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Thornham Summer Music 2013

A weekend festival of three concerts from Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July directed by Corentin Chassard.

Hun Ouk Park and Leslie Boulin Raulet violins, Elitsa Bogdanova viola, Corentin Chassard cello, Adrien Bernege clarinet and bass clarinet, Raphaël Nivet percussion and flute, Morgane Banet voice

Our Festival concerts lead by London-based cellist Corentin Chassard enter their third year and are earning a growing following. It is with very great pleasure that we welcome back to Thornham this talented group of musicians.
The opening concert on Friday evening frames a short work by one of the giants of 20th century music, Witold Lutosławski, with classic string quartets by Haydn and Schubert. At lunchtime on Saturday the reed organ in Thornham Parva creates the opportunity for a performance of a beautifully unusual work by Dvořák, and we will again hear the spectacular Handel passacaglia in the arrangement by Johan Halvorsen. The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon with the opportunity to compare solo performance os works by J. S. Bach, with the ensemble joining together to give us the great clarinet quintet by Brahms.
An exciting weekend is in prospect, further details are below. See below for more details of an informal event on Saturday evening.

Friday 19th July 7.30pm
St Mary Magdalene Thornham Magna

Hun Ouk Park and Leslie Boulin Raulet violins,
Elitsa Bogdanova viola,
Corentin Chassard cello

Franz Josef Haydn string quartet number 2, "Fifths", Op. 76
Witold Lutoslawski Sacher Variations for solo cello
Franz Schubert string quartet no. 13 "Rosamunde" in A minor, Op. 29


Saturday 20th July 12 noon
St Mary Thornham Parva

Hun Ouk Park and Leslie Boulin Raulet violins, Corentin Chassard cello
James Fawcett harmonium

Antonín Dvořák Five Bagatelles for strings and harmonium Op. 47
Christian Mason Incandescence for solo cello
Reinhold Glière Duo for violin and cello Opus 39
G.F.Handel/Halvorsen passacaglia

Lunch at Thornham Walled Garden

Booking is essential for the Lunch, which is at Thornham Walled Garden, and  is provided by the staff and volunteers of Beyond the Wall which works primarily with young people between 16 and 25 with mixed dis- abilities. Vegetarians will be catered for but please advise of any particular dietary requirements when booking.
For more information about the work of the project visit beyondthewall.org.uk.


Saturday 20th July 7.30pm
St Mary Magdalene Thornham Magna

A Festival Celebration - from 7.30pm, an evening of live music performed by our festival musicians including Adrien Bernege clarinet and bass clarinet, Raphaël Nivet percussion and flute, Morgane Banet vocalist

admission free - licensed bar - drop in, have a drink and meet the musicians


Sunday 21st July 3pm
St Mary Magdalene Thornham Magna

Hun Ouk Park and Leslie Boulin Raulet violins,
Elitsa Bogdanova viola,
Corentin Chassard cello,
Adrien Bernege clarinet and bass clarinet

"Bach vs Brahms"
Solo works by J.S.Bach performed on the violin, viola, cello and bass clarinet
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115



The two Thornham Magna concerts are each £15
the 12 noon concert at Thornham Parva is £10

H O W E V E R :

book for any two concerts - £22
book for all three concerts - £30

Please note seating is unreserved.

Lunch at the Walled Garden following the Saturday lunchtime concert (pre-booking essential - see above) is £8

To make a booking telephone Sylvie & James Fawcett: 01379 788130, or send us an email with your requirements. Tickets can generally be held at the door, or sent in the post by arrangement.

Click here to download the electronic version of this year's printed leaflet.