New venue for this year’s Broadstone Music Series Summer School as the COVID roadmap looks to give us the greenlight to get tentative plans firmed up and with a bit of luck we will be good to go for the scheduled dates 26th – 28th July. With a brighter future in mind this year’s school will be called “Here Comes the Sun” and will be taking place at Lytchett Minster School. We are extremely grateful to be joining forces again with our hub partner SoundStorm, while new this year, we have also gained support from Dorset Music Service too which enables us to keep cost to a minimum. We will be taking orchestral playing instrumentalists from age 8-18, grade 1-8 plus. The focus for the senior players will be, as usual on chamber music. More details will follow but you can register your interest in being part of these exciting three days of music making, fun and friendship see our page for further details.
This year’s coffee house concert was, once again, a resounding success. With almost 40 young people taking part and an amazing array of cakes from Debra a fantastic afternoon was had by all. A diverse programme from Mission Impossible to Mozart and plenty in between. Some very young performers and excellent performances meant a truly enjoyable way to spend St David’s day and celebrate the start of Spring, which seems to have been a long time coming.
The Broadstone Music Series, much loved, three-day music summer school is back 22nd – 24th July 2020. After a break last year, we are excited to be bringing another amazing musical education opportunity to local music students, in association with Soundstorm Music Education Agency. With summer holidays to plan we were very conscious of getting the dates out early so that as many young people as possible can be involved. To register your interest in participating please see our dedicated webpage with all the information and a form to complete.
Our Basically Bach project is in its 2nd phase and there will be a free, informal performance following the workshop on the 9th February, there will be a retiring collection at the end. We are very pleased with how things are going with this project and it will be lovely for the students to have an audience.
Our Winter Newsletter update is now available and if you are a mailing list subscriber you will find it in your inbox, if not, this LINK will take you there. There’s plenty happening so please come along and enjoy some fabulous music in your own community.
Some wonderful performances from the participants during the festival and you can now hear some of the best of them at the upcoming recital at URC Broadstone on 10th November 2019 at 7pm.
We are delighted with the response for our inaugural competition festival, but we still have room for a few more entrants and we know everyone has been busy starting back to school and music lessons so in case you have been thinking of entering but worried you have missed the deadline we have extended the last date of entry and request for accompanist to the 28th September 2019. Full details can be found HERE
The Aquinas Piano Trio are coming to Broadstone they are a well known group in this country, and Ruth Rogers is particularly well known in Dorset from days when she was co principal in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We are very lucky to have them play in the Broadstone Music Series and we hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to see this wonderful trio in action. Full details will be announced soon but ensure you have the 29th March 2020 in your diaries; it is going to be a real highlight.
Applications for our exciting Bach Project are now open and full details and the application form can be found on our webpage. Deadline for application to Phase A Autumn series (A) BRANDENBURG 1 & 3, Sept 1st & Oct 6th 2019 ) is coming up on the 21st August and spaces are limited.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an incredible series of workshops and concerts specifically for young string players of Grade 6+ featuring the Brandenburg Concerti and similar contemporary music for further details and to apply to this exciting project see our webpage HERE
Inaugural year will feature a range of competitive and non-competitive classes for bowed strings, woodwinds and piano, solo and ensembles.
Applications are now open. CLICK HERE to find out more.
There will also be a ‘Winners’ concert in November in Broadstone details to be confirmed soon.
Ajudicator: Kay Tucker – Kay is the recipient of the 2019 European String Teacher’s Association Award for outstanding contribution to string teaching and is a specialist adjudicator for British and International Federation of Festivals.