The Art of Sound

Natalie Clein in Bournemouth

CELLIST Natalie Clein is back in her home town on Sunday 21st October, where she joins pianist Anna Tilbrook for an afternoon recital for Bournemouth Chamber Music at the University Kimmer­idge Hall from 3pm. They have chosen a varied and interesting programme of solo cello and cello sonata music. Natalie is the epitome of “local…

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Frome’s concentrating on home and satellite broadcasts

FROME, recently named as one of the “coolest” towns in Britian, has a thriving arts scene which for years has been centred on the Merlin Theatre on Frome College campus. An imaginative and varied winter programme has begun, bringing  local players, touring companies, acclaimed comics, musicians, and guest appearances from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the…

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An autumn serenade by BSO Resonate Strings

THE Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resonate Strings quintet will be playing an Autumn Serenade for two dates with Artsreach, Dorset’s rural arts touring charity, on Friday 19th October at St Andrew’s Church, Charmouth and Friday 9th November at St Christopher’s Church, Winfrith Newburgh. The Resonate Strings are five musicians, each representing one of the five string…

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In court and on the briny

BOURNEMOUTH Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be performing to favourite works at Poole Lighthouse from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th October. They have chosen the lively double bill of Trial by Jury and HMS Pinnafore, on stage nightly at 7.30pm with a 2.30 Saturday matinee. Again directed by Claire Camble-Hutchins, with musical director Helen Brind,…

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Seduction by satellite from the Met

SAINT Saens’ dramatic opera Samson et Dalila is on the autumn programme at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and will be beamed live around the world on Saturday 20th October, in the UK at 5.55pm. Among the receiving venues in our region are Christchurch Reg­ent Centre, Salisbury Arts Centre, Poole Lighthouse and Strode Theatre…

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Songs of Freedom by prisoners of conscience

DORSET based Palida choir, led by composer Karen Wimhurst, gives a special concert for Amnes­ty International at St Mary’s Church in Shroton on Friday 19th October at 7.30. Songs of Freedom will include new songs by Karen, who lives in Shaftesbury, as well as a capella jazz classics and new arrangements, and English Art songs…

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Melodic masters with the BSO

CONDUCTOR Ben Gernon is in charge of the Bournemouth Sym­ph­ony Orchestra for their Masters of Melody concert at Poole Light­house on Wednesday 17th Octo­ber, starting at 7.30pm. The programme opens with Mozart’s overture to The Magic Flute, with the ever-popular Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 performed by soloist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky. The final work is  Rachmaninov’…

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Jenkins’ Armed Man at Poole

KARL Jenkins’ Mass for Peace, The Armed Man, will be perfor­med at Poole Lighthouse on Satur­day 20th October by Bourne­mouth Symphony Chorus and Wessex Youth Orchestra. Conducted by Gavin Carr and Susanna Riddell, the mass, which is Jenkins’ most performed work, has clocked up over 900 performances since its premiere at the Royal Albert Hall…

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One fine day at the Poole and Yeovil

RUSSIAN State Opera returns to Poole’s Lighthouse on Saturday 13th,and to Yeovil Octagon on Tuesday 16th October with its new production of Puccini’s Madama Butter­fly, the tragic story of Cio Cio San and her love for the feckless American Lt Pinkerton. The performances, sung in Italian with English surtitles,  begin at  7.30pm. It features an…

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