Albion String Quartet

St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton 18 Town St, Old Malton, Malton

11am & 6pm   Haydn String Quartet in D major, op.20, no.4 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F major, op.73 Sparkling Haydn and compelling Shostakovich from a quartet described by the Sunday Times as ‘masterly in its vividness, freedom and sensitivity’. Tickets: £18 Membership discounts will apply as appropriate GENERAL BOOKING FROM MONDAY 28TH […]

Schubert Lieder: Elysium

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Pickering 25 Hall Garth, Pickering

3pm & 9pm   Carolyn Sampson soprano Joseph Middleton piano Die junge Nonne Ganymed An den Mond Auf dem Wasser zu singen Gott im Frühlinge Nacht und Träume Die Sterne An den Mond An die Nachtigall Der liebliche Stern Der Musensohn Wiegenlied Du bist die Ruh Elysium  One of Britain’s best-loved singers joins her regular […]

Schubert String Quintet

Various Venues

Sunday 18th July 5pm / All Saints' Church, Kirkbymoorside 9pm / St Michael's Church, Malton   Monday 19th July 11am / St Olave's Church, York   Albion String Quartet Hannah Roberts cello Schubert String Quintet in C major Composed during the final weeks of his life, Schubert’s great String Quintet is one of the most […]

Birdsall Double Concert

Birdsall House Birdsall, Malton

House: Lara Melda  piano Chopin Nocturne in B flat minor Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux in G minor, op.33 Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux in Eb major, op.33 Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor This British/Turkish pianist was crowned BBC Young Musician 2010 and recently made an acclaimed Proms debut. In the beautiful surroundings of Birdsall House, she plays music […]

Simon Armitage: Magnetic Field

Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

11am & 3pm   Simon Armitage Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems Growing up among the hills of West Yorkshire, Simon Armitage always associated his early poetic experiences with the night-time view from his bedroom window. Now Poet Laureate and one of the country’s most loved writers, he visits Ryedale to read from Magnetic Field, which gathers […]


All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Hovingham, York

11am & 9pm   Cubaroque Nicolas Mulroy tenor Toby Carr guitar and theorbo Songs by Purcell, Monteverdi, Strozzi, Silvio Rodríguez, Caetano Veloso, José Marín, and Tomás Méndez A rare combination of music from two golden ages. In 17th-century Europe, composers explored the extremes of human life: love, sorrow, ecstasy and faith thrillingly painted in sweet […]

Violins of the OAE

Hovingham Hall Hovingham

3pm & 6pm Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Violin soloists of the OAE present music written for violins alone, highlighting the contrasts, textures and colours of an instrument that usually sits on top of the string sound-world. From solos by master composer-performers, to programmatic duets, profoundly beautiful trios, concertos for four violins, and new […]

Jess Gillam Ensemble

St Peter's Church, Norton Langton Rd, Norton, Malton

3pm & 6pm     Jess Gillam Ensemble Meredith Monk Early Morning Melody Phillip Glass Melody No. 10 from Melodies for Saxophone Luke Howard Dappled Light John Harle Flare Björk Venus as a Boy Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Marcello Oboe Concerto Thom Yorke Suspirium Will Gregory Orbit Piazzolla Histoire du Tango  Critics rave […]

Abel Selaocoe & Benjamin Powell

Birdsall House Birdsall, Malton

11am & 9pm   Abel Selaocoe cello Benjamin Powell piano Abel Selaocoe Nagula Debussy Cello Sonata James MacMillan Kiss on wood dall'Abbaco Capprice Schedrin In the style of Albeniz Ravel In the style of Habanera Sollima Lamentatio                          Abel Selaocoe’s performances fill the air with fizzing energy, as he moves seamlessly across genres and styles, highlighting […]


Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

3pm & 6pm   Manchester Collective, Abel Selaocoe and Chesaba Sollima Lamentatio Chesaba Improvisation Lawes Aire in C Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 1, II. Adagio Sostenuto Purcell Excerpts from The Fairy Queen Trad. Ibuyile (South Africa) Trad. Ka Bohaleng (South Africa) Stravinsky Concertino Trad. Old Reinlender from Sonndala (Norway) Trad. Shaka (Ivory Coast) […]

BBC Big Band & Tina May

Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa South Bay, Scarborough

5pm & 8pm   BBC Big Band Tina May vocals An unmissable evening of feel-good music from internationally acclaimed musicians featuring a timeless collection of big band numbers from the classic era of swing and song, all arranged and curated by the band’s leader, Barry Forgie. Enjoy a sparkling selection of instrumental numbers from the […]

Isata Kanneh-Mason

Duncombe Park Helmsley, York

3pm & 5.30pm   Isata Kanneh-Mason piano Mozart Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor Chopin Ballade No. 2 in F major Gubaidulina Chaconne Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor The chart-topping pianist performs a wide-ranging programme, contrasting sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven with one of Chopin’s most evocative works and an extraordinary, […]

Lucy Beckett: Contrasting Histories

St Michael’s Church, Malton Market Place, Malton

11am & 3pm   Rievaulx and Mount Grace: Contrasting Histories Lucy Beckett speaker Rievaulx and Mount Grace, twelve miles apart, were both at their best renowned medieval monasteries and each was abolished by Henry VIII. But their glory days were nearly four centuries apart, and the difference in their histories makes a gripping tale. Tickets […]

Kathryn Tickell and Amy Thatcher

Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

5pm & 8pm   Kathryn Tickell and Amy Thatcher Fresh sounds merge with ancient influences, as one of the leading lights of the UK folk scene and the world’s foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, Kathryn Tickell, is joined by her close collaborator, accordionist and clog dancer Amy Thatcher of The Shee and The Monster […]

Coco Tomita & Simon Callaghan

Duncombe Park Helmsley, York

11am & 3pm   Coco Tomita violin Simon Callaghan piano Mozart Violin Sonata in F major K.376 Tchaikovsky Souvenir d’un lieu cher Poulenc Violin Sonata The winner of the Strings category in this year’s BBC Young Musician joins Simon Callaghan to play Mozart, Tchaikovsky and an intense, deeply felt work by Poulenc. Tickets: £16 (centre) […]

Tenebrae: Renaissance Glories

Ampleforth Abbey East Lane, York

Renaissance Glories Tenebrae Nigel Short director Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum Allegri Miserere, mei Deus Tomás Luis de Victoria Requiem, 1605 Described as ‘phenomenal’ (The Times) and ‘devastatingly beautiful’ (Gramophone), the award-winning choir Tenebrae is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision. This performance centres on their award-winning interpretation of music from the […]

Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux: Young Artist Day

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Hovingham, York

3pm & 9pm   Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux violin Ljubica Stojanovic piano Biber Passacaglia in G minor, for Violin Solo Schubert Fantasy in C major Brahms Violin Sonata in G major Extraordinary music from two fast-rising artists, as the deep spirituality of Biber is followed by virtuoso Schubert, and then a work nicknamed the ‘Rain Sonata’ because […]

Mishka Rushdie Momen: Young Artist Day

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Hovingham, York

11am & 6pm   Mishka Rushdie Momen piano Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major Mozart Fantasie in C minor K.475 Schumann  Ten Impromptus on a theme by Clara Wieck Ligeti Etude no.10  The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Schubert Wanderer-Fantasy A typically wide-ranging programme from a pianist described as ‘compelling’ (The Times) and ‘altogether wonderful’ (Daily Telegraph) […]

Final Concert: Solem Quartet & Friends

Hovingham Hall Hovingham

3pm & 6pm (NB please note on the printed flyer the times are incorrect: 3pm & 6pm are the correct times)   Solem Quartet and friends Florence Price Summer Moon Florence Price Drink to me only with thine eyes Schubert Octet The festival ends with music of optimism and friendship. Florence Price’s tribute to her […]