A FESTIVAL is being held to celebrate the return of live music.
Warwick and Leamington Midsummer Music Festival is running until July 10 and will see 24 concerts take place in local churches, open air spaces and The Dream Factory in Warwick.
It will feature three symphonies, No 4 by Brahms, the ‘New World’ by Dvorák and the ‘Eroica’ by Beethoven.
Musicians including Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Ex Cathedra, The Bach Players and the Coull Quartet will perform, along with the likes of Mark Padmore and Armonico Consort.
But planning for the festival began back in February, when director Richard Phillips proposed at a Warwick District Music Promoters Forum that it should take place.
He said: “I felt at that time there would be a good chance of concerts happening again by the end of June and decided to see what could be pulled together.
“An exciting range of music will be on offer. Music from the sixteenth century is particularly well represented, but all centuries in between are well represented and there are concerts of American music for 4 July, with The Liberty Bell joined by Gershwin and Elvis Presley.”
Visit www.leamingtonmusic.org to book tickets or find out more.