Karen Hilltribes Trust charity concert and art exhibition

NIKA SHIROCORAD piano recital Friday 17 October

Tickets £15 in advance from Pyramid Gallery 01904 641187

Terry Brett  078 05029254  (text Piano Recital and I will phone you back)

or from the trust founder : Penelope Worsley 07973 221362


NIKA SHIROCORAD plays classics by

Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Chopin and modern piano pieces by

Michael Finnisy and George Crumb

Friday 17 October 2014 at 7pm


The National Centre for Early Music

St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9TL


Piano recital by Nika Shirocorad starts at 7.40pm

with charity art exhibition by




Night-Patrol-charity-exhibition-Karen-HilltribesThe concert includes works by:


Michael Finnissy is an English composer and pianist. Finnissy has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, the University of Sussex, and is currently Professor of composition at the University of Southampton


George Crumb is an American composer of contemporary classical music. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, October 24th 1929 and now aged 84, he is noted as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques.


Full programme starts at 7.40 and finishes at 9.30 with a twenty minute interval

D.Scarlatti” sonata in B minor K.27
D. Scarlatti ” sonata in D minor L.108
L. Beethoven” piano sonata, op 57, F minor ( ” Appasionata”)
M.Ravel” Sad birds”  ( from ” Miroir”)
S.Rachmaninoff no 1 ” étude tableau op.39
S.Rachmaninoff “prelude in C sharp minor Op.3
F.Chopin “Nocturne no 2 Op.9
F.Chopin “Nocturne no 13 Op.48/1
M.Finnissy” English country tunes” no 1,no 5.
G.Crumb from Makrokosmos ” Gemini ”

Please note that the programme may be changed at any time. Running order will be decided a few days before the concert.

Wine and soft drinks will be available during the interval, for a voluntary donation. Ticket price at £15 includes champagne reception at 7pm in the presence of The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Ian Gillies and also Penelope Worsley, founder of The Karen Hilltribes Trust


The Karen Hilltribes Trust:

Exhibition for the Karen Hilltribes Trust
Exhibition for the Karen Hilltribes Trust


York based Karen Hilltribes Trust is an international charity working in northern Thailand to help the Karen people build a better future. The Karen Tribes live in one of the poorest regions of Thailand and the Trust’s long term vision  is to see the Karen people empowered to help themselves in a sustainable way. The Trust will be raising funds by selling silver jewellery made by Karen craft workers  and from an exhibition artworks by York artists from which the gallery commission  will be donated to the charity.

for more information about the Karen Hilltribes Trust please follow this link:

Karen Hilltribes Trust Website here is an extract from the website…..

The Karen Hilltribes Trust is a UK registered charity (No.1093548) with a Thai Foundation registered in Bangkok.

It was the tragic death of Penelope Worsley’s son, Richard Worsley, that led to her setting up the charity back in 1999. Richard spent six months volunteering with the Karen hill tribes people after finishing school and upon his return home he begged his mother to help these people.

Tragically in 1996 he was killed in a car crash in Germany whilst serving in the army as a Light Dragoon. After hearing of his death the Karen people dedicated a water system to him in a remote village. This reminded Penelope of her son’s wish that she would help these people.

After visiting the hill tribes a year later, Penelope saw the adversity the Karen faced on a daily basis. She decided that she could help and in 1999 the Karen Hilltribes Trust was born.

Since 1999 and with over £2.5million raised The Karen Hilltribes Trust is now working in over 400 villages in a region covering 10,000 square miles of remote, mountainous country.

Through the charities three key aims of: improving health, improving education and improving income generation we are continually supporting the Karen in projects that achieve these goals and lead to self-help and sustainability whilst still retaining their identity and culture.

Watch a video about the Karen Hilltribes Trust




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