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"Choice, Love, Passion" Celebrating Female Composers | Wimbledon Bookfest | Marryat Road SW19

  • 3 Marryat Road London, England, SW19 5BB United Kingdom (map)

'The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion'    Nadia Boulanger

Gabrielle Lloyd

We are proud to present an evening dedicated to the celebration of female composers at Marryat Road for our Wimbledon BookFest 2018 appearance. Featuring Clara Schumann, Lili & Nadia Boulanger, Fanny Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke and Kate Whitely, the outstanding pieces we have selected will be accompanied by extracts read from their letters and other correspondence.

We are sorry to announce that due to last minute theatre engagements, Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis will no longer narrate at our Wimbledon Bookfest appearence. However, we are delighted to say that Gabrielle Lloyd has agreed to join us for our concert celebrating female composers.

Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896), Nadia Boulanger (1887 - 1979), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805 - 1847), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), Rebecca Clarke (1886 - 1979), Kate Whitley (b.1989).

What sacrifices did these pioneering women have to make for the love of their Art?


©Alejandro Tamagno, JPCS

©Alejandro Tamagno, JPCS

Rebecca Clarke - 1st movement of sonata, viola and piano
Lili Boulanger - D’un matin de printemps, piano trio 
Nadia Boulanger - Three pieces for cello and piano
Clara Schumann - 1st movement, piano trio in C minor
Kate Whitely – Duo for violin and viola
Fanny Mendelssohn - 1st movement, piano quartet 



VENUE: 3 Marryat Road, SW19 5BB

TIME: 7pm - 8pm