Stratford On Avon Music Festival 2010

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Saturday 12 October 11.00am

Festival Fanfare

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Steps, Waterside, Stratford on Avon

Thom Bevan-Jones is a Welsh composer, sound artist and performer currently in his final year of Birmingham Conservatoire. ‘Lend me your Ears’, one of the most famous quotes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is the title of his Fanfare for Brass Ensemble, and is played today by brass players from King Edward VI School in Stratford.


Sunday 13 October 3.00pm

The Fairey Band - Brass band family concert

Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Chapel Lane, Stratford on Avon


ANDERSON - March - Oldham Rifle Brigade
THOMAS - Raymond Overture
SCHOLEFIELD - The Day Thou Gavest
HOLST - Jupiter from ‘The Planets’
SOUSA - March Liberty Bell
PETER GRAHAM - Lady Stewart's Air
PETER GRAHAM - With Fire and Sword
COPLAND arr. SNELL - Hoedown from ‘Rodeo’
ARR. GRAHAM - David of the White Rock - Trad
SAINT-SAENS - Organ Symphony arr. Renton

Founded in 1937 by a group of employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport, the Band achieved many musical successes under the brilliant direction of Harry Mortimer, their Musical Director for over
30 years. Since those early days, the Band has been 16 times British Open Champion and National Champions of Great Britain on nine occasions. Winners of the BBC ‘Best of Brass’ and Granada ‘Band of the Year’ titles add further touches of distinction.

2010 saw the start of a remarkable resurgence in the band‘s fortunes, with overall victory in the Tameside Whit Friday March competitions and an invitation to the 2011 European Brass Band Championships in Montreux courtesy of a victory at the English National Championships 2010. Further success followed with runner up spots at the ’British Open‘ and ’Brass in Concert' Championships. 2011 saw a continuation of this form with a runner up spot at the National Championships and a rise to 4th place in the World Brass Band rankings (as of Nov 2011). The Band is in constant demand for concerts, both at home and abroad.

Join us today for a rousing programme of roof-raising brass! Suitable for all the family.

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Tickets £14; 16s and under £10. Unreserved seating.

Sunday 13 October 7.30pm


Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Wu Qian, Piano

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

Programme to include:

BEETHOVEN - Sonata no.3 in E flat Major
SCHUMANN - Sonata no.1 in A Minor
JESSICA DAVIES - Two Shakespearean Episodes: Lullaby & The Montagues and the Capulets
GRIEG - Sonata no.3
SARASATE - Zigeunerweisen

Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with an established musical tradition, made his concerto debut at the age of eight and the same year came to study at the Menuhin School. Lord Menuhin was his inspiration throughout his school years and they performed together on several occasions. He has gone on to perform with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and the BBC Concert Orchestra among many others.

Alexander has shared the stage all over the world with musicians such as Julia Fischer, Janine Jansen, Misha Maisky, Polina Leschenko, Julian Rachlin and many more. He has recorded for Angel/EMI, Decca and Orfeo including the Bach Double Concerto with Julia Fischer.
Alexander has debuted with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Melbourne Arts Festival and has played with the Brussels Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, “I Virtuosi Italiani”, the Basel Kammerorchester and the Aargauer Symphony Orchestra. Together with pianist Wu Qian and the cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexander performs in the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, regularly giving performances in England at the Wigmore Hall and throughout the UK, and across Europe in Halls such as Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and the Frankfurt Alte Oper.

Born in Shanghai, Wu Qian studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, “I Virtuosi Italiani” and the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin.

Tickets £16; student concessions £5. Unreserved seating.

“Sitkovetsky has a terrific technique to be sure, but his confident, entirely natural musicianship, is what sets him apart from the crowd.” The Gramophone

Presented in association with the Stratford upon Avon Chamber Music Society.

