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Twelfth English Music Festival: 25–28 May 2018

The programme for the Twelfth EMF is now published.

This year’s exciting programme includes such artists at Roderick Williams, the Armonico Consort and the English Symphony Orchestra in works ranging from Dido and Aeneas through to the UK première of Richard Blackford’s Violin Concerto, taking in such rarities as Delius Double Concerto, York Bowen sonatas, and less familiar music for string orchestra by Warlock, Dyson, Howells, Finzi and Vaughan Williams.

Our innovations this year are the inclusion of folk singer John Kirkpatrick, and two dramatic programmes, one on Ethel Smyth and the other a World War event with actor Christopher Kent.

Priority booking for Friends of the EMF will open on 1st March and public booking will be available from 15th March.


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