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Swaledale Fes­ti­val 26 May – 9 June

A re­flec­tion on Syria’s civil war in­cludes Dove’s set­tings of words by poet Ali Sa­far. Tel: +44 (0)1748 880019

Web: www.swaledale-fes­ti­val.org.uk English Haydn Fes­ti­val 6-10 June

The 25th an­niver­sary fes­ti­val is in­spired by artists and sci­en­tists of Haydn’s time. Tel: +44 (0)7547 289704

Web: www.en­glish­haydn.com

North­ern Ald­bor­ough Fes­ti­val 21-30 June This year’s line-up in­cludes the Cel­los of the Hallé, Lucy Wors­ley on Jane Austen and a Mil­ton-in­spired opera for solo coun­tertenor. Tel: +44 (0)1423 324899

Web: www.ald­bor­ough­fes­ti­val.co.uk Gr­eg­ynog Fes­ti­val 18-30 June

The fes­ti­val ex­plores ‘Bor­ders’ – spir­i­tual and ma­te­rial – and marks the cen­te­nary of Welsh com­poser Morfydd Ll­wyn Owen. Tel: +44 (0)1686 207100

Web: www.gr­eg­ynogfes­ti­val.org

Lich­field Fes­ti­val 4-15 July

Brit­ten’s Noye’s Fludde and per­for­mances by the CBSO are among the high­lights.

Tel: +44 (0)1543 300191

Web: www.lich­field­fes­ti­val.org

Har­ro­gate Fes­ti­val 5-29 July

Har­ro­gate’s line-up in­cludes The Fairey Band, the Hallé and a 1940s ex­cur­sion with the John Wilson Orches­tra.

Tel: +44 (0)1423 562303

Web: har­ro­gatein­ter­na­tion­alfes­ti­vals.com Lake Dis­trict Sum­mer Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

28 July – 10 Au­gust

This year’s fes­ti­val in­cludes mu­si­cal re­flec­tions on the con­struc­tion of East­ern Europe’s na­tion states.

Tel: +44 (0)1539 742621 Web: ldsm.org.uk Lin­colnshire In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val 25-29 July

Bach’s cello suites and El­gar’s String Quar­tet are among the stand­outs.

Tel: +44 (0)1522 873894

Web: licmf.org.uk

Syr­ian fo­cus: Jonathan Dove sets po­etry

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