29th International East Anglian Summer Music Festival

The final programmes of the above festival, whose home is The Old School, Bridge Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk, will take place between 1 and 5 August. Wednesday, August 1, is the date for the final Supper Concert, which concludes a look at popular music and prose of the 1940’s. The series has been an outstanding success, and ticket demand has far exceeded seating capacity. The concert on 1 August is sold out.

On Saturday 4 August at 11:30 the third and final Kaffee und Kuchen concert will be presented. Piano works by Janacek will be performed by Robyn Sevastos; Hindimith’s Fourth Solo Viola Sonata will be performed by John Rayson; and Andrew Laing will join Robyn Sevastos in a performance of Brahms ‘ Third Sonata for Violin and Piano. Doors open at 11:00, and the ticket price of £5 includes pastry and coffee before the concert.

The festival’s highlight on Saturday evening 4 August at 19.30 and Sunday afternoon 5 August at 14.30 will be 2 performances of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No.7 in E major performed in chamber orchestra arrangement by The City of London Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Thomas McIntosh.. In the first half of the programme, Mr. McIntosh will perform the solo piano part and conduct the orchestra in a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Piano Concerto D major.

Bruckner took two years to complete his 7th Symphony and the chamber scoring was made in the 20th century by a group of musicians. The glories of the work will be heard as the final work of the 29th festival.

lFurther information may be obtained by telephoniong 01473 822596, and the website www.minstrelmusic.co.uk contains more information and photos of the artists taking part in the festival concerts.