Final Preparations: Tickets Going Quickly

Catch a glimpse of Festival Director, Reinoud Ford and pianist Sylvia Trench rehearsing Spiegel im Spiegel.

Book your tickets online here


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ONE week to go! Once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Miyoko perform

Just one week to go until the FINAL EVER ASHDOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENT. As ever, it will feature World Class musicians. This year we also offer a unique, must-see performance rarely seen in the UK, let alone Forest Row… click this link to Miyoko’s stunning act.

Miyoko is flying all the way from Paris to grace our stage. Visit our website to buy your tickets for this unforgettable performance and much more besides.

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Beethoven Septet line-up confirmed for Farewell Gala Concert!

We hope you are busy booking to come to our Farewell Gala Concert on Saturday 10th November. 

We have really exciting news about our Beethoven Septet in E Flat Major, to be performed after the interval. 

We have confirmed an incredible clutch of performers for this piece – we are thrilled to have wrangled them all together – check them out on our Performers Page. Each and every one is a top name and presence in their respective field. 

Seeing any of these players in a London venue would cost a fair whack – certainly much more than our very reasonable ticket price! This is what we have always wanted – to bring you outstanding music for an affordable price. 

Do book your ticket for our last ever event – Not To Be Missed! 

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Posters Up and Tickets on Sale!

Our poster is out hot off the press and starting to find its way around local villages, towns and beyond. 
We hope you like it – we worked hard to balance a wealth of information with a festive look and feel!

Tickets are now selling for our Farewell Gala Concert – you will not want to miss our final fling! 

Click here to buy online or call 07710 975215 to avoid disappointment. 

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Tickets Now Available! Spectacular Farewell Concert!

Tickets are now available for the AMF’s Spectacular Farewell Concert to be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7pm in the Theatre at Michael Hall School, Forest Row.

Miyoko Shida RIGOLO

This is a not-to-be-missed occasion, featuring a world-renowned breathtaking balance performance by Miyoko Shida Rigolo, an electrifying Vivaldi Remix performed by a dynamic cello-bassoon duet and Beethoven’s wind Septet in E Flat Major op. 20. We fully intend to go out with a bang – be there for what we know will be an unforgettable night! 

Tickets available to purchase online here or by calling: 07710 975215


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Ashdown Music Festival 2018: Farewell Gala Concert

Dear Fans, Followers & Friends of the AMF, 
I hope you are well as the summer sun dips below the horizon. The sun is also setting on the AMF: it is not without sadness that the AMF is now in the throes of organising its final event, the Farewell Gala Concert. My increasingly busy career takes me all over the world with little time to spare to organise a Festival of this size.
On the up-side, I’m not quite done yet! I have one more massive Gala up my sleeve and I plan to make this our most unforgettable concert yet, so please do support the AMF on our final lap. 
Farewell Gala Concert: Saturday 10th November at 7pm in the Theatre at Michael Hall School, Forest Row.
The stunning programme will include a Cello and Bassoon duet, a Vivaldi re-mix, featuring Philharmonia principal bassoonist, the super-talented Emily Hultmark, together with myself Reinoud Ford. Also on the programme is the Beethoven septet opus 20, a rare and exhilarating musical experience. 
And most spectacularly, we are hugely lucky to welcome to our Gala the Zen Balancing Artist Miyoko Shida Rigolo performing Sanddorn Balance created by Mädir Rigolo. Miyoko’s act is unlike anything I have ever seen before: I recently saw her perform at King’s Place in London: you could have heard a pin drop. 
Not only is the dancer drawn into their own dance, the audience is drawn in as well. Her breathing becomes our breathing; her heartbeat, our heartbeat. It is music. (Donnie Hayden, The Gathering Place)

Miyoko Shida RIGOLO

Miyoko’s act has garnered several million views online and we are so lucky to have her gracing our event. Come and enjoy this sensational act LIVE on our AMF final concert stage!
Tickets to go on sale the weekend of Saturday 6th/ Sunday 7th October. 
We hope to be able to count on your support and enthusiasm. We are very excited for this one! 
Reinoud Ford, Director 
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One day to go to the AMF Day of Music!

Dear All 

Tomorrow – Saturday 11th November – we go LIVE with our Day of Music. If you haven’t got your tickets yet we still have them available to purchase online here. You can also call Festival Director Reinoud Ford (who has had a trendy haircut especially for the occasion… come and see it for yourselves) on 07764 681777 for tickets. Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase on the door. 

Choose from our Family Concert featuring the amazing and inspiring Thorne Trio at 11:30am or our Afternoon Concert with the charismatic Cassius Trio at 4.30pm. If you’re feeling indulgent why not come to both? A rich, varied and top-notch day it will be. Both concerts take place in the Christian Community Church in Forest Row. 

As ever we will have delicious homemade treats for sale at both concerts. 

Hope to see you there! 

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Remember, Remember the 11th of November!

Dear All 
Time is running out for you to purchase tickets for this year’s unique Ashdown Music Festival Day of Music to be held on Saturday 11th November at the Christian Community Church in Forest Row.
We have tickets for our: 
Family Concert at 11am featuring The Thorne Trio. A tip-top programme to delight young and older ears, eyes and minds including Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Verdi. Optional crafting hour before the Concert is also a highlight of our proceedings! 
Afternoon Concert at 4.30pm will be performed by the critically-acclaimed Cassius Trio (Ann Beilby, Reinoud Ford, Martyn Jackson and featuring Sam Armstrong) who will deliver treats including Franz Schubert, Von Dohnanyi and Brahms. 
Come for one, come for two, but don’t miss excellent programmes and outstanding musicians! Purchase your tickets here or by calling Festival Director Reinoud on 07710 975215. 
See you soon! 
AMF Team 
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Tickets for AMF 2017 are ON SALE!

TICKETS for the ASHDOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL “A Day of Music” are on sale!

All tickets are available to purchase via credit card here or you may reserve tickets by calling: 07764 681777. 

We are very excited to be bringing you a day jam-packed with two brilliant and very different programmes on Saturday 11th November, 2017

Our Family Concert (generously sponsored by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust) will be performed by the Thorne Trio. Filled with fantastic music, great games and informative instrument demos, this concert is a must for any young music fans and indeed any older ones too! Join us for what has become one of the Festival’s highlights each year. 

Keen crafters out there have the option to join us for an hour of creativity and fun before the Family Concert and can take home their self-made treasures afterwards!  

Our Afternoon Concert features the award-winning Cassius Trio. Franz Schubert, Ernst Von Dohnanyi and Johannes Brahms are all on the line-up. Featuring world-class musicians Ann Beilby, Reinoud Ford, Martyn Jackson and Sam Armstrong for a phenomenal price, this afternoon will be filled with a LOT of sparkling notes and is really not-to-be-missed! 


Please tell your friends and families and do book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. We always value your support for what we do. Here’s looking forward to a real AMF high note in November. 

See you there! 

Reinoud Ford
Director AMF Reinoud Ford


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AMF Friends Concert this Saturday 16th September!

Dear All 

As you make fun family/ friendly plans for this coming weekend don’t forget about our Friends Concert on Saturday 16th September at 3.30pm in the Long Room at Michael Hall School

Delight in about an hour’s worth of Bach performed by two hunky cello men, to be followed by an array of (free!) refreshments served (we hope) on the terrace (fingers crossed the weather plays ball!) 

Contributing Friends of the AMF can attend the afternoon free of charge (and can bring a Plus 1 free of charge also). All others keen too attend can purchase tickets here or by calling Reinoud on 07764 681777 or on the door. We hope to see you there! 

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