Saturday 20 February 2016 2:00PM

Alicia's Gift: The concert of the novel

Viv McLean piano; Jessica Duchen narrator

Additional notes

This concert is followed by a panel discussion on Alicia's Gift at 3:30pm


  • Viv McLean piano
  • Jessica Duchen narrator

Author Jessica Duchen and pianist Viv McLean unite to tell the story of a child prodigy pianist trying to grow up, exploring her talent’s effect on her family and her family’s effect on her talent.

Jessica’s readings from her novel Alicia’s Gift alternate with Viv’s performances of the relevant music to create a compelling joint narrative in words and music.

  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Ballade No. 3 in A flat major Op. 47
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
      • Estampes
        • Jardins sous la pluie
  • Fryderyk Chopin
        • Etude in C minor Op. 25 No. 12
  • Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
      • Goyescas
        • Quejas, o La maja y el ruiseñor
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937)
        • Rhapsody in Blue
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Sonatine
      • Ma mère l'oye
        • Le jardin féerique. Lent et grave

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