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Nathaniel Mander and Olwen Foulkes present a recital exploring the musical world surrounding the famous literary society Accademia degli Arcadi. They will introduce music by composers who were associated with the society’s patron, and explore musical representations of the members’ mascots; Apollo, Pan, and the muses, which will include music by Handel, Scarlatti, Corelli, Stradella and Bononcini, amongst others.
Harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music with first class honours in 2011, and has since become one of the UK’s foremost young keyboard performers. We are delighted to welcome Nathaniel here along with Olwen who will accompany him on the recorder.
Saturday 11th March, 7.30pm, £10. Call 01379 384505 to book.
A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.
Tuesday 4th April, 7.30pm, £16. For tickets, call 01379 384505 or click here
Open Space, our resident theatre company here at the Barns, return in the Spring with ‘See How They Run’, a farce by Philip King.
A former colleague calls on a vicar’s wife and ignites a delicious farce of mistaken identity. Set in a post-war English village, King’s play originally ran for 18 months at the Comedy Theatre in London’s West End, notching up 589 performances with a cast which included the young Joan Hickson. A fast-paced drama of blissful hilarity.
Friday 7th April, 7.30pm
Tickets £11 and £9 (concessions)
Adrian Adlam is Head of Strings at Winchester College. His varied musical career has led to his appearance as guest leader with several European orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Hague Philharmonic, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and the Scottish BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has given masterclasses in England and Spain, and broadcast for both radio and television, while his CD recordings have included major chamber music works by Spohr, Beethoven, Bartok, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Tchaikowsky.
Adrian will be performing at the Barns on Saturday 15th April at 7.30pm.
We are thrilled to be welcoming back Richard Digance to the Barns this year as part of his Golden Anniversary Tour. With support from the Broadside Boys.
Saturday 6th May, 7.30pm. Tickets £18.
Drama is a crucial part of the programme of events and includes performances by professional companies. We are also delighted to host plays by local societies and are keen to promote events by students in local schools and by pupils of local music teachers.
Please call 01379 384505 if you would like to discuss Wingfield Barns hosting your community group performance.
Looks stunning, sounds wonderful
The plot thickens!