RVIPW Launch Concert 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 7.30pm

The Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn

Piano Recital by Martin Roscoe

Ribble Valley International Piano Week and Westholme School unite for a special concert by celebrated pianist, Martin Roscoe, for the launch of the 30th Ribble Valley International Piano Week.

Join us for an evening which brings the beauty of nature and music together in perfect harmony.  Artistic Director, Martin Roscoe, invites the audience to explore Europe’s varied landscapes. The musical tour begins with Beethoven’s exquisite Pastoral Sonata then winds its way through Schumannʼs evocative Forest Scenes, Dohnányiʼs Pastoral Hungarian nativity tale, Ireland’s melancholic Darkened Valley and Liszt’s dashing escape to the lakes and mountains of Switzerland. Debussy’s contrasting works depict the solitude of the Scottish Highlands before a violent west wind brings in a destructive storm from the sea and the concert finally finds peace in the luminous sound world of Schubertʼs Sonata in G.


BEETHOVEN – Sonata in D Op. 28 “Pastoral”
SCHUMANN – Waldszenen Op. 82 Nos 3 & 7
DOHNÁNYI – Pastorale on a Hungarian Christmas Song
IRELAND – The Darkened Valley
LISZT – Au Lac Du Wallenstadt; Pastorale (Annes de Pelerinage Premiere Annee: Suisse)
DEBUSSY – Preludes: Bruyeres; Ce Qu’a Vu Le Vent D’Ouest
SCHUBERT – Sonata in G D. 894

RVIPW 2017

Celebrate Piano Week’s 30th Birthday this summer with our friends Martin Roscoe, violinist Tasmin Little and an array of fantastic pianists, including international names alongside emerging artists. Full details of and leaflets for RVIPW 2017, running from 19th July to 22nd July, will be available at this launch concert, with booking for the main festival opening straight afterwards here on our website.

New for RVIPW 2017, there will be an opportunity to play the festival piano by booking 15 minute slots – for more details, click HERE.  Also new to the website, we are running a series of interviews with artists, audience and organisers on our blog page to reflect on and celebrate 30 years of RVIPW. To read more, click HERE.

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