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2013 East Finchley Arts Festival

Saturday 28th September – Sunday 6th October 2013

Events take place at either:

All Saints Church, Durham Road, N2 9DP

Phoenix Cinema, High Road, London N2

East Finchley Arts exists to promote Arts Events in East Finchley, North London. Performers include international, national and local talent.


Sat 28th September

7.30pm All Saints’

Renatus Orchestra

Conductor: Philip Dutton

Milos Milivojevic – Accordion

Suite for String Orchestra – Leos Janacek

Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis – Vaughan Williams

Accord – Geoffrey Hanson (first performance)

Lyrisches Andante (Leibestraum) – Max Reger

Serenade for Strings – Anton Dvorak

Introducing a recently formed young orchestra, founded by their conductor, Philip Dutton to promote new and underperformed music.  Milos Milivojevic gives the first performance of Festival Director Geoffrey Hanson’s new work, Accord for Accordion and String Orchestra.

Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £18; Rear centre (reserved) £14;

Sides (unreserved) £10;

18s & under £1

Sunday 29th September

1.30pm (doors open 1.15pm) Phoenix Cinema


A screening of the 1984 film.

The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as told by his fellow composer and rival Antonio Salieri who, at the end of his life, is languishing in an asylum. Founded on the play and with screenplay by Peter Shaffer it aroused controversy for its portrayal of Mozart as scatological.

Directed by Milos Forman, with a star studded cast, the film won 8 Oscars including Best Film.

Tickets: £9.50 concs: £7.00:

£6.00 child (under 15)

£27.00 Family ticket of 4 (must include 2 children)

Obtainable from Phoenix Box Office 020 8444 6789

7.30pm All Saints’

A programme of popular Organ and Choral Music

Jennifer Bate – Organ

The Choir of All Saints’

International organist, Jennifer Bate plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Mozart’s Fantasia in F minor and major, and the ever popular Suite Gothique by Leon Boellman.  All Saints’ Choir sing popular choral items including Ave Verum-Mozart; Panis Angelicus-Cesar Franck; I Was Glad – Parry; Greater Love – Ireland; Jesu joy-Bach;

Hear my Prayer-Mendelssohn; Bruckner’s Ave Maria.

Tickets:  £10 all seats unreserved.

Under 18s £1

Monday 30th September

7.30pm All Saints’

East Finchley Writers

For many years a group of local writers has met weekly to read and share thoughts on their work.  They present a selection across many styles and genres to move, amuse and surprise you.

Admission Free – Bucket collection for Festival Charities

Tuesday 1st October

7.30pm All Saints’


After last year’s show stopping performance, Paprika return to the Festival, to rework their magic.  A line up of violin, accordions, guitar, bass and percussion hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, they unite traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical music.

Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

18s and under £1

Wednesday 2nd October

7.30pm All Saints’

4 Young Artists

Steven East – Bass/Baritone

Alexandra Kremakova- piano

Purcell, Tchaikovsky & Verdi

Marisol Lee – Violin

Maria Canyiqueral – piano

Violin Sonata no 1 in A minor – Schumann

Miriam Nerval – Recorder

Kaisa Pulkkinen- Baroque Harp

Jacob van Eyck, Fontana, Handel & Purcell

Rebecca Leung – Piano

Beethoven, Glinka-Balakirev & Chopin

Winners all at the North London Music Festival these young people, at the brink of their careers, are representative of a talented generation of young performers.

Tickets:  Centre (reserved) £10

Sides (unreserved) £8

Under 18s £1

Thursday 3rd October

Pop Up Opera

An evening of Arias, Duets and Ensembles from Opera

Matthew Parris wrote in The Times ‘If Pop Up Opera pops up any where near you, pop in you’ll stay to cheer.’ Those who enjoyed last year’s Arts Festival production will certainly agree with that. A welcome return of a remarkable Opera Company, in an evening of selections from opera.

Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

18s and under £1

Friday 4th October

Trio Goya

Kati Debretzni – violin

Maggie Cole – fortepiano

Sebastian Comberti – cello

The musicians of Trio Goya bring a combined wealth of period instrument experience in their readings of Haydn, Mozart, Storace, Beethoven and Schubert.  They have contributed to the excitement of re-discovering these composers through their work with the major period instrument orchestras and in their own solo and chamber music explorations.

‘These are major works…which demand and deserve superb musicians.  Fortunately Trio Goya are such musicians.’  International Record Review

Haydn – Piano Trio in A flat HXV:14

Beethoven – Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3

Haydn – Piano Trio in C HXV: 27

Tickets: Front centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

18s and under £1

Saturday 5th October

12.30pm All Saints’

Lunch Hour Organ Music

Robert Munns

In his eightieth birthday year this international recitalist brings a programme of Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Geoffrey Hanson’s Soliloquy, written especially for Robert.

Tickets: £5 all unreserved; 18s and under £1

Snack Lunch available

7.30pm All Saints’

Haydn Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Thomas Blunt

Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni

Stravinsky – Dances Concertantes

Beethoven – Symphony no 7

Formed in 1983 by musicians living in Islington the orchestra gives regular concerts in and around North London.  The repertoire ranges from early classics to contemporary works.  HCO aims to provide classical music to the highest possible standards for all who live in Islington and the surrounding boroughs.  The reputation of the orchestra has enabled it to attract conductors and soloists of international repute.

Tickets: Front Centre (reserved) £20; Rear centre (reserved) £15

Sides (unreserved) £10

Under 18s £1

Sunday 6th October

10.30 am (doors open 10am) Phoenix Cinema


Walt Disney’s award winning and beguiling film made in 1940 where ‘sheer fantasy unfolds’ in a series of animated episodes set to classical music played by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski.  Disney hoped that the film would bring classical music to people who had ‘walked out on this kind of stuff.’

Narrated by Deems Taylor the film includes music by Bach, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Beethoven & Mussorgsky.

‘motion picture history was made last night’ New York Times

Tickets: £9.50: concs: £7.00

£6.00 child (under 15)

£27.00 Family ticket (must include 2 children)

Obtainable from Phoenix Box Office 020 8444 6789

7.30pm All Saints’

Finchley Children’s Music Group

Musical Director: Grace Rossiter

This nationally famous group found its beginnings in East Finchley.

Giving concerts of both choral and solo items, it has become a Festival favourite.

Tickets: £10 all unreserved; concs £8

18s and under £1

Festival Art Exhibition

The exhibition of works by local and national artists will be open on evenings when concerts and events are held, and from12 noon at weekends during the Festival.

Paintings, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and prints will be on sale from

£50 – £500 with 40% of income from sales being donated to the two charities being supported.

Further information from Pauline Treen 0208 340 5643


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