Harpist Eleanor among musicians in summer shows at Harlaxton Manor

Harpist Eleanor Turner
Harpist Eleanor Turner
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A season of inspiring music returns to Harlaxton Manor in aid of the Red Cross this summer.

Harlaxton Summer Music 2014 will see three concerts take place at the manor. Three chamber music concerts can be seen in the Great Hall with the chance to enjoy a pre-concert stroll and picnic in the gardens and conservatory.

The first concert is by The Millbrook Ensemble on Friday, May 23. The ensemble is made up of Charlotte Brennand on piano, Louise Fuller on violin and Rosolind Gladstone on cello. The Oxford-based musicians will play Beethoven’s op1 no 1 piano trio, the violin sonata by Cesar Franck and Clara Schumann’s piano trio in G minor. To book tickets go to www.redcross.org.uk/harlaxton1

On Friday, June 6, local harpist Eleanor Turner will play the Crown of Ariadne by Canadian composer Raymond Murray Schafer, performing on both harp and percussion. This will be the centrepiece of a programme of solo harp music covering various periods. To reserve tickets go to www.redcross.org.uk/harlaxton2

The third and final concert at the manor will take place on Friday, July 4, and feature Polish 
pianist Magdalena Nasidlak. She played Harlaxton in 2006 when she was studying as a postgraduate at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Her programme will include works by Beethoven, Chopin and the American 19th century pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who was the most famous pianist of his 
generation in the New World. To book tickets for this performance go to www.redcross.org.uk/

Tickets cost £10, concessions £8 from the British Red Cross office on 0845 0547171. All concerts start at 7.30pm and the gardens and conservatory will be open from 6pm.

For further details and sponsorship opportunities contact community fundraiser Jean Goddard on 08450 547171 or email jgoddard@redcross.org.uk