Music for Madagascar: Poulenc/Ravel/Debussy/Mendelssohn/Françaix | University of Oxford

Music for Madagascar: Poulenc/Ravel/Debussy/Mendelssohn/Françaix

Tate Wind Trio, The Beech Trio, Hannah Watson (piano) & Ellie Edmonds (mezzo soprano)
19:30 - 21:00
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
St Hilda's College
Oxfordshire
Concerts
£16/£8
Yes
Recommended

A chamber music concert in aid of Doctors for Madagascar. Featuring works by Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Françaix and Mendelssohn played by top student and professional ensembles from Oxford and London.

  • Poulenc – Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano 
  • Debussy – Fêtes galantes II 
  • Ravel – Chansons hébraiques 
  • Françaix – Divertimento for oboe, bassoon and clarinet 
  • Mendelssohn – Piano trio in D minor 

Founded in 2011 by a group of German doctors, Doctors for Madagascar sends doctors and equipment to the south of Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world. The doctors who travel to Madagascar are highly qualified and work fourteen-hour days for free, while the charity itself has minimal running costs. DFM has built a hospital in a town called Fotadrevo which is the only surgical hospital for approximately one million people, and urgently needs funds to be able to continue its work. The charity calculates that the cost of a life-saving surgery in Fotadrevo in terms of essential equipment and medication is approximately £50, meaning that this is one of the cheapest and easiest ways imaginable to directly save lives.