A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at Stowe, as green and pleasant a public school as you can find in the whole of England.
The head of music is my dynamo friend, Simon Dearsley, who gave me the hard-hat tour of the new music school and state of art concert hall that he has somehow caused to be built. It may be the most perfect recording venue in the country
Simon has just announced its opening:
So tonight we opened the New Music School with the inaugural piano concert. Philip Fowke did the honours, and played a stunning recital, rich is musical quality, ferocious technical wizardry and timbre you would not believe could come out of a piano. His arrangement of the Sugar Plum fairy ( and inspired encore) it was hard not to try and step into the piano and work out where he had secreted the Celeste! Staggering. Chopin Ballades 1 & 3, poetic mazurkas, and Philip’s genius program ‘The Art of Encore’ – utterly sublime!
ITS OFFICIAL! ITS ARRIVED! WE HAVE MOVED IN!
THE NEW MUSIC SCHOOL IS HERE! Thank you to all the old stoics over the last 5 years who simply made music no matter the conditions. please come back and see what we have created – I am only sad it did not happen sooner.
DATE FOR DIARY:
MAY 23RD EVENING CONCERT IN MARQUEE –
RUSSIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
LESLEY GARRET SINGING
CRAIG GREEN PLAYING TCHAIKOVSKY 1
CARLO PONTI CONDUCTING