Sunday, 2 February 2014

Classical Journey Tuesday 4 February 2014

Julie Sampson
(Uncut Poets)
Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 30 January

Tuesday's programme will start with a Crowd-Funded 'Devon Made' Shakespeare production, recently released as an Audio recording. The e-book will be available in a couple of weeks' time. Listen out for the familiar voices of Midge and Rosie Mullin (Substance & Shadow Theatre Company). Midge and Rosie will be at the Barnfield Theatre on 14 & 15 February for a re-run of their successful seventies creation "Duplicity" - where Midge plays a pair of twins!

Devon Made presents Macbeth adapted by Alex White.
Past productions:Christmas: A Christmas Carol  Easter: Alice in Wonderland  Halloween: Macbeth
Directors: Leopold & Tracy
Music: Tom Menary & Dom Lee
Second Witch: Rosie Mullin
Sergeant (Angus): Midge Mullin

August: Osage County
EUTCo Producer
Georgia Posner
in the Phonic FM studio
At 10.30am members of the Exeter University Theatre Company (EUTCo) Producer, Georgia Posner, will be in the studio to discuss their latest production "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts. This 2007 play explores the dynamics of an Oklahoma family brought together when the father disappears.

Fascinating details of the production story and characters can be found on the EUTCo "August: Osage County" Facebook Page. Run opens Wednesday.

The cast of "August: Osage County"

Julie Sampson: "Tessitura"
At 11.30am poet Julie Sampson will join us again, for a selection of poems from her new publication "Tessitura". Julie read a few extracts at last Thursday's 'Uncut Poets' night in the Black Box at Exeter Phoenix and her work is sensational.

Julie Sampson
reads extracts from "Tessitura"
Exeter Phoenix, Thursday 30 January

Other events in the past week:

Luncthime Concert
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 29 January

The welcome return of
soprano: Rosemary Henry
& clarinettist: Philip Henry
and the ever-popular
composer and accompanist
Josephine Pickering
Trio: "Gather ye Rosebuds While ye May"
(Robert Herrick/Josephine Pickering)
Soprano & Piano: "The Butterfly"
(William Wordsworth/Josephine Pickering)

"Songs about Song" - the full programme:
Josephine Pickering: "Gather ye Rosebuds"

Antonin Dvořák: "Songs My Mother Taught Me"
Felix Mendelsohn: "On Wings of Song"
James Molloy: "Love's Old Sweet Song"
Isaac Albeniz: "Tango" & Billy Amstell: "Stick o' Liquorice" (clarinet & piano)
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas K119 (D major) & K198 (A minor) (solo piano)
Samual Liddle: "How Lovely are thy Dwellings"
Karl Jenkins: "He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"
Josephine Pickering: "The Butterfly"
Alan Bullard: "The Nutting Girl"

Totnes Music Now & Soundart Radio
First Spark Festival:
Totnes Nonclassical
Barrelhouse Inn
Friday 31 January

Supervised by Sam Richards
György Ligeti: "Poème Symphonique
... pour une trentaine de Métronomes"
Nonclassical organisers
Sam Richards & Lona Kozik
As the metronomes run down,
Nonclassical D.J. Nwando Ebizie
takes over for a digital music set.
David Stanley introduces
"Tierkreis" - "Zodiac"
The computer begins with
"Fische" - "Pisces"

David Stanley on guitar-synthesiser
adds "Wassermannn" - "Aquarius"

Eliza Jacobs on electric 'cello
     glissandos in with extracts from . . .
Sam Richards introduces '4Hands'
Lona Kozik & Elie Fruchter

Darius Milhaud: "Le Boeuf sur le Toit"
(1920 surrealist ballet)
(The Ox on the Roof)
extended to accompany Mutual Films
1916 Charlie Chaplin classic
"The Floorwalker"

featuring Lloyd Bacon in the much re-used
'Mirror Routine'

That Nonclassical programme in full:
    Digital Music Archive DJ Sets: Nwando Ebizie (from London Nonclassical)
1. György Ligeti: "Poeme Symphonique pour 100 MétronomesCoordinator: Sam Richards
2. Francis Dhomont: "Novars" (Mvt 3 of "Cycle du son" 1989)
3. Jean-Claude Risset: "Sud" (1985) both recorded by: Sam Richards
3. Darius Milhaud: "Le Boeuf sur le Toit" (The Ox on the Roof - The Nothing-Doing Bar)
    Piano: "4Hands" (Lona Kozik & Elie Fruchter- with Charlie Chaplin"The Floorwalker"
4. Karlheinz Stockhausen"Tierkreis" (Zodiac) "Pisces", "Aquarius", "Virgo" & "Scorpio"
    "Musik im Bauch" (Music in the Belly) 1975 Guitar: David Stanley 'Cello: Eliza Jacobs
5. Lucinda Guy: "Said We Think Feel This(Archive interviews about High Cross House)
    Electro-Acoustic Music: Lucinda Guy
6. Lona Kozik: "Spectra" Piano & Electronics: Lona Kozik Visuals: Sarah Howe

