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Welcome to the
2013 RYEDALE FESTIVAL
12th July - 28th July
For two weeks every July we welcome outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to Ryedale, North Yorkshire - an area rich in history, architecture and natural beauty. Performances take place at Castle Howard, Hovingham Hall, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey, Helmsley Arts Centre and the many beautiful country churches of Ryedale.
Read Cristopher Glynn’s complete introduction to the 2013 Ryedale Festival
Just some of the events in the 2013 RYEDALE FESTIVAL
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Twice named 'Female Artist of the Year' at the Classic BRITs, trumpeter Alison Balsom has an international reputation as a distinctive and ground-breaking musician and ambassador for classical music.‘This was a remarkable evening.
A very remarkable evening. An exceptionally remarkable evening … an indelibly poignant, probing performance’ – Daily Telegraph ‘
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Acclaimed for his technique and musicianship, British cellist Steven Isserlis is regularly heard in all the great concert halls of the world.
‘The music world – and music itself – is infinitely richer for the presence of Steven Isserlis’– Gramophone
This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast in the Lunchtime Concert series.
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Sibling pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque are renowned throughout the world for their breathtaking virtuosity and dazzling performances.
‘Their performance was a knockout - combining familiar fare with a dazzling rarity and delivering it all with a combination of theatricality and affection’ – San Francisco Chronicle‘. 'If duo pianists are required, who else but the Labèque sisters?’ – The New York Sun
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It is one of the best kept secrets in show business that Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the USA. . In this fascinating encounter with the writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson (chief music critic of The Independent) she recalls this very special part of her career with access to some rare and treasured recordings.
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The acclaimed partnership of Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe dedicate an evening to the songs of George Gershwin.
‘Sung to perfection by England’s best young jazz singer, Claire Martin.’ – The New York Observer
‘Songs at the piano don’t get much sharper than this … Whether he’s performing his own material or reshaping an old favourite’ – The Observer. ‘These two are the real deal. Simply knock out!' – Richard Rodney Bennett
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