Headline acts for the 2018 Harrogate Music Festival have been announced. Tickets go on sale for the Festivals highlights today (22 March), with more acts to be announced.
Drawing on the theme, Innovation, Harrogate International Festivals promises audiences will see through fresh eyes this summer.
Charlotte Woods, Music Manager, said: “With our theme for 2018 being ‘innovation’ it’s exciting to have a truly ground-breaking artist like Laura Mvula. I think we’re all ready to embrace some sunshine and be reinvigorated by music and theatre, with perhaps a little dancing along the way. We can’t wait to welcome audiences, old friends and new. There’s also some amazing surprises still to announce for summer, so watch this space.”
A northern powerhouse, the Hallé Orchestra will deliver the Festival finale with its musical director, the renowned Sir Mark Elder CBE. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky it promises an unforgettable experience.
As part of the global celebrations of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, Britain’s favourite clarinettist, Emma Johnson, will perform his classics including music from West Side Story. Johnson, an alumni of Harrogate International Festivals’ Young Musician series, went on to become one of the UK’s biggest selling classical artists, selling over half a million albums worldwide.
Harrogate International Festivals has showcased Young Musicians for over half a century. Louisa Staples was shortlisted for the world renowned Menuhin Competition at aged 15. Be inspired by this rising star as the international strings prodigy performs Prokofiev, Debussy and Ravel.
The festival will also host the popular 1940s Day and a Long Table Dinner in Valley Gardens, with more exciting announcements to come. The full programme will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the highlight events on sale Thursday 22nd March. Box Office: 01423 562 303 harrogateinternationalfestivals.com
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