April 2018 PRESS RELEASE





CONCERT PIANISTS & LEADING EXPERT TO ENGAGE AUDIENCE IN URGENT ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE DURING CHOGM2018



“Talking about climate change solutions needs to move into the centre of all our activities, so we are scores of international musicians putting the conversation into the heart of our concerts.” (ClimateKeys founder, Lola Perrin)



Event name ClimateKeys Commonwealth

Performers Jacobson-Brown Duo (piano), Farhana Yamin (guest speaker) & audience conversation

Date 17th April 2018 at 8pm

Venue SOAS University of London (DLT), Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

Tickets Free entry


Hosted by SOAS Department of Music & ClimateKeys

In association with Mission2020

Sponsor Markson Pianos


Eventbrite listing https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climatekeys-commonwealth-tickets-44532427690?aff=eac2

Website listing http://www.climatekeys.com/17-april-2018-london-jacobson-brown-duo

Facebook listing https://www.facebook.com/events/163573681010694/





EVENT SUMMARY:

ClimateKeys Commonwealth, hosted by SOAS Department of Music, is timed to coincide with Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM2018). The event will feature a piano performance by Jacobson-Brown duo, a talk by Farhana Yamin and a conversation with the audience. One of the aims of CHOGM2018, urgent and united action on climate change, will be discussed.


The premise is for audience members to be able to talk about climate change without it being a Q&A session with a speaker. Music is played, ideas are proposed, and then the audience is actively encouraged to participate in a conversation.” (Julia Marques, Caba)



PERFORMERS:

Jacobson-Brown Duo

Concert pianists playing duets -

Schubert Fantasie in F minor D 940

Debussy Petite Suite

Bach/Kurtág Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

Arthur Benjamin Jamaican Rumba


Jacobson-Brown is an ensemble of rare distinction and vitality, with a broad and diverse repertoire including many original works and arrangements as well as the great piano duet classics.

“From the pastoral idylls of Handel and Bach to the vivid nature pictures of Debussy, from the intense love of the countryside of Beethoven and Schubert to the gentle but deep English pastoralism of Vaughan Williams, so much in our common great musical heritage celebrates the majesty of the natural world which is now under such dire threat. Tonight we are performing a beautiful re-imagination of Bach by the great Hungarian composer György Kurtág, written 250 years after Bach’s original.”(ClimateKeys pianist Julian Jacobson)


Farhana Yamin, guest speaker, will give a talk and then facilitate a conversation with the audience.


Farhana Yaminis an internationally recognised environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert who has advised leaders from small island states for 20 years. She is Founder of Track 0, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and teaches law at University College London.

“Climate change is already devastating people’s lives and wrecking economies through more intense and frequent wildfires, hurricanes, floods and droughts. We need everyone to take action - both to reduce consumption and to stand in solidarity with those bearing the brunt of climate change.” (ClimateKeys speaker Farhana Yamin)


BACKGROUND

ClimateKeys was founded in 2017 by London - based pianist composer Lola Perrin. ClimateKeys believes climate change solutions should be at the heart of all human activity. Their concerts create a unique space inviting new actors to the climate conversation.



More information Email lola@climatekeys.com Phone Lola Perrin 07906 046 969