WINCHFIELD FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2020

 Saturday 13 June  Tim Kliphuis and David Newton Quartet – Jazz  POSTPONED  Festival Marquee
 Sunday 14 June  Piano 4 hands (Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins)  POSTPONED  St Mary's Church
 Monday 15 June  VOCES8  POSTPONED  St Mary's Church
 Tuesday 16 June   Martin James Bartlett - Piano  POSTPONED  St Mary's Church
 Wednesday 17 June   Tasmin Little and Piers Lane – Violin and Piano  POSTPONED  St Mary's Church
 Thursday 18 June   Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch – Harpist and Senegalese Kora player  POSTPONED  Festival Marquee
 Friday 19 June  Fenella Humphreys and Covent Garden Sinfonia:
 Four Seasons recomposed and more  POSTPONED
 Festival Marquee
 Saturday 20 June   Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band  POSTPONED  Festival Marquee

TICKETS: THE BOX OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED, BUT ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE POSTPONED 2020 FESTIVAL WILL BE REFUNDED DIRECT TO THE DEBIT/CREDIT CARD . 

Sat 13 June
Sun 14 June
Mon 15 June
Tue 16 June
Wed 17 June
Thu 18 June
Fri 19 June
Sat 20 June

Saturday 13 June

Tim Kliphuis and the David Newton Quartet

Tim KliphiusPhotograph supplied by Kaupo Kikkas

Classically trained and widely regarded as ‘the successor to Stéphane Grappelli’, Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis breathes new life into existing styles with a high-energy blend of classical, gypsy jazz and folk music that is influencing a new generation of string players. His improvised sound is totally new and appeals to a wide range of audiences and yet is steeped in tradition. The Trio are delighted to be joined by long-time collaborator David Newton, probably the country’s top jazz pianist, having been voted ‘Best Jazz Pianist’ in the British Jazz Awards for some 15 consecutive years. Tim and the David Newton Quartet’s electrifying performances have made them firm favourites on the festival scene and no

Tim will be accompanied by:
Nigel Clark (Guitar)
Ray Percy (Bass)

Dave Newton (Piano)w they make their return to Winchfield Festival!

OUTREACH

We are delighted to announce that The Tim Kliphuis quartet will hold a public workshop with a group of Hampshire Schools’ Jazz musicians from about 6pm in the Marquee. If all goes well then this group will play a number with theTim Kliphuis Quartet during the main concert.

www.timkliphuis.com

 

Sunday 14 June

Piano4Hands: Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins

‘Let’s Dance’ Piano 4 Hands

PROGRAMME: ‘Let’s Dance’ Piano 4 Hands

Let’s Dance Gay in Green Meadow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  .  Grainger

Sonata for four hands in C major, KV 19d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . .  Mozart

From Huit Pièces, op. 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .  Weber

Polonaise in D Major, op. 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. ..  Wagner

Kinderball, 6 leichte Tanzstücke, Op. 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .. . .  Schumann

Petite Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . .  Debussy

I Got Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Gershwin

Described as "an amazingly talented pianist" by the leading Italian magazine Musica, Emma Abbate has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Salzburg, Boston, Lisbon, Naples, Ischia, and Koscierzyna, and at many prestigious UK venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s, Bristol and at the Aldeburgh Festival, in addition to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.

Emma is releasing a series of recordings devoted to 20th-century Italian vocal chamber music, the latest of which is Sera d’inverno: Songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti with mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp for Resonus Classics. She has previously recorded the world-première disc of Shakespeare Sonnets by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the BBC New Generation Artist Ashley Riches, and two volumes of Mozart's complete piano duets on original fortepianos with Julian Perkins.

Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. www.emmaabbate.com

Described as ‘exuberantly stylish’ by the Sunday Times, Julian Perkins is Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera and Sounds Baroque. He has appeared in major concert venues including New York’s Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and London’s Wigmore Hall, and has performed concertos with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Sixteen. He has conducted staged opera productions for the Buxton International Festival, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Kings Place, Netherlands Opera Academy, and New Chamber Opera, in addition to numerous concert performances. With Sounds Baroque, he has directed performances with singers including Rebecca Evans, Dame Emma Kirkby and Mark Padmore, and has conducted some eighteen Baroque projects with Southbank Sinfonia. His varied discography includes solo, chamber and opera recordings on a wide range of instruments, including the Royal Harpsichord at Kew Palace.

Forthcoming conducting projects include John Eccles's Semele with Cambridge Handel Opera and the Academy of Ancient Music (to be recorded on AAM Records), and the world première recording of Stephen Dodgson’s opera Margaret Catchpole for Naxos. www.julianperkins.com

Monday 15 June

VOCES8

VOCES8Photograph supplied by Kaupo Kikkas

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 inspires people through music and the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its ‘a cappella’ concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos.

VOCES8 is passionate about music education and so we are delighted that they will contribute to our Festival’s Outreach Programme in 2020.

As the group celebrates its 15th season they will perform in fourteen countries in the UK and across Europe, in Russia, in the USA and Japan, as well as making a debut visit to New Zealand and Winchfield Festival. www.voces8.com

PROGRAMME

Regina Caeli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Tomás Lus de Victoria

Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’ . . . . .  Benjamin Britten

Straighten Up and Fly Right . . . . . . .  Nat ‘King’ Cole arr. Jim Clements

Cheek to Cheek . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .  Irving Berlin arr. Jim Clements

Bogoroditse Devo . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . .  Sergei Rachmaninov

Let My Love Be Heard . . . . . . .. . . . .  Jake Runestad

Magnificat Primi Toni . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Interval

Boureé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............. . . . . . .  JS Bach arr. Ward Swingle

As Vesta Was fromLatmos Hill Descending . . . .  Thomas Weelkes

Dessus le Marché D’Arras . . . . .................... . . .  Orlando di Lasso

Underneath the Stars . . . . . . . . ................... . . .  Kate Rusby arr. Jim Clements

I Won’t Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . ................ . . . . .  Jerome Kern arr. Jim Clements

Moondance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................ . . . .  Van Morrison arr. Alexander L’Estrange

Sway . . . . . . . . . . . ............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltrán Ruiz

One Note Samba . . . . . ............... . . . . . . . . .  Antônio Carlos Jobim arr. Naomi Crellin

Tuesday 16 June

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett, winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014, possesses a fearless technique and plays with a wisdom and elegance far beyond his 23 years. Since then he has performed with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. The musical range of this ambitious young man is remarkable and he has been hailed as ‘a pianist that is almost faultless’. The Times review said ‘The wit and colour in pianist Martin James Bartlett’s playing is thrilling’.

In the 2019 season he made his debut with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Philharmonia, and will also perform in recitals in the UK, at St John Smith Square and the new Birmingham Conservatoire and in many other venues across the country. www.martinjamesbartlett.com

PROGRAMME

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Bach

Piano Sonata No.12 in F major, K.332 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Mozart

Années de pèlerinage; Italie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Liszt

Piano Sonata No.4 in F-sharp major, Op.30 . . . . . . . . . . .  Scriabin

Interval

Widmung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Schumann (arr Liszt)

Goyescas, Op.11: El Amor y la Muerte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Granados

Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . .  Wagner (arr. Liszt)

Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .  Rachmaninoff (arr. Wild)

Polka de W.R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rachmaninoff

Embraceable You & Fascinating Rhythm(from Seven Virtuoso Etudes on Gershwin Songs) . . . . . .  Earl Wild

Wednesday 17 June

Tasmin Little and Piers Lane

Tasmin Little

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and recital performances, master classes, workshops and community outreach work. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre, the Royal Albert Hall and at Winchfield Festival!

