‘Seeking Utopia' - a celebration of the friendship of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Lionel Tertis

Part of the Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, Autumn 2022 Season

Add to my Calendar 16-10-2022 18:30 16-10-2022 20:30 36 ‘Seeking Utopia' - a celebration of the friendship of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Lionel Tertis ‘Seeking Utopia’: a words and music programme celebrating the friendship between Ralph Vaughan Williams and violist Lionel Tertis, in Vaughan William's 150th anniversary year.   Vaughan Williams and Lionel Tertis' origins could scarcely be more different, however they proved to match one another, stature for stature, in their artistic achievements. Through the music mingled with reflections on the world of those who created it, this narrated concert offers an impassioned plea for unity and transcendence in our own time.   A colleague once accused me of trying to split hairs in groping for Utopia. But why not? I see nothing against endeavouring to attain the impossible, however inadequate our efforts may be towards that goal. – Lionel Tertis   With thanks to the Ralph Vaughan William Charitable Trust for their support of this performance.   About the Sunday Concerts Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains. We are pleased to be able to welcome an audience for this performance, and will also stream the concert on YouTube Live.  Conway Hall, London DD/MM/YYYY

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25 Red Lion Square
Camden

London
WC1R 4RL
England


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Prices: £5-14, U26s Free

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Performers

– viola
– Piano
– author / narrator

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Programme Note

‘Seeking Utopia’: a words and music programme celebrating the friendship between Ralph Vaughan Williams and violist Lionel Tertis, in Vaughan William's 150th anniversary year.

 

Vaughan Williams and Lionel Tertis' origins could scarcely be more different, however they proved to match one another, stature for stature, in their artistic achievements. Through the music mingled with reflections on the world of those who created it, this narrated concert offers an impassioned plea for unity and transcendence in our own time.

 

A colleague once accused me of trying to split hairs in groping for Utopia. But why not? I see nothing against endeavouring to attain the impossible, however inadequate our efforts may be towards that goal. – Lionel Tertis

 

With thanks to the Ralph Vaughan William Charitable Trust for their support of this performance.

 

About the Sunday Concerts

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains.

We are pleased to be able to welcome an audience for this performance, and will also stream the concert on YouTube Live

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