Deal Festival 2019 AT A GLANCE

The Box Office opens on 9th April.

 

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Community - Events that involve members of the community

Family Friendly - Suitable for families with younger people at parental discretion, but not really suitable for babies or toddlers

Toddler Friendly - Especially suitable for toddlers and the very young

Friday 28th June

'TRANSIENCE'   More info

Celebrating the work of Tony Nandi

Celebrated performance photographer Tony Nandi introduces his work which will be exhibited at The Linden Hall Studio throughout the Festival.  The exhibition includes photographs that celebrate his time with Deal Music & Arts as photographer-in-residence.

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio. Ticket Price: £5.00 including glass of wine.

 

STEVEN ISSERLIS Cello  More info

Purcell School Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Paul Hoskins

Former Artistic Director of Deal Music & Arts and now its Vice President, Steven Isserlis is acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery and enjoys a unique and distinguished career.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices: Premium £28.00 Full £24.00 (Friends of DMA Premium £26.00 Full £22.00) Students half price.

 

Saturday 29th June

STEVEN ISSERLIS MASTERCLASS More info

Steven Isserlis takes a masterclass with outstanding young students from Purcell School

11.00am The Astor Theatre, Deal.  Ticket Price: £5.00  Free to students

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK 1 More info

Free event held at the rear of St George’s Church, Deal

1.00pm – 3.00pm.  Mark Upton (trumpet) and White Cliffs Symphonic Winds conducted by Graham Harvey.  To include participants from Deal Music & Arts BOLD AS education project

3.15pm – 4.30pm – Rock Choir

A celebration of local arts and culture with face painting and refreshments.  Why not bring a picnic?

 

FEMALE JAZZ ICONS More info

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN Directed by Mark Armstrong

KENT YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA with Musical Directors Graham Mann & Mike Austin.

NYJO is one of the greatest jazz organisations in the world and features 25 of the most stunning young artists in UK.

7.00pm St George’s Church, Deal – KYJO will play from 7.00pm – 7.30pm

 

Sunday 30th June

DEAL MUSIC & ARTS AT BETTESHANGER PARK More info

For the first time Deal Music & Arts brings outstanding music and culture to Betteshanger Park.

Free events from 11.00am – 5.00pm.  Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal

 

TIM GARLAND WEATHER WALKER TRIO  More info

The all-star acoustic trio of Tim Garland (saxophones), Yuri Goboulev (bass) and Jason Rebello (piano) give a performance which is enhanced by innovative use of sound design and recorded spoken word inspired by landscapes.

7.00pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices:  Full Price £20.00 Friends DMA £18.00 Students Half Price

 

Monday 1st July

BOLD AS CHILDREN’S CONCERT  More info

Deal & Sandwich Schools' Concert

The leaders of BOLD AS education project give an interactive concert which welcomes and engages with local primary and secondary school children.

10.00am St George’s Church, Deal.  Public Admission at the door subject to availability – Family Ticket (1 Adult,1 Child) £5.00

 

BOLD AS CHILDREN’S CONCERT

Dover Schools' Concert

12.45pm Dover Town Hall.  Public Admission at the door subject to availability – Family Ticket (1 Adult,1 Child) £5.00

 

THE MIGRANT’S TALE  More info

The award-winning Child Migrant Stories is a space to explore the experiences of child migrants both today and in the past.

6.00pm Linden Hall Studio, Deal.  Tickets: £5.00  Free to Students

 

PRIDEMore info

It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families.

8.00pm Linden Hall Studio.  Tickets: £5.00

 

Joint ticket price for both events: Full Price £8.00 Friends of DMA £7.00 Students Half Price £5.00

 

Tuesday 2nd July

CANTERBURY FESTIVAL YOUNG

MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR  More info

SIENA BARR Clarinet, SAMUEL JOHNSON TrumpetPHILIPPA LENEY Voice

1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices £10.00.

 

AURORA TRIO  More info

Emma Halnan Flute, Jordan Sian Viola, Heather Wrighton Harp

Aurora Trio is an exciting young chamber ensemble which has developed a reputation for pushing the boundaries of its instrumentation.

