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Arcadia Music Festival in Mortimer Country , north Herefordshire

Arcadia Music Festival in Mortimer Country , north Herefordshire

Dates: 29th September 2018 - 8th October 2018

S7 0LB

At Home and Abroad’

Music for baritone, reciter, strings and piano.

An array of exiles - voluntary and enforced - travellers and gypsies together with those who stayed at home and with a sub-plot of poets - George Herbert, Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron; Emperors and dictators - Napoleon, Francis the Second, that little corporal; the cast for the Seventh Arcadia Festival is an extraordinary list of characters and all sorts of intriguing connections and intersections. These many currents and reverberations will be explored in concerts, film and discussion at venues known for their beauty and atmosphere.

Hear a world class singer and instrumentalists and meet two of the UK’s finest living composers in this cornucopia of creative energy. 


This Year's Arcadians

Click on the names for biographies.

Violin: Thomas Bowes

Violin: Patrick Kiernan

Viola: Louise Williams

Cello: Sally Pendlebury


Piano and composer: Eleanor Alberga

Baritone and reciter: Jeremy Huw Williams

Composer: Adam Gorb


Piano: Peter Evans


Arcadia event 1

7.30 pm Wednesday 28th September at Community Centre, Leintwardine SY7 0LB

"at the Haunted End of the Day" - Tony Palmer's penetrating and moving film tribute to William Walton.


Arcadia event 2

7:30 pm Thursday 29th Sept, The Sun Inn Leintwardine SY7 0LP

Taster Concert and a chance to be introduced to some of the music and players in this fun and free event.


Arcadia event 3

7:30 pm Friday 30th Sept, St Mary Magdalene Leintwardine SY7 0LJ

Haydn String Quartet op 76 no ‘The Emperor’, Barber String Quartet no 1 (includes the famous Adagio), Eleanor Alberga new work for Baritone and String Quartet, Walton String Quartet


Arcadia event 4

3pm Saturday 1st Oct, Aardvark Books Brampton Bryan SY7 0DH

Discussion on Byron, Schoenberg, exile and the historical context of the festival.


Arcadia event 5

7:30pm Saturday 1st Oct, St Michael and All Angels Kingsland HR6 9QH

Walton Piano Quartet, Schoenberg ’Ode to Napoleon, Ravel Tzigane, Elgar Piano Quintet.


Arcadia event 6

4 pm Sunday 2nd Oct, St Giles Downton SY8 2HU

Elgar String Quartet, Adam Gorb String Quartet no 1 (2001), Barber Dover Beach, Haydn String Quartet op 76 no 5

Main concerts



Events 3, 5 and 6, £15 or £25 for two concerts, £30 for three.

Events 1 and 4 £4 on the door.

Event 2 Free


Tickets for the main concerts can be obtained from:

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

01584 873229


or local agents:

Griffith's Garage Leintwardine (drop in)

Aardvark Books Brampton Bryan (drop in)

The Post Office Kingsland (drop in)


Or call this friendly local agent to reserve your tickets: 01547 540762

or buy tickets at the door.

For local agents, make cheques out to - Arcadia Music Festival


Closest Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering at Leintwardine, Downton, Kingsland and Bucknell

Nearest Restaurant and Inn at Leintwardine and Wigmore

Closest Tearoom at Brampton Bryan

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