Hastings Early Music Festival 14 – 17 October 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Early Music Festival is back this year and we are presenting concerts over three days at St Mary in the Castle and Kino Teatr.

We have an incredible line-up of international performers: opera singer soprano Anna Dennis, violinist Jane Gordon (artistic director), cellist Victoria Simonsen  (Rautio Piano Trio), pianist Jan Rautio (Rautio Piano Trio), violist Robin Ashwell (Sacconi Quartet), double bassist Leon Bosch, recorder player  Tabea Debus, viol player Jon Rees, lutenist Lynda Sayce  and HEMF Baroque, the Festival Ensemble.

Alongside the performances we will be featuring our special events, Artists in Conversation and Open Rehearsals, where we hear the musicians talk about their approach to the music and reveal some of the work behind the scenes.

It is wonderful to be bringing back live music and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Festival. We know the venues are working hard to keep everyone safe in the pandemic and full details can be found here.

What’s on Guide

Concert 1: Concert by Candlelight: Anna Dennis & HEMF Baroque 7pm Thur 14 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Concert 2: Beethoven ‘Pastoral’ & Schubert ‘Trout’ Quintet
7pm Fri 15 Oct St Mary in the Castle

Concert 3: Tabea Debus ‘Ohrwurn’
3pm Sun 17 Oct Kino Teatr