The Broadstone Music Series 2023

Welcome to the Broadstone Music Series

Whilst we have been reflecting on what we have achieved over the past decade and beyond, despite the horrendous aspects of the pandemic, we are amazed at just what was possible in this very challenging time. We have just completed our 11th year of music making in Broadstone, run by our charity Poole Society for Young Musicians.

We are proud of our notable reputation as a unique organisation providing popular professional, quality recitals and concerts in the community as Broadstone Music Series and our extensive work with young musicians encompassing music education, workshops, masterclasses and our highly regarded and popular music summer school, as Poole Society for Young Musicians charity which is this year presenting it’s 9th annual summer school, always working closely with Soundstorm Music Education Agency, as a hub partner for the BCP area. Children travel from depths of Dorset and Devon to take part in our music provision.

We also now hold a Mezzo Maestros grade 2-5 orchestra on a Monday evening over 8 weeks a term with concert alongside a Mini Maestros Music Academy, including instrumental lessons and Rhythm and aural development class, supported by WYMT and SoundStorm. Our Jurassic Brass ensemble that meets on a Tuesday evening at 5.30pm is also brilliant and open to any newcomers from around grade 4+!

Our SoundStorm Sinfonia for grade 5 to post grade 8 young musicians with conductor Kevin Smith holds regular short courses, and our Camerata chamber musicians holds around 4 sessions plus concert each term.

During the mid pandemic we were grateful Yarrells School for their outdoor facilities, a gratitude that has continued since in the form of regular Camerata & chamber music club for our young musicians within the school weekends.

All our performers and an array of professional musicians and teachers continually helped to create and facilitate an annual programme full of beautiful music making (outdoors during the pandemic, due to the restrictions).

We are also delighted that we raised £1300 for local charities during outdoor recitals during the pandemic, £1000 for the children of Ukraine last spring as a result of a children’s concert and also a concert towards the extension at St John’s church, our concert venue base. This is on top of our regular recitals and series of workshops, masterclasses, and constant fundraising for our own music charity, Poole Society for Young Musicians.

We are continually grateful to support SoundStorm, and our private sponsors with a special thank you to Richard Bagley this year.

As an organisation we so appreciate the hard work and support of our small team of committee members, charity trustees and those that dip in to lend a hand either regularly or ad hoc, which together, has brought the idea from its tiny start to where we are now. Whether a music maker, educator, tea maker or treasurer it is definitely the case that sum is greater than all the parts. We welcome any local enthusiast to get involved, anyone who thinks that they have a skill that they would like to bring to our charity.

This year we welcome our amazing professional musicians again to bring wonderful recitals to our audiences. This combined with our continual workshops with young musicians will hopefully bring another musically satisfying year in our community and beyond.

Mid pandemic, a Viola Day! – with Alison Kay

Our ever-popular summer school is happening 24th – 28th July 2023……. as usual giving an experience not to be forgotten to young aspiring musicians.

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RECENT Past Broadstone Music Series Events

Our two “Sur L’Herbe” pop-up open air recitals…

We are grateful for the support of the following organisations

We are proud members of MAKING MUSIC

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