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“Moving” … “Enchanting” … “Powerful” … “An emotional roller-coaster”

Classical pianist Margaret Fingerhut is on a mission to raise £88,000 for City of Sanctuary by the end of the year. She has already performed 20 concerts across the UK raising over £55,000 and has a further 11 concerts scheduled for the autumn.

Over the course of this year Margaret is touring around the UK, performing a specially created recital programme at over 30 venues. Her aim is to increase awareness of refugee needs and to raise funds for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

The idea of displacement affecting the lives of great composers is a particularly pertinent one at the present time. Margaret’s concert tells the stories of some of these composers through their piano music – stories which resonate with the current climate of troubling attitudes towards refugees and those in exile.

Her illuminating and varied programme includes works by Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Prokofieff and Rachmaninoff. She personally introduces all the pieces from the keyboard to present a cultural context to the theme of migration. Margaret has also specially commissioned a new piece by Arian, the Kurdish composer who wrote the Refugee Nation Anthem for the 2016 Olympics.

You can view the details of ‘Far from the Home I Love’ on Margaret’s website www.margaretfingerhut.co.uk and  www.cityofsanctuary.org/farfromhome

Do come along to one of the concerts and help Margaret reach her target of raising £88,000 by the end of the year – that’s £1000 for each of the 88 keys of the piano! You can also make a donation via her fundraising page www.givey.com/margaretfingerhut

Autumn dates:

Oct 13 – Swansea
Oct 15 – Manchester
Oct 17 – Chester
Oct 19 – Alfriston
Oct 22 – Cambridge
Oct 24 – Poole
Oct 28 – Oxford
Oct 30 – Durham
Nov 01 – Ripon
Nov 03 – London
Nov 06 – Sheffield