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Geelvinck Music Museum & Festival

Reset your perception on classical music: experience performances with original historic pianos of the 18th and 19th centuries. These period pianos have an authentic sound, which significantly differs from today's modern concert grand. The early instrument forces the artist to a substantially different playing technique. This leads to fascinating interpretations.

Tel: +31 206390747

Suffolk Villages Festival

Based in ‘Constable Country’ on the Suffolk-Essex border, the Suffolk Villages Festival offers nine concerts throughout the year, five at the Festival itself (over the August bank holiday weekend) and the others in its Spring & Autumn Series. The Festival offers music from the middle ages to the nineteenth-century, sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental. Semi-staged and concert performances of early opera are a regular feature.

2018 dates:

24 August Monteverdi Courtly Ballets

25 August Bach concertos

26 August Charles Daniel & Fred Jacobs

27 August Purcell & Handel

Full Festival details here

9 December Christmas concert

Tel: 01206 366603

Portsmouth Festivities

14-23 June 2019

For 10 days, during the middle of June we capture imaginations, celebrate diversity and deliver over a 100 Citywide experiences. 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of Portsmouth Festivities and the theme for this year's festivities is TWENTY. Portsmouth Festivities is privileged to work with creatively diverse venues and organisations throughout the city. Every year, the Festivities celebrates the best of Portsmouth and offer creative individuals and organisations the chance to showcase their work.

Tickets for the Festivities go on sale Friday 15 March 2019. For more information go to www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk

Tel: (023) 9268 1390

The Grange Festival

The stunning neoclassical buildings nestled in the lush Candover valley in Hampshire provide the setting for The Grange Festival. A little over an hour from West London by car, or fast trains with a bus transfer, this secret corner of Hampshire with its award-winning theatre is a pleasure not to be missed.

Tel: 01962 791020

Canterbury Festival

Kent’s International Arts Festival aims to surprise and delight audiences by showcasing incredibly talented performers from across the world. This year’s Festival takes place from 19 October – 2 November and will include world class performances from the increasingly popular saxophonist Jess Gillam performing a world premiere of ‘The Keys of Canterbury’, The Sixteen, The Tallis Scholars and many more. The full programme will be released in July. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to Canterbury Festival this year.

Tel: 01227 452853

The William Alwyn Foundation

This year’s festival, our eighth annual event, is based primarily in the village of Blythburgh, where Alwyn lived and worked for the last twenty-four years of his life. Alongside a wealth of chamber music and song in Blythburgh’s beautiful church, we present a film matinee at Southwold’s Electric Picture Palace and an art exhibition at CRAFTCO in Southwold.

Many of this year’s performers will be familiar to regular festival audiences, with several new faces alongside. It’s a particular pleasure to show case students from the Royal Academy of Music, marking Alwyn’s long-standing association with that institution. Two award-winning young quartets present exciting programmes of classical and British repertoire, and a return to the Alwyn Festival for distinguished violinist Jennifer Pike will provide a sensational finale to the week.

William Alwyn actively encouraged many other composers throughout his life, and we are proud to continue that legacy by programming a substantial body of new work this year, including commissions by Sally Beamish, Gary Carpenter, David Horne, David Matthews, and Nathan Williamson. We look forward to welcoming you to a feast of both new and familiar music in the beautiful surrounds of Suffolk this autumn.

Tel: 01728 687 110

Buxton International Festival

Everyone’s welcome to our summertime celebration of opera, music & books in the hills of the beautiful Peak District. BIF celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019 by showcasing the most promising rising stars in the arts world, as well as prominent international singers, artists and literary figures performing over 17 days to an audience of 30,000 from 5 – 21 July.

Tel: Box Office: 01298 72190

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