Welcome to the Eighteenth Ripon International Festival – a celebration of great orchestras, jazz, flamenco, folk, choral and chamber concerts, recitals, literature and puppetry in historic Ripon Cathedral, the Royal Hall Harrogate, Markenfield Hall, ancient churches and village halls in and around the Cathedral City of the Dales.
Festival dates 5th - 21st September & 4th October
featuring the LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, conducted by JANUSZ PIOTROWICZ, in its first appearance in the region for many years, with the sensational violinist, JENNIFER PIKE, at the Royal Hall Harrogate – Mendelssohn The Hebrides, Violin Concerto, Beethoven Symphony no 3 Eroica (Sat 19th) Book Tickets
ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA returns with Vivaldi The Four Seasons, BRADLEY CRESWICK, violin and Dvorak Serenade (Sat 5th Ripon Cathedral) Book Tickets
Jazz singer CLARE TEAL, Queen of Swing, with JASON REBELLO piano (Friday 11th ) Book Tickets
JUAN MARTIN flamenco guitar virtuoso with guest artist CHAPARRO DE MALAGA (Sat 12th)
Go to WHAT’S ON for full information. These four concerts are on sale now on line and at Harrogate Theatre. More events: Music at Markenfield – The Fieri Consort + Choral Workshop; Simon Mayor & Hilary James; Folk: the Robyn Stapleton Trio; Duo Dorado – violin and harpsichord; The Land of Lost Content – a celebration of A.E. Housman; Authors: Alison Weir & Neil Hanson; PuppetCraft – Monkey; Liquid Gold – Anna Hashimoto clarinet & Huw Wiggin saxophone; Concert by Candlelight – Louise Thomson, harp. On sale date to be posted soon.
Special thanks to our Sponsors: Ripon Select Foods – Principal Sponsor, Barclays, Booths, The Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation, The R.E. Chadwick Charitable Trust, The Coulthurst Trust, Harrogate Borough Council, Lithgow Perkins LLP, MKM Building Supplies, The Thackray Quest, Wolseley UK; and all Donors and Friends for their generous support.