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Ryedale Festival Cancelled

Another casualty of the current pandemic, the Ryedale Festival last week announced the cancellation of its summer festival, which was due to take place in the second half of July. A total of 60 events had been planned. This has been a huge disappointment to Festival supporters, musicians and other artists, contractors, promoters and all those who had worked so hard to develop the programme. The decision had become inevitable, the safety of all concerned being the paramount concern. Thoughts of course are with those directly affected by the pandemic.

For Slingsby, it means that we will be unable to welcome the Consone Quartet to play their planned programme of Beethoven string quartets in All Saints Church, which had been scheduled for 22nd July.

The Ryedale Festival, along with other arts organisations, now faces a very challenging time. Artistic Director Chris Glynn’s message can be read on the Ryedale Festival website: https://ryedalefestival.com/

EVENTS CANCELLED Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend, 27-29 March

EVENTS CANCELLED (27-29 March 2020)

Three exciting events launch the 2020 Ryedale Festival. At the first, on the evening of 27 March, the full summer programme for the Ryedale Festival 2020 will be announced. Here we will find out if the Festival is to make a welcome return to Slingsby in July.

The weekend concludes with an afternoon concert with cake at Duncombe Park.

For full details of the three events, and to book, go to the Ryedale Festival website here: https://ryedalefestival.com/concerts/

Ryedale Festival 12-28 July 2019

Venues across Ryedale, from grand stately homes to tiny village churches are now preparing to receive the 2019 Ryedale Festival.

The piano recital in Slingsby’s All Saints’ church (15 July) has now sold out, but there are many more events still available to choose from. Here’s just a short selection:

Sat13 July, 9.45pm, St Mary’s Old Malton, Candle-lit concert (Purcell + Scottish folk tunes suite)

Sun 14 July, 9.45pm, Hovingham church, Candle-lit concert, (Bach etc. for violin/harpsichord)

Mon 15 July 3pm, Malton St Michael’s church, Dido & Aeneas, Purcell

Sun 21 July, 3pm, Helmsley Arts Centre, Roxanna Panufnik (composer in residence)

Sun 21 July, 8pm, Norton, St Peter’s church (Haydn, Weber etc with Julian Bliss, clarinet)

Tue 23 July, 6pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Bach etc Sally Palmer, flute)

Sat 27 July, 5.30pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Yorkshire Young Musicians)

Sat 27 July, 7pm, Ampleforth College Theatre, Burying the Dead (a concert drama about Henry Purcell.

There are also major concerts at the University of York, Ampleforth Abbey and Scarborough which still have seats available.

For full details and to book go to:  https://ryedalefestival.com/concerts/

Slingsby to host Ryedale Festival concert in July

The Ryedale Festival’s Spring Launch Weekend took place on 15-17 March and with it the full programme for North Yorkshire’s leading summer music festival was published.   We are now pleased to report that the Festival will be returning to Slingsby’s All Saints’ church on Monday 15 July, when pianist Jonathan Plowright will be playing Brahms. This concert will be preceded by a talk by BBC radio regular Katy Hamilton, exploring the public and private faces of Brahms.

The Spring Launch weekend featured BBC New Generation Artists and proved a big success.

The Aris String Quartet kicked off proceedings in Helmsley on Friday 15 March, with quartets by Haydn, Janacek and Dvorak.

On Saturday “Come and Sing with John Rutter” in St Peter’s Norton welcomed some 300 amateur singers from across Ryedale and beyond. By all accounts, they enjoyed the occasion immensely.

Saturday evening was jazz night. In the National Centre for Early Music in York, the Festival presented composer and bass player Misha Mullov-Abbado, with his talented group of young jazz names.

The weekend was brought to a close on Sunday afternoon with a piano recital by Mariam Batsashvili, a prodigiously talented young pianist from Georgia, who beguiled with her Haydn and Mozart and wowed with her Liszt, which rocked the Birdsall House ballroom with its power.

Booking for all July’s Festival events opens on 10 April. To book, go online at www.ryedalefestival.com  or book by post to Ryedale Festival Box Office, The Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA or by phone on 01751 475777.

Ryedale Festival jazz in York, 16 March

Misha Mullov-Abbado

York, NCEM, Walmgate, Saturday 16 March, 8pm

The Ryedale Festival’s Spring Weekend (set to launch the summer programme this Friday) continues on Saturday at the National Centre for Early Music with some modern, upbeat, melodious jazz.

The double-bassist and composer Misha Mullov-Abbado burst onto the scene in 2015 with a sensational debut album that prompted a stream of plaudits from international press and fans alike. As the son of the conductor Claudio Abbado and Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova, Misha has not only exceeded high expectations but established himself as a highly individual talent in his own right. Now a BBC New Generation Artist, he brings his unique sound and style to York, along with some of the top names in British jazz.

unfailing inventive, artfully produced, and delightfully sunny” – The Daily Telegraph

luxurious ballads…folk-melodic grace…broad-grin swing…hot jazz news” – The Guardian

You can buy tickets online (http://www.ryedalefestival.com/index.php/events-book ) or by calling the Ryedale Festival Box Office on 01751 475777.

Details of this Friday’s launch concert in Helmsley can be found HERE on the village website.