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Music Editorial

rsz_alison_photo.jpg Virtual Concerts At The Lit & Phil

The oldest library in Newcastle, the Lit & Phil, will this week launch a season of virtual concerts by local musicians to support the North East’s music community while live gigs are not possible.

This September and October the Society will present five specially produced concerts by some of the regions’ most talented professional musicians who have all been Lit & Phil favourites over the years. They will reflect the eclectic range of musical styles for which the Lit & Phil is famed. Audiences can delight in offerings from baroque cello and violin duo Miriam Nohl & Marguerite Wassermann, jazz piano/sax duo Paul Edis & Graeme Wilson, classical violinist John Garner and a player of historic keyboards John Treherne MBE. 

The series will culminate with a suitably special finale concert by

two extraordinary local pianists, Alison Gill & Yoshie Kawamura playing Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals and Faurè’s Dolly Suite.

Each concert will last about thirty minutes and go live on the Lit & Phil’s YouTube channel every Friday lunchtime at 1pm, starting on 25 September. The concerts are free and will remain on the channel once broadcast.