A warm welcome to the 16th Royal Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival!
The 2019 Music Festival programme includes an array of brilliant artists who are celebrated in the UK and internationally.
The Festival will take place in six attractive venues in and around Tunbridge Wells. It will feature two shared musical events with the new Penshurst Festival (a books and music weekend); and it will have a special concert at Trinity Theatre with Wigmore Hall favourites, Michael Collins and Michael McHale, to celebrate (with German guests and local mayors) the town’s thirty years of Twinning with Wiesbaden, Germany.
We launch the Festival at historic King Charles the Martyr church with its exceptional acoustic qualities with the exciting EBORACUM BAROQUE:
Saturday 21st September, 7.30pm, King Charles the Martyr TN1 1YX
Eboracum Baroque are an exciting group of young professional singers and instrumentalists who perform across the UK and Europe. They specialise in performing Baroque music in a historically informed style and on period instruments. This concert is in partnership with Music at King Charles.
Tickets £15 (door) or £13.50 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/mkctw
WIGMORE HALL MUSIC COMES TO TRINITY
Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm, Trinity Theatre, Church Road, TN1 1JP
One of the world’s greatest clarinettists, Michael Collins, and star international pianist, Michael McHale, perform a selection from their acclaimed Wigmore Hall concert series with music by German, French and British composers. This concert in association with TWTFA celebrates 30 years of Twinning with Wiesbaden, Germany.
Tickets £19, £18 and £14 (15 and under) from www.trinitytheatre.net or Box Office 01892 678678
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH PIANIST HOWARD SHELLEY
Sunday 29th September, 3.00pm, Assembly Hall Theatre, TN1 2LU
Roderick Dunk conducts the first Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra concert of the 2019-20 season with internationally renowned pianist Howard Shelley playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 2. The concert starts with Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op 46 (1,2 & 8) and ends with Shostakovich: Symphony No 1.
Tickets from www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk or Box Office 01892 530613
JAZZ SUPPER AT PENSHURST: WHEN PEGGY MET ELLA
Friday 4th October, 8.30-11.30pm, Leicester Arms Hotel, Penshurst TN11 8BT
Ronnie Scott pianist Simon Wallace and leading jazz vocalists Sarah Moule and Shireen Francis. A two-course supper and jazz from the purr of Black Coffee to the swing of The Lady is a Tramp in the atmospheric Leicester Arms.
ENSEMBLE FRISSON - MAGICAL MUSIC FOR FLUTE,VIOLA & HARP
Saturday 5th October, 7.30pm, Penshurst Church, TN11 8BL
A highlight of our association with Penshurst for their 2019 Books and Music Festival weekend (4-6 October) will be this concert by Ensemble Frisson. Featuring Karen Jones (whose fabulous flute playing was chosen for Harry Potter films, Royal weddings and many top concerts) with Ann Beilby (viola) and Hugh Webb (harp), their enchanting programme includes music by Debussy, Bach, Vaughan Williams and Takemitsu.
JAMES LISNEY PIANO RECITAL
Sunday 6th October 3.00pm, Rose Hill School Theatre TN4 9SY
Celebrated pianist James Lisney performs a delightful programme of music by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert.
Haydn Sonata in C, Hoboken XVI 50
Beethoven Sonata in Sonata in C, DE, opus 109
Chopin Nocturnes, opus 62
Schubert Sonata in c, D 958
A delightful festival finale by the celebrated international pianist.
Enjoy the 2019 Royal Tunbridge Wells International Music Festival!