What’s up next for the Broadstone Music Series

Opera Gala SingersAfter a fabulous summer with the Opera Gala at Hurn Court, the Summer School and some of the young musicians playing at private event and on stage ahead of the BSO open air concert we are ready to get back into the the swing of things with the Autumn series of concerts.

Dates for your diary are:
28th October 2016 – Shades of Autumn – featuring the talents of Poole’s Young chamber musicians. An evening concert at St John’s in Broadstone 7.30pm, ticket prices tbc – watch this space for full details and programme.

13th November 2016 – We are delighted to be able to welcome students from the renowned Purcell School to the Broadstone Music Series. We have been waiting to bring this concert to you for some while and so pleased that we have finally found a date, will be one not to miss.

16th December 2016  –  6.45pm Christmas Concert at Methodist Church Centre, Broadstone – Our annual seasonal concert, which is always a great evening with young and older musicians, professionals, students and amateurs alike – a musical celebration at Christmas – full details to follow.

Violin Masterclass

There will be a violin masterclass given by Dunja Lavrova on Saturday 11th June from 10am – 12 midday at the United Reformed Church, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone. Dunja is also performing in our 2016 series on Saturday 4th June, 7:30pm at Broadstone URC.

Born in Russia, violinist Dunja Lavrova moved to The U.K. at the age of 13. She began her studies at St Petersburg’s School for Exceptionally Gifted Children, in class of Vera Dobrynina. She won a prize at her first competition (Mravinsky Competition in St Petersburg) at the age of 10, and by the age of 11 had already toured Germany and Peru, appeared on Russian and Peruvian National Television, performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with St Petersburg’s leading orchestras and won a special prize at the Shostakovitch Competition in Hannover.
She moved to U.K. when she won a full scholarship to study at The Yehudi Menuhin School in class of Natasha Boyarsky and, later, Maciej Rakowski. Upon graduation from the Yehudi Menuhin School, Dunja continued her studies with Maciej Rakowski under full scholarship at the Royal College of Music and subsequently graduated with Tagore Gold Medal, presented to her by HRH Prince Charles.
Whilst a U.K. student, she has won numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Young Artist of the Year at the Arts Club (presented by David Attenborough) in 2004. The event took place at The Arts Club and was broadcast on Russian National Television.
During her studies, Dunja was selected to participate in masterclasses with world-leading musicians, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Igor Oistrakh, Pierre Amoyal, Zahar Bron, Zvi Zeitlin, Dora Schwarzberg and others.
Dunja has performed as a soloist at the St Petersburg Philharmonia Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery, Kings Place, St John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Soho Jazz club as well as at numerous other concerts and festivals around the U.K., Europe, Russia and South America.
She has also performed violin concertos with various orchestras, including Russian National Television and Radio Orchestra, The Concert Orchestra of St Petersburg, English Symphony Orchestra, Russian Virtuosi of Europe, Kent Sinfonia, King’s Chamber Orchestra (London), Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, London Concertante and others
As a chamber musician, she has given recitals at various prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Soho Jazz Club and appeared on French National Television with Ensemble Metamusika, of which she is the Leader and Director.
In the summer of 2014 Dunja participated in highly exclusive masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal and Robert Levin at Academie de Musique in Lausanne. That same year she signed a record deal with Solo Musica/ Naxos to record her debut solo album, “My Dusty Gramophone”. The album is now available worldwide and has already received many positive reviews and media attention, including airplays on BBC Radio 3 and 6, review inside BBC Music Magazine and a full feature in Classical Music Magazine’s May 2015 issue.
In December 2015 Dunja made her Moscow debut in Bol’shoy Theatre, performing piano trios with distinguished cellist Alexandr Kniazev and international solo pianist Andrei Korobeinikov, which was a great success.

Baroque Café in pictures

Our second event of the 2016 season was a very popular baroque café. With a large number of sweet and delicious goodies to nibble this laid back concert was a real treat!

If you missed out, do look at our photos to whet your appetite just in case we repeat the event in the future, with cakes like these don’t be surprised if it happens again!

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Fieri Consort – Choral Workshop 31st October 2015

JOIN AN ADVENTUROUS Choral Workshop with young vocal ensemble from London on
Saturday 31st October 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Local singers are warmly invited to take part in this thrilling workshop centred around music on the theme of darkness and light. TAKE PART – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM –

Singers will benefit from the expertise of the FIERI CONSORT. Some note reading skills will be needed.

The Fieri Consort was founded in 2012 and is made up of vibrant and skilled young ensemble singers based in London. The singers met studying on The Sixteen’s prestigious young artists programme, Genesis Sixteen and, in order to continue singing together and exploring similar musical interests, The Fieri Consort was established. They have regularly appeared on Radio 3.

