Petworth Festival: Ruth Wall with Graham Fitkin – Harpland

The festival returns to one of the region’s most atmospheric concert venues, Champs Hill. In the first of this year’s three concerts, internationally renowned harpist Ruth Wall explores the theme of Migration in its many forms. Ruth and composer Graham Fitkin – who introduces the evening – have been re-imagining old tunes for her three distinctive harps, the Scottish lever harp, the Renaissance bray harp and the Gaelic wire-strung harp. Focusing on tunes from her native Scotland, Ruth conjures up mesmerising and intricate patterns on these atmospheric instruments, connecting old and new.

Ruth Wall has performed on stages around the world variously at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Berlin Philharmonic, the Gucci 75th anniversary celebrations in Rome and Florence, Radio City New York, and for the HRH Prince of Wales and HRH The Queen. She has featured as a soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra and toured extensively with British band Goldfrapp, Kathryn Tickell, and her partner, the composer Graham Fitkin.

Gardens open from 5pm for picnics
Wine included in the ticket price and served from 6.45pm

Tickets: £26 (18 and under £5). Visit the Petworth Festival website for further details.

Photo: Ruth Wall (credit: John Cogan)

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