London: Come play Adagio for Charlie Hebdo tonight
January 8, 2015 by norman lebrecht
Message from the Allegri Quartet. Please share.
In light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, for those that died and for their family and friends. For the sake of democracy and free speech and for the role artists and musicians play in it, there will be a performance tonight of Barber’s Adagio for Strings at 10.45pm outside St Martins in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square.
Meet at 9.45pm at the church to rehearse. Bring a stand. Pegs to hold music. Stand lights if you have them.
Can you play?
Can you invite lots of people to play/come along please?
Ness (Allegri Quartet)
UPDATE: Thomas Gould will lead. Double-basses sorely needed.
2nd UPDATE: Slight change of venue here.
FINAL UPDATE: Here’s a report from the performance.
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