Bookings for pre-concert evening meals are being taken until Thursday 23 September. Email lucy@hatfieldhousemusicfestival.org.uk for more details.

Wednesday
29 September

6.45pm – 7.15pm
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk by Stephen Johnson

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7.30pm – 9.30pm
Marble Hall

Opening Concert

Schumann Piano Trio in F, Op. 80

Joseph Phibbs Cello Sonata World Première

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor No 1, Op. 25

Magnus Johnston violin

Brett Dean viola

Guy Johnston cello

Tom Poster piano

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£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

Phibbs Sonata commissioned by Penny Wright and Andrew Neubauer for the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival 2021 with support from Wigmore Hall

Thursday
30 September

11.30am – 12.30pm
St Etheldreda’s Church

Schools Concert 1

Holst arr. George Morton Planet Suite

Purcell School Musicians

Paul Hoskins conductor

James Mayhew illustrator

Free tickets for this performance are by invitation only

1.45pm – 2.45pm
St Etheldreda’s Church

Schools Concert 2

Holst arr. George Morton Planet Suite

Purcell School Musicians

Paul Hoskins conductor

James Mayhew illustrator

Free tickets for this performance are by invitation only

5pm – 6pm
Marble Hall

Song Recital

Schubert Die junge Nonne, Schwestergruss, Ganymed

Ravel La flûte enchantée

Gaubert Soir païen

Messiaen Chants de terre et de ciel (selection)

Schoenberg 4 Lieder Op. 2

Cheryl Frances-Hoad 6 Songs of Melmoth

Carolyn Sampson soprano

Joseph Middleton piano

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£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

6.45pm – 7.15pm
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Johnson

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7.30pm – 9.30pm
Marble Hall

IMS Prussia Cove

Paul Wiancko American Haiku for viola and cello

Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op. 40

Mark-Anthony Turnage Prayer for a Great Man

Fauré Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Arisa Fujita violin

Alinka Rowe viola

Vladimir Waltham cello

Alasdair Beatson piano

Alec Frank-Gemmill horn

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£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

Friday
1 October

4.15pm – 4.45pm
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Johnson

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5pm – 6pm
Marble Hall

Carducci Quartet

Shostakovich String Quartet No 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108

Stephen Johnson Angel’s Arc for clarinet and string quartet

Dvořák String Quartet in F, Op. 96, American

Carducci Quartet

Matthew Hunt clarinet

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£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

6.45pm – 7.15pm
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Johnson

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7.30pm – 9.30pm
Marble Hall

Festival Resident Musicians 1

Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43

André Caplet Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 8

Brett Dean Demons for solo flute

Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op. 20

Orsino Ensemble

Carducci Quartet

Magnus Johnston violin

Brett Dean viola

Guy Johnston cello

Tom Poster piano

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£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

Saturday
2 October

11 am – 12 midday
The Armoury

Organ Recital

Henderick Speuy Psalm Prelude on Vader ons in Hemelrijck

William Byrd Fantasia in A minor

Thomas Morley Fantasia

William Croft A Double Voluntary

Matthew Kaner Cello Suite World Première

Handel Two Pieces for a Musical Clock

A Miniature Symphony for Organ:

Haydn Allegro No 23 from Flötenuhr

Haydn Allegretto No 13 from Flötenuhr

Beethoven Scherzo WoO33

Beethoven Allegro WoO33

William Whitehead organ

Guy Johnston cello

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£27

Unreserved seating

2pm – 3pm
St Etheldreda’s Church

Family Concert

Holst arr. George Morton Planet Suite

Festival Resident Musicians

Purcell School Musicians

Paul Hoskins conductor

James Mayhew illustrator

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£12 adults, £5 4 – 18 year olds

