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JOIN US FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC AND DAZZLING LIVE PERFORMANCES IN INTIMATE AND UNUSUAL VENUES.
Eight very different tours have given us great pleasure over the last few months. TRIO SŌRA, SARA DEBORAH & FRIENDS, MĒLA GUITAR QUARTET, ALASDAIR BEATSON & ELISSA CASSINI, MORIARTY WINDS, CLARE HAMMOND, EUSEBIUS QUARTET and NATHANIEL BOYD & SIMON LANE.
31 OCTOBER TO 2 NOVEMBER 2019
CICCIC, Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton
Bridport Arts Centre
Ilminster Arts Centre
The Dance House, Crewkerne
AGATA DARASKAITE violin
MAGDALENA LOTH-HILL violin,
ELITSA BOGDANOVA viola
GEORGE ROSS cello
The list of awards and achievements reaped by the Consone Quartet since its formation at the Royal College of Music is no less remarkable than the individual honours achieved by the group’s own four founding members - Agata Daraskaite, Magdalena Loth-Hill, Elitsa Bogdanova and George Ross.
Concerts in the West is therefore delighted to be showcasing this quartet of high flying musicians at four concerts held in individual venues in Dorset and Somerset from 31 October to 2 November 2019. In 2018 the group was selected to become a Concordia Foundation Artist.
Recently selected as BBC New Generation Artists, the Consone Quartet enjoys exploring Classical and Early Romantic repertoire on period instruments. Their list of wins/ awards/ prizes includes the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize in London, plus two prizes at the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, including a place on the ‘EEEmerging’ Emerging European Ensembles Scheme associated with the Ambronay Festival in France and six other early music festivals across Europe.
The quartet recently made an acclaimed debut at London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as performances at King's Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cheltenham, Lammermuir, Buxton and King’s Lynn Festivals.
The Consone Quartet is rapidly gaining international recognition performing in France, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Belgium (AMUZ in Antwerp), Italy, Switzerland and in spring 2018 they toured in South America performing across Bolivia and Peru.
The quartet’s debut CD, featuring music by Haydn and Mendelssohn, was released on the Ambronay Label in October 2018 and has received a number of glowing reviews.
The 2020 SEASON is planned and details will appear on the website by mid-November. An email has already been sent out to those on our enews list giving dates of the tours but not the details. If you would like to join please let me know on email@example.com
The website has been updated to function better on mobile phones and we are in the process of updating the content.
Please look at the event page to see where each group is going and when. Each tour has its own event page. 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. If you find it difficult to navigate the website just get in contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking is open for all the tours.
Regular enews will be sent out before each tour.
Upcoming Concerts All Concerts
Dates and details will appear on the website by mid-November.
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.
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
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PAST CONCERTS 2006-19.
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