THE WEBSITE WAS UPDATED ON 3 APRIL 2021
CONCERTS IN THE WEST
CONCERTS SERIES 2021
We are definitely planning to restart our concert tours in June with the FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET. We hope that Covid will retreat for a while so that music can reemerge before live audiences. It is all very exciting if rather nerve-wracking! We hope that our audiences will support us.
TRIO KLEIN will be coming to Concerts in the West in November instead of May this year (see below). We are very grateful for their patience as plans have had to change so often.
Information about the concerts is now on the website. Ticket and booking details are now available.
Just to note that in ILMINSTER there will be suppers (£18 per head) available before the concerts. Sue Foreman (Somerset Kitchen) will produce delicious meals at 6.30pm. The concert will run from 8-10pm.
TICKETS - £15 for all afternoon and evening concerts and £12 for the Bridport morning concert. The price remains the same for 2021 but there is always the opportunity to support the concerts via a BACS online donation (please email for bank details) or via CAF (the link is above).
VENUES - We will be taking the tours, or some of them, to BRIDPORT, ILMINSTER, CREWKERNE, UPLYME AND UPWEY (please see each concert tour page for details). Sadly we will not be going to Minehead as we had hoped but we are already making plans for 2022. Planning concerts and events has become very complex due to Covid-19.
I will be sending out enews regularly over the coming months.
For more information please go to the
individual tour pages.
FERIO SAXOPHONE QUARTET
HUW WIGGIN SOPRANO
ELLIE MCMURRAY ALTO
ANTHONY BROWN TENOR
KATIE SAMWAYS BARITONE
18 JUNE - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
18 JUNE - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
19 JUNE - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30pm
EMILY ANDREWS FLUTE/VOICE
DAVID MASSEY & FRANCISCO CORREA GUITARS
Merimee played by ROBIN SOANS
Carmen played by SUZANNE AHMET
DIRECTED by NICHOLAS RENTON
WRITTEN by CLARE NORBURN
(actors subject to change)
23 JULY - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
23 JULY - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
24 JULY - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30pm
LINOS PIANO TRIO
PRACH BOONDISKULCHOK PIANO
KONRAD ELIAS TROSTMANN VIOLIN
VLADIMIR WALTHAM CELLO
3 SEPTEMBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
3 SEPTEMBER - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
4 SEPTEMBER - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30
EMMA HALNAN FLUTE
& EBLANA STRING TRIO
JONATHAN MARTINDALE VIOLIN
LUCY NOLAN VIOLA
PEGGY NOLAN CELLO
1 OCTOBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
1 OCTOBER - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
2 OCTOBER - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30pm
RIYAD NICOLAS PIANO
5 NOVEMBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
5 NOVEMBER - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
6 NOVEMBER - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30
KAMILA BYDLOWSKA VIOLIN
SHIRY RASHKOVSKY VIOLA
ELLA RUNDLE CELLO
19 NOVEMBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
19 NOVEMBER - STS PETER & PAUL CHURCH, UPLYME - 8pm
20 NOVEMBER - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30
21 NOVEMBER - ST LAURENCE CHURCH, UPWEY - 3PM
All venues will be following the COVID safety guidelines required at the time. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any queries.
I have created a page about the Online Series. Please click HERE
If you would like to be added to our enews list (or removed) please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add your details. We are now using EmailOctopus.
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
MELA GUITAR QUARTET - APRIL 2019
Upcoming Concerts All Concerts
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)
TWITTER - @ConcertsinWest
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest
Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.
JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC AND DAZZLING LIVE PERFORMANCES IN INTIMATE AND UNUSUAL VENUES.
Tweets from Concerts In The West
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