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WELCOME Festival Director Meurig Bowen shares his pick of this year’s events.

For a big night out… …it’s got to be one of the two superb symphony orchestras who are coming to Cheltenham this year. Taking a night off from their summertime Glyndebourne residency, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski perform Wagner’s Meistersingers overture and Brahms’ 4th Symphony alongside Richard Strauss’ sublime Four Last Songs (p14). And it’s a pleasure to welcome back the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits for another allRussian programme. Boris Giltburg is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto (p19). Hankies at the ready…

The Risk Takers pick… Mark-Anthony Turnage’s latest opera Anna Nicole recently premiered at Covent Garden. In 1988, his equally controversial debut opera, Greek, sealed his reputation as a daring, original voice. We present this startling, yuppyera re-telling of the Oedipus story (c/o Steven Berkoff ) in a new production by Music Theatre Wales (p31).

The Take Me Somewhere Sublime pick… Two picks again; one in Gloucester Cathedral, the other in Tewkesbury Abbey. The first, with award-winning Stile Antico, takes us back to Renaissance Spain for music by Victoria, Morales, Guerrero and Palestrina. There’ll be projections of contemporary religious art by El Greco et al (p34). The second is an all-Bach programme from The Magdalena Consort, whose UK debut for us in 2010 with Monteverdi’s Vespers was such a triumph (p36).

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The Piano Royalty Comes To Town pick… A very welcome debut in 2011 is made by Norway’s prince of the keyboard, Leif Ove Andsnes. As the Berlin Philharmonic’s current Artist-inResidence, and with A-list concerto appearances this season in Chicago, Amsterdam and Dresden, Andsnes’ recital of Beethoven and Brahms will be a right-royal event (p17).

Look out for our Artists’ Picks throughout the brochure: we’ve asked some of the performers in this year’s festival to tell us which event they absolutely wouldn’t want to miss…

Discover something new… Top percussionist Evelyn Glennie gives the world premiere of a new percussion concerto by Joseph Phibbs on Friday 1 July. Joe’s piece celebrates cocktails from around the world, so one of the instruments Evelyn will be shaking is, naturally, a cocktail shaker. This concert, featuring our cracksquad of instrumentalists, the Festival Academy, also includes the unusuallytitled Popcorn Superhet Receiver by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood (p13).

My 2011 rising star picks are… 
 …the remarkably gifted Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili—one of the fantastic BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists appearing in Cheltenham—and Montenegro-born guitarist Milos Karadaglic. Look out for their debut CDs on Sony Classical and Deutsche Grammophon (p8 & 32).

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And if you’re trying the Music Festival for the first time… If you’re not sure that classical music is strictly your thing, then why not try The Swingle Singers? With incredible virtuosity and elan, this eight-voice a cappella group breaks down all the barriers, performing anything from jazzed-up Bach to stylish revamps of Annie Lennox, Björk and Beatles numbers. Their beat-boxy vocal percussion has to be seen and heard to be believed (p20)…

The Pittville chamber gems pick…

Personal Shopper

Cellist Natalie Clein is joined by other star instrumentalists for a double bill of Pittville chamber concerts—Dvorak, Mozart, Elgar and Chopin (p11).

Spoilt for choice? Our Festival Team can help you decide. See page 23 for more information.

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ALL PITTVILLE MORNING CONCERTS START AT 11AM AND END AT APPROXIMATELY 12.50PM

PITTVILLE M Caroline MacPhie

Allan Clayton

Florian Boesch

Elias String Quartet Caroline MacPhie Soprano Allan Clayton Tenor Tom Poster Piano

Florian Boesch Baritone Roger Vignoles Piano M8 Thu 30 June £26 £21 £15 Schubert Selected songs 15’ Loewe Selected songs 20’ Mahler Selection from Des Knaben Wunderhorn 16’ Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 18’ (see website for full song selection)

M1 Wed 29 June £26 £21 £15 Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge 22’ Ian Venables Remember This (world premiere) 30’ Fauré La Bonne Chanson 21’

Florian Boesch’s performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang was one of the revelatory highlights of the 2008 Festival. Scaling the heights of the international opera world in the meantime, we can relish his return for the raw emotional charge, sophistication and charm of his performances.

These accomplished young artists present a programme that is bound together by themes of fond recollection and love. Ian Venables’ music develops out of the English pastoral tradition of Vaughan Williams, making On Wenlock Edge an ideal pairing, while Fauré’s song-cycle paints a vivid picture of the poems’ depictions of love. Worcestershire-resident Venables will introduce his new piece—a setting of Andrew Motion’s elegy upon the death of the Queen Mother—during the concert.

Carl Loewe was a year older than Schubert, and he lived twice as long. Between them they wrote over a 1000 songs, and Loewe became celebrated as the ‘Schubert of the North’. ‘I love Florian’s approach, and it’s often a bit unorthodox. His commitment to getting to the bottom of the poetry is unsurpassed’—James Gilchrist

‘I was at school with Tom Poster, and he’s fantastic!’—Clare from The Swingle Singers

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MORNINGS Pavel Haas Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet Alexander Melnikov Piano

M12 Fri 1 July £26 £21 £15

M18 Sat 2 July £30 £24 £18

Britten Three Divertimenti 12’ Janácek Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters’ 26’ Schubert Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ 40’ ˆ

Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op.51 32’ Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op.47 26’ It is one of the superficialities of our time to see in science and in art two opposites… Imagination is the mother of both.

The outstanding Pavel Haas Quartet have received widespread acclaim for their performances, particularly of works by their native Czech composers, and this performance of Janáček’s second string quartet—a heartfelt expression of love—will be a treat for concertgoers.

So wrote the dedicatee of Brahms’ quartet, surgeon and amateur musician Theodor Billroth. It seems fitting, in a festival that explores the connection between music and maths and celebrates percussion repertoire, that Billroth should have been the first person to scientifically describe what he called ‘rhythm-deafness’ (along with the more familiar ‘tone-deafness’). Incidentally, Brahms met Billroth shortly after the death of another of his close friends, Robert Schumann, whose Piano Quartet is performed here by this top-notch Israeli and Russian pairing.

The programme opens with Britten’s bright and youthful Divertimenti, but the grim inspiration for Schubert’s quartet (after a serious illness, he realised he was dying), is a melancholy reminder that neither he nor Janáček lived long enough to hear their respective masterpieces performed. ‘You stand behind every note, you, living, forceful, loving… Those notes of mine kiss all of you. They call for you passionately…’ Janácek writing to Kamila Stösslová in one of their 700 letters.

‘…what distinguishes this particular quartet is its sense of refinement and natural feeling for line, 
coupled with a fever-pitch intensity and commitment to the music. Musical electricity may be 
unfathomable, but one thing is for sure—they have it.’ The Strad

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PITTVILLE M Toby Spence

Escher Quartet Khatia Buniatishvili Piano

Toby Spence Tenor Helen Sherman Mezzo-soprano Julian Milford Piano

M34 Mon 4 July £23 £18 £13

M25 Sun 3 July £26 £21 £15

Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op.127 35’ Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 7 in B flat, Op.83 18’ Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 29’

Schumann Dichterliebe 30’ Janácek Diary of One Who Disappeared 40’ ˆ

Three gems of the chamber-music repertoire showcase the combined and solo talents of these BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, outstanding musicians from the USA and Georgia. Exhilarating dialogue between instruments will be woven together by a quartet who are praised for the ‘fire and intensity’ of their Beethoven, while Buniatishvili’s ‘warm, sometimes sorrowful’ sound is sure to draw out the (at times) dark and melancholic undertones of these two Russian contemporaries, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. ‘The piano is the blackest instrument, a symbol of musical solitude,’ the Tbilisi-born rising star says.

The morning after the LPO’s night before (see p14), we welcome another artist taking time out from a Glyndebourne summer. Toby Spence’s Britten and Mozart roles at the Sussex opera house this year follow recent highly praised appearances at ENO, Covent Garden, Munich, Chicago and The Met—alongside The Dream of Gerontius with Rattle and the Vienna Phil. Together, they all confirm the arrival in his ardent prime of this exciting British tenor. Schumann’s setting of 16 Heine poems, bound together as a ‘Poet’s Love’, nicely matches Janáček’s highly-charged cycle of poetic love. The verses he was drawn to—telling of a farm boy’s infatuation for a Gypsy girl—mirrored his own newfound, but late-in-life passion for Kamila Stösslová, the inspiration for all his subsequent late works.

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MORNINGS Veronika Eberle

Nicolas Altstaedt

Dante Quartet

Dante Quartet New London Chamber Ensemble

Veronika Eberle Violin Nicolas Altstaedt Cello Francesco Piemontesi Piano

M44 Wed 6 July £26 £21 £15

M38 Tue 5 July £23 £18 £13

Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op.20 43’ Martin Butler Nonet: Rondes d’Automne (premiere) 10’ Spohr Nonet in F Op.31 32’

Beethoven Piano Trio No 2 in G, Op.1 No 2 26’ Schulhoff Duo for violin and cello 17’ Schumann Kinderszenen Op.15 19’ Beethoven Piano Trio No 5 in E flat, Op.70 No 2 28’

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it wasn’t just trios, quartets and quintets that emanated from chamber music’s production hub, Vienna. Larger line-ups of mixed strings and winds were written for too: Beethoven’s Septet of 1800 and Schubert’s Octet of 1824.

