High Barnet Chamber Music Festival returns with Mithras Trio, artistic director Joshua Ballance’s Mad Song, and music for cello and harp

High Barnet Chamber Music Festival returns with Mithras Trio, artistic director Joshua Ballance’s Mad Song, and music for cello and harp
High Barnet Chamber Music Festival

Founded four years ago by artistic director Joshua Ballance, the High Barnet Chamber Music Festival is returning with three concerts from 29 June to 12 July 2024 at St John the Baptist Church and the new recital hall at Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School. The series is opened by the Mithras Trio, BBC New Generation Artists, making a return visit to the Festival, following their sold-out recital in our debut season. They are performing Beethoven’s Archduke Trio alongside piano trios by Germaine Tailleferre and Saint-Saens.

Ballance’s own Mad Song ensemble present a concert featuring new versions of old favourites in A Purcell Garland which features Purcell fantasias in new versions by Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin and Colin Matthews alongside music by Christian Mason, Chris Mayo and Tristan Murail. And the series ends with music for cello and harp from Nina Kiva and Milo Harper, with music by Boccherini, Clara Schumann, Debussy, Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Villa Lobos, Lutoslawski, Lili Boulanger plus Hindemith’s Sonata for Harp and Debussy’s Cello Sonata.

Full details from the festival website.


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