Newbury Spring Festival May 2024

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11–25 May 2024

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Welcome Welcome to the 45th Newbury Spring Festival, where we will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our wonderful Festival Chorus, and the 15th Anniversary of our own Sheepdrove Piano Competition. © Alex Harvey-Brown

This anniversary year continues our long-standing tradition of bringing the best artists from around the world to Newbury and its immediate area as we welcome musicians from as far afield as India and Japan, USA, Argentina, Spain, Ukraine, Holland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and of course United Kingdom and Ireland. As you look through the following pages, see if you spot any countries I have missed out! Our international programme, “two weeks of world-class music” also continues to feature some of the finest young artists emerging on the international scene in both our Young Artist Recital Series and within the evening concerts, as soloists and ensembles alongside some of the greatest and most established musicians

whom we are honoured to welcome to Newbury. And our evolving education programme offers local youngsters opportunities to experience workshops and performances by Festival musicians, as well as to perform themselves within the main Festival programme. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved over the years, and grateful to our numerous loyal sponsors and Friends without whom none of this would be possible. I look forward to seeing you during the Festival fortnight and to celebrating with you my own 25th Anniversary as Festival Director. Mark Eynon Festival Director


Saturday 11 May

London Mozart Players We’re delighted to welcome the London Mozart Players, directed by Martin James Bartlett, with international star tenor Allan Clayton and young virtuoso horn player Ben Goldscheider, in a very special concert to open this year’s Newbury Spring Festival. The tolling bell of Pärt’s poignant Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten sets the scene for a celebration of Britten, whose early work evoking the brilliance of the dazzling young sun-God contrasts with the Serenade for tenor, horn and strings – a setting of six poems on the subject of night and one of the great masterpieces of 20th century music. Mozart’s elegant piano concerto, the Jeunehomme, is performed by Martin James Bartlett who achieved early success as the winner of the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year.

Allan Clayton

Allan Clayton tenor Ben Goldscheider french horn Martin James Bartlett conductor/piano

Ben Goldscheider

Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme Britten Young Apollo Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

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Saturday 11 May

Masterclass with Ben Goldscheider We welcome Ben Goldscheider to the Festival for this morning masterclass ahead of his evening performance with the London Mozart Player (see page 3). Nominated by the Barbican as an ECHO Rising Star for the 2021/22 season, Ben Goldscheider has given recitals at major concert halls across Europe including at the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Pierre Boulez Saal, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Köln Philharmonie and Wigmore Hall, amongst others. He has previously appeared at the Festival in both a Young Artist Lunchtime Recital, and last year with his trio at Burghclere Church. This public masterclass is presented as part of the Festival’s education programme and is open to all local school-age brass players. Anyone interested in taking part in the masterclass should contact Jane Pickering at the Festival office before the end of March 2024. © Kaupo Kikkas

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Saturday 11 May

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

A tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

Join members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra for an evening showcasing some of the best emerging UK Jazz talent. This sextet plays the music of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie, directed by Mark Armstrong. John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie is a jazz icon. An epochal trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer, his combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit defined the new sound of 1940s bebop. Together with Charlie Parker, this unique approach brought harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz.

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Mark Armstrong director

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Sunday 12 May

Sound Beginnings Thumbelina

Musical story-telling for the young at heart! The Story of Thumbelina, with Grieg’s music played by pianists Elena Zozina and Mikhail Kazakevich, is presented with lively narration by opera singer Richard Morris. This special informal performance takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Sheepdrove Organic Farm. After each performance there’s time for guests to bring their own picnics to enjoy in the gardens and grounds at Sheepdrove. Sound Beginnings concerts are designed as an accessible way to experience classical music, with the environment, programme, length of recital and more tailored to be welcoming to all so that young and old (and everyone in between) can enjoy high-quality live music together. Sheepdrove is a disabilityinclusive venue.

Mikhail Kazakevich piano Elena Zozina piano Richard Morris narrator

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Sunday 12 May

Vadym Kholodenko Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko won the Van Cliburn competition in 2013 and has gone on to become one of the finest pianists of his generation. Combining fierce pianism, an unrivalled breadth of repertoire, and a level of interpretative refinement that transcends to the realms of poetry, Vadym Kholodenko rises as an artist the likes of which the world has rarely seen since the great pianists of the Golden Age. Anyone who heard his performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto at the 2022 Festival with BBC Symphony Orchestra will never forget it and we are delighted to bring him back for this solo performance. “Playing that pulls no punches: Kholodenko is in the elite of classical pianists.” Norman Lebrecht

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Vadym Kholodenko piano

Handel Chaconne Beethoven Sonata No. 32 Op. 111 Prokofiev Sonata No. 8

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Sunday 12 May

A Celebration of Combe A celebration of David and Lady Mary Russell’s Evenings at Combe, from the artists who regularly performed there. In a classical first half, we travel to France with opera stars Dame Felicity Lott and Jean Rigby, who will sing music by composers including Offenbach, Fauré, and Poulenc. After the interval, leading West End tenor Ian McLarnon will be joined by a West Endsoprano giving us another view of France, via the songs of Cole Porter, Vivian Ellis, and other much-loved creators of musical theatre. The entire evening is accompanied by Combe’s long-standing musical director, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Jason Carr. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and dine at tables from 6pm, when there will also be a cash bar available.

Jason Carr piano Felicity Lott soprano Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano Ian McLarnon tenor

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Young Artists Recital 1

Monday 13 May

Maiastra Piano Quintet Directed by prize-winning violinist, Akiko Ono, the Maiastra Piano Quintet is the result of a recent course run by The Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust, which provides opportunities for emerging and talented young professionals who are hoping to make chamber music a major part of their careers. In today’s programme we shall hear Schumann’s much-loved piano quintet. Although written for his wife to play the piano part, illness led to her place being taken by Mendelssohn at the first performance. It will be followed by Fauré’s D minor Piano Quintet, a sublime work which is warm and comforting.

© Akiko Ono

Akiko Ono course director

Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44 Fauré Piano Quintet in D minor, Op. 89

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Monday 13 May

Film: The Glenn Miller Story To mark the 80th anniversary of Glenn Miller’s death we’re delighted to screen this classic biopic. 2024 will also be 80 years since he performed at both Greenham Common and at the Newbury Corn Exchange where this screening will take place. From his humble beginnings on an Iowa farm to his global fame as a best-selling recording artist, Glenn Miller’s story is one of a true American hero. Oscar-winner James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story) and June Allyson (Till the Clouds Roll By) light up the screen in this tribute to the legendary big-band leader. This gripping drama features original Miller music performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra; iconic musicians such as Gene Krupa, Frances Langford and Louis Armstrong; and a supporting cast that includes Harry Morgan, Charles Drake and George Tobias. Experience the dynamic sounds of swing as it plays once again on the big screen.

