Returning for its seventh successive year in February 2019, the acclaimed Ealing Music & Film Festival will again celebrate Ealing’s cultural heritage with a delightful array of music from classical to blues alongside an eclectic film line up, to entertain and enrich audiences.
Taking place from13th – 17th February 2019 there will be both free and paid for events happening across Ealing at venues including the University of West London, St Barnabas Church, The Brentham Club, St Mary’s Church and The MetFilm School.
Ealing Music & Film Festival launches at lunchtime on Wednesday 13th February with a free concert at St Mary’s Church, South Ealing performed by renowned pianist Emilie Capulet and The Household Guards’ Wind Quintet, to include Poulenc’s vibrant Sextet. In the evening we present a free screening of films by the talented students of UWL and MetFilm School.
On Thursday 14th February at 7.30pm the London Mozart Players and violinist Tasmin Little will perform Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Roxanna Panufnik’s World Seasons and the music of Vivaldi, Elgar and Tchaikovsky at Weston Hall, University of West London.
On Friday 15th February the Ealing Youth Orchestra, conductor Leon Gee and members of the London Mozart Players are joined at St Barnabas Church by the fabulous 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Lauren Zhang, to perform Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto; also included is Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and The Spark Catchers by young local composer and former EYO member Hannah Kendall, whose music has been performed at the BBC Proms.
On the evening of 15th February, 7pm at Weston Hall, University of West London, we are delighted to announce a screening in association with Ealing Classic Cinema Club of the iconic 1979 film Quadrophenia from Pete Townshend and Franc Roddam starring Sting, Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash and Toyah Willcox, with music by The Who (certificate 18).
The same evening at 8pm, we present in association with Ealing Eclectic Musicspace and Ealing Club CIC, a spectacular Jazz and Soul night with Louise Marshall and The Brethren at The Brentham Club, W5 1NP. Marshall has become one of the most sought-after session singers and has worked with a plethora of household names, including Jools Holland and David Gilmour.
Saturday 16th February brings a keenly anticipated performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite by the West London Sinfonia and conductor Philip Hesketh; they are joined by local actor Christopher Kent as narrator in a hugely enjoyable murder mystery, Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer is Dead.
The final day of the Festival, Sunday 17th February, brings two short afternoon concerts at the University of West London’s Weston Hall to round off the Festival. From 3-4pm the Love2sing Choir conducted by Elizabeth Lusty will perform a selection of popular songs, followed at 5pm by showcase performances by students from the London College of Music and its Junior College.
All this and more can be enjoyed at Ealing Music & Film Festival 2019.