7.30pm The Pines Calyx, St Margaret’s Bay.  Ticket Prices:  Full £18.00 Friends of DMA £16.00.

 

Wednesday 3rd July

A MOZART SANDWICH - Coffee Concert  More info

The Cambini Ensemble

In 1784 Mozart said of his Quintet for Piano and Winds, " I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life."   The work is played by The Cambini Ensemble and paired with John Harper's new arrangement for Oboe, Horn and Piano of the Mozart Horn Quintet, sandwiching Echoes for Oboe and Piano, written for John by New Zealand-based composer, Andrew Buchanan-Smart.

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal. Retiring Collection for St Andrew’s Church and DFMA

 

J.S. BACH IN WEIMAR  More info

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC WITH GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT

Tying in with a ‘Bach’ sub-theme to the 2019 festival, the combined forces of the Academy of Ancient Music and Guildhall School of Music’s Historical Performance Department present a sparkling orchestral programme.

7.00pm St Mary’s Church, Walmer.  Ticket Prices:  Full £20.00 Friends of DMA £18.00

 

Thursday 4th July

THE VERY BEST DEAL

International artists, musicians, writers and broadcasters are increasingly making Deal their home.  Today, we celebrate with some of the most talented and influential among them, all of whom are impacting on national and international trends, and who bring immense kudos to the area.

 

THE HISTORY PROJECT WALK  More info

Deal’s Famous Faces

Come and join ‘The History Project’ on a tour through our streets as we explore the town’s famous historical residents over the years.

10.30am Meet at Deal Pier Entrance.  Ticket Price: £6.00

 

JENNIFER AMES & COLIN ALEXANDER More info

Viola player Jennifer Ames and ‘cellist Colin Alexander are two leading strings players of their generation, both members of many outstanding ensembles and national orchestras.

1.00pm St Andrew’s Church, Deal. Ticket Prices: £10.00

 

GAVIN ESLER’S AMERICA More info

GAVIN ESLER, PROFESSOR SARAH CHURCHWELL & MICHAEL GOLDFARB

Leading journalist, television broadcaster and author, Gavin Esler is best known for presenting BBC 2’s Newsnight.  His probing and tenacious nature is combined with a polite and amiable manner, which enables him to get deep into the heart of matters.

6.15pm St George’s Church, Deal. Ticket Prices: Full £10.00 Festival Friends £8.00

 

AVA - ANNA PHOEBE & AISLING BROUWER More info

AVA is a cinematic duo led by Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer. The two composers started writing together in 2016, combining visual backgrounds which result in haunting electronic soundscapes with violin and piano at the heart of it.

8.15pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices:  Full £15.00 Festival Friends £13.00

 

Friday 5th July

THE GOLDEN HARP More info

ELIZABETH BASS

One of our leading British harpists of her generation, Elizabeth Bass became the first British

Person to reach the final of the prestigious USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana in 2016 and was awarded the Silver Medal.

1.00pm St Clements Church, Sandwich.  Ticket Price £10.00

 

THE CASTALIAN QUARTET More info

Sini Simonen violin, Daniel Roberts violin, Charlotte Bonneton viola, Christopher Graves cello.

Following their phenomenal Deal Music & Arts Summer Festival concert in 2017, we are delighted to welcome back Castalian Quartet.

7.30pm St Clements Church, Sandwich. Ticket Prices: Full £20.00 Friends of DMA £18.00

 

Saturday 6th July

DEAL'S NAVAL AND ROYAL MARINE HISTORYMore info

Natasha Greenham, Singing for Pleasure and Lord Gawain Douglas

Natasha and Gawain will take us on a journey through Deal’s Naval and more recent Royal Marine history.

11.00am St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer.  Admission Free – retiring collection in aid of DMA education work.

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK 2 More info

Free event held at the rear of St George’s Church, Deal

1.30pm – 3.30pm The Railway Swing Band

The second of Deal Music & Arts Proms in the Park style events, which welcomes families and all ages for an afternoon of music making and sheer fun!  East Kent’s very own Railway Swing Band entertains you in style, and there will be stalls and face painting. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a picnic!