Featuring: James Stewart June Allynson Harry Morgan Anthony Mann director Valentine Davies screenplay

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Monday 13 May

A Taste of America at The Vineyard The Festival’s journey of music and wine continues with a tasting of American food and Californian wines, followed by a performance of some of the finest American tunes of the 1920s and onwards from The Great American Songbook. Jazz duo Miranda Heldt and Jamie Safir have been exploring and performing The Great American Songbook together since they met in 2019. Both graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Miranda studied classical voice while Jamie focussed on jazz piano. Resident artists at The Ritz London, Miranda and Jamie continue to perform together throughout the UK, including shows at Crazy Coqs at Zédels, Hampstead Jazz Club and various Soho venues. Jamie has recently performed with Kylie Minogue at the Royal Albert Hall and Will Young at The Vineyard, and Miranda performs regularly in Barbados. Tonight’s programme will give you a selection of the finest American tunes from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin to name but a few. © Peter Clarke Images

Miranda Heldt soprano Jamie Safir piano

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Tuesday 14 May

Dr Jude Currivan The Story of Gaia

Jude Currivan, Ph.D., is a cosmologist, futurist, planetary healer, member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. She has a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University and a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Reading. Sharing leading-edge scientific breakthroughs, and showing how they support traditional visions of Earth as a living being – Gaia, the author details the 13.8 billion-year story of our Universe and Gaia, where everything in existence has inherent meaning and evolutionary purpose. Showing how the Universe was born, not in an implicitly chaotic big bang, but as the first moment of a fine-tuned and ongoing “big breath,” she shares the latest evidence for the innate sentience that has guided our universal journey from simplicity to ever-greater complexity, diversity, and self-awareness – from protons to planets, plants, and people. She explains how evolution is not driven by random occurrences and mutations but by profoundly resonant and harmonic interplays of forces and influences, each intelligently informed and guided.

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Tuesday 14 May

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

30th Anniversary Tour

Join the celebration of Mugenkyo’s landmark 30th anniversary, with a very special show of big beats, visual treats and vital energy. Taking the audience on a journey ‘in time’, a thrilling ride through their 30 years; the concert is a full theatrical experience, with dynamic choreography and heart-pounding rhythms contrasting with atmospheric soundscapes. As Europe’s longest-established Japanese drumming taiko group, Mugenkyo are widely recognised as the ground-breaking pioneers of this exciting art-form, thrilling audiences at thousands of performances worldwide, now returning with their first major UK tour in almost five years. In 2024 they return to the road with an electrifying and uplifting performance of skill, stamina and soul, just ‘in time’ for this special Birthday Bash! Don’t miss it!

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £25

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Tuesday 14 May

Calefax Reed Quintet Calefax, inventors of a completely new genre – the reed quintet – is a close-knit ensemble of five reed players united by a shared passion. For over thirty-five years, they have been acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation. Their programme will include a variety of specially arranged works for this unique ensemble, including a Bach Fantasia and Fugue, four of Debussy’s Preludes, a Dvořák Quintet and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

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Oliver Boekhoorn oboe Bart de Kater clarinet Raaf Hekkema saxophone Jelte Althuis bass clarinet Alban Wesly bassoon

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Young Artists Recital 2

Wednesday 15 May

The Bellot Ensemble Today’s recital, Monteverdi and His Venetian Legacy, is a journey through the rich musical heritage of Venetian composers from the late Renaissance to the Baroque, featuring works by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi. Bellot Ensemble is a Londonbased early music group formed of recent alumni and current students from all of the London music conservatoires. The ensemble prides itself on providing a platform for talented historical performance soloists to perform within a period instrument group. Showcased by Brighton Early Music Festival in 2023, they have also been selected for the semi-final of the Loire Valley International Early Music Competition in 2024, and recently performed a programme of early 17th century Italian repertoire at the Utrecht Early Music Festival.

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Edmund Taylor violin / director Matthew McClain violin Daniel Murphy theorbo Pablo Tejedor Gutiérrez ’cello Matthew Brown harpsichord

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Wednesday 15 May

Kabantu Kabantu present a new collection of their latest compositions influenced by folk music from around the globe. They are a band of virtuosi wielding an expansive sonic arsenal; originally classically trained, they draw on an intricate palette of colours curated from their own wide listening. They are all multi-instrumentalists, ranging from extraordinary whistling and violin, to double bass and digeridoo, the multifariousness of percussion and guitars. The sheer musicianship of each member, an exhilarating collective unexpectedness and an infectious joy on stage is mind-blowing, cultivated by a shared immediacy of expression forged by total trust.

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Katie Foster violin / whistling Eddie Ogle guitars Ali McMath double bass / banjo / didgeridoo Delia Stevens percussion

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Wednesday 15 May

Kinsky Trio Prague We’re delighted to welcome Kinsky Trio Prague back to the Festival for a performance at Englefield House. They are one of the most remarkable Czech chamber ensembles, and we’re particularly pleased they’re able to visit during the Year of Czech Music. The Kinsky’s international career has taken them all over Europe, as well as to the US, Canada, Mexico and the Seychelles. They regularly record for Czech Radio and their concerts have also been broadcast in Mexico and the US. Since 2009 the Trio has regularly recorded for the French label Praga Digitals.

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Veronika Böhmová piano Lucie Sedláková Hůlová violin Martin Sedlák ’cello

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8 Schubert Notturno in E-flat major, Op. 148 Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

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Thursday 16 May

Daniel Finkelstein

In Conversation with Robert Harris Award-winning journalist, associate editor and weekly political columnist for The Times newspaper, Baron Daniel Finkelstein OBE is a prolific force in print and politics. This afternoon he will be joined by the distinguished novelist and political commentator Robert Harris, to talk about his recent book, Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad. Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad is a deeply moving, personal and at times horrifying memoir about Finkelstein’s parents’ experiences at the hands of two genocidal dictators of the twentieth century. It is a story of persecution and survival; and the consequences of totalitarianism told with the almost unimaginable bravery of two ordinary families shining through.

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Thursday 16 May

Graffiti Classics

The Comedy String Quartet

16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and exhilarating for young and old alike. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. It’s a classical concert, gypsy-folk romp, opera, stand-up comedy and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! There really is something for everyone; Graffiti Classics never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.

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Tadasuke Iijima violin Barbara Gasior violin Mónica Vinoly viola Cathal Ó Dúill double bass

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Thursday 16 May

Takács Quartet Founded in 1975 in Budapest and now based in Colorado, USA, the Takács Quartet is recognised as one of the world’s leading string quartets. We’re delighted to welcome them to St Mary’s Church, Shaw. Entering its 49th season, the Takács Quartet infuses deep richness and fresh insight into each performance, cultivating a “warmth to their sound” The Washington Post that makes every concert a treasure. “Classical music doesn’t get much more life-enhancing than this.” The Guardian

Edward Dusinberre violin Harumi Rhodes violin Richard O’Neill viola András Fejer ’cello

Haydn Quartet in B flat, Op. 76 No. 4 Sunrise Dvořák Quartet in E flat, Op. 51 Ravel Quartet in F

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Young Artists Recital 3

Friday 17 May

Alinde Quintet The Alinde Quintet, a prizewinning ensemble at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2023 and a rising star ensemble of Czech chamber music will bring an all-Czech programme to the Festival. Their concert will be part of the Year of Czech Music supported by the Czech Centre London. Starting with a colourful quintet by Pavel Haas, a promising composer whose life was cut short in a concentration camp, the quintet will continue with a suite from The Cunning Little Vixen by Pavel Haas’ teacher Leoš Janáček and conclude with Antonín Dvořák’s magnificent American Quartet, one of the most famous Czech chamber pieces of all time.

