• Wednesday 08 April 2020 at 19:00
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Annual General Meeting at East Grimstead Reading Room. Hall opens at 7 pm for payment of subscriptions, AGM starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments...
  • Saturday 18 April 2020 at 10:00
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Bean Pole Celebration at the Bentley Wood Barn. Bean Pole Celebration at the Barn. Demonstrations of woodland crafts, including making...
  • Wednesday 22 April 2020 at 19:30
    The Press and Public are invited to attend, and so prior to the start of the meeting there will be a short period of time set aside for public questions or comments about items on the...
  • Sunday 26 April 2020 at 05:30
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Early Morning Birdsong Walk. We'll listen to the Dawn Chorus as we stroll.  Experts will be on hand to help.  Stout footwear and torch...
  • Friday 08 May 2020 at 14:00
    Please join us for VE Day Celebrations at St. Peter's Church, Pitton, on Friday May 8th from 2 - 4pm. Tea, Cake and activities.
  • Saturday 23 May 2020 at 00:00
    A flower festival on the theme of Nature, Nurture, Flora & Fauna - your help is needed...
  • Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 19:00
    Elena is a very talented young Austrian Violinist from Salzburg who has played with the London Philharmonic orchestra. With our own Salisbury based Nicholas Walker on Piano it will feature Prokofiev’s thrilling and glorious 2nd Sonata as well as pieces by Mozart and Beethoven
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 19:00
    By popular demand a return to Farley of this young but inspirational player, who last visited in 2012. His program will contrast English music of the 16th/17th century with a more romantic repertoire.
  • Thursday 18 June 2020 at 19:00
    David is another world-class returnee who wowed audiences with his playing of the Alkan concerto in 2013. David plays the organ as well as the piano and has toured the world in this capacity. His programme will include works by Chopin. This is a young player of brilliance who has performed in the USA (Los Angeles prize winner), Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Friday 19 June 2020 at 19:00
    A winner of the Berlin International Concerto Competition and the prodigious Manhattan International Music Competition, Mihayi is a very gifted and interesting young pianist. As a winner of a number of prestigious competitions, we are sure that the Farley audience will respond to his intelligence and warmth which will be displayed in his playing which will include Bach’s celebrated “Goldberg Variations”.
  • Saturday 20 June 2020 at 19:00
    Diva Opera is an internationally renowned Chamber Opera with an unrivalled reputation within the Operatic world. Founded in 1997 Diva Opera performs over 50 performances annually across Europe, Russia, The Far East and South Africa. Diva Opera promotes young artists as well as established performers. The evening at Farley will showcase arias particularly from Carmen and Don Giovanni.
  • Saturday 27 June 2020 at 00:00
    27th June - add the date to your diary. More information to follow soon.

FMF 2020 : David Gray (Piano)

Date/Time
Thursday 18 June 2020 at 19:00

David Gray wowed everyone with his performance of the rarely played Alkan Concerto in 2013 and he returns by popular demand. David is a modest person, but a player of brilliance. His programme will include works by Chopin. He was nominated for the German Piano Award and you can see his playing here   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa1iIwsjT1Y – but you should also know that David is in addition a phenomenal theatre organist, in which capacity he has toured the world; you can see an example here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jblvwfVf0HI

David Gray was born in 1990 and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and discovered his musical abilities at the age of 4, when he taught himself to play the piano by ear. Shortly afterwards he began piano lessons in Glasgow with Anne Crawford until the age of 13, when he was offered a place at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. He spent five years there, studying piano with Richard Beauchamp and organ with Simon Nieminski, and in this time won numerous prizes in festivals around Scotland. David also pursues the art of playing theatre organs in his spare time, and after winning an international competition in Los Angeles in 2005, has performed on the instrument extensively in the UK, Switzerland, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

David is in his first year on the postgraduate MA course at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He also undertook his bachelors degree at the Academy for which he received a first class honours, and has received full scholarships for both of these degrees. Since 2008 his professor has been Hamish Milne, and in his final year of undergraduate in 2013 he received the highest grade in the piano department at the Royal Academy of Music, earning him the Leslie England Memorial Prize and the Walter Macfarren Gold Medal.

Tickets £17.50 (£10.50 for Friends of Farley Music) from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333) or on the door, to include an interval drink and parking

To attend a concert in All Saints’ Church, Farley, is to be delighted by this charming seventeenth century church with its extraordinary acoustics, and to marvel at the quality of musicianship presented in a small, intimate setting. During June, the Farley Music Festival is held across five evenings when young pianists from the Royal Academy of Music astonish and surprise audiences, together with programmes featuring opera, choral and instrumental music.

The 2020 Farley Music Festival will take place between Tuesday 16th and Sunday 21st June.

 

Location
All Saints' Church