2012 Festival

Thursday 20th September

7.30pm – 9:15pm — Old Palace

Navarra Quartet
Guy Johnston, cello
Jack Liebeck, violin

Tom Poster, piano

Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 1
Chausson Concert Piece Op.21
Schubert String Quintet in C D956


Friday 21st September

Schools Concert – Bows and Arias

2pm — St Etheldreda’s Church

Dominic Harlan, facilitator
Guy Johnston  cello
Sophie Daneman  soprano
Tom Poster  piano

Bows and Arias was devised as part of the Wigmore Hall Learning Programme. It is an interactive introduction to live classical chamber music, and includes a specially commission song.

Supported by Harpenden Music Foundation



7:30 – 9:30pm — Marble Hall

Aronowitz Ensemble
Alasdair Beatson  piano
Esther Hoppe  violin
Tim Boulton  viola
Mark Simpson, clarinet
Sophie Daneman  soprano

Mozart Clarinet Quintet K. 581
Schubert A selection of Lieder
Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 97 The Archduke


Saturday 22nd September

Einstein and his Universe

3:00 – 4:00pm — St Etheldreda’s Church

Professor Brian Foster of Oxford University
Guy Johnston  cello
Jack Liebeck  violin

A lecture linking Einstein’s love of the violin with many of the concepts of modern physics that he did so much to found

Aronowitz Ensemble
Jack Liebeck, violin
Guy Johnston, cello
Tim Boulton, viola
Esther Hoppe, violin
Tom Poster, Piano

Dohnanyi Serenade Op.10
Dvorak Piano Quintet Op. 81
Schubert Fantasie for four hands D940
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op. 70


Sunday 23rd September

4:00pm – 5:00pm — Old Palace

Aronowitz Ensemble
Mark Simpson  clarinet

Ken Aiso  violin
Alasdair Beatson  piano

Fruhling Clarinet Trio Op. 40
Schumann Piano Quintet Op. 44

An Immoral Legacy

7:30pm – 9:30pm — Old Palace

The Sixteen Perform some of the best-loved classics of Tudor and Jacobean church music and madrigals, with popular pieces by Britten and Tippett.

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