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey
Sunday 2 February

Musicians congregate
amongst delicate glassware
Composer and conductor Sam Richards
arrives and sizes up the situation
Cue Music
Cue "Snooki"
A great combined sound
Violin: John McNichol
Violin: Carole Saint

Violin: Lindsay Hughes
Violin: Ruth Ayling

Violin: Martin Kent
Viola: Hilary Lade
Double Bass: Pat Butterly
'Cello: Eliza Jacobs
'Cello: Elie Fruchter

Chris Booth makes an audio recording
for Soundart Radio
(7pm the same day)
Dean Puckett & Alice Armstrong
collect video for Dead Dean Films
(with Soundart presenter Seany T.) 

Mary Harris Chapel
Streatham Campus
Sunday 2 February

Remembering Simeon & Anna
Festival of the Purification
Organist: David Davies
Michael Graham conducts
Exeter University Chapel Choir
Matthew Cann: "Ave Maria"

Events for the first week of February:

Alison Burnett
with Nicky Perry
Glenorchy Lunchtime Concerts
Glenorchy Church Exmouth
Wednesday 5 February 12.30pm
Soprano: Alison Burnett
Piano: David Davies
Admission FREE

Première: 28 June 2007
Steppenwolf Theatre
Exeter University Theatre Company
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Wednesday 5 - Saturday 8 February 7.30pm

Winner of the Pulitzer Drama Prize 2008
Tracy Letts' dark comedy about a

dysfuncional Oklahoma family in crisis.
Tickets: Wed/Thur £12 Fri/Sat £14
Concessions: £8
School Groups of 10+: £6 each 11th FREE
(Age restriction: 16+)
Box Office: 01392 493493 10am-6pm Mon-Sat
or book online (Over-50s reading Wed 29 Jan)

Farewell to
Broadclyst organist
John Scarfe
Coffee & Music
Broadclyst Parish Church
Saturday 8 February 10.30am
Piano: John Scarfe
Flute: Joanna Todd
Join the crowd for coffee & biscuits
Admission FREE

South West Camerata
Joined Up Thinking Projects Music
Exeter Cathedral Quire
Saturday 8 February 1.30-2.45pm
Director: Fiona McLean-Buechel
South West Camerata
J S Bach: Brandenburg Concerto VI
Dmitri Shostakovich: "Prelude"
Karl Jenkins: "Palladio"
Jacques Offenbach: "Grand Galop"
Pamela Wedgwood: "Jazzing About Suite"
Devon County Junior Choir
Devon County Junior Choir
(Musical Director: Rachel Smith)
   Gary Barlow: "Sing"
     arranged by Camerata violinist
                            James Knowles)
Admission FREE

St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton

700th Anniversary Celebrations
(St Lawrence Chapel granted to  Ashburton by Bishop Stapledon 1314)
St Lawrence Chapel Ashburton
Saturday 8 February 7.30pm
Based: Exeter Cathedral
Director: David Davies
Sacred & Secular Choral Music
Interval Bar
Tickets: £7
01364 653414 11am-4pm Mon-Fri
Proceeds towards restoration of the
St Lawrence Chapel Tower

Flautist Judith Hall
(second from left)
At Powderham Castle
with Andrew Gillett
Vicky Evans & Mary Eade
Taunton Sinfonietta
St James' Church Taunton
Sunday 9 February 3pm
J S Bach: "Brandenburg Concerto No 4"
Antonio Vivaldi: "Concerto for Two Flutes"
Pietro Locatelli: "Concerto Grosso No 2"
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
"Fantasia on Greensleeves"
Clive Jenkins: "Sinfonietta for Strings"
Carl Nielsen: "Little Suite for Strings"
Christoph Billibald Gluck:
"Dance of the Blessed Spirits"
Director: Mary Eade
Flutes: Judith Hall & Jonty Hedges
Complimentary interval drinks
Tickets: £15 (student £5)
01935 862339
Sinfonietta Website
Press Release

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