York Early Music Festival
8 - 16 July 2016
Booking opens to Patrons on Friday 26 February, to YEMF Friends on Monday 29 February and to the general public on Monday 7 March
Fairies, Witches and Aerial Beings!
The 2016 York Early Music Festival takes the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, with music from the Elizabethan theatre and pieces inspired by the Shakespearean themes of magic, mystery and the supernatural. Guest artists will include Ensemble Lucidarium in a programme focusing on Shakespeare's Venice; The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2016 with music by Byrd, Tallis and Arvo Pärt; lutenist Thomas Dunford working with percussionist Keyvan Chemirani; the Norwegian instrumentalists Barokksolistene directed by Bjarte Eike; David Skinner's vocal ensemble Alamire with their acclaimed Anne Boleyn programme; the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and City Musick directed by William Lyons.
Highlights include a one day conference entitled 'Silver Sounds & Moody Food' looking at theatre music of the late 16th and early 17th centuries and a series of Platform Presentations by some of Europe's finest emerging ensembles.
Full details and tickets will be available from late February. Friends of the York Early Music Festival and NCEM Patrons enjoy priority booking and reserved seating. If you are interested in joining the NCEM Patrons please click here To find out about YEMF Friends, please click here
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