Barbara Strozzi was a 17th century, groundbreaking composer of sensual, dramatic & unusual songs. Giulio Strozzi, Barbara Strozzi’s father, led an academic study group for whom she acted as hostess, performed, and composed music. A famous painting of Strozzi depicts her with one breast bared and flowers in her hair, holding the gaze of the viewer – all of which were indicators that she was a courtesan. Several satires were published about the musical and intellectual meetings that she hosted at her father’s house, where ‘clothes were optional’.
The programme will explore whether these accusations were fair, or whether they were a response to society’s inability to place a strong successful woman such as Barbara Strozzi, who published more than almost any other composer at the time.
Tickets: Adults £15, under 18’s £7
Interval wine and soft drinks will be available.
2pm with the Fieri Singers or Baroque guitar with Toby Carr.
Applications open online soon.
£20 (includes entry to concert)
Béla Hartmann Piano Recital
Sunday 11th March 2018, 4pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone
A prize winner of both national and international competitions, the Czech-German pianist Béla Hartmann presents a captivating recital titled “From Vienna to Warsaw” Comprising music by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven and more.
“He held us spellbound with subtle interpretation.” Oxford Times
Saturday 11th November 2017, 4pm
Broadstone United Reformed Church,
We are privileged that some young star musicians from this world famous British music school are making a return visit this Autumn. The Purcell School provides a rounded education with music at its heart, and turn out some of the most successful musicians in the country. Students from the Purcell School regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and around the world. They enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally.
“It gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of”
Sir Simon Rattle – President of the Purcell School
Partita No. 1 i Allemande
Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento
Sonata for Cello iii Allegro molto vivace
Nocturne in B Major (Op. 62, No.1)
Sonata for Violin and Cello
ii Tres vif
iv Avec entrain
Friday 15th December 2017, 7:30pm with pre concert music from 6:45
St Nicholas’ Church, Corfe Mullen,
Local young musician and National Youth Orchestra Principal Viola, Helena Bartlett, will perform the Telemann Viola Concert and Tom Unitt-Jones performs Albinoni’s 2nd oboe concerto as part of a Baroque programme by professional and student musicians.It also includes Handel’s Pastoral from the Messiah, the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Water Music, the Hornpipe.
This will be followed by Sam Jewison directing his own arrangements from the Great American Songbook. An award-winning singer and conductor, Sam studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has been described as an “MD professional beyond his years.” The Vocal Soloist in this part of the concert is the locally born Jonny DiGaris who is in his 4th year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Music by Telemann, Handel, Gershwin and Cole Porter
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 delicious cakes!
The programme will include highlights from our 2017 Summer School including music by Mozart, Schubert and more.
Under 18’s £6
LIMITED TICKETS – ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL! Available online, or from Hinton’s on The Broadway, Broadstone, or call to reserve on 01202 695773.
Saturday 29th April, afternoon
Broadstone United Reformed Church, BH18 9AB
Join us for a classical voice masterclass with two of Dorset’s finest young singers. James and Isabelle have been performing in Poole and around the UK for many years. Regular Broadstone Music Series concert-goers will recognise them from their acclaimed appearances over the last 2 years in our many operas and concerts.
The afternoon will include masterclasses and an ensemble workshop. The day will finish with a final performance including a performance from both Isabelle and James Atkinson.
Expect to be challenged, improved and a lot of fun!!!
There are limited places for the classical vocal masterclasses so please sign up below.
All ages welcome.
Want to be inspired? How about this clip from Don Giovanni