© Petra Hajská

Anna Talácková flute Barbora Trnčíková oboe David Šimeček clarinet Kryštof Koska french horn Petr Sedlák bassoon

Pavel Haas Wind Quintet Op. 10 Janáček (arr. Jaroslav Pelikán) Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen Dvořák (arr. David Walter) American Quartet Op. 96 No. 12

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Friday 17 May

Sam Jewison Quintet Described as “a Renaissance Man in a Jazz World”, Sam Jewison’s vocal prowess and pianistic virtuosity has seen him tour internationally. His acclaimed interpretation of the The Great American Songbook uniquely fuses elements of jazz, classical and popular music in a captivating display of artistry. Jewison headlined the 2020 ReGeneration Festival in Florence and the BBC Radio 3 Christmas Special in 2021. He gave sold-out debut concerts at the EFG London Jazz Festival and the Royal Opera House in 2022, in addition to playing the award-winning Nevill Holt Opera. Expect to hear new treatments of songs from legendary composers, including Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and many more.

Sam Jewison singer / piano Fraser Smith tenor saxophone Harry Sankey guitar Harry Evans double bass Joe Dessauer drum kit

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Friday 17 May

Newbury Spring Festival Chorus 25th Anniversary Concert

The Newbury Spring Festival Chorus celebrate their 25th anniversary in this special concert with Southbank Sinfonia and some of the leading soloists of their generation. Hilary Cronin made a remarkable Festival debut when she appeared in Kintbury Church in 2023, before receiving a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall as soprano soloist in the Monteverdi Choir’s recent USA tour. Tonight she sings two of Handel’s most dazzling virtuoso arias for soprano and trumpet. Alex Ashworth then joins the Festival Chorus for Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs which culminate in the famous hymn tune Let all the world in every corner sing. This special 25th Anniversary Concert, conducted by Festival Chorus Master Tom Primrose, culminates in a performance of one of the most popular works for chorus and orchestra, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, full of dazzling solos and rousing choruses.

Southbank Sinfonia Hilary Cronin soprano Alex Ashworth baritone Lily Mo Browne mezzo soprano Magnus Walker tenor Tom Primrose conductor

Handel Zadok the Priest Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine Handel Let the Bright Seraphim Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs Haydn Nelson Mass

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St Nicolas Church Newbury RG14 5HG 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm)

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Friday 17 May

The Sheepdrove Recital Mikhail Kazakevich began his education at Gorky State Conservatoire (part of the Moscow Conservatoire) where he graduated with honors, and then continued as a Professor at the conservatory for eight years following his graduation. From there he has gone on to an international career with performances throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The first half of his recital will feature two works by Mozart before focussing on five of the 18 Chopin Polonaises. Chopin opened a new chapter in the history of the genre: henceforth he would abandon conventional stylisations and head in the direction of the ‘epic-dramatic poem’. “Of the floods of musicians from the Commonwealth of Independent States now filling the concert halls and recording studios of the West Mikhail Kazakevich is one of the most worthy of listening time.” The Times Mikhail will also be one of the judges at the Sheepdrove Piano Competition held at the same venue on Sunday 19 May (See page 30).

Mikhail Kazakevich piano

Mozart Sonatas in A major K.331 and D major K.311 Mozart Adagio in B minor K.540

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Chopin Five Polonaises Op. 26 No. 1 in C sharp minor Op. 26 No. 2 in E flat minor Op. 40 No. 1 in A major Op. 40 No. 2 in C minor Op. 44 in F sharp minor

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Saturday 18 May

Wind in the Willows

Stories Set To Music with Dance

Following the success of Monkey Puzzle in 2023, we’re delighted to welcome back award-winning Toscana Strings for this family-friendly performance combining music and dance with Birmingham Royal Ballet soloist Laura Tye, as they tell the story of Wind in the Willows. Can good friends Mole, Ratty and Badger help Mr Toad after one adventure too far? Adapted from Kenneth Grahame’s children’s novel and music by Edward Elgar, this performance combines the perfect mix of enchantment and humour with the opportunity for audience participation to captivate young imaginations.

With music by Sally Minchin Edward Elgar violin Julianne Bourne violin Rachel Clennell viola Heather Dunne ’cello Sophie Price double bass/narrator Laura Tye dancer

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Saturday 18 May

Come and Sing Evensong Come and Sing with other local choir members and musicians for this special Festival Evensong at St. John’s Church under the direction of Janet Coxwell and Steve Bowey. Don’t worry if you have little or no experience of singing in a choir for Evensong. The idea of the afternoon is to gather people together from the musical community of Newbury, to raise our voices and to enjoy taking part in something a little bit different. Music for the service will be sent out in advance to those who register to sing, ready for the rehearsal on the day. Evensong is held at many cathedrals and churches and provides a restful, peaceful and contemplative time at the even point of the day, between the end of the working day and nighttime. Anyone can attend Choral Evensong: people of any faith or none, everyone is welcome.

Directed by Janet Coxwell Steve Bowey

St John’s Church Newbury RG14 7PY 2.00pm rehearsal 3.30pm service (ends approx. 4.30pm) Free no ticket required Singers should register in advance by booking through the box office and selecting a voice part.

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Saturday 18 May

London Philharmonic Orchestra Andrei Ioniță, who won the Gold Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is one of the most admired cellists of his generation, described by The Times as “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade”. He makes a welcome return to the Festival with London Philharmonic Orchestra in Dvořák’s ever-popular Cello Concerto under the baton of Jonathan Bloxham. Schumann's Second Symphony, a journey from tragedy to triumph, includes one of the greatest movements of his entire output, the sublime Adagio Espressivo.

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Andrei Ioniță ’cello Jonathan Bloxham conductor

© Nikolaj Lund

Dvořák Cello Concerto Schumann Symphony No. 2

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Saturday 18 May

A Night of Argentinian Tango The Romano Viazzani Ensemble

Seven outstanding musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz and Latin-American music come together to play and create tango and tango-inspired music. The five instrumentalists and two singers are joined this evening by a pair of tango dancers to further bring the music to life. Based on the line up of Astor Piazzolla’s famous quintet, they recreate music that ranges from Piazzolla’s own works to classic Argentine and European tango. They also arrange music in the style of tango and write their own original tango-inspired music with a twist of swinging London. Come and discover the passionate and magical world of tango!

Luciana Di Bella soprano Jacqui Tate mezzo soprano Barbara Dziewiecka Data violin Jonathan Preiss guitar John Bailey piano

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Nick Pini double bass Romano Viazzani accordion / bandoneon Mina & Giraldo dancers

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Sunday 19 May

Flowers Band Formed in 1968, 55 years later, this Brass Band had cemented itself amongst the elite bands of the world, being ranked in the top 10 worldwide for the last decade. Come and enjoy this free taster-performance in the Kennet Centre to experience the sounds of a live Brass Band in person.

Paul Holland conductor

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Sunday 19 May

Sheepdrove Piano Competition Final A wonderful opportunity to hear the best international piano students drawn from all the major UK conservatoires – and to cast your vote for the audience prize! Now celebrating its 15th Anniversary, this notable competition, established by the Sheepdrove Trust, is open to candidates aged 26 and under from the eight major UK music colleges, and attracts young pianists of the highest standard from around the world. Today’s competition, which this year has an emphasis on Chopin, features four shortlisted finalists and takes place in the tranquil setting of Sheepdrove on the Lambourn Downs. The overall winner will perform a solo recital in the Corn Exchange on Monday 20 May as part of the Festival’s popular Young Artists Lunchtime Recital Series (see page 33). 1st Prize: The Kindersley Prize of £3,000. 2nd Prize: £1,500 donated by Greenham Trust. 3rd Prize: £750 donated by the Friends of NSF. 4th Prize: £500 donated by an anonymous donor. Audience Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor. The Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation Prize.

