6:00 pm

Festival Launch and Season Ticket

Went House, 83 Swan Street, West Malling ME19 6LW

Buy a Season ticket for £100 and come to SIXTEEN 2022 festival concerts as well as the Festival Launch in West Malling on Friday 16th September.

Experience the full range of music from the Renaissance to Jazz to Works from living composers attending their own World Premieres in West Malling!

Your Season ticket also includes an invitation to the exclusive Season launch in West Malling on Friday 16th September.

Three Concerts for the Price of Two – Ightham Mote Concerts

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

Make the most of Music@Malling’s Concerts at National Trust’s Ightham Mote with this 3 for 2 offer. Buy a ticket for the price of two concerts and access all three concerts at Ightham Mote.

Free talks also available before two of the concerts.

Ticket includes a free drink at each concert.

These concerts are not included in the Festival Season Ticket.

1:00 pm

Beethoven + with Daniel Grimwood

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

Virtuoso pianist Daniel Grimwood performs two iconic Beethoven Piano Sonatas alongside contemporary works by Eleanor Alberga and Howard Skempton.

Programme

Beethoven – Sonata No.17 in D Minor, Op.31, No.2 “The Tempest”

Howard Skempton – Solitary Highland Song

Eleanor Alberga – It’s Time

Beethoven – Sonata No.31 in Ab Major, Op.110

7:00 pm

Mendelssohn + with Daniel Grimwood

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

Outstanding pianist Daniel Grimwood recreates the sounds of the 19th century drawing room performing music by Mendelssohn and his contemporaries on a Stodart piano owned by the distinguished contralto, Mary Postans.

Programme

Field – Irish Rondo from Sonata I

Glinka – Nocturne in Eb

Field – Nocturne No.4 in A

Mendelssohn – The Last Rose of Summer

Beethoven – Für Elise

Mendelssohn – Songs without Words 

Adolf von Henselt – Ave Maria

Mendelssohn-Hensel – Songs without Words

Beethoven – Rondo in G Major

Clara Schumann – Romanza in F

Sterndale-Bennett – 3 Pieces Op.28

Liszt – Consolation in Db

This concert is not included in the Music@Malling Season Ticket

Ticket includes refreshments

Three Concerts for the price of Two – Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

Make the most of Music@Malling’s Concerts at National Trust’s Ightham Mote with this 3 for 2 offer. Buy a ticket for the price of two concerts and access all three concerts at Ightham Mote.

Free talks also available before two of the concerts.

Ticket includes a free drink at each concert.

These concerts are not included in the Festival Season Ticket.

1:00 pm

Beethoven + with Adrian Bradbury and Andrew West

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

Distinguished chamber musicians Adrian Bradbury and Andrew West continue their survey of Beethoven’s music for Cello and Piano.

Programme:

Beethoven – Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.5 No.1 in F Major

Beethoven – “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” Variations from Die Zauberflöte, Op.66

Beethoven – Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.102 No.4 in C Major

6:00 pm

Talk – Mary Postans: Muse to the Mendelssohns

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

Amanda-Jane Doran – Collections and House Manager at Ightham Mote – explores the life and times of star contralto, Mary Postans.  Postans was one of the leading singers of her day and sang at Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1838.  Hailing from Kent, she premiered works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and Verdi.  Her collection is held at Ightham including her piano which is a Stodart from 1830.  This instrument will be heard in todays concert in The Drawing Room at 7pm.

7:00 pm

Mendelssohn + with Sholto Kynoch and Helen Charlston

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

BBC New Generations Artist – Helen Charlston performs music associated with the distinguished 19th century contralto, Mary Postans with pianist Sholto Kynoch at Ightham Mote.

