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									Hampstead and Highgate Festival 2006
                                        Special Thanks
                    Artistic Director   Trusts and Foundations
                        George Vass     The Batty Charitable Trust
                                        The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
                             Patrons    The John S Cohen Foundation
                          Lord Bragg    The Endeavour Trust
                 Alfred Brendel KBE     The Holst Foundation
             Humphrey Burton CBE        The Kohn Foundation
      Victor and Lillian Hochhauser
     Professor H C Robbins Landon       Principal Sponsor
                    Sir Simon Rattle    Capital Gardens
                Nicholas Snowman
                           Lady Solti   Major Corporate Sponsors
                                        Blick Rothenberg Chartered Accountants
                           Trustees     Ernst and Young LLP
                    Keith Hatchick      Gratte Brothers Group Ltd
             Helen Lawrence, chair
                    Isabel Raphael      Sponsors
                    John Rosefield      Barclays Bank plc
                  Bob Rothenberg        Goldschmidt and Howland
              Revd Stephen Tucker       Groovytrain.com
                     Tony Wingate       Heron International
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                                        Box Office
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                                        Design
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                                                   Hampstead and Highgate Festival 2006 PAGE 1
Introduction
The eighth Hampstead and Highgate Festival features a wide variety of arts and community
events taking place in two of North London’s most popular and picturesque village centres.

Central musical themes include birthday celebrations for Mozart, complimented with
major works by Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn; and for Shostakovich, heading a
Russian strand with works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. The festival
continues to promote the composers who have lived and worked in the area – this year
there are performances of two of Arthur Bliss’s most important works, together with some
delightful miniatures.

Continuing its support of music by living composers, we present the world premiere of a
new work for cello and piano by James Francis Brown. Works by Thomas Adès, David Arditti,
John McCabe, Lloyd Moore, Helen Nattrass, Arvo Pärt, Huw Watkins and Paul Whitmarsh are
also to be heard during the course of the festival, together with music by the winners of the
first Hampstead and Highgate Festival Competition for Young Composers.

An outstanding list of artists includes the Allegri Quartet, The Music Collection playing on
original instruments, Liz Robertson with Denis King, South African pianist Tessa Uys, talented
jazz singer Ian Shaw, Camden Chamber Choir under Peter Lea-Cox and the Highgate Choral
Society with the New London Orchestra under the direction of Ronald Corp.

As in previous years the festival continues its support of young generation artists; this year
performers include pianist Nicola Eimer, trumpeter Alison Balsom, a specially formed
ensemble (with Katharine Gowers, Sarah-Jane Bradley, Gemma Rosefield, Benjamin Griffiths
and Gretel Dowdeswell), the Contemporary Consort, the Thorne Trio, soprano Julia Sporsén
commemorating Sigmund Freud’s 150th anniversary, junior choirs from Hampstead and
Highgate schools and the hugely popular Festival Orchestra.

Piers Plowright has devised an exciting series of four afternoon literature slots,
‘Transformations’, in which he will interview four leading writers – Tracy Chevalier, Deborah
Moggach, Melvyn Bragg and Kathryn Hughes.

Once again, I am indebted to the communities of Hampstead and Highgate for embracing
the festival and to all our sponsors, benefactors, friends and other supporters for their
continued help, without which the festival could not happen.

I look forward to welcoming you to our annual celebration of the arts.


George Vass
Artistic Director




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Thursday 11 May                                                                                            Friday 12 May
Gala Opening Concert              (Event HHF01)                                                            A walk through Hampstead (Event HHF02)
7.45pm St John-at-Hampstead, Church Row, London NW3                                                        10.00am-12.00 noon Meeting at Hampstead Tube Station, London NW3
Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268                                                                             Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268

