8pm

Classical Kicks!

The Ballroom, The Farmhouse, 97-99, High Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NA

Lizzie Ball – Violin and Voice
Milos Milivojevic – Accordion

An eclectic evening of music with Classical Kicks! featuring gypsy, jazz, classical and world music in The Ballroom at The Farmhouse. Champagne and canapes included. A great way to kick off the festival!

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11am

Bach Pilgrimage I

All Saints Church, Birling, Kent, ME19 5JF

Chamber Domaine
Sami Junnonen – Flute
Thomas Kemp – Violin
Nick Barr – Viola
Richard Harwood – Cello

Bach arr Mozart – Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV.853
Mozart – Flute Quartet No.1 in D Major, K.285
Bach arr Mozart – Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV.883
Mozart – Flute Quartet No.2 in G Major, K285a
Bach arr Mozart – Prelude and Fugue in F, BWV.882

Chamber Domaine perform Mozart and Bach arranged by Mozart in two stunning churches along The Pilgrim’s Way.

3pm

Bach Pilgrimage II

St.Peter and St.Paul’s Church, Trottiscliffe, Kent, ME19 5EE

Chamber Domaine
Sami Junnonen – Flute
Thomas Kemp – Violin
Nick Barr – Viola
Richard Harwood – Cello

Bach arr Mozart – Prelude and Fugue in F, BWV.527
Mozart – Flute Quartet No.3 in C, BWV.285b
Bach arr Mozart – Prelude and Fugue in Eb, BWV.526
Mozart – Flute Quartet No.4 in A, K.298
Bach arr Mozart – Prelude and Fugue in F after WF Bach

Chamber Domaine perform Mozart and Bach arranged by Mozart in two stunning churches along The Pilgrim’s Way.

8pm

West Side Story

St.Mary's Church, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NE

The Callum Au Big Band

Stalwarts of Ronnie Scott’s Club in London, The Callum Au Big Band features some of the most outstanding jazz musicians in Europe.  Hear them play their unique big band version of Bernstein – West Side Story alongside jazz standards by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Count Basie led by the brilliant young trombonist, Callum Au.

10am - 5pm

Go Compose!

Clout Institute, High Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6QH

A chance for budding composers from across Kent to compose a piece mentored by leading composer and RCM faculty, Simon Speare and members of Chamber Domaine.  A whole day of composing which will culminate in a performance and recording of the new works.  This is a brilliant opportunity to hear your work played and developed with the help of professional musicians! Go Compose! is run in conjunction with Sound and Music – the leading organisation for contemporary music and composers in the UK.

1pm

Bach Pilgrimage III

Malling Abbey, Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX

Richard Harwood – Cello
Steven Devine – Harpsichord

Bach – Sonata No.1 in G, BWV.1027
Bach – Sonata No.2 in D, BWV.1028
Bach – Sonata No.3 in G, BWV.1029

Following Richard Harwood’s unforgettable cycle of Bach – Cello Suites last year, come and hear the complete sonatas for Viola Da Gamba and Harpsichord in the stunning surroundings of West Malling Abbey.

11am

Peter and the Wolf

St.Mary's Church, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NE

Chamber Domaine
Adam Mackenzie – Narrator
Thomas Kemp – Conductor

Come and hear new works performed by local schools: the result of a series of workshops. Plus Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf which since 1936 has been performed worldwide and has established itself as a perennial favourite. Great concerts for friends and family to attend!

1pm

Bach Pilgrimage IV

Malling Abbey, Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX

Richard Gwilt – Violin
Steven Devine – Harpsichord

Bach – Sonata No.1 in B, BWV.1014
Bach – Sonata No.2 in A, BWV.1015
Bach – Sonata No.3 in E, BWV.1016

The complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord performed by Steven Devine and leading Baroque violinist, Richard Gwilt.

1pm

Bach Pilgrimage V

Malling Abbey, Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX

Richard Gwilt – Violin
Steven Devine – Harpsichord

Bach – Sonata in C, BWV.1017
Bach – Sonata in F, BWV.1018
Bach – Sonata in G, BWV.1019

The complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord performed by Steven Devine and leading Baroque violinists, Richard Gwilt.

1pm

1914 – 1918

Pilsdon Barn, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6HH

Chamber Domaine

Thomas Kemp – Violin
Adrian Bradbury – Cello
Sophia Rahman – Piano

Bridge – Cello Sonata in D Minor H.125
Stravinsky – Valse pour les enfants
Nielsen – Chaconne Op.32
Gershwin – Rialto Rag
Ireland – Piano Trio No.2

Chamber Domaine perform , works written in 1917, in the atmospheric surroundings of Pilsdon Chapel Barn.

1pm

Bach Pilgrimage VI

St.Mary's Church, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NE

Matthew Owens – Organ

Bach – Prelude in Eb, BWV.552, i
Bingham – The Gift
Walther – Concerto del Sigr.Vivaldi
Mozart – Fantasia in F Minor K.594
Owens – Prelude on Wessex (after RVW)
Bach – Fugue in Eb, BWV.552, ii

The organist and choirmaster of Wells Cathedral performs Bach, Mozart and Bingham in St.Mary’s Church, West Malling – a rare treat!

1pm

Composing without Picture

The Control Tower, King's Hill, Kent, ME19 4RG

Richard Harwood – Cello

Ernst Toch – Impromptu, Op.90c
Dario Marianelli – I think I Do Remember Him
Frank Ilfman – New Work
Ennio Morricone – Riflesso No.1
Ben Wallfisch – Prelude
John Williams – Three Pieces

A fascinating recital of pieces for solo cello composed by renowned film composers including John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Frank Ilfman, Ben Wallfisch, Ernst Toch and Dario Marianelli. Come and hear UK and world premieres in the unique setting of the Control Tower, King’s Hill!

8pm

Close to You II

St.Mary's Church, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NE

Matt Ford – Singer
James Pearson – Piano
The Tippett Quartet
Callum Au – Trombone
Matt Skelton – Percussion
Jeremy Brown -Bass
Hugh Webb – Harp
Howard McGill – Saxophone/Woodwinds

This reinvention of Close to You, one of the great Sinatra recordings for Capitol Records, feature an ensemble of star musicians, handpicked for their sound and empathy with this extraordinary music.

Matt Ford regularly appears with the John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Big Band and recently appeared as a soloist at The Proms. The Tippett Quartet bring to the mix their credentials as one of the UK’s most prominent chamber ensembles with a passion for the great Hollywood music of the 20th Century – including highly acclaimed recordings of music by Bernard Hermann and Miklos Rosza. They are joined by leading Grammy-nominated jazz instrumentalists Matt Skelton and James Pearson – Artistic Director of Ronnie Scotts. The scores have been transcribed by the brilliant trombonist and band leader, Callum Au. Hear the songs from Close to You and many other of Sinatra’s most famous songs performed exquisitely by a top lineup of musicians – who pay homage to the skill and sound of the great studio musicians – Nelson Riddle, The Hollywood Quartet, Nat King Cole – that made this music come to life sixty years ago. A great finale to the sixth Music@Malling Festival.