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Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival

  • July 17; 2019 to July 21; 2019
  • All Day

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A festival of classical chamber music in unique Lincolnshire venues featuring international artists.

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

Alissa Firsova, Andrew Marriner & Yoanna Prodanova

Wednesday 17th July, 7:30pm, Gainsborough Old Hall

One of the most respected and sought-after clarinettists in the world comes to Lincoln to open this year’s Festival.

Andrew Marriner, soloist, chamber musician and principal of the London Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years, brings some of his own arrangements to delight audiences, including Beethoven’s stunning Romance.

Rising star cellist, Yoanna Prodanova and pianist-composer, Alissa Firsova, perform Firsova’s Fantasy before joining Andrew for one of Brahms’s most tantalising works, the Clarinet Trio, and the flavours of this vibrant programme continue in France with Saint-Saëns, and Italy with Verdi and Giamperi, topped off in Argentina by Piazzolla.

BOOK TICKETS - Adults: £20 (£18 advance); Students/under16s: 5

Yoanna Prodanova

Thursday 18th July, 7:30pm, Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, Tattershall

Following last year’s hugely successful Bach Cello Suites concert by Thomas Carroll, the cycle continues this year with the 5th and 6th Suites played by the gloriously talented, Bulgarian-Canadian cellist, Yoanna Prodanova.

A vision from the future creeps into the mystical, medieval setting of the Tattershall Church with a Sonata by one of the most exciting American composers of today, George Crumb, celebrating his 90th birthday.

Yoanna will also treat us to the Song of the Birds by Pablo Casals and tell us the story of how he made the Bach Suites famous after they were forgotten for centuries.

BOOK TICKETS - Adults: £20 (£18 advance); Students/under16s: 5

Jess Gillam & Zeynep Özsuca

Friday 19th July, 7:30pm, Lincoln Minster School

One of the most exciting new artists in classical music and Last Night of the Proms star performs an eclectic mix of music for saxophone and piano. 

The 2017/18 season ended on a high for Jess Gillam as she closed the 2018 BBC Proms in great style with three appearances in the world famous ‘Last Night of the Proms’ – performing as part of Radio 2’s ‘Proms in the Park’ before heading across to the Royal Albert Hall to join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis for Milhaud’s Scaramouche, and a duet with star baritone Gerald Finley.

BOOK TICKETS - Adults: £20 (£18 advance); Students/under16s: 5

Britten Sinfonia

Saturday 20th July, 7:30pm, Grimsby Minster

As part of the continuation of Britten Sinfonia and Mark Padmore’s series ‘Serenading Lincs’, the orchestra are joined by the choir of Grimsby Minster with young singers and performers from DRET academy schools across Lincolnshire in a celebration of quintessentially English music and verse exploring one of Britten’s lesser-known works, The Company of Heaven, alongside the works of his forefathers and contemporaries Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gerald Finzi.

Originally written as incidental music for a BBC Radio programme in 1937 and punctuated with texts by the likes of John Milton, Christina Rossetti, Emily Brontë, and William Blake, The Company of Heaven was not given its first concert performance until the 1989 Aldeburgh Festival, but is nevertheless a stirring and contemplative expression of faith, and love.

BOOK TICKETS - Adults: £20 (£18 advance); Students/under16s: 5

The Tippet Quartet & Alissa Firsova

Sunday 21st July, 3:30pm, County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln

Quartets from Mozart and Haydn, Schumann’s Piano Quintet and Firsova’s Tennyson Fantasy performed by The Tippet Quartet and Alissa Firsova on piano.

The Tippett Quartet regularly appear at Kings Place, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Bridgewater Hall and frequently perform on BBC Radio 3. They have performed at the BBC Proms and toured Europe, Canada and Mexico. Their broad and diverse repertoire highlights the Tippett Quartet’s unique versatility. 

BOOK TICKETS - Adults: £20 (£18 advance); Students/under16s: 5

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Times & Prices

Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st of July. Each concert begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets can be booked from the Lincoln Drill Hall website:

  • Adults (on the door): £20;
  • Adults (advance booking Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office): £18;
  • Student/under 16s: £5.

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