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WELCOME … to our Autumn Winter 2017 brochure. This Season marks the start of our 20th Anniversary celebrations and is bursting with exciting music, world-class artists and special events. We are also delighted to welcome Maud Saint-Sardos as our new Chief Executive.
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The Season will be launched by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto with soloist Chloë Hanslip. Other classical highlights include Rachel Podger leading the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and recitals from the Cremona Quartet, Michael Collins, Lawrence Power, the Gould Piano Trio and Tom Poster. In December we look forward to a special concert given by Gwilym Simcock as the final event of his Nimmo Artist Residency; he will direct his band and a host of talented local musicians to launch our 20th Anniversary year in 2018. We are also pleased to welcome back Cuban band Son Yambu, folk star Kathryn Tickell, leading
jazz singer Stacey Kent, Scandinavian folk fiddlers Frigg and Belshazzar’s Feast. Exceptional young artists will give concerts as part of our lunchtime series, including pianist Ashley Fripp and baroque ensemble Le Jardin du Roy. We invite young music lovers to enjoy a family concert with members of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Dr Dee’s Daughter and the Philosopher’s Stone; a magical puppet show with music from the award-winning recorder quartet Palisander. On behalf of the whole team we hope you enjoy the new brochure and look forward to welcoming you to WMC during the Season. James Slater Artistic Director
Maud Saint-Sardos Chief Executive
FRI 7 JUL 6PM
SAT 5 AUG 6PM
SAT 19 AUG 7PM
ANDRÉ RIEU (AS LIVE) Celebrating 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra
GLYNDEBOURNE 2017 LIVESTREAM OPERA
HAMLET (AS LIVE) The world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy
Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic The immersive opera experience: and richly lyrical music captures arrive early, bring a picnic or order the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is from our food menu (p38) and treat yourself to a glass of prosecco pure Shakespeare. A cast including Sarah Connolly, Barbara Hannigan before a screening from the and John Tomlinson bring Hamlet world-famous opera festival. to life. Doors will open 1.5hrs before the screening. Running time: 3h / 1 interval. Sung in English with subtitles. Please note: only drinks purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.
£15 / £3 U18s + students
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (AS LIVE) A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works, delivering sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La Clemenza di Tito distils the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy. Starring Steve Davislim and Alice Coote. Running time: 3h / 1 interval. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. £15 / £3 U18s + students
Livestream concert: 2017 will be the 13th consecutive year of André Rieu’s summer evening concerts on the romantic Vrijthof square in Maastricht. The maestro promises a magnificent spectacle to celebrate thirty years of performing with his Orchestra, with guest soloists and a programme of waltzes and classical music favourites. £15 / £7.50 U18s + students
MON 24 JUL – FRI 18 AUG A month of creative and musical activities for children and young people MON 24 – FRI 28 JUL 9AM – 3PM
MUSICAL IN A WEEK!
Five fantastic days of singing, acting and dancing with Felicity Courage 5 – 14 yrs: £110 child / £100 siblings (five days)
MON 31 JUL / TUE 1 AUG 10AM – 3PM
Experience playing in a live rock band with tutor support band and end-of-day “Super Group” 8 – 11 yrs: £35 (one day)
TUE 1 AUG 1PM – 3PM
THU 3 AUG 10AM – 11.30AM
Create beautiful artwork inspired by circles and help design a giant mandala
Create your own fairy garden complete with flowers, stepping stones and a twinkly pond
5 – 7 yrs: £9 child / £2 adult
2 – 4 yrs: £6 child / £2 adult
TUE 1 AUG 2.30PM – 5.30PM
THU 3 AUG 1PM – 3PM
ROCK PARTY! WITH SCHOOL OF ROCK
See live young rockers on stage and get a temporary tattoo before a screening of School of Rock (2003, PG) £3
WED 2 – THU 3 AUG 10AM – 3PM
NEON DANCE INTENSIVE Award-winning choreographer Adrienne Hart leads a two-day contemporary dance course 12 – 18yrs: £50 (two days)
WED 2 AUG 10AM – 12PM / 1PM – 3PM
MON 31 JUL 10AM – 3PM
Bring your own characters to life using stop motion animation
£15 one session / £25 both sessions
ANIMATE A SHORT FILM 10 – 15 yrs: £25 child
TUE 1 AUG 10AM – 11.30AM
Join Claire Yeoman to decorate a t-shirt or bag with graffiti-style art.
WED 2 AUG 1.30PM
Experience the magic of colours through song, stories and messy play
Dress up as your favourite Disney character for a screening of Beauty and the Beast (2017, PG)
2 – 4 yrs: £6 child / £2 adult
SING A RAINBOW
TUE 8 AUG / WED 9 AUG 10AM – 3PM
Join Chrissie Weltike on a MEGAsaurus craft adventure
Learn to compose songs and beats using computer programmes in this all-ages in this music tech day
5 – 7 yrs: £9 child / £2 adult
8 – 16 yrs: £35 (one day)
FRI 4 AUG 9.30AM – 3PM
MON 14 – WED 16 AUG 10AM – 3PM
A DAY OF SONG
Kate Courage leads a full day of singing with warm ups, games, songs and harmony
YOUNG COMPOSERS & SONGWRITERS
7 – 16 yrs: £30 young person
A three day project to create original music based on a folk tale, led by composer Kate Courage
MON 7 AUG 10.30AM
12 – 19 yrs: £75 (three days)
TOY STORY PYJAMA PARTY
Bring a toy and enjoy a screening of Toy Story (1995, PG) in your pyjamas! £3
THU 17 – FRI 18 AUG 9AM – 3PM
Calling all young budding actors to improvise and devise a new play in two days with Felicity Courage! 7 – 16 yrs: £55 child / £50 sibling
FRI 18 AUG 10AM / 11AM
Ella Emery leads a fun and energetic workshop with singing, movement and instruments 2 – 4 yrs: 10am / 5 – 7 yrs: 11am £6 child / £2 adult 5
SAT 29 JUL 7.30PM
FRI 25 AUG 7.30PM / SAT 26 AUG 3PM
WED 20 SEP 7.15PM
WEST OF ENGLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA / SIMON BLENDIS VIOLIN
THE ROYAL OPERA THE MAGIC FLUTE (LIVE)
New generation of talented string players perform modernist masterpieces
Outstanding young musicians present Russian classics and a world premiere
STRAVINSKY Apollon Musagète SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony in C minor Op 110a
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919) MOORE Violin Concerto £15 / £13 Family Ticket (p38) (world premiere) £9 U18s + students RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Op 35 Principal Sponsor
Livestream opera: Mozart’s glorious opera is brought to life in David McVicar’s production featuring baritone Roderick Williams as Papageno. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro.
FRI 22 SEP 7.30PM
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / CHLOË HANSLIP VIOLIN
NATIONAL YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA
The talented young musicians of the National Youth String Orchestra perform an inspiring programme featuring Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony. NYSO is one of the UK’s most prestigious training organisations for young string players. £14 / £7 Under 18s 6
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alongside WEYO at this world premiere. Rimsky-Korsakov’s popular symphonic suite concludes the programme.