Unreserved seating

4.15 – 4.45pm
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Johnson

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5pm – 6pm
Marble Hall

Orsino Winds

Debussy Syrinx for solo flute

James Macmillan Motet V for solo horn

Olav Berg Duomonologue for bassoon and clarinet

Reicha Andante for cor anglais and quartet

Nielsen Wind Quintet Op. 43

Adam Walker flute

Nicholas Daniel oboe

Matthew Hunt clarinet

Amy Harman bassoon

Alec Frank-Gemmill horn

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£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Marble Hall

Jazz Concert – Julian Bliss Quintet

Julian Bliss clarinet

Lewis Wright vibraphone

Kit Downes piano

Tom Farmer bass

Ed Richardson drums

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£38 front stalls, £19 rear stalls

Showcasing the bands astonishing versatility and virtuosity, this programme combines well known tunes by the great George Gershwin with music that the ‘King of Swing’ Benny Goodman championed throughout his extensive career. The band will share stories of both Gershwin and Goodman alongside tunes such as I Got Rhythm, Don’t Be that Way, Embraceable You, Fascinating Rhythm and After You’ve Gone.

Sunday
3 October

11am – 12.30pm
The Old Palace

VOCES8 Singing Workshop

VOCES8

Hertfordshire Youth Chamber Choir

Cantate Youth Choir

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£5

Come and hear VOCES8 work on singing technique and repertoire for the Finale concert with some of the finest young singers in the county

11.15am – 11.45am
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Johnson

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12pm – 1pm
Marble Hall

Festival Resident Musicians 2

Brett Dean Epitaphs for String Quintet

Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D 667 The Trout

Carducci Quartet

Magnus Johnston violin

Brett Dean viola

Guy Johnston cello

Tom Poster piano

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£27 front stalls, £16 rear stalls

2pm – 2.45pm
St Etheldreda’s Church

Young Musicians’ Platform 1

Watford School of Music Senior String Group

Watford School of Music Senior Wind Group

Watford School of Music Senior Brass Group

St Albans Music School Flutarama

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£3

Working in partnership with the Hertfordshire Music Service, we present 3 x 45 minute sets starting on the hour, featuring some of the finest young chamber ensembles across Hertfordshire

3pm – 3.45pm
St Etheldreda’s Church

Young Musicians’ Platform 2

Dacorum Music School Youth Orchestra

Dacorum Music School Recorder Consort

North Herts Music School Chamber Strings Orchestra

North Herts Music School String Chamber Quartet

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£3

Working in partnership with the Hertfordshire Music Service, we present 3 x 45 minute sets starting on the hour, featuring some of the finest young chamber ensembles across Hertfordshire

4pm – 4.45pm
St Etheldreda’s Church

Young Musicians’ Platform 3

Mid Herts Music Centre String Orchestra

Mid Herts Music Centre String Quartets

Mid Herts Music Centre Senior Brass Group

Broxbourne Music Centre Senior Recorder Ensemble

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£3

Working in partnership with the Hertfordshire Music Service, we present 3 x 45 minute sets starting on the hour, featuring some of the finest young chamber ensembles across Hertfordshire

6.45pm – 7.15pm
The Long Gallery

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Johnson

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7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Old Palace

Finale Concert

Martinů Nonet No 2 H 374

William Byrd Sing Joyfully

Thomas Tallis O Nata Lux

John Mundy Lightly She Whipped O’er the Dales

Thomas Hunt Hark! Did Ye Ever Hear Such Sweet A Singing?

Thomas Weelkes As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending

Stephen Paulus The Road Home

Kate Rusby arr. Jim Clements Underneath the Stars

Nat King Cole arr. Jim Clements Straighten Up and Fly Right

Jimmy Van Heusen arr. Jim Clements Ain’t that a Kick in the Head

Britten Rejoice in the Lamb

Lili Boulanger arr. Stephen Johnson Vieille Prière Bouddhique

VOCES8

Hertfordshire Youth Chamber Choir

Cantate Youth Choir

Festival Resident Musicians

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£43 front stalls, £30 middle stalls, £19 rear stalls

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