Carducci Festival Highnam 19-21st May 2017

Highnam2017We’re looking forward to another wonderful celebration of chamber music in the beautiful setting of Highnam, near Gloucester. This year we are thrilled to welcome back some of our favourite guest artists – pianist Martin Roscoe, clarinettist Emma Johnson, as well as actor Crawford Logan who will be reading from Beethoven’s letters. As part of our 2017 Festival we will be exploring some well-loved chamber music by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, as well as featuring Beethoven’s less well-known Septet for clarinet, French horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass. We’ll also be celebrating the 80th birthday of Philip Glass, and cementing our relationship with the local community by taking our free family concert out into a community venue at Over Farm Market. See you in Highnam!
Booking opens to the general public on Monday 20th February, following priority booking for Patrons and Friends.

FREE tickets are available for 8-25 year olds inclusive for the concerts in Highnam Church, sponsored by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. To reserve these tickets please contact carduccitrust@gmail.com
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Friday May 19th 7.30pm Highnam Church

martin roscoe‘Masterworks with Piano’
with Martin Roscoe piano
Beethoven String Quartet No. 11 in Fminor Op.95 ‘Serioso’
Schubert Sonata for Piano in GMajor D894
Schumann Quintet for Piano andStrings in Eb Major Op. 44


Friday 19th


Saturday May 20th 7.30pm Highnam Church

emmajohnson‘The Magnificent Seven’
With Emma Johnson clarinet
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 in A Major Op. 68
Beethoven Septet in Eb Major Op.20
(sold out)

Sunday 21st May

11am Highnam Court Orangery

Coffee Concert:
‘To the New World’
Glass String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’
Dvorak String Quartet No.12 in F major Op. 96 ‘American’
Piazzolla Four for Tango
Tickets include coffee, sherry or juice and access to Highnam Court Gardens after the concert.
£4 from every ticket will be donated to the Pied Piper Appeal

4.30pm Highnam Church

crawford logan‘Beethoven’s letters’
Crawford Logan actor
Movements from Beethoven String Quartets are interspersed with readings from his letters. After his death, Beethoven left almost 500 letters which range from missives to other composers and performers, to his enigmatic love letters to his ‘Immortal Beloved’.
Please join us for tea and cake before the concert, from 3.30pm.

Sunday 4.30pm

Free events

Saturday May 20th

An hour of musical fun and games with the CarducciQuartet, suitable for all ages. Do come and support this event in a new,
community-based venue.
Sponsored by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
CAVATINA brings Young People to Chamber Music and Chamber Music to Young People.

Festival Masterclasses
A chance to watch talented young musicians take part in a masterclass with world-renowned clarinettist Emma Johnson. Tea
and biscuits will be served after the masterclasses, prior to the young musician showcase.

Gloucestershire Young Musician Showcase
A half hour showcase by the winner of the ‘CarducciAudience Prize’ at the Gloucestershire Young Musician Competition 2017.

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For the Gambier Parry Hall and Highnam Church: From Gloucester take the A40 (signposted ‘Ross-on-Wye’). Then 1km from Over roundabout, turn right at the traffic lights onto B4215 (sign-posted ‘Newent’). 250 metres on the left turn left into car park.
For Highnam Court: From Gloucester take the A40 (signposted ‘Ross-on-Wye’). At Highnam roundabout take third exit (un-signposted). Continue up the drive to carpark.
Use google maps for directions to Highnam Court and Church Or use Multimap Map Other useful sites (inc. accommodation) Bed and Breakfasts Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

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