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October 2019

Concert by Candlelight – Age of Baroque Virtuoso

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings, TN34 3AF United Kingdom
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£12 – £20

Hastings Early Music Festival presents an evening of baroque concertos in a Concert by Candlelight, performed on authentic period instruments. Festival artistic director Jane Gordon returns with HEMF Baroque, the Festival Ensemble, which draws together international period instrument specialists. They will perform a scintillating programme of Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann concertos displaying the Italian style fashionable of the era. Featuring solo, double, triple and quadruple concertos, each member of the ensemble gets to shine with virtuosic music from the height…

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Bach In Focus – Piano Recital

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings, TN34 3AF United Kingdom
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£10

Hastings Early Music Festival presents Bach 'In Focus'. Pianist Jan Rautio explores Italian connections in a coffee concert of JS Bach’s music, mirroring the theme of the ‘Concert by Candlelight’. Jan Rautio was born in Russia and studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He works as a soloist, chamber musician, composer and conductor. His work has taken him to many performance venues across the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA. Notable performances include Edinburgh Festival, Wigmore…

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I FAGIOLINI – Leonardo ‘Shaping the Invisible’

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings, TN34 3AF United Kingdom
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£18 – £28

Featured in this year’s Hastings Early Music Festival are the internationally renowned vocal ensemble I Fagiolini. Celebrating Leonardo’s 500th anniversary and the legacy of this forward-thinking ‘Renaissance Man’, the solo-voice-consort I Fagiolini, combines art, music and science in a new immersive concert: Leonardo - Shaping the Invisible. Inspired by Leonardo’s restless curiosity, Shaping the Invisible explores his best-loved images through the prism of music by Tallis, Howells, Victoria, Bach, Monteverdi, Rubbra, Janequin, Daniel-Lesur and Josquin des Prez. Introduced by Leonardo…

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Choral Workshop

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings, TN34 3AF United Kingdom
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£28

Hastings Early Music Festival presents a choral workshop day with Robert Hollingworth, founder and director of I Fagiolini. Working with one of the leading experts in vocal training, participants will explore repertoire selected from I Fagiolini’s concert programme, Leonardo Shaping the Invisible. (St Mary in the Castle, Friday October 18) ‘It’s not just about producing the perfect choral sound, it’s about them understanding the music that they are doing’. Robert Hollingworth, Rhinegold. This workshop is an opportunity to experience not only…

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Instrumental Workshop

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hastings Contemporary, Rock-A-Nore Road
Hastings, TN34 3DW United Kingdom
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£28

Hastings Early Music Festival presents an instrumental workshop day with festival artistic director Jane Gordon. Participants will work on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 and a Handel Concerto Grosso, looking at historical performance styles. Learn about Baroque performance techniques on your instrument and work with violinist Jane Gordon, one of the leading period instrument specialists who plays with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and regularly performs at Glyndebourne. This workshop is for string players who are fluent on their instruments.…

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Consone Quartet – Sunday Chamber Music Platform

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
kino teatr

BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet, perform in Hastings Early Music Festival’s chamber music platform at Kino Teatr. They are the first period string quartet to have been accepted onto the BBC’s prestigious scheme. Their Sunday afternoon programme includes string quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Schumann performed on period instruments, recreating the style typical of the era. With an impressive international touring schedule, these rising stars are not to be missed. "... a musical, emotional, stylistic and technical bullseye." The…

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