This year’s Ugbrooke Music Festival 2012 will open with a solo piano recital on Friday 6th July 2012. Bring your own picnics and enjoy the grounds – wine and nibbles supplied – from 6.30p.m. The recital will be preceded by a talk in St Cyprian’s exquisite Chapel from 7.30p.m. The specially-selected programme will journey from highlight of piano music by Bach to Busoni’s outstanding arrangement of Bach’s legendary Chaconne in d minor. Then the second half reveals more masterpieces of the Romantic 19th-century piano repertoire by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Balakirev. Each unreserved ticket from 01392 – 273655 7 Marlborough Road Exeter EX2 4TJ.
On Saturday 7th July internationally-renowned trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins will present one of his ever-popular voyages through the history of the trumpet and its music from Handel to Gershwin playing on period instruments. Again, a favourite, not-to-be-missed, so be sure to book early!