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The Alwyn Music Festival

Welcome to the website for the Alwyn Music Festival, the Suffolk coast’s autumn classical music festival.

The Alwyn Music Festival 2021 Update

Thursday 7 October – Sunday 10 October 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Alwyn Music Festival will go ahead this year in October 2021.
Click on the Programme tab above to browse some of the wonderful artists and concerts we can look forward to this year.

The concert programme was by and large transferred ‘en bloc’ to this year, although with some additional new music and extra concerts – and why not, after the year we’ve all had! We’re delighted that tickets are now on sale. Numbers for some events are currently extremely limited, and some have even sold out, but please do check back after July 21st as we may be able to release further tickets as new social distancing regulations are clarified. Please bear with us as we navigate through the release of restrictions over the summer and adjust ticket numbers accordingly.

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We very much look forward to seeing you in Suffolk in October.

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Here's the wonderful 1955 Wendy Toye/Ronald Searle film for which Doreen Carwithen wrote her score of "On the Twelfth Day" https://t.co/R5hCC03zZT https://t.co/V4xngdYfcI

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Who was William Alwyn?

A versatile and highly prolific composer, William Alwyn (1905-1985) produced a substantial body of work for the stage and concert hall as well as over 200 pioneering film scores. He lived in Blythburgh with his wife, the composer Doreen Carwithen, where this annual music festival in his memory is now based.

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