Jury Rupert Christiansen Mark Eynon Mikhail Kazakevich Dinara Klinton David Whelton

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3.00pm (ends approx. 5.45pm) £23 including tea and cake (includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

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Sunday 19 May

Flowers Band The Flowers Band was formed in 1968, and 55 years later, has cemented itself amongst the elite bands of the world, being ranked in the top 10 worldwide for the last decade. Recent contest successes have come in the form of wins at the Butlin’s Mineworker’s Contest, The West of England Regional Championships and the French Open. Podium placings have also been achieved at Brass in Concert, as well as a record equalling 4th place for the band at the National Championship of Great Britain in 2022. They will be performing a mixed programme giving an insight into the varied sounds of the brass band world, suitable for all the family to enjoy.

Paul Holland conductor

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD

Sponsored by Greenham Trust

3.00pm (ends approx. 5.00pm) £20

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Sunday 19 May

Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Cordelia Williams Two star soloists come together in an exciting, electric and intensely poetic new duo partnership: we are delighted to welcome pianist Cordelia Williams and violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen to the Festival. This is a vibrant and dramatic meeting of musical spirits, a true meeting of equals and a musical rapport that will see them record Bach’s complete duo sonatas in 2024. Their programme celebrates Bach, with a pairing of two of his duo sonatas which are searingly beautiful, playful and exhilarating. Schubert’s timeless Fantasie in C is offset by James Macmillan’s miniature After the Tryst, fuelled by the composer’s love of the Scottish folk ballad tradition.

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin Cordeila Williams piano

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Bach Sonata for violin and keyboard No. 4 James Macmillan After the Tryst Bach Sonata for violin and keyboard No. 6 Schubert Fantasie in C

St Mary’s Church Kintbury RG17 9TR 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm)

Sponsored by Martelize Miss W Lawrence Charitable Settlement

£25

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Young Artists Recital 4

Monday 20 May

Piano Competition Winner Newbury Spring Festival is delighted to welcome the winner of the 2024 Sheepdrove Piano Competition to the Corn Exchange to perform a recital as part of the Festival’s Young Artists Lunchtime Series. The prestigious competition, now in its 15th Year is open to students from all the major UK conservatoires. The competition was founded in 2009 by the Sheepdrove Trust and is now widely recognised as one of the important national piano competitions. The winning pianist’s programme will include works by Chopin, this year’s featured composer. Today’s recital is an opportunity to hear more of the winning pianist following the competition held at Sheepdrove, Lambourn on Sunday 19 May (see page 30).

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD

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12.30pm (ends approx. 1.30pm) £15

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Festival Diary Saturday 11

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Thursday 23

London Mozart Players St Nicolas Church 7.30pm Page 3 Masterclass with Ben Goldscheider Corn Exchange 10.00am Page 4 National Youth Jazz Orchestra Corn Exchange 7.30pm Page 5

Daniel Finkelstein Englefield House 3.00pm Graffiti Classics Corn Exchange 7.30pm Takács Quartet St Mary’s Church Shaw 7.30pm

Tuesday 21

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Marc Chagall Arlington Arts 10.30am and 1.45pm Page 38 Ballet Central Corn Exchange 7.30pm Page 39 Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain Donnington Priory 7.30pm Page 40

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Sound Beginnings Sheepdrove 11.00am and 2.30pm Page 6 Vadym Kholodenko Corn Exchange 3.00pm Page 7 A Celebration of Combe Combe Manor Barn 7.30pm Page 8

Alinde Quintet Corn Exchange 12.30pm Page 21 Sam Jewison Quintet Corn Exchange 7.30pm Page 22 Newbury Spring Festival Chorus St Nicolas Church 7.30pm Page 23 The Sheepdrove Recital Sheepdrove 7.30pm Page 24

The Finn Collinson Band Corn Exchange 12.30pm Page 41 The Telling Corn Exchange 7.30pm Page 42 Tenebrae Douai Abbey 7.30pm Page 43

Maiastra Piano Q Corn Exchange 12.30pm Film: The Glenn Corn Exchange 7.30pm A Taste of Ameri The Vineyard Sto 7.30pm

Wind in the Will Corn Exchange 10.00am and 11.3 Come and Sing E St John’s Church 3.30pm London Philharm Orchestra St Nicolas Church 7.30pm A Night of Argen Corn Exchange 7.30pm

Paul Nicholas The Chapel Sydmonton Cour 11.30am A Night of Indian Corn Exchange 7.30pm VOCES8 St Martin’s Churc East Woodhay 7.30pm

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Jack Hancher Corn Exchange 12.30pm Joe Stilgoe Trio Corn Exchange 7.30pm Emma Johnson St Lawrence Church Hungerford 7.30pm

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Grooving With Pirates Corn Exchange 10.30am Page 50 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra St Nicolas Church 7.30pm Page 51 Tim Kliphuis Corn Exchange 7.30pm Page 52

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Monday 20 May

Good Vibes Music Academy Showcase Performance

Building on the success of last year, Good Vibes Music Academy returns with a jubilant performance that unites school and community music groups from across the region in a joyous celebration of musical creativity. The event stands as a testament to the transformative influence of music education, providing a platform for students and community members to display their talents and collaborative spirit. Months of hard work and dedication culminate in a dynamic and exciting evening where the stage comes alive with a diverse array of performances and collaborations.

Steve Christmas director

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm)

Supported by Berkshire Community Foundation

£7 Under 16s Free

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Monday 20 May

Manu Brazo

Fantasia

Star Spanish Saxophonist Manu Brazo is an innvoative musician who is redefining the concept of the classical musician in the 21st Century. Considered one of the most influential names associated with the saxophone on social media, his videos have reached a million views. Manu makes a welcome return to the Festival for this concert taking inspiration from his new album Fantasia with pianist and opera conductor Bryan Evans. The duo presents a concert that features a blend of beautiful melodies and challenging moments, as they transform familiar tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s La Traviata and Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess into soaring virtuoso passages, showcasing Manu’s sensibility and virtuosity on the saxophone and Bryan’s mastery of the piano and vast knowledge of these operas.

Manu Brazo saxophone Bryan Evans piano

Church of the Ascension Burghclere RG20 9HX

Sponsored by Mrs K Landon

7.30pm (ends approx. 8.50pm) £25

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Tuesday 21 May

Marc Chagall

Wandering Jew or Citizen of the World? We’re delighted to be joining with the Arts Society, Newbury for this fascinating lecture by Monica Bohm-Duchen looking at the life of Marc Chagall. As his work makes abundantly clear, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) remained deeply loyal to his humble Russian-Jewish origins. Yet he also wished his art to have a universal appeal – which, judging by its popularity, it undoubtedly achieved. This lecture will trace his long, chequered and colourful career, giving particular emphasis to the creative tensions produced by the very different cultural and artistic environments in which he found himself: from his birth in Belarus, through Russia, Germany, France and America before returning to France. For information about The Arts Society Newbury visit: www. theartssocietynewbury.org.uk

Monica Bohm-Duchen lecturer

Arlington Arts Centre Mary Hare School Snelsmore RG14 3BQ 10.30am (ends approx. 11.45am) 1.45pm (ends approx. 3pm) Free for Friends of the Festival (ticket required)

£15

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Tuesday 21 May

Ballet Central Experience the magic of live ballet, right on your doorstep as the Ballet Central tour performs at the Newbury Spring Festival in 2024. The tour’s exciting mixed bill is performed by dance talents from the world-renowned Central School of Ballet and features much-loved classical ballet alongside exciting contemporary pieces and some brand-new work, created especially for the dancers. We are delighted to welcome back Ballet Central for their annual tour which each year brings the joys of dance to theatres across the country, inviting audiences to an evening of excitement, inspiration, and entertainment.