 

CLASSIC ELLINGTON  More info

RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Musical Director Pete Long

For the last two years Pete Long and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra have enraptured sell out audiences in Deal.  These are the UK’s very best jazz musicians coming together at full steam!

7.30 St George’s Church, Deal.

Ticket Prices: Premium £28.00 Full £24.00 (Friends of DMA Premium £26.00 Full £22.00) Students half price.

 

Sunday 7th July

FESTIVAL MASS More info

The preacher will be The Revd Mark Roberts, Rector of Sandwich

10.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal

 

THE HISTORY PROJECT WALK More info

Deal at War

Come and join ‘The History Project’ as we explore Deal’s dark past and the town at war over the course of over two-thousand years.

10.30am Meet at Deal Pier Entrance. Tickets: £6.00

 

KEYBOARD EVOLUTION  More info

A two-day mini festival within a festival!  An immersive exploration of the development of the keyboard instrument from the early clavichord to today’s cutting-edge technologies.

To bring this all to life, we welcome to Deal world-renowned performers and leading academics.

 

KEYBOARD EVOLUTION – DAY ONE

 

THE VIRTUOSO PIANO More info

FREDDY KEMPF

Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists performing to sell-out audiences all over the world.

6.00pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices: Premium £24.00 Full £20.00 (Friends of DMA Premium £22.00 Full £18.00) Students half price.

 

ART OF MOOG More info

21st Century Hyper-Bach on synthesizers

Looking more like a Kraftwerk gig than a classical concert, and with boundary-crossing audience appeal, the band is made up of some of the UK’s best harpsichordists and baroque specialists.

8.15pm The Astor Theatre, Deal. Ticket Price: £20.00

 

Monday 8th July

KEYBOARD EVOLUTION – DAY TWO

 

THE REVOLUTIONARY PIANO  More info

DINARA KLINTON Grand Piano

We welcome one of the bright young stars of piano, CMF Artist and Ukranian pianist Dinara Klinton, winner of innumerable international prizes.

1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Price £10.00

 

OPEN WORKSHOPS – St George’s Church, Deal  More info

• 2.30pm: Try the instruments – an opportunity to try the various instruments discussed, personally guided by today’s experts.

• 3.15pm: The Early Keyboard – Professor John Irving demonstrates the mechanisms and music of the early keyboards – clavichord, harpsichord and fortepiano.

• 4.15pm to 5.00pm: The Modern Keyboard – Dr Andrew McPherson, Rolf Hind and Paul Max Edlin discuss and demonstrate the development of the keyboard from the modern grand piano to new innovations including TouchKeys.

 

THE EARLY PIANO  More info

JOHN IRVING Clavichord, Harpsichord and Fortepiano

John Irving is one the world’s foremost music scholars and early music performers.

6.30pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Price £10.00

 

THE MODERN PIANO  More info

ROLF HIND Grand Piano and Magnetic Resonator Piano

Rolf Hind is arguably Britain’s foremost exponent of modern keyboard music.  He is also recognised as one of our leading composers.

8.00pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Price £15.00

 

Season Ticket for Day 2 Keyboard Evolution £25.00

Season Ticket for Days 1 & 2 Keyboard Evolution £55.00

 

Tuesday 9th July

THE HISTORY PROJECT WALK  More info

Deal’s Famous Faces

Come and join ‘The History Project’ on a tour through our streets as we explore the town’s famous historical residents over the years.

10.30am Meet at Deal Pier Entrance.  Ticket Price: £6.00

 

JAZZ JOURNEY SCHOOLS' CONCERT  More info

Jazz Journey School and Members of National Youth Jazz Orchestra will perform.  Jazz Journey is part of Deal Music and Arts education work offering a range of in-school workshops and Creative Jazz Orchestra weekend.  It provides an opportunity for school students and musicians to perform alongside world-class jazz musician mentors.  The Project is led by Joe Brown.

11.00am St George's Church, Deal.  Public Admission at the door subject to availability – Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Child) £5.00

 

JONATHAN RADFORD Saxophone More info

KAOLI ONO Piano

Praised for his “exceptional musicianship and emotive playing", saxophonist Jonathan Radford is the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition Gold Medalist and first prize winner.

