There’s something irresistible about the combination of summer, the seaside and wonderful music in the air. The Deal Festival is a unique celebration of all three – great classical and contemporary music from some of the world’s finest music-makers, as well as theatre, opera, cinema and dance – in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal and Dover on England’s south coast.
Festival 2013 promises to be very special with International soloists and world-beating ensembles like Tokyo String Quartet performing their penultimate concert, Voces8, the wonderful Aurora Orchestra returning after their sensational performance in Dover last year. The premiere performance of Richard III at Dover Castle, Verdi’ masterpiece La Traviata with Opera Projects. Celebration of Britten’s centenary in unique ways, one of which will be a performance on the beach where we shall weave story-telling from Crabbes’s The Borough with newly arranged music from Peter Grimes. The Burning of the Boats, a cross-generation project will be performed by students from Sandwich, Deal and Dover with adult choirs and the White Cliffs Community Wind Band.
Deal and Dover are special places – with wonderfully varied communities, sights to see and fascinating history - and our festival celebrates that uniqueness. We look forward to seeing you.