Stratford On Avon Music Festival 2010

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The Stratford on Avon Music Festival starts next Saturday 12 October and runs until Sunday 20 October, with a fantastic line-up of names from the classical, jazz and folk worlds.

Join us for our opening concert with the acclaimed Fairey Band brass band - a family concert including many pieces from the brass world's favourite repertoire. Join us for some rousing music at King Edward VI School on Sunday 13 October at 3pm.

International pianist, Freddy Kempf plays at the Town Hall on Thursday 17th October and the fabulous Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, with Special Guest, jazz singer and BBC Radio Star Clare Teal will round off the Festival on the 20th October.

Other concerts include a popular programme of Mendelssohn Violin Concerto no.1, Barber‘s Adagio for Strings and more by the London Mozart Players on Saturday 19th October at Holy Trinity Church, trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins and violin star, Alexander Sitkovetsky on Sunday 13 October at 7.30pm at Stratford’s Town Hall.

The Festival launches with a specially composed Festival Fanfare, entitled ‘Lend me Your Ears’ by young composer, Thom Bevan-Jones on the steps of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Saturday 12th October at 11am.

For full programme information see What's On.


For up-to-date information on the programme for the 2013 Festival please email your full details to: or phone the Festival office on 01789 298197. To write to the Festival office, please send correspondence to: Stratford on Avon Music Festival, Wood Bank Chambers, 8 Wood Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6JE.


If you appreciate the importance of live music and enjoy performances of the highest professional quality, why not support the Festival by becoming a Friend?

With 2013 subscription rates remaining at just £20 for an individual and £30 for a couple, the many benefits of our Friends membership include: priority booking, invitations to special Friends events, an invitation to the Festival Opening Reception and subscription to the Friends newsletter which includes advance notification of Festival plans, and more.

Your extra support is invaluable and helps us to continue engaging international artists with exciting and varied programmes.

If you would like to become a Friend of the Festival please contact Friends Coordinator, Jane Cromack at


Each year, the Stratford on Avon Music Festival includes a lively programme featuring many of the artists performing at the Festival. If your school would like to be involved in the 2014 education programme please contact Ambrose Miller, Artistic Director at

Jubilee Quartet
The Jubilee Quartet

Freddy Kempf
Freddy Kempf

Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra
Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra


The Stratford on Avon Music Festival is funded by the Stratford Town Trust and Arts Council England. These are backed up by a significant contribution from sponsors, trusts, Friends and other supporters.

Clare Teal
Clare Teal


To keep up to date with what's happening musically in the local area see the following sites:


Recommended hotels during the Festival:

The Arden Hotel
Premier Inn, Waterways, Stratford on Avon
Ettington Chase Hotel


The Stratford on Avon Music Festival is proud to be associated with
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 12 - 20 October 2013

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