Nicholas McCarthy in Pasture & Storm

Concerts and Events

September 9, 2022
7:00 pm
St George's Bristol
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From £ 12.00

Nicholas McCarthy piano
Bristol Ensemble
Peyee Chen singer
Tomáš Klement piano
Sophia Benton piano
John Pickard conductor

Alexander Scriabin Nocturne op 9 for left hand
Sadie Harrison
Kabul: When I wake at midnight for left hand piano duet
I kiss the earth (voice and left hand piano)
The People of His Pasture (left hand piano and ensemble Mvt III)
The Book of Storms and Mists (left hand piano Mvt I)
The Nightingales of Afghanistan  (solo left hand piano and ensemble)
Béla Bartók Study for the left hand in B flat major
Sadie Harrison
Round Dances (flute and piano)
I shan’t be gone long (violin and left hand piano)
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor (arranged for left hand by Nicholas McCarthy)


Pasture & Storm is a kaleidoscope of musical moods and influences – joyful dances based on medieval tunes, poignant laments from Afghanistan, the drama of a Spanish bullfight and a gentle pastorale at dusk.

Join us for a unique concert and CD launch celebrating virtuoso left hand pianists with world premieres by Sadie Harrison alongside classics by Scriabin, Bartok and Rachmaninov. The Pasture & Storm Project brings together a fabulous group of international musicians and features renowned pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Nicholas’s dazzling artistry and advocacy for disabled people have made him one of the world’s most sought after performers and motivational speakers.

He will be giving premieres of music written especially for him by Sadie Harrison, herself considered to be one of the leading composers of her generation. Nicholas will be joined by singer Peyee Chen, the Bristol Ensemble and two other fantastic pianists, Tomáš Klement and Sophia Benton, also a left hand only pianist currently studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Tickets £12 to £25 from St George’s box office online and by phone on 0117 929 4929

‘Absolutely brilliant and dazzlingly effective’- Musical Opinion 
‘Extraordinarily accomplished performance’ – Classic FM