© ASH Photography

Philip Feeney musical director Kate Coyne artistic director

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm)

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs David Dinkeldein Mr and Mrs Malcolm Kimmins

£25

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Tuesday 21 May

Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain Dublin native Aoife Ní Bhriain is one of her generation's most versatile and gifted violinists, a dazzling musician who commands both the classical world and her Irish traditional heritage. From across the Irish Sea to the west coast of Wales, harpist Catrin Finch, world famous as the first Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales, has also built an impressive classical career and ventured into unchartered musical territory, most notably through her international award-winning collaborations. This evening’s performance will include music from Double You, their debut album as a duo, featuring an exquisite collection of new compositions that draw inspiration from various genres. They will take listeners on a captivating journey, on the wings of the bees across the Irish Sea, inspired by the cultures of their home countries.

Catrin Finch harp Aoife Ní Bhriain violin

Donnington Priory Newbury RG14 2JE

Sponsored by Dreweatts

7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm) £25

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Free for Under 30s

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Young Artists Recital 5

Wednesday 22 May

The Finn Collinson Band The Finn Collinson Band features three of English folk’s leading virtuosos of their respective instruments, shaking up traditional tunes, baroque melodies and original compositions. A captivating and wonderfully varied live show offers a respectful eye on the past, with a firm grounding in the present. Although fundamentally folk in approach, Finn often draws on elements of early music to sculpt his distinctive sound. Traditional dance tunes meet melodies by the likes of Purcell and Jacob Van Eyck, shaken up in striking new arrangements and brought up to date with Finn’s own compositions and trademark recorder style. “Finn is regarded as a leading exponent of the recorder, and deservedly so. Hearing it played as well as it is here, makes me wonder why it’s not heard more in folk music.” Folking

© Rowan Collinson 2023

Finn Collinson recorders Archie Churchill-Moss guitar, diatonic accordion Evan Carson bodhran, percussion

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD

Sponsored by The Headley Trust

12.30pm (ends approx. 1.30pm) £15

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Wednesday 22 May

The Telling

Into the Melting Pot Spain, 1492: on her final night in Seville, a Jewish woman, played by Suzanne Ahmet, tunes into a community of stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women, their plaintive songs and lively Spanish medieval music which have the power to transcend intolerance and hatred. Music and theatre collide in this fully staged stunningly lit show from The Telling, directed by BAFTA-nominated Nicholas Renton (Mrs Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, Musketeers, Lewis). Be transported back to colourful 15th-century Seville – the story of migration, community and conflict may be set in the past but has sad resonances today – with a message of hope.

© Robert Piwko

Suzanne Ahmet actor Patience Tomlinson actor Clare Norburn singer Maya Levy singer Emily Baines recorders Giles Lewin oud

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Joy Smith harp / percussion

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD

Nicholas Renton director Clare Norburn playwright Natalie Rowland lighting designer

7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm)

Supported by Arts Council England The Shoresh Charitable Trust

£25

(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

Free for Under 30s

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Wednesday 22 May

Tenebrae Path of Miracles

The road to Santiago de Compostela is one of the world’s great pilgrimage routes; it’s also a journey through time and the spirit, and a voyage into the timeless soul of European culture itself. For the innovative composer Joby Talbot inspiration struck “in Leon Cathedral while the sun was setting…I thought of a lux aeterna”. The result was Path of Miracles: a huge, endlessly rich choral pilgrimage to Santiago, composed in 2005 for Nigel Short and the virtuoso voices of Tenebrae, who now return to a work that has already become a 21st century classic. It has long been Nigel’s ambition to bring the Path of Miracles to the Festival and to Douai Abbey. Candlelight, singing from memory and an imaginative use of the Abbey’s unique architecture and acoustic will guarantee an unforgettable performance by Tenebrae at its dramatic best.

© Sim Cannetty-Clarke

Nigel Short conductor

Joby Talbot Path of Miracles 1. Roncesvalles 2. Burgos 3. León 4. Santiago

Douai Abbey Woolhampton RG7 5TQ 7.30pm (ends approx. 8:45pm (no interval)) £40 £30

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs David Bruce Mr and Mrs Rod Chamberlain The Greenwood Trust

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Thursday 23 May

Paul Nicholas

In Conversation with Edward Seckerson Paul Nicholas started out with a pop career, but soon changed to musical theatre, playing the lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar at the West End’s Palace Theatre in 1972. Later, in the 1970s, he returned to the pop charts, and he began an acting career – starring in the 1983 BBC sitcom Just Good Friends. The show won a BAFTA and Paul was nominated for best comedy performance. After the TV series ended, he returned to musical theatre and various other entertainment roles, including producing and directing. He is also known for his more recent television role in EastEnders and The Real Marigold Hotel. It is a pleasure to return to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s private theatre for writer, broadcaster and interviewer Edward Seckerson’s conversation with Paul Nicholas about his life and career.

The Chapel Sydmonton Court Old Burghclere RG20 9NJ

By kind permission of Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber

11.30am (ends approx. 12.30pm) £22

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Thursday 23 May

A Night of Indian Music

Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen in Concert

Relax and unwind to the beautiful sounds of Indian classical music in this concert featuring two world-renowned masters of the genre. Sitar player and composer Jonathan Mayer has composed and performed across a variety of musical genres. His versatility and distinctive approach are tribute to his education in both Indian and Western classical music, and his studies in composition with his father, the late Indo-Jazz artist John Mayer. Performing alongside him will be Tabla maestro Kousic Sen, a percussionist who has mesmerised audiences globally with his incredible precision, sound and versatility. This concert is perfect for both Indian classical music aficionados and curious first-time listeners alike.

Jonathan Mayer sitar Kousic Sen tabla

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm) £25

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Thursday 23 May

VOCES8

Draw on Sweet Night From the pale moon’s glow and the calm atmosphere of prayer to the full blaze of human ‘joie de vivre’, the combination of comfort and radiance has always been central to our emotional and spiritual needs. In compiling the music for Draw On Sweet Night, VOCES8 show that composers across the ages, and therefore all of us, have always felt the same way. By popular demand we are delighted to welcome VOCES8 to St Martin’s, with their uplifting and radiant sounds of voices in harmony. The concert will include music by Wilbye, Holst, Arvo Pärt, Caroline Shaw, Paul Simon and more.

© Andy Staples

Andrea Haines soprano Molly Noon soprano Katie Jeffries-Harris alto Barnaby Smith alto and artistic director

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Blake Morgan tenor Euan Williamson tenor Christopher Moore baritone Dominic Carver bass

St Martin’s Church East Woodhay RG20 0AL 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £25

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Patrick Hungerford Mr and Mrs Toby Ward

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Young Artists Recital 6

Friday 24 May

Jack Hancher Jack Hancher was described by Gendai Guitar Magazine as a “poet and a painter, colouring sounds out of the guitar as if his imagination and the guitar were one”. In 2022, he won the prestigious Gold Medal of the Royal Overseas League Competition, becoming just the third guitarist to win the award. This was preceded in 2021 by a tour of several European Guitar Festivals as a EuroStrings Artist. Jack has performed across Europe in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, St David’s Hall, Cardiff and has performed live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Today’s recital will feature a selection of works by Debussy, Satie, Dowland, and Britten. Jack will be releasing his debut album with the record label Deux-Elles in 2024, consisting of music by English composers.

