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My Myra: John Tilbury
  • Category
    Performing Arts
  • Date(s)
    27 June 2019
  • Time
    7:30 PM
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My Myra: John Tilbury

Celebrating 50 years since the foundation of the Scratch Orchestra, contemporary classical legend John Tilbury presents a stellar programme of works by Michael Parsons, Howard Skempton, Dave Smith and others associated with the group. You will also be treated to rarely performed pieces by Morton Feldman and Erika Fox as well as Tilbury’s Music for Samuel Beckett.

John Tilbury
John Tilbury is known as one of the foremost pianists of our time, specialising in the music of Morton Feldman and other New York school composers such as John Cage and Christian Wolff. In the 1960s Tilbury was also closely associated with the Scratch Orchestra and has continued performing works by composers Cornelius Cardew, Howard Skempton, John White, Michael Parsons and other members of the group. His biography of Cardew, Cornelius Cardew – A Life Unfinished was published in 2008. 

Tilbury studied piano at the Royal College of Music with Arthur Alexander and James Gibb and also with Zbigniew Drzewiecki in Warsaw. He was the winner of the prestigious Gaudeamus competition in 1968 and since 1980 he has also been a member of pioneering free improvisation group AMM.

Programme highlights include:

Morton Feldman
Palais de Mari 

John Tilbury
Music for Samuel Beckett 

Scratch Orchestra
Old and new pieces from former members 

Erika Fox
To Veronika

My Myra-series
Each My Myra performance features Myra, a 1927 Rosewood Model D Steinway Grand, which was the particular favourite of revered British pianist, Dame Myra Hess – famed for her wartime concerts at the National Gallery. Recently restored to her former glory, Myra the Steinway continues to inspire and enthral musicians and audiences alike with her deliciously-rich, warm tones.

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    020 7392 9200

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