The Art of Sound

Bach reimagined at Wiltshire Music Centre

ON Saturday 29th May, Bach’s violin music will be re-imagined by Wiltshire Music Centre’s jazz artist in residence, pianist Gwilyn Sim­cock, who is joined by violinist Thomas Gould for the occasion. Johan Sebastian’s  Sonatas for violin and keyboard Nos 1 and 4, as well as his Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme and Jesus bleibet…

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BSO brings Magnificent Mahler to Poole

THE Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert at Poole’s Light­house on Wednesday 26th April brings guest conductor Daniele Rust­ioni to Dorset for an evening of Romantic music featuring Mahler’s Symphony No5 and Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No1. The BSO will also be joined by prize-winning soloist Daniel Ottensamer, principal clarinettist with both the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna…

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St John Passion at the Priory

GRANGE Choral Society returns to Christchurch on Saturday 29th April to perform Bach’s St John Passion. Conducted by Marcio Da Silva, accompanied by Ensemble OrQuesta Baroque, the choir will be joined by soloists Kieran White (Evangelist) and Ricardo Panela (Jesus) with soprano Sarah Parkin, alto Fiona Mackay, tenor Wagner Moreira and bass Thomas Humphreys. The…

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Busy day for Wessex Consort

MEMBERS of the effervescent Wes­sex Consort choir see April out with a day of singing around Dor­ch­ester. The concentrated day of singing on Saturday 29th April starts with a “flashmob” warm-up, from around 2pm, at The Trumpet Major, next to Hardy’s house at Max Gate in Dorchester. Then the choir moves to Stinsford for a…

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Classics with a Gallic twist

CONDUCTOR Jamie Phillips  makes his debut with the Bourne­mouth Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 30th April, leading a programme of classics with a Gallic twist at Bournemouth Pavilion from 3pm. A former assistant conductor of the Hallé (and youngest to have held this role), Jamie demonstrates a natural authority and confidence on the podium. The BSO…

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Topical classic opera

SWANSEA City Opera returns to Yeovil Octagon on Thursday 20th April with a performance of Delibes’ Lakme – the opera best known for its Flower Duet. The opera will be sung in English, and accompanied by chamber orchestra. The director is Brendan Wheatley. The company is setting the production in India during the Raj of…

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Letting the music and the drama speak

CONCERT Theatre, which is setting off on a UK tour with The Tenant, aims to challenge the presentation of live classical music. The tour starts in the company’s home city of Bristol,  and also visits Salis­bury and Bath. Audiences will see an adapation of Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, with app­ro­priate music by…

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Relaxing with the music

MUSIC is a universal language, as the musicians from Bournemouth Sym­­ph­ony Orchestra know. They have organised a relaxed Tea Time Classics concert at Poole’s Lighhouse on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm, inviting concert-goers with autistic spectrum conditions, those with sensory, communication or learning difficulties and anyone who would benefit from a less formal environment. The…

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Onegin by satellite from New York

THE latest Metropolitan Opera production of Tchaikovsky’s Eug­ene Onegin will be beamed around the world by satellite  on Satur­day 22nd April. Among reg­ional recei­ving houses are Christ­church Regent Centre, Poole Light­house and Seaton Gateway, where the start time is 5.55. Anna Netrebko reprises her highly acclaimed performance as Tatiana, the love-struck and naive heroine of…

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