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.
SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2019, 7pm,
United Reformed Church Broadstone
Broadstone Music Series Festival Competition Winners’ Recital. Join us for a celebration of some of the musical talent from our 1st ever competition festival on 26th/27th October that took place Talbot Heath School.
Tickets avaliable on the door:
Winners from the inaugural Broadstone Competitive Music Festival 2019.
Music from Bach, Weber, Boccherini and more
Accompanied by Semra Kurutac
SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER 2019 7pm, Lytchett Minster Parish Church BH16 6JE. We launch our professional concert series in this 10th Season by inviting familiar principal woodwind from our world famous local professional orchestra! They will be joined by Marina Finnamore, clarinet, from the Royal Opera House orchestra, Covent Garden and the distinguished David Hill MBE on piano, known mainly as an international conductor and organist.
Bassoon – Tammy Thorn
Clarinet – Marina Finnamore
Flute – Anna Pyne
Oboe – Edward Kay
Horn – Edward Lockward
Programme: Mozart quintet for winds and piano in E flat major K452 Jacques Ibert – Trois Pièces wind quintet Claude Debussy – “Syrinx” for solo flute Poulenc – sextet for winds and piano op 100 Adults- £15 Students-£3 Includes a glass of wine Book on our website “ticket source” above or ring 01202 695773. Tickets are also available in Hinton’s kitchen shop in Broadstone.
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.
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.
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.