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 register your interest in this exciting project see our webpage HERE
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
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,
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.
- 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!
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!
Roast dinner with roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and mixed vegetables.
A choice of:
Whole chicken breast
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!
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!
This year’s programme will include highlights from our Summer School including music by Mozart, Schubert and more.
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
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”.
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.
Under 18’s £3
Festive nibbles of mince pies and mulled wine will be available during the interval.
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.
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.
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
- Maurice Ravel
1st Movement of String Quartet in F
- Malcolm Arnold
3 Sea Shanties
- Jacques Ibert
Trois Pieces Breves
- Paul Hindemith
- Gyorgy Ligeti
Tickets are available in advance from Hintons in Broadstone or call 01202 695773
- Sunday 11th March 2018 – 4pm
Béla Hartmann, Piano Recital
- Saturday 14th April 2018 – 7pm
- Saturday 26th May 2018 – 7:30pm
The Courtesan’s Gaze
2017/2018 Series – Past Events
- Sunday 22nd October 2017 – 7pm
Tom Beer (Viola), Barbra Brown (Flute), Eluned Pierce (Harp) & Jens Lynen (Violin)
- Saturday 11th November 2017 – 4pm
Purcell School Soloists Recital
- Christmas Concert
Sam Jewison (Conductor) & Helena Bartlett (Viola)
- Sunday 11th February 2018 – 4pm
Coffee House Concert
Including highlights from our 2017 Summer School
Saturday 26th May 2018 – 7:30pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone
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 –
Or call in to Hintons on the Broadway, Broadstone.
Interval wine and soft drinks will be available.
2:30 – 4:30pm 26th May with the Fieri Singers or Baroque guitar with Toby Carr.
£20 (includes entry to concert)
Saturday 14th April 2018, 7pm
St John’s Church, Broadstone, BH18 8AR
Our young quartets from the masterclass* earlier in the day will be playing from 6.30pm; please feel free to come early to hear their progress and enjoy their playing.
Formed in September 2012 at the Royal Academy of Music, the prize winning Halycon Quartet will be performing in the Broadstone Music Series.
- Claudia Fuller (Violin 1)
- Leidy Sinclair (Violin 2)
- Nathalie Green-Buckley (Viola)
- Hee Yeon Cho (Cello)
Described as “the future stars of British Chamber Music” the performances as “passionate, poetic and flawless”
Tickets: Adults £10, Under 18’s £3 – from Hintons on The Broadway, Broadstone, by telephone 01202 695773 or purchase online from Ticket Source a booking fee applies to online bookings.
Interval wine & soft drinks will be available
*There is a quartet masterclass associated with this concert. If you have a concert ticket and would like to view the masterclass it will take place at approximately 2.30 pm and feature several quartets from the ongoing Broadstone Music Series chamber music coaching programme. We are grateful to Soundstorm for the funding for this masterclass.