In what must be one of the most diverse festival programmes anywhere, a vast range of classical music – symphonic, choral, chamber, contemporary and early music – is joined by jazz, folk, electronica, spoken word, film and family events.
It’s a privilege, in such a festival programme, to be able to focus on cultural and historic events as broad-ranging as the Somme and Yehudi Menuhin centenaries, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and Erik Satie’s 150th birthday. Satie is one of music history’s great pioneers and provocateurs, and I am delighted that the Cheltenham audience will be able to explore in some depth this extraordinary figure. Read more
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