Monday, 17 September 2012

East Finchley Arts Festival

East Finchley tube station
East Finchley tube station
Based at All Saints Church, East Finchley, the East Finchley Arts Festival offers and interesting mix of events from 5 to 14 October 2012. Founded in 1997, the festival is very much a local affair, it is heartening the way lots of different areas of London have local arts and music festivals which respond in varied ways to the area and the buildings within it. Festival Director Geoffrey Hansen is director of music at the church and his Odyssey for solo cello and strings will be receiving its premiere at the concert on 6 October with Hansen conducting the London Mozart Players, the programme also includes music by Elgar, Boccherini and Britten.


Other performers at the festival include the men of the choir of Kings College, Cambridge, Pop-up opera in Donizetti, Paprika (a group which specialises in traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans), the Finchley Childrens Music Group and the BBC Elstree Big Band. Quite  mix.

There are a series of young artist recitals including one from the winner of the North London Music Festival.

Further details from the festival website.

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