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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Richard Galliano; Scordatura Women’s Collective; Belsize Baroque; Leon Greening

22 November, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Richard Galliano

A GLORIOUSLY lyrical solo recital is being given by accordionist Richard Galliano at the Wigmore Hall this Friday evening. Galliano was once described by The New York Times as “an accordionist of extraordinary skill and virtuosity, who owns the emotional flourishes of French musette and Argentinian tango”.
• London Jazz Festival: extraordinary accordionist Richard Galliano, Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 7.30pm, from £18, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

SCORDATURA Women’s Music Collective is marking 100 years since the victory of Women’s Suffrage by playing music as a form of women’s protest. At a concert at St George’s Bloomsbury this Saturday evening, the ensemble is featuring music by Louise Farrenc who forced the Paris Conservatoire to give her equal pay in 1849. Also being featured is music by Elizabeth Maconchy who was refused a prize at the Royal College of Music on the grounds that she would only get married and never write another note.
• Deeds not Words: Scordatura Women’s Music Collective, St George’s Bloomsbury, 7.30pm

BAROQUE music lovers are in for a treat at St Peter’s, Belsize Square, on Sunday evening. Belsize Baroque directed by violinist Catherine Martin is playing music by six composers, pieces include Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor and Scarlatti’s Concerto Grosso in C Minor.
• St Peter’s Belsize Square, NW3 4HJ, 07711 666 270, 6.30pm, £12

PIANIST Leon Greening is making a welcome return to the jazz scene following last year’s convalescence at Whittington Hospital. He’s playing the Jazz in the House set at Lauderdale House next Thursday evening, leading a brilliant trio featuring swing drummer Steve Brown and young bass player Conor Chaplin.
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG, 020 8348 8716, 8.30pm, £12/cons £10/students £7, http://lauderdalehouse.org.uk

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