The Buxton International Festival’s 16-day music series includes performances from the Brodsky Quartet, Sarah Connolly and Imogen Cooper.

The Fitzwilliam and Endellion Quartets will make return appearances at the festival, which will also include performances from classical singers including Roderick Williams, Alwyn Mellor, Paul Nilon and Heather Shipp, and pianists Paul Lewis, Melvyn Tan and Christian Blackshaw.

Counterpoise and Sir John Tomlinson will give the first performance of John Casken’s Kokoschka’s Doll, and the Helios Collective will premiere Il Letto, a specially written ‘Plaria’, with words and music blended through Puccini’s arias.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra will perform three concerts, marking the 20th anniversary of its association with the Buxton International Festival and its own 50th anniversary, with repertoire encompassing Gabrieli, Schumann, Verdi, Copland, Ravel and Mozart.

Other highlights include Lalo, Haydn and Dvořák from the Leonore Trio; a joint recital by BBC New Generation Artists Ashley Riches and Ilker Arcayürek; and a performance from the English Concert.

The festival’s opera series comprises new productions of Verdi’s Macbeth, Britten’s Albert Herring, Mozart’s Lucio Silla, and Guto Puw’s Y Twr.

The 2017 festival runs 8-22 July. Music series tickets cost £15-£35, and opera series tickets cost £20-£75; booking opens on 27 March.

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