The Dartington Hall Trust is delighted to announce that Joanna MacGregor OBE will be extending her position as Artistic Director for The Dartington International Summer School & Festival until summer 2019.

Joanna MacGregor at Dartington. (c) Kate Mount
Joanna MacGregor at Dartington. (c) Kate Mount

Joanna’s carefully curated programme is stronger than ever with more than ninety concerts and events taking place over four weeks next August. Dartington’s commitment to developing the arts and creativity is embraced by Joanna, and the world famous summer school is designed for everyone: professional musicians, music students and of course local concert goers.  2017 will see Sweeney Todd and Peter Grimes sit alongside legendary pianist Alfred Brendel on Schubert and folk sessions with Martin and Eliza Carthy.  We also look forward to Dartington’s second Party in the Town on 28 April 2017, happening all over Totnes and collaborating with local artists.

Since her inaugural festival in 2015, Joanna MacGregor’s programme has substantially increased the festival audience, and attracted exciting new artists to the South West.

Dartington’s CEO, Rhodri Samuel says “The International Summer School & Festival is our flagship arts event and Joanna MacGregor’s spectacular line up builds upon Dartington’s vision to curate and enable talent. As a new vision for Dartington emerges, we are thrilled that the future of the International Summer School & Festival is looking particularly bright under Joanna’s Artistic Directorship. I am delighted to have secured Joanna for another two years.”

Joanna MacGregor, Artistic Director, says “Dartington has been an historically important and vibrant environment for arts, and the four-week Dartington International Summer School & Festival is a joyous, boundary-breaking part of that. I’m delighted to be able to take the Summer School forward towards its seventieth birthday, and continue its great tradition of music-making, friendship and creativity.”

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