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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.

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Update from Artistic Director, Nathan Williamson – January 2021:

As we settle into 2021, yet sadly remain in lockdown, I felt it worth providing a quick update on plans for the Alwyn Music Festival 2021.

All of us on the festival planning committee and the Alwyn Foundation trustees are fully committed to staging a Festival in October 2021 provided we are able to do so safely. Naturally, all of us will be hoping that some semblance of normal concert-going life will have been re-established by this autumn, but we take nothing for granted. We will be monitoring the situation carefully before making a final decision in the early summer.

We have updated this website to reflect the planned 2021 programme. Click on the Programme tab above to browse some of the wonderful artists and concerts we can look forward to, and I hope it will encourage you to put the dates of 7th to 9th October firmly in your diaries!

Our thoughts are with you all for this next few difficult months. We are forever grateful for your continued support and very much hope to welcome you to Suffolk this October.

Nathan Williamson 

Artistic Director

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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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