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Friday 29 June

CELEBRATING THE WORK OF GRAHAM CLARK  More info

One of Britain’s most popular artists and creator of more than five hundred images of English rural life and history, Graham Clarke will be on hand to open the festival officially and talk about his work.

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio.

 

STEPHEN KOVACEVICH 

Purcell School Chamber OrchestraMore info

Stephen Kovacevich is one of the most revered musicians of his generation, winning unsurpassed admiration for his interpretation of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Saturday 30 June

HOP PICKING AND HARVEST IN KENT  More info

Natasha Greenham and Lord Gawain Douglas, together with Singing for Pleasure, take us on an interactive journey that delves into the history of hop picking and harvesting in Kent.

1.00am St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer

 

MUSIC IN THE PARKMore info

Symphonic Winds and Bold As participants, Conducted by Graham Harvey.

An Afternoon of Music making for the family – join in the fun.

1.30pm - 3.30pm

 

Pre Concert TalkMore info

Paul Edlin talks about opera and how it has developed into arguably the most respected of the performing arts.

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal

OPERAUPCLOSE - LA BOHÈME More info

The Olivier Award winning version of Puccini’s much-loved opera comes to Deal.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Sunday 1 July

FESTIVAL MASS More info

The preacher will be The Revd. Mark Aitken, Master of The Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

10.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal.

 

STEPHEN KOVACEVICH MASTERCLASS  More info

World-renowned and master pianist, Stephen Kovacevich gives a masterclass with some of the most gifted young musicians of their generation from the Purcell School.

2.30pm Deal Town Hall

 

GENTLEMEN OF FEW  More info

Deal based band play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics.

7.00pm The Astor Community Theatre

 

Monday 2 July

NOT JUST MRS S  More info

Coffee Concert

Members of The Cambini Ensemble explore the songs and chamber works of Clara Schumann.

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal.

 

OLIVER WASS HARP  More info

Winner of the Suonid’Arpa International Competition in Italy and soon to record a CD for Tactus Label, Oliver was the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal, its most prestigious prize.

7.30pm The Pines Calyx, St Margaret’s Bay

 

Tuesday 3 July

LA MER  More info

Turner Contemporary residency

2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Debussy’s death.  To mark this occasion, Deal Festival explores Debussy’s La Mer.  Over three days, visitors can experience La Mer being recreated in newly choreographed multimedia work.

Turner Contemporary, The Rendezvous, Margate

 

BLACKEY’D SUSAN  More info

ROBERT POULTER’S MODEL THEATRE

Robert Poulter’s version of the play uses Deal settings and music from Jonathan Blewitt’s 1829 score.

11.00am and 2.00pm Kent Museum of the Moving Image, Stanhope Road

 

HENRY VIII - THE FIRST BREXITEER  More info

DAVID STARKEY

In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of ISIS.

7.30pm St. George’s Church, Deal

 

Wednesday 4 July

LA MER  More info

Turner Contemporary residency

2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Debussy’s death.  To mark this occasion, Deal Festival explores Debussy’s La Mer.  Over three days, visitors can experience La Mer being recreated in newly choreographed multimedia work.

Turner Contemporary, The Rendezvous, Margate

 

GRAHAM CLARKE  More info

In converstion with Myles Corley, Curator of Linden Hall Studio

Graham Clarke, artist, author, illustrator and humorist, is one of Britain’s most popular and best-selling printmakers.

11.00am Linden Hall Studio

 

CANTERBURY FESTIVAL YOUNG MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR More info

HARRIET TUBB Marimba THOMAS NETTLE Cello

We are delighted to be collaborating with Canterbury Festival to bring you two young musicians who were finalists in their Bursary Competition 2017.

1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

DR ROSEMARY DUNN LECTURE More info

DARREN HENLEY OBE Chief Executive of Arts Council England

WHY MUSIC EDUCATION IS VITAL TO HUMANS

Prior to his role as Chief Executive of the Arts Council, Darren Henley spent twenty-five years working in radio, leading Classic FM for fifteen years.

6.30pm Deal Town Hall

 

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with live score by MINIMA More info

The classic 1925 thriller starring Lon Chaney, as the disfigured Phantom, wreaking havoc beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House.

Minima returns by popular demand following last year’s sensational performance of Vampyr.  They have specialised in live accompaniment to screenings of silent films since 2006.

7.45pm The Astor Community Theatre, Deal

 

Thursday 5 July

LA MER  More info

Turner Contemporary residency

2018 is the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death.  To celebrate this, Debussy’s masterwork La Mer (part of it composed when Debussy stayed in Eastbourne) is realised in a newly devised multi-media performance by dancers from Trinity Laban.

Turner Contemporary, The Rendezvous, Margate

 

BELLE CHEN GLOBAL SOUNDSMore info

An evocative and immersive journey around the world through classical piano, sound design, and perfumes.  Award-winning London-based pianist Belle Chen performs a one-of-a-kind programme featuring classical music and sounds from around the world.

