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Malcolm Arnold Festival 2016

Saturday 15th October

Nigel Hess
Launch by Nigel Hess
Concert to include Song of Simeon and the world premiere of Henri Christophe
Ely Sinfonia – cond. Steve Bingham and Simon Toyne.

Nicholas ChagrinIncluding a special appearance by Nicholas
Chagrin, the 1st Simeon.

John Wallace
John Wallace and the winners of the Malcolm Arnold Fantasies Competition play the Fantasies and the Brass Quintet. Also John’s new CD of Malcolm’s brass music will be launched.
Alice Pinto
Alice Pinto talks about Arnold’s Early Works (Underground 1) Including performances of Vita Abundans, early piano pieces, Beauty haunts the woods, the World Premiere of some new Kensington Gardens songs, recently discovered!.
Jess Gillam
Family Concert – St Matthews
Northampton Symphony Orchestra cond. John Gibbons Programme to include A Grand Grand Overture, Carnival of Animals, English Dances Set 2, Machines, the World Premiere of Tim Bowers Carnival of Carnivores, and more!Tim Bowers

Jenny Dyson
Jenny Dyson Wind Quintet (Underground 1) Arnold and the 20th Century Wind Quintet
Programme to include both Malcolm’s Wind Quintets and much more!...

Sunday 16th October


Orchestral Concert by the Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra

Kriss Rusman
Talk: ‘The Voice of the People’ an illustrated talk by Kriss Rusman

John Griff
The Forgotten Documentaries with John Griff.

Claire Thompson
Songs from the Films. A delightful medley of music, featuring Claire Thompson with pianist Jenny Redmond and flautist Alastair Garrett.

The Janus Ensemble
The Janus Ensemble conducted by Ben Palmer with Flora Tzanetaki, Edyta Mydlowska, and Peter Cigleris Concert to include Arnold’s Piano Duet Concerto, Clarinet Concertino and Toy Symphony


Gala Concert

Gala Concert Arnold & Walton
BBC Concert Orchestra cond. John Gibbons with Craig Odgen (guitar)
Concert to include Arnold’s Beckus the Dandipratt, Guitar Concerto and Serenade