CARN 3409CARN 0802ASK 16ASK 24AB 57CARN 3809CARN 2126BL 45ASK 28MD 15ASK 04AB 35MD 04ASK 52RAU 19AB 18ISIMSIZ 09BL 46RAU 26CM 37MAX 48CM 09ISIMSIZ 44MD 19CM 54ALBION 50 1MA 10BL 04MAX 08RAU 30ALBION 00WASS 16WASS 36KRUG 10ALBION 35WASS 25NMc 39REPICCO 16ALBION 45WASS 21JOLLY 53ALBION 50WASS 03ISIMSIZ 42ISIMSIZ 37WASS 01ALBION 00 1NMc 59ALBION 57ISIMSIZ 22REPICCO 14JOLLY 04WASS 53KRUG 46REPICCO 52KRUG 47ISIMSIZ 51ISIMSIZ 52REPICCO 18CONSONE 1REPICCO 15JOLLY 09NMc 17SR 6HW 1SR 1JOLLY 58CONSONE 5KRUG 29KRUG 23CONSONE 8AU LYME 4REPICCO 50HW 5CONSONE 4CONSONE 7PERKS SHUTE 1JOLLY 00CONSONE 6LYME PIANO 3SR 2CONSONE 2SR 4SR 7HW 4RC 102 EHSR 3CONSONE 3PERKS BAC 1HW 3HW 2HW 6SK 1160PERKS IAC 2SK 1156PERKS IAC 1MC 2LYME PIANO 1AU LP 1LYME PIANO 2SK 1152RC 103RC 101MC 3Ruby 0839MC 1SK 1171RC 1278RC 105 EHSK 1163RC 104AU LYME 3AU LYME 2AU LYME 1Ruby 0875AU IAC 1Artisans 6497BE 1553HH 6260BE 1620BE 1552KT 6308Artisans 6564HH 6233KT 6313APT 2439Artisans 6541Artisans 6524APT 2425APT 24303692 TKHH 6209EQ 4505EA & HH 62083168 ASEQ 45461258 BGSEQ 44841009 Chimera0381 IanusAPT 24673093 JS0868 NM3647 marimba3823 sticks1191 BGS3682 TK sticks0307 Ianus0836 NM3170 AS0779 JS3724 drums3716 TK3184 AS3187 JS and AS3795 TK3765 drums3840 HD and TK3705 TK hands3127 AS3713 HD3652 pipes3747 TK0377 Ianus0349 Ianus0383 GB Ianus0327 Ianus0325 Ianus0981 Chimera0397 Ianus JD0405 JD Ianus0980 Chimera0835 NM1184 BGS AG0385 Ianus0853 NM1238 BGS AG0985 Chimera1007 Chimera1240 BGS

 

CONCERTS IN THE WEST 2018
DETAILED CONCERT TOUR PAGES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
TOUR 15, 16, 17 FEBRUARY
15 FEBRUARY (LOWER PULWORTHY, HATHERLEIGH)
16 FEBRUARY (BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE)

16 FEBRUARY (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
17 FEBRUARY (CICCIC, TAUNTON)
FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET
HUW WIGGIN SOPRANO
ELLIE MCMURRAY ALTO
JOSE BAÑ
ULS TENOR
SHEVAUGHAN BEERE BARITONE

 
TOUR 15, 16, 17 MARCH
15 MARCH (ST ROCH, PENDOMER, YEOVIL)
16 MARCH (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
16 MARCH (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
17 MARCH (CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS TAUNTON                        WORKSHOP AT RICHARD HUISH COLLEGE)
17 MARCH (THE DANCE HOUSE, CREWKERNE)

MARMEN QUARTET
JOHANNES MARMEN VIOLIN
RICKY GORE VIOLIN
BRYONY GIBSON-CORNISH VIOLA
STEFFAN MORRIS CELLO


 
TOUR 5, 6, 7 APRIL
5 APRIL (LOWER PULWORTHY, HATHERLEIGH)
6 APRIL (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
6 APRIL (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
7 APRIL (CICCIC, TAUNTON)

ALBION QUARTET
TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN VIOLIN
EMMA PARKER VIOLIN 
ROSALIND VENTRIS VIOLA
NATHANIEL BOYD CELLO


 
TOUR 3, 4, 5 MAY
3 MAY (LOWER PULWORTHY, HATHERLEIGH)
4 MAY (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
4 MAY (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
5 MAY (CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
           WORKSHOP AT RICHARD HUISH COLLEGE)
5 MAY (THE DANCE HOUSE, CREWKERNE)

