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The CONCERTS IN THE WEST series of MINI-TOURS offers a broad spectrum of Classical and Baroque chamber music.
 
Concerts in the West was started in 2006 and as with many organisations it has grown in the work that it undertakes and has many plans for the future,
particularly in the area of education. 
We feel that there is an audience for Classical Music of all types, but it has to be nurtured early, even if it takes some years to bring the two together. We are delighted to be working again with the Centre for Young Musicians, Taunton in 2019.
Concerts in the West aims to bring talented young musicians to small venues in the West Country in areas that may not have easy access to music of this quality.
Small intensive tours, in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, are arranged for the musicians over a few days, when they have the opportunity to work on new repertoire, or to embed works more fully for upcoming recordings and major concerts elsewhere.
 
The enthusiasm and skill of these young people is breathtaking and has come about through many years of study (at least to postgraduate level), dedication and hard work. We feel very priviledged to hear them in such intimate settings. 
 
The music played at the concerts is enormously varied and gives local audiences a wonderful opportunity to hear both familiar and unusual works for voice and instrument in many combinations. 

CONCERTS IN THE WEST 2019
SUPPORTING SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WORKING IN THE UK.


FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE VENUES AND BOOKING
PLEASE GO TO THE BOOKING/VENUE INFO PAGE.
 
TRIO SORA
TOUR 14, 15, 16 FEBRUARY 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE

TRIO SŌRA
PAULINE CHENAIS PIANO
MAGDAL
ĒNA GEKA VIOLIN
ANGÈLE LEGASA CELLO

SARA DEBORAH TIMOSSI & FRIENDS
TOUR 14, 15, 16 MARCH 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - TAUNTON
SARA DEBORAH & FRIENDS
SARA DEBORAH TIMOSSI VIOLIN
LUCY SCOTCHMER CELLO
JOHAN LÖFVING THEORBO

MELA GUITAR QUARTET
TOUR 4, 5, 6 APRIL 2019
ILMINSTER - BRIDPORT
TAUNTON - CREWKERNE
MĒLA GUITAR QUARTET
MATTHEW ROBINSON
GEORGE TARLTON
DANIEL BOVEY
JIVA HOUSDEN

ALASDAIR BEATSON
ELISSA CASSINI
TOUR 2, 3, 4 MAY 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
ALASDAIR BEATSON PIANO
& ELISSA CASSINI VIOLIN

MORIARTY WINDS
TOUR 13, 14, 15 JUNE 2019
LYME REGIS - BRIDPORT
TAUNTON - PENDOMER
MORIARTY WINDS
ANNA KONDRASHINA FLUTE
AMY ROBERTS OBOE
MATTHEW WILSHER CLARINET
ANGHARAD THOMAS BASSOON
JOEL ROBERTS FRENCH HORN

CLARE HAMMOND
TOUR 4, 5, 6 JULY 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
CLARE HAMMOND PIANO

TOUR 5, 6 7 SEPTEMBER 2019
TAUNTON - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
EUSEBIUS QUARTET
BEATRICE PHILLIPS VIOLIN
VENETIA JOLLANDS VIOLIN
HANNAH SHAW VIOLA
HANNAH SLOANE CELLO

NATHANIEL BOYD
TOUR 3, 4, 5 OCTOBER 2019
WELLHAYES VINEYARD - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWKERNE
NATHANIEL BOYD CELLO
& SIMON LANE PIANO
SIMON LANE

CONSONE QUARTET
TOUR 31 OCTOBER, 1, 2 NOVEMBER 2019
TAUNTON - BRIDPORT
ILMINSTER - CREWERNE
CONSONE QUARTET 
AGATA DARASKAITE VIOLIN
MAGDALENA LOTH-HILL VIOLIN
ELITSA BOGDANOVA VIOLA
GEORGE ROSS CELLO

RUISI QUARTET
15 NOVEMBER 2019
ILMINSTER ARTS CENTRE
RUISI QUARTET 
ALESSANDRO RUISI VIOLIN
OLIVER CAVE VIOLIN
LUBA TUNNICLIFFE VIOLA
MAX RUISI CELLO

 

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TRIO SŌRA 14th February 2019 More Details

THE WEBSITE WAS UPDATED ON 23 NOVEMBER 2018
 
JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL
MUSIC AND DAZZLING
LIVE PERFORMANCES
IN INTIMATE AND
UNUSUAL VENUES.

 
The Event pages are now available and the booking information also. Please check the Booking/Venue Info page and Event pages for the exact venues as there are two in Taunton and two in Ilminster and the pattern is not necessarily the same for all the venues as in previous seasons.

Booking will start on 7 January 2019.

A paper mailing will be sent out to those on our list in early January as usual. 

Regular enews will be sent out before each tour.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our venues next season.
 
Press Release for TRIO SŌRA

Catherine Maddocks
DIRECTOR

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,
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 

HISTORY OF
CONCERTS IN THE WEST
 
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 PAST CONCERTS 2006-18.
 
2018 has been another wonderful year of concerts; each tour very different. I would like to thank all the musicians who came to perform for us.
 
We were delighted to be able to work with the CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS TAUNTON. Three groups worked with the children and we also put on our first Masterclass with Erdem Misirlioglu. We are planning at least two workshops in 2019.
 
2019 will bring another nine tours to the West Country plus one extra concert in Ilminster. Ten musicians have been before and the remainder are new to Concerts in the West. You can see the list opposite.
 
We started putting on concerts in ILMINSTER ARTS CENTRE . We then added two other main venues - BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE (since 2011) and Lower Pulworthy (2007-2018). We also spent many years in Lyme Regis at the Marine Theatre (2006-2016). In addition we branch out for single concerts to out-of-the-way places - in 2019 we will go to PENDOMER near Yeovil, UPLYME Church, Lyme Regis and St Peter and St Paul, BISHOPS HULL, Taunton. We now have three more important venues to add to the list and we hope to build audiences in all of them - CICCIC in Taunton (2018 - four concerts planned for 2019) and THE DANCE HOUSE in Crewkerne (The Dance House @anitasalsita (since 2016 - seven concerts planned for 2019). The latest is WELLHAYES VINEYARD near Waterrow/Wiveliscombe where we will do five concerts. 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) 

 
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and CONCERTS IN THE WEST.

In order that we can continue to communicate with you about concerts we need to know that you are happy for us to do so. We would be grateful if you could read our letter and Policy document.

 
Details are in this LETTER . Please click on POLICY for more information about how we use and look after your data. If you are not able to access these documents please let me know and I will email them to you.


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 2006-18.

You can reach me on 
concertsinthewest@gmail.com

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PATRONS

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


ALASDAIR BEATSON
LAURENCE CUMMINGS
DAME EMMA KIRKBY
ANDREW MARRINER


BOOKINGS FOR 2019 WILL START IN JANUARY - DETAILS ON HOW TO BOOK WILL BE ON THE BOOKING/VENUE INFO PAGE.


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 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.


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.


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