Photo: Martyn Brabbins, ©Benjamin Ealovega
Our guide to the best classical concerts this month.
1/ EMF Yorkshire Autumn Festival
After a decade in the Oxfordshire countryside, the English Music Festival ventured north for the first time last year with a sister event held in Yorkshire. Such was its success that the festival returns for its second autumn installment, with three days of chamber music by composers such as Holst, Ireland, Delius, Stanford, Moeran, Alwyn, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Butterworth and Havergal Brian.
6-8 October 2017, St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth.
2/ Malcolm Arnold Festival
A weekend of music and talks dedicated to English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold. Read our full preview.
14-15 October 2017, Royal & Derngate, Northampton.
3/ A Sea Symphony
Martyn Brabbins captains the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on a voyage through Vaughan Williams’s first symphony with soloists Elizabeth Watts and Marcus Farnsworth.
13 October 2017, Barbican Centre, London.
4/ A celebration of Howard Skempton
To mark the composer’s 70th birthday, Kings Place holds a concert dedicated to the works of Howard Skempton.
13 October 2017, Kings Place, London.