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ASHLEY WASS

pianist

"A  thoroughbred who possesses the enviable gift to turn almost anything he plays into pure gold".

1018_2013 Sejon Soloists with Ashley Wass (30)

Pride & Prejudice

Shakespeare recital

Silent Soundtracks

Created to honour the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death in 2017, this promises to be an unusually intimate performance of the beloved author's most famous work. The book has been abridged by novelist and Austen biographer, Gill Hornby, and will be read by an actor in much the same way that Jane herself first read the story aloud to the Austen family and their closest friends.  Tthe words will be interwoven with a new adaptation of Carl Davis' magical score from the much loved BBC TV drama series of the 1990s.  

This recital programme has been created to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016.  It features a series of piano works - some well-known, some obscure - which combine to make a varied and engaging collection.  Including Beethoven's 'Tempest' sonata, Smetana's 'Macbeth and the Witches', Liszt's paraphrase on Mendelssohn's incidental music to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and Prokofiev's 10 Pieces from 'Romeo and Juliet'.  This programme will be touring in the 2016/17 season.

This concert of cinematic treasures explores the fascinating relationship between music and film in the hands of one of the 20th Century’s greatest cultural icons.  Highlights will include screenings of clips from the Mutual comedies, accompanied by specially adapted soundtracks by Carl Davis. Also featured are a series of memorable scenes from ‘The Great Dictator’ and ‘The Gold Rush’. The show will chart some of Chaplin's musical inspirations and showcases several of his own compositions.

ASHLEY WASS

pianist

"A probing and intelligent musician.. and one who relishes in making these pieces sound ever fresh, ever new, ever exciting. It is not often we get a musician of this caliber."

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