Programme

SchubertEllens Gesang III: ‘Ave Maria’

Mendelssohn – Songs

Auf Flugeln des Gesanges

Die Liebende schreibt

Schilflied

Mendelssohn – The Lord is Mindful of His Own from St Paul

Verdi – Oh chi torna l’ardente from Oberto

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel – Five Songs Op. 10

Nach Süden

Vorwurf

Abendlied

Im Herbste

Bergeslust

Italien

Donizetti Il segreto per esser felici from Lucrezia Borgia

Haydn – Arianna a Naxos Cantata Hob.XXVIb;2

This concert is not included in the Music@Malling Season Ticket

Ticket includes refreshments

1:00 pm

Music of our Time – Bartok and Stravinsky

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

Chamber Domaine

Thomas Kemp – Violin

Jon Carnac – Clarinet

Sophia Rahman – Piano

Chamber Domaine perform two jazz inspired masterworks from the 20th Century by Stravinsky and Bartok with meditative music by contemporary composer Howard Skempton.

Programme

Bartok – Contrasts Sz.111

Skempton – Campanella

Skempton – Well, well Cornelius

Stravinsky – The Soldier’s Tale Suite

7:00 pm

Music of our Time – Howard Skempton’s Birthday Bash

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

The world-renowned contemporary music ensemble, The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group perform works by Howard Skempton, Rebecca Saunders, Nigel Osbourne and Anton Webern.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Thomas Kemp – Conductor

Programme

Howard Skempton – Gemini Dances

Howard Skempton – Hinterland**

Anton Webern – Concerto, Op.24

Nigel Osborne – Fantasia

Rebecca Saunders – Murmurs

**world premiere

11:00 am

Baroque +

Pilsdon Barn, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6HH

Masterworks by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi are performed alongside new music by Deborah Pritchard and Howard Skempton – Harpsichord

Greta Mutlu – Violin

Thomas Kemp – Violin

Richard Harwood – Cello

Sophia Rahman – Harpsichord

Programme

Bach – Italian Concerto, BWV.971

Handel – Sonata No.3 in A Major, HWV.361

Deborah Pritchard – Couleurs Celeste for Violin and Cello**

Vivaldi – Cello Sonata in Bb, RV.45

Howard Skempton – Six Figures for Solo Cello

Bach –  Trio Sonata in C BWV.1037

** World premiere

2:00 pm

Baroque +

Pilsdon Barn, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6HH

Baroque Classics by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi are performed alongside solo works by contemporary composers Howard Skempton and Deborah Pritchard.

Programme 

Bach – Fantasia in C Minor BWV.906

Handel – Sonata in D HWV.371 for Violin and Cembalo

Deborah Pritchard – Inside Colour for Solo Violin

Vivaldi – Cello Sonata in A Minor, RV.43

Howard Skempton – Arioso for Solo Cello

Bach – Trio Sonata in G Major BWV.525

4:00 pm

Side-by-Side Workshop with Callum Au

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

Join Callum Au on piano with his rhythm section, Jeremy Brown – Bass and Joel Barford  – Drums for a workshop working through a jazz chart, working with Callum to generate ideas around solo and listening skills for improvisation.  Bring your instrument to play with Callum, Jeremy and Joel then listen to the band as they rehearse for the evening concert after the workshop.

Free event but registration strictly required.

7:00 pm

Jazz Divas!

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

The fabulous Callum Au makes a welcome return to Music@Malling with an all-star line-up of musicians including the wonderful singer, Emma Smith whose recent album 2022 Meshuga Baby was described by Jazzwise as “an absolute triumph from start to finish.” An evening of virtuosic improvisation woven around classics from the American Song Book.

Emma Smith – Vocals

Ryan Quigley – Trumpet

Callum Au – Trombone

Chris Eldred – Piano

Jeremy Brown – Bass

Joel Barford – Drums

Three Concerts for the price of Two – Ightham Mote

All Saints Church, Birling, Kent, ME19 5JF

Make the most of Music@Malling’s Concerts at National Trust’s Ightham Mote with this 3 for 2 offer. Buy a ticket for the price of two concerts and access all three concerts at Ightham Mote.

Free talks also available before two of the concerts.

Ticket includes a free drink at each concert.

