World-class classical music at Glossop

Glossop Music Festival returns this June for a three-day celebration of world-class classical music. 

The festival will be launched on Thursday, June 21, with a free pop-up concert at Pico Lounge, featuring some of the musicians that will appear during the festival. 

Friday, June 22, sees a great friend of the festival, pianist Viv McLean, perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, and Matthew Truscott and Jan Peter Schmolck – lead violinists for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestra of St John’s respectively – taking on Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. This concert is followed directly by a late night recital by Matthew Wadsworth on lute and theorbo, while Matthew Truscott stays to accompany on violin. 

On the morning of Saturday, June 23, the annual Family Concert this year takes on a different slant, as the virtuosic actor, cellist and baritone, Matthew Sharp will perform his acclaimed one man show Tommy Foggo – Superhero. 

The show is a magical, multi-media interactive adventure; a tale of a life saved by music. 

Closing the festival that evening, Matthew Sharp performs the wistful Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar; a piece made famous by Jacqueline du Pré in the 1960s. Matthew will be accompanied by the Glossop Festival Orchestra. 

The concert also includes Schubert’s Symphony No 8, which, despite being unfinished with only two movements, offers us a “complete, essential, and mysterious symphonic experience” (Tom Service, The Guardian). 

Tickets for the 2018 festival are available from and from Bay Tree Books on High Street West, Glossop.