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A black and white photograph of a man playing a grand piano, shot from opposite the player through the gap between the lid which is open and the piano keyboard

Celebrating Gustav Holst: Piano Recital from Phillip Leslie

1 - 2pm

Included in Gallery admission (donations welcomed)

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Join us for a musical celebration of Gustav Holst on his 150th anniversary by pianist Phillip Leslie.

2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous English composer Gustav Holst. Best known for his orchestral suite, The Planets, Holst was interred near the tomb of his favourite Tudor composer, Thomas Weelkes, at nearby Chichester Cathedral.

Join us in the unique setting of our art store and listen to a selection of remarkable pieces on piano by Holst and his contemporaries, played by Phillip Leslie.

 

Programme

Holst: Neptune, The Mystic (transcription)

Bridge: Three Sketches H.68

Britten: Holiday Diary

I. Early Morning Bathe

III. Fun-Fair

Holst: Two Pieces for Piano H.179

Ireland: Sarnia, An Island Sequence

 

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How to book?

Whilst the performance is included with your Gallery admission, we recommend you secure your spot by pre-booking online. It’s the best way to guarantee your place, as these events are expected to be very popular.

You simply need to book a ticket for Gallery entry on the day of the performance – 20 September. When you add a Gallery ticket to your basket, the event will be suggested as an add-on. If you are a Friend of the Gallery, you will enjoy free admission.

You will have the option of a ticket with a £5 donation or just a free ticket on top of your Gallery admission. Your donations help to ensure that we can continue to provide you with top-class performances throughout the year.

Thank you for your support.

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A black and white photograph of a man playing a grand piano, shot from opposite the player through the gap between the lid which is open and the piano keyboard

Phillip James Leslie

British pianist, Phillip Leslie is known for his captivating playing and diverse programming. Praised for his sense of “culture and refinement” by the Liszt Society he has received considerable acclaim for his performances. He has been described by ESM as a “tour-de-force” and has performed extensively across the UK and Europe. Notable concert engagements include performances at Salle Cortot, Steinway Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Castellon Auditorio & the Wigmore Hall. He made his ‘Emerging Artist’ debut recital at the Usher Hall this season. A prize winner of the Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 2023, he recently won First Prize and ‘Best Interpretation of a Swedish work’ at the Gothenburg International Piano Competition in Sweden.