The Bledington Music Festival 2019
Tuesday 4th June | Wednesday 5th June | Thursday 6th 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.
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- Kingham Stores
- Kings Head Inn, Bledington • Jaffe & Neale, Chipping Norton
- Mad Hatter Bookshop, High St, Burford
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Tel: 01608 658 669 or Mob: 07860 587035 or email us to request a booking form.
Bella Tromba, Brass Quartet
Tues 7:30 PM | St Leonard’s Church
Emma Bassett, Jo Harris, Becca Toft, Vickie van Uden.
“….Bella Tromba…dedicated to exploring and expanding the instrument’s potential.……” – The Guardian
Bella Tromba’s instruments include the piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet and flugelhorn, a stylistically rich repertoire has developed from the combined passions of an ensemble that is as unique as the members of Bella Tromba, Becca, Emma,Jo and Vickie, who perform for Britten Sinfonia,London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Jamaica All Stars Big Band and Welsh National Opera.
Our opening concert of 2019 will be dynamic! Bella Tromba’s programme will include music by Monteverdi, Enescu, Faure,Peter Longworth, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.
Wed 7:30 PM | St Leonard’s Church
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Violin ~ Emma Parker, Violin ~ Ann Beilby, Viola ~ Nathaniel Boyd, Cello
In 2016, four of the UK’s exceptional young string players came together to form the Albion Quartet, rapidly establishing themselves on the international stage. Current engagements include concerts at the Wigmore Hall (London), the Louvre (Paris) and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). The quartet broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3 and is recoding a Dvorak cycle for Signum Records.
Passionate about education, the quartet holds a residency at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where they regularly give masterclasses as well as at other major venues in the UK. Once again our local school will benefit from their expertise.
The members of the quartet play on a fine collection of instruments, including a Stradivarius and Guarnerius.
Albion Quartet’s programme is entitled ‘Art of Fugue, Voices in Dialogue’ as all the works use fugues. There will be works by Bach, Haydn, Schumann and Walton.
Thurs 7:30 PM | St Leonard’s Church
ZRI – Ben Harlan, Clarinet ~ Matthew Sharp, Cello ~ Jon Banks, Accordion ~ Max Baillie, Violin ~ Iris Pissaride, Santouri
With musical bonds and friendships stretching back into early childhood, ZRI formed under the direction of clarinettist Ben Harlan. The quintet takes its name from the Red Hedgehog Tavern in Vienna, Zum Roten Igel, where folk, and in particular, Brahms and Schubert, would go to hear the gypsies play.
Following launch concerts in 2011 ZRI has toured the UK extensively with its unique versions of both the Brahms and Schubert quintets, releasing its debut disc in 2014.
ZRI wowed the Bledington audience in 2016 and we look forward to their return with more of their skilful re-imagining.
ZRI present Schubert’s ‘String Quintet in C’, reimagined to sound as radical as when it was first written. Bursting with gypsy and Hungarian themes, it is here rescored to include clarinet, santouri (cimbalom) and accordion and interleaved with traditional tunes.
The Concerts take place at:
St Leonard’s Church,
OX7 6XD UK
Tel 01608 658503
Our Sincere Thanks To All Of Our Supporters this Year