As we head into the depths of winter, cast your mind forward to Summer 2016 and a fortnight of fantastic music at the Cheltenham Music Festival. First on sale, and poised perfectly as fantastic Christmas presents, are our Festival Proms. Taking place in Cheltenham Town Hall – described in The Sunday Times during a recent Music Festival as ‘one of the best acoustic spaces anywhere’ – these concerts offer up a classy and enticing range of artists and repertoire.
From Glennie and Gershwin to Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Benedetti. From John Wilson and his virtuoso orchestra to the Swedish legend Christian Lindberg – who is to the trombone what Paganini was to the violin or Chopin and Liszt to the piano. All of this in a concert environment that is relaxed and energised, where performers take care to connect with the audience, where the air crackles with something special.