The universal popularity of his music sees RVW150 celebrations feature in festivals across the UK and extend across the globe from America to Australia and Japan.
Bringing together various strands of RVW’s compositional style, a number of festivals are adopting an RVW focus for this season’s programme, including the Investec International Music Festival based in the Surrey Hills where RVW grew up, the English Music Festival, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the King’s Lynn Festival, the Three Choirs Festival and the Lake District Summer Music Festival. More festivals programming RVW include the Leamington Music Festival, Newbury Spring Festival the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the Whittington Music Festival, and the Ryedale Festival.
Owing to the universal appeal and popularity of RVW’s music, RVW150 celebrations extend across the globe. In America, Vox Philia programmes RVW in May and June as does Opus One Berks Chamber Choir in May. In the same month in Japan, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra performs the Tallis Fantasia and Symphony No. 3 while Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra performs Symphony No. 5. Looking to July and as far afield as Australia, Vasily Petrenko conducts Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a performance of The Wasps suite.
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