CERULEO ENSEMBLE
EMILY OWEN SOPRANO
JENNI HARPER SOPRANO
SATOKO DOI-LUCK HARPSICHORD 
KATE CONWAY CELLO AND VIOL
TOBY CARR GUITAR AND LUTE
GERALD KYD HENRY PURCELL


 
TOUR 31 MAY, 1, 2 JUNE
31 MAY (HATHERLEIGH)
1 JUNE (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
1 JUNE (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
2 JUNE (SHUTE, AXMINSTER)

JUBILEE STRING QUARTET
TEREZA PRIVRATSKA VIOLIN
JULIA LOUCKS VIOLIN
STEPHANIE EDMUNDSON VIOLA
TOBY WHITE CELLO


 
TOUR 19, 20, 21 JULY
19 JULY (LOWER PULWORTHY, HATHERLEIGH)
20 JULY (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
20 JULY (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
21 JULY (MASTERCLASS AT RICHARD HUISH COLLEGE)
21 JULY (THE DANCE HOUSE, CREWKERNE)

ERDEM MISIRLIOĞLU PIANO


 
TOUR 2, 3, 4 AUGUST
2 AUGUST (BRYMPTON, YEOVIL)
3 AUGUST (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
3 AUGUST (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
4 AUGUST (CICCIC, TAUNTON)

PELL
ÉAS ENSEMBLE
OLIVER WASS HARP
LUBA TUNNICLIFFE VIOLA 
HENRY ROBERTS FLUTE

 
TOUR 6, 7, 8 SEPTEMBER
6 SEPTEMBER (LOWER PULWORTHY, HATHERLEIGH)
7 SEPTEMBER (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
7 SEPTEMBER (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)

8 SEPTEMBER (THE DANCE HOUSE, CREWKERNE)
PIXELS ENSEMBLE
SOPHIE ROSA VIOLIN
ALEX HOLLADAY CELLO 
IAN BUCKLE PIANO 


 
TOUR 4, 5, 6 OCTOBER
4 OCTOBER (LOWER PULWORTHY, HATHERLEIGH)
5 OCTOBER (BRIDPORT ART CENTRE)
5 OCTOBER (ILMINSTER ART CENTRE)
6 OCTOBER (THE DANCE HOUSE, CREWKERNE
)
MICHAEL PETROV CELLO
& ALEXANDER ULLMAN PIANO 
CONCERTS IN THE WEST started in 2006 when I was asked if I would like to organise a concert in Ilminster as there was no Classical music being performed there at the time. As I was very new to the town it seemed like a good way to meet people and so it proved!
 
One concert quickly became four in the first year with Lyme Regis joining in. We have continued inviting young professional musicians to perform for us as they are embarking on a difficult and demanding career. When we started CONCERTS IN THE WEST I was still Festival Director of the London Handel Festival, from which I retired in June 2016. Working with very fine musicians in London I was determined to have a very high standard of performance in the West Country. The musicians, all of whom are trained to at least postgraduate level, find the tours quite useful in embedding repertoire and working towards recordings or a big concert in London. 
 
If you are interested in seeing who has performed over the years you will find listings and photos under CINW 2006-16 and PAST CONCERTS 2017.

In 2018 we have another nine tours set up with twelve familiar faces who have been to the series before and eighteen who are new to us. We try and look after everyone making sure that they have somewhere very nice to stay and lots of food. Quite a few of our musicians, who come from all over the world, have never been to the West Country before and enjoy seeing our beautiful countryside even when they are immersed in hard work.

Since we started putting on concerts in
Ilminster Arts Centre we have added two other main venues - Bridport Arts Centre (since 2011) and Lower Pulworthy (since 2007). We also spent many years in Lyme Regis (2006-2016). In addition we branch out for single concerts to out-of-the-way places. We now have two more important venues to add to the list and we hope to build audiences in both of them - CICCIC in Taunton (new for 2018 - three concerts planned) and The Dance House in Crewkerne (since 2016 - five concerts planned for 2018). There will be lots of wonderful music for people living in the three counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
 
CONCERTS IN THE WEST is run by a small group of Trustees. They are all very committed and hands-on, bringing their expertise to the charity. We are also indebted to our hosts who look after the musicians during their stay as we could not afford hotels or B&Bs. We are a small charity and, as with many arts organisations, have to work hard on the finances and fundraising and are very grateful to those that support us and without whom we would not survive! As our venues are not big and often in towns and villages with relatively small surrounding populations, ticket sales only cover about half the costs of running the series. In addition to paying our performers we need to publicise the concerts, which involves advertising and print. Then there are other costs like piano tuning and venue hire. If you feel you can help us financially please get in touch.
 
CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)

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THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED ON 10 DECEMBER 2017
 
JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL
MUSIC AND DAZZLING
LIVE PERFORMANCES
IN INTIMATE AND
UNUSUAL VENUES.

