World-class music is promised as the Glossop Music Festival kicks off its summer schedule with ten events in just six days.

From Monday June 13 to Saturday June 18, the festival features the Glossop Music Festival Orchestra.

From Monday to Friday, Glossop Music Festival, in collaboration with Carrot Productions, will work with primary schools in the Glossop area on a program of events around Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and David Litchfield’s book, The Bear and the piano.

The full program of educational events included in-person school visits by musicians prior to the Festival for pre-concert discovery workshops, live Zoom sessions with illustrator and author, David Litchfield, and culminating in a series of school concerts at Eglise Saint-Jacques, Glossop.

The concerts will include interactive, costumed performances of Peter and the Wolf and a screening of the animated film of The Bear and the Piano, with live accompaniment from an ensemble of professional musicians. Schools will receive comprehensive resource packs and the opportunity to achieve Arts Award Discovery status.

On Thursday 16th June there will be a choral workshop for the local community led by Hallé Choir staff at Glossop Parish Church on Church Street South in Old Glossop from 2-4pm. This is followed by an informal pub gig – a free performance given by some of the Glossop Music Festival musicians – at Pico Lounge from 8pm.

On Friday (June 17) there will be two concerts at the parish church in Glossop. The first is an octet for piano and strings with Viv McLean, piano Strauss Sextet, Fauré Piano Quartet and Mendelssohn Octet, doors opening at 7:00 p.m. before 7:30 p.m. The second is a late night concert at 10pm with the Jazz Trio ‘Triology’.

Then, to close out Saturday, June 18, there’s a ‘Musical Beasts’ family café-concert at St James’s Church on Hollincross Lane from 11 a.m. to noon. Beforehand, there will be free arts and crafts activities as well as refreshments starting at 10am.

There is also an evening orchestral concert at 7.45pm at the parish church in Glossop – the orchestra will be conducted by Chloé van Soeterstède, with Viv Mclean (piano), Eva Thorarinsdottir (violin) and Hannah Roberts (cello) – Mendelssohn Hebrides , Beethoven Concerto for piano, violin and cello, and Schubert Symphony No. 5.

More details about the festival can be found at http://www.glossopmusicfestival.org.uk.

Tickets are required for all Summer Festival 2022 events except for the informal pub concert at Pico Lounge. They can be purchased from Bay Tree Books on High Street West or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/glossopmusicfestival.

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