On the opening weekend you will be treated to an operatic masterpiece, followed on by the Philharmonic orchestra. Later during the festival there will be a celebration of St. Cecilia, and to finish off, a musical collection of some of the best composers in history.
A Purcell Pageant With The Academy Choir & Baroque Players
Saturday 10th Novemer, 8:15pm, at St. John's, Spencer Hill
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) was an English composer inspired by the Italian and French styles of music. He is known as one of the greatest Baroque composers to have lived, and at the festival, you can listen to his ode to Queen Mary II,Come ye sons of art away, the theatrical Music For a While, and his famous opera Dido and Aeneas. The tragic Trojan love story will be performed by soprano, Susan Bickley, and baritone, Njabulo Madlala.
Wind Soloists of The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sunday 11th November, 7:45pm, at Trinity Church, Mansel Road
An evening dedicated to woodwind instruments by London's Philharmonic Orchestra. They will be playing music by Mozart and Richard Strauss.
Music in The Family
Monday 12th November, 7:45pm at St. John's, Spencer Hill
Russian violinist, Alina Ibragimova, will be performing with her family and friends. Compositions will include Rossini's Sonatra No. 1 , Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase, and Bottesini's Gran Duo.
Ibragimova has been playing the violin since she was four years old; she is a solo artist, but also does joint performances, including concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is the youngest musician to win the Emily Anderson Prize.
The Rosamunde Trio
Tuesday 13th November, 7:45pm, at St. John's, Spencer Hill
The Czech trio, Martino Tirimo, Ben Sayevich, Daniel Veis, have been together since 2002 and have toured across several countries. They will be performing work by Beethoven, Fribbins, and Tchaikovsky on the piano, violin, and cello.
Celebrity Piano Recital 'Petrushka'
Wednesday 14th November, 7:45pm, at St. John's, Spencer Hill
A special performance of Igor Stravinsky's 1911 ballet, Petrushka. About a puppet that comes to life, it is a prelude to the story of Pinocchio. The production put on by the Little Angel Theatre will include live projections of puppets and dancers.
My Many Hats
Thursday 15th, 1pm, at St. Mark's, St. Mark's Place.
Celebrating his 90 years, British broadcaster and music critic, John Amis will talk about the many roles he's played in his life through musical illustrations.
This is just a taster of what's on offer. There will be many more performances, including guitar recitals by Spanish and Chinese artists, pupils from the Yehudi Menuhin music school, and a musical and theatrical collaboration between actress, Patricia Routledge and pianist, Piers Lane.