What's On

Merit Ariane: Moon and Sun

  • Sun 28th Jul 2019

The exciting Egyptian-German singer Merit Ariane directs another of her exclusive programmes created especially for Dartington, drawing on Arab and Western culture. This year she collaborates with the Spanish Flamenco percussionist Antonio Romero and Turkish oud player Baha Yetkin, as well as multi-instrumentalist Jon Banks. More Info >

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Young Dartington

  • Mon 29th Jul 2019

Young Dartington is a children’s holiday camp which takes place on the Dartington estate at Park School. It lasts for two weeks in the summer holidays and offers outdoor activities and crafts for 8-14-year-olds. More Info >

Atéa Wind Quintet: Malcolm Arnold and more

  • Mon 29th Jul 2019

A lovely, lively programme of wind music, from Malcom Arnold’s characteristically jolly Sea Shanties  – first performed in an aircraft hangar at the Filton Aerodrome, Bristol, in August 1943 – to the lyrically romantic Italian composer Briccaldi. More Info >

Fretwork: Bach’s Art of Fugue

  • Mon 29th Jul 2019

The brilliant players of viol consort Fretwork perform Bach’s late, great masterwork in its entirety. They unwrap its complexity with short introductions to each contrapunctus, and illuminate with projections of Bach’s beautiful manuscript. More Info >

Tamim al-Barghouti, Stevie Wishart: The Sky is Shared by Everyone

  • Mon 29th Jul 2019

The Sky is Shared by Everyone – a quotation from one of Tamim al-Barghouti’s poems – brings together improvisation, new music and poetry. Taking the weaving tradition of Persian rugs as inspiration, Stevie Wishart’s new Weft and Warp for horizontal and vertical strings uses the qanun and piano. More Info >

Joanna MacGregor: Bach Forms

  • Tue 30th Jul 2019

What are the connections between Bach’s exhilarating Goldberg Variations, and his mysterious Art of Fugue? Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor provides a lively introduction to these two seminal works, examining the challenges of approaching Bach on the modern piano. More Info >

In Echo: Pure and Profane

  • Tue 30th Jul 2019

1501 saw the publication of the first ever book of printed music in Venice, Ottaviano Petrucci’s collection Harmonice Musices Odhecaton. This performance by In Echo takes a new look at this repertoire, presenting it using some of the colourful instrument ensembles known to have been used in Venetian ensembles at the time. More Info >

Joanna MacGregor: The Goldberg Variations

  • Tue 30th Jul 2019

Bach’s Goldberg Variations BWV 988 has become an iconic monument in Western music. On one level, it’s simply a beautiful keyboard work, and on another, it’s a Rubik’s Cube of invention and architecture. More Info >

Emma Kirkby’s Birthday Concert

  • Wed 31st Jul 2019

We’re honoured to have two legends of early song – Emma Kirkby and Nicholas Clapton – in their ‘old meets young’ concert, to celebrate Emma’s birthday. The cross-fertilisation of Italian and English styles will be reflected in a sumptuous programme including Dowland, Lawes, Strozzi and Caccini. More Info >

Alice Oswald and Joanna MacGregor: Nobody

  • Wed 31st Jul 2019

The Yorkshire-based painter William Tillyer has collaborated with poet Alice Oswald on her new poem Nobody. This is a chance to see a major new version, with Tillyer’s dramatic paintings projected in the Great Hall, and new music from Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor. More Info >

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