Timothy Redmond conductor Simon Blendis violin This dazzling summer programme opens with Stravinsky’s 1919 Suite based on the original ballet score. We are delighted to have co-commissioned a new work for strings, percussion and solo violin by Jeff Moore with Wiltshire-based SuperStrings, who will perform
Supported by Patrons of the Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Freemasons
A symphonic feast to launch the new Season
Running time: 3h 10m / 1 interval. Sung in German with English Subtitles. £15 / £7.50 U18s + students
‘Playing of skintingling purity and tonal allure’ Sinfini Music
MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major Op 77 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 3 Op 55 ‘Eroica’ Victor Aviat conductor Chloë Hanslip violin
Enjoy a glittering programme of symphonic favourites by one of the UK’s leading orchestras. Sensational English violinist Chloë Hanslip gives her WMC debut in Brahms’ Violin Concerto. In the Eroica Symphony, Beethoven weaves together struggle, tragedy and blazing triumph in one of music’s most captivating symphonic journeys. £32 / £16 U18s + students
Tickets include 6.30pm pre-concert drinks party: join us for a glass of prosecco to launch the new Season. Buy This, Try Lawrence Power / Simon Crawford-Phillips (p13) half price Supported by
SAT 23 SEP 4PM
SAT 23 SEP 8PM
SUN 24 SEP 7.30PM
WED 27 SEP 1PM
MIKE MCGOLDRICK / JOHN MCCUSKER / JOHN DOYLE SAMPLING AND MIXING WORKSHOP Join the musical masterminds Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler of Addictive TV (Orchestra of Samples) for an afternoon exploring live mixing and sampling ahead of their evening show. 4pm Introduction to sampling audio and video 5pm Live-mixing audio and video Open to all £5 (includes both workshops)
A thrilling trip through traditional and contemporary jigs, ballads and reels
ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES Addictive TV mix recordings from across the globe with live performance in a musical fusion spanning folk, world, jazz and song Graham Daniels electronics Mark Vidler electronics Dennis Rollins trombone Matthew Thorpe percussion Graham and Mark make up Addictive TV, a musical duo for the twenty-first century. By sampling, combining and reimagining recording sessions with over 200
musicians from more than 25 countries across the world, they have created new music which fuses styles and traditions. The result is a digital supergroup of artists who have never met, but who play together on-screen in an extraordinary mix of sound and visuals; from Iranian percussion and Northumbrian pipes, to French cello and Chinese erhu.
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For this special event Addictive TV will be joined by Dennis Rollins (trombone) and Matthew Thorpe (percussion) performing live as part of the show. £10 6.30pm FreeStage:West Wiltshire Percussion Ensemble 7pm pre-concert talk with Addictive TV
Mike, John and John first crossed paths as teenagers and a quarter of a century later the fired-up folk live-wires have each gone on to global acclaim as outstanding musicians and key members of the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions.
John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has earned a worldwide reputation for his instrumental prowess and Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a founding member of both Flook and Lúnasa, and regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time.
John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, £17 / £8.50 U18s + students bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish Buy This, Try Hope & Social (p15) music linchpin and founder member of acclaimed group Solas. half price
LE JARDIN DU ROY
Talented young artists present a lunchtime concert of music from the court of Versailles JACQUET DE LA GUERRE Trio Sonata in D minor COUPERIN La Françoise from Les Nations LECLAIR 1ère Recréation from Deux Recréations de Musique Oliver Cave violin Gabi Maas violin Bianca Riesner viola da gamba Satoko Doi-Luck harpsichord Le Jardin du Roy represents some of the most promising young talents from the world of historically informed performance,
currently taking part in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Experience Scheme. The programme presents music from the French Baroque period, which was originally written for the court of Versailles. £10 / £5 U18s + students Supported by Wiltshire Music Centre’s Young Artist Fund
FRI 29 SEP 6PM
FRI 29 SEP 7.30PM
SAT 30 SEP 7.30PM
CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP A relaxed and enjoyable introduction to Cuban dance and salsa Join members of Son Yambu in this introductory dance workshop where you can try out the basics of Cuban dancing. Have fun discovering elements of mambo, cha-cha, the Puerto Rican bomba and Cuban son which form the foundation of salsa; the dance which sprung into life in New York in the 1970s. Open to all – no prior experience required £5 10
CORY BAND World-leading brass from the heart of Wales
SON YAMBU Red-hot, tropical son music straight from the streets of Cuba
the legacy of the Buena Vista Social Club and bringing to life the spirit of Havana. They give this Son Yambu play authentic Cuban irresistible music a contemporary son music; an intoxicating fusion edge, sharing an authentic of the Spanish and African rhythms experience of Latin music today. that gave rise to salsa. The band features a new generation of £16 / £8 U18s + students / Cuban musicians who are Kid-a-Quid (p38) passionate about continuing
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‘The UK’s very own Buena Vista band’ Extraordinary Music
This exceptional brass band promises to entertain with an impressive display of their musical prowess. Hailing from the Rhonda Valley of South Wales, the sensational Cory Band has thrilled audiences from Swansea to Sydney. This programme will feature an eclectic mix of music ranging from traditional brass band repertoire to innovative new compositions and arrangements. £23 A Bratton Silver Band promotion
SUN 1 OCT 3PM
WED 4 OCT 7.15PM
‘Superb on all levels!’ Audience member
DR DEE’S DAUGHTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE WITH PALISANDER Music, puppetry and storytelling for all the family While astronomer and alchemist Dr Dee is immersed in study, Katherine reads about his quest to find the Elixir of Life. Awardwinning recorder quartet Palisander and puppet-theatre company Rust and Stardust invite you to discover this fantastic tale
with music from the sixteenth century played on recorders from 6 inches to 6 feet tall. Explore themes of history, magic and science through an exciting blend of music, puppetry and storytelling.
THE ROYAL OPERA LA BOHÈME (AS LIVE) Livestream opera: Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris has captivated audiences around the world, making La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. Antonio Pappano conducts a superb young cast starring Nicole Car (Mimì) and Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo). Running time: 2h 35 mins / 1 interval. Sung in Italian with English Subtitles. £15 / £7.50 U18s + students
£8 / £4 U18s + students 11
FRI 6 OCT 6PM
FRI 6 OCT 7.30PM
SAT 7 OCT 7.30PM
LAWRENCE POWER VIOLA / SIMON CRAWFORDPHILLIPS PIANO
Infectious drumming and chant from West Africa Fresh from the main stage of WOMAD 2016, Ghanaian master drummers Kakatsitsi perform rhythms and chants from their own Ga tribe and other West African cultures. The drummers
have collaborated with the !Gubi Family from the Namibian Kalahari for a dynamic fusion of drumming, dance and song. With djembe, mouth bow and chants from the San and Bwiti people, Kakatsitsi perform authentic, hypnotic dance grooves.
