16 – 18 March 2018 sees the Ryedale Festival host its Spring Weekend, this year in association with the BBC New Generation Artists programme.

The festival begins on Friday 16 March with a concert from the outstanding Arod Quartet as they explore Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 No. 2, Webern’s early work, Langsamer Satz, and the first of Beethoven’s Razumovsky quartets, the String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1.

After the concert, Festival’s Artistic Director, Christopher Glynn, will introduce the programme for the 2018 Ryedale Festival.

Following sell-out tours across North and South America, guitarist Thibaut Garcia comes to the Ryedale Festival to present a recital programme on Saturday 17 March, featuring works by Tansman, Agustín Barrios, Albeniz, J.S. Bach, Bogdanovic and Piazolla.

Thibaut Garcia writes: ‘I wanted the programme to be full of energy, sun, emotion and tenderness, evoking places in which I have travelled extensively – from Seville and Granada to Buenos Aires, by way of the Basque country and the Asturias. It enables me to bring a personal character to each piece, as if every page were part of my travel diary.’

The Easter festival closes on Sunday 18 March with a concert from the winner of Cardiff Singer of the World 2017, mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison. The first ever British winner of the competition joins pianist Christopher Glynn for a wide-ranging programme that takes in the colourful world of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn Lieder alongside famous and evocative songs by Purcell, Brahms, Fauré and Korngold.

Christopher Glynn, Artistic Director of Ryedale Festival, said: ‘The BBC New Generation Artists scheme has a proud record of discovering and developing artists of real talent and individuality. I’m thrilled that the Ryedale Festival will launch its 2018-19 season with a Spring Weekend featuring these stars of tomorrow performing in beautiful venues across North Yorkshire.’


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