Classical Music

Shipley Arts Festival: Stradivarius Piano Trio

Great Ballard School, Eartham House, Eartham, near Chichester

Thursday September 20, 7pm

Tickets £36.50

The Stradivarius Piano Trio performs an evening recital in Great Ballard School, a historic centre of educational excellence. The ticket price includes refreshments.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

International Composers Festival

Opus Theatre, 24-25 Cambridge Road, Hastings, and De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Friday-Sunday September 21-23, 7pm

Tickets £60/u18s free

At the International Composers Festival, an introduction to orchestral music, six concerts performed over three days will feature some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting orchestral music written today. Events include Passion: the Grand Opening Concert at Opus Theatre at 7pm on Friday (tickets £15); Small Is Beautiful at De La Warr Pavilion at 10.30am on Saturday (tickets £10, £12 and £15); Soundscape, a cinematic journey with the Brighton Film Quartet, at De La Warr Pavilion at 1.30am on Saturday (tickets £10, £12 and £15); Camera, Sound, Play, which features thrilling music from films, TV and games with a large live festival orchestra and guest soloists, at De La Warr Pavilion at 7m on Saturday (tickets £15 and £18); Total Piano – East Meets West, when the Festival’s artistic director, composer Polo Piatti, is in conversation with young pianists Sunny Li of China and the UK’s Oliver Poole and with performances from both, at De La Warr Pavilion at 10.30am on Sunday (tickets £10, £12 and £15); Dance Around The World, the world premiere of the Crane’s wife, a specially commissioned ballet composed by Nobuya Monta and based on a traditional Japanese fairy tale, choreographed by Mayu Uesugi and performed by her ballet company coming especially from Japan, at De La Warr Pavilion at 4m on Sunday (tickets £10, £12 and £15);

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Shipley Arts Festival: St John the Baptist Concert

St John the Baptist Church, Findon, near Worthing

Friday September 21, 7pm

Tickets £36.50

The Bernardi Music Group performs a concert for The Friends of St John the Baptist Findon Church in aid of the stained glass window and church bell renovations. On the programme are John Ireland’s ‘Toccata’ from the Concertino Pastorale, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.3 and Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat major Op.20.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra: The World of Miniature

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Sunday September 23, 3pm

Tickets £15, £20 and £25/concs £1 off/u16s and students £5/family of 4 £40

Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Rachmaninoff ’s Trio Elegiac No. 1 in G minor, Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op.101 and Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major. When you add a cello and a violin to a grand piano, you open up a new world of emotion and expression. It may only comprise three players, but the great composers have confided some of their most powerful and intimate thoughts to the piano trio. Rachmaninoff’s impassioned youthful Trio sets the mood by proving that great musical experiences can sometimes come in surprisingly small packages. 

Phone 01323 412000 or visit

WSO: Idil Biret

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Sunday September 30, 2.45pm

Tickets £19, £25 and £29/u18s £10 and £1/18-25s £10 and £6

This is a chance to not only enjoy two performances of Mozart’s Piano Concertos by Turkish pianist Idil Biret but also to be part of a live recording. A pupil of Nadia Boulanger, Alfred Cortot and Wilhelm Kempff, Idil made her US debut playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto on the day of John F Kennedy’s assassination. She has already recorded two Mozart piano concertos in collaboration with John Gibbons and they now bring the recording team to Worthing for this unique occasion. On the programme are Boyce Symphony No. 2 in A major 6’, Mozart Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K 503 30’, Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 4’ and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb major, K595 32’.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Shipley Arts Festival: Windlesham House School

Windlesham House School, Washington

Sunday September 30, 6pm

Tickets £36.50

This concert is taking place for the School Endowment Fund to support all children’s education at Windlesham House School. The Bernardi Music Group and the Stradivarius Piano Trio perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.3, Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.12 and Mendelssohn’s Octet in E flat major Op.20. The ticket price includes canapés and Wiston sparkling wine.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit

Castalian Quartet

Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester

Thursday October 4, 7.30 pm

Tickets £17, available from August 13

In this Chichester Chamber Concerts event featuring the Castilian Quartet, the programme includes Mozart’s String Quartet in C, K.465 Dissonance, Fauré’s String Quartet in E minor Op 121 and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 Rasumovsky. Picture: Kaupo Kikkas.

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WPO: Rule Britannia!

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Saturday October 6, 7.30pm

Tickets £9, £13 and £16/students and u16s £3

The Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra’s traditional Rule Britannia! concert features a varied programme including Last Night of the Proms favourites. This season, the orchestra also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit

Russell Watson: Canzoni d’Amore

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Tuesday October 9, 7.30pm

Tickets £46.50, £41.50 and £36.50

The People’s Tenor Russell Watson, the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time, returns to the stage with his new show Canzoni d’Amore.

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Orchestra Night

Alexandra Theatre, Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Saturday October 27, 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50/u21s £6.50

Presented by Arabesque School of Performing Arts, The 60 Minute Orchestra performs a Clarinet Concerto in A major, the last concerto Mozart wrote.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit

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