Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH
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Alina Ibragimova & Il Pomo d'Oro

Alina Ibragimova is the violinist who held the Royal Albert Hall silent and spellbound with her unaccompanied Bach at the 2015 Proms. Music by Bach's son Johann Christian features tonight, prefacing youthful delights by Mendelssohn and a rare concerto by Michael Haydn. Ibragimova joins forces with Il Pomo d'Oro for a…

Sun 5 Nov

£16–£40

  • 07:30

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's Fourth Symphony begins like Mozart and ends with a child's idea of heaven. You can't have missed the buzz around the CBSO and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, and Mahler's gentlest symphony will make the perfect showcase for her artistry: the climax of a concert that also features harpist Xavier de Maistre and flautist…

Sat 30 Sep

£24–£55

  • 19:30

City of London Sinfonia

Listeners are often lost for words when they hear John Tavener's 'The Protecting Veil'. It's so sincere, so warm, and so beautiful that it speaks to listeners of all faiths and none. Cellist Matthew Barley plays it tonight. First, though, Matthew and the Orchestra journey to the centre of this musical icon. Through living…

Fri 1 Dec

£12–£26

  • 19:30

Emerson String Quartet

Is this the world's finest string quartet? The Emerson String Quartet's nine Grammies and three Gramophone Awards make a powerful case. For their Saffron Hall debut they're playing the visionary First Quartet by American maverick Charles Ives. But Haydn and Schumann frame the programme, and when you hear the Emersons play…

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£14–£28

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Bach

Following the extraordinary success of 'St John Passion' in 2016, English Touring Opera are again collaborating with choirs all over England to perform Bach's 'Mass in B minor'. Words can hardly express the wonder that is this musical act of faith.

Sun 8 Oct

£8–£20

  • 19:00

English Touring Opera: Dardanus

The first UK premiere of Rameau's 1744 version of Dardanus, about the forbidden love between Jupiter's son and Iphise, the daughter of his enemy, Teucer. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Fri 27 Oct

£18–£55

  • 19:30

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra's Needle

The company performs the second part of Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. The battle for the Kingdom of the Nile is in crisis as Pompey's family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother. Sung in Italian…

Sat 28 Oct

£24–£60

  • 20:00

English Touring Opera: Giulio Cesare - The Death Of Pompey

The company performs Handel's most celebrated opera, an epic drama set in the midst of the Ancient Roman and Egyptian civilisations. Caesar has defeated his rival Pompey, though struggles to survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sat 28 Oct

£24–£60

  • 16:00

English Touring Opera: Handel

'Giulio Cesare' is Handel's most celebrated opera, and a real clash of titans on stage. A thrilling story of passion and revenge, it features music so beautiful and characters so strong that we have decided to present it complete. Don't miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring our partner baroque orchestra The Old…

Sat 28 Oct

£24–£60

  • 16:00

Family Jam - Dance!

This fun and high-energy dance workshop for participants aged 7+ is based around the scientific themes behind leading choreographer Alexander Whitley's new work 8 Minutes. Guided by a team of dance artists and scientists, the workshops will show you how to take concepts from solar physics and turn that energy into simple…

Sun 12 Nov

£10

  • 11:00

Family Jam - Percussion!

Time to make some noise! This hands-on percussion workshop for the whole family is led by the incredible Colin Currie - the man they call "the world's most daring percussionist". So get ready to make sounds tiny and massive: to shake, rattle, bash, crash and jangle. Because old or young, simply everyone loves hitting…

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£10

  • 19:30

Hope Quartet & Stefano Bollani

Henri Texier is a hero of world jazz. In a career stretching back to the 60s, he has played with bass jazz pioneers including Bud Powell and Don Cherry. His most recent band, the Hope Quartet, is a warm mix of filmic drama, fanfare, circus and swing. Combine this with the blistering technique and charismatic stage…

