PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS

EVENT ONE

STEVEN ISSERLIS: A MASTERCLASS FOR CELLISTS

Thursday 13 June,  8.00pm – c.10.00pm

 

Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB

TICKETED BUT FREE EVENT

EVENT TWO

FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT:

STEVEN ISSERLIS, ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN, 

TOM HAMMOND

Friday, 14 June,  7.30pm – c.9.15pm

 

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

 

Tickets: £5 (under 18 or in full time education)/£20/£30

Red Leaves

Adagio Cantabile from Symphony No.13

Soloist: Steven Isserlis

Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb/1

Soloist: Steven Isserlis

Apollon musagète

 

John McCabe

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn

Igor Stravinsky

EVENT THREE

HERTFORD'S HISTORY: WALKING TOUR AND LUNCH

GUIDED BY CLLR. PETER RUFFLES

 

Saturday 15 June,  11.30am – 2.00pm

 

Tickets: £15 (includes lunch at Mudlarks Garden Café)

EVENT FOUR 

MUSICAL FAREWELLS: CHAMBER MUSIC WITH

STEVEN ISSERLIS & FRIENDS

Saturday 15 June 2.30pm – c.4.30pm

 

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

Tickets £5 (under 18 or in full time education)/£20/£30

Steven Isserlis - cello

Anthony Marwood - violin

Irène Duval - violin

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad - viola

Dénes Vàrjon - piano

Izabella Simon - piano

Gabriel Fauré

 

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

Gabriel Fauré

String Quartet op. 121 for piano, four hands (arr. Cortot/Fauré)

Gesang der Frühe

solo piano: Dénes Vàrjon

Violin Sonata No.3 (arr. Isserlis)

piano, cello

Geister Variations

solo piano: Dénes Vàrjon

Violin Concerto, slow movement

(arr. Isserlis for piano trio) 

String Quartet op. 121

 

EVENT FIVE

STEVEN ISSERLIS IN CONVERSATION 

Saturday 15 June,  5.30pm - c.6.30pm

Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA

 

TICKETED BUT FREE EVENT

EVENT SIX 

ZRI: BRAHMS AND THE GIPSY

Saturday 15 June, 8.00pm – c.10.00pm

Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB

Tickets £15 (free for under 27s), pre-concert dining available for £20

Johannes Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor plus Klezmer tunes and traditional music from Carpathia, the Ukraine, Romania and Moldova.

Tickets available from Benslow Music Trust.  

EVENT SEVEN 

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD - ORGAN RECITAL

Sunday 16 June, 12.00pm - c.1.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

Tickets  £5 (under 18 or in full time education)/£15/£20

William Whitehead - organ

J S Bach

 

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582

From the 'Orgelbüchlein' and 'Orgelbüchlein Project'

 

J F Brown

J S Bach

Alan Mills

J S Bach

Stephen Barber

J S Bach

David Bednall

J S Bach

Peter Fribbins

Percy Whitlock

Edward Elgar

 

Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott

Herr Christ, der eig'ne Gottessohn, BWV601

O Heilger Geist, du Göttlich's Feur

Komm, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV631

Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl

Vater Unser im Himmelreich, BWV636

Ich dank' dir schon durch deinen Sohn

Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit, BWV688

Prelude and Fugue on Cromer

Scherzetto from the Organ Sonata

Sonata No.2 in B Flat

EVENT EIGHT 

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD WITH HFoM LIVING COMPOSERS:

IN CONVERSATION

Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm - c.3.30pm

Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA

William Whitehead in discussion with Featured Living Composers Alan Mills and James Francis Brown

TICKETED BUT FREE EVENT

EVENT NINE

RISONANZE: IBRAHIM AZIZ, VIOLA DA GAMBA

Sunday 16 June, 4.30pm - c.5.30pm

St Mary's Church, St Mary's Lane, Hertingfordbury SG14 2LD

Tickets  £20

 

Ibrahim Aziz - viola da gamba

Tobias Hume

J S Bach

Rebecca Rowe

Carl Friedrich Abel

Carlos Martínez Gil

 

Three Pieces for Lyra Viol

(The Spirit of Gambo, Harke, harke, Love's Farewell)

Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008

(transcr. I. Aziz)

(Allemande, Courante, Sarabande,

Minuet I & II, Gigue)

Journeying

Two unaccompanied pieces

Suite Estiu

(Mirada, Resonancias, Roces, Aromas, Sazón)

EVENT TEN

ZRI: ADVENTURES WITH CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Monday 17 June, 7.30pm - c.9.30pm

 

St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter's Street, St Albans AL1 3HG

Tickets  £20

Taking the listener to the exciting melting pot of early 20th-century New York where jazz, klezmer and classical music intertwined with film soundtracks - ZRI match the wit, virtuosity and sheer brilliance of Chaplin in his creative prime.

