Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival

  • July 29, 2017 to August 6, 2017
  • All Day

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A festival of chamber music across Lincolnshire featuring international artists on themes of Revolution and Romance.

The Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival welcomes some of the finest artists to Lincolnshire for nine days of music.

Entitled Romance and Revolution, this year's programme includes everything from classical chamber music and an evening of jazz improvisation, through to a dance afternoon at Grimsthorpe Castle, a staged performance of Pride and Prejudice Live with Parent Trap star Hayley Mills, and a highly entertaining evening of regal music narrated by Blackadder and Notting Hill star Tim McInnerny.

Saturday 29th July

  • Serenade, St Botolph's Church, Boston, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
    Thomas Carroll conducts members of the Orpheus Sinfonia - one of the UK's most vibrant, dynamic, and inspiring young orchestras, to perform pieces by Elgar, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky.

Sunday 30th July

  • And All the People Rejoice!, Gainsborough Old Hall, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
    A highly entertaining, witty, and insightful look at the relationship between music and the monarchy. Piano (Anna Tilbrook) and soprano (Mary Bevan) perform works such as Elgar's Nimrod and Handel's Zadok the Priest, with acting from Tim McInnerny.

Monday 31st July

Tuesday 1st August

  • Music & Mime, Sam Newsom Centre, Boston, 11am, £10/£5
    A concert of music, mime, magic, and mirth, to make you laugh and cry. Top comedy mime artists Les Bubb and Trio Apaches (violin, cello, piano) combine to create a cacophony of comical illustrations.
  • Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, & Franck, Holy Trinity Church, Tattershall, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
    Matthew Trusler (violin) and Ashley Wass (piano) - both Artists Directors of the Festival - perform pieces they have most relished playing over the course of their careers.

Wednesday 2nd August

  • Jane's Jukebox, St Mary's Church, Horncastle, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
    Marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, this recital showcases a selection of works with which Jane would have been familiar as an accomplished musician.

Thursday 3rd August

  • Music & Mime, Lincoln Drill Hall, 11am, £10/£5
    A concert of music, mime, magic, and mirth, to make you laugh and cry. Top comedy mime artists Les Bubb and Trio Apaches (violin, cello, piano) combine to create a cacophony of comical illustrations.
  • Harry the Piano, Lincoln Drill Hall, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
    The musical sensation known to millions through his own BBC Radio 2 show and resident pianist position on Channel 4's Big Breakfast performs in Lincoln. He is well known for taking requests from a live audience to play any tune in the style of any composer.

Friday 4th August

  • Sibelius, Kodaly, Gershwin, & Ravel, St James' Church, Spilsby, 7:30pm, £20/£18/£5
    A varied programme for strings featuring works by 20th composers with milestone anniversaries. Including Sibelius (70 years since his death), Kodaly (50 years since his death), Gershwin, and Ravel (both 80 years since their deaths).

Saturday 5th August

  • Regency Dance Afternoon, Grimsthorpe Castle, 4:30pm, £25/£23/£5
    An afternoon of dance - Jane Austen style! Learn about the balls and dances of Austen's works led by The Lincolnshire Regency Society - you will be encouraged to participate and try a few moves!
  • Pride & Prejudice Live, Grimsthorpe Castle, 7:30pm, £25/£23/£5
    An unusually intimate performance of Jane Austen's most famous work to honour the bicentenary of her death. The reading will be provided in a drawing room setting by screen legend Hayley Mills, much in the same way Jane herself first read the story aloud. Carl Davis' score from the 1995 BBC series will be performed by Festival co-Directors Ashley Wass (piano) and Matthew Trusler (violin).

Sunday 6th August

  • Festival Finale, St. Katherine's Church, Lincoln, £20/£18/£5
    The finale concert of the festival marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution by featuring pieces by composers who emigrated from Russia following the 1917 revolution, alongside works from the great Anglo-French dynamic. Trio Apaches, Guy Braunstein, and Solem String Quartet perform works by Rachmaninov, Delius, Prokofiev, and Debussy.
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