Stratford On Avon Music Festival 2010

SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER, 11.OOAM

FESTIVAL FANFARE TO OPEN FESTIVAL
AND MOP

Top of Bridge Street

“Let the drum and the trumpet play”

Brass players from King Edward VI School kick off the Festival in style with a short, exuberant fanfare from KES composer-in-residence, Toby Young.

Equally at home writing for the London Symphony Orchestra or the Rolling Stones, Toby's music is bold and energetic, and is sure to get the celebrations off to an exciting start!

Free Event


SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER, 3.00PM

SIRINU - DRAKES PROGRESS

The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill, Loxley Road

Today‘s family concert, The Drakes Progress, tells of the musical encounters of an Elizabethan adventurer using this year’s Festival theme of music and dance.

Recreating music from on board an Elizabethan ship and from the shores of Africa, the Americas and beyond, we will hear accounts of astonished sailors and Sir Francis Drake himself!

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

Sponsored by The Croft Preparatory School


THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS with THE EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

SOLOIST: SOH-YON KIM, VIOLIN

Holy Trinity Church, Old Town

VIVALDI - Four Seasons

SIBELIUS - Romance for Strings

GRIEG - Holberg Suite

BARTOK - Romanian Dances

The opening concert of the 2014 Festival includes the iconic Four Seasons by Vivaldi, played by The European Chamber Orchestra, alongside the joyous pastiche collection of 18th century dances in Grieg‘s Holberg Suite and Sibelius’ evocative Romance for Strings.

Tickets: £22 £20 £16
Unreserved seating within price band


FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, 4.00-4.30PM

EARLY MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH SIRINU

The Croft Preparatory School, Alveston Hill, Loxley Road

Early Music Workshop with leading early music group players “Sirinu”.

A fabulous musical opportunity for primary age children to play and perform songs and dances from Shakespeare's time led by members of Sirinu.

Retiring Collection


FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

THE MEDIAEVAL BAEBES

Holy Trinity Church, Old Town

Founded in the 1990s by Dorothy Carter and Katharine Blake, all-girl British choral ensemble, The Mediaeval Baebes are taking the world by storm. Pulling lyrics from mediaeval texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments, whilst singing in an impressive array of long forgotten languages, The Mediaeval Baebes offer a unique musical beauty and outstanding talent.

Tickets: £25 £22.50 £20
Unreserved seating within price band

Sponsored by Stratford Dental


SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

GUY JOHNSTON, CELLO &
SIMON LANE, PIANO

Town Hall, Sheep Street

SCHUMANN - Fantasiestuecke Op.73

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Cello & Piano
in G minor Op.5 No.2

FAURE - Elégy

BRAHMS - Sonata for Cello & Piano in F Op.99

Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation. He has made numerous important debuts including at the First Night of the BBC Proms playing the Elgar Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra/Slatkin and the Schumann Concerto in the Barbican Centre with the English Chamber Orchestra/Tilbrook.

Tickets: £17; student concessions £5
Unreserved seating

Concert presented in association with the Stratford upon Avon Chamber Music Society


MONDAY 20 OCTOBER, 12 NOON

SOLEM QUARTET

Town Hall, Sheep Street

HAYDN - Quartet Op.20 No.1

SAYYID SHAFIEE - New Work

BEETHOVEN - Quartet in E flat Op.74 (Harp)

Recent winners of the 2014 Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, the Solem Quartet were brought together in September 2011 by their studies at the University of Manchester, where they take their name from the University motto “arduus ad solem”, meaning “striving towards the sun”.

Tickets: £9; student concessions £5;
children £2; Lunchtime Rover £35
Unreserved seating

Free coffee and sherry included in the ticket price.


MONDAY 20 OCTOBER, 6.00PM

BUY A BEER CONCERT with
THE SOLEM QUARTET

The Club Bar, The Arden Hotel, Waterside

The Solem Quartet will perform a selection of pieces from their earlier lunchtime concert in the delightful club bar of the Arden Hotel. Entry from 5.30pm.

Free Entry


MONDAY 20 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

CONTEMPORARY CONSORT with
GUEST COMPOSER HOWARD SKELTON

Shakespeare Institute, Chapel Street

HOWARD SKEMPTON in conversation with
AMBROSE MILLER

HOWARD SKEMPTON - Call (1983) for solo clarinet

KING EDWARD VI STUDENT - New Work for
clarinet, cello and piano

HOWARD SKEMPTON - Six Figures for solo cello

HOWARD SKEMPTON - Lullaby for clarinet and cello

HOWARD SKEMPTON - Well, well, Cornelius for
solo piano

BRAHMS - Trio Op.114 in A minor

Tickets: £12; student concessions £5
Unreserved seating


TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER, 12 NOON

SOH-YON KIM, VIOLIN &
MAKSIM STSURA, PIANO

Town Hall, Sheep Street

SCHUBERT - Sonatina in D major D.384

BRAHMS - Sonata No.3 in D minor Op.108

RYAN PROBERT - New Work

WAXMAN/BIZET - Carmen Fantasy

Soh-Yon Kim is currently at the RCM in London under the guidance of Itzhak Rashkovsky. She was chosen as one of the Rising Stars of the RCM, winning their Concerto Competition and performed Elgar Violin Concerto with the RCM Symphony Orchestra under David Hill.

Tickets: £9; student concessions £5;
children £2; Lunchtime Rover £35
Unreserved seating

Free coffee and sherry included in the ticket price.

TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

MARVELLOUS SWEET MUSIC

Directed by Bruce O'Neil, Director of Music, RSC

The Guild Chapel, Chapel Street

The Shakespeare Song Book with Musicians from the RSC

In this concert by the Royal Shakespeare Company, 21 of the most famous songs in Shakespeare's plays are performed in settings dating back over a century, which highlight not only the changing style and aesthetic of theatre music across the decades, but also reveal some of the fascinating biographical stories of the composers themselves.

