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THE PIANO WOMEN Comes to The Pitt Street Market

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THE PIANO WOMEN Comes to The Pitt Street Market

Fancy a bit of Mendelssohn? (Fanny Mendelssohn, that is.) How about Lady Gaga? Or jazzy Mary Lou Williams? Let's drop a few more names - Tori Amos, Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Diana Krall, Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler. Who?

Singer, pianist and raconteur Emma Knights criss-crosses four centuries' worth of pianos, and the history-making women who play them. With meticulous research and an amazingly broad playlist, her mixture of curiosity and virtuoso musicianship is a winning combination. As she tells these women's tales, sings their songs and plays their compositions, it's as if you're sitting in her snug, being entertained by this warmly theatrical musician.

Some topics may surprise you: Musical instruments too erotic for women to play. The perils of piano-tuning (Lock up your daughters!). Playing Chopin can save your life. The history of women and pianos is both comical and fascinating, the way Emma tells it. If you saw Emma Knight's "The Piano Men" show last year, you'll be ready for the quirky, musically immaculate and laugh-out-loud funny slant she brings to the piano in history. And where better to do it than a stunning venue made from repurposed pianos?

World Premiere of "The Piano Women" is at 5:00 pm on Thursday 8th August in the Amphitheatre of Pianodrome at The Pitt, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Directed by Adrian Barnes, this hour of singing, piano playing and off-the-wall musical fun is informative, entertaining, and just plain good fun.

One World Premiere show only:

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 - at 5:00pm

Pianodrome at the Pitt

Pitt Street Market

Edinburgh


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