These concerts are not included in the Festival Season Ticket.

9:30 am

Scratch Orchestra September!

St Benedict's Centre, Swan Street, West Malling, ME19 6JX

Learn to create music….from Scratch!  Join some of the UK’s finest workshop leaders and musicians in a Sunday music making session for children aged 5+ (well behaved parents can join in too).

From complete beginner to virtuoso, there is no experience needed to create amazing music. Bring yourself, an instrument (we have a limited supply of percussion for those who don’t) and spend time making some brilliant music.

This event is super special as it takes place during our festival period – you are now an official performer at the festival.

2:30 pm

Side-by-Side with The Marian Consort – SOLD OUT

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

Come and sing alongside the brilliant Marian Consort in a workshop focused on Tallis – Salvator Mundi. Work with the choir, watch them rehearse and perform side-by-side in a public concert in the iconic setting of Ightham Mote. The workshop and concert are free to participants.  There are limited spaces on a first come, first serve basis. A fabulous opportunity to work with one of the best vocal groups around!

4:00 pm

Talk – Sir William Haute and the Wars of the Roses

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

Professor Magnus Williamson explores the life and times of Sir William Haute – owner of Ightham Mote and composer. Haute’s music is featured in todays concert at 5pm in The Great Hall, Ightham Mote and the talk places the music into its historical and cultural context, written during the turbulent Wars of the Roses and the early Tudor period.

5:00 pm

England under the Tudors with the Marian Consort

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, TN15 0NT

The Marian Consort perform a fascinating programme of music written in England during the Tudor period including music by Sir William Haute – a former owner of Ightham Mote. The concert and side-by-side workshop will be held in the  Great Hall of Ightham Mote which dates from the 14th Century.

Programme

Thomas Tallis – Lamentations of Jeremiah I

Nathaniel Giles – Tibi soli peccavi

Robert Fayrfax – Ave Dei Patris filia

William Byrd – Why Do I use my paper, ink and pen?

Sir William Haute – Stella caeli extirpavit

Robert Parsons – Ave Maria

John Dunstable – Quam pulchra es

Tallis – Salvator mundi**

John Cooke – Stella caeli extirpavit

Byrd – Domine praestolamur

Sir William Haute – Benedicamus Domino

Osbert Parsley – Lamentations of Jeremiah

**Side-by-Side performance – workshop at 2.30pm

This concert is not included in the Music@Malling Season Ticket

Ticket includes refreshments

1:00 pm

Bach + Skempton

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

Internationally acclaimed organist, Matthew Owens performs Bach and Howard Skempton on the organ of St.Mary’s Church. Fabulous music and a lovely venue with a fine organ.

Programme

Bach – Fantasia C-dur, BWV 573 (completed by James Dalton)

Bach – Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721

Howard Skempton – Passacaglia**

Matthew Owens  – Variations on a Hebridean Theme 

Pachelbel – Ciacona f-moll, P43

Bach – Präludium und Fuge C-dur, BWV 531

**World premiere

1:00 pm

From the Dawn of Italian Baroque

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

A fascinating programme with leading early music performers Oliver Webber and Steven Devine exploring the emergence of Baroque music and its florid ornamentation in 16th and 17th Century Italy.

Oliver Webber – Violin

Steven Devine – Harpsichord

Programme

Oliver Webber (in the style of Bassano) – Ricercata

Crecquillon – Par trop souffrir

Mayone – Canzone Francese Prima

De Rore – Anchor che col partire

Gartner – Toccata

Marini – Sinfonia L’Orlandina

Oliver Webber – Ciaccona

De Rore – Signor mio caro

Capriolo – Vulnerasti cor meum

Rossi – Toccata Nona

Castello – Sonata Prima

Viriliano – Prelude on Vestiva i colli

Palestrina – Vestiva i colli: Così le chiome mie

Bagrieli – Intonazione Quarto Toni

Palestina – Io son ferito, ahi lasso

1:00 pm

Music of the Restoration with Fretwork

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

Fretwork

Richard Boothby

Emily Ascot

Joanna Levine

Emilia Benjamin

Sam Stadlen

World-renowned ensemble Fretwork celebrate the 400th anniversary of Matthew Locke whose fascinating music spanned the reign of Charles I; The Commonwealth – where music was banned – and The Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. The programme includes the highly adventurous and revolutionary Fantasias of Henry Purcell and a modern hommage to Purcell by Alexander Goehr who celebrates his 90th Birthday this year.

