The Art of Sound

Lighthouse comes alive on the lawns

THERE is a palpable excitement and relief in the news from the team at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre that live performance is returning in the form of Lighthouse: OUTSIDE, a short season of weekly shows outdoors.  The season continues on  3rd October, when Lighthouse Associate Artist Lorna Rees presents Cloudscapes, her uniquely memorable sound installation,…

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Carrivick Sisters join local musicians at Wiltshire Music Centre

TALENTED folk star twin sisters Charlotte and Laura Carrivick head the line-up for a free community concert to mark the reopening of Wiltshire Music Centre, at Bradford-on-Avon, from noon to 4pm on Saturday 26th September.The concert will celebrate the local musical community, with performances by many of the ensembles and groups who regularly rehearse and…

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Young musicians play for the Ath

FOUR talented young musicians who live in or have connections with Warminster are taking part in concerts to raise funds for the historic Athenaeum theatre, on 26th and 27th September. The concert has been put together to showcase some of the talented artists who started their careers at the Ath and who now wish to…

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Wiltshire Music Centre reopens

WILTSHIRE Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon has reopened after nearly six months, with a programme of concerts from classical to jazz to folk. In July the centre launched a £60,000 Community Fundraising Appeal to help to reopen the venue for an autumn and winter programme that puts the community centre stage. With the closure affecting more…

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Brilliant young cellist at Wells Cathedral

SHEKU Kanneh-Mason, the brilliant cellist who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, is coming to Wells Cathedral to give two concerts on Wednesday 16th September, accompanied by members of the Fantasia Orchestra, with conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh. The programme will include Dvorak’s beautiful Cello Concerto in B Minor, a selection of Dvorak’s…

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BSO autumn concerts at Poole

THE Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has returned to the concert stage at Poole’s Lighthouse arts with 12 socially distanced concerts, continuing to 16th December. Audiences will be able to experience the concerts live online and, it is hoped, to attend events in the hall, as the government guidance on Covid-19 restrictions continues to evolve. Meanwhile, a…

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Beethoven concerts cancelled

THERE was disappointment on 6th August when Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival announced that the Beethoven concerts scheduled for 4th and 5th September had been cancelled. The statement from the festival said “Unfortunately, on 31st July the Government postponed the planned re-commencement of indoor concerts and this has left us with no choice but to…

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Concerts in the West go online

LOVERS of chamber music and fans of Concerts in the West, the organisation which brings rising stars of the chamber music scene to venues in Dorset, Somerset and Devon, can enjoy a series of concerts online, from 20th August to 22nd October. Concerts in the West founder and director Catherine Maddocks describes the project as…

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Sherborne composer’s work in Isolation Songbook

COMPOSER Elliott Park, a music teacher at Sherborne School, has a new work being broadcast on YouTube as part of the Isolation Songbook project, from St Pancras Clock Tower in London on Wednesday 29th July. The Clock Tower live broadcast features mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston and baritone Michael Craddock, with Alex Soares on Piano. During the…

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