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Sarah Gabriel: A House on Middagh Street

  • Wed 14th Aug 2019

Sarah Gabriel’s funny, atmospheric play-with-music A House on Middagh Street is set in Brooklyn, where Benjamin Britten, W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee lived during the Second World War. Novels, operas and poems were written, but the washing up never got done. More Info >

Joseph Havlat: Intimate Sketches

  • Thu 15th Aug 2019

A programme of intimate thoughts: Britten’s charming ‘holiday’ sketches, Czech folk scenes, and ending with Jánaček’s final fragments written on his deathbed and dedicated to his last great love, Kamila Stösslová. More Info >

Dartington Festival Orchestra: Mozart and Britten

  • Thu 15th Aug 2019

Timothy Redmond presents student conductors and pianists who’ve been working together all week, in youthful masterpieces by Britten and Mozart. Young Apollo (for piano and string orchestra) and Mozart’s Jeunehomme concerto brim with light and transcendence, as well as fierce virtuosity. More Info >

Opera Gala: Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Bizet

  • Thu 15th Aug 2019

Show-stopping operatic arias by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Bizet, performed with panache and style by students on the Advanced Opera course. This was definitely one of our highlights last year: think big hair, big frocks and big voices. Best enjoyed sipping a glass of champagne! More Info >

Dartington String Orchestra

  • Fri 16th Aug 2019

Come and support the Open Dartington String Orchestra, working all week with our three guest directors towards performances of Britten, Elgar and Holst. More Info >

In the Heart of Rhythm Ensemble

  • Fri 16th Aug 2019

A joyfully uplifting – and loud! – performance of Latin percussion music in the White Hart bar, to finish off a week of Latin American courses. Be warned – you might start dancing. More Info >

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