The organisers of Petworth Festival have announced that the 2020 Petworth Festival is moving from its usual summer slot to the longer autumn evenings running between Friday 16 October and Sunday 1 November to include the 10th Anniversary Literary Week – Live On Line! This 2020 Petworth Festival Special will be a special online mix ‘for 2020 only’ of stellar performances and literary events. The full line-up will be announced in early August.
Additionally, to mark the original summer Festival dates, between 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 July and midnight on Saturday 1 August, at any point you will be able to catch an online concert being specially recorded in St Mary’s Church. This will be a three part mini-celebration that features two remarkable sets of students from the Royal Academy of Music and one of Petworth Festival’s all-time favourite performers, the piano genius, Harry the Piano. Each will give short performances to remind us of the wonderful chemistry between live music and our beautiful ‘home’ venue. This will be available to all through the Festival’s website.
This is what people think about the wonderful coffee concerts – free for young people 8-25 through the Cavatina Trust.
At our inaugural event on 24th October 2011, the Chilingirian Quartet played the Ravel String Quartet in F major and Mozart’s String Quartet no 18 in A major, K464 and, as a bonus following prolonged applause, the minuet and trio from another Mozart quartet, K449.
The subsequent reception in the foyer of The Dome, opened by Andrew Comben, chief executive of The Dome and Brighton Festival and then addressed by Mary McKean, chair of Strings Attached, marked both the launch of STRINGS ATTACHED and the 40th anniversary of the Quartet.
Over 200 of us attended the beautiful performances (with many commenting on the effectiveness of the acoustic qualities of the Corn Exchange when set ‘in the round’), enjoyed the convivial conversation with fellow chamber music lovers and the performers, and were treated to a glass of wine and tasty canapes. Strings Attached signed up yet more new members and looks forward to a healthy and useful life!
The distinguished violinist and famous quartet leader Levon Chilingirian, OBE is our president. His quartet played for the STRINGS ATTACHED inaugural concert on 24th October 2011, he is immensely encouraging in his support and has particularly asked to be kept in close touch with our progress.