Pinner Music Festival promises to bring classical music to the village once more between June 4 and 9, in the beautiful surroundings of Pinner Parish Church.

BBC Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny hosts the lunchtime seminar on Monday, interviewing some of the visiting performers, introducing the festival’s music from the performers’ perspective.

The week’s highlights include a visit by the Dante String Quartet, in a Russian-themed programme that includes music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

The Pinner Parish Church Choir will sing romantic British music on Tuesday evening, including several pieces by Hubert Parry, the 100th anniversary of whose death falls this year.

The first concert by visiting artists on Wednesday will be by the Dante String Quartet, one of the UK’s finest, in a Russian-themed programme that includes Beethoven’s dramatic 3rd Rasumovsky, Shostakovich’s fascinating 11th and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful 1st quartet.

Thursday lunchtime’s Young Artist recital features Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu, who performs romantic works by Couperin, Chopin and Janacek.

That evening, the London Harp Quartet perform a dance-themed concert on four concert harps, mixing popular classics by Delibes, Bach and Gershwin with commissioned pieces, including a world premiere.

That evening, the London Harp Quartet perform a dance-themed recital on four concert harps, including popular classics by Delibes, Bach, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Schubert & Massenet, and commissions including a premiere from Emmy award winner Gavin Greenaway.

Opera Anywhere will present their inspired, ‘reduced’ production of Mozart’s Magic Flute on Friday June 8.

The final concert has Festival Choir, Orchestra and Soloists in Handel’s dramatic oratorio, Belshazzar, which tells the story of the fall of Babylon.

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