Art and Music

Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Saturday 14 May
    7.15 – 9.15pm
Ticket typeCost
Full Price£20
Disabled & Unemployed£14
Students & Under-35s£5

Music inspired by paintings, and paintings inspired by music.

Music inspired by giants of painting fills the opening half of this concert. Starting with Huw Watkins’ contemplative and architectural vision of Stanley Spencer’s memorial altarpiece, the programme explores works inspired by Goya, Richter and Cornell among others. It concludes with Helen Grime’s subtle, jagged and, at times, peaceful piano trio – a musical evocation of three chalk and pastel works by Whistler.

After the interval, the programme focuses on works for solo piano that have inspired visual artists. Chopin’s four nightscapes gave birth to Whistler’s languid, darkly beautiful paintings of the same name. These are bookended by two preludes and fugues by JS Bach that set Paul Klee’s creative mind ablaze, inspiring a number of the artist’s colourful abstract works.

Projections of artworks will provide a backdrop to this concert.

This concert is dedicated to Dr Margaret Staniforth, a great supporter of The Lindsays and Music in the Round for many years.


  • WATKINS: ‘Resurrection of the Soldiers’ from Four Spencer Pieces (6’)
  • GRIME: Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell) (12’)
  • CAGE: Nocturne for Violin and Piano (5')
  • SUCKLING: Visiones (after Goya) (13’)
  • GRIME: Whistler Miniatures (12’)
  • JS BACH: Prelude & Fugue in E minor BWV900 (4’)
  • CHOPIN: Nocturne Op.15 Nos.1 & 2 (9’)
  • CHOPIN: Nocturne Op.48 No.1 (6’)
  • CHOPIN: Nocturne Op.55 No.2 (6’)
  • JS BACH: Prelude & Fugue in F BWV880 (5’)

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