With influences spanning Bach and Brahms, jazz musicians such as Bill Frisell, swing and funk as well as pop giants Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire, this evening promises to be an unforgettable festival first.
Calling amateur wind players! Come and play Mozart’s sublime serenade with the Berkeley Ensemble and conductor Quentin Poole. Free performance at 3pm.
Internationally renowned baritone Benedict Nelson and acclaimed pianist Simon Over explore Schumann’s Liederjahr, or year of song, a remarkable burst of inspiration following his marriage in 1840.
Festival founder Sylvia Rhys-Thomas worked tirelessly to bring music to Little Venice. This concert celebrates her legacy with performances from those closest to her and her work.
Local stars Edward Fox, Joanna David and family perform Beatrix Potter’s timeless tales of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck, with music by composer and pianist Richard Sisson.
One of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper scales the vast emotional terrain of Beethoven’s penultimate piano sonata, whilst the Berkeley Ensemble plot a similar path in two contrasting works for string sextet.
Outstanding pianist James Baillieu, ‘in a class of his own’ (Daily Telegraph) joins the Berkeley Ensemble for a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, alongside Schubert’s much-loved ‘Trout’ Quintet.