Saturday, 27 August 2016

Stella Maris Trio with Leonie Jones Flute & Tony Pinnigar Guitar St Lawrence's Church Exeter Saturday 10 September 2016

Stella Maris Trio

Stella Maris Trio


Stella Maris Trio
St. Lawrence's Church Exeter
Lower Hill Barton Road EX1 3EH

Saturday 10 September 7.30pm
DUETS FOR INSTRUMENTS & VOICES
Soprano: Victoria Armillotta
Mezzo Soprano: Iryna Ilnytska
Piano: Sam Baker
Flute: Leonie Stevenson-Jones
Guitar: Tony Pinnigar
Gabriel Fauré: "Fantasie for Flute & Piano" 1898
François Borne: "Fantaisie Brillante sur Carmen" 1900
Leonie
Stevenson-Jones
Ástor Piazzola: "Histoire du Tango" 1986
Felix Mendelssohn: "Scherzo" 1842
(Intermezzo Act I/II "A Midsummer Night's Dream")
Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle "Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit d'Amour"
(Giulietta & Nicklausse "Les Contes d'Hoffmann") 1881
Sergei Rachmaninov: "Lilacs" 1902
("12 Romances Op 21" V "Сирень" [Siryen])
Léo Delibes: "Sous le Dôme Épais" 1883
(Flower Duet with Mallika "Lakmé")
Tickets: £8 (concession £5) at the door

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Mariko Asakawa-North & Candice Hamel Piano & Flute Recital St Disen's Church Bradninch Thursday 29 September 2016

Candice Hamel
Mariko Asakawa-North

Back in Bradninch after the her hugely popular concert last year, flutist Candice Hamel will be joined by the renowned pianist Mariko Asakawa-North for an evening of beautiful music. Those lucky enough to have heard Candice’s concert with the harpist Ruby Aspinall will look forward to the joyful inventiveness that she brings to music from the baroque to the modern, from J C Bach to Lili Boulanger.

Scottish-Japanese pianist Mariko Asakawa-North received her first piano at the age of 7 as a surprise gift from her beloved Japanese grandfather. From 13 she was a violin and piano scholar at North East of Scotland Music School and in 2001 won first prize in the Moray International Piano Competition, and began her studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, then at the Royal College of Music and at the Dartington International Summer School. Her recent concerts include performances at LSO St Lukes, Bluthners Piano Centre, The Edinburgh Festival (with Opera Bohemia) and Barbican Hall (as part of the BBC Total Immersion Series, recorded for BBC Radio 3).

She is now based in Exeter where she has a busy chamber music performance schedule and is a Visiting Music Teacher at Blundell's School. Mariko has a keen interest in contemporary music, and studied with world-renowned contemporary pianist and composer, Rolf Hind, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has played in masterclasses with such distinguished artists as Dominique Merlet, Stephen Kovacevic, Martino Tirimo, Boris Berman, Malcolm Martineau, and Peter Hill.

Candice studied flute at Trinity College of Music and The Royal Conservatoire, Holland and has played with the Philharmonia, London Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonia, RTE Concert Orchestra and RTE Symphony Orchestra. She has toured to Moscow, America and Japan. And of course, Bradninch!

As well as regular playing commitments, Candice maintains an active teaching programme for students of all ages and abilities from beginner to Diploma and beyond, and offers personal courses as well as masterclasses.

Candice and Mariko will present an exciting programme, to show us how expressive, how lyrical and how powerful these instruments are. As usual we will be offering a glass of wine or soft drink in the interval, and look forward to many friends joining us to welcome them.

Tickets are £10.00 (no concessions but under 15’s free)

- at the door, from SPAR in Bradninch, or by phoning 01392 881 525.


Mariko Asakawa-North
Candice Hamel
Music at St Disen's
St Disen's Church Bradninch
Thursday 29 September 7pm
FLUTE & PIANO
Piano: Mariko Asakawa-North
Flute: Candice Hamel
Bohuslav Martinů: "Sonata"
(for Rudolf Serkin 1954)
J S Bach: "Sonata in E major"
(for Michael Gredersdorf 1741)
Jules Mouquet: "La Flûte de Pan"
(for Léopold Lafleurance 1904)
Georges Enescu:
"Cantabile & Presto"
(for Paul Taffanel 1904)
Lili Boulanger: "2 Pieces"
- I "Nocturne" 1918
Tickets: £10 (U15 FREE)
from the Bradninch branch of Spar
or at the door on the night
Box Office: 01392 881525


