The walls of St James’ Piccadilly will resound to the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt played by virtuoso British concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, under the warm flicker of candlelight.
Described as 'Stunning' by Classic FM and 'Tall and Talented, Warren Mailley-Smith is the embodiment of the modern romantic concert pianist ’ by Musical Opinion, this outstanding pianist is a favourite at St Martin's with audiences and staff alike. Warren Mailley-Smith has performed for the British Royal Family on many occasions, has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and given acclaimed solo recitals at the Carnegie and Wigmore halls.
This evening's concert promises to take the listener on a spell-binding journey of moods and emotions. Audiences will be treated to a programme full of poetry and virtuosic display, from Beethoven’s haunting Moonlight Sonata, to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in addition to a number of celebrated works by Chopin. The evening concludes with Gershwin's ever popular Rhapsody in Blue, with its powerful melodies, driving rhythms and glittering piano writing in this compelling kaleidoscope of jazz and classical influences.
Located on central Piccadilly, this beautiful, Christopher Wren-designed landmark is conveniently situated in the heart of London’s West End, offering warm, peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital’s summer evening. So why not treat yourself and join us for an evening of uplifting music at St James’ performed by this spectacular British pianist?
Beethoven – Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No. 2 (‘Moonlight Sonata’)
Schubert – Impromptus Op.90 nos. 2 & 3
Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Chopin - Scherzo no. 1 in B minor, Op 20
Chopin - Studies Op 10, nos. 5 and 12 (‘Black Key’ and ‘Revolutionary’)
Chopin - Polonaise Op 40 no. 1 in A major (‘Military’)
Rachmaninov – Prelude Op 3 no. 2 in C sharp minor
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue