Hastings Early Music Festival 16 – 18 October 2020

We are delighted to announce that our Festival is going ahead this year and we will be presenting four concerts over three days at Kino Teatr in St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings. Our wonderful musicians are violinist Jane Gordon (artistic director, Rautio Piano Trio), cellist Victoria Simonsen (Rautio Piano Trio), pianist Jan Rautio (Rautio Piano Trio), Robin Ashwell (Sacconi Quartet), oboist Leo Duarte (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), violist Oliver Wilson (John Eliot Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists) and cellist Gavin Kibble (English Touring Opera).

The programmes feature Mozart’s Oboe Quartet, Schubert’s String Trio in B flat, Schumann’s Piano Quartet no.1, music by Beethoven, Faure and a rare piece by Druschetzky. Three of the concerts will include ‘Artists in Conversation’ where we hear the musicians talk about their approach to the music, their interpretation, their interaction and how they communicate with the audience. Included is an audience Q & A.

Each concert runs without interval and seats 45 socially distanced. Kino Teatr carefully adheres to the government guidelines and has been holding socially distanced events since August. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Kino Teatr if you have any concerns or would like more details regarding keeping our audiences safe.

What’s on Guide

Concert 1: Concert by Candlelight: Rautio Piano Trio & Robin Ashwell
7.30pm Fri 16 Oct Kino Teatr

Concert 2: Afternoon Concert: Rautio Piano Trio
3pm Sat 17 Oct Kino Teatr

Concert 3: Concert by Candlelight: Oboe & Strings
7.30pm Sat Oct Kino Teatr

Concert 4: Afternoon Concert: Oboe & Strings 
3pm Sun 18 Oct Kino Teatr