Dartington International Summer School & Festival

Event Date:

From 27th July

Until 24th August


Four weeks of shared music-making, learning and listening, from early music to classical to jazz. Courses for all ages and abilities, accompanied by over 100 concerts, set against the backdrop of a medieval estate in the heart of Devon.


12:00:00 12:00:00 Europe/London Dartington International Summer School & Festival Dartington Hall
Devon TQ9 6EL
Dartington International Summer School & Festival

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