Toward the Sea
Lizzie Knatt, DMA Young Artist in Association (recorders), and Declan Hickey (guitar)


Monday, 8 July


1:00 pm


Deal Town Hall
High Street, Deal, CT14 6TR
Towards the Sea

This lunchtime concert is inspired by nautical travel and the sea, whose sounds veer from the benign to the stormy. Herman Melville’s epic Moby Dick references the infamous Goodwin Sands, just off the coast of Deal, the site of over 2,000 shipwrecks.

It also gives its name to the second movement of Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea, which appears today in a version for bass recorder and guitar. A portrait of the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the Western world, Cadiz, by Sören Sieg stands alongside works by Jean Françaix and former Walmer resident Althea Talbot-Howard.

Supported by the Royal Academy of Music

Watch Lizzie and Declan play a work by Takemitsu:



How much?

Ticket Price: £15
Friends of DMA: £13
Under 25s: Half price


All tickets are unreserved and doors open before each event approximately 30 minutes before the show starts.

Telephone bookings:

01304 370 220

Book in person at The Astor Theatre:

Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB.

Box Office opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

There will also be a box office at each event taking cash, card or cheque.

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