Final Herne Hill Music Fest Update & Artist Profile! HHFM ends today, 19th
3 events to wrap up this year's Herne Hill Music Festival on Saturday the 19th! And again, as with last Saturday, a bit of a local Music Trail! Hope it stays dry ...
We lead off with Joining Together to Make Music, a free event at 1pm in the Tippett Music Centre (Milkwood at Heron Roads) when School pupils and members of Dulwich Symphony Orchestra join forces to perform a lunchtime concert, which will include two original pieces of music. The first is 'Film Music', a new piece written for the occasion by Alan Taylor, based on musical ideas suitable for film music invented by the pupils of Tippett Music Centre. The concert will also include a performance by DSO of Cold Eye by Alan Taylor, and pieces performed by the wind and string ensembles at the Music Centre.
At 4pm the Festival Music Trail moves further east to the Methodist Church Hall (155 Half Moon Lane, by Village Way) for a Family Concert by Massive Violins, seven singing cellists who perform unique arrangements of rock and pop music classics. From Bohemian Rhapsody to Teenage Dirtbag, Massive Violins will change your perception of the cello recital forever!
Carrying on down Half Moon Lane to St Faith's Community Centre in Red Post Hill, we close out this year's Festival at 8pm with the excellent and peculiarly British South Circular Orchestra and its autumn annual SCOre Ball. Formed in 2010 SCO graced our Festival in 2011. Set up on the unusual basis that all live close to the South Circular Road, this group of 8-20 ardent amateur musicians play18C music with expert professional guidance. As is traditional in 18C orchestras, there is no conductor. Instead the lead violin and and harpsichord continuo. The size of group and instruments played vary with the demands of the programme. The core of the group is strings with a small group of wind and harpsichord or chamber organ. Their continuing high standards of performance and a fine choice of music promises a night to enchant and remember this evening! Some unmissable classics like Brandenburg Concerto No 3 … and don't forget there will be costumed ball dancing demos on the night, with a chance to use what you learn on the floor!
See you tomorrow ... or see you next year! It's been fun! Hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have ... and don't forgot to give us feedback so that as a community non-profit, we can improve the Festival next year. Tell us on the Forum, our website, our Facebook or Twitter ... or fill out feedback forms tomorrow.
By Adrian Birch