Summer festivals

Looking forward to being back at the Ryedale Festival next week for a recital with James Turnbull, having conducted the operas there three years ago (a double-bill of Mendelssohn's The Homecoming and Britten's The Prodigal Son, directed by Joe Austin and receiving four stars in the Guardian).  Following last week's performance at the Etchingham Festival with singers Augusta Hebbert, Laura Kelly, David Butt Philip and Sam Queen, the summer festival season has begun!