|Exeter University Director of Music|
As well as saying farewell to Luch Càise-Dearg (temporarily) we shall also be enjoying the music of the Piazzolla Duo one more time. Flautist Ruth Avis is not able to continue with Duo concerts as she concentrates on looking after her baby daughter. We will hear some of her playing, recorded live at St Stephen's Church last year. Guitarist Clive Betts will join us in the studio at 11am to discuss their slimmed cown plans for future music making, and we can hear him play the music of Beethoven, Satie, Villa-Lobos and Scott Joplin.
If possible the programme will finish with our old theme tune, 'Religion' composed by Philip Glass for Godfrey Reggio's 2002 documentary movie 'Naqoyqatsi' ('Life as War'). Those were the days!
No performance at Dartington Great Hall this time. (The South West Music School are putting on their concerts there.) However, as the Totnes Early Music Society are patrons of Devon Baroque, there will be a special Sunday afternoon performance at St Mary's Church in Totnes - 3 July 3pm.
(Tickets for all concerts £18/student £5 from the Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, 01392 667080).
Other concerts in the area between now and Marion's first broadcast on 5 July include:
The Choir of St George's College Toronto at Buckfast Abbey
(Immediately after the 'Classical Journey' - 1.15pm. Free admission and parking. Must be worth a look!)
The Brodowski Quartet - Thursday evening at Crediton Parish Church £10
'The Great Outdoors', a recorded concert programme presented by Max Gaskell in the Exeter Central Library Music Room on Saturday at 1.30pm.
Ottery Chorale give a concert on Saturday evening at Ottery Parish Church (£6).
David Acres' 'Counterpoint Choir' will sing Duarte Lobo's 'Requiem' for James II - also on Saturday evening - at Buckfast Abbey (£10 - £8 in advance, and advance booking is advised!)
On Sunday classical guitarist Keith Hyett will come to the Exeter Fringe Festival at the 'Rusty Bike' at 9pm (£6)
Devon Baroque will be at St David's Church next Saturday (2 July) for the third of four performances of 'Towards Bach' with special guest soloist, bass Tristan Hambleton (£18/£5).
Exeter School Music Department and Chamber Choir will be at St Peter's in Budleigh for music by Bach, Stravinsky and Haydn (£6).
Sadly for her, Tina Guthrie, for the second time in a fortnight, has picked the same night as several other (Saturday 2 July) to perform another choral work, Haydn's 'Creation' with the Crediton Community Choir at Crediton Parish Church. (Still no ticket details on that one, I'm afraid!)
|Pianist James Keefe|
Flautist Ruth Avis
|Soprano - and Dancer,|
Don't forget the next 'Coffee and Music' concert at Killerton Chapel - in the stately gardens of Killerton House on Saturday 9 July at 11am. What a venue! - and free admission!
FULL DETAILS OF ALL THESE CONCERTS ARE ON THE 'CONCERT LISTINGS' WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN REACH FROM THE LINK ON THE RIGHT OR BY CLICKING HERE