Music festival 2019

Festival players
Atea Quintet
London Tango Quintet
Lunchtime Concert
Castaway with Adrian Bradbury
Craig Ogden and Milos Milivojevic

David Juritz
Artistic Director

Festival Players

Atea Quintet

Ashley Myall and Anna Hashimoto

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“Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped from the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module onto the surface of the moon. With the immortal words “One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind,” he became the first person to achieve what humans have dreamed of for millennia. We’re going to celebrate those dreams throughout this week with music by Debussy, Schoenberg and Haydn inspired by the moon and stars.

Two hundred years before Apollo 11’s mission, Napoleon was born in Corsica. His legacy to the world has proved to be more far-reaching than the American space programme – not through military conquest, but through law. While in exile, he mused that even if Waterloo erased the memory of his many victories, his Civil Code would live forever. Two centuries later the Napoleonic Code forms the basis for many of the world’s legal systems. Beethoven’s magnificent Eroica symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon, whom Beethoven much admired, until the great man crowned himself emperor, leading the composer to erase his name. We will play a chamber version of the symphony at our Tuesday lunchtime concert.

There’s much more going on during the week. The welcome return of the sensational Kabantu quintet, back for the first evening concert of the week and it’s a real thrill to welcome the UK’s foremost jazz violinist, Chris Garrick, to Burton on what would have been the legendary George Shearing’s 100th birthday. A grand finale featuring a fake moon landing by Haydn and two pieces written for Burton Bradstock; the world premiere of Il Filo, David Gordon’s new concerto for accordion and guitar; and Tjukurpa, composed for the festival in 2008 by Barrington Pheloung and performed in his memory. Plus, of course, there’s wonderful art by local artists on display in the village hall.

We hope you’ll come along to join in the fun.”

David Juritz
Artistic Director

Art Exhibition

The festival opens with a burst of colour and a warm welcome at 10.00 am in the Village Hall with the Art Exhibition. Closing time 7.00pm.

The Art exhibition runs from Saturday 10 August
to Sunday 18 August
Opening times are:
Monday – Friday 10am – 9pm
Weekends 10am – 7pm
Early closing on the last Sunday
18 August 10am – 12.30pm

The Art Exhibition is open during the concert intervals.

Festival opening

3pm Rectory Garden

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

Free entry. Cream teas available.

Supported by Palmers Wine Store and Waitrose


St Marys Church6.30pm St Mary’s Church

Festival Evensong will be sung by the choir
of St Peter’s Church, Dorchester.
The service will be led by Rev Jane Williams,
the Rector of St Mary’s Church.

David Bruce-Payne organist

Castaway with Adrian Bradbury

12.30pm St Mary’s Church
Cellist Adrian Bradbury talks to David Juritz about his favourite music and what it means to him.

Sponsored by BB Cars, The Club House and
Freshwater Beach Holidays

Tickets: £10


7pm St Mary’s Church

Making their second festival appearance, Manchester-based
quintet strong>Kabantu create new marriages of music from around the
globe, celebrating the space where different cultures meet.
‘Kabantu’ means ‘of the people’, stemming from the
South African philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’ – ‘I am what I am
because of who we all are’. This is autonomous music that bridges
countries and cultures – an egalitarian, creative process that
defies genre and embraces sheer joy in music from all over the globe. Kabantu are Folk Alliance International Official Artists 2019 and were named Selected Artists by Making Music in 2016-17.

