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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Handel arias; Mozart variations; Frederic Mompou; Stefan-Peter Greiner violin; jazz with Juliet Kelly

07 June, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Jazz at Lauderdale House with Juliet Kelly on June 14. Photo: Annabelle Narey

Soprano Elin Harries is singing Handel’s nine exquisite German arias reflecting on the glories of nature this Saturday afternoon (June 9) at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead. The arias are being interspersed with instrumental music by Geminiani and Rameau. Heath Street Baptist Church, 2pm, £10/ students £8

• Excellent Brazilian pianist Clélia Iruzun is contributing to the musical life in West Hampstead, where she lives, by giving a recital at Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead, on Sunday afternoon (June 10). She’s playing Mozart’s variations on Ah vous dirai-je, Maman, Villa Lobos’s Bachinas Brasilieras + Mignone & Chopin pieces.
Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead, 020 7435 1911, 4pm, £10/seniors £8/children £5

• Pianist Maria Canyigueral is exploring the music of Spanish composer/pianist Frederic Mompou and his Cançons i danses, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, on Sunday evening (June 10). The concert is part of the Inspired by… concerts organised by EUNIC – the European Union of National Institutes of Culture.
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, 6.30pm, £12/8 to 25 year-olds free

• A new violin made by Hampstead luthier Stefan-Peter Greiner is being played in a debut concert at Burgh House, Hampstead, next Tuesday evening (June 12). World-class musicians of IMS Prussia Cove collaborated in the creation of the new violin – and they’re playing it at the concert. Burgh House, 7pm, £20/under-25s free (inc drink)

• Talented and highly original songwriter Juliet Kelly is showcasing her beautiful, expressive voice in the last gig of this summer’s Jazz in the House series at Lauderdale House next Thursday evening (June 14). She’s being accompanied by pianist Jennifer Carr and bassist Oli Hayhurst. Lauderdale House, 8.30pm, £15/cons £7/students £5

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