© Manny Sowicz, Robin Footitt

Jack Hancher guitar

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 12.30pm (ends approx. 1.30pm) £15

Sponsored by The Headley Trust With additional support from The Royal Overseas League

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Friday 24 May

Joe Stilgoe Trio The Entertainers

Joe Stilgoe returns to the Festival with his show The Entertainers, a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr, Dudley Moore, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra and Danny Kaye. Joe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter whose live shows are a mixture of virtuosic musicianship and breath-taking theatricality. His latest album topped the UK jazz chart; the resulting show picked up 200,000 viewers around the world. He works extensively on radio, having hosted and starred many times in BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, while also being a regular presence on the station: Joe Stilgoe – Christmas At The Movies, Jingle Bell Joe, One Night Stand at Ronnie Scotts. He is a regular guest presenter on JazzFM, BBC Radio 3 and 4.

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Joe Stilgoe piano / vocals Tom Farmer double bass Ben Reynolds drums

Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £25

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Free for Under 30s

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Friday 24 May

Emma Johnson

The Orchestra for the Environment During lockdown Britain’s favourite clarinettist, national treasure Emma Johnson MBE, wrote a clarinet concerto entitled Tree of Life inspired by a need to express something in music about the climate crisis. Its first performance in the Kentish village of Lamberhurst with a handpicked team of like-minded musicians, The Orchestra for the Environment, was a triumph and has led to many more performances throughout the UK. Evoking birdsong and the natural world, the music is accompanied by striking images of the environment by Edward Hutchison, which will be projected during the performance. It ends on an optimistic note: by working together we can effect change. Music by Holst, Vaughan Williams and Paul Reade helps to complete this musical celebration of the natural world. We also mark the 100th anniversary of Puccini with his exquisite and rare instrumental work Crisantemi inspired by flowers. The concert ends with music that seems to come straight from the heart, Tchaikovsky’s great masterpiece, his Serenade for Strings.

© Fran Marshall

Emma Johnson clarinet / conductor

St Lawrence Church Hungerford RG17 0JB 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm)

Sponsored by Doves Farm Foods Mr and Mrs Sebastian Lyon

£25

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Free for Under 30s

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Saturday 25 May

Grooving With Pirates Come on a swashbuckling adventure with family favourite Groove Baby as it sails the seas in this exciting, jazz and funk fuelled show especially for 3-7s and their grown-up crews! Grooving With Pirates is an animated and live-action mystical, magical, nautical, musical adventure which follows three pirate friends on a dangerous mission to find some treasure! A tale of friendship, loyalty and a magic chest. Meet monsters and mermaids, take musical challenges and strut your stuff on the gangplank. Specially designed to be a midpoint between kid shows and ‘regular’ adult concerts, this show has something for all seadogs. High-energy interactive theatre meets hard grooving gig. Groove Baby is all about fun for the whole family. Created in 2013 to give parents the opportunity to experience concert hall quality music in a child-friendly environment, the shows have developed into a unique – and definitely cool – form of musical theatre event.

Cameron Reynolds organ / keyboards Laurence Corns guitar Chris Nickolls drums

Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD

Sponsored by The Sheepdrove Trust

10.30am (ends approx. 11.40am) £10 adults £7 children under 16

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Saturday 25 May

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra To close this year’s Festival we are delighted to welcome back the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Stephen Barlow. Stephen Barlow is well known to Festival audiences but is especially known as an operatic conductor. He is joined by one of Britain’s leading opera singers, mezzosoprano Christine Rice, for a performance of Wagner’s Wesendonk Leider, his only song cycle, a setting of poems by his mistress Mathilde Wesendonk which were composed during the height of their passionate love affair, at the same time as Tristan und Isolde. Like the opera, the songs are incredibly beautiful and filled with fiery longing and passionate desire. After the interval, we will hear Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, building on the cycle which started in 2022 with Symphony No. 5 and last year with Symphony No. 1. The second symphony is full of Finnish national character which Sibelius himself described as “a struggle between death and salvation” and “a confession of the soul”.

© Patricia Taylor

Christine Rice mezzo soprano Stephen Barlow conductor

Weber Overture Oberon Wagner Wesendonk Leider Sibelius Symphony No. 2

St Nicolas Church Newbury RG14 5HG 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.25pm)

Sponsored by Mrs Rosamond Brown Kilfinan Trust

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Saturday 25 May

Tim Kliphuis

Django meets Musorgsky Award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis has created a new style embracing classical, gypsy-jazz and folk. Hailed as a ‘current-day improvising Paganini’, his inclusive and innovative approach has thrilled audiences and is influencing a new generation of string players. Founded in 2006, Tim’s trio combines jaw-dropping virtuosity with mesmerizing improvisations and presents a genre-bending mix of musical styles; Tim shows his roots through classical repertoire and his love for French gypsy-jazz maestro Stéphane Grappelli; guitarist Nigel Clark brings his background in Celtic folk into the mix and contemporary techniques, while bassist Roy Percy's sound recalls the street music of New Orleans.

Tim Kliphuis violin Nigel Clark guitar Roy Percy bass

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Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Django Reinhardt and others a selection of gypsy jazz favourites

Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.25pm) £25

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Open Studios 2024 Your diaries will no doubt be packed with musical performances to enjoy this spring. Running from Saturday 4 – Monday 27 May together with the Newbury Spring Festival is the Open Studio Scheme for West Berkshire and North Hampshire. Step over the threshold of an artist studio or group exhibition near you and be immersed in the activity of our local art practitioners. We have milliners, jewellery makers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, woodworkers, textile artists and ceramicists. Our scheme has grown from just 18 artists in 1988, its founding year, to a record number of 137 artists for OS2024. Pick up an OS Companion Guide to find all the details or look at our website www.open-studios.org.uk We have a thriving artistic community in the region, and we are all a part of it. Visit our flagship exhibition at The Base www.thebasegreenham.co.uk Diana Pattenden OS Chair

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Free Learning and Community Participation

February 2024

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Mark Armstrong, director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra will bring members of the orchestra for a day of workshops with local secondary school age pupils. The experienced music education practitioners will lead a full day of workshops combining musicians from three local schools.

11 May

Masterclass with Ben Goldscheider Before his performance later that day with the London Mozart Players (see page 3), Ben Goldscheider will give a public masterclass to local brass students. Participation is open to all local schoolage musicians. Anyone wishing to take part should contact Jane Pickering in the Festival office before the end of March 2024.

14 May

Mugenkyo There will be an afternoon schools’ workshop with the drummers of Mugenkyo in the Corn Exchange. The workshop will be an exciting opportunity to explore the instruments of the group and learn more about the fascinating Taiko Drumming tradition before their full evening performance on the same day (see page 13)

The Festival is committed to music education for children and the community. In 2024 school children are invited to attend a number of performances and join in with a variety of workshops completely free of charge, with some events open to people of all ages.

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13 May

Playground Prom with Graffiti Classics Before their evening performance (see page 19), Graffiti Classics will host a special Playground Prom at Winchcombe School. Inspired by the world-renowned BBC Promenade Concerts, Playground Proms were originally developed under COVID-19 restrictions and brings an exciting music workshop specially designed for performance outdoors.