Mariko Asakawa-North
Lunchtime Recital
Bristol Cathedral
Friday 4 October 1.15-2pm
(postponed from 9 August)
SOLO PIANO
Piano: Mariko Asakawa-North
Oliver Knussen: "Prayer Bell Sketch" 1997
(To the memory of Toru Takemitsu
Maurice Ravel: "Miroirs"
- V "La Vallée des Cloches" 1904
Dai Fujikura: "Frozen Heat"

Sergei Prokofiev: "4 Pieces for Piano"
- IV "Suggestion Diabolique" 1908
Mariko Brown: "Piano Sonata" 2004
(commissioned for Helen Reid)
Claude Debussy: "Images" 2ème Série
- III "Poissons d'Or" 1907
Admission: FREE

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Nourish Festival Bovey Tracey - Food & Music Thursday-Saturday 1-3 September 2016

Ian Wellens
"The Cheese Shed" Bovey Tracey
Nourish Festival Director

- will discuss the Festival on Phonic FM  
"Classical Journey" Friday 12 August 2.30pm

Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Bovey Tracey

Aeolian Trio
Harp: Sally Jenkins
Flute: Ruth Molins

Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Thursday 1 September 7.30pm
JAPAN: HERE & THERE
Flute: Ruth Molins
Harp: Sally Jenkins
Viola: Emma Welton
Toru Takemitsu:
"And Then I Knew 'Twas Wind"
(Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp) 1992
Claude Debussy:
"Sonate pour Flûte, Alto, et Harpe" 1915
(inspiration for Takemitsu's trio)
Clive Bell: Shakuhachi Flute
John Roberts: "Puppetcraft"
(Japanese 'Banraku' Puppets)
Tickets: £10
Online Booking: Nourish Website
Ground Floor - Same Evening -
"Made in Japan" Launch Party:
Riverside Gallery 6pm

Brodsky Quartet
Brodsky Quartet
Church of St Peter, St Paul
& St Thomas of Canterbury
Friday 2 September 7.30pm
CONTRAPUNCTUS
Violins: Daniel Rowland, Ian Belton
Viola: Paul Cassidy
'Cello: Jacqueline Thomas
J S Bach: "The Art of Fugue" 1740
                 - Contrapunctus I & VI
Felix Mendelssohn: Opus 81 No 4
"Four Pieces" - "Fugue in E♭" 1847
Alexander von Zemlinsky:
            "String Quartet No 4" 1936
Franz Schubert: Quartet No 14 in Dm
Gustav Bensel Hot Club
            "Death & the Maiden" 1824
Tickets: £22 (U18 £5)
Online BookingNourish Website

Live on Fore Street
Fore Street Bovey Tracey
Saturday 3 September 10am-2.30pm
10-12am:
GUSTAV BENSEL HOT CLUB
Gypsy Jazz & Klezmer
Annika Skoogh
Saxophone & Voice: Andy Williamson
(great-great-grandson of Gustav Bensel)
Violin: Tom Deam
Guitar: Steve Dow
Double Bass: Tim Heming
12.30-2pm:
ANNIKA SKOOGH & MATT CARTER
Jazz Vocals: Annika Skoogh
("Ellingtonia"/"Solar")
Piano: Matt Carter



Hibiki Ichikawa


Kagemusha Taiko
Bovey Tracey Baptist Church
Saturday 3 September 1pm
KUMI-DAIKO & SHAMISEN
Drums: Kagemusha Taiko
Shamisen: Hibiki Ichikawa
Tickets: £10 (U18 £5)
Online BookingNourish Website




Calefax Reed Quintet
Calefax Reed Quintet
Church of St Peter, St Paul
& St Thomas of Canterbury
Saturday 3 September 7.30pm
NUTCRACKER
Oboe: Oliver Boekhoorn
Clarinet: Ivar Berix
Saxophone: Raaf Hekkema
Bass Clarinet: Jelte Althuis
Bassoon: Alban Wesly
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
"The Nutcracker Suite" 1892
Duke Ellington
& Billy Stayhorn
J S Bach/Ferruccui Busoni:
"Partita No 2 Pt V Chaconne" 1720
Edvard Grieg:
"Peer Gynt Suite No 1" 1888
Giel Vleggaar:
"Wake up Sleeping Beauty"
Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington
& William Thomas (Billy) Stayhorn:
"The Nutcracker Suite" 1960
Tickets: £18 (U18 £5)
Online BookingNourish Website




Church of St Peter, St Paul
& St Thomas of Canterbury

Bovey Tracey

Bernardus Mediaeval Vielle & Voice "St George & the Dragon" Exeter Cathedral Thursday 4 August Buckfast Abbey Saturday 6 August 2016

"Bernardus"
Vielle: Craig Resta
Countertenor (& Bell): Jay White
Buckfast Abbey
Saturday 6 August

It is now more than one year since David Acres visited from South Carolina to conduct the Counterpoint Choir at Buckfast Abbey, with special guest, operatic countertenor James Bowman (Saturday 20 June 2015).

