CLASSICS while you commute will be the convivial sound at Tiverton Parkway this September. The Two Moors Festival hosts a series of concerts in the ticket office at the railway station. These will feature Young Musicians Platform winners and finalists who will be taking advantage of the station's excellent acoustics.
Among the six performers is Polly Bartlett, who has recently played the oboe with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Also playing will be Jordan Black, who was a finalist in the woodwind section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012 and is at the Royal Academy of Music. The concerts will include performances of Bach, Chopin and two of Telemann's fantasias. Entry is free and no ticket is required.
The main Two Moors Festival in October promises two weeks of classical music spread across Exmoor and Dartmoor, drawing artists of the highest calibre from all over the world. These include a celebration of Britten's centenary with a professional production of Noye's Fludde in Exeter Cathedral. There will also be a feast of concerts in the North Devon area with a fantastic jazz offering on the opening night, a bassoon quartet at South Molton's Mole Valley Farmers and the Carducci Quartet at Witheridge.
The Two Moors Festival runs from Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 27. The Tiverton Parkway recitals run between Friday, September 6 and Friday, October 11 between the 11.38am and 12.09pm trains. Box office: 01643 831006 or visit www.twomoorsfestival.com.