Wednesday 10 April – Insight Evening
7.30pm – The Lodge, Shere, GU5 9JA
The ever popular Sandy Burnett returned to the Festival to explore the music of this year’s season.
Thursday 2 May 8pm – Clare Teal and her Trio
Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA
Award-winning jazz vocalist and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal brought us her brand new show!
Clare Teal with Jason Rebello: Piano, Simon Little: Bass, Sebastiaan de Krom: Drums
Saturday 4 May 7.30pm – Celebration Concert
Mairlot Hall, St Teresa’s, Effingham KT24 5PN
To celebrate the Festival’s 10th year, we were thrilled to present this very special concert including not only the sublime Nicola Benedetti performing Bruch’s much loved Violin Concerto No.1, but also the World Premiere of a work commissioned by the Festival especially for the occasion: Charlotte Bray’s Triple Concerto “Germinate”.
The Philharmonia Orchestra, Pierre-André Valade, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Sitkovetsky Trio
Mendelssohn, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture, Op 26
Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op 26 (Nicola Benedetti, Violin)
Bray, Triple Concerto, (Wu Qian, Piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin; Isang Enders, Cello)
van Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21
The Sitkovetsky Trio’s performance in this concert was supported by a generous contribution from Allianz Musical Insurance – the UK’s No.1 Musical Instrument Insurer.
Thursday 9 May 7.30pm – An American in Paris
The Menuhin Hall, Cobham KT11 3QQ
Wu Qian and fellow pianist Juho Pohjonen presented a gorgeous programme combining Gershwin with Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saëns.
Debussy, Petite Suite
Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit M.55 (Juho Pohjonen)
Saint-Saëns, Variations on a Theme of Beethoven for 2 pianos, Op.35
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Juho Pohjonen Wu Qian
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Saturday 11 May 7.30pm – Spanish Glories of the 16th Century
Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford GU1 3RR
Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short, performed a glorious programme of Renaissance choral masterpieces
Lobo, Versa est in luctum
Luis de Victoria, Selection from Tenebrae Responsories & Lamentations for Holy Saturday
Luis de Victoria, Requiem Mass, 1605
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