Katharine Gowers violin                                                                                    Peter Glancy, our ever popular guide, leads a walk round the village’s perfectly preserved
Sarah-Jane Bradley viola                                                                                   streets, drawing attention to its most notable historical and architectural features.
Gemma Rosefield cello                                              Katharine Gowers   Sarah-Jane Bradley
Benjamin Griffiths double bass                                                                             Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
Gretel Dowdeswell piano                                                                                    Box Office 0870 033 2733


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
James Francis Brown Prospero’s Isle world premiere                                                         Contemporary Consort (Event HHF03)
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio in C minor, Op 8                                                            7.45pm Christ Church, Christchurch Hill, London NW3
Franz Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 ‘The Trout’                                                        Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268
                                                                   Gemma Rosefield    Gretel Dowdeswell

Five outstanding young virtuosi with a wealth of chamber music experience                                  Alexandra Wood violin
come together for this exciting and wide-ranging programme.                                                Sarah Thurlow clarinet
                                                                                                           Sarah Suckling cello                                                    Alexandra Wood         Sarah Thurlow

“Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending”, given radiantly unsentimental                                     Huw Watkins piano
flight at the hands of Katharine Gowers’ The Times
                                                                                                           Ludwig van Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 11
‘Sarah-Jane Bradley was an ardent, committed soloist’ The Strad                                            Huw Watkins Lullaby
                                                                                      Benjamin Griffiths
                                                                                                           Arthur Bliss Pastoral
’the sheer sophistication and depth of understanding she [Gemma Rosefield]                                 Thomas Adès Court Studies
revealed were inspirational’ The Strad                                                                     Béla Bartók Contrasts
                                                                                                           Lloyd Moore Three part invention                                          Sarah Suckling        Huw Watkins


‘Gretel Dowdeswell, a pianist of awesome technical reliability’ The Birmingham Post                        world premiere – Festival commission
                                                                                                           Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op 73
                                                                                                           Paul Whitmarsh Quartet
Tickets 1 £13.00 centre | 2 £10.00 side aisle | 3 £5.00 students
Box Office 0870 033 2733                                                                                   The Contemporary Consort was formed in 1998 from alumni of the Royal College of Music.
                                                                                                           This exciting ensemble regularly performs for the BBC Proms ‘Composer Portrait’ Series,
                                                                                                           and has given concerts at the Purcell Room and the Brighton and Cheltenham festivals.
Poetry in the House           (Event LH01)
                                                                                                           ‘plenty of challenges for all the instrumentalists, who didn’t put a finger or a foot wrong
8.00pm Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill,
                                                                                                           all evening’ The Guardian
Waterlow Park, London N6
Tube: Archway, Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 271, W5

A special Festival Event in this popular series. Please                                                    Tickets 1 £13.00 | 2 £5.00 students
                                                                                                           Box Office 0870 033 2733
contact the box office at Lauderdale House for full details.

Tickets £5.00 | £3.00 concessions
Lauderdale House Box Office 020 8348 8716                                             Lauderdale House
Promoted by Lauderdale House




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Saturday 13 May                                                                                       Night Skies 1 (Event HHF05)
                                                                                                      10.00pm-11.00pm Hampstead Observatory, Lower Terrace, Whitestone Pond, London NW3
                                                                                                      Tube: Hampstead Buses: 210, 268

                                                                                                      Spectacular views of the moon, planets and stars, weather permitting, seen through the
Mozart’s Birthday Party by Chalemie (Event LH02/03)                                                   Cooke refracting telescope, built in 1899. Astronomer Doug Daniels will be on hand to
10.00am & 11.30am Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6                           answer your questions.
Tube: Archway, Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 271, W5
                                                                                                      Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
It is Mozart’s birthday party, but no guests have arrived – his sister Nannerl comes up with          Box Office 0870 033 2733
the stunning idea of inviting all of you along. Sing, dance and play pass the parcel with the         In association with Hampstead Scientific Society
Mozart family. To suit ages 3 to 8.

