- Christmas InDurham
Classical Pianist Margaret Fingerhut comes to Durham Cathedral on 30 October 7.30pm with 'Far From the Home I Love', a special created recital to raise awareness of refugee needs and to raise funds for Durham City of Sanctuary. The history of classical music is full of composers who left their homelands because of war, political upheaval or fear of persecution. Other composers, who had to move country because of their work, were arguably no less homesick. Margaret Fingerhut is touring a very special concert which sets the stories of some of these composers (told through their own music) against the current climate of troubling attitudes towards refugees and those in exile. The varied programme includes works by Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Margaret has also specially commissioned a new piece by Arian, the Kurdish Syrian composer who wrote the stirring Refugee Nation Anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Margaret is very generously donating all proceeds from this event to Durham City of Sanctuary.
"If she's bringing this programme to a venue near you, you'll not only hear an evening of unostentatiously excellent piano playing, but you'll be lending your support to vital work on behalf of present-day refugees."- Mike Wheeler, Classical Music Daily
For more information please visit Margaret's website.