 

EVENT ELEVEN 

HARMONIA CAELESTIS (I):

BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Wednesday 19 June, 1.00pm - c.2.00pm

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

 

FREE ADMISSION, RETIRING COLLECTION

Lunchtime Concerts at All Saints Hertford

G F Handel

J S Bach

G F Handel

Peter Fribbins

J S Bach

Selection from Nine German Arias for soprano, violin and continuo

Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig for organ, BWV768

Let The Bright Seraphim from Samson for soprano, trumpet and continuo, HWV57

Sonata for solo violin

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata No.51 for soprano, violin, trumpet and continuo, BWV51  

EVENT TWELVE

ADAM SAUNDERS:

A SINGING WELCOME WITH STEVENAGE SCHOOLS

Wednesday 19 June, 1.30pm - c. 2.30pm

The Auditorium, Stevenage Music Centre, The Nobel School, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage SG2 0HS

EVENT THIRTEEN

HARMONIA CAELESTIS (II):

BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC IN BENGEO

Wednesday 19 June, 8.00pm – c.9.00pm

St. Leonard's Church, St. Leonard's St., Hertford SG14 3JW

Tickets £15

G F Handel

J S Bach

G F Handel

Peter Fribbins

J S Bach

 

Selection from Nine German Arias for soprano, violin and continuo

Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig for organ, BWV 768

Eternal Source Of Light Divine, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne for soprano, trumpet and continuo, HWV74

Sonata for solo violin

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Cantata No.51 for soprano, violin, trumpet and continuo, BWV51  

EVENT FOURTEEN

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: COMPOSING FOR PIANO WITH FLORIAN MITREA, THE PURCELL SCHOOL BUSHEY

Thursday 20 June,

11.00am -1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm (Daytime Workshop)

7.00pm - c.8.00pm (Concert)

The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey WD23 2TS

Concert Tickets £15 (DAYTIME WORKSHOP FREE TO ATTEND)

Florian Mitrea - piano

HFoM Featured Living Composers

James Francis Brown, Alan Mills, Peter Fribbins

EVENT FIFTEEN

EARLY INSPIRATIONS: BEETHOVEN AND BROWN WITH

THE EBLANA STRING TRIO

Friday 21 June, 7.30pm – c.8.30pm

Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA

Tickets £15

This event is part of a special offer: Book two tickets for Events Fifteen and Sixteen for £20. Offer only available from Hertford Tourist Information Centre, tel. 01992 584322

Jonathan Martindale - violin

Lucy Nolan - viola

Peggy Nolan - cello

 

J F Brown

L v Beethoven

 

String Trio No.1

String Trio No.1

EVENT SIXTEEN

FAREWELL TO THE DAY: JAZZ WITH CHRIS ELDRED

AND FRIENDS

Friday 21 June, 10.15pm – c.11.15pm

Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA

Tickets £15

This event is part of a special offer: Book two tickets for Events Fifteen and Sixteen for £20. Offer only available from Hertford Tourist Information Centre, tel. 01992 584322

Chris Eldred - piano

Jess Radcliffe - vocals

Loz Garratt - bass

EVENT SEVENTEEN

HAYDN ON TOUR: LONDON AND HERTFORD IN 1791

WITH RICHARD SISSON

Saturday 22 June, 10.30am – c.12.00pm

Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA

Tickets £5 (under 18 or in full time education)/£15

An entertaining talk about the most famous musician of his day visiting England and holidaying in Hertford

EVENT EIGHTEEN

MASSED HORNS OF HERTFORDSHIRE: HERTFORDSHIRE MUSIC SERVICE WITH SPECIAL GUEST TIM THORPE

Saturday 22 June, 1.30pm – c.2.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

in collaboration with Hertfordshire Music Service

Tickets £3

EVENT NINETEEN

TIM THORPE IN RECITAL

Saturday 22 June, 3.30pm – c.4.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

Tickets £5 (under 18 or in full time education)/£15/£20

Tim Thorpe - French horn

Winnie Wu - piano

Programme to include music by Erik Satie, Franz Joseph Strauss, Gilbert Vinter, Alan Mills and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

EVENT TWENTY

MEETINGS WITH HAYDN: ENSEMBLE DeNOTE

PERFORMING ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Saturday 22 June, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA

 

Tickets £15

John Irving - fortepiano

Marcus Barcham Stevens - violin

Ruth Alford - cello 

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn

Sonata in A flat major, Hob XVI:46

Sonata in D major, Hob XVI:24

Piano Trio in G major (Gypsy Rondo) Hob XV:25 

EVENT TWENTY ONE

A VISIT TO HAYDN'S SUMMER HOME:

A MUSICAL GUIDED WALK TO ROXFORD HOUSE

Sunday 23 June, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Tickets £20 (includes return bus travel to Hertford)

Led by HFoM Artistic Directors Tom Hammond and James Francis Brown, walk starts at the Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA, suitable for people happy to walk c. three miles.

EVENT TWENTY TWO

FESTIVAL FAREWELLS: CARDUCCI QUARTET WITH

CLARE HAMMOND, piano

Sunday 23 June, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Hertford SG13 8AY

Tickets £5 (under 18 or in full time education)/£15/£25

Felix Mendelssohn

Maurice Ravel

Peter Fribbins

W A Mozart

 

String Quartet No.6 in F minor

String Quartet in F major

String Quartet No.1 Adagio

(from I Have The Serpent Brought)

Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor,

KV491

 

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