Friday 7 October
Jazz with the Camilla George Quartet
8 – 10.45pm, Off The Cuff, Railton Road, £12/£8. The Camilla George Quartet features saxophonist Camilla George, pianist Sarah Tandy, bassist Daniel Casimir, and drummer Femi Koleoso. Jazz with a modern edge paying homage to the jazz tradition, inspired by artists such as Kenny Kirkland and Wynton Marsalis. A Jazz Umbrella Event.
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
7-10pm at Herne Hill School, Herne Hill. £18/15. Dulwich Opera Company presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Featuring some of Mozart’s greatest music. Performed in the original Italian with English surtitles. A cast of eight young professional singers directed by pianist/conductor Jeremy Silver.
Saturday 8 October
Music and Coffee with The Calton String Quartet
11am – 12.30pm at Herne Hill United Church. Free. The Calton String Quartet makes a welcome return to the Festival. Coffee Break with a presentation about the work of CalAid with refugees stranded in northern France and a collection for their work.
Young Musical Talent in our community
3 – 5pm at St Saviour’s Hall, Herne Hill Rd. £5/£3. A showcase for talented young musicians from Herne Hill around, with The Charter School Orchestra, the St Jude’s Steel Pan Band, original songs from pop/jazz band Auricle, violinist Adriana Forbes Dorant, violist Nathan Mukasa, more piano and guitar soloists, and probably another band.
All the World’s a Stage with The Friends’ Musick & the Mock Tudor Band
7.30 – 9.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill. £12/8. A Celebration in Words and Music to mark the anniversaries of Shakespeare’s birth and death, presented by The Friends’ Musick chamber choir, directed by James Dixon, and the Mock Tudor Band.
Sunday 9 October
Music in Brockwell Park with Indian Classical music – family concert
1.30 – 2.30pm at Brockwell Hall, £8/5. Mehboob Nadeem takes you on a musical journey through 700 years of Indian culture. Featuring sitar, tabla, singing, and poetry, enabling you to understand and enjoy the many elements of this tradition.
Norwood Wind Ensemble
2.30 – 3.30pm at Performance space by the Hall. Free. The Norwood Wind Ensemble’s music ranges from wind band classics and marches to classical, popular and modern compositions and arrangements.
Greenhouse Blues, with Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke
3.30 – 4.30pm at Community Greenhouses. £5/3. Fran on bass and Mike on guitar perform original songs, Blues, and Americana.
Choral Evensong with the choirs of St Paul’s & All Saint’s Churches
6.30–7.30pm at St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill. Free (Collection). The Evensong this year is sung by the combined choirs directed by Ruth Holton, with Alan Littell on the organ. The service includes Stanford’s Magnificat and Nunc dimitis.
Not So Silent Cinema
8-10.45pm at Off The Cuff, Railton Road. £12/8. An evening of Silent Film with live saxophone quartet music played by a saxophone quartet, ranging from the story of singer Billie Holiday, through William Blake’s critique of organised religion, to Charlie Chaplin’s The Vagabond.
Monday 10 October
Jazz session hosted by HEAD’S UP
8-10.45pm at Off The Cuff, Railton Rd. Free. HEAD’S UP features Roger Humbles (sax), Duncan James (piano, composer), Alex Rawlinson (bass), Charlie Rose (percussion /harmonica). Come and join in, or listen and enjoy a relaxed evening.
Tuesday 11 October
Fiddling the Night Away with Rattle on the Stovepipe & Carol Anderson
8-10.45pm at Canopy Beer, Bath Factory Estate, Norwood Road. £12/8. Rattle on the Stovepipe perform English and Appalachian music, with Dave Arthur, guitar & banjo, Pete Cooper, fiddle and Dan Stewart, guitar. Carol Anderson plays Scottish folk fiddle with a distinctive style combining East and West Coast influences.
Wednesday 12 October
Early Music with the Chelys Consort of Viols
7.30-9.30pm at Herne Hill School, Herne Hill. £10/7. The Chelys Consort specialise in 16th and 17th century music. Their programme, All the Kings’ Men, presents Consort music from the courts of Charles I and II, including music by William Lawes and Henry Purcell.
Thursday 13 October
Jazz with Jonny Phillips – The Jonny Phillips & Francesca Pichel Quartet
8-10.45pm at Off The Cuff, Railton Road. £12/8. Classic acoustic vocal jazz, Latin and contemporary songs featuring the velvety tones of vocalist Francesca Pichel with Jonny Phillips on guitar, augmented by rising star of the saxophone Alam Nathoo and a top notch rhythm section. A Jazz Umbrella Event.
Friday 14 October
The World Turned Upside Down with Leon Rosselson and Joe Wilkes
8-10.45pm at Off The Cuff, Railton Road. £8/5. An acclaimed singer songwriter since the 1960s, Leon’s songs are loved for their satirical wit, spirited political edge and depth of insight. Joe Wilkes has developed a politically conscious, uncompromising, European folk sensibility. In 2012 he released a new album, Looking For The Grave of Garcia Lorca.
Saturday 15 October
Family Concert with La Morenita Flamenca, & the Herne Wind Quintet
3pm – 5pm at Methodist Hall, Half Moon Lane. £5/3. La Morenita Flamenca (Michelle Carrier) is a professional flamenco dancer who’ll show how the dance should be performed and offer children of all ages the chance to join in. The Herne Wind Quintet specialises in concerts for young people where participation is very much encouraged.
Music for ‘Practical Action’ with The Jacquin Trio
7.30–9.30pm at St Faith’s Church, Red Post Hill. £12/10. The Jacquin Trio, who combine Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, won the Royal Overseas League and the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competitions. Practical Action is an international development charity using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives.
Sunday 16 October
The Southwark Sinfonietta
3.30-5.30pm at St Faith’s Church, Red Post Hill. £12/8. Programme: Haydn, Symphony No. 44; Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 17; Mozart, Symphony No. 40. Conductor: Rupert Bond. Piano Soloist: Nadia Lasserson. The Sinfonietta, made up of local musicians, is an orchestra of size used by composers from Bach to Schubert.
Full details and tickets www.hernehillfestival.org