Hertfordshire Festival of Music tickets go on sale

PUBLISHED: 10:42 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 20:58 01 March 2018

Violinist Tasmin Little

Violinist Tasmin Little

Supplied by Hertfordshire Festival of Music

Tickets for the 2018 Hertfordshire Festival of Music are due to go on sale from today.

Supplied by Hertfordshire Festival of Music Supplied by Hertfordshire Festival of Music

Now in its third year, the Hertfordshire Festival of Music (HFoM) is for the first time encompassing a week of concerts and events between Sunday, June 10 and Saturday, June 16 in Hertford, Hertford Heath and Watford.

Inspired this year by the theme The Music of Fantasy, Fable and Folklore, HFoM is delighted to have received major support for the first time from Arts Council England, and presents international artists performing in delightful venues.

Stephen Hough is HFoM 2018’s Principal Artist and Featured Living Composer.

Stephen gives a solo recital, masterclass and performance of his own music with The Prince Consort and Alisdair Hogarth.

He will also discuss his life and career through the prism of his fascinating paintings, a cycle of which will be on display during the festival at Hertford Theatre.

Also appearing will be Tasmin Little OBE with pianist John Lenehan, flautist Emma Halnan with pianist Manon Fischer-Dieskau and mezzo-soprano Beth Margaret Taylor with pianist Andrew O’Brien.

There will also be concerts by cellist Gemma Rosefield with pianist Nicola Eimer, composer and animateur Adam Saunders, The Galliard Ensemble with Matthew Sharp, and jazz pianist Chris Eldred.

Tickets for most concerts can be bought for just £2 by anyone under 18 or in full-time study, and the most expensive tickets at any HFoM concert are just £25.

Stephen Hough, Principal Artist and Featured Living Composer, at this year's Hertfordshire Festival of Music Stephen Hough, Principal Artist and Featured Living Composer, at this year's Hertfordshire Festival of Music

Hertford is easily accessible by road and rail, and only 20 miles from central London.

The main venue is the splendid All Saints’ Church in Queens Road, near the town centre.

Other venues include Friends Meeting House in Hertford, Haileybury’s Bradby Hall and Watford School of Music’s Clarendon Muse.

The Hertfordshire Festival of Music box office will open on March 1 or call Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre on 01992 584 322.

• Visit the HFoM website at http://www.hertsmusicfest.org.uk/

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