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©Sophie Zhai

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Saturday 23 September 7pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Kristīne Balanas, violin
Roberts Balanas, violin
Siqian Li, piano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Violin Sonata No 35 in A major K526
Maurice Ravel (arr Roberts Balanas):

Bolero for violin and electronics
Dmitri Shostakovich:

Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Violin Sonata No 21 in E minor K304

Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive

Thursday 28 September 3pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Brian David

When Robert and Clara met Felix and Fanny

(and Frédéric)

Robert and Clara Schumann were close friends of Felix Mendelssohn and his sister, Fanny and all four were composers and performers. Brian David (our long-term programme-note writer) examines the complex dynamics of this friendship and those within the wider circle, which included a rather ambiguous and often misinterpreted relationship between Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin.

Thursday 28 September 7pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano


Joseph Haydn:

Piano Sonata No 60 in C major Hob XVI/50

Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata

Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen Opus 15

Frédéric Chopin:

Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor Opus 58

©John Davis


©Ronald Knapp

Friday 29 September 7pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
The Doric String Quartet

Alex Redington, violin

Ying Xue, violin

Hélène Clément, viola

John Myerscough, cello


Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Opus 50 No 2

Béla Bartók: String Quartet No 2

Edward Elgar: String Quartet in E minor Opus 83

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How Beethoven became the soundtrack

of a playground

The multi-talented Crispin Woodhead, Chief Executive of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Co-founder of ‘Arcangelo’, former organ scholar, linguist, teacher, university lecturer, agent, entrepreneur and visionary thinker around classical music, talks about a pioneering musical adventure that is helping to shape the audience of the future.

Saturday 30 September 3pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Crispin Woodhead
Saturday 30 September 6.30pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano



Johann Sebastian Bach: Gamba Sonata No 1

Emánuel Moór: Largo

Pablo Casals: Pastoral

Édouard Lalo: Sonata

Enrique Granados (arr Cassadó):

Intermezzo from ‘Goyescas’

Pablo Casals: Morceau de concours

Gaspar Cassadó: Requiebros

Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F major Opus 99

©Satoshi Aoyagi

©Bo Huang


©Chris  O'Donovan

Sunday 1 October 5pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
conducted by Nigel Short


Robert White: Christe qui lux es III

William Byrd: Mass for four voices

Thomas Tallis: O sacrum convivium

Thomas Tallis: Sancte Deus

Thomas Tallis: Miserere nostri

Thomas Tallis: Loquebantur

Robert White: Christe qui lux es IV

William Mundy: Vox Patris caelestis

Robert White: Exaudiat te Dominus

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“People are taught to have too much respect for music. They should be taught to love it instead“, said Stravinsky. If anyone broadcasting today could be said to have fostered a love of music, it is Donald Macleod, host of Radio 3’s Composer of the Week since 1999, and a loyal friend of the Tetbury Music Festival.

We are grateful to welcome Donald back to Tetbury to engage the Festival performers in conversation for a few minutes at each concert, so that we can hear from them their thoughts and insights on the music they have chosen to perform.


Conversations with Donald Macleod
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