Deal Music & Arts Festival


Deal Music & Arts Festival

Thurs 1st July to Sat 17th July

ingénu/e is so very glad to receive the following positive news from the festival: 

We have launched our 2021 Festival, honed down to ensure safety but with the proviso that those we have to postpone will be with us in 2022.

Academy of Ancient Music

We are focussing on youth and have invited some of the most talented young musicians to join us, these include Samuele Telari (pictured top), a rising star of the classical accordion, with a concert to include works by Vivaldi, Grieg plus Mussorgsky’s mighty Pictures at an Exhibition. Michael Foyle and Maksim Štšura will delight us with the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas. Lithuanian pianist Rokas Valuntonis performs works by Schumann, Chopin and Fanny Mendelssohn, preceded by a talk from BBC3 Journalist Christopher Cook entitled Sister and Brother in Music – Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn. Jamie Rogers, Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral will give an organ recital plus double bass player Tony Hughes, winner of the String Section Final of the Royal Over-Seas League Arts Competition.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

We celebrate the best of our nation’s young talent with NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra), Guildhall’s Historic Performance Department who will work with Academy of Ancient Music, and the super-talented students from the Purcell School. We also focus on the impact women have made in art in times when equality was either diminished or denied, specifically profiling J.S. Bach’s wife, Dame Ethel Smythe and Virginia Wolf.

Rachel Podger, photo ©Theresa Pewal

With a full range of free community events as well as outdoor concerts and plays, including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Walmer Castle, Deal 2021 promises to raise the spirits once more.
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Image at top: Samuele Telari

Nicholas Daniel, photo by Eric Richmond

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