Hertfordshire Festival of Music

The Hertfordshire Festival of Music returns in June with 21 events and projects taking place in and around Hertford.

Event Information:

  • Dates:from Friday 07 June 24
  • until Saturday 15 June 24
  • Times: 10:00
Further Information…

Now in its eighth year, the theme of this year’s Festival is ‘The Power of 2: Musical and Artistic Dialogues. The Festival, taking between 7 and 15 June, will include a series of concerts, talks and other events featuring a range of musicians, artists and original thinkers

 Artists will include the highly acclaimed piano duo Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen, as this year’s Principal Artists. In addition to a two-piano recital at All Saints’ Church in Hertford, there will also be an opportunity to gain artistic insights and inspiration in a free piano duo masterclass given by Katya Apekisheva at Queenswood School in Brookmans Park.  

The festival opens with a dialogue, ‘My Life in Music’ - a conversation and performance with singer and composer Tom Randle and the Rossetti Ensemble, featuring his own music alongside that of Vaughan Williams and Dvorak. 

Violinist Litsa Tunnah is joined by Festival Artistic Director James Francis Bown in a performance featuring his 2nd violin sonata as well as works by Vaughan Williams and Beethoven. 

Friday 14 June will be a day of songs and tangos with a documentary on composer David Matthews, performances by the Choir of St Andrew, culminating in an evening with Tango Siempre. 

On the final Saturday, clarinettist Poppy Beddoe and pianist Timothy End join forces for a concert featuring a special world premiere, while the grand finale sees Principal Artists Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen giving a two-piano recital at All Saints’ Church. This promises to be an event full of dynamic interplay and remarkable artistic unity. 

James Francis Brown, Hertfordshire Festival of Music Artistic Director, said: “This year’s Hertfordshire Festival of Music features a rich and diverse programme of concerts and events celebrating live classical music. 

More information and tickets here.

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