Tickets £4.50 | £3.00 concessions
No advance booking available; doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance
Promoted by Lauderdale House
                                                                                                      Sunday 14 May
                                                                                                      Festal Eucharist
Imagining the past (Event HHF04)                                                                      10.30am St John-at-Hampstead, Church Row, London NW3
2.30pm Keats House, Keats Grove, London NW3                                                           Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268
Tube: Belsize Park Railway: Hampstead Heath Buses: 24, 46, 168, C11
                                                                                                      Revd Stephen Tucker preacher
Transformations: conversations with local artists about the                                           Choir of Hampstead Parish Church
process of turning life into art and vice versa                                                       Lee Ward director
Novelist and critic Tracy Chevalier talks to Piers Plowright                        Tracy Chevalier   Lewis Brito-Babapulle organ
about her biographical and historical novels.
                                                                                                      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mass in G, K140
Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
                                                                                                      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Tantum ergo, K142
Box Office 0870 033 2733 In association with Keats House



Highgate Choral Society                                                                               Family Friendly Concert (Event LH04)
                                                                                                      11.30am Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6
7.30pm All Hallows Church, Savernake Road, London NW3                                                 Tube: Archway, Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 271, W5
Railway: Gospel Oak, Hampstead Heath Buses: 24, 46, 168, C11

Elizabeth Watts soprano                                                                               Prema Kesselman flute
Mary Nelson soprano                                                                                   Panayotis Archontides piano
Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks tenor                                                          Ronald Corp
Mark Evans bass                                                                                       Franz Xaver Mozart Rondo in E minor
New London Orchestra                                                                                  Jindrich Feld Sonata for flute and piano
Ronald Corp conductor                                                                                 Ian Clarke Zoom Tube
                                                                                                      Alfredo Casella Sicilienne et Burlesque
Edward Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Op 47                                                          André Jolivet Chant de Linos
Arthur Bliss Pastoral ‘Lie strewn the white flocks’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mass in C minor, K427                                                         Children and teenagers are particularly welcome for this concert; with lovely views of
                                                                                                      Waterlow Park, talented young performers and an unstuffy atmosphere, Lauderdale House
‘Highgate Choral Society … standard-bearers of London’s great amateur choral tradition’               is the ideal place to nurture the next generation of concert-goers.
Evening Standard
                                                                                                      Tickets £7.00 | £5.00 concessions | £1.00 schoolchildren
                                                                                                      Lauderdale House Box Office 020 8348 8716
Tickets £20.00 | £16.00 | £12.00 | £9.00 concessions HCS Box Office 07952 508234
Promoted by Highgate Choral Society | www.hcschoir.com                                                Promoted by Lauderdale House with support from Markson Pianos and the Elias Fawcett Trust

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Sunday 14 May continued                                                                                                 Festival Cabaret Special (Event LH05)
                                                                                                                        6.30pm Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6
Tessa Uys in Highgate (Event HHF06)                                                                                     Tube: Archway, Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 271, W5

3.00pm Highgate School, North Road, London N6                                                                           An Evening with Liz and Den
Tube: Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 214, 271                                                                                Denis King returns to Lauderdale House with his very personal
                                                                                                                        selection of quirky fun and quick wit. Combined with the sparkling                           Denis King
Tessa Uys piano
                                                                                                                        elegance of West End diva Liz Robertson, the result will be a perfect
                                                                                                                        evening of musical entertainment. Denis has written music for over 200
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E, K380; Sonata in C, K159                                                     Tessa Uys   TV series and musical scores including Privates on Parade and Steppin’
Joseph Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob XVI/32
                                                                                                                        Out. Liz first came to attention as lead dancer with The Young
Franz Schubert Drei Klavierstücke, D946
                                                                                                                        Generation, since when she has appeared in leading roles in the West
Sergei Rachmaninov Preludes – selection
                                                                                                                        End, across the UK and on Broadway.
John McCabe Variations, Op 22
Franz Liszt St François de Paule marchant sur les flots, S175/2                                                         Tickets £15.00 | £12.00 concessions                                                        Liz Robertson
                                                                                                                        Lauderdale House Box Office 020 8348 8716
The distinguished concert pianist Tessa Uys was born in South Africa and made her concert                               Promoted by Lauderdale House
debut, with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, at the age of 13. During the past decades,
she has established for herself an impressive reputation, both as a concert performer and as
a broadcasting artist, performing at major concert venues throughout the world.
                                                                                                                        Night Skies 2 (Event HHF07)
‘a musical and wide-ranging programme … cleanly and poetically projected … thoughtfully                                 10.00pm-11.00pm Hampstead Observatory, Lower Terrace, Whitestone Pond, London NW3
                                                                                                                        Tube: Hampstead Buses: 210, 268
played with an appealing degree of intimacy … unerring musicianship’ Musical Opinion
                                                                                                                        Spectacular views of the moon, planets and stars, weather permitting, seen through the
Tickets 1 £12.00 | 2 £5.00 students
                                                                                                                        Cooke refracting telescope, built in 1899. As ever, astronomer Doug Daniels will be on
Box Office 0870 033 2733                                                                                                hand to answer your questions.

