Cheltenham Music Festival
This successful festival, which was launched in 1945, is now under the directorship of Meurig Bowen. The classical canon underpins the festival programming, which is - first and foremost - a purist's delight. Each year world-class musicians and performers flock to this Gloucestershire spa town.
With over 70 concerts to choose from, spanning over 800 years of classical music history, there is something here for even the most demanding connoisseurs of classical music. A typically broad-based artistic programme encompasses orchestral concerts, chamber music, recitals, and opera, with a strong emphasis on commissioning new music.