Jenna Sherry Violin Prach Boondisckulchok Piano
This is a Dinner and recital evening starting with dinner at 6.30 pm followed by recital first set - intermission and dessert - 2nd set follows.£45.00 per guest to include dinner and recital
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Character Pieces from Suite in G Major
Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata
Maurice Ravel: Piece en forme de Habanera
George Gershwin: 3 Preludes
W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues arr. Jenna Sherry
Florence Price: Fantasy No. 2
Prach Boondiskulchok: Blues
Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2
A musician deeply shaped by her roots in the bohemian city of New Orleans, violinist Jenna Sherry is currently based in London and the Netherlands. A versatile chamber musician who also specializes in historical performance, Jenna has collaborated with cellist Steven Isserlis, composers Unsuk Chin and Julian Anderson, and performed at venues including the Kennedy Center, Barbican Hall, and in the Aldeburgh Festival, the Warsaw Autumn Festival, and the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival. Jenna founded and is Artistic Director of the Birdfoot Festival, praised for its “youthful, rule-bending style
Thai-born London-based musician Prach Boondiskulchok enjoys a uniquely
diverse career as a pianist, fortepianist, and composer. Equally at home
improvising 18th C. ornaments and composing with microtonal harmonies,
Prach’s performances have taken him to international stages and festivals. He
is a founding member of the Linos Piano Trio. His collaborations have
included recitals with Steven Isserlis, Roger Chase, and Leonid Gorokhov.
Prach is an artistic researcher at the Orpheus Institute, and teaches piano and
chamber music at the Royal College of Music in London.
A dinner party with Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin may sound like a music lover’s fantasy gathering—but such an event actually took place in 1928 with lasting musical echoes. In this program of French music and early jazz built around Ravel’s Sonata for violin and piano with its famous middle movement, “Blues”, New Orleans native violinist Jenna Sherry and pianist Prach Boondiskulchok trace a history of musical borrowing and uncover complex layers of influence and translation that continue to resonate today.