Exciting Concert News today!

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.

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Aquinas Piano Trio

Basically Bach Project applications to participate now open.

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.

2019 Summer Festival

Broadstone Music Series are excited to announce our first summer festival. Featuring some of our favourite artists from the last 10 years of the Broadstone Music Series!

  • 5th July: Moonlight Swing Band,
    St John’s Church, 7:30pm
    Led by Kevin Morgan (BSO
    principal Trombone).
    Tickets £10 (Wine included)
  • 6th July: ‘Come and Play from Scratch’. Broadstone
    United Reformed Church Hall, 3pm.
    Participation day amateur orchestra. Directed by
    distinguished local musicians. From grade 3+,
    learn arrangements of classics & musicals.
    Tickets £15, advance booking essential.
  • 7th July: Dorchester Piano Quartet.
    Lytchett Minster. 3pm.
    Strauss recital, talk & cream tea.
    Tickets £10 (Cream tea included)
  • 8th July: Capriccioso String Quartet. St John’s Church, 7:30pm.
    Italian themed music & wine.
    Tickets £8 (Glass of wine included)
  • 9th July: Recitals for Wrigglers. St John’s Church Hall, 1.30pm. Click here for more details.
    As seen at the Edinburgh Festival. For ages 0 to 5 years. Sponsored by Lemur Landings.
    Tickets £5 child, parent free.
  • 9th July: Folk Delights & Dinner. The Cargo Lounge, Dunyeats Rd, 7pm.
    Tuneful Tales with Tim Laycock & Alastair Simpson. Poetry by Thomas Hardy & William Barnes.
    Tickets £16 (Dinner included)
  • 10th July: Music for Life. St John’s Church Hall, 11.30am & 2pm.
    Tunes from the Hollywood Golden Age. For seniors, with Jennifer Curiel & Kevin Pritchard.
    Tickets £5 (tea and a cake included)
  • 10th July: Recital by Young Local Stars.
    Broadstone United Reformed Church,
    7pm.
    Accompanist, Helen Nicholas.
    Tickets £8 (Glass of wine included)
  • 11th July: Stars from the Royal Colleges of Music. Broadstone Methodist Church. 7.30pm
    Recital by some of the brightest stars from the Royal Colleges of Music.
    Brahms & Bridge and beyond.
    Accompanist, Helen Nicholas.
    Tickets £8.
  • 12th July: Ceilidh. St Michael’s Church, Colehill
    A Dorset Ceilidh with Dorset’s amazing Tatterdemalion band and Ruther Thompson
    Tickets £12 (Buffet included. Bring own drinks.)
  • 13th July: COME & SING. St John’s Church, 10am.
    Participation event for final festival concert.
    Day of choral music, Handel & more. Directed by John Watkins with supporting tutors. Tickets £15, advance booking essential
  • 14th July: Finale — Celebration of English Music. St Johns Church,
    Camerata Musicale perform Elgar Serenade for Strings, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, & more. Cream tea in interval.
    Tickets £12 (Cream tea included)

Come back soon for more details!

Members of Idomeneo String Quartet, joined by BSO musician friends – Sunday 7th April 2019 4pm

We are delighted to welcome 2018 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition competitors to Broadstone for their first appearance in the Broadstone Music Series. Find out more about this fabulous string quartet ahead of the concert.

“..beautifully blended performance”  Gramophone 2017

Due to unforseen circumstances, the original programme has had to change. Mark Derudder and Miguel Angel Rodriguez Olivera will be joined by guest principal musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Alongside Jesper Svedberg, Auriol Evans, Tom Beer and Joan Martinez, and they will present a special programme for us. The group have performed chamber music together to much acclaim, so we welcome them to Broadstone this spring!

Schubert String Quintet in C major.

Brahms Sextet no 1 in B flat major.

This recital is a pre-performance to Idomeneo’s residency in the Benjamin Britten Festival which begins on 8th April.

As ever, musical education is a key part of this programme and six local, young musicians are receiving coaching on the Brahms sextet for a future performance.

Tickets available from Hinton’s shop Broadstone

Interval tea and fresh cakes included!

£12 Adults, £3 students

We anticipate that this concert will be very popular so advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be booked online, via Hintons in Broadstone or by phoning 01202 695773.

Something new for Broadstone Music – Concert and Dining experience!
We are pleased to announce that we have paired up with The Cargo Lounge in Broadstone (situated just across the road from St John’s Church)  to offer a post-concert dining experience. This will be served just after 6pm on Sunday 7th April, straight after the Idomeneo and Friends concert where there will be an opportunity to meet the musicians too.
This wonderful restaurant have agreed to prepare a special roast dinner especially for just 20 members of our audience at a special rate for us, and the menu choices are below.

We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment!

