Monday, October 19, 2015

Fwd: FW: SIG Notice: The Charity 'Music Fund' which provides instruments for children in poor areas - Benefit Concert


A message from Professor John Sloboda

Music Fund is a charity that receives and repairs decent but unwanted
musical instruments from donors in Europe, and sends them to young
musicians in countries in conflict and need. It also trains and
equips local instrument repairers to maintain the instruments in good
condition. It currently has projects in the Democratic Republic of
Congo, Haiti, Morocco, Mozambique, and Palestine. It has so far
repaired and relocated over 5000 instruments.

On behalf of the London Friends of Music Fund I cordially invite you
and your friends and family to come to a benefit concert on Thursday
26th November at the Gresham Centre, Gresham Street. Guildhall School
professor and pianist David Dolan has brought internationally renowned
singer Claron McFadden together with Thomas Carroll (cello) and
Abigail Dolan (flute) for an evening of music and song with an
improvisatory twist. Music Fund's founder, Lukas Pairon, will also be
at the concert to say a few words about the recent work of Music Fund.
The full programme is below. Please do join us for an outstanding
evening of music, with an opportunity to meet over a glass of wine in
the interval, all proceeds of which will go to Music Fund.

Tickets are now for sale online at
www.wegottickets/events/friendsofmusicfund, or on the door.

Please also pass details onto others. Full details are also available
on our website at


Haydn: Trio No. 29 in G major, Hob. XV:15 for flute, cello & piano;
Schumann: 3 fantasy pieces Op. 73. for cello & piano with improvised
prelude, interludes and repeats;
J.S. Bach: Aria - Aus liebe will mein Heiland sterben from St.
Matthew Passion with extemporised prelude;
Mozart & Schubert: a cycle of lieder for soprano and piano
McFadden & Dolan: a cycle of improvised lieder on themes & ideas
provided by the audience.
Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock for Soprano, flute and piano