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Just over a month to the 16th Farley Music Festival at the iconic Wren-style All Saints’ Church in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Farley

Just over a month to the 16th Farley Music Festival at the iconic Wren-style All Saints’ Church in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Farley

May 2017

Feast of classical music to be played by some of the world’s most gifted performers at the 16th Farley Music Festival, 20 to 25 June 2017

By Julian Demetriadi, Director of CommunicationsPoint

I am delighted to be publicising one of the country’s live annual classical music gems – the 16th Farley Music Festival (20 to 25 June 2017). It promises to be a feast of classical music, performed by some of the world’s most gifted performers. They will be giving concerts in the historic surroundings of the iconic Wren-style All Saints’ Church in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Farley, seven miles east of Salisbury.

The festival will open with four week-night concerts played by international musicians from the Royal Academy of Music:

Tuesday, 20 June at 7pm: a performance by Juliette Roos (violin), partnered by her equally talented mother, Ilana Mordkovitch-Roos (piano), in a concert – sponsored by Quilter Cheviot. This will feature some of the most attractive and challenging works in the violin repertoire – Mozart: Sonata for piano and violin in E Minor, K. 304, No. 21; Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher for violin and piano, op.42; Brahms: Sonata for violin and piano in G Major, op. 78, No. 1 Regensonate; Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin in E Minor, op.27, No. 4; and Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella, Op.28.

Wednesday, 21 June at 7pm: Karolina Kubálkova, a young Czech-Canadian pianist with a growing global reputation, will be presenting a concert, sponsored by Myddelton & Major. She will be performing a romantic programme of classical music – Brahms: Piano Sonata in C Major, op.1, No. 1; Schumann: Piano Sonata in G Minor, op.22, No. 2; Ravel: Sonatine; and Janáček: V Mlhach (‘In the Mists’).  Karolina has already performed in countries as far afield as Canada, USA, Croatia and the Czech Republic. The young star is the daughter of acclaimed musician, the late Antonin Kubálkova.

Thursday, 22 June at 7pm: Multi-prize-winning Russian pianist, Amiran Zenaishvili, will be playing a concert, supported by the Salisbury Branch of NFU Mutual. He will be providing an unmissable opportunity to hear a great Russian piano repertoire, alongside two Gallic masterpieces – Rachmaninov: Prelude in D Minor, op.23, No. 3 and ‘Étude-Tableau’ in D Major, op.39, No. 9; Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in D Minor; Debussy: Suite Bergamasque; and Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue.

Friday, 23 June at 7pm: prize-winning Lithuanian pianist Karolina Pancernaitė will be playing music by two composers who were also celebrated pianists: Medtner (Piano Sonata op. 38 No. 1, Reminiscenza) and Liszt (Piano Sonata in B MInor). She also will be performing Clementi’s Piano Sonata, op. 25, No. 5.

Saturday, 24 June at 7pm: Hatstand Opera will be presenting their flagship show, ’Golden Moments from Opera’, of hilarious scenes and heart-rending arias from the world’s favourite operas. Quick costume changes and informal presentation combine with top-notch singing for a great evening of music and laughter – perfect for opera fans and newcomers alike. Hatstand Opera are delighted to be back in Wiltshire, the county where it all started for one of the UK’s leading opera highlights companies, 21 years ago.

Sunday, 25 June at 6pm: Farley Music Festival 2017 ends with the traditional Festival Evensong sung by talented local choir ‘Quoque Plures Mulieres’, who have participated in services at Salisbury Cathedral.  The Very Revd Victor Stock, former Dean of Guildford, will be preaching.

It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets for each concert cost £15 per person, to include a free glass of wine at the interval. Tickets can be purchased from Salisbury Playhouse: Telephone: 01722 320333. (; or on the door, subject to availability. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the upkeep of All Saints’ Church Farley. The Farley Music Festival 2017 finale Evensong will be free of charge. For full programme information, visit:

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