2020 Festival

As planned pre-pandemic.

Friday 15th May

Opening Concert

Stamford Arts Centre

7pm-9pm

  • Haydn – String Quartet Op.77 No.1 Policeman
  • Janacek – String Quartet No.2 Intimate Letters
  • Weber – Clarinet Quintet Op.34

Late Night Schubert

Browne’s Hospital

9:45pm

  • Schubert – String Quartet No.15 in G

Saturday 16th May

Saturday Lunch

Browne’s Hospital

1pm

  • MusicWorks Young Ensemble
  • Programme TBC

Transfigured Night

Stamford Arts Centre

7:30pm

  • Beethoven – Septet in Eb Major Op.20
  • Schoenberg – Verklärte Nacht Op.4

Sunday 17th May

Sunday Morning

11am

  • Mozart – Clarinet Quartet in Bb Major
  • Michael Tippett – String Quartet No.2

Friends & Patrons Champagne Concert

Browne’s Hospital

3:30pm-5:30pm

  • Prokofiev – Sonata for Two Violins
  • G. Fuchs – Duet for Violin and Clarinet
  • Champagne & Canapes

Finale

6pm

  • H.J Baermann – Adagio in D flat major for Clarinet and Strings
  • Boccherini – Duets for Two Violins
  • Bartok – Duets for Two Violins
  • Mendelssohn String Quintet in Bb

Friday 17th May

Opening Concert

Stamford Arts Centre

7pm-9pm

  • Mozart – String Quintet no. 2 in C minor, K.406
  • Bartok – Contrasts Sz.111
  • Schumann – Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.47

Late Night Schubert

Browne’s Hospital

9:45pm

  • Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, D.956

Saturday 18th May

An English Afternoon

  • Britten – Three Divertimenti for String Quartet (c.1936)
  • Bliss – Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (c.1932)
  • Bridge – Lament Duet for Two Violas

Vivaldi ‘Four Seasons’

  • Vivaldi – Four Seasons (Freya Goldmark soloist)

Sunday 19th May

Maconchy Quartet

A chance to hear the fantastic all female Maconchy Quartet who champion new and neglected composers alongside the established quartet repertoire.

  • Maconchy Quartet No.5
  • Haydn Quartet Op.76 No.1

Friends Reception And Recital

An exclusive recital by festival founder Freya Goldmark for friends, patrons, sponsors, and supporters of the festival, held before the final concert.

  • Drinks & canapés reception

Festival Finale

  • Webern – Langsamer Satz in Eb Major for String Quartet
  • Mozart – Quintet in A Major for Clarinet & String Quartet, K.581
  • Elgar – Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op.84

Friday 27th April

An Evening Of Quartets

  • Beethoven – String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op.18
  • Piazzolla – ‘Four for Tango’
  • Debussy – String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10

Saturday 28th April

Lunch With Schubert

  • Schubert – String Quartet No. 14 ‘Death and the Maiden’

Clara Rodriguez & A World Premiere

Clara Rodriguez is a distinguished international pianist, well-known for her championing of South American composers alongside music from the traditional classical canon.

For this evening concert, Rodriguez has designed a fantastic programme for our enjoyment, highlighting a repertoire of composers from Cuba, Argentina, and her native Venezuela, plus a world premiere by renowned Venezuelan composer Miguel Astor. An evening not to be missed!

  • Teresa Carreño – Mi Teresita waltz (solo)
  • Luisa Elena Paesano – Pajarillo (solo)
  • Evencio Castellanos – Mañanita caraqueña (solo)
  • Federico Ruiz – Zumba que zumba (solo)
  • Ernesto Lecuona – Conga de medianoche, La comparsa, Malagueña (solo)
  • Miguel Astor – Cantabile, a world premiere for violin and piano to be performed by festival founder Freya Goldmark and Clara Rodriguez
  • Piazzolla – Selection of Tangos for Double Bass and Violin
  • Piazzolla – Oblivion for String Trio
  • Piazzolla – Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio

Sunday 29th April

Lunchtime Duets

  • Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins
  • Mozart – Duets for Violin and Viola
  • Handel-Halvorsen – ‘Passacaglia’ for Violin and Cello

Friends Reception And Recital

An exclusive recital by festival founder Freya Goldmark for friends, patrons, sponsors, and supporters of the festival, held before the final concert.

  • Drinks & canapés reception

Festival Finale

  • Barber – Adagio Op.11
  • Beethoven – String Trio in G Major Op.9 No.1
  • Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence Op.70