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World-famous musicians for Ryedale Festival launch
2:52pm Wednesday 28th March 2012 in What's on
THE world famous Nash Ensemble will launch this year’s Ryedale Festival at St Peter’s Church on Friday, April 13, at 7.30pm.
Nash Ensemble has built up a remarkable reputation throughout the world as one of Britain’s finest and most adventurous chamber groups and their numerous accolades include two Royal Philharmonic Society awards.
Artistic director Christopher Glynn said: ‘I’m very excited that the Nash Ensemble has managed to find time in their busy schedule to come and launch the 2012 Ryedale Festival with such a superb programme.
“It includes Beethoven’s Septet – one of his most convivial masterpieces – alongside a rarely-heard work by the Swedish composer Franz Berwald.
Composed in the year of Schubert’s death, his Septet is a captivating work, full of delightful melodies and imaginative instrumentation.’ The Ryedale Festival has been operating for over 30 years with distinguished international artists as well as outstanding younger musicians performing new and unfamiliar music alongside established masterpieces.
Performances are given in venues such as the great houses of Hovingham Hall, Castle Howard, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey and many of the beautiful, sometimes remote, village churches that characterize this part of Yorkshire.
This year the festival starts on July 13 and runs until July 29.
For more information, contact the Ryedale Festival Box office on 01751 475777, email@example.com or www.ryedalefestival.co.uk