 
DATES FOR 2018 are on the left of this page and the detailed pages are now available under MORE EVENTS or FUTURE CONCERTS on the top row of buttons.


We were delighted that so many of our regular audience turned out to hear REALLY CLASSICAL (String Quartet). JONATHAN REES (CELLO) returned with JOHN CROCKATT (VIOLIN & VIOLA); GUY BUTTON (VIOLIN & VIOLA); JAMES TOLL (VIOLIN & VIOLA). We had a wonderful final tour of the year.

We are now getting ready for the 2018 season which starts on 15 February. You can see details on the individual tour pages and booking details for the concerts can be found on the BOOKING/VENUE INFO page.

If you would like to see who has played for us before you can see
a brief view under the button

PAST CONCERTS 2006-17.

You can reach me on 
director@concertsinthewest.org.

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OUR PATRONS

FOUNDER PATRON
SIR NEVILLE MARRINER CH, CBE
(15 April 1924 – 2 October 2016)


ALASDAIR BEATSON
LAURENCE CUMMINGS
DAME EMMA KIRKBY
ANDREW MARRINER


BOOKINGS
Bookings are made for BRIDPORT and ILMINSTER via the venues only.

You can book for Lower Pulworthy, HATHERLEIGH via the Salar Gallery or Eventbrite.

You can book for CREWKERNE via Eventbrite, email or the Local Information Centre.

You can book for CICCIC TAUNTON via their website or phone, or Eventbrite.

You can book for SHUTE via local shops, or Eventbrite.

You can book for BRYMPTON (YEOVIL) via Eventbrite, email, text or phone.

You can book for PENDOMER (YEOVIL) via Eventbrite, email, text or phone.


You can find ALL the details on the BOOKING/VENUE INFO page.  

You will also find information on how to find the venues on this page, particularly Lower Pulworthy in Devon and Pendomer.



TAKING PART IN CONCERTS IN THE WEST
I am often approached by musicians interested in taking part in the Concerts in the West series. You can contact me, Catherine Maddocks,

director@concertsinthewest.org 

Applications will be considered carefully but as we only have eight to nine tours a year I can make no promises. You will need to send me a CV, a concert biography and a photograph. Our performers have generally been trained
to a minimum of post-graduate conservatoire level and are in the process of establishing themselves in the profession and are therefore usually within the age range of 20 to 35.  A little warning: we are not able to pay big fees
as we often play in small, intimate venues; are a charity; and out of London, where life is very different. The concerts can be a useful way of establishing new repertoire and having a working holiday in beautiful surroundings. If you are still interested get in touch! I am not always able to reply immediately but will do when I can!

8 MORGANS RISE - BISHOPS HULL
TAUNTON - SOMERSET - TA1 5HW
01823 252658 / TEXT 07776 995789


SUPPORT FOR CONCERTS IN THE WEST
DOWNLOAD HERE for the Concerts in the West Supporters' leaflet. You can also pay by BACS. If you would like to do so please email me for details.

A NOTE FROM SIR NEVILLE MARRINER
Concerts in the West goes from strength to strength, providing a much needed service, bringing the best young musicians to perform music from jazz to Monteverdi.

A NOTE FROM LAURENCE CUMMINGS
I am proud to be a patron of the Concerts in the West series. They provide high quality music-making, supporting and encouraging the younger generation of musicians who reap huge benefits from this high-profile platform. The programming is highly imaginative and the venues are so charming that the series also manages to draw in audiences who are not so familiar with the enriching qualities of classical music as well as the die-hard fans.


REVIEWS
You will find a review of each tour on the Event page concerned.


QUERIES
If you have any queries please contact us on 01823 252658 or director@concertsinthewest.org 


ADVERTISING IN THE SERIES PROGRAMME
If you are interested in taking space in the annual printed programme for the series please contact Catherine Maddocks (Hodgson) by email.


BANNER PHOTOGRAPHS
Some of the banner photographs were taken by Tris Pinkney and Chad Williams at rehearsals at various venues, others by Catherine Maddocks.


ENEWS
If you would like to join our enews list please click on the link at the bottom of this page, which should take you to MAILCHIMP where you can sign up. We send out reminders about upcoming concerts. If you are not able to make this work please email us and we will do it for you.

 


NEWS
To all our musicians: if you have some exciting news please let us know and we will pass it on via our enews.


TWITTER - @ConcertsinWest

FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest

LINKS
Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.


Tweets from Concerts In The West

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Alexender Ullman has won the Liszt Piano Competition 2017 - fantastic. He looks cool and calm in the Final - watch!? t.co/KsylbYwiNU

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