£16 / £8 U18s + students Buy This, Try Bangalore Dreams (p23) half price
Music of huge expressive scope and virtuosity for viola and piano
DRUMMING WORKSHOP An introduction to djembe drumming Join the master drummers of Kakatsitsi to try out traditional djembe drumming. Learn basic techniques and play as a group to create fun dance grooves. Open to all – no prior experience required. £5 12
BERLIOZ arr POWER The Death of Ophelia SHOSTAKOVICH Preludes Op 34 DE FALLA Siete canciones populares Española TURNAGE Power Play PROKOFIEV 8 pieces from Romeo and Juliet
SUN 8 OCT 7PM
the expressive versatility of the viola in beautiful and powerful music from the late Romantic period and early twentieth century. £18 / Free Under-25s
Buy This, Try This: enjoy this concert half price if you’ve bought a ticket to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (p7)
Lawrence Power is one of today’s 6.30pm pre-concert talk foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. He is joined by long-standing musical collaborator Simon Crawford-Phillips for this programme which showcases
Supported by the Friends of Wiltshire Music Centre
HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE THE SIDEDOOR PRESEN TS.... Intimate gigs in the WMC Bar
£10 / £5 U18s + students Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets The SideDoor presents…an acoustic night in association with just a mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah Sanders with BoA Promotions and Ben Savage are refreshingly unique. Their debut album Before ‘Spellbinding...Hannah The Sun reflects their British and and Ben were born to American influences, with a mix of play and sing together’ traditional and self-penned songs. fRoots Magazine
FRI 13 OCT 7.30PM
SAT 14 OCT 3PM
SAT 14 OCT 7.30PM
SUN 15 OCT 7.30PM
NYJO BIG BAND WORKSHOP
DORIC STRING QUARTET Leading British quartet brings subtle lyricism and finely blended tone HAYDN String Quartet Op 64 No 6 BRITTEN String Quartet No 1 MENDELSSOHN String Quartet Op 44 No 3 Alex Redington violin Jonathan Stone violin Hélène Clément viola John Myerscough cello 14
Over the past decade, the Doric String Quartet have become one of Britain’s leading chamber groups, known for their consummate artistry. This programme includes Britten’s Quartet No 1, conceived during the composer’s war-time years in America. £20 / Free Under-25s
Big band jazz training with some of the finest young musicians in the business Led by Mark Armstrong and musicians from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, this workshop gives jazz lovers and instrumentalists an insight into performing as part of a jazz ensemble. Enjoy demonstrations by the band, learn about specialist techniques and play arrangements of some of the best-loved big band music. Open to players of all big band instruments of Grade 5 standard (or equivalent) and above. £7
‘All that’s different, young and exciting in Brit jazz.’ Jazzwise Magazine
NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
HOPE & SOCIAL
Thrilling big band jazz with the next generation of leading jazz musicians
Hope & Social are a folk-rock six-piece based in Yorkshire, whose self-affirmed mission is to change the world by making noise and dancing like they mean it. Performing their anthemic songs and infectious melodies with guitars, banjos, ukuleles, live brass and synths, they throw themselves wholeheartedly into every performance.
Mark Armstrong musical director NYJO perform big band classics alongside brand-new commissions and arrangements.
including Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse and Gwilym Simcock. Recent highlights for the band include an ongoing residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and a televised performance at the BBC Proms.
This world-class band has helped £22 / £11 U18s + students to launch the careers of many of the UK’s most renowned musicians,
A Yorkshire band with infectious melodies hot off the festival circuit
During eight years together, the band have recorded five albums and performed thousands of gigs from boutique festivals and pub front rooms to Leeds Arena and Glastonbury. £15 / £7.50 U18s + students Buy This, Try This: enjoy this show half price if you’ve bought a ticket to McGoldrick, McCusker, Doyle (p9) 15
FRI 20 OCT 7.30PM
SAT 21 OCT 7.30PM
MON 23 OCT 7.15PM
FRI 27 OCT 7.30PM
Guts and Glory: heroic music for strings, trumpets and drums
CHAPLIN SILENT SOUNDTRACKS Chaplin’s silent comic masterpieces with live music for violin and piano Matthew Trusler violin Ashley Wass piano Celebrating 100 years since the creation of Chaplin’s comic masterpieces The Mutual Comedies, this evening of film and music explores the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest cultural icons. Screenings of memorable scenes from The Immigrant, The Adventure and 16
Modern Times will be accompanied by specially-curated live soundtracks including music by Fritz Kreisler, George Gershwin and Monti’s famous Czardas, performed by star violinist Matthew Trusler and pianist Ashley Wass. Lively and informative stories link the show together, illustrated with projected images and movies. £18 / £9 U18s + students 6.30pm pre-concert talk with the artists
BIBER Rosary Sonata ‘The Annunciation’ & Battalia à 10 SCHMELZER Lament on the death of Ferdinand III BERTALI Sonata Sublationis VEJVANOVSKÝ Serenade XXVII
showcase of the pomp and majesty of Vienna’s imperial court at the height of its powers. £20 / £10 U18s + students Buy This, Try This: enjoy this concert half price if you’ve bought a ticket to The OAE / Rachel Podger (p28)
Engimatic period instrument ensemble Spiritato! return to WMC 6.30pm pre-concert talk to present baroque brass at its with trumpeter William Russell dazzling best. The rousing sound of natural trumpets contrasts with Supported by the Principal Friends of virtuoso music for solo violin and Wiltshire Music Centre reflective pieces for strings in a
THE ROYAL BALLET ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (LIVE) Livestream ballet: Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts to a playing-card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. £15 / £7.50 U18s + students
‘Stacey Kent has been quietly sitting on top of the world of jazz vocals for many years’ Jamie Cullum
STACEY KENT Grammy-nominated vocalist of international acclaim returns to WMC Jim Tomlinson saxes, flute Graham Harvey piano Jeremy Brown double bass Josh Morrison drums Stacey Kent returns from the States with a remarkable collection
of songs, including Bossa Nova classics, French chansons and American standards taken from her latest album I Know I Dream. The evening will showcase some of her best-loved repertoire alongside original songs penned with lyricist partners such as Kazuo Ishiguro and Jim Tomlinson, who is both Stacey’s husband and saxophonist.
£23 / £11.50 U18s + students
SAT 28 OCT 7.30PM
SUN 29 OCT 7PM
WED 1 NOV 1PM
FRI 3 NOV 7.30PM
KATHRYN TICKELL ‘There is an explosion upwards, a moment of suspension in the air where you are weightless, ecstatic, free’ Max Calaf Sevé, contemporary circus artist
MAX CALAF SEVÉ ANYDAY
JIMMY ALDRIDGE / SID GOLDSMITH
Physical theatre with extraordinary solo show like no other. acrobatics and storytelling Suitable for ages 5+.
Intimate gigs in the WMC Bar
Comic, absurd and surreal, Anyday uses breathtaking trampoline acrobatics and physical theatre to tell the charming story of Max and the world he shares with a bird on his trampoline. Set to an original score by Matt Huxley, Anyday follows Max on a journey through loneliness to bouncing joy in this 18
Running time: 1h / no interval £13.50 / £7 U18s + students
acclaimed second album Night Hours has cemented the duo’s Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith reputation as two of the most are folk singers in the traditional exciting musicians and social style. Their combination of commentators of their time. outstanding vocals, instrumental prowess and a powerful social £10 / £5 U18s + students conscience makes the duo one of the most engaging and in-demand acts on the British folk scene. Their ‘Impeccably crafted and songs are linked by themes of beautifully realised’ political struggle, resistance and justice, and their criticallyFRUK
ASHLEY FRIPP PIANO
Tales and tunes: storytelling and in 2015 was awarded an inspired by the beauty of the North OBE for her services to folk music. For this unique project, she Folk superstar Kathryn Tickell collaborates with storyteller returns to WMC with an evening David Almond and accordionist of music and storytelling inspired Amy Thatcher of The Shee and the language and landscape of her The Monster Ceilidh Band. native Northumbria. A composer, fiddler and piper, Kathryn has £19 / £9.50 U18s + students released fifteen of her own albums,
Stellar young pianist performs a In this lunchtime programme, programme of fantasy and fairytale Ashley contrasts Bach’s second Partita with Liszt’s Fountains at the BACH Partita No 2 in C minor Villa d’Este. Ravel’s Gaspard de la BWV 826 Nuit, evokes goblins, gallows and LISZT Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este Ondine, a lake-dwelling nymph who RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit lures visitors to a watery demise. Ashley Fripp has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious £10 / £5 U18s + students concert venues, from the Barbican Post-concert Q&A to Paris’ Cité de la Musique and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Supported by Wiltshire Music Centre’s
