The Art of Sound

Brass rarities at Sherborne School

THE late autumn recital at Sherborne School’s Tindall Recital Hall on Thursday 21st November, features some rarities of the brass repertoire from Andrew Fawbert, playing bass trombone and euphonium, and pianist Benjamin Davey. The programme, which starts at 7.30pm, opens with the Euphonium Concerto of 1972 by Joseph Horovitz, followed by Vaughan Williams’ 1954 Tuba…

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Double century of Weymouth recitals

WEYMOUTH Lunchtime Chamber Concerts series continues on Wednesday 13th November, when cellist Joseph Spooner will join series founder Duncan Honeybourne to play sonatas by Greville Cooke and EJ Moeran. Duncan’s Dorset roots go very deep – he can trace his family back to the 16th century and beyond. As a professional musician, he made his…

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World premiere for BSO Resound

ON Thursday 7th November Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound ensemble gives the world premiere of Alexander Campkin’s piece trembling, hoping, lingering, flying, at Poole’s Lighthouse. The first professional disabled-led ensemble in the world makes history again with the concert, conducted by James Rose. Commissioned for the six-piece ensemble, Campkin’s work will be performed in full for…

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Pagoda Project at Springhead

SHAFTESBURY-based composer, clarinettist and choir leader Karen Wimhurst brings her duo partner accordionist Paul Hutchinson to Springhead, Fontmell Magna on Thursday 7th November, for an evening of contemporary folk jazz fusion. Pagoda Project is their unique musical collaboration which has been described as an intriguing crossover between contemporary folk, jazz and chamber music. Paul and…

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Violin maestro returns to Artsreach

AWARD-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis, a legend in the gypsy world, brings his trio to Dorset for a short Artsreach tour, at Blandford parish church on Thursday 7th November, Yetminster’s Jubilee Hall on Friday 8th and Portesham village hall on Sunday 10th, all at 7.30pm. In this new show, Brandenburg!, Kliphuis, with Nigel Clark (guitar)…

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Stylish finale for Concerts in the West

CONCERTS in the West brings the 2019 programme to a stylish and delightful conclusion with two programmes in November – the Consone Quartet from Thursday 31st October to 2nd November, and the Ruisi Quartet at Ilminster on 15th November. The Consone Quartet, Agata Daraskaite, violin, Magdalena Loth-Hill, violin, Elitsa Bogdanova, viola, and George Ross, cello, was…

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BSO in Adams’ orchestral masterpiece

BOURNEMOUTH Symph­o­ny Orchestra will be conducted by Kirill Karabits for two concerts, in Poole and Basingstoke, including John Adams’ dazzling City Noir. The performances, on 30th and 31st October, also feature  Sibelius’ Symphony No 7, with soloist Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov. City Noir is a virtuosic orch­estral showpiece infused with elements of late-1940s film noir…

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Trumpeter Matilda in Fordingbridge

MATILDA Lloyd, BBC Young Musician of 2014 in the brass section, makes her Avon Valley Concerts debut on Friday 25th October, at the United Reformed Church in Fordingbridge, at 7.30pm. The 24-year-old trumpeter joins the Kirkman Quartet and double-bassist Joe Cowie for the concert. The programme includes works by Marcello, Ed Nesbit, Alex­an­der Arutiun­ian, Jan…

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Piano-cello duo returns to Tincleton

THE next concert at Tincle­ton Gallery is on Friday and Saturday 18th and 19th Oct­ober, when pianist Ana Manero and cellist Arturo Serna return to south Dorset. They have chosen  Beetho­ven’s Seven variations on Mozart’s Magic Flute, Mendelssohn’s Song without Words, O Canto do cisne negro, The Swan,  Faure’s Apres un Reve and Gersh­win’s Summertime….

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Hindustani slide guitar maestro

DEBASHISH Bhattacharya, pioneer of the Indian slide guitar, brings his trio to the Royal Welsh College in Cardiff on 20th October at 2pm. With singer Anandi Bhatta­char­ya and exciting tabla player Gurdain Rayatt, they return to the UK after a successful summer tour. Hailed as “one of the greatest guitarists walking the earth”  by NYC Radio…

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