The English Haydn Festival – 8th-12th June

The English Haydn Festival – 8th-12th June

Internationally recognised musicians will contribute to Bridgnorth’s 23rd annual English Haydn Festival. They include the celebrated trumpet player Crispian Steele-Perkins, the brilliant forte-pianist Yoko Kaneko, violin virtuoso Simon Standage, renown oboist Mark Baigent, and Robert Percival master of the period bassoon.

Haydn Festival

This year’s theme focuses on Haydn’s Life in Vienna with performances of his symphonies, and those of his Viennese friends Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart by the Festival orchestra conducted by Anthony Halstead.

There will be the UK premiere of Charles Hoeke’s cello concerto No. 2, performed by the Russian cellist Pavel Serbin, the first performance of this composition since the eighteenth century.

The Festival includes lunchtime and evening string quartet concerts, with the Chiaroscuro, Salomon and Fitzwilliam string quartets. The Japanese pianist Yoko Kaneko performs with Simon Standage and Pavel Serbin in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The Sunday’s choral concert is Haydn’s “Nelson Mass”, with soloists Natalie Clifton-Griffiths, Miranda Westcott, Daniel Norman and Andrew Slater, supported by the Haydn Festival Chorus conducted by John Moore.

Phone the Box Office on 07547 289704 or visit the website www.haydn.org.uk.