Shows & Exhibitions : Festivals

The theme of the Gergiev Festival's twelfth edition is Liebesnacht. From 5 to 15 September, 2007, the eleven-day festival presents symphonic music, chamber music, films, children's performances, a masterclass and a late-night programme. At the heart of the festival are three performances of Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, in a production featuring video art by Bill Viola. 'It could well be a very long time before something this great comes our way again,' was the enthusiastic response in the Los Angeles Times.

In January 2011 the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival returns for its 12th year with six concerts across the region. The festival is renowned for presenting music of international calibre in intimate venues, with a core of the same musicians returning year on year. Artists who return in 2011 having been at the original festival include the founder Daniel Tong, internationally recognised pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, and Matthew Truscott, leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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