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Stratford on Avon Music Festival

Stratford Editorial 6th Oct, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DANCE takes centre stage at this year’s Stratford on Avon Music Festival.

The festival, running from October 11 to October 20, will be bringing major, international names from around the world to play over 20 concerts, from classical, to folk and jazz, early music and new works, covering more than five centuries of music.

This all-female orchestral and choral ensemble The Mediaeval Baebes will be among those perfomring.

Expect the unexpected from a group, which has played everywhere from cathedrals to caves, and which perform music from across the ages and spanning all genres.

Also on the bill are acclaimed musicians including cellist Guy Johnston, guitarist Craig Ogden, and harpist Hannah Stone.

Musicians from the will also be joining the festival for the first time to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth

with a performance of Marvellous Sweet Music, a programme of songs by some of the great names from classical and popular music from over a century of productions of the Bard.

The Festival will also feature a family concert, lunchtime concert series, free buy-a-beer events, and a fringe festival.

Ambrose Miller, the Festival’s Artistic Director said: “Dance is featured in the works of great composers throughout time, from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, to Minuets in Haydn Quartets.

“Dance brings everyone together, helping people to work in harmony, celebrate and even save lives! We hope that it will bring everyone together in joining us for another joyous Festival that brings something new and special to Stratford.”

For tickets visit www.stratfordartshouse.co.uk or call 01789 207100.

Visit www.stratfordmusicfestival.com for full festival programme details.

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