17th October 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
St John the Baptist Churchyard
You are invited to WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2019 (“London Borough of Culture meets Classical Music”). WFCF19 is celebrating the 334th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Jewish composer Gideon Klein Centenary, American Jazz Cellist Fred Katz Centenary, the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Jacques Offenbach and London’s first ever Borough of Culture in 2019!
There will be various cello concerts across our Waltham Forest Borough. Opening concert will be held at special venue, the Engine House, Walthamstow Wetlands (N17 9NH) on Sunday 6th October 2019, 1:15pm, featuring music by J. Offenbach, I. Kosíková, G. Klein and A. Vivaldi performed by DUO BRIKCIUS [2 Cellists – 2 Siblings] from Prague.
Already the 7th UNDERGROUND LUNCHTIME RECITAL, will be held again at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (historic Victoria Line Carriage, E17 8AX) on Sunday 13th October, 1:15pm.
Another cello concert will be held in Leytonstone, at St John the Baptist, on Thursday 17th October 2019, 1pm.. There will be rare possibility to hear “The Soldier Puppet”, an anti-Vietnam war solo cello piece by American Jazz Cellist and Composer Fred Katz (1919 – 2013). Fred’s work with the Chico Hamilton Quintet in the 1950’s brought him particular attention, as did his writing and appearance in the award winning Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster movie, ‘Sweet Smell of Success’ and his film scores for many of the Roger Corman movies such as ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’.
It will be followed by performance of complete of SIX SUITES for unaccompanied Cello (BWV 1007-1012) by Johann Sebastian Bach, at St Michael and All Angels in Walthamstow (E17 6PQ), on Sunday 20th October, 5pm. They are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello.
One of the highlights of this festival will be final concert with virtuoso THE ART OF BOWING (L’Arte dell’Arco) – 50 variations written by Italian baroque composer Giuseppe Tartini (*April 8, 1692 Piran/Istrie – †February 26, 1770 Padova) on the theme of Corelli’s Gavotte in the transcription of French cellist Paul Bazelaire (*March 4, 1886 Sédan – †December 11, 1958 Paris) for cello solo. Czech cellist František Brikcius will perform the whole set in Chingford on Saturday 26th October, at 2pm, at the Parish Church of Ss Peter and Paul (E4 7EN).
Booking is essential via Eventbrite – http://WalthamForestCelloFest.eventbrite.com . Please book early as seats at some venues are limited!
Waltham Forest Cello Fest forms part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, which commemorate the legacy of journalist, musician Daniel Pearl, brutally murdered by group of terrorists for defending freedom of speech.
For more details follow #WFCF19 @WalhamForestCelloFest and visit http://WalthamForestCelloFest.Brikcius.com .
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