Mists and magnolia

Clitheroe Grammar School - Sixth Form Centre
56 York St, Clitheroe BB7 2DL, UK (Google Maps)
Tickets from Clitheroe Concerts Society
In the deep midwinter, come with me to a brighter, warmer place. There’s gorgeous magnolia, shimmering seascapes, troubled waters, and “some of the strangest” piano music of the 20th century.

There probably won’t be snow... However, I’m sure there will be suitably bleak weather for “in the mists,” the grief-filled musical diary of Leoš Janáček

Most of the programme is more uplifting music! While thick jumpers are recommended, you might want to take them off for a quick dance with Margaret Bonds!

Enescu’s gorgeous Sonata rounds off the programme. Its enigmatic, visionary second movement was described by Noel Malcolm as “some of the strangest piano music” of the 20th century.


R. Nathaniel Dett: Magnolias and Mammy, from Magnolia Suite;

Alexander Scriabin: Sonata-Fantasy (Sonata no. 2), op. 19;

Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade no.1 in G minor;

Margaret Bonds: The bells, and Troubled water, from Three Spiritual Songs;


Svitlana Azarova: Chronometer;

Leoš Janáček: In the Mists;

Georges Enescu: Sonata no. 3 in D major;

Tickets are £20 from Clitheroe Concerts Society. They're also usually available on the door, but the team recommend booking in advance.

How to get there

There are Northern Rail services from Manchester.
Free car parking at the venue.

The venue is the Lecture Theatre at Clitheroe Grammar School Sixth Form centre. This is not the same site as the main Clitheroe Grammar School. This page has now been corrected


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