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Great Bowden Music Fest 2024

Great Bowden Music Fest is celebrating its tenth year. Find out full programme details below.Tickets are now on sale! 

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TEN YEAR CELEBRATION

 

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

7:30pm

TARTINI Violin Sonata G minor 'Devil's Trill' 

Christopher White (violin), Melanie Reinhard (piano)

SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat major Op 44

Radu Prisada (piano), Vanessa White, Marino Capulli (violin), Charis Morgan (viola), Lizzie Elliott-Capulli (cello)

Interval

DVORAK Piano Trio No 4 'Dumky' Op 90

Melanie Reinhard (piano), Christopher White (violin), Andrew Bound (cello)

STRING EXTRAVANGANZA

Thursday 4th July 2024
12:15
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SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro Op 70

Brooks Griffith (cello), Radu Prisada (piano)

DEBUSSY Cello Sonata

Brooks Griffith (cello), Radu Prisada (piano)

SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude for Two Cellos

Brooks Griffith and Lizzie Elliot-Capulli (cello), Radu Prisada (piano)

DVORAK Silent Woods

Lizzie Elliot-Capulli (cello), Radu Prisada (piano)

PAGANINI Variations on 'I Palpiti' Op 13

Marino Capulli (violin), Radu Prisada (piano) 

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STEVE FOSTER'S ALL STAR BIG BAND

 Thursday 4th July 2024 
7:30pm

Local trumpet legend, Steve Foster, brings his professional 18-piece All Star Band Big Band to Great Bowden. There will be virtuoso performances from some of the country’s top musicians playing a range of swing, soul, Latin and funk charts.  

The band will select hits from the repertoires of Count Basie, Chaka Khan, Harry Connick Jr, Earth Wind and Fire, Nelson Riddle, Tower of Power, Phil Collins and others. 

DIVERSITY

Friday 5th July 2024
12:15pm

PEJAČEVIĆ Violin Sonata in D major, Op 26

Vanessa White (violin), Radu Prisada (piano)

 BLOCH Vidui and Nigun from Baal Shem  

 

GERSHWIN ARR HEIFETZ Selections from Porgy and Bess

Christopher White (violin), Melanie Reinhard (piano)

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FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSICALS NIGHT

Friday 5th July 2024
7:30pm

Midlands Musical Theatre Collective

KLASSICS 4 KIDS

Saturday 6th July 2024
12:15pm

Hear our regular musicians play some of their favourite short pieces. This is a family friendly informal concert where all our musicians will be giving a short introduction to their pieces and some fun facts about the composers and their instruments. There will also be chances to ask some questions to the musicians. 

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MUSICAL ODYSSEY

Saturday 6th July 2024
7:30pm

SCHUMANN Dichterliebe Op 48

Peter Brooks (baritone), Melanie Reinhard (piano)

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No 2 in E minor Op 67

Radu Prisada (piano), Vanessa White (violin), Brooks Griffith (cello)

INTERVAL

BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 in C minor Op 67 (four hands piano)

Radu Prisada and Melanie Reinhard (piano)

RISING STARS

Sunday 7th July 2024
12:15pm

Join us for a free lunchtime concert given by two local young musicians who are both beginning their studies at Conservatoire in September 2024 with full scholarships. 

Joseph Geary (flute) - Royal Academy of Music

TAFFANEL Fantaisie on themes from “Der Freischütz” 

MÜTHEL Sonata in D major for flute and piano

Archie Foster (bass trombone) - Royal College of Music

BOUTRY Tubaroque

SANDSTRÖM Sång till Lotta

LEBEDEV Concerto in 1 movt

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LAST NIGHT OF THE BOWDEN PROMS

Sunday 7th July 2024
6pm

We're bringing the BBC Proms to Great Bowden! Join us for our closing concert with some of Britain's favourites: Elgar Pomp and Circumstance, Jerusalem, Auld Lang Syne and more. We will also be featuring some of our music fest regulars such as Andrew Bound (cello) performing Fauré, Élégie and Peter Brooks (baritone) plus Vivaldi's violin and cello concerto with Marino Capulli (violin) and Lizzie Elliott-Capulli (cello).

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