The Art of Sound

Spindle Ensemble has an “Inkling” for you

BRISTOL-based contemporary chamber quartet Spindle Ensemble has recently released a second album ‘Inkling’, and comes Dorset on on 16th October for two dates with Artsreach, the rural touring arts charity, and one in Somerset. Spindle Ensemble’s unique sound sits somewhere between classical and contemporary. It is always melodic and is instantly recognisable by the instrumentation, which…

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BSO in October

THE Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra autumn 2021 season continues at Poole on Wednesday 13th October, as Kirill Karabits conducts an all-American programme. Born in the USA includes Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Barber’s violin concerto, with soloist Valeriy Sokolov (pictured) and a dramatic interlude in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1920s, with Gershwin’s Catfish Suite from Porgy and…

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Medieval “surround sound” at Poole

THE Armonico Consort, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, comes to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Saturday 9th October with a programme that includes not only Tallis’s magnificent 40-part Spem in Allium, but also Striggio’s Missa sopra Ecco sì Beato Giorno, one of the world’s largest choral pieces with 60 parts. Directed by their founder Christopher…

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Tenebrae at Dorchester

TENEBRAE, one of the world’s leading chamber choirs comes to Dorchester’s St Mary’s Church on Wednesday 6th October,  at 7.30pm with a concert that explors the poignant repertoire of repentence expressed in music. The choir, directed by its founder Nigel Short, will be joined for Drop, Drop Slow Tears, by the saxophonist Christian Forshaw. The…

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Upwey date for Concerts in the West

UPWEY’s late medieval parish church of St Laurence, near the village’s famous Wishing Well, is a new venue for Concerts in the West, when flautist Emma Halnan and the Eblana String Trio end their four-concert tour on Sunday 3rd October. The group will be playing an imaginative mixture of quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, Viotti and…

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Concerts in the West tour for Linos Piano Trio

THE Linos Piano Trio, led by Prach Boondiskulchok with violinist Konrad Elias Trostmann and cellist Vladimir Waltham, comes to Dorset and Somerset at the beginning of September for a short Concerts in the West series. With a programme of chamber works by Ravel, CPE Bach, Debussy and including Schonberg’s Verklarte Nacht, the trio will be…

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New work focuses on homelessness

A JAZZ and spoken word work called Comfort In Chaos will be premiered at the 1532 Performing Arts Centre in Bristol on Saturday 18th September. Composed by Harriet Riley (Paraorchestra) and Pete Judge (Get The Blessing), Comfort In Chaos highlights growing concerns about homelessness and the work of Bristol charity, 1625 Independent People, which works…

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Music returns to Tincleton

A REGULAR programme of chamber recitals resumes at Tincleton Gallery at Tincleton near Dorchester from the first weekend in September. The concerts, cancelled during the COVID lockdowns, start on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September with the duo of Melissa Phelps, cello, and Caroline Palmer, piano. Both performances start at 8pm. The programme will include…

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A Song for Dorset

A NEW song for Dorset, by composer Karen Wimhurst, had its online premiere on Wednesday 4th August, and is available at asongforus.org  for 12 months. The song, When Time Lost Its Edge, is performed by Palida Choir, VIVA! Dorchester Women’s Choir, Dorset County Hospital Staff Choir and students from Thomas Hardy School, Dorchester. It has…

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Wiltshire Music Centre’s season continues

THE Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon continues with its  autumn and winter season of concerts. With one of the finest acoustics outside of London, the WMC is renowned for its diverse programme of classical, folk, jazz and world music, family shows and community concerts, and more recently to its successful foray into livestreaming.e. Classical music…

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