In Charleston SC David has founded and directs a new choir, "The King's Counterpoint". Prior to founding the choir, during his first year in the United States, David lived in Cleveland Ohio. Musically active as ever, he founded "Contrapunctus" with members of the existing "Quire Cleveland" and "Trinity Chamber Choir" - including his wife Judith Acres.

This week the cultural exchange between Devon and the American Mid-West continued with the arrival of two very talented musicians from Kent State University in Ohio. Jay White is a countertenor in David Acres' "Contrapunctus" and Matthew Oltman's "Chanticleer". He is also a Professor of Voice at Kent State. Craig Resta is Professor of Instrumental Music Education, also at Kent State.

Vielle: Craig Resta
Together Jay and Craig form the duo "Bernardus". The name derives from the twelfth century French troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn. Craig plays the mediaeval five-stringed predecessor of the violin, the fidel or viuola, known in French as the 'vielle'. With this evocative accompaniment, Jay recites mediaeval histories and sings beautiful mediaeval hymns.

The combined sound, in Exeter Cathedral Nave and especially in Buckfast Abbey Quire, provides an overwhelming immersive experience of mediaeval culture and music. The intense sadness of Craig's D minor pedal on the Vielle, and Jay's bewitching countertenor voice, strip away the centuries to revisit the beliefs and fears of a bygone age.

Vielle: Craig Resta  Countertenor: Jay White
The selection for this visit was taken from Brother Jacobus de Voragine's "Golden Legend", a book published around 1260AD. This ambitious hagiography describes the lives of over one hundred and eighty of the Christian Saints.

For their English audience, the story of St George and the Dragon was chosen. Brother Jacobus was writing about events one thousand years earlier, during the reign of Diocletian and Maximium. George's confrontation with a mythical beast, and rescue of a royal princess, may be read as an allegory for his elective martyrdom at the hands of the Prefect Dacianus at Gerona in northern Iberia, as a model for early Christians.

However, Jacobus relates both stories, encouraging the listener to take the dragon story literally. Jay's reading is very compelling, creating a tangible sense of dread and foreboding - but George, as we know, is triumphant in the end. By contrast, the story of his martyrdom is much more distressing. Despite George's military status, he willingly submits to the will of Dacian and endures torture and death to demonstrate his commitment to Christianity.

Countertenor: Jay White
There is constant confusion as George, who is able to render poison and molten lead harmless using the magical sign of the cross, nevertheless endures other tortures without recourse to magic. Likewise the Christian God, who is ultimately able to overcome and kill both the non-christian priests of Dacian's religion, and Dacian himself, does not do so until it is too late to save George - who is executed by decapitation.

It is fascinating to consider how these stories would have been understood by readers and audiences during the thirteenth century, and subsequent centuries. The hauntingly sweet sound of the vielle and Jay's engaging recitation and singing (of three beautiful Latin hymns) - punctuated by the altar bell - allowed us to get some insight into the thinking, and emotional response, of the contemporary population.

After a brief visit to Wales, Jay and Craig will perform "St George and the Dragon" for an Irish audience at the Anglican Church of St Audoens in Dublin this Saturday 13 August at 3pm.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Dartington International Summer School Saturday 30 July - Friday 26 August 2016

Joanna MacGregor
Artistic Director
Dartington International Summer School

WEEK ONE
SATURDAY 30 JULY - SATURDAY 6 AUGUST
MEDIAEVAL & RENAISSANCE MUSIC
IMPROVISATION
MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC

7.45-8.30am each day

YOGA
Justin Dalton
Scaravelli Method

*

9am each day

THE BIG CHOIR
Andrew Griffiths
Monteverdi's Vespers 1610
(in collaboration with The City Musick's
Advanced Renaissance Wind Band)

ADVANCED RENAISSANCE WIND BAND
William Lyons & City Musick
The Lerma Codex
German 17th Century Music for
Cornets, Shawms, Dulcians & Trombones (Advanced)

*

11am each day

VOCAL ENSEMBLES
Andrew Griffiths & Stile Antico
Madrigals & Motets for small ensembles

VOCAL MASTERCLASS
Emma Kirkby & Lutenist David Miller
John Dowland Songs (Advanced)

