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Festival Events 2015

  • Art Exhibition
    15-23 August
  • Sunday
    16 Aug
  • Monday
    17 August
  • Tuesday
    18 August
  • Wednesday
    19 August
  • Thursday
    20 August
  • Friday
    21 August

Art Exhibition

Saturday 15 August to Sunday 23 August

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Come and enjoy a colourful, eclectic exhibition of paintings, ceramics, crafts and cards by local West Dorset artists and crafts people in a welcoming environment in the Village Hall, in Church Street, Burton Bradstock.

We are delighted to say that we have several new artists exhibiting in 2015 whose work we believe our visitors will enjoy.

This year’s exhibition will run for nine days from Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 August.

Open from 10.00 am until 7.00 pm. On Sunday 23 August, closing time will be 12.30 pm. The exhibition is also open during the music concert intervals.

Admission is free.

art exThroughout the week, sold items will be replaced by new work so it is worth popping in frequently to view the art, and enjoy the atmosphere. Hopefully there will be something which you might like to buy. The sale of artwork raises money for the Festival.

Sponsored by Palmers Wine Stores

Art Exhibition

Artists from previous years, Marion Taylor, Sue Jenkins, Caroline Ireland and Kathie Scott

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


How often do you hear a sound that’s completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance? I’ll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don’t mind...’ Katie Derham, presenter BBC Proms and Radio 3.

Using flutes, ethnic whistles, electric harp, bodhran, guitar,
bouzouki and vocals, Ranagri fuse worldwide folk music
with contemporary songwriting, enhanced by instrumental
virtuosity, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all
interlaced with vivid storytelling.

Donal Rogers vocals and guitar
Eliza Marshall flutes/ethnic whistles
Jean Kelly harp
Tad Sargent bodhran and bouzouki

Tickets: £16/£12
Sponsored by Friends of the Festival

Late Night Recital

Craig Ogden 9.45pm St Mary's Church,

Mezzo-soprano Claire Bradshaw joins classical guitarist Craig Ogden and David Juritz for a late night serenade. Music by Purcell, Jerome Kern, Rodrigo and Harper.

Claire Bradshaw Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano
Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz violin
David Juritz

With soup and roll supper.

Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Riverside Restaurant

Lunchtime concert at Norburton Hall Anna Hashimoto

12.30pm Norburton Hall

The brilliant young clarinettist Anna Hashimoto plays Brahms’ mellifluous sonata for clarinet in Eb major and her own arrangement of Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue and Concert Fantasy on Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ by Luigi Bassi.
With Daniel King-Smith.

Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Daniel King-Smith piano

Concert to include a picnic lunch platter.

Tickets: £12
Sponsored by The Oldham Foundation

An evening of jazz with
Tina May and David Gordon

Tina May

7pm St Mary's Church

The Great American Songbook with a twist.
‘Deliciously sensuous’ Edinburgh Evening News ‘One of the best jazz vocalists anywhere today’ The Observer. Tina May takes us to Berlin, Paris and Broadway in the company of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer.

Tina May singer
David Gordon keyboard
Karen Sharp saxophone
Paul Cavaciuti drums

Tickets: £16/£12

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Natalia and Yuri

After their 2014 debut at Carnegie Hall, this incomparable husband and wife duo are back in Burton Bradstock to play virtuoso duets for violin and viola.

Natalia Lomeiko violin
Yuri Zhislin viola

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

Lunchtime at St Mary's

1pm St Mary’s Church

Eluned Pierce title= Michael Cox

An hour of music for flute, clarinet and harp with The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite and a classic harp showpiece, Salzedo’s Chanson dans la nuit.

Eluned Pierce harp
Michael Cox flute
Anna Hashimoto clarinet

Tickets: £8

Sponsored in memory of
Alex Collins and Judie Hibbert

Chamber Concert

7pm St Mary's Church

Festival Players Festival Players

A fantasy, dances and songs for flute, harp and strings followed by Schubert’s great string quintet in C major.

Gabriel Fauré Fantaisie Op.79
Claude Debussy Danses Sacrée et Profane
Guy Ropartz Prélude, Marine et Chanson
Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major

Festival Players
Eluned Pierce
Michael Cox flute
David Juritz, Natalia Lomeiko, Alexandra Lomeiko violins
Yuri Zhislin viola
Adrian Bradbury, Rebecca Knight cello

Tickets: £16/£12
Sponsored by a Friend of the Festival

Late Night Concert
Anna Hashimoto and Milos Milivojevic

9.45pm St Mary's Church

Two of our festival favourites play music by Schubert and Stravinsky.

Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

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

Orchestral Concert
concert Claire Bradshaw Michael Cox

7pm St Mary's Church

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.
The Elements in Music

An evening starting with Chaos! Canteloube’s love of the Auvergne landscape inspired his ravishing and poignant settings of the region’s folk songs. Haydn used his 59th symphony as incidental music to a play, The Conflagration. Vivaldi’s brief but unforgettable aria Sileant Zephyri depicts the hushed winds at the Crucifixion.

Jean-Féry Rebel Chaos from Les élémens
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 59 in A major, ‘The Fire’
Joseph Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne
Antonio Vivaldi Sileant Zephyri
Georg Frideric Handel Water Music Suite in F major

Festival Players
With Claire Bradshaw mezzo-soprano

Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors
Tickets £16/12

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary's Church

David Gordon A late night with David Gordon

Musical surprises from the irrepressible David Gordon and friends.

David Gordon harpsichord

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

Last night fun and games with all our musicians.
A dazzling accordion concerto by Molique, a stormy flute in Vivaldi’s Tempesta di Mare and a steamy cello tango by Bragato. Some soothing Dvorák, unexpected frolicking in Frolov, Handel on harp, Mozart at the harpsichord and Sibelius at his most charming.

Georg Frideric Handel Harp Concerto
José Bragato Milontan
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto in D major
Antonín Dvorák Two Bagatelles Op. 47
William Lovelady Concerto for guitar and violin
Bernhard Molique Concerto for accordion
Humphrey Searle/T. S. Eliot Two Practical Cats
Igor Frolov Divertimento
Antonio Vivaldi Tempesta di Mare
Jean Sibelius Suite Caracteristique for harp and strings

Festival Players
Including Michael Cox flute
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Craig Ogden guitar
Eluned Pierce harp
David Juritz, Natalia Lomeiko, Bridget Pearse, Jane Margeson violins
Yuri Zhislin, Rachel Byrt violas
Adrian Bradbury, Rebecca Knight cellos
Miloš Milivojevic accordion
David Gordon harpsichord Sponsored by Alan Williams
Tickets: £16/£12

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