Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

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Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

Mentored by none other than Quincy Jones, the prodigiously talented young Cuban pianist is rapidly amassing international plaudits, reflected in his standout performance as a special guest on the BBC Proms tribute to Quincy Jones in August 2016. His expansive style combines a breath-taking technique with a tirelessly…

Thu 30 Mar

BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend: Christain Ihle Hadland And Friends

In a special partnership between Saffron Hall and the BBC, the exciting young Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland and friends will visit Saffron Hall for an intensive three-concert residency, with all performances recorded for deferred broadcast on Radio 3 the following week. The wide-ranging programme, which will be…

The English Concert

Virtuosity and fiery dynamism are always on display whenever Europe's leading period-instrument orchestra takes to the stage. Their Saffron Hall concert with violinist/director Rachel Podger celebrates the tremendous achievements of the Bach family and its circle. There are favourite suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, an…

Fri 3 Feb


Family Jam - Sing!

Let's sing! If you've got a voice, you can make music and in this song-packed workshop for the whole family, singer, conductor and all-round musical powerhouse Dominic Peckham will show you how. Whether you sing every day at school or only sing in the shower these days, it's all about having fun - and exploring the…

Gabrieli - Easter Oratorio

'Come, hurry, and run!' The rising jubilation of the apostles on Easter Day find thrilling expression in the rushing semiquavers and trumpet fanfares of the joyous opening chorus of Bach's Easter Oratorio. Later, arias of bittersweet melancholy reflect doubts and loss: 'Wipe the tears of my suffering' sings St Peter to a…

Sat 8 Apr

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Laura van der Heijden & Tom Poster

Just 19 years-old, the 2012 BBC Young Musician Competition winner (and Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts ambassador) has made a name for herself as a very special emerging talent. Her programme here includes Fitkin's kitsch and sensual work for cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and a set of variations by Martinu which…

Rachel Podger

In February, the internationally renowned baroque violinist Rachel Podger, who was leader of The English Concert from 1997-2002, embarks on a tour with the ensemble to Wigmore Hall, Saffron Hall, The Brewhouse in Taunton and De Singel in Antwerp. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C BWV 1066 TELEMANN Quintet in F minor TWV…

Fri 3 Feb


Richard Uttley

Rising young star pianist Richard Uttley is hailed for his astonishing technical virtuosity and nuanced colouration. Alongside works by early masters of the keyboard, his programme includes two works of high romanticism: Scriabin's passionate two-movement Sonata No.4, which switches abruptly from shifting harmonies into…

Sun 21 May

Robin Hood

Douglas Fairbanks's smash-hit swashbuckler Robin Hood, costing nearly a million dollars to make in 1922, set a new bar for extravagant Hollywood spectaculars. A brilliant new score, by master of live music-screenings Neil Brand, is performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. A film that changed the world of cinema is here…

Sat 25 Feb


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - milonga

Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty. For m?longa, internationally celebrated choreographer and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborates with an incredibly talented cast of 17 performers, uniting Argentinean…

Fri 2 Jun

Sat 3 Jun

Sir Andras Schiff

After his sold-out debut last season, Saffron Hall is thrilled to welcome back Sir Andras Schiff. He performs a varied and rich programme exploring the expressive possibilities of the keyboard to the utmost, from intricate polyphony, via song-like lyricism, to percussive brutality. Bach's early Capriccio, written as a…

Thu 4 May


Sir Willard White & The Brodsky Quartet

Jamaican-born bass Sir Willard White is one of the great all-round musical entertainers of our era, as dazzling when performing Songbook standards as he is on the stages of the world's great opera houses. In his unmissable Saffron Hall debut, alongside the Brodsky Quartet, he pays tribute to the relationship between Frank…

The Sixteen

The reign of King Charles II was an era of excess, of celebration, and some of the most glorious music ever written in these isles. Saffron Hall favourites Harry Christophers and The Sixteen sing their way back to the musical world of the Restoration: a world of prayer and jubilation, saints and lovers, sweetness and…

Sun 11 Jun


St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Yuri Temirkanov leads the renowned orchestra through suites from the best-loved ballets in the repertoire, including Prokofiev's grand-canvas response to Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini and Ravel's Daphnis Et Chloe Suite No 2. Featuring pianist Nikolai Lugansky.

Fri 20 Jan

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