THE WEBSITE WAS UPDATED ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2020
CONCERTS IN THE WEST &
THE ONLINE SERIES 2020
The start time for the concerts has changed to 6.15pm (18.15) UK time. YouTube has changed its rules so that we are not able to set the start time to 6pm. 6.15pm will apply to Facebook as well.
I hope you have enjoyed the eight concerts so far - all very different. Thank you to our hardworking, talented musicians.
RIYAD NICOLAS & MARIELA SHAKER
COLIN SCOBIE - MANUEL VIOQUE-JUDDE
ZÉPHYRIN REY-BELLET - JONATHAN FOURNEL
SAVITRI GRIER & OLIVIER ROBIN
LINOS PIANO TRIO
You can watch the concerts again as many times as you like for a month after transmission and then they will disappear. I may be able to persuade some of the musicians to leave their concerts available for viewing for a bit longer. Information will be available here in due course.
We have removed the Mailchimp link from this website so if you would like to be added to our enews list please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
There is now a page for each concert.
Please go to Upcoming Concerts.
They will be available on the relevant date on YouTube and Facebook - whichever works best for you.
This LINK will take you to the Concerts in the West YouTube page.
This LINK will take you to the Concerts in the West Facebook videos page.
Please click HERE for the EFLYER
and HERE for our promotional VIDEO.
If you have problems working out how to watch the videos please let us know and we will see if we can help. We are all learning! Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that you will enjoy watching
PS - It has been impossible for some piano tuners to work during these past months so tuning will vary.
The Board of CinW met in June and decided that we had to cancel the rest of the season. This means that Emma Halnan and the Eblana String Trio (September); Savitri Grier and Richard Uttley (October) and the Linos Piano Trio (November) will not be coming in 2020. It has been a sad and shocking time for the music business. However I am now working on bringing them to us in 2021 or 2022. As I had already invited some musicians for 2021 everything has had to be moved around.
We hope to start our 2021 season in March. As we work in small venues it makes it difficult for us to have a large audience and with the current restrictions it would be very small indeed and financially unviable. As you know these regulations affect performances of all sorts all over the country in big and small venues.
We are very glad to hear that the Government is going to financially support the arts, without which the world would be a grey and dismal place. We hope that this help will reach small arts centres and venues throughout the UK as they are so important to local communities and give performance opportunities for young artists of all genres.
In the meantime I am organising CONCERTS IN THE WEST ONLINE and will be streaming concerts in August through to October. These will give you a taster of future live concerts in our local venues. I am delighted that our wonderful musicians have agreed to put concerts together especially for CinW.
The Online Series is being funded from our own resources but we hope that our audience will be happy to donate to support us and the musicians. Details are available above.
Riccardo Pes, who should have been with us in May with Trio Klein, is helping me with the technical side of things. He organised the Andrà tutto bene Festival early in the Lockdown so is very active and knowledgeable in this field.
It is wonderful to be able to start thinking ahead and we can't wait to welcome the musicians and our audiences back again.
We had a wonderful start to the season when ANDREW MARRINER, ALASDAIR BEATSON and MICHAEL PETROV gave three lovely concerts earlier in January to raise funds for Concerts in the West. We are so grateful to them for their support.
In February NICHOLAS MULROY, JOHN REID, and WILLIAM LINDLEY gave us three beautiful and unusual concerts with atmospheric moving images projected onto the walls and ceiling. We also had the second performance of Elgar's First Symphony (transcribed for piano only).
In March NICHOLAS MCCARTHY joined us again for inspiring performances and a workshop for young players at the Centre for Young Musicians Taunton, which had them enthralled.
2019 season - TRIO SŌRA, SARA DEBORAH & FRIENDS, MĒLA GUITAR QUARTET, ALASDAIR BEATSON & ELISSA CASSINI, MORIARTY WINDS, CLARE HAMMOND,
EUSEBIUS QUARTET, NATHANIEL BOYD & SIMON LANE, CONSONE QUARTET and the RUISI QUARTET.
& The Trustees of CinW
Upcoming Concerts All Concerts
DONATING TO THE ONLINE SERIES
During the COVID-19 crisis when each musician’s livelihood is seriously in jeopardy, can you help by donating to
the concert series.
There are 18 concerts and 53 performers. As a guide we respectfully suggest that you consider subscribing on the basis of:
● 18 concerts = £100
● 9 concerts = £60
● 6 concerts = £40
You can watch all the concerts and as many times as you like regardless of the size of the donation. The figures above are just guidelines. We are very grateful for your help.
HOW TO DONATE:
Click HERE for CAF donations.
Click HERE for Just Giving donations.
Just click on £0 and this will take you to Just Giving or fill in the amount in the little box, bottom left, and this will also take you to Just Giving.
You can also give by transferring directly into our bank account - please contact us by email if you would like to do this - email@example.com.
You can also give a donation by cheque, to be made out to Concerts in the West and sent to 8 Morgans Rise, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5HW.
& The Board of Concerts in the West
The CONCERTS IN THE WEST series of MINI-TOURS offers a broad spectrum of Classical and Baroque chamber music.
Concerts in the West was launched 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.
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.
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 2006-20.
You can reach me on
CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)
I have created a section with pages of links to music performed by our wonderful musicians, some of whom have been to CinW before, and to others who are due to come at some point. This information is also on the enews that I am sending out regularly and the information will be stored on this website.
TWITTER - @ConcertsinWest
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest
Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.
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