Abel Selaocoe cello, vocals
Alastair McMath double bass, banjo, vocals
Ben Sayah guitar, vocals
Delia Stevens world percussion, vocals
Katie Foster violin, vocals

Sponsored by Sue and Gordon Thompson
and The Three Horseshoes

Tickets: £16/12

Late night recital

9.45pm St Mary’s Church

Music for harp, violin and accordion
Claude Debussy Clair de Lune
Artem Nyzhnyk Lullabies for Eliana
Anatoly Kusyakov Autumnal Sceneries

Eluned Pierce harp
David Juritz violin
Miloš Milivojevic accordion

With soup and roll supper
in the village hall at 9.15pm

Tickets: £8

Sponsored by Chris and Gay Sundt

Lunchtime concert at St Mary’s

12.30pm St Mary’s Church

Ludwig von Beethoven arr. Franz Ries
Symphony no. 3 in Eb major, Op. 55, The Eroica 

In 1803 Beethoven began work on a new symphony inspired by Napoleon. He completed the work in early 1804 naming it ‘Sinfonia intitolata Bonaparte’ only to scratch out the dedication a few months later when Napoleon declared himself emperor. Beethoven subsequently dedicated the work to Prince Joseph von Lobkowicz who gave the composer 400 ducats in return. Beethoven did, however, retain the words, ‘to celebrate the memory of a great man’, telling his publisher that the title ‘is really Bonaparte’. This arrangement is by Franz Ries, Beethoven’s friend and collaborator.

David Gordon piano
David Juritz violin
Yuri Zhislin viola
Adrian Bradbury cello

Sponsored by Furleigh Estate Vineyard & Winery

Concert to include a picnic lunch platter
and a glass of Furleigh Estate Classic Cuvée
in the Rectory Garden.

Tickets: £12

Chris Garrick Quartet

7pm St Mary’s Church

A Tribute to George Shearing 
Chris Garrick is widely recognised, both by the jazz and classical worlds, as the country’s leading jazz violinist. He has forged a deep musical understanding with composer and pianist David Gordon over many years and various projects, based on a strong sense of melody, impish wit and quick-fire improvisational virtuosity. They are joined by drummer Tom Hooper, a regular member of Chris’s quartet, whose effortless and highly characterised playing captures the hearts of his listeners, along with BBF’s regular bass player ‘Mr Music’ Sandy Burnett.

13 August 2019 marks the 100th birthday of perhaps Britain’s greatest jazz musician, pianist-composer George Shearing, and our special concert pays tribute to the partnership he enjoyed with violinist Stéphane Grappelli. In addition to hits such as Lullaby of Birdland, the group will play some of Shearing’s bebop classics, together with a panoply of standards old and new.

Chris Garrick violin
David Gordon keyboard
Sandy Burnett bass
Tom Hooper drums

Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors Bridport 
and Robert and Margaret Jones

Tickets: £16/12

Late night recital

9.45pm St Mary’s Church

Adrian and Milos play works from their much awaited recordings.
Carlo Alfredo Piatti Capriccio sopra un tema della Niobe, Op. 22
Franck Angelis Interieur

Viacheslav Semenov 
Don Rhapsody

Igor Stravinsky Suite Italienne

Miloš Milivojevic accordion
Adrian Bradbury cello

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Delahunty 
and Mr and Mrs Weston

With soup and roll supper
in the village hall at 9.15pm

Tickets: £8

The Atea Quintet

7pm St Mary’s Church
Thea Musgrave Wind Quintet

Alastair Putt Halazuni
Jim Parker Mississippi Five
André Jolivet Serenade
Paul Patterson Three Little Pigs

Thea Musgrave describes her quintet as a ‘mini-drama without a plot.’ Jim Parker takes the Atéa Wind Quintet down to the river delta before the five brilliant young soloists are joined by Sandy Burnett for Paul Patterson’s quirky musical take on a favourite tale.

Alena Walentin flute

Anna Hashimoto 
Ashley Myall bassoon
Chris Beagles horn
Philip Haworth oboe

Sponsored by A Friend of the Festival 

Tickets: £16/£12

Late Night Concert

9.45pm St Mary’s Church

Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Written in 1899, Schoenberg’s lush and intensely romantic string sextet is based on a poem by Richard Dehmel in which two lovers find reconciliation under a starry sky.

