A personal review by Artistic Director, Gareth Stainer
The ending of our 2017 Thaxted Festival in mid-July marks the completion of twenty years in my role as Artistic Director of the Festival, and I am pleased to reflect on the success of another ambitious and varied season.
Love opera? Like opera but can’t get to it easily? Might like it but not never been to a live performance? Wondering what all the fuss about? Well, Pop-up Opera is coming to us here in Thaxted on Sunday 9 July at 7.30, and it just might be the answer if you feel any of these ways about opera!
Thaxted Festival is delighted to announce two new music education projects with local primary schools. These will be held during this year’s Thaxted Festival, which runs between 23 June and 16 July 2017, and both involve leading professional musicians working with local children.
Details of our 2017 Festival programme were unveiled to an audience of some 80 Thaxted Music Lovers at our launch on 5 February.