Music in the City 2012

My recital of American songs was included in the programme of “Music in the City 2012“. The event, Music in the City, was set up by a small group of people who want to make more of the music in Southampton. The project aimed to:

  • º Help music in Southampton get the recognition it deserves;
  • º Promote the great range of music in this city;
  • º Get more people involved in music – singing, playing, learning, performing, and enjoying;
  • º Support the music-making that improves many peoples’ health and happiness in life ;
  • º Bring music to places where it doesn’t usually happen, like our historic buildings;
  • º Bring together the music communities in Southampton; and
  • º Hold a showcase festival every year to celebrate and get people involved.

Gilly and I performed a lunchtime concert in the Southampton City Art Gallery, surrounded by their fantastic paintings exhibition, a rare and unknown jewell conserved in one of the oldest and most glorious building of the City.

Music in the City 2012, 3 October 2012, 1 pm

City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

“Pardon My English”, Music from the American Musical Theatre


“Pardon My English”, Music from American Musical Theatre


George Gershwin:
Feeling Sentimental (from Show Girl)
But not for me (from Girl Crazy)

The Man I Love

Cole Porter:

In the still of the night (from Rosalie)
Begin the Beguine
So in Love (from Kiss me, Kate)
Kurt Weill:
Je ne t’aime pas
I’m a stranger here myself (from One Touch of Venus)
George Gershwin:

Let’s call the whole thing off (from Shall we Dance)


Francesca Placanica, Soprano

Gilly Slot, Piano