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Cheltenham Music Festival

Syde Manor, Cheltenham

Weekend: Bach at the Café Zimmermann
Weekend: Bach at the Café Zimmermann
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Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Bach, Vergnuegte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust - Cantata, BWV170
Bach, Widerstehe doch der Suende - Cantata, BWV54 (arias from)
Bach, Ich habe genug - Cantata, BWV82 (arias from)
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Consone Quartet
Linda Sayce, Theorbo
Orrell, James, Violin
Wed 4 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

© Jan Capinski
Sarah Connolly: Composers of the Royal College of Music
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Stanford, A soft day
Vaughan Williams, The house of life (Love Sight)
Gurney, Thou didst delight my eyes
Gurney, The fields are full
Somervell, A Shropshire Lad: Into my heart an air that kills, no.9
Bridge, Come to me in my dreams
Bridge, Journey's end
Holst, Journey's End
Dunhill, The Cloths of Heaven, Op.30 no.3
Tippett, Songs for Ariel
Clarke, Cloths of Heaven
Dame Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Wed 4 Jul at 19:00
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Sir Mark Elder & The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder & The Hallé
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K620: overture
Mozart, Aria for Soprano, "Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio", K418
Strauss R., Ariadne auf Naxos: Prelude and Dance Scene
Strauss R., Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60: Grossmächtige Prinzessin
Louise Alder, Soprano
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Thu 5 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Sitkovetsky Piano Trio
Sitkovetsky Piano Trio
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Schumann C., Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 (Andante)
Schumann, Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, Op.63
Dvořák, Piano Trio no. 4 in E minor "Dumky", Op.90
Sitkovetsky Trio
Thu 5 Jul at 15:00
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Church of the Holy Innocents, Highnam, Gloucester

Eternal Be The Sleep
Eternal Be The Sleep
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Gurney, Since I believe in God
Parry, Sorrow and Pain
McDowall, I know that my redeemer liveth
Parry, Love is a sickness
Elgar, They are at rest
Howells, Requiem: Psalm 121
Howells, Requiem aeternam 2
Holst, Nunc dimittis
Parry, Songs of Farewell
Carice Singers
George Parris, Director
Thu 5 Jul at 19:30
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Maxim Vengerov in Concert
Maxim Vengerov in Concert
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Brahms, F-A-E Sonata: scherzo in C minor
Brahms, Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor, Op.108
Mendelssohn, String Octet in E flat major, Op.20
Maxim Vengerov, Violin
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Thu 5 Jul at 21:45
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Cheltenham College Chapel, Cheltenham

Parisian Choral Works by Candlelight
Parisian Choral Works by Candlelight
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Dupré, Laudate Dominum, Op.9 no.4
Fauré, Messe Basse
Dupré, O salutaris hostia, Op.9 no.1
Duruflé, Requiem
Choir of Keble College
Fri 6 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Carducci Quartet and David Cohen
Carducci Quartet and David Cohen
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Bach, Cello suite no. 1 in G major, BWV1007 (Premiere)
Higgins, Gursky Landscape
Glass, Cuarteto de cuerda núm. 3 (Mishima), 1957-Award Montage
Schubert, String Quartet no. 2 in C major, D.32
Carducci String Quartet
David Cohen, Cello
Fri 6 Jul at 19:00
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Brabbins and Kanneh-Mason
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Brabbins and Kanneh-Mason
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Higgins, Velocity
Howells, Paradise Rondel, Op.40
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Holst, Beni Mora Oriental Suite, Op.29 no.1: In the street of the Ouled Nails
Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Parry, From Death to Life
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Daniel Pioro, Violin
Sat 7 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

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Haffner Wind Ensemble
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Debussy, Syrinx
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin (arr. Mason Jones)
Beethoven, Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, Op.16
Mozart, Adagio and Allegro in F minor for a Mechanical Clock, K594
Ravel, Miroirs: Une barque sur l'océan
Mozart, Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K452
Haffner Wind Ensemble
Charles Owen, Piano
Sat 7 Jul at 14:00
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

The Strings of BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Strings of BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47
Blackford, Kalon (Premiere)
Tippett, Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, Conductor
Sat 7 Jul at 18:00
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Cheltenham Ladies College: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham

