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2018 / 2019 events

'Music at Lunchtime' concerts

Also   -   Shostakovich, his Life and his Quartets
- October 2018
Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October, 2018
at Artrix, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Presented by Festive Classics
Dante Quartet will perform all 15 Shostakovich String Quartets
Speakers include Stephen Johnson, Elizabeth Wilson, Roderick Swanston,
David Rudkin and Alan George
The weekend will include a masterclass run by Robin Ireland with students from
Birmingham Conservatoire, and a showing of Tony Palmer's 1987 film 'Testimony',
introduced by David Rudkin
A pdf of the leaflet can be downloaded here
For further information, email Jim Page or telephone 01527-872422
'Astaria String Quartet' at the New Guesten Hall,
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

- Thursday 20 June 2019, at 7.30pm
- The opening concert of Bromsgrove Festival 2019
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Presented as a partnership between Bromsgrove Festival and Festive Classics
Ticket and other details of this concert will be available early in 2019
Astaria String Quartet website
'Music at Lunchtime' events at the New Guesten Hall, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
- all presented as part of Bromsgrove Festival 2019
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'Music at Lunchtime' events will be on Wednesdays commencing at 12.00 noon,
with lunch following at 1.00pm
Ticket and other details of 'Music at Lunchtime' events will be available early in 2019
Wed 26 Jun 2019 'Roll Over Beethoven'  -  Actor/singer and pianist Michael Lunts  -  Returning for his fifth time - always to full audiences - Michael takes an irreverent look at classical music, finding humour in an art-form that can take itself rather seriously.  As Mozart himsef famously illustrated, a love of clasical music is not incompatible with a sense of humour. You will be treated to the works of the great composers as you may never have heard them before!  Michael Lunts' website
Wed 3 Jul 2019 'Mozart & Dvořák Serenades'  -  Players from the Orchestra of St John  -  Mozart's Serenade No 12 K388 ('Nacht Musik') is full of dramatic contrast and textures, with amazing athleticism required of the bassoons in the fourth movement, which has a joyous conclusion.  Dvořák's Serenade for Wind is a perennial favourite, composed in the Slavonic style with almost too many tunes to count!  This is Dvořák at his best.  Orchestra of St John's website
Wed 10 Jul 2019 'Horn Showcase'  -  The Birmingham Horn Sound  -  This talented group of eight horns visits for a second time, after pleasing the large audience in 2016.  The emphasis this time will be to provide an enjoyable alternative to more serious classical music, with musical showmanship to the fore.
Wed 17 Jul 2019 'Light Jazz Classics'  -  The Prewer Trio  -  Claire Prewer and son, Aaron, will be known to many from choral performances in the Orchestra of St John.  In this concert, they present their talent in many well-known, easy-listening jazz favourites.

To enquire about 'Music at Lunchtime' events, or for any other query, please email us.

Dmitri Shostakovich, by Arturo Espinosa Dmitri Shostakovich
by Arturo Espinosa
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