IT’S all about classical music this weekend as the Harwich Festival returns with a trio of concerts featuring world-renowned musicians.

Scottish violinist Charlotte Rowan, accompanied by pianist Charlotte Stevenson, performs at St Nicholas’ Church in Harwich on Saturday at 1pm while there is an evening concert with clarinettist Luca Luciano at 7.30pm.

On Sunday there will be an afternoon recital with internationally-acclaimed virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav at the Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre at 2.30pm.

The festival continues into July with a series of free-to-enter lunchtime performances at St Nicholas’ Church with the likes of jazz legend Chris Ingham on Monday at 1pm, classical composer Daniel Johnson on Tuesday and further concerts throughout the week covering folk, music and indie-pop.

There will be evening concerts every night of the week with the Harwich and Dovercourt Choral Society on Wednesday, Nigel Clark, from 90s Britpop heroes Dodgy, on Thursday, June 30, and award-winning Jazz vocalist Zoe Gilby on July 1.

As well as free art exhibitions throughout the town there will be Parkour Theatre on Harwich Beach, a rendition of Dracula in the Redoubt Fort and puppet theatre.

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