1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Price £10.00

 

A WINTER’S TALE More info

By William Shakespeare

The Changeling Theatre Company In collaboration with English Heritage

A Winter’s Tale, a wonderful fairy story set in Sicily and Bohemia.

7.30pm Walmer Castle.  Ticket Price: Full £20, Students £10, Children Under 10 Free

 

Wednesday 10th July

BRANCO STOYSIN GUITAR  More info

A solo-guitar recital of the music to heal and replenish your heart, soul and ears…

1.00pm Linden Hall Studio

 

ALEXANDER PANFILOV TRIO More info

Alexander Panfilov piano, Sasha Rozhdestvensky violin, Christoph Croisé cello

Three of the finest international artists of their generation come together to perform a programme of all-Russian masterworks.

7.30 St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices:  Full £20.00 Friends of DMA £18.00

 

Thursday 11th July

THE HISTORY PROJECT WALK More info

Deal at War

Come and join ‘The History Project’ as we explore Deal’s dark past and the town at war over the course of over two-thousand years.

10.30am Meet at Deal Pier Entrance. Tickets: £6.00

 

Coffee Concert

A SHEPHERD AND TWO TROUT More info

The Cambini Ensemble

The Cambini Ensemble performs music by Franz Schubert

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal. Retiring Collection for St Andrew’s Church and DMA

 

NOSFERATU with live score by MINIMA More info

Minima has proved to be so popular that we have invited them back for the third time with their live score for the silent movie Nosferatu.

7.45pm The Astor Community Theatre, Deal.  Ticket Price:  £20.00

 

Friday 12th July

INSIDE – an intimate and interactive show for the early years and their families  More info

Suitable for 1 – 4 years old

Set within a campsite and inspired by life inside the womb this immersive show is performed in, and experienced from, both the inside and outside of a tent.  This journey from conception to birth features multi-sensory activities, shadow theatre, live sound-making and object theatre.

11.45am and 1.30pm St George’s Church Hall, High Street, Deal.  Ticket Price: Parents £5.00  Children FREE

 

BACH TO THE FUTURE More info

NEW SOUNDS & LET’S DANCE

New Sounds and Let’s Dance work together to create a chain of music and movement throughout the enigmatic and mysterious spaces and chambers of Deal Castle.

2.00pm Deal Castle.  Free Event

 

THE MUSIC OF ROME More info

ORA SINGERS

Director Suzy Digby OBE

The ’music comet’ Ora Singers has already established itself one of the world’s premier chamber choirs.  With a host of accolades, a recording contract with Harmonia Mundi, it is the brainchild of its Director, Suzi Digby OBE.

7.30pm St Mary’s Arts Centre, Sandwich.  Ticket Prices: Full  £24.00 Friends of DMA £22.00

 

Saturday 13th July

ADDELAM  More info

COLIN ALEXANDER QUARTET

Addelam is a brand-new work by Colin Alexander and Beni Giles.  It is a personal reflection on Deal and creates a range of soundscapes that depict settings and moods from sea surge, brush tide, egress, hearth and even the train journey from London.

4.00pm Linden Hall Studio, Deal.  Ticket Prices: £8.00 Full  £7.00 Friends of DMA

 

ARNHEM -THE BATTLE OF THE BRIDGES  More info

SIR ANTONY BEEVOR

The British fascination for heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting.

1.00pm The Astor Theatre, Deal.  Ticket Prices: £10.00  (Ticket revenue from this event will be used for DMA Education Projects)

 

BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS More info

FLORILEGIUM

Director Ashley Solomon

J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos mark the pinnacle of baroque orchestral writing and its concerto form.  Varied in formation and instrumentation, brim full of colour and vitality, they represent one of man’s supreme artistic achievements.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal.  Ticket Prices: Premium £28.00 Full £24.00 (Friends of DMA Premium £26.00 Full £22.00) Students half price

 

Sunday 14th July

ROYAL MARINES CONCERT More info

2.00pm Walmer Bandstand

 

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