Two Moors Festival has announced its programme for 2017, with more than 28 concerts taking place across Dartmoor and Exmoor. Split between the two beautiful Devon moors, it runs from 13-21 October.
Acts to look out for include Heath Quartet, who will perform works by Haydn, Tippett and Mendelssohn; pianist Jâms Coleman, who is taking on 58 Schubert songs in a single day; and violinist Tasmin Little, appearing with a programme of Prokofiev’s D Major Sonata and Brahms’ Sonatensatz in C Minor.
As for larger ensembles, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and North Devon Sinfonia – recent winners of BBC Four’s ‘All Together Now – The Great Orchestra Challenge’ – are both on the bill.
“We aim to share music from world-class musicians whilst showcasing the business and beauty of our local area,” explained artistic director Penny Adie. “With several recitals, chamber concerts, masterclasses, visual arts, talks, jazz and orchestral concerts, this truly is a festival for all.”
The festival, which partners with Classic FM, is now in its 16th edition and is spread over 13 venues. It was originally founded in 2001, following the foot and mouth crisis, as a way of encouraging tourists to return to the English countryside.