‘In the next world, I shan’t be doing music, with all the striving and disappointments. I shall be being it.’Ralph Vaughan Williams 1958
2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). As one of the great symphonists of the twentieth century, his extraordinary impact on British music cannot be under stated.
Under the banner of RVW 150 and coordinated by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, a comprehensive programme of his work is being presented throughout the UK and internationally from spring 2022, continuing through his birthday in October until the end of the season in 2023.
What’s going on?
Details of the first half of the RVW150 celebrations have now been announced – from brass band to ballet, folk songs and choral works, films, new editions and new commissions
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