7-concert 2021 series with Warren Mailley-Smith

7-concert 2021 series with Warren Mailley-Smith

World-class music livestreamed from Finchcocks

Finchcocks began livestreaming concerts during 2020’s first lockdown and we’re thrilled to say that they’ll be here to brighten 2021 as well! We’re delighted to be welcoming back concert pianist and well-loved Finchcocks tutor Warren Mailley-Smith for a set of 7 concerts exploring a fantastic new programme he’s devised especially for Finchcocks and his dedicated livestream supporters.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the closure of venues across the United Kingdom in 2020, Warren has presented over 50 online concerts on various platforms in association with CityMusic Live, and has performed over 100 individual works for the piano from memory.

From February to July 2021, Warren will present concerts on different themes, the first, L’Amour, will be presented on Sunday, 7 February at 7pm GMT. Throughout the series, Warren will explore themes such as the hope of spring, British Romantic composers, Baroque works for the keyboard, and the music of Spain and Russia.

All proceeds go to the artist.

CONCERT 1 | Sunday, 7 February 7pm GMT

L’AMOUR | Warren Mailley-Smith goes live from Finchcocks for the first of seven concerts. The evening begins with Liszt’s Liebestraume and includes works by Rachmaninov, MacDowell, Schumann and Mendelssohn.  The performance concludes with Beethoven’s infamous Moonlight Sonata.

CONCERT 2 | Sunday, 14 March 7pm GMT

SPRING HOPES | ​​ The concert includes works to welcome in Spring!  The evening includes Daquin’s The Cuckoo, Mendelssohn’s “Spring Song” from Song without words, Bridge’s Three Sketches, Schumann/Liszt’s Spring Night and Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 110.

CONCERT 3 | Sunday, 11 April 7pm BST

BRITISH ROMANTICS | Celebrating the Romantic British composers, Warren presents a stunning concert featuring works by York Bowen, Bridge, Elgar and Parry.

CONCERT 4 | Sunday, 2 May 7pm BST

BAROQUE BRILLIANCE | The concert includes Sonatas by Scarlatti and Preludes and Fugues as well as a Partita by Bach.

CONCERT 5 | Sunday, 30 May 7pm BST

ON THE RIVER | ​Echoing the rippling water, Warren presents a concert featuring works by Chopin, Faure, Ireland, Debussy and Chopin.

CONCERT 6 | Sunday, 20 June 7pm BST

SULTRY SPAIN | The heat, beauty and colours of Spain.  The concert begins with works by Ravel, Debussy and Chopin.  The evening continues with works by Granados, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and finishes with Gottschalk’s Souvenirs D’Andalousie.

CONCERT 7 | Sunday, 11 July 7pm BST

BELLS OF MOSCOW | The final concert in the series of seven features stunning works by Rachmaninov.  The concert begins with Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C-sharp Minor and concludes with his Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Major.

Since August 2020, CityMusic Live has presented over 50 concerts to audiences world-wide featuring over 20 individual artists. CityMusic Live is an online concert platform built for and by musicians to offer a new way for audiences to connect with and support the artists they love.  The platform enables audiences to enjoy a concert and experience the artistry of world-class musicians in a time of social distance.