Programmes & Events


FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER

Festival Launch & Sponsors Reception - 6:45 pm

VENUE - CLAINES CHURCH

Opening Concert Astaria String Quartet - 7:30 pm

with member of Volante Strings and students from Gloucestershire Academy of Music

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934- Introduction and Allegro Op. 47

i. Moderato - Allegretto - Moderato - Tempo Primo - Allegro
ii. Allegro (Tempo Primo)

Liz Johnson (b. ) - Tide Purl - Miniature for String Quartet (2013)

i. Delicate

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Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) - Simple Symphony arr. BB 

with Simon Smith Double Bass

i. Boisterous Bourée - Allegro Molto
ii. Playful Pizzicato - Presto possibile
iii. Sentimental Saraband - poco lento e pesante
iv. Frolicsome Finale - Prestissimo con fuoco

Arnold Bax (1883- 1953) - String Quartet in G Major

i. Allegro semplice
ii. Lento e molto expressivo
iii. Allegro vivace

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) - Salut d'Amour Op. 12 & Idylle Op. 4 No. 1





SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER

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.

Morning Masterclasses - 9:30 am till 12:30 pm

With members of the Astaria String Quartet

the Astaria String Quartet - CM@W Festival Directors

The in-house education project for the Chamber Music @ Worcester Festival. The chance for students to come and play
to us - and have fun! Students will discover 'trade secrets' and practice short cuts as well as receive advice, suggestions
and feedback on all aspects of their playing and performance. Friends, family and teachers are welcome to listen.
Application forms online. MORE

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 part of Schubert's fantastic Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout'

The CM@W Festival is also delighted to welcome Worcester Young Voices for the first time

Concert Astaria String Quartet - 7:30 pm

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847- Four Pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 (unfinished)

i. ANDANTE, SCHERZO, Tema con Variazione, Andante Sostenuto
ii. SCHERZO, Allegro leggiero
iii. CAPRICCIO, Andante con moro, Allegro fugato assai vi
iv. FUGA, A tempo ordinario

Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959) - IN THE MOUNTAINS 'Two Sketches for String Quartet'

i. DUSK, Moderato
ii. RUSTIC DANCE, Allegro giocoso

Joaquin Turina (1882 1949) - The Bullfighters Prayer

i. Allegro moderato, Andante, Lento, Allegro moderato, Andante, Lento

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887) - 'Polovtsian Dance No.17' from Prince Igor

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887) - String Quartet No.2 in D major

i. Allegro moderato
ii. SCHERZO, Allegro
iii. NOTTURNO, Andante
iV. FINALE, Andante, Vivace




SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER

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

With the Astaria String Quartet and Chris Jaeger narrator


Hand Crafted picture of Swan Lake

Join the Astaria String Quartet and narrator Chris Jaeger, in the story of 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'  where kindness and love conquer all. Look forward to musical extract from the film including the heartfelt song 'A Tale as Old as Time'. Singing along imperative!


Chamber Music @ Worcester Family Concert - children transfixed!


'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!'

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