Welcome to the 2017 Pinner Music Festival.
This year we feature many familiar and popular classics with some tremendous visiting artists, as well as local musicians and choirs
Our week opens with a free seminar by David Gould and myself to introduce some of the Festival's main featured works. The music starts on Tuesday June 6th when the Pinner Parish Church Choir & associated musicians perform fine English Choral Music, from Purcell to Rutter.
In the first chamber concert Wednesday 7th, the very versatile all-female ‘Bones Apart’ Trombone Quartet will perform popular classical works, from the opening fanfare of Monteverdi’s famous Toccata, through Beethoven, Bizet (Carmen Suite), Gershwin, Ravel, Piazzolla to Bernstein (West Wide Story Suite).
The locally-based Balena String Quartet will perform great quartets by Haydn (Op 76, #5 Largo) and Schubert (Rosamunde) on Thursday 8th at lunchtime. That evening a song recital by renowned tenor James Gilchrist with pianist Anna Tilbrook includes works by Purcell, Britten folksong arrangements, and Vaughan Williams’ marvellous Songs of Travel.
On Friday evening, the superb piano duo Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins will perform Mozart and Clementi Sonatas, Schubert’s glorious late Fantasy, Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and the delightful Petite Suite by Debussy.
The final choral concert, on Saturday 10th, by the Festival Chorus & Orchestra with young soloists, marks Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary with extracts from his remarkable Vespers of 1610, alongside Mozart’s lovely Vesperae solennes de confessore.
Our Charity of the year is Mind in Harrow. These terrific events are all hosted at Pinner Parish Church. Don’t miss the chance to support the festival and savour some fine classics!
With very many thanks and best wishes,
Professor Anthony J Pinching
Director, Pinner Music Festival