RENAISSANCE REEDS, RECORDERS, BRASS & STRINGS
William Lyons, Nicholas Perry & Richard Thomas
with City Musick Instrumentalists
15th-17th Century Dance/Theatre/Court/Civic Music for
Shawms, Crumhorns, Dulcian, Rackett, Recorders, Early Violin,
Cornetts, Sackbutts, Bagpipes & Renaissance Percussion

CROSS-CURRENTS:
WRITING FROM THE OCEAN OF STORIES
Marina Warner
Responding, Retelling & Revisioning the "Arabian Nights"

*

2pm each day

MIDDLE EASTERN SINGING
Merit Ariane Stephanos
Arabic Modal & Rhythm Systems
(Egyptian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iraqi & Andalusian music)

MUSIC &  SONG FROM SHAKESPEARE'S THEATRE
Peter Oswald & William Lyons
(Globe's Playwright in Residence & Score Director)
Shakespeare, Marston, Jonson & Webster

CORNETTS & SACKBUTS - RENAISSANCE POLYPHONY
Gawain Glenton & Emily White
Andrea Gabrieli (1532-85 uncle of Giovanni)
workshop combining instruments and voices

VOCAL WORKSHOP
Nicholas Clapton (Countertenor)
All Ages Machaut to Maxwell Davies

OUD WORKSHOP
Abdul Salem Kheir (Lebanon)
Arabic Classical and Folk Music

*

3.30pm each day

MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC & SONG
Merit Ariane Stephanos & Abdul Salam Khier
Egyptian, Lebanese, Syrian & Iraqi classical & folk songs
Andalusian 'Mwashshahat' tradition

BIG CHOIR PLUS
Gavin Roberts (organist)
Extra Rehearsal

*

Both Morning Sessions each day

LUTE & LUTE ENSEMBLES
David Miller & Toby Carr
17th Century Continuo Skills
Lutes, Archlutes, Chitarroni & Guitars

*

Both Morning Sessions First Afternoon Session each day

VIOL CONSORTS
Fretwork Viol Consort
16th/17th Century English,
French, Italian & German Music

*

Second Morning Session & First Afternoon Session each day

CLAVICHORD  & HARPSICHORD
Carole Cerasi (Prof, Menuhin School & RAM)
Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Early English & French Schools

JAZZ, IMPROVISATION, COMPOSITION & MEDIAEVAL MUSIC
Stevie Wishart (Hurdy-Gurdy, Mediaeval Violin, Composition after Bingen)
Composition & Improvisation (11am session)
& Huw Warren (Piano & Composition)
Free Jazz and World Improvisation (11am session)
Working Together from 2pm - with Alice Oswald's Poetry Group
joining the 2pm sessions later in the week

HOMER'S ODDYSSEY
Alice Oswald
Combining Oral/Literary/Written/Performance
Collaboration with the Jazz course (above) leading to final performance

*

Both Morning Sessions Last Session each day

CHAMBER MUSIC
Rhiannon Evans, Claire Williams & Brook Street Band
All instruments (singers may not pre-book)

*

CONCERTS
Saturday
7.45pm Stile Antico Musical World of Shakespeare £14
Sunday
5.15pm Simon Armitage 14th Century Poetry £8
7.45pm Fretwork In Nomine: Ancient & Modern £18.50
10pm Huw Warren & Alice Oswald Cross Currents Poetry & Piano £10
Monday
5.15pm Marina Warner DBE Arabic Tales & Poetry £8
7.45pm Joanna MacGregor Well Tempered Clavier £18.50
10pm Abdul Salam Kheir Middle Eastern Music for Oud & Voice £10
Tuesday
5.15pm Emily White & Gawain Glenton Sackbuts & Cornetts £8
7.45pm Emma Kirkby Lute Songs of John Dowland £18.50
10pm Merit Ariane Stephanos Zanubia: Early Arab Christian Chants £10
Wednesday
5.15pm Carole Cerasi Harpsichord Recital £8
7.45pm The City Musick 17th Century German Court Music £18.50
10pm Stevie Wishart "Transients" for Hurdy-Gurdy £10
Thursday
5.15pm Peter Oswald Shakespearean Music & Song £8
7.45pm The Brook Street Band Baroque Quartets £18.50
10pm Fretwork Terry Riley "In C" £10
Friday
5.15pm Summer School Alumni Masterclass Concert £8
7.45pm Summer School Super-Ensemble Monteverdi Vespers £18.50