Monday 14 October 12 noon - Lunchtime Series

Contemporary Consort

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

Programme to include:

MOZART - Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major KV581 (Soloist: Sarah Thurlow)

JOSEPH HOROVITZ - Diversions on a familiar theme

Sarah Thurlow has given recitals throughout England, including performances at Manchester‘s Bridgewater Hall, St John’s Smith Square and several at London's South Bank Centre. She has appeared as Guest Principal Clarinet of the BBC Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She won the British Clarinet & Saxophone Society Young Musician Competition, and has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Tickets £9; student concessions £5; children £2.
LUNCHTIME ROVER £35. Unreserved seating.

Monday 14 October 7.30pm

Contemporary Consort

Shakespeare Institute, Chapel Street, Stratford on Avon

With Composer, David Matthews in conversation with Festival Artistic Director, Ambrose Miller.

Contemporary Consort always brings one of the most stimulating concerts to the Festival. Our guest tonight is one of the most distinguished composers of the present day, David Matthews.

Alongside his music will be a piece by a young composer from Stratford's King Edward VI School - a distinguished composer of the future?

A special evening to be enjoyed with the ever-excellent Contemporary Consort.

Meet the artists over a glass of wine after the concert.

Programme to include:

DAVID MATTHEWS - in conversation with Festival Director, Ambrose Miller
NEW WORK - World Première by competition winner (cl, vn, va, vc)
DAVID MATTHEWS - Three Roman Miniatures for solo clarinet op.80
MARK BOWDEN - Quartet (cl, vn, va, vc)
FINZI - Prelude and Fugue for String Trio op.24
DAVID MATTHEWS - Clarinet Quartet (for clarinet and strings) op.35

Tickets £12; student concessions £5.
Unreserved seating.

Tuesday 15 October 12 noon - Lunchtime Series

Ella Rundle, Cello
Richard Uttley, Piano

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

DEBUSSY - Sonata for Cello & Piano in G minor
FAURE - Romance
CHOPIN - Introduction and Grand Polonaise
BRAHMS - Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2 in F

Cellist Ella Rundle performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK and Europe. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has performed in the Purcell Room, Snape Maltings and Wigmore Hall. Ella is now completing her Masters degree at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. Recently, she was chosen for the Tillett Trust Young Artists scheme and will give her Wigmore Hall debut recital in November.

Richard Uttley has been featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine and was selected for representation by the prestigious Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT), following his public final auditions in Wigmore.

Tickets £9; student concessions £5; children £2.
LUNCHTIME ROVER £35. Unreserved seating.

Tuesday 15 October 6.00pm - Buy A Beer Concert

Ella Rundle, Cello
Richard Uttley, Piano

The Encore, Bridge Street, Stratford on Avon

A short concert introducing the cello and piano, including a contemporary work. Enjoy this free concert with a drink from the venue's bar while you listen!
Suitable for all ages.


Tuesday 15 October 7.30pm

Orchestra of the Swan

Raphael Wallfisch, cello
David Curtis, conductor

Civic Hall, Rother Street, Stratford on Avon

The Rococo Variations with Raphael Wallfisch

HAYDN SYMPHONY - no.85, ‘La Reine’ in B flat major
TCHAIKOVSKY - Rococo Variations
MOZART - Symphony no.40 in G minor

We are delighted to welcome Orchestra of the Swan and their Associate Artist for 2013-14, Raphael Wallfisch to the 2013 Music Festival in a programme that includes Tchaikovsky‘s elegant Rococo Variations, composed at the request of Wilhelm Fitzhagen, a cellist who premiered Tchaikovsky’s string quartets. Tchaikovsky composed a work that paid homage to his favourite composer, Mozart so it is only fitting that we include one of his greatest symphonies in this programme, his turbulent G minor Symphony no.40.

“playing of brilliant panache from Wallfisch”
Glasgow Herald on the Edinburgh Festival

Orchestra of the Swan promotion

Tickets £9.50 - £23.50

Tuesday 15 October 8.00pm

Flossie Malavialle, Singer & guitarist


The Embassy Club, Rother Street, Stratford on Avon

Flossie is a French singer who has been in the North East since July 2002. Several years and 10 albums later, she is now a seasoned performer who supported Show of Hands solo in 2009 and Fairport Convention with Keith Donnelly in 2010 throughout the UK. More recently, she has also spread her wings worldwide with tours taking her as far as Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Hong Kong, Tasmania and Australia.

