The Art of Sound

Salvator mundi in Yeovil

YEOVIL Chamber Choir gives a concert of sacred music for Passiontide at St Andrew’s Church on Wednesday 22nd March from 7.30pm. Salvator mundi – Saviour of the World – includes music by Bach, Bruckner, Casals, Greene, Leighton, Lotti, Mendelssohn, Ouseley, Poulenc and Walton. For more information about the concert, telephone 01935 873719 or visit the website,…

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Serene strings at the Octagon

LA Serenissima returns to Yeovil Octagon on Tuesday 21st March, to play works by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemanna and Corelli. Part of the venue’s Classical Concert Series, the music begins at 7.30pm with J S Bach’s Concerto for two violins, followed by the Vivaldi violin concerto known as The Post Horn.  The programme continues with Telemman’s…

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AUB on the West Side

WEST Side Story provides the inspiration for a striking exhibition at Arts University Bournemouth’s gallery and part of the vibrant Bernstein score is one of the highlights at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert at Poole Lighthouse on Wednesday 22nd March. The orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto also includes by The…

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Showcasing Wessex Youth Orchestra

AFTER winning Music for Youth’s National Partnership Award for 2016, Wessex Youth Orchestra celebrates with a showcase performance of 20th century English music at Poole Lighthouse on Saturday 25th March, from 7.30pm. The programme features Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ London Symphony  and Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, famous as the theme…

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Music for Hope for Tomorrow

SHAFTESBURY Orchestra’s Spring Concert will be performed at Port Regis School near Motcome on Sunday 26th March from 7.30pm. This year’s event is raising funds for the cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow, and the programme includes Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Saint-Saens’ first Cello Concerto and Vorisek’s Symphony. The orchestra is conducted by  Andrew Cowen and the…

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WHEN the Trowbridge Symphony Orch­es­­tra returns to Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon on Saturday 25th March for the Spring concert, they will be masterpieces by three Russian composers. Conducted by Phil Draisey, the programme begins with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Overture to May Night, and ends with Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony.  The centrepiece is Shostakovich’s  second  Piano…

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Idomeneo from the Met by satellite

THE next live satellite broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera is Mozart’s Idomeneo, and will be screened at the Regent in Christchurch, Poole’s Lighthouse and Salisbury Arts Centre among other venues in the south and west region on Saturday 25th March. Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece has been revived in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production and is…

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The Luther Effect

THE Phoenix Singers are marking the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses against the sale of indulgences with a concert at the church of St John the Evan­gelist in Taunton on Saturday 25th March. The Luther Effect marks 500 years since the start of the Reformation and a long period of…

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Kruger plays lunchtime Haydn

THE Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon welcomes the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Young Artists, the Kruger Quartet, for a lunchtime perormance of Haydn on Wednesday 22nd March at 1pm Violinists Helen Kruger and Claudia Norz, with viola player Nichola Blakey and cellist Carina Drury, will play the string quartets in  E…

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