Hay Music

Friday, 7 July:  Amarylli Duo:  Elizabeth Pallett, lute and theorbo and Hannah Grove, soprano. 

Hay Castle, 7.30pm. 

‘Shakespeare’s Musicke’.  A programme of music from Shakespeare’s own time, based on texts from his works.  Composers include William Byrd, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, William Cornysh, Thomas Morley, Edward de Vere, Robert Jones, John Bartlett – and that most prolific of composers, ‘Anon’.

Friday, 28 July:  Rolf Hind, piano. 

St Mary’s Church, 7.00pm.

One of Britain’s foremost pianists plays pieces by Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen, Rolf Hind, John Adams, Claude Debussy and Leoš Janáček.

Friday, 18 August:  Albion Brass Quintet:  Peter Rudeforth and John MacDomnic, trumpets, Jo Withers, French horn, Andy Flaxman, trombone and Marc Easener, tuba. 

Hay Castle, 7.30pm. 

Spanning early music and jazz, this great brass ensemble will play English dances of the 16th Century plus music by Benjamin Britten, Malcolm Arnold, Vagn Holmboe, Claude Debussy, Nick La Rocca/Larry Shields, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner and Kid Ory/Louis Armstrong.  Another programme for all tastes!

Thursday, 31 August:  Michael Poll, guitar. 

Hay Castle, 7.30pm. 

This virtuosic US/British artist presents a programme entitled ‘500 Years of the Guitar’ covering solo guitar and lute music from Josquin des Prez, through John Dowland, Johann Sebastian Bach, Federico Moreno Torroba and others to the present day.

Friday, 15 – Monday, 18 September:  The Fitzwilliam @ Hay Chamber Music Festival. 

Various venues. 

A wonderfully diverse programme based on the theme of ‘A Fusion of Fantasy and Folklore’.  The Fitzwilliam String Quartet will be joined by pianist Simon Callaghan, folk musicians and lecturer and broadcaster Richard Wigmore to create a weekend jam-packed with chamber music concerts, a piano recital, a folk music gig, talks and walks and a film screening of Disney’s ‘Fantasia’.  The inspiring and varied concerts taking place throughout the weekend will include works by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Henry Purcell, Joseph Haydn, Anton Dvořák, Percy Grainger, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Edward Grieg, Ian Stephens, Frank Martin and Duncan Druce.

Thursday, 19 October:  The Kurtág String Trio. 

Hay Castle, 7.30pm. 

This highly acclaimed young ensemble will play trios by Ernő Dohnányi, Jean Francaix, György Kurtág, Ludwig van Beethoven and Georges Enescu.

Friday, 3 November:  The Sacconi Quartet and William Howard, piano. 

St Mary’s Church, 7.00pm.

A Hay debut for this wonderful string quartet, plus the welcome return of an old friend in William Howard, playing an eclectic programme:  Franz Schubert:  Quartettsatz;  Graham Fitkin:  ‘Touch’ (piano quartet);  Jonathan Dove:  Piano Quintet and the grand César Franck Piano Quintet.

Wednesday, 6 December:  The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. 

St Mary’s Church, 7.00pm.  

A most welcome return by one of Hay Music’s favourite ensembles.  The Choir of Clare College will present a concert of highly engaging music with a Christmas theme.

Programme subject to alteration –

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