Tickets £8 in advance from or £10 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm.

Wednesday 16 October 12 noon - Lunchtime Series

Riyad Nicolas, Piano

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

MOZART - Sonata in C minor K.457
PADEREWSKI - Minuet in G major
CHOPIN - Scherzo No.4, Op.54
CHOPIN - Etude Op.10, No.1 and Op.25 No.11
CHOPIN - Nocturne Op.9, No.3
CHOPIN - Polonaise Fantasie in A flat major, Op.61

Riyad Nicolas was born in Aleppo, Syria and won the London International Piano Competition Educational Award. He studied at the Purcell School and won 2nd Prize at the 2006 Seiler International Piano Competition in Greece and 3rd prize at the 2009 Ciutat de Carlet International Piano Competition in Spain. He made his Wigmore Hall debut as part of the Tillett Trust Young Artists Platform in 2012.

Concert sponsored by Mr & Mrs AJ Gaymond

Tickets £9; student concessions £5; children £2.
LUNCHTIME ROVER £35. Unreserved seating.

Wednesday 16 October 7.30pm

Charivari Agréable ‘The Queene’s Speech'

The Guild Chapel, Chapel Street, Stratford on Avon

Events leading to the iconic Tilbury Speech: The Life of Elizabeth I, revealed through her letters, interpolated with the sonnets of William Shakespeare, with songs and instrumental dances from the Golden Age of England & Spain: Byrd, Dowland, Ortiz.

Programme to include:

ANONYMOUS - Robin is to the Greenwood gone
JOHN DOWLAND - Lachrymae or Flow my tears
JOHN DOWLAND - It was a Time when Silly Bees (lyrics ascribed to The Earl of Essex)
JOHN DOWLAND - ‘The Frog Galliard’

Sponsored by Hawkes Edwards & Cave

Tickets £14; student concessions £10.
Unreserved seating.

Wednesday 16 October 8.00pm

Tango Siempre presents ‘Tangomotion’

Civic Hall, Rother Street, Stratford on Avon

From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costume to the exquisite tango songs of 1930's Buenos Aires and the powerful nuevo tango music of Astor Piazzolla, Tangomotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino.

Tangomotion features two world class tango dancers and the musicians of the acclaimed tango ensemble, Tango Siempre. The performers have previously appeared on BBC Strictly Come Dancing, ZingZillas and The One Show, and in the hit West End show Midnight Tango, Tango Por Dos, the Channel 4 film Dance, Sally Potter‘s Covent Garden production of Carmen and Madonna’s film Evita.

“…a brilliant fusion of classical, tango, jazz and roots”
The Guardian

Tickets £14 & £16; student concessions £10.

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Thursday 17 October 12 noon - Lunchtime Series

Joo Yeon Sir, Violin
Irina Andrievsky, Piano

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

MOZART - Sonata in B flat major for Violin and Piano KV 378
BEETHOVEN - Sonata in F Op.24 “Spring”
RAVEL - Tzigane Rhapsodie de Concert

Joo Yeon Sir is an exciting young Korean-born British violinist and composer based in London. She has performed in the Wigmore Hall, St James's Palace in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales, National Gallery and Fairfield Halls Croydon and Broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She was winner of the Grand Prix Laureate at the Nedyalka Simeonova International Violin Competition in Haskovo, Bulgaria.

Irina Andrievsky has participated in Mastercourses and Festivals in France, the UK, Russia and Israel. She is at present actively associated with the Royal College of Music in London.

Tickets £9; student concessions £5; children £2.
LUNCHTIME ROVER £35. Unreserved seating.

