Following the outstanding success of the 2018 Leamington Music Festival Weekend, with BBC Radio 3 broadcasting four lunchtime concerts from 15 to 18 May, Leamington Music pauses while preparing for the 2018-2019 winter season.
Planning for the 2019 Leamington Music Festival Weekend, running 3 to 7 May (the thirtieth since its launch in 1990) and beyond is on-going.
The Investec International String Quartet series at the Royal Pump Rooms opens on Friday 5 October with the Henschel Quartet from Germany. The Martinů Quartet from the Czech Republic on 30 November and the Royal Quartet from Poland on 22 March will also make very welcome return visits. The British-based quartets playing in the series are the Fitzwilliam on 2 November, the Carducci on 25 January and the Elias on 15 February. Outside the core string quartet repertoire, there will be performances of works by Bruckner, Schulhoff, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, James Macmillan and Szymanowski.
The St Mary’s Warwick monthly Early Music Series starts on Tuesday 9 October with The York Waits, and Stile Antico, The Musicke Companye, K’antu Ensemble and Ex Cathedra all make return visits.
Other concerts will be given by Kosmos, Róza Bene on harpsichord and the Inventus Wind Quintet (both winners of the 2018 Leamington Music Prize), The Mellstock Band, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and Ensemble 360.
Priority Booking for The Friends of Leamington Music will open in June and general booking in mid-July.
If you are not already a Friend and would like to join and take advantage of the Priority Booking, click here to download a Friends Application Form 2018-19.
Richard Phillips MBE, Festival Director