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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Wahnfried -February 2019 Programme

Montagu Events - Wahnfried -February 2019 Programme
Our theme for Februarywill be the actor GREGORY PECK (1916 – 2003). Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. He is one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five Academy Award for Best Actor nominations and won once for his performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 drama film To Kill a Mockingbird.

His films will include: CAPE FEAR (1962); TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD (1962); THE OMEN (1976); THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (1978).

Sundays this month are mostly devoted to the very highly acclaimed BBC nature documentary THE HUNT narrated by David Attenborough.

The Hunt captures the dramatic encounters of predator and prey in an entirely new light. Featuring the extraordinary strategies of a huge range of predators, from cheetahs and African wild dogs to killer whales and polar bears, these images and stories will revolutionise what you thought you knew about life in the wild.
Whether through speed, stamina or complex subterfuge, each creature’s strategy is honed to its environment – and remarkable adaptations mean that the hunted often can, and do, outwit their hunters. It’s a life-or-death duel where each animal’s skills are stretched to the very limit.

160 years ago on the 17th of February UN BALLO IN MASCHERA was first performed, and we repeat this occasion with a recording of the opera from Leipzig.

Our live event this month is on Thursday the 28th - a Duo recital: MATTIA ZAPPA (cello) and MASSIMILLANO MAINOLFI (piano). Outstanding musicians who have been collaborating since 1984. They formed their duo partnership when they were studying at the Julliard New York. Since then they have established an international reputation, and it is easy to see and hear why.
Examples of their playing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4wpmF2HDJY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNqAn6RiiU4

In addition to their collaboration, Mainolfi and Zappa are highly regarded soloists and prize winners of several international competitions. The Duo has released the following notable CD recordings, the complete Sonatas by Martinu; “Lux Nordica”, works by Grieg & Sibelius; “A Russian Album”, works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Schnittke and more recently, “Silent Woods”, works by Schubert, Dvorak and Franck.
Their recital programme comprises works by J.S. Bach, American composer Samuel Barber, Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder and Ludwig van Beethoven.

R120 including wine. To reserve your place please reply to this e mail.

DOWNLOADS


Click here to download the programme for February 2019

To reserve a place please contact:

Michael
A Home for Music in McGregor
wahnfried27@gmail.com
27 Bree Street
072 601 1616

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