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Stamford International Music Festival makes a welcome return this weekend

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Stamford International Music Festival will make a welcome return to the town this weekend.

Founder, artistic director and violinist Freya Goldmark has included a few more unusual composers and underperformed works in this year’s programme.

Freya has gathered 12 musicians who will perform six concerts covering works spanning 300 years.

Stamford International Music Festival: Freya Goldmark
Stamford International Music Festival: Freya Goldmark

The programme includes:

Friday, May 17 - Mozart String Quintet no 2 in C minor; K406 Bartok, Contrasts Sz111 and Schumann, Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op 47 from 7pm to 9pm at Stamford Arts Centre and Late Night Schubert - String Quintet in C Major, D 956 from 9.30pm to 10.30pm at Browne’s Hospital.

Saturday, May 18 - Britten’s Three Divertimenti for String Quartet (c1936), Bliss, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (c 1932) and Bridge, Lament Duet for Two Violas from 1pm to 2pm and Vivaldi, Four Seasons, performed by Freya Goldmark, from 7.30pm to 9pm at Stamford Arts

Sunday, May 19 - Maconchy Quartet No 5 and Haydn Quartet Op 76 No 1 from 1pm to 2pm at Browne’s Hospital and The Festival Finale - Webern, Langsamer Satz in Eb Major for String Quartet; Mozart, Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and String Quartet, K.581 and Elgar, Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op 84. from 7.30pm at Stamford Arts Centre.

Visit www.simfestival.com or www.stamfordartscentre.com for full details.

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