Since 1999, Radio 3’s New Generation Artist programme has spotted and nurtured a huge array of talent. Billed as ‘truly the stars of tomorrow’, past NGAs such as Janine Jansen, Alina Ibragimova, Paul Lewis, the Jerusalem Quartet and Natalie Clein strongly bear this prediction out, time after time.

The North German composer Louis Spohr, living in Vienna between 1813 –15, went one step further by adding a fine work for nine players to the repertoire. Few other pieces have been created since for this unusual line-up of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn— so this brand new Nonet by Martin Butler will be a welcome companion piece.

One of the great merits of the NGA scheme, in festival events such as this, is that accomplished soloists gather together for unique chamber music collaborations—ones that their subsequent stellar solo careers might make less possible. Swiss-Italian Piemontesi is joined here by the French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, and violinist Veronika Eberle—who made her concerto debut at the age of 10 in her home city of Munich, and performed the Beethoven concerto in her midteens with Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.

‘Butler is clever, constantly ingenious and coolly eclectic.’ Financial Times Supported by Elizabeth Jacobs

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PITTVILLE M Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Piano

Carducci Quartet

M49 Thu 7 July £26 £21 £15

M54 Fri 8 July £23 £18 £13

Haydn Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI/20 19’ Ravel Menuet sur le nom de Haydn; Jeux d’eau 7’ Debussy Hommage à Joseph Haydn; Jeux 12’ Liszt Selection including Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata 40’

Arlene Sierra Insects in Amber (European premiere, festival commission) 15’ Shostakovich Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op.110 19’ Dvorák Quartet No 12 in F, Op.96 ‘American’ 25’ ˆ

With their chamber music festival at Highnam, the Carduccis already have strong Gloucestershire connections. Now, alongside an increasingly busy international schedule, they are quartet-in-residence at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Playing with such intensity and focus that you can’t help but be mesmerised by their performance, this programme is perfectly suited to their passionate precision.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s series of Debussy and Ravel recordings for Chandos has won him many awards, and confirmed his reputation as one of the piano world’s most compelling artists. According to The Independent, he is ‘everything a great French pianist should be, with limpid touch, dazzling fingerwork and a palette of myriad colours.’

Dvořák wrote his ‘American’ quartet on a break from his New York teaching post, while New Yorker Arlene Sierra now lectures at Cardiff University (she will introduce her new work, Insects in Amber, during the concert). No such foreign travels for the Russia-bound Shostakovich, whose dramatic, emotionally-wrought 8th quartet is invariably a startling experience for the listener.

The first half of this programme ties in with our music and maths theme: both Ravel’s Menuet and Debussy’s Hommage contain a coded H-A-Y-D-N. The second half offers a range of Liszt’s works, from his early triumphs to just a year before his death. Recorded for Broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Supported by Mary Mackenzie, Richard Walton & friends

Supported by Graham & Eileen Lockwood Look out for a surprise appearance after this concert from comedian Sue Perkins and pianist Paul Lewis.

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MORNINGS Alexander Sitkovetsky

Priya Mitchell

Maxim Rysanov

Polina Leschenko

Natalie Clein

Polina Leschenko Piano Priya Mitchell Violin Alexander Sitkovetsky Violin Maxim Rysanov Viola Natalie Clein Cello M59 Sat 9 July 11am £30 £24 £18

M74 Sun 10 July 6pm £30 £24 £18

Mozart Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, K.478 28’ Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor Op.82 22’ Dvorák Piano Quartet No 2 in E flat, Op.87 34’

Martinu Madrigals 17’ Kodaly Sonata for Solo Cello 33’ Chopin Polonaise Brillante (original version) 9’ Dvorák Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op.81 40’

These five stunning instrumentalists got together last year and recorded Dvořák’s two masterworks for piano and strings (the release, on Avanticlassics, is imminent). They enjoyed the experience so much, they said to each other, ‘we’ve got to do these pieces live in concert’. It isn’t the easiest task aligning the schedules of five such busy international soloists, so we were delighted when availabilities converged for this final weekend of the festival.

of The Lark Ascending in the 2008 festival, while Ukrainian Maxim Rysanov’s abundant charisma was on display the following year in BBC New Generation Artist Pittville concerts. His new viola transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations was a hit at the 2010 Last Night of the Proms. All four string players are joined by St Petersburg-born pianist Polina Leschenko, a protégé of Martha Argerich who is praised widely for the poetry, bravura and mesmerising beauty of her playing.

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With the Dvořák works as cornerstones of each programme, other repertoire from this chamber music supergroup showcases individual talents in various combinations. The piano is joined by violin and cello respectively in the Elgar and Chopin, and Martinu’s Madrigals feature violin and viola.

Please note the evening start time of our final Pittville chamber recital. The concert will end at approximately 8pm.

Natalie Clein has continually enchanted audiences with her musical passion and grace since she won the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year in 1994, while violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky also showed promise at an early age, performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin in his early teens. Priya Mitchell, director of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, was last in Cheltenham for a performance

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James Rhodes

JAMES RHODES WITH THE FESTIVAL ACADEMY STRINGS

FESTIVAL ACADEMY SOLOISTS M11 Parabola Arts Centre Thu 30 June 9pm (ends approx. 10.15pm) £15 Alexandra Wood Violin Cian O’Duill Viola Huw Watkins Piano

M32 Pittville Pump Room Sun 3 July 8.30pm (ends approx. 10.15pm) £23 £18 £13

Clara Biss Violin Robin Michael Cello

James Rhodes Piano Festival Academy Strings Neil Thomson Conductor

Robert Saxton A Yardstick to the Stars 25’ Charlotte Bray Replay (world premiere) 10’ Fauré Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op.115 33’

R.R. Bennett Reflections on a 16th century tune 16’ J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto No 4 in A, BWV1055 14’ Bliss Music for Strings 16’ Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa 27’

Inspired by celestial geometry and spherical trigonometry respectively, Saxton and Bray’s compositions truly embody our music and maths theme. But if you weren’t a big maths fan at school, don’t let this put you off… Charlotte’s music was recently described as ‘fixing in sharp colours a distinctive world of great beauty and surprising emotional gravity.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Bach is one of James Rhodes’ great loves, as anyone who witnessed his recital in the Parabola Arts Centre last year would know. On either side of this beautifully crisp, buoyant music for piano and strings are two works for string orchestra alone by composers closely associated with Cheltenham. And in the second half, Arvo Pärt’s work for two solo violins, piano and strings transports us to another world altogether—music of extraordinary calm, contemplation and suspended time.

A Yardstick to the Stars is part of Encore, a Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 initiative that programmes music which has been unjustly neglected. Charlotte Bray’s new work is a Royal Philharmonic Society/Susan Bradshaw Composers’ Fund commission.

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EVENING BLISS Recorded for Broadcast on BBC Radio 3

M30 Oval Room 6.30pm (ends approx. 7.30pm) A screening of Bliss’ Checkmate. See p38 for film details.

PRE-CONCERT TALK

M31 Oval Room 7.30pm £6 (ends approx. 8.15pm)

M10 Parabola Arts Centre 8pm (ends approx. 8.45pm) FREE to ticket holders

Terry Barfoot discusses Bliss’ life and tonight’s performance of Music For Strings.

Robert Saxton and Charlotte Bray, discuss the works performed here and the influence of mathematical principles on other composers.

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EVELYN GLENNIE

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s more recent forays into notated composition include the striking voyage through the soundscape of a string orchestra, Popcorn Superhet Receiver.

WITH THE FESTIVAL ACADEMY

M16 Fri 1 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £20 (50% concessions apply)

Along with Hannah Kendall’s new work, another Festival commission, this all adds up to a really engaging celebration of music by the younger generation of British composers. It’s a great concert to try if you’re unsure where to start with new music. It’s bold, adventurous and expressive, there’s a huge range of sonic colour and it’s sure to be a visual feast too.

Dame Evelyn Glennie Percussion Festival Academy Strings Festival Academy Soloists Neil Thompson Conductor

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Hannah Kendall New work (premiere) 10’ Joseph Phibbs New work (premiere) 15’ Jonny Greenwood Popcorn Superhet Receiver 18’ Joe Duddell Snowblind 25’

Commission Support Phibbs: Peter and Veronica Lofthouse and

For over two decades, Evelyn Glennie has been the percussion world’s most distinguished ambassador. So it is a pleasure to welcome her to Cheltenham for this showcase launch of our percussion-focused weekend.

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Percussion instruments come in all shapes and sizes, and Glennie’s kitbag for Joseph Phibbs’ new concerto will be full to bursting—including a cocktail shaker for this colourful celebration of cocktails from around the world. In contrast, Joe Duddell’s Snowblind focuses on the expressive possibilities of the marimba coupled with strings.

M15 Drawing Room 6.30pm (ends approx. 7.10pm)

COMPOSERS IN CONVERSATION Come and hear Joseph Phibbs, Hannah Kendall and Joe Duddell talk about their work.

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Amanda Roocroft’s recent activity in the opera house has been attracting huge praise, most notably for title roles in ENO’s Janáček productions. In between performances of Peter Grimes at the Royal Opera House, she will soar radiantly here in Richard Strauss’ sublimely reflective Four Last Songs.