Hansel & Gretel (World Premiere)
Hansel & Gretel (World Premiere)
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Kaner, Hansel and Gretel
The Goldfield Ensemble
Sat 7 Jul at 20:30
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Thrones, Swords and Fantasy
Thrones, Swords and Fantasy
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Various, Various pieces
Bristol Ensemble
Robin Smith, Conductor
Sun 8 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor
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Bach, French Suite no. 5 in G major, BWV816
Brahms, 4 Klavierstücke (Four Pieces for Piano), Op.119
Dean, Hommage à Brahms
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Berg, Piano Sonata in B minor, Op.1
Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Sun 8 Jul at 13:00
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Family Concert with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Family Concert with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Rossini, William Tell: overture
Bizet, Carmen: Suite no. 2 (Chason du Toréador)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67 (First Movement)
Williams, Film music from Star Wars (Main Theme)
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Festival overture in E flat major, Op.49
Grant Llewellyn, Conductor
Sun 8 Jul at 17:00
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Cheltenham Ladies College: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham

In Place: An Extended Multi-Media Song Cycle
In Place: An Extended Multi-Media Song Cycle
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Riley, In Place
Melanie Pappenheim, Mezzo-soprano
Ruth Goller, Bass
Kate Halsall, Piano
Nic Pendlebury, Viola
Stephen Hiscock, Percussion
Sun 8 Jul at 19:30
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Sir András Schiff & The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir András Schiff & The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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Haydn, Symphony no. 94 in G major "Surprise"
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D major, Hob XVIII:11
Haydn, Mass no. 14 in B flat major, "Harmoniemesse”, Hob XXII:14
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Mon 9 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists I
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists I
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Antheil, Trumpet Sonata
Bertelsmeier, Zu-neigend 3.5
Charlier, Solo de Concours 2
Haydn, String Quartet no. 54 in B flat major, Op.71 no.1, Hob III:69
Janáček, String Quartet no. 1 in E minor, "Kreutzer Sonata"
Saint-Saëns, Septet for trumpet, piano and strings
Calidoré Quartet
Simon Höfele, Trumpet
Frank Dupree, Keyboard
Daniel Storer, Double Bass
Mon 9 Jul at 17:00
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Cambray Baptist Church, Cheltenham

© Chris Gloag
BBC Young Musician Rush Hour 2
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Beethoven, Seven variations for cello and piano on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46
Janáček, Pohádka (Fairy Tale)
Chopin, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65
Laura van der Heijden, Cello
Jâms Coleman, Piano
Mon 9 Jul at 19:30
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Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury

The King's Singers
The King's Singers
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Various, Various pieces
The King's Singers
Tue 10 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists II
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists II
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Cassado, Suite for solo cello
Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D minor, Op.70 "Souvenir de Florence"
Mozart, String Quartet in D major "Prussian", K575
Strauss R., Capriccio: sextet, Op 85
Calidoré Quartet
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Viola
Andrei Ioniţă, Cello
Tue 10 Jul at 18:30
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Cheltenham Playhouse, Cheltenham

Bernstein Double Bill
Bernstein Double Bill
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Bernstein, On the Town
McEnery, Peter, Vocals
St John, Julia, Director
Tue 10 Jul at 20:00
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Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury

Classical Mixtape
Classical Mixtape
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Various, Various pieces
Richard Allen, Harp
Burton, Rob, Saxophone
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano
Carleton Etherington, Organ
Ligeti Quartet
Savitri Singers
Gloucestershire Community Gamelan Players
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Wed 11 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists III
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists III
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Mozart, Rondo for Piano in A minor, K511
Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Liszt, Fantasy on themes from operas by Mozart "Figaro Fantasy", S 697
Grieg, Scenes of Country Life: Carnival Scene, Op.19 no.3
Liszt, Piano Sonata in B minor, S 178
Mariam Batsashvili, Piano
Wed 11 Jul at 18:00
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Cheltenham College Chapel, Cheltenham

The Choir of King's College Cambridge
The Choir of King's College Cambridge
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Elgar, Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) for choir and orchestra
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Howells, Psalm Prelude, set 1 no. 1 (Organ Solo)
Vaughan Williams, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Psalm 90)
Berkeley, I will lift up mine eyes
Berkeley, The Lord is my Shepherd
Parry, I was glad
Choir of King's College Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, Organ
Wed 11 Jul at 20:00
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Cheltenham College Chapel, Cheltenham

The Choir of King's College Cambridge
The Choir of King's College Cambridge
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Elgar, Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) for choir and orchestra
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Howells, Psalm Prelude, set 1 no. 1 (Organ Solo)
Vaughan Williams, Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Psalm 90)
Berkeley, I will lift up mine eyes
Berkeley, The Lord is my Shepherd
Parry, I was glad
Choir of King's College Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, Organ
Wed 11 Jul at 21:00
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Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

