POSTPONED: Elegie: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile

1pm, Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
Bridgepoint Rye

This event has been postponed. Read more below.

Following the Government announcement we are sad to announce that Elegie: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile event with Lucy Parham and Tim McInnerny on Sunday 22nd November will be postponed. We are working with both artists to find a suitable date in the New Year and will announce it as soon as possible.

All ticket holders will be contacted – tickets can be exchanged for a rescheduled date in early 2021 or ticket holders can choose to receive a refund.

Thank you for your understanding and your support in these difficult times and we will keep you up-to-date with all our news and future events.

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

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.

Watch trailer HERE

Tickets are limited with a maximum of 60 guests and are available to purchase as a pair at a table for £200. There are a limited number of single tickets available for £100. Ticket price includes a specially prepared boxed lunch, a bottle of wine for 2 and water.


“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)


Acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest pianists, Lucy Parham applies her sensitivity and imagination not only to concertos and recitals, but also to portraits in words and music of such composers as Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

Her life-long passion for the music of Schumann inspired the original concept of the words and music evening, Beloved Clara.  Two further evenings, Liszt – An Odyssey of Love and Nocturne – The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin also premiered in the London Piano Series at the Wigmore Hall. These musical portraits have toured the UK and abroad, also making their US debuts in Los Angeles and subsequently broadcast on NPR across the USA. The fourth programme, Rêverie – the life and loves of Claude Debussy was premiered at the Wigmore Hall London Piano Series with Henry Goodman. The CDs of Beloved Clara (Martin Jarvis/Joanna David), Nocturne (Samuel West/Harriet Walter), Odyssey of Love (Henry Goodman/Juliet Stevenson) and Rêverie (Alex Jennings) have all been released to critical acclaim.


Tim McInnerny Hastings Piano


Tim McInnerny was born on September 18, 1956 in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, England as Timothy L. McInnerny. He is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), MI-5 (2015) and Eddie the Eagle (2015).

After playing an essentially similar character called “Percy” in each of the first two “Black Adder” series, he declined to reprise the character in Blackadder the Third (1987), as he felt that the possibilities of playing a bumbling fool had been exhausted. After playing a guest role in one episode of the third series, writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton persuaded him back into the regular cast for Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) by offering him a role with a different name (and personality) in the shape of “Captain Darling”. He is, thus, the only one of the cast to play differently named regular characters in different series.

Along with Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson, he is one of only three actors to appear in all four “Blackadder” series: Blackadder (1982), Blackadder II (1986), Blackadder the Third (1987) and Blackadder Goes Forth (1989).


Bridgepoint Rye, Rock Channel (via St Margaret’s Terrace), Rye, EastSussex, TN31 7DE


This is a socially distanced event in a covid secure venue and we are following our comprehensive anti- Covid policies and procedures:

  • The temperature of all staff and guests will be taken at all entrances (no guest with a temperature of 38 degrees celsius or more will be allowed in the facility)
  • All guests and Bridge Point staff will be required to wear face coverings and disposable gloves which will be provided
  •   Private access to studios with one-way routes for common entrances and production areas
  •     Hand sanitizer stations and wipes available throughout the studios
  •     Increased sanitizing and disinfecting of all common areas
  •     2m minimum separation in toilet areas
  •     Clear guidance signs throughout studios
  •     Regular monitoring and implementation of all measures
  •     Daily cleaner onsite during production for constant cleaning and disinfecting


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