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CONCERTS IN THE WEST 2017 - 12TH SEASON
2 FEBRUARY - 1 DECEMBER

TOUR 2 / 3 FEBRUARY

MATTHEW DRINKWATER PIANO


2 Feb - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
3 Feb - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
3 Feb - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset


Click HERE for more information


TOUR 16 / 17 MARCH

CLARE MCCALDIN MEZZO-SOPRANO
LIBBY BURGESS PIANO
 

16 March - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
17 March - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
17 March - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset


Click HERE for more information

 







TOUR 6 / 7 / 8 APRIL

BARTHOLOMEW LAFOLLETTE CELLO 
CAROLINE PALMER PIANO

6 April - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
7 April - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
7 April - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
8 April - The Dance House, Crewkerne, Somerset


Click HERE for more information


TOUR 4 / 5 / 6 MAY

MAXWELL QUARTET
COLIN SCOBIE VIOLIN
GEORGE SMITH VIOLIN
ELLIOTT PERKS VIOLIN
DUNCAN STRACHAN CELLO


4 May - St George's Church, Hinton St George, Somerset
5 May - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
5 May - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset

6 May - St Michael's, Shute, Devon

Click HERE for more information


TOUR 1 / 2 / 3 JUNE

ALASDAIR BEATSON PIANO

1 June - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
2 June - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
2 June - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
3 June - The Dance House, Crewkerne, Somerset


Click HERE for more information

 

TOUR 6 / 7 / 8 JULY

RAUTIO PIANO TRIO
JANE GORDON VIOLIN
VICTORIA SIMONSEN CELLO

JAN RAUTIO PIANO

6 July - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
7 July - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
7 July - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
8 July - The Dance House, Crewkerne, Somerset


Click HERE for more information

TOUR 7 / 8 / 9 SEPTEMBER

ENSEMBLE ASKEW
EMILY ASKEW RECORDERS, BAGPIPES, SHAWM,
VIELLE, FIDDLE AND VOICE

JOHN DIPPER VIOLA D'AMORE, VIELLE, FIDDLE
JAMIE ROBERTS VOICE, GUITAR
SIMON WHITTAKER HAND PERCUSSION AND MEDIEVAL BELLS

7 Sept - Brympton House, Somerset
8 Sept - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
8 Sept - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
9 Sept - The Dance House, Crewkerne, Somerset


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TOUR 5 / 6 / 7 OCTOBER

CARNEVAL STRING TRIO

KAMILA BYDLOWSKA VIOLIN
SHIRY RASHKOVSKY VIOLA
TIMOTHEE BOTBOL CELLO

5 Oct - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
6 Oct - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
6 Oct - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
7 Oct - The Dance House, Crewkerne, Somerset


Click HERE for more information

 

TOUR 30 NOVEMBER / 1 DECEMBER

REALLY CLASSICAL
JOHN CROCKATT VIOLIN & VIOLA
GUY BUTTON VIOLIN & VIOLA
JAMES TOLL VIOLIN & VIOLA
JONATHAN REES CELLO


30 Nov - Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
1 Dec - Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
1 Dec - Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset


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JOHN CROCKATT JONATHAN REES


OUTLINE DATES FOR
CONCERTS IN THE WEST 2018

VENUES TO BE CONFIRMED

15, 16, 17 FEBRUARY
FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET
HUW WIGGIN
SOPRANO - ELLIE MCMURRAY ALTO
JOSE BANULS TENOR - SHEVAUGHAN BEERE BARITONE

15, 16, 17 MARCH
MARMEN QUARTET
JOHANNES MARMEN VIOLIN - RICKY GORE VIOLIN
BRYONY GIBSON-CORNISH VIOLA - STEFFAN MORRIS CELLO

5, 6, 7 APRIL
ALBION QUARTET
TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN VIOLIN - EMMA PARKER VIOLIN 
ROSALIND VENTRIS VIOLA - NATHANIEL BOYD CELLO

3, 4, 5 MAY
CERULEO ENSEMBLE
EMILY OWEN SOPRANO - JENNI HARPER SOPRANO
SATOKO DOI-LUCK HARPSICHORD 
KATE CONWAY CELLO AND VIOL 
TOBY CARR GUITAR AND LUTE

30 May, 1, 2 JUNE
JUBILEE STRING QUARTET
TEREZA PRIVRATSKA VIOLIN - JULIA LOUCKS VIOLIN
STEPHANIE EDMUNDSON VIOLA - LAUREN STEEL CELLO

19, 20, 21 JULY
ERDEM MISIRLIO─×LU PIANO

2, 3, 4 AUGUST
PELLEAS ENSEMBLE
OLIVER WASS HARP - LUBA TUNNICLIFFE VIOLA
HENRY ROBERTS FLUTE

6, 7, 8 SEPTEMBER
PIXELS ENSEMBLE
SOPHIE ROSA VIOLIN - ALEX HOLLADAY CELLO
IAN BUCKLE PIANO 

4, 5, 6 OCTOBER
MICHAEL PETROV CELLO
& ALEXANDER ULLMAN PIANO 

 

