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The Ludlow English Song Weekend is a unique music festival in one of the UK's loveliest places. Celebrating britain's most idyllic music, the weekend is also about conversation, discussions and a film screening.
As spring turns to summer, Ludlow's English Song Weekend is one of Britain's most idyllic musical celebrations. Inspired by the musical world of Gerald Finzi, it is a unique celebration of poetry, music, culture, and ideas. The artistic director is pianist Iain Burnside.
Drawing on the work of a wide range of poets and composers working in the English language, the Weekend explores the sensibility evoked through their art. It offers opportunities to reflect on a distinctive musical tradition, to speculate on what it has taught us, and what it might also teach us as we look to the future. This year there is a TRansatlantic flavour, looking at music between Britain and America.
Artists appearing include singers Roderick Williams, Ashley Riches, Kitty Whateley, Robin Tritschler and Bethan Langford; the Gildas Quartet and the Choir of St Laurence's Church with organist Roger Judd. There is a masterclass by Roderick Williams with students from the Roral Welsh College of Music and Drama, a new commission from Tarik O'Regan and a competition for young composers.
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