GB2212+Summary: Saturday 21 January: Classical Concert at SJP (+ Summary of Future Events)
Message 2212:* SATURDAY 21 JANUARY (evening): RECITAL BY BARCELONA-BORN VIOLINIST LAIA MONTSERRAT AND BRITISH PIANIST DANIEL SWAIN at ST. JAMES'S, PICCADILLY (complimentary tickets, with no booking required)
Classical Music Platform has very kindly offered members of my group complimentary tickets for a concert at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, on Saturday 21 January, starting at 7.30pm.
The Programme: We will hear a selection of the most beautiful works for violin and piano, as follows:http://www.sjp.org.uk/evening-concerts.html or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594981 , and printed programmes will be available free of charge on the night.There will be no interval. You can see the programme online atSummary of Timings: I will distribute tickets from 6.30pm until 7.25pm. The main hall will open at 7pm, and the performance will start at 7.30pm and end at about 8.40pm.
The Musicians: Laia Montserrat ( http://www.laiamontserrat.com/biography ) was born in Barcelona in 1996, and started to learn the violin when she was 6. She moved to Germany at the age of 10 to continue her studies there, and she made her debut at New York's Carnegie Hall at the age of 14. Since then, she has performed regularly around the world and has won numerous prizes. She will be accompanied by British pianist Daniel Swain ( http://www.danielswain.com/biography.html ).
The Venue: The address of the venue is St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL. The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines, Zone 1), but it is only slightly further from Green Park (Piccadilly and Victoria Lines). Please note that there will be no service on the Jubilee Line (normally serving Green Park) between Waterloo and Wembley Park. You can view a map at http://tinyurl.com/33vem8 , or http://www.sjp.org.uk/find-us.html .Ticket Collection: Look for a table in the foyer with a sign saying "Ticket Collection for friends of Gordon Beal's". I will distribute tickets, on a first-come, first-served basis, between 6.30pm and 7.25pm. There is good availability (up to 150 tickets) and booking is not required (nor possible).Caffe Nero: There is a Caffe Nero adjoining the church, and, if you collect your tickets early, you may like to go there for a drink. However, this closes at 7pm. Alternatively, Costa Coffee, next door to the church, is open until 9pm. Please note that you will not be allowed to take your cups into the church.Seating: Seats are unnumbered, so those who take their seats early will have a better choice, but please note that you will not be able to access the main hall until 7pm.
SUMMARY OF FUTURE EVENTS
Fri 13 Jan, 7.15pm/7.25pm: Ravenscourt Park tube to go to Polish Jazz Cafe POSK, basement, 238 - 246 King Street, W6 0RF (special admission price of 4 pounds for "Gordon's friends" on the door, with no booking required - see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gordonbeal/conversations/messages/2207 for details, but please note that jazz guitarist Nigel Price - http://nigelprice.biz - will replace Jim Mullen owing to illness);
Thurs 19 Jan, 5.20pm/5.30pm: Liverpool Street tube and train station (Visitor Centre) to go to EBRD, 1 Exchange Square, EC2A 2JN, for the opening of a photo exhibition, from 5.30pm to 8pm (free event, but advance online registration required - see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gordonbeal/conversations/messages/2209 for details - remember to take ID with you);
Fri 20 Jan, 7.20pm/7.30pm: High Street Kensington tube to go to The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA (free event, including a welcome cocktail, but advance online registration required - see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gordonbeal/conversations/messages/2211 for details - remember to take photo ID, passport or driving licence, with you);
* Sat 21 Jan: complimentary tickets for a classical concert at St. James's, Piccadilly (details above);
Thurs 26 Jan: tickets at £5 for the best available seats for a concert given by the London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall (deadline for booking with the LCO: 2pm on Tues 24 Jan - see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gordonbeal/conversations/messages/2210 for details);
Wed 8 Feb, 6.20pm/6.30pm: Russell Square tube to go to Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre at SOAS, WC1H 0XG, for a talk by food author Claudia Roden at 7pm, followed by a drinks reception (free event, but advance registration required - see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gordonbeal/conversations/messages/2208 for details).* Newly added events are marked with an asterisk (*)Reminder: To view previously posted events, go to the website ( http://www.gordonbeal.com ), locate the message you want and click on it. Alternatively, you can go to the most recent "Summary of Future Events" (above), scroll down to the date of the event and click on the required message.