Many special musicians were associated with J Krishnamurti during his lifetime, including Stravinsky, Pablo Casals, Segovia, Michelangeli and Ravi Shankar. It is now 30 years since J Krishnamurti died and many in the world of the arts are not aware of the body of work he left. The concert is to celebrate his links with the arts. Claudio Abbado was deeply concerned with listening in music and J Krishnamurti was concerned with attentive listening in life. Because of this common connection in the listening, Maria João Pires who respected Claudio Abbado and his approach to music, was asked if she would like to play at the concert and Maria said that in fact she had been reading his work for many many years and would consider it an honour to perform at the concert. Nigel North, the renowned lutenist, respected by Julian Bream for his playing of Bach will play a Bach lute suite. As the concert is to celebrate the arts, Aditi Mangaldas a leading Kathak Classical Indian dancer will perform two works and during the interval visual art wll be on display, incuding a bust by Bourdelle who was a colleague of Rodin. The concert is at the Cadogan Hall on 3rd September 2016 at 7.30pm and the link below is of Maria João Pires in conversation regarding the concert. Maria will be playing the last Beethoven sonata, No 32 opus 111.