Dr Christopher Wiley has written programme notes for a performance of Ethel Smyth’s opera Fête Galante given as part of the Bard Music Festival/Bard SummerScape at the Fisher Center, New York, on Saturday 14 August 2021

The Bard Music Festival takes place in August each year, dedicated to a specific composer (this year’s festival centred on Nadia Boulanger), on the campus of Bard College.

An internationally acknowledged expert on Smyth, Dr Wiley has previously given many public talks on the composer and written programme notes and liner notes including for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and for the CD recording of Fête Galante.

The full text of Dr Wiley’s programme note is available for download here: https://www.academia.edu/65112002/Programme_note_for_Ethel_Smyth_F%C3%AAte_Galante