The Art of Sound

Double century of Weymouth recitals

WEYMOUTH Lunchtime Chamber Concerts series continues on Wednesday 30th October when clarinettist Neil Aston, returns after his appearance in the 2013 series. He will join series founder Duncan Honeybourne, playing Stanford’s Sonata and Lovreglio’s Fantasy on Themes from Verdi’s opera La Traviata Duncan is piano tutor at Southampton University and Sherborne School. The 2019-20 series…

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Trumpeter Matilda in Fordingbridge

MATILDA Lloyd, BBC Young Musician of 2014 in the brass section, makes her Avon Valley Concerts debut on Friday 25th October, at the United Reformed Church in Fordingbridge, at 7.30pm. The 24-year-old trumpeter joins the Kirkman Quartet and double-bassist Joe Cowie for the concert. The programme includes works by Marcello, Ed Nesbit, Alex­an­der Arutiun­ian, Jan…

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Lesley Garrett on tour

SOPRANO Lesley Garrett is setting off on an extensive UK tour this autumn, and the next stop in the south and south west is at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Friday 25th October. With her regular pianist Anna Tilbrook, Lesley will be performing an evening of song and chat, celebrating her long and successful…

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Piano-cello duo returns to Tincleton

THE next concert at Tincle­ton Gallery is on Friday and Saturday 18th and 19th Oct­ober, when pianist Ana Manero and cellist Arturo Serna return to south Dorset. They have chosen  Beetho­ven’s Seven variations on Mozart’s Magic Flute, Mendelssohn’s Song without Words, O Canto do cisne negro, The Swan,  Faure’s Apres un Reve and Gersh­win’s Summertime….

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Hindustani slide guitar maestro

DEBASHISH Bhattacharya, pioneer of the Indian slide guitar, brings his trio to the Royal Welsh College in Cardiff on 20th October at 2pm. With singer Anandi Bhatta­char­ya and exciting tabla player Gurdain Rayatt, they return to the UK after a successful summer tour. Hailed as “one of the greatest guitarists walking the earth”  by NYC Radio…

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Live by satellite on screen at Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre, again the country’s leading receiving venue for live satellite broadcasts of opera, ballet and theatre, opens the autumn season on Tuesday 8th October with a transmission of Don Giovan­ni live from the Royal Opera House at 6.45pm. In Mozart’s exciting masterpiece, the title role is sung  Erwin Schrott, with Roberto Tagliavini as…

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Ian Tracey back for 15th year

CELEBRATED organist Ian Tracey returns to Gillingham Methodist Church on Wed­nes­day 9th October 7.30pm This will be his 15th visit to the church, with its famous Father Willis organ. Gordon Amery, who is the regular organist at GMC and organises the music series at the church, is delighted to welcome him again. “Ian is back,…

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Helen’s back, Constantly

SINGER Helen Porter, best known as the vocalist with Misbehavin’ and for her work with the Common Ground project Confluence, returns to North Dorset on Saturday 5th October from her Cornish home to perform her latest collection of songs, Constant as the World. Helen will also be leading a singing workshop at Port Regis from…

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Anywhere returns to Dorset

OPERA Anywhere makes a welcome return to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 4th October in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Patience. This less-frequently performed work is a witty masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore. The score is packed with memorable tunes, and…

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Cello-piano duo join Concerts in the West

CELLO and piano duo Nathaniel Boyd and Simon Lane will join Concerts in the West, from 3rd to 5th October for a tour, performing at Wellhayes Vineyard near Tiverton on Thursday 3rd, Bridport Arts Centre on the Friday morning and Ilminster Arts Centre at 8pm that evening, and The Dance House, Crewkerne, on Saturday evening….

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