Worbey & Farrell 'Rhapsody in Blue - 100 Years Tonight'

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Last Show: Tuesday 13 th February 2024

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Happy birthday Rhapsody in Blue - 100 Years Tonight. Join Worbey & Farrell as they raise the roof in a dazzling evening of music and celebrations. Join Worbey and Farrell to mark the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue and to celebrate their 20th year of performing together in over 120 countries! Rhapsody In Blue is one of the groundbreaking musical works of the twentieth Century and marked a change in the face of classical and popular music it made its debut 12th February 1924. On this occasion you’ll hear this musical gem in its rawest form with both the solo piano and orchestral parts all performed with Four hands on one grand piano. Hear its fascinating story and how it actually almost didn’t happen! The varied programme will also include Worbey and Farrell's Variations on John Lennon's Imagine, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (with a refreshingly happy ending) and Litolff’s famous and fun Scherzo amongst many others.

"Incredible"

Eamonn Holmes - This Morning (ITV)

Worbey & Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. They came to Edinburgh to perform at the festival back in 2004 and liked it so much they didn’t go back. The Times put them amongst the "Top Five Shows to see" at the festival out of three thousand other shows and they were awarded five stars from The Scotsman in two consecutive years. They are accredited Steinway Artists, regulars on television (including ITV’s This Morning) and BBC Radio 3 and have entertained all over the globe with their blend of sparky comedy and sensational piano playing. They are known throughout as ’The high-society pianists”. In this exuberant show, suitable for all ages and musical tastes, they bring their unique touch to the world’s greatest music. Prepare to be moved, delighted, and amazed at the sight of the piano keys on a giant screen. But above all prepare to laugh with joy at the sheer ingenuity and style of these masters of the piano. You’ve never seen a piano played like this before!