03 August 2020

Chamber Music Festival Filming

Due to such unusual circumstances last week we were thrilled to have Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival come along to film some performances for the 2020 Festival and turn it into a family affair.

Chamber Music Festival are giving audiences the opportunity to go behind the scenes with Lord Salisbury, who will introduce Hatfield House’s historic features with art historian Dr Emily Burns. It was a delight to see the return of many musicians who have become firm favourites at the Festival – the Navarra Quartet, clarinettist Julian Bliss and pianists Melvyn Tan and Kathryn Stott – to perform under these unusual circumstances along side some newcomers to the Hatfield audiences – counter tenor Iestyn Davies, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, soprano Katherine Broderick and organist William Whitehead – with no audience except the Salisbury family.

Rather than abandoning this year’s Festival, Chamber Music Festival felt it was so important to keep musicians seen and heard, and above all employed. 2020 performances will be broadcast live on Friday evenings through the month of September as well as being available to view afterwards.

Chamber Music Festival Filming - Hatfield Park