The Art of Sound

Visiting jazz and student recitals at Sherborne

THERE are more free lunchtime recitals by Sher­borne School students in January and a Visiting Artists recital  on Thursday 23rd January in the Tindall Recital Hall with s the Dave Newton Trio starting at 6.30pm. On Friday 24th January at 1.45pm at Cheap Street Church, there is a woodwind recital, and on Friday 31st a…

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World famous countertenor at Dorchester

ONE of the world’s leading countertenors, Andreas Scholl is coming to Dorchester to give a recital, with accompanist Tamar Halperin, on Wednesday 22nd January at St Mary’s Church, Dorchester. The Dorchester Arts concert, which begins at 8pm, is part of Scholl’s new year tour, The Twilight People. He and Halperin will perform a programme of…

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PSF on the road

HOW do you pack a 32-piece gypsy orchestra into a suitcase? Find out when the People’s String Foundation brings Res Publica for two dates with Artsreach, on Friday 17th January at West Stafford village halland Saturday 18th at Burton Bradstock. Hailing from the grass roots of British music culture, PSF describe themselves as an army…

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Myths, legends and a magic bow

ONE of the most entertaining quartets on the music scene, Bowjangles, is back in Dorset for just one night, with Excalibow, at Frampton village hall, on Friday 10th January. The four brilliant musicians combine virtuoso playing with great comic timing and dancing feet, as they take the audience on a theatrical, musical journey through myths,…

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New Year fund-raiser for Concerts in the West

THREE star chamber musicians open the 2020 series of Concerts in the West with a short tour of three fund-raising recitals, on Friday 17th January at Bridport and Ilminster arts centres and Saturday 18th at the Dance House, Crewkerne. Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Alasdair Beatson (piano) and Michael Petrov (cello) are all established performers individually, but…

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Bath joins Beethoven 250 celebrations

BATH Festivals will be joining the worldwide celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, staging a series of six concerts of the composer’s entire cycle of 16 string quartets. Three of the concerts will take place in March, with three more in May, during the main festival, forming part of a global…

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Concerts in the West 15th season

THE 2020 series of Concerts in the West marks the 15th anniversary of the music charity that brings rising stars of the chamber music scene to venues in Dorset, Somerset and Devon, from 17th January to 7th November 2020. There are three new venues in addition to the regular performance spaces, Bridport and Ilminster Arts…

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Gould brings new cellist to Fordingbridge

ON Friday 13th December the Gould Trio returns to  Hampshire for the last Avon Valley Concert of 2019, with a new cellist Voilinist Lucy Gould with  pianist Benjamin Firth now perform with cellist Richard Lester. They will be playing from 7.30 pm at the United Reformed Church in Ford­ing­bridge. Their programme is Haydn’s Trio in…

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