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19 May

21 May

We’re delighted to be able to offer a free “taster” performance from the Flowers Band in the Kennet Centre Shopping. See page 29 for full event details.

Schools, dance classes and ballet companies are invited to attend this free Open Company Class at the Corn Exchange. There’ll be the chance to learn more about the evening performance (see page 39), and the opportunity to ask the dancers questions about dance and performance.

Flowers Band

Ballet Central

23 May

An Afternoon of Indian Music

Young Festival Critics

This will be an opportunity for children to meet Jonathan Mayer and Kousic Sen for a special workshop session focusing on Indian Music. There will be chance to learn more about the music, the instruments and the history of traditional Indian music and culture.

Anyone under the age of 18 who has seen a Festival event can write a brief review and have the chance to win a free taster music lesson, and workshop for their school. For more information please visit the Festival website.

Details of these free opportunities will be sent to all schools in advance; however places are limited and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Jane Pickering 01635 528766 or email jane@newburyspringfestival.org.uk for further information. None of these events could happen without the support of our generous sponsors and funders, to whom we are hugely grateful.

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1 Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Snelsmore RG14 3BQ 11 Sheepdrove Eco Centre, Lambourn RG17 7UU 2 Church of the Ascension, Burghclere RG20 9HX 12 St John’s Church, Newbury RG14 7PY 3 Combe Manor Barn, Combe RG17 9EJ

13 St Lawrence Church, Hungerford RG17 0JB

4 Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD

14 St Martin’s Church, East Woodhay RG20 0AL

5 Donnington Priory, Newbury RG14 2JE

15 St Mary’s Church, Kintbury RG17 9TR

6 Douai Abbey, Woolhampton RG7 5TQ

16 St Mary’s Church, Shaw RG14 2DR

7 Englefield House, Theale RG7 5EN

17 St Nicolas Church, Newbury RG14 5HG

8 Kennet Centre Shopping, Newbury RG14 5EN 18 Sydmonton Court, Ecchinswell RG20 9NJ 9 Shaw House, Newbury RG14 2DR

19 The Vineyard, Stockcross RG20 8JU

10 Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury SN8 2QH

This map is an approximate guide to venue locations. Please refer to the website for accurate directions: www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

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Newbury Spring Festival 2024

HRH The Duke of Kent KG Patron

Graham Barker Chairman

Committee of Management The Earl of Carnarvon The Countess of Carnarvon Mr H Cobbe OBE Mrs M Edwards Mr M Farwell (Hon Treasurer) Mr S Fenton (Honorary Solicitor and Company Secretary) Mrs C Holbrook (Chairman of The Friends) Mr A McKenzie Dr P Millard MBE Mrs C Pease

Mark Eynon Ashley Morris Festival Director General Manager

Jane Pickering Festival Administrator

Production by The Company Presents Mary Hamilton (Front of House) John Harris (Technical Direction) Bankers Barclays Bank plc 23–26 Parkway Newbury RG14 1AY Hon Solicitors Fenton Elliott Liberty House Greenham Business Park Newbury Berkshire RG19 6HS Accountants James Cowper Kreston LLP 2 Communications Road Greenham Business Park Greenham Newbury RG19 6AB Festival Guide Design Matt Barrett

Festival Administration Office 33/34 Cheap Street Newbury RG14 5DB Tel: 01635 32421 / 528766 enquiries@newburyspringfestival.org.uk www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk Registered Charity No. 284622

newburyspringfestival.org.uk

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Sponsors, Business Partners & Festival Circle members Newbury Spring Festival could not be presented without support from the following, whose generosity is most gratefully acknowledged. Mr and Mrs Robin Aird

Mrs J A Floyd

MAXX Design

The Ambrose and Ann Appelbe Trust

Friends of Newbury Spring Festival

Lady Eliza Mays-Smith

Mr and Mrs Dominic Armstrong

The Gamlen Trust

Mr Hugh Priestley

Mrs Rosamond Brown

Dr Stephen Golding

Mr and Mrs David Bruce

Gardner Leader

Newbury Building Society Ramsbury Estates Resonates

Carter Jonas

Good Vibes Music Academy

Mr and Mrs Roderick Chamberlain

Gordon Palmer Memorial Trust

Earl and Countess of Carnarvon

Greenham Trust

Mrs Sarah Scrope

CH-R Family Solicitors

The Greenwood Trust

The Sheepdrove Trust

Hamptons

Lady Sieff

Harbrook Farm

Mr and Mrs John Skinner

Mr and Mrs David Harris

Julian and Veronica Slater

The Headley Trust

Sir Hugh and Lady Stevenson

Colefax Charitable Trust Sir Jeremiah Colman Gift Trust James Cowper Kreston Mr and Mrs David Dinkeldein Donnington Valley Hotel Doves Farm Foods Dreweatts Mr and Mrs Mark Edwards The Elephant at the Market

Horsey Lightly Mr and Mrs Patrick Hungerford Kilfinan Trust Mr and Mrs Malcolm Kimmins Ms Anne Wolff & Mr P Knook

Rivar Mr and Mrs Jason Russell SAS Auctions

Bernard Sunley Foundation The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust The Syder Foundation Viking The Vineyard

Mrs Katalin Landon

Sir Mark and Lady Waller

Elmdale IT Support

Miss W E Lawrence 1973 Charitable Settlement

Mr and Mrs Toby Ward

Englefield Charitable Trust

Mr and Mrs Jack Lovell

The Englefield Estate Fairhurst Estates

Mr and Mrs Sebastian Lyon

and a number of anonymous donors

Mrs Susie Eliot-Cohen

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Watership Property


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Information Box Office Opening hours

Phone lines are open daily:

Tuesday to Saturday

10am to 4pm (or until 7pm if there is a performance on)

Sunday

11am to 4pm

In person or by post

Box Office, Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD

By telephone

01635 522733

Online

www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

Booking Dates Platinum Friends Priority booking – from 10.00am Tuesday 20 February 2024 Gold Friends booking – from 10.00am Wednesday 21 February 2024 Friends booking – from 10.00am Thursday 22 February 2024 Public booking – from 10.00am Tuesday 5 March 2024 On each of the booking days, the Corn Exchange will be open from 9am for refreshments while queuing for tickets. Online and telephone bookings are preferred where possible.

