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Sacconi Quartet & James Gilchrist

appearing at

Swaledale Festival

York, North Yorkshire

Sunday 3rd of June 2018


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Sacconi Quartet & James Gilchrist



The Sacconi Quartet and leading tenor James Gilchrist perform Jonathan Dove’s In Damascus which the quartet commissioned in 2016. Set to texts by Ali Safar which draw on his experiences in Syria, this beautiful piece pays homage to those affected by the tragic conflict there. The Sacconis will also play Haydn’s ‘Razor’ Quartet and Janacek’s passionate and playful Intimate Letters.

Swaledale Festival

Venue Type


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The Swaledale Festival is an annual 15 day festival of music, arts and walking in the Yorkshire Dales. Noted for its quality, friendliness and scenery.

Noted for the high quality of its programming, the Swaledale Festival attracts artists of international standing, but also runs a Young Artists Platform (YAP) providing opportunities outstanding players in the early stages of their careers. The Festival also features a number of local amateur ensembles.

It is both a registered charity (No, 1025480) and a limited company. As a charity, it relies upon sponsorship and donations as well as ticket income.

The Box Office is in Hudson House in Reeth but tickets are most easily available by booking online.

The festival is spread over several locations in or near Swaledale and Wenslydale.
See the notes on each acts entry for it's location.

Facilities also vary by location.

This performance will take place in St. Andrew's Church, Grinton

Various Locations,


North Yorkshire,


DL10 4QL.

01748 880018

Admission Fee: Adults £19 - Under 25's £3
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