Willshire Piano Duo

Willshire Piano Duo

Music in the University
Date: Thursday 19 October 2023
Time: 13:10 - 14:00
Venue: University Concert Hall
Category: Concerts and music, Public lectures, Social events, Academic events, Student events, Alumni events, Open days and visits, Staff workshops and seminars
Website: www.musicintheuni.glasgow.ac.uk

Willshire Piano Duo

James Willshire - Piano

Philippa Harrison - Piano


The Planets Suite - Gustav Holst arr. Holst, Nora Day and Vally Lasker


Holst’s The Planets is timeless. Less well known is its original two-piano score, and completely forgotten is a third version for four hands at one piano made by Holst, Nora Day and Vally Lasker, two colleagues and amanuenses who also helped him score the earlier versions (Holst suffered from painful neuritis in his right arm). It was published by Goodwin in 1923, since when it escaped entirely the attention of piano duos until the discovery by John York of an autographed copy in a cupboard in Holst’s old room at St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith.

Our Thursday Professional Lunchtime Series is held in the University Concert Hall which is situated in the Main Building (Gilbert Scott), just below the Hunterian Museum.
You can access the Concert Hall through three different doors:
-West Quad through the door to the toilets and Hunterian lift
-East Quad entering through the Hunterian Staircase door
-East Quad entering through the external corridor to Hunter Halls
Here is a MAP 

We currently have no requirement for pre-booking your FREE ticket! Just turn up at 12.45pm to ensure your seat. Once the Concert Hall is full to capacity, we will be closing doors. Please note the capacity of the Concert Hall is 128 people. Latecomers will not be admitted.

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