*

WEEK TWO
SATURDAY 6 AUGUST - SATURDAY 13 AUGUST
BAROQUE ORCHESTRA, BAROQUE OPERA
FOLK MUSIC & POETRY

8.00-8.30am each day

TAI CHI QIGONG
Joe Salmon

*

All Sessions each day

ADVANCED OPERA COURSE:
LAMPE'"PYRAMUS & THISBE"
PURCELL'"DIDO & AENEAS"
Ruby Hughes (Soprano)
Margaret Faultless (Leader, OAE)
Richard Williams

BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Margaret Faultless (Leader, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)

Robert Howarth (Harpsichord)
Accompanying Lampe & Purcell in the final concert
(Advance Selected Course)

*

9am each day

THE BIG CHOIR
Jane Glover
Handel: "Alexander's Feast"

TEACHING AND ARRANGING FOLK MUSIC
Sally Davies
Creating open harmonies &
Eastern European arrangements
for English Folk Songs

*

11am each day

VOCAL MASTERCLASS
Hilary Summers (contralto)
Advanced Selection Course

FOLK CHOIR
Sally Davies (Cecil Sharp House Choir)
Rehearsing English & Eastern European Folk Songs
a cappella with final concert

INTRODUCTION TO FORTEPIANO
Maggie Cole
CPE Bach, JC Bach, &  Scralatti
Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven
Solo piece and songs (with vocal classes)

*

2pm each day

VOCAL WORKSHOP
Andrew Watts (Royal Opera House)
Vocal Technique & Performance Skills

BAROQUE VIOLIN MASTERCLASS
Margaret Faultless
technical & stylistic aspects of baroque violin
(Advanced Selected Course)

BAROQUE & CLASSICAL 'CELLO MASTERCLASS
Richard Tunnicliffe
Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven Sonatas
(Advanced Selected Course)

BAROQUE WIND WORKSHOP
Andrew Watts
(Principal Bassoon, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)

HARPSICHORD WORKSHOP
Maggie Cole
Rameau's "Pièces de Clavecin"
Bach's "Wohltemperirte Clavier"
plus student's choices

BAROQUE MUSIC ON THE PIANO
Joanna Macgregor
(Artistic Director/Head of Piano Royal Academy of Music)
Solo Bach Scarlatti or Handel brought by students
plus concertos & Early English & French music
historical performances & recording practices

*

3.30pm each day

CHAMBER CHOIR
Jane Glover
Choruses from "Dido & Aeneas"
(Auditions August 7th)

THE BIG CHOIR PLUS
Gavin Roberts (repetiteur)
Extra Rehearsals

POETRY WRITING COURSE
Jo Shapcott
Writing Myth, Folklore & Fairy Tales
old stories & new forms

*

Second Morning Session First Afternoon Session each day

RECORDER & RECORDER ENSEMBLES
Jill Kemp
Breathing, Coordination, Ornamentation
(Trebles A440 in particular)
11am Individual Coaching - 2pm Ensemble Work

*

Both Morning Sessions Last Session each day

CHAMBER MUSIC
Rhiannon Evans, Claire Williams & Ensemble Meridiana
(primarily for instrumentalists - singers may not pre-book)

*

Both Afternoon Sessions each day

AS I WALKED OUT ONE MORNING
Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian Pipes, Fiddle, Voice)
& Amy Thatcher (Accordion, Clog Dance)
Study Traditonal Tunes & Arrangements
Collaborate on new work - final concert with Folk choir

NATURAL TRUMPET
Paul Sharp
(Guest Principal Trumpet,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment)

*


CONCERTS
Saturday
7.45pm Margaret Faultless & Dartington Super-Group Baroque Music Unmasked £10
Sunday
5.15pm Jill Kemp The Virtuoso Recorder £8
7.45pm Katheryn Tickell North Eastern Folk £18.50
10pm Martyna Kazmierczak Baroque & Classical Piano £10
Monday
5.15pm Jo Shapcott Gawain & the Green Knight £8
7.45pm Ruby Hughes Romantic & Modern Song £18.50
10pm Richard Tunnicliffe & Maggie Cole Beethoven Explored I £10
Tuesday
5.15pm Jane Glover "Mozart's Women" Discussion £8
7.45pm Hilary Summers Life of Kathleen Ferrier £18.50
10pm Andrew Watts A Countertenor's Songbook £10
Wednesday
5.15pm Richard Tunnicliffe & Maggie Cole Beethoven Explored II £8
7.45pm Ensemble Miridiana French Baroque £18.50
10pm Joanna MacGregor Complete Chopin Mazurkas I £10
Thursday
5.15pm Kathryn Tickell "As I Walked Out One Morning" £8
10pm Joanna MacGregor Complete Chopin Mazurkas II £10
Friday
5.15pm Summer School Alumni Masterclass Concert £8
7.45pm Big Choir Handel: "Alexander's Feast" £18.50
10.30pm Ceilidh Bring Your Dancing Shoes £8

