The Harwich Festival strikes straight away with a weekend of classical music


It’s all about classical music this weekend as the Harwich Festival returns with a trio of concerts featuring world-class musicians.

Scottish violinist Charlotte Rowan, accompanied by pianist Charlotte Stevenson, performs at St Nicholas’ Church, Harwich on Saturday at 1pm while there is an evening concert with clarinetist Luca Luciano at 7.30pm.

On Sunday there will be an afternoon recital with internationally renowned virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav at the Harwich Arts and Heritage Center at 2.30pm.

The festival continues in July with a series of free lunchtime performances at St. Nicholas Church featuring jazz legend Chris Ingham on Mondays at 1 p.m., classical composer Daniel Johnson on Tuesdays and other concerts throughout throughout the week covering folk, music and indie pop.

There will be evening concerts every night of the week with the Harwich and Dovercourt Choral Society on Wednesdays, Nigel Clark, 90s Britpop heroes Dodgy on Thursday June 30, and award-winning jazz singer Zoe Gilby on July 1 .

As well as free art exhibitions throughout the city, there will be the Parkour Theater on Harwich Beach, a rendition of Dracula in the Redoubt Fort and a puppet theatre.

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