony Hewitt, the ‘Olym-pianist’ will cycle 1200 miles in 21 days from Lands End to John’Groats, giving 27 concerts en route. Clitheroe Concerts Society is delighted that Anthony has accepted an invitation to include Clitheroe on his route. With piano ‘in tow’ (well actually in the ‘Beethovan‘) Anthony is undertaking this Olympic year project to raise funds across Britain for UK music and children’s charities. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to find out more about the charities Anthony is supporting. In case you had not realised, the letters at the top of the page are in the colours of the Olympic rings.
Tickets, Price £10, are now available from the box office at ‘The Grand‘ and on-line. As this is a charity concert, we regret
that we are unable to offer the usual free admission to children and students. Members of the Society will also have to pay.
Schumann ~ Abegg Variations, Op.1
Schubert ~ Impromptus from Op.9
Beethoven ~ Sonata No.30 in e Major, Op.109
Chopin ~ Barcarolle in F#, Op.60
Polonaise in A Op.40 No.1 Military
Polonaise in Ab Op.53 Heroic
Scriabin ~ Sonata No.4 in F#
Liszt ~ Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Anthony has established a reputation as a pianist of formidable interpretative and technical ability. Highlights of orchestral engagements include the RPO in London, National Symphony Orchestra and Princeton Symphony in the USA, as well as the Northern Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva in the UK. He is the founding artistic director of the Ulverston international Music Festival.
He has given four recitals at Wigmore Hall, appeared across the USA including at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, toured South America and Japan, and performed chamber music at high-profile festivals in Europe including at the Chelsea and Chichester Festivals, Bastad in Sweden, Orpheus and Bacchus and Sanary in France, and Mecklenburg in Germany. Duo partners have included Emma Johnson, Martin Roscoe, Sarah-Jane Bradley, Chloe Hanslip, Thomas Carroll, and Narimichi Kawabata with whom he has toured major concert halls in the Far East.
His discography includes ‘Protégé’ (Divine Art Records) which is the first coupling on CD of the Liszt and Reubke Sonatas. It has been met with much critical acclaim including International Record Review which described it as “magisterial”. Future plans include a recording of the complete piano works of Robert Schumann, performances in South Africa, Poland, Sweden and Japan, and a Wigmore series concert.
For further details about Anthony visit his website. For more details of the route he is going to follow and his training regime, visit his special Olympianist website. Fitting in all the locations where he is to play will involve a distance of around 1200 miles compared with the usual 960 mile route from Lands End to John O’Groats.
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Anthony is supporting
National Autistic Society for people with autism and their families.
Classic FM Foundation funds music education and therapy projects benefiting vulnerable people across the UK.
CLIC Sargent helps children and young people with cancer and their families.
Get Kids Going! provides sports wheelchairs for handicapped children and young people.
Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians supports and benefits young musicians, especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Musequality supports communal music making for disadvantaged boys and girls in developing countries.
Sistema Scotland is a charity set up in the belief that children can gain huge social benefits by playing in a symphony orchestra.