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PROGRAMME:
Putting Pants on Philip
Big Business
Plus excerpts from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton

International Piano Series – John Lenehan Film Fantasia

  • Online
  • £7

Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School  explore the live stream series in full.

7.30pm – ‘Comedy Classics’ Film Fantasia with John Lenehan

‘Lenehan’s playing is of a special integrity and musicianship’ – Gramophone

Go back in time and enjoy two classic films with a live piano soundtrack, set against the stunning backdrop of The Stoller Hall.

British pianist John Lenehan presents a programme of Comedy classics accompanied at the piano with improvised scores featuring two Laurel and Hardy films Putting Pants on Philip and Big Business plus excerpts from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. 

Praised by the New York Times for his ‘great flair and virtuosity’, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. With more than 70 albums to his credit, reflecting an enormous variety of genres and styles, John Lenehan ranks as one of the most versatile pianists on the international classical music scene today.

John Lenehan website


Founded in 2001, the Chetham’s Piano Summer School is now firmly established as one of the most vibrant, respected and universally friendly events of its kind in the world. Participants enrol from all five continents and are inspired, guided and educated by an extraordinary faculty of over 60 internationally celebrated performer-teachers. This year promises to be no different and to enable access for audiences around the world, all major concerts will be available to watch online.

Chetham’s International Piano Summer School website

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