Robert Saxton World Premiere: Madeleine Mitchell and Clare Hammond
4:00 PM16:00

Robert Saxton World Premiere: Madeleine Mitchell and Clare Hammond

Madeleine Mitchell, violin

Clare Hammond, piano

Howells 3 Pieces 10'

Gurney May Carol; The Apple Orchard; Scherzo 9-10'

Saxton Suite c18' WP


Ian Venables 3 Pieces 10'

MacMillan Kiss on Wood 8' 

Grace Williams Sonata 18'

Madeleine Mitchell and Clare Hammond give the world premiere performance of Robert Saxton’s Suite for violin and piano at the Three Choirs Festival. This programme also celebrates MacMillan’s 60th birthday, Gloucester composers Howells and Gurney plus three lyrical pieces by Ian Venables, who has a close association with Gurney.

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Ed Hughes at Lewes Festival of Song
7:30 PM19:30

Ed Hughes at Lewes Festival of Song

Lewes Festival of Song

Blow Bugle, Blow, Set the Wild Echoes Flying

Britten: Les Illuminations and Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Holst: St Paul’s Suite

Ed Hughes: Flint

with The Corelli Ensemble, leader Maeve Jenkinson, conductor Sian Edwards, tenor William Morgan, soprano Alison Rose, and horn player Zachary Hayward

The Lewes Festival of Song features the third performance of Ed Hughes’s Flint for 11 solo strings. Flint is inspired by the Sussex Downs and includes direct and indirect references to a Sussex folksong collected by George Butterworth in 1912.

Guest conductor Sian Edwards was a pupil of the legendary Prof. Musin at the Leningrad Conservatoire. She has an illustrious conducting career, has conducted many world premieres, and is Head of Conducting at the RAM.

William Morgan is an ENO Harewood Artist and an avid chamber musician. He made his solo debut at ENO in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds at the Barbican and has performed at Snape Maltings, the Oxford Lieder Festival and for Radio 3.

Alison Rose won the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award.This summer she makes her Glyndebourne Festival début singing Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.

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