Tetbury Music Festival

The Tetbury Music Festival 2013

The 2013 Festival took place from 3th October to 6th October

The dates for the 2014 Festival will be Thursday 2nd October to Sunday 5th October 2014.

The Festival began on Thursday 3rd October with a revelatory concert from the period orchestra, Arcangelo, directed by the Festival's Artistic Director, Jonathan Cohen, with the fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. The concert included the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major and the Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto, which was performed just as it had been at its premiere, with single strings.

On Friday evening the The Kelemen Quartet from Hungary played 'in their native language' with a wonderful performance of Bela Bartok's 5th String Quartet, flanked by Haydn's Opus 20 No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's 3rd String Quartet, Opus 30.

Saturday morning's song recital was extraordinarily moving and illustrated the difference between simply singing a song and performing a song - really communicating it. The mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly was joined by the baritone Jonathan Lemalu and pianist Joseph Middleton in a programme of Schumann, Mussorgsky and Duparc. An unforgettable experience.

Steven Isserlis returned to the Tetbury Music Festival on Saturday evening with his frequent collaborator, the pianist and composer Stephen Hough. A highlight of the beautiful programme was the British debut of Stephen Hough's Sonata for Cello and Piano (Left Hand), which was a joint commission for The Tetbury Music Festival and The Kronberg Festival.

The 2013 Tetbury Music Festival finished on Sunday, the 6th October, with a superb chamber-scale performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, by Arcangelo, conducted by Jonathan Cohen. The concert was the first of five David Thomas Memorial Concerts, each of which will present a masterpiece of 18th century choral music..

Some of the concerts were sell-outs before the event, so you might want to take advantage of priority booking by becoming a Dolphin.

We look forward to seeing you next year.


The Tetbury Music Festival - 2013
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