Gus McQuade and Eleanor Grant
Surrey Hills International Music Festival returns to West Horsley Place with the opening event in its 2023 programme: a lunchtime concert in the Stone Hall featuring the current holders of the New Elizabethan Award, guitarist Sasha Savaloni and the eclectic duo of Eleanor Grant (soprano/double bass) & Gus  McQuade (guitar).
Their programme includes music inspired by Shakespeare from both the first and second Elizabethan Ages, including Dowland, Johnson, Dankworth, Britten and Joni Mitchell. 

Sasha SavaloniThe programme:

Robert Johnson - Where the bee sucks

Robert Johnson - Have you seen but a white lily grow

John Dowland - Fortune my Foe 

Robert Johnson - Full Fathom Five

Stuart MacRae - Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow [from Sonata for Guitar "Macbeth"]

John Dankworth - It was a lover and his lass 

Eric Wetherell - How like a winter 

Elizabeth Maconchy - Ophelia’s Song

Phillip Houghton – Ophelia Sonata

Benjamin Britten - The trees they grow so high 

Joni Mitchell - Circle Game 

Important Information:

The 12.30pm concert is preceded by an optional Guided Walk in the beautiful wooded countryside surrounding the estate, starting at 10.30am. Tickets available for Walk & Concert at £18 (limited numbers) and Concert Only at £12