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Feb 25, 2018

News from the National Centre for Early Music in Music

Trevor Pinnock Honoured by York Early Music Festival / 24th April 2018

York Early Music Festival honours legendary harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock CBE, as it bestows on him its seventh biennial Lifetime Achievement Award this July.

A longtime supporter of the National Centre for Early Music, Trevor pioneered performance on historic instruments in the UK with his orchestra The English Concert, which he founded in 1972. For the last 15 years he has divided his time between conducting, solo performance, chamber music-making and educational work.

Ahead of his award, Trevor returns to his beloved York on 24th April, to play alongside Matthew Truscott, Sophie Gent and Jonathan Manson in a programme of Froberger, Goldberg, Bach and Handel.

York Early Music Festival 6 –14 July 2018

Power & Politics is the overarching theme of the York Early Music Festival 2018, bringing to life one of the most seductive, intoxicating and pertinent subjects of the modern age.

Taking place Friday 6 – Saturday 14 July the theme highlights that nothing in the world is new, music from across 400 years illustrates conflicts from medieval popes to Napoleon, punctuated along the way by the Catholic Church’s endeavours to bring order to the clergy, the politics of England during the English Civil War, and a glimpse into the opulent court of Louis XIV.

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival / 24 – 27 May 2018

Emerging ensembles and a vital connection with the community are core themes for the recently REYTA (Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Authority) shortlisted 2018 Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival, 24 – 27 May.

The spring festival is a celebration of music from London - to Venice - to Vienna, following the European ‘Grand Tour’ and is presented in some of the north of England's finest churches. This is a season of firsts and extraordinary encounters, with highlights including the University of York’s student choir, The 24 and young ensembles Exaudi, LuxMusicae London and Il Quadro Animato.