There’s no Business like Show Business
Caroline Kennedy, Simon Wallfisch, Music Director: Iain Farrington
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Jerome Kern famously said that ‘Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.’ Born in the Pale of Settlement within the Russian Empire in 1888, Berlin’s story epitomises the ‘American Dream’.
Critically acclaimed singers Caroline Kennedy and Simon Wallfisch are joined by music director Iain Farrington in a unique performance celebrating Irving Berlin’s life in music and words.
Sponsored by the Sheila and Denis Cohen Charitable Trust
Caroline Kennedy is a soprano who has sung and covered roles with companies such as ENO, Scottish Opera, and Opera Holland Park. She has also been involved in a number of community opera projects.
Music Director: Iain Farrington
Simon Wallfisch, Cellist and Baritone studied voice and cello at the Royal College of Music and in Berlin and Leipzig. As a cellist he played with the English Chamber Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra before concentrating on singing. He has sung solo roles at the Zürich Opera House, Nürnberg State Opera, Leipzig Opera, Netherlands Touring Opera and English Touring Opera. He has recorded several CDs of both Song and Opera repertoire. He teaches cello at the Royal College of Music and Voice at the London College of Music, and is visiting professor at the Jerusalem Music Centre and Osnabrück Institute of Music. He is a trustee of ICSM (International Centre for Supressed Music) promoting music supressed by authoritarian regimes both past and current.
Iain Farrington is a pianist, organist, composer and arranger. He has made numerous recordings, has broadcast on BBC TV, Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, and has performed at all the major UK venues.