2018 PROGRAMME

 

FRIDAY 25 MAY
6pm
Manor House Garden
Drinks Reception for EMF Friends and Vice-Presidents
4.45pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: The Composers’ Perspective: Richard Blackford and Christopher Wright discuss their Violin Concerto and Symphony Richard Blackford and Christopher Wright £5.00
5.45pm
The White Hart
PRE-CONCERT MEAL
One-course restaurant meal.
£15.00
7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
RICHARD BLACKFORD: Violin Concerto
        UK PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
DELIUS: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT: Symphony
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
English Symphony Orchestra
John Andrews / Richard Blackford (conductors)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
Joseph Spooner (cello)
£26.00
 
SATURDAY 26 MAY
10.45am
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Suite de ballet
RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT: Summer Music
ARNOLD: Sonata for flute and piano
ERNEST TOMLINSON: Three Pieces for flute and piano
YORK BOWEN: Sonata for flute and piano
Emma Halnan (flute)
Daniel King Smith (piano)
£20.00
2.15pm
All Saints' Church
Sutton Courtney
BYRD: Kyrie and Gloria
DOWLAND: All people that on earth do dwell
BYRD: Ave verum corpus; Credo
TALLIS: O sacrum Convivium
BYRD: Sanctus; Christe qui lux es; Agnus Dei
ANON: Madame d’Amours
MOERAN: River God’s Song; Under the Greenwood Tree
STEPHEN WILKINSON: Orpheus with his lute
PETER POPE: There is a lady sweet and kind; When to her lute
BUTTERWORTH: The True Lover’s Farewell
TONY BANKS: Follow thy Fair Sun
WARLOCK: The Frostbound Wood; Balulalow; The Night
John Potter (tenor)
Jacob Heringman (lute)
£20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: From Rebel to Romantic — Bliss’s music of the 1920s and 30s Andrew Burn £5.00
5.45pm
The White Hart
PRE-CONCERT MEAL
One-course restaurant meal.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
DYSON: Three Songs of Courage
HOLST: Sorrow and Joy; Love on my Heart; Assemble, all ye maidens
BLISS: Music for Strings
FINZI: God is gone up
DYSON: To Music; Nocturne
HOLST: Dream Tryst; Ye Little Birds; Come to Me
ELGAR: Elegy
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: In Windsor Forest
Holst Orchestra
Godwine Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
£26.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
The pianist and radio presenter Paul Guinery presents a selection of British light piano repetoire.

JACK STRACHEY: In Party Mood (Bonne Compagnie)
RONALD GOURLEY (arr. FRED HARTLEY): The Dicky Bird Hop
BENJAMIN DALE: Prunella
MADELEINE DRING: Pink Minor; Blue Air; Brown Study (from Colour Suite: Five Rhythmic Studies)
YORK BOWEN: Serious Dance (op.51 no.2)
VIVIAN ELLIS: Alpine Pastures
RICHARD ADDINSELL: Invitation Waltz (from Ring Round The Moon)
HAYDN WOOD: Lovelorn
ALBERT KETÈLBEY: Bells Across The Meadows
ERIC COATES: Valse (from Three Lyric Pieces)
BILLY MAYERL: Praying Mantis (from Insect Oddities); Jill All Alone; Bats In The Belfry
MADELEINE DRING: Times Change
Paul Guinery £14.00
 
SUNDAY 27 MAY
10.45am
Silk Hall
Radley College
ALWYN: Sonata alla Toccata
STERNDALE BENNETT: Romance No.1 in B flat minor
PARRY: Sonata No.1
EDWARD McGUIRE: Prelude 7
BLISS: Masks
YORK BOWEN: Short Sonata in C sharp minor
Richard Deering (piano) £20.00
1.00pm
The New Pavillion
Radley College
EMF LUNCH
Wine and soft drink included.
£15.00
2.15pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE

ELGAR: Salut d’Amour
ELGAR: Troyte and W.N. from Enigma Variations (transcr. Elgar)
ALWYN: Water Lillies
BRIDGE: Lament
BAX: In a Vodka Shop
DANIEL KIDANE: Tritych: Six
GURNEY: Prelude No.8 in F sharp
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Hymn-tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons
ELGAR: Nimrod from Enigma Variations (transcr. Elgar)
Christopher Kent (actor)
Gamal Khamis (piano)
£20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: ’One of the most beautiful things you have ever uttered’ — a voyage through the violin-and-piano works of Sir Hubert Parry Rupert Marshall-Luck £5.00
5.45pm
The White Hart
PRE-CONCERT MEAL
One-course restaurant meal.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
PURCELL: Excerpts from The Fairy-Queen
PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas (semi-staged performance)
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (conductor)
£26.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
Traditional English Folk-Songs. John Kirkpatrick £14.00
 
MONDAY 28 MAY
10.45am
Silk Hall
Radley College
ETHEL SMYTH: GRASP THE NETTLE

Music to include excerpts from:
The Wreckers
Mass in D
Anacreontic Ode
The Boatswain’s Mate — Overture
On the Road
The March of the Women
The Clown
Es wandelt was wir schauen (Another day is dying)
Possession
Schön Rohtraut (Fair Rohtraut)
What if I were young again
After Sunset
Chrysilla
Lucy Stevens (contralto)
Elizabeth Marcus (piano)
£20.00
2.15pm
Dorchester Abbey
ELGAR: Piano Quintet
GURNEY: The Western Playland
HOWELLS: Phantasy Quartet
GURNEY: Desire in Spring; Black Stitchel; Sleep; Captain Stratton’s Fancy
Bridge Quartet
Michael Dussek (piano)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
£20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Gustav Holst — the impact of the First World War Chris Cope £5.00
5.45pm
The White Hart
PRE-CONCERT MEAL
One-course restaurant meal.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
DYSON: Woodland Suite for string orchestra
WARLOCK: Serenade for the 60th birthday of Delius
DELIUS: Air and Dance
HOWELLS: First Suite
ARWEL HUGHES: Fantasia in A minor
IRELAND: Elegaic Meditation
FINZI: Romance
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Charterhouse Suite
Camerata Wales
Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor)
£26.00
 
 
The EMF reserves the right to change the programme details in any way without prior notice.

 

PASSES

As usual, we are offering a range of Festival passes. These offer significant savings for those wishing to attend many events in a day or over the whole Festival. In particular, the Full pass is a third off the full prices.

The Full pass, which covers Friday to Monday (£195) include all events and the Festival Lunch.

There are also Day passes for Saturday (£65), Sunday (£75) and Monday (£55); they cover all events of the day (for Sunday, the Festival Lunch is included).

In each case, tickets for evening meals need to be purchased separately.



EVENING MEALS

This year we have negotiated one-course pre-concert meals for a special price (£15) in the restaurant at the White Hart. Here is the menu.