Priority booking period During the Platinum and Gold priority booking periods, those Friends are limited to 4 tickets per event, per booking. Once Friends booking opens on 22 February there is no limit to the number of tickets per booking. Free Tickets for Under 30s We are delighted to be continuing our scheme to encourage the next generation of Festival audiences. Thanks to the generous support of the Greenham Trust we are able to make tickets to certain events completely free of charge for anyone under 30 years old. Events that have this option are clearly marked on the relevant page, and you’ll see under the ticket pricing information the words “Free for Under 30s” and the logo shown. In each case there are a limited number of seats available for the performance that can be taken up and used by those under 30. Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Booking Policies Coronavirus (Covid-19) Please refer to the website (www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk) for the very latest information regarding any Coronavirus restrictions and regulations. In the case of a show being rescheduled all customers will be given the option to transfer their tickets to the new date. However, if this new date does not work for the customer a refund to the full value of the tickets will be offered. Please note that once you have accepted tickets for the rescheduled date the standard terms and conditions of sale will then apply. In the case of a customer becoming unwell with Covid-19 or having to isolate due to Covid-19 and therefore no longer being able to attend their planned event, a refund for the full value of the tickets will be offered. This only applies to those who are unwell and isolating and those in their household isolating with them; for any other tickets on the booking the usual terms and conditions apply. Any customers displaying symptoms of Covid-19, either before entering or whilst in a Festival site, will be asked to leave immediately, along with any other members of their household, and advice given for them to follow NHS guidelines. Customers asked to do this will be offered a refund to the full value of the tickets. This will be arranged via phone or email the day after the incident. Tower Seating at St Nicolas Church Please note, the seating in rows AA to HH will not be in raked seating, but on a new flat raised plinth to allow views over audience members seated in the nave. These seats will be in the £50 Price Band. Access Full information about each venue is available on the website: www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk Souvenir Programme The 160-page full-colour Souvenir Programme gives detailed information on each Festival event. It is on sale for £5 at the Box Office and at all venues from the start of the Festival. It can also be ordered in advance with your tickets; a voucher will be printed with your tickets, to be redeemed at your first event. Souvenir Programme for Friends Friends of the Festival who book six or more concerts, or tickets to the value of over £250, are entitled to one FREE Souvenir Programme. Please request this at the time of booking. General information The Festival reserves the right to change artists or programmes as necessary. The Festival reserves the right to refuse latecomers admission to any performance until a suitable break, or at the first interval. Finishing times of events are approximate and given as a guide only. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pushchairs and prams will not be permitted inside the Corn Exchange auditorium.

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Booking Policies Corn Exchange Booking Charges The Corn Exchange charge a booking fee to cover the administrative costs of running the Box Office and booking system. All tickets are subject to a £1.25 booking fee. There is a postage charge of £1.50 on telephone, postal and online bookings. Refunds All tickets are non-refundable. In the case of a sold out event tickets can be returned to the Box Office for resale; if successfully resold an administration fee of £1 per ticket will be chargeable. Tickets Advertised as Reserved Seating plans are available to view online. For events with reserved seating you will be able to select the seat of your choice, when available. Tickets Advertised as Unreserved Seats are obtained on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis at the event. Unpaid Tickets Reserved by Telephone Corn Exchange tickets will only be held for 3 days or up to 1 hour before the event commences, whichever is the sooner. Other venue tickets will be held for 3 days before being released for resale. Concessions Students and unwaged (Jobseeker’s Allowance) £2 off full ticket price. Accompanied children under 16 half full adult price (except family events where children’s ticket prices are shown, and events that are part of the Free for Under 30s scheme – see page 61). Wheelchair users and the visually impaired receive a free companion ticket. Group Discount 10% discount will be given to groups of 10 or more. Group bookings should be made 24 hours or more in advance. Your Details Your details will be available to Newbury Spring Festival and the Corn Exchange, Newbury only, and will not be shared with third parties. Recording Please note the recording of any Festival event is strictly prohibited. Interval refreshments Please note there will be no interval refreshments available at St Nicolas Church.

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Seating Plans STAGE

St Nicolas Church

A

6

7

8

9 10 11

A

18 19 20 21 22 23

1

2

3

4

5

B

6

7

8

9

12 13 14 15 16 17

B

18 19 20 21 22 23

26 27 28 29 30

B 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

C

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

C

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

C 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

D

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

D

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

D 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

E

6

7

8

9 10

E

W W W W W

1

2

3

4

5

F

6

7

8

9

12 13 14 15 16 17

F

18 19 20 21 22 23

26 27 28 29 30

F 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

G

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

G

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

G 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

H

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

H

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

H 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

J

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

J

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

1

2

3

4

5

K

6

7

8

9 10

13 14 15 16 17

K

18 19 20 21 22

25 26 27 28 29 30

K 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

L

6

7

8

9

12 13 14 15 16 17

L

18 19 20 21 22 23

26 27 28 29 30

L 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

M

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

M

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

M 31 32 33

1

2

3

4

5

N

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

N

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

1

2

3

4

5

P

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17

P

18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

1

2

3

4

5

R

6

7

8

9 10

1

2

3

4

5

S

6

7

8

9

12 13 14 15 16 17

13 14 15 16 17

R S 14 15 16 17

Corn Exchange

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AA

18 19 20 21

14 15 16 17

BB

18 19 20 21

CC

16 17

CC

18 19

CC

PILLAR

DD

15 16 17

DD

18 19 20

DD

Top Price Band

EE

15 16 17

EE

18 19 20

Middle Price Band

FF

15 16 17

FF

18 19 20

FF

Lowest Price Band

GG

15 16 17

GG

18 19 20

GG

HH

16 17

HH

18 19 20

HH

EE

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

25 26 27 28 29 30

A 31 32 33

E 31 32 33

J

31 32 33

N 31 32 33 P 31 32 33

25 26 27 28 29 30

R

27 28 29 30

S

NB. Rows AA – HH are on a new flat plinth and NOT raked seating to allow access through the West door


NSF 2024 Booking Form Postal booking If tickets are sold out in the price of your choice, the Box Office will issue tickets in an alternative price range unless otherwise requested.

Please send booking form to: Festival Box Office Corn Exchange Market Place Newbury RG14 5BD Please complete clearly in black ink. Date Event No. of Price Total For Box tickets per £ Office ticket use only

Postage charge £1.50 Festival Souvenir Programme @ £5 each Total


Name

Address

Postcode

Telephone

email

Total from overleaf

£

If you are a Friend of the Festival booking for 6 or more concerts please tick box to receive FREE Souvenir Programme voucher. Please tick this box if you wish to book by credit card and complete a telephone number that the Box Office can contact you on to take a card payment over the telephone. Contact telephone number Please note this will not delay the processing of your booking, and all bookings will still be processed/reserved in the strict order in which they have been received. Please make cheques payable to Corn Exchange, Newbury. Tickets for the Newbury Spring Festival Society Ltd will be handled by the Box Office of The Corn Exchange (Newbury) Trust. Credit card details are never stored. We do not pass your details to third parties. Please tick if you wish to be added to the mailing list.


Friends of the Festival are given the earliest opportunity to purchase tickets to the Festival. Gold and Platinum Friends enjoy additional days of priority booking, invitations to receptions and Platinum Friends have their names printed in the Souvenir Programme. The Friends Scheme enables a generous annual grant toward the costs of the Festival.

Membership Benefits Friends £35 Joint Friend £45

Gold Friends £65 Joint Gold Friends £80

– 24 hours Gold – Festival Focus with advanced preview advanced priority of programme mailed in November. booking – Festival Guide mailed to you – All of the ‘Friends’ in January benefits plus – Friends Priority Booking invitation to receptions, – Annual Membership Card where possible and Newsletters – Free Souvenir Programme when purchasing tickets for six or more concerts

Platinum Friends £130 Joint Platinum Friends £170 – 48 hours Platinum advanced priority booking – All of the benefits plus Name printed in the Souvenir Programme (if wished) – Invitation to the Festival Launch

Please contact the office if you wish to pay by Card, or setup an annual Standing Order. Name Address

Postcode

I enclose a cheque made payable to Friends of Newbury Spring Festival in the sum of £

Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give we get an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue which means that a £35 subscription becomes £43.75.

Telephone

Name

email

Signature

“I want all donations I have made since 6 April 2005 and all donations in the future to be Gift Aid until I notify you otherwise”. To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income tax or capital gains tax must at least equal the amount we will claim in the tax year.


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