There is the world premiere of a new work commissioned by the Festival from composer David Bednall setting texts associated with Barnes, to be performed by the Barnes Music Festival Chorus (30/3). The Villiers String Quartet perform Elgar, Delius, Holst and Robert Still (3/4), whilst Julian Lloyd Webber and the Verter Trio perform Delius, Purcell, Ireland and William Lloyd Webber in the 100th anniversary year of William Lloyd Webber's birth (29/3).
There will be a lecture recital by Graham Johnson on Holst and Exoticism (2/4),and A Soldier's Tale marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with a recital by bass-baritone Christopher Foster (4/4).
There is also Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury from Scratch (!) with the New London Opera Players (29/3). There are a number of organ recitals, a festal Eucharist for Mothering Sunday, and choral concerts featuring the Barnes Choir and St Mary's and St Michael's Choirs. Additionally there will be jazz at the Bull's Head with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, community events plus a a showing of Tony Palmer's film about Purcell England My England (4/4).
Further information from the Barnes Music Festival website.
Elsewhere on this blog:
- Magical: Borka, the Goose with No Feathers
- Technique and musicality: Rupert Charlesworth and Laurence Cummings at the Foundling Hospital
- My dearest Hedgehog: The Tempestuous Marriage of Richard and Pauline Strauss
- Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito
- Chelsea Opera Group: Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi
- The Lonely City: The Platinum Consort, Scott Inglis-Kidger
- 30th birthday: John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers
- Rokoko: Max Emanuel Cencic in arias by Hasse
- Rosenblatt Recitals: Giuseppe Filianoti
- Second view: ETO' Magic Flute
- Theatrical magic: Jonathan Dove's Pinocchio