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20-01-2014 16:11

A Classics for All evening with Ralph Kirshbaum, in memory of Erich Segal

Thursday 6th March 2014

Join us for a very special evening to benefit Classics for All, a charity supporting the teaching of Classical subjects in state schools.

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum has offered a concert in memory of Erich Segal, in support of Classics for All, which will take place in the splendid Middle Temple Hall in London.

He will be performing two Beethoven cello sonatas paired with two 20th century works, Britten and Kodály, accompanied by Shai Wosner on piano.  

The distinguished career of Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy, places him in the highest echelon of today’s cellists. He enjoys the affection and respect not only of audiences worldwide, but also of his many eminent colleagues and students.  Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. Mr. Wosner’s virtuosity and perceptiveness have made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who have praised him for his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered).

Doors open at 6.15pm for 7pm start.  A reception will follow the concert, with drinks and canapés.

Tickets: £100 including a suggested donation of £70 on which Gift Aid may be claimed.

Additional Donations: this event is a fundraiser for Classics for All and you are welcome to add something, if you can, over and above the £100. If you are unable to attend but would like to send a donation, please use the form below or visit our website at

Classics for All
’s mission is to help state schools introduce Classical subjects. Our method is to provide launchaid funding in order to give schools the resources and their teachers the training and support to get classical subjects off the ground. Examples of our work include schools that teach Latin acting as a hub for local schools that do not (Brighton), and universities using postgraduates to offer classical taster sessions in local schools (Bristol and Liverpool). Current projects include training non-specialist Latin teachers (London), initiating a new consortium of schools (Birmingham), and forging classical links between primary and secondary schools (15 schools in Norfolk). Overall in our first two years we have funded 17 projects, covering 57 schools and colleges throughout the country in £163,000 of grants.  We aim to award £100,000 in grants to schools in 2014.

Please contact Classics for All for a ticket purchase order form.

Classics for All, 51 Achilles Road, London, NW6 1DZ  | |  m: 07809 256839
Registered Charity No 1135379

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