Tag Archives: classical music festivals

And a very happy centenary…

It’s not every year that you go to a blue plaque unveiling. My last was almost exactly 4 years ago, when I went to Salisbury to attend the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the composer, John Marsh, following … Continue reading

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A leave-taking

A few weeks ago I was at the wonderful Alwyn Music Festival, which takes place in deepest Suffolk, annually at the beginning of October. The William Alwyn Music Festival, as it was originally called, was set up by the William … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: A long weekend

It’s not as though music festivals are a new thing. The Proms will celebrate their 125th birthday in their current form next year, while the Bayreuth Festival is even earlier dating back to 1876. A programme for the “Dr. Who” … Continue reading

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