PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS

EVENT ONE

CHLOË HANSLIP: A MASTERCLASS

(in partnership with Future Talent and Queenswood School)

Friday 12 June, 10.00am - 12.30pm

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 TWO

HERTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Friday, 12 June,  3.00pm – c.4.00pm

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 THREE

ALBION STRING QUARTET

 

Friday 12 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/£10

L v Beethoven

J Weir

W Walton

 

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

String Quartet

String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor

EVENT FOUR

RELAXED REHEARSAL WITH HERTFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA 

Saturday 13 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 - no tickets required

Chloë Hanslip - violin

Tom Hammond - conductor

EVENT FIVE

TOMMY FOGGO, SUPERHERO

Saturday 13 June, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

A magical multi-media tale of a life saved by music, for children 7+ and their 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

 

The Corn Exchange, 39 Fore Street, Nertford SG14 1AL

Tickets £11/£5 

Matthew Sharp - cello, voice

EVENT SIX

JUDITH WEIR IN CONVERSATION

Saturday 13 June, 4.00pm - 5.00pm

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.

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

FREE EVENT

EVENT SEVEN 

HERTFORDSHIRE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA WITH CHLOË HANSLIP & TOM HAMMOND

Saturday 13 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/£16

Concessions: £20/£15/£5

 

Béla Bartók                       

J Weir

F J Haydn

L v Beethoven

 

Romanian Folk Dances

I give you the end of a golden string

Symphony No. 99

Violin Concerto in D maj, op. 61

                                                  

EVENT EIGHT

ZRI - THE CELLAR SESSIONS

Saturday 13 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.

Corn Exchange, 39 Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AL

Tickets  £20/£10

EVENT NINE

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

FONTANELLA RECORDER QUINTET

Sunday 14 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

EVENT TEN 

DEMENTIA PROJECT

Monday 15 June, 1.00pm - c.2.00pm

EVENT ELEVEN

SOUNDBITES: FLORIAN MITREA IN RECITAL

Wednesday 17 June, 12.00pm - c. 1.00pm

Hertfordshire pianist Florian Mitrea makes a welcome return to the Festival this year in a programme that balances Mozart’s charm with Schubert’s restless masterpiece by way of a world premiere by Alan Mills.

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

FREE EVENT - Lunch available at venue

W A Mozart

W A Mozart

A Mills

F Schubert

 

Sonata in C maj KV 309

Fantasy in D min KV 397 and Rondo in D maj KV 485

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Wanderer-Fantasy in C maj

EVENT TWELVE

FLORIAN MITREA IN RECITAL

Wednesday 17 June, 8.00pm – c.9.15pm

With two titans of the piano repertoire by Beethoven and Liszt, Florian Mitrea’s second appearance at HFoM 2020 includes a repeat performance of a new work 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 

L v Beethoven

C Debussy

A Mills

F 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 THIRTEEN

CHLOË HANSLIP AND DANNY DRIVER IN RECITAL

Thursday 18 June, 7.30am -9.00pm

 

In her final appearance at HFoM 2020, 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/£10

Chloë Hanslip - violin

Danny Driver - piano

J F Brown

L v Beethoven

J Weir

L v Beethoven

 

The Hart's Grace

Sonata in G major, op. 96

Music for 247 Strings

Violin Sonata No 9 op. 47 Kreutzer 

 

EVENT FOURTEEN

FESTIVAL FINALE: MUSIC FOR WIND ENSEMBLE

Saturday 20 June, 10.15pm – 11.15pm

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

Ensemble DeNote

Dangnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE   

Tickets £21/£10

 

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

 

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