The Midst of Life’ A Hearty Celebration of the Life and Music of STEPHEN DODGSON (1924-2013)

The Midst of Life: Celebrating the Life and Music of Stephen Dodgson

MAE Foundation

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

featuring

The Tippett String QuartetMAE Foundation
John Williams (guitar)
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
Richard Harvey (recorder)
Anna Noakes (flute)
Gillian Tingay (harp)
Zone 6 Brass Quintet
Roger Chase (viola)
Benedict Cruft (violin)
Brian Gulland (bassoon)
Tom Ellis (guitar)
and more… subject to availability

The Tippett String Quartet, who have recorded all nine of Stephen Dodgson’s quartets, and John Williams, who has played his music for 57 years, lead this wide-ranging celebration of his life and work.

A tribute to a great soul and a friend with whom I spent many hours in frank discussion, he was one of the guitar’s champions and a truly original mind. This is another celebration which you shouldn’t miss! Tickets still available.

“Enthusiastic, ebullient and quick-witted, Dodgson was extremely voluble, with a strong, distinctive voice, an ever-present smile, much old-world courtesy, and an idiosyncratic gait.” from his Obituary in the Guardian

Another obituary in The Stage.

This celebration of Stephen Dodgson is raising funds for the MAE Foundation, which aims to provide musical instruments and music teaching to thousands of refugee children from Burma in the jungle refugee camps along the Thai border.

Despite the changes now taking place in Myanmar, the children in these camps — more than 60,000 of them — will still be living in temporary, leaf-roofed huts in the jungle for years to come.

The MAE Foundation, set up three years ago by Richard Harvey, a former student of Stephen Dodgson, is already helping more than a thousand of these bright, enthusiastic refugee children learn to play music together.

 

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