PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 2021

EVENT ONE

HERTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Friday, 4 June, time tbc

Composer, pianist and animateur Adam Saunders leads an uplifting performance by children from Hertford primary schools, accompanied by Hertford’s own jazz star Chris Eldred, with his trio.

Early Booking Advised.

 

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

FREE EVENT - donations welcome

EVENT TWO

ALBION STRING QUARTET

 

Friday 4 June,  7.30pm – 9.00pm

“The playing, by the excellent Albion, is masterly in its vividness, freedom and sensitivity” David Cairns, Sunday Times

Beethoven’s youthfully brilliant quartet opens a concert which includes Featured Living Composer Judith Weir’s fascinating quartet from 1990 and one of William Walton’s most vibrant and exciting works.

St. Andrew's Church, St Andrew Street, Hertford SG14 1HS 

 

Tickets: £21(£11 full-time students)

prices include booking fees

Ludwig van Beethoven

Judith Weir

William Walton

 

String Quartet No. 5 in A major, Op. 18

String Quartet

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor

EVENT THREE

HISTORIC WALK

 

Saturday 5 June, details tbc

EVENT FOUR

RELAXED REHEARSAL WITH HERTFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA 

Saturday 5 June,  12.00pm - 12.45pm

Families with very young children, and people who may ordinarily not be able to observe the traditional ‘silence’ when attending live music events, are welcomed to watch and hear a professional orchestra at work. Noise may be made!

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

 

FREE EVENT - donations welcome

Chloë Hanslip - violin

Tom Hammond - conductor

EVENT FIVE

TOMMY FOGGO, SUPERHERO

Saturday 5 June, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

A magical multi-media tale of a life saved by music, for children 7+ and their parents or guardians, brought to you by award-winning composer Stephen Deazley, writer Martin Riley and ‘extraordinary cellist, virile baritone & compelling actor’ (Daily Telegraph), Matthew Sharp.

 

venue tbc

Tickets £11 (£6 full-time students) 

prices include booking fees

Matthew Sharp - cello, voice

EVENT SIX 

HERTFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA WITH CHLOË HANSLIP & TOM HAMMOND

Saturday 5 June, 6.00pm - 7.30pm

An early evening performance of sunny and fascinating music, including one of Beethoven’s most popular works in celebration of his 250th year.

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

Hertfordshire Festival Orchestra

Chloë Hanslip - violin

Tom Hammond - conductor

Tickets:

£31 (£21 full-time students) nave front,

£21 (£11 full-time-students) nave rear

£16 (£6 full-time students) side aisles 

prices include booking fees

 

Béla Bartók                       

Judith Weir

Franz Joseph Haydn

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Romanian Folk Dances

I give you the end of a golden string

Symphony No. 99 in Eb major, Hob I:99

Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61

                                                  

EVENT SEVEN

ZRI - THE CELLAR SESSIONS

Saturday 5 June, 9.30pm - 10.45pm

With tunes from JS Bach to Taylor Swift, ZRI give their special Gypsy-Jazz-Klezmer treatment to music from Vienna’s Red Hedgehog tavern, that will make you want to leap to your feet and dance.

venue tbc

Tickets  £21 (£11 full-time students)

prices include booking fees

EVENT EIGHT

1670 – THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE: 350TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN MUSIC

FONTANELLA RECORDER QUINTET

Sunday 6 June, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

As a celebration of the 350th anniversary of the creation of Hertford Friends' Meeting House in 1670, Fontanella present a charming programme of consort music on their magnificent collection of renaissance and baroque recorders.

The programme includes settings of popular English folk tunes of the day (including Greensleeves to a Ground), as well as some of the greatest art music calling on nature and birdsong by Purcell, Couperin, Williams and Van Eyck.

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

Tickets:  £21

price include booking fees

EVENT NINE

FLORIAN MITREA IN RECITAL

Sunday 6 June, 8.00pm – c.9.15pm

​Hertfordshire pianist Florian Mitrea makes a welcome return to the Festival this year with two titans of the piano repertoire by Beethoven and Liszt. The programme includes a world premiere by Alan Mills alongside these ever-popular short works by Debussy.

Peter Morrison Hall, Benslow Music Trust, Ibberson Way,

Hitchin SG4 9RB

Tickets £15/£35 (with pre-concert dining), free for under 27's

Contact Benslow Box Office for this event 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven

Claude Debussy

Alan Mills

Franz Liszt

 

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C maj, op. 53 Waldstein

Four préludes

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Après une lecture du Dante, Fantasia quasi Sonata

EVENT TEN

MUSIC IN MIND - LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

Monday 7 June, details tbc

An opportunity to experience the results of our music sessions for people living with dementia, including their carers and families. For those living with the condition, participating in music can bring not only an improvement in symptoms, but a sense of joy and elation for those taking part.

 

In collaboration with the outreach wing of the Orchestra of the Swan – Music Cares, and the Alzheimer’s Society

EVENT ELEVEN

CHLOË HANSLIP: A MASTERCLASS

(in partnership with Future Talent and Queenswood School)

Tuesday 8 June, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

In collaboration with Future Talent, who support gifted young musicians from low income backgrounds, distinguished international violinist Chloë Hanslip gives a masterclass for violin/viola players.

 

Queenswood School Chapel, Shepherd's Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6N

TICKETED BUT FREE EVENT

 

EVENT TWELVE

SOUNDBITES: FLORIAN MITREA IN RECITAL

Wednesday 9 June, 12.00pm - c. 1.00pm

​Florian Mitrea’s second appearance at HFoM 2020 balances Mozart’s charm with Schubert’s restless masterpiece by way of a repeat performance of a new work by Alan Mills.

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

FREE EVENT - Lunch available at venue

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Alan Mills

Franz Schubert

 

Sonata in C major KV 309

Fantasy in D minor KV 397 and Rondo in D major KV 485

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Wanderer-Fantasy in C major

EVENT THIRTEEN

JUDITH WEIR IN CONVERSATION

Thursday 10 June, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Master of the Queen’s Music and HFoM’s Featured Living Composer 2020, Judith Weir CBE talks to Artistic Directors James Francis Brown and Tom Hammond about her creative life, with opportunity for audience questions and participation.

venue and time tbc

FREE EVENT

EVENT FOURTEEN

CHLOË HANSLIP AND DANNY DRIVER IN RECITAL

Thursday 10 June, 7.30pm -9.00pm

 

In her final appearance at HFoM 2021, Principal Artist Chloë Hanslip (“…wholly infectious conviction, spontaneity and panache… superbly accomplished performances…” Gramophone) is joined by pianist Danny Driver to perform Beethoven and music by HFoM Artistic Director James Francis Brown and Judith Weir CBE.

Queenswood School Chapel, Shepherd's Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6N

Concert Tickets £26 (£11 full-time students)

prices include booking fees

Chloë Hanslip - violin

Danny Driver - piano

James Francis Brown

Ludwig van Beethoven

Judith Weir

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

The Hart's Grace

Sonata in G major, op. 96

Music for 247 Strings

Violin Sonata No 9 op. 47 Kreutzer 

 

EVENT FIFTEEN

FESTIVAL FINALE: GUILDHALL WINDS

Saturday 11 June, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Professors and students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in association with

Ensemble DeNote

venue tbc

Tickets £21 (£11 full-time students)

prices include booking fees

 

Hertfordshire Festival of Music reserves the right to alter artists and/or programmes under exceptional circumstances.

 

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