‘Astoundingly brilliant... a joy to hear’ Thomas Adès
Young Artist Fund and The Fenton Arts Trust
‘I can’t remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape.’ Richard Morrison, The Times
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Fri 7 Jul 6pm GLYNDEBOURNE HAMLET (LIVESTREAM) The world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera
Wed 20 Sep 7.15pm THE ROYAL OPERA THE MAGIC FLUTE (LIVESTREAM)
AUG Sat 5 Aug 6pm GLYNDEBOURNE LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (LIVESTREAM) A brand new take on one of Mozart’s final works Sat 19 Aug 7pm ANDRÉ RIEU (LIVESTREAM) Celebrating 30 years of André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra Sat 29 Jul 7.30pm NATIONAL YOUTH STRING ORCHESTRA Talented young string players perform modernist masterpieces Fri 25 Aug 7.30pm / Sat 26 Aug 3pm WEST OF ENGLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA Outstanding young musicians present Russian classics and a world premiere
Fri 22 Sep 7.30pm BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / CHLOË HANSLIP VIOLIN A symphonic feast to launch the new Season Sat 23 Sep 4pm SAMPLING AND MIXING WORKSHOPS Sat 23 Sep 8pm ORCHESTRA OF SAMPLES Fusion of digital and live performances from across the globe Sun 24 Sep 7.30pm MIKE MCGOLDRICK / JOHN MCCUSKER / JOHN DOYLE A thrilling trip through traditional and contemporary jigs, ballads and reels Wed 27 Sep 1pm LE JARDIN DU ROY Lunchtime concert: music from the court of Versailles
Fri 29 Sep 6pm CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP A relaxed and enjoyable introduction to Cuban dance and salsa Fri 29 Sep 7.30pm SON YAMBU Red-hot, tropical son music straight from the streets of Cuba Sat 30 Sep 7.30pm CORY BAND World-leading brass from the heart of Wales
OCT Sun 1 Oct 3pm DR DEE’S DAUGHTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE Music, puppetry and storytelling for all the family Wed 4 Oct 7.15pm THE ROYAL OPERA LA BOHÈME (LIVESTREAM) Antonio Pappano conducts Puccini’s passionate opera Fri 6 Oct 6pm KAKATSITSI WORKSHOP An introduction to djembe drumming
Fri 6 Oct 7.30pm KAKATSITSI Infectious drumming and chant from West Africa
Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm HOPE & SOCIAL Yorkshire band hot off the festival circuit
Sat 7 Oct 7.30pm LAWRENCE POWER VIOLA / SIMON CRAWFORD-PHILLIPS PIANO Music of huge expressive scope and virtuosity by Prokofiev and Shostakovich
Fri 20 Oct 7.30pm CHAPLIN SILENT SOUNDTRACKS Chaplin’s silent comic masterpieces with live music for violin and piano
Sun 8 Oct 7pm HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE Intimate duets with mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Fri 13 Oct 7.30pm DORIC STRING QUARTET Performing music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Britten Sat 14 Oct 3pm NYJO BIG BAND WORKSHOP Sat 14 Oct 7.30pm NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Big band jazz with the next generation of leading young jazz musicians
Sat 21 Oct 7.30pm SPIRITATO! Guts and Glory: heroic music for strings, trumpets and drums Mon 23 Oct 7.15pm THE ROYAL BALLET ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (LIVESTREAM) Fri 27 Oct 7.30pm STACEY KENT Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist of international acclaim Sat 28 Oct 7.30pm MAX CALAF SEVÉ ANYDAY Extraordinary acrobatics and storytelling Sun 29 Oct 7pm JIMMY ALDRIDGE / SID GOLDSMITH Intimate gigs in the WMC Bar
NOV Wed 1 Nov 1pm ASHLEY FRIPP PIANO Stellar young pianist performs Bach, Liszt and Ravel Fri 3 Nov 7.30pm KATHRYN TICKELL Tales and tunes: storytelling inspired by the beauty of the North Sat 4 Nov 3pm ANIMAL ZOO WITH MINI BSO A fun-packed interactive concert for all the family Wed 8 Nov 7.30pm BATH PHILHARMONIA / ALEXANDRA DARIESCU PIANO Sibelius, Grieg and Beethoven Fri 10 Nov 5pm BANGALORE DREAMS WORKSHOP A fun and relaxed introduction to South Indian music Fri 10 Nov 7.30pm BANGALORE DREAMS Leading Indian violinist combines musical traditions old and new
Sun 12 Nov 7.30pm CANTAMUS CHAMBER CHOIR A rousing concert for Remembrance Sunday Sat 18 Nov 7.30pm THE BLUES BAND Celebrating the blues tradition in all its forms Sun 19 Nov 2pm TOM POSTER MASTERCLASS Sun 19 Nov 7.30pm TOM POSTER PIANO Leading pianist returns with a dazzling programme Fri 24 Nov 7.30pm QUARTETTO DI CREMONA Globetrotting quartet perform and all-Italian programme Sat 25 Nov 5pm FINNISH FIDDLE TUNES WORKSHOP A fun and fascinating workshop for string players Sat 25 Nov 7.30pm FRIGG Fiery fiddle septet from cool Scandinavia
DEC Sat 2 Dec 7.30pm GOULD PIANO TRIO Leading UK ensemble perform Mendelssohn and Shostakovich Sun 3 Dec 3pm THE NUTCRACKER FAMILY SHOW A tale of magic and adventure with live music, dance and puppetry Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT / RACHEL PODGER VIOLIN An intoxicating combination of power and grace Sat 9 Dec 7.30pm GWILYM SIMCOCK Nimmo Artist in Residence launches our 20th Anniversary year Tue 12 Dec 11.30am JONATHAN JAMES DISCOVERING MUSIC
Fri 15 Dec 7.30pm MICHAEL COLLINS & FRIENDS Performing clarinet quintets by Brahms and Mozart Sat 16 Dec 7.30pm PARAGON SINGERS A seasonal programme by leading local chamber choir Sun 17 Dec 7.30pm GBH BIG BAND / CANTAMUS Now that’s what I call a Merry Jazzy Christmas! Wed 20 Dec 7.30pm BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST An English folk Christmas
JAN Mon 1 Jan 7.30pm / Tue 2 Jan 3pm WEST OF ENGLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA An all-American celebration
Tue 12 Dec 7.15pm / Sat 23 Dec 3pm THE ROYAL BALLET THE NUTCRACKER (LIVESTREAM)
SAT 4 NOV 3PM
WED 8 NOV 7.30PM
FRI 10 NOV 5PM
BANGALORE DREAMS WORKSHOP
FRI 10 NOV 7.30PM
‘An extraordinary and versatile violinist... free-flowing, often mesmerising’ The Guardian
A fun and relaxed introduction to South Indian music
WITH MINI BSO FAMILY CONCERT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
A fun-packed interactive concert for all the family Join Mini BSO (musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra!) for an afternoon of family fun with live music inspired by the animal kingdom. Come for a walk with Hairy McClary and get to know the big brown bear who lives in the wood, as Mini BSO use animal stories to introduce plenty of tuneful and rhythmic fun. The group offer a relaxed introduction to music and instruments for little music-lovers of the future. £8 / £4 Under-18s
BATH PHILHARMONIA / ALEXANDRA DARIESCU PIANO Leading pianist joins Bath Philharmonia in a programme inspired by nature SIBELIUS Valse Triste Op 44 No 1 GRIEG Piano Concerto Op 16 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 6 Op 68 ‘Pastoral’ Jason Thornton conductor Alexandra Dariescu piano
Grieg’s Piano Concerto conjures up the dramatic Nordic countryside and Beethoven’s homage to the beauty of nature in his glorious sixth symphony portrays an idyllic countryside full of birdsong, gentle breezes and babbling brooks. £25 / £12.50 U18s + students 6.30pm pre-concert talk
Join Jyotsna Srikanth (Bangalore Dreams) to explore and try out the songs and rhythms of traditional Carnatic music from South India. Jyotsna has carved out a unique musical niche of new and old musical traditions that has captivated audiences across the globe. This relaxed and fun, one hour workshop is suitable for all levels. Open to all – no prior experience required. £5
SUN 12 NOV 7.30PM
BANGALORE DREAMS Leading Indian violinist combines musical traditions old and new
keyboardist Shadrach Solomon, Jyotsna showcases her virtuoso technique and unique style and Following recent performances sound, which has made her one at WOMAD and the BBC Proms, of the most sought-after Indian Jyotsna Srikanth leads a programme violinists in Europe. of contemporary Indian music fused with foot-tapping jazz, £16 / £8 U18s + students driving percussion and influences from around the world. Buy This, Try This: enjoy this concert half price if you’ve bought Joined by South Indian a ticket to Kakatsitsi (p12) percussionist Manjunath NS and
CANTAMUS CHAMBER CHOIR A rousing concert for Remembrance Sunday MENDELSSOHN Christe, du lamm Gotte, Jesu Meine freude GRIEG Holberg Suite Op 40 OLA GJEILO Sunrise Mass Mike Daniels conductor Musica Cordiale string orchestra Norwegian born Ola Gjeilo’s lush and lyrical Sunrise Mass takes us on a metaphysical journey. This programme for Remembrance Sunday also features Grieg’s Holberg suite for strings and Mendelssohn’s beautifully crafted choral cantatas. £16 / £10 U18s + students A Cantamus Chamber Choir promotion 23
SAT 18 NOV 7.30PM
THE BLUES BAND Celebrating the blues tradition in all its forms In 1979, five outstanding musicians decided to fly in the face of musical fashion and form a band ‘just to play the blues’. No one could have predicted that 38 years on they’d still be dazzling audiences with their showmanship and virtuosity. About 20 albums and thousands of gigs later, they’ve earned a reputation around the world as one of the finest exponents of the blues tradition. £26 A Blues Band promotion
SUN 19 NOV 2PM
PIANO & CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASS A fascinating insight into piano mastery and ensemble playing In this engaging and informative public masterclass, Tom Poster coaches a group of outstanding young pianists and chamber musicians and gives them performance tips and interpretive guidance.
