The Malcolm Arnold Festival 2020

As announced by festival director Paul Harris, the 15th Malcolm Arnold Festival will take place on 16th, 17th and 18th October 2020 in Northampton, England. 

As a member of the Malcolm Arnold Society you will get special ticket offers for the Festival and an invite to the Society dinner. (This year to be held on Sunday 18th in the evening)

Please also look here:
The official Malcolm Arnold Festival page
The official Malcolm Arnold Festival Twitter account
The official Malcolm Arnold Festival Facebook page


Please note, there are again three event locations this year!


FRIDAY, 16th of October 2020:

7:00 pm, Gala concert, Royal & Derngate

  • Arnold: Rinaldo and Armida
  • Khachaturian: Gayane Suite
  • Prokoviev: Piano Concerto No.1
  • Arnold: Symphony No.1

BBC Concert Orchestra


SATURDAY, 17th of October 2020:

11:00 am, Launch concert, Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • Arnold: Brass works

12:15 pm, Arnold for 3, Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • Arnold’s works for 3 instruments

2:00 pm, Arnold and Gordon Jacob Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • Talk

3:00 pm, Alina Orchestra, Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • Horn Concerto
  • Variations on a Ukrainian Folk Song
  • more tba

Alina Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor

7:30 pm, Orchestral Concert,  St. Matthew’s Church

  • Arnold: Viola Concerto
  • Arnold: Sound Barrier
  • works by Berlioz and Ruth Gipps and more tba

Northampton Symphony Orchestra
John Gibbons, conductor


SUNDAY, 18th of October 2020:

11:00 am, Working with Malcolm, Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • Talk with Janet Hilton

12:00 pm, Orchestral Concert,  Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • tba

2:15 pm, Malcolm and David Lean, Royal & Derngate

  • John Griff who will be exploring Malcolm’s work with David Lean.

4:00 pm, Flute Recital, Royal & Derngate

  • Recital with Emma Halnan

Further information when it becomes available will be published here.

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