Dear Friends, Fans & Followers of the AMF

Summer is in full swing and things are heating up for this year’s Ashdown Music Festival. It’s our fifth year anniversary and we are in a celebratory mood. We’ve a belting programme across four stunning concerts this year and we hope as ever that everyone comes out to support our musicians!

Save the Date!

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

Here’s a taste of the musical wonders coming your way (for full concert listings please visit our Schedule of Events page):

Friday 4th November:

Pianist Sam Armstrong will kick off the Festival with a Schubert Impromptu. He’ll be joined by Festival Director Reinoud Ford and Festival Favourite Oscar Perks for iconic Beethoven and Dvořák.

Saturday 5th November:

1) For kids of all ages! Family Concert presented by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. The Magnard Ensemble, featuring Wind Quintet, Narrator and Piano present traditional children’s stories set to music by Maurice Ravel, as well as interactive chamber music showcasing and informative instrument demos. Suitable for children ages 5 and up.

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2) The award-winning Brook Street Band, one of the country’s foremost interpreters of early music present a Grand Tour-themed afternoon of Baroque delight.

Sunday 6th November Gala: the 12 Ensemble – London’s un-conducted string orchestra – will perform William Walton. They’ll also accompany two famous concertos: Martyn Jackson performs Mozart and Reinoud Ford performs Haydn.



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

Reinoud Ford


Musical Director: Reinoud Ford