Event: Christmas Celebration -Chopin Songs at Kettle's Yard

  • Kettle's Yard |
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  • Thursday 16 December 2010

This event, in the house and gallery at Kettle's Yard, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin's birth, with a presentation of music and slides, given by Jeremy Barlow, writer and musical director, Emma Corke, soprano and her brother William Corke, pianist.

A short recital of Chopin songs will include one that the composer copied into an autograph album that belonged to Fanny Erskine, who met Chopin in Paris in 1847-8 and Manchester 1848. Fanny was the mother of Ida, wife of Charles Darwin's youngest son Horace, who lived in Cambridge; Ida left her mother's album to the Fitzwilliam Museum, where it is housed in the Founder's Library. Jeremy, Emma and William are descendents of Fanny Erskine.

Venue details

Kettle's Yard
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