*

WEEK THREE
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST - SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
CONDUCTING, STRING ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER MUSIC
"CARMEN" & "PIRATES OF PENZANCE"
TANGO & SAMBA

8.00-8.30am each day

TAI CHI QIGONG
Joe Salmon

*

All Sessions each day

ADVANCED OPERA COURSE (two weeks):
GEORGES BIZET: "CARMEN"
Sian Edwards, Gillian Keith & Susanna Stranders (repetiteur - above)
Friday 26 August: full concert performance in the Great Hall
(Advanced Selected Course)

ADVANCED CONDUCTING COURSE (two weeks)
Sian Edwards (Head of Conducting Royal Academy of Music)
Six conductors can prepare two programmes
with the Dartington Festival Orchestra
1. Beethoven: "Coriolan Overture" "Triple Concerto" "7th Symphony"
soloists: Adrian Brendel, Joanna MacGregor & Chloe Hanslip)
2. Ives: "The Unanswered Question" Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue"
Adams: "The Chairman Dances"
plus involvement in the Advanced Opera Course production of "Carmen"
(Advanced Selected Course)

*

9am each day

THE BIG CHOIR
George Vass
Joseph Haydn: "Missa in Augustiis" (Nelson Mass)
Celia McDowell: "Ave Maris Stella"
plus opportunity to audtition as pirates for
"Pirates of Penzance" in the evenings

OPEN STRING ORCHESTRA
Adrian Brendel
Orchestral string repertoire plus 20th century pieces
open to all

PIANO DUETS & TWO-PIANO WORKSHOP
Florian Mitrea (Romanian Pianist)
Developing 4-hand & 2-piano repertoire
(scores on sale in the music shop)
open to duos and single players

*

11am each day

VOCAL MASTERCLASS
Gillian Keith (Lyrical Soprano)
(Advanced Selected Cource)

SONGS FROM THE MUSICALS
Robert Purvis
Chorus and Solo Numbers
with additional one-to-one coaching available outside the sessions
final performance
open to all abilities & ages

VIOLIN MASTERCLASS
Chloe Hanslip
also in concert on Saturday night,
and Beethoven Triple Concerto on Wednesday
(Advanced Selected Course)

'CELLO MASTERCLASS
Adrian Brendel
Jazz, World Music & all areas of 'cello repertoire
including concertos
(Advanced Selected Course)

PIANO WORKSHOP
Florian Mitrea
Anything from Bach to Bartók
especially Viennese School - Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven
open to pianists of all abilities

*

2pm each day

VOCAL WORKSHOP
Sarah Gabriel (Soprano)
Individuality & Authenticity

IN THE HEART OF THE RHYTHM
Adriano Adawale (Brazilian Percussionist)
African-Brazilian samba, ijexa & forro
for percussionists instrumentalists, singers & non-musicians
final samba performance

PIANO CONCERTO WORKSHOP
Joanna MacGregor
Pianists are invited to bring scores
to work on with two pianos
style, colour, touch & tempo
one session withe Sian Edwards' conducting course

ACCORDION WORKSHOP
Martynal Levickis (Lithuanian virtuoso)
Beethoven, Vivaldi, Morricone, Lady Gaga
and contemporary classical music

VIOLIN, VIOLA & 'CELLO WORKSHOPS


Škampa Quartet (Czech Republic)
Separate Instrumental classes
Violin: Helena Jiříkovská & Adéla Štajnochrová
Viola: Radim Sedmidubský
'Cello: Lukáš Polák 

*

3.30pm each day

BOSSA NOVA & TANGO WORKSHOP
Adrian Brendel, Adriano adewale,
Martynas Levickis (above) & Joanna MacGregor
Music by Brazilian singer & composer Tom Jobin,
plus Ástor Piazzolla
studying existing arrangements & creating new ones
final short informal performance

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE CHORUS
George Vass
Pirate choruses for men and women
auditions after first choir rehearsal on Sunday

THE BIG CHOIR PLUS
Gavin Roberts (repetiteur)
extra rehearsal opportunity

TANGO
Fernando Guidi (Vida de Tango, Exeter)
Tango tuition at all levels
preparation for Tango Ball on Friday night

*


5.15pm Tuesday & Thursday

LECTURES - Alfred Brendel


Tuesday 16 August:
Beethoven's last three piano sonatas
Illustrated Lecture in The Great Hall

