Wonderful fortnight of music on offer
THE jam-packed programme for a festival promises to enthral classical and contemporary music fans alike.
The 55th Little Missenden Festival runs from Friday, October 3 to Sunday, October 12. It will include pieces by Beethoven and Bach as well as recent composers such as Sean Clancy.
Organiser Lucy Brogan says: “This year’s biggest event is centred on a complete performance of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale.
“Complementing the theme of a Soldier’s Tale, the festival will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with a programme mainly dedicated to the songs and poetry of soldier poet and composer Ivor Gurney, interspersed with songs by Schubert, Schumann, Vaughan Williams and Finzi.”
Pavel Kolesnikov, who has just been named a Radio Three New music, classics or rarities, there is something for you. We look forward to a wonderful fortnight.”
Most of the events will take place in the village church of St John the Baptist.
More information and a full programme is available at www.little-missenden.org.