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Power & Politics: From the medieval courts of Avignon to the drama of Beethoven's revolutionary politics!

York Early Music Festival 2018 - Friday 6th - Saturday 14th July

Power and Politics: one of the most seductive, intoxicating and pertinent subjects of the modern age. Join us for a fascinating series of concerts, illustrated lectures and workshops all linked together to demonstrate that nothing in this world is new! Guests include the acclaimed instrumental ensemble Brecon Baroque directed by violinist Rachel Podger (Friday 6 July: Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York); Gallicantus and the Rose Consort of Viols (Saturday 7 July: St Michael le Belfrey Church); gamba virtuoso Paolo Pandolfo & Friends (Sunday 8 July: NCEM); Theatre of the Ayre directed by Elizabeth Kenny (Monday 9 July: Merchant Adventurers' Hall); Sollazzo Ensemble (Tuesday 10 July: NCEM); Les haulz et les bas (Tuesday 10 July: St Lawrence Church); The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers (Wednesday 11 July: York Minster); Nigel North & Michel Gondko (Thursday 12 July: St Olave's Church); Hathor Consort led by Romina Lischka (Thursday 12 July: National Centre for Early Music); Boxwood & Brass (Friday 13 July: National Centre for Early Music); Yorkshire Baroque Soloists (Friday 13 July; Chapter House, York Minster); Creative Europe Eeemerging Showcase featuring Prisma; Voces Suaves; Rumorum and BarrocoTout (Saturday 14 July).

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The Festival's headline sponsor is Hiscox Insurance and we are also delighted to acknowledge the support of Harrowells Solicitors; JWP Creers Accountants; York Vikings Rotary Club and Shepherd Building Group.

Thanks are also due to Arts Council England; City of York Council; Creative Europe; BBC Radio 3; Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and York Music Hub.
The Festival is supported by a number of hotels in the City - click here for accommodation details.

Festival Dates 2019 and 2020
Innovation: The Shock of the New Friday 5 - Saturday 13 July 2019
Method & Madness Friday 3 - Saturday 11 July 2020