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International Composers Festival: Saturday 21st May 2022

Jennifer and Diane posed at an upright piano, in a field!

I am delighted to be singing Kent composer Diane Wilks’ work Just see me as I am – accompanied by the composer herself on piano and flautist Nicky Catterwell, as part of International Composers Festival 2022 at the De La Warr Theatre Bexhill. Singers, Dancers, Musicians and Composers will be coming from all over the world to this important event 20-23rd May 2022.

The Festival is the only one of its kind in the world. From May 20th to May 22nd, it will celebrate music of passion and melody created by living composers from all over the globe, many of whom will be attending this very special event.

The pieces will be performed by the International Festival Orchestra under distinguished conductor John Andrews. The orchestra is a unique combination of nearly 70 world-famous musicians and soloists and exceptionally talented local musicians.

For the Grand Opening Concert on May 20th, under the title of OVATION, they will be performing pieces carefully selected from hundreds of entries from composers from all around the world.

On Saturday May 21st, the day will begin with SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, a special concert featuring music for soloists and instrumental ensembles. It will include world premieres of pieces by at least six international female composers.

In the evening, AT THE MOVIESwill have performances of thrilling music for film, television and computer games, much of it written by internationally distinguished composers. A number of those composers will be attending the concert.

On the final day, Sunday May 23rd, there will be a family concert with SONGS & DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, with specially commissioned ‘Symphonic Dances’ choreographed and performed by professional dance companies and local dance schools.

Further information about the ICF and all of these concerts can be found at the excellent new Festival website, www.composersfestival.com

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