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Festival Events 2014

  • Sunday
    10 Aug
  • Monday
    11 August
  • Tuesday
    12 August
  • Wednesday
    13 August
  • Thursday
    14 August
  • Friday
    15 August
  • Art Exhibition
    10-17 August

Art Exhibition

 Sunday 10 August to Sunday 17 August

The Art Exhibition opens at 10am.

Giraffes can’t dance

Giraffes11.30-11.55pm Rectory Garden

Interactive, musical story telling
Ages 1 – 7, £3 (Child must be accompanied)

Join Kosmos for their interactive, musical narration of the famous book Giraffes Can’t Dance! by Giles Andreae. Join bandy-legged Gerald in the jungle and all the other animals as they tango and, waltz and rock and roll! This imaginative book helps children with self esteem and Gerald finds out that “sometimes when you’re different you just need a different song.” The instruments are introduced in a fun
and imaginative way.

12-12.45pm Rectory Garden

Musical Workshop
Ages 6 - 12, £3

Join Kosmos for an uplifting musical journey – take part in some fun musical games, warm-ups and learn a couple of African spirituals which will be performed at the Tea Party at 3.15pm! Instruments welcome but not essential.
Please arrive 20 minutes early if you bring an instrument to enable tuning etc.

Festival opening

Tea Party3pm Rectory Garden

Tea is served! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the
lovely Rectory Gardens accompanied by live classical
and folk music.

Free entry. Cream teas available.

Supported by Waitrose


7pm St Mary's Church

Sophisticated jazz glides magically into wild Gypsy
fiddling, emotive Jewish music into hot-blooded tango, Arabic and Turkish improvisation into Greek melodies. Making extensive use of their own arrangements, alongside vibrant new compositions, entrancing dance rhythms, soulful improvisation and passion delivered with panache and virtuoso technique.

Miloš Milivojevic accordion
Harriet Mackenzie violin
Meg Hamilton viola

Tickets: £15/£12
Sponsored by Friends of the Festival

Late Night Folk Concert

Andrew Dickson

9.45pm St Mary's Church,

Andrew Dickson and friends
Andrew Dickson, European Composer of the Year 1989, plays music and songs from Bridport to Borneo and Back with a variety of instruments and friends.

With soup and roll supper.

Tickets: £8
Sponsored in memory of Alex Collins & Judie Hibbert

Lunchtime concert at Norburton Hall

12.30pm Norburton Hall

Norburton Trio Jaqui Dankworth David Gordon Sandy Burnett Music in the shadow of war George Butterworth, one Britain's brightest musical hopes, was killed in action at the Somme. His1911 song cycle A Shropshire Lad seems almost prophetic of the devastation about to be unleashed on the world. Maurice Ravel completed his glorious piano trio after the sudden outbreak of war in 1914 driven by ‘insane heroic rage’ before he enlisted for military service.

Damian Thantrey
baritone, Caroline Dowdle piano
David Juritz violin, Adrian Bradbury cello
Concert to include a picnic lunch platter.

Tickets: £12
Sponsored by The Oldham Foundation

An evening of jazz with
David Gordon and Jacqui Dankworth

7pm St Mary's Church

David Gordon brings some very special friends to the festival. The legendary Jaqui Dankworth joins one of Britain's most exciting musicians, cellist Ben Davis and bassist Sandy Burnett for an evening guaranteed to be very hot and extremely cool.

David Gordon keyboards
Jaqui Dankworth
Ben Davis cello
Sandy Burnett bass

Tickets: £15/£12
Sponsored by AmSafe Bridport

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

David Juritz

Accordion fireworks in Aleksander Pushkarenko
Scythians of XXth century, jazzy fiddle in Bobop
and Matti Murto’s foot tapping Dancing Suite.

David Juritz
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

With soup and roll supper
Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Hive Beach cafe

Lunchtime at St Mary's
Claire Bradshaw

1pm St Mary’s Church

Claire Bradshaw and Craig Ogden present an
hour of light and popular music for voice and guitar with Morgen by Richard Strauss, Rodrigo’s Aranjuez and Spanish songs by de Falla.

Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano
Craig Ogden guitar

Tickets: £6
Sponsored in memory of
Alex Collins & Judie Hibbert

Chamber Concert

Outside the church 7pm St Mary's Church

Fritz Kreisler’s 1922 string quartet is a lilting farewell to the Vienna that disappeared with the Austro-Hungarian empire. The programme includes Craig Ogden in a Fandango by Boccherini and Ian Grandage’s Black Dogs and concludes with Mozart’s sublime String Quintet No.3 in C major.

Festival Players
Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz, Natalia Lomeiko violins
Simon Tandree, Rachel Byrt viola
Adrian Bradbury cello

Tickets: £15/£12
Sponsored by a Friend of the Festival

Late Night Concert
Adrian BradburyCraig Ogden

9.45pm St Mary's Church

A Latin serenade witha for a Habaner cello and
guitar by Maurice Ravel, Cuban songs by Joaquín Nin
and Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasillieras No. 5.

Craig Ogden
Adrian Bradbury cello,

With soup and roll supper.
Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Burton Bradstock Cars

Orchestral Concert
concert Claire Bradshaw Michael Cox

7pm St Mary's Church

Perspectives of war
Popular war-time songs sung by Claire Bradshaw contrast with an extraordinary 18th century evocation of war in Heinrich Biber’s Battalia. An ode to Rupert Brooke written by Frederick Kelly, one of his pall-bearers at Gallipoli. Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin written for fallen friends and Richard Strauss’ late masterpiece Metamorphosen, his lament for the desolation of German culture.

Festival Players
Including Claire Bradshaw mezzo soprano
David Juritz violin

Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors
Tickets £15/12

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

David Gordon Adrian Bradbury A late night with David Gordon

Dorset-based Peter Hope’s irressistable Bramall Hall Dances form the centrepiece of a late night with David Gordon. Michael Cox plays a C P E Bach solo flute sonata and a suite by by Rameau.

David Gordon harpsichord
Michael Cox flute
David Juritz violin
Adrian Bradbury cello

With soup and roll supper
Sponsored by the Freshwater Beach Holidays
Tickets £8

Waiting to go on.Festival players Gala Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Shall we dance?
A scintillating flute concerto by CPE Bach follows Handel ebullient Concerto Grosso in A major. And then the evening really takes off. Milos Milivojevic in My Inner Disco, Craig Ogden plays 100 Greatest Dance Hits and Peter Hope’s Momentum Suite. Bartok gets in on the act with some Romanian Dances in what promises to be a lively evening!

Festival Players
Including Michael Cox flute
David Juritz, Natalia Lomeiko,
Bridget Pearse
Simon Tandree, Rachel Byrt violas
Adrian Bradbury cello
Miloš Milivojevic accordion
David Gordon harpsichord

Sponsored by Alan Williams
Tickets: £15/£12

Art Exhibition

 Sunday 10 August to Sunday 17 August

Come and enjoy a beautiful exhibition of paintings,
ceramics, crafts and cards by local West Dorset artists.
All work is for sale.

Sunday 10 August 10am - 5pm
Monday 11 August to Saturday 16 August 10am - 7pm
Sunday 17 August 10am - 12.30pm

Exhibition also open during the concert interval

Sponsored by Palmers Wine Stores

Art Exhibition

Paintings by Marion Taylor, Sue Jenkins, Caroline Ireland and Kathie Scott

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