Glastonbury Pastoral Concerts

Live music performances inspired by Glastonbury

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Raphael Gallery

  • Free event

Glastonbury Pastoral Concerts photo

Staged in our iconic Raphael Gallery is this series of drop-in concerts, programmed by conductor, Oliver Zeffman. Inspired by Glastonbury’s rich history and landscape, music by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten and Jonny Greenwood will be performed by the Solem Quartet and Timothy Ridout, with performances from the Royal Academy of Music students.

Saturday - 'Royal Academy of Music presents'

Daniel Stroud and Timothy Rumsey
Violin and Piano Duo
The Elgar Violin Sonata and ‘Sospiri’ by Elgar

Hamzah Zaidi and Tony Ingham
Cellist and Pianist Duo
The Bridge Cello Sonata

Timothy Rumsey
Sarnia: An Island Sequence, by John Ireland
Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este, No.4 from Années de pèlerinage, troisième année, by Franz Liszt 'April' from Three Sketches by Frank Bridge

Kirsty Chaplin and Jonah Spindel
Cello and Piano Duo
Improv on English tunes
Rebecca Clarke - 3 songs arr for cello & piano - ‘The Cloths of Heaven’, ‘Cradle Song’ & ‘Sally Gardens’
Bridge - April & Rosemary from Three Sketches for Solo Piano
Britten - Two folk songs of the British Isles arr Cello and Piano

Anjulie Chen
Schubert’s idyllic G major Fantasy-Sonata

Xiaowen Shang Piano Quintet
Piano Quintet
Vaughan Williams Piano Quint


Solem Quartet (Cassandra Miller Warblework; UK Premiere of Jonny Greenwood Suite from There will be Blood)

12:00 -12:30
Timothy Ridout (Britten Elegy; Paul Patterson Tides of Mananan; Bach Chaconne)

Produced in partnership with the AHRC as part of the Glastonbury @50: Mapping and Visualising Festival Culture project.