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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 – Saturday 9 October 2021

We are delighted to announce that the William Alwyn Foundation trustees have taken the decision to press ahead with the festival plans for this year.

The team will be organising publicity and sales beginning after the Easter break. We anticipate tickets will be on sale by early May, but please bear with us if this is not the case – we may have to wait for further clarity on social distancing regulations, as this will inform how many tickets we are allowed to sell.

Click on the Programme tab above to browse some of the wonderful artists and concerts we can look forward to this year. 

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We 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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