Melissa Bradshaw

Music@Malling returns for 2019

11:45, 13th August 2019

Set in historic venues in and around West Malling, Kent, Music@Malling is to return for its ninth year from 15 – 28 September 2019.

Combining the music of contemporary composers with classical, jazz, vocal, world and film music alongside a series of outreach events involving hundreds of young people in creative activities, Music@Malling continues its commitment to new music and community engagement with this year’s event featuring 29 concerts.

Highlights include:

  • World premiere of Inspired by Stravinsky, a new work written by artistic director of Ronnie Scott’s, James Pearson
  • A Life in Music – Alexander Goehr features in a series of events which sees Goehr’s complete string quartets being performed as a cycle for the first time by The Villiers String Quartet
  • Charles Dance OBE returns to narrate Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale in a multi-media work reinterpreted with animation and film, with Chamber Domaine conducted by Thomas Kemp
  • 1200 children from 15 primary schools take part in workshops and concerts based on Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs, narrated by Matthew Sharp with music by composer Paul Patterson
  • A Musical Portrait of Stravinsky and Chanel, devised by violinist and vocalist Lizzie Bell, explores the relationships between the celebrated artists that made Paris their home after the First World War
  • BBC New Generations Artist, tenor Alessandro Fisher, performs with the artistic director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, Sholto Kynoch

‘I started my musical journey learning the violin in the 1970s next to a vat of bubbling ravioli in the kitchen of West Malling Primary School and now work world-wide as a conductor and violinist,’ says artistic director Thomas Kemp. ‘I am delighted that Music@Malling creates fantastic opportunities for young people to have direct access to outstanding musicians, fosters creativity and offers chances to perform: experiences that can be life changing. I am also proud that we have such an outstanding line-up of artists for 2019, with a series of events that will inspire, engage and informs our audiences with music written across 450 years.’

For further information and tickets visit www.musicatmalling.com.


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