10 days of chamber, choral & orchestral concerts and opera.
Brilliant young conductor Duncan Ward makes his festival debut conducting this year’s opera, Britten’s most mature and deeply-felt opera Death in Venice, starring Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Robin Blaze. The opening concerts sees Ryan Wigglesworth directing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 from the piano, while Adam Hickox returns to the podium to conduct the Festival chorus and orchestra in Part 1 of Mendelssohn’s dramatic oratorio St Paul. Ryan conducts our Truro Cathedral concert – Elgar’s The Apostles with soloists Sophie Bevan, Kitty Whately, Robert Murray, Benjamin Bevan, Neal Davies and Tim Dickinson – also performed in St Endellion.
Other works in the festival programme include Sibelius Symphony No 2 and Suk’s Serenade for Strings directed from the violin by Gabriele Painter, the Festival’s leader. Chamber concerts include Songs of the Sea performed by Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside, with readings by Victoria Newlyn, as well as the string trio version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by the Festival’s principal string players and a concert of music showcasing our magnificent percussion section and the extraordinary array of instruments gathered for Death in Venice – all of these are not to be missed! www.endellionfestivals.org.uk.