Piano Weekend 2: Jonathan Powell - Opus Clavicembalisticum

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 3:30pm
Pre-Concert Talk at 2:30pm by Alistair Hinton
Gallery £15, Stalls £12, Students £12/£5, LIVESTREAM £5 (25% single weekend discount or 40% double weekend discount)

Watch the Pre-Concert Talk and Concert again here.

Opus Clavicembalisticum is perhaps Sorabji’s best known work, even if more talked about than played until the 1980s. Its twelve movements in three parts occupy at least 4¼ hours in performance. Replete with coruscating counterpoint, vehement virtuosity and irrepressible invention, “OC” throws down some of the most hair-raising challenges in the entire piano repertoire. It is without question a milestone in the history of the piano.  

FREE refreshments provided before the concert and during the intervals.


Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum (c. 250 minutes)


Visitors who attend both concerts for Piano Weekend 2 will receive a 25% discount on tickets. More information below:

Piano Weekend 2: Maki Sekiya Friday 12 May at 7:30pm
The brilliant Japanese pianist, Maki Sekiya, presents here a recital that juxtaposes the two piano sonatas of Shostakovich with Russian contemporary pieces that reflect the influence of minimalism and electronica...

Visitors who attend all four of our Piano Weekend concerts will receive a 40% discount on tickets:

Piano Weekend 1: Ian Pace Friday 3 March at 7:30pm
Ian Pace brings together five composers who were central to the repertoire of the remarkable American pianist (and composer) David Tudor, and two of the most pioneering of post-war piano
works in Boulez’s second sonata and Cage’s Music of Changes...

Piano Weekend 1: Nicolas Hodges Saturday 4 March at 7:30pm
The work of Salvatore Sciarrino holds a unique position in the world of contemporary classical music through its powerful communicative ability, its remarkable timbral refinement and the way it engages parameters such as silence and space...

Piano Weekend 1 - Single Weekend Ticket = £22.50 gallery / £18.00 stalls / £7.50 concession
Piano Weekend 2 - Single Weekend Ticket = £22.50 gallery / £18.00 stalls / £7.50 concession
Both Piano Weekends - Double Weekend Ticket = £36.00 gallery / £28.80 stalls / £12.00 concession

Opus Clavicembalisticum