7.45pm The Astor Community Theatre, Deal

 

Friday 6 July

ALEXANDER PANFILOV PIANO More info

Russian-born pianist, praised by critics worldwide for the power and sensitivity of his playing, performs works by Debussy and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS SOLD OUTMore info

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars perform ‘The Soho Songbook’, a musical glimpse into the amazing venue and its history, combining world-class live music alongside narration and rare archive images.

7.45pm The Astor Community Theatre, Deal

 

Saturday 7 July

MUSIC IN THE PARKMore info

Goodwin Sounds Big Band and Jazz Journey Participants with Kenneth Peers.

An Afternoon of Music making for the family – join in the fun.

1.30pm - 3.30pm

 

RONNIE SCOTT’S BIG BAND SOLD OUTMore info

STAN KENTON AND WOODY HERMAN

Last year the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band caused a sensation when they brought to life the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.  By popular demand the band returns to recreate the music of two more big band legends, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Sunday 8 July

OXLEY MEIER GUITAR PROJECT More info

Nick Meier (guitarist with Jeff Beck) and Pete Oxley (guitarist with world-jazz group Curious Paradise).

3.00pm The Astor Community Theatre

 

MATILDA LLOYD AND FRIENDS More info

Matilda's programme will feature the magical Nicholas organ at St Clements Church and include works Telemann, Viviani, Albinoni, Hovhaness, Neruda and a new commission by Ed Nesbit.

7.00pm St Clements Church, Sandwich

 

Monday 9 July

ORGAN RECITAL - CONTRA BOMBARDON  More info

Coffee Concert

An Organ Recital by Jamie Rogers, the Festival’s first bursary recipient and often heard as a jazz pianist.

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal.

 

SIMPLE GIFTS More info

Paul Edlin’s Simple Gifts was commissioned by the London Chamber Orchestra for their 2017 education programme ‘Music Junction’.

7.00pm St Georges Church, Deal

 

Tuesday 10 July

FRANCES FYFIELD  More info

THE ART OF COLLECTING: A NATIONAL DISEASE?

For centuries the English have collected paintings from Europe and beyond, just as they have with music.

Collecting is in our DNA.

11.00am Linden Hall Studio

 

BOLD AS QUINTET More info

10.00am St George’s Church, Deal- Deal & Sandwich Schools’ Concert

12.45pm Dover Town Hall - Dover Schools’ Concert

BOLD AS Quintet comprises the leaders of the Deal Music and Arts BOLD AS education project, all among the most experienced brass players in the UK.  They will give an interactive brass music concert which welcomes and engages with local primary and secondary school children.

 

MEASURE FOR MEASURE  SOLD OUTMore info

by William Shakespeare

Changeling’s Measure for Measure is inspired by the Moulin Rouge with its hint of the Burlesque. This witty Shakespeare comedy has a storyline full of twists and turns as sin meets virtue and good battles against evil.

7.30pm Walmer Castle

 

Wednesday 11 July

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW  More info

Coffee Concert

Following their introducing the Festival last year to the music of Schubert’s best pal, Franz Lachner,

The Cambini Ensemble this year presents his Octet for wind instruments

11.00am St Andrew’s Church, Deal

 

KABANTU IN CONCERT  More info

Vocal harmonies from South African coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond.  Kabantu uses its music to bridge countries and cultures, creating an exuberant and joyful sound.

1.00pm St George’s Church, Deal

 

Thursday 12 July

ANDREY LEBEDEV GUITAR  More info

Andrey is one of the most successful upcoming guitarists of his generation.  He presents an evocative programme that spans composers including South America’s Villa-Lobos, Spain’s Albeniz to a work by Deal based composer, William Lovelady.

1.00pm Community Church, Deal

 

ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC  More info

with GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC EARLY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Members of the world-renowned Academy of Ancient Music join forces with some of the most talented students of Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Department for Historical Musical Performance to celebrate the genius of Mozart.

7.00pm St Mary’s Church, Walmer

 

Friday 13 July

FLAUGUISSIMO DUO  More info

THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH GARDENS

Johan Löfving appeared in 2017 with Improviso and now returns with flautist Yu-Wei Hu to perform music inspired by French and English composers from the Baroque period.

1.00pm St Andrew’s Church, Deal

 

EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  More info

Soloists: Hans-Peter Hofmann and Julian Fish violins

This prestigious ensemble comprises some of the most outstanding European orchestral musicians and they perform around 70 concerts a year throughout the world.

7.30pm St Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich

 

Saturday 14 July

Pre Concert Talk (30 minutes)More info

INSTRUMENTS OLD AND NEW

Paul Edlin and John Harper discuss the development of musical instruments in the orchestral family.

6.30pm Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal

 

EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  More info

with TASMIN LITTLE OBE

In the second of EUCO’s concerts, the orchestra is joined by violinist Tasmin Little.

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s most esteemed and eminent international violinists.

This concert has been achieved in partnership with Orchestras Live

7.30pm St George's Church, Deal

 

Sunday 15 July

THE BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES PORTSMOUTH   More info

The annual concert is both a celebration of this great ensemble and a memorial to the 11 musicians killed when the Royal Marines Barracks was bombed in 1989.

2.00pm Walmer Green

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