The Arnold Festival 2018

The 13th Malcolm Arnold Festival will take place on  13th and 14th October 2018 in Northampton, England.

As a member of the Malcolm Arnold Society you will get special ticket offers for the Festival in 2018.

So far festival director Paul Harris  has announced the following:

  • The BBC Concert Orchestra with Symphony No. 4
  • The Rushden Town Brass Band
  • A talk by David Mellor
  • and much more to come!

More information about the Festival from it’s official website!


The 12th Malcolm Arnold Festival took place on  14th and 15th October 2017 in Northampton, England.

As a member of the Society you can read a detailed report in Beckus No. 107

Highlights included:

  • Festival launched by Sir Peter Ellwood
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Gibbons
  • The Rushden Town Brass Band
  • Janus Ensemble conducted by Ben Palmer
  • The Glasgow Philharmonia conducted by Ross Gunning
  • Jenny Dyson Quintet
  • Claire Joanne Thompson and Scott Mitchell – song recital
  • For Mr Pye an Island – world concert premiere
  • Heroes of Telemark – world concert premiere of a new suite
  • Dame Monica Mason in interview
  • and much more!