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Malcolm Arnold Festival Weekend


Join us for the 14th Annual Malcolm Arnold Festival, celebrating the work of Northampton’s very own Sir Malcolm Arnold.

To book for the Malcolm Arnold Festival Gala Concert click here.

Schedule: 

SATURDAY 12 October

Time Event Location
11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival Launch  

Hilary Davan Wetton and the Malcolm Arnold Festival Strings:

Savile Club Fanfare
Sinfonietta No.2
Turtle Drum
 (in a new arrangement by Timothy Bowers)

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW
12.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnold for Two

Electra, for flute and percussion (world première);
Divertimento for two clarinets
Duo for flute and viola
Duo for 2 cellos
Fanfare for Louis
Fantasy for flute and guitar

Performers from the Malcolm Arnold Academy

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW
2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm and Widdy

Alice Pinto talks about the relationship between Malcolm and Ruth Gipps with performances of music by both composers:

Kensington Gardens
Beauty Haunts the Woods
Sea Shore Suite
Suite Bourgeoise

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW
3.30pm

 

 

 

Piano recital and CD launch

Scott Mitchell performs Malcolm Arnold’s piano music.

 

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW
 7.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northampton Symphony Orchestra

John Gibbons, Conductor
Rhythmie Wong, piano

Arnold: Peterloo
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Arnold: Stolen Face
Arnold: Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

 

St Matthews Church, 27A The Drive, Northampton NN1 4RY

 

 

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER

Time Event Location
11am

 

 

 

Talk by Matthew Taylor

‘What I learned from Malcolm’ including a performance of the Double Bass Fantasy

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW
12pm

 

 

 

 

 

Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra

Chris Hiscock, conductor
Samuel Austin, clarinet

Suite from Trapeze
Clarinet Concerto No.2 Scottish Dances

Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JW
2.30pm

 

 

The Interviews

John Griff on the Interviews of Malcolm Arnold

Royal & Derngate – Rehearsal Room
4pm

 

 

 

 

 

Guitar Fest

Michael Butten, guitar

Arnold: Serenade for Guitar and Strings
Walton: Five Bagatelles
Arnold: Fantasy for Guitar
Bowers: Sonatina
Arnold: Guitar Concerto

Royal & Derngate – Rehearsal Room
6.30pm

 

 

Young performers from the Malcolm Arnold Academy

Music by Malcolm Arnold

Royal & Derngate – Circle Bar
6.30pm

 

 

The Malcolm Arnold Academy present an informal concert of music by Arnold and Bernstein. Royal & Derngate – open space
Sat
12
Oct 19
to
Sun
13
Oct 19
Venue: Various - see schedule