Harrogate Festival unveils new music series

Anneke Hodnett.
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Tickets are now on sale for the Harrogate International Festivals inaugural Young Musicians Autumn Series, working in partnership with Live Music Now. Sharon Canavar, CEO of the Festivals, said: “We deliver outreach programmes all year round but most people only know of us for our summer activity.”

She added: “Autumn is such a beautiful time of year so it seemed fitting to deliver an elegant programme of musicians, with tomorrow’s next big things in classical, folk, jazz and world music.”

The debut season promises to add a little mid-week magic to autumn with all events taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the heavenly surroundings of Harrogate’s Wesley Chapel.

Sharon said: “The Festivals’ Young Musician Series has helped launch the careers of many of today’s iconic musicians, providing a platform for Lesley Garrett and Julian Llloyd Webber amongst others before they found fame. We’re really proud of that, and it’s a great opportunity for Harrogate to witness the next cohort of national talent on the brink of big things.”

Highlights of the new season include Anneke Hodnett presenting a thrilling tour of harp music from 17th century Bach to 21st century Flothuis; BBC Radio 2 Folk award-nominee Will Pound & Dan Walsh; Katie’s Allsorts trio playing rock and roll, pop, funk, country and Latin; St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition winners Jacquin Trio plus the Musala Trio interpreting a range of traditional music from around the world.

Tickets are available now from the box office on 01423 562 303. More information is available at: www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com