MAR 29
MCC 43
LINDLEY10
MAR 41
MCC 39
MUL 53
LINDLEY56
PIXELS 18
ERDEM 56
JUBILEE 25
PELLEAS 29
MARMEN 21
CERULEO 26
FERIO 08
CARN 3409
MARMEN 49
MARMEN 46
FERIO 33
RC 09
AB 35
AB 18
MAX 08
WASS 16
NMc 39
ALBION 50
WASS 01
CONSONE 1
NMc 17
AU LYME 4
REPICCO 50
CONSONE 4
PERKS SHUTE 1
SR 3
HW 3
SK 1160
PERKS IAC 1
RC 103
MC 1
Ruby 0875
Artisans 6497
BE 1553
HH 6260
HH 6233
KT 6313
3127 AS
3747 TK
0383 GB Ianus
0981 Chimera
0397 Ianus JD
0985 Chimera

 

THE WEBSITE WAS UPDATED ON 6 AUGUST 2020
 
CONCERTS IN THE WEST &
LAUNCH OF THE ONLINE SERIES

 
The website will be updated over the coming week with full details about the Series. Please click HERE for the EFLYER and HERE for our promotional VIDEO.
 
I will create a page for each concert by 19 August. They will appear under Upcoming concerts.
 
We would be very grateful for support towards the cost of putting on this Series.
 
DONATIONS:
 
CAF is already set up on our website.
 
Just Giving will be available shortly.
 
You can also give by transferring directly into our bank account - please contact us by email if you would like to do this - concertsinthewest@gmail.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 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 will be available shortly.
 
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. 
 
Best wishes
Catherine Maddocks
& The Trustees of CinW
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best wishes
Catherine Maddocks
& The Trustees of CinW
 
If you have bought tickets you will be fully refunded if you contact the venue where you bought them from. Any problems just contact me on concertsinthewest@gmail.com
 
Best wishes
Catherine Maddocks


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

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 2020 SEASON concert tour pages are available on this website. If you are on a mobile please scroll down and you will get to the 2020 concerts. On a desktop computer please see opposite.
 
Paper brochures are printed and will be available in all our main venues by 6 December and distributed around Dorset and Somerset over the coming weeks and months. Click HERE for the email/web version.
 
If you would like to join our enews list please let me know on concertsinthewest@gmail.com 
 
I will send you an email before each tour to remind you that they are coming up soon. It is so easy to forget.

The website has been updated this summer to function better on mobile phones and tablets, which we hope you will find helpful.
 

Upcoming Concerts All Concerts

SOLEM QUARTET 24th August 2020 More Details

 

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. 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.  
 
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 2006-19.

You can reach me on 
concertsinthewest@gmail.com

CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)

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.

TWITTER - @ConcertsinWest
 
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest
 
LINKS
Links to the performers are on the relevant event page.
 










 

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