Posted on 27 February 2013
On Tuesday 5 March 2013 at 7:30pm, the 18th Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert will be taking place at Wigmore Hall, London. This year the event will raise money for the Musicians Benevolent Fund and mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth.
The evening will feature the established duo Guy Johnston, cello, and Tom Poster, piano, performing works by Debussy, Bridge and Britten. Guy and Tom have both enjoyed early success, with Guy receiving the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award in 2000 and Tom has featured regularly on BBC Radio 3 and performed at the BBC Proms. Recently, Guy was appointed a Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music and invited to meet Her Majesty the Queen, whilst Tom has given solo recitals at prestigious venues including the Barbican Hall, London and presented programmes for BBC Radio Scotland.
The concert is a treasured event in the musical calendar and will be made extra special this year by the performance of a rare juvenilia piece written by Britten during his youth.
Jacqueline du Pré was a leading cellist for her generation who tragically died from multiple sclerosis in 1987 at the age of 42. This concert is held annually in memory of her musical accomplishments and raises funds for either medical or musical charities. This year the Musicians Benevolent Fund has been kindly chosen as the beneficiary.
Tickets are now available at 50% off or £5 for students (with a valid student ID card) by quoting 'Musicians Benevolent Fund offer' over the phone or in person. Call the Box Office on 020 7935 2141.
For more information about the concert visit the Wigmore Hall website.
We look forward to seeing you there!