Sunday 11th July 2021
The mutual influence of Eastern and Western music on each other.
Talk by Dr Paul Max Edlin
Ever since Claude Debussy heard the Javanese Gamelan at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, so much of the music world changed – a literal ‘coming together’, a fusion of musics, started to burgeon. Paul Max Edlin explains how this happened and reveals some of the exceptionally beautiful results that have emerged from this shared inspiration.
Time: 3.00pm St George’s Church, Deal
followed by the concert below
MENGMENG WU – Guzheng
YI YAO – Accordion and Piano
Mengmeng Wu is one of the finest Guzheng players of her generation and is one of the founders of China U.K. International Music Festival. The Guzheng is one of the most exotic and ancient instruments in all of the East, with origins dating back to the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC). Multi award-winning accordionist Yi Yao is one of the most respected accordionists of her generation and has worked regularly with leading British orchestras as well as being a champion of major British repertoire in China. Yi has recently been appointed Artistic Director of China U.K. International Music Festival. Together they take us on a journey through the exotic music of the Far East. Works include:
Fan Shang’e Snowy Mountain in Spring
Wang Changyuan Fighting the Typhoon
He Zhanhao The Eternal Sorrow of Lin’an
Zhao Yixuan Xuan Niao
Support from Cavatina Trust
Ticket Price: £12 – Friends of DMA: £10
BEING MRS BACH
JESSICA DUCHEN – Author/Narrator
STEVEN DEVINE – Harpsichord
Married to J.S. Bach at the age of 20, Anna Magdalena Wilcke was a gifted singer, soon becoming stepmother, mother, copyist, manager and more. We learn about the ecstasies and tragedies of her hectic life with her husband, alongside his music.
Leading classical music correspondent for national media, Jessica Duchen’s narrated concerts combine words and music. Commissions include works for Garsington Opera and numerous international festivals.
Steven Devine is one of the U.K.’s preeminent harpsichordists and will perform important works by JS Bach.
Time: 7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal
Ticket Price: £15