Legendary Pianist Stephen Kovancevich to Play Special Charity Concert in Ladywell

On the 19th May, Lewisham Park Crescent Residents' Assosiation formally invite you to a special, one-off concert by the legendary and international celebrated classical pianist, Stephen Kovancevich. He will be performing at St. Mary the Virgin church in Ladywell, Lewisham, as part of an event which aims to help maintain and improve the local Lewisham Park and raise money for the homeless charity St. Mungo’s

It's a real coup to have him playing in our part of south east London as part of an event organised to raise money both to maintain and improve the local Lewisham Park and for homeless charity St.Mungo’s.

American classical pianist and conductor Stephen Kovacevich will be performing Bach’s Partita No.4 in D Major. One of the most prominent interpreters among living pianists, his recordings, including Bach, Beethoven and Bartók, have astonished even the most demanding of critics. He has directed the London Mozart Players, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and his chamber music partners have included Jacqueline du Pre, Martha Argerich, Steven Isserlis, Nigel Kennedy, Lyn Harrell, Sarah Chang, Gautier and Renaud Capucon, and Emmanuel Pahud.

Also performing will be a flute quartet supported by local musicians and singers performing a variety of pieces.

In addition there will be a short talk by Susan Jones from the Courtauld Institute of Art on the fascinating 1432 painting by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, the Ghent Altarpiece. It was recently described as 'arguably the most glorious extant work from the late Middle Ages'.

Half of all proceeds from the concert will go to the charity St.Mungo’s, who are working to end homelessness and rebuild lives. They provide a bed and support to more than 2,600 people a night who are homeless or at risk.

For a suggested donation of £10 you can sponsor your very own key on the piano that Stephen Kovacevich will be playing at the concert! For this you can have your name mentioned in the concert programme, and as the piano hire cost is £880 and there are 88 keys to sponsor we will have paid for the piano. 

The rest of the concert proceeds will go toward the Lewisham Park (Crescent) Residents’ Association, who work to improve the park for the local community, planting trees and providing new benches and rubbish bins. The Association chose to support St.Mungo’s because as homelessness in Lewisham, and indeed London, becomes increasingly evident, numbers of people have been rough-sleeping in the park, even in the cold of the winter months. 

Tickets can be booked here


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