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Burton Bradstock Festival

Festival 2010
Festival 2011

Festival Events 2012

  • Sunday
    19 Aug
  • Monday
    20 August
  • Tuesday
    21 August
  • Wednesday
    22 August
  • Thursday
    23 August
  • Friday
    24 August
  • Art Exhibition
    19-24 August
Young Musicians Workshop

10am Village Hall

Children's workshop with Bridget Pearse

A chance for Dorset’s young musicians to get in on the act! A morning workshop coached by Bridget Pearse and Claudia Lashmore-Bennett open to children of all ages and standards, followed by a performance in the Rectory Gardens at 4pm.

With pizza lunch in the Rectory Garden.

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition11am Village Hall

Opening of the Art exhibition in the Village Hall
Paintings, ceramics, crafts and cards for sale by more
than 50 West Country artists.
Sunday 19 August 11 - 5pm
Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August 10 - 7pm
and during the concert interval

Festival opening

Tea Party3pm Rectory Garden

Tea is served! Live classical music and a special
performance by young musicians to welcome you
to the lovely Rectory Gardens.

Free entry. Cream teas available.

Supported by Clipper Teas

6pac Jazz Sextet

7pm St Mary's Church

6pacBurton Bradstock’s favourite jazz band
returns with a programme of jazz classics
and original compositions.

6pac Jazz Sextet
Russell Bennett trumpet/flugelhorn
Kenji Fenton tenor sax/clarinet
Richard Wigley trombone
Andrew Stamatakis-Brown piano
Gavin Barass bass
Ben Gray drums

Sponsored by Chesterton Humberts

Late Night Recital

Craig Ogden David Juritz

9.30pm St Mary's Church,

Sonatas by Scarlatti, De Falla’s Suite Populaire
and Stomp by John Corigliano
David Juritz violin
Craig Ogdenguitar

With soup and roll supper

Sponsored by Footeprints

Afternoon Recital at Norburton Hall
Claire BradshawCaroline Dowdle PaprikaPaprika

1.30pm Norburton Hall

Mezzo-soprano Claire Bradshaw,
with pianist Caroline Dowdle,
sings Shakespeare in settings by
Purcell, Elgar and Quilter.

Pimm’s available in the garden
after the recital.

Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors


7pm St Mary's Church

Back by popular demand after their 2011
festival debut. Virtuoso violinist
Bogdan Vacarescu
, leads Paprika in
a riotous evening of Balkan folk music.

Miloš Milivojevic, Zivorad Nikolic accordion
Bogdan Vacarescu violin
Vladimir Strkalj guitar
James Opstad bass
Rastko Rasic percussion

Sponsored in memory of Sheila Cullen
Photography by Thomas Bowes

Late Night Recital

Yuri and Natasha

9.30pm St Mary's Church

The remarkable Russian husband and wife
duo play duos by Bartok, Ysaye and the
sensational Duo Economique by Christian Graaf.
Natalia Lomeiko violin
Yuri Zhislin violin/viola

With soup and roll supper

Sponsored by Burton Bradstock Cars

Organ Recital

James Scott1pm St Mary’s Church

James Scott plays music to celebrate
the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee including:

Crown Imperial Sir William Walton
Rhosymedre Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Lobet den Herrn Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Serenade Derek Bourgeois
Fugue 'alla gigue' JS Bach
Prelude and Fugue in g minor Dietrich Buxtehude
Menuet 'Berenice' GF Handel
Grand Choeur in d 'alla Handel' Alexandre Guilmant
Noel 'Equissines Byzantines' Henri Mulet
Toccata "Symphonie v" Charles-Marie Widor

Sponsored in memory of Alex Collins

Chamber Concert

Rehearsal Anna HashimotoMilosJonathan7pm St Mary's Church

Two iconic works for harp and chamber ensemble, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden string quartet and Craig Ogden plays Andy Scott’s Far Beyond the Stars for guitar and strings.

Festival Players
Eluned Pearce harp
Michael Cox flute
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Craig Ogden guitar Natasha Lomeiko, David Juritz violins,
Yuri Zhislin, Jonathan Barritt violas
Alexander Chaushian cello.

Sponsored by The Oldham Foundation

MilosJonathanLate Night Concert

9.30pm St Mary's Church

Sonatas by Scarlatti, Prelude,
and Pastorale by
Rebecca Clarke and Graciane Finzi’s
Impression Tango

Anna Hashimoto clarinet,
Miloš Milivojevic accordion,
Jonathan Barritt viola.

With soup and roll supper.
Sponsored by Palmers Wine Store

The Glory of English Music
concertMichael CoxAlexander ChaushianCaroline Dowdle

7pm St Mary's Church

A programme of English music chosen by and
dedicated to the memory of John Surry.
An English masterpiece, Gerald Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto
at the heart of a programme that includes dances by
Purcell and Warlock, Aquarelles by Delius and a
Fantasia on Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams.

Festival Players
With Anna Hashimoto clarinet,
Michael Cox flute
Craig Ogden guitar

Sponsored by a Friend of the Festival

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Bach with a Latin twist.
Bach, Piazzolla and the Flamenco
Fantasy by Zygmont Zgraga.

Michael Cox flute,
Alexander Chaushian cello,
Caroline Dowdle keyboard

With soup and roll supper.

Sponsored by the Riverside Restaurant

Waiting to go on. Anna HashimotoOrchestral Gala Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Reveries, memories and a nightmare!
Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi, describes the dreams of a young faun, while in La Notte, Vivaldi depicts a terrible night’s sleep. Gordon Jacob’s Concertino for Clarinet harks back to Tartini while Zolotarev and Vivaldi provide virtuoso showcases
for renowned cellist, Alexander Chaushian and
Miloš Milivojevic. David Juritz brings the
festival to a close with The Lark Ascending.

Festival Players
With Anna Hashimoto clarinet,
Michael Cox flute
David Juritz, Bridget Pearse

violins, Alexander Chaushian cello
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

Sponsored by Alan Williams

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition in 2011Opening of the Art exhibition in the Village Hall
Paintings, ceramics, crafts and cards for sale by more than 50 West Country artists.

Sunday 19 August 11 - 5pm
Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August 10 - 7pm
and during the concert interval

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