                                                                                                                        Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
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Monday 15 May
Life and Books (Event HHF08)
1.00pm Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution,
11 South Grove, London N6
Buses: 143, 210, 214, 271

Transformations: conversations with local artists about the
process of turning life into art and vice versa                                  Melvyn Bragg
Novelist and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg talks to Piers Plowright about his
own work and inspirations.

Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
Box Office 0870 033 2733
In association with HLSI



Children’s Concert (Event HHF09)
6.00pm St John-at-Hampstead, Church Row, London NW3
Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268

Christ Church Hampstead School Choir
Hampstead Parochial Church of England Primary School Choir
New End School Choir
South Hampstead Junior Chamber Choir
University College School Junior Branch Choir

Andrew Hobday narrator
Festival Ensemble
George Vass conductor

A wide-ranging array of musical styles from local primary schools together with new works
from the three winners of the first ever Hampstead and Highgate Festival Competition
for Young Composers, culminating in a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s ever-popular
tale Peter and the Wolf.

Tickets 1 £9.00 centre | 2 £7.00 side aisle | 3 £3.00 students
Box Office 0870 033 2733
Young Composers Competition funded by The Batty Charitable Trust




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Tuesday 16 May                                                                                     Allegri String Quartet (Event HHF12)
                                                                                                   7.45pm St John-at-Hampstead, Church Row, London NW3
                                                                                                   Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268

                                                                                                   Daniel Rowland violin
Hamlet (Event HHF10)                                                                               Rafael Todes violin
8.00pm Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, London N6                     Dorothea Vogel viola
Buses: 143, 210, 214, 271                                                                          Pal Banda cello
Highgate Film Society presents Grigori Kozintsev’s 1964 film of Hamlet. Strikingly shot in
                                                                                                   Franz Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
black and white, this astonishing Russian version of Shakespeare’s classic play (shown with
                                                                                                   Anton Webern Langsamer Satz                                                                       Allegri String Quartet
subtitles), with a superbly written score by Dmitri Shostakovich, won the Special Jury Prize
                                                                                                   Dmitri Shostakovich Quartet No 11 in F minor, Op 122
at the Venice International Film Festival.
                                                                                                   Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet in A minor, Op 132
Tickets 1 £10.00 | 2 £5.00 HLSI members
Box Office 0870 033 2733                                                                           The world renowned Allegri Quartet recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary; the current
Promoted by HLSI                                                                                   season sees the group with a packed schedule giving over seventy concerts throughout the
                                                                                                   UK, Turkey, Canada and Europe.

