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St Giles-without-Cripplegate
Fore Street
City of London



Manu MartinLim Fantasy of Companionship
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsPiano Quintet in C minor
Edward ElgarPiano Quintet, Op.84


Mark Bebbington – piano
Andrew Storey – violin
Abigail Fenna – viola
Richard Harwood – Cello
Jonathan Ayling – Cello
Benjamin Cunningham – double bass

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Programme Note

Pianist Mark Bebbington and Principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present romantic quintets by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, together with the world premiere of an enchanting contemporary tribute to companionship. 

The Lim Fantasy of Companionship by Manu Martin is an engaging and heartfelt work, performed live for the very first time in the version for piano, flute and string octet. This is a special chance to hear a lyrical, expressive work uniquely exploring AI and the intersection between technology and humanity through the medium of orchestral instruments.  

Piano Quintets by the two greatest British composers are presented together: Vaughan Williams’ early, rare foray into chamber music (evoking his ravishing song Silent Noon) alongside a late flowering of Elgar’s creative genius – one of the great chamber works of the 20th century. 

Forms part of ten days of concerts of beautiful music, around themes of love, romance and Shakespeare performed in one of the historic churches within London's Square Mile. 

Mark Bebbington and principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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