2022 Festival Events
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Free exhibitions just announced!
For the second of three chamber concerts, two wonderful works by relatively unsung female composers, Clara Schumann (1819-1896) and Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) are presented. The former was a German pianist, composer and piano teacher, married to Robert Schumann. Most of her music was largely forgotten until a resurgence of interest in the 1970s. Clarke’s output was not large, though her work was recognised for its compositional skill and artistic power. Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio and Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio are absolute treasures.
One of the UK’s finest musicians and one of the UK’s finest composers come together in this year’s Festival Commission: Judith Bingham’s Concerto for Clarinet. Michael Collins (clarinet) is the soloist and directs this stunning concert with the London Mozart Players, which pairs Bingham’s world premiere with Aaron Copland’s irresistible Clarinet Concerto, alongside Grieg’s Holberg Suite. Both soloist and composer have ‘significant birthdays’ this year, so this is a wonderful way to celebrate such significant artists of our time.
JAM on the Marsh presents a Retrospective Series – a highlight of previous JAM on the Marsh exhibitions from its inception in 2014 to present day. These exciting photography exhibitions explore the distinctive features and landscape of the Romney Marsh, home to JAM on the Marsh. For this Retrospective Series exhibition covering the length of the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, we bring shots from five photographers who have thrilled us over the years.