The programme was:
- Enescu – Konzertstuck for viola and piano
- Hindemith – Sonata for viola and piano op. 11 no. 4
- Purcell – Chacony in G minor
- Kenji Bunch – The 3 Gs
- Mark Russell – For Lise
Georgia’s Russell’s programme was wide-ranging, technically demanding and very exciting. The Kenji Bunch was like a Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page guitar solo. The Purcell Chaconny was dramatic and mournful, the Enescu a typical virtuosic showpiece and the Hindemith lean and sinuous with incredible musical line. Mark Russell wrote ‘For Lise’ when his sister died in 2015 – it’s haunting, like an unanswered question.
Retiring collection was in aid of the Project 900 St Giles Organ Appeal