23 echo Choir

All Saints' Church, Kirkbymoorside Church StreetKirkbymoorside,

Late-Night Candlelit Concert They are at rest echo Choir Roger McGough reader   Purcell Funeral Sentences on the death of Queen Mary Purcell Remember not, Lord, our offences Robert Ramsey When David Heard Edgar Bainton And I saw a new heaven Elgar They are at Rest Imogen Heap Hide and Seek The Smiths There is […]


24 Mario Häring

Duncombe Park HelmsleyYork,

Coffee Concert Mario Häring piano   Debussy Children’s Corner Suite Schumann Carnaval Debussy Estampes   A much-admired prize-winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018, Mario Häring conjures a world of colour at the piano. He explores how Debussy was inspired by his daughter Chou-chou, an ancient book of counterpoint exercises, Moorish gypsy music, ragtime, […]


25 Dame Sarah Connolly and Christopher Glynn

Duncombe Park HelmsleyYork,

Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano) Christopher Glynn (piano) Johannes Brahms Ständchen op. 106 no. 1 Johannes Brahms Da untem im Tale op. 33 no. 6 Johannes Brahms Feldeinsamkeit op. 86 no. 2 Johannes Brahms Die Mainacht op. 43 no. 2 Johannes Brahms Von ewiger Liebe op. 43 no. 1 Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben -- […]

26 Behind the beard IV – Katy Hamilton

Duncombe Park HelmsleyYork,

The public and private faces of Johannes Brahms Katy Hamilton speaker   In the last of her four talks exploring new perspectives on Brahms, Katy Hamilton looks at the reflective, often melancholy late works, many written with dear friends and collaborators in mind.


27 Julian Bliss and friends

Duncombe Park HelmsleyYork,

Coffee Concert ‘Fraulein Klarinette…’ Julian Bliss clarinet Rosalind Ventris viola Camille Thomas cello Jess Dandy contralto Christopher Glynn piano   Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor Clara Schumann Three Romances Brahms Lieder, including Viola songs op. 91 Brahms Clarinet Trio   Autumnal Brahms, as Julian Bliss plays a deeply felt sonata for the instrument Brahms […]


28 Back to Basie

Milton Rooms, Malton Market PlaceMalton,

Paul Lacey trumpet/leader Jacqui Hicks vocalist    No one recreates the Basie sound like Paul Lacey and his orchestra. Featuring top London soloists and vocalist Jacqui Hicks, they conjure the spirit of the legendary ‘Swing Machine’, perpetuating Basie’s style of big band jazz, with dynamism, good humour and a large dose of the blues. Following […]

£25 – £30

29 Camille Thomas

St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale HaromeYork,

Late-Night Candlelit Concert Camille Thomas cello   J.S. Bach Suite in G Ysaÿe Sonata for cello solo Cassadó Suite for cello   Artist in residence Camille Thomas plays solo works by candlelight.   ‘The full-bodied, confident tone with which she enables melodies to blossom beneath her bow is thrilling. The grace with which she then […]


30 Come and Sing with Sarah Latto

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

Come and Sing Sarah Latto leader echo Choir   All ages and abilities are welcome at this singing workshop led by the inspiring director Sarah Latto and members of echo. They start with the sound world of Purcell, delving into his catches, canons and ground basses to show how improvisation can be used in performance, […]

31 Festival Masterclass: clarinet

Helmsley Arts Centre Meeting House Court, 1, HelmsleyYork,

Festival Masterclass: Julian Bliss Clarinet Clarinettist and clarinet designer Julian Bliss works with young musicians from across Ryedale. To take part please email workshops@ryedalefestival.com The workshops are two hours long and we aim to give participants enough time to run through their chosen piece which the artist will then coach them on. An accompanist will […]

Free event

32 Orchestra of Opera North

Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa South BayScarborough,

Alpesh Chauhan conductor Camille Thomas cello   Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell) Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition   In 1946, Benjamin Britten borrowed a little hornpipe by Purcell and used it to take young listeners on an epic […]

£15 – £30

33 An afternoon with Roxanna Panufnik

Helmsley Arts Centre Meeting House Court, 1, HelmsleyYork,

This Paradise An afternoon with Roxanna Panufnik and festival musicians Katy Hamilton interviewer James Turnbull oboe Treske Ensemble Rosamond Thomas mezzo-soprano Michael Pandya piano Roxanna Panufnik Second Home Roxanna Panufnik Virtue Roxanna Panufnik Love Sought Roxanna Panufnik Letters from Burma   Few composers combine such a wide range of influences with the warmth and elegance […]


34 Carducci Quartet

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

Julian Bliss clarinet   Haydn String Quartet in D, op. 20 no. 4 David Bruce Gumboots Roxanna Panufnik Modlitwa Weber Clarinet Quintet   The joyous rhythms and klezmer-like wheeling of David Bruce’s Gumboots celebrates the resilience of black miners in South Africa under apartheid, who were chained together and made to wear wellington boots while […]