"Little can justly be regarded as Britain’s finest violinist" The Independent

In January 2019,Tasmin made the announcement that, after a long and exciting career, she has decided to pursue new directions from summer 2020.  We are deeply honoured that Tasmin has chosen to return to the Winchfield Festival to give us one of her last recitals before she retires later this year.   www.tasminlittle.com

Piers LanePhotograph supplied by Eric Richmond

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto activities. His concerto repertoire alone exceeds ninety-five works and has led to engagements with many of the world’s great orchestras and conductors, including 5 performances at the BBC Proms. Piers is currently the Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, and was the Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music for ten years until 2017. Piers continues his long-standing partnership with Tasmin Little, accompanying her at the piano for an electrifying evening. www.pierslane.com

PROGRAMME

Praeludium and Allegro . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Kreisler

Sonatina in D major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Schubert

Spring Sonata . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . .  Beethoven

Interval

Romance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Amy Beach

Sonata in A major . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .  Franck

OUTREACH

We are delighted to announce that the Hampshire Schools’ String Quartet will play before the concert from about 6.15pm

Thursday 18 June

Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch

Seckou Keita and Catrin FinchPhotograph supplied by Joseph Branston

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning performance of world-class musicianship. The harp occupies a vital place in the incredibly rich cultures of both West Africa and Wales, and both nations share a centuries-old bardic tradition of intricate oral history, expressed through music, song and verse.

Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, the duo has built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances over the past six years. Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, Catrin and Seckou certainly give a thrilling live experience. www.catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com

OUTREACH

Get in the mood and join a free-for-all World Music Session (African Drums) in the Marquee from about 6pm.

 

Friday 19 June

Fenella Humphreys

Fenella HumphreysPhotograph supplied by Alejandro Tamagno

Fenella Humphreys, winner of the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award, has won critical admiration and audience acclaim with the lyrical grace and intensity of her violin playing. Described in the press as ‘alluring’, ‘unforgettable’ and ‘a wonder’, Fenella is one of the UK’s most established and versatile violinists. She enjoys a busy career combining chamber music and solo work, performing in prestigious venues around the world and is frequently broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM and international radio stations. www.fenellahumphreys.com

Ben Palmer and Covent Garden Symphony

Star violinist Fenella Humphreys will perform the work she recorded with Covent Garden Sinfonia on their acclaimed 2019 album, Max Richter’s The Four Seasons Recomposed, together with Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, and music by Vivaldi, Biber and Samuel Barber. Covent Garden Sinfonia is firmly established as one of London’s most dynamic and versatile chamber orchestras. Under the baton of Founder and Artistic Director Ben Palmer since 2007, the orchestra has been developing a reputation for imaginative programming and exciting, stylish performances. www.cgsinfonia.org

PROGRAMME

Sinfonia in B mi ‘Al Sancto Sepolcro’ . . . A. Vivaldi

Adagio for Strings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . S. Barber

Violin Concerto BMV 1041 . . . . . . . . . . . J.S.Bach

Battalia a` 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biber

Interval

The Four Seasons Recomposed . . . . . . Max Richter

Saturday 20 June

Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band

Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band

Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John. Rapidly established as the foremost Elton John tribute act in the UK, Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band present an uncannily accurate reproduction of the classic live shows of one of pop music’s most successful and best-loved artists - performances that also often feature some of Elton’s actual costumes, bought from his ‘Out the Closet’ sales!

The Ultimate Elton and Rocket Band are able to draw on Elton John’s amazing catalogue of hits to create a dynamic and powerful live celebration of Elton’s music featuring many of his classics. Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band are much in demand at festivals and theatres throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. They are certainly one of the top tribute acts working on the circuit today and are a three times winner of the prestigious National Tribute Awards, run by the influential ‘The Agents Association’ of Great Britain.

It promises to be a professional and truly spectacular show for the last night of Winchfield Festival!  Don't miss the party!

www.ultimateelton.com