Sun 19 Nov

£12–£26

  • 19:30

I Fagiolini

Imagine the glittering domes of St Mark's, Venice in the early 17th century, ringing and resounding with majestic sacred music. You might already know and love Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610: now, brilliantly, Robert Hollingworth and the virtuoso musicians of I Fagiolini have dived into Monteverdi's other choral works and…

Wed 22 Nov

£14–£28

  • 19:30

London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra performs at Saffron Hall for the first time. Tchaikovsky's sweeping melodies and heart-on-sleeve emotions are the perfect match for this great orchestra's lustrous sound. Conductor Nikolaj Znaider takes up his violin to perform two concertos by the composer who Tchaikovsky called "the Christ…

Wed 6 Dec

£24–£55

  • 19:30

Luca Stoll Quartet

It's Friday night - and where better to unwind than in the unique atmosphere of the Saffron Hall foyer, with its cabaret vibe, lively bar and sizzling street food? Plus, of course, the special Saffron Hall ingredient: great live music from the Luca Stoll Quartet. Tickets sell fast, so be sure to book early - then join us…

Fri 6 Oct

£13.50

  • 20:00

Mitsuko Uchida

A personal journey through the piano sonatas of Schubert. This music offers infinite riches of tragedy, melody and humour.

Sun 29 Oct

£18–£36

  • 15:00

Thu 2 Nov

£18–£36

  • 19:30

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The long-running ensemble for jazz players under 25 has been going since 1965 and has released numerous albums.

Fri 13 Oct

£10–£25

  • 19:30

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Christmas Oratorio

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage - Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days! And when the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's trumpets blaze out, and the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge shouts with joy, you'll know that the festive season has truly arrived. Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio' is so…

Thu 21 Dec

£16–£35

  • 19:30

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: The Judas Passion

Composer Sally Beamish and screenwriter David Harsent retell the story of the crucifixion from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. This is the world premiere of what is sure to be one of the most important choral works of our time.

Sun 24 Sep

£16–£32

  • 19:30

Paul Lewis

Pianist Paul Lewis is always a popular visitor to Saffron Hall. This beautifully-devised programme will demonstrate every facet of his artistry. The brilliance of two Haydn sonatas, the romantic sunset of Brahms's late piano pieces, and the elusive humour of Beethoven's Bagatelles. Lewis understands that no single pianist…

Sun 7 Jan 2018

£14–£26

  • 15:00

Richard Thompson

Multi-talented Thompson is a critically acclaimed and prolific songwriter and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time.

Sat 21 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

With + Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker.

Timothy Ridout & Frank Dupree

Brahms's Sonata Op.120 No.1 combines profound beauty with some of the most impassioned music he ever wrote. The remarkable young British viola player Timothy Ridout has placed it at the start of this lovely Saffron Hall recital; a perfect vehicle for "the warmth and eloquence of his tone" 'The Strad' and a wonderful…

Sun 14 Jan 2018

£10

  • 14:00

Trio Isimsiz

The great Romantics knew that when you combine a piano with two virtuoso string players, you unleash powerful emotions. Beethoven's 'Trio Op.1 No.3' is so impetuous that his teacher Haydn urged him not to print it - and Mendelssohn's 'Trio No.2' is even stormier. Chamber music on the grandest scale, played by the…

Sun 22 Oct

£10

  • 14:00

The Young Artists Sessions

For over three decades the Young Classical Artists Trust has given you a chance to discover outstanding young musicians and follow their progress. YCAT's superb current roster will feature across three concerts that would be delightful on any terms. Superb artistry and fresh insights are assured. So why not come to them…

Fri 1 Dec

£10

  • 19:30

Youth Dance Workshop

This fun and high-energy dance workshop for participants aged 11-16 is based around the scientific themes behind leading choreographer Alexander Whitley's new work 8 Minutes. Guided by a team of dance artists and scientists, the workshops will show you how to take concepts from solar physics and turn that energy into…

Sun 12 Nov

£10

  • 14:00

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