The fourteenth Festival of English Music will take place in Oxfordshire from Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May 2020. The annual English Music Festival celebrates the brilliance, innovation, beauty and rich musical heritage of Britain with a strong focus on unearthing overlooked or forgotten masterpieces of the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.
Launching the Festival at Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire will be the BBC Concert Orchestra, under conductor Gavin Sutherland, to perform a first modern performance of Frederic Cowen’s Symphony no.4, known as ‘The Welsh’, together with a World Première overture by Elgar, and a rare performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto, performed by soloist, Rupert Marshall-Luck.
A full programme is available on the website, www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk.
Jazz Sebastian Bach
Bach Harpsichord concerto in d minor
Bach Oboe concerto in f minor
Bach Air from 3rd Suite
Bach Chorales with saxophone obbligato
Jazz improvisations on Bach themes
Gwylim Simcock Jazz Quartet – Yuri Goloubev on double bass, Asaf Sirkis on drums and Klaus Gesing on reeds.
John Lubbock conducts OSJ Strings
Heat to Heart orchestra from Korea, side by side with musicians from Orchestra of St John’s
HaeGee Lee soprano, David JungHoon Kim tenor
Korean conductor DooHyun AN
UK conductor John Lubbock
Tickets are available below. We ask you to add a voluntary donation equal to the value of your tickets (this donation can be eligible for Gift Aid) to support our Music for Autism events for children in Special Educational Needs schools.
Heart to Heart Orchestra, established in 2006, is a South Korean symphony orchestra for musicians with developmental disabilities. Initially founded to provide music education opportunities and to increase access to music, the orchestra has also improved social understanding of people with disabilities.
Mozart Die Zauberflöte , K. 620
Ferdinand David’s Concertino Op.3 for Trombone
Harry Potter Medley
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Op. 67, 4th mvt.
Korean players side-by-side with players from OSJ
Strauss Radetzski March
Puccini o mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Lehar Dein ist mein ganzes herz from Das Land des Lachelns
Puccini La boheme: duet, che gelida manina, si mi chiamano mimi, o soave fanciulla
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance no 1 (Land of Hope and Glory)
encore La Traviata Brindisi ‘drinking song’