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA M23 Sat 2 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £48 £42 £35 £20 £15 (50% concessions apply)

Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski’s partnership with the London Philharmonic is one of British music’s great success stories. This sumptuous Austro-German programme closes with Brahms’ 4th Symphony, one of the pinnacles of the symphonic repertoire and a superb showcase for Jurowski and his orchestra.

Amanda Roocroft Soprano Vladimir Jurowski Conductor Wagner Overture, Die Meistersinger 9’ R. Strauss Four Last Songs 25’ Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op. 98 40’

‘…there’s no doubt that Roocroft is a genuine communicator, playing it all straight from the heart. You feel that singing is a joy for her rather than a duty, and that counts for a lot.’ Daily Telegraph, 2011

It was the London Philharmonic Orchestra whose threeconcert residency launched the Cheltenham Music Festival in 1945. Owing to their summer residencies at Glyndebourne, the orchestra hasn’t been a Cheltenham regular since, so we are delighted to welcome them back on a rare day off from their commitments at the Sussex opera house.

‘Brahms’ 4th Symphony is a total legend of a piece’—James Rhodes

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opens the 2011 Glyndebourne season, and the overture’s grandiose spread of melodies from the opera will be a majestic opener in the Town Hall.

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DRUMMING

The Colin Currie Group, formed specifically to perform this work, play with a precision, energy and focus that leaves you in no doubt of their virtuosity, while the smooth blend of Synergy Vocals perfectly complements the subtlety of Drumming’s ever-changing effects. In fact, Steve Reich himself has described the group’s rendition as ‘a kind of revelation’: high praise indeed from a composer whose own group were the sole performers of this work for many years.

M29 Sun 3 July 6pm (ends approx. 7.15pm) £20 (50% concessions apply) Special Offer Book for Drumming and Kuniko (p31) at the same time and save £5. The Colin Currie Group with Synergy Vocals

If you like this, try M24 Fitkin (p22) and M27 Kuniko plays Reich (p31)

Steve Reich Drumming ‘I think Colin Currie and his incredible musicians have taken this piece to a finer level of performance…and has opened it up to me as a kind of revelation.’ —Steve Reich

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At its premiere in 1971, Drumming received a standing ovation from the audience at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. One reviewer described it as a piece that was ‘refreshing to ears grown weary of dissonance’, a ‘joyous blend of marimbas, glockenspiels, drums, and voices’. 40 years later, a performance of Drumming remains a fascinating and stimulating event to witness—hugely engrossing for both the ears and eyes.

M28 5pm (ends approx. 5.40pm) FREE to Drumming ticket holders

DEMONSTRATION

Colin Currie and fellow players guide the audience through the compositional techniques that underpin Drumming, performing excerpts from Part 1 to show how Reich’s seemingly simple method of ‘substituting beats for rests’ can create such intricate and constantly-evolving patterns.

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YOUTH DAY AT THE TOWN HALL ON MONDAY 4 JULY

CONCERT FOR SCHOOLS

GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS

M33 10.30am (ends approx. 11.30am) £2 (FREE to classes booking a percussion workshop, see p41)

M35 1.30pm (ends approx. 2.30pm) £8 unreserved (50% concessions apply)

Festival Academy Neil Thompson Conductor Bandwagon Will Carslake James Rhodes Piano Sacha Johnson Percussion Created specially for schoolchildren (KS2 and KS3), this is a tailor-made tour through some of the great things happening at this year’s festival. Featuring solo contributions from James Rhodes and Sacha Johnson, and snapshots of the work from Bandwagon (see p41) and the Festival Academy, the young audience will also have the opportunity to create an interactive, Reich-inspired piece.

Tomoya Forster Saxophone Andy McDade Tuba Jonny Hyde Baritone The Keith Nutland Award was split two ways in 2010, and embraced the very different talents and repertoire of Tomoya Forster and Jonny Hyde. The 2011 Gloucestershire Young Musician is tuba player, Andy McDade, whose recent competition win was crowned by a performance of Norwegian composer Øystein Baadsvik’s extraordinary showpiece Fnugg. This is an event to inspire all young musicians and an opportunity to celebrate the musical talent on our doorstep.

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUTH ORCHESTRA M37 8pm (ends approx. 9.50pm) £8 unreserved (50% concessions apply) Glyn Oxley Conductor Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir * Elgar Enigma Variations 30’ Holst The Planets* 55’ The culmination of our Youth Day at the Town Hall is the welcome return of the GYO and their conductor Glyn Oxley. Aligning with our festival theme of music and all things mathematical,they present two greats of the symphonic repertoire—Elgar’s code-saturated Enigma Variations, and Holst’s astrological The Planets.


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LEIF OVE ANDSNES M40 Tue 5 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.20pm) £28 £22 (50% concessions apply) Beethoven Sonata No 21 in C, Op.53 ‘Waldstein’ 20’ Brahms Four Ballades, Op.10 28’ Schoenberg Six Little Piano Pieces Op.19 6’ Beethoven Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op.111 24’ Every year, we present a range of amazing pianists; they love our venues and our pianos, and are always keen to return. A very welcome debut for 2011 is made by Norway’s prince of the keyboard, Leif Ove Andsnes. As the Berlin Philharmonic’s current Artist-in-Residence, and with his current schedule full of A-list concerto and recital appearances in Chicago, Amsterdam and Vienna, Andsnes’ Cheltenham recital will be an illustrious occasion. The programme spans a century of music composed in Vienna. Two of Beethoven’s sonatas, including his very last, bookend Brahms’ youthful Ballades and Schoenberg’s aphoristic miniatures—the first five of which were composed in a single day, and the sixth written in response to the death of Mahler almost exactly 100 years ago to the day. ‘We can appreciate the mechanics, observe his supreme technique and marvel at the sheer artlessness of his phrasing and discernment of timbre. We can also sense that he and the piano are a single entity, that there seems to be no barrier between how he thinks of interpreting a piece and the manner in which it comes across. But how he does it, who knows?’ Daily Telegraph ‘…this is a truly gifted and powerful musician’ —Colin Currie Supported by Michael & Angela Cronk Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

RAGNHILD HEMSING WITH HALLGRIM HANSEGÅRD (DANCER) M43 Town Hall, Pillar Room 10pm (ends approx. 11pm) £12 Brustad Fairytale Suite 10’ Ysäye Sonata No 3, “Ballade” 8’ Bach Solo Partita No 2, D minor 30’ Selected folk music; listening and dancing tunes

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The first of two intimate evenings of solo violin. Relax with the beautiful tones of Ragnhild’s performance on both violin and the traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. This programme offers a lovely balance between traditional tunes and some of the finest solo violin writing from the classical repertoire.

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PENGUIN CAFÉ M53 Thu 7 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £22 £19 £16 £14 £11 The original Penguin Café Orchestra’s unique sound-world demonstrated a kaleidoscopic mix of influences—folk, minimalism, world and dance styles engagingly fused. Fronted by composer Simon Jeffes, they aimed to create music with a ‘dreamlike quality’ which would lift the spirits and transport the listener to a better place. Their success throughout the ‘80s and’90s led to a host of albums, extensive touring, and even a ballet (Still Life at the Penguin Café) performed by the Royal Ballet in 1988. Re-formed in 2007, the second-generation Penguin Café line-up is now fronted by Jeffes’ son, Arthur. Maintaining the original ethos of the ensemble, combined with added dynamicism and fresh influences, Penguin Café has created a new tapestry of sound for the twenty-first century. Huge attendances at a 2010 late-night Prom and recent Spring tour indicate that this Penguin Café, Mk 2, is as special as the original.

If you like this, try M24 Fitkin (p22)

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Mussorgsky’s vivid, dark depictions of Witches’ Sabbath, the crooked gnome and Baba-Yaga contrast with the majestic sweep of his final Great Gate of Kiev, and the sumptuous, flowing melodies of Rachmaninov’s bestknown work.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE M56 Fri 8 July 7pm (ends approx. 9pm) £35 £30 £25 £17 £12 (50% concessions apply) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Boris Giltburg Piano Kirill Karabits Conductor

Russian-Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg made many friends in Cheltenham over three successive years (2005–7). His career trajectory has been steep since, including a notable Proms success in 2010, and it is a pleasure to welcome him back for what will doubtless be a highly-charged Rachmaninov concerto.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2, Op.18 34’ Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain (orig.) 12’ Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition 32’ The BSO and Kirill Karabits’ white-hot account of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony was one of the standout highlights in last year’s Festival. Such passion and searing intensity will doubtless be in abundance with this hugely appealing all-Russian night.

If you like this, try M49 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (p10) and M75 Not in Our Time (p45)

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Kirill Karabits

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The Swingle Singers

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M65 Sat 9 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £28 £23 £18 £15 £12 (50% concessions apply) Where else, but this Town Hall festival finale, can you go from Fascinatin’ Rhythm to Eleanor Rigby, from Eric Whitacre to Sting, and from Chick Corea to Joni Mitchell? Ever since their groundbreaking, jazzed-up reworkings of JS Bach in the 1960s, The Swingle Singers have been at the forefront of virtuoso a cappella performance. Continually re-inventing themselves, their latest line-up is the slickest and most contemporary yet, adding a new range of cover songs to their core classical repertoire and wowing audiences with their remarkable ‘vocal percussion’. With incredible virtuosity and flair, the Swingles break down all the barriers, performing anything from their stunning Bach scats and Piazzolla tangos to stylish revamps of Annie Lennox, Björk and Beatles numbers. ‘For toe-tapping rhythms, scrunchy harmonies and astonishing vocal techniques (beatboxing anyone?) few can outdo The Swingle Singers’ Classic FM Magazine

BEATBOX MASTERCLASS M62 1.30pm (ends approx. 2.30pm) £6 (£4 children) The Swingle Singers’ beatboxy vocal percussion has to be seen and heard to be believed. Come and find out how they do it, and try it yourself in this Swingles-led workshop.

