14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017



Friday 27 October 2017 at 7:30 PM


Shirley Hall


£21.25, £18 Festival Friends, £13.25 student concessions

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Henry Goodman and Dame Harriet Walter narrate Chopin’s tempestuous relationship with his feminist lover George Sand during their time together in Majorca.

Created by pianist Lucy Parham from the pair’s letters and diaries, the story is sprinkled with dreamy Nocturnes, whirling waltzes and challenging Ballades.

Of Chopin’s 24 Preludes, completed during this period, Sand wrote, ‘Many of them are melancholy and suave and others are of gentle sadness, which while charming your ear, break your heart.’

A compelling exploration of a love affair through the melodic genius and inimitable lyricism of Chopin’s music.


‘Lucy Parham’s trailblazing concerts, in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar’ BBC Music Magazine


Approx. duration: 2 hours

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All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25


Trailer to Nocturne - please note Alex Jennings will not feature in the Canterbury Festival performance:


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