Cheltenham Music Festival reveals line-up

Cheltenham Music Festival has revealed its 2018 line-up, offering an eclectic programme featuring 20 world premières and a star-studded line-up, with names including Maxim Vengerov, András Schiff, Dame Sarah Connolly, and many, many more.

Returning to town from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 15 July 2018, Cheltenham Music Festival 2018 promises another year of outstanding performances, with new artistic director, Alison Balsom.

Promising plenty of treats for local music lovers, the highly anticipated festival offers a variety of events for connoisseurs and first timers alike, spanning chamber music, choral performances, engaging talks, and family shows.

The impressive line-up features an exciting blend of music greats, such as Grammy award-winning Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov; The Hallé conducted by Sir Mark Elder; The BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Sir András Schiff; and The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.

Music lovers can also look forward to a series of morning recitals within the beautiful setting of Pittville Pump Room, the chance to see rising stars, and a host of innovative events including last year’s hugely popular Classical Mixtape.

Events will be taking place across Cheltenham and beyond, at venues including Cheltenham Town Hall, Pittville Pump Room, Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral, and Chapel Arts

Speaking of this year’s programme, artistic director, Alison Balsom said: ‘I am thrilled to be taking over the helm of Cheltenham Music Festival as we announce a particularly fantastic line up for 2018 – bringing the very best of classical music to the broadest possible audience and making it possible for both Cheltenham and the wider community to experience this great art form in all its glory.’

For more information see Cheltenham Music Festival, call (01242) 850270, or visit cheltenhamfestivals.com/music directly.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 14 March 2018

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