Sinfonia Verdi presents a Classical music performance taking place in Wardown House, Museum and Gallery's stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.

In September, we welcome Spanish violinist Lucia Veintimilla and Dutch violinist Tim de Vries for an evening of duets.

Lucia Veintimilla began playing at the age of 4, and completed her masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has been awarded many prizes in various solo and chamber music competitions, and has toured extensively through Europe and Asia.

Tim de Vries began playing at the age of 7, and is currently studying for his bachelor of music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He has won multiple Dutch music awards and has played frequently both on television and classical music radio station Radio 4.

Age guidance: Suitable for All

Concert Programme:

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697- 1764) - Sonata No.5
I. Allegro ma poco
II. Gavotte. Andante gracisoso
III. Presto

Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op 56
I. Andante cantabile
II. Allegro
III. Commodo (quasi allegretto)
IV. Allegro con brio

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) - Duo for Two Violins op.258
I. Gai
II. Romance
III. Gigue

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) - Duet for two violins Op. 70 No.1 in G Major
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante sostenuto e cantabile
III. Rondo – Allegro

Béla Bartók (1881-1945) - Selection from 44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858- 1931) - Sonata for 2 Violins
I. Poco lento, maestoso - Allegro fermo
II. Allegretto poco lento
III. Finale. Allegro vivo e con fuoco


  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

Wardown House

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today.

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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