Music of Our Time HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
We celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UK’s finest chamber orchestra, London Mozart Players, with a fabulous programme including Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Finzi, alongside Paul Mealor’s spectacular 2nd Symphony and a world premiere by Kent composer James Aburn.
Paul Mealor’s The Farthest Shore headlines a fantastic concert featuring choirs from Cambridge, Canterbury and Romney Marsh children, accompanied by brass and organ. Music by Mendelssohn, Parry, Barber, Copland and Stanford make up a programme also including a Festival Commission by Daniel Saleeb.
The Grier Duo makes its festival debut with a thrilling programme of sonatas by Beethoven, Faure and Brahms.
The Symphonic Brass of London, one of the world’s greatest brass groups, makes its festival debut under its conductor, Eric Crees. Symphonic Brass is a handpicked ensemble of Britain’s very finest brass and percussion players.
Narropera is a synthesis of musical clarity and the art of public story-telling, aiming both to entertain and enlighten. The musical arrangements thread through the opera’s narrated story. The audience should leave a narropera performance knowing a great deal more about the story, and having enjoyed the music a-fresh, in an expanded literary context.
The Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra comprises young jazz musicians aged 12 to 18 from the secondary schools in Ashford. They play a range of big-band swing and blues numbers, ballads and film themes, with all solos being improvised.