£20 – £25

35 Tabea Debus and Paula Chateauneuf

St Michael’s Church, Coxwold Thirsk Bank, CoxwoldYork,

Coffee Concert Tabea Debus recorder Paula Chateauneuf theorbo   Telemann Sonata in C Telemann/Max de Wardener Fantasia per il Flauto senza Basso J.S. Bach Andante (from BWV 1034) and Allegro (from BWV 1035) Robert de Visée Chaconne J.S. Bach Sinfonia (from BWV 156) and Sinfonia (from BWV 35) Telemann/Misha Mullov-Abbado Fantasia per il Flauto senza Basso   (from […]


36 Festival Masterclass: violin

Helmsley Arts Centre Meeting House Court, 1, HelmsleyYork,

Penny Stirling violin   Violinist Penny Stirling works with string players from across Ryedale. To take part please email workshops@ryedalefestival.com The workshops are two hours long and we aim to give participants enough time to run through their chosen piece which the artist will then coach them on. An accompanist will be provided.

Free event

37 Olivia Chaney

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

Folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney conceived much of her Grammy-nominated recent album Shelter in a cottage on the North York Moors, drawing on influences as diverse as folk, pop, jazz and her love of the music of Henry Purcell.  ‘Melancholy has never sounded so rapturous’ enthused the Daily Telegraph. Heard in the medieval […]

£18 – £20

38 Coffee Concert

St Mary’s Church, Birdsall BirdsallMalton,

Ferio Saxophone Quartet   Purcell Rondeau from Abdelazer J.S. Bach Air from Suite no. 3 J.S. Bach Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata BWV 208 Handel Sarabande from Harpsichord Suite in D minor Handel Water Music Suite no. 2 Corelli Adagio from Christmas Concerto Bozza Andante and Scherzo Lago Ciudades   The lively brilliance of […]


39 Sally Palmer and Leo Nicholson

Performing Arts Centre, Ampleforth College East Lane, AmpleforthYork,

Young Artist Platform Sally Palmer flute Leo Nicholson piano   J.S. Bach Sonata in E flat Carl Vine Sonata for Flute and Piano Gaubert Ballade Roxanna Panufnik A Wind at Rook’s Haven Vitali Chaconne   An award-winning flautist plays music from Bach to Panufnik.


40 Bach’s Angels – Solomon’s Knot

Ampleforth Abbey East LaneYork,

Bach’s Angels Solomon’s Knot   J.S. Bach Es erhub sich ein Streit BWV 19 J.S. Bach Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV 130 J.S. Bach Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg BWV 149 J.S. Bach Magnificat in D, BWV 243   How do you evoke angels in music? Even for Bach, as he composed music […]

£25 – £35

41 Orsino Ensemble

Long Gallery, Castle Howard Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Katya Apekisheva piano   Glinka Trio Pathétique Rachmaninov Vocalise Rimsky Korsakov Quintet for Piano and Wind Shostakovich Four waltzes Rachmaninov (arr. Farrington) Suite no. 2                   World Premiere   It’s hard to imagine a more star-studded group of wind players than the Orsino Ensemble, led by Adam Walker on a mission to showcase the depth and […]

£20 – £25

42 A Purcell Pageant

Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough Albion RdScarborough,

Coffee Concert A Purcell Pageant Solomon’s Knot   Join Solomon’s Knot to delve into the shimmering fantasy world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as depicted in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, bestudded with jewels from his odes, welcome songs and masques. Dramatised for concert performance by exciting director Tama Matheson, we begin as we end, with a […]

£15 – £23

43 Pavel Kolesnikov and Sean Shibe

Birdsall House BirdsallMalton,

Double Concert Birdsall House hosts two concerts, both performed twice, with the audience changing places after the one hour interval. The audience is invited to picnic in the grounds between the two concerts.   CONCERT I (Ballroom) Pavel Kolesnikov piano Carducci Quartet  Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor   […]


44 Orsino Ensemble

St Hilda’s Church, Sherburn St Hilda's St, SherburnMalton,

Coffee Concert Orsino Ensemble   Haydn Music for a musical clock Reicha Andantes and Adagio for cor anglais Debussy Syrinx Fauré Dolly Suite James MacMillan Motet V for solo horn Julio Medaglia Belle Epoque in South America   Virtuosity, flair and charm from this peerless and intrepid group of wind players, in music Haydn composed […]


45 Imogen Cooper

Duncombe Park HelmsleyYork,

Imogen Cooper piano Schubert Sonata in A, D.959 Liszt Gretchen (from Faust Symphony) Brahms Fantasias op. 116   After opening with one of the great soliloquies of Schubert’s last year, Imogen Cooper turns to Liszt’s rarely-heard transcription of the moving central movement of his Faust Symphony, where an innocent game of ‘he loves me, he […]

