Newsletters I WIMF 2018


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Anthony Wilkinson, Festival Director

 

Newsletter - Change of Performer

MESSIAH, Sacred Heart. Due to a cycling accident, James Newby has had to withdraw as Baritone soloist in Messiah. His place will be taken by the brilliant young Australian, Morgan Pearse.

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Newsletter - Concert Start Times

MESSIAH, Sacred Heart, Saturday 24 November Please note that the start time is at 20.00 hrs, 8.00pm (not 18.00 as in the programme)

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Newsletter - Change of artist - Christophe Rousset

We have the unforeseen opportunity to welcome the great and internationally renowned French harpsichordist Christophe Rousset. He has kindly agreed at short notice to replace Mahan Esfahani, who sadly has had to withdraw for personal reasons.

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Newsletter - Quartets

String quartets are at the very heart of chamber music. This year, to celebrate our Tenth year the Festival is again richly catered for.

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Newsletter - Choral

Our spiritual journey begins with Haydn’s astonishing ‘Seven Last Words from the Cross’ in a unique assemblage with Carlo Gesualdo’s extraordinary Responses for Holy Saturday interwoven with Indian Meditations on tabla and sitar.

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Newsletter - Antoine Tamestit

The Festival, so wonderfully supported by the Tertis Foundation, has welcomed a succession of the world’s finest violists: our Patron Rivak Golani, Lawrence Power, Tabea Zimmermann among them… This year Antoine Tamestit joins the list - in an all Bach programme.

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Newsletter - Masters of the keyboard

In the first ten years of the Wimbledon International Music Festival we have enjoyed performances from some of the finest of keyboard masters; our patron Alfred Brendel, Nikolai Demidenko, Angela Hewitt, Tevor Pinnock, Paul Lewis, Sir András Schiff…

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Newsletter - Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime concerts can bring a real sense of joy and well being to an intense and crowded life. I recently had that pleasure at the Wigmore Hall where two of our Festival lunchtime performers delighted a packed house.

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Newsletter - Mahan Esfahani

In a CHANGE OF PROGRAMME Esfahani has asked to change the second half of his programme from Couperin to Rameau.

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Newsletter - Chineke!

I’ve just received the names of the wonderful artists performing with Chineke on the opening Sunday of the Festival and what an international line up it is.

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Newsletter Trio Martinů - Malcolm Messiter

As a once aspiring oboist myself, long time ago, I was always mesmerised by the exceptional playing of Malcolm Messiter. When looking for an oboist for the concert on Tuesday 20 November, I simply had to invite him.

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Newsletter Zuill Bailey - Artist in Residence

Earlier in the Festival (22 Nov) he is joined by his friend Australian pianist Piers Lane in a programme that includes outstanding sonatas by Beethoven and Boccherini, Chopin’s Polonaise Brilliant, and the three-times Grammy winner that America has been talking about, Daugherty’s ‘Tales of Hemmingway’

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Newsletter PLAYFEST - a grant from Arts Council England

PLAYFEST - has received a grant from Arts Council England which not only means we can go ahead, but are honour-bound to make it a success!

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Newsletter PLAYFEST

We are grateful to the Arts Council England for a grant to support both our lunchtime Emerging Artists series - and also for the PlayFest day on November 3rd.

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Newsletter GDPR

With the new data protection regulations coming into force in May, we ask you to ‘Opt-in’ so that we can keep in touch.

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