Professional pianist David Meacock is going to give a piano recital to raise funds towards legal action in against HS2. It will contain all-time favourites, which were often played by Liberace and Richard Clayderman, such as the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Chopin’s Third Ballade, Liszt’s Liebestraume No. 3 and Debussy’s Clair de lune, as well as Meacock’s own transcriptions of the Deer Hunter and Onedin Line themes.
David, who has appeared abroad and in major London venues such as St John’s, Smith Square and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, has had his playing compared with “the maestro of pianists Maurizio Pollini” in Switzerland and Josef Lhévinne a leading virtuoso who was a contemporary of Rachmaninoff. An audience member of his recent London recital in aid of Cancer Research wrote afterwards: “It was truly an amazing and memorable recital!”
David said: ”Having recovered from the shock and sheer idiocy of the Government’s decision, and reading that a judicial review will cost at least £200K, I decided that I’d better do my bit towards it. As I know that even those who have never been to a piano recital before will probably know much of what I shall be playing and enjoy any they don’t yet know, I hope that we can raise some funds together, enjoy the music together and meet together in yet another show of solidarity against this horrendous environmental threat to our local communities.”
The recital will take place at 7:30 pm, on Saturday 25 February in St Mary’s Church, Amersham.
Tickets will be £10 in advance (students under 21: £7) or £12/£8 on the door available from the A40 Choir (Beaconsfield) page of www.a40music.com or via 01753 886005.