Glossop Music Festival returns this June for a three day celebration of world-class classical music. The festival is launched on Thursday 21 June with a free pop-up concert at Pico Lounge, featuring some of the musicians that will appear during the festival, and over the following days welcomes artists of international standing to the High Peak.
Friday 22 June sees a great friend of the Festival, pianist Viv McLean, perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, and Matthew Truscott and Jan Peter Schmolck – lead violinists for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestra of St John’s respectively – taking on Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. This concert is followed directly by a late night recital by Matthew Wadsworth on lute and theorbo, while Matthew Truscott stays to accompany on violin.
On the morning of Saturday 23 June, the annual Family Concert this year takes on a different slant, as the virtuosic actor, cellist and baritone, Matthew Sharp brings his one man show Tommy Foggo – Superhero to the North West for the first time. The show is a magical, multi-media interactive adventure; a tale of a life saved by music. Closing the Festival that evening, Matthew Sharp performs the wistful Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar; a piece made famous by Jacqueline du Pré in the 1960s and accompanied by the Glossop Festival Orchestra. The concert also includes Schubert’s Symphony No 8, which, despite being unfinished with only two movements, offers us a “complete, essential, and mysterious symphonic experience” (Tom Service, The Guardian).
Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday 11 May and will be available from www.glossopmusicfestival.org.uk as well as Bay Tree Books on High Street West, Glossop.
Thursday 21 June 8.00pm: Free pop-up concert, Pico Lounge
Friday 22 June 7.30pm: Evening Concert, Glossop Parish Church
Friday 22 June 10.00pm: Late Night Recital, Glossop Parish Church
Saturday 23 June 11.30am: Family Concert, Glossop Parish Church
Saturday 23 June 7.30pm: Closing Concert, Glossop Parish Church