Swaledale Festival enters second week

Apollo Sax Quartet.

Swaledale Festival is moving into its packed second week and there are still tickets available for many events.

Highlights in the second week include vocal ensemble the Marian Consort, Sacconi String Quartet, pianist Martin Roscoe, folk extraordinaires The Hut People, Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Aurora Percussion Duo, Syrian musician Maya Youssef, the world-famous Hallé Orchestra and jazz from Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord. 

Artistic Director Malcolm Creese says “Our first week has been full of outstanding events with packed venues and an overwhelmingly positive audience response.  There is still so much to look forward to and our second week is full of unmissable treats – come and join the fun”.

Tickets are available for many events.

Visit the website at www.swalefest.org or ring the box office on 01748 880019. 

SECOND-WEEK FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Martin Roscoe & EUCO Wind Soloists

Monday 4 June, 19:30 – Influence Church, Richmond

A mouth-watering programme of music for piano and wind instruments including Beethoven, Poulenc, Ibert and Mozart, performed by the outstanding pianist Martin Roscoe and principal wind players from the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Adults £19, Under 25 £3

Apollo Saxophone Quartet

Tuesday 5 June,19:30 – St. Gregory’s Church, Bedale         

Since 1985 the Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been at the forefront of the contemporary music scene – commissioning, collaborating, recording and performing all over the world. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, folk and world music influences, and their presentation is accessible and stylish. Here the quartet presents a selection of its commissions – from the eclectic artistry of Richard Rodney Bennett to the imaginative and playful music of Barbara Thompson, and the world premiere of a piece by Simon Parkin.

Adults £16, Under 25 £3

Aurora Percussion Duo

Wednesday 6 June, 16:00 – 17:00 – Gunnerside Methodist Chapel

Percussion wizards Delia Stevens and Le Yu play music spanning five centuries on a myriad of instruments. 

Adults £10, Under 25 £3

The Maya Youssef Trio

Wednesday 6 June, 19:30 – St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton

Syrian musician Maya Youssef is a virtuoso player of the Qanun and regularly appears on television and at venues and festivals worldwide.  Maya moved to London from Syria under the Arts Council’s Exceptional Talent scheme. Her exquisite set will take the audience on a “personal journey through the six years of war in Syria” with constantly changing moods – from sorrow to hope.

Adults £16, Under 25 £3

The Halle

Saturday 9 June, 19:30 – The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn

It is a privilege to welcome back the North’s world-class symphony orchestra.  Tonight they perform a delicious programme of masterworks by Mozart, Grieg, Ravel and Kodaly.

Adults £15-30, Under 25 £3-9

Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord

Saturday 9 June, 22:00-23:30 – The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn

A relaxed session with jazz violinist Emma Fisk’s superb quartet, bringing to life the classic 30s and 40s repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli’s Hot Club de France.

Adults £15, Under 25 £3