Play tells the story of the creative but short-lived relationship between Bridgetower and Beethoven

The premiere of the first act of the new musical drama Silence and Joy by local playwright Sue Blundell will be shown at the end of the month on YouTube. Lloyd Morris. Ben Scheck. Matthew Coulton. The story begins in April 1803 when George Bridgetower, a young virtuoso violinist, has just arrived in Vienna and …

A tribute to Beethoven leads a fundraiser for the NHS and musicians

Musicians playing.

A Fitzrovia playwright and an oboe soloist will both join a cast of the many this week to produce a tribute to Beethoven, and fundraise for the NHS and musicians affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Local playwright Sue Blundell and Fitzrovia Music Festival (FitzFest) founder Dan Bates will be joined by musical director Elliott Devivo …