£30 – £35

46 Solomon’s Knot

St Lawrence Parish Church, York Lawrence StreetYork,

Coffee Concert Solomon’s Knot   J.C. Bach Fürchte dich nicht J.S. Bach Fürchte dich nicht J.S. Bach Komm Jesu, komm J.C. Bach Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf J.S. Bach Lobet den Herrn J.C. Bach Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude J.C. Bach Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich […]


47 Yorkshire Young Musicians

Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre East Lane, AmpleforthYork,

Yorkshire Young Musicians Programme for Ryedale 2019 Shostakovich String Quartet No 7 in F# minor, Op 108 Allegretto, Lento, Allegro-Allegretto-Adagio Bromby Quartet Pia Bromby, Sam Meredith, violins; Keith Bray, viola; Elliot Tingley, ‘cello Roxanna Panufnik Glo Schumann Romance in B major Op 28 No 3 Harvey Broadhead-Nriapia, piano Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet Hannah […]


48 Burying the Dead

Ampleforth College Theatre East Lane, AmpleforthYork,

A concert-drama about Henry Purcell Ceruleo Ensemble   November, 1695. The 36-year-old Henry Purcell works through a fever to deliver a song for the young singer Leticia Cross. As he drifts in and out of consciousness, dream-like memories of the Plague, the Fire of London, family life and the vibrant Restoration stage merge seamlessly with his exquisite vocal […]

£20 – £25

49 Imogen Cooper with Orsino Ensemble

All Saints' Church Helmsley Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Late-Night Candlelit Concert Orsino Ensemble Imogen Cooper piano   Ligeti Bagatelles Knussen Three Little Fantasies Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds K.452   Wit, energy and abandon run through Ligeti’s sparkling Bagatelles, just as the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh were among the inspirations for three short ‘reflections’ by Oliver Knussen. The Orsino Ensemble then join Imogen […]


50 Garden Party

Worsley Arms Hotel, Hovingham 1 High St, HovinghamYork,

Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band A perfect Yorkshire afternoon: one of the county’s finest brass bands and a cream tea in picturesque Hovingham.


51 Festival Service

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham HovinghamYork,

The Revd Tim Robinson The Dean of York preacher Ryedale Festival Singers   A short, ecumenical service of thanksgiving for the festival, including music by Purcell and festival composer in residence Roxanna Panufnik.

Free event

52 Royal Northern Sinfonia

Hovingham Hall Hovingham,

Final Gala Concert Royal Northern Sinfonia Bradley Creswick director Julian Bliss clarinet Amy Harman bassoon   Purcell (arr. Britten) Chacony Finzi Clarinet Concerto Roxanna Panufnik Cantator and Amanda                        World Premiere Haydn Oxford Symphony no. 92 in G   The poignant strains of Purcell’s great Chacony introduces two works featuring wind soloists. Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto […]

£30 – £40

Isata Kanneh-Mason


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MJS9oYvGyM This concert was recorded at All Saints' Church in Helmsley. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features Gershwin's Prelude no. 1 from Three Preludes. Isata Kanneh-Mason piano Beethoven Sonata no. 2 in A Major I Allegro vivace II Largo appassionato III Scherzo Allegretto IV Rondo Grazioso Samuel Barber Sonata I […]

Rachel Podger


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS_uPhzxDaQ This concert was recorded in the Chapel at Castle Howard. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features Biber's Guardian Angel.   Rachel Podger violin Guardian Angel Vilsmayr Partita 6 in A major I Prelude II Aria III Saraband IV Aria V Menuett VI Aria VIII Aria IX Gigue XI […]

Matthew Hunt and Tim Horton


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBxQA5hHO6c This concert was recorded in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features Schumann's Fantasiestücke. Matthew Hunt clarinet Tim Horton piano Fantasy Pieces Schumann Fantasiestücke I Zart und mit Ausdruck II Lebhaft, leicht III Rasch und mit Feuer Jörg Widmann Fantasie John Ireland Fantasy […]

Anna Lapwood


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6alO0MWBZf8 This concert was recorded at St Michael's Church in Coxwold. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features Bach's Trio Sonata no. 2 in C Minor.   Anna Lapwood organ Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in C major Frescobaldi Canzona Quarta Bach Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele Bach Trio Sonata no. […]

Abel Selaocoe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4PavG9iiCg This concert was recorded at All Saints' Church Helmsley. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features Ka bohaleng, the Bach Sarabande and Iqhawe. Abel Selaocoe cello Ka bohaleng (‘on the sharp side’) Umkhonto we Qiniso (‘the spear of truth’) Vukani bo (‘wake up’) Dall'Abaco Capriccio no. 3 in E […]

