Roman River Last Chance

It’s hard to believe but the 2016 Roman River Festival is coming up to its last weekend. Capacity audiences have loved the variety and virtuosity of fantastic musicians and performers. The sun has shone (mainly) and Essex has looked marvellous, both town and countryside.

Enjoy a dazzling Mahler symphony, a superstar cellist & folk.

There are still some tickets available for the remaining concerts, but if you are intending to come we do urge you to buy online rather than risk paying on the door, as tickets are going fast, especially for the Finale extravaganza on Sunday afternoon.

So here’s a final reminder of what’s in store for the Stoke by Nayland weekend…

A rare chance to hear Mahler’s Symphony No.1, played in Essex!  30th September, 8pm, Stoke by Nayland Church

Featuring fifteen virtuoso musicians, in the inspiring, soaring interior of Stoke by Nayland Church and Mahler’s 1st Symphony. Plus, perhaps for the first time ever in Essex, Bartók’s thrilling Miraculous Mandarin.

‘It’s the most crazily ambitious symphonic project in the genre’s history….’

Tom Service, The Guardian

Stunning cellist Tim Hugh and the Festival Orchestra, Saturday 1 October, 6pm St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland

Conducted by Orlando Jopling, the Festival Orchestra and cellist Tim Hughes play seminal works by Britten and Vaughan Williams.

‘Great Britain should be proud of Tim Hugh – an artist of world stature….I put him in the front rank of all the cellists I have heard…’

The Eighteenth Musical Opinion Supplement

Booking in advance online strongly recommended

Gwyneth Herbert at the Festival Finale, 2 October, 4pm Stoke by Nayland Church

Roman River are delighted to welcome renowned animateur Gwyneth Herbert to Stoke by Nayland for this folk inspired journey around the British Isles and beyond, with school children, young people, local players, the Festival Choir and the Festival Orchestra.