French Composers Feature at The Next Iris Axon Concert

Flautist Karen Wong to be joined by pianist Lance Mok at Acton Hill Church

Lance Mok (left) and Karen Wong (right)

May 16, 2024

The next performance in Iris Axon Concert Series at Action Hill Church will be an entente cordiale comprising exclusively French composers

On Sunday 2 June at 4pm flautist Karen Wong, a member of the Southbank Sinfonia will be joined by pianist Lance Mok.


Lili Boulanger D'un matin de printemps (1917)
Philippe Gaubert Fantasie for flute and piano (1912)
Claude Arrieu Sonatine for flute and piano (1943)
Ravel Mother Goose (1908) arr. for piccolo and piano by Alain Creans
Francis Poulenc Sonata for flute and piano (1957)

Jane Schopf, Founder and Organiser Iris Axon Concert Series, says “A wonderful programme for a summer's day, so I do hope you will be able to come and enjoy it with us.”

Iris Axon Concert Series Schedule 2024

July 7th Susie Gibbons – soprano

Now in its seventeenth year, the Iris Axon Concert Series is an annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well.

Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who made possible the purchase of a concert grand, handmade by Clive Pinkham.

The church is deemed ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.

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