Rowan Pierce and Christopher Glynn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1GbyDRPrRs This concert was recorded at All Saints' Church Helmsley. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features the two Purcell songs, The Slow Train and Strauss' Morgen!. Rowan Pierce soprano Christopher Glynn piano Music for a While Purcell Music for a While O Solitude Schubert Im Haine Schumann Du bist […]

Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Christopher Glynn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At0_j97rNGo This concert was recorded at All Saints' Church in Helmsley. The full programme is listed below, and the short clip above features Elgar's Violin Sonata.   Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin Christopher Glynn piano Elgar Chanson de Nuit Elgar Chanson de Matin Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor I Allegro II Romance: Andante III Allegro non troppo […]

Carducci Quartet and Streetwise Opera


A short clip of this concert, recorded at Castle Howard, will be available to view shortly.   Streetwise Opera with Roderick Williams, Brodsky Quartet and Genesis Sixteen Carducci Quartet Schubert The Linden Tree Phillip Glass String Quartet no.3 Mishima I 1957: Award Montage II November 25: Ichigaya III Grandmother and Kimitake IV 1962: Body Building V Blood Oath VI […]

Spring Sonata: Michael Collins & Michael McHale


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBOmlXWEuKc Michael Collins clarinet Michael McHale piano The great clarinet and piano duo play Beethoven’s Spring Sonata, a virtuoso showpiece by Widor, and the spellbinding sonata that Poulenc composed for Benny Goodman. Widor Introduction and Rondo Beethoven Spring Sonata Poulenc Sonata Filmed at Helmsley Arts Centre and available to view until 8th July 2021.

Brahms & Schubert: Pavel Kolesnikov & Samson Tsoy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ57eFgJBfM Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy piano duet Two of the brightest stars on the British piano scene perform entrancing waltzes by Brahms and Schubert’s gypsy-inspired masterpiece for piano duet, Divertissement à la hongroise. Brahms 16 Waltzes, Op.39 Schubert Divertissement à la hongroise, D818 Filmed in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard. Available to watch until […]

Now is the Month of Maying: Fair Oriana


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJv54JV1v6k Angela Hicks soprano Penelope Appleyard soprano Sam Brown lute Tom Gamble guitar Imagination, innovation and intimacy are hallmarks of this vocal duo, joined here by lutenist Sam Brown and guitarist Tom Gamble. Their entrancing programme mixes renaissance and baroque repertoire with flavours of folk, medieval and contemporary music. Thomas Morley Now is the Month of Maying John Dowland Come […]

Nature is Returning: Helen Charlston and Christopher Glynn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-gn56V2nhI Helen Charlston mezzo Christopher Glynn piano The fast-rising mezzo with a ‘warmly distinctive tone’ (The Telegraph) performs famous spring-inspired songs by Schumann, Brahms, Copland and Finzi, alongside extracts from the much-praised Isolation Songbook she commissioned in 2020 to reflect lockdown lives in music. Brahms An eine Äolsharfe Brahms Ständchen Copland Nature, the gentlest mother Finzi Oh […]

The Beauty of the North: Maxwell Quartet


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZuiIjGo7zI Maxwell Quartet With their trademark joie de vivre and ability to effortlessly blend styles and genres, the Maxwell Quartet perform one of Haydn most sparkling quartets (op. 74, no. 1) alongside folk music from their native Scotland and a tribute by Anna Meredith to the grungy power pop band Teenage Fanclub she loved as […]

Spring Will be a Little Late this Year: Immy Churchill Trio


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Pi8JqH39I Immy Churchill vocals Toby Yapp double bass Scottie Thompson piano The superbly talented jazz vocalist joins friends to celebrate the arrival of spring with a late-night session of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Filmed at Helmsley Arts Centre and available to view until 8th July 2021  

The Lark Ascending: London Mozart Players


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJIsG8w1Nuc Ruth Rogers violin The virtuosic chamber orchestra performs an irresistible programme of Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons. Filmed in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard and available to view until 8th July 2021.

Albion String Quartet

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

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 GarthPickering,

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 BirdsallMalton,

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 PlaceMalton,

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 HovinghamYork,

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, NortonMalton,

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 BirdsallMalton,

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 PlaceMalton,

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 BayScarborough,

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 HelmsleyYork,

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 PlaceMalton,

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 PlaceMalton,

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 HelmsleyYork,

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 LaneYork,

More tickets for this event may be available from Friday 23rd July. Please check back later, or email box.office@ryedalefestival.com to register your interest should further tickets become available. Thank you for your patience. Renaissance Glories Tenebrae Nigel Short director Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum Allegri Miserere, mei Deus Tomás Luis de Victoria Requiem, 1605 Described […]

Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux: Young Artist Day

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham HovinghamYork,

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 HovinghamYork,

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 […]