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Mar 2020

Starts: 06 Mar 2020 at 1:00 PM
Ends: 18 Apr 2020 at 6:00 PM
Departure Lounge
STOREFRONT, 64 Bute Street Luton LU1 2EY
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Apr 2020

Starts: 10 Apr 2020 at 7:00 PM
Ends: at 11:30 PM
www.shuttleworth.org/eastermurdermystery/

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Shuttleworth House
Old Warden Park Old Warden, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
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Starts: 24 Apr 2020 at 10:30 AM
Ends: at 2:00 PM
Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
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Starts: 26 Apr 2020 at 11:00 AM
Ends: at 3:00 PM
Bletsoe Village Hall
Memorial Lane Bletsoe
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Starts: 30 Apr 2020 at 10:00 AM
Ends: at 2:45 PM
www.shuttleworth.org/lunchwiththeheadengineer-april

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Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Aerodrome Nr Biggleswade SG18 9EP
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May 2020

Starts: 02 May 2020 at 11:00 AM
Ends: at 6:00 PM
WARRINGTON, OLNEY
THE OLD STONE BARN OLNEY MK46 4HN
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Starts: 03 May 2020 at 7:30 PM
Ends: at 9:30 PM

Gergely Madaras, conductor

Andrei Ioniță, cello

 

MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto

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DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)

 

From wistful melodies to jubilant brass, experience the full range of Dvořák’s compositional mastery in one vivid evening of music.

Described by The Guardian’s Tom Service as “35 minutes of life-enhancing joy”, the Eighth Symphony crackles with an irresistible energy: adventurous rhythms bring to life Dvořák’s Bohemian homeland, while his unmatched ear for melody leaves you humming all the way home.

Sometimes intimate, sometimes muscular and heroic, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto is the ultimate test for any cellist: a window into the mind of a composer totally at one with their music, able to express a world of emotion in a single gesture.

But first, ten minutes of wit and sparkle. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s only known orchestral work grows from a peaceful opening into a fleet-footed tune that effortlessly darts and dives across the orchestra, full of virtuosic strings and expressive woodwind.

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Bedford Corn Exchange
St Paul's Square Bedford MK40 1SL
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Starts: 03 May 2020 at 6:15 PM
Ends: at 7:00 PM
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Bedford Corn Exchange
St Paul's Square Bedford MK40 1SL
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Starts: 03 May 2020 at 9:00 AM
Ends: at 6:00 PM
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The Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Old Warden SG18 9EP
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Starts: 07 May 2020 at 10:30 AM
Ends: at 11:30 AM
https://www.shuttleworth.org/events/tai-chi/

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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
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Starts: 12 May 2020 at 10:00 AM
Ends: at 5:00 PM
Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
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Starts: 15 May 2020 at 5:00 PM
Ends: at 8:00 PM
Shuttleworth
Old Warden Biggleswade SG18 9EP
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Starts: 15 May 2020 at 10:45 AM
Ends: at 1:00 PM
Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
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Starts: 16 May 2020 at 12:00 PM
Ends: at 8:30 PM
www.shuttleworth.org/mayeveningairshow

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The Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Old Warden SG18 9EP
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Starts: 19 May 2020 at 10:00 AM
Ends: at 12:00 PM
The Swiss Garden
Old Warden Park Biggleswade SG18 9EP
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Starts: 20 May 2020 at 7:30 PM
Ends: at 9:30 PM

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

Nemanja Radulović, violin

 

AUDIENCE VOTE

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto

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SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

 

Take a musical journey with “the hottest conductor in Finland” (The Times), from the excitement of a piece chosen by you, our audience, to the ecstatic heights of Sibelius.

Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony would make it into many listeners’ top ten. It begins with a whisper from horns and timpani, which spreads through the woodwind section in a glorious evocation of sunrise. The second movement is a set of variations on a simple, wistful theme. Then comes the moment Sibelius fans have been waiting for – the magnificent ‘swan’ theme of the finale, with its jubilant horn chords and sweeping strings. Sibelius wrote it after witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of sixteen swans in flight: “One of the great experiences of my life! God, how beautiful,” he wrote in his diary.

Violinist Nemanja Radulović topped the classical charts with his recording of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto for Deutsche Grammophon in 2018. He has all the virtuosity required for the folk-infused first movement, the soulfulness for the second movement’s melancholy song, and the flamboyance for the fiery finale.

To open the evening, we’re letting you take control: pick your favourite from a shortlist of works chosen by Santtu himself by visiting our voting page.

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Bedford Corn Exchange
St Paul's Square Bedford MK40 1SL
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Starts: 20 May 2020 at 10:00 AM
Ends: at 4:00 PM
https://www.shuttleworth.org/events/garden-photography-may/

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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
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Starts: 21 May 2020 at 10:30 AM
Ends: at 11:30 AM
https://www.shuttleworth.org/events/taichi-swissgarden/

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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden SG18 9EP
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Starts: 22 May 2020 at 10:30 AM
Ends: at 1:00 PM
Shuttleworth House
Old Warden Park Old Warden, Bedfordshire SG18 9EA
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Starts: 25 May 2020 at 10:00 AM
Ends: at 11:15 AM
https://www.shuttleworth.org/yoga-practice/

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Shuttleworth Swiss Garden
Old Warden Aerodrome Old Warden Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
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