Chamber Music Festival opens

Concert-goers gather in the sunshine in 2018

The Peasmarsh Festival of chamber music is under way once again, with its annual orchestral concert taking place this evening Friday June 28. Three masterpieces of the 20th century will be performed: Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel, the Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams and Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Each one was composed 100 years ago as Europe emerged from the Great War. Soloists Anthony Marwood and Richard Lester perform these exhilarating pieces with the Aurora Orchestra under the baton of Geoffrey Paterson, conductor.
This is usually a sell-out performance but some last minute tickets are usually available at the door.
Venue: St Peter’s Church, Newenden
Time: 8pm

The next two days, Saturday and Sunday, bring together at Peasmarsh Church a dazzling roster of performers from across the globe.
Sat June 29 11:30am – Hayden’s piano trio No. 45 in E flat Hob XV: 59
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor M. 67
6:30pm – Brahms Waltzes for four hands Op. 39
Schoenberg Chamber symphony No. 1 Op. 9
Schubert String Quartet in C major D. 956
9:45pm Music of Mali, reputed to be the origin of the blues style

Sun June 30 11:30am – Mozart Rondo in A minor K. 511
Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor K.457
Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano in A major Op. 69
4:30pm – Guest spotlight with works by:
Toumani and Sidike Diabate, Kurtag, Liszt and Saint-Saens
7pm Beethoven Piano trio in G major Op. 121A ‘Kakadou Variations’
Eliott Carter String trio
Schumann Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano Op.70
Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor Op. 25

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Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .


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