Saturday 12th July

Lunchtime Concert: The Enescu Ensemble

Heptonstall Church
1.00pm to 2.00pm approx
£6 (£4) £1 under 16s

James Dickenson and Simon Chalk: violins
Tamaki Dickenson: viola
Nicolas Stringfellow: cello
Eleanor Hodgkinson: piano

Enescu: Partita for solo violin
Mozart: Quartet in B flat: “The Hunt”
Schumann: Piano Quintet

Comprising five electric young musicians, the Enescu Ensemble is a dynamic and vibrant chamber ensemble, formed in 2007 by performers who had all been students at the RNCM. The Enescu Ensemble reignites their passion and flair for music making, with an emphasis on a fresh programme that isn’t necessarily well known, but will excite audiences.

Sold OutMusic at Walshaw

Margaret Bruce: piano
Moshe Friedman: cello

Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags
3.30pm; recital begins promptly at 4.00pm (to 6.00pm approx)

Vivaldi: Sonata no.7 in A minor
Beethoven: Sonata no.3 in A
Janacek: Pohadka
Tucapsky: New piece for cello and piano (to be performed in the presence of the composer)
Franck: Sonata

A Hungarian who grew up in Romania, studied in Israel and worked in Paris, this is Moshe Friedman's first visit to Yorkshire. Margaret Bruce’s musical career has taken her to many parts of the world, appearing as a soloist with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic at the Barbican and the Plovdiv Symphony in Bulgaria. Glorious music and a delicious tea are guaranteed at this event which is a firm Festival favourite.

Elephant ManThe Elephant Man

Devised and written by Mary Swan & Saul Jaffé
for Proteus Theatre Company

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

7.45pm to 9.00pm approx £11 (£9)

Performed by Saul Jaffé Directed by Mary Swan

The Elephant Man is the moving, poetic and ultimately uplifting story of the life of John Merrick. Having recently celebrated its 25 th year of producing professional theatre, Proteus has created a version for the twenty first century. In a highly physical, one-man tour-de-force, the production explores the journey of this remarkable man, from an object of curiosity and social revulsion to celebrity. His life and tragic destiny are as relevant today in our image-obsessed culture as they ever were. Merrick’s story provokes us to examine our own attitudes and the value we place on beauty.

A technical and artistic masterpiece’ (The Stage)


Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
9.30pm to 11.30pm approx
£9 (£7)

Maria Walsh: vocals, flute, percussion
Carole Nelson: piano
with Martin Gruet: bass
and Chris Sykes: drums, percussion


Combining the warm, compelling vocals of Maria Walsh with the compositions and lyrics of pianist Carole Nelson, Zrazy have won the hearts of audiences worldwide. Their career spans two decades, 5 CDs, a host of national and international awards and has seen the duo expand into one of Ireland’s most acclaimed jazz ensembles. They’ll be performing their unique brand of jazz, bluesy soul and Latin with material from their latest project The Silence of Clouds. This album draws on all facets of Carole and Maria’s musical world: classical, traditional Irish and jazz improvisation. A performance not to be missed!

‘..we left with our hips swivelling and brainwaves firing,
hungry for more.’
(Irish Times)


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