Presteigne Digital 2020
As part of a number of musical alternatives to the COVID-19 stricken Presteigne Festival, Presteigne Digital, a series of specially-filmed mini-concerts and literary events, will be streamed via the Presteigne Festival website. The season runs from 24-27 August, with events added each day, being available to view until 31 December.
Featured performers include the Carducci Quartet, Amy Dickson, Christopher Good, Clare Hammond, Tim Horton, Mathilde Milwidsky, Bradley Smith, Oliver Wass and members of Nova Music Opera in repertoire which was to have featured at the 2020 Festival.
Seven newly commissioned works wil receive digital premieres:
Martin Butler ‘Body Electric’ for solo saxophone
Amelia Clarkson ‘Through His Gaze: three songs for tenor and harp’
Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade (Presteigne Festival ‘Evolve’ composer) –
‘Reginald: The Musings of an Edwardian Gentleman’
Robin Haigh (RPS Emerging Composer) – ‘No One’ for solo harp
Tarik O’Regan ‘Machine’ (excerpt from a work in progress)
Joseph Phibbs Violin Sonata
Emma-Ruth Richards ‘Tenebris Litterarum’ for string quartet
Other contemporary British pieces are also included alongside a range of well known masterworks by Beethoven, Britten, Janáček and Schubert.
The full schedule is available via this link
Presteigne Festival, PO Box 30, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2WF