The Art of Sound

ON LINE – the Inside Out Piano

SARAH Nicholls introduced her Inside-Out Piano to a virtual audience at Southampton’s Turner Sims on International Piano Day, Sunday 29th March at 3pm. You can watch and listen to the concert on line until next Sunday, 6th April. Log on to www.turnersims. co.uk/events/the-inside-out-piano/ This is a piano like never before: strummed like a guitar, singing like a…

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Drumming on Sunday in Tisbury

CHERUBIM Music Trust has organised a co-operative drumming day of workshops for children and parents on Sunday 15th March. In the morning, primary age children and their parents can discover the exhilaration of collective drumming. Secon­dary age tweens and teens can develop rhythmic coordination and interplay in the afternoon. The workshops, in the Vic­tor­ia Hall…

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Dementia friendly music

A TRIO of musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Or­c­h­estra will visit Blandford Connect Community Centre on Tuesday 10th March to perform a dementia-friendly “cake concert’, starting at 2pm. Promoted by Artsreach, the trio of flute, harp and cello will perform popular classical hits and light music as the listeners enjoy tea and cakes. It is accepted…

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Celebrating human movement at Salisbury

LEADING musicians, athletes, dancers and artists from around the world will gather in Salisbury for this year’s International Arts Festival, running from Friday 22nd May to Saturday 6th June. Performers will include Hofesh Shechter and his dance company, violinist Harriet Mackenzie, inspirational conductor Charles Hazlewood jazz star Jacqui Dankworth, Paralympian Ade Adepitan and world champion…

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Exciting all-star Bath Festival programme

THIS year’s Bath Festival line-up features some of the biggest names in literature and music, from Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver and Joanna Trollope to Charles Hazlewood and his Paraorchestra, queen of punk Patti Smith, the Gesualdo Six, and McFly, Scouting for Girls and KT Tunstall over the finale weekend. The stellar line-up for the festival,…

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Welcome return for one-handed pianist

NICHOLAS McCarthy, the world-famous pianist who was born without a right hand, makes a welcome return to Concerts in the West for the March series of recitals at Minehead, Bridport, Ilminster and Crewkerne, from 5th to 7th March. This inspirational young virtuoso, who only started playing the piano when he was 14, after hearing a…

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Chopin, Bach and Liszt in Bournemouth

THE next Bournemouth Chamber Music Society rec­i­tal, on Sunday 8th March, brings pianist George Harl­iono to at Kimmeridge Hall at Bourne­mouth University. He has chosen works by Chopin, Bach and Liszt for the performance, which starts at 3pm. In 2019 George was the only British pianist selected for the Tchaikovsky Competition and was a top…

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