Events - Festival Programme

Saturday 6th May 2017

Portrait of a Royal Ballet Star at Jersey Opera House
Lauren Cuthbertson

Full address: Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier

Saturday 6th May, 7:00pm

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An intimate portrait of the life of Lauren Cuthbertson, star from the Royal Ballet and one of the greatest dancers' gracing the stage. Live her life as she rises to the pinnacle of the dancing world triumphantly dealing with the heartbreak of debilitating illness and twisted muscles to dance at Covent Garden. Lauren will be supported by future stars from the Royal Ballet School and interviewed on stage as we see clips, photos and films of her dancing supported by dance by local dance schools. This evening is set to dazzle and inform ballet fans. Please note that Lauren is not dancing in this show.

Tickets Tickets: £25
Under 18s and students: £10 off ticket price

Available now from
Jersey Opera House
Online Box Office
01534 511 115

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Musical Walk: Ouaisne to St Brelade
Liberation Concert at St Brelade's Church

Full address: Smuggler's Inn, La Mont du Ouaisne, Saint Brelade, JE3 8AW
Concert: St Brelade's Church, La Marquanderie, Saint Brelade JE3 8LL

Tuesday 9th May, Walk from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Concert at 6:00pm

Harriet Mackenzie

Enjoy a walk around the beautiful coastline from Ouaisne to St Brelade's Bay on Jersey's South coast guided by a member of the de Cateret family exploring Jersey's wartime fortifications, the beautiful countryside and the history of the are in the war while being serenaded by violinist Harriet Mackenzie, guitarist Morgan Szymanski and the Liberation Vocal Consort.

Meet your guide historian Ned Malet de Carteret in the Smuggler's Inn by Ouaisne Car Park. There are plenty of places to refresh the thirsty or hungry walker before the evening concert including cakes and tea served in St Brelade' Church Hall.

The concert commences at 6pm and features the same musicians performing music from Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto to the Blue Bird by Stanford and the Silver Swan by Gibbons. The event ends around 8pm.

Tickets Walk: £3 Adults,
Children free
Concert tickets: £15 (with walk free)
Under 18s and students: £5
Concessions available

Available now from
The Jersey Opera House
Musical Walk Online Box Office
Liberation Concert Online Box Office
01534 511115

Friday 12th May 2017

Schubert's Trout: Liberation Celebration at Jersey Opera House

Full address: Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier

Friday 12th May, 8:00pm

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A unique opportunity to hear five of the world's most eminent and celebrated stars performing a stunning programme of chamber music. One of the greatest viola players Maxim Rysanov, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian fresh from the Lincoln Centre in New York where they hold a residency, bring their friends to perform two masterpieces. Hear Schubert's uplifting setting of The Trout and Brahms' Piano Quartet in G minor with genius shining forth in a blaze of fire as Brahms' looked back to Schubert's chamber music. This intimate event combines the musical prowess of some of the most admired soloists for a very special evening of exquisite chamber music.

A pre-concert event sees Alexander Sitkovetsky talking about his extraordinary career at 7:00pm.

Sponsored by UBS Wealth Management.

Tickets Tickets: £18 - £25
Under 18s and students: £5
Concessions available for
OAPs and MIA members

Available now from
Jersey Opera House
Online Box Office
01534 511 115

Saturday 13th May 2017

Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Jersey Opera House
Jersey Chamber Orchestra

Full address: Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier

Sunday 13th May, 8:00pm

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An evening of gems from the great Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons for violin and orchestra - possibly the most famous piece of classical music ever written and other beautiful and dramatic music including Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. The evening will be directed by the acclaimed Russian soloist Alexander Sitkovetsky and Anna Smith from the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is one of the great choral works and has some ravishing music. The soloists include counter-tenor Lawrence Zazzo widely regarded as one of the finest singers presently gracing the stage. The programme commences with Geminiani's "La Follia" Concerto Grosso, a thrilling showpiece with music taken from one of Corelli's most famous works.

There will be a pre-concert event with the VCJ Sinfonia looking at the Ten Pieces at 7pm.

