What's On

Sunday 3 March 2024, 4pm

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £11

Price includes a commission of £1.00

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“I love the vulnerability of Schubert,” Paul Lewis has said. “I love the fragility. I love the lack of resolution. In a way, it’s the most real and human music”. It is tempting to think of Schubert’s music as wrought from a world of worries, (nowhere more so than in Winterreise, which makes for a fascinating partner concert six days after this).

But these three sonatas display Schubert’s sunnier side. The storm and stress of the first music we hear today is almost forgotten as the sonata scampers to an ebullient conclusion and the imposing grandeur of the B major sonata’s opening gives way to an almost folksy demeanour in bucolic triple time dances. Most confounding of all is the wonderfully tranquil late G major sonata written when Schubert had just over a year of life left. It’s music of such transparency and delicacy that it seems to be breathing lighter air. Real, human, and profound.

Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Franz Schubert Sonata for Piano No.4 in A minor D537 24 mins
  • Franz Schubert Sonata for Piano No.9 in B major D575 25 mins
  • Franz Schubert Sonata for Piano No.18 in G major D894 41 mins

Performers

  • Paul Lewis piano

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Information for your visit

Sunday 3 March 2024, 4pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

3pm - 4pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

3pm - 3.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

3pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

3.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

4pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

6pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

6pm – 7pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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