Dear Friends, Fans & Followers of the AMF

After a warm and sunny Bank Holiday weekend (during which I walked part of the stunning Jurassic Coast) it gives me great pleasure to strike up the first of our correspondences about this year’s Ashdown Music Festival. We are 6 months away and preparation has begun!

Save the Date!

Confirmed dates for this year’s AMF are: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November 2016.

I am thrilled to give you a taste of some of the musical wonders coming your way.

Friday 4th November: pianist Sam Armstrong will kick off the Festival with a Schubert Impromptu.

Saturday 5th November: the award-winning Brook Street Band, one of the country’s foremost interpreters of early music.

Sunday 6th November Gala: the 12 Ensemble – London’s un-conducted string orchestra – will perform and also accompany two concertos.


Keep an eye on our site: we will be providing more information in the summer.

Friends I haven’t forgotten you! News of your free concert in the pipeline!

Reinoud Ford


Musical Director: Reinoud Ford