The Brandenburg Sinfonia - resident orchestra at the Thaxted Festival

For many years the Brandenburg Sinfonia has been the resident orchestra at the Thaxted Festival.

Traditional events include the opening and closing concerts, a family concert designed specifically with young people in mind, as well as other educational and outreach activities.

Arrive early and get a special treat - for free!

Arrive early and get a special treat - for free!

Before a concert, members of the orchestra are often to be found wandering through Thaxted, giving impromptu free concerts!

The Festival takes place over four weekends, and in 2017 the dates are Friday 23 June through to Sunday 16 July.

The Brandenburg Sinfonia will once again open the Festival - this year with a fantastic programme including Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rodrigo - and even some numbers from The Beatles! Brandenburg ensembles will also help lead educational projects at Henham & Ugley and Gt Sampford Primary Schools.

Keep an eye on the Thaxted Festival website for news of tickets going on sale, and to see the full selection of concerts on offer.