We still have some ticket availability for the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and our festival celebration finale, the Last Night of the Hever Proms.


Ronnie Scott’s All Stars The Music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Sunday 19 August 8pm
Reserved covered seating £29 grass area £18
Ticket availability in the East and West Tiers and grass

‘Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to’ The Observer
‘Full-on brilliance’ The Guardian

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the club’s musical director, take to the Hever stage to celebrate two giants of jazz: saxophonist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

Combining world class live jazz and narration, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars present a unique celebration of the ground-breaking music of these two jazz icons and offer a unique glimpse into their incredible careers charting their rise from humble beginnings through to their landmark performances and recordings which propelled them to legendary status.

Mixing classic numbers from Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie alongside narration, this

is a unique evening celebrating two of the all-time jazz greats, their music, and history. james Ronnie scotts

Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with
a sense of musicality rarely heard, James Pearson is one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, the late jazz legend Sir John


Dankworth declared: “James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness”.
James Pearson – Musical Director

Last Night of the Hever Proms
Sunday 26 August 8pm
Reserved covered seating £29.50 grass area £18
Ticket availability in the East and West Tiers and grass

‘A sublime evening, thank you to the Brandenburg Sinfonia for another delightful performance’- Hever Festival Theatre audience member 2017

Brahms – Hugarian Dance
Mozart – Symphony no 24
Puccini – Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme
Lehar – On My Lips
Bernstein – West Side Story Suite
Puccini – Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly *
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Suite
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
Trad – Sea Songs Suite
Parry – Jerusalem
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance March No 1
pic stm 01
Early booking is recommended for our ever-popular celebration Festival finale! We are delighted to welcome back the Brandenburg Sinfonia under the baton of their Artistic Director Bob Porter.
As well as their renowned work in the UK, the Brandenburg Sinfonia is also in great demand abroad. The varied range of concerts performed by the orchestra includes a concert series at St Martin-in-the- Fields and a Classical Music cruise on the QE2. One of their recent highlights was an International Opera Gala conducted by Richard Bonynge in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
A large number of artists of international standing have worked with the orchestra including Richard Bonynge, Yvonne Kenny, Emmanuel Hurwitz, Lesley Garrett, John Georgiadis, John Wallace, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman and Gordon Hunt, performing repertoire as diverse as Bach to Lloyd Webber. The Brandenburg Sinfonia perform at the Thaxted Festival as the resident orcheastra.
*A note from the Artistic Director, Bob Porter
The Humming Chorus will be performed by an ad hoc flashmob-style choir formed from the audience. Please volunteer and join in. To register your interest email the Brandenburg Artistic
Director, Bob Porter on bob@brandenburg.org.uk. You will then be sent the printed music and a sound file to prepare in advance. We will rehearse during the interval (with glass in hand!) and open the second half.
Book Now at www.heverfestival.co.uk



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.