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Founded some twenty years ago to encourage the love of serious music especially amongst the young, we provide live music in different genres performed by highly gifted professional artistes, many of whom have international recognition.   Probably no other local venue provides such recitals on a regular basis throughout the year and at a very reasonable expense.

Why travel to London when this quality of musical satisfaction can be found so close to home?


Next Concert

:
 Wednesday 13th July 2016, 1:00pm

Abbott O'Gorman Duo
Abbott O'Gorman Piano Duo
Wednesday 13 July 2016 • 1:00pm • £10
Sponsored by A J Bennewith & Co
Programme:
Dvorak Three Slavonic Dances
         Op 46 No 1 in C
         Op 72 No 2 in E minor
         Op 46 No 7 in C minor
Fauré Three movements from "The Dolly Suite" op 56
           i  Bercuse
          ii  Le Jardin de Dolly
         iii  Le Pas Espangnol
Bernstein Scenes from "West Side Story"
Barber Three movements from "Souvenirs" - Ballet Suite op 28
           i  Hesitation - Tango
          ii  Pas de Deux
         iii  Two-Step
Percy Grainger Fantasy on George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”
Admission:
£10 in advance, or cash at the door.

Children 16 and under admitted free with accompanying adult. Students £3 (with ID card).

Amounts indicated are a suggested donation. If you are a tax payer a Gift Aid declaration would be appreciated.

Tickets are available from:
Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Guildford House
155 High Street
GU1 3AJ
Tel: 01483 444 333
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Abbott O'Gorman Piano Duo

Jocelyn Abbott and Laura O’Gorman are acclaimed champions of “à quatre mains” playing, commissioning transcriptions and themselves adapting arrangements of the orchestral repertoire. Before the radio or gramophone, the great composers transcribed their ballets and large orchestral works for the full gamut of colour and percussive effects of the piano and twenty fingers. 

The Abbott O'Gorman Piano Duo formed in 1992. Both pianists are Steinway Artists and honorary associates of the Royal Academy of Music. They perform concerts world-wide, are regular radio broadcasters and their CD recordings have been met with great critical acclaim.  

Born in Canada, Jocelyn Abbott was educated at the University of Victoria, B.C. and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has been performing professionally since 1978 and has given concerts world-wide both as a soloist and chamber pianist in the UK, Canada and the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Australia & New Zealand and broadcast for the BBC, Classic FM, CBC & Radio New Zealand.   

Born in London, Laura O’Gorman was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the Moscow Conservatory. She has performed in solo & chamber music concerts world-wide and has recorded with The Philharmonia Orchestra and Moscow's "Ensemble XXI" and broadcast for the BBC and Classic FM.

As "The Abbott O'Gorman Duo" Jocelyn and Laura combine their diverse talents in a versatile ensemble of glittering pianism and witty repartee.