Welcome to Faversham Music Club
WELCOME to Faversham Music Club
Now in its 72nd year, the club prides itself in bringing a selection of established and emerging performers to the town alongside a wide range of participative activities and concerts for children. This year we continue our highly successful concerts with the Thursday Evening Series and the First Sunday Concerts whilst Faversham Voices and Faversham Young Voices make two appearances. Primary Proms will once again reach out to hundreds of local primary children and we will continue to organize trips away from Faversham to attend exciting musical events.
This year sees visits from several intriguing ensembles starting with the Temple Ensemble playing Beethoven’s Septet as well as the rising stars of the Gildas Quartet performing Debussy’s only string quartet and the Marici Saxes performing an eclectic mix of music for saxophone quartet. The Thorne Trio play fascinating rarities of the wind repertoire, the Barbara Law Ensemble brings an enormous selection of recorders and percussion to survey music from the middle ages to the present day and the Spencer-Strachan Duo investigates magical repertoire for violin and cello.
Our new Blüthner piano continues to allow us to programme some of the finest pianists and we’re delighted to bring Maya Irgalina from Belarus, Maksim Stsura from Estonia and Dinara Klinton from the Ukraine amongst others. We’re still in the midst of a fund-raising campaign to buy the piano outright and will be holding extra events throughout the year to fundraise for this; to date we have raised over £10,000.
Alan Ewing who performed in the Magna Carta Celebration Toads on a Tapestry returns with a recital of Russian music for bass voice whilst Fenella Humphreys who led the orchestra for that event brings her riveting and acclaimed performances of solo Bach violin music. Guitar concerts are always popular in our series and we’re lucky to have Andrey Lebedev, one of the finest in the world, join us this season.
Faversham Voices and Young Voices will perform twice this season with a ghoulish, Halloween concert in the Autumn and a spectacular summer performance of Two Sisters, a Rose, a Flood and Snow – a community oratorio bringing professional and non professional performers together in a theatrical telling of some world folktales.
Our collaboration with the Countess of Munster Trust, which has brought us many young emerging stars, continues as does our partnership with The Musicians’ Company (The Worshipful Company of Musicians). Extra friends’ events will be offered during the season ranging from quizzes to celebrations of Burns Night.
With such an exciting line-up we hope that you may be tempted to join our friends scheme and look forward to welcoming you to one or many of our concerts
President - Trevor Pinnock
I first discovered the joy of music when I heard a brass band playing on Herne Bay Pier. I have never lost that excitement of the two year old when the music starts and through concerts and recordings around the world I have spent my life sharing this passion and discovering how much music can enrich the lives of people of different backgrounds and all ages.
As a Man of Kent I have a special interest in opening the world of music to our local children and of supporting and developing the work of more advanced young musicians from around the county. For some this will be a special community experience and for others it will be stepping stone towards a future career. For all it will be fun - a very important aspect of life.