Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Pan Daijig; Schumann at the Barbican; London Mozart Players
08 February, 2019 — By Sebastian Taylor
Hatis Noit performs with Pan Daijing at Kings Place. Photo: Nick White
NOISE music composer and performer Pan Daijing is at Kings Place this Saturday evening (February 9). Her artform takes many forms, primarily performance art, sound and installation, including soul-exposing utterances and sonic outbursts. She’s supported by the extraordinary Japanese vocal artist Hatis Noit.
• Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG, 8pm, from £9.50 saver, 020 7520 1490, www.kingsplace.co.uk
SIR John Eliot Gardiner is conducting the LSO at a Barbican concert this Sunday evening (February 10), exploring the music of Robert Schumann at its most urgent, dramatic and tender. Also being performed is Beethoven’s first piano concerto played by outstanding pianist Piotr Anderszewski.
• Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, 7pm, 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk
COME and sing a range of repertoire with vocal leader Charles MacDougall at the Wigmore Hall next Tuesday morning (February 12), ending up with a Big Sing on the Wigmore Hall stage. The event features guest soloists as well as Singing with Friends, the venue’s community choir for families living with dementia.
• Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, W1, 10am-2.30pm, £20/cons £15, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk
THE 70th birthday of the London Mozart Players is being marked by a Piano Explored concert next Wednesday lunchtime (February 13) at St John’s Smith Square. Pianist Howard Shelley and the LMP are playing Mozart’s 17th piano concerto with its sparkling finale which Mozart taught his pet starling to sing – though not to perfection, singing G as G-sharp.
• St John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, SW1P 3HA, 020 7222 1061, 1.05pm, £15/students £5, www.sjss.org.uk
FRENCH pianist Adrien Schmitt is playing Chopin’s 24 Preludes at Burgh House, Hampstead, next Thursday evening (February 14). The pieces are a unique works of ever-changing mood and colour. Also being played are pieces by Debussy, Knussen and Satie.
• Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, 7.15pm, £10, 020 7431 0144, https://burghhouse.museumssites.com/whats-on/events/adrian-schmitt-chopins-24-preludes