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Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood
Saturday 3 June 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
The award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is joined onstage by her husband – acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duet arrangements celebrating a century of song. Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ray Charles and Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, George and Ira Gershwin, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway and James Taylor and Carole King, this concert features numbers including ‘Alone Together’, ‘Autumn In New York’, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’, ‘A Foggy Day’, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and other favourites.


Bim, Bang, Boing!
Sunday 4 June 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
Gary Hammond, former percussionist with the Beautiful South, entertains with a huge variety of percussion instruments, including Waterphone, vibratone, buzz bow, airpipes and bird whistles from all corners of the world. From groove to soundscape with instruments you may never have seen, come along and enter this amazing sound world! Tickets
A Night at the Movies with ASFF
Friday 9 June 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival presents a selection of outstanding films from the 2016 edition. This showcase features the 2015 People’s Choice winner ‘Acoustic Kitty’ followed by a Q&A with Director Jennifer Sheridan and Producer Adam Shakinovsky.
Other films screened will include the People’s Choice Winner Stephen Parker’s drama ‘Dust and Resin’, chosen for its perception-altering narrative; Daina O. Pusic’s comedy ‘Rhonna & Donna’, winner of the newly established Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, a dynamic tale of conflict and resolution; ‘Mr Madila’ directed by Rory Waudby-Tolley, featuring a series of conversations between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the fabric of the universe through animation; ‘Elders’, a documentary by Glen Milner which tells the story of Karim and Katari Chand who, after leaving India for the industrial north of England in the 1960s, never imagined they would have longest marriage in the world! ASFF 2017 will take place from 9-12 November.


John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan
Thursday 15 June 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
After many years of playing together the internationally renowned John Williams and John Etheridge are excited to announce that the classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan is joining them in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duets and trios.
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York Early Music Festival:Then & Now Changing Time
Saturday 8 July 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
“THEN AND NOW
CHANGING TIMES”
A performer in the very first York Early Music Week in 1977, John looks back over the first 40 years of the Festival, a period which has witnessed the discovery of previously unknown ‘early’ repertories and many changes in approaches to performance and presentation. What has driven these changes, and how have they affected our understanding of what ‘early music’ has to offer to us today?
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York Early Music Festival: JS Bach Concert 3
Tuesday 11 July 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
KATI DEBRETZENI violin
ALISON MCGILLIVRAY cello
CAROLE CERASI harpsichord

Partita No. 3 for violin in E major, BWV 1006
Partita No. 2 for harpsichord in C minor, BWV 826
Suite No. 3 for cello in C major, BWV 1009

THE SOUL OF THE MAN

Of all Bach’s instrumental works, it is his suites, sonatas and partitas for a single
unaccompanied instrument that reveal his supreme art and soul most purely. Whether for
violin, cello or harpsichord, his great musical mind demonstrates a superior command of
harmony, rhythm and structure, resulting in music of exquisite beauty and intellectual strength.
In a specially devised series of four concerts (see events 11, 12, 16 & 18), three of the UK’s
finest exponents of his music explore a wide selection of these extraordinary masterpieces. Tickets

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York Early Music Festival: JS Bach Concert 4
Wednesday 12 July 2017
St Olave's Church, Marygate
KATI DEBRETZENI violin
ALISON MCGILLIVRAY cello
CAROLE CERASI harpsichord

Suite No. 4 for 'cello in Eb major, BWV 1010
Sonata No. 1 for violin in G minor, BWV 1001
Partita No. 6 for harpsichord in E minor, BWV 830

THE SOUL OF THE MAN

Of all Bach’s instrumental works, it is his suites, sonatas and partitas for a single unaccompanied instrument that reveal his supreme art and soul most purely. Whether for violin, cello or harpsichord, his great musical mind demonstrates a superior command of harmony, rhythm and structure, resulting in music of exquisite beauty and intellectual strength.
In a specially devised series of four concerts (see events 11, 12, 16 & 18), three of the UK’s finest exponents of his music explore a wide selection of these extraordinary masterpieces.
Tickets




International Young Artists Competition
Saturday 15 July 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
The 2017 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition will be judged by violinist Margaret Faultless, Royal Academy of Music/ Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; conductor Giulio Prandi from the Ghislieri College, Pavia/ EEEmerging project; recording engineer Philip Hobbs of Linn Records; Pedro Memelsdorff, director Mala Punica and Graham Dixon, Head of Radio. European Broadcasting Union, Geneva.

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