THE STRATFORD on Avon Music Festival is turning up its 20th year.
Classical, jazz, folk and world musicians will perform in a series of concerts and events throughout the town from October 10 to 24.
With works from early music to the present day, the Festival hosts a variety of events alongside the general programme of concerts including family concerts and activities, the popular Lunchtime Series, free Buy-a-Beer recitals held in local pubs, hotels and cafes and a Fringe Festival.
The Festival starts on Saturday October 10 with a Family Fun Day at Stratford ArtsHouse – featuring music from local schools and groups, workshops and various activities for all the family.
Festival Artistic Director Ambrose Miller said: “We’re really looking forward to the 2015 Festival – our 20th year.
“Not only will we be welcoming the return of some Festival favourites, but we’re really excited about some of the rising stars invited to perform.”
Among those lined up to perform are the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra with soloist Matthew Ford, pianist Martin Roscoe, BBC Young Musician of the Year, cellist Laura van der Heijden, Eboracum Baroque, Contemporary Consort, Lucy Parham and actors Henry Goodman and Joanna David.
Visit www.stratfordmusicfestival.com for full programme details.