Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Tribute to a beloved musician

Tonight the pianist Lorraine Banning is giving a recital at the 1901 Arts Club (which is near Waterloo station) in tribute to her late husband, Raymond Banning. Raymond - a charming, funny, brilliant and delightful man whom I remember well from my days as editor of Classical Piano Magazine back in the 1990s - was tragically struck by a form of early onset dementia in 2010. He died exactly three years ago, aged only 60.

Lorraine's recital is a memorial to him on the anniversary of his death and will raise funds for two of the charities that supported him: the Tibbs Dementia Service and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine.

Besides music by Granados, Debussy and Bizet, the programme includes the world premiere of S G Potts' The Raymond Variations (Set 1) - Variations on the Andantino Theme from the Raymond Overture by Ambroise Thomas.

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