Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags
11.30pm (recital begins promptly at 12 noon)
£35 (includes aperitif and lunch with wine or beer.
Tickets only available in advance)
Margaret Bruce’s musical career has taken her to many parts of the world, appearing as soloist with orchestras ranging from the Royal Philharmonic at the Barbican in London to the Plovdiv Symphony in Bulgaria. Her programme today: J.S.Bach’s Partita no 1 in B ﬂat; Mozart’s Sonata in F, K 332; Jean Coulthard’s Imagine Terrestre; Liszt’s Au Bord d’une Source; Chopin’s Scherzo no 1 in B minor, Op 20, and, in the presence of the composer, the world premiere of Antonin Tucapsky’s Five Preludes for Piano, a work specially written for Margaret Bruce.
Afternoon Tea with The Piano Club
Heptonstall Parish Church (bus service 591 and E)
2.30pm (to 4.30pm approx)
Based at Square Chapel in Halifax, The Piano Club meets regularly to play and discuss the classical piano repertoire. The infrequent public concerts are much anticipated, as much for the superb cakes as the wonderful music, which includes works by Debussy, Ravel and Chopin.
And all the Children Cried
Judith Jones and Bea Campbell
Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
A discussion by the authors of this much praised play, And all the Children Cried, which dealt with two women in prison for killing children. They will talk about what made a journalist and social worker want to write the play, the political background, and read extracts. A unique opportunity to hear the reasons behind the writing of this play praised by critics. “No play has moved or challenged me more this year” (Daily Telegraph). “I never thought I would see a play featuring Myra Hindley that has integrity, but this is it” (Guardian).
Heptonstall Parish Church
£8 (£6); £1 for under 16s
Works by Schubert, Stenhammar, Rachmaninoff and Messaien.
Hailing from Katrineholm in Sweden, Martin Sturfalt studied with Ronan O’Hora and Paul Roberts, and he currently holds a Piano Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has won ﬁrst prize at numerous international piano competitions and has performed throughout Europe, with recent appearances at the London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room.