Monday 15 April 2024

From the Homeland: Islington Festival of Music and Art

Islington Festival (Photo: Marc  Gascoigne)
Islington Festival (Photo: Marc  Gascoigne)

Islington Festival of Music and Art is returning with fourteen events across nine venues in and around Islington from 5 to 20 July 2024. This year's festival takes as its theme, From the Homeland, and events take us through the landscapes of Czech Republic, Hungary and Denmark, as well as journeys from India to Scotland and Australia to America.

The festival opens with a Czech theme as Joana Ly (violin), Miguel Ángel Villeda Cerón (cello) and Martin André (piano) perform music by Smetana, Martinu and Dvorak, and the festival finale returns to the theme with chamber music by Kapralova, Janacek and Dvorak.

There is a Verdi recital from soprano Skye Ingram, tenor Brenton Spiteri and pianist Fran Hills. Soprano Daniela Sicari, bass Peter Rose and pianist Martin André present a selection of global songs and duets, in Towards the New World, from Australia to America.

Baroque violinist Kati Debretzeni returns to complete her solo Bach cycle, whilst Jacqueline Shave (violin), John Parricelli (guitar) and Kuljit Bhamra (tabla) bring their innovative music making and story telling to Little Angel Theatre, and you can have a coffee- morning with Haydn quartets. Cellist Miguel Ángel Villeda Cerón performs two of Bach's solo cello suites. 

There is tea-time jazz, a piano recital from Dmitrii Kalashnikov, a walk with live music, plus yoga classes, and contemporary dance classes with live music.

Full details from the festival website.

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