Join us for our Summer Festival at The Menuhin Hall from 1-7 July

We are thrilled to invite you to our week-long celebration of beautiful music at our own award-winning music venue, The Menuhin Hall.

Our Summer Festival, taking place from Saturday 1 July to Friday 7 July, features a breadth of programming, from intimate chamber showcases and large orchestral and choral concerts to fun family events. The music is performed by our incredibly talented pupils, alongside many internationally acclaimed musicians. Tickets start from only £10, and tickets for under 30s are half price.

Ashley Wass, our Director of Music, said: “I am thrilled to present our Summer Festival which offers concerts and events for the whole family. The pupils of The Menuhin School represent the very best of young musical talent from across the world, and we are honoured to welcome a number of high-profile artists to perform with them. When you come to the Summer Festival you are guaranteed world-class performances and what’s even better is that they are right on your doorstep. The Menuhin Hall is for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming audiences from across Surrey and beyond to join in our celebration of music.”

Read more about the events taking place:

Orchestral picnic

Saturday 1 July, 5pm

Gather family and friends for a picnic in the beautiful grounds surrounding The Menuhin Hall and enjoy a concert of classical music featuring music from around the world. Performed by our pupils and directed by Grammy nominated violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov, this is a concert not to be missed! Our grounds open from 4pm, concert from 5pm with a picnic interval at 6pm.

Family Day

The Carnival of the Animals

Sunday 2 July, 1.15pm & 3.45pm

An afternoon of musical magic for the whole family with two performances of Saint- Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals plus face painting, bouncy castles, games, Baby Menuhins baby and toddler music classes, food and refreshments and much more. Our grounds open from 12 noon to 5pm with performances at 1.15pm and 3.45pm.

Chamber Music Showcase

Monday 3 July, 7.30pm

Stravinsky’s dramatic Rite of Spring is the centrepiece of this Chamber Music Showcase and will be performed by our Director of Music, pianist Ashley Wass with some of our pupils, arranged for two pianos, bass drum and tam-tam.

And All the People Rejoice

Tuesday 4 July, 7.30pm

Star of stage and screen Henry Goodman is the host for a highly entertaining and witty look into the richly historied relationship between music and the monarchy. Written by BBC Radio 3 presenter Ian Skelly.

Leavers’ Showcases

Wednesday 5 July, 7.30pm

Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm

A chance to say ‘I heard them here first’ as our graduating pupils give celebratory final recitals of some classical favourites from Mozart and Brahms before they head off to forge their professional careers on the world’s most famous stages.

Ode to Joy!

Friday 7 July, 7.30pm

This joyous musical spectacle will feature celebrated violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, classical pianist Wu Qian and pupils from our Junior Orchestra performing Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings. After the interval, the Festival will come to a close with a spine-tingling showstopper: Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 in an arrangement for two pianos and choir featuring Ashley Wass and the massed voices of our School’s choir and singers from Music in Secondary School’s Trust performing the magnificent final movement.

Book tickets for our Summer Festival online on The Menuhin Hall website or call our Box Office on 01932 559400.

05 Jun 2023