Tomorrow the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival kicks off in Folkestone, Kent. From 20 – 22 May it brings many well-known chamber music ensembles and musicians together to celebrate the thrill of live music. The festival will open with the world premiere of a new work for tenor and string quartet by world-renowned British composer Jonathan Dove for which the festival’s hosts, the Sacconi Quartet, are joined by tenor Mark Padmore. The festival will continue over the weekend starring outstanding soloists and ensembles such as the Royal College Of Music Chamber Orchestra, guitarist Morgan Szymanski, RCM viola quartet, as well as pianist Charles Owen and many more.
This is the ninth Sacconi Chamber Music Festival and is a unique experience that should not be missed!
Folkestone is not only worth visiting for the musical event this weekend. There is the possibility of getting an extraordinary cultural experience: Visitors are given the chance to book a Folkestone Artworks tour that takes them to see a collection of high calibre works displayed around the town.
To get a taste of what you can expect, have a listen to the Sacconi Quartet’s appearance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
There are still tickets left to be purchased at the door, starting at £24 for one performance and £85 for the whole festival.
The Sacconi Quartet and Mark Padmore will perform Jonathan Dove’s In Damascus in London at their 15th birthday concert at Kings Place, London on 13 July 2016.