Ludlow Arts: Classical

Arcadia Festival — A Double-Header event

Saturday 7 October 2017 at 3:00pm

Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan

Roger Nichols: author and lecturer
Eleanor Alberga: composer
Hugh Webb: harp
Diego Aceña Moreno: flute
Sacha Rattle: clarinet
Jacqueline Shave: violin
Thomas Bowes: violin
Andres Kaljuste: viola
Robert Irvine: cello

With illustrations from the full line up of Arcadians, Roger Nichols unwraps the music and personalities of the French music in this year's festival. Then after tea and cake Hugh Webb lets us into the mysteries of the harp in a lecture demonstation. Not to be missed.

The 8th Arcadia Festival will focus on masterpieces of French music, Beethoven and music for the Harp.

The festival will again punch well above its weight and can boast a stellar array of internationally renowned instrumentalists. A special event at Aardvark Books involving both a world authority on French music and a lecture demonstration recital by one of the world's leading harpists is added to three concerts in the beautiful trio of churches at Leintwardine, Kingsland and Downton.

Featured will be signature works by Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saëns as well as works by Beethoven and a chance to hear Eleanor Alberga's life-affirming first string quartet. The customary free, opening taster event will be at the Sun Inn, Leintwardine on the evening of Thursday 5th October.

Tickets, £15, two concerts for £25, three for £30 from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office, online HERE or at the door