National Trust Magazine is delighted to offer a lucky follower the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Farley Music Festival on a night of their choice (Festival runs from 19-23 June).
About the festival
Now in its eleventh year, the Farley Music Festival was originally conceived to give concert experience to promising young musicians as well as to generate much-needed income to support beautiful All Saints Church in Farley (near Salisbury). This year’s programme includes solo piano performances from three brilliant young Royal Academy of Music alumni – Benjamin Grosvenor, Karim Said and Aya Kawabata.
Jordanian-born Karim (24) has played at the Festival before, was the subject of an hour-long BBC4 documentary called ‘Karim’s Journey’ and always receives a rapturous response. Karim plays a solo concert at the Festival on Wednesday 20th June and his programme this year includes Beethoven, Schubert and Schoenberg.
Aya Kawabata (19) is originally from Japan and has played all around the world, having graduated in June 2007 from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction for her Master of Music degree in Performance, gaining the highest mark ever awarded for a concert project at the Royal Academy of Music. On Thursday 21st June, Aya will be playing pieces by Bach, Chopin and Beethoven.
Benjamin Grosvenor is the outstanding 19-year-old pianist who played at the First Night of the BBC Proms last year in a sold-out Royal Albert Hall, and plays at the Festival on Friday 22nd June (tickets very limited). Recently listed in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 10 Britons of 2011 (in the company of Adele, the Duke of Edinburgh and David Cameron), Benjamin has already been featured in two BBC television documentaries and has played in the USA, Singapore, Japan and Germany in performances that have been broadcast widely around the world.
Elsewhere in the Festival programme is a mid-summer-themed evening of Mozart and English music on Tuesday 19th June featuring Andrew Wickens (clarinet, baritone, bass), the vicar best known for being series consultant to Rev, the highly acclaimed BBC2 comedy series. Also appearing in this concert are Emilia Hughes and Margaret Aagesen Hughes (soprano), and Hugh Hetherington (tenor), accompanied by the Farley Quartet and Andrej Kouznetsov, Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey, on organ and piano.
The Festival’s Jubilee-themed closing concert on Saturday 23rd June features local favourite Philip Lawson, who retired as senior baritone and principal arranger from the King’s Singers in February this year, along with Audrey Palmer, who has sung Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music in the West End. International opera singer Simon McEnery will direct this special evening which celebrates British music from opera to musicals, oratorio to popular song, Purcell to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Handel to Coward.
The Farley Music Festival runs from 19th – 23rd June and the concerts all take place in All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH. Subject to availability, tickets (priced £15) may be purchased from the Salisbury Playhouse 01722 320333 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
All programme details are on the festival website www.farleymusic.co.uk
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