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.

Aquinas Piano Trio image in the winter
Aquinas Piano Trio

Broadstone Music Series – Competition Festival 2019

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.

Brass and String Workshop Days resounding successes

Two of our three workshop days for young musicians have proved a resounding success with participants, tutors and parents saying how much they enjoyed and how much the young players got out of them. If you would like to see what when on at the recent brass day take a peek at the Youtube video below. We were delighted to have the Kingston Music Service take part in this exciting day and have formed an excellent relationship with them that we hope will allow further collaboration and opportunities for learning for local youngsters. Broadstone Music Series Director, Alison Kay said: “It is a lot of hard work to put on these workshops but to see the enthusiasm of the kids and the inspiring expertise of the music tutors makes it all worthwhile. We are grateful for the support of Soundstorm once again in making this event possible; Yarrells School for the venue and thanks to our fabulous tutors.”

Our piano day is scheduled to take place on 23rd June and looks like a fun and educational day too. Look out for the updates both here and on our Facebook page.

50 young string players to part in our String Day.

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!

Playing Opportunity

As part of our Summer Festival, Broadstone Music Series is planning to hold a playing day for adult amateur orchestral musicians. The aim is to provide tuition and coaching on simple orchestral repertoire in a supportive environment for players of grade 3 standard and upwards.

The proposed playing day is scheduled to take place on 6th July 2019, 10.00 – 15.30 (with a play through at the end of the day) at the United Reformed Church in Broadstone. Tutors will include local professional orchestra musicians and the day will be structured with sectionals in the morning and full orchestra in the afternoon. Cost would be around £15 per person.

We are currently trying to gauge if there is enough interest to run the above playing day. If you think this is an event that you might be interested in, please express your interest by sending your name, instrument and email address to Emily Livesey emily.c.richards@gmail.com before the end of March 2019.

Flute and Clarinet Music Ensemble Fun!

Flute and clarinet music ensemble fun for students aged 10-18. This event is suitable for grade 2-8+

Directed and tutored by our 2018 Summer School Woodwind Experts, Barbara Brown & Tim Spencer

9:30am -1pm, Friday 26th October at Broadstone URC

Refreshments provided

Just £15 each!

Workshops are supported by Soundstorm and WYMT

 

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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Join us: Easter Workshops

PIANO WORKSHOP DAY – NEW DATE
Sunday 23rd June 2019, 9.30am – 5pm

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – Friday 5th May 2019

Venue – Talbot Heath School Music Department, Rothesay Rd, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ

Age 10 – 18 Grade 3 – 8 plus

The piano can be a lonely instrument, so come and learn new skills while making new friends, and exploring piano duets and trio repertoire! Music will be available in advance to prepare.

Also, if you have an exam looming, there’ll be lots of useful extra advice to hand with the option of a performing platform!

Led by distinguished concert pianist Béla Hartman alongside his wife Julia, this exciting and fun day will be inspiring with a enormous piano skills and musical enrichment for all involved. Parents are welcome to hear the informal performance at the end of the day!
maximum of 30 spaces – please enquire and apply ASAP to avoid disappointment

£25 for the day.

STRINGS DAY – Monday 8th April 2019 9.30 – 4.30pm 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 20th March 2019

Venue – Yarrells School, Upton BH16 5EU

Age 10 – 18, Grade 1 – 8 plus

Led by Fiona Mclean-Buechel (Head of Junior String department at Trinity Laban London). Various string ensemble group coaching throughout the day with a teachnique class included at all levels! Ending with a final performance.

Supporting tutors include invited string players from Bournemouth Symphony orchestra.

Enquire through website for details and application form.

£20 for the day

BRASS WORKSHOP DAY – Saturday 27th April 2019 10.30 – 5pm

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 22nd March 2019

Venue – Yarrells School, Upton BH16 5EU

Age 10 – 18, Grade 1 – 8 plus

Led by renowned trumpeter Neil Thomas, a day of fun and informative brass workshops alongside visiting talented young brass players from Kingston Music Service. Supporting tutors invited from BSO brass section.

Enquire through website for details and application form.

£10 for the day.

Once you have applied and paid, detailed information about the workshop days will be sent to you nearer the time.

Please fill out the below form if you are interested in any of the above workshops.