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M67 Town Hall, Pillar Room Sat 9 July 10pm (ends approx. 11pm) £12 Jorun Marie Kvernberg A second intimate evening of traditional Norwegian music in our relaxed cabaret-style setting. Jorun Marie is renowned in Norway for her beautiful renditions of traditional music on the Hardanger Fiddle—an eightstringed cousin of the violin—as well as for her own folk-infused songs. The fragile warmth of her voice mixes with the melancholic hum of the hardanger to produce a rich, voluptuous music that is both sentimental and soothing.


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THE IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK M5 Wed 29 June 8.30pm (ends approx. 10.30pm) £25 (including Hotel du Vin drinks voucher) Claire Martin Singer Richard Rodney Bennett Piano With hits including Let’s face the Music and Dance, What’ll I do? and Cheek to Cheek, Irving Berlin was a music legend before he was 30. Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett share a great love for this legendary composer and lyricist, and this brand new show pays homage to their hero. Featuring classy arrangements by Richard, and in the perfectly intimate Parabola auditorium, this delightful evening unfolds with all the style and panache you would expect from such good friends and sophisticated artists.

TALK: A COUPLE OF SWELLS M4 6.30pm (ends approx. 7.30pm) £5

Claire Martin interviews Richard Rodney Bennett on his career as a composer and plays extracts from his music.

OUT OF AFRICA M14 Fri 1 July 5.30pm (ends approx. 6.45pm) £12.50 Khyam Allami Oud Jacob Heringman Lute Andrea Piccioni Frame Drums Armand Leroi Geneticist/speaker Science meets music in our exploration of the lute and its lesser known, older cousin, the African oud. In charting the evolution of the instrument and its music, a human migration pattern emerges. Evolutionary biologist, Armand Leroi, will provide us with an insight into the original human journey out of Africa over 60,000 years ago and the parallels, where they exist, with the more recent migration of African oud players which led to the evolution of the European lute. Superficially, the Arabic oud and the western European lute look and sound similar, but their respective musical cultures have produced hugely different results. Damascus- born, London-resident Khyam Allami joins Jacob Heringman for music making that explores these sounds.

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FITKIN M24 Sat 2 July 9.30pm (ends approx. 11pm) £15 There are moments in any performance featuring Graham Fitkin and his band where you almost expect someone to leap in the air in response to the propulsive rhythms and punchy riffs that permeate his music. Colours and textures are immensely engaging too, with a micro big-band of saxophones, trumpet and trombone joining three percussionists, Ruth Wall’s exotic harps and Fitkin himself on piano. There’s a clear inheritance from the likes of Louis Andriessen and the Steve Martland Band in this music, but alongside other influences as diverse as Latino and medieval dance, Fitkin’s ear for an addictive bassline at times gives a flavour of Dutch Uncles and Foals. So give this catchy, energetic and joyous music a try. See and hear for yourself what The Scotsman’s reviewer in Edinburgh recently described as ‘Fitkin’s dazzling cavalcade of musical thrills.’ ‘I absolutely wouldn’t want to miss Fitkin’ —Oliver from The Swingle Singers

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PERSONAL SHOPPER With such a diversely packed programme, where do you start? Our Music Festival team have been immersed in this year’s programme for many months, and they know it inside out. If you’d like some expert advice then why not take some time to talk to us in person? The Music Festival Team (Meurig Bowen, Alexis Paterson and Annabel Marsland) are going to be available for bookable or drop-in sessions at our new Regent Arcade box office in the coming weeks (see the website or call the box office for days and times). We’ll spend 15 minutes with you, one-to-one, to talk to you about what you like—and just as importantly, what you don’t like—and help you map out your own personalised festival itinerary. We can answer questions about all the events on offer, and even if you only want to try one thing, we’d still love to share our enthusiasm for this great programme of events. And for those of you who can’t make it in person, why not go online to fill out a short form. You give us an idea about what you like and what you’re interested in trying, and we’ll email back with a few suggestions. cheltenhamfestivals.com/music


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Jerusalem Quartet/Melnikov

Cheltenham Bach Choir

Evelyn Glennie & Festival Academy *

TALK: Composers in Conversation

Out of Africa: Lute & Oud

Waley-Cohen/Rosefield

Pavel Haas Quartet

Festival Academy Soloists

TALK: Robert Saxton and Charlotte Bray

Tine Thing Helseth

Florian Boesch/Roger Vignoles

Stile Antico

TALK: Spanish Renaissance Art

Irving Berlin Songbook

TALK: Richard Rodney Bennett

Festival Evensong

Rhys Matthews

Elias Quartet

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TA Tewkesbury Abbey 
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MG Montpellier Gardens 
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Magdalena Consort

TALK: Stephen Johnson on Bach

NGA Trio 2: Eberle/ Piemontesi/Altstaedt

WALK: People & Places

Dante Quartet/NLCE

Ragnhild Hemsing

FILM: Latcho Drom

FILM: Fables, Streetwise Opera

Leif Ove Andsnes *

Katharine Gowers Trio

NGA Trio 1: Eberle/ Piemontesi/ Altstaedt

Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra*

Milos Karadaglic

Gloucestershire Young Musician*

Escher Quartet/Buniatishvili

CONCERT FOR SCHOOLS

James Rhodes & Festival Academy

TALK: Barfoot on Bliss

FILM: Checkmate by Arthur Bliss

Colin Currie Group w. Synergy Vocals *

DEMONSTRATION: Drumming

Kuniko Kato: Reich Counterpoints

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Instrument Making

Spence/Sherman/Milford

Fitkin

LPO/Jurowski/Roocroft *

Choristers of Tewkesbury & Gloucester

TALK: Marcus du Sautoy

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Counting Songs

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Kjarten Poskitt

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BSO/BSC: Not in Our Time *

Dvorak Quintet: Dvorak and Chopin

TALK:The Maths of Harmony

WALK: Cheltenham’s Architecture

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Tam Tam Tambalay!

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Tam Tam Tambalay!

TALK: Occult Arithmetic

Counterpoise: Classical Façade

Late Night Lullabies

FILM: Cool and Crazy

The Swingle Singers *

Berkeley: Collision

Brabant Ensemble

Beatboxing Workshop

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Dvorak Quartet: Dvorak and Mozart

At Twilight: Oriel Singers/St Cecilia Singers

FILM: Phase to Face

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Flotilla

Carducci Quartet

Penguin Café

Music Theatre Wales: Turnage’s Greek

Festival Academy at National Star College

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KUNIKO PLAYS REICH M27 Sun 3 July 3pm (ends approx. 4pm) £15 Special Offer Book for Drumming (p15) and Kuniko at the same time and save £5. Kuniko Kato percussion UK premiere of new Reich arrangements: Electric Counterpoint 15’ Six Marimbas Counterpoint 17’ Vermont Counterpoint 10’ It doesn’t get better than this for Reich fans. A double bill of composer-endorsed performances: first these Counterpoints like you’ve never heard them before, and then Drumming at the Town Hall (see p15). Japanese-American percussionist Kuniko has a unique relationship with Reich’s music and has developed these new Counterpoint arrangements in close collaboration with the composer. Each Counterpoint has been adapted in a way that resonates with the particular sonic qualities of the original instrumentation, and Kuniko’s use of multitracks makes her soloist in her own ensemble. Kuniko’s recording of what Steve Reich describes as ‘new and very beautiful arrangements’ is available on Linn Records from 16 May. Kuniko Kato

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TURNAGE IN CONVERSATION M50 7pm (ends approx. 7.40pm)

M52 Thu 7 July 8pm (ends approx. 9.50pm) £25

Mark-Anthony Turnage in conversation with Christopher Cook

Music Theatre Wales Michael Rafferty Conductor Michael McCarthy Director

‘I absolutely wouldn’t want to miss Greek, and the talk beforehand—brilliant to get a composer’s thoughts and feelings before seeing the work’ —Claire Martin

Just months after the high profile premiere at Covent Garden of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s latest opera Anna Nicole, this is a superb opportunity to hear the composer’s equally bold and shocking entrance into the world of opera twenty years ago. Set in Thatcher’s Britain, the melting pot of musical references that Turnage uses in this East End of London reworking of the Oedipus myth creates an edgy, raw portrayal of disaffection. This new production of Greek is the first in the UK for over a decade, and is bound to have renewed resonance and theatrical punch. Please note that this production contains strong language.

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THREE X THREE

Informal, hour-long concerts, starting at 5.30pm. Ticket price includes a Hotel du Vin drinks voucher (see p23 for details).

M46 Wed 6 July £12.50 Veronika Eberle Violin Nicolas Altstaedt Cello Francesco Piemontesi Piano

MILOS M36 Mon 4 July £12.50

Haydn Trio No 20 in B-flat Hob XV/20 14’ J.S. Bach Extracts from The Art of Fugue 16’ Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op.8 30’

Programme to include guitar works by Albeniz, Granados, Tarrega, Theodorakis and Domeniconi

See p9 for details of this NGA trio.

