The Art of Sound

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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Digital premiere for Invisible Music

INVISIBLE Music, a live event created by Platform 4, associate artists at Poole’s Lighthouse centre for the arts, has been transformed into a digital piece, blending film and soundscape to create an immersive and intimate meditation on hearing loss. The work explores the sensation of losing your hearing. Platform 4 hopes that the digital world…

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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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