We will add performances here as we hear about them!
In its 4th season Nottingham Chamber Music Festival is launching a week of live classical concerts in Nottingham from July 10th-18th, with world-class musicians performing around the city, celebrating the historical and cultural fame of Nottingham. Please visit www.nottchamberfest.com to book online. Social Distancing guidance will apply for all live performance venues, so book early.
Cheltenham Music Festival returns 2-11 July with 10 days of star performances and 21 world premieres from top international artists including Martyn Brabbins and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Dame Sarah Connolly & Dame Imogen Cooper, Jess Gillam, Kirill Karabits and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Albion Quartet, La Serenissima, Matthew Barley and Steven Osborne.
A special celebratory weekend 9-11 July welcoming live music back to the heart of Cheltenham will see the return of the hugely popular Free Stage. It will host an array of acts in Imperial Gardens across the weekend, showcasing artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, indie, folk, Americana and beyond.
Tickets from Cheltenham Music Festival website
The New Paths Summer Festival runs 1st - 3rd July and as at mid-June was virtually sold out. 14 outstanding musicians, an actor, and a lecturer will gather in Beverley for:
- A morning concert of chamber music and song from across the pond including Amy Beach's Piano Quintet, and Andre Previn's Vocalise. One of the events in the festival inspired by Beverley's American connections.
- Barber's brooding, powerful Cello Sonata is at the heart of a programme which explores works by composers inspired by places away from home.
- A late night performance in the beautiful surroundings of Beverley Minster of Bach's Partita for solo violin in D minor by Maria Włoszczowska, winner of the 2018 Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition.
- A concert which crosses bridges across time, culminating in Britten's cycle of Hardy settings, Winter Words, performed by Joshua Ellicott and Libby Burgess. One of the events in the festival inspired by the 40th birthday of the Humber Bridge.
Look out for the
Beverley Chamber Music Festival
23rd – 25th September 2021
Read our 2020 Winter newsletter here - mainly online performances, including some special children's shows
Read our October 2020 newsletter here - dozens of online performances and a few concerts with real audiences too!
Read our September 2020 newsletter here
Header photo: Nicholas Daniel - director of the Leicester International Music Festival
Stephen Threlfall, Lake District Summer Music Festival's Artistic Director, says...
I am delighted to be able to introduce you to our 2021 festival!
This year we celebrate the life and work of William Walton through chamber music, song and talks, culminating in a festival finale with Façade and Henry V. With the complete Brahms string quartets from three different ensembles, a stunning array of Festival Début Artists, the festival begins with a special concert by outstanding pianist Steven Osborne in celebration of our founder, Renna Kellaway MBE.
Events for families, walkers, amateur players, film and art lovers and streamed concerts bring exciting new ingredients to our summer festivities as we begin a new era.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Lake District and see you at our 2021 festival.
To celebrate the return of live music-making, ten promoters have come together for the Warwick & Leamington Midsummer Music Festival in which choirs, orchestras, chamber groups, and soloists will offer an enterprising range of music in twenty-four concerts. With American music for 4 July, there are two dozen works by English composers on offer but the core programming remains in Europe.The Festival celebrates a special anniversary too – twenty-five years of the Music to Your Ears leaflet produced by the Warwick District Music Promoters Forum.
With Council venues currently closed due to the impact of coronavirus restrictions, the promoters of the Festival concerts are pleased to be welcomed into churches, gardens, and theatres for their triumphant and long-awaited return to making music live and in person.Leamington Music is contributing eleven concerts to the Festival, with offerings from the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, the 2020 Leamington Music Prize winners, the Coull Quartet (concerts at 5pm and 8pm), Ex Cathedra, Imogen Whitehead trumpet & Oliver Hancock organ, Curzon Brass (an afternoon picnic and an evening concert), The Bach Players (concerts at 5pm and 8pm), and Mark Padmore tenor & Morgan Szymanski guitar.
FROM DUET TO DECET
Roger Higson, Chairman of Ripon Concerts has told us of this worthwhile project - please support! (it would make a great Christmas present for someone!)
"All of us who work with musicians are very aware of their dire plight during the current almost complete shut down of the music industry.
In the absence of concerts, we have therefore written a short, illustrated, and lighthearted book entitled: “FROM DUET TO DECET A Novice’s Guide to Chamber Music”, to raise money for them in this time of crisis and at the same time introduce people to chamber music.
The book is full of information about musical instruments, types of ensembles, chamber music compositions, how to access concerts, what to expect at a concert and much more.
All production costs have been covered, so that ALL the money raised from sales of the book will be given to the charity HELP MUSICIANS UK. It costs only £12 (inc p&p) and can be ordered through our website www.riponconcerts.co.uk or by using the attached order form.
We are hoping that everyone who is concerned about the future of music, will wish to help those who have enriched and enhanced our lives so much, by generously supporting this fund raising venture."