If you think that Wimbledon is all tennis courts and cuddly Wombles, in the words of JohnMcEnroe, “You cannot be serious!” SW19 is well known for its thriving arts and culture scene, we have just had an incredible Wimbledon Bookfest, now, this November, sees the Wimbledon International Music Festival return for its tenth year. The Evening Standard recently called the Festival a major player, the line-up of performers attesting to this.
“Looking back, Looking forward” is the theme of this year’s glorious series of concerts and workshops as world-renowned musicians from all over the globe arrive in SW19. Many, including Sir Andras Schiff and Tenebrae, are amongst artists who have performed at the festival before and will be returning. The WIMF in many respects punches way above its weight, stars performing are usually seen in grand venues across the globe. The series of concerts being performed however will be music lovers treat! Expect world-class performances in intimate venues nestled in the beautiful part of London that is Wimbledon. This will truly be a once in a lifetime experience.
The festival programme includes 18 concerts involving orchestras, quartets, guitar maestros and singers. Music is for everyone and this year’s repertoire certainly has something for you all. Be ready to have your emotions stirred through beautiful works including Handel’s Messiah, and listening to the stunning voice of Sir Willard White singing Sinatra.
As a bonus for music fans, aficionado or not, there will be opportunities to take part in music workshops and free concerts across the borough. Immerse yourself in the magic of the unspoken word during a work lunch break or pop along for a short learning session and improve your musical knowledge. The Wimbledon International Music Festival really is an amazing opportunity to experience world-class music with a global perspective within the borough.
Tickets sell out quickly, so to discover what’s happening and when by checking ticket availability for this fabulous tenth-year festival here.
The festival runs till the 25th of November 2018.
Written by Janie Smith