Announcing Elegie: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile

We are pleased to announce another LIVE event this summer.

Elegie: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile

Saturday 17 July 12.30 and 6pm at Fairlight Hall courtyard

Lucy Parham –  piano
Tim McInnerny –  narrator
Scripted by Lucy Parham

This exclusive, socially distanced performance will take place in Fairlight Hall courtyard.  Tickets for the lunchtime and evening performance include access to the gardens one hour before the performance. There will be a cash bar on site.

Known internationally for her ‘Composer Portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme. Elegie chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. Though he became an exile in 1917, Russia remained deeply rooted in his soul. His cultural identity and his longing for his homeland imbue his music, not least the many much-loved works he wrote for his own instrument, the piano. The narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California USA, where he died in 1943.

The concert includes many of his best- loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own transcriptions and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.

“Lucy Parham’s trailblazing evening concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.”
BBC Music Magazine

“This is the crowning glory of Parham’s Composer Portrait series”
Pianist Magazine  ***** (5 stars)

Lunchtime performance

Tickets £40
Grounds open 11.30
Performance 12.30-1.30 (no interval)

Evening performance tickets

£75 tickets include sparkling wine reception and canapé box
£120 tickets include sparkling wine reception, canapés, exclusive VIP seating and Dinner with the artists
Grounds open 5pm
Performance 6pm-7pm (no interval)


We are offering free tickets for teachers and children under 16.
Limited number of tickets available. Your teacher ID will be required.
Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Please select the option when booking your tickets.


Buy 4 tickets or more and get one free. Discount will be applied after you’ve selected your tickets.