New Paths Music has announced the programme for its fourth spring festival in Beverley, which runs 4th-7th April.
Almost thirty events take place across the four days in a packed programme of song, chamber music, talks, late-night events, a world premiere, performances for families and children and a recital on the Minster’s world-famous organ. Performers in this young festival include rising stars from the world of classical music alongside veteran international artists.
Two groups of young people in Yorkshire have come together across boundaries to take the recorder to their hearts, in an innovative community project as part of the 31st Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival opening next week, 24-27 May 2018.
York’s Minster Minstrels, an established youth ensemble dedicated to the exploration of early music, and Castaway Musical Theatre Goole, a vibrant group of young people with learning and physical disabilities from the Goole area, have been working on a collaborative project for the last three months, as part of the BBC Ten Pieces project, which aims to make classical music and musical instruments accessible.
During 2017 – 19, former Opera North cellist Miriam Roycroft, and Lance Coburn, are performing the entire repertoire for cello and piano by Bohuslav Martinů.
Performances are taking place at selected venues throughout Ireland, and are delighted to present some of these enticing and rarely-heard compositions in Beverley on Thursday, 15 February at 7.30pm at Toll Gavel United Church.
La Serenissima present Viva Vivaldi, a vibrant and buzzing concert of chamber music by Vivaldi and his close friends and rivals, on Thursday 2, November 2017 at 7.30pm at Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley.
Vivaldi wasn’t just a fine composer but also a legendary violinist in his own day as well and was said to have played ‘so high up the fingerboard that there was scarce room for the bow’.
There are still tickets available for Britten Sinfonia’s presentation of Mother Goose on Saturday, 21 October 2017, at 2pm at Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley, as part of the Classically Yours series.
This will be an interactive concert, designed to introduce children to the delights of classical repertoire for chamber orchestra in a fun and collaborative environment.
Classically Yours – one of the key events in the East Riding’s celebration of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 – continues this autumn with more events across the area.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Orchestras Live have joined forces to bring orchestral music to venues across the East Riding. Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, and investment from the council – which is a Principal Partner in Hull 2017 – and Orchestras Live, Classically Yours will see some of the UK’s top orchestras, including Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, coming to the area.