Classical music

The South of England and East Anglia offers some of the best Classical music.

Discovery Session 2: Elgar’s Cell Concerto (1919)

24/04/2019 @ The Red House

Come and discover one of Elgar’s most haunting and passionate works. In the first half of the twentieth century it was not a success with audiences, although Elgar himself was very proud of it. Nearly 50 years later, Jacqueline du Pré revived it in a famous recording, and it remains a popular and highly-regarded piece. […]

Tippett & Britten: Recitals and Readings

26/04/2019 @ The Red House

Pre-concert talk: 4.30pm Recital: 5-6pm A programme of Britten and Tippett’s vocal music from the 1940s with tenor Ben Vonberg-Clark and pianist Dylan Perez. Oliver Soden, Tippett’s biographer, joins us for a pre-concert talk and some readings of Tippett and Britten’s correspondence. Tickets: £12.50

Sponsors, Series’ & Soirees

11/05/2019 @ The Red House

A guide to the British music scene between the two World Wars Meet the patrons, socialites and ‘movers and shakers’ who gave British music a new platform between the wars. Explore how music from the establishment through to the avant-garde found its way to audiences, often with great difficulty, how Britten’s early works received their […]

Guitar and Piano Duo with Rob Johns and Caroline Clemmow –

18/05/2019 @ All Saints\\\’ Church

Guitar and Piano Duo with Rob Johns and Caroline Clemmow – 7.30pm An attractive mixed programme for guitar and piano including music by Spanish and British composers. Funds raised for church and for The Ramsay Research Fund of the ME Association. Tickets £15 include glass of wine.  

Britten Sinfonia: Adès conducts Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 & 8

18/05/2019 @ Saffron Hall

A game of musical chairs plus a short but inventive symphony all brought together with a jubilant and joyous close. Britten Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Adès perform Beethoven brilliantly, inventive Seventh Symphony and the compelling Eighth alongside Gerald Barry’s breathless Dead March. Thomas Adès conductor Programme: Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Gerald Barry Dead March Beethoven […]

Discovery Session 3: Walton’s Façade (1922-1929)

22/05/2019 @ The Red House

A morning looking at William Walton’s ‘Entertainment’ for chamber ensemble and the spoken voice. First performed in 1923, the work achieved a certain notoriety for its unconventional form and Edith Sitwell’s colourful verse. Session led by Lucy Walker. Tickets: £7.50

Britten Sinfonia: Adès conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9

25/05/2019 @ St Andrew’s Hall

Beethoven’s extraordinary Ninth Symphony is regarded by many as the finest of all symphonies, and its message of humanity, perhaps most famously encapsulated in the symphony’s Ode to Joy chorus, continues to resonate today (not least, as the anthem for the European Union). Here, Beethoven’s masterful celebration of the human race is paired with Gerald […]

Toyah Willcox

26/05/2019 @ Theatre Royal WInchester

From punk princess to cult stage actress, Toyah Willcox is a vibrant performer and an inextinguishable flame. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage/screen actress and music composer. In a career spanning over 40 years Toyah has […]

Scratch Choir: Rejoice in the Lamb

31/05/2019 @ The Red House

One of Britten’s most enduringly popular choral works composed in 1943. The day will take place at The Red House, but at the end of the afternoon we will have a run-through at Aldeburgh Church, accompanied by the organ. Led by conductor Ben Vonberg-Clark, it will be a fun-filled day of learning. The ability to […]

BBC Concert Orchestra

14/07/2019 @ Corn Exchange

Prices tba Songs for a Swingin’ Orchestra An inspiring musical experience for people of all ages, the BBC Concert Orchestra can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night.  On BBC Radio 3 it searches out unusual and quirky classical masterpieces, profiling them in an entertaining way. Conductor Richard Balcombe, along with […]