Programmes & Events


Festival Launch & Sponsors Reception - 6:45 pm

Opening Concert Astaria String Quartet - 7:30 pm

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907- Peer Gynt Suite for String Quartet

i. Morning
ii. Ase's Death
iii. Anitras Dance
iv. In the Hall of the Mountain King
v. Ingrid's Lament
vi. Per Gynt's Return Home
vii. Solveig's Song

Arrange by S.R.M. Oliver MORE

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809 ) - String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4 'Sunrise'

i. Allegro con spirito
ii. Adagio
iii. Menuet - Allegro
iv. Finale - Allegro ma non troppo

George Butterworth (1885 - 1916) - Suite for String Quartet (selection)

ii. Scherzando non allegro
iii. Allegro molto

Rutland Boughton (1878 - 1960) - String Quartet No. 2 in F major 'From the Welsh Hills' 

i. Landscape: purple & grey - from the valleys
ii. Landscape: green & gold - from the summit
iii. Satire
iv. Song of the Hills


Two Quavers
Making Music For Children - 10:30 am till 12:00 pm

With members of the Astaria String Quartet

Whether they play an instrument or not, children will love this interactive music workshop. Ideal for primary school age children, no musical experience needed and bring an instrument if you have one.

i. 5S And Under - 10:30 am - 11:15 am

ii. Primary Age - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Community Concert and Young Performers - 2:30 pm till 3:30 pm

Selected participants from the Morning Masterclasses will be invited to share a platform with local community groups

To Include

Big Sing Logo

Worcester Ukulele Club

Worcester Ukulele Club

Concert Astaria String Quartet - 7:30 pm

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907- String Quartet Op. 27

i. Un poco Andante
ii. ROMANCE Andantino
iii. INTERMEZZO Allegro molto marcato
iv. FINALE Lento  / Presto al Saltarello

Eden Reece Saunders (b ) - 'Witches' for String Ensemble & Solo Bassoon

Festival Commission 2019 MORE

Ole Bull (1810 - 1880) - A Mountain Vision

i. Allegretto
ii. Andantino 
iii. Adagio
iv. Moderato

Ole Bull (1810 - 1880) - Shepherd Girls Sunday

Frederick Delius (1862 - 1934) - 'Late Swallows' from String Quartet (1916)

i. Slow and wistfully


Festival Family Concert- 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm

With the Astaria String Quartet and Chris Jaeger narrator

'Hello, thank you so much for a fantastic concert today - it was great to be able to bring my daughter to a live concert. Really good programme and delivery by both reader and players - loved the hats! The violin players played for my daughter Maya to sing with them after the concert and you made her day (and mine and my Mum's!) - she was utterly thrilled!'


Hand Crafted picture of Swan Lake
Festival Story Telling

Join the Astaria String Quartet and narrator Chris Jaeger, in the story of 'PEER GYNT'  where kindness and love conquer all.