                                                                                                   ‘the shimmer and grace and intelligence of this ensemble is riveting’
Wednesday 17 May                                                                                   The Independent on Sunday

                                                                                                   Tickets 1 £13.00 centre | 2 £10.00 side aisle | 3 £5.00 students
                                                                                                   Box Office 0870 033 2733
Script and Source (Event HHF11)
1.00pm Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove,
London N6
Buses: 143, 210, 214, 271
                                                                                                   Bats about Hampstead (Event HHF13)
                                                                                                   9.00pm Meeting at Hampstead Heath Station, South End Road, London NW3
Transformations: conversations with local artists about the                                        Tube: Belsize Park Railway: Hampstead Heath Buses: 24, 46, 168, C11
process of turning life into art and vice versa                                  Deborah Moggach
Novelist and scriptwriter Deborah Moggach talks about, and                                         North London’s premier bat specialist, Cindy Blaney, leads this popular evening walk
illustrates, her recent film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Introduced                         across Hampstead Heath.
by Piers Plowright.
                                                                                                   Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
                                                                                                   Box Office 0870 033 2733
Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
                                                                                                   In association with the Bat Conservation Trust
Box Office 0870 033 2733
In association with HLSI




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Thursday 18 May                                                                                Friday 19 May
The Music Collection (Event HHF14)                                                             A walk through Highgate (Event HHF15)
7.45pm Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Rosslyn Hill, London NW3                                           10.00am-12.00 noon Meeting at The Flask Tavern, Highgate West Hill, London N6
Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268                                                                 Buses: 143, 210, 214, 271

Simon Standage violin                                                                          Highgate, seemingly a country village nestling round what was once an old pond, has some
Jennifer Ward Clarke cello                                                                     of the most spectacular views over London. Peter Glancy will be your guide around some
Susan Alexander-Max fortepiano                                                                 of the less well-known facets of unspoiled Highgate.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Trio in B flat, K502                                                   Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
Joseph Haydn Trio in E flat, Hob XV/29                                                         Box Office 0870 033 2733
Felix Mendelssohn Trio in D minor, Op 49

The Music Collection is a chamber ensemble consisting of the finest period instrument          Camden Chamber Choir (Event HHF16)
specialists working in London today. Rosslyn Hill Chapel makes an ideal venue for this         7.45pm United Reformed Church, Pond Square, South Grove, London N6
popular Austro-German programme.                                                               Buses: 143, 210, 214, 271

                                                                                               The Lecosaldi Ensemble
‘Breathtakingly beautiful … Exemplary playing of captivating music’ BBC Music Magazine         Peter Lea-Cox conductor

Tickets 1 £13.00 | 2 £5.00 students                                                            A splendidly varied programme of choral and instrumental music spanning four centuries
Box Office 0870 033 2733                                                                       with Church Sonatas by Mozart, settings of the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom by
                                                                                               Chesnokov, Labinsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky, part-songs by Elgar
                                                                                               and Arthur Bliss and contemporary compositions by David Arditti and Helen Nattrass.
Markson Pianos Jazz in the House (Event LH06)
                                                                                               Tickets 1 £7.00 | 2 £5.00 concessions
8.30pm Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6                               Box Office 0870 033 2733
Tube: Archway, Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 271, W5

Ian Shaw
                                                                                               Night Skies 3 (Event HHF17)
Lauderdale House is the perfect intimate venue to enjoy the astonishing artistry of the UK’s   10.00pm-11.00pm Hampstead Observatory, Lower Terrace, Whitestone Pond, London NW3
No 1 jazz singer. On the eve of a nationwide tour he will feature material from his brand      Tube: Hampstead Buses: 210, 268
new Joni Mitchell-inspired album in the company of rising guitar star David Preston.
                                                                                               Another chance to view the moon, planets and stars, through the 1899 Cooke refracting
Tickets £12.00 | £10.00 concessions                                                            telescope, with astronomer Doug Daniels.
Lauderdale House Box Office 020 8348 8716
Promoted by Lauderdale House                                                                   Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers
Supported by the PRS Foundation for New Music                                                  Box Office 0870 033 2733
                                                                                               In association with Hampstead Scientific Society




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Saturday 20 May                                                                                   Festival Finale (Event HHF19)
                                                                                                  7.45pm St John-at-Hampstead, Church Row, London NW3
                                                                                                  Tube: Hampstead Buses: 46, 268

