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Hastings Early Music Festival

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Hastings Early Music Festival 17 – 20 October 2019 brings international performers to Hastings for concerts, workshops and events at St Mary in the Castle, Kino Teatr and Hastings Contemporary (formerly Jerwood Gallery).

The Festival features renowned vocal ensemble, I Fagiolini, who will be performing their new immersive concert ‘Leonardo Shaping the Invisible’, celebrating the artist on the 500th anniversary of his death. This critically acclaimed programme, introduced by Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp, matches projections of Da Vinci’s iconic art with vocal masterworks.

Opening the Festival with a Concert by Candlelight of virtuosic baroque concertos is HEMF Baroque, the Festival Ensemble, comprising of international period instrument specialists. BBC New Generation Artists the Consone Quartet perform at the Kino Teatr at the Sunday afternoon chamber music platform, pianist Jan Rautio performs Bach In Focus at the Friday morning coffee concert.

In addition to the concerts there are Open Rehearsals, Artists in Conversation, Vocal and String Workshops plus Baroque for Babies, introducing early music to our younger audience.

What’s on Guide

Concert 1: Concert by Candlelight ‘Age of Baroque virtuoso’
7pm Thurs 17 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Concert 2: Bach in Focus, Coffee Concert
11am Fri 18 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Concert 3: I Fagiolini LEONARDO Shaping the Invisible
7pm Fri 18 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Concert 4: Consone Quartet
3pm Sun 20 Oct Kino Teatr

Event 1: Open Rehearsal with Hemf Baroque Soloists
3-4pm Thurs 17 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Event 2: Open Rehearsal with I Fagiolini
3-4pm Fri 18 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Event 3: Artists in Conversation – Consone Quartet
2-2.30pm Kino Teatr

Event 4: Baroque for Babies in association with Baby Sense
10am Wed 9 Oct Hastings Contemporary (Formerly Jerwood Gallery).

Booking online here or at Hastings Tourist Information 01424 451111



October 17 @ 7:00 pm
October 20 @ 5:00 pm
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St Mary in the Castle
Pelham Crescent
Hastings,TN34 3AFGB
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