Celebrating artists from #cheltmusicfest 2020

Cheltenham Music Festival 2020

Have you missed hearing live chamber music this year in Cheltenham’s beautiful venues?

BBC Radio 3 has come up with the next best thing – a series of concerts live from St David’s Hall, Cardiff celebrating artists from the 2020 Cheltenham Music Festival from Tuesday 24th November and capturing the essence of the programme.

Julian Bliss was due to bring his Wind Ensemble to the Festival, while Tim Horton had curated an immersive weekend at Syde Manor. Anna Lapwood’s organ recital was part of the Festival’s Replay strand – championing new works beyond their first performance. Local favourites the Carducci Quartet perform a world premiere from Daniel Fardon, a Cheltenham Composer Academy 2019 alumnus. And award-winning young horn player Ben Goldscheider performs the recital he would have played in our Rush Hour series, which celebrates the best up-and-coming talent.

To find out more visit BBC Radio 3’s Programme lists

Cheltenham Music Festival is all about high-calibre performances, magnificent venues and a huge variety of music – from symphonic grandeur to the intimacy of chamber music, and from sublime choral experiences to brand new musical adventures. With its excursions, too, into world music, film, dance, the visual arts and the spoken word, it’s a musically-centred cultural banquet that has few equals in the UK.