The 15th International Malcolm Arnold Festival

A Man of the People

Saturday 17th 

Launch Concert

11:00am  Malcolm Arnold Academy

We are very excited to announce that Director of the Royal College of Music, Colin Lawson will be launching this year's festival. Our Launch Concert features quintessential Arnold brass works.

Alina Orchestra

3:00pm  Malcolm Arnold Academy

Lead by conductor, Hillary Davan Wetton, the newly founded Alina Orchestra present an excellent concert of Arnold's smaller-scale orchestral works such as his Horn Concerto and Variations on a Ukrainian Folk Song

Arnold for 3

12:15pm  Malcolm Arnold Academy

After last year's popular, Arnold for 2 concert we return with an exploration of Arnold's works for 3 instruments. Lead by flautist, Jenny Dyson, this concert features some of Arnold's most exquisite chamber works.

Orchestral concert

7:30pm  St. Matthew's Church

Conductor, John Gibbons and the Northampton Symphony Orchestra presents a delightful evening of Arnold's dynamic orchestral works from his Viola Concerto to Sound Barrier. As well as works by Berlioz and Ruth Gipps.

Malcolm and Gordon Jacob

2:00pm  Malcolm Arnold Academy

A talk on the relationship of Malcolm Arnold and his composition teacher, Gordon Jacob. This talk will feature works from both composers.

Sunday 18th 

Working with Malcolm

11:00am  Malcolm Arnold Academy

A talk presented by clarinetist, Janet Hilton. Janet worked with Malcolm during her recording of the first clarinet concerto and also his late Wind Octet

Flute Recital

4:00pm   Royal & Derngate

A brilliant insight into Arnold's writing for the flute given by the award-winning flautist, Emma Halnan.

Orchestral Concert

12:00pm  Malcolm Arnold Academy

Stay tuned for more information!

Malcolm and David Lean

2:15pm   Royal & Derngate

We welcome back the great John Griff who will be exploring Malcolm's work with legendary film maker, David Lean.

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