The Bledington Music Festival 2018

Tuesday 5th June  |  Wednesday 6th June  |  Thursday 7th June
7.30pm in St Leonard’s Church, Bledington.

We have an amazing line-up well loved world class musicians and performers. If you are not from the local area please see our suggestions for local accommodation.


Tickets are available through on our line booking system, and also available from:

At these local venues:

  • Kingham Stores
  • Kings Head Inn, Bledington • Jaffe & Neale, Chipping Norton
  • Mad Hatter Bookshop, High St, Burford
  • Borzoi Bookshop, Stow on the Wold

Oe contact the Organiser:
Tel:  01608 658 669 or Mob: 07860 587035 or email us to request a booking form.

Early Bird Tickets 

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T&Cs: Early Bird price of £20pp applies until 1 May 2018, thereafter the price of £22 will apply. Price includes canapés. Drinks will be available during the intervals. 
All seating is unreserved.  Please advise if wheelchair access/assistance is required.

June 5th

Alissa Firsova & Daniel Rowland:
“A Romantic Sequence”

Tues 7:30 PM  |  St Leonard’s Church 

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Alissa Firsova

“….rising composer, conductor, pianist and heaven knows what else……” so writes Richard Morrison of The Times. 

Alissa is British-Russian and had her Wigmore Hall and Proms debut in 2009. In 2013 her composition Bergen’s Bonfire Op 31 was performed at the Proms and she also made her triple debut as director, composer and conductor at the Cadogan Hall. Alissa is a great talent who has been playing at Bledington since 2006.

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Daniel Rowland

Stellar playing.. Daniel Rowland has a powerful, glamorous tone, gleaming at the top and throaty and rugged down at the bottom” – Gramophone   

 Dutch/English violinist Daniel Rowland’s playing has been acclaimed as “wonderful, ravishing in its finesse” by The Guardian, “totally and truly charismatic” by Beeld, while The Glasgow Herald praised his “astonishing sound and uniquely single minded intensity“.

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CONCERT INFORMATION

Our opening concert of 2018 sees the return of young composer, conductor and pianist Alissa Firsova alongside Daniel Rowland on the violin.

  • Schumann Fantasy Op 131
  • Schnittke Quasi una Sonata
  • Milhaud Cinema Fantasy (Le Bœuf sur le toit)
  • Franck Sonata
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June 6th

Duo Cann 4 Hands 1 Piano

Wed 7:30 PM  |  St Leonard’s Church

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Cann Twins

Antoinette and Claire have an infectious enthusiasm for their music and they are passionate about encouraging children to perform. We look forward to the especially composed piece incorporating the brass players from Bledington School. Their career on the recital and concerto platform has taken them all over the world. They also tour throughout the U.K., playing at the major concert halls in the country. 

There is something for everyone in this concert.

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CONCERT INFORMATION

The enigmatic Cann twins return to the festival for our Wednesday concert, playing pieces for two pianists on only one piano! This will include a specially composed piece to be performed with the brass players and choir from Bledington Primary school.
Listen to the Cann Twins playing live in New York, playing Strauss Blue Danube

  • Hexentanz – MacDowell
  • Fantasia in F minor – Schubert
  • Siesta and Fiesta – Elliott
  • Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 – Liszt, Arr. Bendel

INTERVAL

  • Sonata à Quatre Mains – Poulenc
    Prelude: Rustique: Final
  • *Scenes from “Anthony and Cleopatra” – Cann
    For Piano and Brass Ensemble
  • Petite Suite – Debussy
    En Bateau : Cortège : Menuet : Ballet
  • Tea for Two – Shostakovich, arr. Cann
  • Waltz ‘Tales from the Vienna Woods’ –  J.Strauss, arr. Cann

    *Première written for Bledington Brass Ensemble

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June 7th

Clare Hammond

Thurs 7:30 PM  |  St Leonard’s Church

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Clare Hammond

Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine, ‘Rising Star’). In 2016, she won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s ‘Young Artist Award’ in recognition of outstanding achievements.

Her programme is varied, interesting and vibrant, a great climax to the 2018 season.

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CONCERT INFORMATION

Clare Hammond, pianist returns to us to close the festival with more romantic music.

  • Haydn – Fantasia in C major, Hob XVII:4 (6’)
  • Attahir – Sahirat (2016, 9’)
  • Schubert – Impromptus, D. 899 (30′)

INTERVAL

  • Mendelssohn – The Bee’s Wedding Op. 67, No. 4 (2′)
    Rimsky-Korsakov (arr. Rachmaninov) – Flight of the Bumblebee (2′)
  • Campbell – Flight of the Killer Bee (2013, 3′)
  • Debussy – Preludes (17’ – Voiles, Feux d’artifice, La Cathédrale Engloutie, Les Collines d’Anacapri)
  • Stravinsky – Petroushka Suite (16’)
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Festival tickets make wonderful gifts for music lovers … Early Bird Prices are available until end of January 31st 2018

Recommended Accommodation in the Local Area


The King’s Head Inn

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The King’s Head Inn

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The Concerts take place at:
St Leonard’s Church,
Church Road,
Bledington,
Oxfordshire
OX7 6XD UK

Tel 01608 658503
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Our Sincere Thanks To All Of Our Supporters this Year