The festival takes place from 4 to 7 October in and around Aldeburgh. The opening concert, on 4 October in St Paul's Church, Westleton includes Alwyn's Chaconne for Tom for recorder and piano, plus music by Peter Dickinson, Jeremy Dale Roberts and Philip Spratley. Friday morning (5 October) in Blythborough church, the Cavalieri Quartet play Alwyn's 10th string quartet alongside, Pehkonen, Bridge and Beethoven. In the afternoon there is a chance to see two films with Alwyn scores. And in the evening James Bowman
gives a recital of lute songs and songs by Britten, alongside music by Martin Shaw and Thomas Pitfield.
Saturday afternoon (6 October) Ashley Wass gives a recital in Aldeburgh which includes a substantial amount of Alwyn's piano music. Then in the evening, at Blythborough Church, Edward Fivet and the Prometheus Orchestra perform Alwyn's Pastoral Fantasia for viola and string orchestra, plus his Scottish Dances andmusic from the film Green Girdle. They are also giving the world premiere of David Matthews Romanze for viola and string orchestra. The viola soloist is Sarah Jane Bradley. The concert also includes more music by Pehkonen and finishes with Beethoven's 8th Symphony.
Sunday afternoon the Prometheus Orchestra give another concert, this time in Orford, mixing Alwyn's pieces from their previous concert with Rossini, Butterworth, Beethoven and Delius.
Full details from the William Alwyn Festival website.