Later that evening following the workshop FIERI CONSORT will perform in concert at 7.30 p.m.
Workshop and concert will take place at St Hubert’s Church, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3RG

Workshop with refreshments and evening concert £18 (Concession 60+ £16 U18 £12)
Concert only £12 (Concession 60+ £10 including glass of wine or soft drink U18 £5) 
email: ali.kay@talktalk.net or ring 01202 695773 for more info if required.  

Places are strictly limited – first come first servedFieri Consort Image
In the unlikely event that the workshop and concert need to be cancelled, you will receive a full refund

Concert: Out of the Shadows – Fieri Consort

Fieri Consort sing unaccompanied in a diverse range of styles, they are a seven strong, wonderfully talented vocal ensemble from London, some of you will also recognise Hannah Ely, who has joined the Broadstone Music Series previously, both as a soprano and as an accompanying pianist, Hannah is a originally a local girl and we are delighted welcome  her back to the series.

– Out of the Shadows –  takes us on a musical journey tracking the  he transition from darkness to light:  from the intense expressions of the murderous composer – Prince Carlo Gesualdo, the tortuous chromaticism of Lassus’ Sibylline Prophecies and chilling music from English composers including Gibbons’ ‘What is our life?’, a text written by Sir Walter Raleigh whilst awaiting execution in the Tower of London; to the searingly beautiful harmonies of 21st-century MacMillan, and the radiant compositions of William Byrd.

Included are some rare gems of the choral repertoire, with highlights such as a setting of the oldest known hymn, the greek text ‘Phos Hilaron’ (‘O Gladsome Light’), as well as American shape note-singing, a stark and wonderfully anachronistic style preserved nearly intact from early settlers and not often heard outside of the puritanical traditions of the deep south.

More info on the Fieri Consort www.fiericonsort.co.uk

Tickets are £12 Concessions £10 and U18s £5 on the door and in advance – call 01202 695773 to reserve yours.

Night At the Silent Movies – 7th February with Sam Hanson

Well we thought we’d start the 2015 Broadstone Music Series with something a little different, a step back to the the roaring ‘twenties’ and the age of jazz and the era of the silent movies.

Musicians talented enough to provide an on the fly improvised soundtrack to the great movies of the silent era are few and far between, but we are delighted to welcome back, a man that is eminently capable, to the Broadstone Music Series, Sam Hanson who will be taking on Charlie Chaplin’s classic “The Gold Rush”.

Join us for a great evening starting with a little cocktail on arrival, with the music of young local Jazz Quintet, Project F, some popcorn and candy floss followed by showing of the film with Sam providing the exciting, dynamic backing track on the organ.

Tickets For the Live Performance: £8 and £3 (students) includes cocktail on arrival and film nibbles.  Tickets may be obtained from Hintons, Broadstone or on the door.  For further information or to reserve tickets call 01202 695773.

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3LE

Upcoming Concert : An Autumn Prelude 12th October, 7pm

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Marina Finnamore

The latest in the 2014 Broadstone Music Series of Concerts is An Autumn Prelude, the programme is as follows:-

String Quintet No.2, Op.77 (Dvořák, Antonín)
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus)

Performed by:  Guest clarinet Marina Finnamore, from Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra & local young guest, Jack Bond on double bass,  Jack is an under graduate student at Trinity College of Music London & principal bass Wessex Youth Orchestra

violins Jennifer Curiel & Magda Gruca-Broadbent from BSO

with viola Alison Kay

& cello Judith Burgin from Opera North

St John’s Church, Macaulay Rd, Broadstone BH18 8AR
Tickets: £10, Senior Concession £9, Student £3.

Adult Tickets include a glass of fizz during interval
Call 01202 695773


Music, Tea and Cake!

On 7th September, a charity concert and tea party will take place in some beautiful private gardens and barn in Westbourne at the home of some kind music supporters. Broadstone Music Series will benefit from half of the funds raised. The event is through invitation only, but if you are interested, please get in touch with us by emailing us by 2nd September 2014 please. Tickets are £10.

The performers at this short concert are 1st class young local musicians. The instrumentalists include Nathalie Green-Buckley, (ex NYO principal), Polly Bartlett (NYO oboe), Helena Bartlett, Bonnie Schwarz and Rob Hardyman. Singers include local soprano Yolanda Harding who is off to study music at Royal Holloway next month. Also, Bournemouth Handbell Team will be performing. A delicious Afternoon tea will follow the concert!