The 28 th International East Anglian Summer Music Festival will run from Saturday 8 July until Sunday 30 July inclusive, with all performances taking place at The Old School, Bridge Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk. Regular Festival concert goers will know that the musical emphasis of the Festival has always been on composers and music, not ‘name’ artists. So it is with next year’s Festival.
2006 is both the 250 th anniversary of Mozart’s birth and the centenary of Dimitri Shostakovich’s birth, and their compositions will form a major part of the repertoire.
Of unusual interest in the Kaffee und Kuchen series will be a complete performance of the & Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues for Piano shared between pianists Holger Aston and Thomas McIntosh. Several of the Mozart Piano Sonatas for Four Hands have also been programmed, and it is hoped that all seven of Mozart’s Piano Trios can be presented. The high point of our Mozart celebrations will be a concert performance in costume of Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), K486, Mozart’s most successful one-act comedy.
Shostakovich will also be featured in the pair of City of London Chamber Orchestra concerts with the Russian composer’s Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings included. The concert will be the United Kingdom début of Russian conductor Mark Kadin and will also include a performance of Tchaikowsky’s lovely Serenade for Strings, as well as Schmittke’s homage to Mozart Moz-Art à la Haydn.
With several international artists coming from Spain, Russia and Japan the Festival promises to present a stellar array of music and performances of the highest order. The preliminary sheet of repertoire will be available from 1 January 2006, and the official brochure will be printed before mid-March. Click on the link at the top of the page to be added to our Mailing List.