Quartet Premieres
Quartet Premieres
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Various, New Works (World Premiere)
Ligeti Quartet
Thu 12 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Eberle Helmchen Viersen Sachse Quartet
Eberle Helmchen Viersen Sachse Quartet
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Brahms, Piano Quartet no. 2 in A major, Op.26
Schumann, Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.47
Veronika Eberle, Violin
Pauline Sachse, Viola
Quirine Viersen, Cello
Martin Helmchen, Piano
Thu 12 Jul at 15:00
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St Swithin's Church, Quenington, Cheltenham

Quenington Recital
Quenington Recital
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Debussy, Suite bergamasque
Debussy, Ballade
Hindemith, Sonata for Harp
Schubert, Fragments of a Sonata in F sharp minor, D.571
Takemitsu, Litany in Memory of Michael Vyner
Renie, Pièce symphonique
Richard Allen, Harp
Thu 12 Jul at 19:30
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Candide
Bernstein, Candide
Paula Sides, Soprano
Carl Sanderson, Bass
Orpheus Sinfonia
Oliver Gooch, Conductor
Jeff Clarke, Director
Nigel Howard, Set Designer
Elroy Ashmore, Set Designer
Fri 13 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

© Kevin Davis
Steven Isserlis
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Schumann C., Three Romances for violin and piano Op.22
Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Martinů, Cello Sonata no. 1, H 277
Kaprálová, Deux ritournelles pour violoncelle et piano, Op.25
Franck, Cello Sonata in A major, FWV 8
Holmes, La Vision de la Reine: Recitatif et Chante
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Connie Shih, Piano
Fri 13 Jul at 16:30
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Cheltenham Ladies College: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham

Eddie Parker's Debussy Mirrored
Eddie Parker's Debussy Mirrored
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Parker, Debussy Mirrored
James Gilchrist, Tenor
Beraha, Brigitte, Vocals
Parker, Eddie, Flute
Rowland Sutherland, Flute
Gareth Lockrane, Flute
Jan Hendrickse, Flute
Allsopp, James, Clarinet
Simon Limbrick, Percussion
Ridge, Imogen, Harp
Mick, Alcyona, Piano
Watts, Steve, Bass
Martin France, Drums
Fri 13 Jul at 19:00
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Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow
Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow
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Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Letter Scene (Vi mnye pisali)
Borodin, Polovtsian Dances
Kobolov Novaya Opera Orchestra of Moscow
Kobolov Novaya Opera Chorus
Jan Latham-Koenig, Conductor
Fri 13 Jul at 21:30
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All Saints Church, Pittville, Cheltenham

Bevan Family Consort
Bevan Family Consort
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Various, Various pieces
Bevan Family Consort
John Butt, Conductor
Sat 14 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Berkeley Ensemble
Berkeley Ensemble
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Ravel, Introduction and allegro for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet
Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Ravel, Chansons madécasses
Debussy, 3 Chansons de Bilitis (Musique de scéne)
Hesketh, The Singing Bone (Premiere)
Debussy, Les Soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon
Debussy, Deux Arabesques (Premiere)
Berkeley, Nocturne
Berkeley Ensemble
Katherine Broderick, Soprano
Sat 14 Jul at 17:00
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Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

© Chris Webb
Composer Academy Showcase I
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Various, New Works
Scott Wilson, Conductor
Xenia Pestova, Piano
Carla Rees, Alto Flute
Heather Roche, Clarinet
Sat 14 Jul at 19:30
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Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

Berlioz: Grande messe des morts
Berlioz: Grande messe des morts
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Berlioz, Requiem "Grande Messe des morts", Op.5
Nick Pritchard, Tenor
British Sinfonietta
South Cotswold Big Sing Group
Saint Cecilia Singers
Adrian Partington, Conductor
Sun 15 Jul at 11:00
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Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Chineke! Chamber Orchestra
Chineke! Chamber Orchestra
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Coleridge-Taylor, Nonet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn & Piano, Op.2
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28 (Arr. Franz Hasenoehrl)
Schubert, Octet in F major, D.803, Op.166
Chineke! Orchestra
Sun 15 Jul at 17:00
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Cheltenham Ladies College: Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham

Chamber Opera: Juliana
Chamber Opera: Juliana
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Phibbs, Juliana (World Premiere)
Nova Music Opera
George Vass, Conductor
Richard Williams, Director
Cheryl Enever, Juliana
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Kerstin
Samuel Pantcheff, Juan
Slade, Laurie, Librettist