PASSION

Grand Opening Concert 

7pm Friday 21st September 2018

Opus Theatre, 24 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DJ

The  4th International Composers Festival, opened with eighteen pieces of the very best in beautiful, melodic music, carefully chosen from hundred's of entries for their quality, passion and variety, performed by the International Festival Orchestra, in the presence of  composers coming from all corners of the globe, including Mexico, Qatar, USA, Japan, Italy, Spain and Argentina.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

Chamber Music Concert

10.30am Saturday 22nd September 2018

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

The day commenced with Solo instrumentalists and small ensembles performing some sixteen works by fourteen  composers of beautiful and intimate works,  including several world premieres.

SOUNDSCAPE

Brighton Film Quartet Live

A Beautiful Cinematic Journey

1.30pm Saturday 22nd September 2018

 ​De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP 

 

A mesmerising blend of cinematic music and ambient soundtrack by Brighton composer Penny Loosemore with the UK's only piano, clarinet, cello and violin quartet.

Set to  big screen visuals by 15 international filmmakers. 

SOUNDSCAPE

Brighton Film Quartet Live

A Beautiful Cinematic Journey

1.30pm Saturday 22nd September 2018

 ​De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP 

 

A mesmerising blend of cinematic music and ambient soundtrack by Brighton composer Penny Loosemore with the UK's only piano, clarinet, cello and violin quartet.

Set to  big screen visuals by 15 international filmmakers. 

CAMERA - SOUND - PLAY!

Thrilling Music From Films And Games

7pm Saturday 22nd September 2018

De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-onSea TN40 1DP

 

The large International Festival Orchestra performed   soundtracks from film and television including music from 'La La Land, Harry Potter, Miss Marple, Shindler's List   together with  exciting computer gaming music including the music from Oure to a packed theatre.

TOTAL PIANO - EAST MEETS WEST

Polo Piatti in conversation with star pianists:

Sunny Li (China) & Oliver Poole (UK)

10.30am Sunday 23rd September 2018

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

The Festival's artistic director, Polo Piatti in conversation with two of the greatest young pianists of our time, Sunny Li (China) and Oliver Poole (UK)

They discussed the art of improvisation, composing, commissioning  and   performing new works, with some stunning performances from both pianists. Plus questions and discussions from the audience which were continued afterwards over coffee and cake.  A wonderful opportunity to meet these talented artists. 

DANCING AROUND THE WORLD

With Live Orchestra And Dancers

Family Concert

4pm Sunday 23rd September 2018

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

World premiere of THE CRANE'S WIFE, a specially commissioned  ballet based on a traditional Japanese fairy story with the choreographer Masu Uesugi and her ballet company  coming specially from Japan to perform.

Plus six   commissioned SYMPHONIC DANCES  from composers from around the world, with  the International Festival Orchestra and choreographed and performed by  local dance schools .

A first for the International Composers Festival

Listen to to an extract of 'Agatha Christie’s Marple', performed in the presence of the composer, Dominic Scherrer, during the festival's 'Camera, Sound, Play' (our Film & Gaming Music Concert on Saturday 22nd September at 7pm at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea

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