The Friday Lunchtime Recital with Claire Seaton and Robert Hunter
Every fourth Friday of the month, put the work week behind you and relax into the weekend with our Friday Lunctime Recitals. Curated by pianist Robert Hunter, enjoy a fine classical repertoire performed by internationally recognised and up-and-coming artists, all absolutely free in the peaceful haven of our Auditorium.
Music for a While – Henry Purcell
Five Am’rous Sighs – Jonathan Dove
Three Sketches H.68 – Frank Bridge
Two poems of Rabindranath Tagore H.164 – Frank Bridge
Day after day
Dweller in my deathless dreams
On this island Op.11 – Benjamin Britten
This month Robert Hunter will be performing with soprano Claire Seaton. One of the country’s most adaptable sopranos, Claire was awarded the Wessex Glyndebourne Association Prize in 1998 and in 1999 made her Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut singing the role of Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Her oratorio experience is extremely broad and she is particularly renowned for her performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem and Mozart’s C Minor Mass. Her recent repertoire has ranged from regularly performed favouritesto less common works such as Symanowski’s Stabat Mater and Elgar’s The Light of Life.
Robert Hunter has performed across the UK and Ireland, including several major concert venues in London. In 2002 Robert performed with Opera Etcetera as a part of the Opera Holland Park festival in London exploring rare instrumental music by operatic composers, whjere his performance of Donizetti's first sonata at this concert was released on CD and later broadcast on Classic FM. In 2006 Robert embarked on a tour of the UK and Europe performing solo and chamber music with the Botton Eurhythmy Ensemble. Last year Robert performed with internationally acclaimed violinist, Arabella Steinbacher at a promotional event to launch her new recording of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky Concertos. He currently holds the posts of Head of Piano at Forest School, East London, and teacher of piano and chamber music at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, London.
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
Tickets: Free. There's no need to pre-book a ticket, but if you'd like to reserve a place at the event please add the required number of tickets to the basket below.
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