BUXTON FESTIVAL’S PACKED MUSIC SERIES

The music series for this year’s Buxton Festival features a superb range of singers and musicians performing in a range of venues in the town. The 17-day Festival which also features a nationally acclaimed opera and literary series takes place from 5 to 21 July.

The packed programme includes concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists including the entertaining piano duo Worbey & Farrell, the girl with the golden harp Claire Jones, singers James Gilchrist, Kate Ladner and Anne Sophie Duprels, pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé, and celebrated classical ensembles The Sacconi Quartet and The Fibonacci Sequence. There’s also a number of concerts featuring up-and-coming talent from the Festival’s Young Artists Programme, and late-night jazz from veteran actor John Standing, The Alex Yellowlees Band and Ronnie Scotts house band The James Pearson Trio, featuring the violinist and vocalist Lizzie Ball.

Randall Shannon, the Festival’s executive Director, commented  ‘this is an exciting time for the renowned opera, music and literary event. We look forward to welcoming audiences to the Festival, whether this is their 35th or first festival’. The Festival brochure is available to download from the website www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Festival Office on 01298 70395 for a hard copy and further Festival details. Running alongside the Festival is the popular Buxton Festival Fringe featuring a huge range of theatre, music and more – visit www.buxtonfringe.org.uk

ENDS

For further information and interviews contact Liz Mackenzie, PR and Press Manager

Tel: 01298 70395. Email: liz@buxtonfestival.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Buxton Festival 2013 will take place between 5 – 21 July.This unique festival produces its own fully-staged professional operas, as well as showing touring operas, classical concerts and literary talks. Set within the historic spa town of Buxton, the Festival is renowned for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere and attracts both dedicated opera lovers and those new to the genre. Visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk for more information or telephone 01298 70395.

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