Cello, canapes and choir at Ritz-Carlton

Fantastic music is on the menu at
the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, 30 September.

The evening should prove to be an
enticing one full of spice and splendour as cellist Angharad Parkes performs
some brilliant classical pieces accompanied by renowned concert pianist Glen
Inanga.

Parkes is a rapidly rising talent
and cellist of the Mosaico Trio, working with Andre Roy and Mayumi Seiller in
the 2008 Toronto Summer Music Festival. A graduate of the Glenn Gould School of
Music, she has been awarded numerous scholarships that have enabled her to
study with some of the world’s premier cellists worldwide, including Tsuyoshi
Tsutsumi. She has played many prestigious concerts, including solos in Madrid,
San Lorenzo, Cardiff and Toronto.

The programme includes Gershwin’s
Short Song, the Rossini variations by Paganini, the Grand Tango by Argentinean
Astor Piazolla, Gabriel Faure’s 1884 cello and piano duet Papillon, plus the 3rd
movement of Rachmaninov’s Sonata and Fantasy Pieces by Robert Schumann. Quite a
programme and one that will certainly showcase the talent of the musicians involved.

There will also be a debut
performance by the recently formed Cayman Youth Choir, under the mastery of
conductor Dan Twist. The choir is set to be an incredible part of Cayman’s
creative landscape, and this is a unique opportunity to be there right at the
outset of this brand-new singing phenomenon.

 

Central sponsors

The event takes place at the
Ritz-Carlton ballroom and is sponsored by Walkers, who are central sponsors of
Cayman Arts events and who have supported all four biennial Cayman Arts
Festivals since the first festival in 2004.

Andrew Miller, partner with Walkers
and member of the Walkers charity committee, said the firm was delighted to
support the festival for another year.

“We have had a long association
with the Cayman Arts Festival, supporting their programmes since inception, and
we have been particularly impressed with the positive impact that the events
have had on the lives of so many of Cayman’s children. We are sure this year
will be no exception with the debut performance of the Cayman Youth Choir.”

It’s part of a new performance
series called Music on the Menu in support of Cayman Arts, event organisers
said.

All proceeds will go to the Cayman
Youth Choir, and tickets cost $55.

Don’t throw away those stubs,
though, because on presentation of a recital ticket there’s a discount of 15
per cent on meals at the world-famous 7 Prime Restaurant. Tables must be
reserved and paid for independently of the musical event.

Dress code for the concert can be
smart casual, or island stylish, depending how the mood takes you – let the
music take you to realms undreamed.

he evening kicks off at 6.30pm.

Tickets are available at
www.caymanboxoffice.com and at the Caymanian Compass office on Shedden Road.

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