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Newbury Spring Festival
Newbury Spring Festival
May 6-20, 2022
Artists appearing at this year’s Newbury Spring Festival include Jess Gillam, Steven Osborne, Lucy Crowe, Sir John Tomlinson, Symphonic Brass of London, The Tallis Scholars, Barry Douglas, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Doric String Quartet, Ben Goldscheider, Julian Bliss and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
The 150th anniversary of the birth of Rachmaninoff is to be celebrated throughout the two-week Festival. The Festival, which has been running annually since 1979, has established itself as one of the most prestigious arts festivals in the UK. This year’s festival sees a host of performances from some of the most impressive soloists, ensembles and orchestras from the UK and beyond.
The line-up will include performances by Jess Gillam, Steven Osborne, Lucy Crowe, Sir John Tomlinson, Symphonic Brass of London, The Tallis Scholars, Barry Douglas, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Doric String Quartet, Ben Goldscheider, Julian Bliss and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Newbury Spring Festival will celebrate Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary with performances by Steven Osborne, Barry Douglas and the Estonian Symphony Orchestra, Mikhail Kazakevich, Maciej Kulakowski, and as the featured composer of the 2023 Sheepdrove Piano Competition. It also offers the ideal opportunity to present a screening of David Lean’s classic film Brief Encounter, whose score brought Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto to national attention and made it the most popular concerto of its time.
The Festival continues to present many young artists at the start of their careers – in addition to the Young Artists Recital Series (six lunchtime concerts featuring some of the best up-and-coming musicians) and the annual Sheepdrove Piano Competition, the Festival will also play host to SANSARA at Highclere Castle, the return of Ballet Central to the Corn Exchange and Tom Featherstonehaugh and his Fantasia Orchestra for some nocturnal magic at St Lawrence’s Hungerford.
Mark Eynon, Festival Director, comments: “Despite the financial challenges and alarming rates of inflation affecting the country I am proud to say that most ticket prices have been maintained at 2022 levels, and in some cases even reduced, to try and make attendance possible for everyone. We’re also very pleased to welcome Viking as festival-wide supporters this year alongside our existing principal event sponsor Greenham Trust.
“We are grateful to all our Sponsors, to the Festival Friends, to our loyal army of volunteers and to you, our audiences, for your continuing support of Newbury Spring Festival, to which I welcome you back for what I know will be another memorable fortnight of great music.”
Booking – in person: Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD. By phone: 01635 522733
Booking Online: https://www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk/