After two very succesful concerts in October and November, Julian’s 70th birthday series at St John’s Smith Square London concludes with two final concerts on February 11 and March 11. For the last concert he is joined by his duo partner Mariko Brown for the public London premiere of his own virtuoso piano duet transcription of Gershwin’s great tone poem “An American in Paris” – complete with taxi horns!
More info about Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown as a piano duo here: https://marikojulianpianoduo.com/
CD Launch concert
Tuesday 30th January 7pm
City, University of London
St John Street
Anthony Herschel Hill: Nocturne
Busoni : Fantasia contrappuntistica
Erik Satie : Manière de commencement (3 Morceaux en forme de poire no.1)
Debussy : Khamma
Alfredo Casella : Marcetta (Pupazzetti no.1)
Sunday 11th March 2018
JULIAN JACOBSON 70th Birthday concert series St Johnʼs Smith Square – 3pm
Schubert’s “Wanderer” Fantasy, based on a song of that name, is an uncharacteristically virtuoso work and also, in its combining of four movements into a single span of music, an extremely influential one. The torrential passions of Beethoven’s “Appassionata” have hardly been superseded to this day. And to finish in a lighter vein, two numbers from Prokofiev’s ever-popular “Romeo and Juliet” and Julian’s own virtuoso transcription for the duo of Gershwin’s colourful “An American in Paris”.
Beethoven “Appassionata” Sonata
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces op 75
Gershwin “An American in Paris” transcribed for piano with four hands by Julian Jacobson.
Performed by Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown.
Saturday 9th June 2018 –
Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust – Cobham Surrey
Please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Thursday 25th October 2018 –
2018 Music at Stow Festival
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor D940
Germaine Tailleferre: Image
Gary Carpenter: After Braque
Debussy: Petite Suite
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Saturday 17th November 2018 –
Scots Kirk, 17 Rue Bayard, Paris 75008.
The duo will make their Paris debut at the venue where Julian had his 70th birthday solo concert in November 2017. The programme will end with the French premiere of Julian’s transcription for piano four hands of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” – which he finished writing in November 2015 in Paris! Watch this space for more details.