                                                                                                  Nicola Eimer piano
The Thorne Trio (Event LH07/08)                                                                   Alison Balsom trumpet
10.00am & 11.30am Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill,                                                Hampstead and Highgate Festival Orchestra                                       Nicola Eimer        Alison Balsom
Waterlow Park, London N6                                                                          George Vass conductor
Tube: Archway, Highgate Buses: 143, 210, 271, W5
                                                                                                  Arthur Bliss Music for Strings
Firm festival favourites, the Thorne Trio present a programme of
                                                                                                  Dmitri Shostakovich Concerto in C minor for piano, trumpet and string
music specially designed for young people. A fun-filled hour of music-          The Thorne Trio
                                                                                                  orchestra, Op 35
making, with opportunities to meet these highly talented woodwind
                                                                                                  Arvo Pärt Fratres
players and their instruments. To suit ages 3 to 8.
                                                                                                  Pyotr Tchaikovsky Serenade in C for string orchestra, Op 48
                                                                                                                                                                                                       George Vass
Tickets £4.50 | £3.00 concessions
No advance booking available; doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance                     The hugely popular Festival Orchestra returns with two dazzling soloists in one of
Promoted by Lauderdale House                                                                      Shostakovich’s earliest successes, Arvo Pärt’s mesmeric Fratres, Arthur Bliss’s brilliant Music
                                                                                                  for Strings (premiered in 1935 by the Vienna Philharmonic) and one of Tchaikovsky’s most
                                                                                                  popular masterpieces.
Shaping Life (Event HHF18)                                                                        ‘The pianist Nicola Eimer is already an outstanding artist’ The Strad
2.30pm Keats House, Keats Grove, London NW3
Tube: Belsize Park Railway: Hampstead Heath Buses: 24, 46, 168, C11
                                                                                                  ‘Until its jazzy finale, the trumpet concerto “Epiclesis” gave the audience more of a test, though
Transformations: conversations with local artists about the                                       little daunted the hot young soloist Alison Balsom, blazing in red, surmounting the score’s
process of turning life into art and vice versa                                                   explosions, knots and underpinned plainsong with the ease of someone just making coffee’
Biographer and critic Kathryn Hughes talks to Piers Plowright                                     The Times
                                                                                Kathryn Hughes
about the art of biography and particularly about her own recent
portrait of Mrs Beeton.
                                                                                                  Tickets 1 £16.00 centre | 2 £13.00 side aisle | 3 £5.00 students
Tickets £6.00 Advance booking only – restricted numbers                                           Box Office 0870 033 2733
Box Office 0870 033 2733
In association with Keats House




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   Tesco Express is pleased to support
                                                                              Theatre New End Theatre, 27 New End, London NW3
   the Hampstead and Highgate Festival
                                                                              Dreamlives
   Highgate High Street Express                Swains Lane Highgate Express   Songs by contemporaries of Freud
   32 – 34 Highgate High Street                23 – 25 Swains Lane
                                                                              Julia Sporsén soprano
   We’re open for you                                                         Sergey Rybin piano
   Open 7am – 11pm, 7 days a week                                             Sebastian Harcombe director
                                                                                                                                                                                      Julia Sporsén

                                                                              Dreamlives is a haunting Freudian narrative woven from lyrical, late romantic lieder, enhanced
                                                                              by an evocative Klimt-inspired staging that leaves an indelible memory. Presented to
                                                                              commemorate the 150th anniversary of Freud’s birth by Liederkreis, a new company dedicated
                                                                              to the dramatic exploration of classical art song.