Programme

Purcell – Fantazia 4 in G minor

Purcell – Fantazia 5 in B flat major

Locke – Consort of Fower Parts No. 3 in F major

Locke – Fantasie, Courante, Ayre, Saraband

Alexander Goehr – Fantasia No.1 for five viols

Purcell – Fantazia 8 in D minor

Purcell – Fantazia 9 in A minor

Locke – Consort of Fower Parts No. 5 in G minor

Locke – Fantasie, Courante, Ayre, Saraband

Goehr – Fantasia No. 2 for five viols

Purcell – Fantazia 12 in D minor

Purcell – Fantazia ‘upon one note’ for five viols

1:00 pm

Journey Through Latin America with Lizzie Ball and Morgan Szymanski

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

Lizzie Ball – Violin/Vocals

Morgan Szymanski – Guitar

A Latin American journey through beautiful Chora, Argentinian tango, Mexican song and Cuban lullabies with the wonderful Lizzie Ball and guitar virtuoso Morgan Szymanski.

Programme

Oliva – Danzón No. 1 – Valle de Bravo                                  

Ponce – Scherzino Mexicano                                      

Ponce – Estrellita                                                        

Brouwer – Canción de Cuna                                                               ´

Brouwer – Danza del Altiplano                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Lauro – Four Venezuelan Waltzes                                  ´

El Negrito

– La Gatica

– El Marabino

  El Totumo de Guarenas

Mangoré  Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios

Correa – Andres de Sapato Novo                                

Villa-Lobos – Preludio No. 1                                                      

Guastavino – Cortadera Plumerito                                             

Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango                                               

6:15 pm

Talk – Marc Chagall and the windows of All Saints’ Church, Tudeley

All Saints Church, Birling, Kent, ME19 5JF

Josephine Willoughby gives an informal talk about the stunning stained glass windows of All Saints’ Church, Tudeley which were commissioned by Sir Henry and Lady Rosemary D’Avigdor Goldschmid as a memorial to their daughter who tragically died aged 21 in 1963. The talk explores the background to the commission and the meaning of the windows which were completed in 1985: the year of Chagall’s death.

7:00 pm

Dowland + with Mark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski

All Saints Church, Tudeley, Kent, TN11 0NZ

Mark Padmore CBE – Tenor

Morgan Szymanksi – Guitar

One of the world’s great singers Mark Padmore CBE, performs with guitar virtuoso Morgan Szymanski in the unique setting of All Saint’s Tudelely with its stunning Marc Chagall windows. Songs by Dowland and Schubert performed alongside new works by Stephen McNeff and Alec Roth.

Programme

Dowland – Come ye heavy states of night

Dowland – Come again, sweet love

Dowland -Now, O now I needs must part

Stephen McNeff – A Certain Man

Stephen McNeff – Eden Rock

Schubert – Nachstück

Schubert – Nacht und Träume

Alec Roth – A Road Less Travelled

This concert is not included in the Music@Malling Season Ticket

1:00 pm

Bach + Bartok with David Juritz

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

Virtuoso violinist David Juritz performs two masterworks of the repertory – Bach’s  Chaconne from the D Minor Partita, BWV.1004 and Bartok’s Solo Sonata which was premiered in New York by Yehudi Menuhin in 1944.

