Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed to appear at International Wimbledon Music Festival with Nicholas Daniel

Thursday 1st November 2012

The International Wimbledon Music Festival is pleased to announce that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will join oboist Nicholas Daniel to narrate a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid on November 18th at Trinity Church in Wimbledon.

The concert is a celebration of music for the oboe, and also features works by Mozart and Elisabeth Lutyens. Daniel was awarded the Queens Medal for Music in 2011 and will also be joined by the Britten Oboe Quartet for this exciting concert.

Dedicated to programming international artists of the highest calibre, this year’s festival also features a performance from Patricia Routledge accompanied by pianist Piers Lane;  as well as world-class musicians including Christine Brewer, Mikhail Rudy, Alina Ibragimova, Mark Padmore, Xuefei Yang and more.

The festival opens on November 10th with A Purcell Pageant and runs until November 25th.

For more information visit www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk