|17 July 2016|
Pittville Pump Room, Oval Room
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Poulenc: Un soir de neige
Michael Berkeley: Touch Light
Colin Matthews: Five Concertinos (to Henri Dutilleux)
Michael Berkeley: Clarinet Quintet
Lennox Berkeley: Stabat Mater
Despite being regarded as one of his finest works, the unusual line-up of eleven instruments and six singers for Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater has led it to be seldom heard since its premiere by Benjamin Britten’s English Opera Group in 1947. In this rare performance, the ensemble is joined by the Marion Consort and David Wordsworth to bring Berkeley’s tour de force back to life, in a programme which acknowledges the composer’s connection with France – where he studied in the 1930s – and with his son Michael.
More information and tickets from Cheltenham Music Festival
|11 June 2016|
Neeld Community and Arts Centre
High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3ER
A fun-packed musical adventure for all the family. Great for children ages 3-8 years.
Join the players as they embark on an exciting musical journey that will spark the imagination. Meet Bertie the Bassoon and learn about the different instruments in a narrated musical adventure packed with wonderful classical music and interactive sing-alongs. This is a great introduction to the magic of live music for all the family.
Tickets: £8/£4 under-18s available online
(60p booking fee applies)