01. A Cumbrian Idyll
08 October 2021, 11:00 - 12:00
St Hilda's College
To start the Festival, we put a best-selling author-shepherd, a brilliant young singer and a world-renowned pianist in a room to talk about if and where landscape, music, lambing and poetry overlap. Each with roots in Cumbria, these three artists ask what we mean by ‘pastoral’ and explore how a landscape has shaped their own creativity, with music and poetry by Vaughan Williams, Wordsworth, Purcell, Blake and others.
This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.
Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.
All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.
For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.
The performance duration is approximately 1 hour and there will be no interval.
TICKETS AND PASSES
(Online bookings only)
Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount
Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount
Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount
For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.
Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.
Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.
For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.
If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.
SpeakerGavin Plumley is a writer and broadcaster specializing in the music and culture of Central Europe. He read music at Keble College, Oxford and began his career in the publications and press departments at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. After working for several years as a theatrical and literary agent, Gavin decided to pursue a freelance career in 2011. He has written features and programme notes for the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and music festivals, including the Salzburg Festival, for which he has been comm... Read Full Biography
ContraltoNoted for her “velvety richness” (The Independent) & “commanding” tone (Seen and Heard International), Cumbrian contralto Jess Dandy is rapidly making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most promising young singers. Last season saw her debuts as alto soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carnegie Hall, New York; Palau de la música catalana, Barcelona, & Harris Theater, Chicago. All formed part of an international tour with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestra révolutionnaire e... Read Full Biography
PianistWith an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike. With a repertoire of over 100 concertos performed or recorded Martin wor... Read Full Biography
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