For 2019 the Carducci Quartet, a firm favourite of Cheltenham Music Festival audiences, have curated a new programme. A Voyage to the New World explores the works of composers old and new who journeyed from Europe and were inspired by their time spent in the New World, alongside some of America’s most celebrated composers.

The Quartet will be joined by their frequent collaborator and one of the world’s finest clarinettists, Julian Bliss, amongst other performers for a weekend featuring music by Dvořák, Barber, Piazzolla, Copland and many more. With musicologist, writer and broadcaster Katy Hamilton providing introductory concert talks, this is an unmissable pre-Festival treat.

Sunday programme

10am: Gardens open

11am: Concert III
Copland Four Piano Blues (8’)
Poulenc Clarinet Sonata (14’)
Gershwin Three preludes (8’)
Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me (4’)
Debussy Première rhapsodie (8’)
Steve Reich Different Trains (30’)

1pm: Lunch

3pm: Concert IV
Philip Glass String Quartet No.3 ‘Mishima’ (20’)
Samuel Barber String Quartet in B minor Op. 11 (20’)
David Bruce Gumboots for Clarinet & String Quartet (25’)

Ticket Information

This is the Sunday Day Ticket for performances and meals on Sunday 30 June 2019 only. Please click below for the Saturday Day Ticket or Full Weekend Ticket options:

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Syde Manor

Directions to this venue will be emailed to bookers of the Music Festival concert weekend prior to the event.

The venue is 10 miles south of Cheltenham.

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