Cheltenham Music Festival

23rd June 2017

The Cheltenham Music Festival 2017 bursts open on the 1 July (continuing right through to the 16th) and we’re very excited about the brand new Bear and the Piano story.

This extraordinary concert is set to bring alive the 2016 Waterstones Children’s Book award-winning fiction. Author-illustrator David Litchfield will narrate the musical spectacle with live piano accompaniment to ignite his words. This is a tender story that anyone who has learnt to play an instrument will relate to.

An inspirational line up

We’ll be making a beeline for the bear show but you can also enjoy entertainment from:

  • The Philharmonic’s Virtual Orchestra
  • Mendelssohn at Syde
  • A Rush-Hour set showcasing BBC Young Musician of the Year contestants
  • A Scott Joplin Cabaret
  • Gould Piano Trio
  • New English Ballet Theatre
  • The Hallé
  • BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists
  • A Classical Mixtape session

The full low-down can be found here.

Alongside musical performances friends and families can enjoy talks, film screenings, free workshops and artists’ projects suitable for everyone from the age of four years.

If you’re new to Cheltenham you can also participate in a historical guided tour through the town.

Music to our ears

The annual classical music festival showcases internationally acclaimed performers and instrumentalists, providing an eclectic mix of grand and intimate musical experiences.

Founded in 1945, the Cheltenham Music Festival is admired across the world. Setting the stage to welcome over 60 events and 650 performers, visitors can revel at the finest modern-day arrangements and much-loved classics.

The event features the 5th Cheltenham Composer Academy where budding musical originators can apply to join a practical development course that has been incredibly inspiring to all past participants.

Cheltenham Festivals

The music festival is one of four major events, which also include a Jazz, Science and Literature festival. Combined, over 2500 musical, scientific and literacy thinkers and shakers attend the events to share and encourage their love of expression.

We’re excited and hope to see you there. Who knows, maybe you’ll visit the Broughton Pianos shop afterwards to pick out a new piano or it will spur you on to book in that next tuning service!