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Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Trumpeter Tamás Pálfalvi; Lucy Crowe; Schumann songs; Schubert trios; jazz at Lauderdale House

03 May, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor

Tamás Pálfalvi

Visionary and innovative young Hungarian trumpet player Tamás Pálfalvi – still aged only 25 – is playing the LSO St Luke’s lunchtime recital this Friday (May 4). Already, he’s won all sorts of prizes, played in concert halls worldwide and with numerous leading orchestras. Further, he’s worked on a new design for the C-trumpet and is currently working on a new E-flat trumpet. LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1, 1pm, free, 020 7490 3939,

Lucy Crowe. Photo: Michael Borggreve

• An interesting recital devoted to Female Portraits is being sung by soprano Lucy Crowe, accompanied by pianist Anna Tilbrook, at Wigmore Hall this Friday evening (May 4). Pieces include Purcell’s Bess of Bedlam, Mendelssohn’s Suleika, Debussy’s Jane, Britten’s Sweet Polly Oliver, Hoagy Carmichael’s Georgia and Cole Porter’s Miss Otis Regrets. Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 7.30pm, from £15, 020 7935 2141,

• Contralto Isabel Nisbet is singing pieces by Schumann, Parry and Britten at a concert themed “Songs for a Grandchild” at St James’s Prebend Street, Islington, on Saturday evening (May 5), pianist Rhidian Jones. Recital proceeds are going to weekly soup kitchen Pack-Up! based at St James’s Hall. St James’s, Prebend Street, N1, 7.30pm, £8/cons £5,

• Two Schubert trios are being played by pianist Simon Callaghan and friends, violinist Jamie Campbell and Kentish Town cellist Ashok Klouda at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, on Sunday evening (May 6). Also, Jamie Campbell is playing the famous Schubert sonata Duo. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, 6.30pm, £12/8-25 year-olds free,


Art Themen
• Lesser-known gems from jazz’s golden era are being played by multi-saxophonist Art Themen’s New Directions Quintet at Lauderdale House next Thursday evening (May 10). Playing with him are Steve Fishwick, trumpet; Gareth Williams, piano; Arnie Somogyi, double-bass; and Winston Clifford, drums. Lauderdale House, Highgate, 8.30pm, £12/cons £10/students £7,

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