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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival returns for its second edition

Benjamin Grosvenor at the 2020 Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival (Photo Ting-Ru Lai/BBIMF)
Benjamin Grosvenor at the 2020 Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival
(Photo Ting-Ru Lai/BBIMF)

Created during lockdown last year by Benjamin Grosvenor, Hyeyoon Park and Raja Halder, the Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival returns this year from 17 to 19 September 2021 for its second edition. The iaugural festival in September 2020 provided four, highly successful, socially distanced concerts which created something positive and long-lasting for the local community as well as raising money for a local hospice. 

For 2021, there are four concerts at Bromley Parish Church featuring artistic directors Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Hyeyoon Park (violin), and festival director Raja Halder (violin) plus guests Timothy Ridout (viola), Bartholemew LaFollette (cello), Laura van der Heijden (cello) in an intriguing range of music from Dvorak for two violins and viola, Rachmaninov's piano trio written in memory of Tchaikovsky, and Britten reflecting on a Dowland song, plus a Schubert trio, the Schumann Piano Quartet and Brahms' Piano Quintet. Oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros will be joining festival artists for a programme of his own music.

The festival is offering free tickets for the under-12s and £5 tickets for under-21s. Full details from the festival website.

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