Friday, January 23, 2015

Friends of Wighton - Cappuccino Concert - Saturday 24th January

Mark Spalding
From Sheena Wellington :

Tomorrow sees the first in this year's series of Cappuccino Concerts will be held in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in the Central Library.

These popular Saturday morning events are held every month, with coffee and newspapers served from 10.30am and the music performance from 11am to noon.  Admission is £5.

For January, the Friends of Wighton are pleased to welcome back Mark Spalding, who will perform a programme of unusual and exciting music on the piano and also on the Wighton harpsichord - a delicious 18th century style instrument that is kept in the Wighton centre.

The programme will include some music themed around burns night, as well as showcasing some items from Mark's latest project to mark the 40th anniversary of Stockhausen's "Tierkreis" (signs of the zodiac).

Mark said, "This is Stockhausen's most popular and accessible piece:  very tuneful, each of the 12 melodies has a definite tonal centre".

Mark's playing on the beautiful harpsichord is sensitive and expressive and is always a hit with Wighton Centre regulars. This unusual programme of piano and harpsichord music should prove to be a very enjoyable morning.

For more information please see www.friendsofwighton.com