Sponsored by Henley & Partners

Tickets Tickets: £10 - £35
Under 18s and students: £5
Concessions available

Available now from
Jersey Opera House
Online Box Office
01534 511 115

Sunday 14th May 2017

Jazz at Hamptonne

Full address: Hamptonne, La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence

Sunday 14th May, 11:30 - 4:30pm

Jazz at Hampronne

Enjoy a family day out with jazz at the beautiful Jersey Heritage site Hamptonne, with multiple award winning vocalist and sax player Ray Gelato and his band performing popular jazz classics and a stunning collection of his favourite melodies. Supporting Ray will be a selection of other jazz artists performing.

Entertaining families on the lawns will be Royston South with his balloon magic and a series of inflatables and fun events. The courtyard will feature a display of Italian classic cars and tasty gelato.

VIP tickets include a seated lunch and wine as well as a chance to meet the soloists.

Tickets Marquee tickets: £27.50
VIP Marquee tickets: £75
Lawn tickets: £15.50
Under 18s and students: £2.50
Concessions available

Available now from
The Jersey Opera House
Online Box Office
01534 511115

Linked Events

Food inspired by Music - Ormer

Tuesday 9th May - Saturday 13th May 2017

Classics from the Ulysses String Quartet

Full address: Ormer, St Helier

Tuesday 9th May, 7:15pm

Celebrate Liberation Day with a delicious dinner and string players performing the great classics. The Ulysses String Quartet combines some of the most exciting young player in the UK who will perform some of the great popular musical classics including: Pachelbel's Canon in D, Eine Kleine Natchmusik by Mozart, and Handel's Air on a G-string. Performances at 7.15pm and 8.30 pm.

Tickets Tickets from Ormer £65 including a la carte menu.
To book tickets contact Ormer Tel: 01534 725100 or
Email: minic@ormerjersey.com

Food & Wine Inspired by Music

Full address: Ormer, St Helier

Thursday 11th May 2017, 7pm

An inspiring and unique evening at Ormer that combines the sounds of internationally acclaimed musicians with Michelin-starred food. Enjoy a 5-course taste and sound pairing menu that is being created especially for this performance with music and food from Italy, America, Mexico and Spain.. Artists include internationally renowned soloists Harriet Mackenzie and Morgan Szymanski, and a woodwind quintet including players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Drinks served at 7.30pm

Tickets Tickets from Ormer £65 including a tasting menu.
To book tickets contact Ormer Tel: 01534 725100 or
Email: minic@ormerjersey.com

An Evening of Spanish Guitar

Full address: Ormer, St Helier

Saturday 13th May 2017, 7:15pm

A beautiful evening of Spanish guitar music by internationally renowned soloist Morgan Szymanski alongside food from the Michelin starred restaurant. This will be a very special evening and a rare chance to enjoy Morgan's music in an intimate setting. Musical sets at 7.15pm and 9.00pm including Tarrega and de Falla.

Tickets Tickets from Ormer: A la carte or tasting menu.
To book tickets contact Ormer Tel: 01534 725100 or
Email: minic@ormerjersey.com

BBC Ten Pieces - Community Music Educational Series

Full address: Jersey Opera House, Gloucester Street, St Helier

Thursday 11th May - Friday 12th May 2017, 10am and 1:30pm

Educational Series

A series of educational events given to over 1500 schoolchildren learning about music through the BBC Ten Pieces initiative. Schools are joining an amazing professional line up of musicians for a fun interactive performance of some very exciting music that has been specifically arranged for this concert including Mambo from West Side Story and Mozart's Horn Concerto No 4.

Sponsored by Deutsche Bank and the One Foundation

Tickets Tickets by invitation only to Jersey students and school-children

Italian Festival

People's Park, St Helier

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017, All day

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The Liberation Festival is delighted to partner with the Italian Festival including a cavalcade travelling from People's Park to Hamptonne as well as shared artists in the Jazz at Hamptonne event. For more information see www.vivaitalia.je