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The 2018 Midwinter Festival will follow on from the PRODIGY theme of last January’s festival to focus on music composed by composers in love. Music by the great Romantics Brahms, Wagner and Schumann (Robert and Clara), along with other musical love letters by Beethoven, Schubert, Janácek, Britten and Schoenberg, will move us all with their ardent expressions of love. The BELOVED festival will also feature an afternoon recital of popular love-inspired arias and duos from the world of opera. Friday 19th January Town Hall Theatre 4.00pm  – TALK Richard Wigmore “Beethoven and the Immortal Beloved” 8.00pm – CONCERT Beethoven  Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 Beethoven  “An Die Ferne Geliebte” Op. 98 Strauss  Selected songs Schoenberg  “Verklärte Nacht”   Saturday 20th January Town Hall Theatre 11.30am – Talk Richard Wigmore “Clara Schumann: Musician and Romantic Muse” 2.00pm – Concert In Love At The Opera Operatic love songs and duets with Sarah-Jane Brandon, James Gilchrist and Dearbhla Collins. 8.00pm – Concert Robert Schumann Four Duets Op. 34 Clara Schumann  Three songs Janacek  String Quartet “Intimate Letters” Britten Michelangelo Sonnets Wagner Siegfried Idyll arr. Alfred Pringsheim   Sunday 21st January Town Hall Theatre 12.00noon – FILM “Spring Symphony‘ by Peter Schamoni. This […]