Thursday 18 August:
Woody Allen's "Zelig"
Talk and Film in The Barn Theatre

*

Both Morning Sessions First Afternoon Session each day

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Richard WilliamsGeorge Vass  Sarah Gabriel
semi-staging for performance in the Great Hall (Thursday 18 August)
(Advanced Selected Course)

*

Both Morning Sessions Last Session each day

CHAMBER MUSIC
Quentin Poole, Škampa Quartet,
Jorgensen Trio & Barbara Sue White
Daily coaching, primarily for instrumentalists
(singers may not pre-book)
All instruments welcome

*


CONCERTS
Saturday
7.45pm Chloë Hanslip The Romantic Violin £10
Sunday
5.15pm Yehuda Inbar Late Liszt & Schubert £8
7.45pm Adrian Brendel & Joanna MacGregor 'Cello & Piano £18.50
10pm Hamish Milne & Škampa Quartet Dark Romanticism £10
Monday
5.15pm Gillian Keith Romantic Songs £8
7.45pm Škampa Quartet Great String Quartets I £18.50
10pm Jorgensen Trio Trio Americana £10
Tuesday
5.15pm Alfred Brendel Beethoven's Last Three Sonatas £8
7.45pm Adriano Adewale & Martynas Levickis Tango Nuevo £18.50
10pm Florian Mitrea Beethoven: Two Worlds £10
Wednesday
5.15pm Sarah Gabriel & Veronika Shoot Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip £8
10pm Martynas Levickis Accordion Vagabond £10
Thursday
5.15pm Alfred Brendel "Zelig" Discussion £8
7.45pm Dartington Festival Ensemble & Chorus "Pirates of Penzance" £18.50
Friday
5.15pm Summer School Alumni Masterclass Concert £8
6.30pm Adriano Adewale Party in the Town: Dartington Commission FREE
7.45pm Dartington Festival Choir & Orchestra Shostakovich & Haydn £18.50
10.30pm Tango Ball Bring Your Dancing Shoes £10

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WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST - SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
FLAMENCO & JAZZ, WIND & BRASS ENSEMBLES
COMPOSITION & MULTIMEDIA

7.45-8.30am each day

YOGA
Justin Dalton
Scaravelli approach for all ages & abilities

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All Sessions each day

ADVANCED OPERA COURSE (two weeks - continued):
GEORGES BIZET: "CARMEN"
Sian Edwards, Gillian Keith & Susanna Stranders (repetiteur - above)
Friday 26 August: full concert performance in the Great Hall
(Advanced Selected Course)

ADVANCED CONDUCTING COURSE (two weeks - continued)
Sian Edwards (Head of Conducting Royal Academy of Music)
Six conductors can prepare two programmes
with the Dartington Festival Orchestra
1. Beethoven: "Coriolan Overture" "Triple Concerto" "7th Symphony"
soloists: Adrian Brendel, Joanna MacGregor & Chloe Hanslip)
2. Ives: "The Unanswered Question" Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue"
Adams: "The Chairman Dances"
plus involvement in the Advanced Opera Course production of "Carmen"
(Advanced Selected Course)

ADVANCED COMPOSITION
Judith Weir CBE (Master of the Queen's Music)
An immersive course creating new music
for the Heath Quartet and pianist Joseph Havlat
(Performance at the end of the week)

CHAMBER MUSIC
Quentin Poole (Director)
Madeleine Mitchell, Barbara Sue White
Heath Quartet & Notus Winds
Open to all singers & instrumentalists
(only instrumentalists can pre-book)
Large ensemble opportunities & daily coaching

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9am each day

THE BIG CHOIR
Nigel Perrin
(King's Singers, Exeter Festival Chorus, DISS 2015 Mozart Requiem)
Fauré Requiem, Paco Peña Flamenco Mass

BEGINNER'S JAZZ
John Ashton Thomas
Jazz for newcomers & classical players
Harmonies, rhythm & technique

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11am each day

GOSPEL CHOIR
Carol Pemberton (Black Voices) & Celia Wickham-Anderson
Black Gospel - for performance on Monday night

OPEN COMPOSITION
John Ashton Thomas
Classical Composition plus Arranging & Song-Writing
(Informal concert at the end of the week)

JAZZ TRUMPET WORKSHOP
Eric Vloeimans
Exploration, colour & cool

SAXOPHONE WORKSHOP
Andy Sheppard
One-to-one & ensemble tuition
Rhythms from Asia, Africa & South America

JAZZ DRUMMING & PERCUSSION WORKSHOP
Martin France
Open to all, to hone their jazz skills

PIANO MASTERCLASS
Steven Osborne
Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year