Milos Karadaglic’s debut recording for Deutsche Grammophon is released in May, and the pieces he’ll play in this Parabola concert all feature on the album. Paying tribute to his own Mediterranean roots, and exploring the Euro-Arabian world that his instrument has come from, Milos performs music from his Montenegro homeland, the Balkans and from Spain.

Recorded for Broadcast on BBC Radio 3

FLOTILLA M55 Fri 8 July £12.50

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Eliott Carter Canonic Suite 7’ Bach arr. Grainger Prelude & Fugue V Richard Rodney Bennett Saxophone Quartet 14’ Gavin Higgins New work (premiere) 10’ Graham Fitkin Hurl 9’ Steve Reich New York Counterpoint 11’

MELANGE A TROIS M39 Tue 5 July £12.50 Katharine Gowers Violin Jonathan Leathwood Guitar Chris Hill Bass

Saxophone quartet Flotilla present an broad mix of music that showcases the fantastic versatility of these instruments. Their blended colours resonate beautifully in Grainger’s Bach arrangement, while Carter’s early Canonic Suite owe more to open-prairie Copland than his subsequent modernism. There are colourful contrasts between the works of two exact contemporaries, Bennett and Reich, while the carefullywrought energy of Gavin Higgins’ style should make his new work an excellent counterpoint to Fitkin’s punchy rhythms.

In last year’s festival, Katharine Gowers was one of Steven Isserlis’ musical companions in his acclaimed Schumann concerts. In this new trio project, she investigates completely different territory—an eclectic ride that takes in virtuoso classical showpieces by Kreisler, Paganini and Heifitz, Irish and Texan fiddling tunes, Venezuelan dances and Cole Porter. Helping Katharine traverse these different musical landscapes with maximum style are two equally versatile musicians, including Jamie Cullum’s bassist, Chris Hill.

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COLLISION

CLASSICAL FAÇADE

M64 Sat 9 July 5pm (ends approx. 6.15pm) £5

M68 Sun 10 July 11am (ends approx. 12.45pm) £18

Michael Berkeley Composer Kevin Laycock Designer

Counterpoise Alexandra Wood Violin, Kyle Horch Saxophone Iain Farrington Piano, Deborah Calland Trumpet with Eleanor Bron Narrator Donald Maxwell Baritone/Narrator

Introduction and screening This film explores a response to music in the visual arts: not through the more common, instinctive response of an artist painting to music, but through the use of digital visuals that are carefully created in response to the mathematical and formal properties of Berkeley’s music. Collision features Coronach and Gethsemani Fragment for strings, ‘Elegy’ from the Oboe Concerto, and Innerspace for solo flute. Kevin Laycock, a leading practitioner and academic in the field of Systems Art, introduces the screening of Collision with Michael Berkeley.

David Matthews Actaeon 14’ Edward Rushton Pandora, Organic Machine (world premiere) 15’ Walton Façade 40’ Classical mythology meets the Jazz Age in this triptych of vivid musical storytelling. David Matthews’s setting of Ovid’s tale of Actaeon, vibrantly translated by Ted Hughes, combines Romantic nature imagery with a gripping narrative. A new work from the highly acclaimed musicand-words duo of Edward Rushton and Dagny Gioulami gives a new twist to the popular mythical story of Pandora. And Walton’s ever-popular setting of Edith Sitwell’s delectably eccentric Façade poems are heard here in a new arrangement by Iain Farrington.

If you like this, try M32 James Rhodes with the Festival Academy (p.12)

Collision

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SACRED SPACES…

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El Greco: The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane

STILE ANTICO THE IMMORTAL GLORY OF SPAIN

RHYS MATTHEWS M2 St Swithin Church, Quenington, Wed 29 June 3pm (ends approx. 4.10pm) £10

M7 Gloucester Cathedral Wed 29 June 9pm (ends approx. 10.15pm) £25 £21 £18 £14 £10

Programme to include Botsford Black & White Rag 3’ Piazzolla Libertango 5’ Zzivkovic To The Gods of Rhythm 8’ Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumble-Bee 2’ And music by Vivaldi and J.S.Bach

Music by Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, Palestrina and Janequin. Projections of paintings by El Greco and his contemporaries, selected by Spanish renaissance art expert Xavier Bray. Stile Antico have taken the early music world by storm since their formation in 2001. Somewhere between vocal consort and choir, their 14 sublime voices blend exquisitely in reverberant acoustics such as Gloucester Cathedral’s. Alongside winning the 2009 Gramophone award for Early Music, they have also toured extensively with Sting as part of his Dowland lute-song project Songs from the Labyrinth.

Young percussionist Rhys Matthews has put together a tantalising programme of popular classics and percussive surprises. Supported by Quenington Sculpture Trust Rhys Matthews supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust

This programme marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomas Luis de Victoria, pre-eminent composer of the Spanish Renaissance. It features movements from three of his masses (Missae Gaudeamus, Surge Propera, Simile Est Regnum), and a range of motets by Victoria and his contemporaries Janequin, Morales, Palestrina and Guerrero.

The Quenington Sculpture Garden is open this year. Tea (£1) and cake (£1) will be served in the gardens after the concert (garden entry £2.50, U18 free). See p43 for more details about the garden’s 2011 exhibition.

‘…this was a cappella heaven’ The Independent Supported by Sir Michael & Lady McWilliam

FESTIVAL EVENSONG

TALK: XAVIER BRAY ON EL GRECO

M3 Cheltenham College Chapel Wed 29 June 5.30pm (ends approx. 6.15pm) FREE

M6 Parliament Room, Gloucester Cathedral 8pm (ends approx. 8.40pm) £6

Cheltenham College Chapel Chamber Choir Alexander Ffinch Director Dean Close School Chamber Choir Benjamin Nicholas Director

Curator Xavier Bray’s The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture (1600–1700) was one of the National Gallery’s recent big successes. His illustrated talk discusses the work of El Greco and his contemporaries, paintings that perfectly align with the splendours of Victoria’s sacred music. Please note that there is no flat or ramp access to the Parliament Room.

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Cirencester

TINE THING HELSETH

BREDON DUO

M9 Cirencester Parish Church Thu 30 June 6pm (ends approx. 7.10pm) £15

M13 St Giles Church, Bredon Fri 1 July 3pm (ends approx. 4.10pm) £12

Tine Thing Helseth Trumpet Carleton Etherington Organ Katherine Watson Soprano

Tamsin Waley-Cohen Violin Gemma Rosefield Cello Ravel Sonata 20’ Michael Berkeley Ode—In Memoriam (first public performance) 5’ Richard Causton Fantasia and Air 6’ Kodaly Duo 28’

Programme to include: Clarke Suite in D 13’ Bach Aria from Cantata BWV 51 4’ Handel Eternal Source of Light Divine 4’ Handel Let the bright Seraphim from Samson 6’ Rolf Wallin Elegy 5’ Håkon Berge Fine Thing 6’

The works in this concert all bear marks of homage and esteem. Richard Causton’s solo violin piece was written specifically for Tamsin, while Kodaly—a cellist himself—revels in his native Hungarian folk heritage and string sonorities. The remaining two works remember talented friends: Ravel dedicated his 1922 Sonata to Debussy’s memory and Berkeley his Ode to dance scholar Lesley-Anne Sayers, who died last year.

Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth first came to prominence in 2007 after winning Best Newcomer at the Norwegian Grammy Awards, despite being the first classical artist ever to be nominated. In this concert, the Festival’s first visit to Cirencester Parish Church after its superb restoration, Tine’s programme showcases the lyrical capacity of the trumpet. ‘She is not to be missed. She is unique!’ —Leif Ove Andsnes

If you like this, try M67 Jorun Marie Kvernberg (p20) or M43 Ragnhild Hemsing (p17)

Supported by Patricia Routledge CBE

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Tewkesbury Abbey

JOINT CHORISTERS

MAGDALENA CONSORT

M22 Tewkesbury Abbey Sat 2 July 4pm (ends approx. 5.15pm) £18 £14 £12 £10 £8

M48 Tewkesbury Abbey Wed 6 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm) £28 £24 £18 £12 £10

Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral Adrian Partington Director Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum Benjamin Nicholas Director Carleton Etherington Organ

Julia Doyle Soprano Robin Blaze Countertenor James Gilchrist Tenor Peter Harvey Dir., Baritone An all J.S.Bach programme, to include: Cantata BWV78, ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’ 21’ Motet BWV230, ‘Lobet den Herrn’ 8’ Brandenburg Concerto No 3, BWV1048 12’ Cantata BWV147, ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’ 40’

Britten Missa Brevis 10’ Gabriel Jackson The Land of Spices 5’ Ireland Ex ore innocentium 3’ Hadley I sing of a maiden 3’ Parry Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land 4’ Schubert Psalm 23 5’ Britten A Ceremony of Carols 21’

This concert pays tribute to one of the greatest mathematically minded composers, J.S. Bach. With its obvious religious symbolism, Bach was particularly interested in the number three, and there are various manifestations of this numerical preoccupation in this programme: the third Brandenburg concerto has nine parts (three violins, three violas, three cellos); Cantata BWV78’s first movement has 27 statements of the passacaglia theme…and so on. Cantata BWV147 is bestknown for its triplet-infused chorale, known in English as ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’.