SUN 19 NOV 7.30PM
TOM POSTER PIANO
FRI 24 NOV 7.30PM
‘Poster’s performance is well-nigh ideal’ The Arts Desk
QUARTETTO DI CREMONA
£5 Leading pianist returns with a dazzling programme
Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility. BEETHOVEN Sonata in E flat Op 7 Equally in demand as soloist and SCHUMANN Waldszenen Op 82 chamber musician, Tom has made CHOPIN Ballades Nos 3 and 4 multiple appearances at the BBC GERSHWIN Songs (transcribed by Proms. He returns to WMC Earl Wild, Michael Finnissy and following his recital with Alison Tom Poster) Balsom last autumn with a RAVEL La Valse programme that includes some of the most beautiful music ever
written for piano, including Beethoven’s revoluntionary Sonata Op 7. £18 / £9 U18s + students 6.30pm pre-concert talk
Globetrotting quartet give their WMC debut with an Italian journey BOCCHERINI String Quartet Op 2 No 6 VERDI String Quartet in E minor PUCCINI Crisantemi RESPIGHI String Quartet No 3 in D major Cristiano Gualco violin Paolo Andreoli violin Simone Gramaglia viola Giovanni Scaglione cello
The Cremona Quartet present a magnificent programme of music by Italian composers. This concert spans a remarkable musical history from Boccherini to Respighi, famous for his Pines of Rome. Puccini is said to have written Crisantemi in a single night, as a response to the death of a friend.
£20 / Free Under-25s 6.30pm pre-concert talk Supported by an anonymous donor
‘Nothing less than life-affirming’ Gramophone
SAT 25 NOV 5PM
FINNISH FIDDLE TUNES WORKSHOP A fun and fascinating workshop for all string players Antti Jarvela and the band members of Frigg offer a stirring experience of Scandinavian tunes – jigs, reels, polkas, schottisches, waltzes – taught by ear but with the offer of scores for future reference. The workshop is suitable for all string players (not just fiddlers!), whether from a classical, jazz or folk background. Open to all. £5
SAT 25 NOV 7.30PM
FRIGG ‘The tunes are a non-stop whirlwind’ BBC
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SAT 2 DEC 7.30PM Hot Fiery Finnish fiddle septet from cool Scandinavia Frigg have dazzled at Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival, and are a leading act on the Nordic scene. Performing jigs, reels and bluegrass inventions with an infectious Nordgrass sound – a mix of chilling Nordic folk and bluegrass – they have earned a reputation as one of most uplifting and hip-twitching bands in the Northern hemisphere. £17 / £8.50 U18s + students / Kid-a-Quid (p38)
GOULD PIANO TRIO
THE NUTCRACKER FAMILY SHOW
Expressive, intelligent and insightful interpretations from leading UK ensemble
A classic tale of magic and adventure with live music, dance and puppetry
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B flat major Op 11 MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 49 SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No 2 in E minor Op 67 Lucy Gould violin Alice Neary cello Benjamin Frith piano
SUN 3 DEC 3PM
UK and abroad. The programme presents three gems from the repertoire including Shostakovich’s elegiac work written in memory of one of his closest friends and Mendelssohn’s dramatic Trio in D minor. £20 / Free Under-25s Supported by
The Gould Piano Trio has remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for well over ‘A musical fire that twenty years. Familiar to listeners ignites from the first of BBC Radio 3, they perform The Washington Post regularly at major festivals in the
It’s Christmas day and time to have a nap after all the food and excitement. Close your eyes, make a wish and dream of a land of sweets, snowmen and malevolent mouse kings. Journey with Clara through the Enchanted Kingdom and jump through the Hoop of Talent to star in the show! Michael Loader teams up with Emilia Nurminen, associate dancer with Ballet Cymru, and members of the Lochrian String Quartet to bring to life this classic tale of magic and adventure.
2PM PLAYSHOP Free to ticket holders / book early as places limited. £8 / £4 U18s + students
‘Truly fabulous for all ages. Inspiring’ Audience member 5+ YEARS
WED 6 DEC 7.30PM
ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT / RACHEL PODGER VIOLIN
SPOTLIGHT ON THE OAE RESIDENCY
ORCHESTRA IN RESIDENCE An intoxicating combination of power and grace with leading violinist HAYDN Symphony No 26 in F minor ‘Lamentatione’ MOZART Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat K207 JC BACH Symphony in G minor Op 6 No 6 MOZART Violin Concerto No 5 in A major K219 ‘Turkish’
TUE 12 DEC 7.15PM / SAT 23 DEC 3PM
SAT 9 DEC 7.30PM
Renowned violinist Rachel Podger is established as a leading interpreter of music of the Baroque and Classical periods, performing as a soloist and guest director with many of the world’s top ensembles. In this concert she leads the OAE in a programme that showcases Haydn’s irresistable Symphony No 26 and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No 5, one of the composer’s best-loved works for the instrument.
£32 / £16 U18s + students Buy This, Try Spiritato! (p16) half price 6.30pm pre-concert talk
‘Britain’s finest period violinist’ BBC Music Magazine
In Spring 2017 Wiltshire Music Centre and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment worked together to create an exciting Educational Residency for young people. Over the course of 3 months, OAE musicians visited 9 primary schools in Chippenham, delivered a workshop for local bassoonists and oboists, and delivered an ‘Opera in a Day’ music project with our Zone Club for learning disabled young adults. They also explored the fascinating science of sleep as part of our community music and science event (My Science Fair). In total we reached over 800 children and their families through the project!
