At the beginning of 2021 it is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved over the past decade, and, despite the horrendous situation we find ourselves in, what has been possible in this very challenging past year. We have just completed our 10th 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 work with young musicians encompassing music education, workshops, masterclasses and our highly regarded music summer school, as Poole Society for Young Musicians. Working closely with Soundstorm Music Education Agency, as a hub partner for the BCP area.
We are grateful to Yarrells school and all the performers and teachers who helped to create and facilitate a summer programme that was full of beautiful music making outdoors, despite the restrictions. We are also delighted that we raised £1300 for local charities during the two August outdoor recitals.
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.
They say that music is the language of the soul and whilst, our souls have taken a bit of a battering, of late, we continue to tentatively plan for 2021 and beyond. We hope that it will be even more full of wonderful live music, and that Aquinas trio can at last perform for us! (you can hear them if you scroll below). Thank you to our enthusiastic audiences who have valued the importance of high quality live music in our lives during this difficult time and for the kind and generous donations that we have received that will allow us, despite the reduced revenue from concerts in 2020, to continue to make music; educate and inspire young people and contribute to the cultural activities in our community.
Please keep an eye out for our updates on our Facebook page and this site for news OR sign up to receive our newsletter. We hope that from April we will be able to resume some form of activity and have, since the enormous success of our “Aspiration through Inspiration” masterclass days, again in collaboration with Soundstorm, settled upon a specialist violin day (16/4/21) with the London Mozart Players leader, Ruth Rogers. Later we hope to also be hosting a ‘trumpet day’ with BSO Principal Trumpet, Chris Avison.
Upcoming Dates for Your CONCERT Diary
We hope that we will be able to bring safe, likely to be outdoor, recitals back from June, keep checking back here for details.
Aquinas Piano Trio
POSTPONED dates TBC
We very much looking forward to hearing this stunning international ensemble.
To whet your appetite, view some of their work below:
RECENT Past Broadstone Music Series Events