• Heinrich Schütz: A German in Venice

    David de Winter and the Brook Street Band
    Fri 7 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    Commemorating the 350th anniversary of Schütz’s death, this concert explores his solo cantatas alongside examples of the brilliant and virtuosic Venetian music which so inspired him.

  • Vittore Carpaccio

    Curating the Forthcoming Exhibition in Washington and Venice
    Sat 8 Oct 2022 3pm

    An insider’s preview from Peter Humfrey, Guest Curator of the exhibition devoted to the greatest early Renaissance painter of the Venetian school.

  • The Friendly Trumpet

    Jazz with Laura Jurd and her new 6-piece band
    Sat 8 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    Composer-performer Laura Jurd's distinct voice as an improvising trumpet player is at the heart of her music which takes in the rich traditions of jazz and folk music and such diverse influences as The Beatles and Stravinsky.

  • The Marian Consort

    Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?
    Sun 9 Oct 2022 3.00pm

    One of Britain's finest vocal groups, The Marian Consort sing works by composers including William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, who often used outwardly conventional but intrinsically seditious texts, testifying to the plight of Catholics in Elizabethan England.

  • The Albion Quartet

    In the shadow of war
    Tue 11 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    The four outstanding young string players of The Albion Quartet present quartets by Elizabeth Maconchy, William Walton and Dmitri Shostakovich written in the years around the Second World War.

  • Leveret

    Interwoven Harmonies
    Wed 12 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians: Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron and Sam Sweeney. Their performances of traditional and their own tunes combine spur-of-the-moment improvisation with consummate musicianship.

  • Myth and Music

    Music for violin and piano evoking Greek and Latin myths
    Thu 13 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    Performed by Sara Trickey and Ivana Gavrić with interwoven narration by Marina Warner. Composers include Tartini, Schubert, Szymanowski, Stravinsky and David Matthews plus a new Festival commission by Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

  • Harriet Mackenzie and Danny Driver

    French Treats
    Fri 14 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    Captivating French music for violin and piano by Lili Boulanger, Claude Debussy and César Franck with the bonus of a sonata by JS Bach.

  • Clare Chambers

    The novelist in conversation
    Sat 15 Oct 2022 3.00pm

    Behind the stellar success of Clare’s latest work, Small Pleasures, is a writing history that spans eight novels. As her fascinating and varied backlist is reissued, Clare joins Antonia Honeywell to talk about her work and career.

  • Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy

    Piano Music for Two and Four Hands
    Sat 15 Oct 2022 8.00pm

    We’re delighted to welcome Pavel Kolesnikov back to Little Missenden for the third time, on this occasion with his duet partner Samson Tsoy. They play a wonderful programme of solos and duets on one piano by Beethoven and Schubert.

  • 'Still alive and frying bacon'

    Gerald Finzi: a life in song and letters
    Sun 16 Oct 2021 3.00pm

    Robert Murray (tenor), James Atkinson (baritone) and Iain Burnside (piano) perform songs by one of this country’s finest composers for solo voice. Donald Macleod will read from Diana McVeagh's recent collection of Finzi's letters to illuminate both his life and music.

  • The Gesualdo Six

    In Winter’s House
    Fri 2 Dec 2021 8.00pm

    An eclectic, festive programme by this award-winning vocal ensemble who return to Little Missenden to take us on a journey through the ages and across borders, weaving well-known Christmas carols seamlessly into seasonal highlights from the 21st century.