Thursday 17 October 6pm


Joo Yeon Sir, Violin
Irina Andrievsky, Piano

The Chapel, No.1 Shakespeare Street, Stratford on Avon

A short concert introducing the violin and piano duo. Enjoy a drink from the bar while you relax! Suitable for all ages.


Thursday 17 October 7.30pm

Freddy Kempf, Piano

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonata No.30, Op.109
SCHUMANN - Symphonic Etudes
LISZT - Sonnet No.104 of Petrarch
MUSSORGSKY - Pictures at an Exhibition

“The delicacy of his touch was almost excruciating... His right-hand twinkled like a music box... The subtle, refined tenderness of Kempf's musicianship keeps you leaning in…. Kempf has the ability to turn his hand to every mood and style necessary.”

Freddy Kempf is one of today's most successful pianists, performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Born in London in 1977, Freddy made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 8, and joined them for his conducting debut in 2011. Recent engagements include debuts with the Helsinki Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic and the Czech Philharmonic as soloist on their major UK tour.
As recitalist, Freddy has appeared on many of the world's most important stages.

Last season Freddy performed at the International Piano Series on London's Southbank, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and the City Concert Hall in Hong Kong. Freddy records exclusively for BIS Records, his most recent release being a Schumann recital disc featuring Fantasiestücke Op.12 and Variations on Études Symphoniques Op.13.

Sponsored by Lodders Solicitors and Retirement Security Ltd

Tickets £20; student concessions £10.
Unreserved seating.
Please bring proof of concession to performance.

Friday 18 October 12 noon - Lunchtime Series

Jubilee Quartet

Town Hall, Sheep Street, Stratford on Avon

HAYDN - Quartet Op.54 No.2
SEBASTIAN ANDRONE - Glances of Memories
MOZART - Quartet K421 in D minor

1st prize winners of the ‘Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition’ and the Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF, the Jubilee Quartet was formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London where they currently hold a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship. The quartet has performed extensively in the UK and on the continent and future engagements include Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room recitals.

The Dr Lyndon Hill Birthday Concert

Tickets £9; student concessions £5; children £2.
LUNCHTIME ROVER £35. Unreserved seating.

Friday 18 October 4 - 4.30pm

Magical Moments from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill, Loxley Road, Stratford on Avon

Shakespeare Chorus of Children from Stratford schools with the Jubilee String Quartet

Conductors Julian Shortman & Julian Harris

A presentation of magical songs and dances, including excerpts from Purcell‘s historic opera, ’Dido and Aeneas', performed by children from Stratford schools and the award winning Jubilee Quartet.


Friday 18 October 6.00pm - Buy A Beer Concert

Jubilee Quartet

The Arden Hotel, Waterside, Stratford on Avon

A short concert introducing the string quartet and its instruments. Enjoy this free recital with a drink from the hotel's bar while you listen! Suitable for all ages.


Friday 18 October 7.30pm

Crispian Steele-Perkins, Trumpets
Leslie Pearson, Piano

‘Trumpets Galore’

St. Helen's Church, Clifford Chambers, Stratford on Avon

Programme includes:

HANDEL - Sinfonia in D
HANDEL - Suite: Firework Music
HAYDN - Trumpet Concerto
MOZART - Posthorn Serenade
GLEN MILLER - Suite “The Glen Miller Story”
BERNSTEIN - West Side Story

“The world's leading player of the Baroque trumpet.”

Crispian Steele-Perkins is a trumpet soloist who is world-renowned for the quality of his performances and wide-ranging musical experience. He is an expert on collecting and restoring antique trumpets and has recorded and performed with Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Emma Kirkby, Bryn Terfel and Lesley Garrett. In addition he has played on 80 films, TV scores and appeared alongside Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Harry Secombe, Kate Bush, Elaine Page, Chris Rea and Lulu. His largest “live” audience was 133,000 at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Supported by The Rigby Foundation

Tickets £14; student concessions £10.
Unreserved seating.

Saturday 19 October 4.30pm

The Stratford Schools Cluster presents “Past and Present”

With Animateur, Jason Thornton

Bridgetown School, Byron Road, Stratford on Avon

Pupils from Stratford schools will present their own new pieces of music created under the direction of leading animateur and conductor, Jason Thornton reflecting the Festival theme.

