Playing with “verve and polish” (The Times), the Pelléas Ensemble has been praised for creating an immediate and intimate connection with their audiences. They recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Award and the 2017 Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the Royal
Overseas League competition. They will be expanding their number to a septet of flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet in order to perform a piece commissioned for the Festival alongside Ravel’s sensuous Introduction and Allegro. Chiddingly Seasons was commissioned in 2000 as part of the Millennium celebraations (remember those?) from Chiddingly’s own David Cullen who, having achieved international recognition with his orchestration of musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber, enjoys a reputation as a composer in his own right. This delightful piece received its first performance at the Chiddingly Festival that year and consists of five movements evoking the Sussex countryside during the passage of the year. The programme will also include, in his centenary year, Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane.
Date: Friday 28th September
Venue: Chiddingly Church
Refreshments: Bar in Village Hall from 7.00pm
Tickets: £15 or £20 for joint ticket with Timothy Roberts Harpsichord concert
Event Director: Caroline Ardron
Sponsored by: Mayo Wynne Baxter