William Alwyn Festival 2018

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Wednesday 3rd | Thursday 4th | Friday 5th | Saturday 6th


WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2018: 10.30am – Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

Villiers String Quartet
Rachel Speirs, soprano

Alwyn
String Quartet No. 8; Four Songs

John Joubert
Remember (2018), world premiere

Leonard Bernstein
Variations on an Octatonic Scale

Alwyn
String Quartet No. 9

Dvorak
String Quartet in A flat Major, op.105

Tickets £12, unreserved

WEDNESDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2018: 3pm – Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

The Royal Academy of Music Wind Ensemble

Mozart
Serenade in E flat Major, K.375

Alwyn
Divertimento

Britten
Metamorphoses after Ovid, op.49

Alwyn
Concerto for Flute and Eight Wind Instruments

Tickets £12, unreserved


THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER 2018: 10.30am – Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

A Celebration for Sir John Manduell:

John Turner, recorders
Richard Simpson, oboe
Lesley-Jane Rogers, soprano
Members of the Villiers Quartet

Mozart
Oboe Quartet in F Major, K.370

Beethoven
String Trio in D Major, op.9 no.2

Plus: a garland of newly commissioned pieces for soprano and ensemble in memory of Sir John Manduell, settings inspired by the work of W. B. Yeats - by composers including: Sally Beamish, Gary Carpenter, Peter Dickinson, Elis Pekhonen, Jeremy Pike, Geoffrey Poole, and David Horne.

Tickets £12, unreserved

THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER 2018: 3pm – Electric Picture Palace, Southwold

Film Matinée

The Heart of England (1954) Documentary: music by Elisabeth Lutyens
Life for Ruth (1962) Feature Film: music by William Alwyn

Tickets £7, booking essential

FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2018: 11am – Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

Coffee Concert:

Kathryn Thomas, flute
Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola,
Lucy Wakeford, harp

Arnold Bax
Elegiac Trio

Alwyn
Naiades

David Matthews
Darkness Draws In (2006)

Joseph Jongen
Danse Lente (1917)

Christopher Wright
Soliloquy (2006)

Alwyn
Crépuscule

Debussy
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Tickets £12, unreserved

FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2018: 7.30pm – Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

Nathan Williamson and friends:

Sara Trickey, violin
Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola
Charles Watt, cello
Nathan Williamson, piano

Alwyn
Rhapsody for Piano Quartet

David Matthews
Sonatina for Viola and Piano (2016), world premiere

Nathan Williamson
Cello Sonata (2018), world premiere

Schumann
Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Piano Quartet in E flat major, op.47

Tickets £12, unreserved
 

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018: 10.30am – Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

Tippett String Quartet

Mozart
String Quartet in C Major K. 157

Doreen Carwithen
String Quartet No. 2

Michael Tippett
String Quartet No. 2

Debussy
String Quartet in G Minor Op. 10

Tickets £12, unreserved

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018: 3pm – Upstairs Gallery, CRAFTCO, Southwold

Exbinition and talk by Artist-in-residence, Julie Carpenter

Free admission, tickets on the door

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018: 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

Jennifer Pike, violin
Petr Limonov, piano

Grazyna Bacewicz
Polish Caprice

Massenet
Meditation

Wieniawski
Legende

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

Szymanowski
Mythes, Nocturne and Tarantella 

Tickets £15, unreserved