Photos: Maria João Pires: Felix Broede, Deutsche Grammophon.
Aditi Mangaldas: Dinesh Khanna.

London Concert September 3rd 2016 & Radio Coverage

Cadogan Hall, London

With the intention of helping J Krishnamurti's work to reach a wider public, particularly amongst those interested in the arts, a friend and long-time supporter of Brockwood Park has organised an international ensemble of musicians and performers and a collection of art for an event in Cadogan Hall in central London (home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Proms).

Performers include Aditi Mangaldas, a leader in Indian Classical dance, who will open the concert. Nigel North, one of the world's foremost lutenists will play Bach's Suite BWV 995, and the concert will end with the world-renowned pianist Maria João Pires playing Beethoven's profound last Piano Sonata, Op. 111.

During the interval there will be time to see visual art including pictures by Siegward Sprotte and sculpture by Antoine Bourdelle. The Sprotte works will be auctioned through silent auction, with all the proceeds being generously donated to the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. A silent auction takes place by interested parties writing their bids on slips of paper and placing the paper in the boxes adjacent to the painting which they are interested in purchasing.

To learn more, or to purchase tickets, please go to the following address.

In the build up to the concert, a number of radio stations will be drawing some attention to the event.

Classic FM have made Maria João Pires , the headlining act, 'Classic FM Artist of the Week' this week. A track will be played from one of her recordings every weekday this week, shortly after 4pm.

BBC Radio 3 Maria João Pires will appear on BBC Radio 3's live drive-time programme 'In Tune' on Wednesday 31 August, for a short interview with presenter Sean Rafferty at BBC Broadcasting House. In Tune is on at 16.30 every day on Radio 3 and Maria will be on about 17.20 or so. If you are based in the UK you can listen to the show afterwards on the BBC Radio 3 website.

Resonance FM is a London based arts station. They will broadcast an hour long show from 8 pm on 2nd September. The programme will have music tracks from musicians associated with Krishnamurti directly or indirectly, including for example Stravinsky`s Oedipus Rex, Van Morrison`s No Teacher No Guru No Method, playing from Michelangeli, Maria João Pires, Nigel North and other tracks including a short excerpt from Aditi`s music. The link to the Resonance programme is:

The event itself will not be broadcast but will be video recorded. The video may be made accessible by the KFT at a later date.


Cadogan Hall, London