The Literary Salon - Tom Service CANCELLED

Sat 13 July 2019

Music as Alchemy

It is with huge regret that Buxton International Festival must announce that Tom Service will not be able to appear at the festival due to ill health.  Both the Literary Salon on Saturday 13 at 7.30pm and his talk ‘Thomas Adès: Full of Noises’ on Sunday 14 at 10am have unfortunately been cancelled.

All ticket money for these events will be automatically refunded to your method of payment. If your card has expired or cash was paid you will be refunded by cheque.



The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries. Tom Service looks inside the rehearsal rooms of some of the most inspirational orchestral partnerships in the world. He looks at how orchestras can be inspired to the heights of expressive possibility by their maestros, or flabbergasted who doesn’t make a sound should be elevated to demi-god-like status by the public. Expect gossip and intrigue, human and musical stories.

Exploration of a conductor’s technique with live accompaniment

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