MATTHEW DRINKWATER
 
CLARE MCCALDIN
LIBBY BURGESS


 
BARTHOLOMEW LAFOLLETTE




 
MAXWELL STRING QUARTET





 



ALASDAIR BEATSON











 
RAUTIO PIANO TRIO





 
ENSEMBLE ASKEW



 




 
CARNEVAL STRING TRIO




 
ANNA CURZON
JAMES TOLL

CONCERTS IN THE WEST 2017

The CONCERTS IN THE WEST series of MINI-TOURS started in 2006 offering a broad spectrum of Classical and Baroque music. This gives young professional performers a platform to explore repertoire, and their listeners an opportunity to hear some rarely performed and unusual works that their audience might not be familiar with, as well as some firm favourites.

Our MUSICIANS have studied to post-graduate level or higher at music colleges in the UK and
abroad and are destined to be heard all over the world.

This season we have a familiar venue in Devon at LOWER PULWORTHY, We return to the BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE, and the ILMINSTER ARTS CENTRE. We will also have one concert at ST MICHAEL’S, SHUTE, and ST GEORGE'S CHURCH, HINTON ST GEORGE, and at the beautiful BRYMPTON HOUSE, (near Yeovil). We will return for a second season to THE DANCE HOUSE, in Crewkerne. We hope that this will give more people the opportunity to hear such fine musicians. 

In order to cover our costs we do ask for your help. We have the CONCERTS IN THE WEST SUPPORTERS’ SCHEME and we hope that you will join it. For information about all the concerts and membership please see our website or telephone/
email us.

We are also planning more MUSIC WORKSHOPS in schools, to be given by some of the musicians performing in 2017.

TICKET PRICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Students of 12 and over - £5; Children of 12 and under - free entry with a family member. School groups and more than two children with adults will be negotiated separately.

 

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JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC
AND DAZZLING LIVE PERFORMANCES
IN INTIMATE AND UNUSUAL VENUES.

 
Outline dates for 2018 are on bottom left of this page and the detailed pages will be created in the autumn.

Concerts in the West’s forthcoming October series, for concerts in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, will feature three stylish and highly accomplished string musicians, violinist KAMILA BYDLOWSKA, SHIRY RASHKOVSKY, viola and TIMOTHÉE BOTBOL, cello, who will perform together - as Carneval String Trio - an unusually diverse selection of music.
 
Booking details for the concerts can be found on the Booking Information page.

The dates and venues for 2017 can be seen opposite.

There are individual brochures for the venues or areas this year. Please click HERE for Ilminster; HERE for Bridport (not all pieces will be played at this venue); HERE for Crewkerne, Brympton and Hinton St George; HERE for Shute; and HERE for Lower Pulworthy.

If you would like to see who has played for us before you can see a brief view under the button ARCHIVE CinW 2006-16 or the details for 2013-16 under the button PAST CONCERTS. This one will also include concerts this season that are now past.

You can reach me on concertsinthewest@gmail.com or director@concertsinthewest.org.

CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)







































 








OUR PATRONS

FOUNDER PATRON
Sir Neville Marriner CH, CBE
(15 April 1924 – 2 October 2016)


Alasdair Beatson
Laurence Cummings
Dame Emma Kirkby

Andrew Marriner

BROCHURE FOR 2017

BOOKINGS
Bookings are made for Bridport and Ilminster via the venues only. You can book for Hatherleigh via the Salar Gallery or Eventbrite. You can book for Crewkerne and Brympton via Eventbrite or email. You can find all the details on the Bookings page.  You will also find information on how to find the venues on this page, particularly Lower Pulworthy in Devon.

VIDEO
If you would like to see what we were doing in 2013 please click HERE - Chad Williams of 4 Reel Films has made this video for us.  He joined us at one concert per tour during the season.

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 
or concertsinthewest@gmail.com . 
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!

CONTACT: CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)
director@concertsinthewest.org


concertsinthewest@gmail.com

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 on director@concertsinthewest.org or 
concertsinthewest@gmail.com

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 or 
concertsinthewest@gmail.com


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.


2016 BROCHURE
Please click HERE for the brochure.


2015 BROCHURE
Please click HERE for the brochure.

2014 BROCHURE
Please click HERE for the brochure.

2013 BROCHURE
You can download the brochure HERE.

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 - https://www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest

LINKS

Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.


Tweets from Concerts In The West

2018 season: Ferio; Marmen; @Albion_Quartet ;@Ceruleo_uk ;@JubileeQuartet ; Erdem Misirlioglu; Pelleas; Pixels; @MPetrovcello & Alex Ullman.

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