Showcasing works by French giants of twentieth century music, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint Saëns, and the less well known Albert Roussel, this year’s Arcadia Music Festival French 2017 is a very French affair with complementary works by Beethoven and festival co-founder, pianist and composer, Eleanor Alberga.
Now in its 8th year, The Arcadia Music Festival offers three concerts in the stunning Grade 1 listed churches of Leintwardine, Kingsland and Downton, together with two talks hosted by Aardvark Books: “ Sense and Sensuality” by author and world authority on French music Roger Nichols and “The Eternal Dreamer”, an illustrated history of the harp by virtuoso Hugh Webb.
As fellow festival co-founder Thomas Bowes writes: “We are delighted to have attracted an extraordinary array of superlative musicians, including Diego Aceña Moreno a star of the flute world, and pre-eminent harpist Hugh Web.”
“Our ambition is to help French music to be heard, known and loved throughout the world” adds Roger Nichols.
The Kingsland programme features Debussy, Beethoven, Ravel and Alberga.
For the full programme and more about the Festival visit www.arcadiamusic.org.uk
Tickets from www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk or T: 01584 878141