Piano sounds from around the world

Pianist Peter Lawson
Pianist Peter Lawson

Mussorgsky’s ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition and Gershwin’s Songbook are to form the centrepieces for a concert of piano music from Russia and America this weekend.

With a programme of classical favourites, local pianist Peter Lawson will be giving the final concert in this year’s series of professional concerts organised by Glossop Concert Society.

Other pieces will include music by Prokofiev, Scriabin and the American composer Ornstein.

The concert takes place on Sunday June 16 at Glossop Parish Church from 3pm.

Peter Lawson is a senior piano tutor at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as being well-known to concert and radio audiences across the country.

Series organiser Jeff Snowdon said: “Peter has been one of the greatest friends and supporters of the society since it was started in 1991.

“He was one of the founding performers and is currently the society’s president, having appeared regularly over the years.”

Tickets for the concert, priced £10 (£7.50 concessions, £3 for full-time students and children), are available from Baytree Books and Peak of Health, Norfolk Square, Glossop, or by ringing 01457 853137.