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St John the Evangelist Church
Sylvan Road
Upper Norwood

SE19 2RX


Fermo Dante MarchettiFascination
Max SkalkaDobra-Dobra
Traditional IrishLondonderry Air
Christoph Willibald GluckOrfeo ed Euridice: Menuet (arr. Kreisler)
Fritz KreislerSyncopation
Isaac AlbénizEspaña, Op.165: no.2 Tango
Tibor Korda-BakonyJura-Jura
Felix MendelssohnO for the wings of a dove
Mario Castelnuovo-TedescoSea Murmurs
Manuel PonceEstrellita
Yascha KreinGipsy Carnival
Stephen FosterJeanie with the Light Brown Hair


Simon Blendis – violin
Saoko Blendis – piano

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Simon and Saoko Blendis present an uplifting recital celebrating the music of Max Jaffa, one of the most popular violinists of his day who was famous for his ability to entertain and move people, as well as his sweet sound and charm. Although the pieces are different in character, they all move the listener with humour, joy and tenderness, thus showing that this genre of light music, far from being frivolous, speaks directly to the heart, something that we all need at this time. This concert celebrates the memory of Max Jaffa and the joy he brought to people, and is a nostalgic look back at some of the wonderful music that he made famous.

Simon and Saoko Blendis

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