Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Barnes Music Festival 2017: ‘Music and Place’

11:25, 16th February 2017

The theme for the fifth Barnes Music Festival, which runs 11-26 March 2017, is ‘Music and Place’.

The first day of the festival will see the launch of the inaugural Barnes Young Musician of the Year competition, followed by an evening performance featuring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, with Tasmin Little as soloist and conductor, and Roxanna Panufnik’s Four World Seasons.

Other highlights include an evening with Radio 3’s Sean Rafferty; a London-themed programme from the Rautio Piano Trio; Gyles Brandreth’s take on Gilbert and Sullivan; the first ever classical concert at the London Wetlands Centre; and a performance of the Brahms Requiem from the English Chamber Choir.

Daniel Turner, the festival’s artistic director, said: ‘In an increasing fragmented world, music can be a unifying force for good and this year’s theme of “Music and Place” celebrates both our own place here in Barnes and our place in the wider world with two weeks of the highest quality music-making featuring both local and international talent.’

Tickets cost £10-£25.


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