Ryedale Festival 2018 
 
 

Ryedale Festival Arod Quartet
The Festival enjoys a large, loyal and enthusiastic audience, the warm support of the local community and a reputation as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country. Events range far and wide across the area and performances are given at the great houses of Castle Howard, Hovingham Hall, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey, York Minster, Helmsley Arts Centre, Pickering Kirk Theatre and many other local venues. There is also a popular series of Coffee Concerts given in the many beautiful, often remote, country churches of North Yorkshire and a series of literary events, talks, exhibitions and workshops 
 
The market towns and villages of the region – principally Malton, Helmsley and Pickering – are of a muted loveliness, and seem not much changed for decades. Beautiful medieval churches and major stately homes abound. The surrounding countryside encompasses the North York Moors and magisterial Howardian Hills, as well as vast rolling landscapes and wooded valleys through which the River Rye flows. 
Ryedale Festival 2018 
 
Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area marked by its history and its natural beauty. 
 
 
 
 
Find out more about the Ryedale Festival at www.ryedalefestival.com 
Title: Ryedale Festival Launch Concert 
 
Date: 16 March 2018 7:30pm 
 
Place: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Hall Garth, Pickering, YO18 7BE, 
 
Introduction: This is one of 3 events forming the Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend 2018. 
 
Description: Arod Quartet 
 
Mendelssohn – String Quartet in E minor (op. 44, no. 2) 
Webern – Langsamer Satz 
Beethoven – String Quartet in F major (op. 59, no. 1) 
 
The Ryedale Festival season opens with music of deep happiness: the high spirits of a quartet Mendelssohn composed shortly after the birth of his first child, followed by the lush romanticism of a magical early piece by Webern, conceived during a country walk with his lover and breathing an air of 
contentment and oneness with nature. The outstanding Arod Quartet then turn to the first of Beethoven’s famous Razumovsky quartets, an epic work famous for the solemn grandeur of its slow movement which Beethoven called ‘a weeping willow or acacia tree on my brother’s grave’. 
 
After the concert, the festival’s Artistic Director Christopher Glynn will introduce the programme for the 2018 Ryedale Festival 
 
Price - £20.00 
 
Weekend Pass for all three events (Please ring box office) - £50.00 
 
Under 25's reduced prices- See website 
 
Contact: box.office@ryedalefestival.com 
 
01751 475777 
 
www.ryedalefestival.com. 
Thibaut Garcia in Recital 
 
Date: 17 March 2018 7:30 pm 
 
Location: St. Michael's Church, 20 Market Pl, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX 
 
Introduction: This is one of 3 events forming the Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend 2018. 
 
Programme: 
Tansman – Five inventions and Passacaille 
Agustín Barrios – La catedral 
Albeniz – Asturias 
Bach – Chaconne 
Bogdanovic – Suite Brève 
Piazolla – Buenos Aires Four Seasons 
 
Description: 
 
Hailed as ‘the new face of classical guitar’ after winning every major international guitar competition within the space of just a few months, 23-year-old Thibaut Garcia has had the critics reaching for new superlatives, as well as comparisons with the great guitarists of the past. Described as a young 
Frenchman with an old Spanish soul, his passionate and charismatic playing has resulted in sold-out tours across North and South America, which he now follows with a performance at the Ryedale Festival. 
His programme ranges from Bach to Piazolla and draws inspiration from many cultures. ‘I wanted it to be full of energy, sun, emotion and tenderness’, he writes, ‘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.’ 
 
Price - £20.00 
 
Weekend Pass for all three events (Please ring box office) - £50.00. 
 
Under 25's reduced prices- See website 
 
Contact: box.office@ryedalefestival.com 
 
01751 475777 
 
www.ryedalefestival.com 
Catriona Morison and Christopher Glynn in recital 
 
Date 18 March 2018 3:00 pm 
 
Location: National Centre For Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Percy's Lane, York YO1 9TL, 
 
Introduction: This is one of 3 events forming the Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend 2018. 
 
Description: 
 
Named Cardiff Singer of the World in 2017, mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison was the first ever British winner of the competition, admired for her ‘silky, lightly smoky tone, easygoing dramatic flair and unflappable poise’ (New York Times). She joins Christopher Glynn for a wide-ranging programme that 
takes in the colourful world of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn Lieder – tales of soldiers, children, lovers and spirits from German folklore – alongside famous and evocative songs by Purcell, Brahms, Fauré and Korngold. 
 
Price - £20.00 
 
Weekend Pass for all three events (Please ring box office) - £50.00 
 
Under 25's reduced prices- See website 
 
Contact: box.office@ryedalefestival.com 
 
01751 475777 
 
www.ryedalefestival.com 
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