Monday 27th May 2019 7.30pm Hay Festival

Howard Skempton's hauntingly beautiful Solitary Highland Song opens a programme featuring pieces from William Howard's albums Sixteen Love Songs and Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs. He will also play works by Mendelssohn and Chopin and will give the world premiere of 24 Preludes and Fugues by Howard Skempton. Before the concert (7.00pm) Clemency Burton-Hill will host a discussion with William Howard and Howard Skempton. 

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Wednesday 11th July 2018 7.30pm Oundle International Festival

Josef Suk Love Song, Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale, Four Liszt Love Song Arrangements (Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Liszt), Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso Op.15, Five Contemporary Love Songs (Richard Reed Parry, David Knotts, Elena Kats-Chernin, Joby Talbot, Cheryl Frances-Hoad), Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor, Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor

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Thursday 10th May 2018 7.30pm Djanogly Recital Hall, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Schumann, Chopin, Janáček and piano love songs by David Matthews, Elena Kats-Chernin, Judith Weir, Chia-Ying Lin and Howard Skempton  

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Tuesday 8th May 2018 7.30pm Leighton House Museum, London W14 8LZ

A Recital to launch the album Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs ahead of its release on Orchid Classics on June 1st 2018  Further information and tickets

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018 Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury, Glos

A weekend of events presented by William Howard to include In Love with the Piano (11am Saturday), an Exploration of Chopin's 4th Ballade (5pm Saturday) and a recital of romantic piano works and love songs new and old (5pm Sunday)  Further information and tickets

In Love with the Piano

Free one-hour informal concert, open to all

(with love songs!)

Tickets: email info@hellensmanor.com to reserve place

Programme includes four Liszt love song arrangements and new love songs by Nico Muhly, Pavel Zemek Novák and Howard Skempton

A recital of romantic and contemporary piano love songs, with world premieres of pieces by Michael Zev Gordon, Piers Hellawell, Elena Kats-Chernin and Nico Muhly, 

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A Recital of Romantic Piano Works and New Love Songs

Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso Op.16

Schubert Four Impromptus Op.90

Judith Weir, Howard Skempton, Bernard Hughes Love Songs for solo piano (world premieres)

Chopin Sonata No.3 n B minor Op.58

William Howard and Judith Weir present an evening of newly written piano pieces and the finale of an international competition for composing piano 'love songs'

LOVE MUSIC? offers the opportunity to sample a fascinating cross-section of different contemporary styles of writing music and to enjoy a conversation with some of our leading composers.

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