Tuesday 19 September 2023

18th Malcolm Arnold Festival

hoto montage - Wise Music; (photo permissions © Fritz Curzon Photography, ©June Mendoza)
Photo montage - Wise Music; (photo permissions © Fritz Curzon Photography, ©June Mendoza)

The 18th Malcolm Arnold Festival, celebrating Northampton's colourful and charismatic son, returns in October with a weekend of live events and a digital live-stream. 

On 14 and 15 October, Northampton will be filled with Arnold-related musical events. John Gibbons conducts the Northampton Symphony Orchestra in a concert that includes a suite from Arnold's 1954 ballet, Rinaldo and Armida (choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton), and Hilary Davan Wetton conducts the LGT String Orchestra (an ensemble featuring highly talented young soloists between the ages of 13 and 23 from over 20 nations) in a programme that include Arnold's Oboe Concerto with Melanie Ragge and his Serenade for Guitar and Strings with Hugh Millington.

Throughout weekend there are performances given by The Enderby Band, the Nick Budd Brass Quintet and Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band featuring Arnold's music for brass and wind, and there is a masterclass with clarinettist Emma Johnson focusing on Arnold's music for clarinet.

The live-streamed event is
on Sunday 29 October, full details to come.

Further information from the festival website.

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