Introducing the 2022 Maldon Festival
This year’s Maldon Festival runs from June 24th to July 10th. It offers a fortnight of wonderful concerts featuring performers and music sure to delight audiences, whether they are long-term fans of the Festival or if they are joining us for the first time. The 2022 programme offers a rich mix of music and events featuring award-winning performers, amazing music-making and extraordinarily talented artists, based locally and internationally.
2022 Theme: The French Connection
This is the year the musical world celebrates Ralph Vaughan Williams, who was born in 1872, one hundred fifty years ago. For the Maldon Festival, we are taking this anniversary to explore the sources of inspiration that shaped the work of Vaughan Williams, including the years he spent studying with the French composer, Maurice Ravel. His musical themes were also drawn from the seasons and the countryside and its traditions. He was also deeply moved by the ravages that the first world war wreaked upon the land and the people, both at home and abroad. The result of all this is a canon of work which is amongst the most loved and most recognised by a British composer.
2022 Performing in Partnership:
The Chelmsford Fridge is partnering with the Maldon Festival to bring performing arts to an even bigger audience in 2022. Between the two events audiences can experience the whole gambit of culture and artistic performance, covering music; art; dance; improvisation and much, much more. From classic music to cutting edge, comedic opera and tragic comedies there is something to explore and enjoy this summer.
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