Return of free lunchtime concerts at Budleigh Music Festival

Discover a showcase of talent and enjoy free lunchtime concerts at the Budleigh Music Festival which starts today, Friday, July 12, and runs until Saturday, July 18.

Every July the town hosts some of the very best names in classical music and this year is no exception.

The Martin James Bartlett concert has sold out, but there are still tickets to be had for other performances.

Discover new and up-and-coming artists being showcased at the free lunchtime concerts: Eliza Haskins, recorder; ISCA Ensemble; Nina Savićević, piano; Isabelle Barber, violin; Joseph Pritchard, cello; Jerome Blackburn, percussion; Jade Gall, saxophone; with Alex Wilson, piano; Andreas Moutsioulis, guitar.

Budleigh Music Festival hosts free lunchtime concerts.

Tickets are still available for some of the evening concerts, with performances by Soloists of the 12 Ensemble – with its reputation across Europe as one of the UK’s leading string orchestras.

The group first appeared at Budleigh’s music festival in 2016 as an octet and return as a sextet to perform.

Sansara, with its cappella choral music, has a mixed programme of sacred and secular music; The Pleyel Ensemble comes to Budleigh this year with a combination of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano, featuring Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

The Festival Orchestra celebrates Mozart, with music reflecting various stages of his career.

The Sitkovetsky Trio has performed around the world; Wu Qian, piano, returns to the festival after he gave recitals in 2005, at the first Budleigh Music Festival, in 2007, and again in 2013 with Alexander Sitkovetsky.

The Elias Quartet concert focusses on Haydn, Hindson and Beethoven.

The Devon Opera performance is a retelling of Così fan Tutte, a comic opera by Mozart.

Click here for the full programme and tickets information.

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