The 10th Malcolm Arnold Festival - "A Gesture of Friendship".
Royal & Derngate, Northampton
10.30 - Festival Launch by Sir Tim Rice
'Hoffnung Fanfare' - The Hoffnung Trumpeters
'Song of Freedom' - Northamptonshire choirs, including singers from the Malcolm Arnold Academy
'Padstow Lifeboat' - Northampton County Brass Band.
2.00 - (at St Matthew's Church, Northampton)
'John Clare Cantata' & 'Psalm 150' - Godwine Choir, conductor Alex Davan-Wetton.
'Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra' - Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Stacey Watton
4.15 - A lecture recital on 'The Late Music' of Malcolm Arnold given by Alice Pinto. Premiere of 'Fantasy for Double Bass' (completed by Matthew Taylor), 'Clarinet Divertimento', 'Contrasts' and 'Fantasy for Piano' . (Alice Kent/double bass; Jonathan Howse/clarinet; James Bowers/tenor)
5.30 - 6.15 - 'Suite Bourgeoise',' Fantasy for Flute', 'Divertimento for Wind Trio', and (with special chreography) the 'Grand Fantasia' . (Jennifer Dyson/flute; Beatrice Hubble/oboe; Caroline Waddington/clarinet; Silvia Lucas/piano)
7.30 - 'Symphony 7', 'John Field Fantasy' (Peter Donohoe/piano) and 'Philharmonic Concerto' - BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Martin Yates.
The 10th Malcolm Arnold Festival
11.00 - A special talk given by Director Paul Harris on the theme for this year's festival "A Gesture of Friendship" - a theme taken from Malcolm Arnold's own belief that "music is a social act of communication, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is."
12.00 - 'Roots of Heaven: Overture', 'Symphony 2', and the '4 Cornish Dances' - Northampton County Youth Orchestra:
2.00 - 3.30 - 'The Forgotten Films part 2' - following the success of his first talk on the subject at the 2014 festival, BBC Northampton's John Griff continues in his fascinating exploration of the less well known Arnold film titles.
4.00 - Sinfoniettas 1,2 & 3 - The Hilary Davan-Wetton Orchestra, conductor Hilary Davan-Wetton
5.00 - (Theatre Royal, Royal & Derngate). 'Symphony for Brass' - Brasskompaniet
7.30 - Gala Concert - "Reaching Around the Globe"
'Commonwealth Christmas Overture', '4 Scottish Dances', 'Saxophone Concerto'(Jess Gillam/saxophone)
Dvorak: Symphony 9
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Martin James Bartlett/piano)
Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Gibbons
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Frequent trains from Euston to Northampton (journey time: 50 mins)