‘Dazzling’ Mark-Anthony Turnage ‘A creative genius’ Chick Corea
GWILYM SIMCOCK 20 ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH CONCERT TH
Nimmo Artist in Residence launches our 20th Anniversary year Jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock and leading saxophonist Rob Buckland join forces with a classical string quartet to perform original compositions and arrangements inspired by French music and musicians. Drawing on their wide ranging experience as collaborative jazz artists, they will explore links between jazz, improvisation and the music of Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel.
The musicians will then be joined by a jazz octet with members of the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and WMC Chorus to perform festive arrangements to launch our 20th Anniversary in style. £18 / £9 U18s + students 6.30pm FreeStage Jazz: Keir Spring & The Money Makers Two decades ago in December 1997, Wiltshire Music Centre opened its doors for the first time. Twenty years and many thousands of performances later, the Centre
THE ROYAL BALLET THE NUTCRACKER (AS LIVE) Livestream ballet: a young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. £15 / £7.50 U18s + students Running time: 2h 15m / 1 interval
is delighted to be celebrating its 20th Anniversary across 2018. We hope you can join in the celebrations with us! Throughout 2018 we will be inviting our audiences and artists to share memories and stories. We will also be looking ahead to the next 20 years and launching a special Fundraising Appeal to support WMC into the next decade. And what better way to launch the celebrations that with our first Nimmo Artist in the Residence, Gwilym Simcock. 29
TUE 12 DEC 11.30AM
FRI 15 DEC 7.30PM
SUN 17 DEC 7.30PM
JONATHAN JAMES DISCOVERING MUSIC
PARAGON GBH BIG SINGERS BAND /
Morning music lecture: comparing Mozart and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintets
A seasonal programme by leading local chamber choir
Now that’s what I call a Merry Jazzy Christmas!
The Paragon Singers present an intimate performance of Advent music, marking their first year with conductor Sarah Latto. The programme features Thomas Tallis’ Puer Natus Est mass, written for Christmas day in 1554, alongside contemporary carols by living composers such as Kerry Andrew, Giles Swayne and Arvo Pärt.
Quite simply, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without this concert! Join GBH and Cantamus for an irresistible stocking-full of seasonal delights including Silent Night and a suite of jazz carol arrangements by Matt Finch. With other familiar festive delights, this winning combination brings you a merry jazzy Christmas feast.
£16 / £8 U18s + students
£16 / £10 U18s + students / Kid-a-Quid (p38)
Both Mozart and Brahms wrote their clarinet quintets in the final years of their lives. Join Jonathan James to explore links between these masterpieces to be performed by Michael Collins & Friends (Fri 15 Dec) and find out why the unique tone and versatility of the clarinet held a special appeal for each composer. £8 Followed by Friends and Volunteers’ festive coffee and mince pies (book separately)
WED 20 DEC 7.30PM
MICHAEL COLLINS & FRIENDS One of the UK’s leading clarinettists presents a sumptuous programme of popular favourites SCHUBERT Quartettsatz D703 MOZART Clarinet Quintet K581 BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet Op 115 Michael Collins clarinet Alexander Sitkovetsky violin Boris Brovtsyn violin Krzysztof Chorzelski viola Kristina Blaumane cello
SAT 16 DEC 7.30PM
British clarinettist Michael Collins is joined by a group of leading international chamber musicians for a recital of three indisputable masterworks. The programme opens with Schubert’s Quartettsatz, a furious single-movement work for string quartet, before continuing with sublime and richly tuneful clarinet quintets by Brahms and Mozart.
A Paragon Singers promotion
A GHB and Cantamus promotion
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£22 / Free Under-25s
‘Brilliant playing in every sense’
6.30pm pre-concert talk
BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST An English folk Christmas: a festive showcase of music and merry-making Paul Hutchinson (accordian) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin, vocals) have wowed audiences across the globe with consummate musicianship and an eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and repartee. This Christmas-themed show mixes traditional folk music with music hall, classical and jazz, topped off with lashings of wry humour guaranteed to send you home with a smile.
£15 / £7.50 U18s + students
‘Breath-taking and wickedly inventive’ Mike Harding
MON 1 JAN 7.30PM / TUE 2 JAN 3PM
WEST OF ENGLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA Top class youth orchestra dazzle with an all-American celebration Programme to include: BERNSTEIN Candide Overture BERNSTEIN West Side Story (Medley) GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture Plus a tribute to the Rat Pack Tim Redmond conductor
Join some of the finest young musicians in the South West for this programme marking the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth and featuring a selection of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. £15 / £13 Family Ticket (p38) £9 U18s + students
YOUNG MUSICIANS Principal Sponsor
Patrons of the Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Freemasons
SUN 10 DEC 1.30PM / 7.30PM
WILTSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
A showcase of festive music. £8 / £4 U18s + students
FREE MUSIC SAT 23 SEP 6.30PM
WEST WILTSHIRE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Pre-show for: Orchestra of Samples (8pm) (p8) SAT 9 DEC 6.30PM
KEIR SPRINGS & THE MONEY MAKERS Pre-show for: Gwilym Simcock (7.30pm) (p29) Free / no ticket required
MON 27 NOV 8PM
JAZZ FACTORY SHOWCASE An uplifting showcase for one of Wiltshire’s foremost jazz workshops Jazz Factory – one of Wiltshire Music Centre’s most successful regular groups – showcases the results of its dynamic weekly get-togethers in a stellar concert. An impressive blend of young jazz talent, eminent veterans and the finest guest performers, these showcases represent a celebration of bold contemporary jazz and the early jazz canon.
REGULAR ACTIVITIES AT WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE In addition to hosting the leading accredited providers of classical and rock music exams worldwide – Trinity and Rockschool – the centre hosts a mix of regular activities. To receive further information, or if you would like to bring your own group to the Centre, please call 01225 860 110.
SOUNDWELL MUSIC THERAPY soundwell.org.uk WILTSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk
WEDNESDAYS WEST WILTSHIRE YOUNG SINGERS wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk
THURSDAYS STEEL PANS wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk WILTSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS wiltshireyoungmusicians.org.uk YOGATREE yogatree.co.uk
FRIDAYS LITTLE PICCOLOS
JAZZ FACTORY jazzfactory.org
CATHERINE TRUSCOTT PILATES peartreestudios.co.uk
SINGING FOR THE BRAIN alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk
RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY thefrms.co.uk
LECTURES WITH DR ALAN PHILLIPSON
Retiring collection to support Jazz Factory
ZONE CLUB zoneclub.org
Free / no ticket required
ALL IN HARMONY CHOIR singingwithattitude.com CANTAMUS CHAMBER CHOIR cantamuschamberchoir.co.uk 32
Bradford on Avon’s iconic music festival: acoustic, electric, eclectic
Weekend Pass: £20 adv. (£22) / £14 Under-18s
Join us for the sixth annual Bradford Roots Music Festival at Wiltshire Music Centre, celebrating the best in local musical talent with over 40 acts and activities. From folk to blues and pop to poetry, experience a two-day indoor festival packed with fun and laughter to beat the January blues.
Day Passes: Sat: £15 adv. (£17) / £9 U18s Sun: £10 adv. (£12) / £6 U18s
Proceeds in support of Wiltshire Young Carers, Zone Club and Wiltshire Music Centre.
Free Under-12s (with adult)
LE SA W ON NO
BRADFORD ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
LE SA W ON NO
SAT 20 JAN 11AM – 10PM / SUN 21 JAN 11AM – 4PM
Wiltshire Music Centre is a registered charity and we depend on donations and fundraising to deliver our Artistic and Creative Learning Programmes.