FREE ENTRY; Retiring Collection.

Saturday 19 October 7.30pm

London Mozart Players

Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford on Avon

MOZART - Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MENDELSSOHN - Violin Concerto No.1 in D minor (Soloist: Yuka Ishizuka)
BARBER - Adagio for Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY - Serenade for Strings

Leader, Lesley Hatfield

Founded in 1949, the London Mozart Players (LMP) is regarded as one of the UK's finest ensembles, internationally renowned for its outstanding live performances, recordings and definitive performances of the core Classical repertoire. The LMP also plays an active part in contemporary music, giving many world premières and commissioning new works.

Since 1989, the LMP's home has been Fairfield Halls, Croydon. This residency includes a series of subscription concerts at the hall and numerous education and community activities throughout the borough.

The 2013/14 season marks the fourth year of conductor Gérard Korsten as the LMP's fifth Music Director.
The season sees the orchestra continuing to work with established artists, whilst building new relationships with bright new stars.

Violinist, Yuka Ishizuka is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and a chamber musician who has played in festivals and concerts worldwide. She recently won 2nd prize in the Windsor International String Competition.

Tickets £15 & £18.50; student concessions £10.


Sunday 20 October 3.00pm

Children's Concert with YouTuba

‘The Tuba Bear’s Picnic'

The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill, Loxley Road, Stratford on Avon

Euphonium - Hari Eustice
Euphonium - Julian Hepple
Tuba - Dickie Evans
Tuba - Chris Bearman

YouTuba are a professional ensemble aiming to make tuba quartet performances more accessible, yet maintaining the finesse of a professional chamber ensemble. After forming while studying at Trinity College of Music, YouTuba began developing original ideas, including arrangements and compositions to reflect the characteristics of the ensemble. Today‘s performance will feature music from YouTuba’s popular show, “The Tuba Bear's Picnic!”, and is sure to have the whole family foot-tapping away, with well-known classics and up-beat contemporary compositions.

Children are welcome to bring their favourite teddy bear to the show!

Tickets £10 adults; children (up to two per family) free; additional children £5 each.

Unreserved seating.

Concert sponsored by The Croft Preparatory School

Sunday 20 October 7.30pm - Festival Finale

Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest, Clare Teal

Civic Hall, Rother Street, Stratford on Avon

If it's excitement you want, this wonderful big band has it in abundance. The band regularly won the BBC Radio 2 Big Band Competition and was unbeaten for 20 years.
Its repertoire includes a huge range of challenging big band music, from classic swing to contemporary jazz.
MYJO has travelled worldwide, also appearing on TV in Russia. It has played at The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Ronnie Scott's Club in London and at many famous jazz festivals including Montreux in Switzerland.

The list of guest musicians with whom the band has performed is too long to mention in full, but includes luminaries such as Jamie Cullum, Elaine Delmar, the late Marion Montgomery, Georgie Fame and Jacqui Dankworth, who is now the band's patron.

MYJO‘s leader, top trumpeter John Ruddick, was a member of the late Don Lusher’s Big Band, and has made numerous appearances with the BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Fat Chops Big Band and the All Stars Big Band.

Singer, Clare Teal was given her break when asked to stand in for Stacey Kent at a weekend festival in Llandrindod Wells. This led to a three-album contract with jazz-specialist label Candid Records. Her popularity soared, with appearances on radio and television. This led to her being signed by Sony in what was the biggest recording deal by any British jazz singer. Clare has been awarded both British Jazz vocalist and BBC vocalist of the year and presents ‘Sunday Night at 10’ on Radio 2. Her programme this evening will include That Old Black Magic, Cheek to Cheek, Skylark, Bright Side of the Road and many more!

Sponsored by Salt Healthcare Ltd and Stratforward

Tickets £16 & £18; student concessions £10.

 12 - 20 October 2013

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