dartington music summer school & festival

Four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening, from early music to jazz. Courses for all ages and abilities, accompanied by over 60 concerts and events, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.

dartington music summer school & festival

Four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening, from early music to jazz. Courses for all ages and abilities, accompanied by over 60 concerts and events, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.

Explore the summer school

The Summer School & Festival runs from 23 July – 20 August 2022.

Decide whether you’re attending courses, concerts or both, and then choose a package that’s right for you. You can also choose from a range of accommodation options on our beautiful estate as required.

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Tonight we close 2022's Dartington Music Summer School & Festival with a celebration of Vaughan Williams' 150th anniversary. You'll be treated to a special a cappella performance of his Five Mystical Songs and other songs sung by our Festival Choir, led by critically acclaimed conductor William Vann.

Join us at 7:30pm in the Great Hall for an unmissable evening of choral music!

Tickets: dartington.org/event/vaughan-williams-150/

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{Pictured: The Dartington Festival Chorus and Orchestra at a previous year's Summer School, photographed by Kate Mount}
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We're almost halfway through our final week of our Summer Festival, but there are still plenty of musical treats in store for you every evening between now and Friday night!

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday 17 Aug) for an unmissable evening of early 20th-century French chamber music with the exuberant Magnard Ensemble, who'll be joined by pianist Joseph Havlat for Albert Roussel’s intoxicating Divertissement, Francis Poulenc’s jazz-infused sextet, and a heady quintet for piano and winds by their namesake composer, Alberic Magnard.

Book now: dartington.org/event/magnard-ensemble-2/

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60 years ago, electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire visited Dartington to take part in the Music Summer School, bringing with her equipment from the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop to be used in Italian avant-garde composer Luciano Berio’s composition course. Derbyshire was at the start of a career that saw her go on to find fame as the composer of the Dr Who theme tune, and today she is recognised as one of the great original minds in the history of electronic music.

In a special event we're holding in the Great Hall at 9:30pm this coming Thursday (19 Aug), composer John Matthias and his Summer School course participants will re-imagine what Delia Derbyshire’s Dartington experience may have sounded like.

Join us for this unique performance celebrating a true musical pioneer and part of Dartington history: dartington.org/event/the-delia-derbyshire-experience/

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Amidst their packed schedule teaching and performing in Week Three of the Dartington Music Summer School & Festival, the Brodsky Quartet also found time to beat their advanced string quartet students at croquet... Brilliant!

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