CARMEN 20
FERIOS 51
CARMEN 11
CERULEO 51
JUBILEE 25
FERIO 08
LINDLEY10
PIXELS 18
ERDEM 56
MARMEN 21
MUL 53
PELLEAS 51
MAR 29
PELLEAS 29
AB 57
CERULEO 26
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

 

UPDATED ON 12 OCTOBER 2021
 
CONCERTS IN THE WEST
CONCERTS SERIES 2021


EMMA HALNAN and the EBLANA STRING TRIO gave us five delightful concerts in Bishops Hull, Bridport, Ilminster, Crewkerne and Upwey, from 30 September to 3 October. Here is a link to their review.
 
We are looking forward to welcoming 
RIYAD NICOLAS from 5-6 November. He will 
be performing in Bridport, Ilminster and Crewkerne.

Born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1989, Riyad Nicholas gave his first appearance with an orchestra there at the age of ten. He first came to Britain in 2005 on a scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music and later, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, collecting several prizes and distinctions in the process.
 
Since his student days, Riyad has won prizes at international piano competitions and received notable awards in the UK and several European countries. Beside his performances at prestigious venues in London - Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican - Riyad has performed in many countries including France, Spain, Germany, and the USA as a soloist with orchestras, as a recitalist and chamber music player at numerous Festivals and music societies.
 
 
Evening programme – Ilminster and Crewkerne
SCHUBERT   Sonata in A major, D 664
SCHUBERT   Impromptu No 1 in F minor, D 935
SCHUBERT   2 Lied (Song) transcriptions (LISZT)
SCHUBERT   Sonata in G major, D 894
SCRIABIN     Etude No 9 in G# minor, Op 8
 
Bridport programme
SCHUBERT   Sonata in G major, D 894
SCHUBERT   2 Lied (Song) transcriptions (LISZT)
SCRIABIN     Etude No 9 in G# minor, Op 8

COVID - Audiences will not be socially distanced and are not required by law to wear face coverings, although the option is there. The musicians are comfortable with this approach and we hope that our audiences will be too. If you have concerns please let us know.

 
ILMINSTER ARTS CENTRE
East Street, Ilminster, TA19 0AN
musicbookingsIAC@gmail.com
01460 54973
£15 per ticket - Students - £5; Children - Free for children aged 12 and under, with an accompanying paying adult.
 
CREWKERNE - THE DANCE HOUSE
Gouldsbrook View, North Street, Crewkerne, TA18 7AL
concertsinthewest@gmail.com
01823 252658
OR Local Information Centre - Crewkerne
01460 75928 (opening hours vary)
£15 per ticket - Students - £5; Children - Free for children aged 12 and under, with an accompanying paying adult.
 
BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE
South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR
Tourist Information Centre 01308 424901 OR
£12 per ticket - Students - £5; Children - Free for children aged 12 and under, with an accompanying paying adult.
 
ST LAURENCE CHURCH, UPWEY
Nr. Weymouth, DT3 5QE
Broadwey Stores - 01305 812019 OR
concertsinthewest@gmail.com - 01823 252658 (answerphone if no one is available) OR buy on the door from 2.30pm.
£15 per ticket - Students - £5; Children - Free for children aged 12 and under, with an accompanying paying adult.
 

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You can download the flyers from these links:

ILMINSTER SUPPERS update. There will be no suppers at the Arts Centre before the concert. We hope that they will resume in the future.

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, BISHOPS HULL 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.
 

CINW 2022 - I will be sending out enews regularly over the coming months. Plans are in place for 2022 and will be added to the website by early November.
 

ONLINE BOOKING - You will be able to book online from this website for the 2022 season. Bookings for Bridport and Ilminster will remain with the Arts Centres.

 
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
www.feriosax.co.uk

 
CARMENCO
CREATING CARMEN
EMILY ANDREWS FLUTE/VOICE
DAVID MASSEY & FRANCISCO CORREA GUITARS
Merimee played by NIALL ASHDOWN
Carmen played by ALICE IMELDA
DIRECTED by NICHOLAS RENTON
WRITTEN by CLARE NORBURN
23 JULY - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
23 JULY - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
24 JULY - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30pm
www.carmenco.co.uk

 
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
www.linospianotrio.com

 
EMMA HALNAN FLUTE
& EBLANA STRING TRIO
JONATHAN MARTINDALE VIOLIN
LUCY NOLAN VIOLA
PEGGY NOLAN CELLO
30 SEPTEMBER - Bishops Hull Hub, Taunton - 7.30PM
1 OCTOBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
1 OCTOBER - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
2 OCTOBER - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30pm
3 OCTOBER - St Laurence Church, Upwey - 3pm
www.emmahalnan.co.uk
www.eblanastringtrio.com

 
RIYAD NICOLAS PIANO
5 NOVEMBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
5 NOVEMBER - Ilminster Arts Centre - 8pm
6 NOVEMBER - The Dance House, Crewkerne - 7.30

www.riyadnicolas.com
 
TRIO KLEIN
KAMILA BYDLOWSKA VIOLIN
SHIRY RASHKOVSKY VIOLA
ELLA RUNDLE CELLO
 
19 NOVEMBER - Bridport Arts Centre - 11.30am
19 NOVEMBER - SS Peter & Paul Church, Uplyme - 7.30pm
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 concertsinthewest@gmail.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 concertsinthewest@gmail.com. I will add your details. We are now using EmailOctopus.
 

2020 SEASON
 
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.
 
Catherine Maddocks
& The Trustees of CinW

MELA GUITAR QUARTET
MELA GUITAR QUARTET - APRIL 2019

Upcoming Concerts All Concerts

RIYAD NICOLAS 5th November 2021 More Details
TRIO KLEIN 19th November 2021 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. 
 
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 
concertsinthewest@gmail.com

CATHERINE MADDOCKS (HODGSON)

 
 
 
 
TWITTER - @ConcertsinWest
 
FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/ConcertsintheWest
 
LINKS
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

Next up in early November is @RiyadNicolas with a stunning programme of Schubert and Scriabin! Get your tickets now? t.co/aDZmAsQprS

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Upcoming Concerts

RIYAD NICOLAS 5th November 2021 More Details
TRIO KLEIN 19th November 2021 More Details
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