Yorke Trust Concert
|February 26, 2022|
|The Old Chapel|
This series of benefit concerts is devised to help support young musicians who have been unable to perform to live audiences because of the pandemic, and to help them advance their careers. Generous private benefactors, together with established artists who are appearing without a fee, are supporting this project.
Loosely modelled on the tradition of benefit concerts popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, the series is presented in association with The Craxton Trust, some of the young musicians having played at the trust’s recent auditions in London. All participants are encouraged to programme new repertoire. We hope this modest contribution in support of those taking part will to some extent help a return to live music making in the community.
Leon talks about his early life in Apartheid South Africa where he was arrested aged fifteen for initiating a protest march. He plays some of the works he has commissioned.
Date & start time: Saturday 26th February 2022, 15:00
Venue: The Old Chapel, Burnham Road, South Creake, NR21 9JF