The Bledington Music Festival 2019

We look forward to seeing you in 2019.

We have an amazing line-up of well-loved, world class musicians and performers. You can read more below.


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June 4th

Bella Tromba, Brass Quartet

Tuesday 7:30 PM  |  St Leonard’s Church

“Bella Tromba…dedicated to exploring and expanding the instrument’s potential.” The Guardian

Emma Bassett, Jo Harris, Becca Toft,  Vickie van Uden.

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.

Bella Tromba’s commitment to inspiring young players has led to educational collaborations at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music Junior Department, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and to international performances at brass industry conferences in Canada, Germany and Poland. Bledington Music Festival is thrilled that they will be performing for and chatting to the brass players of our local school.

 

CONCERT INFORMATION

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.

June 5th

Albion Quartet

Wed 7:30 PM  |  St Leonard’s Church


Albion Quartet

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Violin ~ Emma Parker, Violin ~ Rosalind Ventris, 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.

CONCERT INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

June 6th

ZRI

Thurs 7:30 PM  |  St Leonard’s Church

ZRI

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.


CONCERT INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

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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 Street
Bledington
Gloucestershire
OX7 6XD

Tel 01608 658669

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