Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm
John Lenehan is a hugely versatile musician. Although best known as accompanist to Tasmin Little, Emma Johnson and John Harle to name but a few, he has recorded more than 70 CDs including the complete works of John Ireland, and is also busy as a composer and arranger.
In this performance, John will be accompanying a series of films, shown on a screen beside the piano, and in the second half of his programme he will be improvising a sound track to silent movies starring Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. This is the last recital is our 2018 series, and definitely not one to be missed!
Nicolai – Overture to “The Merry Wives of Windsor”
with the film Composition in Blue (dir. Fischinger)
Mozart – music from “The Magic Flute”
with the film Papageno (1935) (dir. Reiniger)
Debussy – Reflet dans L’eau
with the film Images pour Debussy (1951) (dir. Renoir)
Schumann – In the Night
with the film In der Nacht (1931) (dir. Ruttman)
Tchaikovsky – Excerpts from “The Nutcracker”
with Russian animated films (various dates/directors)
One Week (1920) – starring Buster Keaton
(excerpt with improvised accompaniment)
Never Weaken (1921) starring Harold Lloyd
with stride piano music from the 1920s.