Main:
Roast dinner with roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and mixed vegetables.
A choice of:
Whole chicken breast
Beef
Pork
Nut Roast

Dessert
Chocolate Brownie
Lemon Meringue
Apple Crumble
Sticky Toffee Pudding
(with cream, ice cream or custard)

2 courses, £15
If you would like to book this dinner then please do so directly with The Cargo Lounge via their website or by phoning them on 01202 694343.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Coffee House Concert – 24th February 2019

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT – NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE SORRY!

Sunday 24th February 2019, 4pm

Doors open 3.40pm
St John’s Church Hall, Broadstone

Talented young musicians will perform alongside professionals in one of our most popular annual events. Enjoy a variety of exceptional solo and chamber music performances while you sample tea, fresh coffee, and a selection of Debra’s popular homemade cakes!

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This year’s programme will include highlights from our Summer School including music by Mozart, Schubert and more.

Adults £10
Under 18’s £6

LIMITED TICKETS – ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL! Available online here, or from Hinton’s on The Broadway, Broadstone, or call to reserve on 01202 695773. SOLD OUT – NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Entrance includes coffee (or tea) and Debra’s cracking cakes.

Book Early! This concert sells out every year so no tickets will be available on the door

Classics By Candlelight & the Great American Songbook at Christmas – 21st December 2018

Friday 21st December 2018, 7:30pm with informal pre concert performances from 7pm by younger musicians!

St Nicholas’ Church, Corfe Mullen.

Broadstone Music Series orchestra, comprising of local professional musicians alongside senior young musicians, are joined by Sam Jewison who revisits us for our Christmas concert due to popular demand! He will direct more of his own arrangements from the popular Great American Songbook!
Award winning Sam studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and described as an “MD professional beyond his years”.

Classics By Candlelight & the Great American Songbook at Christmas – 21st December 2018

First half of the concert includes local Lydia Bennett, N.Y.O. bassoonist & principal of W.Y.O who will perform a movement from Mozart bassoon concerto with orchestra.

Olivia Carstairs, local young soprano, currently studying at Royal College of Music London will sing “How Beautiful are Thy Feet” from Handel’s Messiah.

Lewis Lee and Sally Aiko Dando, who are current leader and co-leader of W.Y.O will perform Handel’s concerto grossi no 1 opus 6 with string orchestra.

The strings will perform the beautiful “The Holy Boy” by Ireland.

This concert will provide everyone with a magical Christmas atmosphere, with more surprise music treats in store!

If you have a score of Messiah, bring it with you for an impromptu informal performance of Handel’s Hallelujah chorus! Members from “Cantabile” will be joining us for this and will perform the well known and beautiful Harold Dark’s music arangement of Rossetti’s poem “In the Bleak Midwinter” with orchestra.

Tickets also available from Hintons shop, Broadstone.

Adults £8
Under 18’s £3

Festive nibbles of mince pies and mulled wine will be available during the interval.

Jesper Svedberg, cello recital – 3rd November 2018, 4pm

Saturday 3rd November, 4pm.
St John’s Church, Macaulay Road.

The extraordinary, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra principal cello, Jesper Svedberg will be joining us again to perform a varied programme from the cello repertoire. Accompanied by Helen Nicholas this concert promises to be very popular so buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Programme to include:

  • Beethoven Sonata in G Minor (Op. 5 No. 2)
  • Debussy Sonata
  • Brahms Sonata No. 1 in E Minor (Op. 38)

Interval tea and cake included

Adults £12, Students £3
Free entry to a pre concert cello workshop with every ticket.

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Ensemble Solaire from the Royal College of Music – 7th October 2018, 4pm

Sunday 7th October, 4pm.
St John’s Church, Macaulay Road.

We are delighted to announce that Royal Over-Seas, Elias Fawcett, Prize winners 2018, Ensemble Solaire, will be opening our next season of concerts with music by Barber, Ravel and Hindemith. The group were described as “Exceptional” by EMI producer, Stephen Johns and they have recently performed Ligeti’s Ten pieces in South Bank’s Prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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The group is made up of five world renowned players in their own right, including Polly Bartlett who regular BMS concert goers will remember has appeared in the series on several occasions before following her BBC young musician successes. Within Ensemble Solaire, Polly is joined by equally illustrious musicians, Renate Sokolovska – flute, Jorge Ripoll – clarinet, Matthew Horn, – French Horn and Juston Sun – Bassoon.

  • Henri Tomasi
    5 Danses profanes et sacrees
  • Samuel Barber
    Summer Music
  • Maurice Ravel
    1st Movement of String Quartet in F
  • Malcolm Arnold
    3 Sea Shanties
  • Jacques Ibert
    Trois Pieces Breves
  • Paul Hindemith
    Kleine Kammermusik
  • Gyorgy Ligeti
    Six Bagatelles
  • Bozza
    Scherzo

Tickets are available in advance from Hintons in Broadstone or call 01202 695773

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Upcoming concerts

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