TRUMPET MASTERCLASS
 
Alison Balsom
Gramophone Artist of the Year
(also performing in the Great Hall on Monday)

TROMBONE WORKSHOP
Brett Baker
(Black Dyke Mill Band/Grimethorpe Colliery Band)

WIND WORKSHOPS

Jean Johnson (clarinet) & Notus Winds
Technique & performance skills plus new repertoire

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2pm each day

VOCAL WORKSHOP
Jessica Cash (Vocal Coach to Emma Kirkby at Oxford)
overcoming energy blocks tensions & stresses
opera & oratorio arias brought by students

JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Andy Sheppard (saxophone) Eric Vloeimans (trumpet)
Steve Lodder (keyboard) Martin France (drums)
Jazz improvisation & ensemble playing
preparing for late night jams in the White Hart
and a Great Hall performance later in the week

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC & CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES
Joanna MacGregor OBE Dartington Artistic Director
& Head of Music at Royal Academy of Music
Music from early 20th century onwards brought by students
Performance, coaching, extended techniques & preparing new music

VIOLIN, VIOLA & 'CELLO WORKSHOPS
Halcyon Quartet
Individual  instrumental classes

BRASS WORKSHOP
Paul Archibald
Antiphonal music by the Italian Renaissance School
Elgar Howarth's arrangement of "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Preparing for a Great Hall concert & outdoor performances

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3.30pm each day

CHAMBER CHOIR: CARMEN CHORUSES
Nigel Perrin
Rehearsal for Friday night performance
(auditions after Sunday Big Choir rehearsal)

OPEN BIG BAND
Steve Dummer
Rehearsing standard arrangements for the Friday night bash
Open to saxophones, brass, piano, bass & drums

VIOLIN MASTERCLASS
Madeleine Mitchell
Core repertoire, contemporary music,
Igor Stravinsky "The Soldier's Tale"

MODERN JIVE
Ivan Burton (Ceroc Tutor)
Prepartion for the Big Band party on Friday night
Learning cool jazz movements of Modern Jive

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5.15pm each day

THE BIG CHOIR PLUS
William Vann
Extra rehearsal for the Big Choir

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Both Morning Sessions each day

MULTIMEDIA, ART & SOUND DESIGN
Sarah Angliss & Matthew Fairclough
Electronica, Composition & Art Installation

STRAVINSKY'S "THE SOLDIER'S TALE"
SATIE'S 150TH BIRTHDAY
THEATRE, MUSIC & DADA
Richard Williams & Christina McMaster
Preparation for Stravinsky- & Satie-based  performances
with Dartington Festival Wind Band in the Barn Theatre
plus René Clair’s 1924 Entr’Acte (music & film)
and staged Dadaist happenings during the week

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Both Afternoon Sessions each day

OPEN CONDUCTING COURSE
Jonathan Berman
Additional rehearsal of 'Carmen'
for those with some conducting experience

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CONCERTS
Saturday
7.45pm Heath Quartet Great String Quartets II £10
Sunday
5.15pm Madeleine Mitchell The Romantic Violin II £8
7.45pm Steven Osborne Rachmaninov, Debussy & Improvisation £18.50
10pm Eric Vloeimans & Joanna MacGregor Late Night Jazz £10
Monday
5.15pm Thomas Ang & Joseph Havlat American Piano Classics £8
7.45pm Alison Balsom & Halcyon Quartet Trumpet Recital £18.50
10pm Black Voices Gospel Music £10
Tuesday
5.15pm Veronica Shoot Dances from Russia & Spain £8
7.45pm Andy Sheppard & Joanna MacGregor "The Kid" with live score £18.50
10pm Dartington Festival Ensemble Stravinsky "Soldier's Tale" (Barn Theatre) £10
Wednesday
5.15pm Music Theatre Students Satie-Day Night £8
7.45pm Dartington Festival Orchestra Ives Gershwin Adams Copland £18.50
10pm Jean Johnson & Heath Quartet Brahms Clarinet Quintet £10
Thursday
5.15pm Dartington Brass Ensemble "Pictures at an Exhibition" £8
7.45pm Advanced Piano Students Debussy Poulenc Ravel Fauré £18.50
11pm Andy Sheppard "Jazzworks" £10
Friday
2-5pm Sarah Angliss & Multimedia Students "Influx" in Dartington Gardens FREE
5.15pm Judith Weir & Heath Quartet New Chamber Music £8
7.45pm Sian Edwards & Advanced Opera Students "Carmen" £18.50
11pm Steve Dummer & Dartington Big Band Big Band & Modern Jive £10

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