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Aspidistra 2024

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra returns for their annual concert to the Lauderdale House Lower Gallery!

The orchestra has been praised for its joyful interpretation of the once fashionable light music from before the war. With string quartet, piano, flute and oboe, they recreate the glamour of the Palm Court Orchestras that gave pleasure and hope to previous generations in difficult times. The programme includes many memorable melodies and charming songs that you are unlikely to hear performed anywhere else. For youngsters, it can be a perfect introduction to classical music while for classical music connoisseurs, the quality and inventiveness of this music often comes as a total surprise.

Aspidistra searches through archives and libraries and finds new unjustly neglected music every year.

For more information about the Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra, please visit their website, their Youtube channel, or check out a clip of their rehearsal week in Corsica last year: 



Jerome Kern - We Were so Young
W.R. Heyman - Tout est Permis quand on Rêve
Erik Satie - La Diva de L’Empire
Frederick Charrosin - Ukraine
Charles Ancliffe - Irish Whispers 
Eric Jupp - Bow Jest
Mathias Seiber - Chatterbox
Richard Whiting - Ain’t We Got Fun
Gerhard Winkler - Süze Kleine Henriett’