YOUNG ARTIST FUND 2017
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVESTREAM SPRING SUMMER 2018 The best of British opera and ballet broadcast from Covent Garden on the big screen WED 17 JAN 7.15PM
THE ROYAL OPERA RIGOLETTO (AS LIVE) WED 7 FEB 7.15PM
THE ROYAL OPERA TOSCA (LIVE) WED 28 FEB 7.15PM
THE ROYAL BALLET THE WINTER’S TALE (LIVE) WED 7 MAR 6.45PM 34
THE ROYAL OPERA CARMEN (AS LIVE)
FRI 30 MAR 7.15PM
THE ROYAL BALLET BERNSTEIN CENTENARY TRIPLE BILL (AS LIVE) SUN 8 APR 2PM
THE ROYAL OPERA MACBETH (AS LIVE) SUN 6 MAY 2PM
THE ROYAL BALLET MANON (AS LIVE) WED 13 JUN 7.15PM
THE ROYAL BALLET SWAN LAKE (AS LIVE)
SUPPORTING EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG TALENT The Young Artist Fund enables us to support young artists at the very start of their professional careers. The Fund was launched in offering a valuable platform for performance and opportunities to stretch and develop their talent here at the Centre.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA PATRONS & DONORS
Paul & Dorothy Barton; John & Lesley Bennett; Neil & Jane Blewitt; Bradford on Avon Town Council; Charles Draper; Lynn Dunning; Dr Doreen Ellis; Gruffydd Evans; Jane and Bleddyn Griffith; Muriel Guy; Sir Maurice Johnston; Neil & Nicole Kirkman; Alan & Gladys Macrae; Hector & Caroline McLean; Sue Morley; Malcom Morrison; Steven & Kathryn Price; David & Detta Raw; Janet Repton; Philip & Sally Sutton; Alan & Jennifer Wheals; William & Prisca Wyldbore-Smith plus Anonymous Youth Orchestra patrons and all those who donated towards our Buy a Bar campaign.
PRINCIPAL AND SPECIAL FRIENDS
Bridget Baker; Ken & Vera Barnes; Priscilla Bishop; Antony Corfe; John Cullum; Dorna Daw; Derek Dominey;
First made possible through the gift of a legacy, the Fund only continues thanks to the generosity of our audiences, Friends and supporters. To make a donation, please contact 01225 860 110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Help to support the Centre by joining as a Friend. Receive Priority Booking, news updates, special events and more with a gift of just £30 a year. Regular donations help us to plan for the future. For more information visit our website at wiltshiremusic.org.uk or contact 01225 860 110.
At Wiltshire Music Centre, we inspire and shape the musical experiences of thousands of people each year. Help us continue our work for future generations by leaving a gift in your Will. No matter how big or small, your gift will make a difference.
Lynn Dunning; Harriet & Jocelyn Feilding; Lord Geddes; Fiona Gourley; Chris & Juliet Grainger; Olive Harman; Ron Hurst; Angus Jack; Angela Lambert; John & Vicky Landell Mills; Robert & Gina Manning; Godfrey Marks; Michael Maude; Brian Messam; Tony Millett; William Parker; Ron & Barbara Pearce; Felicity Price; Janet Repton; Dennis Roberts; Jane Savery; Malcolm & Lucilla Shirley; Nigel & Elizabeth Wagstaff; James Wetz; Alan Wheals; Mary Whittle; Jenny Woodall; plus Anonymous Principal & Special Friends.
DONORS & SEAT SPONSORS
Bradford on Avon Arts Association; David Bailey; Rachel Berger; Sue Carter; Cathy Cooper; Ricky Coppel; Antony Corfe; Derek Dominey; Pamela Drewett; Lynn Dunning; Gruffydd Evans; Harriet & Jocelyn Feilding; Andrew Fletcher;
Dame Evelyn Glennie; Muriel Guy; Anne Hall; Olive Harman; Ron Hurst; Mr & Mrs N Hutchings; Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust; Mavis King; Judy Kinsman; Angela Lambert; John & Vicky Landell Mills; Joan Main; Lady Jean Maitland; Muriel Marshall; Brian & Patricia Martin; Michael Maude; Medlock Charitable Trust; Malcolm Morrison; John Neale; Janet Repton; Phillip Scott; Diana Smith; Daphne Squire; Anna Tanfield; Graham & Bridget Wakefield; Paul & Caroline Weiland; Mary Whittle; Alan & Jennifer Wheals; Mervyn Williams; plus anonymous Donors & Seat Sponsors.
Alchemy Foundation; The Ammco Trust; Annett Charitable Trust; Anthony Best Dynamics; Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust; BLB Solicitors; Bradford on Avon Area Board; Bradford on Avon Arts
Association; Bradford on Avon Lions Club; Bradford on Avon Town Council; Calne Town Council; Bruce Wake Charitable Trust; Chippenham Rotary Club; CHK Charities Limited; Col. William Llewellen Palmer Charitable Trust; Combined Charities Fund for the Mentally Handicapped; Compass Group Graduates; Co-op Community Fund; David and Claudia Harding Foudation; David Solomons Charitable Trust; Derek Hill Foundation; Ebeni; Ellis Whittam; ESG Robinson Charitable Trust; Fidelio Charitable Trust; Fitton Trust; Freshford and Limpley Stoke Community Association; Holmes Hines Memorial Fund; Institute of Physics; Jack Lane Charitable Trust; Keevil Parish Council; Lacock Abbey Recitals Fund; Medlock Charitable Trust; Medlock-Coles Charitable Trust; Molly Forster Charitable Trust; Newby Trust; NFU Mutual Community Fund; N Smith Charitable Settlement; Nugee Foundation; Odin Charitable Trust; Office Evolution Ltd; Oldham Foundation; Pharsalia Trust; Pixiella Trust; PRS for Music Foundation; PRS foundation; Radcliffe Trust; Ray Harris Charitable Trust; Roper Family Charitable Trust; RTR Foundation; RVW Charitable Trust; S D Whitehead’s Charitable Trust; The Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust; Sobell Foundation; Somer 2000; The Thistle Trust; Waitrose Community Matters; Westbury Town Council; Wiltshire Community Foundation; Wiltshire Council Area Boards. 35
Gwilym Simcock rehearsing with WYJO
The Berkeley Ensemble visit Chippenham Primary Schools
CREATIVE LEARNING At Wiltshire Music Centre we work with schools, communities and families across the county through our Creative Learning Programme. Our year-round participatory projects are designed to develop, enrich and inspire. Virtual Reality at My Science Fair 2017
In the past year y Science Fair engaged M over 400 young scientists Drumming lessons were streamed live to schools across Wiltshire 4 00 children took part in King Arthur’s Quest in school with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Joanna MacGregor led a masterclass with outstanding young pianists Young musicians composed arctic music inspired by Charlotte Bray. They then performed it live on BBC Wiltshire 350 children attended our schools concert Primary Live, and a further 300 tuned in to watch it online We co-commissioned a brand new piece for the West of England Youth Orchestra, support by our Buy a Bar Appeal
Dennis Rollins brings jazz into schools
Spotlight on... Zone Club at Wiltshire Music Centre
Exciting future projects he Berkeley Ensemble give T workshops at local primary schools as part of our Wider Opportunities project WMC brings music and storytelling to Wiltshire libraries We launch Celebrating Age, a major partnership project delivering arts for older people in local community settings Gwilym Simcock collaborates with Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and local choirs to launch our 20th Anniversary
usicians visit Special M Schools to run exciting music-making workshops We start a brand new Saturday folk and bluegrass club for young musicians We start planning a tour abroad for the West of England Youth Orchestra Our Young Producers gain experience event managing our Orchestra of Samples show The drummers of Kakatsitsi will share Ghanaian culture with local school children
Zone Club is our monthly club for young adults aged 16+ with learning disabilities. It is a brilliant session where young people can create their own music, lyrics, dance and films supported by expert musicians and music therapists. Whether it’s rapping, singing, songwriting, music tech, conducting or drumming – our Zone Clubbers take the lead! It’s been a really exciting year for the Club – here’s why... 0 young people attended over 50 4 hours of music and dance activity on the WMC stage, with lights, live band, cameras and instruments lubbers launched their debut C album Zone Club’s Greatest Hits,
which was premiered on BBC Wiltshire. Recorded at Wiltshire Music Centre, the CD features smash hit songs Plankton! and Cool as an Ice Cube and is on sale now to help raise funds to support the sessions he Club won 2 Awards from T Wiltshire Council and the High Sheriff of Wiltshire for valuable services to the community. Thank you! one Club opened the 2017 Z Bradford Roots Festival with a brilliant performance where everyone got a chance to solo and MC. Clubbers also performed at our Special Schools Festival and with members of the OAE ne of our Clubbers recently O became a member of the South West Open Youth Orchestra
e continue to build links with W the University of the West of England and welcome their trainee music therapists
As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations in 2018 we will be launching a special Fundraising Appeal to raise £40,000 to support our work with young people.