Programme

Bach – Chaconne from the D Minor Partita, BWV.1004

Bartok – Solo Sonata Sz.117

7:00 pm

A Portrait of Dudley Moore with the James Pearson Trio

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

The James Pearson Trio

James Pearson – Piano

Sam Burgess – Bass

Matt Skelton – Drums

An affectionate tribute to one of the most brilliant and underrated jazz pianists of all time: Dudley Moore.  The evening will include some of Moore’s compositions, parodies – including his legendary parody of Colonel Bogey in the style of Beethoven – and insights on his style. An evening of fun and legendary music-making presented by James Pearson.

11:00 am

Beethoven + Goehr with the Fidelio Trio

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

The award-winning Fidelio Trio perform Beethoven’s Ghost Trio alongside Alexander Goehr’s String Trio No.1 which was written for the Menuhin Piano Trio in 1966.

Fidelio Trio

Darragh Morgan – Violin

Tim Gill – Cello

Mary Dullea – Piano

Programme

Alexander Goehr – Piano Trio No.1, Op.20

Beethoven – Piano Trio No.1 in D, Op.70 “The Ghost”

2:00 pm

Beethoven + Goehr with The Fidelio Trio

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

The award-winning Fidelio Trio perform Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and Alexander Goehr – Piano Trio No.2, Op.100 “Nightown” which was premiered by the ensemble in 2017.

Fidelio Trio

Darragh Morgan – Violin

Tim Gill – Cello

Mary Dullea – Piano

Programme

Alexander Goehr – Piano Trio No.2, Op.100 “Nightown”

Beethoven – Piano Trio in Bb, Op.97 ‘The Archduke”

7:00 pm

Walk on By – A Tribute to Burt Bacharach

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

James Pearson and Friends

An all star line up perform iconic songs by Burt Bacharach – one of the greatest living song writers with six Grammys and 3 Academy Awards to date. Don’t miss classics such as Walk on By, The Look of Love, Do you Know The Way to San Jose and music from incredible film scores to Casino Royal, Lost Horizon, Arthur and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Artists include jazz legends Elaine Delmar and Iain McKenzie.

5:00 pm

Arcadiana – Mozart and Eleanor Alberga

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

The finale of Music@Malling features the stunning music of Eleanor Alberga OBE performed by some of the UK’s leading instrumentalists. Colourful, mercurial and full of energy, Alberga’s music will be performed alongside Mozart uplifting Flute and Oboe Quartets by Ensemble Arcadiana.

Ensemble Arcadiana

Thomas Kemp – Conductor

Tom Bowes – Violin I

Oscar Perks – Violin II

Ralph de Souza – Viola

Robert Irvine – Cello

Lynda Houghton – Double Bass

Karen Jones – Flute

John Anderson – Oboe

Jon Carnac – Clarinet

Meyrick Alexander – Bassoon

Richard Watkins – Horn

Junyan Chen – Piano

Julian Warburton – Percussion

Programme

Eleanor Alberga – Langvad

Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F, K.370

Eleanor Alberga – On a Bat’s Back I do Fly

Mozart – Flute Quartet in D, K.285

Eleanor Alberga – Dancing with the Shadow

9:30 am

Scratch Orchestra October!

St Benedict's Centre, Swan Street, West Malling, ME19 6JX

Learn to create music….from Scratch!  Join some of the UK’s finest workshop leaders and musicians in a Sunday music making session for children aged 5+ (well behaved parents can join in too).

From complete beginner to virtuoso, there is no experience needed to create amazing music. Bring yourself, an instrument (we have a limited supply of percussion for those who don’t) and spend time making some brilliant music.

9:30 am

Scratch Orchestra November!

St Benedict's Centre, Swan Street, West Malling, ME19 6JX

Learn to create music….from Scratch!  Join some of the UK’s finest workshop leaders and musicians in a Sunday music making session for children aged 5+ (well behaved parents can join in too).

From complete beginner to virtuoso, there is no experience needed to create amazing music. Bring yourself, an instrument (we have a limited supply of percussion for those who don’t) and spend time making some brilliant music.