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Stamford International Music Festival

Stamford International Music Festival
posted 09 May 2019

After a successful first year in 2018, the Stamford International Music Festival returns for 2019!

Stamford Arts Centre is delighted to host the majority of the concerts alongside Browne’s Hospital for the more intimate recitals.

Speaking of this year’s festival, SIMF founder, Freya Goldmark, writes, ‘I have been inspired by the reaction from the people of Stamford, who have given such support and encouragement, more than I could have hoped for.’

Alongside firm favourites of chamber music, this year Freya has programmed a few more unusual composers and underperformed works to ensure this year will be a spectacular event for all going!

Check out of the programme here:


OPENING CONCERT

Date & Time: Friday 17 May 7pm-9pm

Location: The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Tickets: £15.00, Under 16s free​

Join violinist Freya Goldmark and the eleven international performers for the opening night of this year's festival. Hear famous classics such as Schumann's piano quartet and be introduced to the lesser known 'Contrasts' by Bartok scored for clarinet, violin and piano.

Mozart – String Quintet no. 2 in C minor, K406
Bartok – Contrasts Sz.111
Schumann – Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.47


LATE NIGHT SCHUBERT 

Date & Time: Friday 17 May 9.30pm-10.30pm

Location: Browne’s Hospital, Broad Street

Tickets: £10.00, Under 16s free​

 An exciting opportunity to hear one of chamber music's finest works, Schubert's String Quintet in C Major performed in the intimate 600 year old venue, Browne's Hospital. With only 60 tickets available, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, D.956


AN ENGLISH AFTERNOON 

Date & Time: Saturday 18 May 1pm-2pm

Location: The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Tickets: £10.00, Under 16s free​

Join us for the first concert of day two of Stamford International Music Festival, "An English Afternoon". With some of the finest chamber music of the 20th century from Britten, Bridge and Bliss.

Britten – Three Divertimenti for String Quartet (c.1936)
Bliss – Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (c.1932)
Bridge – ‘Lament’ Duet for Two Violas


VIVALDI ‘FOUR SEASONS’

Date & Time: Saturday 18 May 7.30pm-9pm

Location: The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Tickets: £15.00, Under 16s free​

The Saturday night of Stamford International Music Festival will see all of this year's performers form an orchestra to perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Artistic Director, Freya Goldmark as the soloist.

Vivaldi – Four Seasons (Freya Goldmark soloist)


MACONCHY QUARTET

Date & Time: Sunday 19 May 1pm-2pm

Location: Browne’s Hospital, Broad Street

Tickets: £8.00, Under 16s free​

The Maconchy Quartet enjoy performing new and neglected repertoire alongside well established works. They were recently featured on BBC 4’s documentary ‘Unsung Heroines’ performing Maconchy’s 5th Quartet’

Maconchy Quartet No.5

Haydn Quartet Op.76 No.1


FESTIVAL FINALE 

Date & Time: Sunday 19 May 7.30pm-9.30pm

Location: The Ballroom, Stamford Arts Centre

Tickets: £15.00, Under 16s free​

The final concert of Stamford International Music Festival 2019. After three days of music, the festival will finish with the beautiful Webern Langsamer Satz followed by the beloved Mozart Clarinet Quintet, with Elgar's epic piano quintet bringing us to a rousing finale almost exactly 100 years after its premiere in May 1919.

Webern – Langsamer Satz in Eb Major for String Quartet
Mozart – Quintet in A Major for Clarinet & String Quartet, K.581
Elgar – Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op.84


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