                                                                              ‘Julia Sporsén is hugely impressive’ The Times

                                                                              7, 8, 14 & 15 May
                                                                              Sunday and Monday at 8.00pm

                                                                              Tickets £17.50 | £13.00 concessions
                                                                              Box Office 0870 033 2733
                                                                              Dreamlives is kindly supported by the UK Austrian Cultural Forum London and the Jewish Music Institute


                                                                              The Dead Fiddler by Isaac Bashevis Singer
                                                                              Roderick Skeaping musical director

                                                                              The spirit or dybbuk of a gypsy musician inhabits the body of a 17-year-old girl. When she
                                                                              speaks, his voice comes from her mouth. The spirit bewitches the community, exposing their
                                                                              hypocrisies while captivating them with ribald tales of his past. Distraught, her parents call on
                                                                              a succession of Rabbis to exorcise the dybbuk, but to no avail. Instead another spirit – this time
                                                                              a dead prostitute – enters the girl and fights with the gypsy for the right to remain there.

                                                                              Live Klezmer music and dynamic ensemble theatre from a company of nine actor–musicians
                                                                              evoke the mysterious spirits that weave their magic through the Polish shtetl in this world
                                                                              premiere adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s masterpiece. The project is a collaboration with
                                                                              violinist Roderick Skeaping who has written music for various productions at the National and
                                                                              Globe theatres.

                                                                              Wednesday 26 April to Sunday 21 May
                                                                              Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3.30pm

                                                                              Tickets £18.00 | £15.00 concessions
                                                                              Box Office 0870 033 2733
                                                                              Presented by Sacred and Profane in association with New End Theatre


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Booking Information
Festival Box Office                                     Email Booking
New End Theatre                                         Email your choice of Hampstead and Highgate
27 New End                                              Festival events with ticket prices, along with a
LONDON NW3 1JD                                          telephone number where you can be contacted, to
                                                        info@newendtheatre.co.uk.
Telephone: 0870 033 2733
                                                        Ticket Collection
Box Office Opening Hours                                Tickets can be collected from the venue 30 minutes
Monday-Friday 10.00am-6.00pm; Saturday                  prior to the start of the performance. Please bring
11.00am-6.00pm; Sunday 12 noon-3.00pm                   your credit card with you.
Please note that the Box Office is not open to
personal callers.                                       Student Tickets
                                                        Student tickets are available to those in full-time
Priority Booking                                        education.
Priority postal booking for Festival Benefactors and
Friends opens on 6 March 2006. Please mention           Seating
your festival status when booking.                      All seating is unreserved except for Festival
                                                        Benefactors and Friends, and for performances at
General Booking                                         New End Theatre.
General postal and telephone booking opens on
20 March 2006.                                          Group Bookings
                                                        For group bookings of more than 10 people, please
Postal Booking                                          contact the box office.
Please complete the booking form at the back of
this brochure and send together with payment by         Terms and Conditions
MasterCard, Visa, Delta, Maestro or cheque              We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or
(payable to New End Theatre) to the Festival Box        refunded. In unavoidable circumstances, the
Office at the address above. Please add £1.00 p&p       Festival reserves the right to alter or change the
to the total or enclose an SAE if you would like your   artists or programme without liability. All
tickets sent out in advance.                            information correct at time of going to press.



Become a supporter of the Hampstead and Highgate Festival
Benefits                                                Volunteers
Advance mailing, priority booking, special              If you are interested in becoming a Festival
Friends’ reception and information about other          Volunteer, please call 020 7722 1414.
events outside the festival season.
                                                        Data Protection
Cost                                                    The Hampstead and Highgate Festival will not
Platinum Benefactor          £1,000                     pass on your information to other organisations,
Gold Benefactor              £500                       but may use it to inform you of future Festival
Silver Benefactor            £250                       events. If you do not wish to receive details
                                                        of future Festival events please notify us on
Bronze Benefactor            £125
                                                        020 7722 1414. A full copy of our Data
Friend (couple)              £25                        Protection Policy is available upon written
Friend (single)              £15                        request. Please enclose an SAE to: Hampstead
                                                        and Highgate Festival, 38 Glenilla Road,
Call 020 7722 1414 for further details.                 London NW3 4AN.


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