Family Event at Saffron Walden Museum

Sunday 14 July, 3.00pm

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SIRINU at Thaxted Festival

Sirinu: Sir Goward the Coward. Join us with the whole family at Saffron Walden Museum as Sirinu bring to life the tale of Sir Goward the Coward and the Feasty Beasty in music and dance, with their early-music instruments.

Hopeless knight Sir Goward faces his fears as he ventures into the castle to face the Feasty Beasty. The hour-long performance is suitable for children aged 3-10 with their families, and there’ll be lots of audience participation! (Children must be accompanied by adults.) Then stay on for some organised craft activities for the young ones.

Sirinu ensemble specialises in the performance of medieval and renaissance music. Their children's shows are informed and inspired by the magical medieval tales of knights and their ladies. As a larger ensemble Sirinu has performed and broadcast throughout Europe and has received Continuo Foundation funding to tour and record a performance of medieval music for Tremula records.

Saffron Walden Museum
Museum Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1BN

Tickets: £10, unreserved seating.

“[The Tippett Quartet] concert as part of the 2023 Thaxted Festival revealed a group of musicians of profound interpretative depth, and capable of traversing a wide range of repertoire.”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“A positively life-enhancing performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in English with reduced ensemble by Wild Arts…”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The performance was a joy … and the quartet brought out its sense of both structural and linear perfection.” Holst’s Phantasy Quartet Op 36 performed by the Tippett Quartet.
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The Tippett Quartet and Emma Abbate have performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet together many times. On this occasion they combined flawless execution with instinctive – and utterly engaging – musicianship.”
Claire Seymour, in Seen and Heard International.
“…this was a wonderfully enjoyable and engaging performance that really punched above its weight. The audience in Thaxted clearly loved it and were fully engaged, whilst this experienced reviewer was carried away as well.”
Wild Art’s production of The Elixir of Love, reviewed by Robert Hugill in Planet Hugill
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Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“I think Gustav is smiling down to see how his memory and that of his best friend and colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams are honoured by the expertly played pieces they both composed.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
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