Britten’s two masterpieces for boys’ voices bookend this programme that showcases the combined Gloucester and Tewkesbury choristers. Bringing these three-dozen boys together is a rare occurrence indeed, and they will surely enjoy the melodic riches of this largely English sequence— which includes Parry’s original version, from the oratorio Judith, of the beloved hymn ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’.

‘…some of my favourite works by Bach, and Peter Harvey is one of my favourite Bach singers’ —Boris Giltburg

Supported by Diana Woolley

PRE-CONCERT TALK: STEPHEN JOHNSON M47 Tewkesbury Parish Hall 6.30pm (ends approx. 7.10pm) £6

Magdalena Consort performance broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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AT TWILIGHT

STRANGE CANONS

M58 Cheltenham College Chapel Fri 8 July 9.30pm (ends approx. 10.40pm) £12

M63 All Saints Church, Pittville 2pm (ends approx. 3.15pm) £15

The Oriel Singers St Cecilia Singers Rebecca Rudge Soprano Donald Maxwell Baritone Ashley Grote Conductor

Brabant Ensemble Stephen Rice Director

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A programme of ingenious, mathematically-related 14th- and 15th-century choral music to include: Dufay Nuper Rosarum Flores Moulu Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater Manchicourt Regina Coeli

Programme to include: Grainger Irish tune from County Derry; Brigg Fair; Dalvisa; Mo nighean dubh; At Twilight; 17’ Grieg Four Psalms Op.74; Ave maris stella 30’

Early musicians regarded music as number made sonorous, and consequently Renaissance composers delighted in constructing numerical schemes in their music. Canonic techniques such as ‘crab’ (retrograde) and ‘telescope’ (performable in long or short versions) underlined the religious effect by using symbolic numbers, or simply displayed the composer’s virtuosity.

In the last year of Grieg’s life, he struck up a close friendship with the young pianist, composer and folksong collector Percy Grainger. ‘You have become a dear young friend to me, who has made rich for me the evening of my life,’ wrote the grand old man of Norwegian music just before his death in 1907.

In ‘Discovering Music’ style, Stephen Rice and his Brabant Ensemble will demonstrate the workings of these ingenious compositions—which include Dufay’s ‘isorhythmic’ motet ‘Nuper Rosarum Flores’, thought to be a musical representation of the architectural proportions of Brunelleschi’s Florence Cathedral.

Grainger’s celebrated performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto were not the only thing that bound them together. They shared a love of folk music too, and this programme marks that special musical bond, in the 50th year after Grainger’s death, with some beautiful, harmonically-rich choral writing.

If you like this, try M48 Magdalena Consort (p36)

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FILMS

CHECKMATE M30 Oval Room, Pittville Pump Rooms Sun 3 July 6.30pm (ends approx. 7.25pm) FREE to M31 ticketholders Music: Sir Arthur Bliss Choreography: Dame Ninette de Valois A film of Sadler’s Wells’ Royal Ballet production from 1982. Terry Barfoot will give a short introduction to this film, created 45 years after this chess-themed fantasy was premiered in 1937. Supported by The Bliss Trust

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STREETWISE OPERA PRESENTS FABLES A FILM OPERA

LATCHO DROM (SAFE JOURNEY) M42 PAC 8.30pm (ends at 10.15pm) FREE to M41 ticket holders

M41 (and M42) Parabola Arts Centre Tue 5 July 7.15pm (ends at 8.15pm) £5

Tony Gatlif’s extraordinary film traces Gypsy-Romany culture from its desert origins in Rajastan to the streets of Andalucia. This visually stunning musical travelogue eavesdrops on Romany communities in Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and France. A little-known gem of a film, ideal for cultural explorers and fans of groups like Taraf de Haidouks­­—who feature in the film’s Romanian segment, unaffected back in 1993 by their subsequent international stardom.

Fables is a collection of four short films created by some of the UK’s leading composers and filmmakers working with 125 Streetwise performers who have experienced homelessness. Each film is about 8 minutes long, and they are preceded by a 15 minute making-of documentary. ‘Stories of survival, rebellion, greed and love come to life in a remarkable marriage of music and film.’ Independent on Sunday

STEVE REICH: PHASE TO FACE A FILM BY ERIC DARMON & FRANCK MALLET M57 Parabola Arts Centre Fri 8 July 7pm (ends approx. 8.30pm) £5 This new documentary exploring the career of Steve Reich is interspersed with interviews and comment, and shows exactly why his take on the musical world has been so influential over the past half-century.

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COOL AND CRAZY (15) M66 Parabola Arts Centre Sat 9 July 7.30pm (ends 9.15pm) £5 A quirky documentary about a male voice choir in Norway’s far north was a surprise hit on release a decade ago. Amidst a backdrop of bleak, Arctic beauty, Knut Erik Jensen’s charming film relates how a fishing community’s resilient menfolk are brought together through singing. ‘It’s so thoroughly engaging, so beautifully made, strikingly shot and chock-full of humor and humanity, I can’t imagine any intelligent audience not falling in love with it—if only they take the leap of faith to see it.’ Chicago Tribune

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MUSIC & MATHS

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MARCUS DU SAUTOY MUSIC: THE ACT OF SOUNDING MATHEMATICS

How the number 3 sounds in Bach…how medieval musicians played mathematical games…what trigonometry sounds like in a piano quintet…how composers concealed codes in their music…whether the mathematical brain looks like the musical one…why there are so many music buffs at GCHQ…and how Pythagoras discovered how to tune a guitar.

M21 Parabola Arts Centre Sat 2 July 2pm (ends approx. 3pm) £10 Distinguished mathematician and broadcaster Marcus du Sautoy heads up our Music & Maths strand by exploring how mathematicians and musicians are drawn to the same patterns and structures to create their art: how rhythm and arithmetic are playing to the same beat; why problems of harmony and tuning mirror the creation of new numbers; and how compositions feed off symmetry and geometry for inspiration. Marcus will also reveal the surprising ways in which music has stimulated some fundamental mathematical discoveries. As J.S.Bach’s friend Mizler once declared: ‘music is the act of sounding mathematics’.

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OTHER MUSIC & MATHS EVENTS DURING THE FESTIVAL

OCCULT ARITHMETIC OR ENIGMA VARIATIONS?

M10 Parabola Arts Centre Thu 30 June 8pm (p12)

M69 Parabola Arts Centre Sun 10 July 2pm (ends approx. 3.15pm) £6

Robert Saxton and Charlotte Bray talk about composition, geometry, trigonometry and mathematically-minded composers

Stephen Johnson on Bach’s fascination with number symbolism

Professor Ray Tallis leads an interdisciplinary look at music and maths, finishing with an opportunity for the audience to quiz the speakers. Philosopher Roger Scruton asks whether music is (as Leibniz said) ‘occult arithmetic’ or whether Schopenhauer’s idea of music as the ‘direct expression of the will’ is more relevant. Richard Walton, former maths specialist and GCHQ board member, will discuss the special relationship between maths and music at Cheltenham’s Intelligence hub alongside music’s coded messages. Musicallygifted mathematician Tim Gowers comments on mathematical structures in music and the overlap between the aptitude for maths and musical ability, and panel chair, physician-turned-philosopher Ray Tallis, will illuminate this tendency with a sideways glance at the neurology of music.

M63 All Saints Church, Pittville Sat 9 July 2pm (p37)

THE MATHS OF HARMONY

Strange Canons: medieval music’s mathematical games from the Brabant Ensemble

M73 Parabola Arts Centre Sun 10 July 4pm (ends approx. 5.15pm) £6

M19 Parabola Arts Centre Sat 2 July 11am (p40) Family Event: Kjartan Poskitt’s Mayhem with Maths & Music M20 Queen’s Hotel Sat 2 July 11am (p40) Family Event: Counting Songs for toddlers M47 Tewkesbury Parish Hall Wed 6 July 6.30pm (p36)

Cambridge University maths professor Tim Gowers is one of those people for whom music and maths definitely do go together. With a composer-father and a violinist-sister (Katharine performs on Tuesday 5 July—see p32), he is an accomplished pianist himself. In this performance lecture, he joins with a bassist and jazz drummer to present a mathematician’s view of how musical harmony works.

And this all kicks off in the Science Festival on Thursday 9 June: Pianist David Owen Norris is joined by mathematician Robin Wilson to investigate the Geometry of Music. Parabola Arts Centre, 7.30pm

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FAMILY EVENTS

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KJARTAN POSKITT’S MAYHEM WITH MATHS & MUSIC

FINGERS AND THUMBS COUNTING SONGS FOR TINY TOTS

MAKE IT & PLAY IT INSTRUMENTMAKING WORKSHOP

JAMES MAYHEW’S ELLA BELLA BALLERINA LIVE!

M19 Parabola Arts Centre Sat 2 July 11am (ends approx. 12noon) £6 £4 children Suitable for age 8+

M20 Queen’s Hotel Sat 2 July 11am (ends approx. 11.45am) £5 (free to parents) Suitable for pre-school children

M26 Queen’s Hotel Sun 3 July 2pm (ends approx. 2.45pm) £5 (free to parents) Suitable for ages 6 – 9

M60 Parabola Arts Centre Sat 9 July 11am (ends approx. 12.15pm) £6 £4 children Suitable for ages 6 – 10

Join Ruth Thomson, artist and author of the World of Design: Musical Instruments in this lively instrumentmaking workshop. Ruth will be describing how a variety of musical instruments from around the world are made, and by the end of the session each child will have made a sistrum (an African shaker) and been inspired to create more at home.

