Music of Our Time is JAM’s annual ‘curtain raiser’. It is a special concert as we go back to our roots; that of commissioning, enabling and performing new music. In this concert, we revisit three commissions and surround them with six pieces from our annual Call for Music.
“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They put a woman on the stage!”
Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?
2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy
Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Over the last 50 years, they have been one of the greatest singing groups worldwide. Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal performance – appeals to a vast international audience.
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.
Art of Moog play synth-Bach with a completely new level of insight. This is a unique opportunity to hear a super-group of the future playing a super-composer of the past in a medieval Marsh church!
Come & Play has become an annual event in the festival, when we give musicians of any age or stage the opportunity to bring their instrument and some music, and perform accompanied by Festival Curator, Michael Bawtree. This is that it is not a formal concert, more an opportunity to explore music with a world-class accompanist. FREE EVENT – Please phone 0800 988 7984 to book your slot, as there is limited availability!
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.
In March 2019, Yuanfan was named as one of the winners of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. This is an opportunity to hear a future star of the piano world.