The Yorkshire music festival season has started with wonderful music in York Minster (York Early Music Festival), churches and lovely houses in and around Ryedale (Ryedale Festival) and venues around North Yorkshire with the North York Moors Festival - brilliant high class performance in God’s Own Country!
York Chamber Music Festival in mid-September completes the summer season. Tickets are selling quickly for our programmes which included string sextets played by some of the best string players in the country – all international standard players and personal friends of mine. We are all excited about this repertoire. Not to mention one of the most brilliant pianists around, Alasdair Beatson, described by The Times as ‘Music Incarnate'. I have known him for many years and at last our diaries coincide. You should not miss his recital at the Unitarian Chapel and I am thrilled he is joining me for the lunchtime Cello recital.
We are also in the lovely surroundings of the National Centre for Early Music at St Margaret’s Church playing string quartets, and all together at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall at the university -playing Beethoven’s Piano Quartet E flat and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet No 2 also in E Flat – a wonderful four movement outpouring of Dvorak’s music at its most sunny and uplifting; which is perhaps what we need at the moment!
My hope is that the truth and beauty of the music in our festival will bring the 2022 summer of chamber music to a conclusion with some joyful deep listening.
So do book your tickets and do not miss out on our ‘Indian Summer’ festival of glorious chamber music aimed to lift our hearts and spirits. Don’t miss the sumptuous sound of our string sextet season and much more besides.
Please also note that we have managed to keep the prices of our tickets the same as previous years (£15/£10) and 18 year-olds and under enter free because we want to
encourage our new generation of listeners.
Tim Lowe (Artistic Director)
Events by our friends and partners
15 -31 July 2022
Chamber Music, Recitals and Song still to come
Highlights include Richard Egar harpsichord recital Philharmonia Baroque, and much more finishing with a brilliant final day with Jazz in the Garden, a celebration of Vaughan Williams as a hymn tune composer at the Festival Service and the final gala concert by the Royal Northern Sinfonia.
For details and ticketing go to www.ryedalefestival.com