The Art of Sound

Bath gets ready to party!

BATH’s streets, open spaces and venues will come alive to the sound of music when the traditional free Party in the City, on Friday 17th May, launches this year’s ten-day festival of music and literature with an evening of live music, attracting crowds of up to 20,000 people of all ages. Party in the City…

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Halls brothers collaborate for Elgar lecture recital

THE chairman of the Elgar Society, Dr Steven Halls, returns to Salisbury Cathedral on Wednesday 1st May, joining his brother, David Halls, the Cathedral’s director of music, for an Elgar lecture recital. The event, which follows the success of an Elgar lecture recital by Steven Halls at last year’s Southern Cathedrals Festival, will also include…

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Cherubim invites you to sing Vivaldi

AFTER a day workshopping and rehearsing Vivaldi’s Gloria, singers from all around the south west will join soloists Sally O’Brien, Sally Crockfor, Jill Caudle and Peter Crook, under the baton of Greg Skidmore, to perform a Vivaldi concert at Tisbury Parish Church at 4pm on Sunday 5th May. The event is organised by Cherubim Music…

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Beatson returns to Concerts in the West

PIANIST Alasdair Beatson makes a welcome return to Concerts in the West with the Franco-American violinist Elissa Cassini on 2nd, 3rd and 4th May for a programme of sonatas by Schubert, Brahms and Faure. The series opens on Thursday 2nd at Wellhayes Vineyard, Wiveliscombe, followed on Friday with a coffee concert at Bridport Arts Centre…

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Summer sensations with Artsreach!

SUMMER 2019 brings a host of exciting, colourful and musical delights to Artsreach audiences across Dorset.The newly launched summer programme has nine different companies and performers visiting 18 rural venues, with everything from world music to wildlife puppets, outdoor drama to opera. The season starts with virtuoso kora player Modou Ndiaye, songwriter, drummer and percussionist,…

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From Japan to Dorset

PIANIST Ronan Magill returns to the Tincleton Gallery for two concerts on Friday and Saturday 26th and 27th April. Ronan is a winner of British Int­er­national Piano Competition for Contemporary Music and was the last pupil of Benjamin Britten. He is travelling from  Japan to Dorset for two candlelight concerts. On Friday, he will offer…

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Easter in Martock with Yeovil Band

YEOVIL Concert Band makes its fourth visit to All Saint’s Church in Martock on Saturday 27th April, for its annual Easter concert. The programme includes a selection of show tunes, folk songs, operatic and classical music. Since the wind band was formed in 1999 with just eight members, it has gone from strength to strength….

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Dorset festival founders join in Dorchester

THE Nash Ensemble comes to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday 17th April, to perform a programme of music by Beet­h­oven, Debussy, Finzi and Brahms. Cellist Adrian Brendel joins clarinetist Richard Hosford and pianist Ian Brown for the concert, which starts at 8pm with Brahms’ trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor. The event…

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Alfie in the golden era of songs

ALFIE Boe comes to Bourne­mouth International Centre on Saturday 13th and Southampton May­flower on Sunday 14th April, where there are a handful of tickets left at each venue. The tour celebrates the release of his new album As Time Goes By. The record, released last Novem­ber, celebrates the golden era of music from the 30s…

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