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2016 CONCERTS IN THE WEST - 11th SEASON

TOUR 19 / 20 February

NICHOLAS MCCARTHY piano


Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset 
The Hub, Lyme Regis, Dorset


 

TOUR 3 / 4 / 5 March

THE KRUGER QUARTET
HELEN KRUGER violin
CLAUDIA NORZ violin
NICHOLA BLAKEY viola
CARINA DRURY cello

Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Dorset
 


TOUR 21 / 22 / 23 APRIL

AMY JOLLY cello
GEMMA BEESON piano

Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
The Hub, Lyme Regis, Dorset






 

SUNDAY 19 JUNE
RUBY HUGHES soprano
LAURENCE CUMMINGS harpsichord
THE PHOENIX SINGERS
Helen Kruger violin and cello to be confirmed

St Mary's, Whitelackington
Whitelackington Manor
Ilminster, Somerset

TICKETS: £24
To purchase tickets please contact Catherine Hodgson on
01460 53500 or 07776 995789 or by email (which is best) concertsinthewest@gmail.com

RUBY HUGHES
 












 

TOUR 19 / 20 / 21 MAY
REPICCO & FRIENDS
CIARA HENDRICK mezzo-soprano
KINGA UJSZASZI violin

ANDRE LISLEVAND viola da gamba
JADRAN DUNCUMB theorbo and baroque guitar

St Michael's, Shute, Devon
Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Dorse
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TOUR 23 / 24 JUNE

TRIO ISIMSIZ
ERDEM MISIRLIOGLU piano
PABLO HERNAN BENEDI violin
MICHAEL PETROV cello


Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset

 

TOUR 15 / 16 JULY

OLIVER WASS harp
LUBA TUNNICLIFFE viola



Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
The Dance House, Crewkerne, Somerset



 

TOUR 1 / 2 / 3 September

TAMSIN & FRIENDS
TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN violin
EMMA PARKER violin
ROSALIND VENTRIS 
viola
NATHANIEL BOYD cello

Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
The Dance Housek, Crewkerne, Somerset

TOUR 7 October

JOSEP-RAMON OLIVE 
baritone
BEN-SAN LAU piano

Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset

BEN-SAN LAU

 

 









 

TOUR 17 / 18 / 19 November

EMMA HALNAN flute
DANIEL KING SMITH piano

Lower Pulworthy, Highampton, Devon
Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset
Ilminster Arts Centre, Somerset
The Hub, Lyme Regis, Dorset

 

DANIEL KING SMITH

NICHOLAS MCCARTHY  
THE KRUGER QUARTET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMY JOLLY
GEMMA BEESON  
LAURENCE CUMMINGS













 
KINGA UJSZASZI
 
TRIO ISIMSIZ  

 

OLIVER WASS AND LUBA TUNNICLIFFE
 
TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN

 

 

 

 

 



 
 
JOSEP-RAMON OLIVE
 








 

EMMA HALNAN

 


 

 

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 return to THE HUB (next to St Michael’s Church) in Lyme Regis and the MARINE THEATRE. We will also have one concert at ST MICHAEL’S, SHUTE and two at the new venue, THE DANCE HOUSE, in Crewkerne. We hope that this will give more people the opportunity to hear such fine musicians. We are collaborating with Ilminster Rotary to raise money for POLIO PLUS on 24 June in Ilminster.

We are also very fortunate to have one of our our Patrons, LAURENCE CUMMINGS, come and play on 19 June for a special fundraising concert.

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 2016.

TICKET PRICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Students of 12 and over - half price; Children of 11 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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ALBION QUARTET 1st September 2016 More Details

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

This page was updated on 5 July 2016

LATEST NEWS
 

I have been so busy with the London Handel Festival and the hand-over to Samir Savant that news of Concerts in the West has had to wait. However the concert tours have continued and we have had the most amazing players down to the West Country to play for us since the beginning of the year.

Our concert on 19 June was a great success and a lovely, if rather damp, afternoon was spent at Whitelackington. Thank you to all concerned.

This was quickly followed by the
TRIO ISIMSIZ tour, with three fantastic concerts.

Next week
OLIVER WASS and LUBA TUNNICLIFFE join us for two days in Bridport, Ilminster and at our new unusual venue in The Dance House in Crewkerne.
Anita Bradfield bought the building behind the Baptish Chapel in North Street and is turning it into an event space for the local community to enjoy dance, music, drama and art. Oliver and Luba will be the opening event so everyone is hard at work getting the space ready - painting, repairing etc. If you live in the area please come and join us on 16 July at 7.30pm. You can buy in advance from me - concertinthewest@gmail.com or buy on the door.

I am now working on the 2017 season - running rather later than usual but it must be in place by the end of October.

We have four more tours this season including the one next week, so there is plenty of wonderful music still to hear.

Catherine Hodgson










 









































You can download the 2016 Brochure HERE
 


You will find details here of concert tours covering Somerset, Dorset and Devon by young, professional musicians from all over the world.

OUR PATRONS

Sir Neville Marriner
Laurence Cummings
Dame Emma Kirkby
Alasdair Beatson


BOOKINGS
Bookings are made currently via the concert venues, which you can find on the Bookings page. However you will need to contact Catherine Hodgson on concertsinthewest@gmail.com for Crewkerne. You will also find information on how to find the venues on this page, particularly Lower Pulworthy in Devon.

SUPPORT FOR CONCERTS IN THE WEST
DOWNLOAD HERE for the Concerts in the West Supporters' leaflet

NEW 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 Hodgson, by email. Applications will be considered carefully but as we only have approximately eight 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!
CONTACT: CATHERINE HODGSON
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 01460 53500 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 Hodgson by email.

BANNER PHOTOGRAPHS
Some of the banner photographs were taken by Tris Pinkney at rehearsals at the Ilminster Arts Centre.

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.


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

Putting together plans for 2017 CinW season. All running late as I have been handing over @LHandelFestival to Samir Savant. Still busy!

2016-07-05 09:29:28 Reply Retweet Favourite

Welcome to Oliver Wass & Luba Tunnicliffe - 15-16 July. He has to heave his lovely harp around to @BridportArts @IlminsterArts & Crewkerne.

2016-07-05 09:26:18 Reply Retweet Favourite

The @KrugerQuartet got special mention on 19 June with Ruby Hughes & Laurence Cummings & The Phoenix Singers. Thank you to Julia Kuhn too.

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