A visit to the ancient town of Tetbury in the Cotswolds makes the perfect cultural weekend break. Supported by its Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, the festival is a local highlight as well as for those travelling from overseas to hear internationally acclaimed musicians in such a beautiful setting. Concerts range from early to classical to contemporary music, with lectures and interviews to share insight, understanding and new ways of appreciating the context in which these fine works were written.
The 2022 festival includes performances from one of the world’s finest clarinettists Julian Bliss, alongside pianist Charles Owen, andthe innovative saxophonist Manu Brazo with pianist Prajna Indrawati. Performing a programme of Haydn, Mozart and Mendelessohn will be the first period instrument quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the talented young Consone String Quartet.
Leading Italian ensemble La Fonte Musica makes a much anticipated return to the UK, offering a programme of music by Guillame Dufay under the direction of Michele Pasotti. This performance marks a rare opportunity to enjoy a live UK performance from this world-class ensemble.
Closing the festival will be The Orchestra of St John’s conducted by John Lubbock, with a programme of Elgar, Mozart, Walton and Haydn.
In addition to the concert series, Tetbury Music Festival offers a selection of insightful lectures to guide the listener through each evening performance. This year, Tetbury welcomes esteemed author Sarah Dunant for a lecture on the rebirth of creativity in Renaissance Italy, which precedes La Fonte Musica’s exploration of Dufay in Italy. Later in the festival, Professor Natasha Loges explores the world of clarinet chamber music before Julian Bliss explores some of this stunning repertoire, and Brian David examines the relationships between Elgar, Mozart, Walton and Haydn, after which The Orchestra of St John’s perform some of these composers’ works.
Book now and explore the full programme at www.tetburymusicfestival.org