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The Last Rose of Summer - A Free Lunchtime Concert

4th May


Free to attend


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Susana Gilardoni Mirski returns to St Paul's Church for a Summer recital. Susana performs an eclectic mix of classical music, drawn from across the globe. The accompanist is David Smith.

The last rose of summer will bring to S Paul's songs of nostalgia and hope. The programme will enjoy works by Tosti, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Obradors, Saint Saens, and others


P.Tosti/L.Stecchetti                        Sogno

E.Grieg/Bodenstedt                        Ein Traum

R.Strauss/Bierbaum                       Freundliche Vision

Thrills of love

P.I.Tchaikowski/D.Ratgauz           One sombre day

F.Schubert/Goethe                         Suleika

J.Turina/Campoamor                     Cantares


F.Schubert/Seidl                             Sehnsucht

Ernani Braga/anon                         A casinha pequenina

C.Gardel/Le Pera                             Lejana  Tierra mia


B.Britten/T.Moore                          The last rose of summer

C. Guastavino/F.Silva                     La rosa y el sauce

The dance Falla                                         Seguidilla murciana

F.J.Obradors                                     El vito

Song of hope and fraternity

C.Isella/Tejado GomezCancion con todos


Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating or this event. 

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Susan Gilardoni Mirski


Susana Gilardoni Mirski was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Passionate about singing she started lessons at a very early age with the Russian mezzo soprano Nina Slaviansky d'Agreneff. Musical studies included piano, violin and an introductory course to Musicology at the university of El Salvador, UCA, Buenos Aires.

 Susana trained vocally and in repertoire with prestigious singers and repetiteurs in Buenos Aires, Florence, and London.  She has been a member of the Lagun Onak and Cantoria del Socorro choirs in Buenos Aires, San Marco in Florence and the Philarmonia Chorus in London.

As a soloist she has performed  in Buenos Aires for Ars musicalis at La Scala de San Telmo, Biblioteca Mentruyt and city churches and in London at  Bolivar Hall, city churches and other venues.

Her repertoire includes the great European masters and Latin american composers, giving pride of place to the Argentinian composers.

David Smith


David is a very experienced, prize-winning and sought after accompanist having performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and developed relationships with festivals such as Aix-en-Provence and Heidelberg partnering some of today's exceptional singers and instrumentalists. He studied at both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music and now works variously as both accompanist and coach at both conservatoires along with Trinity College of Music, as well as a freelance repetiteur and pianist at, amongst others, the Royal Opera House, ENO, Opera Holland Park and Dorset Opera.

The Last Rose of Summer - A Free Lunchtime Concert

4 May 2023


Free to attend

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