VOLUNTEER WITH US Wiltshire Music Centre is incredibly grateful for the support of over 100 Volunteers who play a vital role in its smooth operation, ensuring a great experience for audiences by providing a welcoming, caring, professional and safe service. The Centre is currently recruiting reliable, committed and friendly people wishing to join our team of Volunteers. For further information or an informal chat, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: 01225 860 110 / volunteers@ wiltshiremusic.org.uk
‘The other volunteers, and the staff, are a joy to work with. It is like a family and it is so nice to be part of.’ WMC Volunteer
If you are interested in taking part or supporting the Creative Learning Programme please get in touch with Karl at email@example.com 37
VISIT US EAT AND DRINK The Bar offers an informal setting to relax with friends and enjoy pre-performance or interval drinks (which can be ordered in advance), with an enticing selection of specially chosen wines, locally-brewed beers, ciders, spirits, soft drinks, teas, coffee, ice creams and bar snacks. Free WiFi available. Complete your live music experience with ‘superb food’ (Bath Chronicle) by the awardwinning Fat Fowl Restaurant Bradford on Avon. A fantastic range of made-to order, seasonal, locally sourced charcuterie, seafood and vegetarian supper platters (£13.50 each) and the finest tarts, salads and puddings (from £4.75) are available prior to all concerts and livestream events. Please pre-order at the Box Office 01225 860 100 at least 24 hours ahead of your concert. The menu can be viewed online at wiltshiremusic.org.uk/yourvisit
HIRE US Wiltshire Music Centre has rooms and spaces available to hire throughout the year for performances, meetings, conferences, rehearsals, training days, community events and other activities. • 300 seat auditorium • Digital cinema projector and screen • Audio Visual Technician support • Meeting rooms • Free parking • Fully licensed bar • Catering available • Public transport links • Full accessibility •C reative and unique environment Wiltshire Music Centre is a registered charity no.1026160. Income from lettings and hires helps to support our live music and education programmes locally, benefitting thousands of people every year.
BOOKING INFORMATION HOW TO BOOK
BY PHONE (01225 860 100) OR IN PERSON Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm; and to interval end (approx. 8.30pm) on concert evenings. Sat – Sun from 10am for a morning concert; and from 2pm to interval end for an afternoon or evening concert. ONLINE wiltshiremusic.org.uk Secure and easy online booking 24 hours a day. £2.50 administration fee charged per transaction for online ticket purchases only. A voluntary donation of £1 per transaction is requested to contribute towards the future of the Wiltshire Music Centre. Tickets can be collected at anytime up to concert start or, if booking over the phone, posted to you for £1 to cover postage.
Friends’ Priority Booking opens Mon 19 Jun 2017 10am General / Online Booking opens Mon 3 Jul 2017 10am Two weeks of Priority Booking are available to all Friends of Wiltshire Music Centre. Memberships start at £30 a year and can be bought at any time from the Box Office on 01225 860 100 (pay by card or request a standing order form).
Only one discount may be applied to each ticket. MULTIBUY DISCOUNT: get a £1 discount per ticket on when booking for three or more different WMC promoted concerts at the same time. Concession tickets: – indicated in brackets ( ) – are offered on specified concerts. Please contact Box Office for availability. Carer’s Ticket: one complimentary carer’s ticket is available to those registered disabled and requiring assistance to attend. Groups 10+: organisers get 1 free ticket. If you are interested in booking tickets for a group, please contact the Box Office 01225 860 100 for help with organising your visit. Bring Your Kid For A Quid (Kid-A-Quid): offered on specified concerts to broaden your childrens’ musical experiences. With Kid-A-Quid, Up to two Under-18s pay just £1 each when their tickets are bought with one full-price ticket to the same concert. Under-18s and students: are eligible for half price tickets on specified concerts. Free Under-25s Tickets: we are delighted to offer free tickets to Under-25 year olds (inclusive) on selected classical concerts, thanks to our collaboration with the acclaimed CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust (cavatina.net). Please quote CAVATINA when booking a ticket (01225 860 100).
Family Tickets: Families of the West of England Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra members can get a £2 discount on up to two tickets for each Youth Orchestra or Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra concerts. Buy This, Try This: buy tickets for specified concerts and save 50% per ticket for a paired event.
AUDITORIUM SEATING PLAN All 300 seats in our purpose-built concert hall have unrestricted views of the stage. The auditorium was designed for excellent sound quality.
We offer a resale service for sold-out events only at an administration fee of £1 per ticket. Return your tickets no later than five hours before the performance. If resold, we can offer you a credit against a future concert. We regret that we are unable to refund tickets.
Give your loved ones the gift of music. An ideal present for music lovers, Gift Vouchers can be used to buy tickets for any concert at the Centre, to buy a Friends’ Membership or to make a donation. Available in any denomination and with a one year expiry date, they can be redeemed in person at the Box Office or over the phone.
BAR OPENING TIMES
The Centre and its fully licensed bar is open to audience members 30 minutes before each concert. Please allow 15 minutes to collect tickets and to order interval drinks.
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In exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes to the planned programme. We avoid this wherever possible but reserve the right to do so.
Wiltshire Music Centre Trust Ltd Registered Office: Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ Administration: 01225 860 110
Chief Executive: Maud Saint-Sardos Artistic Director: James Slater Registered Charity Number 1026160 VAT Number 682070050
HOW TO FIND US
Wiltshire Music Centre
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GUIDE DOGS / ASSISTING DOGS are very welcome.
Bradford on Avon Taxis is located in the Railway Station car park: 01225 862 277
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Parking is free on site. For evening concerts please use the Ashley Road car park on the St Laurence School site. Additional / disabled blue badge holders parking is available off Winsley Road / Churches. Please park responsibly. Bradford on Avon Railway Station is a 20 minute (uphill) walk or short taxi ride away: gwr.co.uk
Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1DZ The Centre is located on the Bath side of Bradford on Avon, and is clearly sign-posted (brown panel signs) on all roads.
For BRAILLE USERS there are tactile signs throughout the Centre. THE HARD OF HEARING can use the Centre’s induction loops at the bar and Box Office. The auditorium has an infrared system. Please ask at the Box Office for headphones or a portable neck loop.
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BABY CHANGING FACILITIES and PUSHCHAIR STORAGE are available.
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ADAPTED TOILETS are available.
FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS there is level access to most parts of the Centre and specific parking bays close to the main entrance off Churches and Winsley Road.
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Bus Route 265 (Bath – Warminster) stops close to the Centre – ask for the Churches stop on Winsley Road and then follow directional signs: firstgroup.com @wiltshiremusic facebook.com/ wiltshiremusiccentre
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