David Juritz, Fiona McCapra violins
Yuri Zhislin, Rachel Byrt violas
Adrian Bradbury, Lionel Handy cellos

With soup and roll supper
in the village hall at 9.15pm

Tickets: £8
Sponsored by Bridport Timber 

Lunchtime Concert

12.30pm St Mary’s Church

Johannes Brahms Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano Op. 40
Antonio Lauro arr. D’Rivera 
Venezuelan Dances for Bassoon
Camille Saint-Saëns Romance for Horn and Piano Op. 67
Francis Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43

Brahms’ glorious, elegiac Horn Trio was written in memory of his mother, its calm beauty and hunting horn calls recalling childhood walks in the Black Forest. Francis Poulenc’s Trio is, by contrast, a joyous romp for three virtuoso performers.

Yuri Zhislin violin
Philip Haworth oboe
Ashley Myall bassoon
Chris Beagles horn
David Gordon piano

Sponsored in memory of Alex Collins and Judie Hibbert 

Tickets: £10

The London Tango Quintet

7pm St Mary’s Church

Tango of the Golden Age and Tango Nuevo with music by
Piazzolla, Pugliese, Salgán and Troilo 

The London Tango Quintet was formed in 2007 by David Juritz and consists of key musicians from the Burton Bradstock Festival. With engagements throughout the UK in 2019, they are now regarded as one of the leading tango ensembles in the country.

Miloš Milivojevic accordion
David Juritz violin
Craig Ogden guitar
David Gordon piano
Richard Pryce bass

Sponsored by Porter Dodson Solicitors Bridport

Tickets: £16/£12 

Late Night Recital

9.45pm St Mary’s Church

Ferdinand Rebay Sonata for Clarinet and Guitar in D minor
Little Spanish Rhapsody
Eugène Bozza Image
François Borne Fantaisie brillante
sur ‘Carmen’

Ferdinand Rebay (1880 – 1953) wrote around 600 works for guitar in a tuneful, romantic idiom. Most of his manuscripts, of extraordinary quality, have remained in private hands and are only now being published.

Craig Ogden guitar
Alena Walentin flute
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
With soup and roll supper
in the village hall at 9.15pm

Sponsored by Sladers Yard,
The Seaside Boarding House and Dream Cottages

Tickets £8

Gala Concert

7pm St Mary’s Church

Joseph Haydn Overture to the World on the Moon
David Popper Gavotte and Elfentanz
Jacques Offenbach Barcarolle, from the Tales of Hoffmann
David Gordon Il Filo*
Barrington Pheloung Tjukurpa**
Alessandro Rolla Divertimento for Viola and Strings
Alexander Borodin Nocturne
Chris Ball Scenes from a Comedy
Zoltan Kodaly Intermezzo, from Hary Janos

A grand finale featuring a fake moon landing by Haydn and two pieces written for Burton Bradstock; the world premiere of Il Filo, David Gordon’s new concerto for accordion and guitar; and Tjukurpa, composed for the festival in 2008 by Barrington Pheloung and performed in his memory.

Festival Players including:
Alena Walentin flute
Philip Haworth oboe
Ashley Myall bassoon
Anna Hashimoto clarinet
Craig Ogden guitar
David Juritz, Fiona Mc Capra,
Bridget Pearse, Jane Margeson violins
Yuri Zhislin, Rachel Byrt violas
Adrian Bradbury cello,
Jordy Juritz Bass guitar
Sandy Burnett bass
Miloš Milivojevic accordion
Paul Cavaciuti drums
David Gordon piano

Sponsored by Alan Williams

Tickets: £18/£14

*Supported by the Fidelio Charitable Trust, Dr Jane Anderson and the London Tango Quartet **Tjukurpa was composed by Barrington Pheloung (1954-2019) for the Burton Bradstock Festival 2008

Photography by David Greenshields, Craig Ogden and Christine Bradshaw 

‘I was incredibly lucky enough to be at Burton Bradstock last night for the London Tango Quintet. I am a music lover – all kinds – but can honestly say I came out of the church feeling that I had enjoyed something very special. I cannot think of any other music event that has given me such a wonderful experience. All five of you have left me walking on air…’
Christine Shaw



15-23 AUGUST 2020

Six days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers and a nine-day exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West.

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