Far from the Home I Love
- a major fundraising recital project

In 2019 Margaret is embarking on a very special piano recital series, working with a wonderful organisation called “City of Sanctuary” to raise money to support refugees in the UK.

The history of classical music is full of composers who left their homelands because of war, political upheaval or fear of persecution. Other composers who had to move country because of their work were arguably no less homesick. This concert tells the stories of some of these composers through their piano music. They resonate with the current climate of troubling attitudes towards refugees and those in exile. “Far from the Home I Love” is designed to give a cultural context to the theme of migration.

Her illuminating and varied programme includes works by Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Margaret has also specially commissioned a new piece by Arian, the Kurdish Syrian composer who wrote the stirring Refugee Nation Anthem for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

You can view the details of all the ‘Far from the Home I Love’ concerts on the Concert Diary page, and there is also more information on www.cityofsanctuary.org/farfromhome

Do come along to one of the concerts and help Margaret reach her target of raising £88,000 by the end of the year - that’s £1000 for each of the 88 keys of the piano! You can also make a donation via her fundraising page www.givey.com/margaretfingerhut

It’s going to be an exciting year!


HandelMinuet in G minor
HaydnSonata No.38 in F, Hob.XVI/23
- Moderato, Adagio, Presto
GriegThree Lyric Pieces
- Solitary Traveller, Homesickness, Homeward
Francis PottFarewell to Hirta
RachmaninovTwo Etudes - Tableaux from Op.39
- No.8 in D minor, No.9 in D
Moutaz ArianMemories from my Land (Special commission
generously supported by Rob & Sara Lucas)
Hans GalThree Preludes Op.65
ProkofievTwo Pieces from Romeo and Juliet
- The Montagues and Capulets, Romeo bids Juliet farewell
ChopinPolonaise in A flat Op. 53
Margaret is very grateful to the following major sponsors for their support of the project:

  • The Kohler Trust
  • Mark & Liz Astaire
  • Richard Bernstein
  • Guy & Sam Dawson
  • Rob & Sara Lucas
  • Hilary Newiss & Peter Bazalgette
  • Helen & Anthony Spiro
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