As the music plays and the paint brush dances James Mayhew, author and illustrator of Ella Bella Ballerina, brings two of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces to life. Alongside a string quartet performing highlights of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, James will be painting live on stage and telling the tales that inspired the ballets. Optional dress code of tiaras, tutus and tights!

Do you know how Pythagoras discovered how to tune a guitar? Or why your keyboard will never ever be exactly in tune? Join Kjartan Poskitt, author of the acclaimed Murderous Maths series, for a hilarious, interactive demonstration of mathematical tricks and musical oddities. This is an event that is guaranteed to bend your brain and blow your mind! Discover more about the truly wacky relationship between Maths and Music with this hilarious event that will have children, and adults, rolling in the aisles—and you might learn something too!

One, two, three, four, five— Once I caught a fish alive! Rachel Gay specialises in getting young people to sing together, and to have a lot of fun while they’re doing it. As the conductor of both the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Youth Choirs, she’s used to working mostly with 7–16 yearolds, but here in this lively session she’ll be getting the really little ones to sing out loud.

HELEN MACGREGOR’S TAM TAM TAMBALAY!

MIDSUMMER FIESTA IN MONTPELLIER

M70 Queen’s Hotel Sun 10 July 2pm (ends approx. 2.30pm) M71 Queen’s Hotel Sun 10 July 3.30pm (ends approx. 4pm)

M61 Sat 9 July 12noon – 9pm Music…Dance…Children’s Village…Danter’s FunFair… Classic Cars…Food Court…Community Stalls… This year’s Fiesta will include a special appearance by William Barton, one of Australia’s greatest, and most innovative, international ambassadors of the didgeridoo. Alongside performances, he’ll be giving come-andtry workshops.

£5 (free to parents) Suitable for ages 4 – 7 Join in the fun with Helen MacGregor and enjoy traditional and modern children’s songs and singing games from around the world including Africa, Australia, Britain, the Caribbean, USA and Japan.

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EDUCATION

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PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS

FESTIVAL ACADEMY AT THE NATIONAL STAR COLLEGE SUMMER SHOWCASE

As part of our percussion focus this year, we are offering schools workshops led by Sacha Johnson in the week leading up to the Festival. Please contact our education team on 01242 775891/775822 about available dates and costs.

M51 Thu 7 July 7.30pm (ends approx. 10pm) National Star College, Ullenwood £5 (tickets must be booked in advance through CF Box Office).

CONCERT FOR SCHOOLS M33 Mon 4 July 10.30am Cheltenham Town Hall £2 (FREE if booked in conjunction with a percussion workshop) This concert is designed especially for younger audiences. See our Youth Day at the Town Hall (p16) for more details.

FREE FOR SCHOOLS Cheltenham Music Festival is committed to making music accessible to all, and once again we are offering free tickets to accompanied school groups—this year for midweek morning concerts at the Pittville Pump Room. This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience the thrill of live music. Tickets are subject to availability, and booking opens on 18 May 2011. Book online at cheltenhamfestivals. com/freeforschools

For more information about the education programme visit cheltenhamfestivals.com/education or telephone 01242 775822/91.

BANDWAGON 4 – 8 July Bandwagon provides primary schoolchildren with a vibrant, exciting experience of classical music by bringing the music to them. As a ‘popup’ ensemble of young, talented, multigenre musicians from Gloucestershire senior schools, Bandwagon 2011 is an expanded version of last year’s highly successful pilot, and will be led by three acclaimed music educators: conductor William Carslake, jazz guitarist Sid Peacock and percussionist Sacha Johnson.

SWINGLE SINGERS WORKSHOP FOR BUDDING BEATBOXERS M62 £6 £4 children Come and find out how they do it, and try it yourself in this Swingles-led workshop. See p20 for more details.

On Monday 4 July, the ensemble will join the impressive line-up at the Schools Concert and then spend the next four days touring Gloucestershire primary schools. These visits will follow a flash mob model—unexpected, fun, and appearing totally spontaneous— and for many children this is likely to be their first experience of seeing and hearing an ensemble playing live. More details at cheltenhamfestivals. com/bandwagon or 01242 775891/22

Education Partners WEST

Festival Academy musicians, Star College creative and performing arts students, and conductor William Carslake present the culmination of a series of creative workshops at this evening of music, drama, dance and art. Held in the new and refurbished arts facilities of the Star College campus at Ullenwood, this is the 7th year of creative project work between the College and the Music Festival.

Education Supporters The Coutts Charitable Trust The Dumbreck Charity The Macfarlane Walker Trust

The Steel Charitable Trust

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EXHIBITIONS

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All of the exhibitions taking place in association with this year’s festival are free, and open to the public from an hour prior to any event taking place in the same venue, until 30 mins after the event’s finish. Please see the website for a timetable of when exhibitions will be open for public viewing www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music

PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE Love—10 new works by Michael Leunig Cartoonist, philosopher, poet, artist and National Living Treasure, Michael Leunig’s commentary on the political, cultural and emotional life of Australia spans thirty-five years and often explores the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. He describes his approach as regressive, messy and vaudevillian, producing work that is both raw and sublime, loved and hated.

Mystery and Joy—abstract paintings by Gillian Lever Gillian Lever’s practice is concerned with her soul life. Inspired by music that evokes a spiritual realm through the abstract language of sound, she searches to evoke this same mysterious world through the use of colour and light.

Michael Leunig

It Takes Two Work from two established textile artists who regularly exhibit with Stroud International Textiles (SIT). Hand weaver Sue Hiley Harris and tapestry weaver Anna Glasbrook will both exhibit new work during the festival. For more information on the nationally acclaimed Stroud International Textiles and their annual festival in May, see www. stroudinternationaltextiles.org.uk or contact info@stroudsit.org.

SPA WELL, TOWN HALL COS Members’ Exhibition Gillian Lever

Artists from Cheltenham Open Studios transform the Spa Well into a mini exhibition space, where you can while away some time admiring a selection of the stunning visual art being created locally.

APSE, PITTVILLE PUMP ROOM Robert Goldsmith From rapid, spontaneous sketches to worked-up paintings, this is an up-close-and-personal view of the Festival, capturing the intensity of rehearsal and performance.

Elizabeth Jacobs Elizabeth Jacobs

In a selection of black and white photographs, this is a personal and often surprising view of the 2010 Music Festival

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FESTIVAL PLUS

Holst Museum Sat 14 May – Sun 29 August (Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm) £4.50 (£4 concessions, £10 family) including general museum admission. A showcase of Gustav Holst’s manuscripts from the 1890s, written before leaving Cheltenham for London and the Royal College of Music. His later manuscript for I Love My Love will also be displayed. www.holstmuseum.org.uk

Cheltenham Connect Norwood Arms/Exmouth Arms, Bath Road Sat 25 & Sun 27 June 10am – 6pm Celebrating the vibrancy and talent of the South Cheltenham community, this is a fun day out for families and visitors alike. Cheltenham Connect includes a craft fair, farmers’ market, stalls from local schools, community groups and traders, and great entertainment from local musicians. Further Details: Wendy Ellyatt (01242 243 763) or www. cheltenhamconnect.co.uk

Quenington Old Rectory Sun 19 June – Sun 10 July 10am–5pm £2.50 adults, U18 free (£4 on 26.6 in aid of National Gardens Scheme) In a stunning outdoor setting, FreshAir is a biennial sculpture exhibition that provides a unique opportunity to see a creative mixture of contemporary work, from local, national and international artists. Sculpture by more than 100 artists working in bronze, resin, metal, ceramics, glass, stone, wood, willow and cloth will be on display, with all works available to purchase from as little as £50. Refreshments (light lunches and teas) will be available. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. www.freshair2011.com

Cheltenham Bach Choir M17 All Saints Church Fri 1 June 9.30pm (ends approx. 10.30pm) £12 (£8 students) unreserved Tickets available from CF Box Office Stephen Jackson Conductor Rebecca Lodge Mezzo soprano Joshua Ellicott Tenor Thérèse de Souza Violin Alison White Harp Robin Baggs Organ Liszt Five Motets Liszt Psalm 137 Janácek Otcenáš (Lord’s Prayer) Richard Rodney Bennett Four Poems of Thomas Campion

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Your guide to other events taking place in and around Cheltenham during the festival period.

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The Venetian Effect: Capella Singers Sat 2 July 7.30pm £12 (Under 16s free) Philip Colls directs a programme that surveys the rich array of music produced in Venice by visiting composers, including Willaert, Lassus, Hassler, Schütz and Gabrielli. Adrian Woodward’s ensemble of sackbuts and cornetts accompanies. Tel: 01452 501752 Web: www.cappellasingers.co.uk

Songs Without Words: The Karadys Duo Thu 7 July 3pm Park House,Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham,GL53 7AS No tickets required for this venue (FREE, charity donations welcome). Tea and biscuits in the interval Carol Hubel-Allen Viola Alan MacLean Piano Chansons, Lieder, lyric works and Fairy Tales by Elgar, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Purcell, and Glinka.

