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Autumn In Malvern Festival

The Autumn in Malvern Festival is a renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills. Some of the most prestigious musicians, poets, writers, film makers and other artists perform during Autumn every year.

This year's main events are announced below; please visit the events & exhibitions pages for the complete Festival timetable and ticket details - all the exhibitions and some of the events are free to enter.

2018 Main Events
The Autumn in Malvern Festival's Artistic Director is pleased to announce the main events for 2018:

THE GREAT HALL MALVERN COLLEGE
Saturday 20th October 7.30pm
ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC ENSEMBLE
by kind permission of the Principal & Head of Strings RNCM
HAYDN - String Quartet in F minor Op.20 No5
MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet in A minor Op.13
SHOSTAKOVICH - Two Pieces for String Octet Op.11
GRANT - Scottish Music, Traditional & Contemporary arrangements by Donald Grant, Violinist in the Elias Quartet and tutor at the RNCM
Tickets: £14 unreserved
Includes interval drink. Location: College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF.
Sponsored by The Elmley Foundation & the Family of Oleg Prokofiev in England
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GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
Sunday 14th October 3.30pm
ROMAN SIMOVIC & FRIENDS
Roman Simovic - Violin
Cecilia Ziano - Violin
Milena Simovic - Viola
Giovanni Gnocchi - Cello
Musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra
PROKOFIEV - Sonata for Two Violins Op.56
ELGAR - String Quartet in E minor
STRAVINSKY - Three Pieces for String Quartet
DEBUSSY - String Quartet in G minor
Tickets £15 unreserved in Nave
Location: Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY.
Sponsored by Malvern Town Council & the Family of Oleg Prokofiev in England
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THE GREAT HALL MALVERN COLLEGE
Sunday 21st October 3pm
ALDWYN VOICES
Adrian Lucas - Conductor
THE SILENCE IN OUR HEARTS
MIRIAM KRAMER - Violin
NICHOLAS DURCAN - Piano
PETER SUTTON - Reader
A Sequence of Music, Poetry & Prose to mark the centenary of the ending of The Great War 1918
Music includes Edward Elgar's Violin Sonata 1918 and motets by Thomas Tallis, Edward Elgar, Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Edgar Day
Tickets £12 unreserved
Location: College Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3DF.
Sponsored by Malvern Civic Society & Margaret & Simon Payton
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Please see the ticket information page if you wish to attend the ticketed events at this year's festival.

Other artists performing this year include:
  • Master of Music - Roger Judd MVO on St. Michael's Choir School.
  • Sovereign Brass free concert with conductor Trevor Jones.
  • Biographer - Kevin Allen on Hugh Blair, Worcester's forgotten Organist.
  • Local Historian - Brian Iles guided walk on Great Malvern's commemorative plaques.
  • Worcestershire Poet Laureates reading their own poetry on National Poetry Day.
  • Writer and broadcaster - Anne Harvey and friends present a programme of poetry - Dymock Poetry & Memories.
  • Pamela Hurle's illustrated talk on Lady Emily Foley.
  • Catherine Wallace illustrated talk on Laura & Harold Knight in Cornwall.
  • Artistic Director of Worcester Three Choirs Festivals - Adrian Lucas presents a personal perspective on Edward Elgar & Ivor Atkins.

Sponsorship
The Festival is only possible with the kind support of its sponsors. If you, or your organisation, would like become one of the Festival's sponsors then please contact the Artistic Director for more information.

Other Information
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Festival's Artistic Director, Peter Smith MBE, FRSA. Information about The Malverns can be obtained from Malvern Tourist Information (01684) 892289. Details of last year's Festival can be viewed in our archive.

 

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