Michael Pinchbeck: Concerto – featuring Nicholas McCarthy (Piano)

February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Axis Theatre
£8 (£5 concessions)

A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. At the same moment, the assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in prison in Terezin, his withered arm tied up with piano wire, fading away into the snow.

Unravelling narratives surround this piece of music – together they weave a true story that spans 100 years of history. Experience a deconstructed and re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music.

Created by theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck, devised with artists (and MMU graduates) Ryan O’Shea and Katt Perry, and featuring world-renowned concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy.

Michael Pinchbeck is a terrific theatre maker.The Guardian

Concerto was commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Attenborough Arts Centre and Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England through the National Lottery.


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