Charlton Kings Choral Society St Peter’s Church, Leckhampton Sat 9 July 4pm £15 John Wright conductor Sebastian Field countertenor Fiona Brown organ Catherine White harp Diggory Seacome percussion Britten Rejoice in the Lamb Finzi Lo, the full final sacrifice Bernstein Chichester Psalms Britten Suite for Harp www.ckcsonline.org or at the door

Ruth Moilliet Wildflowers, Stainless Steel and Acrylic

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These free events are a great way of finding out about Cheltenham from local experts on the town’s rich history, members of the Cheltenham Civic Society. Places are limited, so book your FREE place early to join these fascinating tours of the local area.

People and Places of Cheltenham M45 Wed 6 July 3.45pm (start: Holst Statue, Imperial Gardens) FREE Royalty, parachute descents, exploration, bombing raids, vaccination, eye surgery, In Memoriam and a shocking murder will all feature in this Town Centre Tour of Plaques, Statues and Gardens. The walk will end at the Parabola Arts Centre in good time for the 5.30pm concert.

Cheltenham’s Beautiful Architecture M72 Sun 10 July 4.30pm (start: Town Hall steps) FREE Discover Cheltenham’s most distinguished Regency building, its oldest church, and perambulate through one of its finest estates to its richest music venue. The walk will finish at the Pittville Pump Room in ample time for the 6pm concert. Pittville Pump Room


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9/11 TEN YEARS ON NOT IN OUR TIME M75 Cheltenham Town Hall Sun 11 September 6pm (ends approx. 8pm) £35 £30 £25 £17 £12

on the World Trade Centre as the focal point of a work that explores the theme of war declared in the name of religion—from the speeches of George Bush and Barack Obama to the 11th century texts of the First Crusade. This poignant juxtaposition of texts alongside the vast emotional range of the symphony orchestra gives voice to the complex questions that surround these events.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus TBA Narrator/Speaker Paul Nilon Tenor Stephen Gadd Baritone Gavin Carr Conductor

In the words of the composer, ‘perhaps it’s through poetry and song that we can look unflinchingly at this tragedy of our time and offer some hope of reconciliation for the next generation’.

Copland Fanfare for the common man 3’ Copland A Lincoln Portrait 15’ Barber Adagio 9’ Richard Blackford Not in our Time (premiere) 55’

Topical events will be programmed around this performance at a later date. Please check the website for details. After this world premiere performance, presented by HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival, the work will receive a repeat performance at Lighthouse, Poole on Tuesday 13 September 7.30pm.

Ten years to the day since the momentous events of the 9/11 attacks, we present a special one-off concert that climaxes with the first performance of Richard Blackford’s Not in our Time. The work, commissioned by the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus to mark their Centenary in 2011, takes the attack

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Hilden House Charming regency period Guest House comprising 12 en-suite rooms, large dining room, and small intimate bar. An ideal base to explore Cheltenham and its surrounding areas, and within easy walking distance of Pittville Pump Rooms and the Town Hall. 20 Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2AB   
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The Big Sleep An award winning, 60 bedroom, designer limited service hotel in the centre of Regency Cheltenham, offering value for money, great customer service, innovative design and an exciting experience away from home.
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Wyastone Hotel Well located for the festival venues, the five star guest accommodation has been fully refurbished and offers spacious contemporary rooms, relaxing ambience, and award winning hospitality. Visit Britain ***** Guest Accommodation, Silver award Wyastone Hotel, Parabola Road, Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 3BG
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PATRONS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Invest in our future… become a Cheltenham Festivals Patron. Our Patrons give vital support to Cheltenham Festivals. They make a difference to the quality of the Festival programmes; to the running of our vibrant education projects; and ensure the future of the Festivals. As a Patron you can help us develop so that future generations can be inspired by our work.

We would like to thank current Patrons for their generous support: Life Patron Charles Fisher Graham and Eileen Lockwood The McWilliam Family in loving memory of Ruth McWilliam The Walker Family Platinum Patron Mark and Sue Blanchfield Peter and Anne Bond Jennifer Bryant-Pearson Dominic Collier in memory of Karen Hood Michael and Angela Cronk Jeremy Hitchins Jonathan and Cassinha Hitchins Stephen and Tania Hitchins Simon and Emma Keswick Howard and Jay Milton Mark and Elizabeth Philip-Sørensen Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust Gold Patron Anonymous David and Clare Astor Jack and Dora Black Eleanor Budge Charlie Chan Clive Coates and Ann Murray Stuart and Gillian Corbyn Janet and Jean-François Cristau Michael and Felicia Crystal

Wallace and Morag Dobbin Mr and Mrs George Dowty Peter and Sue Elliott Lord and Lady Hoffmann Elizabeth Jacobs Sir Peter and Lady Marychurch Fiona McLeod Sir Michael and Lady McWilliam Janet and Charles Middleton The Helena Oldacre Trust Mr and Mrs P Roberts John and Susan Singer Esther and Peter Smedvig Fiona and David Symondson Giles and Michelle Thorley Steve and Eugenia Winwood Peter and Alison Yiangou

Meredithe Stuart-Smith Sharon Studer and Graham Beckett Jonathan and Gail Taylor Arthur and Ann Webb Professor Lord Winston Anne Wood Michael and Jacqueline Woof Corporate Patron HSBC Michael and Elizabeth Jones, Silverleys Consulting Willans LLP Solicitors

Acknowledgements Cheltenham Festivals President Dame Judi Dench CH

Festival Patron Kate Adie Mark and Maria Bentley Stephen and Victoria Bond James and Angela Brown Jonathan and Daphne Carr Robert Cawthorne and Catherine White Simon Collings Christopher Dreyfus James Fleming Kate Fleming Maurice Gran Professor A C Grayling Huw and Nicki Gwynn-Jones Marianne Hinton Stephen Hodge Anthony Hoffman and Dr Christine Facer Hoffman Richard and Peta Hoyle Keith Jago Martin Knight Lady Elaine Marriott Rosamund and Geoff Marshall Juliet and Jamie McKelvie Mark McKergow and Jenny Clarke Mary and Timothy Mitchell Professor Angela Newing Robert Padgett Sir David and Lady Pepper Leslie Perrin Maggie Phillips Hugh Poole-Warren Jonathon Porritt Patricia Routledge CBE Khal and Zoe Rudin Lavinia Sidgwick

Cheltenham Festival Board Sir Michael McWilliam, KCMG Chair Peter Bond Lewis Carnie 
 Jonathan Carr Dominic Collier 
 Christopher Cook 
 Peter Elliot 
 Prof. Russell Foster Prof. Averil MacDonald 
 Dr Martin Knight 
 Dr Gill Samuels, CBE Donna Renney Chief Executive HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival Festival Chairman Christopher Cook Festival Director Meurig Bowen Festival Manager Alexis Paterson Development Managers Nicola Lawson Anthony Oliver

HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival is a member of The British Arts Festivals Association www.artsfestival. co.uk and the Association of British Orchestras. The 67th HSBC Cheltenham Music Festival is presented by Cheltenham Festivals, a company limited by guarantee. Registered Office 28 Imperial Square Cheltenham GL50 1RH Registered No. 456573 Charity No. 251765 Vat Registration No. 100114013 Photography Credits 
 Cover Image: Zoe North Brochure images: Tom Allwood, Andy Holdsworth, Hanya Chala, Sven Arnstein, Jack Liebeck, Chris Christodoulou, Kevin Laycock, Henry Fair, Lukas Beck, Marco Borggreve, Eric Richmond, Paul Mitchell, Vera Reider, Shelia Rock, Hugo Bernard, Michiyuki Ohba, Simon Fowler, Todorovic and Karwinska, Suisse Ahlburg, Steve Gullick, Jeffrey Harmann, Paval Kopecna, Ben Ealovega, Mitch Jenkins, Bernd Noelle, Observatoriet, National Gallery Picture Library (El Greco), FEMA Picture Library, “Checkmate” photo by Bill Cooper, Latcho drom image, copyright Klaus Reimer, Karen Robinson.

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LEGACY

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FUNDING THE FUTURE

LEAVE A GIFT FOR THE FUTURE

Maybe this is your first experience of Cheltenham Music Festival, or perhaps you first came many years ago, and now bring your children and grandchildren. Ever since the Second World War, Cheltenham Music Festival has been delighting audiences of all ages with the enthralling musical legacies left to us by great composers.

‘Making a will is important for all of us, however little we may have to leave. By including Cheltenham Festivals in your will, you could help to safeguard the tradition of artistic excellence in Cheltenham for the enjoyment of future generations.’

Legacies of all sizes play a valuable role in ensuring that the Festival will continue to inspire the performers, composers and conductors of the future.

Dame Judi Dench CH President Cheltenham Festivals

If you choose to remember Cheltenham Music Festival in this valuable way, please contact Arlene McGlynn, Patrons and Legacies Manager in confidence. T: 01242 775857 E: arlene.mcglynn@cheltenhamfestivals.com Cheltenham Festivals, 109 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS

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Performers include: Johnny Coppin Gifford’s Circus Flowers Band Combined Youth Choirs Gloucestershire Dance James Gilchrist & The Corelli Consort Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra

Produced by Cheltenham Festivals. supported by the Honourable Company of gloucestershire, The dean and chapter and the three Choirs Festival.

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