Stroud Green Festival: 7-23 JUNE 2019
FROM HILDEGARD TO CARMEN
CLASSICAL, EARLY MUSIC, FOLK & JAZZ
Welcome to Stroud Green Festival 2019: North London’s quirkiest
and friendliest festival, where sometimes music and theatre collide.
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“utterly thrilling performances”
“Stroud Green Festival’s concert/plays are
on another plane to other stuff out there”
We don’t like categories but we cover a range of acoustic music
including classical, jazz, folk, world and early music – and combinations
of these. There’s a chance to come and sing – plus several
family friendly events.
“same quality as the Barbican – but cheaper
& on your doorstep"
If you live in Highgate, Crouch End, Stroud Green or Finsbury Park
then don’t miss our top-notch performances on your doorstep this
June… See you there!
2019 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
- Davies and Daughters Sing of a woman:
unique local family female vocal trio perform close harmony folk songs
- The Telling Vision: a personal drama combined
with the mesmeric chants of Hildegard of Bingen with RSC actress Teresa
Banham* as Hildegard:
fully staged with lighting & candlelight.
- Sophie and the Forest of Fables: Fabulous
fairy-tale words and music for 3-7 year olds with Jonathan
Rees writer, narrator and cellist: lots of help
will be needed from the audience who are encouraged to bring along
their favourite woodland animal soft toys!
- After a sell-out show last year, Beethoven (played by David
Timson) returns to Stroud Green for his String
Quartet Journey: the last chapter with The Dante
Quartet. He will guide you through some of his Late Quartets
as well as stories of demons, loves, landladies and frustrations.
- Electric Voice Theatre: an exciting presentation
with Frances Lynch (soprano/composer) as she explores
the lives of local women — suffragettes, scientists & composers
— joined in a couple of numbers by pupils from Stroud
- Jazz Hi-Jinks with ex-Stomp star Lucy
Dixon voice, tap-dance & David Gordon
piano, singer: Latin American gems and gorgeous original
- The Secrets of Andalusia: the roots of
Flamenco in Arabic, Sephardic & Early Music with Ignacio
Lusardi flamenco guitar Ahmed Mukhtar
oud & Lux Musicae London.
- Your festival needs you: Come and sing Vivaldi’s
Gloria – with orchestra and soloists!
- Forgotten Stories: Flauguissimo
flute and guitar duo: Music by Anna Amalia of Prussia, Clara
Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and their menfolk.
- Ophelia & Shakespeare’s Women: The Lovekyn
Consort including Stroud Green favourite Patricia
Hammond voice: music and readings from Shakespeare’s
plays & new poems inspired by Shakespeare’s women.
- Hildegard of Bingen’s music-drama Ordo
Virtutum: the struggle for a human soul between the
Virtues and the Devil: the earliest “opera” by a woman.
- 17th Century Singer-Songwriter Superstars:
Francesca Caccini (1587-1641) and Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and
their witty & sometimes political songs - with Lux Musicae
- Chloe Lam & Friends reimagine some of Elisabeth
Jacquet de la Guerre’s biblical heroine cantatas as artist Sonya
Rademeyer draws live in response to the music.
- Veles Ensemble give us a Sunday Afternoon
Serenade with music by Beethoven, Dohnányi
& contemporary London-based composer Neli Dimitrova-Ederlezi.
- Creating Carmen: reading of a new “play
meets concert” which imagines writer Prosper Mérimée’s
love affairs underpinned his creation of the character of Carmen plus
music from Bizet’s Carmen, Delibes, Albeniz, Ravel and more…
- The Bloomsbury Quartet celebrate Elisabeth
Maconchy, her teacher Vaughan Williams and
daughter Nicola LeFanu with photographs, narration
& a pre-concert installation& chance to interact with the
- Unsung Heroine: the secret love of medieval singer-songwriter
Beatriz de Dia, the Amy Winehouse of 12th Century Provence:
a blend of history and fiction performed by The Telling
with Anna Demetriou* as Beatriz – fully staged
*subject to availability