Tickets: £15; student concessions £10
Unreserved seating


WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER, 12 NOON

JEAN-SÉLIM ABDELMOULA, PIANO

Town Hall, Sheep Street

BEETHOVEN - Sonata in A flat Op.110

DEBUSSY - Images Book 1

CHOPIN - Sonata in B minor Op.58

Swiss born pianist Jean-Selim Abdelmoula has played in venues including the Tonhalle Zurich, the Palau de la Musica Barcelona, the Wigmore and Barbican Halls in London. He is the recipient of several prizes for piano and composition, notably First Prize at the Concours d'Interprétation Musicale de Lausanne, and First Prize at the Edvard Grieg International Composer Competition.

Tickets: £9; student concessions £5;
children £2; Lunchtime Rover £35
Unreserved seating

Free coffee and sherry included in the ticket price.

Sponsored by Mr & Mrs AJ Gaymond


WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER, 8.00PM

ED PROSEK
With support from Linzi of Daisy Chain Quartet

The Bear Pit Theatre,
The United Reform Church, Rother Street

Ed Prosek is a Californian-born singer/songwriter now living in Brighton, UK. Ed‘s first two EPs have earned widespread acclaim and a strong online following. He will release a double A-side single this summer before releasing his forthcoming ’Home' EP in October 2014.

Ed will be bringing his four-piece ensemble to the Stratford on Avon Music Festival showcasing his new record and older material, supported by his band of drums, double bass, keys and cello.

Tickets: £12.50; student concessions £10
Reserved seating

Sponsored by Salts Healthcare


THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER, 12 NOON

OSCAR ALABAU, CELLO &
JUAN ANDRES BARAHONA, PIANO

Town Hall, Sheep Street

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Cello & Piano in D Op.5 No.2

DIANA VULCU - New Work

RACHMANINOV - Sonata in G minor Op.19

Oscar Alabau was born in Catalonia where he began his music studies before coming to London to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2006. He graduated in 2010 and went on to do a Masters, graduating in 2012. He is currently studying for an Artist's Diploma with Professor Louise Hopkins at the GSMD and with the Trio Satz at the Queen Sofia School in Madrid with Professor Ralf Gothoni.

Tickets: £9; student concessions £5;
children £2; Lunchtime Rover £35
Unreserved seating

Free coffee and sherry included in the ticket price.


THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER, 6.00PM

BUY A BEER CONCERT with
OSCAR ALABAU, CELLO

The Club Bar, The Arden Hotel, Waterside

Oscar Alabau will perform a selection of pieces from his earlier lunchtime concert in the delightful club bar of the Arden Hotel. Entry from 5.30pm.

Free Entry


THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

CRAIG OGDEN, GUITAR

Town Hall, Sheep Street

BACH - Lute Suite No. 4 BWV 1006a

SCARLATTI - Three Sonatas: A K.322, K.177
& D K.178

ALBENIZ - Torre Bermeja

TURINA - Sonata for Guitar

BARRIOS MANGORÉ - Una Limosna por
el Amor de Dios

DJANGO REINHARDT - Nuages

GARY RYAN - Rodeo and Lough Caragh

Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of 13. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Tickets: £20; student concessions £10
Unreserved seating

Sponsored by Retirement Security Ltd &
Lodders Solicitors

FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER, 12 NOON

EBLANA STRING TRIO &
ANDREW DUNLOP, PIANO

Town Hall, Sheep Street

MOZART - Piano Quartet in E Flat K.493

PAUL ZABA - New Work

BRAHMS - Piano Quartet in C Minor Op.60

The Eblana String Trio formed in 2006. During their time at the Royal Northern College of Music the trio won all the major chamber music prizes, notably winning the 2010 RNCM chamber music award and audience prize for their performance of Britten's Phantasy Quartet. They have performed as part of the RNCM Chamber Music Festival every year since 2007 and have recently been appointed Chamber Music Junior Fellows at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Tickets: £9; student concessions £5;
children £2; Lunchtime Rover £35
Unreserved seating

Free coffee and sherry included in the ticket price.


FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER, 6.00PM

BUY A BEER CONCERT with
EBLANA STRING TRIO

The Club Bar, The Arden Hotel, Waterside

The Eblana String Trio will perform a selection of pieces from their earlier lunchtime concert in the delightful club bar of the Arden Hotel. Entry from 5.30pm.

Free Entry


FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

HANNAH STONE, Harpist to the Prince of Wales & RENATA SOKOLOVSKA, FLUTE

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

J.S BACH - Flute Sonata in G minor BWV 1020

SCHUBERT - Ständchen (Serenade) D957

FAURE - Morceau de Concours

DEBUSSY - Valse Romantique & Clair de Lune

GRANADOS - Danse Orientale (Solo Harp)

PIAZZOLLA - Histoire du Tango
Bordell 1900 & Café 1930

HARTY - In Ireland

IBERT - Entr'act

Tickets: £14; student concessions £10
Unreserved seating

Supported by The Rigby Foundation


SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

ELAINE DELMAR SINGS GERSHWIN AND PORTER

Stratford Artshouse, Rother Street

The evening will include numbers such as S'Wonderful, Embraceable You, Begin the Begine, Night and Day, Summertime, I Get A Kick Out Of You and many more.

One of the great British jazz voices of all time, Elaine Delmar brings her acclaimed interpretations of two of the greatest songbooks ever to the stage, alongside internationally acclaimed pianist Brian Dee and his band.

Tickets: £18 £16;
Senior Citizen concessions £14
Reserved seating

Sponsored by Stratforward

 16 - 25 October 2014

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