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Short Music & History events

For our annual series of chamber music events, we engage some of the finest ensembles in the UK and Europe. Within an overarching theme, the music is carefully chosen and programmed to provide an illuminating sequence, and talks with a musicologist are often incorporated. While the events are undeniably indulgent and leisurely retreats, they are also intended to stimulate the mind and enchant the aesthetic sensibilities. 

Our history weekends each focus on a particular aspect or period of history, with talks by leading experts, Q&A sessions and plenary discussions. Your accommodation is included in the price, as are most meals. 


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The Elias String Quartet Basically Beethoven

26 - 28 Mar 2021 £860
47 space(s) remaining
The Elias String Quartet, ©David Shapiro.
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William Howard & The Carducci String Quartet Schubert & Dvořák

16 - 18 Apr 2021 £860
54 space(s) remaining
The Carducci String Quartet, © Tom Barnes.
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Tudor Encounters A symposium in York

06 - 08 Oct 2021 £610
Nicholas Hilliard, Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I c.1573-1575. Oil on wood panel. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England ©Alamy Stock Photo.
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