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Win tickets to Windsor Festival 2016

Windsor Festival, the highly respected annual arts event, located within and around the grounds of Windsor Castle, takes place 18th September-2nd October 2016
The Masque of the Four Seasons by Walter Crane

"The work of William Shakespeare has stimulated composers throughout the last 400 years. In the magnificent surroundings of St George’s Chapel, the exceptionally talented orchestra Orpheus Sinfonia will bring their own abundant enthusiasm and energy to the musical work the Bard has inspired."

This year the Windsor Festival programme observes three significant anniversaries: The centenary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin, one of the founding artistic directors of the Festival, The Queen’s 90th Birthday and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.

 

The centenary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin is marked by three concerts featuring violin concertos:

Thursday 22nd September

Mozart

Violinist Tasmin Little is joined by the English Chamber Orchestra in the Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle, where she will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 in D major

7.30pm

Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

Tasmin Little (© B Ealovega)

Saturday 24th September

The Four Seasons

Includes Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons – all famous works which are central to the violin repertoire.

7.30pm

Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

 

Tuesday 27th September

Bruch

The Philharmonia, Windsor Festival’s Associate Orchestra, visits with the supreme violinist Vadim Repin. The Philharmonia will perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s masterpiece, the Pastoral Symphony.

7.30pm

Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle

 

The Queen’s 90th Birthday has been celebrated widely, this year Windsor Festival pays tribute to Her Majesty through music:

Monday 26th September

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

A unique gathering of choirs, all with special links to the Queen, with a popular programme of music inspired by and featured in Her Majesty’s life.

7.30pm

St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

 

Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary is celebrated in a multitude of ways with discussions and walking tours, as well as through the music inspired by his plays:

Monday 19th September

Shakespeare and Windsor: A 400th Anniversary Walk

Starting at the Royal Windsor Information Centre and equipped with expert guides, this walk visits locations in Windsor associated with Shakespeare and his play The Merry Wives of Windsor, a story of marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies, all brought to life with appropriate literary quotations along the way.

10.30am

Royal Windsor Information Centre, Windsor Royal Shopping

 

Tuesday 20th September

Romeo and Juliet through Music

The work of William Shakespeare has stimulated composers throughout the last 400 years. In the magnificent surroundings of St George’s Chapel, the exceptionally talented orchestra Orpheus Sinfonia will bring their own abundant enthusiasm and energy to the musical work the Bard has inspired.

7.30pm

St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

 

For a full list of this year’s programme and to book tickets, please visit windsorfestival.com or follow @WindsorFestival on Twitter.

Competition

We are giving away 2 tickets to a Windsor Festival event of winner’s choice.

With this we’re also giving away an overnight stay for two (breakfast included) at the Macdonald Windsor Hotel – date of winner’s choice, subject to availability.

To be in with a chance email your name, address and telephone number to competitions@fyne.co.uk.

Please put ‘Windsor Festival Competition’ as the email subject.

This competition closes on 31st August 2016.

Judge’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

 

Top Image - Philharmonia Ochestra (® Felix Broede)

Middle Image - The Masque of the Four Seasons by Walter Crane

Bottom Image - Tasmin Little (© B Ealovega)

 

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