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Orbits - a new play
Tuesday 14 October - Friday 17 October,
varying times
A new play commissioned by the Ealing Autumn Festival. In 1941, fleeing from the Nazis, radical left-wing German playwright, Bertolt Brecht, found himself in Hollywood where he met the British movie star Charles Laughton.

 

Orbits imagines their working relationship as they collaborated for three intense, creative years on the translation of Das Leben des Galilei (The Life of Galileo) for its American première.

 

 

The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, London,W13 8PH 

 

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Saturday 18 October 5pm
William Lloyd Webber celebrated by his family: chamber music and reading

 

The second of three concerts celebrating the centenary of William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982). His sons, Andrew and Julian, both achieved world-wide fame, one for a series of smash-hit musicals and the other as an internationally acclaimed cellist.

 

Julian Lloyd Webber will read from Travels with my Cello and take questions and answers about his father. Jiaxin Lloyd Webber comes with the Verter Piano Trio to play chamber music by William Lloyd Webber, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night and Rachmaninov.

 

A very special occasion to meet and hear members of the famous Lloyd Webber family.

 

St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, London W5 5RH 

 

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Tuesday 21 October 7.30pm
George Szirtes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipient of many awards, including the internationally prestigious T S Eliot Prize for Poetry, George Szirtes will read his own work but will also be accompanied by his family: Clarissa Upchurch, Tom and Helen Szirtes. Together they will present an array of activities in which they have collaborated as writers, musician and artists.

 

As judge of the first Ealing Autumn Festival Poetry Competition, he will announce the winners of the competition and present the prizes.

The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, London W13 8PH 

 

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Friday 10 October 2pm, Saturday 11 October 7pm
Galileo!

 

 

World premiere of a new opera commissioned for the Festival to follow in the footsteps of a hugely successful production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in 2013. There is a big bang and the universe comes into being, happy and harmonious, until Galileo takes a closer look at it and nothing is ever the same again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Peter's Church, Mount Park Road, London, W5 2RU

 

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Thursday 16 October 7.30pm
 
 

 

 

The first of three concerts celebrating the centenary of William Lloyd Webber (1914-1982). His sons, Andrew and Julian, both achieved world-wide fame, one for a series of smash-hit musicals and the other as an internationally acclaimed cellist.

 

William was a precociously fine organist. He dedicated much of his life to establishing the London College of Music but his composing was admired by the few who knew of it. 

 

 

 

 

William Lloyd Webber for Organ, Violin and Voices

St Peter's Church, Mount Park Road, London, W5 2RU

 

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Saturday 18 October 7.30pm
West London Sinfonia

 

 

 

 

William Lloyd Webber, father of Andrew and Julian, one of the most star-studded families ever, will feature in several concerts celebrating his centenary.

 

The West London Sinfonia will play Wiliiam’s finest orchestral work Aurora in a programme of Schumann and Brahms, representative of another kind of “adoptive” artistic family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Barnabas Church, Ealing, W5 1QG

 

 

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Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 7.30pm
LANZA - Operatic Entertainment

 

The life of the sensational 1950s opera singer and movie star, Mario Lanza, charted in the famous arias he sang and in the spoken word. In a hospital room in Rome, his life flashes before him. He is tended by his nurse who comes to embody all the women in his life.

 

The drama examines the nature of fame and asks why a man, who seemingly has the world at his feet, spirals out of control.

 

Written and performed by Andrew Bain (tenor) with Lyndall Dawson (piano), directed by Anthony Shrubsall. 

 

 

St Mary’s Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale, UB6 8SS 

 

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Saturday 18 October 2pm
Violin Masterclass from Madeleine Mitchell

The masterclass will focus on the Elgar Violin Sonata and 3 Pieces by Herbert Howells played by advanced students from leading conservatoires.

 

Madeleine Mitchell, who is both an outstanding violinist and an expert

on British music, will guide the students and members of the audience towards insights in interpretation and technique.

 

She is performing both works in her recital on Oct 19th. 

St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, London W5 5RH 

 

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Saturday 25 October 7.30pm
Don Giovanni Opera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Vera presents Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ in a critically-acclaimed touring production. The London-based company is directed by Philip Hesketh and the cast of young professionals is lead by James McOran-Campell in the title role.

 

Sung in Italian with English surtitles, the performance is semi-staged and accompanied by the players of Brillig Ensemble.

St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, London W5 5RH 

 

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Various days
Films at the Festival

 

There is a selection of films being screened throughout the festival at various locations.

 

Follow link below to find out more. 

 

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