Artistic Director’s Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Ryedale Festival 2023 – a season of inspiring performances in beautiful and historic locations across North Yorkshire.

This year’s Summer Festival will take place between 14-30 July 2023. The summer programme will be announced on 31 March at a special Launch Concert featuring the brilliant Piatti Quartet, and will be on general sale from 17 April. Please join our mailing list so we can keep you updated.

On 30 April, a short season of spring events opens with a chance to join star tenor Nicky Spence (BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year 2022) and an all-age cast for the world premiere of our Community Song Cycle Give to me the life I love. Inspired by Vaughan Williams and co- created by participants, it is a celebration of life’s adventure and the power of the imagination.

Between 2-5 May, we welcome an outstanding group of BBC New Generation Artists to Ryedale for a week of Lunchtime Concerts recorded for broadcast on Radio 3. Come along to discover some of the fastest-rising talents in classical music, including Hugh Cutting, Ryan Corbett, Santiago Cañón-Valencia and the Mithras Trio.

The Festival was recently shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and praised by The Guardian for its ‘soaring ambition’.

To support that ambition, please consider making a donation so we can plan for the future with confidence. Every penny will be spent carefully to ensure that live music continues to thrive in beautiful Ryedale places.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support the Festival. We look forward to seeing you there soon.

– Christopher Glynn