2012’s new-look Corsham Festival, which runs from Thursday 18 – Saturday 21 October, will feature the world premiere performance of The Need Fire, a work by south-west based composer Marc Yeats.
The Hillman Quartet, which has been the festival’s ensemble in residence since 2010, will perform the new work alongside Beethoven’s third Rasumovsky quartet and a new work by quartet violist Bernard Kane in the magnificent surroundings of Hartham Church.
The new look four day festival brings performances, exhibitions and workshops to venues across Corsham.
Throughout the festival audiences are invited to enter the Ethometric Museum, a stunning installation which will take over the Corsham Almshouses. This gallery of electrical curiosities brings together intricate and beautiful musical instruments to take audiences on a journey into a hypnotic world of mesmerising soundscapes.
Exciting jazz septet Sector7 guarantees a swinging opening night, bringing a witty and original take on favourite tunes as well as original songs to The Pound, while the cream of musicians from jazz and South Asian music traditions will present charismatic clarinettist Arun Ghosh’s captivating IndoJazz chamber work A South Asian Suite on Saturday 20 October.
The Wolf invites you to hear his side of the story in the adults-only Late Night Wolf Tales, a wickedly funny fairytale for anyone 15+ and Randolph Matthews offers a completely different kind of late night entertainment in Voce Solo, an uplifting and magical musical journey, enhanced by the grand atmosphere of St Bartholomew’s Church.
The festivals’ excellent daytime events are not to be missed either; the energetic Euphony Quartet will perform the world premiere of a new work by David Harrington as well as other accessible contemporary works, while saxophonist Huw Wiggin and violist Rosalind Ventris will both present recitals featuring a combination of well loved and less familiar works.
Teasel Theatre will perform Grisly Tales From Tumblewater, a deliciously twisted tale for everyone from eight and up in which Charles Dickens meets Roald Dahl via Horrible Histories with laughs, frights and live music.
For more details about Corsham Festival and to book tickets, telephone the box office on 01249 701628 / 712618 or book online at http://tinyurl.com/yzm6ghk
Arun Ghosh will present his captivating IndoJazz chamber work A South Asian Suite on Saturday 20 October as part of Corsham Festival 2012
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012