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Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra News 2018

Submitted by Adam Bakker on Thu, 17/05/2018 - 12:20pm

Dear Friends,

The May Bank Holiday is approaching fast  and the Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra would like to welcome you again to Lauderdale House for its annual Bank Holiday Concert. This will be on Monday 28th May 2018 2:30pm, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG. .

We will be performing a new programme of music we (re)discovered last year. Lauderdale House has been refurbished and the lower gallery will be in use as an exhibition space, so we are moving to the upper gallery. We have been told that this space has an even better acoustic and a superior piano. For tickets visit 

  • The programme is to include:

Up with the Curtain  -  Jack Strachey
Notte Sorrentina  -  Vittorio Monti
Serenade to Youth  -  Haydn Wood
Rialto Ripples   -  George Gershwin
Banderilleros   -  Vincenzo Billi
Extase  -    Louis Ganne
Hard Hearted Hannah  -  Jack Yellen
When Budapest was Young  - André Milos
Oh! What a Surprise for the Duce - Nino Casiroli
Flowers of Love   -  Rudolf Friml
Oh! Cette Mitzi   -  Oscar Straus
In the Moonlight  -   Albert Ketèlbey
Ticco – Ticco   -  Zequinha Abreu

....... and more

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Concert Diary 2018

We are taking part in the Camden Fringe Festival in August this year and will be giving two concert in Burgh House.

• Camden Fringe Festival – Sunday Afternoon Concert
19th August 2018, 2.30pm
Burgh House,
New End Square,
Hampstead NW3 1LT
• Camden Fringe Festival – Sunday Evening Concert
19th August 2018, 7.00pm
At the same venue.

We have been asked to play for the London Light Music Group on 7th of October

Their meeting starts at 2.00pm and our contribution will be roughly from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Lancaster Hall Hotel
35 Craven Terrace
London W2 3EL

Aspidistra in the Netherlands

For completeness -  We will be giving one more public concert this year and this will be in the Netherlands, in the quaint old town of Doesburg. This is please is well worth a visit even when Aspidistra is not performing there.
Aspidistra will be in Doesburg on the 12th August for a concert in the Gasthuiskerk at 3.00pm
Gasthuisstraat 41
6981 CP Doesburg

We hope to see you on the 28th of May at Lauderdale house.


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