Weber Grand Duo Concertant Op. 48
Malcolm Arnold Sonatina
Currently in her second year as a music student at King’s College Cambridge, Tara was previously a member of the National Youth Wind Orchestra. In Cambridge she is bass clarinet with the University’s Musical Society Symphony Orchestra, principal clarinet with the Symphony Orchestra and plays regularly with the prestigious Chamber Orchestra, as well as giving recitals with her own Wind Quintet. For this concert, Tara is playing with fellow student, pianist Toby Hession.
Dame Stella Rimington was the first woman to rise to the top as Director General of MI5. Her career, which spanned 25 important years and covered all three branches of the service (counter-espionage, counter-subversion and counter-terrorism), involved her in many of the key events and social changes of the second half of the 20th Century. Now a bestselling author, Rimington has published her autobiography and written a series of Liz Carlyle spy novels. Breaking Cover is the latest title in this successful series. Here she talks to Peter Guttridge, a fellow crime writer and former crime fiction critic for the Observer.
A music and dance production based on the incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
Following their memorable performance of Noye’s Fludde in 2016, Hampshire’s acclaimed County Youth Orchestra makes a welcome return to the Festival, this time performing alongside the Hampshire Youth Dance Company. The Mediaeval Great Hall will be the perfect settings for Mendelssohn’s evocative music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream with readings from Shakespeare’s play.
Nurtured by the great British choral tradition, Voces8 is a group of singers firmly established as one of the world’s best-loved and most versatile ensembles. Making their first appearance in Winchester, these ‘ethereal and angelic voices’ present a programme of Choral Dances covering music from the first and second Elizabethan ages, including Byrd and Britten, alongside folk songs and jazz classics. The combination of fine singing and great stage presence is a guarantee of an excellent evening’s entertainment.